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There’s a chess prodigy in Midwest City

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I have a theory that one of the reasons the Thunder players like playing in Oklahoma so much is because of all the jock perks they get. Functionally, the whole state is like a high school that never grew up, and there are tons of women that totally want to bone down with the star athlete, as well as a whole slew of bros who totally want to high five them. While this is probably great for people like Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, it makes it hard for people like me. You know, the people who spent the majority of their high school career with a hoodie on over their head in the back row of the class, and that was only on the days they actually attended class. It makes it really, really hard for the nerds.

That’s why I was pretty surprised to read about the chess prodigy from Midwest City. According to NewsOK.com:

Monday Morning Tweets: So, Scott Stapp was in town

Good Monday to everyone. There is nothing quite like coming back to work after a three-day weekend. By which I mean it’s more demoralizing than usual. Couple that with my current hangover, and I’m pretty much ready to call it a day. There ain’t enough Gatorade and aloe vera in the OKC area to fix me up after this holiday weekend. I hope everyone knows that I will be asleep in my car during my lunch break.

It was a busy week, what with Supreme Court rulings, the Fourth of July, and just the general nonsense of local media personalities being on Twitter. So, why don’t we get right to it? Check out this week’s tweets after the jump!

10 ways to enjoy your freedom on the Fourth of July

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It’s that time of year again! You know, that time of year when you get really drunk in the woods with your cousins until you think it’s a good idea to shoot Roman candles at one another. I’ll be playing a little drinking game where I take a shot every time someone says “’Merica” in a tone that indicates that they don’t think that joke is old and played out and generally less funny than anything I post here on the reg.

If you need me on Friday, I’ll be running around in jorts and a tank top while eating bomb pops. For those of you who don’t quite have your Independence Day plans set in stone, I’ve made you a list of ways that you can enjoy the holiday, not only as an American, but as an Oklahoman! So fire up the grill and pop the top on your favorite 3.2 brew. It’s about to get all kinds of patriotic up in here.

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1. Enjoy a cold pop.

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2. Celebrate your right to bear arms.

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3. Appreciate those who work to secure our freedom, like the police.

Monday Morning Tweets: Wendy Suares likes to swim

I’m going to be straight with you, readers. There’s a lot of crap that has gone on this past week. We have the World Cup and primary elections in addition to like a bazillion things that happened in Downtown over the weekend. I’m a let you know right now that I was not able to cover every single little thing. Seriously, this is a once weekly thing, and if we could spread stuff out more, it would make it easier on me. I wouldn’t have to try to fit everything into one post, and I’d probably have more to write about on those weeks when it seems like nothing happens. So, in the future, please don’t schedule things on weeks when there are already things happening. Please and thank you.

Before we get to the tweets, can I just let it be known that I want to see a million Instagrams and tweets about fireworks and drunken shenanigans in the name of America this weekend? Bonus points to those of you who find compromising pics of local celebs and politicians enjoying their freedom.

Anyway, check out the tweets after the jump!

A perv in Lindsay filmed people tanning

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I don’t know if I can think of a place that is sketchier than a gym. Sure, you can get fit and healthy while you’re there, but you’re also probably exposing yourself to all manner of infections and meningitis every time you touch a machine. Seriously, those little wipes they provide for you to sop up your sweat when you’re done? Not enough. And judging from the age and apparent level of dedication of the workers at my gym, those machines are never getting cleaned.

My gym also posts little reminders on the flat screens that you shouldn’t stare at people while they work out. You know, just in case you were home schooled and don’t know how to behave when you have to go out in public. It would seem that Flex Works gym in Lindsay could use similar reminders. According to KFOR.com: