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Friday Night in the Big Town: Guns, Cars and Pretty Boys

Hey there, sleepy readers.  How was the Harry Potter premiere last night?  Was it everything you hoped it would be?  Was it worth the sweaty costume you had to make?  No?  Sorry then.

For thos of you who don’t plan to spend this Friday in a post-Potter/workday coma, I’ve made a list of things for you to do this weekend.  It’s just a little something I do here at the Lost Ogle.  Maybe you’ve noticed.  No?  Screw you.

Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.

July 15-17:  Annie Get Your Gun at the Mitch Park Amphitheater

Mitch Park holds a special place in my heart.  I used to play softball there back in the day, and I remember seeing a girl pass out from heat stroke one lovely September day.  They didn’t cancel the tournament though, but they did give us all a free bottle of water.  So it balanced out.

When was the last time you sat in the summer heat to watch an intolerable musical?  Never?  I guess it doesn’t really sound that fantastic.  So if you do happen to attend this production, say hi to my mom.  No, she won’t be at the performance.  But she will be traversing the walking trail at Mitch Park because she is a hardcore athlete and she has gotta get her walk on.  She’s the lady with brown hair and is probably embarrassed by everything I’ve ever said on this blog.  So you’ll know her by the general air of shame that has fallen upon her countenance.  That’s my mom!

July 15-17:  Toys for Big Boys Expo

From what I gather at this little Expo there will be cars.  I would assume that they would be the sorts of motorized vehicles that would appeal to a douche canoe that would also want to trick out his Ford F-150 as well as his SeaDoo so the ladies at the lake think it’s hot.  I don’t know for sure though, because this little convention thing has zero internet explanations, further lending credence to my assumption because douche canoes can’t turn on computers.  And there was no way in hell that I was going to Guthrie to find out.

You know, I feel like Guthrie is the hillbilly cousin of Edmond.  It’s all small and rural-like.  I can’t think of a single thing to do there.  And I bet Guthrie thinks it’s pretty sweet that Edmond has a Chili’s, but Edmond is all like, whatever, it’s all about the Classen Curve.  Because in this scenario, Edmond is the little sister to Oklahoma City and she totally wants to be cool like Oklahoma City, but she doesn’t have the wild streak (23rd Street after dark) and Mom won’t let Edmond stay out after 10 PM anyway.  Also, it’s worthy to note that Norman is like the old stoner uncle of this family.

July 17:  Back Street Boys and New Kids on the Block at the BOK Center

Well, readers, I don’t have much love for New Kids on the Block.  I just wasn’t old enough when they were on the scene to enjoy them.  Back Street Boys, however…well, without compromising the majority of my street cred (of which there is but a pinch), I may and/or may not know every word to every Back Street Boy single that was ever released.  The same could be said of Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit, Blink-182, and N’Sync singles.  What can I say?  I was a latchkey kid and TRL with Carson Daly was my only real friend.

I also vaguely remember doing a dance sequence from a Back Street Boys video during a homecoming dance my freshman year of high school.  Me and my friends were pretty cool.  Anyway, I don’t’ think anyone should go to this.  One, it’s in Tulsa and that’s just too damn far away.  I think we should rename the city “Toolsa”, but not many people are behind me on that one.  And secondly, can you imagine the women that will be there?  I cringe at the thought of the shrieking that will occur.

That’s it for this week, readers.  Be safe and if you have an extra ticket to Harry Potter, let me know.  I need to see it.  You will also have to buy me popcorn and a large Diet Coke.  And maybe some Twizzlers.  I like to do it up big when someone takes me out to the movies.

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    • Yes. Feel free to make as many lesbian jokes as possible. I swear, I’ve never heard any of them before.

  1. Annie Get Your Gun is not being held at Mitch Park. It’s being held in Mitchell Hall Theater on the UCO campus. Being indoors is a lot better idea. Whoever thought theater outdoors in the Oklahoma summer was a good idea was nuts.

    • I saw the Wizard of Oz link. There was a lot of conflicting information on the internet regarding this production.

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