HAPPY HORRORDAY- S.F & FANTASY GENRE GREETING CARDS- "THE EASTER SPINY"
Well, it makes about as much sense as a chocolate rabbit!
Not being in any way, shape or form religious I always found Easter a somewhat confusing holiday when I was growing up.
Mercifully being given no parental or institutional direction whatsover in that department I was entirely free to work out my own personal holiday observations.
1) Watch a movie or read a book about the Roman Empire. Preferably one that has nothing to do with Jesus. Unless it's "The Life Of Brian". In my usual contrary way, the spate of heavy handed Easter movies set in Judea only succeeded in inspiring in me a life long fascination with classical Rome. On the one hand you've got loaves of bread, fish, sermons, testaments and well...more fish. On the other, gladiators, complicated political machinations, orgies, pagan splendour and writers like Tacitus, Juvenal and Caesar. Well, stroll on jolly old SPQR!
2) He Died For Our Sins, they tell me, so as a gesture of universal tolerance to Christianity and its Imaginary Friends I reckon it's up to us to keep up our end of the bargain.
So, eat lots of chocolate!
Doesn't get any more sinful than that.
My partner, Gail, actually cracked me up this year when I once again expressed bewilderment about the whole chocky/Easter connection.
"The Christian thing is overlayed across an older fertility festival. Chocolate makes women happy and when they're happy they're much more likely to get fertilised."
What can I say, she's a farmer's daughter...
3) Play Tom Wait's "Chocolate Jesus" on my radio show as well as an audio tribute to rabbits and eggs.
4) Take a giant non-existent wabbit to dinner. (Harvey! Or Donnie Darko. Perhaps even Night Of The Lepis or Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Or the monster in Monty Python & The Holy Grail, or of course, Curse Of The Were Rabbit!)
5) Most importantly, Downunder in Australia, Easter is yet another excuse for the only religious observance that realy matters...the most Sacred Rite Of The Long Weekend Holiday !!