A little Tuesday night travelin’ music, peut-etre?

It’s only Tuesday, but then again, it’s not just ANY Tuesday. It’s Fat Tuesday, célèbre sous le nom de Mardi Gras!

– Jay Bookman

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Midori

February 21st, 2012
7:00 pm

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 21st, 2012
7:01 pm

Well, glad to be getting away from the other blog post, what with Sooth worrying about my beer truck and Paul saying my Ford F-450 couldn’t budge the missus.

You know, that fiddler in the vest looks like a skinny version of the missus.

Anyhow, I want all of you to know I ain’t busting my hump to get you ready for TNF. I hope Bookman makes this a one-time thing.

Have a good night everybody.

Midori

February 21st, 2012
7:02 pm

Redneck!!!

HELP!!!!

How do I get rid of a possum? If I trap him, then what? Can I just have him killed?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 21st, 2012
7:06 pm

Well, gratulations to Midori. I hope she don’t run head-on into that possum tonight.

Seeing as how you all are just dead-set on talking about abortion, did you know that a female possum can have up to 25 little possums at a time but only has 13 teats. The first 13 that latch on to a food source have a chance of living. The rest just starve and die.

I bring this up to ask you a question. Which are better off, the ones that starve and die in a couple days or the ones that were never born?

Midori

February 21st, 2012
7:11 pm

that’s a hard question, RC — but I have to go with the ones that were never born. that’s so cruel for them to be born just to starve to death.

and I don’t really want to kill the possum – i’m ok with relocating it if I can.

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
7:11 pm

Midori:

Go to Home Depot and get one of those big squirrel traps. Just throw peanuts under the “trip” plate.

When you catch him/her just put him in your trunk and take to a wildlife area and release him.

I must have caught 100 squirrels and maybe 5 possums that way.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 21st, 2012
7:13 pm

Midori

February 21st, 2012
7:02 pm
Redneck!!!

HELP!!!!

How do I get rid of a possum? If I trap him, then what? Can I just have him killed?

Well, Midori, all you got to do is wait a couple days and he’ll move on. See, possums roam alot, looking for food. They don’t set up a home like most critters, unless somebody puts out a food source. They just roam from place to place looking for food.

And you’re about as likely to get rabies from a possum as you are to grow a male You-Know-What between your legs. See, possums have a kind of immunity to rabies, unlike most critters. If you do spot a rabid possum be sure to call the Guiness Book of World Records.

Just be patient. That possum will move on. And he won’t hurt you while he’s there. He’s just one of God’s big dumb critters without a harmful bone in his body. Heck, possums don’t have brains enough to run from danger.

Fred ™

February 21st, 2012
7:15 pm

Midori

February 21st, 2012
7:16 pm

thanks guys — as I said I don’t want to hurt it.

but I fear that his/her “food source” is the scraps left from when I feed the feral cats outside :(

Fred ™

February 21st, 2012
7:17 pm

Even the Redneck Convert should like that one……..

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
7:19 pm

Midori:

Ah ………………….. looks like the cats should go. Import some Coyotes.

josef

February 21st, 2012
7:20 pm

Merci beaucoup, Mec, je suis tant nostalgique je pourrais pleurer! Où commencer, hein? Ici m’favoris!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2i3S9mLmbc

Midori

February 21st, 2012
7:20 pm

Scout – that’s just plain mean. Leave my ferals alone.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 21st, 2012
7:21 pm

but I fear that his/her “food source” is the scraps left from when I feed the feral cats outside

Yup. That’s why he’s hanging around. That and the fact that he’s probly looking for shelter from the cold at night, like your porch. See, possums don’t have any fur on their tail, and that tail can freeze.

Midori

February 21st, 2012
7:23 pm

RC –

do they only come out at night? I don’t recall seeing a possum in the daytime?

Fred ™

February 21st, 2012
7:23 pm

Fred ™

February 21st, 2012
7:27 pm

josef

February 21st, 2012
7:29 pm

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
7:30 pm

It would be a lot more fun if these things would fly the “Jolly Roger” !

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46466133/ns/world_news-africa/

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
7:30 pm

Midori:

I will ……………. but the coyotes won’t.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 21st, 2012
7:33 pm

do they only come out at night? I don’t recall seeing a possum in the daytime?

They’re mostly night creatures, Midori. It’s safer for them to roam around when they can’t be seen, since in the day time a white critter shows up awful clear. You’ll find lots of them run over on the highway after a night of traffic. Car lights blind them and they’re too dumb to wait till there’s no traffic coming. They can’t make a link between the sound of a engine in the distance and the coming of a car or truck, and they’re too slow to cross a road fast.

Fred ™

February 21st, 2012
7:33 pm

For Scout, it has crap to do with mardis gras but what the hell……… it can loosely be a pirate song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdov2UIjUpY

JamVet - My god man, protect the billionaires!

