Hard to believe it’s Mardi Gras already. Spoke to my parents yesterday and they were talking about how St. Louis is hoping for a big Mardi Gras crowd this year because of the inundation of New Orleans. Whatever. I’m sure the drunks will be out in force tomorrow night.

In related Carnival news, thieves took off with a collection of artworks by Monet, Picasso, Dali and Matisse from a museum in Rio last Friday. They were able to escape amongst the throngs of revelers partying in the streets of the city. Been a week of daring heists actually. Must be something in the February air.