Monday, February 27, 2017

Y@ Speak: peak Chad

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 6:22 PM

See that fading star in the night sky? Twinkling its last twinkle before sunrise? That's Chad. Every year it crashes down to earth, occupies too much public space and gets indignant when you enter it, passes out on your porch and listens to Journey before it ascends to the skies, only to return again the next year, and the next. So long, Chad. We fare thee well.

Happy Mardi Gras. Here's some stuff that happened online.

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Krewe of Bacchus paraded Sunday in Uptown

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 3:51 PM

CHERYL GERBER
  • CHERYL GERBER

Bacchus paraded Sunday in Uptown with a theme saluting the New Orleans Saints' 50th anniversary. Floats depicted famous players and milestones, as well as The Aints years, when fans wore bags over their heads. One float was dedicated to the division rival Atlanta Falcons and featured a pot of "Dirty Bird Gumbo."

Actor Jim Caviezel, who starred as Jesus in The Passion of the Christ, rode as Bacchus.

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Endymion rolls in Mid-City

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 12:35 PM

His Majesty, Endymion LI, Parker Velargo. - KATHERINE M. JOHNSON
  • Katherine M. Johnson
  • His Majesty, Endymion LI, Parker Velargo.

The Krewe of Endymion drew huge crowds along its Mid-City route Saturday evening, which were disturbed when a drunk driver drove into a group of onlookers near Carrollton and Orleans avenues, sending 28 people to the hospital. According tothe New Orleans Police Department, the driver's blood alcohol level was .232, nearly three times the legal limit. After a delay, the super krewe continued its annual procession.

The stars were out  — literally and figuratively — for the the parade's "Endymion's Constellations"-themed ride, and throws included star-shaped pillows embroidered with the group's logo, a smiling, curly-haired man wearing a Greco-Roman toga and sash. The crowd was as enthusiastic and numerous as the riders — 20 to 30 people deep in some areas —  and many revelers remained undaunted despite few details at the time of the incident.

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Envelope mix-up leads to surreal Oscars finale

Posted By on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Were pretty sure Moonlight won Best Picture
  • We're pretty sure Moonlight won Best Picture

You had to see it to believe it. In fact, if you didn't see it, you should look for it on the internet right now.

At the very end of the lengthy Oscars broadcast, musical La La Land was announced as this year's winner of the Best Picture Academy Award. A couple of acceptance speeches ensued, followed by a commotion on stage as crew and security personnel began to swarm. One of La La Land's producers soon said there had been a mistake — the real winner was Moonlight.

At first it appeared that presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway — marking the 50th anniversary of their appearance together in Bonnie and Clyde — must have misread the contents of the envelope. But after multiple witness accounts and post-Oscars interviews with the parties involved, it appears that Beatty and Dunaway were handed a duplicate of the Best Actress Award, which went to La La Land's Emma Stone, and read the title they saw before them. PricewaterhouseCoopers, who famously makes a show of their secure and sophisticated ballot process, later issued a statement vowing to "investigate how this could have happened."

Our favorite moment during this fiasco, viewed live by millions of people in every corner of the globe, was Warren Beatty's refusal to let security personnel take the offending envelope out of his hands. He may be elderly but he is no fool.

Other winners included Casey Affleck, Best Actor, and Kenneth Lonergan, Best Original Screenplay, both for Manchester by the Sea; and Damien Chazelle, Best Director for La La Land. The Salesman won Best Foreign Language Film and O.J.: Made in America won Best Documentary Feature. See a list of all the winners here.

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Gambit's Digital Edition, February 28, 2017

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thoth, Mid-City roll in Uptown

Posted By on Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 6:03 PM

Thoth rolled with the theme "Thoth's Cookin'" Feb. 26.
  • Thoth rolled with the theme "Thoth's Cookin'" Feb. 26.

The Krewe of Thoth celebrated its 70th anniversary milestone not with pomp and circumstance, nor refined pageantry, but by doing what it does best: throwing a massive party. Known for its generous and diverse throws and amiable attitude on a typically gorgeous Sunday before Mardi Gras, the krewe — decked out in coordinated chef hats — kept it simple with "Thoth's Cookin'" for its 2017 procession. Floats featured food-centric themes, from the opener "French Wine and Cheese," featuring a large cartoonish French waiter and a float adorned with Parisian locales, to a float dedicated to "Pizza," featuring a huge slice guiding the float up the route.

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N.O.M.T.O.C. paraded in Algiers

Posted By on Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 11:39 AM

The Queen of NO.M.T.O.C. waves to parade-watchers. - WILL COVIELLO
  • WILL COVIELLO
  • The Queen of NO.M.T.O.C. waves to parade-watchers.

N.O.M.T.O.C. (New Orleans Most Talked of Club) paraded in Algiers Saturday. The procession included Treme actor Lance Nichols and WDSU-TV anchor Casey Ferrand as guests and there were many local and visiting marching bands, as well as dance groups and horse riding clubs.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

28 people injured as truck crashes into Endymion crowd

Posted By on Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 10:15 PM

Dozens of law enforcement officers remained on the scene of a crash at Orleans and Carrollton avenues during the Endymion parade.
  • Dozens of law enforcement officers remained on the scene of a crash at Orleans and Carrollton avenues during the Endymion parade.

As cleanup crews took on a sea of parade debris and plastic bags, dozens of law enforcement remained at the intersection of Carrollton and Orleans avenues, where at least 28 people were injured when a pickup truck veered into the crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion's parade around 7 p.m. Feb. 25.

At 9 p.m., tow trucks removed the truck and a white sedan from the intersection, covered in broken glass and parade trash. New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) officials suspect the driver was intoxicated when the truck hit two cars then turned into the neutral ground and hit people in the crowd and a dump truck. NOPD arrested a suspect shortly after the crash.

Twenty-one people were sent to area hospitals; five people are critically injured.

The FBI also is aware of the "mass casualty incident," according to a statement from the FBI's New Orleans Division spokesperson Craig Betbeze. "We are currently working with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to determine whether a federal violation has occurred."

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Hermes, D'Etat and Morpheus paraded Friday in Uptown

Posted By on Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 6:28 PM

Hermes' "Miscellany" parade featured its "Full fathoms five" float from last year's theme about Shakespeare's The  Tempest. - WILL COVIELLO
  • WILL COVIELLO
  • Hermes' "Miscellany" parade featured its "Full fathoms five" float from last year's theme about Shakespeare's The Tempest.

The Krewe of Hermes reprised pretty floats from past parades, Le Krewe D'Etat satirized President Donald Trump' and other politicians and current events, and the Krewe of Morpheus celebrated Las Vegas in their respective Friday night parades in Uptown.

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Krewes of Iris and Tucks parade in Uptown

Posted By on Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 5:49 PM

Krewe of Tucks' "Crop Duster" float.
  • Krewe of Tucks' "Crop Duster" float.

A joyful celebration of Krewe of Iris' centennial hit a snag Saturday when a float broke down at the turn from Napoleon Avenue to St. Charles Avenue with just a few floats remaining in the parade. Word-of-mouth on the route reported that the problem may have been a broken axle, but whatever the delay, it dragged on for almost an hour, hobbling the end of the parade and delaying Krewe of Tucks, which follows Iris.

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