In this, his one hundredth column for The Jambalaya News, The Dang Yankee talks about the column got started. (Hint- timing is everything.) He also talks about his sources of inspiration (in addition to the bottle of Lone Star, that is) and thanks some important people who made it all possible.
It’s the peak of crawfish season here in Louisiana. Now’s the time of year when folks the state over fire up their propane burners and boil sack loads of these little critters that look like they’ve crawled here through a wormhole from some other dimension. And the Dang Yankee is among them.
It’s springtime here in Southwest Louisiana–time for our yearly pilgrimage to the garden center. My wife walked out with a century’s worth of annuals, while I came home with a bird feeder. So where are all the birds? The Dang Yankee sure doesn’t know.
Mardi Gras was special for me this year, as it featured my acting debut here in Southwest Louisiana. It was in a big production, too—the presentation for the Krewe de la Famille ball. If you didn’t catch it, I’m sure it’s out there on YouTube somewhere. Just do a search using the keywords “dancing clowns,” or better still, “spasmodic musk oxen.”
Read all about it in “Lights! Camera! Gangnam Style!”, the Dang Yankee’s latest installment in The Jambalaya News.
Hurricane Isaac recently swept across Louisiana. Sure, it packed a wallop, but it was no Katrina, despite how the news media played it up. Ever wonder why they make just […]
In the current issue of The Jambalaya News, The Dang Yankee reports on a Pub Crawl in which he had the pleasure of participating. And before you jump to conclusions about his intentions, please understand that it was for a high cause, namely, the preservation of Mardi Gras costumes.
Read about it in Crawling For The Cause on TJN’s website.
The city of Lake Charles operates under a unique system of government during its Contraband Days Festival. Read all about it in The Dang Yankee’s latest contribution to The Jambalaya News .
Sure, I play guitar and sing. But how do I compare to our hometown American Idol finalist, Joshua Ledet? Not very well, as it turns out.
How do a couple of Yankees know that they’ve finally become a part of Louisiana society? Check it out.