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Channel 25 is losing a weatherman, adding a newscast and should probably hire Gary England….

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First of all, I want to be clear that I have not heard any rumors that Gary England is moving to KOKH Fox 25. What I’m doing here is simply throwing out the idea that Gary England should move to Channel 25. Let me explain why.

Yesterday, longtime Oklahoma TV weatherman and kid from Jerry McGuire impersonator, Jon Slater, announced he’s leaving the fourth place Oklahoma City news channel… for the future. According to the Ogle Mole Network, this is because his contract wasn’t renewed. He’ll be replaced by the station’s Chief Meteorologist, Jeff George, who is moving from the morning show to the evenings.

Here’s Jon Slater’s Vaguebook status about it:

Introducing the $200 TLO Weather Dong Contest!!!

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It’s spring in Oklahoma. That means several months of beautiful days ruined by awful wind, state maps in the corner of your screen, allergies, bedazzled weather ties, insurance adjusters, Thunder playoffs, Val Caster, The Arts Festival, and of course, weather dongs.

To celebrate this occasion, we’re launching our first ever TLO Weather Dong Contest presented by Patricia’s! Yep, Patricia’s. Here’s how it works:

From today through June 15, if you spot a weather dong on an Oklahoma TV channel, simply snap a pic or screenshot and email it to us. When you do, include the date, time, and channel the weather dong appeared. In June, we’ll gather up our favorite weather dongs and let TLO readers vote for the best. The person who wins will get $200, and the other finalists will get gift cards to Patricia’s.

But wait. There’s more!

To add an extra layer of intrigue, and perhaps encourage the creation of more vibrant and impressive weather dongs for everyone’s enjoyment, we’re also going to give $100 to the local TV personality (if applicable) that appears in the photo. For example, let’s say Janet Barresi submitted that pic of Damon Lane above and won the contest. Barresi would get $200 and Damon Lane would get $100. Pretty cool, huh?

If all this talk is making a weather dong grow on your own personal doppler radar, I don’t blame you. After the jump, I’ve included some weather dong examples and other rules:

Marla Morgan continues to send us great photos…

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After two hard-fought games against Danny Bowien and Vanity Perkins, Marla Morgan was eliminated from Ogle Madness yesterday by Gary England by a score of 366 – 228. In a last-ditch effort to secure votes, Marla sent us one of her patented emails:

Patrick darling,

I am pleased to have advanced in your contest, I’ve always liked contests! But you really need a more recent picture of me, so here is one from last year during that hot Summer. More recent material is always good when in contests! BTW, that silly comment about me being a high maintenance spouse? I didn’t like that too much. I don’t get mad very often, but when I do, it’s not very pretty.



So, Marla Morgan sent me a photo from one hot American summer. This better be good. Let’s check it out:

Reed Timmer is searching for babes on Tinder…

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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:

Channel 9 has taken this Emily Sutton – Lacey Swope thing to a new level…

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: