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re: Awesome Dome Patrol poster - Dave Worth
Still have this poster framed and hanging in the man cave. Used to live down the street from Sam Mills in Woodlake subdivision in Kenner. Also have the "Swiliing Strikes" poster. Has Pat with a bunch of lightning around him. Frame broke in a move and haven't fixed it yet. ...


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re: Man escaped a North Korean death camp. Here is his story. - Dave Worth
I just finished Brad Thor's new book and I'm about halfway through David Baldacci's latest book. The books are fiction about spies, government assassins and the like. Each book centers heavily on North Korea with a lot of time spent in the camps. I know it's fiction but it seems to follow very ...


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Food and Drink Board
re: Mold in my Big Green Egg - Dave Worth
I get mold if I go a couple of weeks without using it and the last cook was messy. I don't use a cover and it sits out in the open. Just put the green cap on and shut the bottom vent when done. I can get mold with or without the platesetter in there. Just had it this past weekend. Last cook ...


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re: Heading to Destin this week. Suggestions on places to go besides the beach? - Dave Worth
We were in Destin a week ago and made the drive over to 30A for Stinky's one night. Got there at 8 and had an hour and a half wait. There's a bar next door where we had a few beers. Food was good. My wife got the Stinky Stew and it was pretty good. I had grouper topped with Crab meat and it was...


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Gaming Board
re: Few questions about the Xbox One. - Dave Worth
I bought mine in December and needed internet for initial setup. Was temporarily staying at a condo without internet so had to take it to a friend's house to get started. No issues after that in the condo with no connection. ...


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O-T Lounge
re: Who's the biggest badass in the book world? - Dave Worth
Love Reaher, Rapp, Harvath, gabrielle Allon. Just read a book Faceoff where thriller writers in this genre paired off with another author and cowrote short stories combining their big protagonists. Okay book but helps me pick the next series' to read. Quite a few authors/characters in this threa...


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Tech Board
re: Anyone have a 70 inch TV? - Dave Worth
[quote]I have a 65" Vizio M series.[/quote] I bought the 60" and 70" Vizio M Series TVs. The 70 is the main TV with everything hooked up to it. Picture is very good and I sit maybe 7 feet away. True HD is flawless and Video Games are great. I need to move my internet connection and rout...


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O-T Lounge
re: A couple pick up lines an old guy told me to use - Dave Worth
Want to grab a bag of dorito's and go frick? What? You don't like dorito's?...


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Movie/TV Board
re: surviving jack - Dave Worth
Great show. I hope it sticks around. ...


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O-T Lounge
re: Which TV is better? Samsung 55" vs Vizio 55' - Dave Worth
Samsung out of those two. Like someone said earlier the E series Vizios don't have a good rep. However, the M Series was rated by CNET to be just as good as Samsung and the price makes it a clear favorite. I just bought a 60 and 70 inch M Series for my house. Love the 70 so far. Haven't hooked ...


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re: Let's talk LED TV's WWYB - Dave Worth
I was choosing between Vizio and Samsung recently. The CNET reviews convinced me that the Vizio M series was just as good as the Samsung. I bought a 60 and 70 inch Vizio M Series. The 70 inch is in what we call "my" room. 12X12 room with a monster TV and couch with dual recliners. Nothing els...


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re: Lets talk LED TV's - Dave Worth
I just bought a 60 and a 70 inch M series vizio from costco. The 60 will go in our den and the 70 in a dedicated media room. Paid $2100 for the 70 and $850 for the 60. Add $150 in warranties and i'm covered for anything over the next 5 years. I'll hook them up next weekend when we move into our ...


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Money Talk
re: Is Salman Khan (of Khan Academy) one of the smartest people in the world today? - Dave Worth
My wife is friends with him from high school. Very smart and very nice guy. Khan Academy is very interesting and I wish him best. The whole thing started with him using the internet to post study guides for (I think) a family member. Blew up to the point Bill Gates is a fan. ...


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Movie/TV Board
re: Justified Season 5, Episode 6 "Kill The Messenger" - Dave Worth
[quote] why make the drive in the first place[/quote] He was going to kick his ass. When he got there he discovered Boyd's guy obviously kidnapped. By setting him free he assumed Boyd would kill the Crowe. Much better and cleaner than anything Raylan was planning. It was clear through his con...


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re: Just finished Breaking Bad. I have an issue with Episode 13. Obvious *SPOILERS* - Dave Worth
[quote]They were scared to death of him. They wouldn't think of crossing him[/quote] I got the impression they stole some of the money. I forget the details, but I remember Walt saying something (like "I trust you" or "it looks like it's all there"). Bill Burr and the other guy then exchanged a...


