Saturday, February 21, 2009


~Editilla say slab me... SOM'BOOTY!!!

New Orleans Mardi Gras music
roll'n with Samedi Gras Festival
...and more ~Keith Spera

~Editilla Krewella'tellas~ Endymion was my first!
Tales of Sleep and Dreams however was not my first Mardi Gras. That would be the Police Strike of '79, when I waited tables at Pat O'Brians. Oh yeah, stories then'n'there, 80 blocks on a bottle of 20/20... and you didn't really have to worry about crime since the cops were all off on strike! Ha! The bastads!
But I cannot remember when I finally went to a parade. For years I would be working somewhere related to the whole show, often in the Quarters, and be all wrapped up in it... may have been a few years. I want to say it was '84. But honestly, I can't remember...
--so that proves I was there! HA!

[I would like to add here a thing on "remembering" New Orleans within her current battle of evolutionary tendency between Novelty and Habit. As real living metaphor, the city holds memory alive forever while constantly retelling the story.
But of course our Maid can hold'em dead as well while constantly retelling the story. Memories.
They can follow you down the street in New Orleans, or parade, or just sashay by... really. And they can talk to you too.
Hell, I've brought memories from someplace else to Mardi Gras where they just woke up and danced away! I believe that those memories decided to stay and are still there hidden somewhere.
Anyway... zombies are real.]

One non-problem non-remembering is that there is always sooooo much to remember about any of these parades, but especially with Endymion, The Storytellers. Another of course is da'poooo'dunk drunken do'h'revelry I don't know what to call. Loudly non-verbal jus'sayin... what I can say though happened back in the hotel room. (I HIGHLY recommend doing a room Especially if you live there)
There we were still drunk as Cooder Brown Downtown, trying to figure out how to use the phone, so we could have Mo'Booz delivered since I Had A Friend who was about to get off work from da'Verti Marte...hehehe... soooo we are going through our Endymion STUFF... bags and bags of it... laughing our asses off no lie. Lining up all the stuffed animals for the window parade mating train when Hello Boss, what have we here? Smoky the Bear Doll with Lipstick and Rouge? Little Guy got the whole thing going on too... Some'ting sweet and pink down low? Ranger hat, shovel, jeans and Wellington work boots just like my daddy used'ta wear --???--
We wonder if Smoky is also even, ahem, generically correct don't'cha know...sooo off wit'da clothes honey bear --and start wit'dem Funky Work Boots! That is when it hit me... the epiphany thingy... inside each boot (I kid you not) inside each boot were these little charm bracelet charms: in one was Mickey Mouse and in the other Miney Mouse! I mean, there are godzillians of riders in this parade and who knows how many others filling out the 2nd Line. Just One of Them put these little charms into these Smokey the Bear Boots! Even now, over 20 years later, I just can't get my mind around that pile of throws. Endymion is huge, just like our collective unconcious, old enough and long enough to have acquired legend and omen like crows in the Wake of Fortuna or the Funeral for W.B. Yates.

~Parades Today!~
Krewe of Iris
Uptown 11:00 a.m.
Krewe of Tucks
Uptown 12:00 p.m.
Krewe of Endymion
Mid-City 4:15 p.m.
Krewe of Isis
Metairie 6:30 p.m.
Krewe of NOMTOC Westbank 10:45 a.m.
Krewe of Bush Bush 9:00 a.m.
Krewe of Salt Bayou Slidell 2:00 p.m.
Krewe of Mardi Gras Houma 6:30 p.m.

What did you catch Friday night?

Chris Rose talks about Mardi Gras with Zulu's 'Mr. Big Stuff'
~The 48-year-old Metairie native is the former King of the Knights of Jayson (2006) and he rode in Endymion for 13 years. But now he is in for the ride of his life:
Rue is Mr. Big Stuff
for the 100th anniversary Zulu parade on Fat Tuesday.

Brazil Carnival

Jindal rejects $98 million in stimulus spending
~Jan Moller

Jindal plan raises questions
~Michelle Millhollon

Wet spots by new levee get look
~Paul Rioux

FEMA provides $46M to rebuild Plaquemines pump stations
~New Orleans City Business

Post-Katrina New Orleans, a poignant verbal snapshot ~lacoastpost

Corps plans spring pulse on Missouri

Shock Doctrine Contracting
with KBR & Our Exquisite Corps

Is the Army covering up KBR's poisoning of U.S. soldiers?
~Sue Sturgis, Facing South

Carver’s works taking flight
~Mary Perez

~His wood carvings salute the comeback spirit of the Coast after Hurricane Katrina, and now Marlin Miller will carve trees to honor the Tuskegee Airmen, kick off the national Keep America Beautiful rally and advance the Million Trees New York City.

Studio at Colton presents "Pimp My Ride" Upholstery Workshop
~March brings the launch of "Pimp My Ride" Upholstery Workshop, film screenings, meditation and wellness sessions, educational resources for youth and adults and continued ceramics and dance lessons.
~Special Editilla T'n'T to Laura for keeping us in tune wit'da Studio! They have totally Pimped Up there website so now it pops'n'drops, zips'n'tips, bumps'n'jumps...
--all that cool fast informative stuff! Way To Go Y'all!

Facing down fate, forging a destiny: The Hot 8's Terrell 'Burger' Batiste~Big Red Cotton

Friday, February 20, 2009


Fine, whites are racist
~Garland Robinette

Defending the Undefendable
~A Drug Called Tradition

Even If I Buy Your Defense,
You're Still Indefensible
~First Draft
~Hat T'n'T- WCBF

Obama: Government cannot forget lessons of Katrina
~"The residents of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast who are helping rebuild are heroes who believe in their communities and they are succeeding despite the fact that they have not always received the support they deserve from the federal government," he said in a statement. "We must ensure that the failures of the past are never repeated."

Obama's custom-painted Zulu
coconut will be presented to him
-- sometime~Jonathan Tilove

~In his short tenure, a lot of important things have arrived at President Barack Obama's desk: daily intelligence briefings, daily economic briefings, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, the economic stimulus bill. But one thing has not: The Zulu Coconut.
~Editilla Krewellas~ We are talking Priorities here.

Carnival in full swing as Endymion campers brave cold night~Michael Luke

New Roads' Mardi Gras wrapped in history~Lisa Tramontana

Free urgent care clinic to open downtown for Carnival revelers

~Parades Tonight!~
Knights of Hermes
Uptown 6:00 p.m.

Le Krewe d'Etat
Uptown 6:00 p.m.

Krewe of Morpheus
Uptown 7:00 p.m.

Krewe of Selene Slidell 6:30 p.m.
The Original Krewe of Orpheus Mandeville 7:00 p.m.
Krewe of Aphrodite Houma 6:30 p.m.
~The black souls and dying hearts behind Corrosion present a morbid march through the French Quarter this Sunday.
Carnival of Space 91
~Next Big Future

Martinique cancels yearly carnival, cites unrest

Cancan dancers, Lord of Misrule
open Rio Carnival
~Stuart Grudgings

Rio mayor tries to control chaotic Carnival city

Gozo Carnival kicks off

Local Levee Board Out-foxed by
Corps of Engineers AGAIN!
~Sheila Grissett

~Editilla Motellas~ We titled this lede.
Please follow the Bat Signal for the pics of today's Picayune- Corps IED (Infuckingcredibly Expensive Display) $40,000+!
Frankly, I now find it so nauseating to see these Flash Ads in the TP Corps Coverage Area that I am having increasing trouble posting them on this Ladder, hence the Dixclaimer page.
There you can see pics of these fraudulent, advertorial wastes of our Tax Payer Flood Funding.
I could place pages and pages of these ads there, already g'loomed from last half of last year --just a few months wort! But, usually you will find the "subject" du jour dixclaimed.
If you gotta have it then just fang back through our achieves starting around the middle of last years flood/hurricane season. But after a while of pasting this used paper, we worry that surely folks would begin to wonder if Editilla ain't just one shy of a full metal jacket, maybe I got the whole six-pack but lack that little plastic thingy to hold it all together... one toke over da'line stick short of a toothpick bridge ...whateva.

