The history of piracy in New Orleans goes back to the beginning of the 19th century. This can be traced to Jean Lafitte, a French-American who hailed as the Louisiana purchase was becoming official. However, Lafitte created his own intricate method of piracy. While he hailed from New Orleans and spent his younger years exploring the wetlands and bayou country south of New Orleans, he would soon use the city to house a port that facilitated the trading and exchanging of smuggled goods. The pirates were men he employed to be enforcers and a sales force. Lafitte is a legend in his own rite, as 1825 (only 2 years after his death), piracy along the Gulf of Mexico had essentially been eradicated to this day, as well as legends about his life story leave him compared to the likes of King Arthur and Robin Hood.
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Bigfoot – BIG NEWS
Those who witnessed Bigfoot in our commercial featuring our very own Ronnie Lamarque can breathe a sigh of relief- the monster would never live in New Orleans. The humid and hot climate that one can only grow to tolerate would be way too difficult for the beast to bare, as its fur coating would certainly make it prone to heat exhaustion. In fact, Bigfoot would likely only be found in the Pacific Northwest region (Washington and Oregon for example) and in mountainous areas that provide caves as shelters. Bigfoot would also never survive the water boil advisories in New Orleans, because it dehydrates rather easily. You can now enjoy sleeping with both of your eyes closed.
Which New Orleans Saint Is Your Ford?
Fiesta Mark Ingram-Running Back
The Ford Fiesta often feels bigger than it actually is when you’re inside of it, and the
upscale interior makes you feel like you bought a luxury car at a steal price. Once
former Heisman-winner Mark Ingram found his groove with the Saints, he became a
force despite his relatively short 5”10 stature.
Focus Marques Colston- Wide Receiver
The Ford Focus has been around for a while. While it’s not the quickest make there
is, it’s well respected and one of the more utilized cars by Ford owners. It’s a
“sleeper” car, known less for its flashiness and more for its reliability, which
captures veteran wide receiver Marques Colston in a nutshell. It’s also known for
being a “quiet ride”, a good fit for a player nicknamed the “quiet storm”.
Fusion Jairus Byrd- Safety
By no means is longtime make the Ford Fusion one of the bigger cars out there, but
it’s continually praised for its maneuverability and precision. It can also be quite
eye-catching (when it’s not injured).
Mustang Brandin Cooks- Wide Receiver
This all-American classic is known for its flashiness and acceleration. It’s used by
multiple racecar drivers in speed-racing and drag-racing. Cooks can outrun anyone
in the league and does so every game, as he quickly became the Who Dat Nation’s
top wide receiver in only his 2nd year.
Super Duty Zach Strief- Offensive Tackle
This may be amongst the easiest comparisons to make. The Super Duty
pickup is a large and durable presence that commands respect
wherever it goes, which is precisely what offensive line captain Zach
Strief brings on and off the field.
MOST ORDINARY MAN: Mardi Gras Royalty
Ford Gains Ground In Europe
Auto sales are making a comeback in Europe. This past August, the industry
reported sales growth at 10.9% relative to past monthly numbers, and 8.9% growth
since the beginning of the year.
Even with the auto industy’s market size expanding, Ford’s bringing in the biggest
piece of that pie.
As demand in Europe increases for larger and commercial vehicles, Ford is cashing
in, and actively taking market share. Ford has gained an additional 2.3% share of
commercial vehicles in August (to 14.3%) and an additional 1.7% share of
commercial vehicles to date (to 12.5%). Ford has outperformed the auto industry in
terms of its own sales growth as well, as the company experienced 11.7% relative
growth in the month of August and 10% this year thus far.
Ford is now the second most popular car brand in Europe behind Volkswagen.
MOST ORDINARY MAN: Doing Ordinary Things
MOST ORDINARY MAN: Lamarques His Territory
Lamarque Ford proudly presents,
The Most Ordinary Man in New Orleans.
DID YOU KNOW? The State of Louisiana is shaped like an “L” because Ronnie Lamarques his territory, Big Foot hired paparazzi just to prove HE exists, AND he has an entire chapter in the Book of World Records?? MOST ORDINARY MAN in NOLA. #MostOrdinaryMan
MOST ORDINARY MAN: Messing With History
Lamarque Ford proudly presents,
THE MOST ORDINARY MAN IN NEW ORLEANS.
The Most Ordinary Man in NOLA sets the record straight. This is what they left out of textbooks. These are the facts. Napoleon Bonaparte’s credit was a joke and Ronnie Lamarque is the whole reason the Louisiana purchase happened… with 0% APR, no less! Enjoy! #MostOrdinaryMan