| Food and Drink Board|| 10 Days in Manhattan- the Food Highlights (Long) - BigAppleTiger on 3/29/14 at 10:18 pm|
Haven't been back to the city for almost a year so it was nice to go and chill and see friends and family. Had a nice width and breadth of dining experiences- Here are the best:
Spasso(Hudson St. in W. Village)
Great new Italian-It is everything that Esca would like to be( I am not a fan of...
| Movie/TV Board|| Avenger's Confidential- Black Widow and Punisher (Animated) - BigAppleTiger on 3/13/14 at 1:58 pm|
Saw an advance copy of this new animated marvel feature and I have to say I enjoyed it a lot more than other Marvel animated efforts. It still had all the hallmarks of Marvel Animation- great animation and character design, darker mood, and some really bad voice acting...but I did like the story an...
| Movie/TV Board|| Jumbo- The Plane that Changed the World (BBC Documentary) - BigAppleTiger on 3/4/14 at 9:07 pm|
Saw this last night. A pretty fascinating insight to the development program of the Boeing 747 and the technological development revolution at the time. The plane still is something to behold. The timeframe they pulled the project off in is an amazing and unthinkable feat even by today's standards. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Jeremy Piven in Mr. Selfridge - BigAppleTiger on 1/28/14 at 12:47 am|
This was definitely born out of the Downton Abbey success and it's a little bit fluffier and candy coated believe or not. I found the first season to be somewhat enjoyable as Selfridge himself was quite a character and what he did was revolutionary in London at the time. The story itself is interest...
| Movie/TV Board|| Japanese Game Shows: Really? Yes..Really - BigAppleTiger on 1/12/14 at 4:29 pm|
The Japanese psyche is sometimes as puzzling as it is exotic, although enjoyable when you just dip a toe and don't dive in the deep end.
ETA: I had seen Human Tetris and maybe one other before- but the array of sexuality and humilation was very interesting to say the least.
| Movie/TV Board|| Sir Run Run Shaw- Master of Hong Kong Cinema dies at 106 - BigAppleTiger on 1/7/14 at 8:04 pm|
Thanks for the great times as a kid Run Run. It is and was appreciated!
ETA: I truly believe there would be no Tarantino as we know it without this man.
| Movie/TV Board|| Pacific Rim/Battleship Double Feature - BigAppleTiger on 1/1/14 at 10:27 pm|
Did this recently. Pacific Rim was enjoyable but for some reason I found Battleship more satisfying and more in need of second viewing. Rihanna didn't even suck in it. Cheesy as hell but a fun, fun ride.
I think the lead in Pacific Rim was so wooden it really lacked a punch. And yes, I am willing...
| O-T Lounge|| Gay Black Dance Team Mistakenly Invited to Alabama X-Mas Parade - BigAppleTiger on 12/22/13 at 3:24 pm|
The people's faces are the best part. Merry Christmas everybody!
| Food and Drink Board|| Vote for Best Bartender in New Orleans- Where Y'at Magazine 2013 - BigAppleTiger on 10/29/13 at 11:32 am|
Vote for your favorite nominated bartender in New Orleans. Will be interesting to see the responses. My vote goes to Shannon at Tracy's because she's hot, smart, and knowledgeable- and a damn good bartender. :)...
| SEC Rant|| Not one thread started by an Aggie on the board right now - BigAppleTiger on 9/25/13 at 7:29 pm|
They found their place. :cheers: (not directed at the good aggie poster)...
| Movie/TV Board|| Downton Abbey Season 4 Episode 1 **Spoilers** - BigAppleTiger on 9/22/13 at 8:52 pm|
Just finished watching episode 1. A little different at first(it almost seemed played out thematically) but by episodes end it had achieved a resonance for the characters and moved the story forward.
I found the most poignant moments to be when Isobel Crawley(Matthew's mother) confronted her...
| Tiger Rant|| Our DB's Will Get Some Interceptions Today - BigAppleTiger on 9/21/13 at 1:30 am|
After watching an admittedly little bit of Auburn's game last week, I think that Marshall is looking decent-but again against Mississipe St.(no offense). Marshall delivers balls that are very floaty and hang longer than they should- I'm thinking we will see a few interceptions- and our corners will...
| SEC Rant|| Ole Miss and A&M have usurped Arkansas as most delusional SEC Rant fanbase - BigAppleTiger on 8/28/13 at 1:12 pm|
Now that these two teams are at the top of the list-any other contenders?
Alabama,LSU, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina all have reason to expect a very good year, Auburn and Arkansas fans are very quiet as they should be, and Vandy and MSU will never be as arrogant as Ole Miss and A&M unless...
| Tiger Rant|| I Want to See More Action From Our TE's - BigAppleTiger on 7/22/13 at 4:14 pm|
Was re-watching last year's Ole Miss game last night and as frustrating as the defense was at times, there were some very good signs. Travis Dickson was solid with 5 receptions and I would like to see our TE's take more of a role than in the last few years. Reminded me of Richard Dickson in the 2007...
| Fark Board|| Can Someone make a JFF gif from LSU vs A&M 2012? - BigAppleTiger on 6/14/13 at 11:28 pm|
Here is the link to the video. [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTwe9BONR4E)]LINK[/link] Rewatching the game I noticed 10 great seconds of exhaustion and desperation on JFF's face beginning with the head turn at 4min 31 seconds till the end of the shot at 4min 42 seconds. Would make a great gif...
