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Monday, March 18, 2013

Report: Michelle Shocked tells concert audience "God hates fags," denounces same-sex marriage

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Michelle Shocked
  • Michelle Shocked
Folk singer and former New Orleans resident Michelle Shocked created a firestorm at a San Francisco concert last night when she delivered a homophobic tirade from the stage, according to observers:

The crowd had come, presumably, to hear songs like “Come a Long Way” and “On the Greener Side,” which got airplay on MTV back in the day. (“Greener Side” was even up for a VMA against Madonna’s “Vogue.”)

Instead they were treated to a tirade that allegedly included Shocked announcing “God hates fags.”

Matt Penfield, who was live-tweeting the show from onstage called her rant, delivered during her second set, “totally sincere [and] super anti-gay and hateful.”

We’re still trying to get the full text of her speech, but apparently she told fans “you can go on twitter and say Michelle Shocked said ‘God hates fags.’”

Another Twitter user posted that Shocked “said she lives in fear that the world will be destroyed if gays are allowed to marry.”

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Gridiron shows: Bobby Jindal and Stacy Head

Posted By on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Gov. Bobby Jindal's performance at Saturday night's Gridiron Club Dinner in Washington, D.C. went over well — at least with President Barack Obama, who praised Jindal's material and delivery at the logrolling annual chance for politicians and the D.C. press corps to share a laugh:

"I have to say, I thought Bobby (Jindal) was incredibly funny this evening. I thought he was terrific," Obama said last night at the high-profile Gridiron Dinner, in his remarks after Jindal made a highly impressive speech full of fun and jokes, wiping out his 2009 lacklustre speech which was in response to the first State of the Union Address by Obama.

Jindal's entire speech has been posted online by The Washington Post. Here's one for Louisianans:

[N]ow some people have asked me if I intend to run for President in 2016?

And the answer is that I have no plans to run. I’ve made that clear, over and over again…in Iowa…in New Hampshire…and in South Carolina.

And for those who want a local take on politicos and press rubbing elbows, tickets are now on sale for the Press Club of New Orleans' annual Gridiron Dinner, which takes place March 19 at Walk-On's. The headliner is New Orleans City Council president Stacy Head; tickets are $40 and are available here.

More Jindal under the cut. (Lots of Indian jokes!)

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Friday, February 15, 2013

CNN: Lack of communication aboard Carnival Triumph = Hurricane Katrina

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 11:18 AM


Last night I saw a bloated vessel filled with crap dock in Mobile, Ala. — but enough about CNN. The story, of course, was the arrival of the Carnival cruise ship Triumph, which had an engine failure that stranded it in the Gulf of Mexico and turned it into the Good Ship Lollipoop for a few days.

But for CNN's Martin Savidge, the lack of communication aboard the ship was equivalent to the lack of communication on the ground in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures ...

SAVIDGE: blah blah blah Hurricane Katrina blah blah I assume it's something very similar.

PASSENGER: Yeah, but let's put that in perspective. I mean, Katrina was a major devastation. We're on a friggin' cruise ship, and we're just havin' a good time, so ... Two different things. Two different things.

CNN has mostly moved on to the Russian meteor story, but if you still want tales from the S.S. Hurricane Katrina, CNN.com still offers "Video: 'Everyone will need psychological help'", "Parisa Safarzadeh shares her account of the hellish trip on the Carnival Triumph" and the popular "Passenger video: Sewage on walls."

UPDATE: It seems that one of the charter buses bringing passengers from Mobile to New Orleans broke down on I-10, and those on board had to wait nearly an hour for a replacement bus, which must have been like Superstorm Sandy.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Mardi Gras report: Endymion -1 day

Posted By on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Orleans Avenue/Canal Street neutral ground report, Friday (yesterday's report is here).

