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Redneck Lent April 5, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.

Wikipedia ~ Holy Orders (in Public Domain)

Every Friday night, Bubba fired up his grill and cooked a venison steak.

But, all of Bubba’s neighbors were Catholic.  And, since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Friday.  The aroma from the grilled venison was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they talked to their priest.

The Priest came to visit Bubba, and suggested that he become a Catholic.

After several classes and much study, Bubba attended Mass.  The Priest sprinkled holy water over Bubba, “You were born a Baptist, and raised a Baptist, but now you are a Catholic.”

Bubba’s neighbors were greatly relieved, until Friday night arrived, and the aroma of grilled venison filled the neighborhood.

The Priest was called.  He rushed over clutching a rosary, prepared to scold Bubba.  Instead, he stopped and watched in amazement.

There stood Bubba, clutching a small bottle of holy water which he carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat as he chanted:

“You wuz born a deer, you wuz raised a deer, but now you is a catfish.”

Wikipedia ~ Catfish (in Public Domain)

Aah . . . that’s better!

E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)


1. Carl D'Agostino - April 5, 2014

good one !

nrhatch - April 5, 2014

Bubba’s thinking “outside the box.”

2. Insight - April 5, 2014

Haha! Loved the sarcastic side of this post. 😛 I would say Bubba is a real human-being by his own choice. 😀

– Rahul

nrhatch - April 5, 2014

Bubba’s motto: “Life is short . . . live by your own rules.”

3. Maggie - April 5, 2014


nrhatch - April 5, 2014

Glad you got a kick out of it.

4. Don - April 5, 2014

So funny – where do you get this stuff, Nancy?

nrhatch - April 5, 2014

This one came from a friend in the neighborhood. Granny1947 (in South Africa) used to send me some great shares too.

5. calmgrove - April 5, 2014

A fishy tale (or should that be tail?)!

nrhatch - April 5, 2014

So . . . you think it’s a whopper? On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate this tale?

calmgrove - April 5, 2014

If catfish only had ten scales apiece that would be catastrophic (not to be dogmatic about it).

nrhatch - April 5, 2014

Bwahaha! Dog gone it, CG. Say what you mean . . . or does the Cat have your tongue?

calmgrove - April 6, 2014

Ten out of ten, Nancy, there, you’ve forced it from me! I don’t accept the ‘once a Catholic always a Catholic’ line so I found this both funny and a savage satire, a case of ‘many a true word spoken in jest’.

nrhatch - April 6, 2014

Agreed. The best jokes both edify and entertain.

6. Pix Under the Oaks - April 5, 2014

Ha ha!!! Don’t know why but a busy body church lady comes to mind. I have fallen from grace as a Catholic and do not do Lent things or abstain from meat on Fridays but last night we were good and had tuna noodle casserole!

nrhatch - April 5, 2014

Haha! Yes, the church lady! Bubba’s neighbors = people who want “us” to change so they don’t have to.

7. Crowing Crone - April 5, 2014

Lol! A good chuckle for sure

nrhatch - April 5, 2014

Bubba’s living life on his own terms.

8. katecrimmins - April 5, 2014

Poor Bambi!

nrhatch - April 5, 2014

Here’s to not eating meat on Fridays . . . or any other day!

9. William D'Andrea - April 5, 2014

I attend a Presbyterian Church, and on Wednesday evenings during Lent, we have potluck dinners; when Congregation Members prepare soups at home, and then bring them to the Church in crock pots. We are all very satisfied with we have to eat; and nobody complains about the content.

nrhatch - April 5, 2014

Glad they’re feeding you well.

10. Booksphotographsandartwork - April 5, 2014

Oh I love that one!

nrhatch - April 5, 2014

Go Bubba!

11. Paula Tohline Calhoun - April 5, 2014

What a hoot! I love it! And it cuts so close to the bone for far too many people who call themselves Christians – the “Name it and claim it” variety, that is.

BTW, for some rason or other I just got a trackback from you for a post you wrote about language. You connected it to my post “Pepper Speaks!” Weird. Anyway, I appreciate it!

This post of yours reminds me of something that I heard from one of my favorite Episcopal priests: “If you want to be an eagle, you have to be born an eagle.” Sprinkling water on the outside just won’t do it! 😆

nrhatch - April 5, 2014

Hey PTC. Glad you got a kick out of it. That priest had it right ~ we have to work from the inside out, not vice versa.

I’ve been tidying up some old posts. I expect the trackback dates back to that. I wonder how many others have been getting pinged?

12. Grannymar - April 6, 2014

That one really tickled my funny bone!

nrhatch - April 6, 2014

Glad you enjoyed. Joe sends me some funny ones.

13. shreejacob - April 6, 2014

Bahahahaha! Enough said. LOL!

nrhatch - April 6, 2014

Yay! It tickled my funny bone chakra too.

14. Val Boyko - April 6, 2014

You crack me up!!

nrhatch - April 6, 2014

Some of our routines and rituals are great fodder for comedy.

15. ericjbaker - April 6, 2014

I was admonished by a casual acquaintance last year when seen eating meat on a Friday. I asked why and was given an incredulous, “Because it’s Lent!” It was a nice invitation for me to be didactic, but I chose the simpler route and said, “What’s Lent?” I figured if my acquaintance assumed everyone in the world is a practicing catholic, then that response should be sufficient to cause cognitive dissonance and shut down the conversation.

nrhatch - April 6, 2014

Perfect response.

The only thing I’ve ever given up for Lent is . . . self-imposed sacrifice.

ericjbaker - April 6, 2014

Ha! I love it.

nrhatch - April 6, 2014


16. Three Well Beings - April 6, 2014

I think I’ll remember this next time I want some chocolate and it might be better for me to have an apple! 🙂

nrhatch - April 6, 2014

Yes! Excellent idea, Debra. That’s taking Creative Visualization to the next level.

17. jannatwrites - April 7, 2014

Haha! Good one 🙂

nrhatch - April 7, 2014

I bet Bubba Gump knows Forest ~ “Stupid is as stupid does.”

18. colonialist - April 7, 2014

A meat and fitting and proper way to make it of-fish-ial! 🙂

nrhatch - April 7, 2014

Oh, deer!

colonialist - April 7, 2014


19. I am J - April 8, 2014

I was born and raised Catholic – even had 17 years of Jesuit education – and I only wish I had been as smart as Bubba instead of enduring tuna noodle casserole every Friday night! What a great little story this is.

nrhatch - April 8, 2014

Bubba might not be the brightest bulb in the box . . . but he’s willing to figure out how to get from where he is to where he wants to be!

Poor tuna noodle casserole ~ the unloved understudy.

I am J - April 8, 2014

Unloved understudy? You have no idea – I can’t bear the thought of it now. Poor tuna…

nrhatch - April 8, 2014

Years ago, a neighbor made a tuna rice casserole that I liked. These days, I don’t eat much seafood.

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