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Andrew

This is re posted.


Andrew Keller

Every morning, Larry and I dig into a form or idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash reposted. Thank you for stopping by. Larry, I want to speak a little Cajun French to you today, let's say low bone to blu ray.


So basically Mardi Gras is coming up and starting this weekend, the city of New Orleans, I don't think is officially going to allow it. I'm not so much interested in Mardi Gras. But this idea that this French term, Cajun French term means let the good times roll. And I think probably the last 1015 years our society has kind of been consuming and this is yummy. I want it now. And I don't think it's a positive way. I think the good later delayed gratification is something that we don't experience anymore. Do you agree? Disagree? Are you just eating a piece of cake right now?


Larry

Can I just say I feel like and I could be wrong and I'm not a doctor, but you can't get Coronavirus during Mardi Gras, like it doesn't get transmitted.


Andrew Keller

No It also if you get a Ria, you can't get it there. And


Larry

that's nice. You know what I find interesting about this idea this concept is that Mardi Gras is essentially a Christian thing, right. It was a church holiday, right?


Andrew Keller

Yeah, Catholic. So basically Mardi Gras is leading up to ash wednesday and Mardi Gras generally starts in the weekend. Well, in Louisiana, it might last a little bit longer. But it culminates on Fat Tuesday, and you get all of your partying out and then Ash Wednesday hits, and you have 40 days of Lent, where you're supposed to button down. And so Mardi Gras is kind of a way of getting that out. That's a very boiled down version of it, which


Larry

is what I my thought is that these religious people were like, Hey, man, we got to come up with a reason to party. He was the religious people basically get clearing their conscience so they could party.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I mean, yeah, just getting it out of your system. It's it's the person that goes out on Saturday night, does a bunch of cocaine, sleep, women and then goes to church in the morning


Larry

on Sunday. And I feel like there's, there's some parallels to the movie series, The Purge. It's like, we just go kill everybody all night. He could just like, but, but there is some truth to this idea in that my wife knows that. She lets me go on a couple of guys, weekends a year, you come on a couple of those with me, I sort of get my guide dumped out of my system. And I kind of come back and able to be more of the dad guy that I need to be. So she, I mean, my wife kind of gets this idea.


Andrew Keller

So you think it's a good you have to get out of your system, because otherwise it'll cause the pressure will build out there and boil over in a different way. It's like kind of what you're saying?


Larry

Well, I don't know about that. But it's definitely I mean, it's true for me, my wife knows that I like people. I like to have a good time. I like to get crazy. She doesn't necessarily want me to get crazy around her. You and my close friends know that maybe I overdo it sometimes. But um, it definitely like kind of lets like that sort of crazy guy. Park Get out of my system.


Andrew Keller

I mean, it's kind of also, I can't remember if it's Amish, I think it's Amish. They do. Yeah, so yeah, they get out of their party out of their system. And they're like this, you see the evil side of it. And so like, it's interesting that Mardi Gras is like, it's turned into it's kind of a fun commercialized thing, but like it's kind of getting purging evil from your system, kind of like you said the purge.


Larry

Yeah. And it kind of bums me out a little bit in it. But it is a total like religious thing that they had to give themselves rules to party, like it shouldn't, you know, I don't know. You just shouldn't do? Well, I guess that's the question back to you. Do you need reasons to party? Or can you just party?


Andrew Keller

I mean, I think you can just party. And I guess to take the opposite side of what I just said is like, sometimes when you're throwing a party, or you're trying to do something like this, let the good times roll mentality is something that you should do. Because sometimes I'll have people over and I'm worried about the food, being on time or worried about people having a good time. And rather than trying to micromanage people's good time, just let the good times roll, and then things will fall where they may. So I mean, there's both sides of it.


Larry

And I do like the seasons part of this that you were mentioned with the church part, like okay, here's party time. And then here's lent time where you take some time to reflect and maybe fast from some things, take some things away from your life so that you can enjoy once again, when you get a party when you get people over dinner. I think like Coronavirus has been this big long lent kind of altogether.


Andrew Keller

Yeah I don't eat meat every Friday during Coronavirus.


Larry

The other one too that I kind of had. I feel like we the I don't know maybe Americans whatever kind of extrapolated from Mardi Gras is Burning Man. Don't you be like Burning Man is like the new Mardi Gras?


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I mean, I guess I don't know, I've never been to Burning Man. I don't know if that's, I guess it is burning man's basically it started in San Francisco, Baker beach and got so big and people just go and have like a psychedelic experience, whether you use drugs or not like you just go to the middle of the desert, and you're disconnected for a week or however long and it's completely on a bartering system. So it's like getting out of reality. I think it's a way of experience a high experiencing a high high to be able to give perspective the rest of your life.


Larry

You got to kind of live your ultimate your alter ego, right? You get to be whoever you want in the desert. That's what they say. Now, I don't know if I necessarily agree with that or not. I have obviously I live in San Francisco. So lots of people that Oh, Burning Man is spiritual experience.


Andrew Keller

Okay, also, you can't live the Burning Man lifestyle your entire life because then you will be dubbed homeless. Like it's basically living a homeless lifestyle for a week around a bunch of other people.


Larry

Although I will say I have met some people who are like mayors of the towns in Burning Man. And they really do live it out all year long. They're preparing for it. They're getting their town ready. They almost our living Burning Man, those people are off the grid. And I don't think anybody lives Mardi Gras 24 seven. So that's kind of a there's Mardi


Andrew Keller

Gras world in New Orleans and they build the floats year round and there's people that live it. This isn't where I thought we'd be going but I was on a plane one time and I saw people with a Burning Man backpacks like they had corporate bags and they were in first class I was like that is not the birding them lifestyle flying first class. But I mean, I guess they have private jets that fly into the playa,


Larry

sort of your your the playa, thank you for dropping the playa bomb. One of these years I'll go. Here's my thing with your sort of thesis about this. I nobody loves to party more than me. Nobody loves a guy's weekend bachelor party. Nobody loves any of that more than me. But I could do it for about three days. And that's it. Like I can't like it. You know, I think that's the thing about life. We've been talking about contrast or whatever. If you don't have like a normal work week, then partying isn't as fun if you're partying all the time. partying sort of loses its context. So like three days is about good for me. And then I'm like, Yo, man, I need to lay off a cigar. I got to put the gym down. I got to not gamble. And I got it out of my system. Right? Well,


Andrew Keller

I mean, if you're partying all the time, that becomes your baseline. Yeah, having having a six pack three shots of whiskey and a cigar is like if that's your baseline, what do you have to do to go wow, I think the main thing I'm going to take away from this that I don't really think about these things often but like when I am going to have good time. Just let the good times roll. And don't worry about trying to micromanage I mean, it's gonna be different for everyone's personality, but


Larry

let the good times roll killer. Well,


Andrew Keller

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