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What Oklahoma Googled more than any other state

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When I find myself in need of information, the first thing I usually do is consult the oracle. When the oracle isn’t available, as if often the case with oracles, I then go to Google. Sure, I have entrusted a few very specific people with the task of scrubbing my Google search history, should I expire in an untimely fashion. But generally speaking, Google has all the answers I could need.

It appears my fellow Oklahomans also have a penchant for Googling. Estately created a list of all the things that each state Googled throughout 2015. (Why the blog of a real estate app did this is beyond me. Perhaps Google will have the answer?) According to Estately, here is what Oklahoma Googled the most:

Monday Morning Tweets: The Last Ever Edition

You read that title correctly.

This will be the last edition of Monday Morning Tweets to ever grace this gentle blog. We’ve been running the feature for years, but it’s probably time to quit while we’re ahead. (That’s some advice I wish I had last weekend at the Riverwind, but I digress.) We’ve featured many a tweet in our time, and now we feel as if 2016 is time for a whole new sort of post. While I can’t tell you what the future will bring for the gang here at TLO, I can tell you that if you follow @TheLostOgle on Twitter, you’re likely to see the same caliber of entertainment you usually get from MMT. Oh, and I’m sure you’ll see Patrick skewer the dumb tweets of local celebs as well.

So, without further ado, I give you the last edition of Monday Morning Tweets.

A state senator has a bad idea for our educational system

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Okay. I know it’s the day before Christmas and that you probably don’t care too much about non-Christmas things. But I think this is something we need to talk about before we all settle down by the fire with a bottle of egg nog while we wait for some old man to leave us presents. After all, Christmas break won’t last forever, and eventually kids are going to have to go back to our very dysfunctional public school system.

State Senator Ron Sharp wants to fine kids who misbehave. I’m not kidding about that. According to KFOR.com:

5 things to do if you’re back in Oklahoma for Christmas

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Here we are on December 23. Chances are that you’re at work, sitting at your desk pretending to get things done because let’s be real. You should have the whole week of Christmas off because you’re not actually getting work done then, are you? I didn’t think so.

But some of you already have time off, and still, some of you have come back to Oklahoma from your big fancy jobs in states where they Attorney General doesn’t spend all his time plotting how to keep a religious monument on capitol grounds. You’re here for the holidays so you may as well make the best of it. And how would you do that? Well, here are 5 things to do if you’re back in Oklahoma for Christmas!

5. Go down to Tishomingo and stalk Blake and Gwen.

This Okmulgee woman got to decorate the White House for Christmas

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It’s no secret that I’m not really a fan of Christmas. I feel like I’ve spent almost every post since Halloween reminding all the readers out there how much I dislike it. But it bears repeating that Christmas is indeed the worst holiday. Sure, you may like it, but you’re wrong. New Years is and will always be the best holiday. There’s just something about being encouraged to get black out drunk, make out with a stranger at midnight, and make a bunch of empty promises about being a better person the next day that really resonates with me.

Anyway, not everyone feels the way I do about Christmas. In fact, some people like it. Like this lady from Okmulgee who likes Christmas so much she got to take her love all the way to the White House. According to News9.com: