| O-T Lounge|| re: Have you ever done a religious fast? - just1dawg on 4/18/14 at 3:48 am|
[quote]Makes sense. There's an element of solidarity in people doing things together, but you don't want to get carried away and have people start tracking and reporting on their progress to everyone else.[/quote]
I agree. I don't even know how many people are doing the fast at my church. There's...
| O-T Lounge|| Have you ever done a religious fast? - just1dawg on 4/17/14 at 10:01 pm|
This year I'm part of a group of people at our church fasting from communion on today on Maundy Thursday (about 7:00pm) to after the sunrise service on Easter morning (starts at 6:30am).
Drinking calories (we're Southern Baptists so obviously not alcohol :lol:) is okay but eating solid food is n...
| SEC Rant|| re: Show us your marching band halls! - just1dawg on 4/15/14 at 11:58 pm|
Also JSU played us once or twice while I was there. Of course they had an awesome show, even at the very beginning of the season. I loved the fact that they brought the full band to perform--most SEC schools won't/can't due to the lack of hotel rooms.
Some historical pictures of note:
| SEC Rant|| re: Show us your marching band halls! - just1dawg on 4/15/14 at 11:38 pm|
[quote]It looks like the web have been scraped of all evidence. [/quote]
Oh I have pictures of the garage, the "temporary" home of the band for 50+ years. I helped clean it out on my birthday in 2007 and move everything to the new building. I couldn't believe how much stuff was crammed into that ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Show us your marching band halls! - just1dawg on 4/15/14 at 2:52 am|
Although I'm not working as a band director now I too was a music major at MSU and a brother of KKPsi so I was very involved with the band program....
| SEC Rant|| re: Show us your marching band halls! - just1dawg on 4/15/14 at 2:22 am|
A picture's of MSU's band/choral hall. It's not much to look at on the outside but it's very nice and useful on the inside.
The large rehearsal hall during band camp (340 in the band):
The large rehearsal hall again:
| SEC Rant|| re: Show us your marching band halls! - just1dawg on 4/15/14 at 1:49 am|
[quote]Also very few bands actually practice inside, even if they have a band hall. It wouldn't sound right, especially for the bigger bands like LSU and Auburn. Also it would be a VERY tight fit.[/quote]
You think it wouldn't sound "right?" Trust me, it sounds fine as long as you're in an approp...
| SEC Rant|| re: Show us your marching band halls! - just1dawg on 4/14/14 at 5:23 pm|
[quote]Dude, don't sweat it. I'm thinking that's the norm, not the exception.[/quote]
Not in the SEC. Alabama's lack of support for the Million Dollar Band is in many ways pathetic....
| O-T Lounge|| re: How can I learn to drive stick today? - just1dawg on 4/13/14 at 6:45 am|
I should add that I learned to drive stick in my sister's Civic by easing it up and down our driveway. It didn't have enough torque at idle to really move the car so you had to add gas otherwise it'd die if you just tried to slowly let the clutch out. Of course I was sneaking behind her back to do t...
| O-T Lounge|| re: How can I learn to drive stick today? - just1dawg on 4/13/14 at 6:40 am|
[quote]I suggest a dodge diesel truck. Sounds dumb, but a diesel is by far the easiest thing to learn on. They're very hard to stall out.[/quote]
"Very hard to stall out" has not been my experience with VW's 2.0 diesel. Get too slow in too high of a gear when coming up on a stop and it quits with...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Ever met a real person from denmark?? - just1dawg on 4/11/14 at 11:34 pm|
Yes. Met a young lady from Denmark named Mette who was in some kind of exchange program with her university and MSU's vet school. I first met her at Thanksgiving dinner last year. Very charming.
| SEC Rant|| re: How can you even make the case that college baseball is part of a "Big 3"? - just1dawg on 4/8/14 at 7:10 pm|
I bet baseball is a net moneymaker for the athletic department at more schools than women's basketball is....
| O-T Lounge|| re: At what point does population growth exceed the earth's carrying capacity? - just1dawg on 4/6/14 at 2:00 pm|
[quote]When we stop eating meat, start eating bugs for our main protein and the bugs are running low...[/quote]
Tried two protein bars from EXO ([link=(www.exo.co)]www.exo.co[/link]) last week. They're made from natural ingredients plus cricket flour for protein. Both were good (particularly the ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Decline of the African American family - article - just1dawg on 3/30/14 at 3:09 pm|
Thomas Sowell likes to point out that in 1950 more black children in America grew up in stable, two parent homes than white children did.
With the advent of modern welfare that number changed drastically with the federal and state governments taking over the father's role as provider....
| O-T Lounge|| re: The most interesting man on instagram: 33-year-old Dan Bilzerian (NSFW) - just1dawg on 3/27/14 at 1:58 am|
I've seen pictures of that GLEX (Bombardier Global Express) before but I can't remember whose it is.
