If you would’ve asked me on Sunday what my favorite famous rock in the state of Oklahoma is, I would’ve said the Heavner Runestone. It’s a rock from the Vikings! Most likely, it’s the head of Thor’s Hammer! Or something! I don’t know. I didn’t really pay too much attention in Oklahoma History on the days when we weren’t watching the Rodger’s and Hammerstein musical or that OETA Oklahoma Passage miniseries thing. But basically, other than rose rocks, the Heavner Runestone is pretty much the only rock you associate with our state.
But all that has changed. Now, not just a rock, but pretty much a monument or statue sort of a thing has been found right here in the metro. According to KFOR.com:
Well, we had a full week that was full of tweets and I’ve got them right here for you. It was a slow tweet week for me, but only because our Tony didn’t flip out on the Oklahoman and try to take them to task via Twitter for a few hours. That’s always my favorite. I think he has more emotional investment in that newspaper than any person who writes for them. Anyway, check out these tweets that having nothing to do with Tony or the Oklahoman after the jump!
Account hacked. Those were pretty plain looking drawers though?
— Mark Rodgers (@markrsports) August 24, 2013
Account hacked? Drawers? What exactly is going on here.
Here’s the “hacked” Tweet. I’m going to let Patrick take care of this one.
It’s almost September, and I think we all know what that means. The State Fair is just around the corner! That’s right! It’s that time of year when you pop a Prilosec, call in sick to work, and go eat your weight in grease while you trudge through the midway that’s probably coated in a rain-induced gravy of sorts.
If you’re like me at all, you spend weeks planning what you’re going to eat. Screw those people who get a freaking turkey leg every year. There is no way that turkey leg can be anywhere near as satisfying as anything that is covered in chocolate, unnecessarily deep-fried, or made of gratuitous bacon. Ditto goes for your corn cobs, corn dogs, and Indian tacos. The fair is the one time you can be an adventurous eater and consume more calories in one sitting than you usually consume in one week.
We here at The Lost Ogle are pretty excited for the fair, and even more so for the new food offerings that are being introduced this year. And because my brain responds to food the way most peoples’ brains respond to sex, I’ve made a list of the foods that will have you all excited to get discounted entry into the fair when you bring a Coke can. Check them out after the jump!
Here we are again, another Monday morning. And while your work day is totally going to suck, at least I’ve brought you the tweets you need to read in order to get your day on the right track. I haven’t included any OKC mayoral race candidate tweets, because that election is nowhere near happening and I’m totally already burned out on it. Maybe I’ve seen The Wire too many times, but I can’t help but wonder which of the candidates will be our Tommy Carcetti. Also, I spend a lot of time looking for the region of OKC that would most closely resemble Hamsterdam. Anyway, this week’s tweets are after the jump.
I’m sure that it has crossed your mind on many occasions that the individuals elected to office in no way represent you or your interests. Suffice it to say that politicians generally have no idea what the people want, so much so, that I’m almost positive that many Oklahoma politicians simply say things to please the grumpy old white men who wandered over to their town hall meetings after running errands at the Tractor Supply. This is not to say that we don’t have some gems in the bunch, because we do. I just think at times, we have more caricatures of ideologies in office than we have real people.
Hence, Markwayne Mullin. Mullin is a Republican representative for Oklahoma’s second congressional district whose first name is literally Markwayne. He also owns a plumbing company that took a hefty chunk of stimulus dollars for a job, though Markwayne is totally against that. Also, for a businessman, Markwayne kind of doesn’t know math. Like, at all. From a story on thinkprogress.org:
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