| Movie/TV Board|| Recommend to me something from RedBox or On Demand to watch with 2 young adults - Methuselah on 12/19/14 at 11:15 am|
Just gonna be me and the kids (18&21) tonight so I figured I'd pick up Chinese and we'd watch a flick together.
I'm thinking maybe something sci-fi or comedy or maybe light adventure. I'd rule out (for the tastes of different ones of us) romances, war movies and probably cowboys and sports movie...
| More Sports Board|| ? for football historians - has 2nd half ever started where the 1st half ends? - Methuselah on 12/15/14 at 9:09 pm|
Not sure why this question popped into my head watching the Saints game tonight, but:
I wonder if anywhere in the long history of football has the rule ever been that the 2nd half would start where the 1st half ends in terms of possession, down and distance?
I kind of doubt it because in socce...
| Movie/TV Board|| How does the movie Das Boot hold up to the book? - Methuselah on 12/15/14 at 11:37 am|
I loved the book and have read it a couple of times over the years (though it has been awhile).
For some reason I've never caught the movie. I think it was well received but has it held up? Any thoughts on it? Does it measure up to the book?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Your only entertainment for a year was between 20 great movies or 100 good ones - Methuselah on 12/11/14 at 9:06 pm|
Here's the scene - you are stuck in some secluded spot (it's getting harder to come up with these scenarios with today's technology - let's go with the old "stuck on a desert island with a dvd player and solar power source" or "artic work station")
You have lots of free time and your only enterta...
| Movie/TV Board|| Delete - duplicate thread - Methuselah on 12/11/14 at 9:06 pm|
| SEC Rant|| The betting lines - SEC teams seem to be favored in all but 1 game (sorry TAMU) - Methuselah on 12/9/14 at 10:13 pm|
SEC still seems to have some respect in Vegas. Lines have almost all of the conference teams as favorites. And Bama is a whopping 9.5 point favorite over OSU (pretty hefty line for a playoff that is supposed to be matching up the "best" teams).
| More Sports Board|| New LHSAA hire (and would my crazy idea for re-uniting public & private work) - Methuselah on 12/9/14 at 7:14 am|
Any thoughts on this hire? [link=(http://theadvocate.com/sports/11043174-123/eddie-bonine-knew-right-away)]Advocate article on hire[/link]
He does say “What we’ve got to do is get together and try to find some things that work to bring things back together. You’ve got to have some compromises, ...
| Soccer Board|| That time of year - who knows of any great bargains on jerseys? - Methuselah on 12/8/14 at 8:53 pm|
I remember in past years there was always talk that one of the department stores had some crazy bargins on unusual old/classic jerseys. Target maybe?
What about the internet sites? Which ones are the best for price/value combination?...
| Movie/TV Board|| New series - The Librarians on TNT - Methuselah on 12/7/14 at 9:51 pm|
What did you guys think?
I loved the concept. Heck, I loved the old movies.
And they had a ton of great actors - Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin, John Larroquette, etc. Now which will only end up being guest stars for the first episodes or only recurring characters we'll have to wait and see.
| SEC Rant|| Name and rank your teams in a 5+3 playoff - Methuselah on 12/7/14 at 8:08 am|
Conference champs are pretty much a given (except of course for the mess that is the Big12). But the 3 wildcards still need to be named and the 8 teams need to be ranked).
Would an additional SEC team get in? Who else? Anybody from outside the 5 "major" conferences.
1- Alabams (S...
| Movie/TV Board|| What's the best use of a narrator in a movie or show? - Methuselah on 12/6/14 at 8:53 pm|
The thread on A [i]Christmas Story[/i] got me thinking. What movie or show made the best use of a narrator as a major part of its storytelling?
Some that come to mind:
[i]A Christmas Story
Stand By Me
Princess Bride [i](kind of questionable on amount of narration but I'm a Pet...
| Movie/TV Board|| Ultron or the most powerful terminator - who ya got? - Methuselah on 12/2/14 at 9:09 pm|
I'm thinking Ultron in a walk....
| SEC Rant|| Yet another conference alignment idea - do away with divisions all together. - Methuselah on 12/2/14 at 6:36 pm|
With the new playoff system (and the possible expansion of it in the future) I'm not sure that two divisions are the best way to go no matter how they are aligned.
Vet this idea for me - what if they did away with divisions all together and instead used some sort of formula or algorithm to schedu...
| Movie/TV Board|| Is it possible to do a really good Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy movie or show? - Methuselah on 12/1/14 at 12:52 pm|
The 2005 movie had it's moments and was well cast overall, but, to me, it didn't have that Douglas Adams magic. I've never listened to the radio show or watched the t.v. show (I'm not sure there even was a t.v. show but I think there was).
I've read the books several times and love them. But ...
| Tiger Rant|| Question for the gurus - why don't our break away runs take it to the house more - Methuselah on 11/28/14 at 9:44 am|
I'm not turning nega. I promise. But it has struck me this year that a lot of our break away runs don't go all the way as we've seen in past years and as we've seen other teams do.
First, is my perception somewhat accurate? And, if so,
Second: Why is it? Do our guys this year just not ha...
| Food and Drink Board|| What's the best way to season grits on a low salt diet? - Methuselah on 11/27/14 at 7:15 am|
I've tried salt free Tony C's, Ms. Dash, Cayenne pepper, salt free butter and others but haven't come across the right seasoning yet....
| O-T Lounge|| How much are you working (or at least are going to be at work) thru Sunday? - Methuselah on 11/26/14 at 4:47 pm|
'bout to check out for today. Off tomorrow. Office officially closed Friday but I'll probably put some time in. Same Saturday a.m. Sunday is mine....
| Tiger Rant|| Let us take a moment to be grateful for the mild moderating policy of Tiger Rant - Methuselah on 11/25/14 at 4:34 pm|
Weeks like this when the inmates are kind of let out of the asylum might seem distasteful. There are those who seem to have found the loopholes in the no senseless bashing FAQ's and who, like experimental lab animals provided with a button that dispenses crack, can't seem to stop poking it. And th...
| Tiger Rant|| Some TAMU team stats - for your consumption and comment - Methuselah on 11/25/14 at 7:06 am|
[link=(http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-am/2014.html)]Texas A&M team stats 2014[/link]
Looks like they are giving up a pretty good clip in yards per rush attempt. Though I guess they could "stack the box" on us....
| Movie/TV Board|| What's your favorite theme song of any current or on hiatus show or mini series? - Methuselah on 11/23/14 at 12:13 am|
I think I'd have to go with [i]Game of Thrones[/i]. When I hear that it stays with me for awhile....