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Monday, February 12, 2018

Y@ Speak: Mardi Gras miracles

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 4:47 PM

An indoor basketball game got rained out, but you had a tarp. A float hit a power line, but you waited for the parade. The route was flooded, but you made a bridge out of beads. Your Uber didn't show up, but you had a motorized wheelchair. As your aunt's 1999 AOL chain email with a picture of a baby's foot once said, "If you don't believe in miracles, perhaps you've forgotten you are one."

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Y@ Speak: let them dance

Posted By on Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 6:23 PM

Strip club workers and allies hit the streets last week — so did city workers who teared down (some) ladders and declared war on the Krewe of Chad.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Y@ Speak: krewesing

Posted By on Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 8:12 PM

This week's rundown incidentally is another true "#NOLA Twitter" starter pack: getting mad online at people who are bad at traveling to New Orleans, parades, football, and lukewarm Jazz Fest takes. Plus: a fun Tide Pod fact.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Is this worse than Sandra Lee's king cake?

Posted By on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 3:39 PM


Steve Caparotta of WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge posted the following image on Twitter, calling it "the biggest abomination of a 'king cake' I've ever seen." What is it exactly? Dry bread piped with whipped topping and topped with maraschino cherries? Not sure. It's still not as risible as the "semi-homemade" king cake made by Food Network chef Sandra Lee, which we wrote about last year. That one involves popping a tube of Pillsbury breadstick dough and gooing it up with a tub of pre-made cake frosting (not even cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting). The video of its construction seems to have disappeared from the Food Network site, but here's a screencap from last year:

Have you experienced sad king cake this Carnival season?

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Y@ Speak: at least there's Mardi Gras

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Don't blame Marcus Williams. Don't blame the refs. Blame "we dat."

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Y@ Speak: 'tis the season

Posted By on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 7:45 PM

You can eat the king cake now. But in your heart you know you've always been able to eat the cake. Don't let anyone tell you, "You can't eat the cake." The cake is yours, it always will be yours, and the fate of the universe does not depend on you not eating the cake. But it's cake time now. You're safe. Enjoy.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Y@ Speak: frozen pipes

Posted By on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 6:08 PM

Here is your not late, completely unthawed, 100 percent defrosted, not cold at all edition of your weekly Twitter recap. Happy New Year.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins posts a photo of United Nations headquarters with the Trump logo on it

Posted By on Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 6:29 PM


President Donald Trump has been expressing his continued displeasure with the United Nations — and he's now got a Louisiana ally in his corner. U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, who represents Louisiana's 3rd District, made a Facebook post with a photo of the U.N. building in New York City ... with a Photoshopped TRUMP logo on the top.

“Damn straight, lets give this prime piece of American real estate to someone who actually loves America. Get the U.S. out of the U.N., and the U.N. out of the U.S.
The U.N. is filled with nations that hate us and yet we give them billions of American dollars. As far as I’m concerned.. they can hate us for free.
Meanwhile, the Chinese have been building islands in the Pacific. That’s a great spot for the left to hang out with their U.N. Comrades.”
Captain Clay Higgins
It's nothing new for Higgins; his campaign website expresses his belief that the United Nations has grown "too big for their britches" and, once again, refers to its New York location in terms of real estate value:

The UN has grown too powerful. Our sovereignty as a nation is constantly compromised, again and again, through UN operations. I’m not a supporter of disbanding the United Nations. I think it is good to have a designated arena for diplomatic endeavors and meetings. However, I would support measures to greatly scale back funding for and participation in UN operations. They’ve grown too big for their britches over there, and they’re sitting on super prime US real estate.
Higgins is no stranger to the social media limelight; he was forced to apologize in July after he recorded a five-minute quasi-political YouTube video inside a gas chamber at Poland's Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Y@ Speak: butts

Posted By on Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 5:36 PM

The debate raged into Christmas: was it a buttception, or butt pick, or something else? Twitter named the instantly perfect interception from Marshon Lattimore, to be captured in bronze, one day, but the man himself vetoed one of the candidates.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Y@ Speak: RIP Storify

Posted By on Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 5:55 PM

Storify — the premier Bad Takes Aggregator and Area Twitter Appreciator website used by at least one person — announced last week that it'll shut down in 2018. We assume it has to do with the overwhelming popularity of this sometimes-weekly column and all those clicks (so many) blowing out their servers every Monday. We'll figure out what's next but this is our pledge.

For now: The Saints, John Kennedy and a 16-year-old in Opelousas had a pretty good week. Irvin Mayfield did not.

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