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The New Orleans Pelicans King Cake Baby Mardi Gras Mascot Will Haunt Your Dreams

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Apparently New Orleans’ NBA team, the Pelicans, take a seasonal break from their absurd looking bird for another oddity: The King Cake Baby. This giant baby is repping Mardi Gras for the city, and while some people may be weirded out by this little soul-stealer (though not a red-head from what I can tell), I can’t take my eyes off of him. The more I look at him, the more I want to give him a hug and possibly make him my own.

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When participating in the Mardi Gras tradition of eating King Cake, the person who gets the tiny baby hidden in their slice is bestowed with, well, something. From my brief research, these three things seem to be the most poplar: 1) the proud baby recipient has to bring the King Cake to next year’s party; 2) that person will have good luck for the year; or 3) that person will be the next to have a baby. Numbers 1 and 2 I’m great with, as for number 3? I’m sending that little creepo thing down the garbage disposal with the leftover cake or slipping it into someone else’s piece when they’re not looking.

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However, in this situation, I find the King and Jester far more disturbing than the big-ass-baby. So come to me, over-sized King Cake Baby! Let me hold you!

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Video courtesy of their days as the Hornets (also more terrifying than the baby):

[via Yahoo! Sports]

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McMagistrate

After stretching college out for 9 years, McMagistrate is now an attorney in her late-ish 20's who earned her title by embracing the stigma that accompanies a healthy partying habit. She enjoys showing off her sub-par golf game and pretending her impressive law school loan doesn't exist. You can likely find her on her patio, live-tweeting her wine binges, and concerning her neighbors.

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