| Political Talk|| Brewer vetoes discrimination bill, left ridicules her anyway - Rickety Cricket on 2/28/14 at 9:07 am|
| Political Talk|| Jeff Landry to run for Louisiana Attorney General - Rickety Cricket on 2/24/14 at 11:42 am|
[quote]"In today's political environment it is not enough to support candidates who espouse conservative ideas," Landry said. ...
| Music Board|| T-Minus one week to Neutral Milk Hotel @ The Civic - Rickety Cricket on 2/14/14 at 11:26 am|
Their latest setlist from 2.13.14:
Two Headed Boy Part 1
A Baby for Pree / Glow Into You
Gardenhead / Leave Me Alone
The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. One
The King of Carrot Flowers Pts. Two & Three
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
| Music Board|| Turnpike Troubadours at The Varsity on March 21 - Rickety Cricket on 1/20/14 at 7:21 pm|
Let's hope this show can come close to living up to the hype of the legendary 7.25.13 show. :dude:...
| Music Board|| Early 60's rock/pop/blues: compile your favorites here - Rickety Cricket on 1/16/14 at 9:46 pm|
Allow me to kick it off with some of mine:
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pFaX4jX3_c)]Dion - Runaround Sue[/link]
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziLagAgoPCE)]Del Shannon - Runaway[/link]
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttMt9SHRwsM)]Ricky Nelson - Hello Mary Lou[/link]
| More Sports Board|| 34 of America's 35 most-watched fall TV shows were NFL games - Rickety Cricket on 1/8/14 at 10:01 pm|
[quote]According to the NFL, the average game got 17.6 million viewers, and 205 million Americans watched at least one NFL game. That represents 70 percent of the poten...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| That was an incredible win my friends - Rickety Cricket on 1/4/14 at 10:48 pm|
Beyond all odds, shunning all historical statistics, they got an awesome, hard fought win.
To the boys :bow:...
| Music Board|| Pitchfork's top 10 albums of 2013 - Rickety Cricket on 12/18/13 at 9:27 am|
Submitted without comment:
1. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires...
2. Kanye West - Yeezus
3. Disclosure - Settle
4. My Bloody Valentine - mbv
5. Danny Brown - Old
6. Deafheaven - Sunbather
7. Daft Punk - RAM
8. Majical Clouds - Imperaonator
9. Savages - Silence Yourself
10. Arcade Fire -...
| Political Talk|| We knew it was inevitable: the push for single-payer begins with new bill - Rickety Cricket on 12/11/13 at 9:46 am|
[quote]Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday introduced legislation to provide health care for every American through a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system. Rep. Jim McDermott has filed a compani...
| Political Talk|| MA state chemist tampers with over 40k criminal cases. Innocent people screwed. - Rickety Cricket on 11/27/13 at 9:02 am|
[quote]Annie Dookhan worked as a chemist for the State of Massachusetts, and it turns out she had close relations with prosecutors.[/quote]
| Music Board|| Best song from Stop Making Sense? - Rickety Cricket on 11/21/13 at 8:11 am|
Slippery People or Take Me to the River IMO
Subquestion: best part of a song.
My answer: the two guitar combo at the end of Found a Job.
| More Sports Board|| Will the Giants make the playoffs? - Rickety Cricket on 11/20/13 at 9:26 am|
Right now they are 4-6.
at San Diego
If they beat Dallas this weekend, they...
| O-T Lounge|| Jody: Keeping your wife company and, now, cooking meth in your house - Rickety Cricket on 11/19/13 at 9:38 am|
[quote]A Marrero man who spent three days working offshore came home to find his estranged wife holed up with another man and the makings of a meth lab. [/quote]...
| Political Talk|| US Postal Service: $5 Billion loss for the year - Rickety Cricket on 11/15/13 at 9:49 am|
[quote]The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $5 billion over the past 12 months. It's the seventh straight year the agency has reported a net loss.[/quote]
| More Sports Board|| Breaking Bad: Sam Hurd Edition - Rickety Cricket on 11/12/13 at 9:29 am|
[link=(http://mmqb.si.com/2013/11/12/sam-hurd-cocaine-bust/)]LINK to SI story[/link]
Pretty interesting stuff.
[quote]Hurd haggled a little, knowing the price went down the more kilos he ordered. “I’ll be at 50 [kilos] a week soon, because they go like that,” he said. “I just don’t have—I just...
| Food and Drink Board|| Domenica finally came through for me - Rickety Cricket on 11/4/13 at 2:48 pm|
I've been four times previously, each plagued by food and/or service issues. Went Friday night to give it one last try and it finally lived up to its reputation.
Awesome salami and soft cheese plate, burrata was great, as were the squid ink taglioni with blue crab and garganelli with lobster :dro...
| Pelicans Talk|| Positive note: the bench gear and warmups looked great - Rickety Cricket on 10/31/13 at 8:54 am|
Really liked the New Orleans Basketball warmups and the red shoot around shirts.
Pels gear >>>>> Hornets gear...
| Food and Drink Board|| Times Picayune: New Orleans Top 10 Restaurants of 2013 - Rickety Cricket on 10/25/13 at 9:22 am|
As compiled by Brett Anderson:
La Petite Grocery
I'm baffled by the exclusion of August and Lilette and inclusion of Domenica and La Petite. ...
| Music Board|| Dr. Dog at Civic in New Orleans on February 19 - Rickety Cricket on 10/23/13 at 11:53 am|
Wednesday show, kind of a bummer. But will be a decent warm up for Neutral Milk on the next two nights....
| Help Board|| What happened to manwich? - Rickety Cricket on 10/18/13 at 10:17 am|
Don't think he's banned, and he's a top tier poster.
Anyone IRL friends with him? Hasn't posted in a while....
| Music Board|| Favorite tracks from Paul's Boutique? - Rickety Cricket on 10/14/13 at 5:46 pm|
It's flawless from beginning to end, but what are your standouts?
I'll go with 3 Minute Rule, Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun and Hey Ladies....
| Movie/TV Board|| Where did Acey get off only charging 10%? - Rickety Cricket on 10/3/13 at 6:31 pm|
No wonder he ain't in charge no more. With that kind of criminal enterprise, 25-30% is absolutely within reason. His failure to understand the basic economic atmosphere got an innocent man murdered.
Rat bait indeed....
| Music Board|| Does anyone here actually like Alt-J? - Rickety Cricket on 10/2/13 at 11:39 am|
Knew a number of people who were heaping praises on them before and after their show at the HOB in New Orleans last week, so I checked them out.
In all sincerity, that is some terribly awful music. The song Fitzpleasure is worse than 1994 by Jason Aldean. And then I read where it took the band fi...
| Political Talk|| DemocraticUnderground expounds on white guilt - Rickety Cricket on 9/23/13 at 8:09 pm|
[link=(http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023717777)]Gold Jerry, gold.[/link]
Also, male guilt, straight guilt, non-handicapped guilt, and middle class guilt.
[quote]When I was 18 I crashed into a black girl's car. It was definitely MY fault. I was a pretty white girl, who just accidental...
| Music Board|| As we approach the latter half of 2013, let's look toward the Music Board Awards - Rickety Cricket on 9/16/13 at 9:30 pm|
I propose that these should be divided into two categories: music and posters.
Early contenders for track of the year: Tahoe Tweezer, Get Lucky
Album of the year: can anyone topple Random Access Memories?
With respect to poster awards, I propose the GG Allin award for biggest shite stirrer. ...
| Music Board|| Funky Meters at Tipitinas on September 27 - Rickety Cricket on 9/12/13 at 5:31 pm|
If you're looking for a little funk the night before the UGA/LSU game....
| O-T Lounge|| How cheesy is your average LSU undergraduate? - Rickety Cricket on 9/11/13 at 7:39 am|
It seems like a large percentage of undergrads walking around campus have the identical uniform: LSU or high school tee, some type of choker necklace, cargos, flip flops and a low slung backpack.
What gives, is that the "style" around Louisiana?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Habana Outpost: Vieux Carre Commission to vote Wednesday - Rickety Cricket on 9/3/13 at 10:54 am|
The last time it was up for vote, a committee member had to coincidentally leave for an appointment he couldn't break :rolleyes:
Let's hope the NIMBYs eat shite and that the change of use is approved....
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone hear from Peej lately? - Rickety Cricket on 8/29/13 at 6:59 pm|
I fear the worst for that simple bastard....
| Food and Drink Board|| What's the status of the BR food truck scene? - Rickety Cricket on 8/27/13 at 12:15 pm|
Still popular? On life support? Dead?
Haven't heard much after the two most popular trucks, Dolce Vita and Curbside, left town....