Friday, March 11, 2011

We decided to not post the Ladder today in deference and concern for Japan.

Gentle'rillas may follow our trip "Editilla Goes to Washington" on Twitter.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Harry Shearer to launch Phase II in promotion of The Big Uneasy

Corps releases proposed plan for Plaquemines Parish levees

FEMA will start charging trailer dwellers $800 a month in May? Hola!
~Editilla tamps the lodge like a hungry beaver~ Really? You'd think that if these people could afford a nice apartment in New Orleans or a condo in Bay St. Louis they would right?

NOPD shuts down Iron Rail, Plan B and others in permit bust
~Alex Woodward, Gambit

~Editilla Crucifellas~ I would like to know if "all the artists upstairs" means the studio I had (where the poet Moose has since worked) at 511 Marigny for many years until the Kafkatrina Federal Flood of 8/29/05.
If so then New Orleans has been dealt a grievous blow indeed, a stab so deep that I am left with only 1 question: "Et tu, Mayor Mitch'mo?"
This is heinous on the scale of the Salem Witch Hunts or McCarthy era blacklists. For me such civic ass-hattery belongs in the covenants of Boca Raton or Baton Rouge ---not in this City of Living Metaphor, where a misunderestimation of Cliche' can get you killed and the 5th District will throw people in jail for marching on Goddamned Mardi Gras!

NOPD is reviewing arrests of 12 at Krewe of Eris parade Sunday night ~The Chicory

D.A. Cannizzaro fires back by releasing Judge White’s attendance record
~Matt Davis, The Lens

Grand Isle Louisiana: A Pedophile’s paradise? Maybe so long as ol’ Euris is around running interference~slabbed

Evaporating oil from BP spill likely posed a health threat, study says
~Mark Schleifstein

First installment of BP money for Louisiana tourism to be divided among all 64 parishes

Lawmakers push for extension of offshore drilling leases

State losing on natural gas tax exemption

The Thursday Think Tank - #39 Ghosts ~Poets United~Hat Tweet @NOLAFemmes

Mardi Gras 2011 ~Humid Beings
~ReTweet @ Big Queen Cherice~ RT @: Photos of Mardi Gras Indians fromTuesday's celebrations

L O L A, Lola~Blackened Out

Crawfish Boil 101: Expert boilers give you their advice~Judy Walker

How to Render and Use Wild Game Fat

~Georgia Pellegrini, American Hunter

Foburg Music Festival~Gambit

Dr. John sounds off on his early career, his induction and more~Keith Spera

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Harry Shearer Hopes to Shame Press
~Editilla Bra'tellas~I have tickets to attend this event --as well as:
Special Whistleblower Film Series Screening: The Big Uneasy.
Of course we shall keep Gentle'rillas posted!

Troubled waters~Todd Jorgenson
~Harry Shearer is tired of people referring to Hurricane Katrina as a natural disaster. More than five years after the storm led to catastrophic damage in New Orleans, Shearer calls such references little more than ignorant pandering.

No U.S. levees for Hurricane Carp

~Tom Henry

~Remember how New Orleans tried convincing the Corps it needed stronger levees for the city’s Third Ward before Hurricane Katrina hit? ’Nuff said.
~Editilla Notellas~
this just tickles me more than a pile of speckled Dachshunds. Here we witness the results of the hard-fought efforts by --to Re-Frame the media narrative from Katrina Myth back into Federal Reality- Based Record-- spreading into the Mainstream View.
I mean really, we can't stress enough the intractability of journalists to break from the pack and write what they know.
~Special thanks to Ladder Illustrator and supporter Da Masqued E'vinga! for our latest: "Pig'N'Boots!"

World Water Summit

Louis Armstrong Airport receives approval for service to Cuba

R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A! Get Down! Get Back Up Again!

Mardi Gras gave maskers in New Orleans a chance to mock BP
~Cain Burdeau

Arrested at the Eris Parade~New Orleans Indie Media, via Rex Dingler
~Editilla Notellas~ You will know them by their own words --or NOT.
~UPDATA~Officer Hits Man Shooting Video Of Parade Bust~WDSU

Suppose you are a newbie to Slabbed and want to catch up…

Final Oil Spill Payment Averages Going Down… ~Disenfranchised Citizen

‘Before I Die…’ Public Art in New Orleans~He Said/She Said NOLA

Old and Magnificent: 10 Top Live Oaks in Louisiana~Louisiana Life Magazine
~Selecting Louisiana’s Top 10 live oaks from the thousands of magnificent specimens of Quercus virginiana species across the state is a bit like choosing the Top 10 bowls of gumbo. It’s completely subjective. A few are obvious choices, with a reputation and familiarity that transcends personal taste. But then there are others that ask for inclusion because of their striking beauty, unusual shape or simply because of the circumstances of weather and light that helped me successfully translate onto film the unique personality of a specific tree. In the three decades that I’ve photographed Louisiana’s live oaks, almost everyone I speak with has a favorite tree, and I will recognize those when space allows. With this caveat, here is my selection of Louisiana’s Top 10 oaks. ~William Guion

Foburg Back for Round Two

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Harry Shearer to Accuse Media of Mythmaking at National Press Club
~Shearer says he hopes to "enhance the feeling of shame among practitioners" in the press, whom he says have a "blindness to accuracy." He will argue that the nation's top editors and producers are "notoriously herd-oriented, cling to first-draft versions of news stories, and are reluctant to adjust news narratives when new facts come to light."

