It looks like we’re not the only ones who are distraught that Emily Sutton has a serious boyfriend.
Last night, an Ogle Mole sent us a screenshot of Reed Timmer’s Tinder profile. Try saying that three times real fast. I guess he’s looking for a quick pick me up, rebound or wanting to make Abigail Ogle jealous.
In case you’re in a relationship, anti-technology or have a legitimate social life, Tinder is the hottest new online dating app. As opposed to dating sites that force you to lie about things on personality tests, Tinder is based more on first-impressions and where you’re located. You scroll through photos and swipe right on the ones you like, and left on the ones you don’t like. If two people mutually swipe right on each other, they’re connected, probably meet up for drinks at the Mule or Louie’s, and then have sex. At least I think that’s how it works. Ever since that bad experience I had on Adult Friend Finder, I stay away from online dating.
Here’s a screenshot of Reed’s profile:
It’s been a few years since meteorologist Lacey Swope debuted on News 9, and to this day she can’t shake being labeled Emily Sutton 2.0.
I’ve never been 100% sure if that was intentional or a coincidence. I flip-flop on it all the time. Was News 9 specifically looking for a smart, attractive, bubbly brunette who can give the weather report with the charm and zeal of a first grade teacher like Emily Sutton, or did they just stumble across a talented TV meteorologist who, oh by the way, just happens to be a virtual clone of Emily Sutton?
Well, I think we may be getting closer to answering that question. It looks like Lacey Swope now has her own fishing photo contest.
Here are the details:
Since we’re about to change our state’s name to “New Minnesota,” I thought I’d address an epidemic that’s destroying our state: Awful Winter Weather Photography.
You know what I’m talking about. You wake up to three to five fresh inches of snow on the ground and your backyard looks like a pretty winter wonderland. You let the dogs out and they start playing and, oh my god, look at the snow on the patio furniture and the birds in that tree. And then it happens. Out comes the phone. You snap a couple of pics and post them to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Then your aunt or friend from college you haven’t seen in years “likes” them and you feel all warm and happy, despite the fact you annoyed every one of your friends and followers with some boring, annoying “photography”.
If you’re one of those people, don’t feel too bad. Everyone does it. Unfortunately, that’s not where the madness stops. Some people actually send those pics to TV news stations. Amazingly, the news stations don’t seem to mind. In fact, they encourage it. They ask for readers to submit photos and then put them on the air and call it news. This prompts people to take and send more pics, creating a vicious cycle of winter weather madness that’s got to stop.
Seriously, this craze of sending camera phone pics of snow to the TV news media is out of control. It’s become the “Live Report from the Icy Intersection” shot of the 1990s or “School Closings Scroll” of the 2000s. Pretty soon, the TV news media is going to try to cram all this stuff on one screen. They’ll have the school closings scroll on the bottom, with the rest of the screen divided between live radar, stormchaser dashboard cam, lazy reporter at Britton and I-235 bridge with ruler cam, Bob Mills Integris Winstar cam, and a slide show that rotates awful viewer submitted winter weather pics. Actually, I think News 9 already does that, so never mind.
Anyway, I stopped by the News 9 Facebook Page and rounded up the 10 most annoying types of pics people send to news channels or post on Facebook or whatever. These account for 99% of all winter photographs. Please do us all a favor and put the phone down and stop. Nobody cares. I repeat, nobody cares.
Check them out:
1. Rulers, Tape Measures or Yardsticks
This is one of the most common pics. What happens is Emily Sutton will say something on air like “Send us your snow totals in Wetumka!” and then people rush outside and take these. They’re pretty awful. Wow. Four inches of snow. I hope you’re okay.
The world is still shocked and saddened by the sudden death of famed actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Last night, we even had a couple of trivia teams honor him with their team names. They were:
Phillip See-No-More Hoffman
“I Had A Bad Weekend” starring Peyton Manning and Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Have I told you that TLO Trivia Night is a very crude and vulgar event and not for the easily offended?
Say what you want about the insensitivity of those team names, but at least they weren’t insulting. Check out the News 9 article about the actor’s death:
Jonathan Conder has some competition.
On Sunday morning, KOCO sent weekend morning weatherman Brad Sowder to Norman for a live report on winter weather conditions. It was pretty typical stuff. Stand at the corner of an intersection, put the ruler in the snow, talk about the wind chill, tell people to stay at home and only get out if necessary. You know the drill.
During the middle of a live shot, a pickup truck tried to make it up a hill. It didn’t. Fortunately for everyone except the truck’s driver, Sowder was right there to save the day. Or at least try.
Check out the clip:
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