Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Day that Dreams Came True in Who Dat Nation ~Barry Hirstius, Big Easy Believer

Ten parades are scheduled to roll Saturday in four parishes ~N.O. Advocate
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus will throw their annual Carnival Parade and Chewbacchanal on February 7th, 2015. The Parade rolls prompt at 6pm on an all new longer route through the Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods. The Science Fiction and Fantasy themed Krewe is doing a full-tilt religious parody theme this year… “Cult of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee”. The parade will feature an 11 foot tall golden wookiee effigy surrounded by a group of dancing devotees and over fifty sub-krewes rolling with their own satirical themes and group costumes.
The Krewe will be joined by guest celebrity “Pope” Andy Richter, who will be filming his Chewbacchus experience for the Conan Obrien Show! In addition, Saint Peter Mayhew, the Mighty Chewbacca Himself, Incarnation of the Wookiee on Earth, Emperor for Life and Pope of Popes will roll in the 2015 Chewbacchus Parade. He will be joined by his lovely Royal Consort and Queen, Angie Mayhew, Our Lady of Space Grace!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Report: 750,000 king cake babies abandoned every year ~The Neutral Ground
Brian Williams' comments about dead bodies, "Hurricane Katrina" starting to gain attention, draw scrutiny ~John Simerman, N.O. Advocate
~Editilla Notellas~ We feel it recombinant upon us to mention that most journalist, Simerman included, fail to tell the truth about how/why New Orleans flooded, to wit: failure of flood walls built wrong by the Corps of Engineers'. We call this tendency of journalists to "get it wrong" about the Federal Flood of New Orleans 8-29-05: Katrina Shorthand.

Lee Zurik: $11 billion later, Louisiana's incentives fail to deliver

BP wants claims administrator out for helping fish oil company ~WWLTV

Construction pushes crowds off Napoleon neutral ground ~WWLTV

Panama's Copa Airlines will fly to New Orleans ~USA Today

‘tit Rəx Parade Route!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Zurik: What's a million-dollar contract between friends? Ask Sheriff Gusman ~Fox 8 WVUE

Levee authority plans to ask St. Bernard to reconsider rejection of property tax ~Bob Marshall, The Lens

Delta Blues Part 3: Better Together ~WWNO
Louisiana's Bird's Foot Delta, Landsat 7
Louisiana faces the highest rates of sea level rise in the world. As policy and funding debates rage over how to best restore and protect our coastal communities, local leaders also look for allies elsewhere. On the other side of the globe, they've found sympathetic ears in Vietnam. That nation also has a below-sea-level region at the mouth of a great river. People who live in coastal river deltas have a lot in common. One thing they share is a lack of understanding about the challenges they face due to climate change. A community thousands of miles away, with similar urgent issues, might understand the needs better than a community’s own government officials. The two places are talking and meeting more than ever. They aim to find out how shared geography might lead to shared solutions.

Bobbly Jindal's chief of staff responds to criticism of governor's portrait, shoots down comment as 'race-baiting' ~The Advocate

Tourism group kicks in $2.5 million for New Orleans patrols ~Kevin McGill, via Alexandria Town Talk

History Press authors to present reading at Tulane ~Robert Morris, Uptown Messenger

Nyx Picks Dixie! ~NOLA DEFENDER

Monday, February 2, 2015