Ever since Phillip Anschutz purchased OPUBCO a few months back, we’ve heard rumors that Wimgo’s days were numbered. Well, that’s not the case anymore. According to the Ogle Mole network and other local media reports, it looks like OPUBCO is ending their social networking turned event calendar turned online directory turned event calendar again turned free Papa John’s pizza for everyone web experiment.
Wimgo is Wim-gone — or soon will be. OPUBCO Communications Group’s ill-fated online project is coming to an end, according to OPUBCO employees who asked not to be identified. OPUBCO officials informed Wimgo staffers on Dec. 6 that the company is pulling the plug on the operation, which began in February 2008.
Yeah, the most surprising part about this story isn’t that Wimgo is (almost) dead, but that OKC Biz actually broke a news story. I think the last time they did this was when they announced Whole Foods was moving to Oklahoma City. I hope this isn’t a new trend for them, because I like their profiles on local businesses and individuals who have hired good PR firms.
Anyway, back to Wimgo.
Dear Lisa Lispino,
I know the above picture might make you think that I’m comparing you to the artist, Pablo Picasso. I’m not. I just wanted to show that there’s a way to represent tragedy in art, and it doesn’t involve a picture of Alabama’s mascot moon walking in front of the Murrah Building wreckage. But, judging from your rudimentary use of Photoshop, you don’t strike me as having been burdened with an abundance of education, so I’ll slow things down for you. If you readers don’t know who this woman is, then check this out.
I won’t say anything more about the tasteless content of the photos you posted on the internet. Honestly, if I wanted to see worthless images that were meant to entertain, I’d look at LOLcats all day, because at least misspelled captions on pictures of cats are funny. Instead, I’d like to do something that I learned in journalism school—attack you personally. Why? Because I’m going to go ahead and assume that your pictures were a tasteless attack on Oklahoma and many deceased Oklahomans. And, if this is your “art” and free speech, you’re honestly just asking for my free speech to get all righteous up on you.
After the least damaging “nuclear winter” ever, there will be a–short–NBA season. Since June, the only question being asked by most Thunder fans was some variation of “are they going to play this season?” After the situation was amicably resolved at the point of no hope, the conversation has shifted to how the new dawn of the league will affect Oklahoma City.
Okay, that isn’t really happening, but it should. I’ll start out with the good news:
Money, Money, Money
One of the primary objectives of ownership in the collective bargaining negotiations was to create a system that invited league parity. In layman terms, they want everyone to have an equal opportunity to win the NBA Championship. This has not been the case over the past…history of the league. Unless Michael Jordan was playing the the Bulls, either the Celtics or Lakers have won just about every year.
The way to achieve parity apparently comes down to making the individual ownership groups more profitable. And since most of the money earned by the league goes to Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, and New York, the way to make the smaller market teams have better looking financial statements is to make the big markets share.
As one of the smallest cities with a team, the Thunder are going to be the recipient of that sweet shared revenue. Theoretically, that means they can take the infused money, increase team payroll, and start being a player in free agency.
Don’t count on it. Thunder ownership is rooted in the kind of fiscal responsibility that, if the other 29 teams practiced, would have helped to avoid labor disruption in the first place. What it will mean, however, is that when the current roster becomes more expensive, the Thunder can hopefully use those extra checks from the Knicks and Bulls to keep Serge Ibaka and James Harden from jumping to richer teams. Speaking of which… Read More
Although they border each other and comprise the southern edge of the OKC Metro, I have never really considered Moore and Norman to be rival towns. Then I read the following article in today’s Norman Transcript. It totally changed my mind:
Moore kicks off Christmas
NORMAN — Recent felony filings in Cleveland County include:
• Meghan Elyse Irwin, 21, false declration of ownership in pawn.
• Jamie Nicolle Irvin, 33, obtaining or attempting to obtain controlled substance by forgery or fraud.
• Curtis Ray McBay, 47, domestic abuse and battery by strangulation, assault and battery on police officer, and obstructing officer.
• Mustafa Dustin Matthew Arslan, 19, possession of controlled dangerous substance, larceny of merchandise from retailer, and obstructing officer.
• Dylan Ray Fountain, 18, burglary in the first degree, and false declaration of ownership in pawn.
• Christopher Glenn Vaughn, 29, possession of marijuana.
• Robert Brook, 52, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and transporting open bottle or continer of liquor.
• Joshua Dean Carter, 32, driving under influence of alcohol, and driving under suspension.
Well, that’s interesting. I guess either the Moore – Norman rivalry is more intense than I thought or the Norman Transcript is correct and Moore residents celebrate their Christmas by committing crimes in Norman. Or it could be that the Norman Transcript has no clue. It’s probably a mix of all three.
Anyway, I wonder if the Moore American will respond with a negative story about Norman. Maybe something with a headline like “Norman kicks off Christmas” and then list the names of all the OU sorority girls who took Plan B after hooking-up with some douchey fratboy at an OU Christmas party. That would be kind of funny.
Also, if you want to read some interesting stuff about Moore and Norman, check out these two “Why Your City Sucks” columns that Daily Thunder’s Royce Young wrote for us before he became best friend’s with Kevin Durant and Bill Simmons. They are worth a read:
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