| LSU Recruiting|| Schedule for commitments of note tomorrow? - funnystuff on 2/2/16 at 10:44 pm|
I don't follow recruiting much, but I always enjoy following national signing day updates. In years past someone has always put together a list of times when our remaining targets are announcing. Any chance someone in the know could put that together again? Would be much appreciated :cheers: :gea...
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| Political Talk|| The "Other Side" Is Not Dumb - funnystuff on 1/13/16 at 4:07 pm|
[link=(https://medium.com/@SeanBlanda/the-other-side-is-not-dumb-2670c1294063#.byn7d4r4u)]The "Other Side" Is Not Dumb[/link] Nothing groundbreaking or hugely insightful, but this quick read is a nice (and occasionally needed) reminder to those on both sides that we should question those with alt...View Topic - Replies (4)
| Movie/TV Board|| The Big Short (spoiler free) - funnystuff on 12/23/15 at 6:38 pm|
Everyone should go see it for a few reasons. (TL/DR warning) My first (admittedly biased) reason for recommending the movie is that I'm an economist and I desperately want people to be more aware of some of the causes of the Great Recession in better detail. This movie does a fantastic job of sim...View Topic - Replies (14)
| Political Talk|| House passes bill to overhaul the Fed - funnystuff on 11/24/15 at 9:48 am|
[link=(http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/260760-house-passes-bill-to-overhaul-the-fed)]LINK[/link][quote]“The Fed is not using a transparent monetary policy. And so because of this, greater transparency, greater accountability is necessary. Otherwise, we may soon awake to discover that our...View Topic - Replies (12)
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Antonio Andrews or Matt Jones? - funnystuff on 11/15/15 at 10:08 am|
0.5 PPR. My RBs got destroyed the last two weeks and now I'm left with this shifty choice for my RB2. Andrews going vs Carolina, Jones vs the Saints. Thoughts?...
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| Political Talk|| The new intolerance of student activism - funnystuff on 11/10/15 at 4:25 pm|
[link=(http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/11/the-new-intolerance-of-student-activism-at-yale/414810/?utm_source=SFFB)]Article from The Atlantic[/link] Aside from not wanting to copy and paste much while on my phone, I'm not going to insert snip-bits from this article mainly because it...View Topic - Replies (6)
| More Sports|| Paying for Patriotic Displays (on OTL right now) - funnystuff on 11/3/15 at 12:43 pm|
Why is this a problem, what am I missing here? The basic situation is that the American military is paying professional sports franchises for patriotic moments before/during games. MLB commissioner is refuting that the payments in contracts are simply placeholders and that the teams are not effectiv...
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| Political Talk|| What's the single worst position any candidate took tonight? - funnystuff on 10/28/15 at 11:46 pm|
In my book it's Cruz advocating a gold-backed currency, hands down. It should discredit him immediately to anyone with an introductory knowledge of monetary policy....View Topic - Replies (8)
| Political Talk|| The Fourth Culture and Elections - funnystuff on 10/24/15 at 1:37 pm|
[link=(https://edge.org/response-detail/23804)]What should we be worried about?[/link] This is a bit old, but it seems particularly of relevance this election cycle. A few highlights...[quote]In the past we would have simply called it Popular Culture and then dismissed it as a world of mostly super...View Topic - Replies (0)
| Political Talk|| Feb. 26th Republican Debate Location Announced - funnystuff on 10/13/15 at 2:27 pm|
It's going to be at the University of Houston... [link=(http://www.uh.edu/debate/uh-announcement/)]UH Press Release[/link] Anyone in the Houston area going to try to attend?...View Topic - Replies (3)
| Money Talk|| Plaza Accord Anniversary Conference at Rice University (Live Feed) - funnystuff on 10/1/15 at 3:33 pm|
A few people here might enjoy this. Pretty far into the conference, and a lot of it is academic presentations. But they are currently talking problems with Treasury/IMF right now. Some good stuff from folks who've done this before... [link=(http://bakerinstitute.org/events/1736/)]Live from Baker...
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| Movie/TV Board|| The Big Short Trailer - funnystuff on 9/27/15 at 7:55 pm|
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgqG3ITMv1Q)]The Big Short[/link] I'm really excited that more people are going to become aware of this story through this movie. From the trailer, it looks to stick to the book/reality pretty closely, which is a definite plus in this case. The truth is alrea...View Topic - Replies (1)
| Political Talk|| Discussion on Iran deal - funnystuff on 8/28/15 at 3:57 pm|
Flip over to cspan2 if interested in the deal. Discussion ongoing about the military impacts, details on timelines, Iraqi objectives, etc....View Topic - Replies (3)
| O-T Lounge|| Why we need to (and hopefully will) colonize Mars - funnystuff on 8/18/15 at 10:33 pm|
Warning up front; this is an obscenely long, 5 part blog post. That said, it's an absolute must read for anyone who has ever had even an inkling of interest the universe (including our place in it). Actually, even if you haven't, it still might be important to read. Read one part a day for the ne...
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| Money Talk|| Stolen from PT: Is the US dollar under threat of losing world reserve status? - funnystuff on 8/13/15 at 11:21 am|
Article from WSJ: http://www.wsj.com/articles/kerrry-says-rejection-of-iran-nuclear-deal-could-hurt-u-s-dollar-1439318697 Admitedly, I know very little about maintaining the dollar's position at the world's reserve currency. However, the article reeks of fear mongering none the less. And, being ...
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| Political Talk|| Today's Been Fun! - funnystuff on 6/26/15 at 10:19 pm|
Thanks for the good times Poli-board! :cheers:...View Topic - Replies (0)
| Movie/TV Board|| Stuart: A Life Backward - funnystuff on 5/9/15 at 8:50 pm|
Is this worth watching? I'm flipping through HBO go movies right now and noticed this Cumberpatch/Hardy movie that I'd never heard of before. Is it any good? Thanks :cheers:...View Topic - Replies (0)
| Political Talk|| Warp Field May Have Been Discovered - funnystuff on 4/26/15 at 1:37 pm|
[link=(http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/04/nasa-may-have-accidentally-developed-a-warp-drive/)]LINK[/link] [quote]Which brings us to today’s warp field buzz. Posts on NASASpaceFlight.com, a website devoted to the engineering side of space news, say that NASA has a tool to measure variances in t...View Topic - Replies (5)
| Movie/TV Board|| Other Space - funnystuff on 4/15/15 at 3:25 pm|
Anybody check this out on yahoo screen yet? Just found out about it and wondering if it's any good. Thanks :cheers:...View Topic - Replies (2)
| Movie/TV Board|| Anybody else intrigued by Dope? - funnystuff on 4/2/15 at 10:21 am|
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNlSBM8jVOY)]Teaser Trailer[/link] Looks like the lobby boy from Grand Budapest has a big role. Blake Anderson is also on the credited cast for your workaholics fans; not sure if he has a big role or not though. I'll be keeping an eye out for future trail...View Topic - Replies (0)