| Movie/TV Board|| GoT season 1 (Spoilers) - alajones on 4/12/14 at 4:59 pm|
Finally watching this series. Finished season 1 and started on Season 2 last night. Love it so far. I hate that the Dathraki never invaded. Stunned when Ned bought it. Although I have to say he was kind of an idiot not to immediately swear loyalty to Geoffrey and get the hell out of King's Landing. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Bizarre Foods- what could you handle? - alajones on 4/1/14 at 9:37 pm|
I love this show, mainly because Iike the host a lot. There are many things that seem to show up time and again no matter the location.
Things I could handle
Tongue...just a big piece of meat right?
I'd try blood sausage and blood cake, but I don't see me liking it.
Things I would say no t...
| O-T Lounge|| Question about enrolling in Obamacare exchange - alajones on 4/1/14 at 5:38 pm|
The "deadline" today, what was that? Was there a window for open enrollment and I have to wait until this time next year to enroll?
My wife works for a non profit and I was planning to enroll her in an exchange....
| Movie/TV Board|| Movies that were better than you thought they would be - alajones on 3/18/14 at 12:11 pm|
What are some movies that exceeded the amount of entertainment you assumed you would get because "they" said it sucked?
Dark Shadows- I found this movie to be hilarious. Johnny Depp was really funny. And like many movies, the antagonist makes the difference. The witch was really good and she and ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Anyone else not a fan of jerk? - alajones on 3/1/14 at 12:59 am|
Maybe it is because I was first introduced to the flavor via an MRE, but it's something of which I have never been a fan....
| O-T Lounge|| What is the grossest thing you do on a regular basis? - alajones on 2/26/14 at 9:10 pm|
I would have to say unclogging the sinks in my and my kid's bathrooms. Two females in the house. Sinks are choked with hair and toothpaste residue every six months or so.
Scooping litter every morning. Three cats, two bus bins used as litter boxes. Worst part of my day....
| Movie/TV Board|| Ronin w/Robert Deniro - alajones on 2/26/14 at 9:06 pm|
First of all...what was in the goddamn case!!!???
Okay, so maybe I am giving this movie too much credit for having layers upon layers of things to think about but,
I've always thought that the Irish gal gave him the booty strategically. There really isn't much of a romance and getting busy in ...
| Olympics Board|| Why is a South Korean skating for Russia? - alajones on 2/21/14 at 9:23 pm|
| Movie/TV Board|| Deep Impact - alajones on 2/1/14 at 8:36 pm|
Watched this last night with the kids. While very entertaining,it is very easy to pick apart.
Not what I am doing though. I just would like to know what the purpose of Wolf dieing was? Did it have a point? Did anything happen differently because he died in the car crash?...
| Money Talk|| Non profit questions- i.e. benefits, student loans, insurance - alajones on 2/1/14 at 8:25 pm|
My wife works for a non profit in Bossier. She says they hear all kinds of stuff about everything from health insurance to student loan repayment.
I have heard some of this stuff also. Does anyone have specific info about what we can do or apply for just because my wife works for a non profit?...
| Movie/TV Board|| The Secret Life of Walter Mitty...opinions with spoilers far below. - alajones on 1/1/14 at 8:03 pm|
I liked it. I remember watching the original movie and enjoying it but really recall nothing from it.
Ben Stiller was really good. I enjoyed him a lot. Kristen Wiig usually annoys the shite out of me. But her suckiness did not completely distract from the movie. I think any number of women could h...
| O-T Lounge|| OT mechanics help...brakes are squealing - alajones on 12/28/13 at 4:55 pm|
Already changed pads, the old ones weren't really worn that much.
It has plenty of brake fluid.
It only squeals (like embarrassingly loud) right before I come to a complete stop. Never just when braking....
| Food and Drink Board|| Place to get some cajun specialties, I 20 area - alajones on 12/21/13 at 6:13 pm|
We are heading to Huntsville tomorrow. Is there a gas station somewhere along I-20 that would have meat pies or pickled quail eggs or something along those lines? We always like to get my father in law some of that stuff.
For your trouble
| Music Board|| Need help with a music/rock band anecdote - alajones on 12/21/13 at 5:36 pm|
My daughter and I were talking and she was trying to remember a story I told her about a band.
According to her I told her about a band that was a one hit wonder, maybe from the 90's, that was only really remembered because three of them died snorting bad coke or doing some kind of narcotics. She...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Saints are the happiest fan base according to study - alajones on 12/16/13 at 10:30 pm|
[quote] the happiest fan base list, which was led by the Saints (92.1 percent positive tweets after a win),[/quote]
This is good, right?
ETA: Dammit. I swear I looked.
| O-T Lounge|| Happens in Big Bang Theory but a science question- - alajones on 12/7/13 at 10:56 am|
Okay, so there has been this storyline played out in the past few episodes where Sheldon discovers a formula for a new element. When a Chinese research team is able to prove his theories, he is at first excited, and then realizes there was a mistake in his math. In his formula, he was using meters i...
| O-T Lounge|| Driving test tips? - alajones on 11/4/13 at 9:41 am|
Going to take my daughter to the DMV for her driving test. What do we need to practice? Anyone do it in Bossier and know the course?...
| Music Board|| I need help from the brain trust...music question - alajones on 10/18/13 at 10:56 am|
So in the fall of 1994, a one hit wonder released a song. I'm about positive the song was called "Sick of it all". The lyrics went:
"All you ever seeee...is what you want from meeee.
AND I'M SO SICK OF IT!"
It was a rather long song, about 8 minutes. I saw them play at the Big Spring Jam...
| Movie/TV Board|| Looper- finally watched it. My thoughts plus discussion. - alajones on 10/16/13 at 11:27 am|
I really enjoyed this movie. I can honestly say that I really couldn't tell what was going to happen next at really any part of the movie. In fact, about an hour and a half in I told myself, I have no idea what is going to happen next. Very well written and well done Sci-fi/action movie. I was real...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| I hope all coaches especially ours learn from this game. - alajones on 10/13/13 at 8:04 pm|
This could just have easily been the way the Falcons game ended up.
Play to win the damn game. Two opportunities to end the game and both times the Saints play it safe. The drive after the 4th down stop was inexcusable. Way too early to milk the clock at that point.
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Which defense to start? - alajones on 10/2/13 at 8:26 am|
[b]Seattle[/b] @ Indianapolis - not good.
[b]San Diego[/b] @ Oakland - tough call
I could get [b]Atlanta[/b] vs the Jets - Thinking this is my best option.
ETA: Just to not make a new thread, I benched Hakeem Nicks in favor of Nate Washington even though the Giants are likely goi...
| O-T Lounge|| Headlight polish/ scratch remover - alajones on 8/5/13 at 4:22 pm|
Anyone have success with a particular brand? My headlights are pretty cruddy looking and I'm on my way to Autozone. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Teen movies by the decade - alajones on 6/27/13 at 10:55 am|
So a guy and I are talking and we both grew up in the 80's and were teens in the 90's.
We got to talking about those movies that represent teens in the decade. Every decade had them. For the 80's it was Fast Times at Ridgemont High or The Breakfast Club for teen angst.
And even though Dazed a...
| O-T Lounge|| I present to you...Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Greene - alajones on 6/20/13 at 5:19 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| Worst tourist destinations for street crime - alajones on 6/19/13 at 2:09 pm|
[quote]one of thousands of daily victims of “Apple picking,” a crime trend aimed at the owners of iPhones and iPads.[/quote]
Worst in Europe:
| Movie/TV Board|| Ghost Hunters: Shreveport Municipal Auditorium - alajones on 6/12/13 at 10:59 pm|
Okay, so obviously no one watched this show or there would be a thread already. I did and want to talk about it.
First let me preface this by informing all of you that I volunteer on the board at the Muni and give historical tours and haunted tours there all the time. I have been in this building...
| More Sports Board|| Goodell defends Redskins name - alajones on 6/12/13 at 5:21 pm|
[quote] NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname is ''unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.''
Goodell was r...
| More Sports Board|| NFLPA to begin selling LGBT line of clothing - alajones on 6/12/13 at 2:38 pm|
[quote]The NFLPA will announce on Wednesday that it is launching a T-shirt line, called One Team Pride Shirts. The announcement coincides with June being LGBT pride month.[/quote]
I'm all for gay...
| Movie/TV Board|| Midnight In Paris/Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (spoiler free) - alajones on 6/12/13 at 10:02 am|
[b]Midnight in Paris[/b]- pretty funny and interesting movie. Not a big Woody Allen guy, but this movie was kind of neat. It is really cool to see modern day takes on early 20th century artists and writers. It is also pretty easy to forget how awesome of a town Paris was back then. Marion Cotillard ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Saints preseason schedule...does it have to be the Superdome? - alajones on 6/5/13 at 9:35 am|
Do the Saints have to play their preseason games in the Superdome? I think it would be a good marketing strategy and help expand or solidify their fan base in other states if they were to play some of their preseason games in Jackson, Mobile, Pensacola, Montgomery, even as far north as Birmingham or...