Here we are on Monday again, and I’ve got some tweets for you to peruse. It was a strange week for Twitter. Everyone basically had overblown opinions either about that Sharknado movie or the Zimmerman trial verdict. In either case, it seemed like no one really understood what was going on. At least in the case of #Sharknado, everyone got out all of their jokes and will never have to use them again, hopefully. Because it seems like if you weren’t live tweeting the Sharknado movie, you were tweeting about how stupid it was that people were live tweeting the Sharknado movie. All this lead me to log out of Twitter and check out Facebook. Please don’t ever make me do that again.
This week’s tweets are after the jump.
Oklahoma City is definitely the most. The most what? Well, it depends completely on which list you consult, but we have definitely been granted more than our fair share of superlatives. They’re pouring in so fast KFOR has to bundle them together:
OKLAHOMA CITY– Two surveys were released with Oklahoma City making it into the top ten.
However, the results have some people scratching their heads.
Sharecare’s RealAge Test ranked Oklahoma City as number 6 in the “Top 10 Cities for Red Meat Lovers.”
Sharecare says, “Home to one of the largest livestock markets in the world, it’s no surprise that Oklahoma City ranks high on our list. Residents here love their meat, but aren’t too keen on eating vegetables, fruits or whole grains, which contributes to high rates of hypertension and cholesterol.”
The same company says Oklahoma City ranks 4th in the “Top Cities for Aging.”
That wasn’t the only study to focus on Oklahoma’s weight issues.
According to a study by Facebook, Oklahoma City ranks number eight on “Facebook’s Fittest Cities” list.
Organizers of that survey say they studied fitness related mentions on social media, including check ins and use of fitness apps in cities with at least 200,000 Facebook users to determine their top picks.
In only a matter of months, we’ve gone from the least healthy city in the country to the fittest. Granted, to determine fitness, they counted FB mentions and fitness apps. So your office mate who has been on Weight Watchers since 1978 and posts the first workout from Couch to 5K when she restarts it every six weeks is probably skewing the average.
In all honesty, I hate these lists. It feels like that section of the yearbook where all the popular kids ranked each other and gave themselves titles like most likely to succeed, best smile, and best couple. And, as we all know, the years are not kind to these folks, because they typically wind up doing jail time, with a meth mouth, and divorced by 21, respectively. And just like those people, Oklahoma City is either on the list of fattest cities, or the list of most improved not so fatty fat cities. We never hold the title for long. When it comes to weight and health, we are the Oprah Winfrey of cities.
But what if there were lists that we actually belonged to? You know, ones that didn’t include buzz words or ones that weren’t created by a marketing team after conducting tons of research? That’s why I’ve created a list of ten lists that would totally make sense for us to be on.
Last week brought us a lot of Fourth of July tweets from our favorite Okies. There were parties, hotdogs, swimming pools, and of course, lots and lots of Instagrams and Vines of fireworks. I did not include any of those because they were all blurry. And if you’ve ever seen a fireworks display, then you know that it’s a lot of brightly colored flashes that explode across the sky and that the Kelvin filter doesn’t do much for them.
Anyway, your Monday Morning Tweets are after the jump!
Last Friday Patrick brought you the story of our media’s coverage of the not-Bravo sanctioned, catfishy, Real Housewives of Oklahoma City auditions. I really didn’t care if it was real or not, because who wants to watch a bunch of publicists and rich women who probably got bored going to Junior League attempt to manufacture reality scripted drama. If I wanted to see how rich people really lived, I’d get a job bussing tables at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.
But this got me thinking. It might be kind of neat to have a Real Housewives of Oklahoma City, given the right cast. Seriously, you don’t need to manufacture drama for “unscripted” television if you put a bunch of loud personalities together in one room. I talked to Patrick and these are the candidates we came up with.
It was a busy week on social media. There were tweets and hashtags and trending topics. June has come and gone, leaving us with a whole slew of tweets about how hot it is. Luckily, you guys haven’t been posting pictures of your car thermometers (yet), and that’s a good thing. Remember, when you get the urge to say something mundane on Twitter, know that I’m watching, and I want for nothing more than to make you look and feel like an asshole on this blog.
Speaking of assholes, this week’s tweets are after the jump.
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