| Food and Drink Board|| Help with Persian food - Powerman on 2/14/14 at 2:58 pm|
So I've tried a few Iranian restaurants and most of it has been the kabob type of food served with basmati rice and vegetables (that's about all they had at the few places I've tried)
Anyway I'm looking for some place to go either tonight or tomorrow while I'm in Houston and I'm trying to hit up ...
| Political Talk|| Litmus tests for political insanity - Powerman on 2/4/14 at 11:19 am|
What are some in your book?
I think any outrage over the new Coke ad needs to be added to the list. It's about as good of a litmus test as there is. If you are offended by this commercial, you are insane and your opinions should be ignored.
What are some other classics from the past that wou...
| Political Talk|| Healthcare costs and tort reform - crushing your myths - Powerman on 2/2/14 at 11:21 am|
So there is an anchored thread which is nothing more than a troll thread where this topic got brought up.
So let's lay out some facts:
1. The U.S. spends more per capita than any other nation on healthcare by a wide margin.
In 2011 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Developmen...
| Gaming Board|| Best portable gaming system? - Powerman on 2/1/14 at 8:32 pm|
Looks like I'm going to be working offshore in a couple of months. I know most of my time will be spent doing work but I'm sure I'll have some down time at night for reading and entertainment. Was thinking of getting a portable gaming system like a DS or Vita but haven't kept up with the gaming wo...
| Money Talk|| General advice on relocation - Powerman on 2/1/14 at 11:01 am|
So, I've put in for a job transfer within my own company that will allow me some flexibility with moving.
I'm currently in the South Texas area (Corpus Christi metro area) and I don't care for it much here to be honest.
I could have stayed here a long time with the work they had on the books b...
| Political Talk|| Who is to blame for this alleged disappearance of the middle class? - Powerman on 1/29/14 at 5:31 pm|
Let's just say for the sake of argument that you accept the premise that the middle class is shrinking and we're being put into a 2 tier class system of rich and poor with a slowly diminishing middle class.
One school of thought is to blame the government since the middle class burdens a pretty l...
| Food and Drink Board|| Worst kitchen fails? I had mine last night - Powerman on 1/27/14 at 9:19 am|
So I got this electric pressure cooker that I bought as a Christmas present to myself.
Seemed pretty simple and I thought I had followed the directions clearly. From what I understand these things are fairly easy to operate (well I'm clumsy so there goes that)
So I put it on and everything se...
| Political Talk|| Free Market Proponents and Tax Deductions - Powerman on 1/25/14 at 2:25 pm|
So the other thread about taxes made me think of this and I always find it rather interesting
I always see a lot of people who claim to be for a free market with as little government influence as possible defend tax deductions. This seems like an obvious instance of ideological inconsistency. I...
| Tiger Rant|| Secondary next season - does Mills stay at safety? - Powerman on 1/25/14 at 8:16 am|
What will the starting lineup look like?
White, Robinson, Martin, Mills? Collins at Nickel?...
| Tiger Rant|| Has LSU ever lost this much offensive skill in one year? - Powerman on 1/13/14 at 10:30 am|
We're talking about a minimum 3 first day draft picks and possibly 4 that we have to replace next year.
I can't remember LSU ever losing this many great offensive skill players in one year. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Restaurants in Palm Springs? - Powerman on 1/11/14 at 1:51 pm|
Looks like I'll be flying into the Ontario airport and heading to the Coachella music festival in April.
Anyone familiar with dining options in Palm Springs? I figure we'll stop there on the way to the hotel....
| Political Talk|| Please answer the following math/philosophy question - Powerman on 12/29/13 at 12:25 pm|
There are essentially 2 variables
1. A time line that is infinite
2. Events that are unlikely to happen often but have a non zero probability of occurrence
Is it true that all events with a non zero probability will eventually occur given an infinite amount of time?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Some shopping suggestions for sous vide and pressure cooker - Powerman on 12/27/13 at 11:30 am|
So I got this cookbook for Christmas that has a ton of recipes that use a sous vide machine and a pressure cooker
I'd like to try the recipes instead of just staring at the pictures like a stupid ape but also don't want to spend a fortune on the equipment.
What is a reasonable price to spend o...
| Food and Drink Board|| Things to do with Andouille sausage? - Powerman on 12/21/13 at 10:51 am|
I'm pretty sure the only thing I've ever used it for was for making gumbo. My dad made a trip back home and got me a few links of andouille. My natural inclination is to use it in a chicken and andouille gumbo but I'm curious what other dishes you all use it in.
He had made a turnip stew with s...
| Political Talk|| Is this board obsessed with homosexuality and race? - Powerman on 12/19/13 at 10:03 am|
If you look at the first page of topics almost every topic is about homosexuality or race.
To be fair, I started one myself yesterday. But you'd think we would have more to talk about around here.
I do think this board is definitely obsessed with topics related to homosexuality though. There...
| Political Talk|| Racism is dead? High school named after KKK founder finally changes name - Powerman on 12/18/13 at 4:29 pm|
[quote]Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Florida, has a student body that is mostly black. The school is named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, the founder of the Ku Klux Klan. On December 16, 2013, the school board finally decided to change the name.
In case you're keeping track, that's 42 years s...
| More Sports Board|| Will the SEC return to being a defensive league next season? - Powerman on 12/14/13 at 12:06 pm|
There is a lot of high quality QB talent departing for the NFL this year
Georgia, LSU, Bama, and TAMU will all be looking to replace big time QBs. I think it's really a fluke that there were so many great QBs all playing in their prime at the same time in the SEC this season.
Was this year an...
| Political Talk|| Woman falsely claims to be victim of knockout game - Powerman on 12/10/13 at 9:34 am|
[quote]A St. Louis woman who claimed to be the victim of the infamous "knockout game" was actually covering for her boyfriend, whom police say struck her in the face during an argument.[/quote]
That's what happe...
| O-T Lounge|| Gift Exchange ideas - Powerman on 12/10/13 at 9:17 am|
So we have this gift exchange at work. They say 25 dollar range so it can't be anything too good
The guy I pulled is an LSU fan and he seems to be the type that has LSU everything
Any ideas? I don't want to get a shirt or a cap or anything like that. What are some other small LSU items that...
| O-T Lounge|| Any of you young bucks ever take a viagra or cialis for the hell of it? - Powerman on 12/8/13 at 1:49 pm|
So this guy at work gave me a cialis pill. I'm a young guy and don't have any issues. He said it would be fun and just to take it anyway before I meet up with my girl tonight.
Is this a terrible idea? I don't want to be walking around the next day at work with a raging hard on. :lol:...
| Political Talk|| Robots to replace fast food workers? - Powerman on 12/8/13 at 10:44 am|
Thought this was pretty cool. Try raising the minimum wage too much and you won't have any fast food jobs.
S[quote]an Francisco-based Momentum Machines claim that using Alpha will save a restaurant enough money that...
| Food and Drink Board|| Annual Semi Official Eggnog discussion thread - Powerman on 12/7/13 at 8:57 am|
What are your favorite brands?
What type of booze do you like to put in it?
Do you make your own? Share a recipe then a-hole
These are the type of things we shall discuss here
I'll start: My new favorite is the Southern Comfort brand. I like to thin it out with some 2 percent milk a...
| Political Talk|| The "nuclear" stance. Isn't it a bit hypocritical? - Powerman on 12/3/13 at 9:03 am|
I constantly hear about the horrors of someone like Iran possessing nuclear weapons. Nukes for most countries are just a deterrent.
Then of course the argument is that you never know what these "rogue" countries will do with nukes. No one has a problem with the U.S. having them and we're the on...
| Tiger Rant|| Where does Mett rank among the all time great LSU QBs? - Powerman on 12/1/13 at 4:05 pm|
Clearly he is the best since JR and arguably better than JR was IMO
His only poor outing was against Ole Miss this year. Even in the losses to Bama and UGA he played very well.
It might be a decade before we see another QB that good at LSU...
| Gaming Board|| Anyone have any interest in the iBuyPower console? - Powerman on 11/27/13 at 1:49 pm|
Presumably if anyone is aware of this upcoming product it would be the people here.
U[quote]pdate: The Verge...
| Political Talk|| Some political humor - people on FB thinking onion articles are real - Powerman on 11/26/13 at 2:23 pm|
And I think we've discovered who CptBengal is IRL
| More Sports Board|| Washington area team has 400 pound high school RB - Powerman on 11/19/13 at 12:03 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| Can you get a decent smaller TV for ~200? - Powerman on 11/9/13 at 1:45 pm|
So I bought this tempurpedic mattress a few months back and they sent me a $200 gift certificate to best buy
Anyway, girl I'm seeing wants to get a small TV for her room. I was going to surprise her and get her a TV this weekend. I'm thinking either a 32" or a 37" I'd like to keep it in the 25...
| Tiger Rant|| Has the defense really turned the corner? - Powerman on 10/15/13 at 1:15 pm|
I missed the game this weekend. Obviously a 17-6 win would indicate a huge improvement on defense. Are we that much better or is the UF offense just that bad? ...
| More Sports Board|| How good can Eric Reid be? - Powerman on 10/15/13 at 10:04 am|
Just casually watching the first few games that SF played this year, Eric Reid looks like he has pro bowl potential as a rookie. I think he might actually be better as a pro than he was when he was at LSU....