Today I’m going to tell you about a town you’ve probably heard about but never visited. It’s called Prague.
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. The city proper is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 2.3 million. Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of Europe and particularly central Europe for the over 1,100 years of its existence.
Wait, wrong Prague. That’s what I get for copying and pasting the first thing I read on Wikipedia. We’re going to learn about why Prague, Oklahoma, doesn’t really suck.
1. There’s A Magical Baby Statue That Grants Wishes
Miracles can happen and if you are really want yours to happen then you must go and see what about 60,000 people from all over the world go see every year. The National Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague.
According to local legend this baby loves to make wishes come true. I’m not sure if it’s just three wishes or as many as you can muster. Though, I am sure that you must cherish the statue first. Whether that means rub or worship the statue I have not a clue. But I do know that’s freaking awesome.
I also have a golden calf in my back yard so I can cover all possibilities. I rub it quite frequently…
Well, there are several site-related announcements that need to be made, and since my girlfriend – pictured above – and I are about to go Rollerblade around Lake Hefner, I figured I’d save time and put them in one post. That’s always fun.
Anyway, here they are:
Win VIP passes to our birthday party…
Once again, we are celebrating this obscure local social blog’s 4th birthday on Saturday night at the 51st Street Speakeasy. In addition to our birthday party, it’s also a Quentin Tarantino Costume Party! You don’t have to wear a costume, but if you do, you can participate in the $500 Costume Contest. There no cover or fee to enter and it should be fun. Here’s the Facebook event page for it.
Also, before the “real” party starts, we are having an invite-only Ogle Mole party upstairs in the Great Room from 7:30pm – 10pm. At this party, we’ll have free food and beer provided by Coop and the Speakeasy. Tomorrow, we’ll be giving away 10 pairs of passes to this invite-only event. More details tomorrow.
One of my favorite bars in Oklahoma City is the Cock-O-The-Walk. I like it for a bunch of reasons. It’s laid back, not too fancy but not too divey, and they serve beers in large round glasses that remind me of the little golden goblets that would come with the King Castle and Robin Hood Hideout Legomen.
This guy would probably like Cock-O-The-Walk for the same reasons. From News 9:
Police say a Norman man traveled throughout the metro stealing Lego toys from local Target stores.
Police arrested 30-year-old Todd Franklin Curtis on April 30. A loss prevention officer at the Target on S.W. 44th Street told police she first spotted Curtis walking the aisles in the women’s clothing section. Security watched him place several items in his shopping cart before he moved to the toy department.
Once there, security officers said Curtis placed several large Lego boxes in his cart. He then pushed the cart to the front registers and left it while he walked outside.
According to the police report, Curtis stopped outside the doors of Target to talk on his cell phone. Security officers told police after Curtis ended the call, he came back into the store and pushed the shopping cart filled with merchandise outside without paying for any of the items.
Target reported in all, the merchandise was worth $1,275.93.
Uhm…did this guy figure out how to extract meth from Legos or something? I ask this because it’s really the only logical explanation why some dude would drive around town and steal $1,275.93 worth of plastic blocks from Target. Before you know it, you’re going to have to go the pharmacy and provide two forms of identification before you buy a Lego set.
Seriously, what a bizarre weirdo. At least he decided to shoplift from Target. When they’re not having tickle fights with their BFFs, watching Glee or reading this website, hot chicks are usually at Target in their halter tops and yoga pants buying stuff. Or so I’ve heard.
Number 7 on my list is Closer by Nine Inch Nails.
I remember the day I went to Best Buy to purchase the Downward Spiral. It was early Summer, I was 16-years-old, and I really loved this song. However, because the Internet didn’t really exist and because I didn’t have cable, the only time I would hear it was when I was at a friend’s house watching MTV. So yeah, I really needed the CD.
Anyway, I was at Best Buy with the Downward Spiral and Stone Temple Pilots’ self title album in my hands and ready to purchase. When I walked up the register to pay, the girl asked for my ID. Yes, The Downward Spiral had one of those parental advisory labels, and Best Buy wouldn’t sell it to anyone younger than 17 or 18. I can’t remember the exact age.
I was a little bit salty, complained and just left with Stone Temple Pilots. Later that day I went to my job – my first ever minimum wage job, mind you – at Chuck E. Cheese. I was in a back room, taking a break, and while wearing the Chuck E. Cheese costume (minus the head), I told one of the cooks about the experience.
The cook, who was 18 or 19, told me that he was going to swing by Best Buy the next day, and while there, would buy the CD for me. I would just need to give him the money in advance. I complied, and sure enough, the following Saturday afternoon, I had The Downward Spiral.
Like most 16 year olds in 1994, I think the only song I ever listened to on the CD was Closer. In fact, I think I made a mix tape with Closer repeated over and over just for car listening pleasure. When I was at home, I’d have to listen to it on my head phones. For some reason, parents frowned up on the whole “Fuck You Like an Animal” line.
Sonic is an Oklahoma company. The drive-in was founded in Oklahoma, its corporate headquarters is located in Bricktown and you can find a location on just about every Oklahoma City street corner and every small town in the state. Hell, I think Sonic ice was even named the official “Frozen Water Product of Oklahoma” by the legislature back in 2008.
Those are all reasons why this news is disappointing:
The Memphis Grizzlies are encouraging all fans to help them Whiteout FedExForum for Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Saturday, May 7 at 4 p.m. All fans in attendance for Saturday’s game will receive a white ‘Believe Memphis’ t-shirt presented by Sonic Drive-Ins and Mid-South Chevy Dealers, while fans wishing to wear their own white shirt or jersey may do so as well. All fans attending any Second Round Playoff games at FedExForum will also receive a Round Two Gold Grizzlies Growl Towel presented by First Tennessee Bank and Toyota.
Wow, not only is Sonic cheating, but they are blatantly cheating. What’s next? Free roller skates for all Grizzlies fans if Memphis wins??? A partnership with the University of Texas??? Connie Chung as a spokeswoman??? Nothing would surprise me now.
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