Jen Kirkman was just finishing up a taping for the Comedy Central show @Midnight, when I had the chance to talk to her about her OKC show this Wednesday. It’s the first time I’ve spoken with Jenn since she blocked me on Twitter a few years ago after a little spat.
Back in 2012, Jen boycotted Twitter because of all the sexism, misogyny and basically all of the assholes with access to the internet. After her hiatus, I decided to chime in and be a misogynistic asshole to her by tweeting:
Has @JenKirkman rid the internet of misogyny and assholes yet?
This lead to….
Last week, Marisa took a satirical look at the report that listed the most Googled items by state for 2014. Since TLO is a disorganised cluster fuck with poor leadership, and Patrick sent me this story without telling me Marisa would be writing about it, I thought I’d also share my own views on the topic.
To recap, the website Estately posted some clickbait that listed the most searched for things on the internet by state for 2014. Surprisingly, Oklahomans searched for things like Ebola, and Ebola symptoms, which is about as close as some of us will get to healthcare since Governor Fallin didn’t expand Medicaid. I’m pretty sure you don’t need to know the symptoms of Ebola. If you ever find yourself bleeding from the eyes and anus, skip Web MD and go see a doctor. Even if you can’t afford it, don’t worry… us taxpayers will pick up the bill.
Of course, Ebola doesn’t look so bad when you see what other state’s searched. Heck, Kansas didn’t search anything. It’ll be sweet to see what happens when they get the internet. And then there’s poor Utah. They’re still searching for those nonexistent Emma Watson Nude photos. Sad.
In addition to Ebola, here are the things we searched for in Oklahoma more than any other state. Some of the items my surprise you:
We break this list down after the jump…
Yesterday, the KFOR Social Media Bandit posted a clickbait story by CNN on their website about the texting acronyms kids are now using to talk about their genitals. The list includes 28 items that range in meaning from “Hey, my parents are in the room,” to more dangerous acronyms like, “I’m high on bath salts and want to show you my wiener.”
It’s a good idea to inform your children that taking nude photos and putting them on the internet can either ruin your life or make you super famous. But I would venture to say that if you are already reading your kids texts, maybe it doesn’t matter what the acronyms are… look for inappropriate photos, explicit messages, context, or Snapchat. These acronyms seem to only be used to solicit this behavior.
Here’s the list:
If you are a regular reader of TLO, then you know certain writers have had a little fun at the Gazette’s expense. I think it’s because those certain writers are jealous, envious, whiny, sad little men who can’t handle or deal with the accomplishments of friends and colleagues, but what do I know. Sure, the Gazette put a Wayne Coyne mask on the cover last month, but let’s not forget that Wayne Coyne is a famous… singer? Rock star? Drug user? Whatever, people know who he is and the few times I’ve met him he’s always been nice. But let’s not forget that the Gazette, aside from all the massage ads, is a cool weekly newspaper and we are lucky to have it.
Since other writers here at TLO headquarters have poked fun at my favorite weekly paper, I’d like to give you 5 reasons the Gazette is the best newspaper in Oklahoma:
W. Kamau Bell has been pegged as a “political” comic, but that’s probably just because he doesn’t talk about airline food, the difference between cats and dogs, and other trivial topics. Because he pokes fun at the things that interest him, i.e. social issues, pop culture and politics, he has been labeled as a political comic. He’s fine with it, and has made a career with this label, but it should be noted that he is a comedian first. Discussing things that matter to him has landed him some impressive titles. Kamau was recently named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU. And he sits on the advisory board of Race Forward, a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism, and Hollaback, a non-profit and movement to end street harassment.
He was also the host of Totally Biased: With W. Kamau Bell, an amazing show that aired on FX for two seasons. I’m super excited to see his show, and was happy to chat with him on his maiden voyage into OKC.
How are you enjoying OKC so far?
So far so good. I ate lunch at an Indian restaurant and am now watching Fox News in my hotel room.
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