Is Your Tuesday Fat or with Pancakes?

Venetian Carnival reveler taking a cappuccino break.

It’s that fat Tuesday again, and offers a selection of Carnival pictures from around the world.

This one comes from Venice. “But Italian Catholicism always had a strong pagan residue in its cult of the saints as well as in its vaguely erotic sadomasochistic imagery,” says the expert on all things Catholic and small-p pagan.