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CV! Part 196 – The End of August (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues)

CV! Part 196 – The End of August (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues)

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PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL! GET FULLY VACCINATED!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!


Friday, August 27, 2021 – FlashbackFriday!
Do Not Travel! StayTheFuckHome!

Aloha Friday!

“Remember Friday is Hawaiian shirt day, so, you know,
if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans.”
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1:11am: Yes, it’s Friday morning. THIS WEEK JUST SUCKED.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

1:11pm: THIS WEEK JUST SUCKED. Oh, did we say that twice?
Recapping Friday morning.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We drank a cup of espresso and ate a slice of cold leftover pizza.
We went back to bed and slept. We woke up. We drank an iced espresso.
DRINK COFFEE. DRINK WATER. It’s HOT. Stay hydrated. Piss clear.

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3:15pm: We ate the rest of the leftover pizza and drank an iced espresso.

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99 Degrees in Van Nuys! We finally turned on the AC today. VERY COOL.
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZ

5:45pm: We took a nap. Then we woke up.

10:11pm: Recapping Friday night…. sort of.
The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We drank a big glass of cran-raspberry-orange juice.
We ate too much pizza earlier, so we didn’t get hungry until late.

11:45pm: We took the dogs outside. We made dinner.
Friday night. Good Shabbos. Dinner at Midnight.
On The Menu: Fried chicken breast w/BBQ sauce, toasted cheese sandwich
on challah bread, dill pickle, nectarine, celery with peanut butter,
and an iced espresso to drink
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Bad weather? Missed Flight? Travel Emergency? COVID-19?

TRAVEL ALERT! HURRICANE IDA WARNING!
CATEGORY 4 STORM APPROACHING NEW ORLEANS!
Expected to make landfall on Sunday….

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NOTE: Afghanistan crisis will evaporate, and it will be all about New Orleans next week.


Saturday, August 28, 2021 – One More Saturday Night!
Do Not Travel! StayTheFuckHome! DON’T STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING!

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1:20am: Binge-Watching the first season of “Jack Ryan” (the series) on Prime.

3:15am:

9:01am: We’ve been up for two hours, and we should still be asleep.
We took the dogs outside. The dogs got fed. We got the newspapers.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK!
BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK!

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1:50pm: Well, we really felt like sh*t this morning.
We made an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We did some morning stuff, but then went back to bed.
We woke up. We got the mail. The dogs are chillin’ in the bedroom.
The gardeners are here working on the backyard landscaping today.

NOTE: TOTALLY SUCKS waking up and your first real thought of the day is…
“FUCK, DO HAVE COVID-19?” because people aren’t being safe around you.
It can ruin your whole morning, not to mention your whole fucking day.

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2:40pm: We made an iced espresso and retreated back to the Home Office.
We are not allowed to be mad, but WE ARE ABSOLUTELY ENRAGED.

Here’s a little rant for the supposedly intelligent people:
WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU SOCIALIZING WITH STRANGERS?
WHY ARE YOU GOING TO – AND THROWING PARTIES?
WHY ARE YOU TALKING TO STRANGERS WITHOUT A MASK?
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
WHY ARE YOU GOING TO THE MARKET?
WHY ARE YOU SHOPPING IN PUBLIC?
WHY ARE YOU TRAVELING? WHY ARE YOU MAKING PLANS?
THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IS NOT OVER!
YOU CAN STILL GET SICK, AND YOU MIGHT DIE.
YOU CAN GET YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS SICK, AND THEY MIGHT DIE.
AFTER 18 MONTHS WHY ARE YOU BEING STUPID AND CARELESS?
THIS IS A DEADLY DISEASE. YOU MIGHT DIE.
AND THERE CAN BE LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES IF YOU DON’T DIE.
THE DELTA VARIANT IS MORE CONTAGIOUS, MORE INFECTIOUS,
AND THERE ARE MORE VARIANTS COMING…..
THE GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC.
THE GOVERNMENT IS LYING TO YOU, THEY ARE NOT BEING HONEST.
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WE HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS SINCE FEBRUARY OF 2020.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!
DON’T STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING! WTF? YOU MIGHT DIE. End of rant.
Really can’t believe we have to keep saying this to “smart” people.

