If you enjoy watching old Radio Shack commercials on YouTube and remember when Shepherd Mall was still a mall, then you’ll probably enjoy this old photo of the KOCO Channel 5 news team from the late 1980s.
The first three things that stick out when I look at that picture are the fact that Mike Morgan really hasn’t aged, the main guy in the photo – Tom McNamara — is now the least identifiable or relevant person in the group, and Jack Bowen (far back) appears to be pinching Gerry Bonds ass.
Anyway, lets break down this ancient relic from the past in more detail after the jump:
Originally, my plans were to write a post reminding everyone that the Thunder’s Brian Davis is a terrible play-by-play announcer who makes up facts and doesn’t understand the nuances of the game. In the post, I was going mention how Brian Davis’ suckiness made me feel sorry for his cohort Grant Long. I was then going to write something about how Kelly Crull applies her make up with an industrial strength paint sprayer.
But…I decided to forgo all that brilliant commentary when I stumbled across this thing of beauty. It’s Grant Long’s creepy Twitter avatar:
Just like there are three forms of God, there are also three forms of Gary England. The only difference is that instead of being the son, the father and the holy spirit, Gary chooses to be Severe Weather Gary England, Winter Weather Gary England and the Holy Spirit in the Big Town Gary England.
Severe Weather Gary England is the most well known version of the weather man deity. This Gary England is very serious. He’s the one who cuts into CSI and Wheel of Fortune and tells you to get underground or get out of the way. He’s doesn’t mess around, he gets Val on the Gentner and he doesn’t like the attitude.
Winter Weather Gary England is my favorite version of the Holy Weather Trinity. He’s the one that can’t believe he has to work late just to tell people it’s snowing and to stay inside. This version of Gary England is fun. He mentions our name on the air, promotes the Gary England Drinking Game (Winter Rules Edition) and jokes around with his coworkers.
Then there’s the Holy Spirit in the Big Town Gary England. He’s the one who lives inside all of us. He’s what makes our joints stiffen when a cold front moves in. He’s the guy who forgives you for your weather sins over the years. He’s the one who in your heart lets you know everything will be ok while hail destroys your roof and siding.
Anyway, last night the Winter Weather Gary England was in full effect. Check out what he did to Nick Bender during a winter weather cut-in towards the end of last night’s Grammys.
Good morning, Moles. Welcome to the first apocalyptic weather event of the season. I’m sure right now you’re either cuddled on your couch drinking cocoa and watching Gary England or you’re stranded on the I-235 bridge wondering if Jonathan Conder can fly in from Ft. Wayne and stop the out-of-control jackass in the Jeep from hitting you. Or you could be at work. That would suck.
Anyway, in an effort to fit in with all the other media outlets in town, we’re going to start a thread where you can list any weather related closings in your area. It’s pretty simple. If you want to report a closing, just leave a comment. If we like it, we’ll add it to our official list below.
Here are 15 to get us started:
15. Steve Lackmeyer Tall Building Circle Jerk at the Myriad Gardens is rescheduled for next Monday.
14. Platt College’s fetal food-cooking will start two hours late.
13. Oklahoma Insurance Department wet t-shirt contest is postponed indefinitely.
12. The INTEGRIS Health Colleen Brooks Center for Genital Herpes Research will be closed.
11. City Councilman Skip Kelly to serve Yellow Snow Margaritas outside City Hall starting at 11am.
Earlier today, the Oklahoma Insurance Department issued a press release seeking nominations for five awards that will presented at the 2012 National Tornado Preparedness Summit.
By far, and I really mean “by far,” the most interesting award category is the Insurance Commissioner’s Award. Here’s the press release that includes a description of each award category:
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