| Political Talk|| re: What happened to Hartford, Connecticut? - RidiculousHype on 7/12/14 at 1:10 pm|
[quote]Municipal governments seem to forget that private capital is mobile and will move on to greener pastures with relative ease. [/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: What happened to Hartford, Connecticut? - RidiculousHype on 7/12/14 at 12:40 am|
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/26/nyregion/poverty-in-a-land-of-plenty-can-hartford-ever-recover.html?src=pm&pagewanted=1)]For further reading[/link]
| Political Talk|| What happened to Hartford, Connecticut? - RidiculousHype on 7/12/14 at 12:39 am|
After the Civil War, Hartford was the wealthiest city in America. Mark Twain in 1868 wrote of Hartford "Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief."
The Hartford population increased with every census from 1790-1950. Things were going great for Hartford. It wa...
| SEC Rant|| re: Observations after reading the SEC previews - RidiculousHype on 7/11/14 at 5:18 pm|
I think what threw me about Arkansas was [link=(http://athlonsports.com/college-football/arkansas-razorbacks-2014-spring-football-preview)]this preview[/link] that has only 4 defensive starters returning. But now that I'm checking other sources that looks to be off....
| SEC Rant|| re: Dak Prescott - RidiculousHype on 7/11/14 at 5:06 pm|
Dak wasn't supposed to be this good. I saw him play in HS, he was just a good HS QB. Pretty good scrambler but not great. Inaccurate but strong arm. ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Observations after reading the SEC previews - RidiculousHype on 7/11/14 at 5:02 pm|
[quote]Huh? We hardly had any talent last year and most of them were freshmen lol[/quote]
I was more talking about the losses at C, DL, and WR that seemed like premium guys. But returning the QB and RB is good.
With that many sophomores playing this year, I still say 2015 is the year with a...
| SEC Rant|| Observations after reading the SEC previews - RidiculousHype on 7/11/14 at 4:49 pm|
Got a chance to finally start looking into what teams have coming back. Here are my thoughts on the SEC.
Arkansas and Tennessee may not show much improvement this year, but they are both recruiting well and should be ready to take big steps forward in 2015.
Ole Miss and Miss. St. are similar ...
| Political Talk|| re: Bob Beckel of "The Five" on Fox - RidiculousHype on 7/11/14 at 3:02 pm|
Seeing people say what they want on TV without regard for political correctness...
Enjoy it while you can...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Carrabba's Coming to Metairie - RidiculousHype on 7/9/14 at 4:20 pm|
Carrabbas is awesome and I will fight any food snob who claims otherwise :angry:...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: 24: Live Another Day - Season Long Thread - RidiculousHype on 7/9/14 at 3:09 pm|
Update to previous post. [link=(http://www.24spoilers.com/2014/07/04/24-live-another-day-30-day-multiplatform-ratings/)]This article[/link] claims that DVR viewings are skewing the numbers, and 24 actually has as many viewers as ever, even challenging American Idol for FOX's most-viewed show....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: 24: Live Another Day - Season Long Thread - RidiculousHype on 7/9/14 at 3:05 pm|
[quote]I would be interested to know their ratings.[/quote]
I was too so I looked it up...[link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_24_episodes)]LINK[/link]
This season is drawing about half the viewers that 24 did at its all-time highs (season 5) and fewer than season 8 drew. Which is a sh...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: America (Dinesh DSouza) has a 0% from top critics on RT - RidiculousHype on 7/9/14 at 2:31 pm|
[quote]his last movie was such blatant propaganda[/quote]
Wasn't most of his last movie Obama's own voice reading Obama's own book?...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Cox will have SEC Network - RidiculousHype on 7/9/14 at 12:23 pm|
[quote]The SEC Network will be a part of the [b]Cox Digital Essential Tier[/b]. It’s one of the more popular digital tiers- just above the basic one.
It will not increase the cost of the tier- which is currently at $69.99. [b]The SEC Network will also be available on the Watch ESPN app[/b].[/quot...
| Political Talk|| re: Republican primary poll out of Louisiana - RidiculousHype on 7/9/14 at 12:48 am|
[quote]"Bobby Jindal continues to have the worst poll numbers of just about any elected official in the country," said Dan Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling.[/quote]
I had no idea that Jindal was that unpopular in Louisiana, and I live here. It's not like he's been in some big scandal.
| Political Talk|| re: Mixed Income Housing - RidiculousHype on 7/6/14 at 11:19 pm|
[quote]This is why I said it might not work outside of certain cities. I think it works for NYC, but I doubt it would work in, say, Little Rock.
