What’ll they think of next?! Fashionistas will be beside themselves when they get a load of pants; the singular fashion item with a plural name. If you’re seeing them and digging them on the street but don’t know what they’re called, they’re pants. The concept is simple: cover yourself from waist to ankle in fabric. And the possibilities are endless! Canvas, linen, denim, burlap, silk, satin, terry cloth, nylon, you name it. We can’t wait to see what designers will do with this long-legged fashion revolution. The next logical step is pockets: “I’m carrying my stuff around on my butt, y’all!” And gentlemen, pants keep your stuff where your stuff will keep. No more swing ding-a-ling in these smart duds. Ladies, you can get yourself some pants, too! Put your pants on one leg at a time and head out the door! Pants come in one shape and several sizes, and they’re available at most major retail stores. — Walter Pierce
Some images just stay with you until you have to run to the Xerox machine and make a whole bunch of copies and stick them up on your bedroom wall, the equivalent of listening to a song over and over until you wear out the groves so bad on the record that the needle has nothing to track on and by that time you have made yourself sick and you can’t bear to hear the opening bars even for a second, that same kind of besotted addiction you obsess over, like really bad relationships and pralines n’ cream ice cream. I just got bit by another one. There’s this painting. It’s of a dog. It’s blue. I never heard of the artist, but I gotta have it. Forget about getting one for yourself. There’ll never be another like this one. — Mary Tutwiler
If you live a busy, economical, on-the-go lifestyle, it’s good to keep some Kraft Macaroni & Cheese in your pantry. It’s good as a side dish or as its own dinner. And you want to get Kraft, which has always had “the cheesiest” macaroni and cheese known to persons. Never resting on its laurels, Kraft recently turned the mac n’ cheese world on its ear when the company announced that the cheesiest mac and cheese there was is “now even cheesier.” (For the mac n’ cheese connoisseur, Kraft also has a premium thick’n creamy variety.). Kraft macaroni & cheese comes in a box, it’s available at almost every grocery and convenience store, a monkey could make it, and it only costs like 75 cents. — Nathan Stubbs
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.