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Edmond is organizing some life-size games

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I’m constantly glad I don’t have children. Sure, watching them grow up and experiencing love on that level is probably rewarding, but is it worth all the work? Before you answer that, think about how tired you are of having to entertain your children during the summer, then come back at me with your response. Chances are your kid has already maxed out your credit cards by downloading crap for Mine Craft or left those brand new $75 cleats at the softball field last week to never be seen again. Suffice it say that I don’t think affording children is very rewarding. Plus, if I had a kid that told me they were bored, I would probably flip out on them since I would relish 3 whole months spent at home doing nothing but watching TV, eating pizza rolls, and having my iPad glued to my grubby paws.

The City of Edmond, however, understands that you need to find new and interesting things to do with your spawn, and they have you covered this summer. According to NewsOK.com:

EDMOND — Parks and recreation department officials this week will launch Life Size Game Days, which will recreate popular board games and allow families to portray the game pieces.

The first game is Edmondopoly, to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Chitwood Park, one block east of Kelly Avenue between First and Main streets. The park is also known as rocket ship park.

The event is free, and participants will be given play money.

The parks department is partnering with local business owners to enhance the game days, said Diane Self, the city’s recreation programs manager.

“We will be using sidewalk paint to recreate a Monopoly board using local Edmond businesses that have purchased property spaces,” Self said.

“All businesses purchasing locations will have the opportunity to set up a table or tent to speak with the families who land on their property and will be available to take play money when families purchase amusement tickets.”

That’s cool, I guess. The worst board game ever, and you have to walk around and basically be the little metal hat with your parents? Sign us all up, Edmond!

But seriously, I guess it’s kind of a cool idea, and I’m sure a lot of time and effort is going into it. It’s just, well, Monopoly sucks. So, to make this better, I totally made a list of games Edmond should make lifesize at the park.

Monday Morning Tweets: Lacey Swope is a fries in ice cream type of girl

Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Monday Morning Tweets. You probably aren’t reading this, or at least all the tweets we get from people who didn’t know they were featured in the column would have us believe that you aren’t reading. And that’s cool, I guess.

Before we dig into this week’s tweets, I thought I should get something out-of-the-way. I admitted on Twitter that I would totally sleep with the tool box from Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel, and then Tony favorited that tweet for use in this week’s MMT, like I would be shocked or embarrassed or something. Well, the joke’s on him, because if you scroll through the archives, you will see the hundreds of times I’ve admitted to having a crush on Fred Durst over the past four years.

Also, I don’t guess Patrick intended for this to happen, but I think Monday Morning Tweets and the associated Twitter account has now officially become the arena in which Tony and I will battle to the death. Anyway, check out the tweets after the jump.

There’s a chess prodigy in Midwest City

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I have a theory that one of the reasons the Thunder players like playing in Oklahoma so much is because of all the jock perks they get. Functionally, the whole state is like a high school that never grew up, and there are tons of women that totally want to bone down with the star athlete, as well as a whole slew of bros who totally want to high five them. While this is probably great for people like Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, it makes it hard for people like me. You know, the people who spent the majority of their high school career with a hoodie on over their head in the back row of the class, and that was only on the days they actually attended class. It makes it really, really hard for the nerds.

That’s why I was pretty surprised to read about the chess prodigy from Midwest City. According to NewsOK.com:

Monday Morning Tweets: So, Scott Stapp was in town

Good Monday to everyone. There is nothing quite like coming back to work after a three-day weekend. By which I mean it’s more demoralizing than usual. Couple that with my current hangover, and I’m pretty much ready to call it a day. There ain’t enough Gatorade and aloe vera in the OKC area to fix me up after this holiday weekend. I hope everyone knows that I will be asleep in my car during my lunch break.

It was a busy week, what with Supreme Court rulings, the Fourth of July, and just the general nonsense of local media personalities being on Twitter. So, why don’t we get right to it? Check out this week’s tweets after the jump!

10 ways to enjoy your freedom on the Fourth of July

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It’s that time of year again! You know, that time of year when you get really drunk in the woods with your cousins until you think it’s a good idea to shoot Roman candles at one another. I’ll be playing a little drinking game where I take a shot every time someone says “’Merica” in a tone that indicates that they don’t think that joke is old and played out and generally less funny than anything I post here on the reg.

If you need me on Friday, I’ll be running around in jorts and a tank top while eating bomb pops. For those of you who don’t quite have your Independence Day plans set in stone, I’ve made you a list of ways that you can enjoy the holiday, not only as an American, but as an Oklahoman! So fire up the grill and pop the top on your favorite 3.2 brew. It’s about to get all kinds of patriotic up in here.

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1. Enjoy a cold pop.

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2. Celebrate your right to bear arms.

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3. Appreciate those who work to secure our freedom, like the police.

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