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In my opinion, it's probably one of the last good shows on TV. But what do I know.

So you've watched the show?

"The Poseidon Adventure" is scary. Underwater scenes always creep me out. Also, I never liked the scene where they come across the dead guy with his eyes open. :o

AUGH! Lost is HORRIBLE. There is no story, just question after question, and that is how they keep people hooked. It isn't the great writing (or even the great acting) it is just people being addicted to wanting to finally friggen know what the fraggle rock is going on.

The first season was good, second was ok, now it is just bizarre. But at least it provides some enjoyment for some people.

My favorite shows on TV at present (when I get to watch TV, thank god for my HD-DVR):

Nip / Tuck (though it is starting to wear on me)

Rescue Me (one of the best shows on TV)

The Shield (Best cop show ever)

The Riche$ (entertaining, but odd)

Entourage (Probably my favorite show. I have a buddy who is in the same situation in Hollywood and that is pretty much exactly them. It is very true to life, not to mention funny).

Big Shots (I was surprised this show was as entertaining as it was)

Dirty Sexy Money (Anything with Peter Krause and Donald Sutherland is bound to be good, but Peter Krause's wife in that show is beyond gorgeous.)

The Wire (this is the last season, but great writing and acting).

Brotherhood (Showtime's best effort yet, if you ask me).

Las Vegas (guilty pleasure)

Friday Night Lights (another of the best shows on TV if not the best show on network television)

Then there are my real favorites:

Build it Bigger

Megaworld

The Once and Future City

Really Big Things

Extreme Engineering

and pretty much anything else on DiscoveryHD Theater, Discovery Channel HD, TLC HD, Discovery Science HD, National Geographic HD, so long as it doesn't have to do with animals or following people around after surgery.

There are some BravoHD shows I really enjoy as well, like Real Housewives (another guilty pleasure), Top Designer, and I miss Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

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AUGH! Lost is HORRIBLE. There is no story, just question after question, and that is how they keep people hooked. It isn't the great writing (or even the great acting) it is just people being addicted to wanting to finally friggen know what the fraggle rock is going on.

The first season was good, second was ok, now it is just bizarre. But at least it provides some enjoyment for some people.

So you mean it's like a cheap drug or something? :lol: Then call me a sucker.

I think season 3 has been the best! Maybe not the first half of season 3, but definitely the second half starting with the episode in which Sawyer finally came face-to-face with Anthony Cooper (the real Sawyer and Locke's father) and Locke tricked him into killing him. I think Anthony was creepier than Ben.

And I like the new spin on the show where it'll now take place in the future in addition to the past and present.

I don't watch those other shows you mentioned.

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So you mean it's like a cheap drug or something? :lol: Then call me a sucker.

I think season 3 has been the best! Maybe not the first half of season 3, but definitely the second half starting with the episode in which Sawyer finally came face-to-face with Anthony Cooper (the real Sawyer and Locke's father) and Locke tricked him into killing him. I think Anthony was creepier than Ben.

And I like the new spin on the show where it'll now take place in the future in addition to the past and present.

I don't watch those other shows you mentioned.

you should check them out. might cure your addiction to the never ending loop of questions and mysteries of LOST.

hehehe

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My favorite shows on TV at present (when I get to watch TV, thank god for my HD-DVR):

Wow that's quite a list. You have a much longer attention span than me, clearly! Is The Riches the one with Eddie Izzard? I LOVE him. But I have a bad allergic reaction to Minnie Driver. Bleh. I may have to check it out anyway.

I have been enjoying the Death Wish marathon on AMC. Charles Bronson kicks ass.

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Maybe I like to keep guessing. Yes, I do.

I watched "Las Vegas" long ago. I can't believe it's still on.

Edited by KimberlySayWhat

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Wow that's quite a list. You have a much longer attention span than me, clearly! Is The Riches the one with Eddie Izzard? I LOVE him. But I have a bad allergic reaction to Minnie Driver. Bleh. I may have to check it out anyway.

