Lard is healthier than butter.
It has a few more calories per tablespoon, but it has less saturated (bad) fat and more monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (good... well, better) fat. It also makes the flakiest biscuits and pie crusts. Woo hooo!!
It also makes the best fat for frying, or a half-half lard/butter mix, apparently. I'm so tempted to go out and buy a big tub of lard and make some southern fried chicken. Mmmm MMMM!!!
In other news: I have an exam tomorrow at 1pm, and I haven't started studying yet, and now it's nearly 10:45pm and I can't be bothered. ARGH. Having too much fun surfing cooking websites....