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Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Joe Fan, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    My wife is a proud Baylor Alumn, full disclosure.
     
  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Well she picked you so it could be worse. She could have picked an aggy.
     
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  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    That is where the enema goes
    Different body part
     
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  4. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Anyway, back on topic

     
  5. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I'm a proud alumnus too (JD - 2002), but I can't deny what was right in front of me. I've seen the ghettos. I've smelled and tasted the water. I've eaten in the crappy, rundown restaurants. I've encountered the legions of drunk homeless people. By any measure, it's a ******** even if it has a pretty decent university.

    What's sad is that Waco has potential to be a cool city. It has the river, some historic buildings in downtown, and an old but kinda classy courthouse (much nicer than Travis County's). Cameron Park is also very nice. However, instead of building a nice city around that stuff, they surround it with the Third World.
     
  6. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    I just go there every 4 years or so. I don’t know Waco as well. Anything too close to College Station sucks and Waco is right on the edge of too close.
     
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  7. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    Downtown Temple wasn't bad where I was at. I owned a couple of buildings and had my business down there on Main Street during the 90s when Temple was rejuvenating the area. I have a lot of good memories there except for dealing with the damn city itself.
     
  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The French/Macron have a plan of the table
    Seems like a long shot but we should support them anyway
     
  9. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Waco's zoo 100 times better than Austin's. They do have some cool things, but it is a weird place. Weirder than Austin too. Austin likes to brag. Waco just is.
     
  10. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Sounds like Waco and Beirut ought to be sister cities.
     
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  11. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I always pair it with Mogadishu, but Beirut isn't a bad comparison.
     
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  12. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I'm not a big zoo guy, so I've never been to either one. However, I'm not surprised that Waco would have a good one. Like I said before, they have some decent things. They just surround it all with crap - trashy, high-crime residential areas, and crummy restaurants.

    And you're right. It is a weird culture but not in a good way. It's a combination of college students, thugs, trailer park convention people, and one-legged strippers.
     
  13. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    And I have good memories of some things in Waco. I lived by the lake, so I had a decent apartment. They did have a place called Cricket's that had decent beer but crappy food. I made good friends. Though I spent my first two years in the old law school building, which was pretty cruddy, I got to spend my last year in the new place, which was very nice.

    But the city sucked ***.
     
  14. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    If you lived in Austin with kids you would have been to both. But the Austin zoo just once. It's dumb.
     
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  15. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Dumb is going to Berlin in December and on a whim going to the zoo when the wind chill was below ten degrees. Yeah, we did that. It wasn't my idea. It was the wife's. Usually the animals are the dumb ones at the zoo. On that day, it was the reverse.
     
  16. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Speaking of zoos, both zoos of Dallas and FW are outstanding.
     
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  17. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I agree. I went as a kid, but I remember them being very good. The Dallas World Aquarium is also great.
     
  18. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    As long as we are on zoos the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville is a nice surprise
    On my last visit was admiring a really spectacular Tiger lounging at a pool right at the glass. Up behind him another tiger stealthily creeps up, This Tiger gives me a look that clearly said, "Shhhh"
    when he got close enough he whacked the lying tiger on the butt and then hauled *** immediately chased by the offended tiger.
    Great stuff
     
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  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Italian explosives expert Danilo Coppe believes an ammo/explosives depot in Beirut was the epicenter of the massive blast of Aug 4. The resulting orange cloud further confirms the existence of such a stock at the port.
    Beirut, l'esperto: «Nitrato di ammonio? Penso piuttosto a un'esplosione di munizioni e missili»

    The arms depot contained missiles from Iran.
    “I don't think there was that amount of ammonium nitrate [2,750 tons] in the port of Beirut, or that there was a fireworks depot. Judging from the videos, it seems more like an explosion of an armament warehouse,” Coppe explains.
    “I don't believe in the ammonium nitrate theory for several reasons. First, the quantity: 2,700 tons would mean that someone built an Olympic size swimming pool and filled it with that substance,” Coppe says. “And then the ammonium nitrate, when it detonates, generates an unmistakable yellow cloud,” Coppe explains. In the Beirut blast, we clearly witnessed a brick orange/dark red cloud.
    “Instead from the videos of the explosion, in addition to the white sphere that is seen to widen, which is air condensation by the sea, you can clearly see a brick orange column tending to dark red, typical of the participation of lithium,” Coppe adds. Lithium? “… lithium-metal is the propellant for military missiles. I think there were armaments there,” Coppe adds.
    First, the warheads were destroyed. Listen and see them them going off.
     
  20. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Back on fire

     

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