I have been enjoying the Death Wish marathon on AMC. Charles Bronson kicks ass.

Her "Southern Bell" accent in the show kinda grinds on me, but the writing and Eddie make up for it.

Maybe I like to keep guessing. Yes, I do.

I watched "Las Vegas" long ago. I can't believe it's still on.

I'm just as surprised as you are, but I still love it.

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I have been enjoying the Death Wish marathon on AMC. Charles Bronson kicks ass.

Remember when Bronson films were numero uno at the box office? Seemed like he was beating the hell out of everyone and way before Chuckie Norris began whipping azz on the countryside.

I wish they would bring back (now obscure) TV shows like Twin Peaks. Who killed homecoming queen Laura Palmer? This is truly the show that led the path for strange and peculiar cast members and plts. I still have a rare them song cassette. David Lynch directed so that explains the weird characters and cinematography :blush:

Example of scene: Camera slowly pans across cast sitting at police station table as they describe the murder in detail, camera slowly zooms in on fruit in container on table for a lenghthy period of time while conversations continue, then slowly zooms back and sits still, cut scene. Love it!

Time to buy the DVD's. "Welcome To Twin Peak's"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMXjjHFz__A...feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oDuGN6K3VQ

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Peaks

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Vertigo:

I wish they would bring back (now obscure) TV shows like Twin Peaks. Who killed homecoming queen Laura Palmer? This is truly the show that led the path for strange and peculiar cast members and plts. I still have a rare them song cassette. David Lynch directed so that explains the weird characters and cinematography

I never watched "Twin Peaks", but I remember that photo of the dead woman used to freak me out. I'd see it in magazines, or on cassette covers (like you mentioned) in the stores; I hated that picture.

"Lost" is often compared to "Twin Peaks".

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I never watched "Twin Peaks", but I remember that photo of the dead woman used to freak me out. I'd see it in magazines, or on cassette covers (like you mentioned) in the stores; I hated that picture.

"Lost" is often compared to "Twin Peaks".

i will await the appearance of the dancing midget.

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The cult following of David Lynch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lynch

Eraserhead was once of the 1st of his masterpieces, scary.

and another strage director:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cronenberg

Naked Lunch which featured bizarre and frightnening talking insects, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_Lunch_(film)

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Does anyone know of stores in Houston that sell dashiki shirts?

I'm not looking for something as bold as this one, but I like the style.

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Does anyone know of stores in Houston that sell dashiki shirts?

I'm not looking for something as bold as this one, but I like the style.

None specifically come to mind. There used to be a shop in the Galleria (lower-level .. I think). Have you tried the Shrine of the Black Madonna?

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Remember when Bronson films were numero uno at the box office? Seemed like he was beating the hell out of everyone and way before Chuckie Norris began whipping azz on the countryside.

More Bronson azz-kicking action tonight. Death Hunt. Yay!

The whole Death Wish film series is very HAIF. Bronson's character, the vigilante, is an architect. But with rocket launchers (Death Wish 4: The Crackdown) and short-barrel big-game guns (Death Wish III).

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None specifically come to mind. There used to be a shop in the Galleria (lower-level .. I think). Have you tried the Shrine of the Black Madonna?

nope, where are they?

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Does anyone know of stores in Houston that sell dashiki shirts?

I'm not looking for something as bold as this one, but I like the style.

Sharpstown Mall has a store that sells these I believe.

Why on Earth would you want to wear one of those abominations?

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More Bronson azz-kicking action tonight. Death Hunt. Yay!

The whole Death Wish film series is very HAIF. Bronson's character, the vigilante, is an architect.

We watched some this weekend too.

My brother hit me up with Bronson/Death Wish trivia and I fliunked. Ironically he asked what was his career in the Death Wish series?

I had to crack up at the idea of Martin Balsom taking on about 50 punk rock mohawked street thugs with a shot gun. You truly had to laugh at some points. :lol:

Sharpstown Mall has a store that sells these I believe.

Why on Earth would you want to wear one of those abominations?

