Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Mardi Gras

Today is Mardi Gras Day.  Well over a million people will be crowding the streets of New Orleans, and surrounding cities.  Lots of beer will be drunk, many purses snatched, children lost, pockets picked, and the police will have a hell of a fine time fighting the crowds.  When I was still in the police business, I had half of Bourbon Street for Mardi Gras (on my watch anyway).  The crowds were so thick and so loud that one could not see or hear beyond the reach of an arm.  It was like being in a seven and a half block long, crowded elevator - filled with drunks.  The overwhelming stench of spilled beer and dried urine affects only the sober.

One of these days some terrorist mope is going to see the chance to "make a statement" by killing lots of people, packed in crowds like sardines in a can.  Panic may be only a day away.  In the meantime, party on.


Amusing Bunni said...

Happy Fat Tuesday to you too, WoFat!
I bet you are glad to be out of that mess.

I never went to Mardi Gras, and I never will.
And, you are very right about this is a disaster
waiting to happen.

WoFat said...

Never before in history have so many spent so much on so little.

LL said...

I went to the pharmacy today and the pharmacist wore a bright purple shirt with gold and silver beads rather than his standard white shirt and tie. I asked him, "Lifestyle change, Harvey?"

He reminded me of Fat Tuesday.

Children will also be conceived tonight, I'll wager. Fathers will melt into the mist leaving only a trace of DNA behind to mark their passing...

WoFat said...

It is a time that when looked back upon by angry daddies, daughters will claim the father of their child as, "the NOPD SWAT Team," or maybe, "the Fifth Police District."

New grand dads will be told that memory escapes their grand daughters except that, "It might be about half the men in the 600 block of Bourbon Street."

Young and foolish love.

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