Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the day when we give thanks for all the blessings we have in life before we jam piles of genetically altered, tryptophan dripping, bird chunks, biscuits from a tube and cranberry sauce shaped like a can, into our collective pie holes. Thanksgiving is a glorious orgy of mid afternoon gluttony, football and fantastic naps. However, as with all good things, there’s a really good chance some sort of wrench gets thrown into the works of what should be a perfect day.
“Well lemme tell you the REAL truth about Barack HUSSEIN Obama!” Oh no. “I was watchin’ the news and Glenn Beck, a TRUE patriot, was sayin’ somethin’ bout how NOBAMA was destroyin’ this country.” Sweet Jesus. “The 1% controls ALL the wealth in America!” Well, okay. There’s a really good chance no matter what side of the political border you’ve set up camp, you’re smart enough to know any “conversation” your weird uncle Milton begins after his third glass of Beaujolais Nouveau is not gonna end well. Sometimes one little political conversation will hover like a cloud over Thanksgiving festivities. “I don’t know if all that’s true Uncle Milton.” Then your mom tells you to be nice to your uncle you only see twice a year and then your dad tells you to just do what your mom says and Uncle Milton doesn’t stop and before you know it you’re reminded why you only hang out with your family on occasions involving massive amounts of free food and or gifts.
We here at The Lost Ogle understand this struggle and we’re here to help. As you know, we host Free Team Trivia at four places around town. To promote our trivia nights, we have a Twitter account @TLOTriviaNight. Starting tomorrow morning at 8am @joeldavidd (That’s me) will post fun facts every half hour. This will help your Thanksgiving gathering by providing you with non-political, non-divisive fun facts and trivia questions you can throw into the Thanksgiving conversation to keep everyone from arguing. It’s our way of giving thanks to you, the people who make this site the success it is.
So go ahead and follow us @TLOTriviaNight and get ready for the best Thanksgiving ever. Uncle Milton will thank you.
That was fun.
After three weeks and over 40,000 votes (it was way less but I’m too lazy to add them all up), Patrick and I decided to recap at the worst things this town has to offer.
Here’s our “2013 Worst of OKC” recap:
Worst News Station: KOKH FOX 25
Who knew less Speno would make anything worse? Apparently you all do not like this newscast, a whole bunch. That must mean you really hate things that are bad, so I can’t blame you. – Joel
Some people have said to me “The Lost Ogle sucks. I mean, my friends and I read it everyday but here’s what’s wrong with it,” then they go into “praising” a site they admittedly check every day.
As it is the end of the Worst of OKC 2013, we all figured we’d take a look at ourselves and taking into account the most frequent complaints we get about the site, decided we’d let you vote on the worst thing about this site.
OKC is awesome. We’re not as awesome as we will be, but we’re getting there. Our city is like Luke Skywalker in Empire Strikes Back where it’s pretty obvious he’s gonna kick ass, but he’s not as skilled at ass kicking in Empire as he was in Return of the Jedi…*sigh*….I spend a lot of time alone and now Gary England isn’t on my TV anymore I’m not sure what to do with my life. I’m gonna go vote on what’s worst. That’ll make me “happy”.
It’s hump day, which means just two more days of pretending you’re actually doing whatever it is you do for money before a sweet three-day weekend! If your boss is anything like mine, he’s half drunk and doesn’t know your name. We really need to have an intervention for Patrick. What’s that? That was me that was embarrassingly drunk a couple of weeks ago at Speakeasy? Oh. Well, never mind. Never. You. Mind.
For a third straight year “Anywhere Joel Is” didn’t make the list of “Worst Places to Be Seen”! Take that, anyone who has spent time with me!
Here’s who did make the list.
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