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Here’s audio of Regular Jim Traber’s radio fight with Matt Pinto…

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Matt Pinto had enough….

In case you missed it, Regular Jim Traber and Thunder radio play-by-play guy Matt Pinto got into a little spat last night during the always awkward Thunder pre-game show on The Sports Animal.

The whole thing was weird and random. I guess they were talking about whether the injury depleted Thunder were going to sign an extra player to the roster or something, and then Traber asked Pinto his thoughts on the matter.

I’m not sure if the years of working with the most annoying radio person in the world finally took their toll, or maybe Matt Pinto just lost a dare to James Hale, but Pinto snapped and said:

“I can’t imagine I would have anything to offer of value to you, Jim. You have all the answers, which amazes me, because you’re never at practice and never talking to players or coaches as far as I can tell.”

At that point, Jim flipped out, took off his headset, and left the show.

In an effort to look like a victim, Traber replayed the tiff on today’s Afternoon Sports Beat. I recorded it live on the air. Check it out, and when you do, please ignore the incoming call that hit my MAC right as I was recording the damn thing. Technology is nice, but it can also be annoying.

The nation’s McRib supply is apparently made in Oklahoma City…

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Thanks to an act of God, I had gone most of my life without ever seeing, touching or eating a McRib. Then, a couple of years ago, one of my asshole friends shared his joy of the McRib coming back, and proceeded to explain to me that it’s the greatest thing ever:

“You gotta try it, dude!”

The following day, I headed down to one of the McDonald’s in my local trapezium and ordered a McRib for lunch. I’ll save you a detailed review, but let’s just say I’ve never forgiven my friend. The McRib wasn’t the worst thing food I’ve ever put in my mouth, but it was close. Calling a McRib barbecue would be like referring to a Little Caesars “Hot N’ Ready” as pizza.

I bring this up because last night I stumbled across this story on Gawker. Apparently, McDonald’s has hired one of the guys from Mythbusters to dispel, mask and hide some of the disgusting facts about the company’s food. One of the first items on his list: The McRib.

In celebration of the almost-annual winter return of the McRib, McDonald’s dropped a few videos today that purport to reveal the secrets of everyone’s favorite barbecue sauce-covered restructured pork item. They do, kind of.

Things you will see: A bunch of actual pork, albeit after the bones have been removed (at least it’s not pink slime); the machine that presses the pre-cooked patties into that strange ribless-rib shape; Grant Imahara’s career change from Mythbuster to corporate myth-perpetuator.

Things you won’t: Anything about the conditions under which the pigs that go into a McRib are raised and killed. Basically, you don’t get to see how the McSausage is actually made. This is an #ad, after all.

I’m not sure why – it could be that I was high on Nyquil or just like to get off on torturing myself and reliving painful memories – but I clicked on the video. And there, at the very start, some big dude in a bowtie explains why McDonald’s flew him out to Oklahoma City to see how the McRib is made.

Wait? What?

Here’s the video:

Some asshole doesn’t know where to park his Lamborghini…

Word to the wise: if you’re going to park your ridiculously expensive Italian sports car in a disabled parking spot, make sure you don’t have a personalized tag.

Some guy named Ben G is learning this lesson the hard way. Check out this pic that a Mole emailed to us:

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First of all, Ben drives a Lamborghini and he’s grabbing lunch at Mimi’s Cafe. Uhm… okay? Was Applebee’s too busy or something? Either Ben G is behind on his car payment, or the only thing worse than his taste in parking spots is his choice in restaurants.

Of course, I don’t want to criticize Ben G too much. If I drove a Lamborghini, I’d probably be a douche bag too and park in the handicap spot!.The only difference is I’d shell out enough to buy a blackmarket sticker. If your car is so nice that a photo of it can appear on a Trapper Keeper folder or on the wall of 12-year-old boy’s bedroom, you can afford it.

Anyway, you’re probably wondering who is this Ben G character? Does he own an energy company? Is he a doctor? Did he create the Benji: The Hunted film franchise? I think we have your answer:

Lost Ogle Q&A: Governor Mary Fallin

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Earlier today, we published a Lost Ogle Q&A with Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Joe Dorman.

Because we’re fair and balanced, we also sent the same 15 questions to Governor Fallin. I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I emailed her campaign asking about the Q&A. She did take part in one in 2010, but that was four years ago. It was before she was a heavily favored, but unpopular incumbent trying to sputter her way to reelection.

It was also before…

A) We filed a lawsuit against her. And in the process, forced her to release all public records regarding Obamacare, including the embarrassing ones.

B) The rise of Hipster Boo Boo. Our first post about the Governor’s daughter was published in 2011 after we discovered her first engagement website. Since then, we’ve kind of made it a habit to lampoon her ridiculous eccentric attention-craving daughter, who, by the way, has conveniently fallen off the map during the campaign season.

C) Inauguration Speech Plagiarism104-degree Hot Tub. Bowl Game Travel. Twitter Hacks. Open Toed Shoes. The Playboy Mansion Grotto. Yeah, I guess you can say we’ve had fun at Mary’s expense since she became Governor back in 2010. But… it was never planned or intentional. We didn’t seek out or pursue these stories. They all came to us via the Ogle Mole Network. It’s a powerful thing.

Based upon all that stuff, I really didn’t expect Governor Fallin to participate in the Q&A, but after touching base with, and sending the questions, to her Communications Czar Alex Weintz, I got the following response:

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Eureka! Mary Fallin agreed to the Q&A! I know we give her a hard time, but that’s actually a cool thing to do. Kudos to her for taking the high road, and realizing that TLO reaches a large audience of voting Oklahomans who would like a little levity and humor the day before election day.

Check it out…

Q: It’s been over one year since Lord Gary England retired as The Severe Weather Savior of Oklahoma. Who do you now watch during storm season?

A: I loved Gary England, but I now get my weather reports from Mike Morgan. He, like all of our television meteorologists, never hypes things up and does his best to keep Oklahomans safe. The calm, cool, collected demeanor he displays during a severe weather outbreak is very soothing.

Q: When driving to the Oklahoma panhandle, do you chuckle whenever you pass through the towns Beaver, Hooker or Slapout?

Lost Ogle Q&A: Joe Dorman

Tomorrow, Oklahoma voters will go to the polls to choose their next governor. In one corner, you have the struggling incumbent Mary Fallin, a conservative, polarizing, “family values” Republican who once got engaged in the Playboy Mansion grotto (pronounced “grot-oh”). In the other corner, you have rural Oklahoma good ole’ boy Joe Dorman, a conservative Democrat who would probably like to meet his future wife in the Playboy Mansion grotto.

Last Monday, I sent each candidate a list of 15 identical questions to get their thoughts on important topics like weathermen, Wayne Coyne and the towns of Hooker, Beaver and Slapout. It’s very similar to what we did with Councilman Shadid and Mayor Cornett earlier in the year, and the Q&As we had with the other Oklahoma Gubernatorial candidates in 2010.

First up, we have Joe Dorman’s responses.

I met Joe five years ago at the 2009 Norman Music Festival. He was walking the streets searching for babes while wearing a Parrothead t-shirt, and I was walking the streets searching for babes while holding a giant cardboard cutout of Jim Traber. For some reason, I don’t think either one of us were too successful in our searches.

Since then, Joe and I have gradually become “Frienquaintances.” It’s not like we’re BFF’s or anything, but we run in the same social circles, know a lot of the same people and go to the same bars. Heck, I even think Joe tried to date two or three of my ex-Ogle groupies. I don’t blame him. I have great taste.

In 2012, Joe hit me up to have The Lost Ogle sponsor his “Unspeaker’s Ball,” a charity fundraiser organized as a response to T.W. Shannon’s big Speaker’s Ball. Even though Joe lied and did not introduce me to Rush Springs Watermelon Princess Joleen Chaney like he promised, the event was fun and raised a lot of money.

If you would have told me at the Norman Music Festival, Unspeaker’s Ball or table at the Cock O’ The Walk that Joe Dorman would some day be a serious candidate for governor, I would have laughed and said “Yeah right, and Kansas State, Baylor and TCU will be the class of the Big 12 in football.” Seriously, Joe Dorman having a hail mary’s chance of unseating Mary Fallin really is that surreal. And you know what, I hope he does it because he’ll be a much better governor.

Anyway, here’s our Lost Ogle Q&A with the Oklahoma Democratic nominee for Governor, Mr. Joe Dorman. We’ll have Mary’s up later today…

Q: It’s been over one year since Lord Gary England retired as The Severe Weather Savior of Oklahoma. Who do you now watch during storm season?

A: It is just too soon to move on to someone else. I flip channels to see who is the most entertaining.

Q: When driving to the Oklahoma panhandle, do you chuckle whenever you pass through the towns Beaver, Hooker or Slapout?