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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Old cartoon explains Astrodome's 'real' origins

The Houston Astrodome is a sore subject right now. The aging and unused building has this city mixed - some want to restore it, others want to blow up that sucker like Texas Stadium.

Truth is, after some really bizarre ideas of what to do with it that never get off the ground, the former Oilers and Astros home is supposedly falling apart. My guess, it's a bureaucratic waiting game...keep the ideas coming, deny them and let the place crumble all by itself. Problem solved and no hard feelings come election time.

Let's forget all of that for now.

It's time to watch an episode of the Super Chicken cartoon from the late 1960s, to learn how the so-called "Eighth Wonder of the World" really came into existence. Judge Hofheinz must be rolling in his grave right about now.

(Thanks to mega anchor Ray Peters)

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