| O-T Lounge|| Exit Interviews / Surveys When Leaving a Shitty Job - SUB on 2/24/14 at 12:25 pm|
Let's say that you are leaving a company primarily because you're boss and co-workers are shitty people and miserable to work with. For instance, you asked your boss what was needed of you to be promoted, and when you completed these goals / tasks, he changed the criteria and wouldn't promote you. ...
| Music Board|| John Frusciante New LP Out This April - Enclosure - SUB on 2/18/14 at 8:31 am|
I know we have some JF fans here. I'm excited about a new LP!
[quote]Here's a (p)previ...
| Music Board|| Sisyphus - New Collab from Sufjan Stevens - SUB on 1/22/14 at 9:52 am|
The song that they've made available is interesting. I'm a big Sufjan fan and this could be something to hold me over until his next release.
Sisyphus is the new name for the collaboration between Sere...
| Music Board|| Black Knights - Medieval Chamber (Rap album produced by John Frusciante) - SUB on 1/14/14 at 2:33 pm|
Just started listening to this. It's some good stuff for fans of hip hop / rap or Frusciante. Some of the tracks feature John's vocals. If you liked PBX and Letur Lefru, you may like this album. You can listen to the whole thing on youtube:
| Music Board|| Pavement - Best Indie / Garage Band of the 90's? - SUB on 1/9/14 at 10:39 am|
I don't see much discussion of Pavement on this board. IMO they were one of the best bands of the 90's and had a great catalog. All of their albums were great, but my favorite is probably Crooked Rain.
After Pavement split, Stephen Malkmus went on to do his own solo work, which also is a great ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Figgy Pudding - Has anyone ever had it? - SUB on 12/11/13 at 3:28 pm|
In the spirit of Christmas, I was just thinking about this...Has anyone ever tasted Figgy Pudding? If yes, was it any good?
It's a British thing, right?...
| Movie/TV Board|| South Park Episode 1710 - "The Hobbit" - SUB on 12/10/13 at 10:36 am|
NEW YORK, December 9, 2013 - Wendy tries to fix up one of her girl friends with Butters on an all-new episode of "South Park" titled "The Hobbit," premiering Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
Wendy tries to prove a point about how much pressure little girls feel to loo...
| Movie/TV Board|| Always Sunny - The Gang Gets Quarantined - SUB on 10/22/13 at 8:17 pm|
I'm surprised there was no thread on this episode from last week. IMO it was an instant classic. Loved the Boyz II Men references.
Charlie's suit picture was pretty hilarious too. Check it out if you missed it....
| O-T Lounge|| Another Dumb Chain Email - Guardrail Radar on Basin Bridge - SUB on 9/16/13 at 1:20 pm|
Why do people fall for this stuff? Almost every chain email that is a hoax follows the same format: Huge text with a weird font. Here is the email:
New Radar installed along Highway in railing system, it is motion activated, radar detectors are useless, when system is turned...
| Food and Drink Board|| Best Boudin in LA? - SUB on 9/13/13 at 4:15 pm|
I've had Best Stop, Don's, Tony's, Market Basket (LC on Lake St), Cormies, and at various other restaurants in LC and Baton Rouge. I used to be a big fan of Market Basket's boudin, but I heard they changed their recipe and it's not as good. I recently started eating Cormie's boudin and it has to b...
| Music Board|| Typhoon - White Lighter (for fans of Sufjan) - SUB on 8/16/13 at 11:42 am|
Typhoon's new album, White Lighter, is on NPR first listen. It will be released on Tuesday.
I've been a big fan of this band since I saw them by accident at SXSW 2 years ago. Their EP and previous LP are both very good.
Check em out: http://www.npr.org/2013/08/06/207905137/first-listen-typh...
| Movie/TV Board|| Netflix Introduces Profiles - Finally - SUB on 8/10/13 at 9:38 am|
Now you can have multiple profiles for one account to make it possible to have separate instant queues, suggestions, etc. it's about damn time!
Didn't search so sorry if already posted. ...
| Music Board|| The Polyphonic Spree - Yes It's True - SUB on 7/29/13 at 11:33 pm|
I know this band has a stigma but that's mostly because they are misunderstood. They are actually are very talented and it's crazy that they are still able to keep things going with such a large band.
The first time I saw this band was at Voodoo Fest '04. A classmate of mine at LSU had mentioned...
| Music Board|| Danny Malone - SUB on 6/27/13 at 9:52 am|
Any fans here? Just saw this guy a couple days ago and he was really good.
Here's a description of his new album on his website:
[quote]Danny Malone is one of the best musical movements to ever come out of Austin, Texas, and a lot of good things have come out of Austin, Texas.
