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This looks an awful like the Houston skyline in this episode of The Simpsons from 2011.

I was rewatching some E3 trailers, and I noticed around 1:09 in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator trailer, you can actually see Minute Maid Park and the convention center. It appears only around a se

Ad for Lime I received via email (I use them in Austin). Downtown in the background even though scooters have not yet launched in Houston.  

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Houston dog takes Westminster crown

10-year-old Sussex spaniel is the oldest winner ever

Imagine Michael Jordan coming back to make one more jumper. Or John Elway returning to toss a final TD pass. Or Nolan Ryan reappearing to throw a farewell fastball.

That

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I did not realize that Jack Valenti, former longtime president of the Motion Picture Academy, was from Houston. He was investigated by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI for possibly being a homo. When in fact, it is rumored that Hoover was gay himself.

...just a tie to Houston I never realized.

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I did not realize that Jack Valenti, former longtime president of the Motion Picture Academy, was from Houston. He was investigated by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI for possibly being a homo. When in fact, it is rumored that Hoover was gay himself.

...just a tie to Houston I never realized.

Valenti was a Houston ad executive and a graduate of the University of Houston. His friendship with Senator Lyndon Johnson got him a job as Special Assistant to the President in 1963. Because he was a powerful figure, JEdgar Hoover wanted a dossier on him, just like all the dossiers he had on practically everybody in Washington. He used them to shore up his power base at the FBI, and he knew so much about so many people that nobody in Washington would stand up to him.

There were rumors that Valenti had a relationship with a male photographer, so Hoover had some agents look into it. They found no evidence to support the rumor so the investigation went into the file of cases that were "Undetermined But Still Open". That's why I don't believe Valenti was gay, because if there was anything to be found, Hoover would have found it.

A few years later the Motion Picture Association of America hired Valenti to be the Chief Executive, a position he held for the rest of his life. His name lives on at the University of Houston, at the Jack Valenti School of Communications.

I've been told that the day Hoover died, the sound of a giant wind was heard all over Washington. It was the sound of thousands of current and former politicians and political appointees breathing a collective sigh of relief at the same time.

Jack Valenti was, without question, one of the most remarkable people Houston has ever produced. Read his bio on the Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0884122/bio

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HOUSTON-In a one-two punch, Houston and the Dallas-Fort Worth area scored the top two slots on Site Selection magazine's 2009 "Top Metro" rankings for 2009. The rankings put these two Texas cities as the most targeted areas for corporate location, relocation and expansion activity.

See full article here: http://www.globest.com/news/1364_1364/houston/177373-1.html

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World News Tonight will broadcast from Houston Monday and Tuesday. They will be talking about how Texas is doing so well in the recession while the rest of the nation is not. The population increase, corporate relocation, etc.

Here is more info: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/tv/6325139.html

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During the George Lopez mega-marathon on Nick-at-Nite last week, there was an episode where his daughter and her baseball player boyfriend got arrested. When George and his (who might be an epic definition of a woman, IMO) wife went to pick her up, there's a map of Houston can you can clearly see. It's displayed rather prominently and often.

Big Constance Marie fan here :wub:

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During the George Lopez mega-marathon on Nick-at-Nite last week, there was an episode where his daughter and her baseball player boyfriend got arrested. When George and his (who might be an epic definition of a woman, IMO) wife went to pick her up, there's a map of Houston can you can clearly see. It's displayed rather prominently and often.

Big Constance Marie fan here :wub:

I thought I was the only one that watched George Lopez every night. One of my favorite shows, I didn't watch it when it was in production, but in syndication on Nick at Nite. Then I watch Fresh Prince of Blaire. Yeah the wife is FINE!

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Another Houston sighting, courtesy of the George Lopez show. Wells Fargo Tower and 1100 Louisiana shown as a meeting site from an older (2002-ish) episode.

Several days ago, I noticed that Houston was one of the cities repeatedly referred to on "Life After Humans" on the History Channel. In one segment, they talked about how a Texas computer game designer has stowed away a digitized copy of the human genome on the International Space Station. And then it looked like in the next segment they were going to have an asteroid strike Houston somewhere near downtown...but I missed that part.

Why must asteroids always strike downtown areas within the United States? You'd think that every now and again they'd strike some small town in a poor country that Americans can't pronounce the name of. ...or an inconsequential body of water. ...or a polar cap.

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I saw an (I think) IBM commercial that was naming cities and Houston was named.

Any ways, Here is a new song that has Houston in it. Its by Canadian artist hip hop/r&p Drake and its called Houstalantavegas, or HoustonAtlantaVegas, or Houston, Atlanta, Vegas. He has a lot of good music, and a lot of His inspiration comes from Houston artist as you can here in some of his other songs. Some of the younger people in here might know him from the Canadian teen show Degrassi.

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Several days ago, I noticed that Houston was one of the cities repeatedly referred to on "Life After Humans" on the History Channel. In one segment, they talked about how a Texas computer game designer has stowed away a digitized copy of the human genome on the International Space Station. And then it looked like in the next segment they were going to have an asteroid strike Houston somewhere near downtown...but I missed that part.

Why must asteroids always strike downtown areas within the United States? You'd think that every now and again they'd strike some small town in a poor country that Americans can't pronounce the name of. ...or an inconsequential body of water. ...or a polar cap.

I think it was the International Space Station falling behind Downtown (from Spot's Park/Waugh over Allen Pkwy.), and they seemed to have a Houston/Boston theme. I think each one is a different focus of cities.

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I think it was the International Space Station falling behind Downtown (from Spot's Park/Waugh over Allen Pkwy.), and they seemed to have a Houston/Boston theme. I think each one is a different focus of cities.

Houston got featured again. They set off the Ship Channel like a string of fire crackers. They also are featuring the Hill Country, San Antonio, and Detroit.

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have been watching "Americas Got Talent" where they do auditions in Wortham Center in Downtown.

Ive been watching the shows, but maybe ive missed some, but they do show about 5 seconds in the 1st episode showcasing all the audition cities where they go up then down from downtown to a crowd shouting "Houston's Got Talent!"

Have they aired the Houston auditions,yet? or did they pass?

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si.com ranks the best/worst cities for free agents to go to:

4. Houston: I was surprised several years ago when I learned how many players league-wide spend their offseasons living and working out in this steamy city. Now that the Rockets are loaded and with management that can explain in intricate detail why you're the perfect fit for their system, it's an even greater place to be in-season.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writ...tml?eref=sihpT1

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I keep seeing a BP commercial where it ask people about the future of energy??? I think. Well the point is they should some guy standing in a park and you could see the 2727 high rise under construction in the background.

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si.com ranks the best/worst cities for free agents to go to:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writ...tml?eref=sihpT1

no.10 was san antonio, and it said "there might not be a ton of entertainment options here",

i thought there was a lot to do there, at least more than houston(minus the sports and museums)

did they mean the nightlife?

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no.10 was san antonio, and it said "there might not be a ton of entertainment options here",

i thought there was a lot to do there, at least more than houston(minus the sports and museums)

did they mean the nightlife?

SA is lacking in the performing arts, and strip clubs.

I always found SA to be a crappy town for live music but a great place for neighborhood bars. Also rec league softball, dart league, and other relics of blue collar life, are still popular there. And the number and frequency of big, really good festivals easily trumps Houston. Not to mention the 2 theme parks.

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If anyone remembers Cynthia Hunt from channel 2 news and later from the Chris Baker radio show, she's a contestant tonight on some reality show on SoapNet called "Holidate" in which two women switch cities and dating scenes with each other. I'd never heard of it until yesterday and it looks like garbage, but here's the promo if you're interested:

http://sn.soapnet.go.com/video/week-holidate

Behind the scenes video of the Houston episode:

http://www.39online.com/news/local/kiah-holidate-story,0,1854719.story

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If anyone remembers Cynthia Hunt from channel 2 news and later from the Chris Baker radio show, she's a contestant tonight on some reality show on SoapNet called "Holidate" in which two women switch cities and dating scenes with each other. I'd never heard of it until yesterday and it looks like garbage, but here's the promo if you're interested:

http://sn.soapnet.go.com/video/week-holidate

Behind the scenes video of the Houston episode:

http://www.39online.com/news/local/kiah-holidate-story,0,1854719.story

Oh yeah, i saw that. Interesting that they go to the Houston Zoo. Any major city has one, so at least do something that only Houston can offer.

