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Monday Morning Tweets: Memorial Marathon edition

How about the weather this weekend? I think my seasonal affective disorder is officially in remission…you know, provided that we don’t have too many rainy days in the future. Anyway, it sucks that it’s no longer Sunday because I’m not currently day drinking on a patio, which is pretty much the only reason I was put on this earth. But I guess you have to earn money to pay for you beer tab some time during the week. Lame.

Anyway, as always, I’ve gathered up some tweets for you to take a look at. As always, they’re right here after the jump.

Ziggyz was raided and no one should be surprised

ziggyz

There are a few rites of passage in the OKC Metro that not only signal one’s transition from childhood to adulthood, but are straight up silly. You know, like doing 21 shots on your birthday. There are bars that will say that they won’t serve you that many. But as a person who has been cut off twice in one visit at The Mont, I can say that you can totally get away with the 21 shots. Anyway, that’s not what I’m talking about today. Today I’m talking about my favorite rite of passage–the trip to Ziggyz when you turn 18.

What is it about dusty porn and glass blown pipes that are so damn cool? Who doesn’t love shelves and shelves of bongs that are for “tobacco use only?” Well, apparently a lot of government agencies don’t like them. According to KFOR.com:

The very worst intersections in the OKC Metro

Broadway and 33rd, Edmond

Back in the days when we did The Worst of OKC, we let the readers vote on many things about OKC that totally suck. Some of those things were intersections because we have a lot of really terrible intersections. We haven’t done that in a while, but I think it’s time to revisit it. Here’s why.

I stumbled across a post on KFOR.com the other day about construction at the 33rd and Broadway intersection in Edmond. According to KFOR.com:

EDMOND, Okla. — There’s about to be a massive headache for drivers along an already congested area.

Starting sometime this summer, drivers at 33rd and Broadway in Edmond will run into more delays due to a planned expansion project.

City officials in Edmond say it is the busiest intersection in town. While construction will never shut it down completely, lane closures could slow traffic down even more. But they say the construction is necessary in order to eventually ease the congestion.

Dora Stevens, at Freedom Cleaners, said, “This traffic right here at this intersection is absolutely horrible!”

As someone who used to get her oil changed at the Precision Auto Tune on that corner, I can totally commiserate with Dora Stevens. And yet, this terrible traffic jam is nothing in comparison to other problem intersections drivers in the metro face. That’s why I’ve made a list of all the worst traffic jams in the OKC metro.

Robinson and Crossroads Blvd., Norman

Robinson and Crossroads Blvd., Norman

If you take Robinson just west of the I-35 service road, there’s a little part of Norman that was completely unaffected by city planning. The only times you really encounter this intersection is if you’re going to the movie theater or one of the shops in Robinson Crossing. Some of the highlights of this intersection are waiting for assholes to turn left during rush hour traffic, honking at jerks who block the intersection by pulling into it when they have a red light, and screaming curse words at the top of your lungs because all the old rich Norman west siders are too damn old to be driving.

Penn and Memorial, OKC

Penn and Memorial, OKC

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a post-apocalyptic dystopia brought on by consumerism? It’s a world where the masses rush to the commercial centers to buy tons of shit. It’s like Dawn of the Dead, only there are no zombies, only assholes who honk at panhandlers in their SUVs as they slowly creep through intersections on their way to take up more than one parking spot at the mall.

So that’s how you get rid of magazine salesmen…

Colin Maher naked

It would seem like once a week there’s a Norman teen trying to sell me a subscription to a local paper to get themselves some sort of scholarship or to pay for football camp. And, not that I’m trying to be a jerk, I just don’t buy the subscriptions. I hate having extra and unnecessary paper laying around, and, well, stuff is on the internet now. But don’t feel too bad for the kids. The last one that came through trying to get me to buy the Norman Transcript literally flipped me off when I said no.

Anyway, there’s not a lot to be done when people come to your door trying to sell you some sort of subscription other than open the door and tell them no. Unless you’re this resident of the Almonte Apartments. According to NewsOK.com:

Monday Morning Tweets

Good morning and happy Monday. Depending upon your priorities, you may have had a busy weekend. While some people attended the first Energy FC game (and win) of the season, others attended the twentieth anniversary ceremony of the Oklahoma City bombing, and still, there were some who camped out at Target to snag the new Lilly Pulitzer collection. Whatever you did, I’m sure you’re tired and not ready to begin your work week. And that’s why I’ve got some tweets for you. That way, you can ease into your day with all the best tweets from the week before.

As always, you can get all your MMT needs after the jump!