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Check out this oak-tree mural I made (& then DIY) - npersa1
[img]http://hitchedtoeverything.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/1.jpg[/img] I thought some of y'all might not only appreciate this work but would also be interested in some [link=(http://hitchedtoeverything.com/2014/05/08/fill-your-wall-with-a-colorful-mural-in-8-steps/)]how-to DIY steps to mimic my ...


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Food and Drink Board
Any advice for boiling crawfish w/ out the gear? - npersa1
Sadly, I don't yet own my own crawfish pot, and I'm not in a spot right now to buy the whole setup. I'm living in Austin, Texas at the moment but plan to be back in Baton Rouge for Easter. I was thinking about maybe bringing a sack or two back west, but I'm wondering if it'd even be worth the has...


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Music Board
Dave Matthews supergroup working on album in Shreveport & may perform there - npersa1
[link=(http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-matthews-forms-supergroup-with-jakob-dylan-20131216%20%20)]Dave Matthews Forms Supergroup with Jakob Dylan[/link] [quote]A jam project featuring Dave Matthews, Jakob Dylan, Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton, his brother Bill and drummer Brady ...


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Movie/TV Board
Old TV shows you'd like to see remade today? - npersa1
I recently started watching [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sliders)]Sliders[/link] on Netflix, as it was a show I used to watch with my dad on Sci-Fi when I was growing up. Though I really enjoyed the show when I was younger, I missed a bunch of the plot holes and such. While watching the s...


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Music Board
Favorite songs from GTA 5? - npersa1
I've been playing a bit of Grand Theft Auto, and I'm enjoying the radio stations. What stations and songs are y'all's favorites? [link=(http://metro.co.uk/2013/10/03/rockstar-reveals-definitive-gta-5-radio-station-song-list-4133849/)]Rockstar reveals definitive GTA 5 radio station song list[/lin...


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Gaming Board
Suggestions for PS3 exclusive games to buy used? - npersa1
My 360 got the RRoD a few months back, and since I wanted to play GTA5, I went ahead and bought the console/game bundle. Since I've never had a playstation, I'm wondering what PS3 exclusives y'all all would recommend me picking up used? I did also get Last of Us, and I'm about to start playing t...


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Outdoor Board
2 LSU grads hiking Pacific Crest Trail to Canada (Updated 7/31) - npersa1
Update: We've made it to South Lake Tahoe, which is PCT mile marker 1,095. We're still not even halfway done with the 2,650 mile trail. We may be behind our original schedule, but we're having a lot of fun. I just posted some more pictures and such on our blog, which you can [link=(http://swamp...


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Outdoor Board
Boy Scouts launch 65 mile high-adventure kayak trek through Atchafalaya Basin - npersa1
About 150 Boy Scouts from across the country will make the 65 mile "Swamp Trek" trip this summer as part of a new high-adventure program. Scouting officials hope the program will instill Louisiana pride in local Scouts and introduce the Atchafalaya Basin to new adventurers. "It's a pretty amazing...


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Food and Drink Board
Campus Copies (UL Lafayette) to close after 26 years - npersa1
I figured some of the F&D posters from Lafayette would be interested in this article, so I wanted to share it here: [quote]Ragin’ Cajun fans and University of Louisiana at Lafayette students will soon no longer be able to enjoy the famous plate lunches served at Campus Copies – the restaurant clo...


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Outdoor Board
Backpacking the Wild Azalea Trail (near Alexandria, La.) - 3 day trip guide - npersa1
One of my friends and I hiked the 27ish mile Wild Azalea Trial in the Kisatchie National Forest this weekend, and I wanted to post a guide here for anyone who may be interested in how we did it. [u][b]BACKGROUND: [/b][/u] Overall, the trail has great scenery with creeks and wildlife, rolling ...


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Movie/TV Board
'60 Minutes' piece on Times-Picayune airs Sunday at 6 p.m. on CBS - npersa1
I mentioned this in a thread on the OT but wanted to post a separate thread just on the show here in case any M/TV posters wanted to check it out. [quote]It’s a sure sign of the digital times when the New Orleans Times-Picayune, published every day for 175 years, goes to a three-day-a-week publis...


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Political Talk
It's official: Landry to challenge Boustany for congressional seat - npersa1
[link=(http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20120514/NEWS01/120514017/Landry-officially-decides-challenge-Boustany-congressional-seat)]U.S. Rep. Landry, R-New Iberia, officially decides to challenge U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette for congressional seat / November election pits two incumbent...


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Movie/TV Board
A 'real life Ron Swanson' lives in Lafayette (Parks and Rec) - npersa1
[link=(http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20120305/NEWS01/203050316/Local-woodworker-becomes-Internet-sensation?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE)]Local woodworker becomes Internet sensation[/link] via The Daily Advertiser. [quote] Fans of NBC's hit sitcom "Parks and Recreation" were buzzing ...


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Debate exclusion, low polling numbers 'won't stop' BUDDY ROEMER's campaign - npersa1
[quote]Former Louisiana Governor and U.S. Congressman Buddy Roemer announced this afternoon (Saturday) he will not suspend his presidential campaign despite low polling numbers and not being allowed to participate in either of the two debates in New Hampshire, the state where he's based his campaign...


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O-T Lounge
YouTube deems Dixie "potentially offensive or inappropriate" - npersa1
One of my friends went to listen to "Dixie" on Youtube today and discovered this: [IMG]http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/npersa1/DixieOnYouTube.png[/IMG] The disclaimer reads: "The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as being potentially offensive or inapp...


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Food and Drink Board
Southern Living names Lafayette a top 10 food city in the South - npersa1
This list comes on the heels of Lafayette being named "Best for Food" in Rand McNally's "Best of the Road" competition this summer. [link=(http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20111215/NEWS01/111215020/Southern-Living-names-Lafayette-top-10-food-city-South?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s)]...


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Gaming Board
Lafayette gamers: $10 for $20 worth of buys at Play N Trade (via DealChicken) - npersa1
I saw this deal online today and wanted to point it out for any Acadiana area gamers who need some discounts. There's still about 8 hours left on it. [quote]Score 50% off from Play N Trade, and you can power up with $20 worth of games, accessories or repairs for $10. Treat yourself to the latest...


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Tiger Rant
Former LSU Coach DALE BROWN signing copies of new book in LAFAYETTE on SATURDAY - npersa1
For any Tiger fans in Lafayette, Coach Dale Brown will be signing books here tomorrow from noon until 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble. [link=(http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20111209/NEWS01/111209007/Former-LSU-coach-Dale-Brown-sign-copies-new-book-Lafayette-tomorrow?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRO...


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Gaming Board
Launch / release day rituals, habits, pre-release plans - npersa1
I got off work about 7 tonight, went to Best Buy and bought the new Call of Duty -- that's the first time I've ever gotten a game the day it came out. I was talking with a friend about how launch days are a big event for some people. The only thing I could compare it to in my experience is going...


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Can someone catch me up on new CoD and Zelda? - npersa1
I consider myself a pretty casual gamer (I buy maybe one game every four months), and I'm looking for some direction. I'm excited about these two games, and I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything since I'm not too in tap with the gaming community. 1. Call of Duty's Modern Warfare 3...


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Movie/TV Board
Are Sitcoms back and reality shows dying? - NYT: Sitcoms Show New Life - npersa1
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/26/business/media/while-x-factor-lags-forecasts-sitcoms-shine.html?_r=1&ref=media)]As ‘X Factor’ Ratings Are Solid, Sitcoms Show New Life[/link] via The New York Times (9/25/11) [quote]As dominant as “The X Factor” story was, it supplied only one of several p...


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Tiger Rant
Parents of players complained this summer a/b Miles discipline of team? - npersa1
I hadn't heard of this before today, and I was wondering if the Rant knew anything more? [quote][Comment From Glenn Guilbeau:] Discipline has slipped in recent months, and Miles needs to address it. [b]Parents complained over the summer, and Miles did not react.[/b] Hopefully, he has taken sto...


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Tiger Rant
Marcus Adams allegedly points gun at Montgomery, Mettenberger (June 5th fight) - npersa1
[quote]BATON ROUGE - A fight involving two LSU football players outside the West Campus Apartments on June 5 is just now coming to light while a police investigation of a Aug. 19 fight continues to unravel, but the players in the earlier fracas were not the aggressors, according to LSU Police.[/quot...


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Food and Drink Board
Parish Brewing Co. is expanding -- Lafayette area beer (Canebrake & Biere Amber) - npersa1
I know I've seen Parish Brewing Co. pop up here a few times, so I thought some of you might be interested in this article. In the interest of full disclosure, I did write it. [link=(http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20110812/BUSINESS/108120353/Parish-Brewing-Co-expanding?odyssey=mod|newswell|...


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Movie/TV Board
Laughing as part of audio on TV shows (laugh tracks, studio audiences) - npersa1
What's the M/TV Board think about laugh tracks and laughter from studio audiences? I was watching The Colbert Report, which has a live audience, last night, and there was one woman with a very distinct, and very annoying, laugh. It was distracting and really got under my skin for some reason. ...


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O-T Lounge
Parker admits guilt to lesser charges (Trial set in LSU double slaying) - npersa1
[i]edit with new information[/i] [quote]Parker pleaded guilty in district court today to charges of armed robbery and accessory to second-degree murder in the killing of 33-year-old Kiran Kumar Allam.[/quote] [quote]Parker entered the plea as part of a deal with prosecutors that was finalized ...


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Food and Drink Board
BR eating challenge -- Uncle E's Wings and Things (Florida Blvd and Sharp Ln) - npersa1
Calling all binge eaters: I saw this today in the Baton Rouge Business Report and thought the F&D board would want to know. [link=(http://www.businessreport.com/archives/daily-report/latest/)]LINK[/link] to Biz Report [quote]Florida Boulevard burger joint to host eating challenge [b]Unc...


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O-T Lounge
BRPD releases crime stats, shows BR major crimes decreased year to year - npersa1
[link=(http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/BRPD-releases-crime-stats-for-Capital-City.html)]From The Advocate[/link] [quote]Major crimes in Baton Rouge for 2010 decreased by 9 percent overall from 2009, according to statistics the Police Department released Wednesday. Crimes against people -- mur...


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Flood Board
St. Landry orders mandatory evacuations for parts of parish - npersa1
[link=(http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20110514/NEWS01/110514017/St-Landry-orders-mandatory-evacuations-parts-parish?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE)]Residents must be out of area by 5 p.m. Sunday[/link] via The Daily Advertiser [quote]Menard said the evacuation will be issued to all resi...


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Food and Drink Board
Festival foods abound! -- JazzFest, Festival International, FestForAll - npersa1
It's a big festival weekend in Louisiana, and that means there will be a bunch of good food out. [link=(http://www.artsbr.org/FestForAll.html)]Baton Rouge's FestForAll[/link] (Saturday and Sunday) [link=(http://www.nojazzfest.com/food/)]New Orleans' Jazz and Heritage Festival[/link] (Thursd...


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