But these ads costs more than my annual salary.
These are not congressional mandated public service announcements. They really, actually serve no other purpose than to give a public impression that the Corps is alerting us to their plans, involving we the stakeholders. No. Dump Truck PR
announcements of meetings of foregone conclusions.
In Fact, these meetings serve to delay and distract public input until the Corps can slip in a new change of design at the last minute like these flood gates.
It is a fact that the Corps could have brought this up sooner.
It is a fact that the Times Picayune could have asked these questions much sooner! <--But they never do ask because they are getting paid buckets of Ad Money from the Corps? It is a fact that the Tom Jackson quoted in the article from the esteemed "Levee Board" made his career out of consulting engineer on Corps projects and is a past ASCE ho'dee'doh. Where the forking goddamn hell was our Vaunted Levee Board on this?
ASCECORPS. These are facts to stack alongside the other chips the Corps has shoveled onto the betting table of our future.
And all this delay time means water under the levees.
Let's Face It New Orleans, crime is bad. The mayor is bad.
The housing crisis is ubberbad. Da'Governorcist? Holy Badman!
The TP? Necrojournali$tically EmBadded Exquisite Corps.
It's bad ya'know... But, beneath all of that stanky badness
the Exquisite Corps' rises, grows baddest of them all.
Bad Bad Bad. This is no accident. Imagine if you will...
WWRSS? (What Would Rod Serling Say?)
Imagine you are riding the street car. It's packed to the gills and suddenly you feel something the size of a flood gate getting quietly shoved up your butt. You turn to see a NOPD officer grinning down (but you can't see their hands) and behind them the entire car is full of NOPD, only they are all wearing Red ASCECORPS Badges and holding nightsticks made from rolled up Times Picayune newspapers...
--and they are screaming at you,
"Hey! What ta'hell chou lookin'at, Punk?"

Inheriting Halliburton's Army
~Mother Jones

Textron to build Army 10 more armored police cruisers
~Textron Marine & Land Systems,
a division of Textron Inc. has been awarded a $10.9 million contract.-AP

The Feds are Blogging
~Ellen Miller

Legislators want all stimulus funds~Michelle Millhollon

Expansion set for April
~Michael Newsom
~Port of Gulfport officials said they expect to turn dirt in April on a massive restoration and expansion project, which they said would eventually create 6,500 direct jobs and generate billions in revenue.

Tulane Scientist Seeks to Unravel the Physics of Erosion Caused by Groundwater ~Kathryn Hobgood

Life Not All a Carnival for Rio's Drum Queens

Thursday, February 19, 2009


"Happy are they whom the Muses love."~Hesiod
~Parades Tonight~
Knights of Babylon Uptown 5:45 p.m.
Krewe of Muses Uptown 6:15 p.m.
Knights of Chaos Uptown 6:30 p.m.
Krewe of Thor Metairie 7:00 p.m.

Counting the ways
~The Chronicle of Leonard Lopp

Ladders in the news!
~Library Chronicles

Appeals court revives Katrina
insurance case
~Michael Kunzelman

Has the Cat Bond Market Seized Up? The (sub)Prime Answer is Affirmative ~slabbed

Louisiana Gov Jindal Might Be Stimulating A Political Revolution
~Stephen Sabludowsky, BBuzz

Feeling the love of having a city contract~Big Red Cotton
~An open letter to C. Ray Nagin
by Lloyd "The Love Doctor" Dennis

~Dear Mr. Mayor,

Let ice water flow through your veins.

