| O-T Lounge|| Do you eat lunch by yourself at a restaurant? If so, where? - LeonPhelps on 3/5/15 at 2:35 pm|
I work from home and only occasionally meet someone for lunch. When I am not meeting someone for lunch, I usually fix something at home or grab some food from somewhere and bring it back home to eat. But sometimes it is nice to simply get out of the house. It just seems weird to go to a restauran...
| Political Talk|| Withdrawstgeorge.com sent a petition to my home - LeonPhelps on 3/5/15 at 1:50 pm|
It says it has me on record as signing the petition to withdraw, which I did, and provides a form to fill in and send back to withdraw my signature. I looked on the form and on the website but the organizers of this effort were too chicken shite to put their phone number anywhere. If you are going ...
| Political Talk|| Spin-off thread: sent back to 1770 - must establish monarchy or die - LeonPhelps on 1/21/15 at 6:05 pm|
I posted this in the original thread but it is buried at the bottom of page 8, so I figured I would start another thread because the concept is really interesting to me and I like this twist on it.
What if 100,000 people living today were sent back to 1770 with 100 of whatever they last bought an...
| O-T Lounge|| Have door-to-door proselytizers ever had any success? - LeonPhelps on 1/18/15 at 1:03 pm|
2 old nice black ladies in their best Sunday clothes just rang my doorbell to talk to me about the Bible. I am a Christian and have zero interest in this. I cannot imagine a non-Christian even remotely wanting to be bothered at their home to try and be converted.
I hate any stranger bothering m...
| Movie/TV Board|| Am I the only one watching Forever? My new favorite show - LeonPhelps on 1/17/15 at 2:40 pm|
It is the perfect combination of Castle (format), Sherlock (trope), and Highlander (mythology). And the acting is generally pretty good, at least from the two main guys, played by Mr. Fantastic and the Jeff Goldblum's dad from Independence Day.
The flashbacks are great since the main character...
| Movie/TV Board|| Why does every Bollywood movie have an unrelated dance and song number? - LeonPhelps on 1/11/15 at 2:40 pm|
Even in the most unlikely movies like Slumdog Millionaire. I enjoyed the first Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but the trailer for the second shows an elaborate song and dance scene. Why is this necessary?
I read this on Wikipedia but it did not explain the why of it.
[quote]Bollywood films ha...
| O-T Lounge|| How much attention am I supposed to give my dog? - LeonPhelps on 1/7/15 at 5:22 pm|
I have had a dog for 12 years, my first and last pet I will ever have. She is a good dog generally other than pissing in the house on occasion, especially now that she is 12. I sometimes feel bad that I don't give her enough attention, especially after something like Marley and Me, but she is a do...
| Movie/TV Board|| Book Board: Favorite biographer? - LeonPhelps on 12/28/14 at 8:15 pm|
I love me some Ron Chernow and Walter Isaacson. I've read The House of Morgan (about JP Morgan), Titan (John D. Rockefeller), and Alexander Hamilton by Chernow. All excellent.
I have read the biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin by Isaacson, also all excellent.
| 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...