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Postby S33 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:12 pm

RNcyanide wrote:There are people who incorrectly try to read racism and sexism and other isms into things where it might not necessarily exist for their own benefit.
Yes, sir! (or ma'am?) I don't think we've properly introduced  :)
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Postby RNcyanide » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:24 pm

S33 wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:There are people who incorrectly try to read racism and sexism and other isms into things where it might not necessarily exist for their own benefit.
Yes, sir! (or ma'am?) I don't think we've properly introduced  :)


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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:38 pm

Bar Rescue is currently being filmed at O'Banion's Sports Bar in Bellevue

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Postby iamjacobm » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:52 pm

Really good read by a native Omahan about his road trip with another Omahan.

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/wanderlust-a-road-trip-through-alexander-paynes-nebraska/?_r=0

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Postby 6EQUJ5 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:00 pm

Lincoln (6) Omaha (19) ranked in The Top College Destinations in America.  

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Postby 2Adam29 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:33 am

*within the small metro category.

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Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:13 am

As the small-town home of Iowa State University, Ames has the highest student concentration of any of the college towns on this list. It also has the second-lowest unemployment rate, an incredibly low 3.2%.


The essence of my college experience in Ames was definitely how easy it was to get a part-time job at Target.
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Postby Brad » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:56 am

John Taffter said "Nebraska Furniture Mart" on Bar Rescue....
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Postby almighty_tuna » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:24 am

Well, if we're going with mentions, 311 was mentioned on the season finale of Top Gear US

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:03 pm

KC Star highlights Omaha's dinning scene.

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/17/4698350/creativity-innovation-are-just.html

Midtown Crossing, Dundee, Benson and the Old Market are amongst Omaha’s sizzling destinations, each offering unique concepts.

There are so many stop-worthy restaurants in Omaha that a long weekend just might not do it. Here are some standouts I experienced … with more to come in a future Chow Town post.

What are you waiting for? Pack up an overnight bag and bring your appetite to Omaha. You’ll need it.

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Postby HR Paperstacks » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:16 pm

I don't think I've seen this posted anywhere else, but I've been watching the Breaking Bad series on Netflix lately and the lawyer, Saul, says in the second to last episode “If I’m lucky, in a month from now, best-case scenario, I’m managing a Cinnabon in Omaha.” There were a few articles out there mentioning it - http://consumerist.com/2013/10/09/breaking-bad-references-reach-real-cinnabon-in-the-real-omaha/

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Postby nativeomahan » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:01 pm

iamjacobm wrote:KC Star highlights Omaha's dinning scene.

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/17/4698350/creativity-innovation-are-just.html

Midtown Crossing, Dundee, Benson and the Old Market are amongst Omaha’s sizzling destinations, each offering unique concepts.

There are so many stop-worthy restaurants in Omaha that a long weekend just might not do it. Here are some standouts I experienced … with more to come in a future Chow Town post.

What are you waiting for? Pack up an overnight bag and bring your appetite to Omaha. You’ll need it.


I'm glad to see the KC press still gushing over Omaha.

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:24 pm

Omaha police union putting Omaha on the map.

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Garrett wrote:Omaha made the huffintonpost. Woooo....o.... oh |expletive|.
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Back when this happened I thought to myself, violence toward someone in drag seems more like something a Missourian would do than something a Nebraskan would do. Turns out I'm probably right.
Also before anyone brings up the Brandon Teena thing, that happened in Falls City, which is like the Sudetenland, it is technically in Nebraska, but it is culturally Missouri.

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Postby RNcyanide » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:01 pm

Segment on CNN about the 'thug toddler" video. It gave the impression that omaha and all of nebraska has crime problems.
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Postby Brad » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:03 pm

RNcyanide wrote:Segment on CNN about the 'thug toddler" video. It gave the impression that omaha and all of nebraska has crime problems.


I heard they actually had a crew in town and didn't pick up a local channel.
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Postby RNcyanide » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:49 pm

It looked like they were standing in front of the douglas county courthouse.
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Postby Garrett » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:46 pm

A nice Colbert mention tonight, due to Manning of course. Apparently hotel searches for Omaha have skyrocketed?
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Postby Brad » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:38 am

Warren Buffet is on the Dan Patrick Show right now on 1180am, Zone 2 the Deuce.
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Postby iamjacobm » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:31 am

Not really national, but interesting none the less.

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20140124/BJUPDATES/140124011/Sioux-Falls-record-construction-year-outpaced-most-regional-neighbors

At $588 million, Sioux Falls trailed only Omaha, which logged $832 million in construction value.

