| O-T Lounge|| Internet ads that target what you search for on Google - it's voodoo I tell ya - Methuselah on 12/2/13 at 11:15 pm|
Dang, Ricky Bobby, why you wanna put that vooodoo on ma computer?
We definitely live in the age of targeted advertising....
| Movie/TV Board|| How much does Harry Potter borrow from LOTRs? - Methuselah on 11/30/13 at 9:31 pm|
Definitely the putting the villains' soul/essence into objects. And old wise graybeard wizards.
| SEC Rant|| SEC representing in 10 dumbest fan bases article - Methuselah on 11/30/13 at 1:13 pm|
And we (LSU) are not even listed. I feel left out. :lol:
| Tiger Rant|| Things I learned watching the game today . . . - Methuselah on 11/29/13 at 8:11 pm|
1. Zach Mettenberger is a frickin' man. And a true Tiger.
2. Jarvis Landry is a warrior with a great competitive drive. And a true Tiger.
3. The rumored decline of the Tiger stadium crowd is exaggerated. They showed up great from what I could see and they deserved to watch this exciting vic...
| Movie/TV Board|| What would you have done in Oda Mae's position in Ghost? - Methuselah on 11/29/13 at 7:59 pm|
I know she was pretty much a fraud at the beginning. But I can't help but feel embarrassed for her trying to convince Demmi Moore that Swayze was there and talking to her. I don't think I would have done it - no matter how many times he sang Henry the Eighth to keep me from sleeping. And to do th...
| Score Board|| Interception !!! - Methuselah on 11/29/13 at 2:58 pm|
That's gotta make a lot of the rangers on here mad. :lol: :lol: :lol: ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Marvel comics fans - suggest some good TPB's for me, preferably Avengers related - Methuselah on 11/25/13 at 8:20 pm|
Well, Avengers or Avenger family in general. I usually get one of these for a stocking stuffer each year and am getting requests asking what I want. The ones I have so far:
West Coast Avengers - Family ties
Captain America and Buc...
| Tiger Rant|| Some story lines to watch for in the game for stat junkies - Methuselah on 11/20/13 at 5:58 am|
Of course just enjoying watching the game itself comes first. But anybody out there like to watch for individual story lines? Here are some that kind of caught my attention. From [link=(http://www.lsusports.net/src/data/lsu/assets/docs/fb/13stats/teamcume.htm)]This listing of LSU stats for 2013[/...
| Movie/TV Board|| My re-evaluation of The Hobbit on a 2nd viewing - Methuselah on 11/17/13 at 8:31 am|
I was very disappointed in the movie when I saw it in theaters. Now that I've seen it again on HBO, I liked it better. The
It's not a bad movie IMO. I think Bilbo was done well. They didn't go overboard on his fear/shyness/bumbling which they could have easily did. And the Bilbo/Thorin rela...
| More Sports Board|| So, after 1 round what's your thoughts on the LHSAA playoff split - Methuselah on 11/16/13 at 8:37 am|
I don't follow it too closely outside of our local team (lost in the 1st round in the last minute same as last year).
Just an impression I get scanning the scores is that there seem to be a few blow outs but that's been pretty much every year in the first round as far as I can remember. There al...
| Movie/TV Board|| What obscure characters would you like to see in upcoming Avengers movies? - Methuselah on 11/12/13 at 4:22 pm|
Even if it is a cameo - picture on the wall, photo in a newspaper, how they showed a glimpse of (an admittedly non obscure) you know who in the new Thor move?
Some I would like to see pop up:
Collector and/or Grandmaster - two best Elders by far
Firebird - they never did find a place for...
| Tiger Rant|| Name 5 teams you would trade the Tigers for - top to bottom - Methuselah on 11/12/13 at 9:20 am|
Looking for opinions here, so there are no wrong answers as far as I'm concerned.
If you could grab an entire team, heck, an entire program from the AD, the head coach, the assistants, the players, the strength and conditioning guys down to the water boys ... bring them to BR, put purple and gol...
| Tiger Rant|| Anybody see any good signs on Gameday? - Methuselah on 11/9/13 at 7:23 am|
- thought this thread would be started by now.
Only one I saw that caught my attention was something about "Will Twerk for ..." ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Best rumble opponents on the screen - who ya got? - Methuselah on 11/4/13 at 9:17 pm|
- Greasers & Sociches?
- Sharks & Jets?
- Montagues & Capulets?
- Falcons & Dragons? (did they ever actually fight?)
- Natives & Dead Rabbits?
- Warriors vs. Er'body in the 5 boroughs?
| SEC Rant|| What caused Tenn to fall low for so long (and when will they rise again)? - Methuselah on 11/2/13 at 10:49 pm|
Seemed like there was a time when Tennessee was pretty much a perennial top level team. They've really fallen on hard times.
