Tuesday, February 28, 2006

World Class Resurrection

"Everything's gonna be alright, I think."

Fats Domino, on the prospects of New Orleans after Katrina and the Manmade Flood.

Happy Carnival!

Pictures (above) include (left) Mr. Clio/Dilly and Berto at a Lundi Gras dinner at Tujague's, and (right) Mr. Clio with unidentified friend on St. Charles.

The foam rubber fleur-de-lis made me many friends and stirred nationalistic fervor up and down the Avenue. Approximately 25 strangers asked for and took pictures with me. My only request was that they say "Go Saints!" No one refused.

BIG UPDATE: Pete Fountain is okay and was even in the Quarter this afternoon. See Scout's cool video that includes Pete taking it easy. (Thanks, Oyster.)


Anonymous said...

You rock Mr Clio!

I live in central TX now but I was in Metairie, where I was raised, for Caesar last Saturday. It felt right. Plus, my Texas born wife and daughter got to see a real parade. I'm sad that I live far away and can't celebrate Mardi Gras like a real New_Orleanian, but I must say I love your blogging efforts to keep the rest of us up to date.

GO Saints!

dillyberto said...

August 2, 1997:
Fulton County Stadium was once a tough place for the Saints to pull out a victory. Chuck Norris swept it off the face of the map with one turn of his head using his powerful beard.

Anonymous said...

how did the costume hold up to flame and spilled cocktails?

Does it have a bloody mary or beer stain?

humidhaney said...

hell yes.

great costume.

wish i could have been there with ya!

Anonymous said...

Chuck Norris once broke the land speed record on a bicycle that was missing its chain and the back tire.

Anonymous said...

Chuck Norris invented the spoon because killing people with a knife was too easy.

Schroeder said...

NICE costume!

LatinTeacher said...

That's the best costume ever. I was tracking your package diligently and I am glad that your foam arrived on time (even through a security check!!!) GEAUX SAINTS! See you sometime next week.

PS -
Chuck Norris has sold one clone of himself to each country in Europe, just in case the Germans ever decide to get crazy again.

Mr. Clio said...

To "anonymous":

I never lit up the cigar, as a safety measure. Wasn't sure Touro's ER would be up to speed.

I have a small shrimp remoulade stain and a minor beer spill on the costume. I wear both stains as badges of honor.

Cade Roux said...

Got you, fleur: http://static.flickr.com/49/107032211_a8c5560fa3_m.jpg

Mr. Clio said...

Thanks, Mr. Roux! That's the first view I've gotten from that angle.

dillyberto said...

In 1991, Chuck with his team and sponsor "Popeye Chicken" won the World Off Shore Powerboat championships. Then he went on to setting a new world record by racing a 38 foot Scarab boat 605 miles across the Great Lakes, from Chicago to Detroit, in 12 hours and 8 minutes.

FROM chucknorris.com

He has a connection to New Orleans. Is is too late for him to run for Mayor of Kenner?

dillyberto said...

Then he used his beard to pluck an entire chicken farm and a roundhouse to clean and package them for Popeye's on Magazine.