Friday, February 25, 2011

Lassezes Le Bon Temp Roule'!!!
~Parade Cam!
Louisiana Teenager Champions Repeal of Anti-Science Louisiana “Science Education” Act ~CenLamar

Improving America’s Public Works

~Former Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., and author John McQuaid talk about government spending versus government investment.

BREAKING: We have an indictment. I repeat we have an indictment ~slabbed

Toxic acid poses an unnecessary health risk to more than a million in the Greater New Orleans region
~Ariella Cohen, The Lens

Marriage of oil and fisheries in Louisiana is not so happy
~Bob Marshall

Corps orders halt to St. Bernard complex

What Makes a Great Friday Night?
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Café Du Monde: A never-ending love affair~suck the heads

King Cup Cakes~Pralines By Jean

Battle of the Bands at House Of Blues ~Big Red Cotton

Leo Nocentelli returns to New Orleans with the Get Together~Keith Spera

Warren Haynes mines his soul roots on upcoming album~Haynes recorded "Man in Motion" with an all-star band that includes several New Orleans musicians -- Meters bassist George Porter, Jr., keyboardist Ivan Neville and drummer Raymond Webber

WWL-TV: Gambit's 3-Day Weekend entertainment picks

Mardi Gras Parade Cam 2011: Watch the Krewe of Oshun roll live
~Retweet @~Follow @ guaranteed fun times with the luverleetrio of @ @ & @ behind it!

Mardi Gras Parades, Friday Feb. 25th!
~Krewe of Cork~French Quarter 3:00 p.m.
~Krewe of Oshun~Uptown 6:00 p.m.
~Knights of Excalibur~Metairie 7:00 p.m.
Krewe of Atlas~Metairie 7:30 p.m.
Krewe of Cleopatra~Westbank 6:30 p.m.
Krewe of Eve~Mandeville 7:00 p.m.
~Krewe De Paws~Slidell 6:00 p.m.
Mona Lisa & Moon Pie~Slidell 7:00 p.m.
~Krewe of Hercules~Houma 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oil pumps up La.’s GDP

Un-vanished~Library Chronicles

Dear Ken~American Zombie

$16 billion question: BP’s liability in Macondo disaster
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

~The Lens is hiring. Help us grow!

Battling myths of the New Orleans flood
~Editilla Scrotellas~ What is it with some American journalists' aversion to Fact Checking? Media inaccuracy carries its own Idiot Wind, yet when called on it some writers resort to Whining and Personal Attack, rather than correct their Misstatement of Fact., by definition dedicated to the Factual Representations of the Federal Flood of New Orleans 8/29/05, called this pathetic, politically progressive, passive-aggressive punk on an Actual Fact that was disputed and settled in Federal Court recently, to wit: the barge loose in the Industrial Canal during the hurricane. His response? Poor Baby. "Well, I guess Wilde was right: no good deed goes unpunished."
Oh Snap! Thaaat's riiiight! Been there, heard that. We ignorant New Orleanians just don't get it when a major media outlet like The Nation hoses us with Post- Katrina Love, despite misstatements of facts about why the city flooded.
We stupid ungrateful whodats just don't appreciate all the nice things they say about us, the continued coverage they still give the city. Facts Be Damned.
Well lemme'toll'ya, Hertsgaard, you ignorant slut, Kiss My Ass ...and oh yeah... Fuck You You Fucking Fuck.

Hell waiting for high water – the devil in the details of the flooding of Jefferson Parish ~slabbed

How Did Jindal Become A Millionaire? ~The Frog Pond

State removes printed Wikipedia info from Capitol~Alex Woodward, Gambit

Sidney Torres IV and St. Bernard Parish exchange shots

Would you believe assassins have a union? We do…
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Space shuttle Discovery's final flight

Space Shuttle Crack Van
~Liprap's Lament

~Retweet @ the Pun~@ Indeed! I wrote this song while exploded It's 1 thing to learn to fly

~Retweet @~It's National Engineers Week, so think about that when you drive your car over roads and bridges. See also

Old Christmas tree give new hope for Bayou Sauvage refuge ~WWL

It’s Not How You Write, It’s How You Look: Our New Logo
~He Said/She Said NOLA

The Paris Wrap Up~Blackened Out

St. James Cheese

Krewe by Krewe: The High Priests of Mithras~Seersucker and Sazeracs

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New oil surfaces near Elmer’s Island

Coastal funds shift asked

Infant dolphin deaths are up on Gulf Coast and scientists want to know why

Wednesday Music dead baby dolphin edition: Dedicated to BP, Team Obama, Boss Hogg and the rest of the oil spill gang ~slabbed

BP, Feinberg and the Federal Government against the Gulf Coast…
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Kenneth Feinberg pays first interim oil spill claims, starts final settlement offers

Join us in examining sheriff’s budget
~Matt Davis, The Lens

New Orleans Cracks Down On Homeless Camp

Don’t bulldoze blight. Use it as bait to lure newcomers~Brad Vogel

Will Louisiana picket like Wisconsin? Surprise me. PLEASE.
~Liprap's Lament

Letter To My Body
~Dawn Allison, NOLAFemmes

I don’t know what you’re in, but it’s not my face~moosedenied

The World of Cane River Creole: Opening & Reception
~Hat Tweet @

Bog River Coalition praises Louisiana Congressional Delegation
~Dredging Today

Northeastern Louisiana poultry growers to share $11.2 million

Chicken Bonne Femme
~Library Chronicles

The King Cake Chronicles: NKOTB
~Blackened Out

A sweet idea for a business
~Louisiana Weekly

Redbeans Prom~Humid Beings

~ReTweet @~RT @ Check out Mardi Gras video on the origins of Rex...