Now I am dying to see a pic of what this looks like?

I am picturing the big baggy sleeved pirate shirt on that Seinfeld episode. :lol:

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We watched some this weekend too.

My brother hit me up with Bronson/Death Wish trivia and I fliunked. Ironically he asked what was his career in the Death Wish series?

I had to crack up at the idea of Martin Balsom taking on about 50 punk rock mohawked street thugs with a shot gun. You truly had to laugh at some points. :lol:

Now I am dying to see a pic of what this looks like?

I am picturing the big baggy sleeved pirate shirt on that Seinfeld episode. :lol:

I linked to a picture of one. And I don't want a super long one that's really loud. I just like the general style. It's plain and simple yet keeps you cool.

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I linked to a picture of one. And I don't want a super long one that's really loud. I just like the general style. It's plain and simple yet keeps you cool.

Yeah, not all of them have the loud colors. Some are plain (white, beige, etc.) and are really basic ... some even formal enough to wear to parties, etc.

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I linked to a picture of one. And I don't want a super long one that's really loud. I just like the general style. It's plain and simple yet keeps you cool.

Dude, If I were you I would just one custom made. Maybe that sounds easy for me since mom would or could sew just about anything. It looks simple to make, really.

In fact if you can have that done you can choose as many as you want. You can pick out the colors, etc. Everyone has their own style. Would seem comfortable in our weather in summer but not now. Brrrr.

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Dude, If I were you I would just one custom made. Maybe that sounds easy for me since mom would or could sew just about anything. It looks simple to make, really.

In fact if you can have that done you can choose as many as you want. You can pick out the colors, etc. Everyone has their own style. Would seem comfortable in our weather in summer but not now. Brrrr.

You see them a lot in certain African countries. They certainly don't look like abominations as one user pointed out.

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Yeah, I've seen a few of them and they seemed rather cool (figuratively), but I've seen some designs which I didn't care for and some that were beyond tacky.

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Searching for ufo stuff, I found a link and tried to go to the website, except my company blocked it. The reason I thought to be quite funny...

"Non-Traditional Religions and Occult and Folklore"

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Ooh ... the old occult argument eh?

Hehehe :P

I was just thinking about that this weekend. I asked myself, I wonder if anyone has ever brought up that subject. I mean it is under controvercial? I'll sit this one out.

I alway like Morris the cat though, with his snide little jabs. His owner was always so high spirited & perky it bugged him. He was quite the star.

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You see them a lot in certain African countries. They certainly don't look like abominations as one user pointed out.

But they aren't really common in Africa at all. That is why it confounds me when people wear them as "African attire".

Searching for ufo stuff, I found a link and tried to go to the website, except my company blocked it. The reason I thought to be quite funny...

"Non-Traditional Religions and Occult and Folklore"

Your company could get in trouble for that. Discrimination against any religion it deems non-traditional could be a wind fall for a litigious pagan.

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Your company could get in trouble for that. Discrimination against any religion it deems non-traditional could be a wind fall for a litigious pagan.

Well it's a huge international company w/ many different nationalities. But then again, they could probably block all religious sites, couldn't they? They're not required to give us internet access.

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They're not required to give us internet access.

Thats true so they figure why complain. Have you seen articles of how much company time and $$$ employees waste online during work hours? Yikes!

Most of us are normally in a hurry so we miss certain words or replies so thats how we get beat up later. Oh well nature of the beast right. :D

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Thats true so they figure why complain. Have you seen articles of how much company time and $$$ employees waste online during work hours? Yikes!

Were it not for the internet, time and money would be wasted some other way. Plus, I'm of the opinion eight hours is too long anyway, depending on the job. With less work time, I think people would work more efficiently.

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Boy am I glad this thread exists because I need a place for today's rant:

Dr. Shelly Sekula-Gibbs, thanks for ruining my morning commute! :angry2:

Your hugely obnoxious campaign sign on the gulf freeway at 59 assaulted me today. Dr Sekula-Gibbs, you have erected the most annoying political sign I have ever seen. It offends my sensibilities more than having to look at Joel Osteen's mug every 1/2 mile, and that's saying something. It is more obnoxious than Carol Alvarado's name everywhere I turn, and that's really saying something.

