The Lost Ogle


Oklahoma City News, Entertainment & Occasional Humor • Established 2007

Monday Morning Tweets: Linda Cavanaugh Is Your Fairy Godmother

If you’re joining us today, it means that you survived the OKC Purge of 2014. I’m glad you’re still with us. Let’s take a moment and remember those we lost.

Just kidding. We didn’t lose anyone because Twitter is simultaneously the best social network and also full of hoaxes. Remember when Jeff Goldblum died? Yeah. Don’t trust anything you read on Twitter. Unless it’s from me or any of the various TLO accounts. Everything we tell you there is absolutely true. And you can bet that our commentary on the tweets of others is completely spot on. We are the most trusted name in Monday Morning Tweets.

As always, those tweets are after the jump!

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Hot Girl Friday: Random OU Girls

With the OU and OSU college football season kicking off tomorrow, I thought we’d celebrate by posting that famous pic of those two hot OU fans that the Noble principle would probably call skanky. It’s been floating around the Internet from years. I think it was uploaded by Tom from MySpace:

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Boomer Sooner!

Serious question, does anyone actually know who these women are, which strip club they worked at, and if they hang out with Jesse Jane. We’d like to do a follow-up story and see how they’ve been. If you have a tip or inside info, send us an email. If it leads to their discovery, we’ll send you three TLO ink pens.

Here are some other random OU girls from the Internet we’d like to see identified. Let us know if you know who they are, because they are part of Hot Girl Friday:

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Friday Night in the Big Town: H&8th, Festival of Art and Drunken Spelling

It’s back. The time of year when Saturdays mean three things: cholesterol skyrockets, TLO’s Twitter feed becomes ragingly unhappy and Norman’s traffic is inhumane. Yes, college football returns to Oklahoma this Saturday.

I understand many loathe the thought of hearing “Sooner” this and “Cowboy” that, so I will do my best to give you other options for the rest of the year. For the rest of us it is a great time. I can’t wait to see how many times the Sports Animal’s Jim Traber gives it up to himself while trying to decipher what passes as English when Al Eschbach speaks.

I could go for paragraphs about the humor spewed from the mouths of armchair coaches and quarterbacks, but we all know this, so I will save you the eye strain. Here is my national championship lock:

Arkansas Razorbacks over the UCO Bronchos, 24-21, in three overtimes. You can take that to Vegas.

Here is your Friday Night in the Big Town.

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We’re losing the good Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ…

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Oklahoma is no longer home to the world’s best barbecue. Well, technically we never were but it’s about to be official.

For the past 15 years or so, Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ in Kansas City has widely been considered to be one of the premier BBQ joints in the world. It always tops those click bait lists, restaurant guides and Food Network / Travel Channel shows where some annoying dude travels the world stuffing his face with delicious food you’ll never get to eat.

Well, the free ride is over. Even though the restaurant was started in Oklahoma, the owners are changing the restaurant’s name to reflect its Kansas City home.

Via The Tulsa World:

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Some asshole mosquito has West Nile and probably wants to bite you…

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There are a lot of things out there that can kill you. Examples include lightning, lupus and listening to Jack and Ron each morning.

According to the local media, the thing that’s probably going to kill you this week is the West Nile Virus. Even though no confirmed human cases have been reported in Oklahoma City – a metropolis with over 1.3 million million people – researchers found one asshole mosquito flying around town carrying the virus.

Cue alarm and panic.

Via NewsOK.com:

Public health officials have found West Nile virus present in mosquitoes in Oklahoma County.

During routine testing, an Oklahoma City-County Health Department public health specialist confirmed one case of West Nile virus present in the mosquito population in Oklahoma County.

Overall, there have only been two confirmed cases statewide, one resident in Tulsa County and another person in Major County.

Well, I guess that’s scary. It seems like mosquitos are everywhere this year. How do we prevent them from killing us?

Waite Colbaugh, mosquito program specialist in Oklahoma County, said residents should take extra precaution against the mosquito-borne illness by avoiding mosquito bites and reducing habitats where mosquitoes live and breed.

Four D’s prevent spread

Colbaugh said he recommends practicing the four D’s to minimize mosquito bites:

1. Dusk to dawn: Mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active during these hours, so if you must go outside always take precautions.

2. Dress: Wear long sleeves with cuffs and long pants wherever mosquitoes are likely to be biting. Tuck your pants into your socks.

3. DEET: Use an insect repellant containing DEET on any exposed skin.

Let me get this straight, we’ve only had two West Nile cases confirmed in the entire state, and some dude name Waite Colbaugh wants me to walk around in the August heat wearing long sleeves with cuffs and my jeans tucked into my socks? Uhm, no thanks. I appreciate the concern, but I’d rather take the .00001031% chance that a mosquito bite kills me rather than dying of heat stroke because I had to flee a pack of neighborhood bullies.

Even though the odds of getting West Nile right now are close to zero, it didn’t stop the local TV news media from spreading some fear. You know they love that. The highlight of their coverage was seeing which stock mosquito photos the local Social Media Bandits used for their stories.

Channel 5 went the puddle of water route:

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