| O-T Lounge|| re: Carnival or Royal Carribean? - sparkinator on 12/13/14 at 9:07 pm|
Do NOT take a ride into downtown.
My son and I rented an apartment in Costa Maya (Mahahual) for a week a last year. It is a great little town.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Carnival or Royal Carribean? - sparkinator on 12/13/14 at 7:03 pm|
The NCL out of New Orleans is a great cruise. We're going again on it next month. It has 4 ports and they are all really good stops. You only spend a couple of days at sea, the rest you are in port all day. We've gone on this cruise every year the last 4-5 years.
Never had a problem getting booze...
| O-T Lounge|| re: No Job, No commitments, Pressing Reset - sparkinator on 12/9/14 at 9:07 pm|
I've taken some two week motorcycle trips before. Great way to clear your head. The first one, I went alone and carried a tent and a sleeping bag. It was a mini-reset. I recommend them highly...
| More Sports Board|| re: Conspiracy Theory...Big 12 was shut out of playoffs to accelerate their demise? - sparkinator on 12/7/14 at 2:47 pm|
The big 12 not having a conf championship certainly hurt them, but Ohio State just gave them an incredibly easy out this year. Why pick between the two (TCU and Baylor) when tOSU gave them an easy out. I think the selection committee is thanking their lucky stars that tOSU basically made their decis...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The official Interstellar thread (spoilers) - sparkinator on 11/30/14 at 11:40 pm|
I really think Nolan reached a little too far on this one. He tried to tie up too many loose ends in the final chapter, and it seemed a little too feel good for me. I can't believe the studio didn't step in and curtail some of it. It was reminded me of how Lucas was out of control on some of his mov...
| Music Board|| re: Why are the Brits so much better at rock music than Americans? - sparkinator on 11/16/14 at 11:48 pm|
[quote]Right or not, I kept out bands with individual artists fronting them, like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.[/quote]
No problem keeping out the frontmen, but I still think we lack. I gotta think that the American ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Sat next to a Scottish couple - sparkinator on 11/16/14 at 11:36 pm|
[quote]sounds quaint but not the case[/quote]
Thanks, but not saying that the beer analogy encapsulates the entire European economy, but it does shed some light. Their buying power just isn't there. They rely on family and survive on more meager terms than we do.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Sat next to a Scottish couple - sparkinator on 11/16/14 at 11:26 pm|
[quote]Because it's fertilized with bull shite
I had an old boss, that hosted an exchange student from Europe. The kid was great, and my boss gained a lot of insight from the guy. He asked them about warm beer, that Europeans favor. The European explained, that they couldn't afford refr...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Sat next to a Scottish couple - sparkinator on 11/16/14 at 11:22 pm|
[quote]Because it's fertilized with bull shite
I had an old boss, that hosted an exchange student from Europe. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Friends Who Drift Apart - sparkinator on 11/16/14 at 11:17 pm|
My best friend in high school, that I hadn't spent much time with in 20+ years, we met and spent a week+ on a motorcycle trip through southern California. It was a really good trip, and we had a lot of fun.
It just so happened that I had gone on a big MC trip by myself the year before, and the o...
| Music Board|| re: Why are the Brits so much better at rock music than Americans? - sparkinator on 11/16/14 at 10:59 pm|
My son and I had this conversation the other day. Who would we consider for US bands?
We just don't have any American bands that reach those heights.
We are fairly prolific with individual artists with th...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Sat next to a Scottish couple - sparkinator on 11/16/14 at 9:30 pm|
The grass is always greener......
| Music Board|| re: Why are the Brits so much better at rock music than Americans? - sparkinator on 11/16/14 at 9:16 pm|
[quote]Its not even really close either.[/quote]
What's are the best band of all time?
Now, what are the best US band ever? None of those make most best bands top ten.
It's really pretty sad. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Well, well, well.....CBS to Talk about Gruber - sparkinator on 11/13/14 at 6:32 pm|
[quote]The MSM is out to get you! They hate conservatives, actually that report was only broadcast to red states!
| Music Board|| re: Peter Frampton covers Black Hole Sun - sparkinator on 11/13/14 at 1:14 pm|
[quote]Pimp Jr. at 13 loves that lost 70's sound and taking him to see Frampton at Champions Square a few months ago was so much fun.
That's a great story, Pimp. About 10 years ago, I took Spark Jr., to Houston to a U2 show. He was about 15 at the time, and we had a great weekend. We...
| Music Board|| re: Favorite Instrumentals - sparkinator on 11/10/14 at 3:50 am|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVoMJSMgsUM)]I wonder if Lionel still has this jumpsuit[/link]...
| Political Talk|| re: National Guard moving toward Ferguson - sparkinator on 11/7/14 at 5:18 pm|
Cold weather is just another reason for them to burn something....
| Music Board|| re: Why were Rush and Styx ever considered good? - sparkinator on 11/6/14 at 8:38 pm|
[quote]Styx has a few good old songs like Blue Collar Man. The latter stuff when they got enough of Dennis DeYoung's bull shite and got rid of him after that Mr Roboto crap sucked arse for sure. Saw them in BR LSU Assembly center for my first concert in 78 I think. [/quote]
I saw them at Hirsh in S...
| Political Talk|| re: DSCC Cancles Mary's Ads - sparkinator on 11/6/14 at 8:17 pm|
Karma is a bitch.
She sold herself and all she was worth to the Dims, and now that she needs a helping hand, all they give her is the finger.
I'm loving it.
| Political Talk|| re: I'm watching Sharpton's show. - sparkinator on 11/5/14 at 6:39 pm|
[quote]The Democrat party will ultimately destroy this country. There is no doubt. [/quote]
It's that entitlement mentality. It's all Obama could talk about in his press conference today. Even when asked if the voters were tired of his policies, he kept going on and on about helping everybody. Mo...