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Revenge of the Jedi OKC

Here’s a fun fact for you. The original title of the Ewok-infested “Return of the Jedi” was actually “Revenge of the Jedi,” but just a few weeks before the movie was to be released, George Lucas changed the name. The reason? He didn’t feel revenge was a Jedi concept.

Well, apparently Jedi OKC member Ryan McKinley is either a really bad Jedi Knight or the club’s equivalent of Chancellor Palpatine, because revenge is what he seeks. Check out the real email he sent to our loyal advertisers in response to our Jedi OKC Meeting Minutes post:

My name is Ryan, and I live in Edmond.  In Oct. 2009, one of your advertising outlets, “The Lost Ogle”, posted a cruel article about a local community service group.  The group, JediOKC, uses Star Wars to reach out to the community, raise money for Integris Childrens Hospital and the MDA.   When our members attempted to clarify our club’s purpose in letter form Patrick from The Lost Ogle put up a new article on Aug. 31, 2010, further speaking meanly and profanely about our organization and its members. I could only guess as to his motives, so I will not speculate.

However, the posts by “The Lost Ogle” blog seems to be establishing a practice of using their public forum to vent personal vendettas, and they are using your money to do so.  I know that the blog is meant to be a satire/humor site, but with the cruelty of their recent posts, I felt you should be made aware of this fact as you spend precious profits supporting this blog.  I know that you are not personally responsible for the content of the site, but I feel that you have a decision to make about what sort of venues <TLO Advertiser> wishes to fund.

Yours,

Ryan McKinley
Edmond, OK

Wow. I’d like to thank our advertisers for sharing their “precious profits” with us and standing by us during this “controversy.” Because of your support, we at The Lost Ogle are filthy rich. In fact, Clark Matthews just bought a lake house on Endor and I purchased the Mos Eisley Cantina. We appreciate your support.

Since that’s out of the way, and to make it so that no one else has to guess or speculate about my sinister motives, let’s now address that email.

First, let’s just go ahead and assume that I have this long list of personal vendettas. Does Ryan really think that one item on it would be to settle some score and bring down the local Oklahoma City Star Wars Club? That would be embarrassing.

In fact, how do you even get a personal vendetta with Jedi OKC? Does a storm trooper have to cut you off on the Broadway Extension? Does your girlfriend have to suddenly leave you for an X-Wing pilot? Or could it be something as simple as a man wearing a Lando Calrissian cape walking across your lawn? Someone should investigate.

Obviously, Ryan doesn’t really understand humor very well. We didn’t make fun of him and his fellow Jedi to be cruel or mean. We also never made a negative comment about the good work they do for the community. We simply wrote about them because it’s a quirky funny topic.

You see, a lot of people visit this site for its occasional satire and humor, and making fun of a bunch of grown men who dress up as Storm Troopers, play with light sabers and use “Yoda” as their safe word in the bedroom is pretty easy material. Hell, Jedi OKC could even discover a cure for Aids and donate Han Solos’s bounty to Haiti and we’d still find a way to make fun of them.

Anyway, I hope this response ends our galactic battle with Ryan and the rogue members from his group. I’m sure a lot of Jedi got a kick out of the post and even laughed a little.  Maybe they’ll start a thread in their forum about blogger stereotypes and what it’s like to live in your mother’s basement. Maybe they’ll even buy a Volkswagen or a cool OU shirt or a beer at the Speak Easy. We’d appreciate that.

p.s. -The Jedi-douche who wrote the email has published a childrens book called the Pirate Bride. Seriously. We would make fun of him for that, but I don’t think we even need to. We’ll just let the facts speak for themselves. Plus, Lindsay Rubac at Bella Strada Salon really likes pirates, and we don’t want to piss off an advertiser.

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Comments

  1. As a self-proclaimed Star Wars fan(just not a member of any club or support group), I don’t understand why JediOKC is taking the Lost Ogle to task on this. Usually the only thing that gets them all riled up like this is when you say Lord of the Rings was a better trilogy. I’ve seen Jedi robes get tied up in knots over that kind of crap.

