Friday, April 6, 2007

Fridays and Fried Eggs

"You will need to know the difference between Friday and a fried egg. It's quite a simple difference, but an important one. Friday comes at the end of the week, whereas a fried egg comes out of a chicken. Like most things, of course, it isn't quite that simple. The fried egg isn't properly a fried egg until it's been put in a frying pan and fried. This is something you wouldn't do to a Friday, of course, though you might do it on a Friday. You can also fry eggs on a Thursday, if you like, or on a cooker. It's all rather complicated, but it makes a kind of sense if you think about it for a while."

Source: Douglas Adams from The Salmon of Doubt.

Explanation: The author was just clarifying this point for children. Seemed like a good message, today being Good Friday and Sunday being Easter with the eggs and whatnot. Of course, if your Easter eggs are already hard-boiled, you should not even bother trying to fry them. If you're Jewish, you might have leftover hard-boiled eggs from Passover*, but you can't fry them, either. In fact, you probably don't want to eat them at all, since they're getting pretty old. If you're Canadian and you like your French fries, you might say "Good Fries, eh?" which is not to be confused with "Good Friday." Christians celebrate one as the day their Lord and Savior was crucified. The other is a nice side for a hamburger or fried fish accompanied by a bizarre Canadian tendency to end all questions with the sound "eh." Big difference there, too. Also, you have to be careful about the Ice Cube and Chris Tucker movie "Friday," especially if you liked it. I'll save that lesson for another day.

Special Blog Bonus: Speaking of Easter and chickens, here's a Family Guy clip:

The following is the scene that precedes that clip. Nothing to do with anything, but I think it's one of the best Family Guy scenes ever.

*It is also worth mentioning that the original Good Friday fell on Passover, while good fried eggs falling on Passover can pretty much ruin your seder, leading to a bad Friday, should Passover happen to fall on that day.


Heather said...

If you like the movie "Friday", perchance it is all because you also like eggs, as in, "This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs." (A fabulous use of cholestrol laden breakfast foods demonstratng the evils of a CDS.)
Recently, Keith Richards was quoted as reporting that he had snorted his father's cremated remains.
They will may need more than eggs for that commercial, eh?

Jeremy said...

The Public Service Announcement is on YouTube!