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5:45pm: And so it goes. Choreboy needs to show up today.
Our weekend just got better too. Anger and anxiety relocated for now.

HEY SATURDAY NIGHT!
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6:15pm: We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We cleaned out the refrigerator. We took out the trash and did the dishes.
We scooped some poop. And then we made an iced espresso.
7:05pm: We did a load of laundry. And we did a little yard work before it got dark.
We haven’t eaten all day long…. so now it’s time for food.

10:15pm: We ordered food and got dressed and went and picked it up.
We got home and the restaurant called because we dropped our wallet!
So we drove right back to the restaurant and picked it up. VERY LUCKY.

On The Menu: Sushi.
Spicy tuna cut roll and a California roll, with a Coke to drink
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10:55pm: Let’s bake some brownies.
And we also made another iced espresso.
NOTE: We ate a brownie and it was delicious!

And this too:
The guy who was photographed as a baby wants to sue now….

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CORONAVIRUS!
The Delta Variant sucks.
Will it ever end?


Sunday, August 29, 2021 – Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
Do Not Travel! StayTheFuckHome!

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

4:35am: And now we’re awake again. Good morning.

6:00am: Watching more “Jack Ryan” episodes on Prime.

7:00am: We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We got the newspapers and then made an early breakfast.

On The Menu: 2 eggs over medium, bacon, peanut butter and strawberry jam
sandwich on toasted challah bread with an iced espresso to drink
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Hey, it’s a**holes standing in the rain day on CNN!
HURRICANE IDA HIT LOUISIANA HARD TODAY. AND IT’S GONNA GET WORSE.
Climate change is real. New Orleans is fucked.
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2:40pm: We are restless. We went back to bed and slept a little.
We took the dog outside. We made an iced espresso.
We took the dog outside again. It’s really HOT out today.

7:30pm: We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We played with the dog. We chilled with the dog. And now he’s napping.
And we are thinking about dinner.
Nothing happened today. We watched TV and surfed the interweb.
We just cleaned in here, but it looks like tornado hit last night….

On The Menu: Chicken and cheese sandwich on toasted challah bread
and a dill pickle. And another iced espresso.

Pompsie’s Downtown Las Vegas LiveStream on Sunday Night:
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10:35pm:  Still nothing. We took the dog outside. Now he’s back to napping.

Ed Asner died. RIP
May the Four Winds blow him safely home.


Monday, August 30, 2021 – Monday. Monday.
It’s the last Monday in August – Labor Day is one week away!

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1:45am: We took a shower and we shaved.
Feelin’ clean and fresh at 2:00am.
We cleaned up our desk area and did a load of laundry too.

2:30am: We made another iced espresso and ate a brownie.
Watching NFL Football preseason highlights. GO BRONCOS!

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy”
– yeah, it’s Monday morning

7:15am: We are awake. We took the dog outside. We fed the dog.
We got the newspapers. We made an iced espresso.
We took the dog outside again. Such a good boy!

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“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy”
– yeah, it’s Monday morning

The news this morning is not good.
Afghanistan disaster, COVID-19 Delta Variant surge, Hurricane Ida….
Now “Tropical Storm” Ida reeking havoc in Mississippi!
The Mississippi River is flowing backwards because of the storm surge.
Louisiana is a DISASTER…. New Orleans is without power again.
GAS PRICES MAY RISE AGAIN. Damage to the oil and gas industry….
CoronaVirus is out of control – hospitalizations, death rates, etc.
The European Union is going to institute TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS again.
And the Afghanistan pull-out continues. ISIS rocket attacks. Suicide bombers.
13 DEAD AMERICAN SERVICEMEN. Civilian casualties. TOTAL FAIL.
PR Nightmare for President Joe Biden. TRUMP AND POMPEO DID THIS!
And don’t forget the FIRES that are burning in California and Oregon….
Caldor Fire is in South Lake Tahoe (California side) and they have to evacuate.
El Dorado and Alpine Counties are already under evacuation orders.

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Monday. Blue Monday.

