Many of my friends have been in New Orleans for either the big Jazz Festival or the world-famous Mardi Gras parades.

I have not been there, but I often check on the fun via the Internet. One of the best places we've found for a variety of Webcams and "real people" having fun (like Art Mann's cable show) is the page provided by the New Orleans newspaper - The Times-Picayune.

Without further comment, go there and experience the way Fat Tuesday is being celebrated in various areas of the city.

Careful, though. You may see some portions of the human anatomy that are not necessarily cleared for "prime time." But, hey, it's the web.