| O-T Lounge|| re: hypothetical: deceased spouses pics - SpqrTiger on 7/29/14 at 1:43 pm|
cdaniel has the right idea here... don't be afraid to talk about the subject, talk about it and come to a decision.
I have personal experience with this, too, on both sides of the coin.
I'm a surviving spouse myself, and I've dated a widow before.
My policy is that photos of deceased spouse...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: SIAP The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies teaser debuts; Link in OP - SpqrTiger on 7/28/14 at 2:38 pm|
I like the Hobbit movies, but like many other posters, I dislike Jackson's penchant for overlong action scenes with little to no regard for realism.
And by realism, I don't mean the kind of realism that includes dwarfs, dragons and elves.
I mean the realism that includes gravity and basic phys...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The Official Comic Book Villain Tournament (Round III) Results Pg. 7 - SpqrTiger on 7/28/14 at 2:30 pm|
place #2: General Zod
place #2: Darkseid
place #1: Thanos
place #2: Brainiac
place #2: Ra's Al Ghul
place #2: Doomsday
place #1: Abomination
place #2: Magneto[/quote]...
| SEC Rant|| re: Who didn't see the Kick Six live as it happened? - SpqrTiger on 7/28/14 at 2:19 pm|
I was hunting all day, and my phone just blew up with people reacting to the win and they were saying "OMG I can't believe it" and "Holy shit, that was amazing!"
So I knew Auburn won, but I didn't know HOW they won until two hours later.
On the final play, when Alabama was lined up to kick the...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Was Caligula really demented or just hell-bent on revenge? - SpqrTiger on 7/28/14 at 10:39 am|
[quote]He was probably an epileptic[/quote]
How is this related to the OP's question?
| Tiger Rant|| re: Close up pic of the new "Welcome To Death Valley" sign - SpqrTiger on 7/28/14 at 7:58 am|
[quote]What was this picture taken with? Looks like a closeup of a play set you would find on a train table.
The photographer used a tilt-shift filter or technique to achieve the desired effect.
It's a really ...
| Political Talk|| re: Does a ceasefire only give Hamas a chance to regroup? - SpqrTiger on 7/25/14 at 3:47 pm|
Yes. Granting a ceasefire now would only allow Hamas the opportunity to recruit and re-arm.
It's in Israel's best interest to push forward and wipe them out.
Hamas will not stop until Israel is dead. Period.
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Any other fans of Father Ted? - SpqrTiger on 7/25/14 at 2:25 pm|
Father Ted is awesome. One of the few shows I can watch over and over and laugh every time.
Dougal always cracks me up. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Quinn clocked at Warp 9 =) - SpqrTiger on 7/24/14 at 12:20 pm|
Regarding speed, EVERYONE runs slower in pads. Including everyone on the field with Quinn.
He will still be faster than the rest of them, by (mostly) the same difference if they were not wearing pads.
| Political Talk|| re: Border patrol agent pulls gun on Boy Scout - SpqrTiger on 7/24/14 at 10:15 am|
[quote]It is NOT illegal to film or record local or federal officers.[/quote]
CptBengal, I'm in agreement with you. But I do want to point something out.
Many years ago, I was taught in media law class that you were free to take photographs of public officials on the job, and you have even mo...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Fall Weddings...Zero Tolerance - SpqrTiger on 7/24/14 at 9:20 am|
Personally, I can't stand weddings.
I love my family, and I see them often enough to where I don't need a wedding to reunite with them.
I won't say that I will never go to a wedding scheduled on an LSU game day. My niece might be getting married or something.
But I would definitely be pu...
| O-T Lounge|| re: why do people major in the humanities? - SpqrTiger on 7/23/14 at 4:55 pm|
This thread again?
| O-T Lounge|| re: Cool/interesting facts and photos about your family history thread - SpqrTiger on 7/23/14 at 4:54 pm|
I have a great great uncle who was a cavalry officer in the Confederate Army. He was with Lee's army that surrendered at Appomatox.
He had to walk all the way home to Louisiana afterward.
I also had two uncles who fought at the Battle of the Bulge.
My mom's side of the family is full of mi...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: backup team that you cheer for besides saints? - SpqrTiger on 7/23/14 at 4:46 pm|
Everyone else can die in a fire.
| Movie/TV Board|| re: THe Official Comic Book Villain Tournament (Round II) Voting Open - SpqrTiger on 7/22/14 at 12:40 pm|
place #2: Ultron
place #1: Magneto
place #1: Apocalypse
place #2: Mandarin
place #1: Black Manta
place #2: Sinestro
place #1: Thanos
place #1: Omega Red
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU & College Football Playoffs Success - SpqrTiger on 7/22/14 at 10:50 am|
There's no SEC team that's going to make this playoff without winning the SEC title. If you think two SEC teams are going to make it in, you are deluding yourself.
