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Riders on the Krewe of Iris "Rock of Ages" float throw to the Napoleon Avenue crowds. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Krewe of Iris “Rock of Ages” float throw to the Napoleon Avenue crowds. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The all-female Krewe of Iris entertained Uptown crowds with a series of puns on the theme “Iris Rocks” on Saturday, while the Krewe of Tucks “Sporting Life” floats presented their namesake engaging in wordplay of a bawdier nature.

Riders toss beads from the Krewe of Tucks "Bat 'Er Up" float, featuring the double entendres throughout their "Sporting Life" theme. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders toss beads from the Krewe of Tucks “Bat ‘Er Up” float, featuring the double entendres throughout their “Sporting Life” theme. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Iris

The queen of Iris greets revelers on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The queen of Iris greets revelers on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Iris "Moon Rocks" float hands the krewe's signature sunglasses into the crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Iris “Moon Rocks” float hands the krewe’s signature sunglasses into the crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris "Rock Em Sock Em Robots" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris “Rock Em Sock Em Robots” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris "Stone Crab" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris “Stone Crab” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Angry Birds video game characters make their way onto the Iris "Rockin Robin" float riders' costumes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Angry Birds video game characters make their way onto the Iris “Rockin Robin” float riders’ costumes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris "Martini on the Rocks" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris “Martini on the Rocks” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris "Rock N Bowl" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

iris rock n bowl rider The Iris “Rock N Bowl” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris "Rock of Ages" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris “Rock of Ages” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris "Punk Rock" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris “Punk Rock” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris "Fraggle Rock" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Iris “Fraggle Rock” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Iris "Diamond" float pulls out a new bag of throws. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Iris “Diamond” float pulls out a new bag of throws. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Iris "Rock Candy" float laugh together. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Iris “Rock Candy” float laugh together. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders in the Krewe of Iris hand throws to the crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders in the Krewe of Iris hand throws to the crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Tucks

A member of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming group, marches in front of the Krewe of Tucks on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A member of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming group, marches in front of the Krewe of Tucks on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Tucks holds their tradition of throwing toilet paper in high esteem. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Tucks holds their tradition of throwing toilet paper in high esteem. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Krewe of Tucks maids float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Krewe of Tucks maids float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Tucks' captain's float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Tucks’ captain’s float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

"Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess" reads the Tucks "Bead Whorin'" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

“Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess” reads the Tucks “Bead Whorin'” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Tucks "Catching Crabs" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Tucks “Catching Crabs” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

"Save Tucks TP" reads a string of toilet-paper rolls on a Tucks float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

“Save Tucks TP” reads a string of toilet-paper rolls on a Tucks float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Laissez Boys roll in the Krewe of Tucks parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Laissez Boys roll in the Krewe of Tucks parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Tucks "Neutral Ground Infractin" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Tucks “Neutral Ground Infractin” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Disco Amigos dance under a disco ball in the Krewe of Tucks parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Disco Amigos dance under a disco ball in the Krewe of Tucks parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Tucks "Royal Flushin'" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Tucks “Royal Flushin'” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Tucks "Pot Hole Dodgin" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Tucks “Pot Hole Dodgin” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Tucks "Motor Boatin'" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Tucks “Motor Boatin'” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Tucks "Avoidin DWI Mug Shottin'" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Tucks “Avoidin DWI Mug Shottin'” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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