Due to our (what some people claim as “odd”) fascination with Gary England, you would assume that we’d have a Google alert set up for each time someone thinks about the guy, much less writes about him. Well, we do. And the all-knowing Google failed us.
Check out the song “Master Newscaster” performed by some local punk band called Limp Wizurdz. The track is short, sweet and maxi-wedge grinder awesome. The tune was released in March 2012. That probably explains the now dated “Rick Mitchell Is Full Of Shit” lyric. I have no clue why we’re just now hearing it. Check it out:
Well, I guess we know what music I’m going to listen to during this season’s first tornado outbreak. Also, instead of using the three long beeps to alert us to a live severe weather cut in, they should just use the opening guitar riff from this song.
Gary England wasn’t the only News 9 personality to get a tribute song by the Lim Wizurdz. Check out this now so flattering song they wrote about Kelly Ogle:
Over the past week, both the OKC Friday and News 9 ran stories warning Nichols Hills residents that sneaky, slimy Gypsies may be targeting their super wealthy hamlet. Yes, “Gypsies.” Not regular crooks, thieves or con-artists. Gypsies.
Since we rarely, if ever, get to quote something from the OKC Friday, here’s their story:
It looks like you’ll finally be able to start your day with a little cup of (sigh) JoJo. Sorry. Had to do it.
Yes, we’ve confirmed that local media vixen and tilt-a-whirl rider Joleen Chaney is moving to the land of fake laughs and bus stop forecasts. She’ll anchor the 4:00am news broadcast on Channel 4 and host Rise & Shine on Freedom 43.
Normally, I wouldn’t take news like this very well. Who watches local morning news other than weirdos and old people? If I’m awake 4:00am, I consider it a sign that I need to try to sober up and go to bed. If I’m up at 7:00am, my neighbors are probably getting a new roof. And the last thing I want to do in either of those situations is watch overly happy people tell me about the news.
All that being said, this is actually a good thing. It means Joleen Chaney and Emily Sutton are finally reunited! Who would have a problem with that? Sure, we’ll never get to watch them or anything, but least we’ll see the return of tweets like this:
It’s been a few months since David Payne left Channel 4 to be Gary England’s severe weather deity in waiting at Channel 9. So far, it doesn’t appear the new gig (and larger paycheck) has changed the guy. He’s still the same casual, laid back, chatty weatherman we’ve all grown to moderately enjoy. When May gets here, we fully expect him to drive into a tornado and end up in heaven or Oz.
If you need proof, check out this clip of him presenting the seven-day forecast on News 9 at 10:00pm. He yucks it up with Kelly and Amanda and suggests that we may be a computer animated leprechaun.
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