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Here’s the guy who ranked OKC ahead of Chernobyl…

Over at OKCcentral.com, Steve Lackeymeyer has some interesting stuff regarding the fallout from Oklahoma City being named one of the Top 10 Hells on Earth. Originally, the article was posted on both AskMen and AOL Travel (the later being where we originally found the story). Once our mayor, local media and the web community found out about the story, AOL pulled Oklahoma City off the list pretty quick.

Here’s some of what they said:

Thank you for your phone call regarding the content provided to us through askmen.com. Our AOL editorial team looked at the material and were unanimous in their agreement that inclusion of Oklahoma City in that kind of negative list was wholly unfair and poor quality journalism. We have since edited/modified the list online and plan to monitor our content relationship with askmen.com in a more careful manner.

AskMen.com, however, hasn’t changed or edited the story. In a way, I kind of like that. Sometimes we write some stuff that people complain about or want edited (like our “where they live” series) and sometimes we cave. So…although I think the inclusion of Oklahoma City as one of the Top 10 Hells on Earth along with places like Chernobyl, Baghdad, and Yaktusk is stupid, I congratulate the editors for sticking to their guns and not removing or editing the story.

That being said, I would encourage them to get rid of the writer of the story, Nick Clarke, as their “Travel Specialist.” And I’m not encouraging this because he’s a bad writer, but simply because he looks like a absolutely privileged tool. If visiting his website, reading his bio and looking up his MySpace Page doesn’t convince you, remember that the guy is a 23-year-old freelance writer who lives in Marbella, Spain, which really doesn’t look like that bad (or cheap) of a place to live. He probably just has some rich parents who own some Marmalade factory in England who support him and his lifestyle, or maybe he’s a traveling male prostitute, which maybe explains why he knows so much about the top hells on Earth. Who knows. Regardless, screw him.


  1. well done, boys. be on the look out for that guy at Skky Bar…he’ll be the one in the white belt and matching suspenders…

  2. And a forthcoming children’s book to boot?! A true renaissance man! But can he kick MY ass?!

  3. From his website:

    “My writing is always sharp and you’ll be able to put it straight to print or post it directly to your website without going through it with a fine toothcomb.”

    What the hell is a “toothcomb?”

    Clearly, this toolshed is the second coming of Fitzgerald.

  4. “well done, boys. be on the look out for that guy at Skky Bar”¦he’ll be the one in the white belt and matching suspenders”¦”

    Yes….but will he be there with a ****** wearing an 80’s prom dress?

  5. Fuck the lot of you! You are all wastes of fucking space and I hope that the next tornadeo that hits your precious town takes you all off with it! I hope you rot in hell!

  6. I apologize for the prom dress comment. Maybe this guy just had a bad experience at the copa or something.

  7. well, my “Asian” this, “pre-op” that comment got the ***star*** treatment too!! oh well. at least i’m still not a douche….

  8. Well I got like 2/3rds of my comment ***************’d so suck that bitches!

    Really I thought my comment was pretty innocuous, considering he made some pretty derogatory comments about my home city. But whatever…

  9. “The weather is frighteningly unpredictable, with blizzards often descending on the city…”

    When was our last blizzard? I guess I missed it!

    “an F5 with wind speeds of 320 mph — devastated much of the city in 1999”

    That tornado went through Moore, Del City and Midwest City. So it actually didn’t do much damage to OKC.

  10. Nick is a total douche-rocket indeed. Apparently he caught so much hell from us ass-backward Okies that he couldn’t take it. His myspace account has been deleted. I immagine this will tarnish reputation of his “always sharp” writing abilities. Come on! Who says that about themselves???

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