24 February 2009

Mardi Gras

Today, on this very Fat Tuesday, I'd like to pay tribute to a holiday that is better than Christmas, Halloween, and 4th of July all skewered together and deep-fried in delicious. That's right, it's Mardi Gras! No work or school for a week! Hot funk (not to be confused with white-hot funk)! Cab drivers smoking doobs! Plastic beads! Breasts! Booze! Parades!

I remember one year (2003?) when Aaron Carter was the king of one of the parades (Bacchus?), and my old roommate and I were trying to hit him in the face with beads. Serves him right, the little twerp.

This year Bacchus actually got a first rate celebrity, Jim Morrison/Batman/Iceman himself, Val Kilmer.

Two things that best epitomize that New Orleans spirit are The Meters and some Mardi Gras Mambo.

The Meters - Hey Pocky A-Way

The Hawketts - Mardi Gras Mambo