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Natty
02-21-2003, 08:38 PM
Desperatly need one, I wanna go to the mardi gras :(

Pissed off Fazz
02-21-2003, 08:45 PM
??? what is that???

Natty
02-21-2003, 10:42 PM
Poofta Parade as I now refer to it as. :)

The gay and lesbian mardi gras

MM 2
02-22-2003, 11:48 AM
This thread is as spamful as my threads. It's pointless, noone's gonna buy you a ticket. And even if they did, how are they gonna send it to you? They don't know you in real life.:p

Sorry, but if my spam threads get closed, yours should too.:p

Feral
02-22-2003, 01:31 PM
Actually, I agree, but I'm going to let it run because it isn't insulting anyone, and besides, I'd kind of like to know what a mardi gras is myself.

Joshi
02-22-2003, 02:39 PM
did none of you play Monkey island 2. Elain threw a Mardi Gras (although it was actually completely different to any other mardi gras in the history of mardi gras')
it all started in 1699
A French nobleman and his crew of explorers conducts the first recorded Mardi Gras celebration on a small island in the Mississippi River just downstream from the site of modern New Orleans. He then continued upriver to found the site of the future city.

1700s
New Orleans, under French rule, starts celebrating pre-Lenten balls
Late 1700s
Spain takes over and bans the balls. What do you expect from a country that started the Inquisition?
1803
United States assumes ownership of New Orleans as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The ban continues.
1823
Creoles finally get Americans to reinstate balls. 1827 Masking on the street becomes legal.
1837
A group of costumed revelers walk the street in the first documented "parade."
1857
The Mistick Krewe of Comus is formed by six upscale Orleanians. It's still a haven for local bluebloods, but had a lot to do with shaping Mardi Gras: The group coined the term "krewe" for its secret organization, presented a themed parade with floats and costumed riders and staged a tableau ball.
1872
The Russian Grand Duke Alexis Romanoff decides to come to the Mardi Gras, and a civic-minded group forms a krewe they call Rex at least partially in his honor. Soon, Rex becomes king of Carnival, and an international symbol of the holiday. Rex, too, shaped a lot of traditions, like organizing the first daytime parade and deciding that Carnival colors would be purple, green and gold.
1890
The first Carnival marching club, the Jefferson City Buzzards, is formed.
1895
The first black Mardi Gras organization, the Original Illinois Club, is formed. It's still going strong.
1897
The first female Mardi Gras organization, Les Mysterieuses, is formed. It's long gone.
1916
Zulu, which has been poking informal fun at Rex for almost a decade, is officially incorporated. The first king rules with a banana stalk scepter and a lard can crown. Rex arrives at the city via steamboat, Zulu via oyster lugger.
1934
Alla becomes the first group to parade on the West Bank.
1941
The Krewe of Venus becomes the first parade to have all-female riders. Crowds hurl refuse at the maskers on board.
1942-45
Carnival canceled during World War II
1949
Louis Armstrong rides as king of Zulu.
1950
Real royalty - the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - bow to mock royalty - the king and queen of Comus - at the Comus ball.
1969
The upstart new Krewe of Bacchus changes Carnival by naming a Hollywood celebrity - Danny Kaye - its king and launching its parade with the biggest floats ever to hit the streets. It proved instantly popular, and was copied by other new krewes.
1987
Rex resurrects the idea of Lundi Gras, an official arrival to the city on "Fat Monday," the day before Fat Tuesday, which the krewe had observed from 1874 to 1917.
1992
New Orleans enacts a city ordinance requiring all parading krewes to open their private membership. Comus, Momus and Proteus protest by canceling their parades (forever). Rex opens membership to blacks, as many other krewes already had done.
1994
Native son Harry Connick Jr. helps create Carnival's latest show-stopping organization, the Krewe of Orpheus.

and natty, i'd love to send you the money, but i don't think you can pay in forum credits. :P

Kj°len
02-22-2003, 03:06 PM
Viva la mardi gras! :D
They gove out the nicest beads.
And sorry Natsy, maybe if you wanna go so much you can drive?
It would take time, but it's possible.

Gabez
02-22-2003, 03:51 PM
Yeah, I went to New Orleans once. And they were celebrating Mardi Gras. It was fantastic.

To be honest anything else is just pants.

Darth Groovy
02-22-2003, 08:13 PM
I went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 1996. Wildest party I ever been to. Ever!

Darth Eggplant
02-22-2003, 08:40 PM
you LIE! Groovy,
you told me the wildest party you ever went to
was with the Teletubbies
and you and NOO NOO
did a line of coke together
and then you went outside
and hurled rabbits at Tinky Wink

Darth Groovy
02-23-2003, 11:46 AM
No that's just what I saw. But I still woke up in a pool of my own vommit in the back of a parking lot near Bourbon Street. Sometimes (only in New Orleans) things are not as they appear to be. Ask me about the Delta Vampires sometime. :eek:

Pissed off Fazz
02-23-2003, 11:51 AM
na, keep it to yourself.

Joshi
02-23-2003, 01:54 PM
trust me, you don't want to know, groovy, you shouldn't have told me but you did, and now i'm telling you, you don't want to know.

Benihana14
02-23-2003, 01:55 PM
*Cough* GIRLS GONE WILD *Cough*

Pissed off Fazz
02-23-2003, 02:07 PM
mmmm, i am scared now.

Joshi
02-23-2003, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by Benihana14
*Cough* GIRLS GONE WILD *Cough*

um, who are you refering to exactly. natty's the only girl here and she doesn't seem wild to me (well, okay, she is, but no more than usual) :D

SamNMax
02-24-2003, 06:07 PM
Can someone buy me a CD rom drive!? :swear:

Neonbutterfly
03-09-2003, 12:34 AM
Yeh and a lexus SC430 while your at it :P

Nah the Mardi gras are great, spec the one that goes down in Australia. And its a real pitty that so many of thsoe hot guys are gay :( :D lol

Dath Maximus
03-09-2003, 12:38 AM
could someone please explain to Neil Joshi, what girls gone wild is.

anywho, ummm.....

oh yeah, groovy, you didnt happen to hand out beads to any one if you know what i mean.

he he he


and judging from the response of the new person...could they be female? if so, then the numbers are growing....yes.....

*walks out of room playing dueling banjos on a banjo*

Joshi
03-09-2003, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by Dath Maximus
could someone please explain to Neil Joshi, what girls gone wild is.


yeah, i know perfectly well what Girls Gone Wild is, i was making a joke, get it jo-ke.

Dath Maximus
03-09-2003, 04:19 PM
hmmm a joke?


nope, us kansas folk dont know what them are.

Joshi
03-09-2003, 04:24 PM
umm, now i;m confused, was that a dig at yourself. please don't think my last post was a dig at you or people from kansas, i didn't even know you were from there (i generally don't look at locations). of course your last post was a joke, i got it completely :D

Deadmeat_X
03-10-2003, 03:23 AM
? Natty one thing I don't understand...I though you lived in Sydney, so why do you need a plane ticket to Sydney???

Joshi
03-10-2003, 08:03 AM
nattylives in melbourne

Deadmeat_X
03-10-2003, 02:36 PM
Owww...ok...that's sorted out...now we can all go bakc to spamming...j/k

Dath Maximus
03-10-2003, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
umm, now i;m confused, was that a dig at yourself. please don't think my last post was a dig at you or people from kansas, i didn't even know you were from there (i generally don't look at locations). of course your last post was a joke, i got it completely :D

ask groovy or obi about me, i insult myself more than anyone else, i never take offense from other peoples remarks.

im a nonsense sorta person.

the whole kansas part was to make me look dumb by saying us kansans are humorless

Darth Groovy
03-10-2003, 10:31 PM
Dath Max is the gardner of LFJA. He lives in a shack by himself and takes his job very seriously.....

I always saw Dath as a Bill Murray ala Caddyshack type of character. And yes, he does frequently talk in third person....:rolleyes:

:p

brief
03-13-2003, 07:58 PM
Girls Gone Wild (http://www.comedycentral.com/includes/rpmdirect.jhtml?ram=dailyshow%2Fcolbert%2Fcobert_6 044_300.rm)