This system will reward conference champions. I don't see a committee situation bending over backward to favor the SEC's #2 team ov...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Was Caesar Augustus gay? - SpqrTiger on 7/21/14 at 2:06 pm|
[quote]It just gets annoying every time there is a history thread a few ppl have to come in and act like total experts, and over correct any miss spelling or slightly incorrect name[/quote]
I never had the intention of coming across that way. I'm actually really happy to see a thread about Augus...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Was Caesar Augustus gay? - SpqrTiger on 7/21/14 at 1:47 pm|
[quote]I mean that is literally exactly what I said[/quote]
Actually, no. But why on earth are you so sensitive?
| O-T Lounge|| re: Was Caesar Augustus gay? - SpqrTiger on 7/21/14 at 1:35 pm|
[quote]I think he went by Octavion Gaius Julius Caesar or something, but the people called him Caesar, the military called him Gaius, and his friends called him Octavion. And then eventually he went by Augustus, but everyone called him Princept [/quote]
I can clarify this one:
Names of August...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Was Caesar Augustus gay? - SpqrTiger on 7/21/14 at 1:26 pm|
[quote]Right it wasn't, but I'm saying it seems like he was homosexual not bisexual[/quote]
Well, this would be wholly inaccurate, as Augustus Caesar had documented relations with not one, but three wives, and those relations even overlapped with each other (wives one and two). So he's clearly a...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Watched the movie Dune Over The Weekend - SpqrTiger on 7/21/14 at 8:48 am|
[quote]My God what a steaming pile of monkey shite of a movie. [/quote]
You shut your whore mouth!...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What's your OT role? - SpqrTiger on 7/21/14 at 8:41 am|
I'm the old guy no one listens to/thread killer.
| O-T Lounge|| re: You come home to find your wife having sex - SpqrTiger on 7/21/14 at 8:40 am|
This reminds me of the classic Clint Eastwood/Sondra Locke exchange in "Bronco Billy."
Clint: "I caught my wife sleeping with my best friend, so I shot her."
Sondra: "Jesus... what did you do to HIM?"
Clint: "Nothing. He's my best friend."
| O-T Lounge|| re: 71% Of Women Say A Man "Wouldnt Stand A Chance" If Under 6 Foot - SpqrTiger on 7/21/14 at 8:36 am|
I'm 5'8", and I can tell you a couple of things. First, women are easily attracted to men over 6 feet. It's absolutely true. But 71% saying men under 6 feet wouldn't "stand a chance" is skewed. I would put that somewhere around 50%.
Now I would agree to 71% PREFER a man over six feet, but it'...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Things the average American doesn't know about Louisiana - SpqrTiger on 7/21/14 at 8:22 am|
They sure as hell don't know we're losing a football field of land every hour to coastal erosion.
But if a flamingo farts in the Everglades, they hold a fundraiser for it.
| O-T Lounge|| re: In your opinion, who was the greatest leader in history? - SpqrTiger on 7/20/14 at 9:57 am|
Augustus Caesar gets my vote, and he should have more votes in this thread.
Augustus Caesar was the first and greatest of Rome's emperors, having presided over the longest period of continuous peace in Rome's history. It was a golden age for Rome in which the economy, the arts and the welfare of...
| Tiger Rant|| re: What single game on this years schedule worries you the most? - SpqrTiger on 7/20/14 at 9:33 am|
I'm not worried about any of them. What happens, happens. But I'm not going to let the likes of Bama and Ole Miss rent space in my head. Screw them. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The Official Comic Book Villain Tournament (Round I)Vote Off Needed (Page 6) - SpqrTiger on 7/18/14 at 10:58 am|
place #1: Mr. Sinister
place #2: Silver Samurai
place #1: Poison Ivy
place #1: Brainiac
place #2: Omega Red
place #1: Bullseye
place #1: Hellblazer (Preacher)
place #1: Gori...
| Political Talk|| re: Buzzfeed "why I use birth control" - SpqrTiger on 7/17/14 at 9:57 am|
Stupid, overreactive screeching about birth control, controlling their own bodies, "freedom of choice," is the only way people like this can delude themselves into being relevant.
Don't let the facts get in the way of an opportunity to prove you can screech loudest and be applauded for it by your...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Awakening the Giant: ESPN Article on Y.A. Tittle - SpqrTiger on 7/15/14 at 4:37 pm|
Great read. I happen to know Y.A. very well. Spent some time with him, been to his house, met the whole family. Great people. Y.A. is every bit as kind and noble as you would expect.
It will be a sad day when he passes.
I only have one thing to point out about the article, though: