If you’ve read my rants on food trucks and gourmet burgers, you know that I’m a big supporter of the ol’ “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” adage. I mean, just because a french fry is doused in truffle oil and gouda cheese curds don’t necessarily make them better that their original version. I’m a firm believer in this notion, especially when it comes to things like milkshakes and Christmas lights and the raison d’être of teenage vampires.
However, when it comes to movie theaters, Grandma Chelsea is all for these newfangled improvements. You’d have to be crazy NOT to prefer chips and hummus over a soggy hot dog, or a leather recliner over a threadbare stadium chair a middle schooler almost certainly visited second base on for the first time. My prefered place to watch a movie is snuggled up on my couch, in my pajamas, with a mug of hot cocoa in one hand and my puppies at my feet. Any business that wants to replicate that sort of cozy comfort in a public setting has my attention.
So obviously, I’m pretty excited about the tricked-out Warren Theater they’re building in Broken Arrow.
From the Tulsa World:
Last week rednecks, suburban middle school girls, and envious past contestants of American Idol tuned in to watch the red state Grammys, better known as the Country Music Awards. I guess you can include me in the bunch, as it gave me legitimate excuse to discuss fashion and rip on celebs.
Let’s start with Oklahoma’s (and hell, America’s) sweetheart Carrie Underwood:
This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, faux masked crusaders from all over the region will flock to Green Country for Tulsa’s own Wizard World Comic-Con.
I’m not sure who was in charge of organizing this thing, but the celebrity guest roster they managed to put together is rather impressive. S.E. Hinton’s niece and Hanson’s mom this festival ain’t! I thought I’d be fun to give you moles a preview of which celebs will be signing autographs, partaking in panel discussions, hiding their annoyance when posing for selfies, staying at the Mayo Hotel, and getting drunk at the Dustbowl this weekend. Check it out (and buy tickets to the event here).
10. Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus
We met these two in The Boondock Saints. After, Norman went on to star in The Walking Dead, whose Jon Bernthal, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, and Michael Rooker will all be at Tulsa Comic-Con this weekend too.
As for Sean Patrick Flannery…well, aside from looking foxy and having the most badass name in the history of mankind, I’m not exactly sure what else is on his resume.
9. Ernie Hudson
“Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?”
“Ah, if there’s a steady paycheck in it, I’ll believe anything you say.”
8. Dean Cain
We’ve got a Lost Ogle pen waiting for whoever has the balls to ask if Teri Hatcher was a bitch in real life.
I’m straight-up sick of the ZZ Top beard. While a healthy beard can be pretty sexy when pulled off correctly (see Ryan Gosling in The Notebook or Marisa’s man candy), most dudes with excessive facial hair end up looking well…like a terrorist or that fire-and-brimstone patriarch of Duck Dynasty. A caveman beard is overplayed, not aesthetically pleasing, and the only kind of statement it makes at this point is that you probably enjoy telling people you play the mandolin and pay way too much for shitty coffee.
Not to mention, something about an navel-length beard is inherently creepy. Pair that with shifty eyes or any kind of atypical behavior, and you can’t really blame the public for some sort of moral panic. Is it right? Of course not, you’re a Lost Ogle reader and therefore know the derplahoman dangers of jumping to conclusions based on physical appearance.
So can we really blame the locksmith for this sort of a mix-up? From New on 6:
Dig up your spiffiest lederhosen gang, because the alleged best Oktoberfest in the country is back in Tulsa this weekend!
If you’ve never hiked across the river for this hot mess of an occasion, this is a great year to start. The weather’s projected to be perfect, our home state’s football games are early-ish on Saturday, and I for one can never think of a sound reason to pass up a bratwurst washed down with a cold dunkel.
I’m a veteran of this high holy holiday…but in case you aren’t, I’ve listed out a few need-to-know tips to maximize your utility for the weekend. Here’s goes.
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