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(The New York Times)   Two years later, drunken joke in a bar is the fastest-growing Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans. Witness the power of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus   (nytimes.com) divider line 89
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2012-02-18 11:29:48 AM
whatever
 
2012-02-18 12:11:30 PM
Two years later, drunken joke in a bar is the crappiest headline ever greenlit on fark. Witness, nay, inhale the stench of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Headline Debacle.
 
2012-02-18 12:16:44 PM
Thanks subby! Thats pretty cool. Don't listen to the haters - they obviously haven't gotten laid in a few decades and forgot what fun looks like.
 
2012-02-18 12:23:57 PM
Another Dimension, Another Dimension
 
2012-02-18 01:09:20 PM
Fastest growing doesn't mean squat when the starting point is so small.

Going from 1 to 4 members means something grew 300% but it is still nothing compared to something that had 10,000 members and maybe didn't grow at all.
 
2012-02-18 01:19:43 PM

Albert Lake: Two years later, drunken joke in a bar is the crappiest headline ever greenlit on fark. Witness, nay, inhale the stench of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Headline Debacle.


So, which krewe are you a part of?
 
2012-02-18 01:20:38 PM
Whar bewbs, whar?
 
2012-02-18 01:20:48 PM
I saw them last year and this year at the New Orleans Comic Con. Looks like a lot of fun.
 
2012-02-18 01:25:31 PM
Is this one of those pricipal caught sayof things?
 
2012-02-18 01:56:07 PM
Chewbacchus is a really clever name. Brings to mind a furry god of wine and rape and rape.
 
2012-02-18 02:02:53 PM

lewismarktwo: Chewbacchus is a really clever name. Brings to mind a furry god of wine and rape and rape.


Grape Ape Rape?
 
2012-02-18 02:09:57 PM
Lotta hate for a fun group.

They are fun and toss out awesome favors.



\saw them last year at Mardi Gras
\\got hit in the mouth with "wookie panties"
 
2012-02-18 02:10:43 PM
Well, according to the article photo, Fark and the NYTimes are both spelling it wrong.
 
2012-02-18 02:13:54 PM
Not mentioned, but the guest of honor this year is the "I'm not saying it was aliens, but it was aliens" guy. My band is actually playing at their post-parade party tonight. BTW, Peter Mayhew refused to ride w/ them last year, and I highly doubt he's changed his mind for next year.
 
2012-02-18 02:21:01 PM

SharkTrager: Albert Lake: Two years later, drunken joke in a bar is the crappiest headline ever greenlit on fark. Witness, nay, inhale the stench of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Headline Debacle.

So, which krewe are you a part of?


Before you answer that, first of all what is a krewe? Is this like a gang or something? And why is it spelled like that?

Is this the krewe (new window) I'm looking for?? You all dress up as star wars characters and then play World of Darkness??
 
2012-02-18 02:26:14 PM
This sounds like a lot of fun and far more in the spirit of Mardi Gras than the ultra-exclusive krewes.

Behold, the power of a fully operational Mardi Gras float.
 
2012-02-18 02:28:05 PM

casual disregard: what is a krewe? Is this like a gang or something? And why is it spelled like that?


Krewes are clubs that put together mardi gras parades and host balls, they make the floats and so on, wear costumes, throw beads and shiat. It's spelled that way because that's the way it's always been spelled.

/assuming you're asking for real
 
2012-02-18 02:28:23 PM
I came to ask how the reference to 42 was anywhere near arcane, but the haters around here are depressing me. Fark you people, they're having fun - likely more than you.
 
2012-02-18 02:32:43 PM

ChubbyTiger: I came to ask how the reference to 42 was anywhere near arcane


Most people haven't read/seen/listened to any of the Hitchhikers stories. 42 is not obscure on Fark, but Fark is not indicative of the mainstream of American cultural references.

And thank goodness for that. It would be very hard to maintain our elitism if all the common folks got all of our references.
 
2012-02-18 02:35:22 PM

ChubbyTiger: I came to ask how the reference to 42 was anywhere near arcane, but the haters around here are depressing me. Fark you people, they're having fun - likely more than you.


Fun is subjective.
 
2012-02-18 02:35:39 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: casual disregard: what is a krewe? Is this like a gang or something? And why is it spelled like that?

Krewes are clubs that put together mardi gras parades and host balls, they make the floats and so on, wear costumes, throw beads and shiat. It's spelled that way because that's the way it's always been spelled.

/assuming you're asking for real


It's pretty obscure outside of New Orleans.
 
2012-02-18 02:40:14 PM

Why do I have to be the one to post it 22 comments in?

TTIWWP!!
 
2012-02-18 02:40:52 PM
I don't get it. What was the joke?
 
