Darwin Day in New Orleans February 9, 2010

Darwin Day in New Orleans

New Orleans is on a roll this week! It’s not just a place for Mardi Gras and the Saints; it’s a place where secular values are being honored by the local government.

In 2005, Mayor Ray Nagin proclaimed May 5th of that year the National Day of Reason.

In 2009, the City Council issued a proclamation stating that May 7th of that year would be a Citywide Day of Reason.

This week, the City Council is back at it.

February 12th, 2010 is Darwin Day in New Orleans!

I suggest celebrating by doing whatever it is they do on Bourbon Street. (Which, I assume, is playing Scrabble and hopscotch.)

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  • dorcheat

    There has to be a New Orleans Saints and/or a “Who Dat”, and/or a Mardi Gras joke in here somewhere.

  • Ron in Houston

    Well, at least they’ve given Pat Robertson another reason when the next hurricane hits.

  • littlejohn

    I think they throw you a bead necklace if you score a “bingo” in Scrabble. Or something like that.

  • Polly

    Ingrates! Even after Jesus led their team to victory.

    Now they’ve really gone and done it. God’s gonna whack ’em even harder.

    Darwin? Who dat? Wasn’t he the husband on Bewitched, always taking crap from Larry Tate?

  • I am SO flashing my boobs at the screen right now!!!

  • The whereases could be combined into one since there is no mention of reason or Darwin at all. The reason for the celebration is that there was no other party scheduled for that day.

    Whereas the City of New Orleans likes its parties…

    Lagunatic, they’re very nice *throws beads*

  • I love how generic this proclamation is. No mention of Darwin whatsoever. “We like to party, and (insert occasion) is as good an excuse as any other.”