| Food and Drink Board|| Mais Arepas in Central City - lunch review - Rickety Cricket on 5/16/13 at 12:40 pm|
In a nutshell: delicious.
I had heard about this place a bunch, but had never made the trip over for lunch. Decided to go today on a whim.
Started with the Empanadas, which were little cornmeal pies filled with shredded beef, sofrito and small potatoes. Side was a salsa verde-esque sauce.
| Political Talk|| Isn't the IRS the main enforcer for Obamacare? - Rickety Cricket on 5/14/13 at 8:45 am|
Man, that should be fun....
| Movie/TV Board|| Frasier doesn't get enough attention on here - Rickety Cricket on 5/3/13 at 9:00 am|
I admit that I was a big time hater for years until I sat down and watched a few episodes. Now I watch like four a night on Hallmark.
The interactions between Frasier and Niles always get me, as do the usual "misunderstanding" gags like when the new station manager thought Frasier was gay. Don't...
| Music Board|| I totally slept on The Clash - Sandinista! - Rickety Cricket on 5/3/13 at 8:53 am|
I always enjoyed their other albums, but never got [i]Sandinista![/i]
Saw Rotary Downs at FQF and they covered "The Magnificent Seven," which made me go home and get the entire album. I've been missing out. Such a diverse and fun album, my standout track being "Police on my Back."...
| Music Board|| Listening to anything good tonight? - Rickety Cricket on 5/2/13 at 9:28 pm|
This is what I'm on:
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcHL8efKKPE)]The Clash - Magnificent Seven[/link]...
| More Sports Board|| Who's ready for Mike & Mike: The Mess on Friday? - Rickety Cricket on 5/1/13 at 12:02 pm|
Boy, that Greenie is such a wacky nerd, how hilarious will it be to see him run an obstacle course full of mud and cake!
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| How effective can Vaccaro be on a safety blitz? - Rickety Cricket on 4/26/13 at 9:30 am|
Haven't really watched any of his film, so for anyone that has, does it look like he he could make an impact there?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Rumor: new restaurant opening in Lakeview? - Rickety Cricket on 4/24/13 at 11:31 am|
Heard NOLA Beans on Harrison may be closing and a Butcher-esque place may be moving in. Would be awesome if true....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Will you be picking up a 2013 draft hat? - Rickety Cricket on 4/23/13 at 9:20 am|
I know Chad picked up one for him and the wife, anyone else?...
| Political Talk|| Do you live in fear of terrorist attacks or violent rampages? - Rickety Cricket on 4/18/13 at 10:58 am|
Was thinking about this after reading an article linked on Drudge about people developing paranoia and fear in light of the bombings, shootings and ricin letters.
Personally, I do not. There's no way of knowing when or where such attacks could occur, especially since they are so rare.
| Food and Drink Board|| Your favorite cut at La Boca - Rickety Cricket on 4/10/13 at 11:09 am|
Going again this weekend. I usually go with the outside skirt "Orestes' snack." I try to avoid the standard cuts there, or should I say somewhat standard as even the filet comes bone in.
Also can't wait for the provoleta, sausage plate and a bottle of Malbec :drool:...
| O-T Lounge|| Does anyone not edge their lawn when they mow it? - Rickety Cricket on 4/7/13 at 2:51 pm|
And for those of you that don't, why do you hate the good things in life?...
| Political Talk|| Assume a Democrat is elected in 2016, who gets the blame? - Rickety Cricket on 4/4/13 at 7:25 am|
Say the economy is still subpar and Obamacare has most working Americans reeling.
Does anything get laid at Obama's feet? Does it go to the Republican congress? Dare I say that GWB will still be mentioned?
To clarify: who will the Democrats blame after 8 years of Obama presidency if in 2016, ...
| Gaming Board|| Help recommending a new game - Rickety Cricket on 3/29/13 at 9:58 am|
I'm looking to pick up a new game today. The last few that I've really enjoyed were RDR, Arkham City and AC3. Any recs for something along those lines?...
| Music Board|| Your favorite Paul Simon track - Rickety Cricket on 3/27/13 at 6:14 pm|
Besides the first minute of Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, mine would be I Know What I Know. Song is pure joy....
| Political Talk|| What motivates people who want to control the lives of others? - Rickety Cricket on 3/12/13 at 8:45 am|
Speaking with respect to political ideologies and interests. Whether it be the Christians who want to control who you marry or have sex with or the Progs who want to control what you eat, whether you own a gun or whether you fund someone else's abortion/healthcare/cell phone.
