December 1st, 2006


word of the day

delate (di-LAYT) verb tr.

To report (an offense), denounce, or accuse.

[From Latin delatus, past participle of deferre (to bring down, accuse,
or report), from de- + ferre (to bear). Ultimately from the Indo-European
root bher- (to carry, to bear children) that gave birth to words such as
basket, suffer, fertile, burden, bring, bear, offer, prefer, and birth.]

-Anu Garg (garg

"But how would the papal spies, who were present in every audience,
delate him [Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli]?"
Thomas Cahill; Pope John XXIII (biography); Viking; 2002.
don't fear death

another one from mom

is this really how people see areas of nawlins????
it is kinda sad, really.....

The list of the top Barbie dolls this holiday season -- made especially
for New Orleans shoppers:

Evacuee Barbie - Comes with a suitcase with three changes of old
clothes, a box of photographs, and pets.

Rooftop Barbie - Comes with an ax for chopping a hole in her roof, a
flashlight to signal helicopters, and a blue tarp to patch the hole when
she returns.

Red Cross Barbie - Comes with Red Cross uniform, and her own Red Cross
truck capable of serving 1,000 meals per day.

FEMA Barbie - Comes with laptop computer, cell phone, and plain white
trailer. (Trailer not delivered until 90 days after purchase.)

Going Home Barbie - Comes with haz-mat suit, boots, gloves, respirator
mask, shovel, and bin for holding recovered items.

Looter Barbie - Comes with shotgun, hundreds of gold chains, and
shopping cart filled with Nike shoes, electronics, and an assortment of
alcohol. (NOPD Ken, equally outfitted, can be purchased separately --
and comes with a Cadillac Escalade.)

Northshore Barbie - This princess Barbie is sold only at North Shore
Mall. She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade handbags, a Lexus SUV,
a long-haired foreign dog named Honey and a cookie-cutter house.
Available with or without tummy tuck and face lift. Workaholic Ken sold


Kenner Barbie - This modern day homemaker Barbie is available with a
Ford Windstar minivan and matching gym outfit. She gets lost easily and
has no full-time occupation or secondary education. Traffic jamming cell
phone sold separately.

Treme Barbie - This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, a
Ray Lewis knife, a Chevy with dark tinted windows, and a Meth Lab Kit.
This model is only available after dark and must be paid for in cash
(preferably small, untraceable bills)...unless you're a cop, then we
don't know what you're talking about.

Old Metairie Barbie - This yuppie Barbie comes with your choice of BMW
convertible or Hummer H2. Included are her own Starbuck's cup, credit
card and country club membership. Also available for this set are
Shallow Ken and Private School Sandy.

Chalmette Barbie - This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler
jeans two sizes too small, a NASCAR T-shirt and Tweety Bird tattoo on
her shoulder. She has a six-pack of Bud light and a Hank Williams, Jr.
CD set. She can spit over 5 feet and kick mulllet-haired Ken's butt when
she is drunk. Purchase her pickup truck separately and get a confederate
flag bumper sticker absolutely free.

Garden District Barbie - This collagen injected, rhinoplastic Barbie
wears a leopard print outfit and drinks cosmopolitans while entertaining
friends. Percocet prescription available.

Westwego Barbie - This tobacco-chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair
of her own high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she
chased beer-gutted Ken out of Gretna Barbie's house. Her ensemble
includes low-rise acid-washed jeans, fake fingernails, and a see-through
halter-top. Also available with a mobile home.

Mid-City Barbie - This doll is made of actual tofu. She has long
straight brown hair, archless feet, hairy armpits, no make-up and
Birkenstocks with white socks. She prefers that you call her Willow. She
does not want or need a Ken doll, but if you purchase two Mid-City
Barbies and the optional Subaru wagon, you get a rainbow flag bumper
sticker for free. 

Algiers Barbie - This Barbie comes with a stroller and an infant doll.
Optional accessories include a GED and a bus pass. Gangsta Ken and his
79 Caddy were available, but are now very difficult to find since the
addition of the infant.

Metairie Barbie - She's wearing a Banana Republic outfit and watching
her soaps on TV. She has her cell phone in hand, along with her home
phone and day planner. On her planner she has the dates of all her
charity events listed. We don't know where Ken is because he's always
fishing or hunting.