Dr. Sekula-Gibbs, you cannot lose this race fast enough.

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Were it not for the internet, time and money would be wasted some other way. Plus, I'm of the opinion eight hours is too long anyway, depending on the job. With less work time, I think people would work more efficiently.

I agree.

Boy am I glad this thread exists because I need a place for today's rant:

Dr. Shelly Sekula-Gibbs, thanks for ruining my morning commute! :angry2:

Your hugely obnoxious campaign sign on the gulf freeway at 59 assaulted me today. Dr Sekula-Gibbs, you have erected the most annoying political sign I have ever seen. It offends my sensibilities more than having to look at Joel Osteen's mug every 1/2 mile, and that's saying something. It is more obnoxious than Carol Alvarado's name everywhere I turn, and that's really saying something.

Dr. Sekula-Gibbs, you cannot lose this race fast enough.

One day she came in for a lunch & learn conference at a place I worked at about 2 years ago. She described her experience's during hurricane Katrina/Rita. Had nothing to do with the Oil/Gas/Energy world?

She later got famous for that "unplanned" restroom stop at the voting booth incident.

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Today's rant for me is targeted at:

people who back large vehicles out of driveways without looking and hit a parked car (mine).

oh, and folks who speed through inner-campus streets at Rice.

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One thing I really really hate is biting into and egg shell while eating my eggs. ugh!! make me wanna barf. I think it's worse than having hair in the food.

sorry 'bout that sev, hope the damage isn't too bad and they at least left their info.

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Today's rant for me is targeted at:

people who back large vehicles out of driveways without looking and hit a parked car (mine).

oh, and folks who speed through inner-campus streets at Rice.

hit and run is covered by uninsured motorist so your deductable should be lower if you decide to get it fix.

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Oh, the lady came to the door and was very apologetic. She knows the neighbors, and i am not worried about flight.

I just don't have the time or energy to deal with it at the moment.

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I'll let someone else appropriatly begin and name this thread...

More units coming to the Gables Upper Kirby complex

Gables Residential is adding to its Gables Upper Kirby apartment complex near West Alabama and Revere.

The developer is expanding on about two acres it recently acquired that includes the Little Woodrow's bar at 2301 W. Alabama. Nick Menage, Little Woodrow's general manager, said the bar will close on March 2.

The Gables project, which could have some street-level retail and up to 150 apartments, will be adding to the hundreds of new units already under construction in this area.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/hei...ws/5483750.html

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Oh, the lady came to the door and was very apologetic. She knows the neighbors, and i am not worried about flight.

I just don't have the time or energy to deal with it at the moment.

Brings back bad memory. back in the 80's I had my car parked in the street (for just a few minutes) while I ran in to get something. Heard my neighbor knockiing on the door. She told me someone hit my car in a truck and split! I ran out and all of the fender and door was caved in broken lights etc. Neighbor said she barely got a glimpse as she sat on her lawn chair as the truck passed by. She said driver was a woman and even looked right at her as she backed up and put her truck in to gear and hit the gas. :angry:

I never park in front any more.

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Anyone ever notice all the lots in NYC? When is development gonna pick up there?

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Anyone ever notice all the lots in NYC? When is development gonna pick up there?

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They will remain as parking lots until the money they bring in charging people $40 for a couple hours is outweighed by the value to sell.

Parking lots in NYC make TONS of money.

If it were me, I'd sell but require, as part of the terms, some ridiculous lease agreement for the bottom floor(s) to maintain a parking garage there. Have cake, eat it to.

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You know what's funny is that all those cars are double parked.

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The particular place you have pictured where the cars are double parked is a service station, so that street parking is legal.

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CBRE's Houston Outlook is out. It's about 25 pages long.

Are there any other similar reports on Houston worth reading that yall know of?

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