Have yourself a chocolate little Easter…

April 23, 2011

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Blog Guy, I thought maybe you could run some photos to help get us in the mood for Easter tomorrow.

Sure. Now up here at the top, a guy is spreading chocolate to make Easter treats in…

chocolate easter 240Excuse me, Blog Guy, but that’s just the commercial side of Easter. How about the religious aspect?

Oh, of course. Here are some photo captions from our file, and you just tell me which shots you want to see:

* Penitents hang on crosses as they are crucified during Good Friday Lenten rites in…

* A three-inch custom made stainless steel nail is hammered into the hand of a penitent…

* Government employee playing the role of Jesus Christ is whipped…

* A masked penitent kneels as he flagellates himself during the start of a procession as part of Holy Week celebrations…

So, Blog Guy, you got any more shots of that mouth-watering chocolate? I’ll bet they’re making some adorable eggs and bunny rabbits for the little ones, huh?

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Top: A chocolate-maker at La Maison du Chocolat spreads chocolate in preparations for Easter creations at their workshop in Nanterre, near Paris April 20, 2011.

Right: An employee strains chocolate in preparation for Easter at the workshop.

Left: La Maison du Chocolat’s creative director Gilles Marchal inspects a chocolate retro car creation at the workshop.

REUTERS photos by Jacky Naegelen

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Happy Easter, Everyone!

BG, the chocolate is wonderful. Can we spread it on top of the doughnuts today?

One word of advice: do not confuse chocolate bunnies with dust bunnies. Biting the ears off dust bunnies just won’t taste the same…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Mmmmmmm, chocolate!!!!

And what,s with that one headline – “Man flagellates self…”. I flagellate all the time! Oh wait, maybe that’s flatulate. :-/

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

I’m counting down the hours. I gave up chocolate, desserts, and most sweets for Lent. ARRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!

I have a homemade chocolate pound cake in the freezer. I’ll be putting that out to thaw when I go to bed tonight. And if I should wake up any time after midnight…CAKE TIME!!!!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

@Georgia … so did my wife. I suggest you get in touch with her and you two can gorge yourselves. Wait, wasn’t Lent officially over yesterday?

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Dust-bunnies, lint, this blog really needs a clean-up. And I need a donut, custard-filled, chocolate glazed would do nicely.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Cam – technically, every Sunday during Lent I could take a one day break. I decided NOT to do that. I’m determined to hold out until Easter (and yes, midnight counts. It’s good to be in the eastern time zone 😀 )

11 hours, 55 min to go (not that I’m counting)

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Blessed Easter, as my DAd used to say. This time of year, I always read Anton Pavlovich Chekhov’s short story “The Student.”


I always think of Katherine Anne Porter’s short story “Flowering Judas”; although, I haven’t read that story in 20 years. I guess I associate more with Peter than with Judas.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I do believe, Mr Basler, that the characters of Early Cuyler and the Sheriff from ‘The Squidbillies’ would be an excellent choice for being shown in a repeated status on the ‘Mayberry RFD’ show. Yep, a showdown between the Sheriff from the SBs and Deputy Barney Fife would be very eductional!

http://www.strimoo.com/video/16919523/Ep -12-Meth-O-D-To-My-Madness-Veoh.html

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive

How is that dude going to be able to hold a chocolate bunny after having a nail hammered through his hand? Tsk tsk, some people just don’t think ahead.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Custom made stainless steel? Because what, iron might be dangerous?! Is that by any chance the Phillipines?

Happy Easter and Happy St George’s Day to you all. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Wishing everyone a merry Easter from the banks of the Danube!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Thankfully, I’m reading this at 4.22 so i’ll soon be off and able to munch on my easter eggs back home… that’s the only thing i’ll be hammering down my throat today – no nails for me!

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Thanks JC, didnt see any swans.. at all.. guess they were munching on some chocolates somewhere… 😛
Possibly human shaped ones…

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