A couple months ago, Clark Matthews decided to start featuring people who were doing cool things in Oklahoma City. Being the entrepreneurial guy I am, I decided to steal his idea. “Shaping The Minds Of America’s Youth” is a bi-weekly series profiling Oklahomans who are doing creative/unique/fun things that make this a better place to live.
Rebecca Morsman is an Edmond woman who has written a book — the first in a series — about the very scary topic of zombies, but she’s using her powers for good, giving the fine people of Oklahoma a chance to design the cover. Are you an artist interested in doing this? Do you like zombies? Or books in general? Just bored at work? Join me after the jump for a brief interview.
Last week, News 9 at 4 host Melissa Maynarich had a baby, and in a nice piece of marketing, KWTV has decided to bring in “Mystery Anchors” to host one week of the program each week of February during her maternity leave. It kicked off with the great Jenifer Reynolds, who left her dogfighting ring for the week to do what so far has been an admirable job.
Who might be the “Mystery Anchors” we see the next few weeks? A few predictions/suggestion after the jump:
I was flipping through the premium channels on Cox digital cable the other day totally not looking for porn when I stumbled on the above, which is a photo of the fact that there are two (two!) different channels dedicated to nothing but Bob Mills Furniture (Bob Mills Furniture!). I find this to be, well, pretty strange (exclamation in parentheses!). Also, anyone notice that he’s gone back to wearing the sweaters?
Anyway, this got me wondering which other local celebrities deserve their own channels or, at least, their own television shows. After the jump, some ideas:
(Editor’s Note: Yep, this is a Tony (Tony!) post. I think he used to write for this site…a lot.)
Edmond residents will note the story on NewsOK.com that probably has little meaning to others. “Bicycle Bob,” a homeless man well-known to Edmondites, was killed sometime Sunday, for reasons unexplained and passing understanding.
He was a ubiquitous figure in the city, a tall, thin man sporting an OU cap and often seen biking down the road or ambling up and down the streets of downtown Edmond. As the Oklahoman story says, it’s doubtful many people knew his real name — Dwight Morgan — he was simply known to everyone as Bicycle Bob. I never knew a lot about him, and probably never said more than hello to him, but he was a beloved part of the city, and his death is a loss that makes the day grayer.
For Edmond residents, there is a candlelight vigil for Bicycle Bob tonight at 8 at Festival Marketplace. Feel free to leave your memories of him in the comments.
If you spend even a small amount of time watching sports highlights, you saw Manny Ramirez high five a fan in the outfield BETWEEN catching a fly ball and assisting on a double play. It was a hilarious “Manny being Manny” play that will be the part of Best Damn Top 50 countdowns for years to come. Fortunately, there is even a local aspect to this story, as the fan who got high-fived was an Edmond resident by the name of Randy Dunning. He was nice enough to answer a few questions for us. For that, we are willing to forgive his being a Red Sox fan. You can read the Q & A after the jump.
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