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People traveling with pillows - jbgleason
What is up with people who fly with the big pillows from home and carry them on? I can understand the sentiment that a hotel pillow might be a nasty concept but what about your personal pillow after you shove it in the overhead compartment and drag it through the airport and taxi? Just seems a weir...


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Player selling game gear online - jbgleason
Channel 2 news teaser just said they are running a story tonight about a current player selling his game gear online through a third party. They showed a photo of cleats and what looked like receiver gloves. Anyone know who just screwed up their eligibility or do I have to wait until 10?...


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Gas Range Brand Help - 48" - jbgleason
About to start a complete kitchen rebuild, I have had the architect draw in a space for a 48" gas range but I am at a loss on my selection. I am leaning toward the DCS with the five burner (four and one in the center) with the large griddle on one side and the large/small oven setup. I am really s...


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More "high-end" apartments going up - Stanford Avenue - jbgleason
My question is two fold: 1. Where are all the people paying to live in these coming from? (District just opened on Perkins, multiple units off of Burbank, new developments downtown, etc) 2. Where does the city think all of the traffic is going to go when you drop these units in residential areas? ...


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Elvis B-Day - PB and B sandwich in BTR? - jbgleason
Where can I get a fried Peanut Butter and Banana sandwich in Baton Rouge? Anyone?...


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Where is the outrage? 19 year old gunned down. - jbgleason
Sounds like a decent guy. Where is the Reverend Al to lead a March and protest? Pisses me off. Robinson was fatally shot about 3 p.m. during a robbery attempt in the 1900 block of Walnut Street, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman, and was taken to a nearby hospital, where ...


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Gas Station Beating "wrong neighborhood" trial delayed - jbgleason
The trial of a convicted felon accused of knocking a St. Francisville man unconscious at a north Baton Rouge gas station after teasing the man about his pink shirt and allegedly telling him he had stopped “in the wrong neighborhood” was postponed Tuesday until March 30. Donald Ray Dickerson, 43, ...


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King Cake story in WSJ - jbgleason
Pretty good read, I learned some things I didn't know. Good history and a discussion of not putting the baby in the cake anymore: [quote]“There’s a very simple reason you don’t find favors in king cakes anymore: We have too many lawyers in America,” said Poppy Tooker, host of “Louisiana Eats,” a...


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Spin off - Best fireworks in EBR - jbgleason
Better bet to go to the Port Allen store or down Airline to AP? Thoughts? Any specific locations? It was a crapshoot last year and my usual place didn't have any deals so I am on the hunt. InB4ThatShitIsIllegalInBTR...


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Four shot near SuperDome - jbgleason
How did the OT investigators miss this one? [quote]Four men were shot early Monday morning at Poydras and Bolivar streets near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.[/quote] [quote]NOPD found 30-40 shell casings at the crime scene. Witnesses outside a club close to the shooting reportedly...


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Tech Board
Apple laptops - best place to buy - jbgleason
So I know both Jack and shite about Apple. I am a PC guy (not here to argue the virtues of either platform) but I have been tasked with purchasing a 13" MacBook Air for a Xmas present. Where is the best source/price on Apple laptops? TIA......


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Alamo Draft House beat to the punch? UPDATE in OP - jbgleason
Looks like Spinosa's plan to open a drink and food movie theater may have been pre-empted. I can't see Alamo going forward with the investment if this place opens first less than 2 miles away. [quote]The United Artists Theater in Citiplace is on track to be rebranded as a Movie Tavern, documents...


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Baton Rouge family "protests" ref arrest of son... - jbgleason
This is the guy that "allegedly" shot the West St. John football coach at the club on Bennington. Now the family, obviously inspired by Ferguson, are protesting for a full investigation. Do they think the police aren't investigating? How do they think the police got the warrant to arrest him? ...


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OT construction engineers - gravel driveway base - jbgleason
Working on a new entrance to the casa as a prelude to a major renovation / addition. Initial use of the drive will be for construction vehicles and later as the primary property entrance. For interim construction use, we are going to go with pea gravel/rock as paving for heavy construction truck...


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Political Talk
Obama comments on Ferguson - references Trayvon - jbgleason
This was a true toss up between Poli Board and OT but I went with the OT solely for the quality of responses this is sure to garner. [quote] Obama also said the country needs to do a better job training law enforcement officials and seemed to make a reference to Trayvon Martin. He said law enfo...


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BRPD officers indicted for sex crime - jbgleason
Wow. On the heels of the picture investigation this is pretty bad for the BRPD. Two Baton Rouge police officers and a former officer were indicted Wednesday on felony abuse of office charges that accuse the now ex-officer of coercing a woman to perform a sex act on him in a BREC park earlier thi...


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UPDATE - Motorcycle Officer run over by SUV finally in the news - jbgleason
Well, it finally made the news* and not on a local site strangely enough. The kicker... Alabama team doctors were the first to treat the officer. [link=(http://yellowhammernews.com/faithandculture/alabama-team-doctors-help-save-lsu-police-officer/)]LINK to story with photo[/link] [quote]Af...


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OT Contractors - verbal vs written bids - jbgleason
Had a guy come out and look at a job on my property. I wasn't asking for an immediate bid and was just showing him the scope of the work. He immediately gave me a verbal quote and said the quote might go up "a few hundred dollars" after he wrote it up. I said great. I received the written q...


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Commercial grills and "seasoning" - jbgleason
Is there any factual basis to a grill being "seasoned". Louie's moving to a new location comes to mind. Is there a practical reason to rip out the existing equipment and move it or will a new one taste the same? ...


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Political Talk
Baton Rouge spends $25k to graffiti private building - jbgleason
Can someone put a positive spin on this? Publicly funded agency spends $25,000 to have eight "artists" spray paint pictures OF THEMSELVES on a privately owned building in North Baton Rouge. What if the building owner decides to paint over it next week? So many issues with this. I find it especia...


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