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1:35pm: And we are awake again. We took a nice nap with the dog.
The housekeeper came and went. The house is clean.

2:05pm: We took the dog outside. We made an iced espresso.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

And the Not Burning Man 2021 Live Feed
is LIVE from Black Rock Desert on YouTube:
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3:35pm: Time is flying by today now that we are awake.
We’ve been playing with the dog and watching YouTube vids.
We should run errands. And we need to eat something.

4:25pm: We unloaded the dishwasher and we planned to get dressed….
but we kind of had an anxiety attack about going out into public.
We have been wrestling with going out and just sayin’ “FUCK IT” today.
So….. nothing is urgent.
We are going to say “Fuck It” and go eat some food now.

5:15pm: We made some food. We ate. We took the dog outside.
We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.

On The Menu: 3 hotdogs with mustard, onion, and cheese; a dill pickle,
an avocado, and an apple, with an iced espresso to drink
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11:35pm: Recapping Monday night. Nothing going on.
There was a short pursuit that we just watched after it was all over.
And watching the Livestream (at night) from the “Renegade Burn 2021”
And we took the dog outside again.

There was a cricket in the house. And it was loud.
So, we had to go on the hunt, and take care of it.

Monday night Livestream:
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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 – DoNotTravelTuesday!
The 243rd day of the year and the LAST day of August!
And technically, alcohol is a solution.

12:56am: We just watched “The Doorman” which was a “Die Hard”
in a old hotel under construction homage…. RIP-OFF!
It was okay, Jean Reno as the bad guy holding hostages,
while a guy tries to open a safe, while a guest “Hero” in the wrong place,
at the wrong time, overcomes obstacles and kills all the bad guys.
Oh, damn …..SPOILER ALERT? It was okay.
Sometimes you roll the dice, and take your chances.

3:00am: We made a quick bite to eat.
On The Menu: Popcorn shrimp with Korean BBQ sauce

9:45am: Breaking News: Secret deal with the Taliban? Really?
Okay, we went to sleep after 5:00am and we woke up around 8:30am.
We woke up. We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We got the newspapers. We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

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Bad weather? Missed Flight? Travel Emergency? WILDFIRES?

MANDATORY EVACUATION OF ALL RESIDENTS IN SOUTH LAKE TAHOE!
The Caldor Fire is burning tens of thousands of acres in northern California.
ALL NATIONAL FORESTS CLOSE IN CALIFORNIA FOR 2 WEEKS AT MIDNIGHT!
CALIFORNIA NATIONAL FORESTS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 17!

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5:05pm: We slept the day away today…..
we woke up and went back to bed with the dog. We woke up.
We took the dog outside. We drank an iced espresso.
We ate a toasted bagel with lox and cream cheese and a dill pickle at 4:30pm.

Scenes form the Not Burning Man 2021 Livestream on YouTube:
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TutuTuesday! Get your dust storm on!

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6:15pm: We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We drank an iced espresso.

THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN IS OVER!
20 YEARS OF US BLOOD AND TREASURE!
BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WASTED ON FOREIGN SOIL!
THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN LIVES SACRIFICED OR CHANGED FOREVER!
President Joe Biden got us out of the Afghanistan War, as promised.
Let the OPIUM TRADE continue without interference! Go Big Pharma!

9:55pm: We took the dog outside. We played with the dog for hours.
We got dressed and ran an errand. We were going to get gas….
and we were going to go to the market.
But there were too many people at the market.
We drove through the parking lot, and decided to go another time.
So, we’ll do all the errands tomorrow. We drove home.
We took the dog outside. We played with the dog. We took the dog outside.
Now it’s time for food.

On The Menu:  Fried chicken breast with BBQ sauce, mac’n’cheese with bacon,
dill pickle, half an avocado, and a strawberry-banana nectar to drink
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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in Summer of 2021!

EIGHT MONTHS AGO, TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS
TRIED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES! 

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TRUMP SOLD OUT THE UNITED STATES.
AND THE GOP TRAITORS NEED TO STFU.

