you guys with the illegal fireworks… who dat!

M: ya, after the game we all poured into our cars and drove home to shoot off some fire works we didn’t want to walk the extra half-block to go into the big open field, so we decided that it would be fine to shoot them off in the neutral ground right under the power […]

I got oranges and bananas…

My old landlord Louis Maistros directed me to this video on Mr. Okra – a man I dare say is a New Orleans institution. Well, maybe not New Orleans, but definitely a Quarter / Marigny / Bywater / 9th Ward institution. He’s like the ice cream man, but nowhere near as annoying or tooth-rotting. I […]

An Open Letter to Roger Goodell

The following email was forwarded to me by my father. It was written by a good friend of his and attorney (we won’t hold that against him) Chip Saunders: ——– Original Message ——– Subject: Who Dat Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:21:42 -0600 From: John Saunders <audubon253 @cox.net> To: <roger.Goodell2@nfl.net> Commissioner Goodell, I hear the […]

L4D2: New Orleans

Possible alternate titles: ZOMGBIES! or Zombies? In my New Orleans? It’s more likely than you think. So, the demo for Left 4 Dead 2 became available today for those who pre-ordered it. HOLY KATRINA FLASHBACKS, BATMAN! The short of L4D: it’s a first-person shooter set in a zombie apocalypse, and 4 people have survived – […]

1,460 Days and Counting

Well, the web (or at least my little corner of it) is all a-flutter with Katrina posts, as it made landfall 4 years ago. It’s an important event in our lives – not just as New Orleanians or Louisianians specifically, but for Americans and people as a whole. I’m not going to get into a […]

Slurvivor Week

*phew* Red Dress week is over! It’s been a long week, and as much fun as it’s been, I’m glad it’s over. For me, it started on Thursday. The VooDoo hosted a Red Dress Run, hared/led by myself and Fill Me Up (fellow VooDooer) through the Marigny. It was really more of a crawl, but […]

On The Road, Again

After my previous post about Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, my friend Matt directed me to the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation: Holy Simultaneously Grim and Necro, Batman. That aside, a certain shot caught my eye:   That’s actual Katrina footage, dirtied up a bit to fit the über-post-apocalyptic setting of The Road. You can […]