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A: ‘Juan LaFonta, Juan LaFonta, JUAN LAFONTA!’

I cannot stop watching this spot for a New Orleans barrister, and featuring transgender bounce superstart Big Freedia, who ran into a spot of legal trouble herself over Section 8 housing fraud. [1]

Juan LaFonta, baby! Watch that spot and you will never, ever extract that earworm from deep inside your skull. If Trump doesn’t name him to Scalia’s seat, I’d say he’s got an inside track on being 2018’s Rex [2].

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#1 Comment By Sam M On January 3, 2017 @ 4:18 pm

There has not been a lawyer commercial this good since the guy from Pittsburgh unloaded this gem:

#2 Comment By Acilius On January 3, 2017 @ 4:19 pm

Why not just name Big Freedia to the court? Nowhere does it say that only lawyers are eligible to be justices, and I’m sure Big Freedia would rock judicial robes.

[NFR: If she would promise to teach Ruth Bader Ginsburg the art of twerking, I’d sign off on that. — RD]

#3 Comment By Isidore the Farmer On January 3, 2017 @ 4:57 pm

Sam M. – Is that real? That can’t be real. Better Call Saul would be appalled by that one.

#4 Comment By The Mighty Favog On January 3, 2017 @ 5:33 pm

God Almighty, it’s Mike Tyson in drag.

Call St. Michael!
Call St. Michael!
Call St. Michael!
Call St. Michael!
Call St. Michael!
Call St. Michael!
Call St. Michael!
Call St. Michael!

#5 Comment By Sam M On January 3, 2017 @ 5:56 pm

Isidore: Totally real. WTAE interviewed him after this came out. Graduated Pitt Law and runs in the local hip hop scene.

#6 Comment By Moderate Mom On January 3, 2017 @ 6:28 pm

My kids (ages 29 and almost 26) love Big Freedia. They tried to get me to go to a show with them in Nola on Christmas Eve. I politely declined, saying “Not only no, but Hell No!”

#7 Comment By Steve S On January 3, 2017 @ 7:07 pm

My brother lives in NOLA, and to this day he insists that the NBA franchise there needed to be rebranded as the “New Orleans Bounce” when the name was being changed a few years ago. He had a logo prototype (a twerking butt with basketball markings), and let’s face it: the dance team routines would be off the chain. Oh well, I guess New Orleans Pelicans works too.

#8 Comment By bd_rucker On January 3, 2017 @ 9:14 pm

I saw Big Freedia perform a few years back at the Afropunk music festival. It was a completely riveting performance. With lots and lots of twerking.

#9 Comment By df On January 3, 2017 @ 11:43 pm

I thought you might enjoy or “enjoy” this….

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Guilty White Liberals Are Purchasing Racial Indulgences

#10 Comment By The Other Side On January 4, 2017 @ 8:41 am

When my little girl woke up with a nightmare about 1 am I suddenly found myself singing, ” He fight, he don’t play, he’ll make all your nightmares go away, Juan Lafonta, Juan Lafonta…”

It won’t get out of my head!!!

#11 Comment By Jeremy Hickerson On January 4, 2017 @ 4:02 pm

good post!

#12 Comment By collin On January 4, 2017 @ 4:19 pm

While there is a lot I don’t trust Trump on, I believe naming the right Supreme Court is not one of them. This is probably one Mike Pence will get the strongest opinion. And if he fails to support the right Justice, he is leaving himself open to a Primary Challenge which tends to hurt incumbents in the election.