Friday, September 8, 2017

Giant elliptical floating mirror - Only in Paris

My fascination today is the ‘Pebble’ - a gigantic elliptical mirror floating inside the Grand Palais in Paris.The Pebble Grand Palais Mirror (1)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The new owner of the Houston Rocket ... IS

The Houston Rockets Official statement about the sale of the team to local billionaire Tilman Fertitta:
HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets today announced that a definitive agreement has been signed for the purchase of the NBA franchise by Houston businessman Tilman J. Fertitta, sole owner of the Landry’s restaurant empire and Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels. The transaction, which includes operation of the Toyota Center Arena, requires the approval of the NBA Board of Governors. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, and Mr. Fertitta has no other partners in connection with the transaction.
 This process started back in July, and it is truly unfortunate that this announcement is occurring amidst the aftermath of one of the biggest tragedies in the history of our great City. “I am truly honored to have been chosen as the next owner of the Houston Rockets.  This is a life-long dream come true,” said Fertitta, a native of Galveston and life-long resident of the Houston area.  "Leslie Alexander has been one of the best owners in all of sports, and I thank him immensely for this opportunity. He has the heart of a champion.    Lastly, out of respect for the NBA’s approval process, I can say no more other than I am overwhelmed with emotion to have this opportunity in my beloved city of Houston.” “I am excited to welcome and pass the torch to Tilman. He is a Houstonian, business leader and committed to the success and excellence of the Rockets both on and off the basketball court,” said Leslie Alexander, the current Rockets owner.  “I have personally known Tilman for over 24 years and don’t think I could have found anyone more capable of continuing the winning tradition of our Houston Rockets.” 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

POLL: Should we keep the curfew in Houston? "Curf-YOU!!"

The curfews issued around many local parts of Harris County and down under is just pissing off so many of you. Especially those in Houston who aren't seeing flood waters anymore with a pesky case of cabin fever.

The mayor of Houston, Sylvestor Turner said he'd rethink it Monday... BUT YOU DECIDE... I TWEET THE CITY IN MY POLL BELOW!!

My buddy Tim is even threatening to break up with businesses that follow curfew rules...So if you see him, give this beast a steak!

Some don't even know when to be home so folks like Bobby at Dean's on social media are helping their SM neighbors...

So what can happen if you're caught on the streets after curfew, or better yet, running your business? They mayor did say "it exempts flood relief volunteers, those seeking shelter, first responders, and those going to and from work." - Sooo does that mean... if you're technically seeking shelter at a restaurant, volunteering to eat where people are working, it should be OK right?

Don't like the curfew? Buy a sticker and let everyone know! CLICK THE PIC BELOW

Meanwhile, don't know when you should be home tonight? Here the current schedule:

Houston - Midnight to 5 a.m.
West University Place - Midnight to 5 a.m.
Bellaire - Midnight to 5 a.m.
Pasadena - 10 p.m. until 7 a.m.
Pearland - 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Ft. Bend County, unincorporated areas - Midnight to 6 a.m.

Dickinson - Midnight to 5 a.m.
Brazoria County - All areas of mandatory evacuation - Dusk to dawn
Friendswood - 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Webster - 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Missouri City - Midnight to 6 a.m.

No curfew in Chambers County.

It's widely known that business bottom lines are suffering but so are thousands of families who don't want looters to enter their abandoned homes where water either has or hasn't receded. Many have no cars to get back home at this hour to even check...

And consider this... we don't have patrol from other cities here for no reason...

Here's my poll tweeted at the city... So they're listening! Choose wisely!

Friday, September 1, 2017

LIST: Good ol'boys with BOATS ready to rescue!

If you need a boat sent somewhere to rescue someone, anyone anywhere, extend this for a full list of guys with boats willing to pull folks out!

Ex-Cop Carries 9-1-1 In His Hand & Ain't Afraid To Use It

"Don't get your wig twisted! This is what the news is NOT showing you!" ... Mess with this shopping strip on Little York and this ex-law enforcement will "cut your ass in half!"

See for yourself!