Mardi Gras...here's the real thought provoking question; "Why is this kind of debauchery and indulgent behavior more acceptable than being gay?" After all, many of society's stalwart beliefs about homosexuality are reflected in the activities of Mardi Gras. Here's a Lent challenge—give up judgments! Can you do it?
Admit it: You've done something crazy on Mardi Gras too! Maybe in college? Maybe you regretted it and feverishly detagged all the Facebook photos the next morning? Of course you did.
New Orleans is ready to run amok! Cities and towns across the country are gearing up to celebrate right along with the Cajuns in themed parties and parades. The Toad Kingdom is in a state of frenzy. What is the cause? Beads and breasts! You may not know it but for decades, one of the rather crudest parts of the annual fest is the baring of breasts. Women, usually in an alcoholic stupor, lift their shirts, showing off their assets for the precious reward of a cheap set of made in China plastic beads.
Fat Tuesday's almost here, which means it's time to let go of all your inhibitions and party your behind off... at least for one night. Even if you're not lucky enough to be in New Orleans for the day, you can still get fancied up in these wild Mardi Gras fashions.
Temptations fill each of our lives. Sometimes these are temptations we wrestle with all of our life and at times these are short term temptations. Regardless, what we are often tempted to do is to try to avoid the thing that is tempting us. Often, it can be more effective to remove from our lives the things that lead to the temptation. This is a lesson we can learn from Shrove Tuesday.
What comes to your mind when you think of Mardi Gras? For some, it’s the traditional fare of extravagant parade floats, exquisite masks, and beautiful beads. For others, the image that comes to mind is that of wild parties, women flashing their breasts and the craziness that is Bourbon Street.
Feb. 21 is Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, traditionally the time to have one big ole party before the 40 days of Lent. If you're planning to celebrate, we have some tips on how to party in style, including a few cocktail recipes culled from around the web.
Mardi Gras is here (!), and you can bet New Orleans will be a spectacle of booze, boobs and beads. However, if you didn't get a chance to visit "The Big Easy" for this year's celebration, it doesn't mean you can't still celebrate. As a way to include you and your partner in the last hurrah before Lent begins (tomorrow), here are six ways the two of you can celebrate the indulgence that is Mardi Gras right from your own home. Low-Cost, Last-Minute Mardi Gras