We just got through Fat Tuesday yesterday (February 16th) so now it's time for Ash Wednesday -- the day Catholics around the world will be marked with a cross of black ash on their foreheads, to remain there the rest of the day.

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, the 40-day penitential period before Easter when Christians celebrate Christ's resurrection from the dead.

Now that you understand this particular religious tradition and its basis, I'm imploring you -- for your own good and to spare the discomfort of others -- to please not say something stupid and be "THAT Guy" on Ash Wednesday.

I once embarrassed the hell out of myself many years ago when I alerted a person whom I didn't even know that they had "some dirt on their face."

Yeah. You don't want to be THAT guy. There's already enough uninformed and rude people walking around as it is. Am I right, people?!?!

Personally, I have never attended mass on Ash Wednesday (I grew-up Lutheran, aka "Catholic Lite") and am not even 100% sure if churches are even open to parishioners or not, but... let's just stay on the safe side, OK?

This has been a friendly public service announcement from Todd E. Lyons, Esquire, and 94.5 KATS.

If you are observing the Lenten season and giving up a creature comfort in your daily life, I can only ask that it ISN'T listening to 94.5 KATS!

Rock on and, for those observing it, happy Ash Wednesday!  \m/ \m/
Todd E. Lyons, Esquire

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