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THE GOP TRAITORS ARE LYING TO YOU!
DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!
YOU SAW IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

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King Cotton Blues

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King Cotton Blues
Lyrics by Robert Hunter
Music by Malcolm Welbourne (Papa Mali), Bill Kreutzmann, Matt Hubbard
as performed by 7 Walkers

Got the king cotton blues, that I can’t deny
I’ve always been in trouble, but, I never did know why
Some say it’s my attitude, others said my luck
Those that said my just deserts can take a flying fuck

Got the king cotton blues, right down to my core
I can take the licking, boys, stand up and ask for more
It ain’t because of courage, on account of being brave
I never saw much reason to avoid an early grave

[Chorus:]
King cotton blues boys, be it understood
Shotgun is too merciful, hanging is too good
Drowning’s too uncertain, poison is too slow
To snuff a worthless widow’s son whose time has come to go

Got the king cotton blues, reason to complain
All the local prostitutes, spit upon my name
I take out my handkerchief, and dust that shit away
Revenge don’t bring relief, boys, no matter what they say

Got the king cotton blues, price upon my head
A thousand bucks alive, and double if I’m dead
They don’t want to have to feed me, they know my appetite
Let’s head down to the bar afar, and pick another fight

[Chorus]

Got the king cotton blues when shit hits the fan
No shame to duck, boys, any chance you can
Take your absolution, at the whorehouse down the block
For those who disavow you, can wind the devil’s clock

Got the king cotton blues, every dog knows the tune
Every cat has a version, beneath the brightful moon
Take your revolution, and stick it upper class
Be kind to one another, and dip your lights when you pass

[Chorus]

Got the king cotton blues, that’s all I got to say
They done locked up the keys, and threw the house away
I’m just buying my time ’til they pop my red balloon
Feed me to the tigers, throw my leg across the moon

[Chorus]

King Cotton Blues by 7 Walkers with Willie Nelson:

7 Walkers (2009-2012) featured former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann,
guitarist and singer Malcolm Welbourne aka Papa Mali,
multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard, and bassist George Porter Jr.
NOTE: Reed Mathis was an original member of 7 Walkers,
He played on the self-titled debut album (released on November 2, 2010)
He left the band due to touring commitments and was replaced by George Porter Jr..


And now a little King Cotton history:

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“‘King Cotton’ is a slogan that summarized the strategy used before the American Civil War (of 1861–1865) by pro-secessionists in the southern states (the future Confederate States of America) to claim the feasibility of secession and to prove there was no need to fear a war with the northern states.” – wikipedia

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Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll,
or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants.

Genus: Gossyplum – family: malvaceae

India is the world’s largest producer of cotton.
The five leading exporters of cotton in 2019:
(1) India, (2) the United States, (3) China, (4) Brazil, and (5) Pakistan.

The invention of the cotton gin lowered the cost of production,
leading to greater profits, and the expansion of cotton farming and slavery.

SLAVERY AND SLAVE LABOR – The real hands that built America!
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Monroe,
John Hancock, and many other “Founding Fathers” owned slaves.

August, 1619 –  First Slaves arrive in Jamestown, Virginia
20-30 enslaved Africans landed at Point Comfort
(now Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia)
Captain Jope and Mr. Marmaduke from the English warship ‘White Lion’
traded captives removed from the Portuguese slave ship, San Juan Bautista
to the Governor and Cape Merchant of Jamestown for food and supplies.

1662 – Slavery officially recognized as the statutory law of the colony.
Legislation passed to define the status of mixed-race (mulatto) children.
Children were considered the same status as their mother.
If the child was born to a slave, the child would be born a slave.

BLACKLIVESMATTER!
Acknowledge the history and legacy of slavery, the slave trade,
the failed reconstruction and post Civil War retaliation, sharecropping,
“The Great Migration”, the Klu Klux Klan, segregation, Jim Crow, and racism!

