mardi gras

Today is Mardi Gras! It’s a big day for my hometown of New Orleans. Did you know that Louisiana is the only state where Mardi Gras is a legal holiday? Neither did I… I thought everyone had the day off. I should get out of my Jacuzzi and get to work.

The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are purple, which represents justice, green, which represents faith and gold, which represents power. Together they represent flashing perfect strangers.

There used to be a tradition of throwing hand-painted coconuts into the crowd, until 1988 when Louisiana passed the “Coconut Bill,” which states that coconuts must be handed out and not thrown. That was probably a good idea. Mardi Gras is crazy enough without getting hit by a rogue coconut.

Mardi Gras has been going on for thousands of years. That explains why so many dinosaurs were found with their tops off.

Have a happy Mardi Gras, everybody!

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