Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Survivors, or Just Sad?

All right, I'm all for a good party. Everyone who knows me knows that. But the whole Mardi Gras thing this year is making me depressed. As much as I'd love to see all the people returned to their homes - their rebuilt homes, and the city restored to it's full glory, this article speaks to the simple, confounding nature of things:

New Orleans revelry closes post-Katrina Mardi Gras
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of costumed revelers shouted for beads and danced in the streets on Tuesday as New Orleans bid the blues goodbye, at least for a day, to close the first Mardi Gras season after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
Hey, a flood destroyed our livelihoods, but I still wanna see boobs!
"We're letting people know that we can poke fun at ourselves. Everybody's trying to deal with this and get their lives together. Vodka cures everything," said reveler Barry Rush, sipping from his drink.
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