February 21st, 2012
7:35 pm

Well, ain’t this a sweet surprise!

I must have caught 100 squirrels and maybe 5 possums that way.

And look at old softie, Scout. A catch and release kinda guy!

One of my fave cajuns. (OK, so he’s from Ft. Worth.) But the cat settled in the Big Easy in the late 70s and proceeded to tear the place up. Look at this list of guys he played with – Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughan

Laissez les bons temps rouler…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dafJ9ZxKjBo&ob=av2e

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
7:35 pm

josef:

1) ” …………… every master of slaves is a petty tyrant; they bring the judgement of heaven on a country.”

George Mason of Virginia (who owned 200 slaves).

2) “During the July 4 celebrations in 1788, Franklin was too sick to leave his bed, but the parade marched under his window. For the first time, as per arrangements that Franklin had overseen, ‘the clergy of different denominations , with the rabbi of the Jews, walked arm in arm’. ”

Benjamin Franklin by WalterIsaacson

Fred ™

February 21st, 2012
7:38 pm

Josef: I’m not a fan of curry so much myself but the soup wasn’t bad. I did it her way to start and ate some, then added the wine I wanted to add lol. Haven’t tried it that way yet. It will still have curry in it.

All in all? I liked it. It was different and I like different. Variety is the spice of life. Next Time I see USinUK I’ll tell her it was just grand and be able to do so without telling a lie.

I’m going to make it her way one more time WITHOUT the curry though.

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
7:39 pm

Fred:

I like it.

josef

February 21st, 2012
7:44 pm

FRED

Ce LeRoux..?.Donc alors, je vais pleurer!

Et où est getalife?!?!

:-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJUH4oe-X_8&feature=related

carlosgvv

February 21st, 2012
7:44 pm

Mardi Gras will bring out the usual number of muggings, rapes, property destruction and robberies. Since those of you who oppose the Occupy Movement are so sensitive to any behavior of this nature, I know you will step up to the plate here and denounce Mardi Gras as just another liberal excuse for violence and call for an end to it.

JamVet - My god man, protect the billionaires!

February 21st, 2012
7:46 pm

My first memory of Mardi Gras was watching someone flying out of the front door of a bar near the river, where we parked. Immediately followed by a very large bouncer. Who smashed him awhile until the cops dragged the offender away.

Me and my buds just looked at each other and someone said, “I guess we’re here!”

josef, you’ll like this one. Years later, I was married and went again with my wife and we’re wondering all around, and all of a sudden we noticed that there weren’t any women around anymore. Not on the street, not up in the balconies. And then, big as you please, up the street walks this man impeccably dressed as a female army officer.

I nearly fell over laughing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6OS_ItMGpc

Jm

February 21st, 2012
7:48 pm

Laissez les bon temps rouler…. J’espere

Jm

February 21st, 2012
7:51 pm

Aussi. Je pense donc je suis. Mais, sur mardi gras, non.

josef

February 21st, 2012
7:51 pm

JAY

Avant que j’oublie, le choix le plus excellent!

Keep Up--Te gusta losing numb nutz?

February 21st, 2012
7:52 pm

Midori….okay I binged “Everything you wanted to know about possums” http://www.experienceproject.com/search.php?q=possums

Oy vey!
Guardian Possums? Now that is just something that Redneck’s wife would have.
Possum Confessions? There are just somethings you should not know…..but someone call Santorum and let him know about MPLA.

Now you may be tempted to check out the video F Off Possum. Worthless stupidity!

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
7:52 pm

SS

February 21st, 2012
7:54 pm

Vie do not like zee Frenchies.

When will Obama commence bombing the red states?

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
7:55 pm

Midori:

Looks like the cat took care of itself …………… :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEdBndu0YUM

bman

February 21st, 2012
7:56 pm

“Go to Home Depot and get one of those big squirrel traps. Just throw peanuts under the “trip” plate.”

This works. Of course, once that disgusting creature is trapped inside you still have to carry the cage. The handle is only inches from the cage. So, it’s a little disturbing trying to carry it while the thing is going crazy.

I did this once and let the squirrel die. Then just threw the whole cage away with it inside.

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
7:57 pm

France?

FRANCE? Did someone say France?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYFxGPkPTyw

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
7:58 pm

bman:

Just throw a towel over it and put it in the trunk. As soon as it goes dark it quiets down !

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
7:59 pm

P.S.

I’ve picked up live possums by their tails before (after they play possum) !

They are pretty harmless ……………. :o

bman

February 21st, 2012
8:01 pm

0311 .. .. I did that. The towel somehow got caught inside the cage and he was pulling on it. It felt like catching a fish, only he was making some sounds that I have only heard in horror movies.

Squirrels are nothing but BIG rats!

josef

February 21st, 2012
8:04 pm

Carlos…

Va te faire foutre! Bâtard misérable, toi!

jm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmS2RkT9UBc

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
8:05 pm

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
8:05 pm

josef:

Did you see my 7:35 ?

carlosgvv

February 21st, 2012
8:06 pm

bman – “I did this once and let the squirrel die”

That is precisely the kind of low born behavior I would expect from you, geek.

Recon 0311 2533

February 21st, 2012
8:06 pm

Playing some possum tonight.

Bruno

February 21st, 2012
8:07 pm

Scout–Not sure if you caught my answer the previous Sunday, but the insignia you referenced does NOT appear to be used by the Ranger School. I put a link up to the RTB website so you can see the various insignias the guys wear.

JamVet - My god man, protect the billionaires!

February 21st, 2012
8:07 pm

In 1973 the Crescent City was absolutely crazy. The details are fuzzy but I remember that we scored some opium on the street and lemme tell you….DAMN, that stuff was wild! The only time I ever did narcotics, but memorable…

carlos, I get the feeling you’ve never let your hair down very much Dude, lighten up and heal yourself instead of trying to fix everyone else!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phUTCsVAKXA&feature=related

bman

February 21st, 2012
8:08 pm

carlos .. .. “low born behavior” ?? lol – Never heard that before.

I don’t like you very much.

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
8:12 pm

Bruno:

No ………. I didn’t see that. Thanks for the info.

I doubted it would still be used although in many U.S. Army buildings you still find prints of famous Confederate generals. Ft. McPherson is just one example I’ve seen.

Keep Up--Te gusta losing numb nutz?

February 21st, 2012
8:13 pm

I don’t like you very much

I am sure there are hearts breaking all over the blog tonight! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZS6DWR7llo

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
8:13 pm

You’re only “low-born” if you eat possum ……………… :o

bman

February 21st, 2012
8:14 pm

Keep up .. .. I like you.

Jm

February 21st, 2012
8:16 pm

Josef

Le YouTube ne va pas sur le iPhone. C’est une tragedie.

josef

February 21st, 2012
8:16 pm

midori

Spécialement pour toi aujourd’hui… :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=birroyktOZo

Bruno

February 21st, 2012
8:18 pm

JamVet - Gone Fat.

February 21st, 2012
8:19 pm

jonix, for some bizarre reason it is often difficult for me to think of NO without thinking of Ignatius J Reilly. Not sure what that says about me, but it doesn’t sound good does it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2rK8lt7qhs&feature=related

josef

February 21st, 2012
8:19 pm

jm

Bénisse ton coeur! :-)

josef

February 21st, 2012
8:20 pm

jm

Bénisse ton coeur! :-)

Keep Up--Te gusta losing numb nutz?

February 21st, 2012
8:25 pm

Awww thanks B’Man but I have rules. Never fall in like or love with someone on an AJC blog or at the Jersey Shore. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOO3xVRaXJM&feature=related

Jm

February 21st, 2012
8:29 pm

josef

February 21st, 2012
8:36 pm

wet wiccan

February 21st, 2012
8:45 pm

I have only been to Mardi Gras once, in 1998, but it was a great time. Mr. Wiccan and I took the train from Atlanta (actually Gainesville) on Saturday morning with a magic 8-ball. It was the Crescent train. They gave us beads when we got on the train and there was a party in the club car the whole way there. We had reserved a sleeper coach so we could take advantage of the rhythm of the rails. (smile) We got to New Orleans late Saturday night. It was dark and there was a parade going on. We were at the train station and there were no taxis to be found. A homeless man with a grocery cart told us that our hotel was not far from the train station and he could show us where it was. We put our bags in his cart and we followed him off into the night. We were so glad that he helped us. I gave him a 20, and I didn’t know it, but so did Mr. Wiccan! Our hotel was on St. Charles, right on the parade route. Sunday and Monday we enjoyed all the parades and walked around the French Quarter. I had my fortune told by a woman in Jackson Square. We watched a drag queen beauty contest. The crowds were large on Sunday and Monday, but Tuesday was amazing. I did not get up early enough to see the Zulu parade, (and I really wanted to get a coconut head!) But we saw all the other ones that day and even walked in one for a while. Some reporter on the street asked where we from. When we told him Atlanta, he tried to talk us into doing the tomahawk chop and chant WYNO on camera. (we declined). I would like to go again some day, but I’m afraid it wouldn’t live up to that first time.

carlosgvv

February 21st, 2012
8:46 pm

JamVet

Tell you what, sport. Tool down to New Orleans a day or two after the big street party. Go into a hospital and find a rape and/or robbery and/or beating victim. Go up to them and say “Well, at least you can take comfort that this happened at Mardi Gras and not at a gathering of those evil liberal Occupiers”. I’m sure they will really appreciate this.

josef

February 21st, 2012
8:46 pm

SCOUT

Je l’ai vu … Je vais commenter plus tard

josef

February 21st, 2012
8:53 pm

WICCAN

Magique, non? Et il ne pâlit jamais! Toujours le même.

