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Mardi Gras goes purple
gold and really green


By Helen Cox
and Nate Thompson

The Levee biodegradeable writers

A carnival tradition since time immemorial has been to use trash estimates in tons as a measure of whether that year’s Mardi Gras was a success.

More trash means more partying which the city equates with more money having been spent.

“I know we’re different here and all, but in what univers… Read the rest

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The Creation … by Michelangelo di ‘Who Dat’ Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni


By Jon Bogran
and Al Wrinkle
and Rudy Matthew Vorkapic
The Levee we believe writers

The New Orleans Saints’ journey to a second Super Bowl could not have gotten off to a better start as He today announced His pick to win the 2012-13 Super Bowl.

Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees, just hours before the first NFL preseason game of the 2012-13 season betw… Read the rest

Google Earth destroyed by Google Asteroid


By Jon Bogran
The Levee digital doomsday writer

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Google scientists grimly reported yesterday that the doomsday scenario they have secretly dreaded for years has finally come to pass – Google Earth, the beloved virtual planet allowing users to indulge random, voyeuristic whims, has been obliterated by a massive, 47 megabyte-wide a… Read the rest

State pulls out of funding for local porn industry


By Mike Smith
The Levee former porn star writer

In another step toward a more visibly conservative Louisiana, the state senate recently moved to deny tax credits to producers of pornographic films.

Senate Bill 513 by Sen. A. G. Crowe, R-Slidell, prohibits tax breaks to filmmakers if the film is pornographic.

“I don’t have a definition of pornography,… Read the rest

Tim Tebow pregnant
with The Antichrist



By Jon Bogran
The Levee dental writer

New York Jets quarterback and Christian football hero, Tim Tebow, famous for his seemingly miraculous ability to defy critics and lead his team to clumsy victories at crucial moments, received the earth-shattering news late last month that, despite all scientif… Read the rest

Protesters act to save Katrina wreckage



By Alexa Surinck
The Levee next to Godliness writer

An extremely loose coalition of preservationists, concerned citizens from other states, and incredibly stubborn locals has succeeded in disrupting trash collection in parts of Orleans Parish in an attempt to prevent the removal of dw… Read the rest

Brees contract talks stalled over Benson Tower offices


By Rudy Matthew Vorkapic
The Levee yes sir Mr. Benson writer

NFL sources have told The Levee that negotiations between Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have been stuck at an impasse over team owner Tom Benson’s insistence that the QB rent Benson Tower offices for his charitable foundation.

The state pays Benson high rents for state office space as … Read the rest