| O-T Lounge|| re: O-T Dog Owners: What type of food do you feed your dog? - austintigerdad on 3/11/14 at 12:22 pm|
[quote]raw chicken and vegetable glop [/quote]
We add chicken, vegetables, and other human food to rice that we buy in bulk at a warehouse store and cook in a Chinese rice cooker. The rice helps to fill up the dogs, and is inexpensive and consistent (unlike, say, bulk potatoes)....
| O-T Lounge|| re: RIP Harold Ramis - austintigerdad on 2/24/14 at 3:03 pm|
I just read this [link=(https://www.byliner.com/tad-friend/stories/comedy-first?AFID=273784&share=243720620f3aaa8a0e9e8308f0f067d0)]excellent profile of Harold Ramis[/link] that was temporarily removed from a pay wall just for today.
It's a long read, but it's worth it if you like Ramis' work....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Nest Thermostat Thoughts - austintigerdad on 2/21/14 at 10:57 am|
[quote]And that's fine if you're paranoid, just don't act like all your precious info ("omg he keeps his thermostat above 72!") is going to get passed around to whoever wants it. [/quote]From what I read, Nest sends information over the network that reveals whether anyone is home. So unless you trus...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Airport Madness......Weirdest thing you've ever seen at the airport/while flying - austintigerdad on 2/20/14 at 5:01 pm|
I've seen lots of celebrities on flights and at airports: Sandra Bullock, Renée Zellweger, Howard Stern, and Mariah Carey to name a few.
I thought Renée Zellweger looked way nicer IRL than she does onscreen. The others (especially Mariah) not so much....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Airport Madness......Weirdest thing you've ever seen at the airport/while flying - austintigerdad on 2/20/14 at 12:26 pm|
I used to fly a lot in China in the 1980's.
Once my flight was oversold so they took off with passengers sitting in folding chairs in the center aisle.
Once I tried to check into a flight at a really small airport and asked why the flight number was crossed off on a big chalk board. The guy a...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Tips the Japanese give for visiting the United States - austintigerdad on 2/20/14 at 11:47 am|
[quote]Cashiers are slow. Abysmally slow compared to Japan. [/quote]
This made me laugh because it's true. In my experience cashiers in Japan make a huge deal out of checking you out quickly and accurately.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Top 25 Evil Men/Women In History - austintigerdad on 2/14/14 at 10:03 am|
| O-T Lounge|| Your Most Hated Product? - austintigerdad on 2/8/14 at 8:19 pm|
My most hated consumer product has got to be Blu-Ray disks and players.
It pisses me off to wait 5 minutes before rented Blu-Ray movies start, while the player contacts Sony over the Internet to see if I've copied the disk. Meanwhile half the kids in the US have already downloaded the content fo...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Mysteries You are Dying to Know - austintigerdad on 1/30/14 at 6:19 pm|
It's not exactly a life or death conspiracy, but in 2004 Austin residents discovered that what was then the tallest building in town takes the shape of an angry owl staring down at the U. Texas campus at night.
There are rumors that the corporate owners at Frost Bank are part of a secret society,...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Mysteries You are Dying to Know - austintigerdad on 1/30/14 at 5:29 pm|
[quote]What's under Denver INT Airport [/quote]I had not heard this Denver Airport conspiracy theory until now, but have to admit that DIA looks a little too much like a swastika.
| O-T Lounge|| re: New Orleans street performer: Transformers edition - austintigerdad on 1/30/14 at 4:11 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Delta 80s In flight safety video - austintigerdad on 1/30/14 at 7:27 am|
OK, I spotted Kareem Abdul Jabbar and possibly this guy from Devo.
Who are the other (human) 80's stars referred to in the video's YouTube summary?
| O-T Lounge|| re: What Daily Vehicle – If You Were Very Rich? - austintigerdad on 1/29/14 at 5:12 pm|
[quote]Anyone that says they would drive their current car if they suddenly came up on A BILLION DOLLARS is lying.[/quote]I worked at a very large software company whose owner drove a base model Geo Metro and usually rode his bike to work.
The guy invited the entire company to a Christmas party ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What Daily Vehicle – If You Were Very Rich? - austintigerdad on 1/29/14 at 4:32 pm|
I wouldn't call it beautiful, but Toyota sells a Land Cruiser pickup overseas that's supposedly tough as hell for around $30,000.
| O-T Lounge|| re: What Daily Vehicle – If You Were Very Rich? - austintigerdad on 1/29/14 at 4:20 pm|
[quote]i would buy a brand new Defender 90[/quote]I did not know that you can buy a brand new Land Rover that looks like this. Very cool.
| O-T Lounge|| re: What Daily Vehicle – If You Were Very Rich? - austintigerdad on 1/29/14 at 3:59 pm|
[quote]Bull shite. Billionaires don't drive. [/quote]The guy I saw walk out of his car and over to a private jet at the [link=(https://www.atlanticaviation.com/location/AUS)]Austin FBO[/link] is easy to recognize and worth $15 Billion according to Forbes. ...
| O-T Lounge|| What Daily Vehicle – If You Were Very Rich? - austintigerdad on 1/29/14 at 2:33 pm|
Awhile back I saw a famous billionaire drive up at the local airport. I've also spotted some A-list celebrities arriving at the talent agency next to my employer's Los Angeles office.
