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A respectful movie for Christians and Catholics is being filmed in OKC…

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The Oklahoman’s Heather Warlick copied and pasted a local casting call on her NewsOK.com gossip blog yesterday. It’s for a movie called “Light in the Darkroom,” which I think is also code for “Sally Kern’s got an idea.”

From the casting call:

Latinos, Asians, African-Americans and Native Americans are needed over the next several days to appear as extras in the feature film LIGHT FROM THE DARKROOM. Filming is in Oklahoma City.

This is just another example of reverse racism. Remember back when white actors could play the roles of minorities? According to my grandfather, those sure were the good old days. Now I can’t even sign-up to be an extra in a locally produced movie. Thanks for ruining that for us C. Thomas Howell.

I’m not going to complain too much, though. The cool thing about a movie being made in OKC is that we get to see Instagram pics of celebs dining at Republic. Here’s the A-list class of actors:

Jonathan Conder is apparently returning to OKC…

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Warm up the cocoa. Check your tire tread. Hide your gardening clogs.

We’ve received several emails from Ogle Moles claiming that former KFOR meteorologist and hero Jonathan “Iceman” Condor is coming back to Oklahoma City. He will apparently be replacing Rusty McRanie as the new morning meteorologist for KOCO Channel 5.

We reached out to Jonathan to see what he had to say his return. He sent us this video:

Hehe! He said bitch.

You may remember Jonathan is the meteorologist who had the glorious on-air meltdown during the 2009 Christmas Blizzard, or as we now call it, the Christmas Blizzard that actually happened. During the event, he turned into a St. Bernard and patrolled N. Western saving, rescuing and lecturing stranded motorists about proper winter weather driving techniques and footwear. “J.C.” suffered from PTSD following the ordeal and let Lance West know about it.

Here’s the clip.

T.W. Shannon will not be sending Mike Reynolds a Christmas card…

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Mike Reynolds is back at it.

The state capitol’s most vocal troll, rules follower and leader of the curmudgeon caucus is once again picking fights with the leadership of his own party. This time he’s going against Oklahoma GOP golden boy, socks boycotter and Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon.

From The Tulsa World:

A Republican House member has created a website that criticizes House Speaker T.W. Shannon.

A note on the website www.shannonforcongress.com states that Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, provided the information for the site “to allow the public to be fully informed.”

Reynolds said the website was made public this week.

The content is intended to show that Shannon is not qualified to be in Congress or be the speaker of the state House of Representatives, said Reynolds, a vocal critic of House Republican leaders.

Reynolds said Shannon has indicated to him that he will seek higher office, but Shannon has not announced plans to run for another office.

“My intent is to hold people that want to represent me accountable,” Reynolds said.

The website questions Shannon’s official biography, legislative record, work history and homeownership, among other things.

Here’s a link to the site. It looks like it was designed with an HTML editor by a man wearing a tin foil hat (a.k.a. Mike Reynolds). Through the use of public records, the site compiles, outlines and questions T.W. Shannon’s biography and qualifications. Basically, it attempts to paint him as an unqualified political opportunist with a questionable background.

And it almost works.

Mike does provide some dirt on Shannon that seems somewhat suspicious, but he doesn’t put it in any scope or context. Plus, he overshadows everything by tying it to the race card. It makes him look like the bigoted angry uncle on Facebook that he probably already is.

From the first paragraph of the ShannonForCongress.com:

Here’s a retro video of Gary England teaching young padawans about tornados

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It’s been a 10 days since we broke the story about Gary England’s upcoming departure as our state’s Severe Weather Lord, Savior and Commander-in-Chief. Life has been partly cloudy with a chance of drizzle ever since.

If you’re like me, you’re probably in the “bargaining” stage of grief. For the past couple of days, I’ve found myself constantly thinking “David Payne can’t be bad,” or “At least Gary is staying on as the Vice-President of Weather Development.” That’s kind of depressing in its own right, but at least I’ve finally stopped pacing around my backyard shouting out random hail stone sizes. That was awkward, and I’m pretty sure the reason my crazy neighbor shot me with a pellet gun. Hopefully the reoccurring dream where Gary and I ride a luckdragon through the Arbuckle Mountains ends soon, too.

To help us in the recovery process (and help remind those from out-of-state why Lord England is an Oklahoma legend), here’s a YouTube clip of 1988’s “TV 9’s Weather Classroom with Gary England.” In it, Gary explains how tornadoes work to a bunch of kids who are either really bored or in total awe of his holiness.

Oklahoma is the cheapest, most aspirational state to eat fast food in the country…

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I’m pretty sure that I bring this up every month, but if you were to make a list of the “Top 10 States or Cities Most Likely to Make a Stupid Link Baiting Internet List,” Oklahoma and our state capitol would rank near the top. It’s a good and bad problem to have. We usually appear on the good lists (Best Places to Start a Business, Best Cities With Phallic Architecture, Top 10 States for Weathermen), but also make the bad ones (Worst Places for Minorities to Live, Best Locales for Anti-Art Politicians with Batman Fetishes, Worst States to Responsibly Enjoy Cannabis in the Privacy of Your Home, etc).

Of course, we recently made some new lists. Instead of writing about them separately, I thought I’d group them into one monthly post…

According to The Daily Beast, Oklahoma City is the 4th most aspirational city in the U.S. Yeah, I don’t really know what that means either. Here’s their explanation: