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Thread #75747   Message #1334500
Posted By: PoppaGator
21-Nov-04 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Poppa/MammaGator: MardiGras royalty
Subject: RE: BS: Poppa/MammaGator: MardiGras royalty
A little more on KdV:

"The Krewe du Vieux is a non-profit organization dedicated to the historical and traditional concept of a Mardi Gras parade as a venue for individual creative expression and satirical comment. It is unique among all Mardi Gras parades because it alone carries on the old Carni­val traditions, by using decorated, hand or mule-drawn floats with satirical themes, accompanied by costumed revelers danc­ing to the sounds of jazzy street musi­cians. We believe in exposing the world to the true nature of Mardi Gras -- and in exposing ourselves to the world."

Our parade is noted for exhibiting EXTREMELY bad taste; anyone planning to actually visit N.O. and witness this debacle (a full three weeks before the peak/conclusion of Carnival season on Mardi Gras day) should be forewarned. Not only is this year's overall parade theme explicitly sacreligious...

"The trends are unmistakable: our country is veering further out towards the religious right with every passing election and uncounted ballot. Ever-growing numbers of people, when confronted with critical questions like "paper or plastic", ask themselves "WWJD"? Believing that a higher source (not mention a source for a good high) should always be consulted when facing life's conundrums, the 2005 parade theme will be "WWKdVD" ("What Would Krewe du Vieux Do?)"."

...but some of our fellow sub-krewes always make it a point to display sexually-explicit images on their floats. Be warned!

We of Mama Roux are *just a bit* more conservative. No ten-foot-high papier-mache private parts on OUR float -- ever! Our "WWKdVD"-related theme for this year will be "Mama Roux Spanks the Other Cheek," and our costumes will feature battery-powered fiber-optic halos and those plastic bare-behind prostheses, each with a bright red handprint stenciled on one cheek.

Out in front of the other 48 krewe members walking/dancing/strutting to the accompaniment of our friends the Treme Brass Band, Her Heinie-ness and I will be *seated* on our little mule-drawn float. Therefore, the plastic bare-butt attachments won't work for us -- they wouldn't be visible beneath our own real butts while we're sitting. It is customary for the reigning monarchs to wear different, more elaborate costumes than the rest of the gang, anyway, but so far we haven't figured out a way for seated float-riders to convey the ass-cheek theme effectively. We'll figure something out.

Preliminary plans for the float: from the front, it'll look like a grotto; king and queen will sit within a little alcove, perhaps behind a rack of Christmas-tree-light votive candles. From the front, the "grotto" structure will show a roughly textured surface, probably painted gray, to look like it's contructed out of rocks. From *behind,* the structure will be smooth, divided into two rounded halves, and painted pink/tan/flesh colored -- to wit, a big behind. We hope to construct a huge (i.e., to-scale) hand lifted in spanking position, and -- if we get really inspired and have the time and energy to make it happen -- the hand will ideally be animated. To get it motorized is probably beyond our capabilities, but maybe we can rig something with springs and a rope that we can pull from our seats up front in order to move the spanking hand back and forth.

If the above actually gets accomplished, you can count of seeing pictures. If not, it won't be the first time our little group will have fallen short of accomplishing such grandiose plans.