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can we no longer attach Youtube Videos?

The H-O-US-T-O-N Video:

Shows a lot of the famous buildings in Houston in a cartoonish kind of way. Also shows the Greenspoint skyline. ts kind of old, but I thought you guys would like to see it.

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I'm surprised no one mentioned this:

During an episode of the "Big Bang Theory", they showed a view of Westheimer heading AWAY from Williams Tower to where "Sheldon" lived.

Who knew "Sheldon" lived in the West Side? LOL!

Makes me wonder if Jim Parsons, a Houston Native, had anything to do with the selection.

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can we no longer attach Youtube Videos?

The H-O-US-T-O-N Video:

Shows a lot of the famous buildings in Houston in a cartoonish kind of way. Also shows the Greenspoint skyline. ts kind of old, but I thought you guys would like to see it.

YouTube embeds work fine. Click the "Media" button: media.png

In fact, they work better now because you can paste the entire web address in.

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On The History Channel's "Modern Marvels" show, they profiled Houston's Transtar on an episode about dangerous roads. They showed footage of flooded freeways during Allison and they also showed the weather sensors they've placed all along the highways here to warn of dangerous conditions. The sensors are those white, cylindrical objects with antennas on top. I know there's one at S. MacGregor an 288.

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Maybe this is already know but the History Channel is talking about the Delorian Motor Company...based in Houston. They're actually in Humble. I just saw one of these the other day.

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Maybe this is already know but the History Channel is talking about the Delorian Motor Company...based in Houston. They're actually in Humble. I just saw one of these the other day.

The History Channel must really like Houston. They aired a rerun of a special from 2007 or 08 about Superhighways which featured the then ongoing Katy Freeway reconstruction.

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I know that we have talked about this before, but TLC does a great job of promoting all that is good in Houston with the two series, Big Medicine and The Little People. The cameras always show such flattering shots of the city and these shows are on every week for the world to see.

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I know that we have talked about this before, but TLC does a great job of promoting all that is good in Houston with the two series, Big Medicine and The Little People. The cameras always show such flattering shots of the city and these shows are on every week for the world to see.

There should be many more shows taped in Houston from now on since the State passed that filming incentive a few months ago.

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In season 2 of Criminal Minds, there's an episode that takes place in Houston with mention of the Eastex Freeway, a service road (we call them FEEDER roads here people :rolleyes:) Lyons Ave, and an 8 story building imploding on Market (Hollywood loves explosions!). It deals with a guy with PTSD changing a flat tire on Lyons near 59 when the implosion on Market triggers his PTSD. Of course they didn't film it here as Houston has suffered the touch of Hollywood with hills in 5th Ward. :rolleyes:

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In the current print edition of 'The Economist' there is a Deutsche Bank ad with Houston makes up most of a little photoshop city in the background. You can see the Fulbright building, 1300 Fannin, what is probably 2 Houston Center, the Anadarko Tower, part of the Wells Fargo building and others. These sit immediately behind some European style buildings, and the city as a whole seems to be on a lake shore with some hills in the background. Interesting idea, one supposes.

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Tonight, Jon Stewart managed to comment on Houston's snowstorm, as well as Annise Parker's election, while talking about climate change. Pretty impressive feat. He even got video of Rep. Ted Poe in there, probably without realizing that he is also from Houston.

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I watched a show on History recently called "Prehistoric New York." It talked about the dinosaurs and creatures that roamed Manhattan thousands of years ago. The show featured about five scientists and professors. One of them was from the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

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