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re: NYPD Blue - Dave Worth
One of my favorite shows of all time. When I got my first DVR in the early 2000s this show ran 2 episodes a day in the original order on one of the super stations. I think I watched the last season or 2 live and the rest of it in order on the DVR. Awesome cast and great stories. Very cool to wa...


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re: Tankless hot water heaters? - Dave Worth
I'm about to build a house and I'm interested in tankless. If we're starting from scratch is there a big price difference when compared to a tank? There will only be 2 of us in the house with roughly 2000 square feet. Running out of water has never really been a problem before unless we filled ...


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re: How much does McDonald's food cost to make? - Dave Worth
[quote]Typical food cost at a profitable McD is between 17 and 19 %, labor cost 20-22% (not counting salary mgrs)...These cost do not include paper/packaging cost of about 2%.[/quote] As someone with detailed knowledge of the McD system: Food and paper is just north of 30%, including waste. Y...


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Food and Drink Board
re: Suggestions for a BGE "Starter Kit" - Dave Worth
If it's going into a table or something similar soon, then I would skip the nest. I have mine straight on the concrete patio. That wouldn't be ideal for a large...it's not as sturdy of a base. Plate setter is a must have. Ash tool is very handy. Cast iron grate is nice. Spacing of the stoc...


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Money Talk
re: Building: Production builder versus custom builder - Dave Worth
[quote]this is what every spec home builder wants you to think[/quote] I don't doubt that at all. I just met with a custom builder and was really impressed. He didn't quote prices but gave me a general idea of costs and the process for different options. His wife is a real estate agent and wil...


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Money Talk
re: Building: Production builder versus custom builder - Dave Worth
Thanks again for the responses! At 38 I'm not naive enough to guarantee this is the "forever" home. But I'm looking at it as at least a 20 year home and would love it to last longer. As we get older, I could see us downsizing even more. One of the main areas we are considering is Harahan/R...


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Money Talk
re: Building: Production builder versus custom builder - Dave Worth
Thanks, guys!...


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Money Talk
Building: Production builder versus custom builder - Dave Worth
I recently moved back to New Orleans and currently looking for a home in the Metairie/Harahan area. After a couple of weeks looking at dozens of houses, we can't find anything we really like. We were hoping to spend about $250K when it was all said and done (home plus any renovations). After not ...


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Food and Drink Board
re: Plan to smoke some ribs for the first time later today. - Dave Worth
I've done ribs a few times on a BGE. I get the temp to hold at 325 for cooking. I tend to use Hickory chunks for the smoke. I like a dry rub versus wet. I have a rub I bought in Memphis that a local butcher was selling. It was the recipe one of the winners from the BBQ fest uses. I coat the ...


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re: I'm craving nachos. Give me your best recipes. - Dave Worth
I like using ground chicken. I'll cook a chopped onion and bell pepper with some sliced mushrooms. Remove and then start cooking the ground chicken (or beef). The chicken tends to be a little chunkier instead of falling apart like the beef. When it's halfway done I'll add 2 packs of season...


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Movie/TV Board
re: Anyone catch 60 Minutes tonight? Amazon piece - Dave Worth
They won't need pilots. That's why they're still a few years away...they are working on all of the safety features. He specifically said it would be bad if it landed on someone's head. The drone is small and electric, so fuel won't be a big deal and it's a "green" fuel. The drone can carry any...


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Gaming Board
re: Official Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Game Thread - Dave Worth
I played about 4 hours last night. I haven't really gotten into the story yet...I stopped right after the island where you kill the animals. I spent a good amount of time exploring Havana and climbing all of the viewpoints and grabbing some collectibles. The gameplay feels a little tighter ...


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Gaming Board
re: Official Wait or Play Thread;AC4:Black Flag Edition. - Dave Worth
[quote]I am the weird (or dedicated) fan that has enjoyed all of these games, yes AC3 considerably, but still I have loved them all. [/quote] I'm with you. 3 was not the best but I still enjoyed it. The ending was very anti-climatic, though. [quote]What I am disappointed in is the series as ...


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Gaming Board
re: Official Wait or Play Thread;AC4:Black Flag Edition. - Dave Worth
Wife's out of town all week through the weekend so I'll probably pick it up tomorrow. 3 was a disappointment but still a good game. It just didn't live up to the hype. The main character was such a bore after Ezio's trilogy. Hopefully they fixed that this round....


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re: Entire Saints row series on sale on steam 50-75% off - Dave Worth
I thought 2 & 3 were okay. I had fun and they were just different enough from GTA. 4 is my favorite by far. I loved the Crackdown, Infamous and Prototype series. Anything that gives me super powers and lets me wreak havoc is very appealing. I just played through 4 a second time. The firs...


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