@tokyoslim Just now seeing this. Give us an update when all is said and done. I don't know anyone who has done an Olympics trip, and I'm curious to see how it goes.
Also, tell us if you meet Mario and Sonic
Lately, lots of They Might Be Giants. Especially the older stuff.
Probably because I was in New York, and they mention NYC a lot in their older songs, so it was cool to go to places they mention or where they filmed their videos.
Don't Let's Start was somewhere I actually got to go to the filming location of (the old 1964 New York State Pavilion in Corona Park, Queens)
@tokeeffe9 Super behind on this, but I have a few suggestions for New Orleans, a fair amount of it is food.
Dat Dog - Great and fairly inexpensive hot dog place with a variety of different sausages from different countries, and unlimited free toppings.
Barcadia - Depends on the night, but a pretty cool barcade in the Central Business/Warehouse district. Got a fair amount of decent games, but enjoyment really depends on what the crowd looks like. Pretty cool when you go on a weeknight and it's empty.
District Donuts - Really good donut place. They make different, strange flavors of donuts every day. Also, good coffee.
Angelo Brocato's - Good Cannoli and Gelato (Italian Ice Cream)
Liuzza's Restaurant & Bar - Cool little Italian place. They do a strange mix of Italian food and American Southern food (like, their Veal Parmesan can be deep fried). Really good if you want Italian food, but are sick of the same thing over and over again. Also, they serve drinks in goblets.
As far as activities, the World War II museum is really cool. Local Theatre is pretty dope, but I don't remember exactly who is doing what.
For music, go to Frenchmen Street. Lots of clubs on that street, each with their own feeling, but all playing good music with legit musicians. The places on Bourbon Street are usually tourist trash bars with cover bands. Frenchmen Street has tons of great jazz. Basically any place on that street is good, but if you want a specific place, I like Maison.
Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium are both pretty cool, but can be pricey. City Park and Audubon Park are both beautiful when the weather's nice, and are totally free. The Lakefront on Lakeshore Drive is also really beautiful, and has great waterside parks. There's a fair amount of parks along the Mississippi too, and some places you can walk along the levee.
I am in town (just got back in this morning), so if you need help, or just want a buddy to explore the city with, feel free to hit me up. I can give you my email and stuff if you'd like.
@naltmank I did end up going to Citi Park today. I bummed around Corona park a ton, went to the Unisphere and Hall of Science.
Ramen suggestion is dope. I love kinda niche food, and ethnic food. AND I LOVE CANNOLI. So, food is never a bad suggestion.
I love movies and video games definitely, but I also love history. Last year I did a self-guided tour of jazz in NYC, which has a lot of really cool stuff that's historic, but not super touristy, so stuff like that is great.
Museums are awesome. I plan on going to the Museum of the Moving Picture in Brooklyn and the Paley Center in Manhattan. I've done a lot of the touristy stuff (Times Square, Central Park, etc.) before, so I don't really need to do it again.
I don't think it's that bad. Definitely the weakest Netflix Marvel show, but honestly, I far prefer it to Arrow, which I couldn't even stomach a few episodes of, and Legends of Tomorrow, which I quit after 10 minutes.
The acting in the first couple episodes is weak, but it seems to be getting better (I'm about halfway through). The fights were lame, but seem to maybe be getting better, marginally. Still a huge let down in comparison to Daredevil.
I don't even blame Finn Jones for the fight scenes. They just seem poorly choreographed, and more importantly, poorly shot. The hallway fight from the first season of Daredevil, in my opinion, is one of the best fights ever on film. There was so much attention to detail and grace and power in his movement, and the camera really captured that,
The way the fights move in Iron Fist is clunky, but also the camera and the editing do nothing to help that. The first few episodes it looks like a Fred Astaire dance scene: camera far away from the hits, kinda staying in one spot. Then, around episode four, it transitions to Bourne-style quick cuts, which is a little better, but still not great.
I actually find the story interesting. Danny annoys me sometimes because he acts like an idiot. I get that he's supposed to be endearingly naive or something, but sometimes, he just comes off as really stupid.
@naltmank Midtown Manhattan for 5 Days (I am at a conference in the Sheraton on 6th Ave/Ave of the Americas, kinda diagonal from where the Fox News headquarters is), and Astoria, Queens for 6 Days.
That said, I've been to New York 3 times, and I've lived in big cities before, so I'm plenty comfortable with taking the metro to see bigger attractions. I plan on getting that Unlimited pass and going all around the city, so geography isn't really an issue.
@fettouhi Ooh, I will definitely do that. All my international trips are over the summer, so it will be warm enough.
My family lived in Denmark for 2 years, so we are well aware of the cold.
@Faaip Thanks for the food recommendation! I actually was planning on the San Clemente Basilica. I had an Italian teacher a few years ago who recommended it.
@TokyoSlim I would love some Paris recommendations if you have them. I'm going with a friend who knows a lot more about Paris than me, but I'd love to get some personal suggestions before I go.
Also, I forgot to mention, I'll be in New York next week as well for a conference, so suggestions for that too, @naltmank
I've been in and out of the EZA forum for a few months, and I occasionally see posts about traveling to different countries and such in here. As well, during the anniversary livestream, and on a few Cup of Jones, Brandon has mentioned that EZA has a geographically diverse audience.
So, I figured, why not make a thread about where we'll be traveling, and other Allies might have suggestions or recommendations in that area, or even offer to meet up with them (kinda like a tiny meet-up).
For me, this summer, I'm going on a trip around Europe with stops in:
Maybe a few others, but that's all I have planned out for the moment. I'm open to recommendations and offers to hang out.
Anyway, post your itinerary for other trips if this appeals to you!
I've been playing lots of Brawlhalla on Steam. It's a pretty cool little F2P fighter with a champion set-up. Imagine Smash + League kinda. I dig it, and would be willing to play.
Also, Lethal League, which is like, Battle Pong with stocks. It's super weird, but I recommend it. It gets super hype in good matches.
I own Skullgirls and Injustice as well, but I suck at both of those.
Huber v Jones - Jones is right. Animal Crossing will be held back after launch
Huber v Bloodworth - Blood is correct. They will have a second stock for Christmas.
Damiani v Bosman - I love Bosman, but he's wrong. FF will come out first
Huber v Ben - Huber is wrong. I think Ben Moore will be right, but only barely.