| Political Talk|| All the crap I pay with my property taxes - LeonPhelps on 12/16/14 at 4:28 pm|
Property tax bill came in, and it pisses me off anew every year.
I paid almost $1,100. Of that, maybe $460 is something that actually does or could benefit me (police, fire, etc). But I also pay the following that I in no way benefit from or utilize and find it criminal I have to contribute to:...
| Movie/TV Board|| When does Guardians of the Galaxy get interesting? - LeonPhelps on 12/12/14 at 9:40 pm|
I am an hour into Guardians of the Galaxy and bored out of my mind. I don't know who I am supposed to root for. This is just a movie about a thief without any exceptional ability trying to turn a profit. I've enjoyed every Marvel movie to date, but those were all heroes doing heroic things. This...
| Movie/TV Board|| CW's The Flash is simply the remaking of CW's Smallville - LeonPhelps on 12/4/14 at 9:39 am|
Has anyone else noticed this? I watched every episode of Smallville and have watched every episode of The Flash to-date. Here are the similarities to me:
1. The "coming" of both superheroes was heralded by a major event - the meteors in Smallville and the particle accelerator explosion in The F...
| More Sports Board|| Manning's passing touchdown streak - the other one - LeonPhelps on 10/24/14 at 9:59 am|
Most people are aware that Manning is closing in on Brees's 54 game touchdown streak. Manning is at 46 games now and can break the record in game 16 of this year.
But there is another TD streak no one has mentioned yet. Manning has just tied the record for most consecutive games with 2+ touchdo...
| More Sports Board|| Manning pissed at everyone for not being quiet at the end of the game - LeonPhelps on 10/24/14 at 12:18 am|
I thought this was hilarious. Seriously , though, shut the hell up when your offense is on the field.
| Political Talk|| City of New Orleans "Photo Safety Program" is total bullshite - LeonPhelps on 10/21/14 at 3:16 pm|
I got a ticket in the mail recently from New Orleans through the "Photo Safety Program." I was on Canal, which has no speed limits posted anywhere that I've ever seen. It was at night and there were no other cars on the road. I noticed a flash while I was driving, not even near an intersection, b...
| More Sports Board|| Drew Brees and Y.A. Tittle, among others, congratulate Manning on record - LeonPhelps on 10/19/14 at 11:26 pm|
This was done via pre-recorded message.
Here is Y.A. Tittle:
Here is Drew Brees:
| O-T Lounge|| When is the last time you cried in front of another human and why? - LeonPhelps on 10/19/14 at 10:14 am|
I have always found publicly crying to be extremely uncomfortable to watch and personally feel it should only be done in privacy if at all possible.
Last time I cried in front of another human was the day my mom finally died from Pancreatic Cancer in her home. I was standing next to two of my br...
| Movie/TV Board|| Good episode of The Profit this week, except for the grown man crying - LeonPhelps on 10/18/14 at 12:11 am|
This was one of the better episodes in a while. But when the manchild running the business broke down in front of Marcus, I had to avert my eyes. There are few things worse than witnessing a grown man cry. I'd rather gouge my eyes out than watch that.
I wish they focused much less on the relat...
| Political Talk|| Why do we allow political asylum in the U.S.? - LeonPhelps on 10/12/14 at 10:50 pm|
Watching Madam Secretary, which I have been enjoying. However, tonight some Chinese student claims political asylum and (POTENTIAL SPOILERS) apparently the US has a process for dealing with those people and doesn't automatically send them back home.
It's real per this: [link=(http://en.wikipedi...
| Movie/TV Board|| Million Dollar Arm has the same editor as Dragonball Z - LeonPhelps on 10/9/14 at 2:17 pm|
I probably enjoyed this movie overall but I am glad I rented it from Redbox instead of watching at the theater. They tried to build tension before a pitch by cutting back and forth 50 times between 5 different people's faces, showing everyone tensely waiting for the pitch, drawing it out for what f...
| More Sports Board|| Peyton Manning has received an MVP vote in 10 seasons - 3 more than anyone else - LeonPhelps on 10/9/14 at 2:09 pm|
See MVP facts and figures here:
Second most season receiving at least one MVP vote is 7, shared between Brett Favre and and Jim Brown. Next is six with Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, and Jerry Rice.
Tom Brady has received...
| Movie/TV Board|| Am I the only one watching Madam Secretary? - LeonPhelps on 10/6/14 at 1:59 pm|
I actually really like this show, and, as a former director of the CIA, the president is clearly a republican for once (though they are not making it about him or his politics so far). I have enjoyed all 3 episodes thus far.
SPOILERS for the latest episode ahead:
My only issue so far is...
| O-T Lounge|| Someone explain this traffic to me - LeonPhelps on 9/19/14 at 3:01 pm|
For the first time in a very long time, I find myself not at work on a Friday afternoon. It is not even 3 pm and yet Essen is gridlocked. Wtf? Do this many people not work on Friday afternoons? Did I somehow get transported to France where everyone works 30 hours a week? How are there this many...
| O-T Lounge|| Best clock repair in Baton Rouge - LeonPhelps on 7/26/14 at 12:46 pm|
I purchased an impressive looking wind-up mantle-piece clock from Goodwill that does not work but does still have the winder. Anyone know the best place to get it repaired in Baton Rouge?
| Outdoor Board|| Board's opinion of ATV brands? - LeonPhelps on 6/5/14 at 12:16 pm|
What is your favorite ATV brand and why? I am specifically researching Arctic Cat for potential investment if you could provide your opinion of their products or why you prefer a competitor.
Also, it appears the only place near Baton Rouge to buy an Arctic Cat is in Denham Springs. Anyone know ...
| O-T Lounge|| Why do random prisoners collect call me from jail? UPDATED w/ follow-up - LeonPhelps on 4/27/14 at 7:12 pm|
It seems that once a month I get a collect call on my office line from some stranger in jail. Obviously, I decline every time as I never recognize the name provided or the voice saying the name. I would write it off as a wrong number, but it happens too often for that unless my number is one digit...
| Money Talk|| Is University Edge Apartments safe for a 19 year old female student? - LeonPhelps on 2/17/14 at 8:43 am|
My friend's daughter is considering it but the area of town seems like it would be really unsafe for her. Anyone have any insight? TIA...
| O-T Lounge|| Good cleaning service in Baton Rouge? - LeonPhelps on 2/3/14 at 11:11 am|
Anyone have a good experience with a reasonably priced cleaning service in Baton Rouge? I need to get my house thoroughly cleaned prior to next Tuesday. Merry Maids was recommended to me but their earliest availability is next Tuesday.
| More Sports Board|| Belichick loves him some Peyton Manning - LeonPhelps on 2/1/14 at 1:20 pm|
Belichick gave an interview where he exclusively discussed Manning. Some awesome tidbits:
[quote]“In so many ways,” Belichick says, “because of his talent and because of how ...