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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #18

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Thursday Thirteen #18

13 things about Dane Bramage

The 13 Fun Facts About New Orleans Edition

Well I am in New Orleans on business. I thought I would do some in depth research into the culture and background of this great historical city. Then the Democrats won big Tuesday and sapped the soul right out of me. So I thought I would just make some crap up.
  1. New Orleans was founded in 1718 on the site of Old Orleans after hurricane Henrietta washed the old town out to sea.

  2. Did you know that New Orleans is the only American city that was built below sea level? Consequently they do not bury their dead below ground. They store them near polling areas and trot them out every election day to vote. (I AM NOT BITTER!)

  3. New Orleans is the only American City where the main language was French for more than a century. Now building the town below sea level is starting to make sense.

  4. Ray Nagin, inexplicably still mayor of New Orleans, wants the rebuilt city to be a "chocolate city". After catching a lot of criticism, he said he would settle for a "fluffy nougat center city".

  5. The city once boasted a robust mining economy and exporting oil, computers, and electronics. Today New Orleans produces porn and drunks and the primary export is poor minorities.

  6. In 1803 Thomas Jefferson doubled the size of the U.S. with the Louisiana Purchase. It was later discovered that Napoleon only sold the land to get rid of New Orleans. He was allergic to crawdads and alligator sausage.

  7. New Orleans is known as the Crescent City even though it's layout more closely resembles a toenail. The Big Easy refers to how readily servicemen can score on a weekend.

  8. UPDATE: The rest of the list is below the fold. Go to the end of the post and click "We want to read more!"

  9. At one time New Orleans had an extensive canal system, larger even than Venice. The Venetians succeeded though when they figured out that they shouldn't build their homes IN the canals.

  10. The New Orleans tradition of Mardi Gras started in 1740 and was originally know as "The Running of the Hookers"

  11. New Orleans boasts many unique music forms. However, Zydeco was almost destroyed by feminists who felt the frottoir was a sexist and demeaning instrument.

  12. The cuisine of New Orleans is world renown. No where else is there so many ways to prepare spicy, savory, bottom feeders.

  13. Whether you pronounce it "New Or-lins", "New Or-leenz", "New Or-le-ans", or even "Nawlins", SOMEONE in Louisiana will correct your pronunciation. I stole that one entirely from Harvey at Bad Example

  14. New Orleans has more UFO sightings than any city it's size in the world. The number of sightings doubled after Katrina when it is believed that aliens mistook it for the lost city of Atlantis.

Well I hope you've learned something. Geez making things up is harder than actually researching stuff. And if you live here and were offended, I hope to be long gone before you make it down to the scenic Royal Sonesta Hotel and pound me into paste.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you don’t like the City of New Orleans, than leave and don’t come back. If you can’t see that this city is more than prostates and partying, than you are blind and dumb. It is that for people who are looking for those things, just as any city has those things. But New Orleans is full of history, tradition, and a sprit to prevail. If you can’t feel the vibe the minute you enter the atmosphere, than you are numb. It is one of the only cities in the world who had a feeling just being close to it. If you are not willing to open your eyes and get a true view of the city, than don’t look at it. What you said is wrong.