Boobs and BP at Coney Island's 2010 Mermaid Parade

photo by Chris La Putt for Brooklyn Vegan

In case you missed it, last Saturday was Coney Island’s 28th (if we did our math right) annual Mermaid Parade (see some great pics here). It’s usually one great big, silly, public, burlesque parade of skimpy costumes, garish mardi-gras art and mer-related merriment. But this year had a political vibe to it like no other: protests against BP and the oil spill….

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