So, if you know anyone feeling blue from this special day for lovers, send them this post full of funny photos that will have them laughing in no time.
Since it's 2012 and the whole world figures the Mayan Prophecy of the End of the World is at hand, well, we have the solution in Louisiana: party on. Our philosophy? You might as well go out in style 'cause you can't do anything about it anyway.
These photos are the best of the Mardi Gras photos I could find. Check out the photographers' pages by clicking on the photos to see plenty more fun and craziness. The photos were taken in New Orleans, Mobile, St. Louis and even in Australia where carnival is enjoyed.
Featuring the Leather Fairies in New Orleans on Bourbon Street. These guys were trend setters, ready to face the gloomy music of the End of Days:
More from The Outrageous Corner:
From The Anti-Bush League comes the Hurricane Katrina parody of "Heckuva job, Brownie!" company:
I think this guy is just a bit fashion confused...
Men who dress as women is so common during carnival... the dollar bills in the bra are a nice touch.
This is a guy who thought he was daring dressing up as a woman:
... but this is the guy who was more daring to dress as a duck and smoke a cigar!
Then there are the usual suspects: The Mardi Gras Boobies - show-offs :) The latest fashion is to wear body paint to get around the nudity laws.
And those were the most tame boobie photos that would pass the threshold of what you can view from work, oh, well, just click on some of them to go to the photographers' flickr pages to see the lifting of the shirts to get the beads thrown their way. The ladies in the above photo came ready to pop them out on a moment's notice.
The wearing of The Purple:
The Wearing of The Tatts in Most Creative Lack of Costume:
Where did that bead go?
Or just the Most Creative Use of Nudity:
Winners of The Most Weird:
From the photographer:
the bee stinger comes with bullets...
This fellow was a) very drunk, b) couldn't understand or hold the national geographic boarder correctly, and c) asked for a Polaroid image of him and his friend. I obliged and handed it over.
What I found particularly funny is that someone dressed up as a beekeeper found them and there was a face off. Sadly the bees lost on the account that you're to drunk to fly back to the hive.
What were you thinking... but does your wife want to know you - even in this crowd?
Pets Who Love Mardi Gras:
This is one dashing proud poodle
Some cool artwork from 2008:
"Julian Beever New Orleans - The amazing three dimensional artwork of Julian Beever created for the LPO's Festa d'Italia on Canal Street in New Orleans."
It's all about the masks at carnival time:
Gives new meaning to calling someone a Dick Nose...
Throw me some beads, Mister!
I'm afraid to ask...
The coveted Bacchus beads parade goers will flash to get:
Crowds in the French Quarter
The display of raunch and decadence brings out the church signs, most usually telling people how they will go to hell. New Orleans Mardi Gras is not exactly family friendly.
If you prefer a place to take the kids for carnival them come to Baton Rouge (only avoid the Spanish Town parade) and Lafayette. The smaller towns tend to be better parades where you can bring children. New Orleans parades are really more for the adult crowd and tourists.
New Orleans French Quarter: Beware of Pickpockets and Loose Women:
Elvis has left the building!
Enjoy your Mardi Gras season in style - and then take a cab home :)
And that's why we call them "People"! Until next year when we get to enjoy more outrageous humor from all over the country from New Orleans to Lafayette to St. Louis: Mardi Gras!
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