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Oklahoma movie theatres are now checking your bags…

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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:

Man accidentally shoots himself guarding anti-Muslim gun range…

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Last week, Patrick brought you the story of Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear, the anti-Muslim gun range in Oktaha. After their story went viral, the owners received threats from all over the world. As a result, they gathered up some gun shooting buddies and local volunteers (pictured above) to provide security.

What could go wrong with that?

Via News 9:

The Oklahoman published an op-ed in support of Planned Parenthood

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Something that is sorely lacking in the debates regarding Planned Parenthood are the opinions of healthcare professionals. Sure, politicians and special interest groups have their agendas to push, but at the end of the day, the discussion needs to center around affordable healthcare, and especially affordable healthcare for women.

If you’ve come here to comment about abortion because you saw “Planned Parenthood” in the headline, know that it’s irrelevant to this particular post. I’m writing about Planned Parenthood, and the Planned Parenthood centers in the state of Oklahoma do not perform abortions. I don’t wish to open any can of worms here, and if you’re the type who believes that Planned Parenthood profits from the sale of fetal tissue, you need to stop watching anti-choice viral videos and probably get off Facebook too.

Instead, let’s discuss this incredibly thoughtful editorial from Erielle Reshef’s dad that ran in Sunday’s Oklahoman:

Monday Morning Tweets

Good morning and happy Monday, you lovely Oklahomans. We’re another week down in August, which means we are just that much closer to college football. I couldn’t be happier. I haven’t had anything productive to do with my weekends and I look forward to the day when I can get back into the groove of eating buffalo wings and crock pot queso like the good lord intended for our Saturdays. Until then, I’ll be counting down the days in my planner.

Anyway, like always, I’ve amassed the very best tweets from the previous week and wrapped them all up right here with a proverbial bow just for you. As always, check them out after the jump!

You can write an essay to adopt this dog

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It’s no secret that we’re fans of dogs here at The Lost Ogle, and if they’re rescue dogs, then we like them that much more. Sure, I guess cats are okay. But we really need the promise of unconditional love that dogs can provide since we don’t always get love here on the blog. Seriously, if you need someone that will sit on the couch with you and hang on your every word, get yourself a dog. And if you have a large treat budget, I think you’ll find that you get even more love.

So if you’re thinking about getting a dog, it appears there is a very special dog up for adoption at the moment. According to NewsOK.com:

An essay contest will help determine where Bootsy finds a home.

The 2-year-old pit bull mix was taken in by the Oklahoma City animal shelter after being mauled by other dogs in June.

The dog has recovered from his injuries and is available for adoption. He has become a favorite with the animal welfare staff, hanging out in offices as he recovered.

The city is taking essays by email at animalwelfare@okc.gov from anyone interested in adopting Bootsy.

An essay contest, you say? Is this how you tell the shelter that you’ll feed and water the dog and walk the dog everyday and you promise you won’t get bored with it? Or do you need to explain how many plants you’ve kept alive in the last year and how you’re ready for a dog?

Or are you writing to the dog to get the dog to choose you? In that case, would you just write “TREAT” with a hopeful uptick in tone at the end? If I were to give it a shot, I’m pretty sure my essay would be 10 pages of “WHO’S A GOOD BOY?” Also, if anyone knows how to write out a good belly rub, that might help you win too.

So, we wish you all the best of luck in writing a good adoption essay for Bootsy (even though he looks more like a Trevor). And remember, if you don’t win the contest, you can still adopt tons of dogs that you could totally name Trevor if you felt like it. Hit up your local shelter and open your home to the smelliest thing you will ever cuddle. You won’t regret it.