Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Return of the Queens

The Sweet Potato Queens are returning to the St. Paddy's Day Parade.  Parade Founder Malcolm White said the parade will take place on March 23.  See the press release posted below for more information. 





















Kingfish note: Nice to see the Queens arrive back on the scene, no thanks to Marshand Crisler and his ineptitude. 

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good move. The novelty of seeing those old hags stagger down the streets adds so much to the humor that is the heart of the parade. They never should have separated.

Madison Rulz said...

That's discrimination.....against Harvey Johnson's ineptitude.

Kingfish said...

Marshand quoted the ZZD parade a price of $26,000 for security. Effectively killed it.

Anonymous said...

Who the f*ck cares about a bunch of old hags dressed up & staggering around drunk? I've never seen the allure of the SPQs and never will.

Anonymous said...

A fad as old and tired as the parade itself.

Anonymous said...

hate mongers are out in force today!

yall are so petty and full of spite.....you should probably do the world a favor and shoot yourselves.

Anonymous said...

@12:01 Hello, Kettle? This is the Pot. You're black!

Anonymous said...

Shooting the SPQ is a little drastic, but taking them out of their obvious misery is not a bad idea.

Anonymous said...

When is the Parade going to honor Kenneth Stokes? Seriously.

Louis LeFleur said...

Good to see them back. They come from all over the country and often other countries, adding a flavor of their own to the entire weekend. As I recall, the originally withdrew from the parade because of the long route and their aging base. I do believe, however, that the route has been shortened in recent years, hasn't it? Also, they don't have to start out by marching up that steep hill on Amite from Jefferson to State anymore. That should help.

Anonymous said...

I applaud Malcolm for letting bygones be bygones. The Parade is a tremendous draw to Jackson and the surrounding area. The Queens enhance it and also bring in their separate followers from all over the Country. It has a huge economic impact. For those of you who don't get out much, it is one of Mississippi's claims to fame as one of the largest parades of this type in the Country.

Anonymous said...

12:01
Hi Donna. Say hello to Tom.
BTW, when are you moving your home and office to Flag Chapel Road?

Anonymous said...

SPQ is still a thing?

Burke said...

Troll on, folks. No damage done. Long live the Queens! I feel like a Greek when he's told that England is returning the Elgin Marbles. Of course, the Queens are not THAT old. :)

Party on, people. No grouches allowed.

Anonymous said...

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How about these minuscule, lo-res pictures of "buses"? Does that mean school buses or city buses, and do mini buses or shuttle buses count? If you can't figure it out then you MUST be a spambot!

Hey! You got them correct...CONGRATULATIONS! Now we'll submit your comment so Kingfish can reject it for whatever reason he wants to.

Thanks for playing!

Anonymous said...

12:36 PM

Your less than average reading comprehension qualifies you for a refund of whatever monies your parents misspent trying to educate you.

Sign up now.

Anonymous said...

What I miss is the Green Lizard parties and the crowning of the Queen of the Green Lizard and it was just a little North of Canton....road blocks killed it however, I went to the last one and there was good Ole Bo Devine the originator of the Green Lizard! RIP Bo and the Green Lizard too...sigh...

Anonymous said...

An exceptionally low mentality group of commentators.

Anonymous said...

A tip of the tiara to Jill Connor Browne for finding a way to monetize post-menopausal woman going on a weekend bender. Like many, I don't get the appeal of the SPQ or why a woman would want to be one. I once stumbled into Hal & Mal's unaware the SPQ had overrun the establishment. It was like a night at Caligula's. And I could swear I saw my fifth grade teacher among the celebrants, most of whom had the haunting look of thrice-divorced sorority girls suffocating in their Spanx while desperately scanning the room for male attentio

Ophelia said...

Burke, you usually bring a measure of calm rationality, and welcome Oxford commas, to these hare-brained “discussions,” but today, you disappoint. To use “troll” as a verb is creative, but to lob it at those (and you may count me among them) who find the whole SPQ thing boring and a bit embarrassing is...oh, never mind. You think they’re amusing, others don’t. Chacun a’ son gout. Ho hum.

Kingfish said...

I'm sure the sight of a bare shoulder or an ankle of a woman probably gives you the shivers.

Anonymous said...

I think that the St. Paddy's Day parade should be changed. It should be transformed into a celebration of the transformation of the City of Jackson. I personally think that Kenneth Stokes should be the King of the parade, and Tater Thot can be the Master of Ceremonies.

