Took the Crescent in June to visit family. Really a nice ride. A little boring at times but fun to do. Looking forward to the return after several short rides here in the north east. I’ll be better prepared with a better camera on the return trip. I was prepared for the trip by reading several forums and blogs. Packed a little food and water, as the food on a train is expensive. Had a good book to read. A must on a long ride. Packed well for carry on so all went well. Sleeping in the chair takes effort but can be done. rest room got a little messy at times but cleaned up at several of the longer stops. Biggest issue for me was a lady who talked loud on her cell phone most all trip to late at night, really, really loud and really long. I believe the train atendent talked with her as the next morning she spoke lower but still was on the phone the whole trip. Most everyone else were quiet and friendly but I know that lady’s business well from her loud phone calls. Several seats away. Videos here- http://youtu.be/Ss5s2LyIHhY
Who owns ‘Who Dat’ may be answered
Posted on October 29, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Updated yesterday at 8:06 PM
NEW ORLEANS WWL TV October 29, 2012 - During the Saints’ Super Bowl run, the issue caused an uproar among fans: who owns “Who Dat?”
Now, small businesses that were sued over use of the phrase say they have the answer, after all of the parties are now settling their lawsuits.
This week, on the eve of trial, all of the remaining parties, including Monogram Express, Storyville and Who Dat Yat Chat, settled their lawsuits with Who Dat, Inc. over who owns the trademark to the phrase “Who Dat.”
“The problem was during the whole time they told us we couldn’t sell things, it was in the prime of the Superbowl. So, it really hit us really hard financially,” said Keith Moody, owner of Monogram Express.
The NFL first sparked the controversy after they started seeing ‘Who Dat’ t-shirts coming from Monogram Express. It was after that that Who Dat, Inc. got involved.
‘I’m from the Lower 9th ward, I’ve been using the term ‘Who Dat’ since I was a toddler,” said local attorney Darleen Jacobs.
She owns a still-shuttered diner in Violet. She had originally named it Who Dat Yat Chat, but when Who Dat, Inc. sued over it, she had to take the rest of the sign down, but not anymore.
“The net effect of the settlement is that nobody owns Who Dat,” Jacobs said.