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I had two Houston sightings today.

First, on Apple's web site there's an area which talks about how all the big cell phone companies use Quicktime for their streaming video. Well, in the big banner at the top of the page, does the image in the cell phone look familiar? It should.

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It's Smith Street, looking past 1500 to the Wedge International building.

Second sighting -- I didn't have my camera with me for this one -- but there are giant posters at many of the Chicago Transit Authority bus shelters advertising some Jeep. The Jeep in question is parked in Eleanor Tinsley Park with the Houston skyline featured VERY prominantly in the ad. I'll try to take a snap some time this week and post it here.

And here's an earlier sighting that I forgot to post --

In an April issue of Crain's Chicago Business, the Houston CVB took out a half-page full color ad with a nice picture of the skyline trying to convince Chicago businesses to move to Houston. I scanned it before I threw it away, but seem to have lost the file.

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Second sighting -- I didn't have my camera with me for this one -- but there are giant posters at many of the Chicago Transit Authority bus shelters advertising some Jeep. The Jeep in question is parked in Eleanor Tinsley Park with the Houston skyline featured VERY prominantly in the ad. I'll try to take a snap some time this week and post it here.

I have seen that Jeep add in a few Magazines, and I noticed that that was Houston in the background, but I never got to posting about it.

Also a few months ago I was watching TV and this Verizon Business Comercial came on that was shoot in downtown Houston. I ment to tall yall about that also but never got around to it. I haven't seen the commercial lately.

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I just saw the Jeep ad yesterday in a Car & Driver magazine. I was going to actually say something about it...but you beat me to it. I've seen a couple of car commercials using our city as a backdrop as well. Most notably the Lexus SUV (I forget which one) driving through downtown and the former Enron complex and going over some chunks of torn up road. I guess you CAN go offroad in the city.

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i saw the jeep ad in Maxim as well. i was shocked when i didn't see "Houston area Jeep dealer" somewhere on the ad. pretty cool, except the people running around look superimposed.

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I may have mentioned this before, but I've seen Houston 3 times on accident on one day in Koln (Cologne), Germany. The first time, there was a photoshopped picture of American Skyscrapers in this tiny indoor mall, around this central food court. Houston's skyline took up half of it, with the Bank of America Center in the middle. (And the biggest/tallest of all the other buildings).

The second time was a picture of the Houston skyline in the window of a traveling agency.

The third was in the huge Saturn Records store, It was on the wall.

I didn't have my camera. :(

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I noticed Houston in the Verizon Business commercials with Kiefer Sutherland's voiceover. They quickly flyover the night skyline and you can see the top of Wells Fargo and Reliant (or is it Centerpoint?).

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I was watching Jimmy Kimmel Live Last night and the star of the new movie Accepted had on a T-Shirt in some pictures that he showed that said "Theres No Place Like Houston"

I thought it was cool and I want one now. It's kind of like New York's I Heart New York T-shirts.

There was a big bull head between the rest of the words and Houston.

That should be Houstons new slogan. I really like it. Its really like saying there is no place like home, but with Houston in there.

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I 4get the name of car brand but I saw a car commercial where an SUV was driven by a stuntman thru the streets of Downtown Houston, and I bet U saw it too. It was going over Smith Street under reconstruction, and I knew this cuz I saw the ped ring linking Fourteen Hundred Smith and Fifteen Hundred Louisiana. Does anybody remember the car name brand in the commercial?

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I 4get the name of car brand but I saw a car commercial where an SUV was driven by a stuntman thru the streets of Downtown Houston, and I bet U saw it too. It was going over Smith Street under reconstruction, and I knew this cuz I saw the ped ring linking Fourteen Hundred Smith and Fifteen Hundred Louisiana. Does anybody remember the car name brand in the commercial?

It was that Lexus SUV.

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In the Matrix Revolutions, the Texaco Heritage Buildings in smack in the middle of the huge skyline on that car fighting chase secene.

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In the Matrix Revolutions, the Texaco Heritage Buildings in smack in the middle of the huge skyline on that car fighting chase secene.

Wells Fargo Plaza, 1 Shell Plaza, 3 Allen Center, & Continental Center 1 too.

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Wells Fargo Plaza, 1 Shell Plaza, 3 Allen Center, & Continental Center 1 too.

Where?

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There's a USDOT add out there about drunk driving...it starts something like, "All around the country police are coming out" and cuts to a shot of a policeman (not HPD, since he is wearing all dark blue/black) circling checkpoints on a dry erase map. You really need tivo to catch it, since it goes by pretty quickly, but if you pause it, you can clearly see Beltway 8 and the 610 loop. Funny they picked us.