Bond Commission OKs New Orleans hotel borrowing

Resilient Cities and Real Urbanism~Smart City

High speed rail service for the
Gulf coast? Think of the implications!~lacoastpost

~Editilla Gimplicatas~

I was implicating all over this with prejudice during that first week of the Federal Flood of '05 in NOLA.
Had we at the very least a High Speed line to BR (right by the frigging airport), evacuees could have had that option quick at hand. Alas, due to our uniquely American Fetish for Auto'Erotica of course, we have NOTHING across our country which can be considered a National Rail Transportation Network.
Still as it was, Amtrak did offer the city their own evacuating trains and cars etc --the efficacy of which, we now know, fell
lightly across our Mayor Baby Head's untroubled brow, sadly misunderestimated. And with each hurricane season's evacuations, I watch this idea grows in salience --while our sneering excuse for an idiot bastard son of a mayor shrinks from public scrutiny like saltpeter pickled peppers. The bastad. Anyway...

This idea of High Speed Rail Evacuation is a NO-Brainer.
But the idea of an entire National High Speed Transit System is a GO-Brain'er! This is a conversation that Editilla is just thrilla'd to see actualized by the Obama administration and I hope that it grows into a true national decision.

Note further the absence of a corridor: NOLA->Chicago, through Jackson/Memphis, all east of Mississippi River. There is a blank area right in the heart of the country. Getting across rivers is a deal maker or breaker for rail, so you would have another other line, west of the river, through BR to Dallas->St Louis->points beyond east or west. I mean, even a Biology Major with a minor in Exorcism (errah, I mean Christ's Dominion) can get this...right?

We MUST gain "Rail Hub Status" for New Orleans/BR.

But I am equally interested to know the lacoastpost's take on how these corridors line up on vanishing coastlines and rising sea levels. It would be great for these smart folks to give us an estimate of the coastline in Louisiana in, say, 20 years. It will take around 10 years to build most these rail lines (hoping we get an actual dedicated system.)
Especially with regard to any future Rail Infrastructure, we must establish early on a firm distinction between what is commonly known as Freight Rail (which if firmly entrenched, absolutely big business, gives not a nutria's ass for wetlands and sleeps any forking where that big gorilla'girl wants) and this new, upcoming National Rail Transit.
Of course this all means tons more projects and funding for the Exquisiste Corps of Engineers soooo perchance lacoastpost could run this by their buddy and recommendee for Assistant Sec for the Army Civil Works: Gerry "The ASCECORPS Titan" Galloway.
Sooo da'Question is: What Would Gerry... Do? WWGD?

ESRI Federal User Conference
~Surveying, Mapping and GIS

~Colonel Alex Dornstauder of the US Army Corps of Engineers gave a presentation on what USACE is doing relating to watersheds and water quality, using an approach of "3D decision space" and cross-agency "lenses". The approach utilized several different datasets and attributes with ModelBuilder to get a baseline assessment, which can then be utilized to in the target, with a collaborative vision to triage risk and prioritize investments to water quality.
~ESRI Website

Suspected Klan leader indicted in Lynch killing
~Benjamin Alexander-Bloch

~Editilla Rotellas~ Every the Irony Reaper, we hunt the pretty horses in valleys of the shadows, fear no weevil and tain't art witless. Metaphysics Eponymous is a Strange Loop when The Word becomes The Thing, as in this case of Semiotic Cannibalism henceforth known as: The Klan "Lynch" Murder.
Editilla just can't let it go!
I think of the way the sounds "Ow" became the word for "Pain", to mean directly: "stay away", and "Oy" kinda became the word for "Pain in the Butt", as in "what a..." and means indirectly "get outta heah!". Leave it to the Jews but Things are supposed to become Words --not the other way around-- or so we were told? Or first there was the word, the logos? I never really went in for any of that High Boo Plato's Cave Puppet Talk. That is until I first heard the word "Get'em!" and witnessed my first lynching of sorts in Pirate's Alley, when 4 klannish rednecks chased down a cute gay boy who happened to be a Navy Seal. Now we're talking Oy Vey! But I digress. Did the Klan... lynch Ms. Lynch?
I see it as that, and as more than simply American Psycho, or white-bred ubber-med meth-head pit stop guerrilla intellectual cafe' theater ...and more than Defranco's "milk-fed suburban blues". Yea & Verily I see it as well as if from the bottom of a well, standing in an unbroken circle of White Light caste by our first Black Attorney General's statement on National Race Cowardice. Right On Me Brutha! I mean it just doesn't get any better than this. Get Down Get Back Up Again! Black Man stands before a nation created of for and by White Peoples and drives a Spade into the heart of that self evident coward chickenshit hidding beneath its hood of ass'fucked symbolism.
Editilla paraphrases a tad here, but, what else can we call this? What did Eric Holder DO? Well, he made The Thing the thing for one thing... Did Holder Hold These Truths to be Self Evident? The man definitely manifests Buddha's 1st Noble Truth: Pain Is Real, and we (2nd NT) must Talk (3rd NT) to It (8 Fold Path) ...otherwise It gonna come home to roost on our hapless asses. What we have he'yah is a fail'ya to co'moonicate meeting justice on the wings of change. Sooo to what degree was the private Lynch Lynched? Edititilated minds want to know!

Serval Caught In New Orleans ~Cryptomundo

Sky God Calls For Papers
~Plowing the Sea

~The Society of Biblical Literature was founded in 1880 to foster biblical scholarship. "For the New Orleans Annual Meeting in November we are planning three sessions.
The first session will be co-chaired with the Sacrifice, Cult, and Atonement consultation, under the title of “Cult Rituals and Meals in the Bible,” and seeks to explore the links between cult rituals and meals in the biblical world.
The second session is entitled “Ritual and Archaeology: Integrating Texts and Material Culture” and will focus upon the interaction between ritual and material culture as evidenced by archaeologists and textual scholars.
We encourage submissions that focus on methodological issues, dealing with the larger issue of text and material culture as well as more specific studies, concentrating on particular finds/texts.
We are also planning an open session inviting studies dealing with ritual in the biblical world in general."

New Orleans poet/performer
to visit Ithaca College

A Butter-Drenched Affair At Acadiana~Wonkette

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Nagin axes contract review panel
~NO City Business

Job creation, retention benefit
from stimulus bill expected to be
lowest in 2nd District
~Bruce Alpert

~By the White House’s own projections, the stimulus is supposed to create or save about 8,000 jobs per congressional district.
DC gets 12,000 jobs, and some Nevada and Utah districts make out above average, but generally the projections are between 7,000 and 9,000 a district almost uniformly down the line.
But then there’s Louisiana’s 2nd District. New Orleans.
Projected job creation: 4,800. Easily 1,200 less than any
other district in the country. Glaringly bad in the optics.

New marching band for budding
musicians takes to the streets
this Carnival~Katy Reckdahl

Parades seek flambeau carriers ~Allan M. Johnson Jr.
~Flambeau torch~A portable, flambeau torch utilizing liquid propane gas, butane, or the like fuel in contrast to the fluid kerosene or "white gas" of traditional flambeau devices.
~Please click to enlarge-->
A backpack support (1)
for the user or operator holds the gas containment tank (6) and first regulator stage (10).
A torch frame (18-19/20-22) carrying a multiple number of burners (23a-d) is connected to the tank by means of a quick disconnect (12) hose (11) and an internal passageway formed by the hollow, closed ended, tubular members making up the torch frame. A hand manipulated, quick release, kill switch (14) is held down by the operator to allow the gas to continuously flow to the burners during use (see FIG. 3). Concentric cylindrical members (23 and 25 ) form combustion chambers (32) for the burners.

'Druids' first to test extended Uptown Mardi Gras parade route ~Keith I. Marszalek
~Krewe of Thor~RESCHEDULED: 2-19

The Travesty of the Commons
~Odd Bits of Life in New Orleans

That's One Long Bead!
~Children in an East Houma neighborhood strung together Mardi Gras beads they caught during parades to form one long bead.

