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by ricko
Mon May 29, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 635
Views: 65830

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Rock & Roll legend Gregg Allman.
by ricko
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 635
Views: 65830

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

debradomayer wrote:J Geils, musician 71


He may be in the hereafter, but LOVE still STINKS!
by ricko
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Ross Dress for Less
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Ross Dress for Less

Bought a shirt from them about 15 years ago. It fell apart after 2 washings. Never went back.
by ricko
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Rough stretch for Creighton
Replies: 11
Views: 1009

Re: Rough stretch for Creighton

Omaha Cowboy wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:
Nick808402 wrote:Phi Kappa Psi fraternity slapped with a 8 YEAR suspension


Double secret probation?


You know what they say- Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son :;): ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


Senator Blutarsky begs to differ!
by ricko
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: 20's Showgirl
Replies: 57
Views: 3201

Re: 20's Showgirl

I don't know if it's been mentioned on another thread, but the club started out as a nostalgia club for people who wanted to celebrate the 1920's. I believe it's original name was The Roaring 20's. My uncle opened it in the 1960's, and it became a hugely popular hangout for my parents' generation; p...
by ricko
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 635
Views: 65830

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Omaha born indie rocker Matt Oberst, 42.
by ricko
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 635
Views: 65830

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Gwen Ifill, PBS newscaster. :( This is especially sad for me. Between 1979 and 1982, I worked for an education foundation in D.C..(the job that brought me here). Around 1980, I met a new hire who was not long out of college; very bright, soft spoken, calm, reserved, and friendly. I noticed that peo...
by ricko
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picture Framing
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Picture Framing

I saved myself a ton of money by matting and framing stuff myself. If they're standard size photos, check out Michaels or some other craft stores----it's super easy and comes out looking like a pro did it. Some stores even have classes on custom framing the odd-sized stuff.
by ricko
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)
Replies: 33
Views: 3924

Re: 203 S 18th St -- World Building

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/old-woodmen-building-a-step-closer-to-future-as-hilton/article_8f586ae0-d5fc-54d1-a2cd-6df54d2ee864.html Real estate developers from Tennessee and Omaha are planning to team up to convert the historic former Woodmen of the World headquarters in downtown Omaha into a ...
by ricko
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The World Hotel (203 S 18th St)
Replies: 33
Views: 3924

Re: 203 S 18th St -- World Building

Ran into one of the marketing guys for the new 'Tru' brand----its target market is the millennial crowd. Almost all of the Tru brand properties will be new construction. I think it's great that they're repurposing this classic downtown building. It'll also be at a lower price point than Hilton's Ham...
by ricko
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 635
Views: 65830

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Tom Hayden, 76
by ricko
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gizzard Madness?
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Gizzard Madness?

Bad news folks, I've heard nary a peep in response to my inquiry to Popeye's. I don't want to be overly negative, but it appears as though the rumors I'd been hearing about the return of Gizzard Madness may have been unfounded. As far as calling them directly....let's be honest...if I were the type...
by ricko
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Aksarben Village
Replies: 1833
Views: 248406

Re: Official: Aksarben Village

And they make lovely Christmas gifts, too!
by ricko
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does Omaha need?
Replies: 33
Views: 1840

Re: What does Omaha need?

I agree with most of what's been posted. Omaha has a lot going for it. Most of its peer cities (at least the ones I've been to) are pretty dull places. I'd like to see top tier business and tech schools, especially on the graduate level, attached to one of the universities----this would be a great i...
by ricko
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Franklin Cover Up
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

Re: Franklin Cover Up

Several years ago my sister sent me the book about the Franklin scandal, and it sat on my bookshelf for years before I got around to reading it. I didn't know what to make of it. I had a friend in the Omaha gay community in the 70's 80's who used to relate rumors about some of the people involved, l...
by ricko
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Suburban Omaha Development
Topic: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan
Replies: 1041
Views: 121003

Re: Crossroads - Redevelopment Plan

I'd like to see Sears survive with what they do best. Their Kenmore appliances, Craftsman tools and lawn/garden stuff are top notch and fairly priced. I live less than a mile from a "Sears Outlet" store that sells only their hardware/appliances.
by ricko
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: 2016 Legislature
Replies: 28
Views: 2154

Re: 2016 Legislature

Well this thread has seriously derailed. As to Kintner, or Kinkier or whatever his name is, he probably broke no law, which is why he hasn't been arrested. Now, what he did do is (1) violate the state's computer usage policy, and (2) show incredibly poor judgment, unbecoming of an elected official....
by ricko
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: The Joslyn Art Museum
Replies: 71
Views: 9095

Re: The Joslyn Art Museum

There is some potentially enormous news for the museum. Apparently they are going to acquire 50 works from the Phillip G. Schrager collection. Depending on which works they are, the importance of this gift could be difficult to overstate. If the gift includes the works by Rothko and de Kooning and ...
by ricko
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's "Central Park"
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Omaha's "Central Park"

Omaha has a great park system, but one of my long held fantasies involves a large central gathering place that could easily hold 200k. If Elmwood included the golf course, it could happen.
by ricko
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: HyVee Closing (36th & L)
Replies: 56
Views: 3159

Re: HyVee Closing (36th & L)

