Television news is serious business. I know. I once had to run a camera for a student news production. Those who know me at all could probably guess that I screwed up everything. If you happen to be a journalism student at OU, you may be able to view this newscast. Every time they cut to camera 1, it’s blurry. That’s my bad, guys. But I think we all learned a valuable lesson. Like don’t let the professional writing student do anything. There’s also a camera training video floating around where I’m on screen, and you can slowly watch me fall asleep for the duration. It’s probably the closest I’ll ever come to being a star.
Anyway, there are trained professionals in the world who know how cameras work and who don’t fall asleep when they’re on screen. That’s why they get paid the big bucks. However, there are those who like to walk into shot. According to KFOR.com:
OKLAHOMA CITY – During a live newscast, the studio can become a hectic place.
The chroma key became quite crowded during Tuesday’s ‘Rise and Shine’ show.
As KFOR’s Emily Sutton was set to give her forecast, a few guests popped up on the screen, followed by several members of the KFOR crew.
Well that’s just silly. Take a look at some of the shenanigans that went down.
Is your crazy conservative uncle nearby? You probably don’t want him to read this. If he does, he’ll probably forward you a billion terribly formatted emails in comic sans about how brown folks are impending on the freedoms of white people, and how Donald Trump is going to make America great again, whatever that means.
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a push in Oklahoma City (as well as other places) to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. I’m 100% behind this. Consider me the voting representative of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. According to KFOR.com:
“[We’re] coming together to honor indigenous people instead of a man who murdered, enslaved and killed hundreds of thousands of indigenous people,” said Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk, who addressed the council. “It’s a disservice to teach our children a made-up history.”
Councilman Pete White agrees. The representative of the fourth ward said he plans to push an ordinance forward at the next council meeting that would make the change. He said he’s not sure how much support he will receive from the other members of council.
“First of all, Columbus didn’t discover America. Second, in the name of Christianity and a lot of other things, he killed a lot of people,” White said. “I’m not sure he deserves to be celebrated.”
A simple change in the name will likely not make much of a difference for the city, White said. City workers don’t even get the day off work.
So, maybe it’s just symbolic. But that’s important. It’s important not to give a day to man who was actually pretty terrible. That’s why I’ve got 10 reasons OKC should adopt Indigenous People’s Day.
Sometimes I worry that my hobbies make me a weirdo. For example, I get super excited to watch videos on YouTube of people explaining their bullet journals. I also like to create my planners in Microsoft Word. It’s definitely not something that makes me any friends, but I do sure have a good time all by myself on the couch alone. And even so, I don’t feel like this is the nerdiest hobby to have, but when I explain it to others, their responses make me think otherwise.
But apparently, in some crazy bid to make me look less nerdy, there’s a group of drone aficionados in the metro. They hang out and nerd it up hard. According to KFOR.com:
Good morning and happy Monday, everybody! Man, that was some football weekend. Not that I know firsthand. I attended a wedding shower during the OU game where a bunch of OSU fans literally cheered when Rodney Anderson was injured. But don’t worry, every last one of them assured me that Sooner fans are the real assholes when it comes to watching football games. Anyway, I was home in time to see the winning play, and then I made victory guacamole, which is a tradition I think everyone should adopt.
I’ve gathered all the tweets from this past week and put them here in one solid post. Check them out after the jump!
For a person who lives next door to a group of juggalos, I sure do feel safe and secure in my home. (Legitimate question: What’s the term for a group of juggalos? Is it a murder? A klatch? Or is it literally an insane clown posse, and that’s how the band got its name?) Sure, I keep my doors locked at all times, but I just don’t want my neighbors to get too friendly and think they can walk right in. And I know exactly what it would take for me to no longer feel safe in my home. It’s Slender Man. The minute he shows up in my backyard, or any other horror creature from the internet turns up, I’m moving.
An Oklahoma City resident found out what it took for her to no longer feel safe in her home. (It wasn’t Slender Man.) According to KFOR.com:
OKLAHOMA CITY – A 70-year-old Northwest Oklahoma City woman is sharing the terrifying moment she woke up to find an intruder in her bedroom.
The burglar rummaged through drawers and shelves while Katherine Thomas was fast asleep, but then something woke her.
“When I opened my eyes, there was a man in my bedroom,” Thomas said. “I thought oh, no, this is every woman’s fear.”
Other fears possessed by every woman: Dark parking lots, getting bunions from wearing bad shoes, skin cancer from those days of using a tanning bed, finding your partner’s email in the Ashley Madison hack, having kids, not having kids, and attending the high school reunion only to find that you’ve become the fat one.
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