Wednesday, February 13, 2008

About the Blackened Out Team

The year is 1995. Eight grade year is beginning at Jesuit High School. Peter Thriffiley, Jr. meets Rene A. Louapre IV. They share not only suffixes, but also every single class together. Rene proudly sports a butt cut, while Peter is mostly known as "Slappy." During the fall of 1995, they hatched a scheme to get rich quick. They would finish high school, go to different colleges, only meeting back up in the Fall of 2006 at LSU Law school, then once reunited, they would begin a fledgling website devoted to all things food. The plan was brilliant and implemented nearly flawlessly in February of 2008.

Their dedication displays not only a vast understanding until what was then only known as the Information Superhighway, but also a desire to write something everyday for the people who toil at that four letter word known as "work". This site will cover food, drink, events, celestial happenings, the stock market, tidal fluctuations, and other important issues. Mostly we will talk about New Orleans, but should Peter find himself in Napa Valley dining at one of the world's most celebrated restaurants, then I guess you will just have to suffer that day.

You can also find our writing monthly in offBEAT Magazine. Which is the perfect way to read us, if you don't have a computer outlet in your john.

We hope you enjoy this daily briefing of what the speck is going on. As always, feel free to reach us at our toll-free email address blackenedout at gmail dot com. Operators are standing by.

5 comments:

Tom Leggett said...

In 1997 (or was it 1998?), Rene excels in Mr. Leggett's Creative Writing class at Jesuit High School, distinguishing himself for his prodigious writing talent, planting the seed that would eventually blossom into this creative and original blog.

Nice work, Mr. Louapre! I'm duly impressed but would expect nothing less from a W&L grad.

Tom Leggett said...

on second thought, it must have been 1999 or 2000... my memory is fading with old age.

Jennifer Parker said...

Hey Blackened Out Team,
Got a question....really strange one too;-) What Blogger template are you using for your blog? I really like it and want to use for a client's blog. I do Social Media work for clients. Thanks!
Jenn-

Pay said...

I stumbled across your blog and am enjoying it so much! It makes missing NOLA just a little bit easier.

Love from Arkansas

Anonymous said...

MUST BE NEAR SIGHTED, BUT CANNOT FIND A PLACE TO SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR NEWSY AND BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL, WELL, YOU GET THE PICTURE, POST/BLACKENED OUT.

I RECEIVE WEEKLYX2 OR 3 DAVID LEBOVITZ POSTS....THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT TOO, ALL ABOUT PARIS AND IT MAKES MY DAYS/WEEKS. C. ALMEIDA