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“Oh! Isn’t that a Dainty Dish to set before the King!”
by artist John McLenan (1827-1865)

This cartoon depicts General George B. McClellan delivering a live bombshell to the table of the British monarchy. The table top says “Virginia” while the body of it is made of cotton and the supports are “whiskey.” Standing nearby is Lord Palmerston pictured as a whiskey bottle (“Old Rye Prime Minister”). In the background is a slave atop a stack of cotton and a black servant commenting on the instabilty of the cotton stack. This is referencing Great Britiain’s policy of neutrality towards the American Civil War and the belief by many Northerners that it was merely a strategic position taken by the British to maximize their economic benefits. In reality, Palmerston viewed neutrality and the possible success of the Confederacy as lucrative economic possibilites for Great Britiain. This depiction is infering that McClellan and the Union Army will destroy the foundation of this economic plan (portrayed here as cotton) through their military successes.

The Triangular Trade in the 18th and 19th centuries:
Great Britain shipped goods to West Africa.
These goods were used to buy captured Africans.
The African slaves were shipped to the West Indies and the Americas
and exchanged for sugar, rum, and other goods.
And then these goods were shipped back to Great Britain.

“COTTON IS KING!”
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The “King Cotton” March was composed in 1895 by John Philip Sousa
for the Cotton States and International Exposition (1895).

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Lloyd Lambert
(June 4, 1928 – October 31, 1995) from Thibodaux, Louisiana
He pioneered the use of the electric bass in blues, jazz, and R&B.
He was a regular at the famous New Orleans’ Dew Drop Inn.
Bandleader for Guitar Slim, and he had his own orchestra.
He also played with big names like Nappy Brown and Little Richard.

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Lloyd Lambert (and his band) – “King Cotton” instrumental


King Cotton is also the stage name of Dicky Sony,
an American Texas blues singer born in 1945 in Navasota, Texas.
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King Cotton as Roscoe from the film “Tape Heads”


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Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras!

IT’S FAT TUESDAY! HAPPY MARDI GRAS!
In 1875, the State of Louisiana declared Fat Tuesday an official holiday.

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Where’s the King Cake?

AIKO! AIKO! ALL DAY! MARDI GRAS!
The first recorded Mardi Gras celebration on the USA was in Mobile, Alabama, in 1703.
The first Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans was in 1837.

BON TEMP ROULER! MARDI GRAS!
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL! MARDI GRAS!
On Fat Tuesday, the parades end
and the parties finish with the Meeting of the Courts at the Rex Ball.

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Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday,
is a Mardi Gras Carnival celebration on the last day before Ash Wednesday.

Parades, parties, masks, costumes, and outrageous behavior are the order of the day before the fasting season of Lent begins. Mardi Gras dates back to the ancient Roman festival honoring Lupercalia and Saturnalia in February. Christians adapted the festival into a pre-Lent tradition.

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We cooked a nice meal at home and celebrated Fat Tuesday with family.
On The Menu: we made a big pot of spicy “cajun” chili with red beans, so we had a bowl topped with cheese, diced onion, and crushed tortilla chips; a salad with avocado and Caesar dressing, fresh cut pineapple, and warm “just baked” banana bread  for dessert with an iced espresso and later a beer.

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It’s Ash Wednesday!



 

RECENT BLOG POSTS FROM 2017

RECENT BLOG POSTS FROM 2017
(AS OF FEBRUARY 1ST):

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!

Here are our Blog Posts from January 2017!
As you can see we’ve been busy.
There is a lot of NEW and FUN stuff!   ENJOY!

It’s our Blog’s 4th Anniversary! READ THE BLOG!
https://joshwilltravel.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/its-our-blogs-4-year-anniversary/

And we just wrote a LIVE BLOG yesterday
Saturday Morning…
https://joshwilltravel.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/saturday-morning/

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恭喜發財! Happy Chinese New Year 2017! 新年好呀!新年好呀!
THE YEAR OF THE RED FIRE ROOSTER! 祝贺大家新年好!
https://joshwilltravel.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/happy-chinese-new-year-2017/

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GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!

 

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HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

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2017 CALENDAR

The Battle of New Orleans!

The Battle of New Orleans – January 8th, 1815

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The Battle of New Orleans (as imagined) by Edward Percy Moran 1910

“In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in a town in New Orleans”

The Battle of New Orleans was the final major battle of the War of 1812.
It was fought between January 8 and January 18, 1815.

