Too far from New Orleans to see the parades in person this year? Never been to Mardi Gras? From someplace where “parade” means a bunch of people walking and waving? Now you can watch the Uptown parades from a nice spot on St. Charles, live on your li’l computer! Yay! Throw me somethin’, mister!
UPDATE: Oh, and here’s a link to the schedule, which also includes links to other parade cams! Thanks, Nola.com! Y’all check it out and pass y’all a good time.
UPDATE #2: My friend Ricky just pointed out to me that that’s Fat Harry’s! And wouldn’t you know it, Nola.com has a FAQ page that proves him right! Click on the pic below!
You see all kinds of things on Bourbon Street during Carnival, including drag queens in costume, but what you don’t typically see is a woman in a pirate costume with four live monkeys, also dressed in pirate costumes.
“We were dressing up for the Mardi Gras and we dress up as pirates,” said James Poole, caretaker for Newberger.
Click the link. Read the article. Watch the video. No, seriously. Watch the video.