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Monday Morning Tweets

Good morning and happy Monday. Depending upon your priorities, you may have had a busy weekend. While some people attended the first Energy FC game (and win) of the season, others attended the twentieth anniversary ceremony of the Oklahoma City bombing, and still, there were some who camped out at Target to snag the new Lilly Pulitzer collection. Whatever you did, I’m sure you’re tired and not ready to begin your work week. And that’s why I’ve got some tweets for you. That way, you can ease into your day with all the best tweets from the week before.

As always, you can get all your MMT needs after the jump!

Frontier City needs to bring back the Nightmare Mining roller coaster

Nightmare Mine at Frontier City amusement park

I remember the past when I, a young teen with a freshly-minted double park season pass, was dropped off at Frontier City with a group of my Edmond cohorts. Together we would walk the whole park, get sunburnt, drink soda, ride Renegade Rapids until we were soaked, and flirt with the rough and tumble boys from Mid-Del. It was a good time, a time when people from all walks of life could come together and enjoy a pretty lame amusement park.

Summer approaches quickly. We are halfway through April, and that means just about a month until school is out. Where will kids from all walks of life gather? Probably Frontier City. Maybe I’m being melodramatic here (spoilers: I am), but it’s not the real Frontier City anymore. I’ve become one of those people who is now old and has fond memories of a time long past. And while I don’t wish that we go back in time for the sake of social values and such, I would like to go back to a time where the Nightmare Mining roller coaster was in operation.

10 creepiest Oklahoma places

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Spring is here and that means people are wearing shorts and going outside. If you’re like me, then you’re ready to fall in love with the world all over again–like you do every single spring, and will probably continue to do for the rest of your life. I can’t explain why, but Spring gives me a sort of restless feeling, a feeling that makes me want to start new projects and go on adventures. For the most part, Oklahoma has it’s fair share of adventures in the form of natural attractions and historic locations. Those are all well and good. But what if you want something a little darker?

Some people would have you believe that the month of October is the best time to investigate the weird and spooky. I say it’s not because that’s when everyone is all interested in that sort of thing, so you get a lot of people in the way when you’re measuring EMF and EVP and any other pseudoscientific ways to track ghosts. The spring is the best time for scary findings, and while your friends are on a patio somewhere drinking margaritas, you should be out finding specters and astral projections and ghosts and any other sort of thing that goes bump in the night.

But where should I go, Marisa? I hear you ask.

Well, let me tell you. Here are the 10 creepiest places in Oklahoma.

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1. Fort Reno

I once paid $5 to go on a ghost hunt with some professionals through this location. I didn’t see or hear anything, but I did get to see a historic site, which is something I wouldn’t have otherwise seen. This makes the list because I believe they are still doing tours. It’s super accessible, and if you go on the tour, you’re not going to get arrested for trespassing, as may be the case with pretty much everything else on this list.

2. The Purple Church

Ask any of the Mid-Del or Choctaw kids, and they’ll tell you all about this place. There are even documentaries dedicated to it on YouTube. Apparently it’s the location of many Satanic rituals and horse sacrifices. Oh, and there’s a tale about a man with a machete chasing visitors from that location. Basically, it’s the best location for the Church of Satan next time they want to hold one of their black masses, because unlike the Civic Center, the Purple Church has never hosted a production of Annie or The Nutcracker.

About That Edmond Mosque Bacon “Hate” Crime

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I would like to begin this post by saying that I hate organized religion. So don’t think I’m trying to defend one over another, because I’m not. All I’m saying here is that if a person is so inclined to choose a religion and a place of worship, they shouldn’t have to worry about any acts of vandalism–specifically targeted acts that are malicious against a particular faith–defiling the place where they talk to god.

And, for someone who has never practiced religion, I’ve been getting really worked up lately about religion. What’s the cause of this week’s religious rage? Some asshole threw bacon all over the entrance to an Edmond mosque early Sunday morning.

Here are the details from The Oklahoman:

Monday Morning Tweets: The Channel 4 Band exists

Happy Monday, and welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Morning Tweets, OKC’s only Twitter round-up from the week before. And if there’s another Twitter round-up, it’s totally not as cool as what I’m writing. Also, I’m really good at scraping the weird depths of Twitter for stuff that most folks would miss because it seems unimportant or irrelevant. But if I can make a silly one-liner about it, I’m totes gonna put that tweet up here. And now you know my secret method for writing Monday Morning Tweets. Not so cool now that you’ve seen how the sausage is made, huh?

Anyway, I’ve got the very best (and the majority of the low hanging fruit) from last week just ready and waiting right here for you! As always, the tweets are after the jump.