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Friday Night in the Big Town: Snow Tubing, Gallery Gazing and Winter Running

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The next time we see each other we will be one Christmas older. Hard to believe isn’t it? I mean it was just the other day I was telling you about that haunted house on 10th street for Halloween. You’re growing up so fast.

Soon you will get mad anytime I tell you about things to do in OKC, and you will yell at me about how your friends’ entertainment editors don’t embarrass them in front of other people. You’ll probably tell me multiple times that you hate me and never refill that car with gas after you drive all night.

But one day when you have your own readers you will come back and say, “Adam, you were right all along. Thanks for changing my life.”

You’re Welcome. We entertainment editors all have our growing pains.

Here’s the fun stuff!

Friday Night in the Big Town: Eggnog Acting, a Plaza Christmas and Satan’s Circus.

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Hello everyone. It’s Adam, UCO’s most famous alumnus. You might think it’s Lauren Nelson, former Law & Order actress Milena Govich, Hinder or Michael Brown, the guy who found out he didn’t know how to run FEMA when Hurricane Katrina hit.

Nope, it’s this guy.

Ok, I got you. I’m totally lying. You’re so gullible.

Now that’s out of the way, we are going to discuss what you will be doing this Friday since the state has begun to thaw. Sound like fun?

Also, can you tell I struggled with an intro this week? Yeah, I figured so.

Friday Night in the Big Town: Improv, a Hip-Hop Holiday and a Heartwarming Film

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Hello everyone. It’s Adam and it’s cold. Don’t look at me. I didn’t do it. I blame Marisa. It’s true that I have never met Marisa, maybe that it why I find it so easy to blame her for things.

Cardinals losing the World Series? Marisa.

Me breaking my foot playing basketball? Marisa.

2008 economy collapse? Marisa.

Anyways, if you brave the conditions and decide to get out, stay safe. Don’t be the jerk who thinks everyone is being a wuss and decides to cause the rest of us a headache with your stupid, aggressive driving. If you swing out of traffic to make a pass without a thought about other people’s safety, I hope you safely and humorously end up in a ditch, Marisa.

Here are things to do that will hopefully not be cancelled:

Friday Night in the Big Town: Shopping, Records and the Row

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Hello everyone. It’s Adam. In honor of my 15th “Friday Night in the Big Town,” I’m taking a look back at my W-list celebrity status and writing about what I have learned and noticed these five months.

First, what you, the readers, have told me.  I have learned I am an “asshat.” What I didn’t learn is “why.” It was apparently a fact that needed no supporting information. I am debating adding it to my business card.

“Adam Holt – Asshat.”

Second, don’t make fun of B.B. King. This is apparently a touchy subject for some. I’m sure many of you are reading this and are thinking “duh Adam, how could you?” but I honestly did not know.

For you who don’t know, stay away from jokes involving B.B. King’s divorces, his small army of kids and grandkids, and mentioning he’s only married to his guitar “Lucille” because it won’t ask for child support. Just don’t go there.

Finally, I’m not rich. I thought by my 15th FNITBT, I’d be writing for “The Lost Adam.” As of this column, I still have a mortgage. I didn’t see that one coming.

Hey, what’s that behind you? It’s Friday! You always fall for that.

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Black Friday on the Plaza, 9:30 am- 8 pm

Usually I wouldn’t push shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. The whole concept has gotten fairly disgusting, especially now that some stores are having a “Black Thanksgiving” and making people work on the holiday.

I’ve been on the employee side of plenty of Black Fridays and now that I’m out I never want to go back. For you who do have to work these events, good luck and hang in there.

However, things on the Plaza are different. First, they are cool local businesses selling cool stuff. Second, the sales are going on all day. Also, you don’t have to get in line at 4:15 am just to get a chance to rip open a pallet of Furbies with the possibility of being shivved by a soccer mom. Are Furbies still a thing?

Anyways, wake up when you want, buy yourself a sausage biscuit and have a nice time at a nice place. This shopping experience will continue throughout the weekend.

Friday Night in the Big Town: Rock, Metallic Art and B.B. King

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Before we get to what you will be doing this cold weekend, I need to pull a Traber and “give it up” to someone.

Gov. Fallin, I can’t tell you how proud I am that you are the executive chief of the great state of Oklahoma. Day in and day out you are a ray of sunshine burning the retinas of your constituents in hopes you can lead the blind down the fork in the road that separates “Merica” and “America.” You obviously prefer the former.

Your recent decision to go DEF-Kern 5 and discontinue spousal benefits for all Oklahoma National Guard members just because you apparently hate gay people is reprehensible. It’s sad that you are allowing your childish thoughts about a lifestyle that makes you think “ewww” not only trample the civil rights of a group of people, but also the well-being of another group who have nothing to do with it.

Maybe you will find it in your cold heart to back track and give those who choose to protect our state and country the opportunity to provide benefits for loved ones. “Love,” you familiar with that term? If not you can Google it.

Here is this week’s Friday Night in the Big Town: