As I’m writing this, local really-wants-to-be-a-media-starlet Abigail Ogle has 14,450 Twitter followers. Yep, you read that right: fourteen thousand, four hundred and fifty. That ranks her 9th in Oklahoma City and is a lot of followers for a relatively inexperienced sports reporter on a fledgling UHF channel. To put the number in perspective, compare Abigail’s count to these other local media personalities:
• Emily Sutton: 9,650 followers
• Kelly Ogle: 6,332 followers
• Dean Blevins: 10,809 followers
• Bob Barry Jr: 9,393 followers
Without a doubt, all of those individuals have higher profile jobs and better name recognition than Abigail, yet somehow she has more followers than all of them. How can that be? Are Abigail’s tweets extra-funny, super entertaining or more enlightening than the others? Does she follow everyone that follows her? Does she pretend to be BeeBee Jonez and post very very very provocative photos throughout the day?
No, she doesn’t do any of those things (unless you consider drinking Edna’s Lunchboxes with Mike Morgan’s bionic storm chaser to be provocative). It appears Abigail has taken an easier path to Twitter stardom. It looks like she paid for her followers. How else can you explain the unusual growth of her follower count over the past six months. Just check out this graph:
Before we begin, let’s go over some notes:
1. Our 6th birthday is next week. Hard to believe, huh? I would suggest that you celebrate by grabbing dinner at Picasso Cafe, Deep Fork or Local, drinks at The Speakeasy, and then gambling at Lucky Star Casino. I know that’s what Clark Matthews is going to do. Of course, that’s only if you replace “Gambling at Lucky Star” with “Playing with toys from Patricia’s.”
2. If you have any complications from any of the activities above, visit OU Medical Center. If the complications were caused by you, contact Phillips-Murrah. If the complications were caused by someone else, contact Cunningham and Mears.
Man, I nailed that. I think I’m going to celebrate by drinking with a couple of OKC Roller Girls later tonight.
To this week’s mailbag. Everything, including my response, is [sic]:
Found this little gem from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend (you know how that goes) on facebook. Do with it what you will. It totally and completely made my day when I saw it,and I immediately thought I should pass it along. I don’t live in OK anymore, so I can’t be sure which bakery this fine cake was from, but if memory serves me well, that’s a walmart sticker on there. I only wish I had seen this in person. It would have been the best $8.48 I’ve ever spent. Also, I suck at attachments, so I hope I you actually get this picture….
Back in January, we let everyone know that Mary Ann Eckstein was stepping down as the news director at KFOR Newschannel 4. The report came as a shock to many. Mary Ann had been with KFOR for 33-years; long enough to remember when Mike Morgan wore regular ties, the Ogle men were just the Ogle boys, and Gene Wheatley had a farm report.
I think I mention this every chance I get, but one benefit of being an obscure local social blogger is that I get to sleep-in each day. That means I don’t have to suffer through terrible morning shows like Good Morning America and watch silly TV interviews with pretty blonde girls that were called chunky.
Yes, that happened. Three weeks after having her weight singled out by a Houston sports blogger, Thunder Girl Kelsey Williams set down with ABC’s Bianna Goldodryga and shared the horrible tale of what it’s like to be a pretty blonde girl and have your weight randomly questioned by a Houston sports blogger.
Here’s the interview:
Yesterday, ABC announced the 13-contestants for its new summer reality show “Whodunnit?” The format of the show is basically murder mystery theatre meets The Mole. From an ABC press release:
What do a former NFL cheerleader, a bounty hunter, a nurse and a flight attendant all have in common? They’re all putting their investigative skills to the test along with nine other guests in the new murder mystery competition, “Whodunnit?,” premiering SUNDAY, JUNE 23 on the ABC Television Network.
“Whodunnit?” is an interactive series that puts 13 amateur slueths’ investigative skills to the test in a riveting mystery reality competition. Players will use a variety of crime scene investigation techniques to meticulously uncover evidence in a series of puzzling murders and to ultimately reveal who among them is the killer. Some players will form alliances in the competition, while others will choose to go it alone in their quest for the grand prize of $250,000. The contestants will be guests on a glamorous estate called Rue Manor with a steward, Butler Giles (Gildart Jackson), and each week must solve a new crime in order to advance in The Game. Failure to solve the crime will lead to a player’s demise, until only three are left. In the final episode, one player will unmask the killer and take home the $250,000 prize.
Sounds awful, doesn’t it? At least one of the contestants is a News 9 employee. In case you care, it’s this one:
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