| O-T Lounge|| Outlook for lawyers growing more grim - TejasHorn on 7/15/14 at 8:48 am|
[quote]Lawyers have been struggling for a while now, but it's gotten even worse: Half of lawyers are now making less than $62,000 a year, according to the National Association for Law Placement. [/quote]
[quote]Back in 2008, associates at big firms made $125,000 straight out of school. But by las...
| Political Talk|| Business leaders call for more immigrants - TejasHorn on 7/11/14 at 4:38 pm|
[quote]Hotels and restaurants can't find enough employees, said Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson in a Washington Post editorial last August. "At large hotels at ski resorts such as Aspen or southwest Florida beaches with small local populations, we struggle to find sufficient numbers of peop...
| O-T Lounge|| RIP "Unbroken" war hero Louis Zamperini - TejasHorn on 7/3/14 at 4:45 pm|
Louis Zamperini has passed away at 97.
For those who haven't read the book, it is an incredible story. Movie due out later this year.
| O-T Lounge|| Fairly amusing Onion video: Hipster molting season - TejasHorn on 6/25/14 at 10:01 am|
[quote]Beard Husks On Sidewalk Indicate Start Of Hipster Molting Season[/quote]
| Political Talk|| June snowstorm hammers Rockies - TejasHorn on 6/19/14 at 6:13 am|
[quote]Snow is falling over the higher elevations, as an upper-level low swirls over the Northern Rockies. Alta, Utah reported nine inches of snow on Tuesday, which makes it their third highest one-day snowfall t...
| Money Talk|| American middle class falling way behind rest of developed world - TejasHorn on 6/11/14 at 9:16 am|
[quote]The median wealth of families was $77,300 in 2010, a nearly 40% drop from 2007, according to Federal Reserve statistics. [/quote]
[quote]Middle class Australians, by comparison, are leading the pack. The country's residents have the highest median net worth, coming in at $219,500. Australi...
| O-T Lounge|| Worldwide, more peeps living to 100 (%-wise) - TejasHorn on 6/5/14 at 3:30 pm|
Thought this broad was interesting..
[quote]Jeanne Calment was born on February 21, 1875, and lived to the age of [b]122[/b] in Arles, France (home of the painter Vincent Van Gogh, whom she met as a little girl). At 85, she took up fencing lessons. At 100, she was still riding her bike. She said ...
| Political Talk|| Home ownership losing importance as "American Dream" - TejasHorn on 6/4/14 at 11:46 am|
[quote]A majority of respondents said they believe renting is more appealing than buying -- and that renters are just as likely to be successful financially as someone who owns a home.[/quote]
| More Sports Board|| Mack Brown to join ESPN as analyst this fall - TejasHorn on 6/2/14 at 9:48 am|
Looks like Mack may be Lou's heir apparent...
[quote]Former Texas football coach Mack Brown has reached an agreement to be a studio analyst for ESPN this fall, according to a source familiar with the process.[/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| McDonald's new mascot, "Happy", terrifying its customers - TejasHorn on 5/20/14 at 5:10 pm|
[quote]In an effort to promote healthier eating among children, McDonald’s has introduced a new mascot for its Happy Meal.
Called Happy, the fast food giant says it “brings ...
| Music Board|| Stairway to Heaven: LZ or Spirit? - TejasHorn on 5/17/14 at 6:45 am|
[quote]Now the late California’s allegation may get its day in court. Andes and the trust that handles California’s royalties say they’re teaming up to seek credit for Stairway. [/quote]
| More Sports Board|| Most accomplished sports icon from your 'hood? - TejasHorn on 5/16/14 at 4:50 pm|
And by hood I mean general area. Probably underrated by most Dallasites:
[b]Lee "Buck" Trevino[/b] - Dallas, TX (b. 1939).
The 5'7 former muni shark and U.S. Marine won [b]6 major titles[/b], including 2 PGA titles, 2 Open championships, and 2 US Opens. 17-7-6 record in the Ryder Cup.
| O-T Lounge|| Wichita Falls, TX drought means recycling of potty water - TejasHorn on 5/6/14 at 4:25 pm|
[quote]Commonly known as “toilet-to-tap,” the system would be a first for a city in the U.S. Other towns in the Lone Star State are looking into it as well, including Bi...
| O-T Lounge|| Onion article describes TD poli board (La. purchase card related) - TejasHorn on 5/1/14 at 3:15 pm|
[quote]Woman A Leading Authority On What Shouldn’t Be In Poor People’s Grocery Carts[/quote]
[quote]“The other day, I saw a woman who bought a box of name-brand Frosted Flakes because, apparently, the generic kind wasn’t fancy enough for her,” said Gaither, swiftly and decisively calculating that...
| Money Talk|| Working from home. How to broach the subject? - TejasHorn on 4/29/14 at 8:15 am|
Sorry for the Tl;dr but...
