| Food and Drink Board|| Making Crawfish Bisque - Jimbeaux on 1/19/15 at 12:39 pm|
It's my grandma's recipe. She passed away 15 years ago this month and this is only the second time we've made it since she died. It's so awesome and I love it, but it's a lot of work. My kitchen even smells like her house right now!
Love ya, Grams!...
| Movie/TV Board|| FYI - African Queen just starting on cable tv in NO - Jimbeaux on 1/1/15 at 7:04 pm|
Channel 294 - "RETRO" on Cox Cable in N.O.
Starting now, 7:00 pm.
| O-T Lounge|| Men's fashion question - Jimbeaux on 12/24/14 at 1:58 am|
Are "skinny ties" becoming fashionable again? I'm talking about otherwise regular looking neck ties that are only 2.5 inches wide at the widest point.
| O-T Lounge|| Another word police question - Inflammable - Jimbeaux on 11/10/14 at 10:11 am|
Can we all agree that the word inflammable should either be abolished or changed to mean the exact opposite of flammable?...
| Tiger Rant|| Perry Riley playing great for the Redskins - Jimbeaux on 10/27/14 at 10:43 pm|
Another former Tiger exelling in the NFL! Two great plays back to back in OT to stop the Cowgirls!...
| Movie/TV Board|| Did this board ever discuss The Great Gatsby soundtrack? - Jimbeaux on 9/19/14 at 11:55 pm|
My search turned up empty, but it did come out a little while ago.
Maybe it's because I'm beyond a certain age, but I was just so distracted and disappointed by the soundtrack on many levels.
Gatsby is a quintessential "period novel". How/why would you mix and mash different eras in a period ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Dazed and Confused - descriptor - Jimbeaux on 8/9/14 at 9:38 pm|
Dazed and Confused is on VH1 right now. The cable company's one-sentence descriptor on the guide says this:
"Teens waste another day in 1976 Austin,TX".
Is that the best one-line descriptor they could come up with?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Going to Clancy's tonight - Jimbeaux on 7/3/14 at 5:54 pm|
We got reservations at the last moment for tonight which was a very pleasant surprise! It's been over 5 years since I've been to Clancy's, so I'm looking for suggestions on what to order.
Don't they have a soft shell crab dish that is popular?...
| Political Talk|| The age of white guilt: and the disappearance of the black individual - Jimbeaux on 6/24/14 at 8:56 am|
Though published in Harper's Magazine in 1999, and I'm sure it's been posted hereabouts over the years, this essay by Shelby Steele remains as one of the most insightful and thought provoking articles on the topic of "race relations in the U.S." ever written.
I stumbled across it again recently a...
| Political Talk|| Trust in Government - Does it still exist? Is it important? - Jimbeaux on 3/27/14 at 9:33 am|
I'm sure Liberals will balk at the source (National Review) and the author (Victor David Hanson) of this editorial, but I believe this is a VERY important topic that doesn't get discussed enough.
This should be a key plank in the Republican platform.
| Movie/TV Board|| M.A.S.H. - Jimbeaux on 3/20/14 at 10:51 am|
I watched M.A.S.H. (the movie) on cable the other night. I hadn't seen it in 20 years. I still find it hilarious, but I suspect that it doesn't have the same impact on modern audiences.
What do people 35 and younger think about this movie? Are you familiar with the t.v. series and did you watc...
| O-T Lounge|| New Orleans peeps, help me with neighborhood boundaries - Jimbeaux on 2/11/14 at 1:01 pm|
What are the boundaries of Treme?
How about Gentilly? "7th Ward"?
How far does Metairie go? Does it include "Old Jefferson" to the river? Central Ave? Shrewsbury?
Where does Elmwood start and stop? Relative to Metairie, Jefferson, Harahan?
How about Lake View? Lake Vista?
| Political Talk|| Victim politics. How do we lift this evil societal veil? - Jimbeaux on 2/11/14 at 12:20 pm|
Thomas Sowell can meander around a topic a bit, but he's usually good for one or two succinct lines that hit the nail on the head.
[link=(http://www.nationalreview.com/article/370802/highway-serfdom-thomas-sowell)]The Highway to Serfdom
[quote]Once, when I was teaching at an institu...
| Food and Drink Board|| Sandros Trattoria in Metairie - Jimbeaux on 2/7/14 at 4:27 pm|
Has anyone been to this place? My wife's friend wants us to meet her there. We don't venture to Metairie for dining out very often. ...
| Political Talk|| What are your thoughts on vitamin supplements, especially anti-oxidants? - Jimbeaux on 2/7/14 at 9:54 am|
Krauthammer had an intersting article out yesterday, [link=(http://www.nationalreview.com/article/370537/health-care-myths-we-live-charles-krauthammer)]The Health-Care Myths We Live By[/link]
[quote]Swedish researchers report that antioxidants make cancers worse in mice. It’s already known that t...
| Food and Drink Board|| "BEST" Breakfast Restaurant in N.O. ? - Jimbeaux on 1/31/14 at 5:49 pm|
My nephew is in town with his wife for a wedding. She is a bridesmaid and will be doing bridesmaid stuff all morning.
He wants to take me and my two teenagers to the "best breakfast restaurant in N.O." tomorrow morning while she is getting lavish treatment at a sundry of high fallutin' places.
| Movie/TV Board|| Who liked Jon Lovitz? - Jimbeaux on 1/22/14 at 8:50 pm|
I'm watching "Saturday Night Live in the '80's", and I'm remembering how much I really never liked Lovitz. They act like he was the big star on the show at the time, and good god I hated that guy. ...
| O-T Lounge|| LSU Students - when do classes start? - Jimbeaux on 1/12/14 at 10:20 pm|
| Movie/TV Board|| Gone With the Wind starting now on TCM - Jimbeaux on 11/5/13 at 9:21 pm|
They're doing a Vivien Leigh tribute today and tonight. I just finished watching A Streetcar Named Desire, and GWTW is coming on now.
Two GREAT movies!...
| Movie/TV Board|| Captain Phillips gave me motion sickness - Jimbeaux on 10/14/13 at 2:32 pm|
Literally. Luckily I made it to the restroom.
Needless to say, I'm not a fan of the jerky style camera action. What do you call that style? I don't like it.
The plot of the movie and the acting was quite good up until the time I had to leave to go puke.
Anybody else have this problem?...