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i saw the jeep ad in Maxim as well. i was shocked when i didn't see "Houston area Jeep dealer" somewhere on the ad. pretty cool, except the people running around look superimposed.

I'm really late. I saw that add a cuople weeks ago in Maxim aswell. I don't really look at ads either, but it just hit me "Hey, that's Houston!" I let a buddy take the mag to the porta-john and that was the last I saw of it, if not I would post the ad.

Was expecting something about "Houston area Jeep dealer" too.

The park is Sam Houston park in the foreground if I'm not mistaken. Tinsley park is a bit further down Allen Parkway.

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There's a USDOT add out there about drunk driving...it starts something like, "All around the country police are coming out" and cuts to a shot of a policeman (not HPD, since he is wearing all dark blue/black) circling checkpoints on a dry erase map. You really need tivo to catch it, since it goes by pretty quickly, but if you pause it, you can clearly see Beltway 8 and the 610 loop. Funny they picked us.

i see that comercial all the time and I was going to report here about it but you bet me. I waited to long!

Also, the new Nationwide Macy's Commercial has part of Houston's downtown in the background. The buildings are all white. I thought that was neat.

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Houstonian in Iraq:

I'm really late. I saw that add a cuople weeks ago in Maxim aswell. I don't really look at ads either, but it just hit me "Hey, that's Houston!" I let a buddy take the mag to the porta-john and that was the last I saw of it, if not I would post the ad.

If I wanted something back I wouldn't have let someone take it into the porta crapper in the first place. It's contaminated now.

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If I wanted something back I wouldn't have let someone take it into the porta crapper in the first place. It's contaminated now.

Don't really care much for Maxim, didn't really care if I got it back(read all there was to read in it). The only reason I got it was because it was the only thing that wasn't a porn, workout or gun magazine in the mini PX. But if I did have it I would of posted the picture here for those who haven't seen it.

Oh Well

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Also, the new Nationwide Macy's Commercial has part of Houston's downtown in the background. The buildings are all white. I thought that was neat.

I just now saw that one. I wasn't really paying attention and then I recognized the Houston buildings in white and remembered seeing something on here about it. So I rewound it on my DVR and yep, it was us.

The commercial is playing the song "Dancing in the Street" and people are dancing through various cities morping into one another. When it gets to Houston they menion something about the Lone Star State and of course there are some goobers line dancing with cowboy hats, but whatever.

Link to commercial:

http://www1.macys.com/campaign/macystv_bra...l%20footer%20ad

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I saw a H.A.I.F. ad in a magazine i bought almost a year ago does that count?

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I just now saw that one. I wasn't really paying attention and then I recognized the Houston buildings in white and remembered seeing something on here about it. So I rewound it on my DVR and yep, it was us.

The commercial is playing the song "Dancing in the Street" and people are dancing through various cities morping into one another. When it gets to Houston they menion something about the Lone Star State and of course there are some goobers line dancing with cowboy hats, but whatever.

Link to commercial:

http://www1.macys.com/campaign/macystv_bra...l%20footer%20ad

HAHAHA But don't we all dress up in our cowboy atire and dance in the street every once in a while?

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HAHAHA But don't we all dress up in our cowboy atire and dance in the street every once in a while?

Every February, as I remember it.

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That's Hilarious!!! The "Macy's Dancing in the Street and the people dancing in the street with their line dancing!! OMG!!! :-X

At least it wasn't like in the typical desert people think of us as being in or on horse back or something!

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This might not be much, but Houston is mentioned in an even more sterotypical way then line dancing...

Anyone see the new Nike Commercial with the little Astronauts?

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This may be a little extreme but I notice it everytime I see the commercial. I forgot what company it was for but has anyone seen a commercial with Park IV and V buildings on Montrose shown from the outside at night and there are like three or four people on a couch watching TV for something? It was far from a local commercial if you all were wondering.

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Yeah, but I thought it was for Adidas.

Forgive me, I don't usually watch TV and the little bouncing astronauts had me in a trance. So much for that advertising scheme, I could have sworn it was Nike! :(

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Do any of you use Yahoo Avatars? Well their Jeep Avatar has Houston's downtown skyline as the background for the Jeep compass. I guess Houston is the showcase city for that SUV because everytime I see one in the media, I always see Houston in the background.

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Do any of you use Yahoo Avatars?

I like your old avatar better, this one is squished, you should edit it to accomodate HAIF.

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Just caught the end of the Dr. Phil show (not a big fan) this afternoon. The jist of the show was that he had hired private detectives to hunt down someone pulling telephone scams here in Houston. Lots of local shots, mostly of freeways and tarot card/palm reading establishments.

Tomorrow Dr. Phil promises to kick some scammer butt, so if seeing Houston on national TV trips your trigger, tune in.

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Lots of local shots, mostly of freeways and tarot card/palm reading establishments.

Well, at least he caught the local flavor.

Speaking of Houston sightings, there is a New York Stock Exchange commercial that discusses all of the various companies on the exchange. As they talk, a caricature of a light rail train winds across the screen with 'Siemens' across the top of the train. The train is METRO's light rail train, even though it does not say Houston on it.

EDIT: Well, looky here! They have the ad on their website.

http://www.nyse.com/Frameset.html?nyseref=...10262006ontrack

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Isn't Siemens the company that made the Houston light rail trains? It looks similar to a promotional video they made before any of the Houston trains were delivered.

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This is from a play thats based out of Houston along with the production company "Im Ready Productions" which is also based in Houston.

http://www.imreadyproductions.com/

They are doing for Houston what Tyler Perry is doing for Atlanta. I wonder when they will sart movies and TV shows based out of Houston like Tyler Perry did for Atlanta.

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The BBC has been running a series called "The Power of Art". Last night's episode was about Mark Rothko, so leading up to the Rothko Chapel there were a lot of shots of downtown (including Enron bldg) and Houston freeways.

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I saw a show on the Food Network dedicated to explaining Houston's diverse food culture (from tex-mex to bbq, to soul food, to Houston's veitnamese culture). They spent a lot of time on Main Street downtown showing the Rail splashing its way through fountains. Anyone watching from outside of Houston may have had the impression that our city is densely populated city united by mass transit. They also showed Downtown's retail and dining scene (it over stated it significantly).

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You get a nice view of the Transco Tower and some of the Uptown area in the begining of Trae's "In the Hood" video. I wonder where that part was shoot from? Thats an amazing view!

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This video also show more of uptown from what I think is the Hotel Derrik. You also get to see the West Loop (610). Please excuse the language.

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You get a nice view of the Transco Tower and some of the Uptown area in the begining of Trae's "In the Hood" video. I wonder where that part was shoot from? Thats an amazing view!

It's a bad thing when glamour thug low-lifes like that mention Houston. It's no wonder we've got kids killing people over dogs, they're brains are filled with that sort of evil influence.

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Well, at least he caught the local flavor.

Speaking of Houston sightings, there is a New York Stock Exchange commercial that discusses all of the various companies on the exchange. As they talk, a caricature of a light rail train winds across the screen with 'Siemens' across the top of the train. The train is METRO's light rail train, even though it does not say Houston on it.

EDIT: Well, looky here! They have the ad on their website.

http://www.nyse.com/Frameset.html?nyseref=...10262006ontrack

Well, looks like they have a few Houston buildings in the skyline at the end (BOA, THP I think, etc...)

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A big Houston sighting, currently in progress on CNN. It is a special report entitled "How to Rob a Bank", set in Houston. They've got a whole lot of short clips around town, especially downtown, but also heavily in the 77057 zip code, including the HEB on Westheimer and the apartments along Fountainview, just south of San Felipe.

For some strange reason, they even had a few short seconds filmed within my condominium complex over in 77054, where the mailwoman opened up a whole set of mailboxes as the reporter looked on. Very strange, since they didn't mention anything at all about their locale and mailbox-opening shots should be pretty easy to come by.

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A big Houston sighting, currently in progress on CNN. It is a special report entitled "How to Rob a Bank", set in Houston. They've got a whole lot of short clips around town, especially downtown, but also heavily in the 77057 zip code, including the HEB on Westheimer and the apartments along Fountainview, just south of San Felipe.

For some strange reason, they even had a few short seconds filmed within my condominium complex over in 77054, where the mailwoman opened up a whole set of mailboxes as the reporter looked on. Very strange, since they didn't mention anything at all about their locale and mailbox-opening shots should be pretty easy to come by.

I saw it and was going to reply on here about it. They also went to some really nice shopping area that I had never seen, I think one of the criminals spent a lot of money there.

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There's a commercial that airs fairly regularly on the cable news channels for Stanford Financial Group. It shows their building in the Galleria area as well as a few other shots around town, and at the end someone is crossing a street with the old Federal Land Bank in the background. Nice production values since it is a nationally aired commercial.

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