There are two types of weirdos. You have weird weirdos (Joe Exotic or The Video Vigilante) who are really weird and annoying, and then you have cool weirdos (like Reed Timmer or Biker Fox) that you wouldn’t mind being friends with.
I’m pretty sure the guy pictured above, Taylor Caraway, falls in the cool weirdo category. Earlier this week, the Oklahoma City man achieved overnight internet fame when Reddit and then The Huffington Post picked up on his strange OK Cupid profile image.
Here’s his story via The Huffington Post:
This is Taylor Caraway’s OkCupid profile pic. It blew up Reddit earlier this week because — well, just take look at it — why wouldn’t it blow up on Reddit?…
In an email interview with The Huffington Post, Taylor told us he believes he’s in the “top-ish tier of OkCupid success” — meaning, “I probably get a response to around 80 percent of my first messages.”
“My profile and my pictures are very polarizing, so they’re not for everyone — and that’s what I like about them,” he said.
As popular as the photo was on Reddit, the 32-year-old realizes that crazy ladybug prints from Hobby Lobby aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. And he definitely tends to have more success with the photo when he ventures outside of his hometown of Oklahoma City.
“When I travel, I get a lot better reactions to that picture and some of the other crazy ones,” he said. “A lot of people think the picture is creepy, and I’ll be the first to admit it definitely has a strange-ish vibe to it. That just makes me laugh, though. And I have had one or two women tell me they love me just based off the pictures — true story.”
So what’s Taylor’s best tip for being successful on online dating sites?
“Don’t take the whole thing too seriously. I think a lot of people (especially men) tend to way overanalyze every minute detail of the messages they send,” he said. “Just keep things lighthearted. Dating should be fun. If you’re stressing about it, you’re doing it wrong.”
And in case you’re wondering, Taylor is still single and no, he doesn’t wear that ladybug shirt on dates. (Sorry, ladies.)
Uhm, if his profile pic is so cool and popular, why’s he’s still single? I think I know the answer.
Through the vast reaches of the Ogle Mole Network, I was able to get in touch with a cute girl who actually went on a date with this guy. After some initial hesitation, here’s what she had to say:
This whole trend where people bathe in public fountains and splash pads has to stop. Well, unless you’re a Thunder Girl shooting an urban swimsuit calendar. If that’s the case, please continue.
I bring this up because, once again, Oklahoma City police have arrested a man for bathing near downtown. This time the culprit is Jorge Arturo Perez. He was caught taking a dip in that Bricktown fountain near Harkins theatre. He was also trying to wash his hair… with mayonnaise.
Yep, mayonnaise. Obviously, he’s not from around here or he would have just used Hidden Valley Ranch like the rest of us.
Here are the details via KOKH Fox 25:
Yesterday, KOCO Channel 5 stirred up a little bit of controversy when they reported that classy Westmoore High School students decided to make fun of other people’s misfortune by holding up yellow “We Buy Houses” signs during Friday’s game against Southmoore. Apparently, the students were poking fun at Southmoore students who lost their home during the Moore tornado.
Well, at least that’s what KOCO Channel 5 wants you to believe:
Crosstown high school rivals collided on Friday night, but Southmoore parents said Westmoore students went too far.
Several described hearing Westmoore students chanting, “We buy houses,” and saw many holding signs with the same message. The students also chanted, “At least we have houses.”
The signs and chants were said to make light of a May 2013 tornado that devastated the city of Moore.
Wow, that’s shocking. Who would have thought that high school students, who are known for their excellent judgement, decision-making and taste in humor, would do something so callous and despicable. Who do they think they are? OSU students?
The answer is no. There are always two sides to every story, and there are even more sides when you’re dealing with the sensationalistic local news media.
According to just about everyone who is not an angry Southmoore parent who likes to overreact, rush-to-judgement, jump-to-conclusions and call the local news channel whenever they see something they do not understand, the signs had nothing to do with the making fun of tornado victims.
In fact, despite how the article makes it sound, photos from the game only show one student even holding a sign. Here are a couple of pics:
I’d like to nominate William Johnson (pictured above) for the Journal Record’s 2015 “Innovator of the Year.” Hopefully he’ll be allowed to accept the award while in jail.
On Friday night, Johnson’s Suburban was stolen from a Tulsa gas station. He then did what any smart person would do when their car is jacked and they want to find it. He called police, reported the crime, and, oh, kind of lied about a five-year-old kid being in the backseat, triggering a statewide Amber Alert and sending 60+ Tulsa police officers in search of the stolen vehicle.
What could go wrong with that?
Via News 9:
The Village is getting weirder.
First the city was invaded by skunks. Now they’re being infiltrated by an organized garden gnome racket. These two things have to be related, right? If so, I blame the elves.
Earlier this week, Allison Cameron (pictured above), or as David the Gnome calls her – Allykink Fizzlewhistle – was busted making her own private Statuary World franchise when Village police caught her stealing diminutive statues and figurines from her neighbor’s yard.
KFOR’s Andrew “Borrowing My Grandpa’s Old Suit” Donley has all the details:
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