Go back in your archives to February 8 of 2005. Look at the entries from the folks on your friends list on or about that time. Were any of them talking about Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday? Probably not. More likely they were talking about Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday.
So what is different about this year? Why is every single media outlet I'm encountering have a human interest story on Pancake Day and Shrove Tuesday, like we're supposed to have known about it all this time?
What the hell is so different this year?!! Why wasn't Pancake Day and Shrove Tuesday pimped out as much all those other years! Doesn't anyone else notice this? I feel like I'm taking CRAZY pills!!