| O-T Lounge|| Map of America divided into 11 nations based on regional differences - Quigley on 11/7/13 at 10:11 am|
[quote]The borders of my eleven American nations are reflected in many different types of maps—including maps showing the distribution of linguistic dialects, the spread of cultural artifacts, the prevalence...
| O-T Lounge|| Mississippi woman beats up would be purse snatcher - Quigley on 10/28/13 at 9:21 am|
[quote]Anthony Harris of Prichard made a series of poor choices on Friday. He decided to steal a purse. Then, he decided to steal the purse of Bridgett Bolen of Hurley, Miss. Bole...
| SEC Rant|| Bama folks: Who started at center? - Quigley on 10/27/13 at 1:03 pm|
Know your original starter Kelly got hurt and his backup played really well in his absence. Didn't see the game but heard Kelly was back from injury. Was Kelly the starter again or did they role with the replacement? ...
| O-T Lounge|| Typical contractor markup on home remodel? - Quigley on 7/2/13 at 3:20 pm|
Looking for typical markup costs for a simple remodel. We've gotten a few different quotes on a home remodel (remodeling 2 baths and sunroom; no additional square footage added). Base prices are pretty similar, but the markups are really far apart on a few of the quotes. Seen anywhere from 10% to...
| O-T Lounge|| Marine wedding question - Quigley on 6/22/13 at 7:41 pm|
Groom is a marine captain and his corps buddies just came and unbuckled his sword and put it on the table. Anyone know the tradition behind this?...
| O-T Lounge|| Beautiful Lake Charles June 1972 and other random photos (Documerica) - Quigley on 4/22/13 at 3:16 pm|
For those living in AL here's a lovely shot of Birmingham near the pipe plant July 1972
| O-T Lounge|| How the hell can the post office not have any stamps? - Quigley on 1/31/13 at 10:17 am|
Went to get a few rolls of stamps and they said they were out. Thought no big deal, I'll just get some sheets. Well as it turns out there are no sheets and after searching they do not even have a single stamp to buy. Just close the damn money pits and let Fedex, UPS etc. rule the world. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| It's time for a new Star Trek TV series - Quigley on 1/22/13 at 9:30 am|
It's been 8 years since the last episode of Enterprise and close to 20 years since the last episode of TNG. A lot of possible series adaptations have been proposed, but none have gotten the green light so far.
Bryan Singer and Bryan Fuller proposed Star Trek: Federation, but it was DOA with th...
| O-T Lounge|| Advice on freeing windows that are painted shut - Quigley on 1/3/13 at 2:23 pm|
Doing some work on my grandmother's house and we're trying to free some windows that have probably been painted shut for 20+ years. Windows are old double hung wood frames. Any tips? What are the best tools for this job? Using a razor and putty knife on most of the sashes with very inconsistent r...
| O-T Lounge|| If Al Gore created the internet was he the first troll? - Quigley on 10/22/12 at 8:11 am|
| SEC Rant|| Knowing that the SECr loves STATS!!!!! - Quigley on 10/18/12 at 10:22 am|
Looking around at this site lately and the flaming and sophistry are really taking a hit when you don't even have your stats right. Use these links to make your arbitrary arguments concerning team and/or individual stats:
| O-T Lounge|| WWTOTD: Busted the neighbor's kid smoking - Quigley on 10/2/12 at 1:41 pm|
Driving to work this morning I pulled up to a red light and stopped in the next lane was my neighbor's 16 year old son. Well, the neighbor's son was just puffing away on a cigarette for all he was worth. Know his family very well so this puts me in a tough spot. Tell his parents? Shrug it off sin...
| SEC Rant|| Which new SEC coordinator has had the most positive impact so far? - Quigley on 10/2/12 at 10:54 am|
Lot of new coordinators this season, so who has had the most positive impact so far? List is off the top of my head so if I left someone off feel free to add.
In no particular order:
Brian VanGorder -- Defensive coordinator, Auburn
Brent Pease -- Offensive coordinator, Florida
| SEC Rant|| It's a shame our new SEC brethren never got to experience JP games - Quigley on 9/29/12 at 9:59 am|
Early broadcasts can still be rough now, but JP took it to a truly impressive level. The 3 Daves, inexplicable random shots of the crowd during critical plays, grainy broadcasts, and mistakes that make Verne look like he's a got a mind like a steel trap. The good old days...
| Gaming Board|| Recommend some old or new adventure games - Quigley on 8/22/12 at 10:57 am|
My kids recently dug up our old King's Quest games and have blazed through the ones we had and the rest of the series pretty quickly. We're looking for some game recommendations in the King's Quest genre that are playable for kids. Any recommendations? Played some Syberia and Myst, but never like...
| O-T Lounge|| Russian court imprisons Pussy Riot Members - Quigley on 8/17/12 at 9:37 am|
[quote]Three members of Russian female punk rock band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison Friday after they were found guilty of hooliganism for performing a s...
| O-T Lounge|| Advice on going to PGA tournament - Quigley on 7/31/12 at 11:14 am|
Buddy and I are headed to the PGA next week and looking for advice on what to do/what to bring to maximize our enjoyment. Groups haven't been released yet, but we're thinking of picking a group each day (only have Thursday/Friday tickets) and following them. Never been to a PGA event so appreciate t...
| O-T Lounge|| Opinions on Vizio LCD TVs? - Quigley on 6/15/12 at 10:00 am|
Any OT owners our there have any good or bad experiences with Vizio LCD TVs? We're looking at getting a couple of new TVs for a family lake house and don't want to drop a ton, but don't want to get a piece of junk either. Considering the 47" VIZIO LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV w/ Wi-Fi....
| O-T Lounge|| OT Lawyers: How pretentious is it to use Esq. on a sign? - Quigley on 5/18/12 at 2:24 pm|
Got drawn into an argument about the use of the word Esquire and the abbreviation Esq. A friend's firm in another town is getting a new sign. Small firm so all partner's names will be on the sign. They're debating whether or not to put Esq. after the names on their sign. One of the partners wants ...
| O-T Lounge|| Putting tips for bermuda greens? - Quigley on 5/18/12 at 10:00 am|
Playing in a tournament next weekend and the greens will be bermuda. My home course is bentgrass and I grew up playing on bentgrass so I have a lot of trouble transitioning to bermuda greens. Any good general tips for putting on bermuda? ...
| Money Talk|| Creative ways to deduct loss on a personal residence? - Quigley on 5/1/12 at 3:03 pm|
It's my understanding that you can't deduct losses on your personal residence only rental properties (please correct me if I'm wrong I would love to be wrong about this). Are there any creative ways to deduct these losses without converting the personal residence to a rental property?
| SEC Rant|| Biggest SEC NFL Draft Busts of All Time? - Quigley on 4/24/12 at 10:35 am|
With the draft coming up this week it's time to address the biggest SEC busts in NFL history.
Jamarcus Russell-LSU (2007 Draft Round 1 Pick 1)
Tim Couch-UK (1999 Draft Round 1 Pick 1)
Heath Shuler-Tenn (1994 Draft Round 1 Pick 3)
Keith McCants-Bama (1990 Draft Round 1 Pick 4)
| O-T Lounge|| Need some input on Auto Attendant systems - Quigley on 4/20/12 at 11:35 am|
Don't know if anyone here has dealt with these in the past, but here goes. We're setting up a branch office in another town and we'd like to put in an auto attendant to handle and transfer calls. Phone company doesn't provide the service and we don't want to spend a ton since it will be a small of...
| O-T Lounge|| Recommendations for Golf Trip to England/Scotland - Quigley on 4/16/12 at 1:22 pm|
My dad turns 65 next April and my uncle, my brother, and I were thinking about getting together a golf trip to England and Scotland to celebrate. Looking around online there seems to be a lot of different options, but we're thinking about doing an all inclusive package that would include airfare, g...
| O-T Lounge|| Tracking down the owner of a domain name - Quigley on 3/21/12 at 9:19 pm|
Our office is looking into getting a new website and we've run into a snag. The domain name we want is already registered, but the address leads to a dead end page with no contact info or anything else. Whois led us to the current registrar, but they're not the actual owner and they won't provide ...
| O-T Lounge|| How bad is the pollen in your area? - Quigley on 3/16/12 at 11:21 am|
In Birmingham I walked out this morning to find my car covered in a half inch layer of yellow evil...
| O-T Lounge|| What's the typical commission % for a real estate agent? - Quigley on 3/15/12 at 10:30 am|
4%, 5%, 6% split between the two agents? We're selling a single family property in another town that we've been renting out for the past 5 years. ...
| O-T Lounge|| How mad would your spouse s/o be if you got them this for your anniversary? - Quigley on 3/8/12 at 2:33 pm|
Maybe this would work better
[link=(http://www.ardencreek.com/c-Taxidermy-Mounts-21.html)]Also available "Raccoon with Cracker Jack Box"[/link]...
| O-T Lounge|| So a nurse just introduced herself as a "Doctor" - Quigley on 3/6/12 at 12:00 pm|
Visiting brother and sister in law after birth of their second child. Nurse came in to do a bilirubin screening and introduced herself by the title "Doctor". Well both my brother and sister in law are actual MDs and got curious about what her field was since the pediatrician had already done round...
| O-T Lounge|| Why does Itunes have so many updates? - Quigley on 2/25/12 at 8:16 pm|
Only use Itunes a handful of times a month, but every time I log into their store I get prompted to download a new update. Do they really need an update a week? Yes I'm mad...