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HoustonianInColorado

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  1. Guess I am really old. I worked at 790 when it was KULF, and remember Demand Radio 79.
  2. I saw these in a crosswalk in the Galleria area. They are so noticeable and very cool. Of course, we can't have them here in Denver, because like reflectors and Botts Dots, they would be covered by snow and create problems with plowing.
  3. Great ones, dudemeister! Here is another. Extend I-68 west from its current terminus at Morgantown, WV. Make it cross I-77 at Parkersburg, WV / Marietta, OH and finally end in Cincinnati at I-75.
  4. I have long believed that the Galveston to Dallas I-45 should be extended north from Dallas, through Sherman, Tulsa, and join I-35 in Kansas City. That would give Houston a straight Interstate shot up to KC and Minneapolis. Another idea would be to extend the woefully short I-27 north from Amarillo to Denver to join I-25, and southeast to San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Or perhaps upgrade US 287 from Fort Worth to Amarillo to Interstate status. To drive from the Metroplex to Denver is either US highways from Fort Worth to Raton, NM and up I-25 for the last 200 miles, or else go out of your way up I-35 through OKC, Wichita, then I-135 to Salina, KS, then west on I-70. through Kansas and Colorado. Or how about extending I-70 west from its junction with I-15 in Utah to go through Carson City, NV and on to Sacramento, where it would join I-80 on to the SF Bay area? What do you think of those ideas? What others would you like to see?
  5. Bob Russ, thanks for filling in memory gaps here. Great stuff. Once you pass the mid-century mark, things get a bit fuzzy in the old noggin. :-) And when you mentioned Looney Town, I did remember that title. I can tell you that your dad was a big part of this middle-aged guy's childhood memories. I posted the car photo, and knew it wasn't the same car, but thought I would post it as an example. Is your father still living? If so, pass along my regards, even though he won't know me. If he is not, my condolences to you and your family.
  6. There have been a few lost over the years. Another that many here would be too young to remember would be Johnny Gilbert in the KULF Bird. I worked at the old 790 KULF in the late 1970s, and one night came across a tape of events surrounding the crash of the KULF Bird, a fixed wing aircraft. Johnny was killed in the crash while covering a fire in 1974. The tape had recordings of the cutoff of the last broadcast from the plane, a call from someone at KENR to KULF telling them about the crash, and a number of other recordings of the sad event.
  7. Looks like we have ourselves some potential Darwin Award winners!
  8. What a thief. Stealing someone's words is inexcuseable.
  9. What about that other "Mister Wonderful", Phil Arms, the Baptist evangelist who started a church that he owned, made a career of slamming everything from Promise Keepers to Harry Potter, and was caught taking money from his congregation to support his drug habit. Top notch fellow there!
  10. Once in a while, my "old fart" status pays off!
  11. Yes there was. I went on his show also. A long L O N G time ago.
  12. Some of these tropical storms are much more compact than their cloud bands. I recall one back in the '80s that came through downtown Houston during the day. We got a bit of rain and winds, but by 5 PM, the worst was just some minor street flooding and heavy traffic going home. I lived in Pecan Grove, and by the time I got their, it was a beautiful sunny day, and not a drop of rain had fallen.
  13. That's not a euphemism for something is it? Rode her merry go round indeed!
  14. When I see things like this, it makes me say 'Thank God I'm an atheist!'
  15. I remember all of these. I actually got to go on Kitirik and Cadet Don for various birthdays. I recall that Cadet Don had a fake satellite that looked sort of Sputnikish, where the birthday kids would come up, talk on TV with Cadet Don, and then go get a handful of pennies from the satellite.
  16. Okay, people use LOL a lot, but I literally did laugh out loud when I read this comment, musicman!
  17. I love what you have done with these shots. Nice composition, and a post processing job that is reminiscent of old timey picture postcards. Outstanding!
  18. I think I may have posted this one a while back. It is on the street I lived on when I was a kid. It is in Sharpstown, and still standing.
  19. Yep, I remember that Prince's also. When I was a kid, we used to go to the Princes on South Main, because my dad loved their burgers. Once they built the one in Bellaire, we went there. Talk about a great hamburger...Prince's always was up there near the top of the heap! The Griff's burger from yesterday was really tasty too!
  20. The CW network may be going down if the Denver station, KWGN-TV/DT is any indicator. They rebranded in quick succession as WB2, CW2, and now just "2" with a logo that removes CW references and just has an offset 2 in a circle. The newscasts are also 2 News. BTW, this station is available in Houston on DISH Network as part of the Superstation package. As for KHCW, when I left Houston it was still Gaylord-owned independent KHTV.
  21. Okay, I did it. Tried out Griff's in Denver for lunch today. Really a good flavor to the burger. In a way, reminded me a bit of the Bellaire Broiler Burger. I will go back! As for Del Taco, they came into Denver about 2 years ago. They are okay, but I don't see the attraction of tacos and french fries together.
  22. Although the Griff's chain is long defunct, several are still in business. In fact, I have been meaning to eat at the one in Denver for years. It is highly rated by locals, and I have not tried it. So today may be the day!
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