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Explaining Omaha

Postby Coyote » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:13 am

30 Things People From Omaha Have To Explain To Out-Of-Towners

4. Rounders Are The Ultimate Late Night Snack
6. This Omaha Restaurant Caters To A Very Wild Clientele
10. Omaha Has The Best Zoo Around. Period. Point Blank.
11. There’s An Arcade For Grown Folks Here
16. Omaha Has A Steak Obsession—Not That You Can Blame Them
17. No One Does A Rueben Better Than Omaha
18. Omaha Should Be The Capital Of Customer Service
21. Omaha Is Part Of The Silicon Prairie
25. Tomato Juice Is Best Served In A Beer
29. Omaha Has Some Weird Ice Cream Flavors
30. Omaha Might Be A Big City, But It Still Has That Beautiful Nebraska Sunset (Should if had Brad's photo)
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby l-dude » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:18 am

Check out the website (or not, take my word for it?)...#30, 'beautiful Omaha sunsets'... can't say I've ever seen the sun set in the east, as that's the direction this shot is aimed. :what:

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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:00 am

l-dude wrote:Check out the website (or not, take my word for it?)...#30, 'beautiful Omaha sunsets'... can't say I've ever seen the sun set in the east, as that's the direction this shot is aimed. :what:

I was thinking the same thing when I saw that. Not that would really be something to write an article on.

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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby bigredmed » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:00 am

This looks like it was taken from the northeast and shot toward the SW, maybe from a bluff in CB?

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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby MadMartin8 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:09 am

Coyote wrote:30 Things People From Omaha Have To Explain To Out-Of-Towners

4. Rounders Are The Ultimate Late Night Snack



What are rounders and why do I eat them late at night?
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby Brad » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:13 am

MadMartin8 wrote:What are rounders


Big Balls of Crack they sell at the Localmotive


MadMartin8 wrote:and why do I eat them late at night?


When else do you do crack?
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby MadMartin8 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:41 am

Brad wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:and why do I eat them late at night?


When else do you do crack?



Better question, when don't you do crack?
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby Coyote » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:43 am

When I heard that Rounders were back, I was already for bed at 11, with a nice porter in hand. Just that news made me get dressed and drive 25 minutes to satisfy the craving.
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby GetUrban » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:59 am

bigredmed wrote:This looks like it was taken from the northeast and shot toward the SW, maybe from a bluff in CB?


You must be looking at a different photo. The #30 shot is looking east-southeast toward a sunrise. The Civic parking garage is west of the Civic and the Woodmen is west of the FNB tower...to name a few clues.

In reality, every big city can have a beautiful sunrise or sunset...not really something that makes Omaha unique. It just depends on where you try to view it from. There are a few calm days too, without any wind. Most other places within hundreds of miles of Omaha can handle snow too, unless you go south of Kansas. I had never heard of Rounders.
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby Brad » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:11 pm

GetUrban wrote:
bigredmed wrote:This looks like it was taken from the northeast and shot toward the SW, maybe from a bluff in CB?


You must be looking at a different photo. The #30 shot is looking east-southeast toward a sunrise. The Civic parking garage is west of the Civic and the Woodmen is west of the FNB tower...to name a few clues


I am almost postive its from one of the two Creighton apartment towers up on the hill by Central's Football Stadium.


GetUrban wrote: I had never heard of Rounders.


Even better than the Rounders is the B.E.L.T sandwich. Its amazing.
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby Coyote » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:43 pm

From the Localmotive thread:

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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby Omababe » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:57 am

What are rounders and why do I eat them late at night?


I had never heard of Rounders! Did somebody get a sneaky ad plug in there?

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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:41 am

Who drinks tomato juice with beer?!
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby Coyote » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:00 am

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:Who drinks tomato juice with beer?!


So many people that Budweiser now produces the Clamato.
It used to be a very popular drink at Joe Tess'
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby Dundeemaha » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:42 am

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:Who drinks tomato juice with beer?!


The funny thing about this is I've only ever had this in Denver when visiting. Never in Omaha.

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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby Omababe » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:49 am

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:Who drinks tomato juice with beer?!


EEewwwwww! Like totally 144, ya know!

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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby jessep28 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:34 pm

When I worked at a gas station, the [s]Mexicans[/s] landscapers would always buy that Clamato stuff, which is beer with tomato and clam.
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby Omababe » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:14 pm

jessep28 wrote:When I worked at a gas station, the [s]Mexicans[/s] landscapers would always buy that Clamato stuff, which is beer with tomato and clam.


That sounds even more disgusting!

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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby Garrett » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:30 pm

I work at a Hy Vee here... And a lot of people bought Clamato juice. It's an odd thing that I didn't think actually existed when I read about it here, but lo-and-behold, a lot of people seem to enjoy it.
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby NULawyer » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:19 pm

Omaha:

We love our Old Market

We absolutely cherish the College World Series

We are proud of our zoo

Berkshire Hathaway weekend is always fun

We like college sports more than pro sports

We drink a lot

We get offended when people ask where Omaha is

We don't all like the Huskers

Most of us have never seen Chimney Rock (most of us have never been west of Lincoln for that matter)

We do not wear cowboy hats

Most of us appreciate traditional family values and know it's why our kids score so well on the ACT compared to the national average

We don't even know what a rounder is, let alone eat them

We are pro-business

We value Nebraska's agriculture production

Most of us really like our mayor

We appreciate our military and support our police officers
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby Louie » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:03 am

That seems like a lot of sweeping generalizations and opinions.

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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby RNcyanide » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:05 am

Which is what most people use when explaining a locale of any kind.
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Re: Explaining Omaha

Postby daveoma » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:54 am

When I briefly moved to LA everyone said to me, "WOW, big change, eh?" It's like they had no idea that Omaha was even a city. In fact with the exception of the ethnic diversity and the uniquely southern California character of there people, most of LA felt a lot like West Omaha between 680 and 72nd street. Same with Dallas when I lived there. It was like a giant west Omaha...not too different at all.


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