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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:50 pm

Anybody else watch Comedy Bang! Bang! here?

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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:03 pm

30 Things You Need To Know About Omaha Before You Move There

Very good highlight to things in Omaha including Beercade, CWS, and the zoo. Also, did not know that Bozell, the advertising firm from Omaha, was the one who started the Got Milk? slogan and Pork. The other white meat.

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Postby ShawJ » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:36 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:30 Things You Need To Know About Omaha Before You Move There

Very good highlight to things in Omaha including Beercade, CWS, and the zoo.  Also, did not know that Bozell, the advertising firm from Omaha, was the one who started the Got Milk? slogan and Pork. The other white meat.


I think they got it wrong:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got_Milk%3F" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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ShawJ wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:30 Things You Need To Know About Omaha Before You Move There

Very good highlight to things in Omaha including Beercade, CWS, and the zoo.  Also, did not know that Bozell, the advertising firm from Omaha, was the one who started the Got Milk? slogan and Pork. The other white meat.


I think they got it wrong:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got_Milk%3F" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Slightly off, Bozell did the Milk Mustache ads.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:45 pm

After looking further, it appears that Bozell is known for the milk mustache for the Got Milk campaign. They did have a part in it but were not the creator who coined the phrase.

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Postby ShawJ » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:51 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:After looking further, it appears that Bozell is known for the milk mustache for the Got Milk campaign. They did have a part in it but were not the creator who coined the phrase.


Cool, didn't know that.

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Postby guitarguy » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:56 pm

Pretty good article.. is Omaha cool all the sudden? Seems like the secret is getting out to the nation now.. :roll:
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Southwest Plane Diverted After Unruly Passenger Tries To Open Door Midflight, Witnesses Say

A California-bound Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Omaha, Neb. on Sunday after witnesses said a passenger tried to open a door.

The captain of the Chicago-to-Sacramento flight landed on Eppley Airfield to "have an unruly passenger removed" before continuing on to Sacramento, the airlines said in a statement.
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Postby RNcyanide » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:58 am

Considering the amount of people who can't locate their home state on a map of the US or the US on a map of the world, this doesn't surprise me.

Let's give them some credit here, they were close[ish].
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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:39 pm

A lady from Omaha is currently on Wheel of Fortune. She just won $7,500 on one spin.

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skinzfan23 wrote:A lady from Omaha is currently on Wheel of Fortune.  She just won $7,500 on one spin.

She ended up going to the bonus round, but couldn't guess the puzzle.

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Ok, just one more Omaha! Omaha! NSFW.

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Postby iamjacobm » Sun May 04, 2014 4:14 pm

The annual Berkshire media bump this weekend. My favorite line from one of the foreign fish wraps.

“Now every year my wife says, ‘Go to Omaha, no problem,’ ” O’Halloran says over a Lucky Bucket lager on the cobblestone streets of the Old Town the night before the meeting.

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Omaha museum prepares to display its Rembrandt

The Washington Times wrote:The museum plans to have the “Portrait of Dirck van Os” placed in its Hitchcock Gallery for public viewing on Tuesday after an absence of around 15 years. It’s been restored and embellishments added by others have been removed.

Rembrandt experts have examined the painting and certified it as an original work by the 17th-century Dutch master. The museum has not provided a monetary value for the painting, but Rembrandts have sold in the tens of millions of dollars in recent years.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu May 29, 2014 10:58 pm

Not sure if someone already posted this, but I found this recent article from a Jacksonville paper about Omaha, pretty good story and some great pictures:

Downtown Revitalization: Omaha

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Postby iamjacobm » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:50 am

KC Star photo gallery of Omaha. http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-m ... 58921.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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iamjacobm wrote:KC Star photo gallery of Omaha. http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-m ... 58921.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The story that goes along with that: Destination Omaha: City breathes new life into old neighborhoods

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Postby nativeomahan » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:41 pm

I found this nice, although perhaps a bit too gushing, article on the joys of visiting Omaha in this Johnson County, Kansas magazine, from July 2914. The Omaha article begins on page 36.
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Postby HR Paperstacks » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:53 pm

nativeomahan wrote:from July 2914

Whoa, so time machines do exist!

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HR Paperstacks wrote:
nativeomahan wrote:from July 2914

Whoa, so time machines do exist!

Talk about a way back machine...
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Postby Alec12321 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:03 am

What’s so great about Omaha?

Just saw this on the St. Louis Today website... pretty much all about the zoo from what I read.
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Postby nativeomahan » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:20 pm

Alec12321 wrote:What’s so great about Omaha?

Just saw this on the St. Louis Today website... pretty much all about the zoo from what I read.


And I noted the subtle dig at Omaha at the end. Who cares?

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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:51 pm

Omaha Ranked #1 City to Raise a Family In By Movoto:

The 10 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America

Here is the full top 10 list:

1. Omaha

2. Oklahoma City

3. El Paso, Texas

4. Virginia Beach, Virginia

5. Albuquerque, New Mexico

6. Kansas City, Missouri

7. Colorado Springs, Colorado

8. Austin, Texas

9. Raleigh, North Carolina

10. San Antonio

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Postby iamjacobm » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:29 am

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2014/08/18/americas-15-best-cities-for-young-professionals/

3rd on Forbes Top 15 Cities for Young Professionals, behind Des Moines and Raleigh.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:14 pm

Skate Daze was ranked one of America's Coolest Roller Rinks in the US. by the Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/minitime/americas-coolest-roller-r_b_5758262.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel

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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:27 am

A lady from Omaha is going to be on Wheel of Fortune tomorrow night.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:23 pm

http://www.usatoday.com/experience/america/best-of-lists/10best-cobblestone-streets-in-america/17310109/

Omaha, Neb.

Omaha's historic Old Market entertainment district, next to the downtown business district, is home to gorgeously preserved cobblestone streets dating back to the late 1800s when the area served as the railroad center of the country. It's now a lively area, lined with boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, candy stores, pubs and antique shops.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:22 pm

Thanks for posting that article. I talk about it all the time, but I love these streets. There are so many more that are in eastern Omaha but have been covered up with asphalt.

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Postby Omababe » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:35 am

Sorry if I seem to be a total b*tch here, but those are not cobblestones in the Old Market! Those are bricks, or more correctly paving blocks.

A true cobblestone street is made up of just that, stones, as in rocks, round and irregular, not rectangular.

Sorry, but it kind of annoys me when people around here use terms for various structures that are trendy, quaint or warm and fuzzy but are used improperly. Another is the term "brownstone" for those mass-produced frame rowhouses. Sorry, those ain't brownstones.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:09 am

Yes, you are correct, the Old Market are brick streets but I am glad that we have been able to retain them in the district.

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Postby GetUrban » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:37 am

There are some red and gray stone pavers on Jones St. between 11th & 12th, and in some of the Old Market allies, if I remember correctly. The stone pavers, which are approx 4" x 12", aren't really "cobble stones" like you would find in Europe or old parts of Boston.

But, I don't know why they can't just call the OM streets "Brick".
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Postby lisanstan » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:41 pm

Actually, if you read the article they do explain the difference between true cobblestone streets and brick streets and that nowadays they are lumped together to contrast against paved/concrete/asphalt streets.

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Postby Garrett » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:49 am

Just saw a capitalone add about two guys using double miles to book a trade show in Omaha. Woo.
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Postby lisanstan » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:12 pm

I only see commercials when watching football. Everything else is DVR'd. Keep seeing the Nissan Sentra commercial where the couple brings a bird to Nebraska to release into the wild.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:56 am

Sheep in Christmas Sweater Found Wandering the Streets of Omaha

Little Bo Peep can call off her search.

It’s not every day you see a sheep roaming free in a city with nearly half a million people. It’s even rarer — unprecedented, really — to see one dressed in an ugly Christmas sweater.

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Postby HR Paperstacks » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:53 am

With the NCAA Tournament going on right now, there's a bunch of articles out there on Omaha right now.

I came across a series of blog articles from NewsOK.com:

Welcome to Nebraska ... where they have Arbor Day, green buildings and mobster steakhouses

Day 2 in Omaha: Lots more basketball than Day 1

Day 3 in Omaha: A long run, weird 80s music and a game to cover

I found it funny how the writer was amazed about I-80 being seven lanes:
About an hour later, we rolled back cross the Nebraska stateline and into Omaha — and soon found ourselves on a seven-lane highway.

Yes, SEVEN lanes in Omaha.

Seven lanes going our direction, and I suspect there were seven lanes going the other way. What are they doing with seven-lane highways in Omaha? I know that the Omaha metro also includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, as well as Offutt Air Force Base, but I thought maybe I’d missed some sort of mass migration. I did a little googling, and I did not miss anything. Omaha’s metro area has a population of 1.3 million. Oklahoma City’s metro area is 1.3 million.

We don’t have seven-lane highways in Oklahoma City!

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Postby skinzfan23 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:30 am

Thanks for posting, I was looking for a few articles yesterday.

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Postby NovakOmaha » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:40 pm

HR Paperstacks wrote:With the NCAA Tournament going on right now, there's a bunch of articles out there on Omaha right now.

I came across a series of blog articles from NewsOK.com:

Welcome to Nebraska ... where they have Arbor Day, green buildings and mobster steakhouses

Day 2 in Omaha: Lots more basketball than Day 1

Day 3 in Omaha: A long run, weird 80s music and a game to cover

I found it funny how the writer was amazed about I-80 being seven lanes:
About an hour later, we rolled back cross the Nebraska stateline and into Omaha — and soon found ourselves on a seven-lane highway.

Yes, SEVEN lanes in Omaha.

Seven lanes going our direction, and I suspect there were seven lanes going the other way. What are they doing with seven-lane highways in Omaha? I know that the Omaha metro also includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, as well as Offutt Air Force Base, but I thought maybe I’d missed some sort of mass migration. I did a little googling, and I did not miss anything. Omaha’s metro area has a population of 1.3 million. Oklahoma City’s metro area is 1.3 million.

We don’t have seven-lane highways in Oklahoma City!


Since when does Metro Omaha have 1.3 million people? Did they annex Lincoln?


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