When they drive themselves it seems like a lot of these people use vehicles like Range Rovers, Land Cruisers, an...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Budweiser will have the best commercial Sunday - austintigerdad on 1/29/14 at 10:39 am|
[quote]Budweiser will have the best commercial[/quote]The Bud ad is good, but I don't think it's nearly as memorable as that sick[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugo7Y2lRsxc)]Doritos Finger Cleaner[/link] Super Bowl contest ad from Australia....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Items in a grocery cart that may paint you as a murderer.. - austintigerdad on 1/26/14 at 9:43 am|
[quote]10 gallons of bleach[/quote]I once bought mass quantities of Clorox bleach to eliminate a nasty algae problem when our swimming pool pump and filter broke. It worked great....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Help finding sewerline - austintigerdad on 1/22/14 at 1:30 pm|
[quote]Mine was about 30 feet away from the house in the backyard[/quote]On most current homes the cleanout is 2 feet from the foundation, in a line that runs from the home to the city sewer line out under the street. It's common for the cleanout to be hidden by shrubs or buried by turf.
If you s...
| O-T Lounge|| re: buying new car soon, need tips. - austintigerdad on 1/18/14 at 10:37 pm|
1. Research online and then visit local dealers to test drive every car you'd potentially buy until you're sure of the exact make, model, year, and trim level you want.
2. Once you get the local dealers' walk-up price, search *nationwide* on [link=(http://www.cars.com)]Cars.com[/link] for the exa...
| O-T Lounge|| re: I Disagree with Some of You Pot Smokers - austintigerdad on 1/17/14 at 4:50 pm|
[quote]It was a joke b/c that line is always thrown out there. "I know several successful people that smoke weed." [/quote]In my circle, which is mostly software people, I've definitely met successful individuals who smoke pot.
I also disagree with previous comments that a lot of us drink for the...
| O-T Lounge|| re: I Disagree with Some of You Pot Smokers - austintigerdad on 1/17/14 at 3:37 pm|
[quote] With morons like that in this state[/quote]
You could prove right, but IMO:
Lobbyist Money + Capitalism >>> Morons...
| O-T Lounge|| re: I Disagree with Some of You Pot Smokers - austintigerdad on 1/17/14 at 3:31 pm|
[quote]LA is one state that is looking into it as we speak.[/quote]I had not seen this. Got a link?...
| O-T Lounge|| I Disagree with Some of You Pot Smokers - austintigerdad on 1/17/14 at 3:29 pm|
Does anyone else disagree with some of the pot smokers on the OT who predict that it will be decades before we in the Bible belt get legalized weed?
I expect that within 18 months everyone will accept that Colorado and Washington State haven't fallen into anarchy.
As soon as that happens, mon...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Google purchases NEST for $3.2 billion - austintigerdad on 1/15/14 at 3:26 pm|
[quote]scary info to be in the wrong hands..[/quote]If you live in Texas, the odds are high that your home already has a [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_meters)]smart power meter[/link], and your power consumption details are constantly sent out over a huge wireless network.
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT marketing pros - costs of mass mailings - austintigerdad on 1/14/14 at 6:13 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT marketing pros - costs of mass mailings - austintigerdad on 1/14/14 at 6:11 pm|
[quote]I'm looking into doing a mass mailing for our baseball park.[/quote]Have you considered running a Google AdWords display ad campaign?
You could show a compelling banner ad to anyone in your area who Google has determined has an interest in baseball or sports, and pay only when those peopl...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT marketing pros - costs of mass mailings - austintigerdad on 1/14/14 at 6:07 pm|
[quote]I think it's not as effective as some think, don't know why though.[/quote]I figure that direct mail is a win for companies that sell costly, high-margin products and can benefit from narrowly targeted mailing lists. Thus, at our home we get lots of direct mail from insurance agents, refinanc...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT marketing pros - costs of mass mailings - austintigerdad on 1/14/14 at 5:57 pm|
[quote]Let's say 100k pieces.[/quote]
Last year my company ran a test of 5,000 pieces - large, 4-color postcards with black and white on the reverse - to consumers with targeted demographics.
The cost was right at $0.50 per piece, including the postage, printing, and rental of the mailing list....