His new albu...
| O-T Lounge|| Godparents - Usually husband and wife or split between each side of family? - SUB on 6/11/13 at 10:17 pm|
Are your Godparents, or Godparents of your child a husband and wife, like your sister and brother in-law, or is it usually split between families, aka the Godmother is your sister and Gofather is your wife's brother?
Trying to settle an argument....
| Food and Drink Board|| Smoked Brisket Horror Story - SUB on 6/11/13 at 1:55 pm|
My friend invited me over to one of his friend's house for a pool party. I sort of know the guy and he doesn't seem like a person who cooks much. Well he decided that he was going to smoke a brisket. He had been cooking it for quite a while already when I had arrived, so I asked him about when he...
| Food and Drink Board|| Firestone Walker - Parabola - SUB on 5/15/13 at 11:25 pm|
Get it now while you can. Just picked mine up. Can't wait to try it.
Bold Bourbon, tobacco and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. Rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbon-like vanilla attack the ...
| Food and Drink Board|| How to peel crawfish - What is your method? Mine may save you time. - SUB on 5/10/13 at 11:31 am|
Most people do this: Pull the tail off, suck the head (optional), peel off the first scale or two, pinch, pull out meat with fingers and eat.
To me, this is inefficient. I'm surprised more people don't do this, but here is my method: Place your thumb on bottom of tail and index finger on top. Pu...
| Food and Drink Board|| Crawfish Boil Vegetables / Sides - Oddities - SUB on 5/9/13 at 4:54 pm|
What are your favorite vegetables / sides to add to the boil besides, corn, onions, potatoes, sausage, garlic, and mushrooms?
My favorites are broccoli, brussel sprouts, baby bok choy, and jalapenos.
I've heard of people throwing in other meats, like steaks, chicken, ribs, etc, but I've never ...
| O-T Lounge|| How to cope with the loss of a loved one - 6 years later - SUB on 5/9/13 at 12:23 am|
I lost my brother almost 6 years ago (he was in his mid 20's). Those first two years after he passed were hell. Things have been better and a little easier to deal with since, but I still think about him often. The hardest thing for me is looking at pictures / videos from back when he was alive. I...
| Food and Drink Board|| Parish Brewing available in Lake Charles? - SUB on 5/4/13 at 4:05 pm|
Is it possible to get any beers from Parish Brewing in LC in bottles or at a bar?...
| Music Board|| It's Record Store Day - SUB on 4/20/13 at 6:54 am|
Anyone else in line at Waterloo in Austin? People are getting here earlier and earlier each year.
Support your local record store and buy an album there today. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Tosh.0 Web Redemption Segment - Bama guys making out in background - SUB on 4/9/13 at 11:17 pm|
Did anybody else catch this tonight? The segment had two guys wearing bama gear making out in the background. Was pretty hilarious....
| Music Board|| Queens of the Stone Age - New Album in June? - SUB on 3/22/13 at 3:49 pm|
Check out their website:
| Music Board|| 2013 Albums Release Calendar - SUB on 2/7/13 at 9:53 am|
I did this in 2012 and got a lot of support. I think it's good to have a stickied thread that everyone can go to and see what albums have been and will be released throughout the year.
If you see something you want added to the list, just post your request here and I'll update the first post.
| Food and Drink Board|| Asian Brussel Sprouts - Recipe Inside - SUB on 2/5/13 at 10:13 am|
This recipe is money. I made it last night. Hope some of you will use it.
2 lbs brussel sprouts, halved
4 tbsp. olive oil
Juice & zest of 2 lemons
6 basil leaves, torn
1/2 chili pepper, chopped (we use jalapeno)
Cilantro or Mint
1 cup sugar
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 tsp black...
| Food and Drink Board|| Craft Beer Stores in Monroe? - SUB on 1/25/13 at 4:29 pm|
Can someone recommend a craft beer store in Monroe that doesn't close at 9?...
| Music Board|| Flaming Lips Announce New Album, "The Terror" - April 2 - SUB on 1/25/13 at 12:27 am|
[quote]he Flaming Lips will release their thirteenth studio album titled, The Terror, on April 2nd in the US and April 1st in Europe.
It is comprised of nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued ...
| Music Board|| Boats - A band from Winnipeg - SUB on 1/24/13 at 3:29 pm|
I found this band when listening to a SXSW 2013 playlist on spotify. The singer sounds like a mixture of Perry Farrell and Shannon Hoon. I think they have a good energetic sound and should be a good live band to see.
The first album, "Cannonballs, Cannonballs",is very good:
| Music Board|| SXSW Roll Call - SUB on 1/22/13 at 12:05 pm|
Who's going this year? I'm taking the whole week off of work.
ETA: Here's some additional info for any first-timers or those thinking about going for the first time. Things work a lot different at SXSW than most other festivals.
The more popular shows are harder to get into if you don't have...