Butter Beans and Turkey Necks

NEW ORLEANS (by Ferdie Werdie) — I needed a change this morning for breakfast. So, I cooked a pot of butter beans and turkey necks. Now, I am good and full. I am ready to go out into this mean, cruel world with a full stomach. Hahaha… You know, it is important to have energy in your bones. I gave up New Orleans po’boys for a while. My ankles and legs swelled up over the weekend. Someone told me that too much French bread is not good for one’s blood pressure. My pressure must have shot up over the weekend because I have been enjoying too many po’boy sandwiches.

Many Saudi and Muslim women are required to wear head-to-toe hijabs. The public is not allowed to even see their eyes. What would the Taliban make of this picture?

In U.S.

In U.S.

My point? I compare the 2 pictures, and wonder who is correct.

Across the pond in Middle East.

Across the pond in Middle East.

Happy Birthday, Halfa’ Pint

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — We sang Happy Birthday to my granddaughter, Halfa’ Pint, this weekend. We celebrated with gumbo, potato salad, crawfish pie, butter pecan cake, ice cream. Plus, on Saturday, all of the kids enjoyed Laser Tag Quest. I will post more pictures later.

We know that she had a great weekend.

Halfa' Pint at Laser Tag Quest birthday celebration.

Halfa’ Pint at Laser Tag Quest birthday celebration.

Chiquita Bananas in Big Easy

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — Chiquita Bananas International will once again make its home and base of operations in New Orleans, Louisiana. I am wondering who will be the new Chiquita Banana Lady now that the company is back in the Big Easy! We will see.

“Welcome back, Chiquita Bananas,” she too says below. Louisiana officials announced this week that hundreds of jobs will come back to New Orleans with Chiquita operations moving back: http://goo.gl/aIkJ6E …Dumb-ass Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal already said that he plans to tax citizens of the state $15.5 million to help offset the company’s costs. “What do you think about that, Ferdie Werdie”? asks this lovely young lady.


In the NBA playoffs, these long 7-game series’ in rounds 1 and 2 only tend to kill the fans; but it is also only all about the money for the teams. I guess the fans have to pay the price. One-game eliminations is very exciting in the March Madness Final Four NCAA tournament (also in the pro football NFL). However, in the NBA, you do not want a one-game fluke to determine who moves on to the next round.

I just think that it is too obtrusive to spend a whole month on just the first and second rounds. A 5-game series in each of rounds 1 and 2 will sure determine accurately who should move on to round three and the NBA final four. However, like I said, more games mean more money for the NBA and the teams. Thus, we fans just HAD to suffer through this whole month in order to determine the outcome that everyone and his mama knew was going to happen. It is now Spurs vs. OKC; Indiana vs. Miami.

Also, I am working on an article explaining more about my thoughts of the news that MBA degrees have climbed to the top of the list of college degrees. The MBA degree has now become the most popular college degree in America.

As the editor of the Delery Gazette I originate and work on my stories at my desk at FerdieWerdie.com …I am thinking every day about stories that my readers will find interesting. Click the FerdieWerdie.com link to see what article/articles that I am working on at my desk presently. I plan to develop a little more deeply the story behind what I am thinking about in the below bedroom scene.

Oh! That IS Lolo Jones here, but it is not what you think. I opened up my TweetDeck on Twitter recently and almost died. I thought that Lolo finally woke up to the light and started following me. Nooo!!! This is only a Lolo fan page. I am a little bit disappointed. I thought that she was getting ready to run into my arms.

Lolo is Following Ferdie


Click the button below in the right-bottom corner to enlarge a sample of my newsfeed:

I am presently doing an in-depth study of what is going on deep within my mind. I will reveal the results of this study later on in this article. However, I know that some good, deep stuff is percolating in that gray matter. Meanwhile, I squoze with my squoogy for a bit in the clouds!! haha.

What in the heck is on Ferdie's mind today?

What in the heck is on Ferdie’s mind today?

Alright! Alright! Alright! I am trying to post what I am thinking. However, I am having a problemo posting the photo. Meanwhile, the mentioned link is beneath this photo of me on the beach until I figure out what is wrong with the incertion.

Ferdie Werdie

Ferdie Werdie is thinking, “BEACH”!

THIS LINK IS WHAT IS ON FERDIE’S MIND PRESENTLY, but Technical Difficuties prevent posting all but the link.

Also, I am wondering who will be the new Chiquita Banana Lady now that Chiquita Brands International is moving back to the Big Easy?

Chiquita Banana Lady

Chiquita Banana Lady

Ferdie Werdie is Editor

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — As the editor of the Delery Gazette I originate and write my stories at www.FerdieWerdie.com I am thinking every day about stories that my readers will find interesting. Click the button below in the right, bottom corner to enlarge my newsfeed to read:

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is turning 30 years-old soon; and he is deciding on changes with Facebook that will also show growth similar to his maturity.

Also, now with spring having sprung, I plan to write some lovely stories about fun in the sun.

