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Want to finally learn to play guitar. Advice/Tips please - Bigpoppat
I have an acoustic that was purchased 10 years ago. I always picked it up for a week and "played" but never followed through. I'd finally like to give it a real shot and try to learn. I'm not looking to be a frontman for a band or anything, I'd like to learn enough to play some "campfire" type ...


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Fitzgerald or Wayne in PPR? - Bigpoppat
Title says it all. Who is better in PPR? I'm leaning towards Wayne because Palmer is awful...


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GTA Character question - Bigpoppat
I got the game last night and played about an hour or two. So far the only character I can use is Franklin. How do I unlock the other 2 guys? TIA...


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Louisiana Dept. Health & Hospitals- "No deer meat for homeless" - Bigpoppat
Gotta love this shit [link=(http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/health-dept-homeless-cant-eat-deer-meat.html)]NO DEERMEAT FOR HOMELESS SHELTERS[/link] SIAP...


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Too cold tonight to catch frogs? - Bigpoppat
Thinking of going frogging but the weather is dipping.what says the OB? ...


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Tips for fishing Lake P/Causeway for specks - Bigpoppat
I'm not very seasoned fishing in Lake P. We usually run out to Borgne but tomorrow we would like to launch in Manchac and run to the Causeway to try some specks. Anyone have any pointers/reports? I know a lot of people like to do slow trawls with Rat-L-Traps but our trolling motor is out and ID...


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Slat Trap bait - Bigpoppat
Anyone make their own bait for slat traps? I used to buy from a guy in Manchac but I don't think he is around anymore. Any tips? I was going to get a 5 gallon bucket and throw some different cheeses and chopped up meats in and let it merry in the sun for a while...


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Hurricane Isaac Board
traffic on Causeway - Bigpoppat
Anyone been on the Causeway today? Is the traffic bad? TIA...


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O-T Lounge
Woman feeds needy children, city threatens to impose fine - Bigpoppat
[link=(http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/14/philadelphia-woman-faces-600-day-fine-for-feeding-needy-neighborhood-kids/)]LINK[/link] [quote]A Pennsylvania woman who offers free lunch every day to low-income children in her neighborhood faces a $600-a-day fine next summer if she continues becau...


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Lake Borgne Tripletail question - Bigpoppat
I'm launching in the Rigolets and heading east past the L&N Train Bridge to do some speck/tripletail fishing. It has been a few years since I went triplatail hunting and when I went I was with my uncle so I didn't keep good bearings. How far east of the L&N bridge do I need to go before I start ...


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Eye Doctor in NOLA - Bigpoppat
Anyone have an eye doc they would recommend? I need to go in and get a work up. It's been a long time since I've been and I've noticed myself squinting more and more to focus my eyes. TIA...


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Xbox Killed by lightning---> Get it repaired or buy new one? - Bigpoppat
Our transformer blew out Monday night. Now my box won't turn on at all. Any troubleshooting ideas? It's about a 2 year old model. Should I buy a new one or is it something that can be fixed rather easily? ETA- It's the 250 gig box if that matters...


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Google search redirect bug - Bigpoppat
Any idea on how to get rid of this damn thing? Everytime I click a google search link it redirects me to another page. I ran Webroot Secure and had no success...


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LSU Ticket Exchange
WTB 311 Tickets - Bigpoppat
Looking for 2-4 tickets. Prefer Monday night but would go tuesday night. Please send email to tdbigpoppat@gmail.com...


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My odometer is at 199,999 - Bigpoppat
I'll hit 200k on my way to work tomorrow. 2001 Toyota Tacoma 4 door. 3.4 liter V-6 change my oil every 5k. Such a solid truck :bow:...


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Men's haircut in NOLA on Sunday - Bigpoppat
anyone know of a decent place to get a hair cut in NOLA tomorrow?. I'm looking shaggy and tomorrow is my only day to get it done-...