What the heck happened? Keeping Fulmer too long? Getting rid of Fulmer too soon? Hiring that Kiffin guy that abandoned them only to tank USC west? Something else.
| Movie/TV Board|| I had forgotten how good Ghostbusters is - Methuselah on 10/31/13 at 9:50 pm|
Billl Murray pretty close to his peak. Great supporting cast. Fun story with lots of action. Couple of pretty hot chicks. (yes I'm including Annie Potts).
Only nitpick I have is that the Peck character is a tad too over the top....
| Movie/TV Board|| How would you rank these honors for actors - Methuselah on 10/28/13 at 5:50 pm|
Star on Hollywood Blvd
Footprints and Handprints at Graumans...
| O-T Lounge|| Name an invention that, while very important, is rarely recognized as such. - Methuselah on 10/28/13 at 6:51 am|
Here's my nomination:
[link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canning)]Sealed steel canning[/link]
I thought about this when going to open a can of chili the other day. Made a big difference in the size of armies as well as how long during the year they campaigned. And to this day, I would vent...
| Tiger Rant|| 3rd most yards in school history? - Methuselah on 10/26/13 at 11:02 pm|
[link=(http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=209292397)]LSU gains 3rd most yards in school history[/link]
That kind of surprised me. I wonder what games the first two were?...
| O-T Lounge|| What's your take on the Exodus? - Methuselah on 10/24/13 at 7:08 am|
A post on the M/TV board about Christian Bale playing Moses got me thinking about this.
Do you fall more into:
1- The version in the Torah/Bible is accurate?
2- It happened substantially similar to the biblical account but there were likely some alterations/exaggerations of what really happ...
| O-T Lounge|| Ok, which of you guys smuggled Alligator Snapping Turtles to Oregon? - Methuselah on 10/23/13 at 7:06 am|
Apparently they are considered an [i]invasive species[/i]. [link=(http://tbo.com/ap/offbeat/invasive-snapping-turtle-killed-at-oregon-lake-ap_offbeat_newsf3a4ba6c00ad4b08b318d2f2f4d31fee?fb_comment_id=fbc_1408644536034151_98779_1408857262679545#f34efcf20)]Snapping Turtles invade Oregon[/link]
| Tiger Rant|| So, what's the % chance that 0 or 1 int would have made a difference in the game - Methuselah on 10/21/13 at 6:00 pm|
Might as well round up all these things that seem to be outcome determinitive to the Rant....
| Tiger Rant|| Statisticians: What is the % that calling TO with 20 seconds would've affected - Methuselah on 10/21/13 at 4:37 pm|
Not excusing what happened and would have loved any chance.
But, what is the % chance that calling a time out with 20 or so seconds would have changed the outcome? We would have been without any more time outs and starting likely starting well on out side of the field.
Gotta think it would ha...
| Movie/TV Board|| Forgotten gem of the week - Starman (1984) - Methuselah on 10/17/13 at 10:08 pm|
Excellent movie you don't hear much about when discussions of great movies come up.
Had a lot going for it. A good story. Fairly well developed character. Good acting from the cast including Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen and Charles Martin Smith. Some great moments and great lines ("yellow means ...
| O-T Lounge|| Why are some financial transactions handled criminally while some are civilly? - Methuselah on 10/16/13 at 8:48 pm|
I was watching some felony motions at the courthouse today and it struck me that some infractions (notably NSF checks) are handled criminally. And defendants can be ordered to pay restitution and such as that. (Shoplifting also falls into this category but that seems more clearly a "crime")
| Movie/TV Board|| Just watched a pretty great series on. PBS about the history of comic books - Methuselah on 10/15/13 at 9:59 pm|
Lost track of time watching it. It covered from WWII (I think it actually started with the creation of Superman but I missed the beginning) all the way through the Avengers movie. Really enjoyable show....
| Movie/TV Board|| Who would you pick to have your back - Darryl Dixon or Captain Woodrow Call? - Methuselah on 10/14/13 at 7:16 pm|
Watching the Walking Dead last night, Darryl, with his quiet demeanor and strength and competence kind or reminded me of Woodrow from Lonesome Dove.
So, who would you choose? ...
| O-T Lounge|| How high will life expectancy go, say in the next 100 years? - Methuselah on 10/8/13 at 10:01 pm|
What do you think human life expectancy will be like in modern countries in the next few generations?
Is there an upper limit even if continuing strides are made in things like food, medicine, violence, etc.? Are bodies made such that they just kind of wear out after a certain time?...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Delete - already posted by someone - Methuselah on 10/4/13 at 8:12 pm|
| Movie/TV Board|| What made you a denizen of the Movie/TV Board? - Methuselah on 10/3/13 at 4:16 pm|
For those who, like me, have gravitated to this board a great deal over the years, was there one thing that brought you to the MTV board? Is it a particular show? a life-long love of movies and/or TV? the ambiance of the place? the quality off conversation?
For me, it's become one of my top b...