Alex Houston

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About Alex Houston

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    That terrior where terriers reside is a real terror.
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  1. 2017 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    I would've picked San Fran so I'm okay forfeiting that pick. Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota Baltimore vs. Jacksonville Denver vs. Buffalo New Orleans vs. Carolina Pittsburgh vs. Chicago Atlanta vs. Detroit Cleveland vs. Indianapolis Houston vs. New England Miami vs. NY Jets NY Giants vs. Philadelphia Seattle vs. Tennessee Cincinnati vs. Green Bay Kansas City vs. LA Chargers Oakland vs. Washington Dallas vs. Arizona
  2. 2017 NHL Offseason

    Whether it's temperature or average snowfall, the differences for brutality in winter is pretty nominal when you think about it. If it's as cold as :censored: in The Cities, it's usually just as cold down here. Now granted I don't know rural Minnesota as much (and this is really better served in another thread) but I've found The Cities cleaner, friendlier and more approachable than other cities of comparable size.
  3. WWE No Mercy: 24 September 2017

    Hell I'd just be happy bringing back the glory of King of the Ring.
  4. 2017 NHL Offseason

    I have never lived in the land of 10K Lakes, however I have visited The Cities three times and have enjoyed it every single time. If I didn't want to be in Chicago anymore, Minneapolis would get some serious consideration, as would Milwaukee.
  5. 2017 NHL Offseason

    "Oh, sorry boys, we've already hit our quota for Lake Elmo water, but if you can get some from Lake Superior, that'd be super, dontcha know. When you do, just drop it off right by the lutefisk kiosk by 221."
  6. 2017 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Bengals at Texans Browns at Ravens Bills at Panthers Cardinals at Colts Titans at Jaguars Eagles at Chiefs Patriots at Saints Vikings at Steelers Bears at Buccaneers Dolphins at Chargers Jets at Raiders Cowboys at Broncos Redskins at Rams 49ers at Seahawks Packers at Falcons Lions at Giants
  7. Odd Things That Creep(ed) You Out

    Is that what it's supposed to be? Silence of the Lambs meets Cold Stone Creamery?
  8. Odd Things That Creep(ed) You Out

    That Little Baby's Ice Cream ad. You all know what I'm talking about.
  9. 2017 NHL Offseason

    The Minnesota ice thing would be a little more understandable if they clearly state they will filter and purify all the collected waters before laying it down for the season. Not to disparage the fine folks of Bemidji and Mankato but it's probably got bugs and :censored: in it.
  10. NFL “Gridiron Gals” Logos (13/32)

    One other thing now that I'm looking at it. I would ditch the letters on the lady Buc and maybe incorporate a braid somehow in the area of the hair since that's a big chunk of red-orange sitting there.
  11. NFL “Gridiron Gals” Logos (13/32)

    I see the same base woman was used for the Vikings and Redskins and while they both are really good as is, I think the features and sculpt of the face work better on Washington's. I wouldn't mind seeing a little pop of color for Helga, maybe a subtle purple for eye shadow and a pink hue on the lips could pop up the femme aspect, with a slightly more aggressive stare, reinforcing the hardness. Miami, New England and Dallas were near perfect. I wouldn't alter those much at all.
  12. Initially I thought the stripes on Boston's were too busy but then I remembered that since their home color is black, the yellow stripes sandwiching the white blends into the background. I'd be curious to see how a slightly lighter shade of yellow works with that set, but the gold does blend nicely and having brown involved would be unique. Not sure if I'm sold on a heavy brown uniform, but I'm open to the idea. Very solid work across the board though. Vegas, Detroit and Washington have been my favorites.
  13. 2017 NFL Weekly Picks Contest

    Kansas City vs. New England Tampa Bay vs. Miami Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland NY Jets vs. Buffalo Atlanta vs. Chicago Baltimore vs. Cincinnati Arizona vs. Detroit Jacksonville vs. Houston Oakland vs. Tennessee Philadelphia vs. Washington Indianapolis vs. LA Rams Seattle vs. Green Bay Carolina vs. San Francisco NY Giants vs. Dallas New Orleans v. Minnesota LA Chargers vs. Denver
  14. Hurricane Watch 2017

    I like the fact we agree about the tying up part, though I'm still holding true to my stance on being more critical to those who got caught flat-footed, even with a lack of government order. If I was a resident of the Gulf or the Southeast, I'd make sure to have an essential kit prepped, especially when it's determined that the hurricane is coming within 200-300 miles of my living area. You're right. My electronics, my beer, my other personal artifacts, :censored:'em. They're good as gone. Anything that's living, though, should get priority. Once again, this is all ideal, which I'm aware of, but doesn't mean I can't argue for it. I realize you can't save every single animal and that's just a part of life, but it's saddening to think some people won't learn from this and follow The Red Cross' advice and have an emergency plan with alternatives when major catastrophes like this occur. Either way, good on those doing good deeds to help each other out and shame on those people looting and taking advantage of those in a time of need.
  15. Hurricane Watch 2017

    It's not so surprising an owner can rationalize getting another animal and though I can't know with 100% certainty what these owners were doing, I find it very weird that they wouldn't go to higher ground with the living creature they willingly wanted and grew attached to. There's many side conversations we can have with this topic since the variables are endless but knowing you are in a catastrophic situation and not preparing to take care of the irreplaceable things like your family and beloved pets strikes me as horrible management and negligence, at the very least. I'm sure many pet owners made responsible choices, but I consider this akin to ignoring the evacuation warnings. Many of these situations could've been avoided with a little foresight.