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Just got my issue today! Got all of them from 1987-2016.

 

Anybody coming down to the Big Easy this year?

 

Happy Mardi Gras!

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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People eat King Cake for the first time..........

 

https://www.facebook.com/BuzzFeedVideo/videos/1906092816198258/?fref=nf

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looks like the video was shot during the Krewe of Tucks and Krewe of Bacchus parades...............

 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/vla/this-is-what-mardi-gras-really-looks-like-hg20

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author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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Thought some of ya'll might not have ever seen this or heard about it............. :beer:  :party:

 

The 46th Annual of the Greasing of the poles at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans.

 

https://www.facebook.com/whereyatnola/videos/10154239758644316/

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author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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if ya'll would like to see LIVE webcam's of Mardi Gras - here's some links:

 

Live shot from St. Charles Ave...... starts at 10am CT w/ Rex

http://www.nola.com/paradecam/

 

BTW - Krewe of Zulu rolls at 8am CT (usually starts late around 8:30am CT)

           Rex - the King of Carnival rolls at 10am CT

           followed by a couple hundred truck floats of the Krewe of Elks Orleanians & the Krewe of Crescent City (usually ends about 3-4pm CT)

 

 

Live from Bourbon St..........

http://www.earthcam.com/events/mardigras/?cam=bourbonstreet

 

 

 

LIVE news coverage from these TV stations online:  UPDATED direct links below.......

 

WWL 4 (CBS)

http://www.wwltv.com/

WDSU 6 (NBC)

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/live-coverage-mardi-gras-on-wdsu/37886276

WVUE 8 (FOX)

http://www.fox8live.com/category/310595/watch-live-mardi-gras-2016

 

 

Arthur Hardy's Mardi Guide (parade schedule)

http://www.mardigrasguide.com/

 

 

As I find more in the morning I will post them........... everywhere else... its just Tuesday!

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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and of course (as tradition) the official ending of the Mardi Gras season culminates with the "Meeting of the Courts" tonight.

 

The Meeting of the Courts is where the King & Queen of the Mystic Krewe of Comus (oldest MG organization 1857 - doesn't parade anymore) meet the King and Queen of Carnival (Rex 1872 - oldest parading organization).  They used to have their carnival balls in the same building (Municipal Auditorium) and would lift up the curtain to join the two together for the meeting. Today (post Katrina), one Krewe is at the Marriott on Canal Street (the worlds widest street) and the other is across the street at the Hilton. Its weird to see the red carpet rolled across the street and royalty walking to the other hotel.....LOL

 

link to the 2016 Live feed (begins at 7:30pm CT - ends close to Midnight)......

https://www.youtube.com/user/wyesondemand

 

 

here's the 2015 meeting:

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author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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