Holy crap what is going on with the site?! Is it just me or does everything look totally different?
We hope you like the new look TLO. It’ll be the same site you’ve come to love and/or hate, just with a more up-to-date look. In accordance with the new design, Patrick has asked all of us contributors to “get our shit together” and “be slightly professional for once in your pathetic little lives, for god’s sake.” He also told me that some more changes may be coming.
I am nothing if not a team player, so I’d like to announce that I’m officially re-branding this column. From now on, Monday Morning Tweets will be known by it’s new, more corporate-friendly name Show Us Your Tweets. I can’t see any advertisers having any problems with that.
This week’s tweets are after the jump!
— Wendell Edwards (@mrwendell29) January 16, 2013
OK, not to pick on Wendell Edwards here, since he seems like a nice enough guy and is hardly the only one guilty of it, but I don’t have any patience for journalists who get surprised that famous people lie to them. The evidence that Lance Armstrong doped was overwhelming, and obvious to anyone who gave more than a cursory look at it. That so many people were disappointed and surprised by his admission is a testament to a complete and total failure of the people who covered him for years.
Giving someone a platform to speak just because they’re a celebrity or important or are nice to you — without a healthy dose of skepticism — is not journalism, it’s just PR. You might as well just read press releases. I’d like to think the Lance Armstrong situation might affect how local reporters cover the Thunder, but I’m not holding my breath.
Not liking sidestepn xplanation from #5.I’m ovr ALL this!FOOL 4 xposin nonrelationship 2 USa 2 fakeride 4 hearts..GMa will meet U @ goldgate
— Brian Bosworth (@GotBoz44) January 20, 2013
The Boz has this Manti Te’o situation figured out, people. Now if someone could please translate it for me and let me know what the deal is.
— Ali Meyer (@amanchor) January 20, 2013
Ali Meyer is a personal favorite, but how does one make it this far in life without ever having tried Chicken Fried Steak?! I realize she’s not a native Okie, but come on. Next thing you know we’ll find out she’s never gone cow tipping or attended a gun show! At least she’s starting off right, with the CFS from Cheevers — best in the city! It’s all downhill from there, Ali.
— Lance West (@lancewest) January 20, 2013
God is like a kite shielded by the clouds. You can’t see it, but you can feel a tug and know ~for certain~ it’s there. #truth
— Lance West (@lancewest) January 20, 2013
Um, at the risk of tempting the wrath of the big guy upstairs, is it me or do these metaphors make no sense? For one thing, in what world is it a good idea to get in the water and start swimming after your ship, instead of waiting for it to come in? The best case scenario is that the people on the ship point and say “Hey, look at that crazy person swimming after the ship!” The more likely scenario is that you drown.
And how long is this kite? Has anyone ever had a kite that disappeared behind clouds? I mean, I haven’t flown a kite since I was a little kid, so maybe there’s been some remarkable kite-technology breakthrough that I’m not aware of, but I’m pretty sure that with kites you don’t have to rely on tugs to know it’s there, because actually, unlike God, you can see it.
I’m back to work after being sick! twitpic.com/bvq3cs
— Bobbie Miller (@bobbiemiller) January 16, 2013
This is the face of Barack Obama’s America. Thanks to Obamacare, the flu is running rampant throughout this country, forcing our nations news anchors to cover up their beautiful faces. Impeach!
In honor of Bobbie Miller, today I decided to search Twitter for the words “Oklahoma” and “sick.” These are the results:
RT if you are sick of ppl not tryna claim the O.
The Linda Cavanaugh Awkward Twitter Conversation Tweet of the Week
@impulse08 I remember that trip to Enid!Thanks so much for your kind words.Made my day.
— Linda Cavanaugh (@linda4news) January 19, 2013
This is new hopefully weekly feature. We’ve noticed that KFOR’s Linda Cavanaugh has some weird conversations with people on Twitter. We’ll pick our favorite each week. In this edition, some guy made Linda’s day by recalling that he got her autograph at the Oakwood Mall in Enid. That’s the first time “Made My Day” and “Enid” have been used in the same sentence.
The Jim Traber Loves Exclamation Points Tweet Of The Week!!!!!
I am watching 8th grade girls basketball, and I don’t know one girl !!!! WOW!!!! Please being my niece in the game!!!!!
— jimtraber (@jimtraber) January 15, 2013
This week, Jim can’t believe he’s watching a girl’s basketball game!!!
The Dean Blevins Memorial Weekly Tweet From Dean Blevins
I’m skeptical when ppl say they are “99% sure” of anything. And highly doubtful when ppl claim “80%” sure. Source: “80% Teo in on hoax.”
— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) January 17, 2013
Dean Blevins: Skeptical of percentages. That’s a new one.
That’s all for this week. Follow me on Twitter here. Good bye!
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