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Listening to the little guy expound on combustion engines.

Updated on January 6, 2011 at 6:52 PM

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Re: “"It wasn't a blank slate"

I don't get where exactly Megan's story outright disses newcomers. She merely states that she grew up in a New Orleans that didn't seem to have as many people as adamantly vocal about what is and isn't New Orleans - and, as someone who's been in the city since 1996 (with a 4-year hiatus in NYC), I can see her point about that. Even transplants then weren't as het up about that kind of thing. Perhaps it's a Benny Grunch "Ain't Dere No More" effect that took over around the time Rite-Aid bought out K&B, I don't know, but it certainly wasn't as bad.

As for the charge that Megan has exhibited a nostalgia for her childhood or has glorified violence…I guess I'm not anywhere near reading the same thing in this. The struggles are changing - from the murders of the 1990s to the increase in many other crimes in the present day - but the common thread connecting the two has not really changed: that of forces of law and order that remain ineffectual, and they are the tip of an iceberg of decaying social services whose demise is being hastened by continuing budget cuts on city, state, and federal levels. I find myself wondering if Megan's mother were still alive, would she still be an art teacher in the charter schools? I'm not so sure.

All I'm reading here is one New Orleanian telling it like it was and is.

How it will be is still up to us.

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Posted by liprap on 12/30/2013 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Lebowski Fest set to roll at Howlin' Wolf and AMF All Star Lanes

Um, one problem with the dates of this. I can hear Walter screaming, "Shomer fucking shabbos!!!"

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Posted by liprap on 10/28/2013 at 5:51 PM

Re: “"Suspect Device" cartoonist Greg Peters dies

Um, perhaps check your dates on when Suspect Device ran? It went well beyond 2000.

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Posted by liprap on 08/02/2013 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Madonna to perform halftime show at 2012 Super Bowl

Looking like Wardrobe Malfunction City will be at SB XLVI.

Posted by liprap on 10/03/2011 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Blowing off a certain ex-gov

Saw said ex-governor & ex-con watching a production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the St. John Theatre in Reserve this past Sunday afternoon. Sometimes the situations just present themselves without your looking for them at all. Didn't talk to the man, though, because I had no reason to. His time is past. Thankfully.

Posted by liprap on 07/29/2011 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Rapture vs. The End of the World As We Know It

Blondie. Definitely.

Posted by liprap on 05/19/2011 at 6:57 PM

Re: “New Orleans: officially on the hipster map

"Where's Waldo?" striped pants??? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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Posted by liprap on 05/11/2011 at 6:18 PM

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