JamVet - Gone Fat.

February 21st, 2012
8:57 pm

josef, loved it. I really do have a hankering to read it again.

wiccan, niiiice.

Some elitists or puritans will say, “Oh that tacky, dreadful Mardi Gras, that’s not for us!”

OF COURSE, its tacky and dreadful. Otherwise what’s the point?!

Boobs and beads. And the chicory coffee and beignets!

It is an awesome illustration of how people and society really are, when they get the chance. The good, the bad and the ugly!

And guys like carlos are ever only gonna see the ugly…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyXVRgrSiwQ&feature=related

josef

February 21st, 2012
9:00 pm

CARLOS

Mange merde et tombe mort! Con! La Nouvelle-Orléans est mon cœur et mon âme. Tu pues!

Soothsayer

February 21st, 2012
9:00 pm

wet wiccan

February 21st, 2012
9:01 pm

Yes, josef, it was magic.

wet wiccan

February 21st, 2012
9:08 pm

josef

February 21st, 2012
9:11 pm

ZamVet

Carlos ne saurait pas quoi faire avec le sienne…même s’il en avait! :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3kLT-sK9YU&feature=related

Soothsayer

February 21st, 2012
9:12 pm

I always thought cutting them French classes was gonna hurt me. Now I know why!

Bud Wiser

February 21st, 2012
9:13 pm

To all of you sad sacks trying to show what passes in your world for ’sophistication’, “En effet, votre utilisation pitoyable de traducteur en ligne sites est très triste de voir. Vous Impressionnez personne.”

Get a life people….. a real life.

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
9:18 pm

Breaking News:

Santorum Announces the 2012 Launch of “European Americans for Santorum” !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdjoHA5ocwU&feature=youtu.be

josef

February 21st, 2012
9:18 pm

Soothsayer

February 21st, 2012
9:19 pm

Bud Weiser: I’m relative certain that josef doesn’t need a translator site to post in French.

Soothsayer

February 21st, 2012
9:22 pm

JamVet - Gone Fat.

February 21st, 2012
9:24 pm

Yeah, jonix, and the always lovely Bud is another work of art.

He’s fluent in two languages, English and dipsh*t!

ww, great choice from a great band. I hadn’t heard that fine song in ages, but still remembered all of the words.

jo, nice Redbone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOTRl3JvSws

josef

February 21st, 2012
9:25 pm

Pour ton information, j’ai parlé français toute ma vie … et pourquoi ce soir? C’est Mardi Gras, Dufus

Et ton propre français est loin d’être parfait!

granny godzilla

February 21st, 2012
9:33 pm

Midori

Irma Rombauer has a recipe.

If you feed the feral cats, you’ll have to trap and move him.

They don’t make good pets. They like greens and bugs.

Take it for a ride to the national forest and on the way back find some good local BBQ.

Whatever you do – don’t name it.

That always ends up badly.

The Zillettes brought home some surprises.

josef

February 21st, 2012
9:35 pm

BUD

la version corrigée

En effet, votre pitoyable utilisation du traducteur des sites en ligne est très triste pour voir . Vous n’impressionnez personne.”

Soothsayer

February 21st, 2012
9:38 pm

I think ol’ Bud just dropped by to drop a turd in the punch bowl and enjoy the results. I think he’s had enough enjoyment for one night.

granny godzilla

February 21st, 2012
9:41 pm

josef

when you speak french

gimme your arm

Matti

February 21st, 2012
9:54 pm

All I wanted was for him to take me to New Orleans for a few days. Didn’t have to be Mardi Gras or even Jazz Fest, just preferably not in the hot part of the year when it gets pungent. I’m not high maintenance. Don’t need the fanciest digs. Just want to wander around, check out the sights and historical stuff, then get a little of that special NOLA food & drink in me and groove to the world-class local tune-age all night long. Sights, sounds, smells, & tastes, with someone special. That’s all I wanted. Not Hawaii. Not Tahoe. Not the casinos. Just a little road trip with a few laughs and wows. That’s all I wanted. G–Dammit.

0311/1811

February 21st, 2012
9:57 pm

josef

February 21st, 2012
9:59 pm

Bonne nuit … Je dois travailler demain

HAPPY MARDI GRAS!

USinUK

February 22nd, 2012
5:34 am

woohoo!!! 40 day of PEEPS and hot cross buns!!!

happy Lent, everyone!!!