And Happy Mardi Gras, Swillers!!

Kick back, flash somebody if you’re up to it, parade about in your beads and feathers, then eat some red beans and rice wahed down with a VooDoo Ale or Abita. We’re doin’ dryrub baby backs, cornbread and red beans tonight. That is what…

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler !!

…is all about.

Now. Drink up, Shriners.
Swill Salute to New Orleans’ premiere poster artist Mousie.

10 Responses to “And Happy Mardi Gras, Swillers!!”

  1. Rob says:

    Flashing is a fairly recent development in Mardi Gras behavior. They weren’t doing that, even on Bourbon Street, when I was a kid going to Mardi Gras. It’s not indigenous to New Orleans. It comes from northern frat and sorority houses. It’s probably the only way they know how to let loose. I’m not really opposed to it but if it’s their only contribution to Mardi Gras, I’d rather they went to Fort Lauderdale. Didn’t mean to rant. Happy Mardi Gras from CrabAppleLane.

  2. Well, how ’bout that, Rob! I always thought that it was part and parcel, especially considering Bourbon Street itself. Yech, hate it, even on a slow summer night. You’re right ~ it would be nice if it could be bawdy but not rude. That’s awfully hard to do in this day and age, drat it all. Damn Yankees.
    But a wonderfully Happy Mardi Gras to you and the inhabitants of CrabAppleton, Sir Rob.

  3. Lisa says:

    Every year, His Honor would buy a King Cake from the Frances Bakery in Metairie and we would nosh on its delectable cream-cheesy goodness. But alas, this year they weren’t shipping out of state, and we had no Louisiana Hook-Up to send us one.
    We mourned, but await next year!

  4. Kcruella says:

    Threw a little party at the office, supplied beads, crowns, tossed trinkets and attempted a king cake.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    I flashed a lot.
    No beads though.

  6. Lisa says:

    Oh, man! ::hangs head::
    (One of the other offices got a King Cake from Wal-Mart and the baby was on the OUTSIDE. I said, “Hey, they forgot to bake in the baby!” and someone said they were doing that to avoid the liability if someone choked on it. It’s a KING CAKE. THE BABY IS THE POINT. Gah.)

  7. Rob says:

    That one was from Marguerite’s in Slidell, LA. They are easily the best I’ve ever had. I’ve had a lot of King Cake. People swallow those babies all the time rather than admit they got it. They’d rather risk death than come up with the $15 or so for the next King Cake. I am not joking.

  8. Around here, death’ll cost you a whoppin’ lawsuit. All the babies be sitting on the edge of the cake like they was danglin’ their puddies in a pool.

  9. Rob says:

    Think we can deduct for the King Cake out of their settlement, ths? It’s not like they can deny they got the baby if they choked and died on it, can they?

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