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Jean Lafitte

January 28, 2020

well I’ve never been to heaven but I’ve been to Oklahoma…


I have never been to Louisiana but I have been to the Bike Works warehouse sale which is where I got this Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve souvenir water bottle for less than 50 cents (NWT)

Since I purchased the water bottle I learned a bit about Mr. Jean Lafitte but what really interests me is how things like this end up at a small nonprofit bike shop and chucked in a box with all the other shit nobody wants. Then months later the box is pulled out of storage hoping some sucker like me will buy that shit at the annual warehouse sale. If not it's just shipped off to a landfill in eastern Washington. 

Did somebody get this from their grandma in New Orleans? Did somebody buy this for their grandma when they took a field trip to the historical park and preserve? 

It’s not such a great water bottle in the context of cycling but it is translucent purple plastic and it makes me laugh and it can teach you a tiny little bit about Jean Lafitte and supply chain logistics. 


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Steve Young said...

There is a neighborhood in the big easy called lafitte treme, but everyone drops the lafitte part. Just like like faubourg marigny, everyone drops the faubourg part. Just some jeopardy knowledge for you

Posted January 28, 2020 03:44 PM | Reply to this comment

pilder said...

Alex, I'll take War of 1812 for 800.

Posted January 29, 2020 05:33 AM | Reply to this comment

like Sean Connery said...

suck it Trebek

Posted January 29, 2020 09:20 AM | Reply to this comment

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