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    Thank You Huell

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    Shush now, Tom. You just don't get it.

    Huell Howser is the greatest. This SFGate article describing him as the "last sincere man on television" is spot on. For decades, he has provided the people of CA with countless hours of hilarity, wonderment and delight. You've never seen someone approach even the most mundane of subjects with such utter sincerity, interest and enthusiasm.

    And he's been everywhere, in every remote nook and cranny in the state, top to bottom, side to side. I've lived here my whole life, done a LOT of road trips, and I can't tell you how many times we've watched his program, and everyone in the room will blurt out, "holy crap! I didn't know that was there... did you know that was there?... we should go!... that's awesome!" Plus he gets access to everything that the public doesn't get to see, because who's going to say no to Huell Howser? NO ONE, that's who.

    He made Boron seem fascinating. You know where Boron is? It's the ninth gate of hell, out in the Mojave. But Huell gets to ride in the cab of a five-story Borax mining truck. And Huell gets to point a massive radio telescope array at Beetleguese or wherever. No one else in Boron gets to do that.

    He will enjoy a long and healthy retirement.





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    Good night, sweet prince.


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    Default Re: Visiting California's Gold: A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Huell Howser

    He's not dead.


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    I had the chance to meet Huell. He was a guest speaker at the hotel I work at and I was tasked with greeting him and walking him in. I introduced myself and told him I was a big fan, he told me he didn't believe me. I then told him I had just finished watching an episode about couples who slept outdoors, after that we hit it off. I told him my favorite was the coachella episode obviously and he responded with " You seem like too nice of a young man for coachella" He could not have been more wrong. One last thing, right after he got out of his car he took his shirt off and changed into his famous yellow button up, so yes I have seen Huell topless lol. It was a hilarious meeting.
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    Huell forever.

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    From the LA Times: Huell Howser quietly retires from public TV's 'California's Gold'

    TV host Huell Howser and his humble but curious demeanor 'is retiring from filming new shows or making appearances,' his assistant says. Rumors of an illness can't be confirmed.


    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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    Default Re: Visiting California's Gold: A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Huell Howser

    well there is no replacing this guy. too bad

    Huell and the Osmonds

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    Default Re: Visiting California's Gold: A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Huell Howser

    Post the Huell is tripping video.

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    Default Re: Visiting California's Gold: A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Huell Howser

    Whiskey Sour

    2 oz blended whiskey
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/2 tsp powdered sugar
    1 cherry
    1/2 slice lemon

    Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.

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    I'm getting his face tattooed on my chest. Or maybe my ass. Not but really, that's crappy, I wish him the best.
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    Why don't you show me a pic of what you look like and I'll send you a pick of myself. I'm 6'5 230....
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    Would you care to list the fixes I've proposed?
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    Thank god I did't suck that guy's dick.

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    I wonder if the Bonnaroo board has a thread about television shows about Tennessee.
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    HAY CAN SOMEONE DRIVE DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND SEE IF THE BEER BARN IS REALLY A BARN?

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    Shush now, Tom. You just don't get it.

    Huell Howser is the greatest. This SFGate article describing him as the "last sincere man on television" is spot on. For decades, he has provided the people of CA with countless hours of hilarity, wonderment and delight. You've never seen someone approach even the most mundane of subjects with such utter sincerity, interest and enthusiasm.

    And he's been everywhere, in every remote nook and cranny in the state, top to bottom, side to side. I've lived here my whole life, done a LOT of road trips, and I can't tell you how many times we've watched his program, and everyone in the room will blurt out, "holy crap! I didn't know that was there... did you know that was there?... we should go!... that's awesome!" Plus he gets access to everything that the public doesn't get to see, because who's going to say no to Huell Howser? NO ONE, that's who.

    He made Boron seem fascinating. You know where Boron is? It's the ninth gate of hell, out in the Mojave. But Huell gets to ride in the cab of a five-story Borax mining truck. And Huell gets to point a massive radio telescope array at Beetleguese or wherever. No one else in Boron gets to do that.

    I really hope he's not sick, and enjoys and long and healthy retirement.
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    You're admiration for Huell is an inspiration.

    I'm gonna get off my ass and explore California, for Huell!

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    YES!!!
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    Tom, at least you have Police Women of Maricopa County

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    But we don't have a thread about it.
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    CALIFORNIA UBER ALLES
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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    HAY CAN SOMEONE DRIVE DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND SEE IF THE BEER BARN IS REALLY A BARN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    See that guy in the background talking loudly about crab cakes? That's you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    HAY CAN SOMEONE DRIVE DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND SEE IF THE BEER BARN IS REALLY A BARN?

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    Who's that asshole? He's no Huell Howser. And Tennessee Crossroads? Sheeyit. That's no California's Gold.

    Start your own Tennessee's Crossroads thread, Tom, you dick.
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    Well garsh, californ-i-ay is just plum better'n tennessee, yessirree darn tootin.
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    Huell certainly thought so

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I wonder if the Bonnaroo board has a thread about television shows about Tennessee.
    Please refrain from acknowledging the existence of the Bonnaroo board. Everyone else has.
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    He needs a giant statue of himself erected somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Well garsh, californ-i-ay is just plum better'n tennessee, yessirree darn tootin.
    Huell's from Tennessee. Proof's in the puddin'.
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    Everyone who's ever been there has wanted to do this:



    They got shit like this in Tennessee? Hell naw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowToDisappear View Post
    Huell's from Tennessee. Proof's in the puddin'.
    Well then, that would explain his provincialism, wouldn't it.
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    Tom, you're a dick.
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