Oklahoma’s favorite apartment manager turned viral internet star turned commercial spokesperson, Sweet Brown, was the focus of a Tosh.0 web redemption on Tuesday. If you like to watch incredibly boring comedy sketches that even the host can tell are going nowhere, you should totally check it out. You know, just to stay hip and informed and everything.
Without a doubt, Louis C.K. is one of the best comedians out there. His stand-up act is funny, smart and original. His TV show is funny, smart and original. In fact, everything about the guys seems to be funny, smart and original. I guess you can say he’s the anti-Larry the Cable Guy.
Sometimes, though, Louis C.K has some not-so-funny, cringe-worthy moments. People say this happens because he’s honest and says what he thinks, but sometimes he’s just offensive. Take, for example, this 2006 bit about Oklahoma City that someone recently uploaded to YouTube. In it, he talks about our city’s crazy rednecks and suggests that someone blow them all up in a federal building. Hysterically funny, huh?
Here’s the clip:
Yesterday, we showed you the first 10 semi-finalists for our 2012 Oklahoma State Fair Photo Contest. Today we unveil the second batch of photos. Just like yesterday, you get to vote for your three favorite pics. The three that get the most votes will move on to next week’s finals. Before I get to the photos, I have three things to say:
• Thanks to everyone who submitted a photo. This year we received 75 email submissions. The average email contained two or three photo attachments. I’m not good at Craig Humphreys’ new math, but that means we received about 150 – 200 photos. There were a bunch of good ones that just missed the cut. We’ll post them later on this month.
• Thanks to Chad for his help with some of the captions and descriptions for the photos.
To the pics. And don’t forget, you can still view and vote for the first half of the semi-finalists by clicking here.
Before I left for college, I was under the impression that it would be a lot like a J. Crew catalog. But, alas, there were no people in khakis and sweaters reading philosophy on park benches or tweed blazers walking through the quad. Rather, there were a whole lot of jag bags in Alpha Gamma Phi Delta Kappa Pi Sigma Theta Blah Blah Blah shirts and chicks in Nike running shorts with Ugg boots. Say what you will about how preppy and lame J. Crew can be, but it will never be as terrible as Nike running shorts with Ugg boots.
But one of the best aspects of my college career was meeting professors who absolutely loved their jobs. I had quite a few of those, and I would say that there was no professor who loved his job more than Doctor J. Rufus Fears. He taught two of the most popular courses, and I had the privilege of taking one. He could be seen walking around campus with his backpack and walking stick on his way to and from classes. Dr. Fears passed away on Saturday and he will be greatly missed.
From the Norman Transcript:
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:
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