New Orleans named one of five places in the world to visit before global warming messes it up

A View of the 56th IAEM Annual
Conference~Margaret R. O’Leary

Storm-resistant levee on tap for Grand Isle~Nikki Buskey

Mad scientists~James Gill

A more “intelligent design” for our coast?~lacoastpost
~"Too bad that south Louisiana wasn’t designed intelligently enough so that even the best efforts of the Corps of Engineers and the “drill here drill now” mentality of the state re 1970’s oil and gas production couldn’t have screwed it up."~Len Bahr

Geoscience-Related Investments in the Stimulus Package
~American Geological Institute

Editilla T'n'T~Arizona Geology Blog

European Space Agency hopes to clean up space junk
~Melissa Eddy

~Cosmic Debris: evolution in pictures
~Between the launch of Sputnik on 4 October 1957 and 1 January 2008, approximately 4600 launches have placed some 6000 satellites into orbit, of which about 400 are traveling beyond geostationary orbit or on interplanetary trajectories.
Note: The debris objects shown in the images are an artist's impression based on actual density data. However, the debris objects are shown at an exaggerated size to make them visible at the scale shown.

Film: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans
~Lauren R. Rice

Lives Defined by Hurricanes,
but Devoted to New Orleans
~Dwight Garner, NYT

“Stop thinking of New Orleans as the worst-organized city in the United States. Start thinking of it as the best-organized city in the Caribbean. New Orleans is a city-sized act of civil disobedience.” ~Dan Baum
~Criticism, H. L. Mencken said, is “prejudice made plausible.” That’s why, reading the first 50 pages of Dan Baum’s new book about Katrina and New Orleans, I tried to puzzle out exactly what I disliked about it. I wanted my eventual pan of “Nine Lives” to make fine distinctions, to be 99.4 percent airtight.
Silly me. Because at about Page 65, something very real clicks in “Nine Lives.” The small, stray, unobtrusive details that Mr. Baum has been planting along the way begin coming together and paying off, like a slot machine that’s begun to glow and vibrate.
By the final third of “Nine Lives,” as the water begins pouring into the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, I was weeping like an idiot in the coffee shop where I was reading.

Books in full flower: The spring reading list~Susan Larson

Banana fritters: a New Orleans breakfast classic

Morning 40 Federation call it quits~NolaFunk NYC

New Orleans guitarist Snooks Eaglin dies at 72
~Keith Spera

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Saints release Deuce!~WWL

Dog Gumbo~In The Wake of the Swollen Goat

Transparent New Orleans Nagin
~Jeff Crouere

Panel to hear Lynch Case of slain KKK recruit ~KNOE
~Editilla the Pun!~Shurly, Irony in the Dead Joke Lede is not lost on even white'bread ubber'med Stankyhead Klan Killers.

Our Mardi Gras-Ready Airport ~Ian McNulty

'Trump Tower' Project On Hold

"If I had a Hammer" woutn't be no more damn Inshooance Adjustamaters ~slabbed

Crawfish season starting slowly
~Bobbie J. Clark

David Cook, owner of the Crawfish Palace in Haughton and a few other places that sell crawfish, said it has been a slow season so far.
"We went through about 12,000 to 15,000 pounds this weekend," he said.
"That's about half what we normally do." Cook said the pond crawfish season should end in April, and basin crawfish will replace it until July. "I'm expecting a good basin season," he said. "If the basin doesn't come in, they'll just fish the ponds until July. "Regardless of where the crawfish come from, Cook expects the season to definitely pick up in the spring. "Nature beats us up early in the beginning, but it pays off in the end."
~Photo -WWL ~Video -Advocate

Landsat Sees Louisiana Wetland and Barrier Island Loss from Hurricane Gustav~T'n'

Local Media Shows NO shame Conflict of Interests blah'blah Committment to'da COSEFAs:
Corps' Sexy Expensive Flash Ads