Are they from the sa...
| Food and Drink Board|| BMC haters: dba is the bar for you - Rickety Cricket on 3/8/13 at 2:45 pm|
Displayed prominently at their main bar:
| Help Board|| Google Chrome mobile crashing after latest update - Rickety Cricket on 3/5/13 at 7:01 am|
Anyone else experiencing this?...
| Music Board|| Darkest Beatles lyrics? - Rickety Cricket on 3/2/13 at 11:27 am|
Run For Your Life has to be up there, right?
Well you know that I'm a wicked guy
And I was born with a jealous mind
And I can't spend my whole life
Trying just to make you toe the line
You better run for your life if you can, little girl
Hide your head in the sand little girl
| Outdoor Board|| How often (or at all) do you treat your boots? - Rickety Cricket on 2/27/13 at 1:50 pm|
I've got a pair of goat leather Luccheses and picked up some Bickmore leather conditioner and water/stain repellant. Been about a month since I last applied. May go another round this weekend.
Side note, anyone ever use neatsfoot oil? It's supposed to darken leather but I'm not sure to what exten...
| Music Board|| How do you feel about New Order? - Rickety Cricket on 2/18/13 at 10:43 am|
Had a few Joy Division albums and never really gave New Order a shot until this weekend. Picked up Movement, Brotherhood, and Power, Corruption & Lies. So much good stuff.
Bizarre Love Triangle is an awesome track.
| O-T Lounge|| Which is worse: Driving Edition - Rickety Cricket on 2/7/13 at 8:59 am|
A. Someone who parks their car in a lane of traffic to either drop someone off or unload something.
B. Someone who sees a line of traffic at an exit or turn lane and drives on the shoulder or another lane all the way to the front to cut over at the very last second.
C. Someone who drives 45 MP...
| Gaming Board|| Assassin's Creed 3 ending (spoilers) - Rickety Cricket on 2/5/13 at 9:08 am|
Disclaimer- this is the first in the series that I've played.
Did it underwhelm anyone else? I figured Waytham would be the last death, but a little foot race to kill Lee? And why would Lee just go sit and have a beer after being shot in the chest?
I also don't know what to think about Desmond...
| Food and Drink Board|| Pelican House on Citiplace - Rickety Cricket on 2/5/13 at 7:10 am|
Haven't seen it mentioned on here recently, anyone have an idea how it's doing?...
| Music Board|| Great live performance: Canned Heat at Woodstock - Rickety Cricket on 2/2/13 at 10:01 am|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3doBiU6nN0k)]Change is Gonna Come[/link]
I think that performance encapsulates Woodstock. Just rocking out, someone gets on stage... light a cigarette for him and let him hang out for a bit. :lol:...
| Help Board|| Can we get rid of a Poli Board troll alter(s) - Rickety Cricket on 1/30/13 at 7:16 am|
Both registered 9/21/2012.
Both are terrible at trolling the Poli Board, which is saying something....
| Movie/TV Board|| Thoughts on the first season of American Horror Story - Rickety Cricket on 1/28/13 at 9:22 am|
I'm through the first six episodes and I really like it so far. The first two episodes were pretty damn creepy.
Jessica Lange plays a great psycho....
| Food and Drink Board|| Mexican food in New Orleans - Rickety Cricket on 1/24/13 at 10:01 am|
Am I missing something or is it fairly subpar?
I know there's Paisanos for quick to-go stuff on Claiborne.
Then you've got Juan's, Taqueria Corona, Felipe's, El Gato Negro, Carretta's Grill. I ate at Panchita's uptown on one occasion and it was decent.
Out of those I probably eat at Juan's ...
| Political Talk|| Why is taxation always a reason for the legalization of substances or behavior? - Rickety Cricket on 1/23/13 at 3:06 pm|
It's always brought up with the legalization of marijuana debate- "Just legalize it and tax the hell out of it." Or with respect to prostitution- "Just make it regulated by the government and tax the income or make them get licenses."
Is it too much to ask that people be allowed to engage in beha...
| More Sports Board|| Senior Bowl team coaches - Rickety Cricket on 1/21/13 at 9:07 pm|
I like how the bowl committee got the coaching staffs from two of the worst franchises in the league, the Raiders and Lions, to head up the teams. Overcoming bad coaching really separates the great players from the mediocre ones....