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Shocking: Al Eschbach hangs out at Hooters by himself (photo)

Last night a high-ranking Ogle Mole texted me the following pic of Al Eschbach hanging out at Hooters by himself. If you had to sum up Al Eschbach in one picture, this would probably be it:

Hands on the table, sir. Both hands on the table.

So, quick admission. I’ve turned into the guy who likes to catch an occasional movie matinée by myself. I’ve been assured by several people that this activity isn’t too weird. I kind of enjoy it. The ticket cost less, and the theater is generally empty enough that don’t have to worry about crying babies or annoying teenagers ruining the film. Plus, you can check your phone without bothering anyone. As a “professional” blogger, that’s a bonus. Hell, I may go catch Zero Dark Thirty later today just for the hell of it.

That being said, I pray that being loner movie guy isn’t the first step towards becoming the old creepy guy who goes to places like Hooters and strip clubs by myself and talks to some slutty girl about my life problems and their “college studies.” Please please please don’t let it spiral to that point! Doing things like that are okay when you’re out-of-town on a business trip, but doing it in your hometown is as dirty and depressing as listening to Al Eschbach on the radio.

By the way, I made that mistake yesterday. It’s kind of sad how the guy just mails it in now. He used to be good in the 1980s. At least I think he was. That’s what my grandpa tells me. So I was driving home from Norman around 4pm and decided to listen to what they had to say about the Manti Te’o ordeal. It was terrible. After Jim and Al did their “which car dealership” are you at routine, Jim asked Al if he heard the big news. Al kind of played along and went into dated “jokes” about the girl’s name (Was it ‘Elvira’), where they met (Ever been to Singapore?), or something like that. You know the drill. Then Jim brought up Deadspin and you could tell Al really didn’t know what that was (Do they list dead people. Ever seen a dead midget?!). At that point I sighed and switched over to Lithium on XM. I think they were playing Kid Rock. Usually, hearing a Kid Rock song is the worst thing that can happen to you in a day, but at that moment, it was as clean, pure and refreshing as an Emily Sutton bubble bath surrounded by aroma therapy candles. By the way, I’m pretty sure Emily hates me now. You’re welcome, Moles.

Anyway, sorry about that depressing story and extremely long paragraph. If you have a funny caption for the photo, leave one in the comments. The best caption will win three of these:

Matt Kemp has a tattoo of his grandparents on his chest…

Yesterday, lost in all the Manti Te’o fake dead girlfriend hubbub, was this other report from DeadSpin. Former Midwest City High School standout turned L.A. Dodger All-Star turned Rihanna boyfriend Matt Kemp got a tattoo of his deceased grandparents sunk into his chest. And when I write “a tattoo of his deceased grandparents sunk into his chest,” I mean it.

Check it out:

Remember when Damon Lane claimed today could be 15 degrees below zero?

Two weeks ago, we called out KOCO Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane for hyping on the Channel 5 website that record cold temperatures “may” be making their way to Oklahoma City on January 17th.

In a post titled “January is About to Get Incredibly Cold,” Damon wrote:

The image above comes from the GFS model. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, this is a model that goes out 2 weeks, how accurate can it be? And I am with you on this one…

So, what is this image above telling me? This map shows the temperature departure from normal. The purple shading, which is over Oklahoma, means temperatures about 40 degrees below normal on January 17th at 6 a.m. Just for fun, if we did the math, this would mean that Oklahoma City that morning would have a morning low temperature of about 15 degrees below zero. That would almost be a record low for the city as the coldest temperature ever in OKC is -17.

Do I believe this? It’s tough to believe that exact number there although anything is possible.

Well, today is January 17th. Let’s put his dire (yet on the fence) prediction to the test and see how cold it’s going to be today. Remember, “anything is possible.”

From the KOCO website:

Do you approve of Mary Fallin and these 10 other people and things?

Even though she turned down federal healthcare funding for poor people, blatantly violated open records laws (for now), and wore open toe shoes with pantyhose, Mary Fallin is still very popular in Oklahoma. We know this because SoonerPoll recently released her 2013 favorability rating:

Oklahomans seem to love their governors, whether male or female, Republican, or Democrat. At least the last few anyway. The latest SoonerPoll results show Governor Mary Fallin, the state’s first female governor, with a 65.0% combined favorability rating. Of the near two-thirds with a favorable opinion, 29.6% responded with ‘very favorable’ toward the Governor and 35.4% with ‘somewhat favorable.’ Those with an unfavorable opinion were 24.4%, and 10.7% did not have an opinion. The same love was also shown for Governor Brad Henry during his tenure with approval ranging from 62% to as high as 83% during the five years SoonerPoll tracked his approval rating, even when his views or decisions were contrary to those of the Oklahoma public. During 2011, Fallin’s first year as governor, SoonerPoll measured the Governor’s approval rating which hit a high of 69.3%, but was never below 58%. Republicans overwhelmingly favored the Governor with an 85.2% in combined favorability. Of those, near half (48.2%) responded ‘very favorable.’ Results also show nearly half of all Democrats, 48.5%, had a favorable opinion of Fallin, with 39.3% unfavorable. Fallin’s favorability among Democrats, however, is softer with 13.3% saying they viewed her ‘very favorable’ and 35.3% saying ‘somewhat favorable.’

Yeah, that’s not surprising. Unless your name is David Walters, the only person more popular than the governor in Oklahoma is the back-up quarterback at OU. Anyway, Mary Fallin might have a high approval rating according to scientific, probably unbiased, political polling, but what do our readers and Moles think about her? Well, let’s ask. Here’s our first ever Mary Fallin Approval Rating Poll. Vote!

Do you approve of Mary Fallin?

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While we’re on the topic of approval ratings, I thought it may be fun to see what everyone thinks of other Oklahoma icons. So I came up with 10 other approval ratings for Oklahoma people, places and things. Please vote only once to keep these as scientific as possible. The first two are below. The rest are after the jump: 1. Wayne Coyne

Do you approve of Wayne Coyne?

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2. The Sky Dance Bridge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi5FNUDjJfk

Do you approve of The Sky Dance Bridge?

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Here’s an Emily Sutton bikini pic…

When Emily Sutton first moved to this market in late 2009 (pic above), I don’t think anyone would have predicted that she’d blossom into the local pop culture phenomenon that she’s become today. I’m not sure if it’s due to her charm, sneaky (and somewhat nerdy) good looks, or the fact that Oklahomans seem to love anything that has to do with the weather, Emily Sutton’s popularity is just off the charts! Hell, she’s so popular that we had to dedicate an entire posts to her bangs.

If you need proof of the adoration people have for her, take a look at the top 15 Emily Sutton search engine queries we’ve received over the past six months. They’re both funny and and creepy…like dedicating an entire post to her bangs:

Okay, so maybe her sneaky good looks have something to do with it.

Anyway, today is a lucky day for those 59 Internet perverts who found The Lost Ogle by searching “Emily Sutton Bikini.” Behold the Emily Sutton bikini pic: