Bayou Brief: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Writing My Katrinaversary Column

I inadvertently took a month long hiatus from writing my bi-weekly column at Bayou Brief, The spell was broken yesterday.

My titles are typically short and punchy. This one is long, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Writing My Katrinaversary Column.

The column takes a look at hurricanes past and present and revisits some highlights of my post-Katrina and Federal Flood life:

I attended many “rebuilding meetings.” I saw then Mayor C Ray Nagin primp in front of a mirror and several City Council members show up drunk. I’ll omit the names to protect the guilty. Those in the know will know who I’m talking about. They’re long out of office so there’s no point to outing them many years later. Besides, who could blame them? Those were stressful times.

Those were crazy days indeed.

The column title was inspired by one of my all-time favorite musicals, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. The last word goes to Zero Mostel from the 1966 film version:

2 thoughts on “Bayou Brief: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Writing My Katrinaversary Column

  1. Michael D. Storey says:

    So good to open your column and see Zero, a great source of laughter in my earlier life.

  2. Tommy T says:

    Zero and Jack Gilford and Phil Silvers and Buster Keaton and Inga Nielsen (Oh, there’s so much of you there) and last but not least, Leon Greene as Miles Gloriosus. All in the same film?
    AND Richard Lester directing?
    Heaven.
    And if we ever make it over to NO to visit you and the missus, I promise to do my Gloriosus impression and announce upon entering your home :
    ” STAND ASIDE, EVERYONE!! I take large steps! “

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