I guess I’m writing “Friday Night in the Big Town” this week. This is because our new contributor Molly moved back to L.A., which is such a total L.A. thing to do. We wish her the best as she pursues her dream of being a successful stand-up comic and/or waitress.
Anyway, there’s a lot to do this week. We have that concert in Guthrie, football games, and probably an Oktoberfest or two. Here’s your Friday night in the big town!
Abigail Ogle Lunch Box Bash • Friday, Sept. 5th • Edna’s
Did you hear that Abigail Ogle has been hired as the back-up sports anchor for Channel 5? If not, then you obviously don’t follow Abby on Twitter. It’s hard to believe, but she decided to tweet about the news!
SURPRISE!!!!! So blessed, excited and honored to be KOCO's newest sports reporter/anchor. pic.twitter.com/EbfRSRhyic
— Abigail Ogle (@AbigailOgle) September 5, 2013
I kind of like this. It’s always good to see one of our “Worst Of” winners actually getting a job instead of losing one. Also, this means we now we have an Ogle at three of the four TV news outlets in the Metro. This family is really making it difficult for us to be lost. Let’s pray Kent Ogle is never given a job at Channel 25.
Apparently Abigail is hosting a party at Edna’s this weekend for her closest friends, fake Twitter followers and Carson Cunningham, who probably worked on his resume and drunk dialed Sierra Santos last night. Edna’s, according to the tweet the Door sends out at the same time each weeknight, is located at 5137 N. Classen Circle, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73118. Be there!
Brad Henry Campaign Kick Off • Saturday, Sept. 5th @ 7:00pm • OBU Student Pavilion & Horticultural Center
I have confirmed with a tall and slender source with cherry red hair that Mr. Brad Henry, the term-limited Democrat from Shawnee, will announce his candidacy for Governor on Saturday.
Okay, that’s a total lie… or is it??? According to the Oklahoman, Mr. Henry may be considering to run for a third term thanks to a technicality in our state’s constitution:
Oklahoma Democratic Party chairman: Brad Henry pondering race
Will he or won’t he? Or can he?
Former Gov. Brad Henry has looked into whether he’s eligible for a third term for governor and believes a change in Oklahoma’s term-limits law that was made while he was in office doesn’t apply to him, Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairman Wallace Collins said Thursday.
Collins said he asked the former two-term Governor Wednesday night if he were mulling a run against Republican Gov. Mary Fallin in 2014. Henry didn’t confirm or deny any such plans but said he believed he would be eligible for a third term, Collins said.
“When I first approached him about it, he kind of grinned and laughed. I thought maybe there was something there. He said: `You never say never,“’ Collins said after meeting with the former governor at a private fundraiser. “He didn’t rule out the possibility that he was. I’d say he was keeping his cards pretty close to the vest, but his comment of `never saying never’ at least left the door open some.
“He has at least given it enough thought to figure out there was a legal way to do it,” Collins said.
I really hope Mr. Henry doesn’t do this. I’d rather him lose to Mary Fallin when they both decide to run for the U.S. Senate in a couple of years. Actually, that would be a fun race. You’d have the Queen of Derplahoma versus the King of Tardiness. Their debates would be awesome. Henry would show up late, and Mary Fallin would get lost after the first question.
Stereotyping with Dean Blevins • All Weekend • News 9 and Twitter
Watch this News 9 profile on star OU defensive back Aaron Colvin:
So Aaron Colvin beat the odds… by being raised by his two parents in Owasso, Oklahoma??? Or are we supposed to be surprised that Aaron Colvin was actually raised by two parents because he’s African-American? I honestly don’t know because the story is really vague and random and strange.
Seriously, Dean really asked this question in the interview:
Do you ever look around at so many single parent homes and think of how fortunate you were?”
Couple of thoughts:
• Do you think Dean Blevins would have asked the same question to Trevor Knight, Gabe Ikard or Blake Bell? Probably not.
• Are single parents and their kids outcasts from society or something? I have friends who were raised in single-parent homes and they turned out okay. I also have friends who were raised in two-parents homes, and kind of like me, they are total fuck-ups.
Anyway, that’s your Friday Night in the Big Town. Have a fun one.
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