There's an App For That...Kevin Allman on all the ways you can get Mardi Gras on your smartphone ~Gambit

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Malicious Prosecution of Ashton R. O'Dwyer, Jr.~Carl Bernofsky

Feinberg’s revised rules: the good and the bad…~Disenfranchised Citizen

BP reneges on deal to rebuild oyster beds, repair wetlands, Louisiana officials say~Mark Schleifstein
~Barham said the state also is facing another major disagreement with BP over the acceptability of the cleanup of the Elmer's Island beach in southernmost Lafourche Parish. "BP a couple of weeks ago said they're now looking to natural processes to finish the degradation of oil," he said. "But at Elmer's Island refuge, there are new tar balls coming ashore. Apparently, a mat of oil is in the subtidal zone just offshore and now it's coagulating again and creating a fresh supply of oil." He said that LSU toxicologist Ralph Portier conducted tests on subsurface sand samples from the beach area and found troubling concentrations of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, including benzene, xylene and toluene. "Cleaning the surface did not get rid of them," Barham said of the oil spill response cleanup efforts on the beach. "Before we can open that refuge and let little kids out there with buckets and shovels to build sand castles, we don't want them turning up PAHs. We want to know what their plan is to deal with it."

~Retweet @~(VIDEO) Frustrations in Alabama over lack of cleanup from BP -

NOAA’s document-shredding chief assigned to Gulf of Mexico
~Florida Oil Spill Law

Celebrating engineers
~Editilla Cotellas~We just received our 1st shipment of 10 pairs of Cojones.
Why, Gentlerillas would rightly axe, would we feel a need for such Fortitude?
How about Editilla's Brass Balls Civil Engineering Awards! Stay Tuned!

Too early to say whether Bonnet Carre Spillway will open

Corps of Engineers must be ready in 2011 for flooding
~The Tennessean

New Orleans gets an urban grove - and renewal?

F Is For Fuckmook
~Adrastos, First Draft

Efficient, well timed and executed: The power of the written word. (Alternate title: Allstate – Clueless at the top) ~slabbed

La. gets ‘C’ for U.S. history standards

Editilla gets a house in New Orleans! Face Down Piety
~Buuut, after a short time we'll become Restoration Man!

Flood Streets – a local film

On a night out~Sean Paul Potterson

~Sunday, Feb 27th 2011! Royal Ball, Friday, Feb 25th 2011

Get Busy Living...~Blackened Out
~Also~Week in Preview

Gumbo cook-off winners include Charlie's Restaurant in Violet
~Judy Walker
~Hat Tweet @WeLivetoEat

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Krewe du Vieux gets Mardi Gras parade season off to a satirical start
~My friend Alex snapped this shot of your Ho Ho Homble Editilla being welcomed home from the front. In the midst of all that mayhem and ribald congroovience of Lewd Chaos and Coma, my friend, the Viking Sexpot Minx K, spotted me from her krewe. Pockets stuffed with Krewe du Booty, she managed still to get her hand down there to see just how glad I was to see her. Editilla was VERY GLAD ahem. Can't say what Minx K left there in my pocket though... jus'sayin... this scene was just the Beginning!
The rest of Krewe rolled by with ever increasing Stun to their Strut and a growing sense of impending FUN. Really, they have rolled on my birthday Twice. I have even stayed behind with my friend, The Mathist, to "clean up" all the left-over Jello Shots (yes, left-overs, it happens!) at the Den while the Krewe went on to their Ball elsewhere. Yet, last night was pretty much the Best easy pace, beautiful weather. It could have been me getting this House on Piety this week on my birfday, buuuut, I sensed in this parade a breakout, not so much a turning of page closing the book, more along The Line of re-writing The Story by cutting up and rearranging it with Burroughsian precision.
We caught them at the start, by the Flora Cafe (where I sit now laughing with my hangover as if it were a petulant child, Ha Ha Ha you floozy afterburn!) and then we walked over to lower Decatur to follow them at the end before they turned to assault Frenchmen with a Final Finger before pulling into the Michalopalos Den. 25 Years Wasted indeed, our Krewe du Viex hung it all the way to the last float. That was a long way to march, with horses, 18 of New Orleans' finest Killa Brass Bands and beer taps on the backs of these tiny Float Masterpieces, getting seriously drunker (or whateva y'know) with each step, and yet our Krewe rolled, laughing all the way to the banquette, smooth to the fine. They once again gave me the feeling that I could not face this angry world without them, without This happening in Our City of Living Metaphor. As the rest of the country goes to mall in a handbasket, it can go fuck itself with handmaidens' tail. But, down here, we can think of a million funner things to do with Ass.
Thanks Krewe du Vieux. You brought me in from this goddamned long road home and again my face is sore from laughing so hard and so long.
Lassezes Le Bon Temp Roule'!!! Who Dat!
Thank You All, Sinn Féin,
Editilla the Pun
Krewe du Vieux!~Big Red Cotton