Before we begin with the madness, lets review some things:
“¢ Elyse Downs defeated Brianna DeCassios in The Ogle Madness Play-In Game. Elyse will play Sam Bradford on Wednesday.
“¢ One of our readers felt sorry for the original Ogle Madness II Logo and designed the one you see above. I guess it will work…unless someone can design a better one. Maybe we should have an Ogle Madness Logo Design Contest.
Anyway, now that all that stuff is out of the way, lets review today’s match-ups. They come from the upper bracket of the East Region and will be played in Wilburton at the Robbers Cave State Park and Lodge.
“¢ (1) Gary England vs. (16) Wimgo
“¢ (8) Brent Skarky vs. (9) Toby Rowland
“¢ (4) Carrie Underwood vs. (13) Jennifer “Oklahoma” Reeder
“¢ (5) Mark Rodgers vs. (12) Van Shea Iven
Find out a little bit about each person (and fledgling website) and vote after the jump. Voting ends at midnight tonight.
The Wimgo Project is a campaign of painful, brightly lit background, minimalist videos that explain why people love Oklahoma.
After 100 years, “Oklahoma is OK,” hasn’t caught on.
It is hard to explain why you love your state when the tag line inspires, “We’re just ok.”
The videos feature captivating topics, such as: “How I Learned Tulsa Streets,” “Where I Like to Eat,” and “Why I Love Prison Rodeos.” Topics that make Oklahoma seem, well, ok.
If they want to show the true Oklahoma, the videos should focus on Oklahomans that make the state exciting. Randy Terrill, Mathis Brothers or any random meth head, for example.
Here’s how I imagine the spontaneity would play out:
This past Saturday, Tony, Clark Matthews and I went to the Norman Music Festival. Not only did we get to go as official members of the media (which prompted George Lang to ask us “Why are you all here?”), but we also got to bring along our friend Cardboard Jim. Later this week, we will document his wimgoy Norman Music Festival experience in our second edition of the Travels of Cardboard Jim.
Other than a train roaring by every few minutes, the Norman Music Festival was pretty damn fun and pretty damn cool. We would like to give a big thanks to the organizers for letting people from the new viral, untraditional media cover this event. “Thank Yous” also go out to:
“¢ The nice security guard who let us sneak two cases of Miller Lite into the festival.
“¢ The WIMGO gals above for giving Jim a FREE t-shirt. Jim asked them WTF is Wimgo, but they couldn’t answer.
“¢ Ibuprofen and Gatorade
If you’re a regular at The Lost Ogle, you may remember the brilliant idea we had called
“WTF is Wimgo Week.” It was supposed to be an entire week’s worth of posts devoted to OPBUBCO’s “hip” and “cool” website for Oklahoma City. Unfortunately, we failed to realize that besides being amazing and strikingly attractive, we are also tremendously lazy, so the whole “lets spend an entire week making fun of Wimgo” thing never really happened.
Anyway, from time to time, I imagine we’ll still probably poke fun at the website that for some reason hosts a video of a bewildered Berry Tramel rambling on about Oklahoma City’s traffic. Seriously, if you didn’t know Berry Tramel was a sports columnist, you would probably think he was just some homeless panhandler complaining about the lack of revenue he earns at the 1-44 & Penn exit ramp. It’s like the only thing missing from the video is Berry whistling into an empty bottle of Colt 45 an occasionally holding up a crudely written sign that reads “Anything Helps. God bless.” That, and Jenni Carlson. Wait…nevermind.
If you live in the metro, you’ve probably heard of OPUBCO’s newest project, Wimgo. Maybe you’ve received an e-mail about them or you’ve seen one of their advertisements somewhere. There’s only one question. Just what the hell is Wimgo? As a public service, this week The Lost Ogle is digging around Wimgo’s site to try and answer that question.
Today, Wimgo’s Blog.
The Wimgo blog is apparently written by someone named Elizabeth. She likes a lot of things but doesn’t like mayonnaise and cranky people. We’re not sure if she has other responsibilities at OPUBCO, but if not, this is a job for which we would like to apply. Currently the Wimgo blog has a grand total of 15 posts over the course of three months, and nine of those are dedicated to explaining how to use Wimgo’s search engine, which is apparently so complicated it takes nine freaking blog entries to explain it.
Of particular interest to us was Wimgo’s blogroll. Check it out:
It’s a veritable Who’s Who of notable Oklahoma City bloggers. Notice anyone missing, though? Hmmm. Our feelings are hurt, particularly after all the free publicity we’ve given OPUBCO over the past ten months.
Conclusion: The Wimgo blog does not help us answer the question WTF is Wimgo?
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