Tue
Feb 24 2009
07:27 am

It's Fat Tuesday!

Mardi Gras costume suggestions from The Times-Picayune:

Friends and family can throw on their most threadbare clothing, for instance, and go as the economic recession. Or dress as Wall Street bankers carrying buckets for a bailout.

Happy day to all!

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Andy Axel's picture

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Former Alabama Resident Nobody's picture

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

For those of usinz' from East Tennessee it is pronounced.............

"Lay Bon' Ton' Rulay"

Enjoy Fat Tuesday!.............and for those who party the day away before 'Lent'.........

What are you giving up? I am thinking of chocolate.....or maybe cig's or both.....Look over your shoulder for the wild woman with an awful look in her eyes for the next few weeks. And.... I am hoping my son will give up online video games. We will see what happens......and when the National Deficit is solid and in the green........well.......figure it out....sit on the sidewalk with me and my chalk ...painting a picture of our future with my bucket beside me expecting my bailout. See you in the bread line!

MDB's picture

What are you giving up?

I'm a Protestant. Several hundred years ago, my ancestors decided to give up Roman Catholicism for Lent, and I'm continuing the tradition.

(Actually, until I moved to Maryland, I'm not even sure if I heard of the concept of giving something up for Lent. However, I did not do what some people unaccustomed to Catholicism have done, and told a Catholic co-worker on Ash Wednesday, "hey, you have something on your forehead.")

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R. Neal's picture

"hey, you have something on

"hey, you have something on your forehead."

I actually did that one time. And I'm married to a Catholic.

(My excuse is that we had just moved to Florida and it was my first exposure to diversity in the workplace and whatnot.)

Andy Axel's picture

Recommended

Recommended listening:

Buckwheat Zydeco - Buckwheat's Zydeco Party
Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon
The Meters - Look Ka Py Py
Leo Dorsey - Ride Your Pony
Fats Domino - Live in Austin TX (Austin City Limits)
Dr. John - Gris Gris
Professor Longhair - Crawfish Fiesta
Beausoleil - Bayou Deluxe
V/A - Saturday Night Fish Fry
Wayne Toups - Zydecajun
Boozoo Chavis - The Lake Charles Atomic Bomb
Hackberry Ramblers - Early Recordings
Rebirth Brass Band - The Ultimate Rebirth Brass Band
The Hot 8 Brass Band - Rock with the Hot 8
V/A - Putumayo Presents: New Orleans

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