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10 Tarantino Costume Ideas and Win some VIP tickets…

Hey, have you heard???

This Saturday we are having our birthday/Tarantino costume party at the 51st Street Speakeasy.  Because not everyone is a Tarantino super fan like me, I figured I’d post some costume ideas for the party and costume contest.  The only catch is that if you dress up like one of these characters, you should probably share the prize with me.  Just sayin…

Also, before the party gets really started, we are having a VIP reception from 8:00pm – 10:00pm in the new Great Room at the Speakeasy.  In attendance at this party will be TLO writers, Ogle Moles and Cardboard Jim Traber.  We’ll also have a free food and free Coop Beer.

Today we’ll be giving away five pairs of passes to the VIP reception.   All you need to do is leave a comment that tells us your favorite Tarantino character.  Thursday at noon we’ll select 5 random comments.  If your comment is selected, you win a pair of passes.

Anyway, here are 10 Costume Ideas.  Enjoy.

1. Marvin (Pulp Fiction)

This would be a cool costume, but only if you can recreate what Marvin looked like after he got shot in the face.

2. Melanie Ralston (Jackie Brown)

If you’re a girl and dress up like this, I can’t guarantee you’ll win the contest…but I can guarantee you’ll be #winning.

Taking a look at the 2011 Single in the City Participants

This Saturday, Oklahoma Magazine is hosting their annual Single in the City Party and Charity Auction.   The event starts at 6:00pm at Skyy Bar in Bricktown.  Tickets are $25 at the door, and so you can’t complain about the price without feeling like a tool, 100% of all proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish.  That means if you go, you’ll help make things like this a reality.

Anyway, why am I telling you all this?  Here are four key reasons…

1) I write a “lighted-hearted” column for Oklahoma Magazine each month….and they actually pay me for it.  Therefore, I should probably kiss up and publicize the event.

2) I’m not going to lie, I went to last year’s event and it was actually fun. The best part is watching how terrified the single people looked as they were being auctioned.  Imagine that feeling.  Standing on a stage by yourself with a spotlight on while total strangers bid for a date with you.  No wonder Casey Cornett wet his pants last year.  Also, the girls up for auction usually bring their single friends for support.   When single girls show up to support a friend, that’s usually when they are the most vulnerable.

3) We are giving away four pairs of tickets to the event via Twitter. All you need to do is go to our Twitter page and retweet the following message: “I want to go to @OklahomaMag’s Single in the City.  And @JimTraber sucks.”  We’ll then select four retweets at random, and if your tweet is chosen, you get a pair of tickets.

4) I get to write about this year’s participants. Nothing is more fun than writing about attractive people with big egos.  After the jump, I break down this year’s brave and daring Single in the City field.

Here are Seven Bad Valentine’s Day Date Ideas…and win a massage.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

If you’re a guy and you’re like me, you’re probably going to take a girl on a date to nice restaurant tonight.  If you’re a guy and you’re not like me, you’re probably going to make fun of Valentine’s Day and call it stupid.  And if you’re a girl right now, you’re probably jealous.

Regardless of what you are, I’m going to do everyone a favor and mention some bad Valentine’s Day Date ideas.  They are after the jump.

Also, as an extra bonus, we are going to have a contest and giveaway a couple of free massage coupons courtesy of Dr. Harvey Jenkins over at Body Trends Electro Spa.   You may remember him as the guy who we got into a fight with on Twitter last summer.  We’re totally over that.

Anyway, leave a comment in this post and let us know of an actual decent place to go for Valentine’s Day.  We’ll then pull a Pioneer Woman and in a couple of days draw a few comments at random. If your comment wins, you win a massage.

The Guardian won our State Fair Photo contest…

Congratulations to gentle reader Anthony for winning our 2010 State Fair Photo Contest.  His picture “” which we called “The Guardian” “” received 299 votes in the finals, just edging out the second place finisher “Eat Pussy Kids.” For taking and submitting the winning photo, Anthony wins a FREE dinner for four to Deep Fork Grill.

The Guardian was definitely one of my favorites from this year’s batch of photos.  I had a hunch it would be pretty popular.  In fact, I thought it was almost too good.  I asked Anthony if it was staged.  His response was:

I promise it was not staged. I wish it were so I would not be so embarrassed to live here

Maybe I’m gullible, but I believe Anthony.  For one, The Guardian does have a tattoo of what appears to be a star with a penis or candle shooting out of its heart.  That would take photograph staging to a whole new level.  Plus, this is the Oklahoma State Fair we are talking about.  Anything is possible at the fair, right?

Anyway, thanks to everyone who sent in a picture.  The response this year was terrific.   For fun, we posted some of the pics that didn’t make the semifinals to our Facebook Page.  The only catch is that you have to be our friend to view them, so be our Facebook friend and expect weekly invitations to the Team Trivia Night we host each Tuesday at the Speakeasy.

Also, big thanks goes out to our friends at Deep Fork Grill for sponsoring this contest.  When you go there, tell them Clark Matthews sent you.

2010 Oklahoma State Fair Photo Contest: Semifinals

Well, the day has finally arrived.

This year, our readers and Ogle Moles emailed us over 60 photos taken from the great state fair of Oklahoma.  Most ““ if not all ““ of the pictures were great.  They all pretty much captured the true essence of the trash fest that we all know is the Oklahoma State Fair.

From this batch of pics, we went through and selected our 20 favorites.  These photos serve as our semifinalists.  From these 20 photos, you get to vote for your five favorites that you would like to see advance to the next round. 

Next Monday, we will then take the five photos that get the most votes and have another vote.  This time, you’ll only vote for one.  The photo that gets the most votes in this final round will be declared the champion of the 2010 Oklahoma State Fair photo contest.  The person who took this magical photograph will then win a dinner for four to Deep Fork Grill, which is one of Oklahoma City’s nicest (and best) restaurants.

Anyway, the pictures are located after the jump.  Since there are 20 of them, we are going to make you click the “˜read more’ button after every five pictures.  This will hopefully conserve a little bandwidth and help them load faster on your page.


p.s. – In case you didn’t know, the picture above – The Rascal Racers – is last year’s winner.