Since we are a Mommy Blog this week, I have been instructed by Clark Matthews to avoid writing about hot chicks. Apparently, that’s a taboo topic in Mommy Blogs land. To fill the void, I figured we might as well write about something Mommy Blog’s love: hunks.
Fortunately, though, we really know nothing about hunks. Since that’s the case, we thought it would be good to post a poll to see who is our city’s hottest hunk. Check out the nominees and vote after the jump:
First of all, instead of posting our Ogle Madness logo with every post, I thought it would be fun to show pictures of people celebrating Ogle Madness. Today’s picture is of Taylor Griffin, Alex Brown and some former moderately average and/or bad former OU basketball players. They love Ogle Madness, and are rooting for Blake to go all the way. If you have a picture you would like to send us of you, your friends or random “celebrities” celebrating Ogle Madness, send them to us at thelostogle at gmail dot com. If you would like to send a t-shirt to Alex Brown, send it to the OU athletic office.
Anyway, today’s match-ups come from the top half of the Midwest Region. They will be played at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher.
“¢ (1) Sam Bradford vs. (16) Elyse Downs
“¢ (8) Dean Blevins vs. (9) Patrick
“¢ (4) Mike Gundy vs. (13) Sally Kern
“¢ (5) Berry Tramel vs. (12) Lee Symcox
Voting ends at midnight. Vote after the jump.
Earlier this week, OPBUCO ran a series of full and half page ads criticizing Fox 25. The ads were in response to a recent Fox 25 investigative series called “Problems in Print,” that touched on the decline of the newspaper industry, and in particular, The Oklahoman. A few days ago, Fox 25 responded. Check it out:
I’m still a bit confused here. How did a fledgling Fox affiliate known more for hiring attractive people than reporting news just totally dominate our state’s “most trusted” news leader in this battle of wits? Seriously, at the end of the report I expected the Dark Tower to fall to the ground and for Nick Winkler to tell everyone that he has spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.
Anyway, if I was in charge of The Oklahoman, I’d start damage control right now. The first thing I would do is run some ads showing the person responsible for the ill-advised rebuttal wearing a dunce hat and filling out unemployment paperwork. The second thing I would do is spend thousands of dollars placing those ads on this site. The third thing I would do is place more ads on this site. I would do all that because I’m strikingly attractive and know a good deal when it see it.
Buried somewhere in the 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing is the idea that anyone can attack the market leader, but that the market leader should never attack the products, people or services that rank below it. Leave it up to The Oklahoman to break one of those immutable laws. Here is a full page criticizing Fox 25 for their report on price hike of the Sunday paper:
(photo from Nate at Okay City)
I think that sound you just heard was the cork being popped from the bottles of champagne in the Fox 25 newsroom. Seriously, the Fox 25 news audience probably just doubled now that people know they have the ability to piss off OPUBCO.
If you ask me, the highlight of the ad was this:
Maybe our local broadcast friend should stick to reruns of Cops and TMZ and let journalists worry about reporting the news.
Yep, The Oklahoman does a great job of letting its journalists report the news. Kind of like when business reporter Don Mecoy reported that Aubrey McClendon was auctioning a portion of his extensive wine collection. Wait…they actually took down that story without any explanation. Oops.
Anyway, I will admit that I’m a bit salty that The Oklahoman went after Fox 25 before officially coming after us. You would have thought we would have got that honor first. Maybe they didn’t because most of their employees are fans of our site and read us daily, and they don’t want to have a mutiny on their hands. Or maybe it’s because we actually use Wimgo. Who knows, we’ll let you be the judge.
Last week, we linked to a post at the Wall Street Journal that reported Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon is allegedly selling a portion of his gazillion-dollar wine collection. We found the story through a post by Don Mecoy at the NewsOK.com Business Blog.
For some reason, though, the post by Mecoy is no longer online. It appears that it’s been mysteriously removed from NewsOk.com. However, thanks to Google cache you can still see the post. Here it is:
Hmmn. I wonder why the post was removed? The Wall Street Journal’s story is still up, so I assume the report about McClendon is accurate. And it’s not like Don Mecoy wrote anything bad or libelous. In fact, it was a pretty soft piece that just stated the facts and was void of any biting commentary.
It kind of makes you wonder if The Oklahoman was pressured by Aubrey McClendon (or his friend Clay Bennett) to remove the post. If that’s the case, is that the behavior and policy you would expect from a publication that claims to be “state’s most trusted news?” Something tells me a “trusted” new organization would stand by a story that reflects the (deteriorating?) wealth of one of our state’s wealthiest citizens, regardless of who he happens to be friends or business partners with.
In my opinion, this is just more proof that you can’t really trust The Oklahoman. Aubrey McClendon could force a group of imprisoned midget rowers to tend to his indulgent wine collection and The Oklahoman would probably just write a story about everything he has done for midgets and the rowing community. It could be raining the day of the OPUBOC employee picnic and The Oklahoman would probably change the weather report to “Sunny and Beautiful” just to get more people to show up. And they would do all that because they not only like to report the news, but control it, too.
That state’s most trusted news? Whatever.
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