| Gaming Board|| re: Anyone playing WildStar? - ShoeBang on 6/2/14 at 6:51 am|
[quote]You'll never find the mmo of your dreams [/quote]
Yeah, SWG and COH have been cancelled....
| O-T Lounge|| re: So OT, what is your profession? - ShoeBang on 5/30/14 at 10:45 am|
Inside Technical Sales - providing valves and valve automation to the petrochem / O&G industry.
Design and quote valve automation packages all day long with a great group of people. Been in the business for almost 9 years....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anybody here from Opelousas? - ShoeBang on 5/15/14 at 8:15 am|
I lived in Prairie Ronde for 3 years if that counts.
| Political Talk|| re: Adam Carolla's New Book "President Me: The America That's in my Head." - ShoeBang on 5/14/14 at 12:39 pm|
One of his sayings is : "I know everything because I know nothing."
This strikes me as profound. He was raised by people who did nothing and cared about nothing, so he was not indoctrinated with any beliefs while growing up. He was a blank slate and was allowed to form his own opinions, thus ma...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Does the concept of friendship exist outside of humans? - ShoeBang on 5/14/14 at 8:19 am|
[quote]Does the concept of friendship exist outside of humans?[/quote]
"Concepts" of anything don't exist outside of humans, so no. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Prediction: within 10 years the shortage of teachers will be a crisis - ShoeBang on 5/14/14 at 7:33 am|
The main problem is that the benefit of teaching (hours, vacation time, rewarding feeling of teaching that most will tell you about) are no longer outweighing the bull shite that comes along with taking the job.
You can't correct the animals that attend the school.
If you do, their parent either...
| O-T Lounge|| re: West bound I10 screwed - ShoeBang on 5/14/14 at 7:24 am|
[quote]Could care less [/quote]
So you care at least a little, right?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Married men of the OT. Mothers Day - ShoeBang on 5/6/14 at 2:36 pm|
Had our first on May 24 last year. All I did was tell her "happy future mothers day"
This year I'm going for a little more.
Your situation: Don't chance it IMO...
| Gaming Board|| re: Destiny has $500 million budget, huge gamble by Activision - ShoeBang on 5/6/14 at 7:08 am|
You can count my copy in that 15-16 million. There is no game on the horizon that I am more pumped up about....
| O-T Lounge|| re: What's the most tramatic thing that's ever happened to you? - ShoeBang on 5/6/14 at 7:02 am|
After working for the same company for 8 years, starting literally sweeping and cleaning up shite and then moving into the front office as a salesman, I was unceremoniously laid off. Found out a few weeks later that my wife was unexpectedly pregnant with our second child. Our first was 7 months old a...
| Gaming Board|| re: NBA2K14 - All I want is to play for the Pelicans - ShoeBang on 5/5/14 at 2:33 pm|
| Gaming Board|| NBA2K14 - All I want is to play for the Pelicans - ShoeBang on 5/5/14 at 2:21 pm|
3 Players created. 3 players interviewed by pelicans, restarted the draft like 25 times between the 3 of them. Not one drafted.
Any way to actually get drafted by the team you want in this game?...
| Gaming Board|| re: Bought a PS4 yesterday. What game(s) should I get? - ShoeBang on 5/1/14 at 7:31 am|
Mercenary Kings Is / was free. I'm loving it.
I have NBA2k and Infamous and might get watchdogs if it gets good reviews.
and then it's waiting on destiny in september.......
| Gaming Board|| re: Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct announces Wii U bundle, free bonus game - ShoeBang on 4/30/14 at 1:10 pm|
Once Mario Kart and Smash Bros is out..... I may be swayed enough to purchase a used Wii U if I can find a great deal on ebay or something like that
But I do wants to play MK8...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Y'all still want Hibbert? - ShoeBang on 4/30/14 at 7:44 am|
[quote]Hibbert is a very good player [/quote]
So he's better than anything we have at the 5
[quote] hasn't really been [i]that[/i] amazing for the past six weeks[/quote]
not [i]that[/i] amazing is still better than anything this team has had since Tyson Chandler
| O-T Lounge|| re: One of the best days of my life. - ShoeBang on 4/29/14 at 7:05 am|
Thanks for not naming your son like a douche.
My first son (2nd child) is due in July. Naming him Jack. Huzzah for non douche names.
