Unless you’re new to TLO, you know I’m a pretty big nerd. I won’t lie about it. The first time I skipped class in high school was to buy tickets to see The Lord of the Rings, and I literally went to library school. (It’s really a thing. And no, we didn’t learn how to shhh people.) So, suffice it to say I’m drawn to the nerdier side of life, and I love when others enjoy nerdy things as well.
So, you can imagine how stoked I was to see Ms. Stephen’s nerdlair at the James L. Capps Middle School in the Putnam City district. According to KFOR.com:
Good morning and happy Monday, everyone. Can you believe that this is the last week of August? I believe that everyone is officially back to school, unless you attend one of the state’s seminaries. Then I think you have until September. But if you attend one of the state’s seminaries, don’t let anyone know you read The Lost Ogle. Eventually it will get back to Aaron Tuttle, and he’ll call you out on Twitter for following Satan (I guess that’s his euphemism for us) and then he’ll be all righteous up in your mentions and with his subtweets. I mean, after all, is there anything more holy than a diabolical Facebook weatherman? Maybe if his app is downloaded enough times, he’ll even become a saint.
Anyway, it’s Monday. You know what that means. Check out the best tweets from the past week after the jump!
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:
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:
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:
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