In the seventh grade, my science teacher had a chinchilla in her classroom that you could take home on the weekends if you signed up to do so. Everyone was pretty keen on it, what with us being super nerds and not the cool sort of 13-year olds who were smoking pot. One weekend, the major booger eater in our grade took the chinchilla home and when she brought it back, it was dead. Some of the girls cried about it, and many accused the booger eater of killing it (the suspected murder weapon was boogers, which is probably not a very good way to kill a chinchilla). Our science teacher ruled it as old age, and there was no more classroom pet. Because of that experience, I now associate chinchillas with foul play, regardless of the cause of death for that particular creature.
And it would seem that the fine folks at the GW Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood probably now associate chinchillas with foul play too. According to a story on KFOR.com:
Welcome to another edition of Monday Morning Tweets. I’ve spent a lot of time and energy (that my supervisor doesn’t know about) combing through these tweets to bring you the best and the brightest of the Oklahoma Twitter elite. I would’ve included myself on this list, but the last time I did a post about all my own tweets, Patrick made me redo it. Even though my mom and dad think I’m the coolest kid ever. Go figure.
This week’s tweets are after the jump!
In life, there are certain truths that will never be refuted. One of these truths is that cartoons are awesome. It doesn’t matter if Bugs Bunny is tricking Daffy into saying “duck season,” if Fred Flintsone is throwing a bowling ball from his tiptoes, or if Babar is teaching his kids life lessons with stories from his past. In all these cases, cartoons not only have the power to entertain, but to soothe your soul. Also, they apparently have the ability to help the Air Force train flight classes.
Yes, that’s right. And it’s happening at Vance Air Force Base in Enid. According to Medium.com:
Earlier this month, word hit the Internet that an Air Force unit training to fly America’s most advanced military aircraft are wearing a patch inspired by the television show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Now the Air Force has confirmed it: bronies are flying jets.
“We train world-class pilots who will go on to defend our great nation,” 1st Lt. Tom Barger, a public affairs officer at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, tells War is Boring. “Fostering camaraderie, morale and unity on a regular basis and through small means — like a tastefully humorous patch — enhances our ability to complete the mission when working as a team is essential.”
The pink and purple patch — first spotted by My Little Pony fan site Equestria Daily — and worn by 24 flight students from Joint Undergraduate Specialized Pilot Class 14-05, references the cable cartoon show about a team of magical ponies. Although criticized by some as a cynical bid to get children to purchase plastic pony products (it’s a reboot from the 1980s), the show — which airs weekday afternoons on the Hub Network — became a cult phenomenon that’s now spread to the armed forces.
In case you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t read Twitter at all last week, or even this blog, then you don’t know that there’s been a bit of a shake up here in Oklahoma City. Gary England won’t be controlling the weather anymore and Dan Gordon won’t be refusing to give me free diamonds regardless of how many times I ask him to on Twitter. For a more detailed account of these events, read some of our posts from last week. But if you prefer to have your news given to you in 140-character increments, then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve gathered the best ones and they’re right here after the jump.
If there’s one thing I know, it’s that you can never underestimate the power of a good long con. Sure, there is something to say about instant gratification and immediate results. But we all know that persistence pays off. Like the one time I hid in a closet for 3 hours until a former roommate went to her room and I jumped out at her. Sure, it was a cheap scare. But it took time and effort to set that up, and it was all worth it in the end when she wet her pants.
Well, it appears that Old Navy shoppers also know the payoffs of a long con. From News9.com:
EDMOND, Oklahoma -
Edmond Police are looking for a suspected shoplifter who police say spent more than seven hours in an Old Navy store last Monday.
Police say the woman, who was wearing jeans and a white top and carrying a large red bag, entered the store at 2:36 p.m.
Officers say the woman hid from employees when the Old Navy closed at 9 p.m. that night.
Surveillance photos show the suspected shoplifter walked out of the store just after 9:45 p.m., about 20 minutes after the last Old Navy employee left.
When she left, police say she tripped the burglar alarm.
“This is exactly why you have surveillance,” said Edmond Police Spokesperson Jenny Monroe. “We get a pretty good look at her as she’s walking out.”
Police are asking anyone who recognizes the woman to call Edmond Police. They want to talk to her.
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