Krewe du Vieux's subkrewes announce their themes (and they're funny)_lowres

The Krewe of Spermes, a subkrewe in Krewe du Vieux, parades through the Faubourg Marigny.

The satirical Krewe du Vieux - as always, unencumbered by good taste - has issued its annual "Le Monde de Merde" bulletin in advance of its Jan. 27 parade, and its various subkrewes have come up with some hilarious parade themes.

The Seeds of Decline, for instance, will present "The Besh is Yet to Come," a $69.69 prix fixe dinner ("Tip included, like it or not") with specialties like "Lift Your Skirt Steak" and "See You in Court Bouillion." The Krewe of Comatose has a raw food menu including "Oysters Yenni," "Ceviche Frank Scurlock" and "Sashimi Chris Owens." And the Krewe of SPANK, which set the KdV bar in cleverness a few years ago with its "Dizneylandrieu" float, will highlight the attractions in our "SPANKtuary City."

Download your copy of "Le Monde de Merde" here, and hit the streets for Krewe du Vieux in two weeks. The parade's overall theme is "Bienville's Wet Dream" and grand marshal is geographer Richard Campanella.