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Norman PD saved a donkey…

Here is everything I know about donkeys: They are hooved quadrupeds but aren’t quite horses. Pinocchio was turned into one for a time, before he became a real boy. The male donkey is a jack and the female is a jenny. They are stubborn. Or maybe mules are stubborn. Also, mules are half donkey, half horse.

Here are some things that are generally assumed to be true about donkeys: They are animals. They do not do people things. Like, if you invite a donkey out to the bar, they probably won’t let them in. Or maybe they will. I mean, I’d assume you could bring a donkey into Booger Reds and everyone would totally be down with it. The donkey might not. In fact, I bet the donkey wouldn’t be very comfortable and would try to leave. Oh, also, donkeys don’t ride in cars. OR DO THEY?

According to KFOR.com:

NORMAN, Okla. — There is no such thing as an ordinary day when you’re a police officer. For officers in Norman, Tuesday was no exception.

Officer Kyle Canaan responded to a call regarding a donkey on the loose in the 8100 block of 120th Avenue NE.

In order to get the animal back home safely, Officer Canaan transported the donkey in the back of his patrol car.

The donkey was taken to a nearby home for safe keeping until its owner could be located, according to Norman PD.

Well there you have it. We’ve all learned something about donkeys today. They do ride in cars. Also, this donkey appears to be accustomed to car rides. So there’s that. Also, contrary to the title of this post, this donkey was not arrested, merely detained. But can you imagine a donkey in handcuffs? It’s pretty cute.

Now, I have a question. Not that this officer wasn’t completely qualified to handle a donkey, because clearly he was. But, umm. Why would you send an officer out on a donkey call when you could also send out animal control? That seems like a better solution, doesn’t it? Like, animal control has a truck thing that can probably accommodate a donkey more easily than a police car. I guess if the officer had to write the donkey some sort of citation, then it all makes sense.

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Surprise! Home-schooling doesn’t always prepare kids for the real world

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Before the hate mail comes rolling in, know that I know many people who were home-schooled, and they are productive members of society who are totally capable of doing many great things. They had no problems adjusting to college life or the workforce. They were well-rounded people who avoided becoming super awkward because their parents made sure they had enough contact with others their own age, or were simply rich enough to afford HBO.

However, it probably goes without saying that not all parents are equipped to give their kids the education they need to make them not only competitive in the workforce, but capable of handling the sort of deadlines that everyday life throws at them.

According to KGOU.com:

Monday Morning Tweets: Thanksgiving Hangover Edition

Good morning and happy Monday, everyone. How’s your first day back to work after a long holiday weekend? That is, assuming you had a holiday weekend. If you worked in retail, I’m totally sorry for you. But know that I continued my tradition of celebrating No Buy Day (to some, this is known as Black Friday), so I didn’t add to your misery. I did a little Small Business Saturday, and do plan to take full advantage of Cyber Monday, though. In fact, as you…

Editor’s Note: On the topic of Cyber Monday, if you’re a fan of The Lost Ogle and Monday Morning Tweets, use this link for all your Amazon shopping and to check out today’s deals. We’ll get credit for the order and a small commission. It will make us rich!

… read this, know that I’ve been up since 2 AM so I could snag a deal on a leather tote bag. (I was almost convinced to go with the Madewell Transport Tote by a Level 4 TLO Groupie, but in the end, I think I need a bag that uses rivets to attach the handles to the bag. I carry a lot of textbooks)

Anyway, I hope you’re snagging some sweet deals too. And, if you get bored with online shopping, you can always come here and peruse the tweets I’ve gathered for your enjoyment. As always, you can check them out after the jump!

Channel 5’s Shelby Hayes likes this $23 dress…

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I would like to start this post by stating that I know nothing of fashion. In fact, I don’t care much for clothing or shopping for it. And if I’m being perfectly honest, I want to live in a world where I can just wear the same pair of Levi’s every single day with the same hoodie. Unfortunately, jobs bring dress codes, and dress codes often bring on fashion choices we totally wouldn’t make under any other circumstance. Shelby Hayes probably knows this better than anyone.

According to TechInsider:

Monday Morning Tweets

Good morning and happy Monday, everyone. Welcome to another edition of Monday Morning Tweets, where I pick out a bunch of tweets, and then basically make the jokes all about me. Here we are on the Monday before Thanksgiving. I hope your place of employment has given you the Friday after Thanksgiving off. If not, just know that I personally despise them for you. It’s not that I want you to be able to go Black Friday shopping (in fact, that will always be National No Buy Day in my heart), but I would like for you to sit around, digest everything you ate the day before, and then, you know, eat all the leftover pie in one sitting. Sometimes, it’s binge eating that I’m truly thankful for.

Anyway, as always, I’ve gathered all the tweets from the week before and collected them in one place for your enjoyment. Check them out after the jump!