It's Passover (- the holiday to celebrate the Jews escape from slavery and Pharaoh in Egypt).
During Passover, you are not supposed to eat anything leavened, that means that you cannot eat anything with yeast in it or anything that rises. (No bread, no cookies, no regular crackers, no pizza, no regular pasta, no rice, etc.)
Instead of bread, you eat a very dry, flavorless cracker called Matza. People have a love-hate relationship with matza. It's exciting to eat, but after a week of eating it, you get sick of it (and kind of nauseous).
Matza is sometimes called the bread of affliction.
All of this has been told to you to preface a joke. I don't know if you'll understand it. I hope you do, because it is really funny.
Okay, here I go.
Q: What is a name for someone who enjoys eating the bread of affliction?
A: A Matzachist!!
(Get it?! Like a masochist. Because eating matza is fun, but is also makes you feel sick after you eat too much of it. It's funny. I promise.)
Posted by Serene Chaos at 10:26:00 AM
Last night, I realized that I had left my clothes in the dryer since the previous night. But, 24 hours after I had put my clothes in, they were still sitting in the dryer! I was expecting them to be scattered throughout the laundry room, or at least sitting ontop of a washing machine somewhere. But they weren't. How nice!
Posted by Serene Chaos at 10:20:00 AM