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We must be on Miami Vice without the water…or the Florida.

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“Weee!”

More bike, less brains.

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What happens if you let your dogs swim near the nuclear plant.

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Where’s Barbie?

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Siberian Tiger in its natural habitat.

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The glamorous life of circus elephants

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The reality. Look close and you’ll see an elephant snout.

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Only in the South –Southern Belles and Ronald McDonald

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Back in the 40s n’ 50s,  our heroine’s mom used to ride the sideboard up the driveway when her father came home.

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Favorite of the Parade –A youngin’ won an art contest and the reward was a ride in an old car and  be eaten by a “Wild Thing.”

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Tara… on wheels

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Beauty Queen Barbie and Little Miss Such-and-Such

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Teddy Bear a Go! Go! Go!

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Sometimes you got to throw your weight around to get in this parade.

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Now that’s a car! Considering people were significantly smaller then (height as well as girth), both the gentleman in the previous picture and myself would’ve been out of luck.

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It’s not just the cars, it’s the:

A.) Midlife crisis

B.) Erectile dysfunction

C.) The people

D.) All of the above

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These people train dogs to help disabled folks. They even had a bull dog , but couldn’t get a shot.

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The photographer hates clowns, but loves Spongebob.

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The local aquarium’s float scores points for cool.

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Oh, to be so svelte, so graceful!

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In this production we have the peasant girl, faeries, a  queen, and the ever popular Lady America Typical (sitting)

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The photographer has mixed feelings about beauty queens. Nice float though!

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They’re all waiting for Ashley Wilkes.

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More gratuitous Southern Belle footage.

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Black Beauty was one of the photographer’s favorite books as a girl. That’s one gorgeous horse.

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Juan Valdez  tiene un dia en la ciudad.

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Mammy bitch slaps that hussy, Scarlett,  helps the Buffalo Soldiers, and marries Rhett Butler…or at least that’s how the photographer would rewrite the manuscript to Gone with the Wind if anyone wants to know.

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Beautiful faerie resting her wings with a ride.

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Dora the Explorer is actually smaller in person than you’d think.

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‘Fishers of Men’ float. They may have took that Bible quote literally, because the guy in front of the photographer appeared to have a hook in his lip Crying face.

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Beauty queens

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Awwwww!

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Old South Volvo!

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This blog has gotten way too “spidery” of late.

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Infamous Southern Hospitality

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Infamous Dog

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Parade your princess, but…

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…rush off the queen.

End of Parade. Look for “After the Parade” coming soon!

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