Author Archives: nolamanblog

Google has shut down SMS

What the *fill in the blank*? I am one of the few people (in the US/developed world) that does not have features such as 4G and constant internet. Therefore, I actually cared for the SMS feature google had. All one had to do was text whatever to GOOGLE: 466453 and it would respond with instant hits. I used it for four main purposes: 1) definitions of English words i.e. “define impetuous” 2) translations i.e. “t I was going to help but could not english to spanish” 3) websites i.e. “web speckled trout” and finally 4) directions “3700 Orleans Avenue to US 1 Miami, FL”. So all of that shit is gone and I am now left with truly a transmitter. First World Problems, I know but c’mon google, reinstall it. It was a great tool to have in the arsenal!!!!!

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New Orleans Restaurant Review: Voo-doo BBQ

I will start with this is not the best BBQ place in New Orleans, not even in uptown (Ms. Heisters or whatever on S. Claiborne is excellent).

The potato salad is the worst potato salad I have had in a long time. It is consistently bad. I went to Voodoo BBQ to watch the NFC championship game and ordered a plate.

It came with sour tasting potato salad and cut up hot dogs for “pork.” Best in New Orleans? Give me a break! It is a shame that this place is as popular as it is. It’s in a prime location and it really does a disservice to New Orleans.

3 Simple Steps to Watch FREE Live NFL Online

TV is just something I hardly watch. One of the very few exceptions to that is watching NFL football. I do not own a TV and am online a lot at home and at work so watching NFL football works best for me on my computer if I am not going to sports bras/sports bars. I stumbled on this website in week 7 of this season. There’s not many other ways to describe it besides: IT’S THE SHIT! Here are three steps to watch free live NFL online:

  1. Go to the following website: http://www.wiziwig.tv/competition.php?part=sports&discipline=americanfootball
  2. Click “live”
  3. Click where it says “play now!” (Make sure it is one of the flash channels so you do not have to download anything)

And Voila! Free football on your computer. Thank me later.

Geaux Saints! 5-8

All Weight Lifting Exercises Known to Man in One Spot

I have found one simple weight lifting website that appears to be circa 1998 and has stood the test of time. It shows every single exercise for every single muscle in your body except for your weiny, tongue, and ears. It even shows an instant .gif of how to perform the exercise without having the need to let a slow ass youtube video load. It even has exercises for your booty cheeks. Anyway, here it is:

http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html

Peep it out chumps and stop skipping your leg workout days!!!

Beats versus Lyrics: What camp are you in?

I am a big fan of rap music. I am an even bigger fan of underground/non-mainstream rap. I may be the biggest fan of the beats used in all of rap. Call me niche’ or what have you but I know a great beat when I hear one. The following items constitute a good beat:

1. A nice bass line

2. A chord playing underneath the song

3. Good drums

4. A man singing on the hook (think 2010 Kush and Orange Juice Wiz Khalifa only singing on the hook)

5. Optional – Instruments not usually involved in a rap song: guitar, violin, saxophone, etc

I could care less what the lyricist is saying. The lyricist can only help the great beat as long as her or she stay on beat. For me, lyrics are overrated. I have associates who will insist I listen to a song so that I can hear what so and so said in witty and slick ways. I oftentimes listen and then need to cut the listening session short due to the absence of a viable beat. I would say, “Look bra, it’s nice and all but I can’t listen to it because of that rubbish beat,” and then they become frustrated with me and say I am stupid. We wind up arguing and become pissed at each other for an hour or so then we are okay again after a few brewskis. There are clearly two camps on this issue:

1. The beat camp, like me, who tend to enjoy the music and I bet comprise of mostly musicians or wannabes.

2. The lyric camp, who themselves are mindless souls and bop their pitiful heads to any damn thing that makes noise including to but not limited to: crickets, lawnmowers, printing sounds, and cars riding above steel grade bridges AS LONG AS someone is spitting above average Lloyd Banksish punchlines.

What camp are you in?

-NMB

Chris Ivory > Mark Ingram

What running back controversy? There is none. The clear winner is Chris Ivory not Mark Inchgram. Just take a look at the numbers from the Saints own website! (I will update this at the end of the season)

Things to do on the Westbank

1. Boomtown Casino

2. Caesar’s Nightclub

3. Club Jay’s

4. Daiquiri Shop on DeGaulle

5. Daiquiri Shop on Manhattan

That’s about all folks! Booooo!