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23rd and Penn is the gift that keeps on giving…

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The woman and /or dying catfish pictured above is Kristina Major.

She was one of six people arrested last week at the intersection of NW 23rd and Penn on charges of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Apparently she and her friends were  jumping in front of cars, harassing customers at the fancy two-story McDonald’s, and once the cops arrived, began flashing and mooning some really unfortunate, scarred for life motorists.

Via NewsOK.com:

Police were called about a “bunch of transients” who were harassing customers and “jumping out into traffic” near the corner of NW 23 and Pennsylvania Avenue about 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

An officer found six people at a bus stop in front of a McDonalds who appeared intoxicated and could not stand on their own, a police report states.

While the officer was waiting for backup, several members of the group started pulling down their pants and flashing passing motorists, according to the report.

Okay, so outside of a pretty white Christian girl pretending to be a Muslim, it was basically your typical day at 23rd and Penn. I’m glad to know everything there is fine and totally normal. Nothing to see here. Turn around.

Actually, there is something to see here. That would be the other mug shots. Although they’re not as glorious as Ms. Bitter Beer Face, they are still pretty nice…

11 Oklahoma craft beers you need to try…

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If you know anything about me, it’s that I like beer. Any kind of beer, really. And I will always drink beer over wine or liquor. Maybe it’s a nod to my working class roots, or maybe it’s because about 90% of the carbs in my diet come from beer, but beer is a staple in my life that I can’t live without. Now, having said that, I would like to state for the record that I’m not a beer expert. I have brewed before, and I’ve gone to fancy tastings. I’m aware of all the words you’re supposed to use when talking about beer, but “mouthfeel” always sounds dirty to me.

Anyway, I took a break from my normal routine of chugging Coors Light and Miller High Life on the back porch this Saturday to attend Tapwerk’s annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival with our intrepid leader, Patrick. It was held in the Cox Center instead of outside due to the threat of severe weather, but don’t worry. We still had that same delightful Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival ambience we have every year.

It was a great festival, and I got to taste quite a few Oklahoma beers that I hadn’t tried before, as well as some old favorites. Here’s a list of 11 beers we liked, and that you need to try…

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Anthem Brewing – King of Carrot Flowers

This beer tastes like the scene in A Christmas Carol when Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Present. (It’s a weird analogy, but stick with me.) If you’ll recall, the Ghost of Christmas Present was the giant with the big feast surrounding him, and this beer is a very warm, sweet and spiced tasting drink. Kind of like Christmas. It’s a Belgian strong pale ale, and if I remember correctly (this may be wrong, I got really drunk) it’s also aged in rum barrels. I loved this beer, and would recommend it for the more serious beer fan.

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Battered Boar – Twins Bazil Twins

This is a farmhouse ale dry hopped with Thai basil and Szechuan pepper corns. And if you like more savory drinks, like a strong bloody mary, I think you’ll really like this beer. But don’t let that fool you. The beer is still really light and smooth, and would pair well with some salty grilled meats.

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Marshall Brewing – Arrowhead Pale Ale with Peaches (Firkin)

While Budweiser made fun of fruit-infused beers in their infamous Super Bowl commercial, I think we’d all agree that Budweiser can eat a box of dicks. This small batch of pale ale is definitely hoppy, but the peach really balances it out. So, if you’re not the type to drink a really hoppy beer, this may be a good way to break into the pale ale scene for you. And if you’re the type that doesn’t like fruit beers because they’re too sweet, the hops really balance out the sweetness of the peaches.

Emily Sutton called out “Internet Meteorologist” Aaron Tuttle…

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There’s been a disturbance in the Oklahoma Severe Weather Force.

Late last night, diabolical Facebook weatherman Aaron Tuttle warned that a line of supercells containing killer EF4 and EF5 tornadoes may fire up along the I-40 corridor and hit the Oklahoma City metro on Monday evening.

Naturally, the apocalyptic forecast incited fear and panic among Aaron Tuttle’s 93,000 Facebook followers. After watching a rape on Game of Thrones and learning Mad Men was nothing more than a really long infomercial for Coca-Cola, they probably figured the world really was ending and shared the following forecast an astonishing 3,800+ times…

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Do you have a gimmicky, buggy web app that you want to promote? Are you trying to get more shares of your content on Facebook? Well, have I got an idea for you! Simply claim you’re an expert meteorologist, make up a bunch of scary shit about the weather, and then hit the post button! It doesn’t even need to be remotely accurate. It will spread over Facebook like a squall line on a cold front. Just make sure to ask people to donate to your product at the very end. It’s that easy.

Much like the tone of his cocktail tanned skin, Tuttle’s forecast was absolute bullshit. According to The National Weather Service and all local news channels, the tornado threat for Oklahoma City this evening is extremely low to non-existent. This was noted by Severe Weather Princess Emily Sutton. She hopped on Facebook early in the morning to calm the weather fears being spread by an “Internet Meteorologist.”

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Harold Hamm doesn’t like those pesky scientists…

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Let’s give Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm some credit. He does a great job playing the role of evil, rich, powerful oil tycoon.

Last Friday, Bloomberg published some shocking emails that claim Harold the Hamm Eater flexed his neck fat and tried to get scientists removed from the Oklahoma Geological Survey because they had the audacity to link earthquakes to fracking. He also wanted to have a big say in who OU hired as the next director for the agency, even going so far as to volunteer himself to be put on a search committee.

Via Bloomberg:

Oil tycoon Harold Hamm told a University of Oklahoma dean last year that he wanted certain scientists there dismissed who were studying links between oil and gas activity and the state’s nearly 400-fold increase in earthquakes, according to the dean’s e-mail recounting the conversation.

Hamm, the billionaire founder and chief executive officer of Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources, is a major donor to the university, which is the home of the Oklahoma Geological Survey. He has vigorously disputed the notion that he tried to pressure the survey’s scientists. “I’m very approachable, and don’t think I’m intimidating,” Hamm was quoted as saying in an interview with EnergyWire, an industry publication, that was published on May 11. “I don’t try to push anybody around.”

Yet an e-mail obtained from the university by Bloomberg News via a public records request says Hamm used a blunt approach during a 90-minute meeting last year with the dean whose department includes the geological survey.

That sounds pretty damn scandalous. Let’s check out these emails. Here’s the one between Hamm and Larry Grillot, the Dean of OU’s College of Earth and Energy…

Serge Ibaka needs to buy new pants…

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Serge Ibaka may be an elite, professional athlete earning millions of dollars a year, but that doesn’t stop him from being a good person.

As we learned in the Grantland doc “Son of the Congo,” he frequently returns home to support and motivate those living in his home country. He’s also active in the Oklahoma community. For example, earlier this week he traveled down to Comanche to give a pep talk to some middle school students.

Via KSWO.com…

How about this for an end of the school year surprise? Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka took a selfie with 6th, 7th and 8th-graders at Comanche Middle School.

Ibaka visited the school Thursday afternoon where he delivered a motivational speech to students. School officials say a Comanche resident made arrangements for Ibaka to be there. He talked to the students about his upbringing in the Congo and encouraged them to never give up on their dreams.

That’s cool. I’m kind of jealous of those students. When I was a kid, the only celebrities we could get out to my school were Linda Cavanaugh and Jerry Adams. I wish we were a Big League City back then. Today’s kids get all the fun.

Anyway, for some reason KSWO cut off the selfie pic above. Let’s take a look at the entire thing: