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(Lincoln Journal Star)   "When I called William Shatner for this interview, he said Saturday would be the first time he set foot in Nebraska. He then asked I tell him about the trees in the state"   (journalstar.com) divider line 50
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2013-01-20 12:28:21 PM
My old friend who got transplanted from North Carolina to Omaha used to joke.  Nebraska: it's not true, we do have a forest.  You just have to pay to get into it.

(Fontanelle Forest in Omaha)
 
2013-01-20 02:43:56 PM
There are trees in Nebraska??

/that's-the-joke
 
2013-01-20 03:13:53 PM

xanadian: There are trees in Nebraska??

/that's-the-joke


Sorta like the Adak National Forest.
 
2013-01-20 03:15:12 PM
When Nebraska invited George Takei to come to their fine state, all he did was ask about the quality of their manholes.
 
2013-01-20 03:23:22 PM
My mother in law was an office manager at a farm which raised horses. They were the stupidly expensive kind where you invest in them because each vial of sperm is worth $50,000 or something. Anyway Shatner comes in one day looking to invest and she starts getting all excited and says "I just loved you in TJ Hooker!" He looks at her and says "No one's ever said that to me before. They usually say something about Star Trek." She says "Sorry. I've never seen it but I bet you were good in that too." He thought she was just hilarious.
 
2013-01-20 03:25:04 PM

Gwendolyn: My mother in law was an office manager at a farm which raised horses. They were the stupidly expensive kind where you invest in them because each vial of sperm is worth $50,000 or something. Anyway Shatner comes in one day looking to invest and she starts getting all excited and says "I just loved you in TJ Hooker!" He looks at her and says "No one's ever said that to me before. They usually say something about Star Trek." She says "Sorry. I've never seen it but I bet you were good in that too." He thought she was just hilarious.


Now you have me wanting to meet Shatner so I can gush over his work on Barbary Coast, and nothing else.
 
2013-01-20 03:45:38 PM
"The Man Who Planted Trees" by Jean Giano is truly a remarkable story.
 
2013-01-20 04:00:07 PM

FirstNationalBastard: When Nebraska invited George Takei to come to their fine state, all he did was ask about the quality of their manholes.


oh my.
 
2013-01-20 04:04:01 PM

shanrick: FirstNationalBastard: When Nebraska invited George Takei to come to their fine state, all he did was ask about the quality of their manholes.

oh my.


Hey, the man is interested in sewer infrastructure.
 
2013-01-20 04:06:19 PM
He should do a duet with Clint Eastwood.

I talk to the trreeees....but they don't listen to meee...
 
2013-01-20 05:23:41 PM

Nothing To See Here: xanadian: There are trees in Nebraska??

/that's-the-joke

Sorta like the Adak National Forest.


You've never heard of Arbor Day?

(There are three national forests in Nebraska)

rwhamann: My old friend who got transplanted from North Carolina to Omaha used to joke.  Nebraska: it's not true, we do have a forest.  You just have to pay to get into it.

(Fontanelle Forest in Omaha)


It didn't help that 85% of the trees in the Omaha area were either damaged or destroyed by a snow storm in Oct '97.

/relocated from Omaha to North Carolina
 
2013-01-20 05:28:43 PM

cmunic8r99: Nothing To See Here: xanadian: There are trees in Nebraska??

/that's-the-joke

Sorta like the Adak National Forest.

You've never heard of Arbor Day?

(There are three national forests in Nebraska)




I do remember listening to CornTree music when I lived in Lincoln.
It was as smooth as silk.
 
2013-01-20 05:40:52 PM
Are they just the right height?
 
2013-01-20 05:43:00 PM
Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.
 
2013-01-20 06:40:51 PM

fusillade762: Are they just the right height?


www.jamaicaobserver.com
 
2013-01-20 07:07:10 PM

Gwendolyn: My mother in law was an office manager at a farm which raised horses. They were the stupidly expensive kind where you invest in them because each vial of sperm is worth $50,000 or something. Anyway Shatner comes in one day looking to invest and she starts getting all excited and says "I just loved you in TJ Hooker!" He looks at her and says "No one's ever said that to me before. They usually say something about Star Trek." She says "Sorry. I've never seen it but I bet you were good in that too." He thought she was just hilarious.


I've seen very little of the original Star Trek, but I loved him in Boston Legal. He and James Spader made a perfect pair and that show is where I became a fan.
 
2013-01-20 07:17:27 PM

Mugato: Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.


They've got farking Runza! And farking Pepperjax man! Goddamn I would kill for them biatches now.
 
2013-01-20 07:20:33 PM

Wayne 985: Gwendolyn: My mother in law was an office manager at a farm which raised horses. They were the stupidly expensive kind where you invest in them because each vial of sperm is worth $50,000 or something. Anyway Shatner comes in one day looking to invest and she starts getting all excited and says "I just loved you in TJ Hooker!" He looks at her and says "No one's ever said that to me before. They usually say something about Star Trek." She says "Sorry. I've never seen it but I bet you were good in that too." He thought she was just hilarious.

I've seen very little of the original Star Trek, but I loved him in Boston Legal. He and James Spader made a perfect pair and that show is where I became a fan.


You've seen very little Star Trek and you still managed to find Fark? I don't think I fully understand this.
 
2013-01-20 07:24:04 PM

cheap_thoughts: Mugato: Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.

They've got farking Runza! And farking Pepperjax man! Goddamn I would kill for them biatches now.


You forgot Don & Millie's.
 
2013-01-20 07:27:58 PM
janefriedman.com

The truth is that if/when Shatner ever dies -the whole world will blink out of existence -"in the twinkling of an eye". We are merely figments of his imagination.
 
2013-01-20 07:36:24 PM

Wayne 985: Gwendolyn: My mother in law was an office manager at a farm which raised horses. They were the stupidly expensive kind where you invest in them because each vial of sperm is worth $50,000 or something. Anyway Shatner comes in one day looking to invest and she starts getting all excited and says "I just loved you in TJ Hooker!" He looks at her and says "No one's ever said that to me before. They usually say something about Star Trek." She says "Sorry. I've never seen it but I bet you were good in that too." He thought she was just hilarious.

I've seen very little of the original Star Trek, but I loved him in Boston Legal. He and James Spader made a perfect pair and that show is where I became a fan.


I loved him in Boston Legal but he was just playing himself. Which to say he was playing a complete asshole. Which he is in real life. Betty White and Takai have done a much better job reinventing themselves.
 
2013-01-20 07:37:28 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper: Sheriff, what kind of fantastic trees have you got growing around here? Big, majestic.

Sheriff Harry S. Truman: Douglas firs.

FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper: [Marveling] Douglas firs...
 
2013-01-20 07:54:18 PM

Wayne 985: Gwendolyn: My mother in law was an office manager at a farm which raised horses. They were the stupidly expensive kind where you invest in them because each vial of sperm is worth $50,000 or something. Anyway Shatner comes in one day looking to invest and she starts getting all excited and says "I just loved you in TJ Hooker!" He looks at her and says "No one's ever said that to me before. They usually say something about Star Trek." She says "Sorry. I've never seen it but I bet you were good in that too." He thought she was just hilarious.

I've seen very little of the original Star Trek, but I loved him in Boston Legal. He and James Spader made a perfect pair and that show is where I became a fan.


Well this happened in the early 1990s.
 
2013-01-20 08:11:28 PM

cheap_thoughts: Mugato: Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.

They've got farking Runza! And farking Pepperjax man! Goddamn I would kill for them biatches now.


I bet you would dig California.
 
2013-01-20 08:24:45 PM

cheap_thoughts: Mugato: Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.

They've got farking Runza! And farking Pepperjax man! Goddamn I would kill for them biatches now.


Also the college World Series (even though I hate baseball), a really nice art museum (even though I hate most art), and one of the top ranked zoos in the country (even though I hate seeing animals in cages).
 
2013-01-20 08:31:31 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Gwendolyn: My mother in law was an office manager at a farm which raised horses. They were the stupidly expensive kind where you invest in them because each vial of sperm is worth $50,000 or something. Anyway Shatner comes in one day looking to invest and she starts getting all excited and says "I just loved you in TJ Hooker!" He looks at her and says "No one's ever said that to me before. They usually say something about Star Trek." She says "Sorry. I've never seen it but I bet you were good in that too." He thought she was just hilarious.

Now you have me wanting to meet Shatner so I can gush over his work on Barbary Coast, and nothing else.


I'd trump all you lawn-loiterers by talking about his role in "Judgement At Nuremberg".

rerunningfromreality.files.wordpress.com
/I still wished that steeplechase horse in the earlier thread did have explosive diarrhea
 
2013-01-20 08:45:09 PM

fusillade762: Are they just the right height?


harumph.
 
2013-01-20 08:48:43 PM

Nothing To See Here: xanadian: There are trees in Nebraska??

/that's-the-joke

Sorta like the Adak National Forest.


WHOA

It's not everyday I see an ADAK reference! Lived there for 2 years in 92-94, were you there? That forest was awesome, used to watch whales in the bay from the hills around it. There are photos on a facebook group which shows its grown quite a bit in the last 20 years so.
 
2013-01-20 08:52:51 PM
When Shatner's fondness for trees is related to Bob Thompson, the founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University in New York, Thompson is not surprised.

"He gets into stuff, and I think that's important," he said.


.......
 
2013-01-20 08:58:15 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Gwendolyn: My mother in law was an office manager at a farm which raised horses. They were the stupidly expensive kind where you invest in them because each vial of sperm is worth $50,000 or something. Anyway Shatner comes in one day looking to invest and she starts getting all excited and says "I just loved you in TJ Hooker!" He looks at her and says "No one's ever said that to me before. They usually say something about Star Trek." She says "Sorry. I've never seen it but I bet you were good in that too." He thought she was just hilarious.

Now you have me wanting to meet Shatner so I can gush over his work on Barbary Coast TekWar, and nothing else.


1up'ed you there. ;)
 
2013-01-20 09:06:12 PM

Hansenator: Nothing To See Here: xanadian: There are trees in Nebraska??

/that's-the-joke

Sorta like the Adak National Forest.

WHOA

It's not everyday I see an ADAK reference! Lived there for 2 years in 92-94, were you there? That forest was awesome, used to watch whales in the bay from the hills around it. There are photos on a facebook group which shows its grown quite a bit in the last 20 years so.


Worked for West NAVELEX out of Mare Island,
we went up there to install some communication equipment.
Did 90 days there.
When I was in the Navy, there was a saying, if you screw up, they send you to Adak.
Well, when we got there, I did see a lot of screwed up people.
But that was in '74, I'm sure if was different when you were there.

The forest had recently been topped back then,
Lore was, disgruntled Sailor.
 
2013-01-20 09:17:37 PM

cmunic8r99: It didn't help that 85% of the trees in the Omaha area were either damaged or destroyed by a snow storm in Oct '97.


And not-so-coincidentally, I moved to Arizona the following summer. Eff that shiat.
 
2013-01-20 10:13:12 PM
i went to school with this author. nice kid, always quiet.

s.ecrater.com
 
2013-01-20 11:27:10 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: FirstNationalBastard: Gwendolyn: My mother in law was an office manager at a farm which raised horses. They were the stupidly expensive kind where you invest in them because each vial of sperm is worth $50,000 or something. Anyway Shatner comes in one day looking to invest and she starts getting all excited and says "I just loved you in TJ Hooker!" He looks at her and says "No one's ever said that to me before. They usually say something about Star Trek." She says "Sorry. I've never seen it but I bet you were good in that too." He thought she was just hilarious.

Now you have me wanting to meet Shatner so I can gush over his work on Barbary Coast TekWar, and nothing else.

1up'ed you there. ;)


Mine's more obscure, yours is more embarrassing.
 
2013-01-20 11:52:24 PM
When I was a kid I only knew him as the Rescue 911 guy. I remember it came on Tuesdays at 8 because watching that show was the only way I would get to stay up past my 8pm bedtime (let's ignore the fact that Rescue 911 only fueled my irrational, perpetual paranoia and gave me nightmares about accidentally running into plate glass, swallowing quarters, getting my tongue stuck in the freezer, etc.). Had no idea he was famous for anything else until way later. After Star Trek 2009 I watched a couple of TOS episodes out of curiosity and found him disturbingly attractive. Man, but he was pretty.
 
2013-01-21 12:15:49 AM

bumblebee: When I was a kid I only knew him as the Rescue 911 guy. I remember it came on Tuesdays at 8 because watching that show was the only way I would get to stay up past my 8pm bedtime (let's ignore the fact that Rescue 911 only fueled my irrational, perpetual paranoia and gave me nightmares about accidentally running into plate glass, swallowing quarters, getting my tongue stuck in the freezer, etc.). Had no idea he was famous for anything else until way later. After Star Trek 2009 I watched a couple of TOS episodes out of curiosity and found him disturbingly attractive. Man, but he was pretty.


You know that Kirk had to have farked his transporter created duplicate.
 
2013-01-21 12:53:52 AM

rwhamann: My old friend who got transplanted from North Carolina to Omaha used to joke.  Nebraska: it's not true, we do have a forest.  You just have to pay to get into it.

(Fontanelle Forest in Omaha)


Actually, that's in Bellevue.

/AF Brat, never had roots, always transplanted.
 
2013-01-21 01:39:14 AM

The English Major: cheap_thoughts: Mugato: Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.

They've got farking Runza! And farking Pepperjax man! Goddamn I would kill for them biatches now.

You forgot Don & Millie's.


How the fark have you guys not mentioned Valentino's?
 
2013-01-21 04:40:08 AM

Serious Black: The English Major: cheap_thoughts: Mugato: Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.

They've got farking Runza! And farking Pepperjax man! Goddamn I would kill for them biatches now.

You forgot Don & Millie's.

How the fark have you guys not mentioned Valentino's?


Imo, zio's and Sam and louis' dominates valentino's.
 
2013-01-21 09:00:09 AM

VRmp3: Serious Black: The English Major: cheap_thoughts: Mugato: Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.

They've got farking Runza! And farking Pepperjax man! Goddamn I would kill for them biatches now.

You forgot Don & Millie's.

How the fark have you guys not mentioned Valentino's?

Imo, zio's and Sam and louis' dominates valentino's.


Zio's I'll give you, but Sam and Louie's is nothing to brag about. I'd take La Casa over either of them.
 
2013-01-21 09:11:06 AM

Steve Zodiac: VRmp3: Serious Black: The English Major: cheap_thoughts: Mugato: Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.

They've got farking Runza! And farking Pepperjax man! Goddamn I would kill for them biatches now.

You forgot Don & Millie's.

How the fark have you guys not mentioned Valentino's?

Imo, zio's and Sam and louis' dominates valentino's.

Zio's I'll give you, but Sam and Louie's is nothing to brag about. I'd take La Casa over either of them.


Having lived in CB, I have fond memories of Pizza Counter.
 
2013-01-21 09:22:42 AM

The English Major: Steve Zodiac: VRmp3: Serious Black: The English Major: cheap_thoughts: Mugato: Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.

They've got farking Runza! And farking Pepperjax man! Goddamn I would kill for them biatches now.

You forgot Don & Millie's.

How the fark have you guys not mentioned Valentino's?

Imo, zio's and Sam and louis' dominates valentino's.

Zio's I'll give you, but Sam and Louie's is nothing to brag about. I'd take La Casa over either of them.

Having lived in CB, I have fond memories of Pizza Counter.


Eh, I'd pass at Zio's. Sam and Louie's, La Casa, and Pizza Counter, I've never had.

TBH, I only named Valentino's since it's been around Omaha for decades. If I had to name the place that I think has the best pizza in Omaha, it's gotta be Dante.
 
2013-01-21 09:30:36 AM

Serious Black: The English Major: Steve Zodiac: VRmp3: Serious Black: The English Major: cheap_thoughts: Mugato: Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.

They've got farking Runza! And farking Pepperjax man! Goddamn I would kill for them biatches now.

You forgot Don & Millie's.

How the fark have you guys not mentioned Valentino's?

Imo, zio's and Sam and louis' dominates valentino's.

Zio's I'll give you, but Sam and Louie's is nothing to brag about. I'd take La Casa over either of them.

Having lived in CB, I have fond memories of Pizza Counter.

Eh, I'd pass at Zio's. Sam and Louie's, La Casa, and Pizza Counter, I've never had.

TBH, I only named Valentino's since it's been around Omaha for decades. If I had to name the place that I think has the best pizza in Omaha, it's gotta be Dante.


Since this was a show at the Leid in Lincoln, Yia Yia's pizza in Lincoln should get a shout-out here. Great pizza, and better than most of the s**t I've had for pizza here in Texas.

Also, OSO Burrito--helping college kids delay the effects from drinking copious amounts of alcohol on "O" street since the mid-1990s, IIRC.
 
2013-01-21 09:42:11 AM

Serious Black: Pizza Counter, I've never had.


I really like it. I know everyone sings the praises of Pizza King, but I always order pasta or steak when I go there. The pizza's too thin. Pizza Counter, though, has a good hand-tossed crust. The one we used to go to is on Broadway, close to Jenny Edmunson.
 
2013-01-21 10:46:56 AM
Anyone remember Little King? They had the best subs. The ham tasted like ham. The roast beef like roast beef. There was one in Bellevue on Galvan Road.

Unlike Subway where if you close your eyes you cant tell the difference between their turkey and any other meat.

/Air Force alum
 
2013-01-21 11:11:54 AM

Spanky3woods: Anyone remember Little King? They had the best subs. The ham tasted like ham. The roast beef like roast beef. There was one in Bellevue on Galvan Road.

Unlike Subway where if you close your eyes you cant tell the difference between their turkey and any other meat.

/Air Force alum


They're still around... a few have closed down, but you can still easily find them. Personally I go for mom&pop delis here. Get yourself a Sum'a Sammich at Razzy's Deli and you'll never eat at Little King again.

I like how us natives are talking about what really stands out in Omaha... the sheer density of restaurants around town. I swear Valentino's is responsible for half of the obesity cases in this city... whoever came up with an Italian buffet needs to be shot.

/I also recommend Pettit's Pastry, Petrow's, and California Taco if you're in town.
//support local businesses, biatches
 
2013-01-21 11:23:42 AM

quiotu: Spanky3woods: Anyone remember Little King? They had the best subs. The ham tasted like ham. The roast beef like roast beef. There was one in Bellevue on Galvan Road.

Unlike Subway where if you close your eyes you cant tell the difference between their turkey and any other meat.

/Air Force alum

They're still around... a few have closed down, but you can still easily find them. Personally I go for mom&pop delis here. Get yourself a Sum'a Sammich at Razzy's Deli and you'll never eat at Little King again.

I like how us natives are talking about what really stands out in Omaha... the sheer density of restaurants around town. I swear Valentino's is responsible for half of the obesity cases in this city... whoever came up with an Italian buffet needs to be shot.

/I also recommend Pettit's Pastry, Petrow's, and California Taco if you're in town.
//support local businesses, biatches


Maria's in Ralston is my favorite Mexican place. I think they had a second location for awhile.
 
2013-01-21 12:50:21 PM

RatMaster999: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 360x270]

FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper: Sheriff, what kind of fantastic trees have you got growing around here? Big, majestic.

Sheriff Harry S. Truman: Douglas firs.

FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper: [Marveling] Douglas firs...


came for this
 
2013-01-21 03:27:06 PM

The English Major: cheap_thoughts: Mugato: Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.

They've got farking Runza! And farking Pepperjax man! Goddamn I would kill for them biatches now.

You forgot Don & Millie's.


You forgot La Casa.
 
2013-01-21 11:24:33 PM

The English Major: cheap_thoughts: Mugato: Omaha has the best steakhouse in the country. And they sell liquor in grocery stores. That's about it.

They've got farking Runza! And farking Pepperjax man! Goddamn I would kill for them biatches now.

You forgot Don & Millie's.


Nice to know I live within a 5 minute drive of all of these places.

/Lincolnite
 
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