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Mardi Gras has been ruined for the 2nd year in a row. Thank God USA Today has a list of the 10 Best Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras at Home.
1. Decorate in green, gold and purple.
Dare to be ugly.
2. Have a seafood boil.
3. Eat a king cake.
4. Mix a Mardi Gras martini.
Okay with that also. Oop, made a mistake. Let’s try another one.
Whoopsie. Did it again. Let’s make three and see which one is best. Then we’ll make that one.
5. Make a shoebox float.
Then look at it.
6. Learn some Cajun French.
Gitcha gitcha gris-gris gumbo yaya. Done.
7. Snack on some MoonPies.
8. See some house floats.
Mardi Gras without the flashers, but a good excuse to keep your Christmas lights up.
9. Dress up your dog.
No. It embarrasses you and annoys the dog.
10. Take a virtual tour of Mardi Gras World.
It’s kinda cool in a 2nd grade field trip kinda way, but it’s virtual so it’s more like shopping for mattress covers online.
Enough of that nonsense. Let’s do this instead.
King Oliver & His Creole Jazz Band – Sugar Foot Stomp (1926)
Louis Armstrong played 2nd cornet, married the piano player Lil Hardin.
Might as well throw some Cajun into the mix while we’re at it. No idea who the artist is or what year, but the song is called Toot Toot.
Joyeux Mardi Gras!
J’espère que vous en avez un gros!
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Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a tradition that everyone should experience at least once. Click on each individual image above to see what you’re missing.
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“Percolatin’ Blues” courtesy of Smoking Time Jazz Club.
Grampa Eliot sings the truth.
Doreen’s Jazz is entirely awesome.
Have a great weekend, folks, remember the Presidents who afforded us our freedoms and those who assist in taking them away, and be back here tomorrow for more stuff.