The spectators of the parade should throw coins and beads to the charlatans parading (waddling) through town. The city should sell these "throws" for an extreme markup to raise money for repair of infrastructure.

Anonymous said...

The time for that fad is gone. It will flop.

Anonymous said...

Ladies and Gentlemen, vying for the title of Champion of Pedantry, we have Burke vs. Ophelia!

Anonymous said...

I am fairly sure the SPQ and their many fans could care less what the 11:39 loser thinks. They will continue to enjoy themselves while 11:39 sits home, probably alone and forgotten, and pens hateful posts.

Anonymous said...

Sweet Potato Queens?

Hubba Hubba!

Anonymous said...

I must have missed the part where, a) anyone is forcing anyone to BE a Sweet Potato Queen, and/or, b) anyone is forcing anyone to SEE a Sweet Potato Queen. If a bunch of 29-and-holding gals want to do their thing, what's the harm? Geez, if a bunch of folks actually want to have some good-natured, no-harm-done fun in downtown fucking Jackson, how can that possibly be a bad thing? And if it raises money for a children's charity, so much the better.

Anonymous said...

I love the queens! They have attracted numerous friends and family to travel from out of state to see them. Jill’s book are hysterically funny. Praise the SPQ. The goblins here seem more hungry than usual, throw them some meat.

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, the promise of more economic impact. If we had but $1 for all the times every damn mountebank has promised Jackson some injectable economic impact to mainline the whole damn city would already look like the abomination they're turning Fondren into now.

Anonymous said...

@1:50: Take a powder...PLEASE!

@6:02: The economic impact or Mal's (Hal's) St. Paddy Parade has been proven...for over 30 years!

No, I don't live in Jackson, left the cesspool 21 years ago, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying a good time and seeing people have fun. This parade is one of the few fun things has going for it. If y'all don't like it then don't participate. I'll keep attending and enjoying as long as I live.

Anonymous said...

The economic impact or Mal's (Hal's) St. Paddy Parade has been proven ... for over 30 years!

Proven to what? Not amount to a hill of beans? Proven to not work? Which Jackson was/is in better shape? Jackson 1988 or Jackson 2018?

Anonymous said...

I'll keep attending and enjoying as long as I live.

Which could be less than a week if you turn down the wrong road in the Bold New City With Soul.

Anonymous said...

From The Mississippi Business Journal in 2007: “The parade generates a total of $6 million over a three-day weekend, with most of that ($4.9 million) accounted for on the actual day of the parade. That’s 2006 numbers, and we expect to see a continued increase in that with the continued growth of the parade and the local market’s reaction to it. In recent years, with the influx of visitors from around the country, many of our retailers, restaurants/clubs, etc., have become quite savvy in developing creative ways to attract these visitors to their establishments.” Put that in your pipe and smoke it!!!

Anonymous said...

When we moved here a few years ago, this was the first event I attended with 2 kids. We thought it was fun and unique. Why do some of you have to drink the hate-or-ade?

Anonymous said...

How will they balance the Caligu-like vulgarity of the SPQ's, and some get rather class-less, with desiring to make it more attractive to families and kids?

Commenter 3:16 wins for the funniest post ever - "my fifth grade teacher" and "suffocating...Spanx" - pure blogging platinum!!!! Am still LMAO!!! Give him/her their own regular column!!!

Little Nell said...

Oh, 5:51, can we PUH-LEEASE stop misusing the word “hate”? It is not HATE to merely think something is a stupid waste of time and newsprint. It is not HATE to roll one’s eyes in weariness at the irrelevance of something. It is not HATE to simply not give a shit, and say so. For that matter, it is not HATE when a businessperson declines to make a cake for a gay wedding...but try telling that to the raving mob...

Anonymous said...

AAAHHh!!! JOIN THE DEVINE FAMILY ! ! !

2:46 PM - the Lizard parties were bodacious ! ! The only draw back was that you were a captive audience for MHP. There was no back way out of The Lizard. You either camped of passed out ! !

Anonymous said...

"Marshand quoted the ZZD parade a price of $26,000 for security. Effectively killed it."

Do Marshand have a security company now? He shot himself in the leg once, right?

Anonymous said...

I would like to see a battle to the death between 13th step White and Pom-Poms Good. I am not sure I can measure the amount of hate and contempt I have for either of these total self absorbed assholes. It does make my heart feel better that Good's parade lasted a couple of years and flopped, but White getting behind his podium with this clam beard and calling a press conference makes me want to puke.

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