Cleaning po-boy detritus off your car. Possibly being stalked by a Carnival marching band. Getting spooked by a anthropomorphized plastic king cake baby. Feeling the compulsion to cheer for your NFL team that is definitely, totally not even, playing in the Super Bowl this year. People are tweeting about all the problems that are unique to New Orleans. Also this week: the Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle, gonzo rapper Blowfly and DJ/producer/possible dyslexic Diplo come to town, and people on the Internet allow themselves genuinely enjoy Madonna's Super Bowl halftime performance. World peace.
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