Lafcadio at the Krewe du Vieux

Lafcadio revered at the Krewe du Vieux

My favorite handout from last night’s Krewe du Vieux parade. It’s from one of the subkrewes, the Krewe of PAN, which chose to revere a slightly obscure but magnificent writer known for his quotability. Case in point:

Times are not good here. The city is crumbling into ashes. It has been buried under a lava flood of taxes and frauds and maladministrations so that it has become only a study for archaeologists. …But it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes, than to own the whole state of Ohio. –Lafcadio Hearn, 1879

P.S. Note the gilded bagel from Krewe du Jieux in the background–my first ever! Sadly, I didn’t get it on my own; it was procured on my behalf by someone with much bigger tits. But whatevs. I never claimed to have it all..

1 Comment so far

  1. Laureen (unregistered) on January 21st, 2008 @ 1:57 pm

    Congrats on the bagel, by whatever means. I remember the first time I got a bagel at KdV. I jumped around squeeling, “I got a bagel!”, like a retard. We really get caught up in the commerce of throws at Mardi Gras. Nice work, a good start to the season. Muses is one parade for really great throws. The gay guys around me at last year’s parade really raked in the loot!



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