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Advice wanted on employee stock ownership plan - Brummy
My company offers an ESOP with with a 15% discount on market price. I already max out my IRA and contribute to the 401(k). I want to make sure I keep my retirement funds diversified, but I feel like I'm missing out considering the discount. How much would be a good amount to contribute, if any? ...


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Looking for help with homeowners insurance quote - Brummy
I've had my homeowners insurance with State Farm since I bought it in 2008. I'm refinancing right now and the lender I'm working with forwarded me a quote from another agent which is quite a bit less than what I'm paying now. The difference in the two makes me wonder if there's something that I'm ...


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Coaching Changes
Mark Whipple hired again as UMass football coach - Brummy
[quote]The University of Massachusetts has hired Mark Whipple as its football coach. He returns to the school he coached from 1998 through 2003 and led to the Division I-AA national championship in his first season.[/quote] [quote]After leaving UMass, the 56-year-old Whipple worked as quarterbacks ...


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Movie/TV Board
Escape from Tomorrow - Brummy
I came across the trailer for this movie and it looks interesting. It's an independent horror film set in Disney World and shot on location without authorization from Disney. Their website has a counter showing the time since it's been released that they haven't been sued. It was shown at Sunda...


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O-T Lounge
McDonald's has 10 million pounds of Mighty Wings it needs to get rid of - Brummy
[quote]McDonald's Mighty Wings, which were released nationwide this September, turned out to be a major flop, and now the fast food chain has huge stockpile of frozen wings it needs to get rid of, the Wall Street Journal reports. After purchasing 50 million pounds of the bone-in chicken wings, Mc...


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O-T Lounge
U.S. Government airdrops 2,000 dead mice in Guam to kill snakes - Brummy
[quote]A group of 2,000 dead mice equipped with cardboard parachutes have been airdropped over a United States Air Force base in Guam in order to poison brown tree snakes.[/quote] [quote]NBC News reports that the dead mice were pumped full of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. The hop...


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Tiger Rant
LSU Ticket Office to Offer 50% Off Select Events (including men's basketball) - Brummy
[quote]The LSU Athletics Department again will join in the national Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping craze with 50% off tickets for select LSU sports starting Friday at 12:01 a.m. CT. During the promotion, there will be no processing fees or order charges. To take advantage of the ticke...


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More Sports Board
Minnesota uses ‘dramatic gopher’ video to distract kickers - Brummy
[img]http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusncaafexperts/gopherboard.jpg[/img] [quote]So, Minnesota decided to use a dramatic gopher video during last week’s game against Wisconsin to distract kicker Jack Russell. The plan half-worked as Russell missed a 38-yard attempt but made a 20-yarder. A Min...


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Tiger Rant
Glen Davis loses temper after being denied room (video) - Brummy
[quote]...after attempting to select a room in the wee hours last Saturday morning, he lost his temper after being told that the Travelodge that he was attempting to check into at 4 AM was fully booked.[/quote] [quote] According to TMZ, no charges have been filed.[/quote] [link=(http://sports.yaho...


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O-T Lounge
Home Depot apologizes for racist tweet - Brummy
[img]http://images.socialnewsdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/home-depot-racist.png[/img] [link=(http://socialnewsdaily.com/19030/home-depot-racist-tweet-causes-controversy-company-fires-social-media-rep/)]Home Depot Racist Tweet Causes Controversy, Company Fires Social Media Rep [/link] ...


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Political Talk
Foundation provides grant funds to TV writers to promote the ACA - Brummy
[quote]The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama's signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched into plot lines watched by mill...


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Tiger Rant
LSU basketball mini plans on sale now - Brummy
[img]http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics33/640/ID/IDUMTOBDJITMAYT.20131016151926.jpg[/img] [quote]There are three ticket options for men’s basketball. The “Pick 3” plan for $39 includes any game in the 300 level of the Maravich Center with the exception of the Kentucky contest. The “Pick 5” ...


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Money Talk
Job interview questions - Brummy
I've got an interview this afternoon for an accounting manager position with a private company. It's been about 7 years since my last interview and this would be my first job outside of public accounting. Any suggestions on questions I should be prepared for? I figured I would get much better res...


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Movie/TV Board
The Greatest American Hero - Brummy
I looked into this gem from the 80s after seeing ESPN's use of the theme song for its College Gameday commercial, although I had heard the song before (40 Year-Old Virgin, George's answering machine message from Seinfeld). I've never seen any episodes, but it seems like a pretty cool concept for a ...


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Tiger Rant
Dan Borne explains getting Tiger Stadium ready for game day - Brummy
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hjqZoEUHvOQ)]Eye on a Tiger - Tiger Stadium[/link] Searched; SIAP...


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Gaming Board
Mike Tyson plays ‘Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!’ for the first time - Brummy
[link=(http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/mike-tyson-plays-mike-tyson-punch-first-time-164917055.html)]Mike Tyson plays ‘Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!’ for the first time[/link] [quote]A few months after dominating James ‘Bonecrusher’ Smith to unify the heavyweight title in 1987, Iron Mike starred ...


