Happy Fucking Carnival

There’s a major and seemingly endless construction project on Napoleon Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. It just happens to seriously impact my daily life and, more importantly, Carnival. Many of the parades start at the intersection of Napoleon and Magazine, which is a mere 4 blocks from Adrastos World HQ.

The city, contractor, and Corps of Engineers spent months lying about the project’s impact on the parade season. They finally came clean two weeks ago, which should have made me happy that I was right all along. It did not.

Yesterday, the contractors posted a chirpy sign at the aforementioned corner, which pissed me off and everyone else who lives in the area. It provoked this response from yours truly in an alternate corner of the internets:

Happy Fucking Carnival

It’s going to be fun to watch some of the larger floats make the left turn on to Napoleon from Magazine. I feel a betting pool coming on. We can have brackets and everything. Call it February madness.

Now that I’ve vented here’s some uplift in the spirit of Virgo’s old WTFU feature:

6 thoughts on “Happy Fucking Carnival

  1. Yes, the Corps of Engineers deliberately deceived the people of a city that wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for decades of work by the Corps of Engineers, just so they could disrupt their little parades.

    Put me in the unpersuaded camp.

  2. @gratuitous: Think you’re reading just a wee bit too much into this. Seems more like a complaint of bad project management and community relations than anything else.

  3. Uh, guys, you obviously don’t understand the importance of Carnival to New Orleans. The loss is yours. These “little parades” are a part of the fabric of this community.

    Additionally, shoddy work and poor maintenance by the Corps resulted in the 2005 levee failures that nearly drowned my city. If you read First Draft at the time (even before my tenure here) you would know that.

    The Corps has told a lot of whoppers over the part 20 years. The have very little credibility here. In this instance, they kept claiming that heavy machinery would be removed from the parade route when it was obvious that was not going to happen. I don’t know about you but I don’t like being lied to by the government. I may expect it but I still don’t like it.

  4. The Gubmint needs to be continually reminded: “Hey, you mofos, you work for us!” And because of that, the city owes Adrastros and the rest of NOLA citizenry a goddamn explanation of why the project was scheduled such as to pretty much guarantee that it would mess up Carnival.

    1. What we really needed was the truth. The project is necessary BUT they’re playing hide the ball about the whole bloody thing. Level with us and we can deal with that.

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