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by Omababe
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Sunks
Replies: 14
Views: 1811

Re: The Sunks

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:That's pretty neat, but the name is absolutely terrible.


^^^^^^ This! ^^^^^^ (_GAG!_)
by Omababe
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(
Replies: 676
Views: 72223

Re: RIP [Insert Dead Celebrity here] :(

Grateful Dead lyricist and Open Internet advocate John Perry Barlow, 70. Passed away in sleep.

(Not to be confused with Terry Perry Barlow.) :) :)
by Omababe
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Park East District
Replies: 40
Views: 1975

Re: Park East District

The term "Park East" was contrived in the 70s. If I am correct, and I do not have a cite handy, the old trolley line that ran to the east of Hanscom Park, through that area, was known as the "Park East" line. There was also a "Park West" line that ran on the west side ...
by Omababe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1074
Views: 114001

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

NovakOmaha wrote:It's a record yes, but what's up with United?


Probably my least favorite airline to fly.

Of all of the delays, misrouted baggage, cancelled flights, you name it, that I can remember, most were United.
by Omababe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Business
Topic: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)
Replies: 225
Views: 24775

Re: MECA Business News (CLCO/TDAPO)

Garrett wrote:Arena McArenaface


Ya know, as ornery as I'm getting in my old age and as cynical I am about corporate naming, I might hope that a group of Concerned Citizens might band together and get up the $$$$ to jupe the naming rights away and officially name it something like that!
by Omababe
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Dixie Quicks (157 W. Broadway Downtown Council Bluffs)
Replies: 38
Views: 5335

Re: Dixie Quicks (157 W. Broadway Downtown Council Bluffs)

Mr.Nuke wrote:Closing on January 21


:(
by Omababe
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Stroud's @ VP is CLOSED
Replies: 182
Views: 18974

Re: Stroud's Pan-Fried Chicken (former Mimi's @ Village Pointe)

Coyote wrote:Just called them and a message says that they are closed and will not reopen for business.


That was fast!
by Omababe
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Gas Prices
Replies: 746
Views: 61070

Re: Local Gas Prices

skinzfan23 wrote:Filled up on S 24th St in CB yesterday for $2.09, while stations 1-2 miles away were still $2.42.


Those three stations have been the most competitive in the area for some time now.
by Omababe
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hermit Jim
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Hermit Jim

I've actually come upon the remains of his encampment when hiking in the southern part of the Forest.
by Omababe
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1074
Views: 114001

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Now if they would only upgrade that route to real full-size planes!
by Omababe
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11501

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

So? Where are all of Nebraska's so-called fiscal conservatives and budget hawks when it comes to the magnitude and duration of these severance payments?
by Omababe
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Ponca Tribe Casino -- Carter Lake
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Ponca Tribe Casino -- Carter Lake

I'm sure the PTB for CET and Pinnacle will fight this with all they have. Ditto for the Omaha Keno (is Keno a common or a proper noun?) industry!
by Omababe
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11501

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

It was not nearly as bad as I expected. It almost appeared to be a turn-around for a while. Even though they lost it was not as depressing a beat-down as a few games this year.

I used to look forward to fall Saturdays and the Nebraska game but this year it just has not been the same!
by Omababe
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Entertainment districts
Replies: 50
Views: 2209

Re: Entertainment districts

You can usually find street parking in the area if you're a bit patient and willing to walk a couple of blocks.
by Omababe
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11501

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Email is circulating saying that Reilly is now #1 on the Coach Hot Seat list.

I hate to say it, but I have not been enjoying watching the games this year. Probably going to pass on watching this Saturday.
by Omababe
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Toast
Replies: 34
Views: 1734

Re: Toast

I hope it's not just another call center. Omaha is no longer a prime market for call centers. The biggies have scaled back their call center operations in Omaha because, among other factors, the price point of quality workers is too high. Other markets such as Las Vegas, college-town Texas, etc., a...
by Omababe
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Giordano's to Omaha?
Replies: 43
Views: 2006

Re: Giordano's to Omaha?

skinzfan23 wrote:Don't forget about Gino's East when talking about Chicago pizza, it is also considered one of the best.


Yes, that's another good one. I believe the one in River North has closed, but the one near the Water Tower is still going.
by Omababe
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Giordano's to Omaha?
Replies: 43
Views: 2006

Re: Giordano's to Omaha?

Giordano's is one of my faves in Chicago. However, I have mixed feelings about it coming to Omaha, mainly cuz I think we need more things OMAHA and don't need yet another chain, even though I don't think of Giordano's as I do the Usual Suspect chains. My big question is, will that style of pizza go ...
by Omababe
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: New Perkins
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: New Perkins

bbinks wrote:At one time it was good, equal to Village Inn. But the last 2 years, it was total suckage.


My experience with all of the Usual Suspects like Perkins is that it can vary quite a bit from facility to facility, from day to day, from shift to shift.
by Omababe
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 54
Views: 2915

Re: Amazon HQ2

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:
Omababe wrote:I'm in Harrisburg this week and they seem to think it's a given for around here.


Harrisburg Pennsylvania? Like it’s going to come to Harrisburg specifically or just that part of Pennsylvania?