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Food and Drink Board
Michelob Ultra included in FindTheBest's Top 10 Beers Worldwide - Brummy
[link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/big-data-download/top-10-beers-worldwide-181808114.html)]The top 10 beers worldwide[/link] [img]http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/xCTnWTheMQct2UP9V7IiKg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en-US/blogs/big-data-download/findthebestbeer.pn...


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More Sports Board
Gary Crowton fired by Winnipeg Blue Bombers - Brummy
[link=(http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/story/2013/08/18/sp-cfl-winnipeg-blue-bombers-fire-gary-crowton.html)]Blue Bombers fire offensive co-ordinator Gary Crowton[/link] [quote]Gary Crowton was fired as the team's offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks coach Sunday as the team continues to s...


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Tiger Rant
Off-site parking for TCU game - Brummy
For the Oregon game in 2011, I was able to buy a permit to park at one of the office buildings on the road leading up to Cowboys Stadium on eBay. I think I paid around $18 and the lot was about a half mile from the stadium, but I'm not seeing anything like that now. Has anyone else found anything...


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SEC Rant
Will there be any new SEC coaches for the 2014 season? - Brummy
There's always 2-3 schools who end up firing their head coach by the end of each season. It's been a while since that hasn't been the case, but it seems that it's possible it may change this year. Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Auburn are all breaking in new coaches - none of those are likel...


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LSU Ticket Exchange
Tracking LSU/TCU ticket supply and prices per StubHub - Brummy
I thought it might be interesting to track the number of tickets for the TCU game on StubHub just to get an idea of the overall available supply. I'll try to update daily as I'm able. These figures don't include suite tickets. [u][b]8/14/13 @ 3:40 pm[/b][/u] 4,558 total available 1,062 ...


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SEC Rant
Ole Miss practice - live tackling; not full pads - Brummy
Pete Roussel ?@coachingsearch Watched Ole Miss practice. Can't recall seeing a team go LIVE tackle to ground in shells, no knee pads. Working out fine thus far. [link=(https://twitter.com/coachingsearch)]LINK[/link]...


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LSU Ticket Exchange
WTB 2 for LSU vs. TCU - Brummy
Looking to buy 2 for the LSU - TCU game. Can meet for exchange in Baton Rouge or anywhere within about an hour. mattbrumfield@yahoo.com...


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O-T Lounge
Food truck worker fired for tweeting complaint about no tip - Brummy
[link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/news/food-truck-worker-fired-231413345.html)]LINK[/link] [u]Cliff's Notes version[/u] - Company places $170 lunch order with food truck and leaves no tip - Food truck worker sends out a tweet calling out the company for the lack of tip - Company calls food...


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O-T Lounge
Budweiser unveils bow tie shaped can - Brummy
[quote]The company is unveiling a bow tie shaped can that will mirror the brand's longtime bow tie logo. The can will be available in eight-packs nationwide beginning May 6 and is the result of several years of technological advancements and investments at the breweries can-making facility in Newbur...


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More Sports Board
Mark Martin to fill in for Denny Hamlin during recovery - Brummy
[quote]Veteran driver Mark Martin will drive Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 11 car while Denny Hamlin recovers, the team announced Thursday night.[/quote] [quote]Martin will run all races while Hamlin is out except for Talladega, according to a person familiar with the situation.[/quote] [img]http://w...


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More Sports Board
Hideous minor league hockey uniforms - Brummy
[quote]On Friday, Nov. 16, the Rockford IceHogs — the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks — will be holding a celebration. Dare we say, a fiesta. It's sponsored by Corona. The first 2,500 fans get official "Los IceHogs" maracas to shake incessantly during every line rush. Dora The Explorer wi...


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Outdoor Board
Does anyone have any experience with Fontainebleau State Park? - Brummy
I'm considering going there for a camping trip/bachelor party for my brother some time after Thanksgiving. How is the camping out there? What's the closest boat launch? How's the rifle range at Pearl River WMA, or is there another one that might be closer? I've never been, so any info would be h...


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O-T Lounge
Man runs 2:46 marathon in flip flops - Brummy
[quote]Keith Levasseur ran Saturday's Baltimore Marathon in 2:46:58 while wearing flip flops. Levasseur will file paperwork with the Guinness Book of World Records to have the feat acknowledged as a world record for a marathon in flip flops.[/quote] [quote]Levasseur, who placed 29th overall among...


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Movie/TV Board
Alex Karras dies at 77 - Brummy
He played Mongo on Blazing Saddles and was the dad on Webster. [img]http://padresteve.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/blazing-saddles-mongo.gif[/img] [img]http://laist.com/attachments/lindsayrebecca/alex-karras-webster.jpg[/img] He was also a defensive lineman for the Lions in the 50s and 60s...


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