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    It might just be a Cajun thing.

    Basically it says that the winds are spirits who get to roam about the Earth at the start of Lent and then when Easter comes (and the winds die down) they return to heaven to coincide with the resurrection of Jesus.

    I think it was coincidence that it gets windy around Lent and the myth popped up in absence of science. Then again, defining meteorology as “science” is a laughable statement.
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    Sometimes, the winds inhabit a person...but never for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delaney View Post
    On the other hand, I love macaroni
    Oh yeah, right. He's the guy who invented radio communication, which was diagramed using wavy lines through the air, which was chopped up and turned into tubes. Is that the guy?
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    He became immortalized in pasta.
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    yep, that's him, the guy with the dog

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    (With a french pun as we don't pronounce the H in pathe and pate mean pasta)
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    We had the same image, with partially the same caption, but I thought the company that showed that was RCA. I'm probably wrong about that, and don't feel like looking it up.
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    You are right about that, in europe the logo belong to EMI (the group that own Pathe Marconi) and for the other countries :
    "In North America, the rights to use the mark belong to RCA Victor (currently a label of the Sony Music Entertainment group) and to the Hilco group in other parts of the world except Japan where it is owned by JVC. Due to different owners in various parts of the world, the HMV brand (and its French equivalent La Voix de son maître) no longer appeared on internationally released records from the 1990s." (wikipedia)
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    By now, most people who see that icon won't understand it anyways.
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    Yeah, I have no idea what that is.
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    I've only seen them in old movies. I'm sure they can still be found, though possibly only in museums and Hollywood prop departments, but I've never seen one in person.

    Frankly, the same could be said of sasquatch.
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    Too many days since the last post.
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    Re: Post Race!

    After marching steadily into spring, we've taken a turn for the cold. I was getting snowed on as I drove home, yesterday, though it was more like slush. There's the old saying that March is in like a lion, out like a lamb. In this area, that's usually backwards. March comes in like a lamb, out like a lion. We get some warm weather at the start of the month. Just enough to convince me to remove the studded tires and take the skis out of the car. Then it snows for a few days.
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    My parent's anniversary is the first day of Spring. They made 34 years together this year.
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    My house is very close to flooding. The rain didn’t even get this bad during the hurricanes last year.
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    How low are you? I'm on the highlands of a low valley. There's a spring line near my house, so the water table is probably only about 5-10 feet below me, but I'm in no risk of flooding, because the river is probably more than 100 feet down and many miles away. Haven't seen floods like that since the Bonneville Flood....and I wasn't around for that....nor was anybody else.
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    My house is 4 feet above sea level. I couldn’t find our water table information on the USGS website, but probably because we’re apart of a levee system.
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    Are you close of the river or the ground is just saturated by the rain?
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    A little bit of both. Bayou Lafourche is about 2 blocks away from and Company Canal is about 5 blocks away. But historically speaking, the closer to the bayou you are, the less likely you are to flood. My understanding is that hundreds of years of the bayou flooding and receding caused it to build up a layer of silt which makes it higher against the bayou and it gradually gets lower the further away you are.

    But this is also our first hard rain of the year, which is unusual. It is a delicate balance because you want a little bit of rain before a hard rain so that the ground soaks it up, but you don't want too much rain to where the ground becomes saturated.
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    I drove to Houma today and the little bayou they got running down Main St is overflowing. There were some houses with water in them.
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    Re: Post Race!

    So maybe you need one of these
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    That is how Helen got her son, Bobby Boucher, to the Bourbon Bowl on time.
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    You can doooo it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    I drove to Houma today and the little bayou they got running down Main St is overflowing. There were some houses with water in them.
    My house has water in it. Both hot AND cold water!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    That is how Helen got her son, Bobby Boucher, to the Bourbon Bowl on time.
    I'm not sure about that reference. I remember a book by Carl Hiaasen that had something like that, but I think that's not what you are referencing.

    I've ridden in one of those. We ran over a gator. Probably didn't hurt it any, just kind of mooshed it down into the water, a bit.
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    Adam Sandler's The Waterboy
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    My entire knowledge of Louisiana comes from watching The Waterboy. It's why I've always assumed that DD looks like this:-
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    I'm about as pasty white as that guy.
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    That guy doesn't take his shirt off very often.
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    Merry Christmas everyone

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    Are you early, late, or on time?
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    In a different spacetime..
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    Got a vaccine, today. I have no idea whether or not I'm eligible, so I wasn't sure whether I'd be able to get it until I got it. The eligibility rules here are confused enough that I was thinking that some sites were following different rules from other sites. Not sure if that's true, and by now I don't care.
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    By the way, the last post was only because there had been nothing in the Post Race for several days.
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    Happy Easter y’all!
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    don't eat too much chocolate !
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    2 days of blazingly sunny bank holiday that I'm finally allowed to go out in and what did I do with them? My accounts
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    I officiated a wedding tonight and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many mullets in one place before.
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    All business in the front, party in the back!

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    Had a snow shower last night (mid April!). Now all the primroses are covered by snow.
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    Had a snow shower last night
    Yeah, us too. Me and some friends got together for a pizza in the garden (6 of us... all legal) and the next thing you know it's bleedin' snowing... in April... what's up with that?!
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