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Now Hiring: TLO Trivia Hosts

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I’ve been meaning to write about this topic for a while, but we’re looking a few new faces to add to our trivia host stables at the TLO Worldwide Headquarters in Valley Brook.

Originally, I planned on putting this “Now Hiring” article on Craigslist, but then I figured “Hey, I own a popular website that gets a lot of hits. Let me put it on here first.” And guess what. That’s what we’re going to do.

It’s been a while since I’ve written a job description thing, so I guess we should start with basic job duties:

– Ask trivia questions to teams of people at a bar or restaurant.

– While these teams think about the answer, engage in “banter” with your co-host about the question.

– Interact, engage and occasionally insult the audience

– Grade answer sheets and input scores into a fancy spreadsheet

– Occasionally tweet standings to the TLO Trivia Night account

– Be nice to the owners of the venue

Seems simple, enough? Well, it’s not that simple. Here’s a list of skills we’re looking for in the ideal candidate:

Some rich Oklahomans have ridiculous swimming pools…

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Like most people, I’d like to be rich. And like most people, I’m not.

If I were rich, I’d want to be the “cool” rich guy. You know, the dude who uses his wealth to make everyone like him. I’d donate to local charities, give new cars as birthday presents, and buy Lunch Boxes for everyone at Edna’s. I’d also probably hire my own personal meteorologist, because let’s be honest, that would be the coolest thing ever.

I bring this up because Channel 9 is running an OKC-version of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” called “High Dollar Dives.” It takes a look at some of the most batshit insane pools in the Oklahoma City metro. If you like to see money wasted on extravagance, dream of things you’ll never have, and / or secretly wish Alligators really did hide in the sewer system occasionally eating unsuspecting swimmers, it’s the series for you.

On Monday, they profiled an 85ft by 45ft glass tiled pool in Yukon. Since it has glass tile, I guess it’s okay to drink bottled beer in it:

OSU has a frat problem…

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As I’ve mentioned over the years, I’ve never understood the point of fraternities and sororities. This is for three reasons:

1) When I graduated from high school, I wanted to get away from the cliques and popularity contests that made high school awful, not re-live them.

2) I came from a lower middle class family that could barely afford to send me to community college, much less buy me some rich friends to get drunk with on the weekends.

3) Community colleges don’t have frats

That being said, if I could do it all over again, I’d probably grab a bottle of Fireball and join an OU frat for a year or two. Preferably the one that’s associated with the Kappa’s. Those girls seem kind of cool.

I wouldn’t want to be in an OSU frat. They’re depressing. Yesterday, it was announced that one Oklahoma State fraternity was suspended through 2016 for simply being a frat. I wonder if it’s the one that had the guy sneaking around campus and groping his frat brothers while they slept.

Via NewsOK.com:

Abigail Ogle took on the Facebook Trolls…

We have repeatedly told you she’s going to rule this town some day.

Yesterday, KOCO Channel 5 celebrated their harmonious inclusion into the Ogle family by posting this kind note about Abigail on their Facebook page:

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Wow, Abigail Ogle hasn’t aged at all over the last… almost year! It’s like she joined KOCO…less than year ago. What did we all do before she burst on the sports scene like a Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball in 2013?

Okay, that’s kind of silly. Who, other than Abigail Ogle and Carson Cunningham, really cares that Abigail Ogle has been at Channel 5 almost a year? Do they do this for every KOCO reporter who’s been there almost a year? No. Does every KOCO reporter serve as Marvel’s inspiration for the new lady Thor? Well, nevermind.

Anyway, the pic of Abigail got the attention of the Facebook Trolls. In a post that tagged Abigail Ogle, they left mean comment after mean comment criticizing her makeup.

Here are a few examples:

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Wow, that’s rude! Sure, Abby’s friends may want to organize a “Blushervention” sometime soon, but if you’re going to mock and ridicule a nice young lady’s appearance, at least have the decency to do it on your own blog. Don’t do it on the girl’s Facebook Wall where she’ll see it and then cry. Also, try make your comments funny. There’s a big difference between being a dick and being a funny dick.

When something like this happens, usually the “celebrities” involved pull a Jesus, turn the other cheek and try to ignore it, but not the attention loving, viking warrior princess Abby. She grabbed her hammer and fought back against the trolls, but instead of going down their dark lonely path, she countered with a cheery blend of aloof optimism and annoying positivity that you can only find in the bones of an Ogle warrior.

Check it out. It’s very amusing.

The “Let College Students Bring Guns on Campus” debate is firing up again

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Other than Sally Kern’s proposed bill that would have made it legal for a third grader to chew a chicken finger into a play gun and then shoot it at teachers, it was a relatively quiet legislative session for the gun nuts in the Oklahoma legislature.

Well, it looks like those good times are ending with a bang. According to The Oklahoman, the wackos who get a hard-on when they see a magazine clip are going to push the issue of allowing guns on college campuses during the 2015 legislative session. Because you know, that will keep our campuses safe.

Via NewsOK.com: