| 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...
| Movie/TV Board|| Star Trek, Epic and The Campaign (Last weekend in movies) - alajones on 5/30/13 at 9:33 am|
I know no one gives a crap but I saw all these movies last weekend and want to share my opinion.
[b]Epic[/b]- Very good animated movie. We all went to the "Red Carpet" premier Friday night at The Boardwalk and Bill Joyce gave a little talk about the movie. It's based off of a book of his from the...
| Movie/TV Board|| TV Show Abandonment - alajones on 5/20/13 at 3:38 pm|
NPR did a really interesting segment on TV show abandonment.
I've abondoned several shows. Shows that I watched regularly and really liked and at some point the show (...
| Movie/TV Board|| You work at The Movie Gallery in the late 90's- What are your picks? - alajones on 5/15/13 at 5:21 pm|
Oh boy The Movie Gallery! The pinnacle of a young film nerds career! I can't wait to show everyone what a high opinion I have of myself and put my favorite movies on the wall!
Wait a sec...there are like 5 other people before you that did it already.
Oh well, Shawshank...
| Movie/TV Board|| Help me find a South Park episode - alajones on 5/14/13 at 8:25 pm|
What's the episode where they are being sneaky and Timmy yells "TIMMY!" and one of the boys says "shhh" and then he whispers "timmy".
I thought it was the Jeffersons, but no....
| Food and Drink Board|| Brats...Boiling vs Grilling - alajones on 5/9/13 at 9:36 am|
So we do a shop lunch almost every Thursday. Last week, the guy doing it pours $20 worth of Sam Adams into a big pot and boils the brats, then goes outside and grills them.
I've never done this. I do either or. Usually if I am doing brats, I pour about two beers into a pot with some onion and add...
| Movie/TV Board|| Drive (spoilers at the very end) - alajones on 4/29/13 at 2:34 pm|
I know you all are sick of discussing this. But I finally saw it, and feel like talking about it.
So right out of the gates it is pretty awesome. Almost like a James Bond type beginning. Then the music kicks in and I'm really digging it because I think it is going to have a Tron kind of feel to i...
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone have good tips on restoring the shine on hardwood floors? - alajones on 4/27/13 at 1:40 pm|
Not talking about sanding, just restoring the shine.
I have access to a buffer. I was thinking about using some heavy wax and buffing the shite out of the floors.
And I googled already, found plenty of stuff about sanding using a buffer....
| O-T Lounge|| NPR's report on coffee, including Jerry Seinfeld - alajones on 4/26/13 at 12:17 pm|
NPR has done an amazing job over the last week doing stories about coffee. If you have a few minutes, it is totally worth reading all the stories.
[quote]Coffee plants grow wild in Ethiopia and were probably used by nomadic tribes for thousands of years, but it wasn't until the 1400s that people ...
| Movie/TV Board|| 10 films that Roger Ebert really hated - alajones on 4/5/13 at 9:06 am|
2 of my favorites
Brown Bunny (2003)
"I had a colonoscopy once. They let me watch it on TV. It was more entertaining."
"I stopped taking notes on my Palm Pilot and started playing the little ...
| Movie/TV Board|| MSN's Favorite 100 films - alajones on 4/2/13 at 1:25 pm|
They immediatley clarify that these are their own critics/writer's favorite movies. So kind of a counter to our 100 MWADS. Some are oddball.
It's going to piss some of you off because Goodfellas is 91 and Dirty Dancing is 57. But if you look at it more from the perspective of a the worker's pics...
| O-T Lounge|| April Fool's thread - alajones on 4/1/13 at 9:36 am|
Changed my kids iPhones to Italian.
Poured water in their tooth brush holder and froze it over night. :lol:...
| Food and Drink Board|| South LA Spring Break food tour (long but hopefully discussion worthy) - alajones on 4/1/13 at 9:28 am|
The family and I went on a little spring break tour of Southern LA and stopped at many local eateries, not one chain. (except Starbucks)
Drove to Natchitoches and watched West Side Story at NSU. Then drove to Lafayette and ate at Prejeans. I had the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp. I know many of y...
| Music Board|| The song "Brick" by Ben Folds Five - alajones on 3/21/13 at 8:52 am|
So I always thought I knew what this song was about until someone else gave me a diffeent angle.
Is it about a girl who is a brick, and a guy who is a wuss and can't handle everything as well as she is...
Is it about a guy who is being taken down by this girl and can't wait for this ab...
| Movie/TV Board|| Serenity (well marked spoilers) - alajones on 3/19/13 at 1:46 pm|
So my kids and I finished our Firefly journey last weekend with Serenity. Which was a very good movie I thought. It kept the TV show story going but made it a lot better. I didn't feel like I was watching a really long TV episode, like some of the Star Treks.
I'd really love to see another Malcol...
| Music Board|| So I finally listened to 1994 "Joe Diffie" - alajones on 3/18/13 at 10:29 am|
I really don't see what the big deal is. I'm not saying I like it, but it doesn't seem much worse than the rest of the crap Nashville has been putting out for over a decade.
Also, I caught a song about Mary Kay and Mary Jane or whatever, which besides the stupid chorus, was actually pretty good. ...