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(Bradenton Herald)   Ahhh, Mardi Gras: parades featuring masked bead-throwers, floats with old Canadian men playing hockey, and of course the chicken trains   (bradenton.com) divider line 21
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2013-02-26 10:25:24 AM  
Can't get on, can't get off,
Chicken Train, take the chickens away.
 
2013-02-26 10:32:04 AM  
Mmmm, tastes like chicken...

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2013-02-26 10:35:47 AM  
PETA to protest in 3 - 2 - 1
 
2013-02-26 10:38:27 AM  
Hmm, a GIS for "chicken train" turned up results that I wouldn't have thought of.
 
2013-02-26 10:43:37 AM  
Not sure if approves:

ibdp.huluim.com
 
2013-02-26 10:45:01 AM  
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"Chicken Train don't run out of Wichita"
 
2013-02-26 10:46:02 AM  
You should hear the one about the one where men in the parade chase boys in the crowd and spank them.

From Wikipedia:
Gheens is located between Raceland and Lockport, Louisiana, about 30 miles (48 km) from New Orleans. Every year during their Cajun Mardi Gras Chase 20,000 people flock to the town of less than 1000 people for the event. Unlike other Cajun Mardi Gras' celebrations, the Gheens event features teen-aged boys and men dressed as ghouls riding in pickup trucks. After the morning parades the group meets behind the local church, where costumes are donned and the ground rules are laid out by the veteran runners to the newly initiated. Each of the newcomers must line up and be given a swat by each of the veterans with the yard long willow branches so they know how bad the switches can hurt if over used. The runners are given bells to pin on their clothing. They then load up into their trucks and attack the town with their willow switches, searching for children. They chase the children to "beat the sinful stuff out of them so they can be clean for the lent". Their young victims have the choice to either fall to their knees in a penitent position and say "Pardon! Pardon!" or make the Mardi Gras chase them, often taunting and daring them to catch and beat them more.


"Sounds like my kind of parade"
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2013-02-26 11:07:43 AM  
Not what I was expecting.

www.newnownext.com

/Bird Cage
 
2013-02-26 11:10:31 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-26 11:20:16 AM  
FTFA:

"I saw some things I will never forget and some things I wish I had never seen," Shoulders said.


Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2013/02/25/4408144/the-bizarre-rules-the-roo s t-at.html#storylink=cpy
Man, if I had a nickle for every time I've said that...
 
2013-02-26 11:20:43 AM  
Beads? Why beads? I hear they throw them? Do people have to do something to get them thrown at them? Could someone provide pictures so I am more clear about this process?
 
2013-02-26 11:25:30 AM  

MichiganFTL: Beads? Why beads? I hear they throw them? Do people have to do something to get them thrown at them? Could someone provide pictures so I am more clear about this process?


ya gotta show these...

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2013-02-26 11:25:57 AM  

MichiganFTL: Beads? Why beads? I hear they throw them? Do people have to do something to get them thrown at them? Could someone provide pictures so I am more clear about this process?


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Does this help?
 
2013-02-26 11:29:15 AM  

vicejay: MichiganFTL: Beads? Why beads? I hear they throw them? Do people have to do something to get them thrown at them? Could someone provide pictures so I am more clear about this process?

ya gotta show these...

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Sashimi? Why would they have to show Sashimi? Is it a Japanese thing?

RedHeadLover: Does this help?


So it's a kid's carnival thing?
 
2013-02-26 12:12:06 PM  
I wouldn't think that chickens enjoy pulling trains.
 
2013-02-26 12:46:20 PM  
God love Americans. Celebrating Fat Tuesday on Sunday.
 
2013-02-26 01:14:00 PM  
Little-known fact: While writing the music for "Chocolate Rain," Tay Zonday often used the phrase "Chicken Train" as a placeholder for the, as yet, unwritten lyrics.
 
2013-02-26 01:29:03 PM  
There was a group of steel drum playing white folks from somewhere in Michigan in several of the NOLA parades this year. They had a giant double decker float, wore Jimmy Buffet-esque outfits, and did weird little dances while something like forty of them banged out all the favorite steel drum classics.

Needless to say, it was one of the more bizarre things I've seen in Mardi Gras parades.
 
2013-02-26 01:49:08 PM  
why no boobies?
 
2013-02-26 01:51:19 PM  

Luchador de la Calle Dos: There was a group of steel drum playing white folks from somewhere in Michigan in several of the NOLA parades this year. They had a giant double decker float, wore Jimmy Buffet-esque outfits, and did weird little dances while something like forty of them banged out all the favorite steel drum classics.

Needless to say, it was one of the more bizarre things I've seen in Mardi Gras parades.


I saw that too.  And while pretty cool, it wasn't even close to the most bizarre things I've seen during Mardi Gras.
 
2013-02-26 05:57:40 PM  
By 7 p.m., an hour before closing, there had been no major incidents, Miller said.

"The deputies said this was the cleanest Mardi Gras they ever had," Miller added.


Amateurs!
 
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