Mardi Gras is making out with Hollywoood, yet again. This year's King of Bacchus is Val Kilmer, who recently made Millennium Films' "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" in the Big Easy. (He also did "Deja Vu" there.)
So why no King of Gemini? No King of Centaur? No Top Dog of Barkus & Meoux? No King of our Ark-La-Tex Mardi Gras? Kilmer, after all, shot a Millennium movie here this summer. ... Wait a minute. I get it. Theming a float as "Streets of Blood" might cause a wee bit o' panic for the family-friendly Ark-La-Texers.
That said, who would be the best Mardi Gras king for The Shreve? My vote is split between Harold and Kumar. Just think of the throws. Who would you vote for? Costner? Cube? Denzel? Sienna Miller? Josh Brolin? Jack Black?