| O-T Lounge|| re: 30th Anniversary of National Minimum Drinking Age Act - GrantTheFan on 7/17/14 at 11:17 am|
Bars could declare themselves private clubs, then just give free memberships to whoever walked in. They wrote your name on a member card and boom, you were good to drink. So they qualified under the private event label. I found an old wallet at the bottom of a drawer a few years ago and in it wer...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Pick 1 former Saints player in prime that you'd pick to play on the '14 roster. - GrantTheFan on 7/2/14 at 9:01 pm|
Chuck Muncie if we could get the cocaine-free version, if not, Rickey Jackson....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Contractors in Baton Rouge Area - GrantTheFan on 6/30/14 at 11:32 pm|
If he's incapable of replacing 5 or 6 boards, and doesn't have a friend who can help in exchange for a 6 pack, yes. It's like asking for recommendations for doctors who would do a good job trimming a few of his toe nails because they're too long or something....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Contractors in Baton Rouge Area - GrantTheFan on 6/30/14 at 11:25 pm|
Not being a jerk, but a contractor has zero interest in that job. If you're lucky, some handy mam might do it, but that's a tiny job that isn't worth anybody with skills and other jobs time....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Would you spend $170 on this dog bed? - GrantTheFan on 6/30/14 at 10:39 am|
I looked at thing every time I got on a plane for years, finally pulled the trigger a couple months ago. The dog loves it and it seems to be pretty high quality. I recommend. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Renting out property without mortgage holder's consent - GrantTheFan on 6/29/14 at 10:23 pm|
Because you keep asking the same questions after they've been answered. Change your insurance and keep making your payment, Wells Fargo isn't going to do anything as long as the payments are made. They have to deny your request in a CYA way for a myriad of reasons, mostly due to liability if they ...
| Money Talk|| re: Lnglf.....who has been stocking up? - GrantTheFan on 6/21/14 at 11:03 pm|
It's obviously a spec play. May, might, maybe. But smarter money than me has bought in, so I bought a little. I'm ok with the risk/reward here. It's not for everybody....
| O-T Lounge|| re: WWTOTD- 9 yo daughter ran into wife's car with polaris - GrantTheFan on 6/20/14 at 9:22 pm|
I grew up out in the country and hit a tree with my Dad's jeep when I was around her age. Scared me to death, thought he would kill me. When he got home from what was probably a shitty day at work, he looked at everything and went inside. I thought I was dead. He came outside a few minutes later...
| Money Talk|| re: Lnglf.....who has been stocking up? - GrantTheFan on 6/20/14 at 3:12 pm|
| Money Talk|| re: Lnglf.....who has been stocking up? - GrantTheFan on 6/19/14 at 12:43 pm|
Hedge funds Third Point (Dan Loeb), Claren Asset Management and Baupost Group announced large investments yesterday, up 11% so far today. I took a flyer on a few shares at 2.17. We'll see....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Baton Rouge Mechanic? - GrantTheFan on 6/10/14 at 11:07 pm|
Louis doesn't work on cars, he fixes them....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Bobby Hebert - help settle a discussion - GrantTheFan on 6/5/14 at 2:53 pm|
Some buddies and I were discussing Kapernick's new contract and we got around to Bobby. Long story short, my opinion is that Bobby was a middle of the pack, top 15 QB in his era. The troll of the group claims Bobby was not, just a terrible player who couldn't capitalize even with the best defense ...
| Money Talk|| re: trying to buy a house before you sell yours - need options\suggestions - GrantTheFan on 5/29/14 at 5:00 pm|
I tried to find a house in southdowns for a year. The only three that came on the market that interested me sold they day they were listed, before I could get a showing. I finally found a great place in the garden district and jumped at it. I had a house in capital heights that the realtor said w...
| O-T Lounge|| re: General thoughts on "Skymall" - GrantTheFan on 5/23/14 at 10:00 am|
I bought the giant dog bed that looks like a couch for my dog. He loves it, seems to be pretty good quality and looks good in the living room....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Jim Mora Coaching Tree - GrantTheFan on 4/15/14 at 11:35 pm|
Very good blog post. One mistake, Vaughn Dunbar was a first round bust at running back under Mora, Vaughn Johnson was the linebacker. Well-written and good read, though....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Hi... First post OT Alpha. - GrantTheFan on 3/25/14 at 4:01 pm|
OT Douche, of which there are many....
