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  1. Srinivas Radhe on December 1, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    GOOD

  2. Frank Bob on December 1, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    I LOVE HOUSTON! Wouldn’t trade it for anywhere else.

  3. frank da tank on December 1, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    totally disagree with this list. most of those places are lame. with that being said bring back fucking astroworld.

  4. CaesarInVa on December 1, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    As soon as I hear someone blathering about how great Houston is, I know that person is either 1) a completely deranged, certifiable lunatic (in fact, writing something positive about this pestilential open-sewer of a city ought to be grounds for summary institutionalization) or 2) he/she has lived in a public toilet all their life. Houston is the Karachi of the United States. Yes, there are a few pockets of civilization like the Galleria, the underground mall, The Woodlands (which is about 35 miles NORTH of the city, so that should tell you something), etc., but for all practical purposes Houston is a fourth-rate city in a third-world country (and to all those readers living in or originating from third-world countries, please accept my apologies for comparing your native homelands to the likes of Houston. No insult was intended). I’ve traveled extensively during the course of my life and as a consequence I’ve lived in and visited some pretty cool places (London, Washington DC, Paris, Rome, Florence, Sydney, Adelaide and Manila, to name but a few). I’ve also lived in some pretty unglamorous and immemorial places like Millington Tennessee, Bristol Virginia and Casper Wyoming. Consequently, I think I’ve a pretty accurate idea of what makes a city a home and Houston, I’m saddened to say, meets NONE of the criteria. In fact, Houston ranks so low on the livability scale that it registers a negative value. True, Houston offers good value for your housing dollar (I don’t know of too many places in the US or abroad where an ordinary auto mechanic can afford the mortgage on a 3,000 sq. foot home). It’s equally true that it very rarely snows or ices-over in Houston, so older people never have to worry about slipping on ice and breaking a hip; unfortunately, there’s more to a meaningful existence than affordable housing, dry pavement and a functional coxa. Firstly, Houstonians in general and Texans in particular don’t like to think. As far as I can tell, there’s no coherent infrastructure development or forward-thinking municipal planning. Houston and its surrounding communities are an un-zoned, patch-work quilt collection of conflicting architectural styles, forms and functions that would make subscribers to the Frank Lloyd Wright school of architecture physically nauseous. I’ve seen a glittering glass and chrome skyscraper overlooking a seedy single-story adult bookstore abutting a gothic church adjoining a Victorian-style elementary school sitting opposite a grimy industrial park. Seriously. In short, Houston is one continuous architectural eye-sore. Its what happens when the likes of Jed and Granny Clampit come in to too much money too soon, move to town and take over city hall. Secondly, and perhaps of greater impact on the individual than the absence of zoning laws and a coherent urban development plan is Houston’s complete lack of social and cultural activities. For those who appreciate even a modicum of cultural refinement, Houston’s dearth of suitable upscale venues makes the city a social and cultural wasteland of the type described in TS Eliot’s eponymous classic. Yes, “Ice Houses” abound. For the benefit of the uninformed, Ice Houses are cavernous, unfinished bars where lewdly-dressed girls with low self-esteem and annoying nasal twangs meet knuckle-dragging, monster-truck driving, slack-jawed illiterates in Houston’s version of the species’ reproductive ritual. These venues aren’t without a certain appeal to those (myself included, on occasion) who enjoy an ice cold beer on a hot day (which is ALWAYS) while watching a ball game on a wall-sized, HDTV as your hearing is assaulted by blaring country music; however. if you’re looking for an upscale venue where you can enjoy a reflective post-prandial brandy while listening to piano music and engaging in semi-intelligent conversation, well, you’ve pretty much got to hop a flight to New Orleans or some other mecca of civilization, like Kalamazoo, Michigan or Fargo, North Dakota. Although Houston boasts a thriving performing arts scene, including world-class ballet, opera and symphony orchestra, I wouldn’t know. All those activities are concentrated in a ten-block centralized area downtown, which is only 30 miles away; unfortunately, Houston traffic is so horrendous that one has to leave around noon to make an 8pm curtain call. In short, Houston is a blue collar town where blue-collar values predominate. Consequently, it’s as coarse, vulgar and crude as its people. Houston is all about guns and beer and monster trucks (all of which are clinically recognized psychological coping mechanisms used by the sexually insecure and mentally infirm to compensate for their sexual inadequacies and gross ignorance). Thirdly, Houston has no history. Yeah, it was “founded” nearly 200 years ago, but by outlaws and criminals. The douchebag for whom the city is named (Sam Houston) was chased out of Virginia by the bailiffs of Rockingham County. In fact, he was chased out of Virginia into Kentucky only to be chased out of the later by that state’s criminal justice system. I’m from Virginia which is home to the first seat of democracy in the Western Hemisphere (The House of Burgess). My state sired 7 presidents, 11 Supreme Court justices and countless congressman. Chief Justice John Marshall, who put the Supreme Court on the map, was from Virginia. We have buildings in my home town of Alexandria that go back to the early 1700s. My church, Sainte Mary’s, was established in 1726. Houston can’t even begin to compete with that kind of history. Fourthly, Houstonians are Xenophobes. If you want to find work in Houston, you’d better know a lot of people down here because Houston hiring managers would rather hire their drooling, mentally-retarded, illiterate, knuckle-dragging Neanderthal of an inbred third cousin before they will hire a competent applicant who originates from elsewhere. Fifthly, there’s the weather. Houston weather is so unbearable that you can’t be outside for more than a few minutes at a time most of the year (and I’m an outdoors man from the mid-Atlantic, so I love being outside amongst the flora and fauna). In Houston, you’ll die suffocating in your own sweat if you’re outside for more than 10 minutes. And don’t get me started on the local "vegetation"…it’s the ugliest, gnarliest and most inhospitable plant life I’ve ever seen outside a science fiction movie. I half expect the twisted, stunted shrubbery down here to reach out and eat me as I walk past. Coming from the eastern seaboard, I’m equally comfortable on the water, but you couldn’t pay me enough to swim in that that fetid, tepid, parasitic-filled Petrie dish-like bacteria incubator called the Gulf of Mexico. One guy just died a couple days ago down in Galveston and another is in serious condition as a result of exposure to some flesh-eating micro-organism. In short, Houston is a wasteland so barren and devoid of intelligence, culture, opportunity and sophistication that it makes the Sahara Desert look like the Amazon River Basin by comparison. Some locals actually think Houston is a great place to live. These are usually the same insecure morons who denigrate places like Paris, London or New York while never having traveled more than 100 miles from their precious Houston. To them I would advise seeing more of the world before making statements that confirm what I’ve long suspected: that most Houstonians are insular, provincial idiots. Bottom line, Houston sucks and I can’t wait to relocate back up to DC next week. The sooner I get out of this dump, the sooner I return to civilization and life.

