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Great, now kids are smoking potpourri

Last week, we told you about some teenagers in Tulsa who smoked herbal incense (and the ugly woman who let them do it). Not to be outdone, Edmond teens are taking it to another level. They are smoking potpourri in the high school bathroom:

Trains are on the attack in Norman…

In case you haven’t heard, another person has been killed by a train in Norman. And no, not by the shitty mom-rock band Train that’s pictured above. Although listening to their music for more than 30-seconds has driven some lab rats to commit suicide, I don’t think they had anything to do with this. Unless, of course, Kiss FM was playing a Drops of Jupiter marathon over the weekend or something. Then all bets are off.

Anyway, via Andrew Knittle on NewsOK:

For the second time in a week, a person has been struck and killed by a train in Norman.

The death of an unnamed woman late Saturday night marks the seventh such fatality in the past three years in Norman.

Norman police Lt. Jeff Robertson would only describe the victim as a “white female” and couldn’t say whether she was a college student.

“It’s really hard to tell,” Robertson said. “I don’t want to speculate at this point.”

Robertson said the incident was called in Saturday at 10:36 p.m. Two hours later, he said investigators, including representatives of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, were still on the scene.

The woman was hit at the Main Street railroad crossing, Robertson said…

Norman police Lt. Chris Amason, who was interviewed a week ago by The Oklahoman, said that Norman has a problem with people getting killed by the dozens of trains that pass through the city each day.

“We encourage our residents to stay away from the train tracks,” he said. “It is illegal to walk on the train track or to even be near it.

“And that’s why these things happen … because people won’t stay away from them.”

My friend Bryan and I kind of stumbled across the scene when we were walking to my car following Saturday’s OU game. I parked northeast of Campus Corner on “the other side of the tracks” and the stopped train was blocking our path to the Patmobile. We didn’t know why the train was stopped. We just knew it was in our way. Here’s a diagram of our predicament:

Mailbag: Mary Fallin at the DNC and a Jim Traber Flash Mob

Welcome back to the Friday Mailbag. We do not have a sponsor this week, so there are no prizes to give away. However, we do have some peculiar emails to share. We’ll get to those in a sec.

Now that football season has started I’m going to go back to posting random music videos. The one above is the new single by Animal Collective. They are one of my favorite bands and I just bought tickets to their upcoming show in Dallas, but their new album is disappointing. It’s not that it’s a bad album or anything. In fact, I’ve been listening to it quite a bit. It’s just inferior to their earlier stuff. It lacks the layered, grow on you, addictive as hell, surprisingly catchy songs that their previous three LPs had (example 1, example 2, example 3). It’s like listening to the soundtrack of a circus on LSD…or something like that.

To the emails:

Out on the West Texas town of El Paso, they fell in love with Oklahoma City

As you know, last Saturday night the University of Oklahoma football team traveled to El Paso and struggled to defeat a low-level program that uses yellow mustard to treat injuries.

The fact that a prestigious football program was crazy enough to venture to southwest Texas to play a football game was a pretty big deal to the El Paso media. In fact, it even spurred one local news channel to run a story on the similarities between El Paso and OKC, and how El Paso can possibly become a big league city if they can just build a ballpark in downtown.

From KVIA in El Paso:

Hey ladies, stay away from tainted black market tampons

I’ve written enough posts on this site over the past five years to know that criminals will steal, eat, cut, snort, shoot, assault, defile and kill just about anything. Because of that, I wasn’t surprised to learn that someone has stolen 16,000 cases of tainted tampons that were on their way to Oklahoma.

Gross, huh? From NBC 5 in DFW: