Feb 14, 2010

samedi gras

I spent the day with Michael and his friend Paul uptown, watching a string of parades. I can't even count how many.

I could have taken photos of the floats (like this masterpiece of aluminum foil) or cute boys, but there were other, better things to photograph.

Like this:

Unfortunately, my camera can not quite capture the divine shade of apricot sherbert of this mullet. I'm hungry just looking at it.

The toy soldiers. There was one queeny one in the middle whom I missed do a turn.

Unfortunately, I also missed seeing (and photographing) the "bipolar" "sex addict" whom Michael located on his iphone's Grindr app, who was marching as a cheerleader security guard.


Back at Michael's place, the mink stole of a semi famous hollywood celebrity* (*initials JC, and I don't mean Jesus Christ)whose ex boyfriend was once Michael's tenant.

I thought it looked best like this, as a nature morte, so to speak.

Poetry...sucking on a juice box

Steve Zahn (and Michael's head). He was standing right next to us. Later, he graciously indulged us in letting us take photos with him.

King Kong (and those god damned illuminated rabbit ears that ruined all of my other photos)

The hero of the day, Drew Brees, who may be the single most popular man in this city, ever.


Michael Guy said...

"sucking on a juice box" is very precious. Love the old school boot pom poms. I always wanted THOSE!

Parades, the gays and a mink stole...sounds like a good time was had by all.

MJ said...

Those are some big ass shoe tassels.

*pushes Michael Guy aside in race for pom poms*

*attaches them to nipples, twirls, and knocks him out ... with whiplash I might add*

Michael Rivers said...

Great photos and recap!!

Hayward said...

I can imagine the sound of those boots as she shuffles down the street.

Do the Chalmette Strutters still exist?

jason said...

hey hayward! It's great to see you here. I suspect they do, though I haven't seen them. Chalmette is a hotbed of strutting.

mrpeenee said...

It looks like a perfectly lovely Mardi Gras. I wish I could be there. Have a fab time tomorrow.

Dean Grey said...

"Poetry...sucking on a juice box"

Laughing my ass off at that, Jason!


ayeM8y said...

I’m still a little drunk from the holiday trifecta convergence, Mardi Gras, Valentines Day, President’s Day.

Miss Poetry is looking mighty glamorous with her pom poms if not a little Clydesdale’ish.

“famous hollywood celebrity* (*initials JC, and I don't mean Jesus Christ)”

JC = James Coburn...right?

*Snatches pom poms from MJ ripping her nipples in the process and attaches to crotch*

Margaret said...

James Coburn! Crushed on him in the 60s, 70s and 80s! Probably even now, when he's gone, too. Did King Kong have any tassles?

MJ said...

@Ayem8y: Hey! No professionals!

Anonymous said...

Love the juice box pix. You know she MUST keep up her strength because she looks totally immaciated.

Colleen said...

Truly a glorious mullet. Like cotton candy!

Michael Mattison said...

Jason -- THESE are the kind of Mardi Gras pix you wanna see, i.e. the kind you don't see everywhere else in any magazine or photo stock agency. That woman's apricot do is PRICELESS, and there's so much more you've captured! Would love to have been there.