A couple of days ago, local Facebook weatherman Aaron Tuttle posted the following message on his Facebook profile page:
Yes, Aaron Tuttle has 35,000 people following him on Facebook. Cormac McCarthy couldn’t write a more depressing sentence. How does that even happen? Do the ladies like his over-the-top weather hype and 4-pack of Miller Light Tall Boy abs, or did Abigail Ogle loan him some of her Twitter followers? Who knows.
Anyway, let’s check out his special announcement. Maybe he’s going to work for David Payne, has accepted global warming as a fact, or decided to get to the laundry part of GTL:
Three weeks after his highly publicized arrest in Oklahoma City for “obstructing justice,” the rapper 2 Chainz sat down with MTV to discuss the incident. We know this thanks to the alert reporting of the state’s most trusted news.
Rapper 2 Chainz, who was arrested along with ten other men on his tour bus by Oklahoma City police after an Aug. 21 concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena, apologized to Oklahoma City during a video interview with MTV.
My apologies to OKC or whatever and to the fans and to the people that actually missed my listening party in New York,” said 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps.
Epps and the men on his tour bus were arrested on misdemeanor complaints of obstruction. Two semi-automatic pistols, a 12-gauge shotgun, prescription painkillers and marijuana residue were all found on the bus, according to papers filed in Oklahoma County District Court.
“I’m cold turkey on all criminal activities,” Epps also said during the MTV interview.
When I first read this story, I just figured 2 Chainz was a flippant narcissistic
But then something happened.
I checked Twitter and noticed OSU fans, former players and Oklahoman sports writers were still complaining that Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans allegedly took OSU player quotes out of context for the magazine’s slam piece. Could the Oklahoman be doing the same thing? I decided to watch the entire MTV interview. I’m glad I did or whatever.
Check it out:
As I’m sure you know, Gary England was a special guest on last night’s Colbert Report. The whole event was kind of surreal. It was kind of like watching He-Man and Optimus Prime team up to defeat Skeletor and Sally Kern on a Friday night in the big town, only more fun.
In case you missed it and/or want to watch it for eternity, here’s the clip.
Anyone else notice the interview started slow? You could tell Gary was a bit overwhelmed by the moment. He let out some nervous laughs and had an unsure look in his eyes. I think the only people who’ve ever seen him that flustered are his wife and Loretta. Seriously, you would have thought Colbert was going to ask him how to operate a giant iPad or something.
Then things changed.
There’s been some moving in shaking in the local media over the past couple of weeks. I figured today would be a good time to update everyone on some of it.
First, to the farewells:
• KOKH Channel 25 Meteorologist Michelle Apon is leaving for Kansas City
Getting your weather from Channel 25 is kind of like buying electronics from Wal-Mart. Sure, it’s cheaper and probably just as reliable as other places, but deep down you don’t really trust it. Because of that, I’ve never watched Michelle give a weather report while sober.That’s a shame, because I heard on Friday nights she would perform a double axle, triple toe loop before giving the seven-day.
I guess when the New York Times rips off an obscure blog and refers to someone as the “Weather God of Oklahoma City,” people take notice. We have learned that Gary England, our Severe Weather Lord and Savior Emeritus, will be a special guest on tomorrow’s Colbert Report.
And we’re not joking. Here’s the proof:
I think I need to put on a bicycle helmet, move to the center room of my house, and take a bath in a tub of hailstones just to make sure this isn’t a dream. You have Gary England, my hero, being interviewed by Stephen Colbert, the host of my favorite TV show. Did the Make a Wish Foundation get me confused with somebody else? What’s next? Is Kate Upton going to show up at my front door with vodka, cake and a DVD of the 2001 Orange Bowl? I hope so.
Outside of me, the only person more excited about this is Lord England. He’s been in New York tweeting about it. He even provided a glimpse of his wardrobe:
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