It would probably not surprise anyone to know that as a kid, I was as unmotivated to do things as I am now. I’ve always believed that the shortest distance between two points is the path of least resistance, and that’s the path I’ve always taken through every stage of my life. Overachieving is best left to the folks who have the energy and drive. If you need me, I’ll be resting on my laurels in the garage with a can of beer.
This life philosophy also applied to my Girl Scout (or Daisy and Brownie, rather) career. I signed up because all the boys I knew in Boy Scouts got to go on sweet campouts and earn all sorts of worthwhile badges that involved jumping into frozen lakes and turning their pants into flotation devices. But it turned out as a Brownie, all I got to do was sell cookies and learn to make natural cleaning supplies from lemon juice and salt. I’m not even kidding about that. I’m still livid.
Anyway, there are apparently some members of the Girl Scouts who aren’t enraged by the inequality, or they at least have troop leaders that follow through on shit. One such scout is selling a ton of cookies. According to NewsOK.com:
Oklahoma City Girl Scout Katie Francis has achieved her goal of breaking the national record for cookie sales — and she’s getting national attention for it.
In February, the Hefner Middle School sixth-grader set her sights on breaking the national record after smashing the state record for Girl Scout cookies sales two years in a row.
Katie’s mother, DeLee Francis, confirmed for The Oklahoman on Monday that the 12-year-old has exceeded her record-breaking goal of selling 18,100 boxes of cookies. As of Sunday night, Katie had sold 18,107 boxes of the tasty treats, her mom said.
Hey, Patrick here.
Welcome to the last Monday Morning Tweets as you know it. Don’t worry. The feature’s not going away (yet), it’s just going to be slightly different.
We’ve decided to mix things up and create a Monday Morning Tweets Twitter account. We’re going to use this to officially follow all the local personalities whose tweets we share on Mondays. But get this. We’re also go to follow some common Twitter folk and occasionally share their insightful, funny, humorous, relevant tweets about the world. That is if we find the right tweeps to follow.
If you want to be one of those tweeps, and possibly make the MMTs, follow our account. We’ll follow you back. If we see something we like, we may include it. If you really want us to see your tweet, send out a hashtag or @-reply us. Simple enough, right?
We may make a couple of other changes, too, but you won’t know about them until next week… or the week after… or whenever we want to do it. That’s how things work around here. And with that announcement now out-of-the-way, I’ll turn things over to the Gentle One.
Thanks, handsome. The big thing on Twitter was “First Tweet.” It was an app Twitter introduced that would magically show your first-ever tweet. It’s kind of like your Facebook aniversary video, only not as depressing.
We decided to take a look at some MMT regulars and share their first ever tweets. Most people just used it as a basic introduction to the platform:
Oklahoma City students have broken the first rule of Fight Club. In fact, they’ve shattered it. They’re now fighting and posting videos on Facebook. That’s something good old Tyler Durden never accounted for.
A disturbing Facebook page glorifying violent fights between Oklahoma City teens is going viral, and a lot of these are happening on school grounds.
The page shows dozens of fight videos, and now an investigation is underway.
Although the Facebook page appears to be for entertainment purposes, the videos have Oklahoma City police and school officials concerned.
Participants in each video appear to be willing and ready to fight for no reason at all. The Oklahoma City skyline headlines the Facebook page, and in just two days, it has gotten well over 4,300 likes.
Not to be one of those people, but 4,300 like is not really viral. I mean, that’s like the entire student body for 1-2 high schools in Oklahoma City. Also, and I’m not trying to throw all of the shade here, but if the local news has caught on to the behavior of teens, then it means one of two things. Either 1.) it’s not really a thing that is happening, or 2.) it’s so old that the those featured have long since moved on. This is in no way a reflection of the media itself. We millennials are just used to reflecting the transitory nature of social media by moving on.
That was kind of deep.
So, tell us more about these fights. Where can we watch these videos, and is there a live stream available where we can place bets?
It’s that time again, everyone. No, it’s not time to change the water filter in your fridge’s door dispenser. Well, actually, it probably is, but you probably have no idea how to do that, and you probably don’t care enough about it to get on that. As a Norman resident, I’m pretty apathetic to it, since the water here contains hexavalent chromium and arsenic. It’s only a matter of time before I become a Toxic Avenger-like creature, so why even bother making the water taste better with a filter?
Anyway, it’s Monday, which means I’m bringing you some of the best and just sufficient tweets from the previous week. As always, the tweets are after the jump.
There’s nothing I believe more than the old adage that persistence pays off. Sure, it may take some time. But usually, you are rewarded for your diligence. Case in point: when I was an undergrad, I waited in a closet for nearly an hour for my roommate to walk by so I could jump out at her. Sure, I got cramped and my feet fell asleep. But when she wet her pants after I yelled “boo”, it was totally worth it. Good things come to those who wait, and that’s why one of the biggest bullies of my childhood is now in jail for cooking meth.
But there are times when you put in the time and effort and get nothing. This is life. Much like the Cliffhanger game in The Price is Right, sometimes you keep going and going and eventually fall right off the cliff. Such was the case with a Lawton man. According to KFOR.com:
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