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The Battle of New Orleans

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The Battle of New Orleans

Americans commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson (the future President of the United States) fought the British commanded by Admiral Alexander Cochrane and General Edward Pakenham. Pakenham and his second-in-command, Major General Samuel Gibbs, were both fatally wounded by artillery fire during the battle while on horseback.

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The Death of General Pakenham – The Battle of New Orleans

The Americans had constructed three lines of defense to protect New Orleans, the first about 4 miles from the city along the Rodriguez Canal (from the Mississippi River to the cypress swamp). The British advanced early in the morning under the cover of fog. The fog lifted, leaving them exposed in the open and easy targets for the American artillery.

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“We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin’
There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin’
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico!”

In just twenty-five minutes, the British casualties totaled 700 killed, 1400 wounded and 500 were taken prisoner (after the battle ~500 British soldiers who pretended to be dead surrendered). American losses were only seven (7) killed and six (6) wounded.

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The Battle of New Orleans

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The Battle of New Orleans

“Yeah they ran through the briers and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn’t catch ’em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico!”

The Treaty of Ghent was signed in Ghent, Belgium on December 24, 1814. The Treaty was approved by British Parliament and signed by the Prince Regent (the future King George IV) on December 30, 1814. It took a month for the news to reach the United States during which time the Battle of New Orleans was fought. The treaty was ratified by the US Senate on February 17, 1815.

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Jackson Square in New Orleans

ANDREW JACKSON (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845)

United States House of Representatives (Tennessee 1796-1797)
Military Governor of Florida (1821)
United States Senator (Tennessee 1823-1825)
7th President of the United States (1829-1837)

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Country singer Johnny Horton had a Number 1 hit in 1959 with “The Battle of New Orleans” written by Jimmy Driftwood. It won the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording and was also awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

Here’s Johnny Horton on the “Ed Sullivan Show” with the original sound:

And a little music from the “Alabama Wildman” Jerry Reed and Glen Campbell:
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and Jerry Reed sings “City of New Orleans”:

“Good morning America how are ya
Say, don’t you know me, I’m your native son
I’m a train they call the City of New Orleans
I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done…”

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Happy Halloween! From Disneyland’s Grim Grinning Ghosts!

Happy Halloween!

“When hinges creak in doorless chambers
And strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls
Whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still
That is the time when ghosts are present
Practicing their terror with ghoulish delight”

“Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts!” Phineas, Ezra & Gus

Grim Grinning Ghosts: The Screaming Song
(composed by Buddy Baker, with lyrics written by X Atencio)
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The Phantom 4 of 5 sing “Grim Grinning Ghosts” – Disney’s Haunted Mansion

When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake,
Spooks come out for a swinging wake!
Happy haunts materialize, and begin to vocalize.
Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!

Now don’t close your eyes and don’t try to hide,
For a silly spook may sit by your side.
Shrouded in a daft disguise, they pretend to terrorize.
Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!As the moon climbs high o’er the dead oak tree,
Spooks arrive for the midnight spree.
Creepy creeps with eerie eyes start to shriek and harmonize.
Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!

When you hear the knell of a requiem bell,
weird glows gleam where spirits dwell.
Restless bones etherealize, rise as spooks of every size!

“Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts!” Phineas, Ezra & Gus

If you would like to join our jamboree
Theres a simple rule thats compulsory:
Mortals pay a token fee, rest in peace, the hauntings free,

So hurry back, we would like your company!

“Hurry back…Hurry back…
Be sure to bring your death certificate
If you decide to join us
Make final arrangements now
We’ve been…dying…to have you!”
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The Phantom 4 of 5 from “The Haunted Mansion”: Ned Nub (Jay Meyer), Uncle Theodore (Thurl Ravrenscroft), Rollo Rumkin (Verne Rowe) and Phineas Pock (Bob Ebright) all footage is owned by Disney.> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT35bwYah_A
FULL Performance of Disneyland’s “The Cadaver Dans” during Mickey’s Halloween Party. This performance from Oct 8, 2013 on the Rivers of America in Frontierland at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hc_jcAEvsE
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