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Memories of Mardi Gras

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It's Mardi Gras! And no one does Mardi Gras like New Orleans! Here are some photos and a few choice blog entries from Mardi Gras 2005 in The Big Easy:

In New Orleans, "It's Mardi Gras!" is the standard answer to every single question from
"Why isn't the toilet working?"
"It's Mardi Gras!!!"
to "What song are they doing next?"
"It's Mardi Gras, Baby!!!"
I would interpret it as basically, "Chill out. All hell is breaking loose and you should just ride with it.” It also means "No."