If it comes down to it, I hope I die early on in the zombie apocalypse. I’m not a doomsday prepper, nor do I possess any sort of survival instinct. In fact, there is barely enough food in my house to sustain me for a week, let alone the end of the civilized world. Couple that with the fact that I’m not very handy with any weapons, and well, you can see that I’m meant for a softer existence. And is being a zombie really that bad after all?
Anyway, two inmates at the Oklahoma County Jail do not share my distaste for survivalism. In fact, they are basically the two people you want on your team when the world ends. Why? Well, they came pretty close to busting out of their cell by using crude tools and a paste made out of oatmeal. According to KFOR.com:
There was a time, my friends, when I was a part of a scene. I actually attended shows and actively supported bands. It was a fantastic time, a time when I had free time and disposable income and I didn’t have to wake up early the next morning. Seeing a band on a Tuesday wasn’t a big deal then. Now, I DO NOT go out on weeknights, and I’m generally in bed by 10. Is that punk rock or what?
It’s not that I don’t like music, it’s just that…well, I don’t like leaving my couch. Netflix has ruined me. Also, without MySpace, I just don’t feel like music is alive anymore. (I’m aware that you’ll call me out for being a millenial on that one, but I dare any of you to disagree!) But because I don’t go out anymore, I had no idea about how much the metro area music venues have changed. And that’s why I’m bringing you this list of 5 OKC Metro music venues that are no more. This is in no way a comprehensive list, but more a list of places where I remember there being shows.
1. Harvard Hall
If I remember correctly, Harvard Hall was the idea of a couple of Edmond moms. Tired of driving their kids way out to The Green Door on Western and NW 89th, they made a music venue in Edmond on Second and Fretz right next to where Full Cup Donuts used to be. The venue was pristine and clean, and I only ever saw one show there. (I believe the band was Phase 2.) Also, there was no smoking and no alcohol for sale. But they did have a sweet candy and soda selection as well as bean bags and activities. As you may imagine, it didn’t stay open for long.
Unless you’re new to TLO, you know I’m a pretty big nerd. I won’t lie about it. The first time I skipped class in high school was to buy tickets to see The Lord of the Rings, and I literally went to library school. (It’s really a thing. And no, we didn’t learn how to shhh people.) So, suffice it to say I’m drawn to the nerdier side of life, and I love when others enjoy nerdy things as well.
So, you can imagine how stoked I was to see Ms. Stephen’s nerdlair at the James L. Capps Middle School in the Putnam City district. According to KFOR.com:
Good morning and happy Monday, everyone. Can you believe that this is the last week of August? I believe that everyone is officially back to school, unless you attend one of the state’s seminaries. Then I think you have until September. But if you attend one of the state’s seminaries, don’t let anyone know you read The Lost Ogle. Eventually it will get back to Aaron Tuttle, and he’ll call you out on Twitter for following Satan (I guess that’s his euphemism for us) and then he’ll be all righteous up in your mentions and with his subtweets. I mean, after all, is there anything more holy than a diabolical Facebook weatherman? Maybe if his app is downloaded enough times, he’ll even become a saint.
Anyway, it’s Monday. You know what that means. Check out the best tweets from the past week after the jump!
One of my favorite past times is spending a lot of money to have a bad time, and by that, I mean I like to go to the movie theater. Sure, the popcorn is tasty and the soda is served by the gallon, but once you’ve purchased your tickets and snacks, you find yourself in a theater with a sticky floor. Some dude with a severe cough always wants to sit right next to you, and the damn teenagers two rows back won’t stop talking. So yeah, I’d say I like to spend a lot of money to just be pissed off in the dark for a few hours.
Though, admittedly, I haven’t been to the theater very much lately. And the past couple of times, I immediately found the nearest exit and escape route because I’m pretty concerned I might wind up in one of those theaters that gets shot up. Well, Hollywood Theaters in Norman apparently has the same fear. According to OKCFox.com:
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