Monthly Archives: April 2008


 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 03:21:57

Ashley’s funeral was a real Tale Of Two Cities moment: it was the best of times and the worst of times. There were many tears and much laughter. The speeches by Ray Oyster and two old friends of Ashley were fabulous; especially Ray’s take on Kermit Ruffins’ This Is New Orleans. And Howie Luvzus did a great job presiding over the event as the minister selected by the atheist…

My main fear about being a pallbearer didn’t happen: we didn’t drop the coffin; mostly thanks to Mr. Clio and Dillyberto. It *almost* slipped once but we didn’t screw up. Of course Ashley would have been the first to laugh if we’d dropped the casket…

The Jazz procession at the cemetery was led by Ashley’s favorite the Hot 8 Brass Band. The entombment was the hardest part of the day but the second line after it and the subsequent wake we’re joyful as hell. We drank too much swore too much and toasted the Mime repeatedly. 

I’ve posted Dr. A’s pictures at our Flickr site. LINK.  Derek Howie and Karen have posted some snaps of the Jazz funeral as well.  

UPDATE: Lisa Pal and Maitri have also posted pictures. 



Wed, 09 Apr 2008

My evil twin Michael Homan seems once again to have lost his senses that is  if he ever had them to begin with. He has a lovely wife  two beautiful kids and at least one friend but now he’s pregnant by Oprah? He probably did this to spite me: I’m a serious Oprahphobe. Bastard. I’m not sure if this rises to level of fuckmookery  but it’s damn close. Malaka…

Is it kicking or did he just burp? Only Homan and Oprah know for sure…

Homan responds by calling me names like a snarky 3rd grader.


Thu, 03 Apr 2008 15:18:12

I was just about to sit down and write a post mocking the Mayor but decided to check my email first. I had some truly terrible news my friend and fellow blogger Ashley Morris died Wednesday morning. He was a wonderful friend father and husband. I’m stunned numb and in shock right now. Ashley was the first NOLA blogger I met and he *always* had my back. I miss him already.