| O-T Lounge|| re: Top 25 Hottest Female Sex Offenders - Maderan on 2/7/14 at 3:58 pm|
I don't think any of them are actual sex offenders.
At least the ones I checked weren't, still fine though....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Cane's vs Bailey's - Maderan on 2/2/14 at 10:55 pm|
The employees giving away food is what must have put that place under. You can add me to the list of someone who would get tons of free food from there.
Like 20 fingers and a bag of fries for free. Looking back I feel bad for whoever owned that place....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Chili....Make me a believer - Maderan on 1/24/14 at 11:06 am|
The best chilies I have had all had some form of chocolate in them, be it coco powder or dark chocolate.
Also use some of the Sazon seasoning from Goyo. Most of the recipes that win chili cook offs use it as their secret ingredient.
| Money Talk|| re: Dividend play for long term (30+ yrs) vs Index - Maderan on 1/21/14 at 9:50 am|
What has been said by previous posters is pretty spot on.
Thought I would share a bit on the importance of dividends to total return.
If you look at the Ibbotson year book tables for Large Company stocks $1,000 invested in the index (no div reinvestment) in 1925 grew to $98,560 by 2011.
| Soccer Board|| re: Are American players good enough? - Maderan on 1/14/14 at 10:01 am|
It is a flaw in the way Americans develop talent. The focus on team, passing and winning begins as soon as kids get on the pitch.
We lack kids brought up with the basketball mentality of doing something creative and driving to the rim. Until we change the development tract that is producing playe...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Mascona saying something huge is brewing....... - Maderan on 1/6/14 at 4:12 pm|
I'll guess Cam Cameron new contract as HC in waiting.
Saban to LSU to just coach the DBs....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Anything on Malachi Dupre? - Maderan on 12/30/13 at 8:53 pm|
My sales person at Bergeron Dodge was Matt Dupre, Malachi's older brother. I chatted with him for a bit about his brother. They seem to be looking at schools from a very business like perspective. Matt is studying to be a sports agent and their uncle is/was a sports agent. He said it is down to LSU,...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Favorite Paul Walker movie/s? - Maderan on 12/3/13 at 9:36 am|
How can the answer not be Running Scared?
Anyone who said otherwise must have never seen it. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Review new burger spot on Vets: Atomic Burger - Maderan on 11/26/13 at 3:40 pm|
Pricing was like 5-6 bucks for the burger and another 3 to make it a combo.
Shake was more expensive around 4.50.
Cheaper than 5 Guys but more expensive than McDonalds, Wendy's etc....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Review new burger spot on Vets: Atomic Burger - Maderan on 11/26/13 at 3:35 pm|
I liked the fries a lot. I would put them on par with some of the best in the city, perhaps just a step below. They were almost as good as the fires at LUKE.
Burger was really good but I can't place it in a category. Better than anything I have had at a fast food joint (I liked it better than 5 G...
| Food and Drink Board|| Review new burger spot on Vets: Atomic Burger - Maderan on 11/26/13 at 2:51 pm|
Just opened and tried it out for lunch. Came away impressed. It seems like a focus on quality.
Burger is good and a thicker style than I have seen for any fast food place.
Fries were some of the best I've had anywhere. Thin cut in house with skin on.
Highlight was the milk shake. They make...
| Money Talk|| re: Why hybrid adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) are good for short-term homeowners. - Maderan on 11/15/13 at 8:52 am|
We did this with the first house we bought. We went one step further though and paid the same amount every month as if we had gone with a 30 yr. You get way more equity at the end of the 5 year period if you do this....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Cleaning very bad tarnish from large silver piece. Help. - Maderan on 10/15/13 at 9:21 am|
Try ketchup. It should shine it as the acid eats off the tarnish. You have to leave it on for a while just keep testing to see when it is done.
Afterwards you will need to clean and polish one more time with a regular polish....
| Soccer Board|| re: Need some options for my son in soccer in the Baton Rouge area. - Maderan on 10/15/13 at 8:59 am|
Teaching situational passing limits the development of fundamentals. Tactics should be learned later.