I've never liked living in the city. My (modest) dream is to live along the Texas coast, Rockport or the like, and work from home and fish/sail a lot. Would also have more family close by.
How do you go about asking? I work for a small business sevices company, wh...
| Political Talk|| Resegregation in the American South - TejasHorn on 4/19/14 at 11:30 am|
[quote]Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back. [/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| Dutch unveil glow in the dark highway - TejasHorn on 4/15/14 at 7:40 am|
[quote]The paint contains a "photo-luminising" powder that charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, doing away with the need for streetlights. [/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| Study: Too much running = shorter lifespan - TejasHorn on 4/2/14 at 9:34 am|
[quote]recent research suggests there may a point of diminishing returns with running. A number of studies have suggested that a "moderate" running regimen -- a total of two to three hours per week, according to one expert -- appears best for longevity, refuting the typical "more is better" mantra ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Chik-Fil-A widens lead on KFC as U.S. top chicken chain - TejasHorn on 4/1/14 at 5:05 pm|
I had no idea. Doing something right..
[quote]Sales at the Atlanta-based chain passed $5 billion, compared with KFC's $4.2 billion, reports Bloomberg Businessweek.
Chick-fil-A also beat The Colonel in chicken sales in 2012, according to the annual QSR magazine sales rankings released in 201...
| Food and Drink Board|| Many food and agricultural varieties going "extinct"? - TejasHorn on 4/1/14 at 11:30 am|
Depressing article.. But we have to feed the masses, right?
[quote]McCarthy also cites Louisiana strawberries – Klondykes and Tangis, “sweet and delicious, and highly coveted” – which were forced out o...
| O-T Lounge|| The Biebs reckons himself a modern-day James Dean - TejasHorn on 3/24/14 at 1:40 pm|
He's a bad man.. keep your daughters away.
| Olympics Board|| Gold in women's slalom for 'murica - TejasHorn on 2/21/14 at 9:09 pm|
To me, slalom skiing is the quintessential winter olympic event. Not judged, done on snow and requires more skill than racing downhill.
Plus we sucked in skiing for a while.
Way to go Mikaela. :USA:
| O-T Lounge|| OT runners - evenings or mornings? - TejasHorn on 2/11/14 at 9:22 am|
Which do you prefer and why?
I'm thinking of switching to p.m.'s due to sleep issues. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Map of peeps in your town (here's Austin) - TejasHorn on 2/7/14 at 3:04 pm|
I always find these mildly amusing.
| Music Board|| Best 80's chick band/leads. Who is your fav? - TejasHorn on 2/4/14 at 12:32 pm|
They don't make talent like they used to.
Here are my nominees. Who am I missing?
| Political Talk|| Costliest Olympics - TejasHorn on 1/20/14 at 1:55 pm|
[quote]The 2014 Sochi Olympics are on track to be the costliest ever -- with the Russian government shelling out an estimated $50 billion on the Winter Games and related infrastructure.
The plan was to spend $12 billion. [/quote]
Next: Athens. :lol:
| O-T Lounge|| Chuck Norris' home for sale - TejasHorn on 1/14/14 at 2:13 pm|
About what I'd expect of this overrated louse. :lol: I mean, seriously..
wait someone's at the door i'll be right back...
| Political Talk|| Melting arctic means opportunity... and possible conflict - TejasHorn on 1/3/14 at 11:47 am|
[quote]The United States and other nations face many challenges and opportunities in the Arctic, a frozen frontier where melting ice is creating new s...
| Outdoor Board|| Bows & arrows: Saving hunting in America - TejasHorn on 12/28/13 at 5:02 pm|
The Economist's take.
[quote]To the founders of the modern American hunt, frivolous killing could not be ethical, let alone sporting. Drawing on biblical codes of mo...
| More Sports Board|| Baylor Nation returns 5,000+ tickets to fiesta bowl - TejasHorn on 12/23/13 at 3:17 pm|
Apparently the first outright conference title in eons, and first ever BCS birth, isn't enough for a matchup vs. UCF.
[quote]After failing to sell all 17,500 ...