So, about that Oklahoma Gazette article.
Yeah, that’s a cover story about our little web site. Yeah, the Gazette must be running out of things to write about. Needless to say, it is a little strange to see things we said in black and white print, and reading people like Kelly Ogle and Lauren Richardson (people we see on television!) talking about us is sufficiently freaky as hell.
We don’t have much to add, but frankly are pretty discouraged about the whole thing. Where are we at in society today? Are you kidding me? An article on The Lost Ogle? That’s why we don’t read the newspaper! Because it’s garbage. And the editor who let that come out is GARBAGE!
(please pick up your copy today)
Last night Patrick and I went out to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at a local drinking establishment. Because we are super-cool people, we told everyone that we saw that we are bloggers, and that they should totally read our awesome blog. Most people rolled their eyes, threw glasses of beer in our face, or just started throwing punches, but one person did seem somewhat interested.
The conversation went like this:
Her: “So what are you writing about tomorrow?”
We didn’t have anything. Not having things to write about is generally not a good way to build up an audience. It is also not a good way to impress girls. Fortunately, we had a few old e-mails that we hadn’t been able to respond to yet, so today we’re emptying the old Ogle Mailbag.
I’ve been planning on taking a vacation this summer, so I decided to do some research beforehand. The last time I just got in my car and started driving. I’d rather not go into great detail, but let’s just say it didn’t turn out all that well (and that porcupines, tequila and snorkeling is not a good combination).
Anyway, while doing my research, I ran across this list on AOL.com of the Top 10 Places To Not Visit. When I saw this, I thought to myself, “This will be a very useful tool. When I think travel knowledge and competence in general, I think AOL.”
These places are known, according to the list, as “hells on earth.” I think you might surprised to find out that the #5 place in the world Not To Visit is our own Oklahoma City. To put this in some perspective, OKC is the only city in the States to make the list. We rank as a worse place to visit than Baghdad and Chernobyl. I mean, Doug Sauter’s mustache is as terrifying to me as the next guy, but I always thought we were at least in better shape than most warzones.
Here is what they said about us:
The weather is frighteningly unpredictable, with blizzards often descending on the city and winds that could knock a high rise clean off its feet. It is, after all, located in the direct path of “Tornado Alley.” The worst time to visit would be from March to August, when the severe weather season makes Dorothy’s Kansas look positively calm. One of the most powerful tornadoes on record — an F5 with wind speeds of 320 mph — devastated much of the city in 1999.
Oh. Maybe these people don’t exactly know what they’re talking about. Perhaps I should put Mogadishu back on my list of potential vacation spots after all.
UPDATE: I guess they removed us from their list. That takes all the fun out of it. Boo.
This happened last week, and I had planned to post it sooner, but I never got around to it, what with being so busy working on my fledgling whaling business and everything.
I don’t know if the person behind the wheel was just out of it or if they had too much food at the Festival of the Arts or what, but someone managed to completely back all the way INTO the Oklahoma Tower last Thursday. The pics are from alert on-the-spot internet guy SoonerSteven. There are two more after the jump.
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