Monday, January 16, 2006

Mmmmm...Swampy

Showing the same leadership that made him so effective during Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Mayor Nagin announced today that he wants the new New Orleans to be a "chocolate" New Orleans.

I think this is foolhardy. First of all, chocolate is no good whatsoever for load-bearing structures. You've pretty much got to go with either candy cane or peanut brittle for that, although that's gonna drive your costs up. And don't forget that peanut brittle-joiners have been unionized for years. Get ready to pay through the nose.

Chocolate is also terrible for the roofing in such a sunny climate. It absorbs heat and drives air conditioning bills through the roof. Still, it's good to know that we have the world's best workers in the Big Easy working on reconstruction.


In related news, the mayor of Greenwich, CT has announced plans for a newer, better Greenwich made entirely of Fluff and Wonder Bread.

9 comments:

stinkrock said...

hilarious.

As New Orleans rebuilds, hopefully Mayer Nagin will come to his senses and realize that the Everlasting Gobstopper can be the only true cornerstone for his city.

Tony Alva said...

On a sadder note...

Did you read that there was a shooting during the MLK parade down there? Sometime's "...What the Fuck?" it's enough. Geez...

Tony Alva said...

Again, John Cole over at Balloon Juice gets it right.

http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=6535#comments

"It’s sad to say that for the next five or six minutes somebody has stolen away Pat Robertson’s self-serving religious asshat crown. Good work, Ray."

Couldn't have been said better...

Dave Cavalier said...

I actually heard the audio of Nagin's speech on NPR this morning and it sounds even kookier when you hear it.

I still don't understand how this guy's name doesn't always appear next to the word "disgraced." He's an idiot.

Jackson said...

New Orleans has always been more of a mocha town, in fact I'd say that it was the capitol of cross pollination, which I'm a big fan of.....

Dfactor said...

DC - Do you know that Jon Stewart used this same analogy last night on the Daily Show? I almost thought you ripped from him until I saw you posted at 10pm....

Chrispy said...

Once again, TDS steals from the Misanthrope.

Dave Cavalier said...

Interesting. What's the connection between me and The Daily Show?


Oh my God...

Chrispy said...

Oh shit.

I've been caught.