2012-02-18 02:44:26 PM
Dammit, now I wish I still lived in New Orleans. I marched with a couple of ragtag punk/goth themed groups a little over a decade ago, but they didn't have the staying power to become a full krewe. This sounds like a blast.
 
2012-02-18 02:45:38 PM
HAPPY LIFE DAY!
 
2012-02-18 02:46:39 PM

SharkTrager: Albert Lake: Two years later, drunken joke in a bar is the crappiest headline ever greenlit on fark. Witness, nay, inhale the stench of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Headline Debacle.

So, which krewe are you a part of?


2 Live Motley Krëwë.
 
2012-02-18 02:51:06 PM
What crawled up all your asses and started chewing at the tender bits?

Is this some kind of nerd rage that you have to be over 300lbs and covered with backne to understand?
 
2012-02-18 02:51:17 PM
Have they changed the time or are they still rolling at 5? I'm downtown and really wanna go, but everyone else has already moved to tomorrow cause of weather, except for Endymion. But they're apparently going to wait til after the storm passes to start rolling, so that could be way later.
 
2012-02-18 02:55:48 PM

lewismarktwo: Chewbacchus is a really clever name. Brings to mind a furry god of wine and rape and rape.


Give me a couple of days. I'll probably have a relevant image pop up on my gallery watches.
 
2012-02-18 02:56:11 PM
what the fark am I reading
 
2012-02-18 02:59:07 PM

tankjr: wism


Yeah, but not a purple gorilla, a Wookie with a grape vine and bunches bandolier. Maybe a bandana made of a string of condoms.
 
2012-02-18 02:59:51 PM

ChubbyTiger: I came to ask how the reference to 42 was anywhere near arcane, but the haters around here are depressing me. Fark you people, they're having fun - likely more than you.


Amen. And anyone who stashes a keg inside a cardboard robot called Bar2D2 is having a lot more fun with life than people griping on Fark on a Saturday.

/griping on Fark on a Saturday
 
2012-02-18 03:01:22 PM
Wouldnt it be cool if Morgus the Magnificent were in their parade as a grand marshall.
 
2012-02-18 03:02:50 PM

megalynn44: Have they changed the time or are they still rolling at 5? I'm downtown and really wanna go, but everyone else has already moved to tomorrow cause of weather, except for Endymion. But they're apparently going to wait til after the storm passes to start rolling, so that could be way later.


From what I've heard, Endymion is rolling at 5:30 and possibly the entire route (also heard they were cutting off the Canal loop). Nola.com might be your best bet for updated info.
 
2012-02-18 03:02:55 PM

Shrinkwrap: what the fark am I reading


In New Orleans, the locals celebrate Mardi Gras and other holidays by forming intricate and elaborate parade floats. The floats and other parade participatory activities are formed by groups called "krewes". Such 'krewes' theme their group activities and floats around some common theme, such as Star Wars. If you have seen the 1979 film The Warriors, think of "krewes" as being those themed gangs, but with parade floats as well.
 
2012-02-18 03:07:17 PM

bbrownso: megalynn44: Have they changed the time or are they still rolling at 5? I'm downtown and really wanna go, but everyone else has already moved to tomorrow cause of weather, except for Endymion. But they're apparently going to wait til after the storm passes to start rolling, so that could be way later.

From what I've heard, Endymion is rolling at 5:30 and possibly the entire route (also heard they were cutting off the Canal loop). Nola.com might be your best bet for updated info.


Well, we have an app for the parades that gives really good real time info, but Chewbacchus is not included on it for whatever reason......

It looks like the storm is moving quick though, so I think the worst part will be gone before the evening..... Time to disco nap for a long night.
 
2012-02-18 03:07:50 PM

DagnyFarkstofeles: Why do I have to be the one to post it 22 comments in?


TTIWWP!!


*Sigh* Fine...

www.gossip-juice.com
 
2012-02-18 03:12:07 PM
So many lame people in this thread. Sucks that you have an "Approved List of Fun". As far as those that are confused, TFA is usually a good place to start. You see, flyover country, there are regional traditions that outdate your farking cities.

/Being in Philly and trying to explain Mummers Day to an out of towner is fun/funny
//Being in a square state and trying to explain Mummers Day will most likely get you institutionalized...
///Have a blast, NOLA Farkers!!!
 
2012-02-18 03:14:16 PM
they really need the cantina band as their second line.
 
2012-02-18 03:15:37 PM

thedeadshallwalktheearth666: they really need the cantina band as their second line.


"LET'S HEAR THAT SAME SONG!"
 
