I love award show season. It gives me a great opportunity to be a brat and criticize (or swoon over) all of the celebrities participating in the red carpet spectacle that occurs nearly every other week in January and February. The Grammys are always particularly interesting thanks to freak shows like Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga. Well, this year there was no egg carried by androgynous characters in unitards, and there was no Little Red Riding Hood with the Pope as her date (probably because he was busy preparing to retire), but it was still a pretty solid year from a design perspective. I think it was also a pretty good year for boobs on the red carpet, but that’s a different post.
Anyway, it’s not the ensembles worn on the red carpet that stole headlines. Instead, it’s the dress Carrie Underwood wore during her performance, which intentionally doubled as a projector screen. Check out the footage after the jump:
Back on December 19th, nearly six days before the much-hyped 2012 Christmas Blizzard that never happened, I posted this pic of KFOR’s Mike Morgan forecasting either a life threatening blizzard or a cold, windy mostly dry day. Oddly enough, we had neither.
To be fair, pretty much everyone missed on that storm. I just thought the image properly conveyed and symbolized the winter weather hype machine that runs rampant in this market whenever snow is in the forecast. It’s either going to be cold or YOU WILL DIE SO YOU BETTER WATCH US EVERY DAMN NIGHT OF THE WEEK!!!!
And I know the public is partly to blame. If we didn’t get all anxious, excited and glued to our TVs whenever they mention “snow” in the forecast, guess what, they wouldn’t always mention snow in the forecast. But we’re stupid and take the bait, and they’re smart and dangle it in our faces. It’s just how the system works.
The media outlet taking the lead in today’s winter weather hype machine is surprisingly KOKH Channel 25. It’s surprising because no one likes to get their weather from Channel 25, do they? Here’s a screen of their website taken at 1:00am:
When we were going through the heat wave last summer, I shared this experience about how I nearly snapped while waiting in line at Subway:
I know it’s “cooled” down to the 90s for the past few days, but I think it’s safe to say that the heat is making everyone a little extra moody, irritable and angry. It’s even got to me a little bit. Last Monday, I held a door open for a soccer mom and her teenage son at Subway and then nearly killed them with my eyes after they proceeded to order six footlong subs while I waited behind them in line. I did everything in my passive aggressive power to let them know how pissed I was. I tapped on the glass, made audible sighs, and called my imaginary wife who was at home with our newborn baby to tell her it would be a while because I was stuck in line. That’s a far cry from my typical Subway line behavior, which is to contemplate what I’m doing at Subway or get caught up with Words With Friends.
Well, know I feel a little better. Apparently I’m not the only one who gets a little frustrated while waiting for a shitty sandwich. For example, some guy in Tulsa recentlyt assaulted a Subway employee with his $5-footlong:
Via News on 6:
I received a text from my Uncle Bob last Tuesday stating that he couldn’t read The Lost Ogle from his work computer. The site was being flagged as a “restricted” website that may contain “sexual material.” This was alarming because our business model is very dependent upon people reading from their cubicle while they should be hard at work looking at spreadsheets.
I figured/hoped my uncle’s work computer situation was related to the post we published the day before. It was about Moore native and nationally known (this word is spelled backwards —>) rnop star BeeBee Jonez being an Oklahoma City Thunder fan. My suspicions were confirmed when he sent the following text on Friday:
Well I can finally open Lost Ogle but I can’t go to page 2. Whatever you have there is what is getting flagged and blocked.That’s
That’s great. Now whenever I write about Oklahoma actresses who get paid to do the nasty-nasty on camera, there’s a chance the Internet police will block us. That’s not good. Since we want people like my uncle to be able to read this stuff while trudging through a conference call, I’ve decided to go out of my way to prevent TLO from being blacklisted. That means I’m intentionally not writing the actress’ name correctly and I’m avoiding posting any, uhm, sultry photos. Hell, I even renamed the pic above Jessica Tandy.
Anyway, last summer BeeBee announced she was retiring from the grown-up movie world. Not surprisingly, that didn’t last long. Here’s an excerpt from a moderately interesting interview on a site called Bro Bible. Yes, Bro Bible. I edited out the “p” word the rhymes with “scorn.”
This will not be your typical edition of the Monday Morning Tweets. We will not feature strange tweets from Dean Blevins, awkward conversations with Linda Cavanaugh, and random exclamation points from Regular Jim Traber. This is because Traber deleted his Twitter account and Linda and Dean are just as stunned as we are.
The story and mystery surrounding this development is very bizarre. On Saturday night, because I have an awesome social life, I combed through Twitter and looked for tweets I could use for this week’s post. For whatever reason I decided to pick Traber’s first. The most recent tweet was about one minute old. It was sent by his wife, Julie. And it wasn’t very f-cking nice.
Check it out:
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