The Times Picayune
gets a Seal of Approval on Mardi Gras Day

Newly built flood-protection levee has cracks

Built to Spill~Gambit
~In Louisiana, fewer than one in 100 oil spills result in any fine whatsoever — so why should an oil company clean up after itself?

Wrongly tagged street artist takes on the BP Oil Disaster
~Florida Oil Spill Law

~Charlotte said...The street art was not done by Banksy but by Mobile street artists Priest. I made the same mistake months ago and hear from both Priest and Rex with the clarification. March 9, 2011 9:14 AM

Ninth Ward Community Garden Grand Opening~Nola Green Roots

Treme Brass Band's classic 'I Got a Big Fat Woman' is reissued~Keith Spera

Herman Ernest, longtime Dr. John drummer, dies of cancer
Happy Mardi Gras Everyone!

Honoring the Queens of the Mardi Gras Indian Nation on International Women's Day Mardi Gras 2011
~Guardians of the Flame

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mitch Landrieu, how do YOU spell... "COURTEOUS"??? ~cour·te·ous (kûrt-s) adj.
Characterized by gracious consideration toward others. See Synonyms at polite. [Middle English corteis, courtly, from Old French, from cort, court; see court.]
Special Thanks skooksie for the photograph above
~Editilla Trowtellas~ We watched and heard Mayor Mitch'mo and Chief Slurpy say that Tents and Furniture were not going to be allowed on the neutral ground. Chief Slurpy said that such real estate holdings will be moved.
I hate it when he makes that sound at the bottom the cup.
The city’s neutral grounds are the direct responsibility of the Department of Parks and Parkways; therefore, any prohibited items that are placed on the neutral grounds will be removed and disposed of immediately.

The following rules are being enforced:
  • No Port-A-Lets can be placed on neutral grounds.
  • No bulky furniture can be placed on neutral grounds.
  • No structures can be erected (i.e. viewing stands, bleachers). The only allowed structures are those that are provided by the City Of New Orleans in city designated areas or those on privately owned properties that have been granted permission and issued permits by the City’s Department of Safety and Permits.
  • No roping off or placement of cones or other materials for designation of viewing areas as neutral grounds are public green spaces.
  • No cooking appliances can be placed on neutral grounds
~Emphasis all Editilla~Oh and BTW Retweet @skooks~ Reading on FB that NOPD tasered and clubbed the Krewe of Eros last night. No report yet outside of this

NOPD Loses Control With Ugly Vicious Brutality Sun. Night on Marigny Parade

Permitting Culture Crimes
~New Orleans Slate

~My husband saw clouds of mace and was caught in it. At Press Street a cop told my husband not to turn around, saying, "Anyone who turns around gets arrested. I don't want to see faces, I want to see backs."

Musings about controlled madness
~lunanola, NOLAFemmes

Krewe of Eris interview excerpts
~Jules Bentley

Live: Watch Streaming from atop an Orpheus float - tonight 6pm~WWL Parade Cam

Lundi Gras events anticipate tomorrow's Mardi Gras~And don't forget today's parades! Proteus - Uptown, 5:15 pm. Orpheus - Uptown, 6 pm

Zulu, Rex party before tonight's parades

Walk with the Guardians of the Flame and Young Guardians of the Flame on Mardi Gras Day!

Final Days of the Season~GO NOLA

How Carnival defines the culture ~Renee Peck

~Hat Tweet @

~Retweet @ Big Queen Cherice~ WATCH: Story by @ about the that aired on the 10p @ News :

Haiti's Carnival resumes amidst earthquake ruins

Gulf Tides 11: Deepwater Deliberations

NASA Data Strengthens Reports of Toxic Rain on the Gulf Coast From BP Spill~Jerry Cope

Biggest structure in Comite River plan complete ~Len Bahr weighs in from LaCoastPost

Experts say roads, ports could be in danger~Katherine Schmidt

~Global warming could pose a threat to Port Fourchon and the roads that serve it, according to transportation advocates and port officials.

New NOAA Website Tracks Federal Investments along Your Coast
~NOAA's Office of Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) now offers "OCRM in Your State," a new online resource which employs the latest GIS/web technology to illustrate federal investments in coastal management programs in 34 states.

MVB at St. James for Lundi Gras Lunch
~Blackened Out

Hail Rex: The Chef’s Table at Commander’s Palace
~He Said/She Said NOLA

"Suit’s on the Wall" : Spy Boy Stafford Agee~Big Red Cotton, Gambit

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mardi Gras Parade Schedules~WWL
~Krewe of Toth rolls @ noon Krewe of Baccus (below) @ 5:15
~Retweet @~See you out there on the Uptown parade route come Bacchus time. I'll throw you something!
~Parade Cam Uptown and Downtown @WWLTV

Hundreds, Maybe Thousands of Ladders (St. Charles Ave)~Craig's List
~Retweet @~It is an utter mess

Mid-City residents party without a parade

Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival

Courir de Mardi Gras, Lafayette, La.

Watch Out fo'da Lent Trap!

Dysfunction at New Orleans City Hall can't be as bad as it was
~Jarvis DeBerry

Former Louisiana official Henry Mouton's clout was imaginary, but his indictment for corruption is real
~James Gill
~Also this from Clancy Dubos

The tooth fairy visits LA Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon ~slabbed

Promises, promises, promises…
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Nola Green Roots

New futuristic Young Adult novel filled with mystery, suspense
~The setting is 13 years into the future, after devastating hurricanes strip New Orleans, and the federal government gives up on the city. A group of nine families within New Orleans "buy" the Crescent City and develop the French Quarter for tourism, calling the city "New 2." But New Orleans remains outside the United States boundaries, what Ari and others call "The Rim."