What's going on in your city/country/region?

Worldly and otherworldly topics
User avatar
Catoptric
Posts: 760
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:06 am
Location: 1187 at Hundertwasser
Contact:

Re: What's going on in your city/country/region?

Post by Catoptric » Sat May 07, 2022 8:51 am

Jerry Jones (of Dallas Cowboys fame) just crashed into the side of a vehicle as it was turning (and no, he wasn't driving from another direction he was driving from behind.)
https://nypost.com/2022/05/06/video-of- ... h-emerges/

I was just looking at a property he owned which he renovated around the Dallas Cowboys training facility, investing 1.5 billion into it.

Dallas Cowboys open $1.5 billion mixed-use HQ, practice facility with Detroit Lions connection
https://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/2 ... ility-with

For some reason I was kind of oblivious about it even though it's been there for some time, and it wasn't until I read about a mall in Plano that was bankrupt and bought out, and it mentioned the property Jerry Jones owned north of it.

Plano’s Shops at Willow Bend has new owners who say ‘it was too big the day it opened’
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... it-opened/

I was working as a waiter at a Golden Corral restaurant around 2004-2005 in The Colony, TX (now closed down recently which was about a decade later than I expected) and Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin had stopped by my table and as they were leaving, Irvin had left his jacket behind which I chased after him to hand it over. I wasn't particularly shocked and awed but some of the customers looked like they were about to wet their pants, and some retarded customers I was also waiting on the next side over seemed to think I was giving them favoritism but also asked if I could request them to give them special attention which I had zero obligation of doing, and between the muffled noise that Irvin was chatting into his cell phone (none of which was litterally audible) I didn't consider it prudent to interrupt the whole time they were there while also they were looking over some brochure of Sea-Doo boats.
Societal egress and ennui
Hello / Goodbye / Just a moment / Nothing / Cosmic / Man / Dream / Civilization / Open / Contact / Tremble / Gas / Memory / Transcend / ^2

User avatar
jyng1
Posts: 258
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:13 am

Re: What's going on in your city/country/region?

Post by jyng1 » Sat May 07, 2022 11:42 pm

An opinion writer argues the town I was brought up in is New Zealand's best town. https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/08-05- ... 5NWPTWxYe4

Levin has long been a punchline easily thrown out by a comedian struggling to land a joke. Sure, it’s an easy target: it’s a flat, old, fairly shabby town that straddles the rural-urban divide poorly. But, as someone who spent long swathes of my childhood there (in a move that was incredibly damaging for my social status in Wellington), I have long been a staunch defender of Levin.

I looked and failed to find a place to buy shoes to wear to my mothers funeral so perhaps it doesn't have all the shops you'll ever need...

User avatar
jyng1
Posts: 258
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:13 am

Re: What's going on in your city/country/region?

Post by jyng1 » Thu May 12, 2022 12:55 am

A tour of Weta workshops...


User avatar
Catoptric
Posts: 760
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:06 am
Location: 1187 at Hundertwasser
Contact:

Re: What's going on in your city/country/region?

Post by Catoptric » Fri May 20, 2022 5:42 am

An oilman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Cauble) who seemed repentant after being released from jail despite protests of his innocence) got involved with drug trafficking charges in the late 1970s leading up to the 1980s, and considering the amount of property involved, it almost seems possible the FBI had an incentive to confiscate it.

Rex Cauble and the Cowboy Mafia
https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-polit ... boy-mafia/

Denton millionaire’s drug-related downfall the focus of upcoming HBO series
https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-enterta ... RSZoYAo%3D

Photos of buildings that no longer exist and early videos covering the case with big names (Gov. Connolly, and Herb Kelleher who started Southwest Airlines, connected in support of him,)
https://dfwurbanwildlife.com/2019/10/19 ... terprises/

Matchbook with addresses listed https://www.ebay.com/itm/193240686280
- The Dallas Cutter Bill Western World location is now storage facility (and the original building is shown in the second-link video along with the bank he partially owned,) and the Houston location is one of few buildings connected to him, which is now a strip club.

Clothing magazine ads from the company that started around the same time as Ralph Lauren (and likely inspired his RRL clothing line.)
https://doubledranch.com/blogs/double-t ... tern-world

Decent article
https://www.houstonpress.com/arts/a-gli ... le-8205931

*******
(1984 ectasy and the Starck Club in Dallas -- Amazon documentary) Similarly not long after other trends were taking place with party culture in the area
https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... inking-of/

(2021)Denton seems to have had a reputation with drugs for some time, and one of the biggest meth busts has apparently taken place just recently (though from Mexico, some biker gangs are known to "cook" their own which explains the next article.)
https://dentonrc.com/news/45-million-me ... caad3.html

(2019) Nine died in the nation's deadliest biker shootout. Texas prosecutors couldn't convict a single person.
https://dentonrc.com/ap/state/nine-died ... 5cfef.html
Societal egress and ennui
Hello / Goodbye / Just a moment / Nothing / Cosmic / Man / Dream / Civilization / Open / Contact / Tremble / Gas / Memory / Transcend / ^2

User avatar
jyng1
Posts: 258
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:13 am

Re: What's going on in your city/country/region?

Post by jyng1 » Fri May 27, 2022 1:55 am

Nothing much happening... PMs in the US talking it up on Colbert and at Harvard and Fonterra says they'd help out with the US baby formula shortage but can't due to market restrictions on finished product.

The Chinese are apparently making a move on the whole Pacific which is interesting. Someone was just on the radio asking if we were going to stump up for a new runway in Vila in Vanuatu (probably not) and said we therefore can't blame Vanuatu if they accept the Chinese offer to do it for free... (with likely strings attached).

Next thing we'll have a Chinese military base in the Solomons... considering one of the largest battles in the Pacific during WWII was in Guadalcanal in the Solomons because the Japanese having a military base there was going to cut supply lines between Australia and the US you'd have to wonder how much of a stir it's going to make.

User avatar
Catoptric
Posts: 760
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:06 am
Location: 1187 at Hundertwasser
Contact:

Re: What's going on in your city/country/region?

Post by Catoptric » Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:53 pm

Bipedal dog-like creature photographed outside zoo
https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/n ... utside-zoo


Yes, probably a hoax. . . No camera would be set up to aim at a fucking fence.
Societal egress and ennui
Hello / Goodbye / Just a moment / Nothing / Cosmic / Man / Dream / Civilization / Open / Contact / Tremble / Gas / Memory / Transcend / ^2

Julius_Van_Der_Beak

Re: What's going on in your city/country/region?

Post by Julius_Van_Der_Beak » Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:23 pm

lol no idea

Julius_Van_Der_Beak

Re: What's going on in your city/country/region?

Post by Julius_Van_Der_Beak » Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:17 am

seems like some kind of vibe shift.

Yesterday
Posts: 181
Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:09 am

Re: What's going on in your city/country/region?

Post by Yesterday » Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:21 am

Catoptric wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:53 pm
Bipedal dog-like creature photographed outside zoo
https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/n ... utside-zoo


Yes, probably a hoax. . . No camera would be set up to aim at a fucking fence.
Yep! Checks out. This one checks out. *dusts off hands*

BTW, I'm certain your spirit animal is a bat taking a fat dump. Good day, also, sh'up.
ENTP

Yesterday
Posts: 181
Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:09 am

Re: What's going on in your city/country/region?

Post by Yesterday » Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:55 pm

Julius_Van_Der_Beak wrote:
Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:17 am
seems like some kind of vibe shift.
I couldn't agree more. :lol:
ENTP

Post Reply