There are two things that I never joke about - my mother and food - so you know that if I’m writing about pancakes you can be sure that I’m as serious as a heart attack. Today is National Pancake Day, and IHOP is giving away free short stacks to any and all of us who drag our lazy, oversized asses to their fine restaurants. Apparently it’s a promotion to celebrate Fat Tuesday. (Yes – i know Fat Tuesday was last week, but they postponed it because apparently Super trumps Fat, and they wanted to make sure that potential voters didn’t fall into a diabetic coma whilst eating their free food.) If for some reason you’re not familiar with the location of your nearest IHOP, you can check with me, or use this handy dandy IHOP finder. Enjoy.