~Editilla Notellas~ We are currently experiencing geotechincal diffuculties with this new Corps Flood of dangerous IEDs (Infuckingcredibly Expensive Displays).
This egregious waste by the Corps of Engineers of our bankrupted nation's Bailout represents not only syndicated Gansta Blingin, but a clear and present conflict of interests and get'down Incestuous-Uncle-Sam-Daddy-Corps-On-Crack (IUSDCOC) embedding between this news media and the Exquisite Corps they are tasked to cover --in the latter's case, appx: $40,000 / package / year contract, 24 hrs/day-7 days/wk, all over the TP/ like scat on a bird cage floor.
Yeah shit happens, but if you wanna talk Trash Toilets you gotta call the Corps of Engineers and the TP Barnham School of Shameless Self Promotions.
To quote that savvy e*toddler, we speak here of "serious coin".
These are NOT simply little PSAs as required by law --but $100/day Advertisements.
~Tillustration T'nT->

Center for Biological Diversity: Statement on Mountaintop Removal Court Decision ~YubaNet

Lobbying for levee funding ~Julian J. Ramos

Obama plots huge railroad expansion ~David Rogers

New Orleans Cemetery - 1989

Monday, February 16, 2009


All Dogs Go to Mardis Gras: Photos and Video
~Alejandro de los Rios

Photos from the Times-Picayune
~Lola, a 6-year-old English Bulldog, sits pretty in her "batmoblie" dressed as Bat Girl. Her owner, Nancy Sanders said she spent a month creating the float and costume for this year's theme. They parade in Barkus every year.The Krewe of Barkus hit the streets of the Vieux Carre Sunday, February 15, 2009 dressed in their finest super hero and super villain costumes for the annual dog-parade. This year's theme was BattMutt: The Bark Night.
Photo~Jennifer Zdon - The Times Picayune

Angus Lind on the political satire of Chaos

Humanist group of Godless Debauchees of Discordia has faith in people
~That's the group that convened at an Uptown bar last week to celebrate Darwin's (solid christian) 200th birthday; that meets monthly to discuss belief, atheism and other (sexy speed-dating) topics; and that spent $550 <-(obviously a coded sequence to refer the subconscious gentle reader back to Jefferson and his fruitless quest to build the perfect mound, to wit: the 5 Dollar Furlong) to urge closeted free-thinkers, humanists, secularists or agnostics to speak up because they are not alone. These are the listless souls, yea & verily ejected from all categories,
who (for reasons known only to...D'OH!) recently purchased this small billboard fixed to the side of Street Car No. 2004:
"Don't Believe in God? You Are Not Alone."
~Editilla Whodat'n'Whoazanas~ What? What??
"What'chu mean 'We', Kimosabe?" Canahgettawitnaass?
Even I park my pope-wears-a-dress jokes within the city that care forgot and the Pontiff sold off for ConDominions.
I mean, who'weeee kidding here and where do you find the time?
Well, listen for the bells ...they toll'yaz.

The Sissy Sweetheart Ball
~Big Red Cotton

Group cancels N.O. convention over new science education law

Freshman New Orleans Rep. Joseph "Sacred" Cao Proves That He Doesn't Have Guts, Honesty or Independence
~Aunt Jemima's Revenge

Try to call this GOP lackey representative on the phone.
And Good Luck finding him through the "Transition" office: 504-595-5104 as you just get some poor receptionist in a Law Office in downtown New Orleans, who knows absolutely Nothing and can give No Answers but will be happy to take your name so you can play Phone Tag with members of Sacred Cao's staff.

Iberia: Forget me not
~Heather Miller

Day laborers in New Orleans easy target for robbers
~Swarthmore Migration Project

The Shock Doctrine 1:
Blank is Beautiful
~"The white race cannot survive without dairy products."--Herbert Hoover

Aw Hell Now It's Started!~In the three and a half years since Hurricane Katrina, Magazine Street has emerged as a boutique row and a testing ground for new retail concepts, many of which pay homage to New Orleans’s heritage.