Nothing is like that feeling. Can't wait to feel it again....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Have you ever thought about suicide? - ShoeBang on 4/23/14 at 1:48 pm|
Yep. I got over it. Wouldn't have met my wife, wouldn't have my kids. Wouldn't have been able to actually be happy. Would have just died a miserable POS.
Going through that taught me how to have grit. It taught me that life is not easy.It taught me that going through the bad times makes the good ...
| Gaming Board|| re: FTL: Faster Than Light ... Anyone Playing? - ShoeBang on 4/23/14 at 12:51 pm|
[quote] I've only been able to beat the flagship with a stealth/boarding build[/quote]
I had a Flak II cannon, Ion Bomb and Burst Laser II for weapons. Ion kept missng, so did Flak. Frustrating. Up until that point, I was destroying everything I came across easily. The evade of the flagship is in...
| Gaming Board|| FTL: Faster Than Light ... Anyone Playing? - ShoeBang on 4/23/14 at 12:42 pm|
I just picked it up on iPad. Having fun with it but the sheer random nature of it is frustrating at times.
Just got to the flagship fight for the first time last night and got destroyed in short order.
Love the game for what it is....
| Political Talk|| re: College Enrollment Rates of Recent High School Grads, Dropping Since 2009 - ShoeBang on 4/23/14 at 10:19 am|
[quote]When does the race finish? You're not anywhere near the finish line at age 29. So what if you think you are in the lead now. What happens over the next 30+ years of your career? If your contemporaries make more in the future, enough to repay the $40k of debt plus interest and then some, t...
| Political Talk|| re: $1,400 doctor bill for cold treatment? - ShoeBang on 4/23/14 at 7:36 am|
In january I got treatment for a possible staph infection. I had just started a new job and had no insurance.
Cost for the visit at an urgent care complete ou of pocket: $180 or something like that.
Cost for the anti biotics: $30
I call BS on this whole story...
| Political Talk|| re: College Enrollment Rates of Recent High School Grads, Dropping Since 2009 - ShoeBang on 4/23/14 at 7:24 am|
I started working full time in a manufacturing facility at age 20. Made "college grad" money by age 22. Now I'm 29, in an office job, making just as much or more than my contemporaries who have 40k or more in debt, while I have no student debt at all. So who came out ahead?...
| Political Talk|| re: College Enrollment Rates of Recent High School Grads, Dropping Since 2009 - ShoeBang on 4/23/14 at 7:15 am|
Step 1: Get accepted into college
Step 2: Sign up for loans you don't really understand
Step 3: Graduate (or don't, doesn't matter)
Step 4: Get a job that pays 1/2 per year as much as you owe, while interest is applied every year
Step 5: Hate your life...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Moving to dallas. Any suggestions where to live? - ShoeBang on 4/21/14 at 3:17 pm|
I have a sibling that lives in the greenville area. Nice and lots to do...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Live comfortably on $55,000 per year? - ShoeBang on 4/17/14 at 8:20 am|
1st "real" job - $26k a year
8 yrs later - $55k, plus bonuses and household is $80k with 2 small kids
Live very comfortably by our estimation, but perception is 9/10 of reality.
No college degree for me...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Here's a video of Kayvon Edson who dropped the bag - ShoeBang on 4/16/14 at 8:30 am|
justice for Kayvon...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What was your first job? - ShoeBang on 4/10/14 at 7:44 am|
butcher helper in a cajun meats store.
learned how to work hard, how to cook and how to handle shitty customers.
ETA: All those skills help me in my current career in sales (oil/gas) so I'm thankful for the job....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Will you will more to your kids than you will inherit from your parents? - ShoeBang on 4/10/14 at 7:41 am|
1.5 kids - boy due in July-August :nana:
I'm fairly certain that I will inherit debt from my parents, so as long as i leave my kids at 0, I'll win...
| Music Board|| re: Who is the GOAT when it comes to Rock Cowbell? - ShoeBang on 4/7/14 at 10:50 am|
[quote]We're in an American Band - Grand Funk Railroad[/quote]
This x 1000...
| O-T Lounge|| re: k - ShoeBang on 4/3/14 at 3:56 pm|
[quote]You would think their signs would look better.[/quote]
[quote]Maybe all the wealthy art grads should make some hefty donations to help renovate the building.....[/quote]