  5. Fernando Delgado on December 1, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Houston blows…so damn boring…did u seriously list memorial park and discovery green…smh shame on you

  6. Yamimoto Nokamina on December 1, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    The world is full of negative people. They abound on YouTube. Look at the comments for any vlog on YouTube concerning an American city, and you will find lots whining and bad-mouthing. Then think about all the thousands or even millions of people who also live in those cities who like where they are. Those who find Houston boring are boring people. They’ll be bored anywhere, because they keep sitting around, waiting for the rest of the world to entertain them.

  7. Edelyn Julva on December 1, 2022 at 8:59 pm
  8. Karthik Bhat on December 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Nice video!! Good place for Entertainment- https://youtu.be/WGpsK3OftGE

  9. Southcoast Nword on December 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    I hate Houston bruh. It’s boring. I’m saving alot of money for a flight to ATL.

  10. Safdar Jahangir on December 1, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I m from pakistan but I.like USA nd thier pplz..vvvv civilized nd good pplz I wish to visit USA n my life or have any chance to meet their pplz…love all USA pplz

  11. Jedi One on December 1, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    6th ave heartache

  12. The Waffletatocado on December 1, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Houston: the place to live,work,and sometimes go out to random entertaining places. I live in Houston, and it might be a wee bit boring, but it is a place to live your own life *except if your life includes a lot of tourism*. ☺️

  13. Conrad Smith on December 1, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    https://youtu.be/qDvoVsnoAMw

    Mr President Trump’s favourite dinner

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