I grew up less than a mile from this store back during the Jurassic era. I think this property was a Hunt Transportation depot; next to the holding pens for the Union Stockyards. Anyway, call me crazy, but I think an Aldi or a Trader Joe's would work here. Before I moved outside the Beltway (Virgini...
by ricko
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Replies: 922
Views: 89872

Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

The National Zoo is also funded by private donations. All Smithsonian museums are free. Unless they have a panda fetish, I try to steer visiting relatives and friends from Omaha elsewhere. Omaha has a much better zoo, cheaper places for good steak, better Mexican food (not many Mexicans here---most ...
by ricko
Sat May 21, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 635
Views: 65830

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Morley Safer
by ricko
Sun May 15, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 345
Views: 7197

Re: Idea For A Graphic Design For New License Plates In 2017

Why do we have so dang many specialty plates? How many more do we need? No other state has as many specialty plates as we do. Cranky old grouch much? Virginia, my current residence, has over 200 specialty plates; the proceeds of which help fund college scholarships, historic preservation, and other...
by ricko
Sat May 14, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nebraska License Plates
Replies: 345
Views: 7197

Re: Idea For A Graphic Design For New License Plates In 2017

Why not offer a plate with the Lake Linoma Lighthouse, just to confuse people visiting from the East coast.



Or Carhenge!
by ricko
Tue May 03, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Douglas County Fair
Replies: 58
Views: 3968

Re: Future of the Douglas County Fair

I have been to the state fair for at least one day ever year since sometime in the Mid 80's The state Fair in Lincoln was a great event for many years. The last 10 years or so it was a skeleton of itself. It needed to change, IT could have stayed in Lincoln and been reinvented but that didn't happe...
by ricko
Sun May 01, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: What's your favorite skyscraper?
Replies: 26
Views: 1361

Re: What's your favorite skyscraper?

It'll suck 'cuz the White House will have a bigass gold TRUMP sign with marquee laser lights and a multicolored fountain that shoots champagne 500 feet into the air and 100 beautiful babes bleeding from their "whatever" surrounded by blinging slot machines 'cuz we need more classy stuff in...
by ricko
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Local Music
Replies: 29
Views: 2767

Re: Local Music

Thanks Jacob/Amazing/Keep 'em coming!
by ricko
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: The French Bulldog
Replies: 56
Views: 10844

Re: The French Bulldog

Really gonna miss the place. I always made a trip to The French Bulldog when I was in town. Their Lunch Deli sandwich was, hands down, the best sandwich I've had---anywhere.
by ricko
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Keystone XL
Replies: 21
Views: 2169

Re: Keystone XL

It's time to start moving on from oil. Then we won't have these issues anymore. Henry Ford designed the first car to run on hemp - it's time to move towards something like that. This vehicle is only legal in Colorado and Washington, or by doctors prescription in certain other states incuding Califo...
by ricko
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 635
Views: 65830

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Zaha Hadid (65)
by ricko
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Nebraska’s Top 10 Snobbiest Cities
Replies: 23
Views: 1626

Re: Nebraska’s Top 10 Snobbiest Cities

Papillion is listed as the 2nd most snobby city in Nebraska. The same website has Papillion listed as the 3rd most redneck city in the state. I guess those rednecks are some snobby folks!
by ricko
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 635
Views: 65830

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

George Martin (the 5th Beatle).

Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
by ricko
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 635
Views: 65830

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Pat Conroy.
by ricko
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brutalist Architecture in Omaha
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Brutalist Architecture in Omaha

I'm not an expert, but I always thought the Dale Clark Library and the original Central Park Mall (the original name for the Gene Leahey Mall), before they removed all the concrete, would qualify.
by ricko
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Downsizing--Alexander Payne Film
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Downsizing--Alexander Payne Film

Can't remember where I read it, but the character Matt Damon plays is a S.O.B. (South Omaha Boy).
by ricko
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: Old photos
Replies: 164
Views: 18913

Re: Old photos

Much thanks for these photos. I've only heard about this fire from my grandfather, who was one of the firemen at the scene (he was stationed at Engine company #2, which is now the Upstream Brewery). The 7 firemen died when a wall collapsed on them.
by ricko
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 635
Views: 65830

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Paul Katner was also one of the founding members of the legendary Jefferson Airplane, a favorite of mine from that era.
by ricko
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Downtown HDR Corporate Headquarters
Replies: 982
Views: 66610

Re: New HDR Corporate Headquarters

Omaha's problem is that they just don't have the economy/local corporations to build an impressive skyline. It would seem that Omaha would have to rely on private developers who want to invest in the residential market downtown, if anything substantial will ever be built. Also, we're resting on a l...
by ricko
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Woodmen Tower
Replies: 160
Views: 12909

Re: Woodmen Tower

I agree. The lettering doesn't look good----it wasn't there in the beginning.
by ricko
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: M's Pub Explosion and Fire
Replies: 267
Views: 16874

Re: M's Pub Explosion and Fire

This disaster really has me bummed. I can't think of a more iconic intersection in Omaha---been going there (OM) since 67 or 68 when it was hippie central---Nouvelle Eve and M's were galleries featuring the best artists in Omaha at the time. I hope they can save the shell and rebuild it from within;...

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