| Money Talk|| re: Emergency Fund - GrantTheFan on 3/19/14 at 10:24 pm|
[quote]I do not understand the need for a savings account, what expense cannot be put on a credit card while you unwind your brokerage account? It takes what, 5 days max to get the money?[/quote]
This was my strategy for a long time, I kept all cash "working" for me and had a 20k personal line of...
| O-T Lounge|| re: BRPD booked 32 on suspicion of DUI Saturday - GrantTheFan on 3/17/14 at 12:33 am|
Yeah, GrantTheFan is Eric Ducote.
| O-T Lounge|| re: BRPD booked 32 on suspicion of DUI Saturday - GrantTheFan on 3/17/14 at 12:25 am|
FWIW, I know the Eric ducote who got popped and I know of the Eric Ducote who was tweeting about drinking beer and they're two different people. The tweeter is a craft/brew your own beer guy, the other is just a guy who was at my party yesterday. I doubt he was even over the limit, he mostly helpe...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Would an I/O runabout Ski and Fish work in bays? - GrantTheFan on 2/18/14 at 4:49 pm|
Very nice, Michael!
Thanks everyone for your input....
| Outdoor Board|| Would an I/O runabout Ski and Fish work in bays? - GrantTheFan on 2/17/14 at 7:32 pm|
Here is my line of thinking on buying a new boat. I've always enjoying cruising/ski'ing and hanging out at the sand bars in Lake Maurepas. I also like to fish, but I'm not hardcore about it. My old Bayliner is on its last legs and I was thinking of buyer another similar inboard/outboard runabout,...
| O-T Lounge|| re: For those seeking reinstatement to the site... - GrantTheFan on 11/7/13 at 9:25 pm|
3) if nacho recalls correctly, yes.
4) started a thread about CLM's gridiron luncheon meltdown
5) n/a, iirc..
6) i nacho24, vow to just stay off of the rant in general to avoid troubling the admins
7) well, you guys are an ok ...
| Money Talk|| re: Car Buying/Trade In Process - GrantTheFan on 8/16/13 at 8:42 am|
The book may say it's worth 25k retail, but that seems pretty high, you have to think of the market. The 2014's hit the market in a couple weeks, making this one 8 years old. A new one can be bought for around 35k. I know it's very low miles and may be showroom condition, but nobody is going to p...
| Money Talk|| re: Family Member's Dilemma - GrantTheFan on 7/16/13 at 10:43 pm|
Sounds like he got hooked into a franchise that sold him a lot of overpriced equipment and took his profits in monthly royalty payments and advertising fees. Tell him to file and never look back. It's no big deal. I have no idea why the SBA jumps on qualifying so many franchises as eligible, most...
| Tiger Rant|| re: What is the main reason you don't have LSU season tickets? - GrantTheFan on 7/12/13 at 11:01 am|
Most home games now aren't worth going to. NE Loisiana, Mean Green, Towson State, etc. I gave up my tickets years ago, but tailgate every game and haven't missed a single one I was interested in seeing. Somebody is always trying to get rid of a couple tickets, even for the Alabama and Florida typ...
| Money Talk|| re: Truck Dilema - GrantTheFan on 7/9/13 at 4:04 pm|
I may be wrong, but it sounds like you easily qualify to return the truck under the lemon law. I would at least look in to that option....
| O-T Lounge|| re: What white people do not understand about Rachel Jeantel (Trayvon Witness) - GrantTheFan on 6/28/13 at 9:36 am|
Most intellectually vacant thing I've ever read. Seriously....
| O-T Lounge|| re: SE BR School District -- Chances That It Actually happens ? - GrantTheFan on 6/26/13 at 10:27 pm|
I'd say better than 50/50. I support it, fwiw...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Long post..should I send flowers/a gift? - GrantTheFan on 6/26/13 at 5:13 pm|
Come on, man. She was boning the new guy before you broke up, surely you understand that, right? Met three weeks after? smh...
And no way do you send her flowers. I understand feelings from true love will linger and can cloud our thoughts, but the reality is she shite all over you and wouldn't...
| Money Talk|| re: Considerations before purchasing a small business? - GrantTheFan on 6/17/13 at 10:04 am|
[quote]He clearly meant earnings per share. You two are arguing over semantics and a misinterpretation there [/quote]
Flask's specialty, I've noticed his ego hits most threads about ten minutes before his posts do.
To the OP, generally I'll use a couple methods to arrive at a rough, but genera...