    P.S. Yes, I own my own full size replica of a lightsaber. But it’s the cool purple one that Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) had. It’s the one that says Bad Muther ***ker on it.

  2. CORRECTION–Poor Ryan: Lookin’ for love in Alderaan places. (dammit! i can’t even spell a imaginary planet for a joke properly!)

  3. Oddly enough, my problem with his ridiculous response is part about the group raising money for the fictional ‘Integris Childrens Hospital’, not about his rufusal to admit that he’s a little dorky.
    The Children’s Hospital in OKC is affilitated with OU Medical Center, not Integris. Big difference, huge.
    If he’s so upset that TLO can’t see past the costumes to the good they’re doing, he should make sure he has the right hospital on the huge check they’re presenting.

    • It turns out that Integris has Childrens Hospital in Nigeria. In fact, I just got an email about it. So there!

  4. Ryan, I know you will read this. In my personal opinion (NOT the opinion of The Lost Ogle or any of its staff), you are a big giant wussy.

  5. So @patrick has crossed the line once again….. big surprise. I say a duel on some floating platform with fake light sabers…. correction “light sabers”. Let the biggest nerd win and claim the princess for their own! There will be peace in the universe, no thanks to @patrick.

  6. You guys are a lot funnier (not to mention more relevant) when you stick it to Sally Kern and her ilk. Ryan may be overreacting, but TLO picking on the Jedi club is way too easy. Both groups should move along.

  7. Chad here -You know, the instigator of the greatest Pretend-Jedi vs. Obscure Local Social Blog controversy in the history of that subject. And I know Ryan will read this as well, so: Could you point out the “cruelty” for me? Was it the part where I alluded to being a lot like you guys, or the part where I made fun of Ewoks? Maybe it was the 1,000 hits a day we’ve given your site. You put yourselves out there as “public figures” in hopes of raising money and awareness for good causes, while dressed up like kids on Halloween. In 1986. That’s bound to get some attention, good and bad. These are just silly little words on a blog; there’s no reason to play dirty. There, fixed forever.

  8. Ryan basically stated that he enjoyed the humor of thelostogle.com, just not at his expense. Fairly predicable taking into account the group he aligns himself with (grown men dressing up as their favorite childhood action figure/mancrush/movie characters). TLO didn’t even venture into the WoW crowd or the Call of Duty crowd (which I am a proud member of), if they did, I would be the first one laughing. In part because I have a real view of the world and realize that playing a video game straight for 2 days is ridiculous. Maybe that is where the satire is, these guys take themselves WAY too seriously. I mean, e-mailing a website sponsor?!

  9. Let me get this straight: JediOKC is a philanthropic organization that is worried that because of this blog, they won’t be taken seriously? You do realize that you bought a spot in the Edmond parade and walked the streets as characters or Star Wars, right?
    I doubt this blog is the biggest threat to your credibility.

  10. Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,522,301 in Books. This is not a joke, I copied and pasted it from Amazon. (then i bought the book, so I can gently read it)

    • I play COD everyday…. well it’s for months now….. actually almost a year…. please someone help me…. and can’t wait for Black-ops. teehee the little school girl inside me is wriggling in anticipation! Damn noob tubers!

  11. Ryan needs not fear The Lost Ogle. After all…..Fear leads to anger, Anger leads to hate, Hate leads to Suffering. Uh oh. Looks like he has began his journey to the Dark Side.

  12. “I could only guess as to his motives, so I will not speculate.”

    You have motives? It’s not like JediOKC itsself isn’t wrapping a laugh up in a box and handing it to you.

  13. I’m glad those Jedi jerks are finally getting what’s coming to them. I get so tired of them throwing their weight around. Eyeballing my girlfriend. Knocking my hat off with their light sabers. Stuff like that.

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