Des Moines had $415 million, and Fargo had $377 million.

Sioux Falls total housing numbers also came in second to Omaha. Sioux Falls issued permits for 2,081 housing units compared with Omaha’s 2,534 units. Fargo issued permits for 1,691 units.

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Postby Brad » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:34 pm

We had two threads going for the Discussion about how Omaha is Dangerous for Blacks so I merged them together. Since people seemed to wanted to discuss it, I merged the posts from this thread in to the other thread because the other thread was a stand alone thread and not a hog pog of different discussions.

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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:02 pm

http://variety.com/2014/film/awards/alexander-payne-reveals-what-all-the-best-actors-know-1201098203/

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Postby bigredmed » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:43 am

Yes in deed. One of the things that people on the coasts don't realize about life here is how much time gets sucked away doing groceries, banking, car maintenance, etc. Commuting in LA can take 2 hours each way on a good day. So much better to have that extra hour.

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Postby Stargazer » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:01 pm

Yes, we do have same sex couples in Omaha.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:21 pm

I was just watching Jimmy Kimmel as well.

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Postby Coyote » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:35 pm

Heard that Omaha was going to be rep'd, but missed it. How did it come off. Making fun of the Midwest? Did LA?
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Postby Stargazer » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:04 am

It was a Valentine's special edition of Jimmy's segment where he has people find stuff around their home via skype. There was a girl/guy couple from San Diego and our reps from Omaha shown here. The final item Jimmy asked the couples to find... was something the other person didn't know about. In each instance... one member from each couple surprised the other with a ring and a proposal. ;) It was actually pretty good PR for Omaha... one of these guys apparently works for Yahoo here ("What, Yahoo in Omaha?").

I guess for the time being, they'll have to pop over to Council Bluffs to get hitched. Although I understand, that today, another state's same sex marriage ban was overturned... perhaps the days of Nebraska's ban are numbered.

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Postby Coyote » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:20 am

Stargazer wrote:Although I understand, that today, another state's same sex marriage ban was overturned... perhaps the days of Nebraska's ban are numbered.

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Postby thenewguy » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:50 pm

haha. that's good stuff. Didn't paint Omaha negatively at all, good work Jimmy Kimmel.
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Postby S33 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:39 pm

The R2D2 comment was great.
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Postby HR Paperstacks » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:32 pm

Not exactly national, but a story out of Minnesota:

Omaha, NE Recruits Top MN Boys High School Hockey Players
David McCoy, WCCO wrote:They are also all choosing to pack up, move out of Minnesota and head to the hockey hotbed that is the University of Nebraska Omaha.

In the place famous for steaks, Huskers football and Peyton Manning’s vocal cords, Omaha coach Dean Blais has pulled off quite the recruiting coup in hockey.

How can he get so many of these elite players out of Minnesota?

It starts with his recruiting pitch, which centers on the fact that he’s at the school himself.

Blais won two national titles at North Dakota, which works to his advantage when selling the university to perspective players.

“I picked Omaha because of the coaching,” said Spinner.

However, Blais’ recruiting pitch is a little more involved than that.

It also involves the history, and that there isn’t much when it comes to hockey.

The program started only 17 years ago, so there’s plenty of opportunity for players to be a part of creating a history and traditions.


Looks like they actually came here to shoot the piece.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:09 pm

Nice find.

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Postby iamjacobm » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:53 am

Theaster Gates, the man behind the Carver Bank project in North Omaha, on the Colbert Report. Just mentions that he works in Omaha in passing at the end, but nice to see the guy's passion for what he does. We are quite lucky to have him involved in our city.

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Postby Coyote » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:56 pm

Posted this over in the Bar Rescue thread but thought it could go here also:

'Bar Rescue' host calls Old Market one of the best downtowns in America

Andrea Kszystyniak: World-Herald staff writer wrote:I thought (the Old Market) was one of the best downtown destination areas I’ve seen in America. It’s special. It’s really good to see that there’s great mixology bars, really fun restaurants coming in there, we had some great dinners down there. ... It’s very special, and few cities have an area like that that’s as special. We really enjoyed being there. Honestly, Omaha has a far more sophisticated mixology and restaurant marketplace than many people think, and I thought it was terrific.
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Postby Brad » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:51 pm

Creighton just quickly mentioned on the Tonight Show.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:07 pm

Those guys were pretty horrible at anything to do with college football. Couldn't get the Michigan helmet question, where Mack Brown coaches, or who Urban Meyer is.


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