Wednesday, January 31, 2018

So Who Gives a Damn, Anyway?

Some people from Alabama have a billboard erected in Slidell, LA with the claim that Mobile, Alabama was the original Mardi Gras; hoping to siphon off a few tourists, I guess. Maybe it was; maybe wasn't. We're getting a little trolling from the Yellowhammer State, I guess. Oh well, Mobile has been singing this song for a long time.

But whatever they do in Mobile, they do it in a half-assed way. If you can imagine a purely family-oriented Mardi Gras! And OMFG: they throw Moon Pies there; and boob-flashing is not expected and probably discouraged by the High Sheriff or whoever does the law there.

Here's a little ditty, "In Mobile." 

Two years ago, USA Today had an article listing the ten best Mardi Gras celebrations. The ones in Nice, France, Quebec, and Rio sound like fun.

Actually, some towns in Acadian Country have their own Mardi Gras! They can be fun, and are high octane, too.



11 comments:

Chuck Bear said...

Why would anyone inSlidell go to Mobile for Mardi Gras?

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

When I was at Auburn, we used to drive I-85 from there through Mobile to get to New Orleans.

Mike said...

St. Louis claims to be the second best Mardi Gras after New Orleans.

John Hill said...

It's been forty years since I experienced a New Orleans Mardi Gras.
Damn, I'm getting old.

Cloudia said...

Those neighborhood ones in the Arcadian areas sound GREAT! Ima go to Night In Chinatown in Honolulu this month. Now that is a raucous neighborhood Lunar New Year affair with tourists welcome too. Lion dancing (tons of them) fire crackers and tons of shit to buy, wear, eat! No boobs though. Gotta go yo Waikiki the next day to see near naked humanity... Thanks, Angel. Good Fun!

Cloudia said...

St. Louis! Mike always with the jokes!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Thanks for your thoughts, friends!

Arlee Bird said...

I don't know much about Mobile, but I did eat in a very good seafood restaurant there. I'd go back for that.

As far as I'm concerned, the best Mardi Gras is at my house. We don't do much of anything and go to bed early. And I never have to hunt for a bathroom.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

I have to agree with LEE.
The best Mardi Gras I ever attended was at his house.

I think Lee had already gone to bed, though, by the time I arrived.

~ D-FensDogG
'Loyal American Underground'

Grand Crapaud said...

I like the Mobile song!

Mike said...

So why did your next post disappear? Did your boss find your blog?