Harrisburg in an old hospital IIRC, I'm on the way back now.
by Omababe
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Elsewhere
Topic: Amazon HQ2
Replies: 54
Views: 2915

Re: Amazon HQ2

I'm in Harrisburg this week and they seem to think it's a given for around here.
by Omababe
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: New Perkins
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: New Perkins

Padre wrote:
Omababe wrote:Actually, I think that will work out just fine. We do need a convenient breakfast type place near the airport.


A replacement for the Hollywood Diner.


Yeah, but that old Hollywood Diner was never open in the morning.
by Omababe
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: New Perkins
Replies: 14
Views: 859

Re: New Perkins

Actually, I think that will work out just fine. We do need a convenient breakfast type place near the airport.
by Omababe
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1074
Views: 114001

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Here's a new toy to play with. Any airport, any airline. Click on the "routes" and then click on the "click here" link to show all departures for a week shown by day. Shows time, type of aircraft. Fun. Interesting. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/oma My amateur pilot...
by Omababe
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11501

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

MadMartin8 wrote:The fall of Husker football is fascinating. Didn't ever think it would fall to this level.


So? What is it? Poor coaching? Lack of skill on the players' part?

I don't know, I'm asking.

That was a depressing game to watch! :(
by Omababe
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Omaha Metro Area Government
Topic: Gretna Annexation
Replies: 47
Views: 1909

Re: Gretna Annexation

Hmmmm ... Looking at that map, they seem to be excluding some closer-in higher-end housing along 370, plus a couple enclaves of uber-upscale housing along 168th. I would think they would want to snag those areas. It looks like one pocket of higher-end residential just east of 168 is covered, however.
by Omababe
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 927
Views: 118626

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Omaha Cowboy wrote:I’ll have to check out KMTV3 though and see the level of comedy it’s risen to in the AM :;): ...


It's not really comedy, it's just kinda difficult to listen to at times.
by Omababe
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 927
Views: 118626

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Is it just me or has Channel 3's morning newscast suddenly become far more amateurish than ever? I usually have whatever channel was last on the night before when I get ready in the morning, and the last couple of days the news on 3 seems more like the awkward first attempt of a high school journali...
by Omababe
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 927
Views: 118626

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Mr.Nuke wrote:And KETV is off Cox due to a re-transmission fee dispute.


That's just ducky! :(

I don't suppose threatening to not pay my bill until they put it back would do any good?
by Omababe
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11501

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Busguy2010 wrote:That would be just dandy. It sounds pretty serious and looks like the unpopular, but smart decision would be to cancel. But how on earth would they make it up?


Could they use another stadium in the same general area? How about playing it in Lincoln? :)
by Omababe
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11501

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

I'm not feeling very optimistic about this coming Saturday's game. :(
by Omababe
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Fires affecting Omaha's Air
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Fires affecting Omaha's Air

Definite yellow/orange tinge to the sky yesterday morning. Nothing really obvious on the drive in today however.
by Omababe
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attitude about your state
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: Attitude about your state

People (myself included) wear t-shirts with the city's flag on them. The city flag is much more common on buildings than the state flag.


Oh, you mean that black and white "W" flag? :) :) :) :)
by Omababe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Gas war in Lincoln?
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Gas war in Lincoln?

Any opinions? I've never lived near enough to a Costco to know whether it makes a difference or not. Costco and Sams club are usually about the same in Omaha. Usually about .05 below everyone else. I did the math when the one on my way home opened. I would have to fill up far more than I do to come...
by Omababe
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Gas war in Lincoln?
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Gas war in Lincoln?

I don't know if this is still going on, but here is the article:

http://journalstar.com/business/local/g ... e1fe3.html

I'll probably be there again at least once before the weekend, so hopefully I can take advantage. :)
by Omababe
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2017 Eclipse
Replies: 21
Views: 1225

Re: 2017 Eclipse

The only times I saw any traffic congestion was on the way back, and I kinda took the long way, shooting some of the ruins in some almost-ghost-towns along the way. In the town just east of Morrill (M-something {mumble}) they had cops directing traffic at some stoplights and there appeared to be a m...
by Omababe
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11501

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

And also, Solich was fired after the 2003 season and going 9-3..ending the year defeating Colorado in Boulder. I remember Pelini acted as head coach for the bowl game that year when NU defeated Michigan St 17-3 in the Alamo Bowl.. This is all off memory, so someone can correct me if I'm wrong :) .....
by Omababe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2017 Eclipse
Replies: 21
Views: 1225

Re: 2017 Eclipse

Here's a couple of quick edits.

These were shot just outside of Morrill, NE.

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by Omababe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Nebraska Football 2017
Replies: 491
Views: 11501

Re: Nebraska Football 2017

The thing I find most surprising, is the NU football season opens in less than 2 weeks (September 2nd) and no one on the forum wants to discuss them.. Postive, negative or even smack talk.. I've noticed it too, not only on line but in real life. This year the excitement level seems to be down somew...
by Omababe
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 1074
Views: 114001

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

bigredmed1 wrote:Allegiant appears to be developing a crappy reputation.


Developing?

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