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2021-01-28 9:02:33 PM  
this is amazing.... can we do this all over?
 
2021-01-28 9:03:04 PM  
We did a reverse Christmas parade in town. Worked out well.
 
2021-01-28 9:06:50 PM  
I got dust in my eyes at the "Georgia on my Mind" photo.
 
2021-01-28 9:07:22 PM  
That's actually pretty clever.
But isn't Mardi Gras not for like two months?
 
2021-01-28 9:11:47 PM  
Would love to see them but that site gave my phone covid and it died
 
2021-01-28 9:12:44 PM  

gyorg: We did a reverse Christmas parade in town. Worked out well.


Sounds great. What kind of presents did you take from the children?
 
2021-01-28 9:14:54 PM  

g.fro: That's actually pretty clever.
But isn't Mardi Gras not for like two months?


The Mardi Gras season starts at Twelfth Night and runs to Fat Tuesday.

Down here, we have parades and different events during all that time.

But it's mostly a rule about when you can eat King Cake.
 
2021-01-28 9:16:19 PM  
I don't have the words to describe the level of awesomeness here.  That's a victory of spirit right there.
 
2021-01-28 9:25:29 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: g.fro: That's actually pretty clever.
But isn't Mardi Gras not for like two months?

The Mardi Gras season starts at Twelfth Night and runs to Fat Tuesday.

Down here, we have parades and different events during all that time.

But it's mostly a rule about when you can eat King Cake.


You beat me to it...so I'll just second.
 
2021-01-28 9:29:10 PM  

g.fro: That's actually pretty clever.
But isn't Mardi Gras not for like two months?


I'm planning to have my wife show me her breasts tonight let's see how that works out
 
2021-01-28 9:32:52 PM  
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2021-01-28 9:34:34 PM  
I'm actually getting emotional over how awesome this is. 
This is the best FARK COVID thing I've seen since this whole shiatshow began!
 
2021-01-28 9:38:22 PM  
Oh hey, second greenlit thread on this subject, so second time I get to post my cousin's cool house!

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2021-01-28 9:39:16 PM  

g.fro: That's actually pretty clever.
But isn't Mardi Gras not for like two months?


It's early this year. It's on February 16th.

But New Orleans starts the Carnival season basically right after New Years.
 
2021-01-28 9:45:19 PM  
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crab people...
 
2021-01-28 10:20:32 PM  

Fano: g.fro: That's actually pretty clever.
But isn't Mardi Gras not for like two months?

I'm planning to have my wife show me her breasts tonight let's see how that works out


Well, you got needs to throw?
 
2021-01-28 10:21:34 PM  

skippy.fluff: Fano: g.fro: That's actually pretty clever.
But isn't Mardi Gras not for like two months?

I'm planning to have my wife show me her breasts tonight let's see how that works out

Well, you got needs to throw?


Needs.  I wrote needs, I swear
 
2021-01-28 10:22:33 PM  

skippy.fluff: skippy.fluff: Fano: g.fro: That's actually pretty clever.
But isn't Mardi Gras not for like two months?

I'm planning to have my wife show me her breasts tonight let's see how that works out

Well, you got needs to throw?

Needs.  I wrote needs, I swear


Beeeds.

Filter pownage, but I know not why.
 
2021-01-28 11:30:35 PM  
I wondered what the heck this was. Seen em last week in Marigny and yesterday along Orleans Ave. Well, the Saints season is over, nothing else to do.
 
2021-01-28 11:36:36 PM  

Fano: g.fro: That's actually pretty clever.
But isn't Mardi Gras not for like two months?

I'm planning to have my wife show me her breasts tonight let's see how that works out


It's supposed to get down about freezing tonight. Cover your pipes, plants and puppies.
 
2021-01-29 1:29:36 AM  

g.fro: That's actually pretty clever.
But isn't Mardi Gras not for like two months?


Middle of February this year.  Since it is essentially a Catholic holiday, it is based off of Easter and the pre-Easter Lent period of 40 days. Carnival and Mardi Gras are a holidays to get all your shiat out before you have to go-without during Lent.

To find the *end* of the two week Mardi Gras period, Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), find Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.

To find Ash Wednesday, find Easter and count back 40 days.

Easter falls on the first Sunday after the Full Moon date, based on mathematical calculations, that falls on or after March 21.

/Ain't that some pagan shiat
/Alchemy
 
2021-01-29 8:28:05 AM  

skippy.fluff: skippy.fluff: skippy.fluff: Fano: g.fro: That's actually pretty clever.
But isn't Mardi Gras not for like two months?

I'm planning to have my wife show me her breasts tonight let's see how that works out

Well, you got needs to throw?

Needs.  I wrote needs, I swear

Beeeds.

Filter pownage, but I know not why.


Beads?
 
2021-01-29 12:37:43 PM  

BafflerMeal: g.fro: That's actually pretty clever.
But isn't Mardi Gras not for like two months?

Middle of February this year.  Since it is essentially a Catholic holiday, it is based off of Easter and the pre-Easter Lent period of 40 days. Carnival and Mardi Gras are a holidays to get all your shiat out before you have to go-without during Lent.

To find the *end* of the two week Mardi Gras period, Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), find Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.

To find Ash Wednesday, find Easter and count back 40 days.

Easter falls on the first Sunday after the Full Moon date, based on mathematical calculations, that falls on or after March 21.

/Ain't that some pagan shiat
/Alchemy


Thanks for all the answers, everyone.

On a side note, although Christianity incorporated many pagan holidays and traditions, the timing of Easter isn't one of them. The timing Easter is directly related to the timing of Passover (since that's when the events happened) which itself is based on a lunar calendar. Basically, everyone back then was looking at the moon.
 
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