Category: This Week In the New World Order

Crawfish, a poor man’s food? Not very likely

A lot of people believe that there was a stigma attached to eating crawfish because it was “poverty food.” Louisiana Life food columnist Stanley Dry was the latest to repeat this notion in The Versatile Crawfish,¬† (Louisiana Life, March/April 2015).…

Crawfish and the news

Crawfish read the news. They read the Crawfish Report, of course. Here’s a list of who reads what: 1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. 2. The Washington Post is read by people…

Crawfish at the LSU-Kentucky basketball game? I wonder which one?

Was it Roy, the Crawfish Soldier, at the Tuesday night basketball game between the scrappy LSU Tigers and the #1 Kentucky Wildcats? Too bad LSU lost a heartbreaker. But Advocate sportswriter Scott Rabalais wrote in his column that a crawfish…

Help us, Obi Wan! You’re our only hope!

Crawfish Report religiously attends the meetings of the Baton Rouge Press Club and we are often disturbed by what we hear. Certainly we have been disturbed for some time by the gross environmental negligence of Louisiana’s lawmakers from Huey Long…

Oh, ya-yai! Kingdom of Zydeco up for grabs!

The kingdom of zydeco is in disarray. Apparently Clifton Chenier, the King of Zydeco, left no heir? Crawfish Report remembers hearing Clifton Chenier at his favorite honky-tonk, the Corner Bar in Breaux Bridge. That was sometime around 1983. Man, what…

Hearse headed to chop shop

Typically, you don’t see your finer hearses used as getaway cars.To paraphrase Austin Powers, “Honestly, who steals a hearse?” A no-name homeless guy with lots of time to rummage around the funeral home office does, that’s who. Said homeless guy…

What the NFL really meant to say…

BREAKING NEWS FROM CRAWFISH REPORT Saints Memes on Twitter, a highly respected news source, said National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell clarified conditions that the Slap Ya Mama commercials would be allowed to re-air on Cox Sports Network Saints pre-season…

NFL: Slap Ya Mama hot sauce in hot water

The National Football League (the non-profit profit corporation that has very high expenses) has really made a bonehead play. Realizing it botched the Ray Rice domestic violence situation by not suspending the football player for more than two games, the…

Crawfish Report covers the extraordinary

Sam Irwin, author of Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean, was the racing steward of the children’s crawfish races held at Deannie’s on the Lakefront in New Orleans’ Bucktown. Of course Sam brought his camera and captured…

Be careful what you ask for … Louisiana crawfish will whip Maryland crawfish anyday

The Louisiana red swamp crawfish is a bit of a bully… it’s what’s known as a “keystone” species. That means if our tough Procambarus clarkii is introduced into another eco-system, it will run off the native species. That’s what’s behind…