Yes! Fun in the sun.

Yes! Fun in the sun.

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — Is New Orleans Number 1? I studied the tweet below, and clicked to the story because it caught my interest.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

BOSCOVILLE (Gazette) — By the way, this is Mardi Gras weekend in New Orleans. The best of the parades and the best of the Balls are this weekend… culminating in Fat Tuesday. I am worn down tonight; but I am going to kick things back off in the morning.

Yes, this picture is becoming one of my favorites. I need to find this poster and hang it on my wall. WHERE CAN I FIND THIS POSTER?? I want it.

New Orleans

New Orleans

I just read something that reminded me that the OSCARS are tonight. I might come back online later and list my choices before the broadcast.

Coach Monty Williams of the New Orleans Pelicans needs to be fired. This team has been in last place of their division for the last three years. Does owner Tom Benson have his head stuck up his buttockal area?

Jackson Square Live Cam Super Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — Dang!! Looks like they shut down the Jackson Square Live Cam for this Super Bowl. So sorry!! Maybe, someone sued for privacy rights violations for being filmed on the Live Cam. Possibly, also, crimes were being caught on the Live Cam which the city did not want to be shown world wide.

Anyway, here is another story that caught my attention. Before the Super Bopwl there were reports that Floyd Mayweather had wagered $10.4 Million on the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl. Well, post Super Bowl, Mayweather has subsequently posted on Instagram that he did not wager $10.4 M on the Broncos. He said that those were just false rumors.

Here is a view of the action on Super Bowl weekend from the Jackson Square Live Cam. Wow! The cam is still up there and active. How long? Forever? UPDATE: No!!! The Jackson Square Live Cam was not active forever. LOL! In fact, the Live Cam is presently inactvie. HaHaHa!

A Cajun Joke, #WhoDat

Since our #WhoDatNation is in such a grand funk this awful Monday, I have decided to put a little smile on your faces. I hope that you enjoy my little joke. I am hurting badly too because the game was stolen from the 5-1 New Orleans Saints. We need a little bit of humor today. The agony of the feet is just too much to bear.

I am hurting badly too because the referees were definitely cheating for the New England Patriots. Those hoes! We should be 6-0 instead of 5-1. I believe in stringing up referees. The REFS from yesterday’s New Orleans Saints vs. Patriots game need to be hung from the nearest Magnolia tree. Those refs definitely stole the game from the Saints.


NEW ORLEANS (Gazette) — I am too happy going into Monday morning. Yes, I am in ecstasy. The New Orleans Saints are 3-0, baby. Next Monday on Monday Night Football, the Saints meet the Miami Dolphins who are also undefeated at 3-0. I cannot wait for the game. FIREWORKS, baby!!

Yes, this should be a nice long week of WHO DAT happiness. Next week, either the Saints or the Dolphins will be closing out Monday Night Football at 4-0. Hold onto your hats, Who Dat fans. Geaux Saints!

In other news, the U.S. Postal Service has created a stamp for icon musician Ray Charles.

Wet Weather in N’Awlins

New Orleans (Gazette) — Saturday morning is seeing it’s share of ugly weather in and around New Orleans. The exact extent of the system is listed by WWL below.

In other news, it is amazing to me how women can multi-task so well. In my experiences, I find that females have a real knack at multi-tasking. In general, men tend to do one thing at a time; and concentrate on that job in particular. Females drive me crazy when I watch them do 4 or 5 things at the same time. What a balancing act!

Man, what a beautiful horse. I had to post this.


NOLA Sheriff Marlin Gusman is Toast

ORLEANS PARISH PRISON, NEW ORLEANS (by FerdieWerdie Gazette) — Here is the link: OPP Prison Video that this week has rocked the career of Sheriff Marlin Gusman of New Orleans. His prison has been voted the worst prison in America. Gusman was in court on Thursday (at a Federal decree hearing) insanely seeking more money for the embattled jail. However, before Thursday’s decree hearing,  he had been ducking and hiding from questions about the video since it was made public on Tuesday April 2. He had it locked away in a vault at the prison until the news media sued to have it made public. Gusman was mum until the hearing. His tight lips and media-dodging moves have the public wondering if his career can survive the horrific video. He said that he would answer questions at the hearing.

In the video, inmates can be seen gambling at Orleans Parish Prison, shooting drugs, carrying a gun in the prison and wandering Bourbon Street.

UPDATE (WDSU News) — When asked if he would  invoke his Fifth Amendment right, Gusman said he would not and that he would, in  fact, testify in court.

Criminologist John Penny  expects Gusman’s testimony to be consistent with his many previous remarks on the  jail’s status.

“He will say that the city  has shirked its responsibility with furnishing them with the kinds of funding  needed to run a top-flight prison system,” Penny said.

The city, which funds the  jail, objects to the potential cost of the consent decree agreement. After the  jaw-dropping videos were released on Tuesday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is urging  that the federal government appoint someone other than Gusman to run the  lockup.