Half of blighted property remains idle~David Hammer

Gay Mardi Gras~Cherry Girl

All the Street’s a Stage
~Wayne Curtis, The Atlantic

~"I’ll say this: New Orleans knows how to do street theater like no other American city. In fact, it’s often unclear where the theater ends and the street begins: the jazz funerals, the second lines, the sidewalk barbecues during Jazzfest, the weeks-long celebration leading up to Mardi Gras.
Despite Katrina and the slow rebuilding and the appalling crime rate, New Orleans remains a place where the street can surprise and often startle, and do this in a good way. Pageants large and small unfold against a backdrop of colorful Creole and Caribbean architecture, amid sounds and smells not found elsewhere in the United States."

~Susana Raab, Tofu-dog,
Playboy Playmate,
PETA protest,
Washington, DC, 2004

From Consumed
PhotoNOLA Photo-Eye Photographer's Showcase Award Winners~NOPA

LASPCA's Dog Day Afternoon ~Ken Foster

New 'Cupcake Wars' from Food Network? ~Serious Eats

Chicken and Beef Sausage Gumbo Pie with Buttermilk Biscuit Crust ~Deep Fried Kudzu

Three To Get Ready For Mardi Gras~Home of the Groove

Sunday, February 15, 2009


O'Killa! Today is Editilla's Birthday!
So, since Sunday always ends up unofficially Video Day,
we gonna start things off with my favorite song and it goes out to Nolablogger KingFish Mark Folse, that Wet Bank Guy with Odd Bits of Life from Toulouse Street, with congratulations on his new book: Carry Me Home, a Journey back to New Orleans, which can be had all over town and on Amazon,
but Editilla's personal fav is deVille Books 134 Carondelet St.
I have soooo many favorite songs that it makes the whole musical heirarchy thingy strange, such a river of love, but... everyone should have a lil'strange and this one is tops fo'sho and as well...
I know Folse is a big fan too. We met at a tree pissing contest.
Perhaps this will 'splain a few thins about what drives
Old Editilla's nails...

~and speaking of tree pissing~
Barkus Rolls da'Quarters!
Parades for Sunday the 15th
Krewe of Carrollton
Uptown 12:00 p.m.

Krewe of King Arthur
Uptown 1:15 p.m.

Mystic Krewe of Barkus
French Quarter 2:00 p.m.

Krewe of Rhea
Metairie 1:00 p.m.

Krewe of Centurions Metairie 5:30 p.m.
Krewe of Alla
Westbank 12:00 p.m.
Knights of Nemesis
St. Bernard 1:00 p.m.
Krewe of Dionysus Slidell 1:30 p.m.
Krewe of Hyacinthians
Houma 12:30 p.m.
Krewe of Titans
Houma follows Hyacinthians Mardi Gras Updates

More Krewe du Vieux Parading
an'da Mardi Gras Mambo

Bébé Mardi Gras
~Short Street Cakes -Ashville
~"Boule on Bourbon Street" -Athens
~Oak Lawn church to host Mardi Gras -Chicago
~How bad ya'wanna?-Universal Studios Orlando

Slumdog Governor NO Time for 2nd Lines?
~The Jinderwaki said he has no plans to squeeze in a couple of New Orleans parades before speaking to the nation on Fat Tuesday, when he is Paraded to Punk the Old Party Line (PPOPL) fo'da Grey Hoes and Dominibob Exorcists Cabal's Retart to our smart sexy new President's State of the Union Address
--on goddamned Fat Tuesday NO Less! Listen Loud!
Hahahahahaha ya'Kant make this stuff up! Dance Proud!

Rykels named director of Louisiana Museum
~Cynthia V. Campbell

Raising levees at major highways may cause serious congestion
~Sheila Grissett


~Oooooooh K'Val! Adderall over again?

Court Decision Could Open Floodgates to New Wave of Mountaintop Removal

Oyster Decision Could Alter Bay
~David A. Fahrenthold

World’s Most Unique Lodging:
A Look Inside the Jumbo Hostel
~Lola Akinmade

Sunday Funnies~Citizen K

Irvin Mayfield preps a new nightclub and radio show
~Keith Spera

Al Green and Sonny Rollins...
now and then~Jazz Beyond Jazz