My friend FromTheHip went to New Orleans this week for Mardi Gras. It's not that far, she already resides in the marshes of Louisiana (I think I can only say 'Lu-EEEE-Ziana' now the way that Randy Newman sings it.) While there she snapped some excellent photographs of the affair. By far my favorite was this example of tolerance and piety:
Obviously, I expected Mormons to be on this sign--kind of goes hand-in-hand with street preachers, doesn't it? I guess it's an honor to be included with foresight on the same list as "Moms who murder their kids for God." Even better than the thoughtful inclusion of the Promise Keepers and Hitler (now that you think about it, they do go together.)
I love so many things about this sign:
One: This grammar nut decided they had to return to their sign and add in a "the" above the KKK. "The Crusades KKK" runs together to create a rather insightful commentary on medieval mores, don’t you think? Instead, they revised and added a “the” changing the meaning and making the sign far more pedestrian.
Two: Witch Burning--only slightly more topical than the Crusades.
Three: “Mel Gibson” penciled in on the bottom right. As if they covered all the bases and then, THEN Mel Gibson made that movie and well, darn it all, he had to go up on that sign.
Mel Gibson: You’re on notice.