| Music Board|| Jake Shimabukuro at the House of Blues Sat June 15th - BigAppleTiger on 6/14/13 at 8:29 pm|
This guy is amazing with a ukulele. I first saw him on Conan O'Brian about five years ago and was floored at how good this guy is. He makes the ukulele sound like Segovia is playing it. Very excited to see him live tomorrow night. Anyone know this kid? Here he is performing Bohemian Rhapsody at TE...
| O-T Lounge|| Female US Sailor Beats the Crap Out of Would Be Rapist in Dubai - BigAppleTiger on 4/25/13 at 9:23 pm|
She pulled a Xenia Onatopp and put him in a thigh-lock and beat the crap out of him. :cheers: :bow: :bow: :bow:
| Food and Drink Board|| Lunch and Dinner in the Marigny- Cafe Nero & Booty's Street Food - BigAppleTiger on 4/15/13 at 8:52 pm|
Went to Cafe Nero today. Been wanting to stop in because it's a nice little corner in the Marigny. Just okay. Coffee wasn't great. Had a turkey, bacon, and bleu cheese on sourdough and it was allright as well. Just a step off of nicely presented and interesting. Not bad...but also not great.
| Food and Drink Board|| Jaques-Imo's Duck Poboy Awful at the FQF - BigAppleTiger on 4/13/13 at 10:48 pm|
I have never had anything as badly cooked, put together, or presented as this piece of trash. I'm very easy going and not picky at all. I don't complain about bad food and usually just chalk it up to "oh well, next time I'll know better." I have never had ANYTHING this tasteless and bad in New Orl...
| Food and Drink Board|| Funny and Informative TedTalk on How American Chinese Food Developed - BigAppleTiger on 4/12/13 at 10:09 pm|
She speaks very fast but makes some great observations and supplies some interesting facts, some of which I never knew. Great video in link. It's 16 minutes but only felt like 5.
| Movie/TV Board|| Mindwalk-1990 - BigAppleTiger on 4/11/13 at 1:13 am|
I haven't seen this for about 10 years. I was just reflecting that upon first viewing it was an exhilarating experience. As I reflect on the somber tone and setting I think it would be a little trite upon viewing again, and the initial experience of a philosophical/cosmological film like this would ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Haywire: Much better upon second viewing - BigAppleTiger on 3/30/13 at 4:30 pm|
I liked the film when I first saw it, but IMO Soderbergh "over-attempted" the style he sought to portray. The music was good, but the editing and sound was a little bit too "under-engineered" for my taste. I know it was a style decision, but the muted sound effects during fights really took away som...
| O-T Lounge|| Finally...I Want a Corvette...Seriously (New 2014 Stingray) - BigAppleTiger on 2/16/13 at 11:13 am|
I have always loved Corvettes and they were fun to drive...but something about their style always stopped me from wanting one as my everday driver. If I was around at the time they were new I would have had a 53-55 or a 62-63 as the style was there along with the performance.
I want thi...
| O-T Lounge|| Bourbon Street Suspect Turns Himself In - BigAppleTiger on 2/11/13 at 6:51 pm|
Faces four counts of attempted murder.
Nothing on NOLA.com
ETA: As soon as I posted it appeared as a breaking news headline on NOLA.com [link=(http://www.nola.com/crime/ind...
| Money Talk|| Cost to repair or replace a main breaker? - BigAppleTiger on 2/6/13 at 4:54 pm|
Anyone know the estimated cost to repair/replace a main breaker in the Marigny? Inspection report suggests breaker is loose and supported by a strap and it should be fixed or replaced. Any have any estimates? Sorry if vague....
| O-T Lounge|| Calling OT Electricians - BigAppleTiger on 2/6/13 at 4:50 pm|
Can anyone estimate the cost to repair or replace a main breaker that is loose for a 1600 sq. ft condo in the Marigny? I'll try the money board as well. TIA....
| O-T Lounge|| LSU's Bradley Schaefer Solves 150 Year Old Exploding Star Mystery - BigAppleTiger on 2/3/13 at 2:52 pm|
| Food and Drink Board|| Best Oyster Poboy in Kenner? - BigAppleTiger on 2/2/13 at 9:34 pm|
I'm bringing lunch to my 92 year old Great Aunt in Kenner next week. Oyster Poboys are her favorite and was wondering who had the best as my Kenner experience is lacking. She lives right by the Lake just off Yenni Blvd. so proximity and how well it travels are a factor. Thanks in advance for any he...
| Movie/TV Board|| JCVD (Jean Claude Van Damme) - BigAppleTiger on 1/27/13 at 1:53 am|
I've been curious to see this film ever since I read the review in the New York Times in 2008. Just was able to watch it for the first time. It was an uncharacteristically positive review if I remember correctly. It was an interesting watch. There was a point in this film at which Van Damme became ...
| SEC Rant|| Have New Kickoff Rules Lessened Injury Rates This Season? - BigAppleTiger on 1/4/13 at 9:08 pm|
Any of you stat geeks have any data that suggests collisions have lessened because of the new kickoff rules in college football for the regular season? Just wondering if anyone or website has done the math. ...