2012-02-18 03:16:02 PM
My grandfather was in and my father is in the Jefferson City Buzzards which is the oldest marching Krewe in New Orleans. But the one in TFA sounds like fun.
 
2012-02-18 03:18:15 PM

megalynn44: Have they changed the time or are they still rolling at 5? I'm downtown and really wanna go, but everyone else has already moved to tomorrow cause of weather, except for Endymion. But they're apparently going to wait til after the storm passes to start rolling, so that could be way later.


Same here.. I'm Uptown. Have sent a couple of emails to some contacts on their website, haven't heard back.
 
2012-02-18 03:32:11 PM
Surprised that the real Bacchus hasn't sued them for name infringement.

/it was fun to ride in, but they're just the sort of asshats to do it
//wretched hive of scum and villainy
 
2012-02-18 03:41:17 PM

vicejay: megalynn44: Have they changed the time or are they still rolling at 5? I'm downtown and really wanna go, but everyone else has already moved to tomorrow cause of weather, except for Endymion. But they're apparently going to wait til after the storm passes to start rolling, so that could be way later.

Same here.. I'm Uptown. Have sent a couple of emails to some contacts on their website, haven't heard back.


EIP if you hear anything....
 
2012-02-18 03:41:45 PM

Man On A Mission: This sounds like a lot of fun and far more in the spirit of Mardi Gras than the ultra-exclusive krewes.

Behold, the power of a fully operational Mardi Gras float.


Now I'm imagining a float made up like the Death Star, run by a bunch of storm troopers, crashing the parade, cutting off the Chewbacchus krewe and boarding them, looking for the stolen plans.
 
2012-02-18 03:41:50 PM
Where is Akbar? I'd of thought he would have made his appearance in a Star Wars thread by now.
 
2012-02-18 03:56:52 PM

Farkin' Uke: thedeadshallwalktheearth666: they really need the cantina band as their second line.

"LET'S HEAR THAT SAME SONG!"


You mean 'Mad About Me' by Fingering Dan and the Modal Nodes? That's a classic.

And yeah, I wish the Krewe would get itself included on the parade app. Even if the app was only for Droids.......

Farkin' Uke: So many lame people in this thread. Sucks that you have an "Approved List of Fun". As far as those that are confused, TFA is usually a good place to start. You see, flyover country, there are regional traditions that outdate your farking cities.

/Being in Philly and trying to explain Mummers Day to an out of towner is fun/funny
//Being in a square state and trying to explain Mummers Day will most likely get you institutionalized...
///Have a blast, NOLA Farkers!!!


By all means, explain it. I'm always interested in learning about regional traditions besides my own. But I know how you feel. There's nothing like taking a Northerner to their first Crawfish boil, or seeing their eyes the first time they taste local food, or watching them scarf down their first Hubig Pie, or taking them to their first Mardi Gras parade, or their first trip down Bourbon Street. The realization on their face as they finally start to understand the local culture and how we think, it's a thing of beauty. More than once i've seen tourists who were 'just visiting' become so enamored with this area they choose to move here.

EnviroDude: Wouldnt it be cool if Morgus the Magnificent were in their parade as a grand marshall.


My money. All of it. Fund now.
 
2012-02-18 03:58:56 PM
Weel at least they'll have a good defense should they get arrested
 
2012-02-18 04:04:37 PM

Farkin' Uke: You see, flyover country, there are regional traditions that outdate your farking cities.


What's weird about this statement is that people in flyover country are actually more likely to celebrate local & regional traditions that do not make it into common mainstream media and thereby common knowledge. Whereas culture in NYC and LA is shoved down everyone's throats.

But yes, I do agree there are way too many haters in here.

"ZOMG, you are having fun via a method that is foreign to me?! You weirdo!"
 
2012-02-18 04:06:42 PM

Duck_of_Doom: ChubbyTiger: I came to ask how the reference to 42 was anywhere near arcane, but the haters around here are depressing me. Fark you people, they're having fun - likely more than you.

Amen. And anyone who stashes a keg inside a cardboard robot called Bar2D2 is having a lot more fun with life than people griping on Fark on a Saturday.

/griping on Fark on a Saturday


Preach it! The parades are very possibly going to be rained out today, so here I am griping on Fark. But yeah, it's pretty tough to hate on anyone who comes up with "Bar2D2." I mean, that's just all sorts of awesome whether you're a nerd or not

/not a nerd, but am a drunk New Orleanian, which makes Bar2D2 entirely relevant to mah interests

Man On A Mission: Behold, the power of a fully operational Mardi Gras float.


Snicker... But your fatal error is that you presume the riders will have any farking idea what to do with a fully operational Mardis Gras float. Blane Kern designs all his MG floats with one small vulnerability - they're staffed by giggling drunks.
 
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