Ah ha! I think that's Cirque du Soleil's aircraft....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Any recourse for someone who refuses to take care of a family member?? - just1dawg on 3/27/14 at 1:42 am|
Thankfully our case wasn't as bad but it happened in my family, too. A great uncle (retired ophthalmologist) had some $$ and when his first wife died of cancer he eventually remarried a lady who turns out to have had $$ in her eyes when she married him. Luckily he had two sons that she couldn't free...
| O-T Lounge|| re: I-10 West Bound, 4 Door Ford Focus. License Plate - just1dawg on 3/21/14 at 9:04 pm|
I agree about the engine damage question. If you run your average car/truck engine for hundreds of hours flat out they could eventually get damaged but surely it'll take some time.
My Mazda3's speed limiter is set to 118mph and I can neither confirm nor deny that I have verified that fact. Regar...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Can i put contacts in water? - just1dawg on 3/15/14 at 12:23 am|
If you wear contacts why don't you have a backup pair of glasses?
If it was me I'd just sleep in them....
| O-T Lounge|| re: NJ tells Tesla no. Discuss Franchise laws here - just1dawg on 3/12/14 at 4:39 pm|
[quote]Ron Paul's big kick used to be that any and all career politicians are bad news. Well guess what he and his son are now? [/quote]
Clearly you don't know much about Ron Paul. I doubt anyone can ever find any evidence that he ever changed a vote due to influence from corporations or lobbyist...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Parents who let their children walk around in public barefoot...... - just1dawg on 3/7/14 at 1:46 pm|
Not in New Zealand. There kids often go to school barefoot when it's nice out and nobody thinks anything of it. Definitely not trashy there....
| SEC Rant|| re: Pride of the Southland Band Director Gary Sousa has been FIRED - just1dawg on 3/7/14 at 9:02 am|
[quote]Lee Greenwood? Dude that hasn't happened in ages.[/quote]
I think I remember him being at UT in 2003 or 2004 when we played there. I was in MSU's pep band....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Disney Scooters and fat people - just1dawg on 3/3/14 at 11:15 am|
Have things really changed so much in just a few years (relatively speaking)? The one time we went to Disney was in 1996 and I don't remember seeing hardly any people on scooters there. I was 12 years old, though, and just might not've noticed.
I have sympathy for people who want to enjoy a vacat...
| SEC Rant|| re: SEC to allow piped in music between plays in 2014 - just1dawg on 3/2/14 at 1:37 pm|
[quote]Good! Less time for Vandy's shitty band. They really need to fix that garbage.[/quote]
Aw c'mon, you can only expect so much from a high school band. :lol:...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The Right Stuff (1983) - just1dawg on 3/1/14 at 12:43 pm|
Crazy fact from the IMDB page about the movie.
While filming the lung-capacity sequence - in which the seven original Mercury astronauts need to blow into individual tubes to keep toy balls suspended in a beaker and end up in a competition of physical stamina - the seven actors portraying ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Health Etiquette: how to tell someone their diet sucks - just1dawg on 3/1/14 at 12:16 pm|
[quote]Have y'all seen the guy at the Nutri store off Airline/Bluebonnet says he lost 175 pounds in 32 weeks[/quote]
Losing 5.5 lbs per week isn't impossible if you start off fat enough and you're dedicated enough. Generally I think that only happens with some kind of surgery, though....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Things you had wrong for a long time. - just1dawg on 2/27/14 at 12:54 am|
A cousin of mine never liked getting to NYC as a kid and he thought the Lord's Prayer included the line, "and lead us not into Penn Station, but deliver us from evil."...
| SEC Rant|| re: Can MSU beat LSU in football in the next 10 years? - just1dawg on 2/24/14 at 9:52 pm|
Can we? Yes.
Will we? :rotflmao:...
| Olympics Board|| re: Dutch Speedskating Coach Ridicules The U.S. - just1dawg on 2/22/14 at 11:52 pm|
[quote]He does have a lot to gloat about. I don't ever recall a nation dominating an Olympic sport like this, other than those American-concocted, X-Game inspired Olympic sports.[/quote]
Remember why the 1996 American women's gymnastics team was called the Magnificent Seven? It's because of the U...
| Olympics Board|| re: Why is a South Korean skating for Russia? - just1dawg on 2/22/14 at 11:40 pm|
[quote]I know the US tried to get him. Too bad he didn't come here since our speed skating team sucks ass. [/quote]
Apparently it was too hard to get US citizenship....
| Olympics Board|| re: What are other country's "Kerri Strug", "Miracle on Ice", etc? - just1dawg on 2/22/14 at 11:28 pm|
I didn't know that Nadia Comaneci is now a US citizen.