Let’s get this party started right! Let’s get this party started quickly!
It’s time for the real BOOM BOOM! Mardi Gras weekend is upon us and it’s time to lose your keys and/or ID, and/or dignity, fall off a float or a horse or a barstool, and no one cares! Well, as long as your injuries aren’t serious enough to stop the party.
But before we can get to the weekend, we have to get through this long rainy/foggy/dreary week, and I’ve got a little somethin’, somethin’ to lift your spirits. No, it’s not drugs. It’s just gossip, which is arguably intoxicating as well. So, go ahead and get drunk on it before you actually get drunk this weekend (when reading is more challenging).
Throw me something (weird), mister!
So my correspondents on the streets say the hottest and strangest throws caught so far this year at THE Mobile Mardi Gras are as follows: Crichton Leprechaun plush toys, Bayou La Batre “shrimp boot” plush toys (you know, like the white rain boots they wear), children’s shoes, The University of Alabama T-shirts and individual slices of American cheese.
This, of course, is in addition to the usual beads, MoonPies, peanuts, ramen, oatmeal cream pies, cups, etc.
I’m just hoping there will still be Conecuh Sausage thrown on Fat Tuesday again this year!
Thou shalt kneel before Mobile Idols
Garbage man Doug Kiker from Grand Bay charmed the “American Idol” judges on the show this week, bringing judge Katy Perry to tears and judge Luke Bryan out to play the piano for him, while fellow Alabamian Lionel Richie hugged his neck.
He seems like such a simple, innocent soul (he wore his Advanced Disposal work hat to the audition), telling the judges he hadn’t warmed up because he didn’t know how. But apparently he didn’t need to because when he sang Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road,” it was Chill Bump City, USA, for the judges and the millions of Americans watching at home. With his great underdog story, he will no doubt be a fan favorite.
Local singer/songwriter Stephen Sylvester is also supposed to be making an appearance soon. So, plenty of Mobile-area Idols to worship this season!
Dancing in the streets
Videos of Mobile Police Sergeant Jeremy March aka the “Dancing Cop” have been making the rounds on social media. In these videos, Sgt. March is getting down with the Blount High School dance team and his moves are pretty good. My spies said they also saw an officer twirling the fire batons of the marching pyromaniac majorette group that has been popular this year. Not sure if this is also Sgt. March, but we will keep reporting as this story develops .…
More TV fame
As reported in the front part of the paper, Gulf Shores native Whitmer Thomas is getting his own comedy special on HBO, which was shot at the Flora-Bama and airs this weekend, on Feb 22. And former Mobile FBI special agent Doug Astralaga, who now resides in Daphne, is featured on the new HBO documentary “McMillion$,” which chronicles fraud in the McDonald’s Monopoly game. It airs every Monday night and is streaming, as well. I hear it has been getting rave reviews.
On Thursday, Feb. 20, Mobile Police Department (MPD) homicide detectives will also be featured on “The First 48” on A&E. MPD has been featured on the show before, much to the chagrin of local defense attorneys, as it follows around detectives in 27 cities in the crucial “first 48” hours after a crime has occurred.
Well kids, that’s all I got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain ol’ Idol lovin’ and/or worshippin’, I will be there. Ciao!
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