I like reality TV, but in the sort of way where I never tune into it. In my mind, reality TV is best served in bulk, and if I’ve got a Sunday afternoon, well, it’s best to fill it with things that have been collecting on the DVR or in some sort of marathon on one of eight billion cable networks. And I’ll pretty much watch anything from Real Housewives to Project Runway to Say Yes to the Dress. I ain’t picky.
Because of this, I’m no stranger to HGTV’s House Hunters. While the actual act of buying a home is stressful beyond measure, it’s for some reason entertaining to watch someone pick a house out of 3 possible locations. And, in case you hadn’t heard, an episode of House Hunters filmed in Oklahoma City and Edmond will air tonight. According to NewsOK.com:
Happy Monday, everyone. As always, we’re here to bring you the tweets of the week before to start your week off on the right foot. So sit back, settle in, and chill out. It’s not like you had anything better to do anyway. Work? Nah. Eff that. Your job doesn’t care about the tweets of last week. Why should you care about your job? And if your boss gets mad because you’ve been reading The Lost Ogle all morning, you can tell them that Marisa says to go to hell. That’ll show them.
Is it too early to start drinking?
— The Lost Ogle (@TheLostOgle) October 3, 2014
Yes. Wait until noon. But with that, I guess we should get to the tweets. As always, they are after the jump.
Would it surprise any readers to know that I used to dream of a career as a con artist? Sure, I’m not someone you would think of as a grifter, but damn, wouldn’t it be cool to do that for a living? There’s no 401k or profit-sharing, but a life of conning people out of their hard-earned dollars surely has its merits. Or at least it would seem that way from the Hollywood movies that feature such down-on-their-luck antiheroes who cheat others to get ahead.
Anyway, I’m not condoning conning people, but that’s only because someone was caught again doing it. If these con artists can’t do it right, what hope do us novices have? Anyway, according to NewsOK.com:
NORMAN — The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday warned that a man impersonating a deputy tried to get money from a woman by claiming there was a warrant out for her arrest.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Meghan McCormick said Tuesday a man claiming to be deputy Chris Noel called the woman and told her to buy a prepaid debit card and give the card to the man or her arrest warrant would be activated and she would be arrested.
“Investigators have confirmed that Deputy Noel has not made any calls of this nature,” Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester said in a news release.
McCormick said there have been several similar calls reported in the past three months, though none have involved someone impersonating an actual deputy.
“If you receive a call from this individual, hang up and immediately call the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and report it,” Lester said in the release. “Do not send this person money for any reason or meet him in public.”
Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 701-8888.
We will give a The Lost Ogle Trivia pen to the first reader who calls that line and pretends to be Deputy Chris Noel and tells the voice on the other end that they need to get a prepaid debit card so they don’t get arrested. (Actually, we probably won’t give you a pen. You’ll need to steal one from Trivia Night like everyone else.)
But this got me to thinking. There’s gotta be some better scams out there that won’t get someone caught so easily. And, of course, I made a list for you, just in case you dream of a life away from a desk with the rush of criminal activity.
Happy Monday, everyone. I’m currently typing this from Alabama, which I can say is a terrible place. I’ve experienced parts of the Deep South during this trip that would make great horror movie fodder. Don’t ever let your east or west coast cousins try to tell you that Oklahoma is backward or full of hicks. Because even our more backward small town is better than any spot I’ve been to in Alabama.
Anyway, it’s good to know that once I step off the plane, I’ll be back in Oklahoma where things always stay the same. Like this, for example:
Sometimes I like to wonder how many of my neighbors are swingers. Logically speaking, a certain percentage of them must be. I’m a little said that it’s not the sort of neighborhood where we have block parties, because I think I could figure it out by just having a conversation with these people. As it stands, I’m only vaguely capable of figuring out which neighbors are on crack based and who likes to start large-scale construction projects around 2 AM.
Luckily for me, the fine folks at AshleyMadison.com have it all figured out when it comes to who is cheating on who in Oklahoma City. According to KFOR.com:
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