"That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."
Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)
Nick Nikon said:
Good morning!Bright, clear, ... and 20 degrees at dawn.It's supposed to hit the mid 50's, which will good.Especially at the sidewalk bars down in the Soulard neighborhood.The annual Mardi-Gras parade draws thousands of thristy revelers.Once a small celebration in the funky, historic, district, it got out of hand.The parade no longer goes through the small, narrow, streets of Soulard.Safety was the major concern ... sidewalks totally blocked, traffic as well.Was on the "Blues Society" float for the last of the "neighborhood" parades.At the end of the route, when we looked back, there was almost no one there. We began near the front of the parade ... where was the rest of it?Turns out someone's beat-down pickup had overheated towing a flat bed trailer.It had burst into flames, and there was no way responders could reach it.Very lucky nobody was hurt, especially since most of the crowd was drunk as skunks.