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O-T Lounge
Nature's Icy Finger of Death - Bigpoppat
[quote]This magnificent yet terrifying phenomenon is caused by brine, or naturally occurring salt water, which tends to be denser than the surrounding seawater and has a lower freezing point. When super cold brine trickles down, the warmer seawater surrounds the cyclone with a brittle layer of ice [...


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Question to those who have trolled the causeway - Bigpoppat
I know you want to troll at a speed between 1.3-2.3 mph, but do most guys use their trolling motor or just bump their motor in gear? I would imagine your trolling motor would get run down pretty quickly. I was going to go today, but the reported 3-5' waves turned me off. I may go out tomorrow....


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Family dog died today - Bigpoppat
After 14 years, my Shih-tzu buddy Chase finally went to the other side. We got him when I was 12 a few weeks after my parents split up. Chase brought us many moments of happiness in those years following the divorce. I moved out and went to college and law school, but every time I went home t...


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I feel like I need to yawn but I cant - Bigpoppat
Its keeping me awake. FWIW I just flew into Salt Lake from NOLA so it may be the pressure change, but I feel like I need that one big breath of air. It's really frustrating/aggravating/bothering Anyone have any suggestions? ...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Gleason Gras 2011 Roll Call - Bigpoppat
Sunday, November 27, 2011 11AM-6PM Champion's Square MUSIC LINEUP 4:50 PM Better Than Ezra with special guest Ed Rolland of Collective Soul 4:30 PM Preservation Hall Jazz Band Secondline 3:55 PM Papa Grows Funk 3:10PM Big Sam's Funky Nation 2:25 PM Kyle Turley Band 1:40 PM The...


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Why does a bottle of water cost more than a bottle soft drink? - Bigpoppat
I grabbed a bottle of water at Rouses and it was more expensive than a bottled soft drink. It's not a huge difference or anything, but I would think that adding sugar and color would cost more than a plain bottle of water. :dunno:...


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OT lawyers- Where is the 1st circuit CoA Clerk of Court office? - Bigpoppat
I know where the 1st circuit is but not the clerks office. ...


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Firefox using a large amount of memory - Bigpoppat
After the latest FF update, FF is using a lot more memory than ever before. Also, when I go to task manager, I see a couple of "plugin-container.exe" programs running for FF. Anyone know what's going on? Or is it time for me to get with the times and switch browsers? ...


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Gaming Board
Fail to connect to EA online - Bigpoppat
WTF EA. $60 per game and your damn servers can't keep up. I can't get on NHL or Battlefield. Played fine for over a year, but this past week I can't get on EA online servers. And the EA customer support group are as helpful as a one-legged man in an arse kicking contest. :doublebi...


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Anyone on the water in Manchac? - Bigpoppat
Damn Johnson gave out on us in the middle of south pass heading into long canal. 2 men 2 paddles Long way home, upwind FML...


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Money Talk
Where can I find Insurance Company ratings? - Bigpoppat
I'm looking for homeowners for our first home purchase. I'm very new to all of this and I have heard of the Insurance company ratings. I went to the LA Dept. of Ins. website and can't find anything. Any help or advice would be appreciated ETA- first post on Money Talk :nana:...


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New Orleans Homeowners Insurance recomendations - Bigpoppat
I'm buying in NOLA and having a hard time getting homeowners quotes. Every company I call is telling me they don't write in Orleans or Jefferson parish. What company do you guys recommend? ...


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Movie/TV Board
Saw The Deer Hunter for the first time last night - Bigpoppat
It was not as good as all the hype IMo, but it is still a great flick. The Russian roulette scenes were well done and really tugged on emotions. I don't think it's as good as Full Metal Jacket, but I'd put it above Goodfellas in my list FWIW...


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Youtube message scores Marine date with Mila Kunis - Bigpoppat
[quote]Sgt. Scott Moore, of the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan, last week set up a YouTube page and posted a video asking the “Friends With Benefits” star to accompany him to the Marine Corps Ball on November 18th in Greenville, North Carolina. [/quote] [quote]After questioni...


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