Spray paint: check
Netting around front lawns: ubiquitous
Trash cans blocking off parking: everywhere
Stakes, tape and string: oh, mais oui
Port-o-lets: take your pick
Tents 'n' chairs 'n' stuff: boy howdy
People: hordes
Guy with a rattail buying smokes at Walgreens: we've got that covered
Furniture: some
Sketchy carny-style food trucks selling funnel cakes: not yet

We'll start on Canal Street, just off Carrollton:


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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mardi Gras report: Endymion -2 days

Posted By on Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Orleans Avenue neutral ground report, Thursday (yesterday's report is here).

Many of the "good spaces" have already been claimed, Endymiongoers:

Spray paint: check
Netting around front lawns: check
Trash cans blocking off parking: check
Stakes, tape and string: check
Port-o-lets: check
People: a few

Furniture: not yet

Let's go to the photos:


"Maomi & Friends" (?) have a sweet corner view.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mardi Gras report: Endymion -3 days

Posted By on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Orleans Avenue neutral ground report, Wednesday:

Spray paint: check
Netting around front lawns: check
Trash cans blocking off parking: check

Stakes, tape and string: not yet
Furniture: not yet
People: not yet


The KREWE OF CHAD is ready. (#KreweofChad is already a Twitter hashtag.)

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They will see us waving from such great heights...

Posted By on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

... come down now, they'll say ...

But everything looks perfect from far away

... come down now, but we'll stay

4100 block of St. Charles Avenue, Feb. 6, 2013
  • 4100 block of St. Charles Avenue, Feb. 6, 2013

Krewe of Druids, 6:30 pm Uptown

Krewe of Nyx, 7 pm (following Druids)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pro tip: Don't wire $5,900 to someone on the Internet who promises you Super Bowl tickets

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 2:35 PM

From KCBS-TV in San Francisco:

HAYWARD (CBS SF) — An East Bay couple is out nearly $6,000 after falling victim to a scammer offering fake tickets to the Super Bowl.

The Osgood family found four seats for sale on Craigslist through an individual claiming to be a Baltimore Ravens season ticketholder. The cost seemed fair — $5,900, about double the original price.

After talking the deal out through text and email messages, the couple wired the funds cross country. When the package arrived from the seller, all it contained was a printed note that said "Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!! LOL.”

The San Jose Mercury News had more:

Osgood, a season-ticket holder at Candlestick Park for four years, and her boyfriend have bought seats in the new Santa Clara stadium and were planning to go to the Super Bowl in New Orleans with two other family members in their RV. They still plan on going — even if it means watching the game at a bar on Bourbon Street.

(Possible San Francisco Chronicle headline, Mon. Feb. 4: "LOCAL COUPLE LOSES $500 IN BIG EASY STREET BET OVER ORIGIN OF SHOES.")

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Independent Monthly in Lafayette: Edwin and Trina Edwards expecting a child

Posted By on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM

We haven't confirmed this ourselves, but Walter Pierce of Lafayette's Independent Monthly is reporting that former Gov. Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina Scott Edwards (of soon-to-be reality show fame) are expecting a child. Or, as The Ind puts it: "Ermahgerd! Trina's Preggo":

The couple announced months ago that they would attempt to conceive a child using the 85-year-old former governor’s frozen sperm. It has apparently worked.

The mother is 34. The father is 85.

What could go wrong?

P.S. Hmmm... here's Trina Edwards on Twitter yesterday...


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Monday, December 3, 2012

Y@ Speak: The naughty list

Posted By on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:04 PM

While many — even dive bars — begin to get in the holiday spirit, it seems others are asking to get coal in their stockings this year. From the lovely folks in Atlanta who greeted our Saints in a very mature, adult-like way before their match against the Falcons on Thursday, to local media makers who engaged in a full-on Twitter cat fight (a group tweakout, if you will), the naughty list is growing before our eyes. Also this week: Comic Con, a really dumb moment courtesy of a New Orleans ambulance driver and Jon Vilma entertains us, as always.

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