So, among other things, I found time to go online and catch the coverage of Mardi Gras and Carnival.
It looks like Mardi Gras has been helping the economy:
Mardi Gras Big Business Along Gulf Coast by associatedpress
And the tradition of king cake is alive and well:
And folks were wild as ever:
In Rio, it was all about Brazil's African heritage, and even the horrors of slavery were made to look dazzling:
Beauty and the monstrous marched down the Sambadrome:
It mixed with usual feather-festooned PreColumbianoid fantasies into a vision that could have been Atlantis, Lemuria, or what the world is coming to in the 21st century:
And now that it's Lent, I'll have to settle to amusing myself with videos of bullfights and riots until the crucifixion season begins.