Though the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has yet to issue a warning about it, it appears that Bieber fever is coming to Lafayette. Symptoms include excessive screaming and insisting unicorns are real. The pandemic continues Saturday, June 4 at Movies in the Parc at Parc International.
In downtown Lafayette they have monthly screenings of movies and this Saturday for the bargain price of $2 you can bring your little ones — or hey, your big adult ones, no one’s judging here — to see Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. This showing closes the spring season of Movies in the Parc where family friendly movies are shown on a 35’ screen. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. While waiting for it to get dark local youth band First & Ten will be perform.
Concessions are sold yet you are free to pack a picnic and bring chairs or blankets. Kids 5 and under get into the event for free. There is street parking in addition to Parc-Auto du Centreville on Polk Street barely a block down.
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is a documentary about the days counting down to teen singing sensation Bieber’s performance at Madison Square Garden, a show that sold out in 22 minutes. The CDC and The Independently Weekly jointly suggest that there may be some people who actually feel comfortable saying never, and if so we support that decision.
The writer of this article independently suggests that while she is not a Bieber fan, despite having aged 20 years and gained tattoos and a love of gin, she would probably still knock you down to get to a now balding Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block, so she gets it. She also believes in unicorns sometimes, but that might be the gin talking.
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DEC 6 Here we are, at the top of another bad list: this time, Louisiana has the (dubious) honor of beating out all other states when it comes to gutting higher ed funding, this Picayune story reports. The American Association of Colleges and Universities says our cuts (nearly 18 percent this year alone) are the highest in the nation. Three-fourths of the states increased funding last year, with the top spender increasing funding by 28 percent. This is a great legacy for our governor, right?
DEC 6 Blogger Lamar White Jr. takes a look at the creepy effort over in Baton Rouge, wherein the southern, lily-white area of the city wants to secede from the union, er, create its own "city" and take all the really fat sales tax cows with it. Turns out the group campaigning for the move is a for-profit corporation, and Lamar says that means its effort won't pass legal muster.
DEC 6 Blogger Tom Aswell tells us about some fishiness he found in the state worker's comp office. There's some confusion about when one guy started working there, and there's also some involvement by a GOP lege from Hammond. It's all just another example of the Jindal administration's actions that "defy explanation," Aswell says.
DEC 6 Edwin Edwards may think it's possible he will be governor again, but columnist James Gill isn't so sure. Edwards would have to get a presidential pardon to run for governor -- unless he wants to wait until he's 99, Gill says. But even Edwards' many supporters should probably hope he doesn't get that, because there's no real chance he can win, Gill says.
DEC 6 Here's an interesting post on DIG Magazine for football history buffs. It's about the Pelican Bowl, the Bayou Classic and the history of black college football. It's a trip down memory lane and the story of a "mythical black college national crown." What killed it? Trying to compete with the Bayou Classic.
DEC 6 Nelson Mandela became famous while sitting in prison, where he was a symbol of apartheid. But his enduring legacy was his ability to forgive, to reach out a hand of peace to heal his country of division and oppression, and the Picayune talks about this aspect of his personality. The story also reminds us of the more light-hearted moments Louisiana shared with the former President of South Africa.
DEC 6 We've all been passed by a nut on the highway and assumed the driver was on drugs. Maybe that's not hyperbole: here's a story from the Picayune about a guy riding around with a meth lab in his back seat. One wonders if his insurance policy included coverage for random explosions.
DEC 6 Here's a new blog in the NOLA Defender; it's called Shift Change, and it's all about cocktails. This installment by Rhiannon Enlil focuses on the sazerac, the enigmatic cocktail made with absinthe. But Enlil also introduces herself, a long-time NOLA bartender who has "a lot of booze" in her house.
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