In proper context, my views are not naive.[/quote]
If it "works for NYC", why aren't developers doing it on their own? Why not allow market forces ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Bistro Italia on Coursey - RidiculousHype on 7/6/14 at 9:35 am|
It's in the old Rotolo's, just east of Sherwood....
| Music Board|| Taking Back Sunday's "Tell All Your Friends" - RidiculousHype on 7/6/14 at 9:34 am|
You know an album is good when you don't particularly care for the genre, but still listen to the album. Emo was never my thing but I still find myself listening to Tell All Your Friends. Ghost Man on Third and Timberwolves at New Jersey are standouts, but the whole album is good....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Bistro Italia on Coursey - RidiculousHype on 7/6/14 at 9:24 am|
Finally tried this place after co-worker recommended it several weeks ago. Thought it was excellent and will return.
Garlic knots app A
Caesar salad B-
Portions were huge, price wasn't bad....
| Political Talk|| re: Mixed Income Housing - RidiculousHype on 7/6/14 at 8:49 am|
[quote]First of all, mixed income housing is not new in New York, and it's not originally a De Blasio policy. If anything, he's just continuing and modifying an existing program. The reason it's become a popular idea is because the old style of building housing projects all lumped up in one spot j...
| Political Talk|| re: Hobby Lobby Liberal Insanity - RidiculousHype on 7/5/14 at 10:10 am|
If the Supreme Court said employers don't have to pay for their employees' fuel, would they be waging a war on automobile drivers?...
| Political Talk|| re: Interesting idea: "Why China Will Reclaim Siberia" - RidiculousHype on 7/4/14 at 10:11 pm|
Who would win a Russia-China war and why?...
| SEC Rant|| re: Why all the picks for Alabama to win the west and SEC over auburn/lsu? - RidiculousHype on 7/4/14 at 11:33 am|
[quote]Means absolutely nothing to this upcoming season[/quote]
Right, it doesn't mean LSU should necessarily be picked ahead of Auburn. No argument there. It's a new season.
But to say LSU doesn't belong in the same discussion as Auburn is crazy. And that's all I was responding to....
| SEC Rant|| re: Why all the picks for Alabama to win the west and SEC over auburn/lsu? - RidiculousHype on 7/4/14 at 9:30 am|
[quote]You could have just stopped at Auburn and had a legit discussion. LSU will have a decent team but there is no way an argument can be made that LSU is better than Bama right now. They lost way more this offseason, have Les Miles as coach, and have lost 3 in a row to Bama.[/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| re: Has Dinardo been back in Tiger Stadium since he was canned? - RidiculousHype on 7/2/14 at 10:31 pm|
Description says 1984 but DiNardo arrived in 1995....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Quiznos in BR - RidiculousHype on 7/2/14 at 9:43 pm|
Wow. Some good info in this thread. I had no idea their corporate leadership was so poor. I just figured the quality of the product would win out in the end. I did think their decision to nix the roasted red pepper sauce was a terrible one. It's sad really, they had potential....
| Food and Drink Board|| Quiznos in BR - RidiculousHype on 7/2/14 at 2:08 pm|
I'm surprised all but one location in town have closed. I thought they had enough of a quality edge on Subway to justify their slightly higher prices. I though they would be like Target is to Walmart. Are they struggling nationwide or is it just a local fluke?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: New residential developments in BR area - RidiculousHype on 6/26/14 at 11:30 pm|
[quote]But the neighborhood is laid out in a walkable, bike-able way, with nice communal amenities. [/quote]
I get that and I like the trend of the tnd's. I just think there's something to be said for having your own yard for your kids to play in. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: I never realized how lonely I was until I had something to celebrate.... - RidiculousHype on 6/26/14 at 11:26 pm|
I think that happens when Kevin Costner throws a perfect game...
| O-T Lounge|| re: New residential developments in BR area - RidiculousHype on 6/26/14 at 9:13 pm|
It seems like all the new developments have tiny lots and high prices. The quality of the homes is often high (Rouzan, Harveston), but with no yards it's hard to see young families moving there. ...
| O-T Lounge|| New residential developments in BR area - RidiculousHype on 6/26/14 at 7:18 pm|
What's out there? I know we've got Harveston, Long Farm, Lexington park. Any of these excite anybody? Any others I'm missing?...