You can not coach the aggressive mentality to go to the goal and dribble through multiple defenders. Teaching passing at an early age makes a kids go to move when he encounters defenders to be t...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT Craftsman: What Type of Saw Should I Use on this..... - Maderan on 10/11/13 at 9:17 am|
[quote]Keep in mind that those are slattes boards. They appear to be 1" x 4", a 6" hole saw would cut the board in half. So trim around your cut so the board stull has structure. Also, a 6" hole saw is expensive, your better off buying a cheap jig saw unless you have access to someone that has one a...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT Gentlemen - Do you use an electric razor? If so, what kind? - Maderan on 10/11/13 at 8:45 am|
[quote]I don't use an eclectic. IMO it's too 90's and old fashioned. [/quote]
Solid logic... :banghead:
Get one of the foil cutters like the Braun pictured above. They are not as close a shave as a razor but work very well, especially with course hair. The rotary ones are crap. The main differ...
| Money Talk|| re: Rebalancing Investing Accounts - Maderan on 9/18/13 at 9:53 am|
Rebalance into your losers. You are buying into to a category you like at a lower price. Will help your long term performance....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Most insulted you have been during a fine dining experience? - Maderan on 7/19/13 at 4:57 pm|
Place in Metairie that is now closed.
Ordered a prime steak. All salt shakers were filled with sugar by accident. The staff knew but didn't change them all out. After shaking sugar all over my steak I figured out what was wrong after a few bites.
Their solution was to bring me real salt to pu...
| Money Talk|| re: 401k question - Maderan on 7/19/13 at 9:33 am|
Annually up to their tax filing deadline in the next year including extensions. So the latest is middle of September for the previous year....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Post a screen cap of your phone's home screen. - Maderan on 7/1/13 at 10:36 am|
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Looking for Restaurants in Boston - Maderan on 6/27/13 at 9:46 am|
If you are an OT baller and can swing it you will have an amazing experience at o ya.
| Movie/TV Board|| re: What site do you use to watch movies online. - Maderan on 6/7/13 at 1:21 pm|
| Money Talk|| re: Mutual fund or etf - Maderan on 6/6/13 at 11:32 am|
I like Good Harbor as well. We use them quite a bit as a swing man.
Only rebalancing once a month seems like a drawback but they need a consistent repeatable process or it starts to look too much like market timing.
Also you can't run a momentum based strategy on too short of a time period a...
| Money Talk|| re: Flat Fee MLS referral - BTR real estate - Maderan on 5/29/13 at 1:54 pm|
I sold my house via Jude at Sharp MLS a flat fee MLS listing service. I had the ability to set the buyers agent commission at whatever I wanted and the service we went through sent me a bunch of comps and helped me determine the price. Jude was good to deal with and always prompt in communication bu...
| Money Talk|| re: Are any of y'all anti- 401K or IRA - Maderan on 5/8/13 at 10:09 am|
As to that long explanation quoted above the average return of the S&P is used to make a point to the gullible. No investment is ever looked at in this way, every return number used for comparison is annualized.
The annualized number is the average return of the growth of assets from what you inv...
| O-T Lounge|| re: $826 Miliion New Orleans Airport Overhaul Proposed - Maderan on 4/17/13 at 11:08 am|
I think most of this has to do with having a serious cargo terminal. That is where the revenue increases would be generated and it has little to do with changes being needed on the passenger side.
| Money Talk|| re: If you had 5-10k to invest and you were in college now.. - Maderan on 4/4/13 at 10:54 am|
It depends on your objectives.
You can build some wealth by diversifying but the secret to becoming rich is being concentrated.
Most of the ultra wealthy of the world built it by being very concentrated (one company) and being right. Many more examples of being wrong than right obviously.
| Money Talk|| re: Once A Year Employer 401K Contribution - Maderan on 4/3/13 at 9:53 am|
Any employer contributions must be made before the company file their taxes, including extensions.
So for 2012 matching/profit sharing/safe harbor contributions a company can go up to September 15th of 2013 before making them.
Companies can contribute earlier as well (every payroll, monthly, q...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Running Scared - Maderan on 4/2/13 at 3:21 pm|
Very good movie. I agree under rated. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: You can only watch the same ten movies for the rest of your life - Maderan on 3/27/13 at 1:36 pm|
I would have to cover my favorite genres.
Quotable Classics[/b] [i]I could prob live with just these 4[/i]
Sean of the Dead