| Tiger Rant|| BCS system - glaucon on 11/25/12 at 5:04 pm|
Why all the despair on this board? The only reason we are not getting a better bowl game is the bs that is the BCS system only take two teams per conference. In the new system, we would be going to a great bowl game but due to still being stuck with the BCS we may go to Chick-fil-a. I don't under...
| Political Talk|| More Romney incompetence - glaucon on 11/9/12 at 4:57 pm|
The historical argument distracted me. This is what I originally logged on to share:
[quote]Now a note about the technology itself. For starters, this was billed as an "app" when it was actually a mobile-optimized website (or "web app"). For days I saw people on Twitter saying they couldn't find...
| Political Talk|| So the polls were skewed eh? - glaucon on 11/6/12 at 10:23 pm|
Polling works. Deal with it. ...
| Political Talk|| Political Kombat - glaucon on 11/1/12 at 4:43 pm|
| Political Talk|| Behavioral Science and Elections - glaucon on 10/30/12 at 10:59 am|
The following are the two most interesting articles I have read this election cycle. They also help to explain why Obama has spent nearly twice as much money on polling as Romney has so far. That said, the partisan edge to the article is far less interesting than the utilization of experimental me...
| Political Talk|| Republican House screwing over the country again - glaucon on 10/20/12 at 4:40 pm|
[quote] House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) compromised the identities of several Libyans working with the U.S. government and placed their lives in danger when he released reams of State Department communications Friday, according to Obama administration officials.
| Political Talk|| Trying to build consensus... - glaucon on 10/20/12 at 12:02 am|
I hope most of us can agree that we would like to see Rick Perry cry early tomorrow afternoon.
[quote]@finebaum Gov. Rick Perry (at the Stallings dinner), just said: "We're less than 24 hours away from beating hell out of LSU." [/quote]...
| Political Talk|| Government intervention we can all find dumb? - glaucon on 10/19/12 at 10:36 am|
Honorable mentions go to New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission for driving out Uber’s online taxi-hailing service and to automobile dealers’ groups in four states for trying to have Tesla dealerships declared illegal. But the grand prize in this week’s unexpectedly heated competit...
| Political Talk|| Map of Gender Pay Inequality - glaucon on 10/19/12 at 8:29 am|
I know it is a hotly contested election issue but I am posting this mostly because I honestly can't really figure out what links states with greater gender pay inequality. Does any sort of link between them jump out at you? Seriously, I am racking my brain but I just can't see what Louisiana, Mich...
| Political Talk|| Lobbyist in the White House Takedone - glaucon on 10/16/12 at 3:07 pm|
Republicans don't say I never did anything for you.
[quote]And then there are Obama’s bundlers like Sally Sussman, who runs Pfizer’s lobbying shop.
"And there is certainly precedent for a Romney administration to hire lobbyists. Bush brought on many K Streeters, including Nick Calio, who h...
| More Sports Board|| Greatest Mullet in College Football? - glaucon on 9/7/12 at 11:03 pm|
| Movie/TV Board|| Dr Dog - glaucon on 1/31/12 at 10:04 am|
As I learned of this band's existence on here, I thought I would share a link to a stream of the new album about to be released "Be the Void":
| Movie/TV Board|| Two best shows currently on TV? - glaucon on 12/16/11 at 2:49 pm|
| Tiger Rant|| Highest Rated Game on CBS in 24 years - glaucon on 11/6/11 at 1:21 pm|
May be germans by now but I thought I would pass this on:
[quote]“SEC ON CBS” RATINGS SCORE WITH LSU-ALABAMA
SECOND HIGHEST-RATED REGULAR-SEASON GAME
IN 24 YEARS
CBS Sports’ coverage of the SEC ON CBS on Saturday, Nov. 5 (8:00- 11:45 PM, ET) which saw *No. 1-seeded LSU ...
| Movie/TV Board|| For the BSG/Bear McCreary Fan - glaucon on 11/4/11 at 8:47 am|
Bear McCreary preforms Prelude to War all with an accordion. It is really way cooler than it sounds. :lol:
[link=(http://www.bearmccreary.com/#blog/battlestar-galactica-3/prelude-to-war-for-accordion-orchestra/)]His blog post about it[/link]
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Map of Rivals Recruiting Date 2006-2011 - glaucon on 10/25/11 at 11:03 am|
I thought this was pretty nifty and a decent visual representation of where the talent is throughout the country. Below is an [link=(http://www.reddit.com/r/CFB/comments/lnqbj/mapping_college_recruiting_from_20062011/)]explanation[/link] of what the dots represent:
[quote]*The yellow dots mark 5...
| More Sports Board|| Lane Kiffin Locker Room Speech - glaucon on 10/25/11 at 12:07 am|
Even epic music can't make his monotone ramblings seem exciting. I am trying to decide whether the whole video is suppose to be seen as ironic or not:
| Political Talk|| Agriculture Labor Shortage in Georgia - glaucon on 10/17/11 at 12:10 pm|
[quote]According to the information derived only from the survey respondents, producers who completed production or labor loss estimates directly attributable to harvest and packing labor shortages had a total calculated vegetable loss of $41.9 million and berry loss of $33.1 million for a total of ...
| Political Talk|| Decreasing Reliability of Accounting Data - glaucon on 10/14/11 at 8:57 am|
I came across [link=(http://econerdfood.blogspot.com/2011/10/benfords-law-and-decreasing-reliability.html)]this post[/link] the other day and I have to share it. This post should probably go over in the Money board but I don't know those people (and that board kind of scares me). To be fair, it is...
| Political Talk|| Bartlett on 9-9-9 - glaucon on 10/11/11 at 11:35 pm|
[quote]Thus the Cain plan would increase the budget deficit without doing anything to stimulate demand, because rich people can already spend as much as they want and are unlikely to spend more even if their taxes are abolished.
The poor and the middle class might increase their spending if they ...
| Political Talk|| Fed Breaking the Law - glaucon on 10/11/11 at 1:55 pm|
Given how popular the Fed is on this board, I thought yall may enjoy this piece from David Glasner:
[quote]In a comment earlier today to this post, David Pearson shocked me by quoting the following passage from the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006:
| Political Talk|| Judicial System Budget - glaucon on 9/30/11 at 6:18 pm|
I just read this article and, to be perfectly honest, I have never really thought about the issue of the judiciaries budget before. I do believe it represents and interesting cross-cutting cleavage and I am not sure where most folks on here will come down on the issue. Anyway, here it is:
| O-T Lounge|| Vegan Strip Club - glaucon on 9/29/11 at 4:49 pm|
I guess it sort of makes sense. No one likes vegan food and no one goes to strip clubs to eat:
[quote]Are you a man who cares about animals but thinks it is fine to treat women like one? Then Casa Diablo is the place for you. The world's first vegan strip club, in Portland, Oregon – a hippyish t...
| Political Talk|| Government Waste Using Private Contractors - glaucon on 9/15/11 at 2:25 pm|
If accurate, the study by Project On Government Oversight is rather damning. The following is an excerpt from the study that you can view [link=(http://www.pogo.org/pogo-files/reports/contract-oversight/bad-business/co-gp-20110913.html#Recommendations)]here:[/link]
[quote]Based on the current pu...
| Movie/TV Board|| Terriers DVD Campaign - glaucon on 9/5/11 at 11:09 am|
I don't know how many of yall may have watched Terriers when it was on FX last fall. It never found an audience and didn't get a second season. For those of us that did see it, it was like what I imagine it was like for those few that saw Firefly during its brief broadcast run, just baffling that ...
| Political Talk|| Obama's coalition and the New Model Army - glaucon on 8/30/11 at 9:43 am|
I have to confess to being fairly apprehensive of Obama throughout the election in '08 due to no small measure with finding the rhetoric of "change we can believe in" off putting and a bit gnostic. I wont say that I am ecstatic with his Presidency but will say that I am pleased that his administrat...
| Political Talk|| For the Paullites (is that the perfered nomenclature?) - glaucon on 8/18/11 at 11:28 am|
[quote]Though I think there's something to this line of thought, I also think there's something insidiously circular about it. Perhaps the best way to grasp this complaint is to compare Mr Paul's coverage to Ms Bachmann's. Both serve in the House of Representatives, though Mr Paul's reco...
| Political Talk|| Christine O'Donnell walking out off interview - glaucon on 8/17/11 at 11:07 pm|
I am glad the media gaffs of Mrs. O'Donnell continue and that I happened to have caught it while flipping channels this evening. Behold her cool under pressure and graceful dodge of Piers Morgan's questions:
| Political Talk|| Republican solution for economic growth - glaucon on 8/16/11 at 10:14 am|
I am just curious how yall think it is going to work. My understanding of the Right's general consensus is that we need to cut government spending and reduce the deficit because this will demonstrate to the market that we have our financial house in order. Furthermore, since government spending is...
| Movie/TV Board|| Community interview - glaucon on 6/7/11 at 4:54 pm|
This [link=(http://www.avclub.com/articles/dan-harmon-walks-us-through-communitys-second-seas,57085/)]Dan Harmon Interview[/link] is less of an interview and more a guy asking Harmon to talk for four and a half hours about every episode of Community. This is part 1 of 4 and the rest should be comin...