It’s about frackin’ time! Voting for our 2012 Oklahoma State Fair Photo Contest begins today with the first of our two semi-final rounds. I was going to post these last week, but Gary England Day got in our way. Sorry.
Anyway, before we get to the photos, let me quickly explain how this works:
• We will post 20 photos for the semi-finals. 10 are being posted today. 10 more
will be posted tomorrow can be found here. You can vote for up to three photographs in each group. The three pics from each group that receive the most votes will advance to next week’s finals.
That’s it. Here are the first 10 semi-finalists:
I like Ellen DeGeneres. She’s made headlines in Oklahoma when she called Sally Kern live on the air in 2008. She’s started a record label and signed Edmond native Greyson Chance to it, after having him on her show. When the Thunder were making their playoff run last season, she had Kristin Chenoweth and Rumble on her show. She’s even danced with Mayor Cornett when he put out city on a diet.
I’m telling you all that because one of my Twitter friends is a writer/producer for The Ellen Show. His name is Rob Fee. His Twitter account is hilarious, and you should follow him. I recently asked if I could interview him about his career and the Oklahoma connections to The Ellen Show. He graciously agreed and you can find the interview after the jump.
(Editor’s Note: When Chelsea, our young, attractive, affluent, former OU sorority girl contributor asked to write about Texas, I got concerned. Complaining about Landry Jones and OU football is me and Gravy’s turf. But then she explained she wanted to write more about the OU – Texas experience, as opposed to the X’s and O’s of the game. And who better to write about that experience than a young, attractive, affluent, former OU sorority girl. Enjoy!)
The Red River Rivalry game is approaching, a weekend that I fondly refer to as Christmas. Yes, I realize that I graduated college awhile ago. I’m now in that awkward stage where crashing in a double room the Hyatt with twelve of my BFFs is no longer socially acceptable, but forking over the cash for a room at the Hilton Anatole isn’t really a financially sound option either. I don’t have handy student season tickets anymore, and can’t afford the market price of one. I want to hang out on the West End Friday night, but I’m pretty sure most of the people who will be there were born in the 90′s. The wicked, agonizing grief I face in this abominable sort of purgatory!
But still, along with every other multi-generational Sooner family from Tulsa, I’ll head south down 75 on Friday morning, get a speeding ticket in Stringtown (which still beats sitting in traffic on 35 for five hours), buy a pecan log in Atoka, pay $40 to park my car downtown for the weekend, and begin the blissful mayhem of Dallas weekend.
If you too are making this pilgrimage, here’s a few sacred rituals you won’t want to miss out on:
Since I’ve watched him struggle to tackle people and play pass defense in his first game against Utah State a couple of years ago, I’ve never been a big fan of OU linebacker (and U.K. native) Tom Wort. The guy has always seemed to be more hype than substance. If I had a dollar for every time Wort misses a tackle in a game, blows a zone coverage or Al Eschbach says on the radio “I’m told he looks great in practice,” I’d be a rich man.
For some reason, though, the OU coaching staff continues to play the guy. I’m not sure why they do this, especially after the way Franklin Shannon played over the weekend, but here are some theories:
• They have struggled to recruit quality middle linebackers.
• Bob Stoops thinks it cute when Wort says things like lorry, parcel and queue.
• When they wake up each morning, the OU coaching staff watches this profile of Tom Wort on the BBC:
For the past year or so, KSBI Channel 52 has produced some weird show called Oklahoma Live! It airs each day at 1:00pm and is primarily watched by old women who can’t locate their remotes, Abigail Ogle and stoners who think they are watching a long, elaborate and frighteningly realistic SNL sketch.
Anyway, I’ve never actually watched an entire episode of the show, but it looks like that may change. We learned through the Ogle Mole Network that Alex Wehrley, Miss Wisconsin USA 2009, has been hired as the new host of the program. In fact, her first show is today. I think she’ll be replacing Drew Schroeder of “Drew and Kasey, Too” fame, who will be taking a leave of absence to figure out why he can’t open his eyes.
From the Rockford Star:
Alex Wehrley, morning anchor for 13 News Today at WREX in Rockford, is leaving that post to host the early afternoon Oklahoma Live! show on KSBI in Oklahoma City…
Wehrley, 25, has been at WREX as morning show anchor since February 2011. She was Miss Wisconsin USA 2009 and holds a degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She said her most memorable assignment at WREX was when she rode a roller coaster at Six Flags Great America while being filmed and talking into the camera.
Wow, this is the best thing Vince Orza’s done since he closed all the Garfield’s in Oklahoma City! If they can get Alex to dress like a cheerleader, nurse or innocent broke girl with car trouble, I may have to start watching this. And you no what, Vince could probably convince her to do it! Hell, he’s already convinced her to move to Oklahoma to take an obscure TV job. He should win some Journal Record award for that. Either Vince Orza’s an amazing salesman (a.k.a. liar) or Alex Wehrley’s extremely naive and desperate to get into TV. Considering her career highlight is riding a roller coaster, I think both are kind of true.
Anyway, if you’re still reading this and haven’t already jumped to the pics, I scoured the Internet for some photos of Alex. I found her Facebook Page, Model Mayhem page and Adult Friend Finder profile. Ok, just kidding about the last one. If you ask me, she’s Liz Dueweke hot. Lets just hope she’s not vain and spends her days pandering for compliments on Twitter.
Here are the pics:
Thanks! Your message has been sent!