Surviving Lent Madness Withdrawal

LMWThis weekend marks the first full weekend of Lent Madness, in which fans must survive 48 hours of vote deprivation. Lent Madness Withdrawal (LMW) is a well-known phenomenon, though its cure remains elusive. Maple Anglican has provided a handy video guide to surviving LMW, and we encourage you to check it out. Oh, and if you don’t like the way he spelled a few words, remember that he is Canadian. Language is used differently up there, eh?

Last year, the SEC issued guidance on long-term LMW, and some of these techniques may help you this weekend. We are also forming support groups on Facebook and Twitter. You might like to look at glittering objects on Pinterest too. Together, we’ll get through it.

Remember, there is hope: Monday morning brings the epic battle we’ve all been waiting for. Martin Luther vs. Martin Luther King, Jr.

24 Comments to "Surviving Lent Madness Withdrawal"

  1. Carol's Gravatar Carol
    February 23, 2013 - 12:25 pm | Permalink

    You asked for suggestions on how to survive Lent Madness – well here’s mine.

    I’m spending lots of time scouring the Internet trying to determine the Real, Legal and God-Given Name of Maple Anglican.

    I’m also looking for examples of badly used Oxford Commas.

  2. Carolyn Sharp's Gravatar Carolyn Sharp
    February 23, 2013 - 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Slight correction on Canadian English. It should say ,”Language is used different down there, eh.” Acknowledging that the listener already knows what the speaker has said, “Eh” reinforces the affirmation of the sentence.

  3. Millie Ericson's Gravatar Millie Ericson
    February 23, 2013 - 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Seems like one of the ways is to watch a utube video showing at least one extremely sacrilegious practice! Sure wouldn’t ‘catch me doing that!

  4. Barbara Traxler's Gravatar Barbara Traxler
    February 23, 2013 - 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Carolyn for the brief tutorial on Canadian. Much appreciated, eh!

  5. February 23, 2013 - 2:00 pm | Permalink

    A very entertaining video – but what about us poor Methodists for whom counting incense granuals is not available to us? Maybe counting Communion wafers would be an acceptable substitute???

  6. Jesse Hill's Gravatar Jesse Hill
    February 23, 2013 - 3:11 pm | Permalink

    can’t wait.

  7. George Werner's Gravatar George Werner
    February 23, 2013 - 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Will Lex Luthor get a bracket slot opposite the winner of the match between his two namesakes?

  8. Russ's Gravatar Russ
    February 23, 2013 - 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Weekend withdrawal has me so messed up I am watching NASCAR wothout beer. It is that painful.

  9. Mary-Elise's Gravatar Mary-Elise
    February 23, 2013 - 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Or you can have someone from your church photoshop pictures of saints on a snippet from the Brady Bunch theme song.

  10. February 23, 2013 - 4:13 pm | Permalink

    To Carol,
    Few people know who I am. Heck, not even the SEC or the Celebrity Bloggers do. Don’t obsess over it though because in the end who “Maple Anglican” is isn’t important: I’m just a messager and the message is much more important.
    Lots of Love, eh

    • Verdery's Gravatar Verdery
      February 24, 2013 - 12:10 am | Permalink

      Is “messager” Canadian for “messenger”? (And did I put the closing quotation marks in the right place?)

  11. Marguerite's Gravatar Marguerite
    February 23, 2013 - 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha. I love how everyone picks on Scott for not being a parish priest.

  12. Deacon Sally Maurer's Gravatar Deacon Sally Maurer
    February 23, 2013 - 5:09 pm | Permalink

    er….could someone please help me to identify what extermities are? I’m so messed up missing the contest.

  13. February 23, 2013 - 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, MA, because of you I have to actually go to church tomorrow.

  14. Sudie B's Gravatar Sudie B
    February 23, 2013 - 8:02 pm | Permalink

    I thought writing a sermon would help with LMW. It’s doesn’t. I find myself trying to figure out how to put references to LM in there, so there will be more victims/addicts in my part little part of the world…

  15. Marguerite's Gravatar Marguerite
    February 23, 2013 - 8:31 pm | Permalink

    I do have a suggestion though. You could get a jump on Monday’s contest by lobbying in favor of your favorite Martin Luther. May I offer this?

    • Sudie B's Gravatar Sudie B
      February 23, 2013 - 10:12 pm | Permalink

      This quote of Luther’s that gave me was not helpful to me as I was trying to finish my sermon: “Even if your writings were from an angel from heaven I would take this horrible document, and, after having used it as toilet paper, wipe its nose.” 🙁

      • Ruth's Gravatar Ruth
        February 23, 2013 - 11:52 pm | Permalink

        This website is supplied in support of Dr King, yes? Particularly after reading the ‘explanations’ link!

  16. mkahn's Gravatar mkahn
    February 23, 2013 - 11:52 pm | Permalink

    Can not watch the grass grow……Can not find any; just snow. Surprised there is grass to watch in Canada in February.

    • February 24, 2013 - 12:23 am | Permalink

      That part was shot in Lexington, Kentucky. Oddly, I do have a small amount of grass exposed in my front yard right now.

  17. Skip's Gravatar Skip
    February 24, 2013 - 5:44 am | Permalink

    Loved the video. It will certainly help relieved the LMW condition.

  18. Aleathia (Dolores) Nicholson's Gravatar Aleathia (Dolores) Nicholson
    February 24, 2013 - 7:18 am | Permalink

    I hope I don’t find out that you made Jane Papa…….etc…..etc…. count all those granules of incense. And by the by….(are there “e’s” on the “bys” or not?) did she and her order-lady cohort get raises that they certainly and richly deserve as they are faced with grumpy and recalcitant deacons from Middle Tennessee and other parts of the U.S. of A.????? They’ve received letters of recommendation (hint..hint) and they are most deserving. But don’t let me tell you how to run your office, Exec. COM !!!!!

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