Last week, Patrick made you aware that KFOR’s Facebook wanted to know if raping kids was okay. The post in question has since been removed and KFOR has apologized. But, if you happen to follow KFOR on any form of social media, you know that this isn’t an isolated incident. Sure, they’re not always asking about rape. Sometimes, they’re using charged words to drum up page views and comments. And let me make it abundantly clear that we are the only Oklahoma media entity for whom it is okay to do that. We may break a story every now and again, but we aren’t a news outlet and there are very few out there who actually take us seriously.
That is why I bring to you readers a little something I like to call “KFOR’s Social Media Greatest Hits.”
Uh oh! It’s an * explosion *! I can only assume that the individual doing this was trying to make the word bold by using the two asterisk shortcut that works in Word. That being said, you need to make sure that formatting works for the platform you’re using, because it looks like little fireworks around an explosion. Either that, or they couldn’t find a good explosion emoji.
In case you missed it, KFOR meteorologist Chase Thomason proposed to his girlfriend/coworker Ashton Edwards (a.k.a. Mother Nature’s Furry) live on the air Friday night during Channel 4′s 6pm news broadcast. It is believed to be first on-air marriage proposal in Oklahoma City TV news history. That is, if you exclude that drunken exchanges between Dean Blevins and Cherokee Ballard on Channel 5 in the early 1990s.
Anyway, get out the tissues or the trash can to catch your vomit. Here’s the video:
One of the few things I miss about my last “real” job was the annual “Expanded Senior Leadership Team” Christmas Party. Yeah, I was part of something called the Expanded Senior Leadership Team. Scary, huh?
At the mixer, all the company’s executives, middle managers and team leader-types would gather at the Petroleum Club, get toasted, eat nasty food, pretend to like each other, and then play a two hour game of Dirty Santa. If that sounds like a terrible time, well, it kind of was. Fortunately, though, there was an open bar to make everything better.
I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something magical about drinking a FREE vodka tonic, glass of wine, or your choice of Heineken or Corona with people you don’t really like but have to work with. Open bars can turn any boring event into something fun and amazing. That’s why I’m surprised they don’t have them at funerals.
Anyway, the assholes at Channel 4 are out to ruin the fun for everyone. They are trying to convince your employer to stop providing alcohol at holiday parties:
Yesterday, another news story broke about another teacher/coach being caught in another inappropriate relationship with another underage student.
Yes, sad and disgusting news stories like that are becoming far too commonplace in Oklahoma. And KFOR Channel 4 wants to know if it should be illegal.
From their Facebook Page:
The guy pictured above is Chase Thomason. He is the newest addition to KFOR weather team and comes to Oklahoma City via Lubbock, Texas. He loves many things in life, including snowboarding, playing tennis and Mother Nature’s furry.
From his KFOR bio:
Chase Thomason joined the 4Warn Storm Team in August 2012. He comes to Oklahoma from Lubbock, Texas where he was a meteorologist at KJTV.
His love for Mother Nature’s furry started in Salt Lake City, Utah where he was raised. In his own backyard he was able to watch a unique weather phenomenon that only happens in two parts of the United States, lake-effect snow. This ignited his passion for meteorology.
I know what you’re thinking. Is Patrick really pointing out a minor typo from another website? Isn’t this the same guy whose own advertisers make fun of him for not having the ability to proofread? Wouldn’t this be extremely hypocritical, kind of like Spam referring to Vienna Sausage as a mystery meat, or Hinder calling the All American Rejects sellouts?
Yes, it would be hypocritical. But here’s the deal. I’m not 100% sure it is a typo. I mean, this is Chase Thomason’s girlfriend:
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