If you are a regular reader of TLO, you probably know that local rapper Zero and I have some beef. “Beef” is the term I use for people I’ve never met, who I write about, and then worry that they’ll shoot me. The “Beef” stems from the time we made fun of one of his music videos:
Dear Mr. Zero. I don’t want to make fun of you. I like your music and wish you a long and successful career rapping and killing Crips, so please don’t shoot me with your great great grandfather’s Civil War era revolver. Seriously, that’s a sweet musket. When you commit a drive-by with that thing, do you have to drive around the block six times? Did you steal Senator Cockroft’s Civil War themed sidearm? Considering how attune you are to clothing and style, I would imagine that you wouldn’t go with mismatched revolvers. You seem more like a Glock man to me. Also, why did you get 405 tattooed on your stomach? That’s like the easiest part of a telephone number to remember. Before your next tattoo, make sure the artist checks to ensure that all the numbers or letters are the same size font.
Since I published that post, Zero and I have kind of made up. He offered me life, and I offered to write nice things about his other videos. It’s amazing what can be accomplished in a basement at gunpoint.
Anyway, Zero and his posse, the “Okie Boy Goon Young Guns” (OBGYNs), have dropped two new videos. They are called “Ten Toe Swag” and “Thank You Lord.” Check them out:
By now you’ve probably heard about the app Uber. I know we have, because their PR department has sent us a bunch of emails about it.
Uber is kind of like an app based taxi service. If you need a ride somewhere, you simply hit a button on your phone and then like a genie either David Glover, Nick Collison or Dan Gordon if he still lived here will show up where you are and give you a ride. You pay Uber, Uber pays them, and if neither of you are murdered, everyone is happy.
Well, except for taxi companies. They’re sad and worried.
Frustrated taxi and limo service operators want Oklahoma City police to ticket Uber drivers, but city officials are taking a cautious approach to dealing with the smartphone app-based ride-for-hire program.
Oklahoma City police Sgt. Leroy Dancy told members of the Oklahoma City Traffic and Transportation Commission on Monday that city officials continue to scrutinize the company to determine if it is violating city ride-for-hire ordinances.
“We haven’t come to a final conclusion yet,” he said.
Dancy told The Oklahoman he doesn’t know how long it will take to complete the city’s investigation.
“We just know when we know,” Dancy said.
Uber recruits local drivers willing to use their vehicles to provide ride-for-hire services to customers who summon and pay for rides through the smartphone app.
The issue is whether Uber and companies like it are required to meet the same licensing requirements as traditional ride-for-hire companies. In the Uber app’s service agreement with customers, the company contends it is a technology company with an app and not a transportation service.
The company contends it only acts as an intermediary to link customers with transportation providers, even though Uber collects credit card information from customers that is kept on file and used to pay for rides. Uber retains a percentage of the fares.
First of all, taxi and limo drivers should be aware that Uber’s marketing strategy seems to be entirely built on generating publicity and controversy. Why else would they pay a guy like Nick Collison to be a spokesperson? By complaining to the Oklahoman or TV news, you’re giving Uber exactly what they want.
Back to the story, it’s funny that taxi and limo drivers want the police to ticket people who are sharing a ride using Uber. Good luck with that. This is how the conversation will go:
Rob Ford, the crack smoking mayor of Toronto, wore an “OU beat Texas” shirt to the gym recently. The photo was uploaded to Instagram, and then NewsOK.com patched together a bad article about it.
Oklahoma football: Under-fire Toronto mayor Rob Ford loves the Sooners
Toronto mayor Rob Ford has become well known for his affinity for recreational drugs. He also loves OU football, apparently.
At least when he’s working out. The admitted crack-smoking politician has been all over the media for his confessions of drug use “probably in one of my drunken stupors,” he said. “Probably approximately about a year ago.” It hasn’t killed his support, however.
“He’s human. We all make mistakes,” one resident told Canadian broadcaster CBC Toronto.
“If he smokes and saves me money, I’ll vote for him — even if he’s a bum,” said another.
That kind of support is enough to keep Ford out and about, as he was photographed wearing an “OU beat Texas” shirt at the gym.
As far as we know, Ford has no direct links to OU football or the university, except this T-shirt. Boomer Sooner, Rob.
First of all, that headline is a bit much. He’s wearing a shirt. Let’s not go crazy. I own a Redhawks shirt. That doesn’t mean I love the Redhawks. Also, the mayor has an “affinity for recreational drugs?” He wasn’t caught smoking a doobie at a Widespread Panic concert. It was crack, as in “I’ll suck your dick for crack.” Referring to it as a recreational drug is like calling “Two Girls, One Cup” an experimental art film.
Anycrap, I came up with some possible reasons why Mayor Ford was wearing an OU shirt. Here they are:
1.) OU shirts are the only thing that fit…
Oklahomans are fat. In fact, the shirt he is wearing is a child’s size medium! We need to send him some Mississippi State shirts, NOW!
I originally wanted to write this post about comedian Kyle Kinane’s show this Wednesday. I was going to interview him and drum up some business for Contemporary Arts Center, but then this amazing story fell in my lap.
Police have arrested two women they believe were connected to a home invasion in southwest Oklahoma City early Monday morning.
Around 2 a.m., two suspects forced their way into a house in the 2800 block of S.W. 38th Street near May Avenue. The suspects tied up two men, ransacked the house, and stole several items. They then stole a truck from the victims and drove off.
It took the victims about three hours to free themselves and call police. They were not hurt.
Several hours late, Oklahoma City Police arrested 22-year-old Chelsea Smith and 25-year-old Sara Salcido. Smith is being held for robbery with a firearm, unauthorized use of a credit card, and concealing stolen property.
Salcido is being held for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
So, you are probably asking yourself, “Who are these ballsy girls” Well, check out the mug shots. First we have Chelsea Smith:
A few months ago, I wrote about how there were too many vape shops popping up around the metro area. I talked about how they are kinda douchey, and that the people who use e-cigs aren’t as cool as they think they are. After making fun of the people who use these products, e-cig users quickly wished cancer upon me. Luckily for them, it runs in my family!
Don’t you think that kind of backlash is disproportioned?
Me: Hey, I think what you do looks silly!
E-Cig User: I hope you die of cancer!
Well, I guess I get the last laugh. It seems that some towns in our state have decided they don’t want e-cig users sucking on battery-powered nicotine inhalers and on city property.
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