Happy New Year, Moles. I hope you’re enjoying the holidays. I sure am. In addition to some needed time off to refresh my brilliant mind, I received some amazing Christmas presents. Here’s a list of what I got:
- A pair of shoes
- A shirt
- Omelet maker
- Popcorn popper bowl
- 3 bottles of Chimay beer
- Ceramic tortilla warmer
- $50 check
- Cubs hat
- $25 Half-Priced Book Gift Cards
- Sweat pants, or as my hysterical little brothers called them, “work pants.”
Merry Christmas to me, right? I bet you’re jealous.
Anyway, I thought a fitting final post for 2012 would be to take a look back at some of our bold predictions for the year. We came up with a list of 20 back in January, and believe it or not, a couple of them actually came true.
Here we go:
Merry Christmas, Moles!
Thanks to the timing of holidays things are going to be kind of slow at The Lost Ogle for the next week or so. We’ll still have a few posts up and everything, but unless Christina Fallin marries again or Joleen Chaney breaks up with her boyfriend, we’re kind of taking some time away from the world.
Anyway, to make up for this, here’s a video of ESPN’s Stuart Scott impersonating Sweet Brown during last night’s SportsCenter. Last week I wrote that 2012 was the “Year of Sweet Brown,” and I think this all but confirms it.
Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch released his 2012 Media Awards on CNNSI.com. On the third page of the online column, he listed Skip Bayless as a “Dud.” In case you’re wondering, that’s the nicest thing Skip’s been called all year.
Here’s what Deitsch had to say:
A word of advice for First Take carnival barker Skip Bayless: If you brag about going Pete Maravich on teams in high school, it’s probably better if that’s accurate, especially when you blast some athletes for being frauds. Showing Woodward- and Bernstein-type initiative, The Lost Ogle, an Oklahoma City-based website, did the legwork to discover the truth about Bayless’ high school basketball career.
Yeah, someone compared us to Woodward and Bernstein. That’s pretty damn funny and cool, but know what’s even cooler? We also made Page 38 of the actual magazine! That’s right. The Lost Ogle is mentioned in Sports Illustrated. Here’s a pic sent to us by an Ogle Mole.
I’m a couple of days late on this, but Sweet Brown’s famous rant was named the 2012 Clip of the Year by Jimmy Kimmel. She showed up in Los Angeles to accept the award. The clip includes other viral videos from 2012 and is kind of funny:
See that video up there? That’s the old animated BC Clark Anniversary Sale commercial. It’s the one you like. You know, the one you stop and watch whenever it comes on the air. The one that features the 1950s-style commercial jingle that you, your parents and grandparents all sing and know by heart.
Well, it seems like BC Clark is a Scrooge and doesn’t like that commercial. For many years now, they’ve all but ditched the original jingle for a series of “Anniversary Sale” commercials featuring random groups of people singing verses at the mall. The commercials are terrible. They don’t have any musical accompaniment and most of the people can’t sing. They’re about as enjoyable as a Jenni Carlson feature about fruit cake and candy canes.
The commercials also feature way too many white people. And by white people, I mean lots and lots and lots of boring plain white people. It’s like watching a Seinfeld episode inside an L.L. Bean catalog at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Seriously, check the commercials out. Count how many white people you see:
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