Hello, friends! It’s time once again for another edition of Monday Morning Tweets.
I don’t know if it was the changing weather or if everyone had state fair hangovers or what, but this has been a really weird week on Twitter among our local celebs. I’ve seen tweet after tweet that doesn’t make sense or just has weird stuff going on, and for once I don’t think it’s because I’m too dense to understand them. I figured I’d perform a public service and try to decipher some of these mysterious tweets.
You can see them after the fold.
Well, here we are readers, at the end of September. Fall is in full swing, and my seasonal affective disorder is about to start acting up again. And I can’t go to Target or the mall for the rest of the year out of fear of Christmas displays, which will undoubtedly be popping up at any minute. The one saving grace in all of this is that it’s almost basketball season, which is good because OU football just doesn’t do it for me like it used to. Not to be one of “those fans”, but I am totally gonna be one of “those fans.”
Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.
Do you know the capital of New Hampshire? Can you put a list of Bill Murray movies in order by release date? Do you know anything about hockey? Are you like a Jeopardy contestant, only cooler? Do you like delightful beers and wings and a general party sort of atmosphere? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then good. I have a new Friday night ritual for you.
Tonight begins the first weekly edition of Free Team Trivia presented by The Lost Ogle at Buffalo Wild Wings on Northwest Expressway. Come grab a table big enough for all your friends and order a few rounds. Patrick will ask you questions, and if your team is better than our Norman team, chances are you won’t embarrass yourself like our team does. I wish you the best of luck, and remember, you get smarter with every beer you drink.
When I was a 11 or 12, my grandparents bought a new house near SW 74th and Penn. It wasn’t technically a “new” house, but it was bigger and better than the old one they had, plus my grandpa put a basketball goal in the driveway, so it was kind of cool.
However, a few months after they moved in, I overheard my grandpa mention to someone that the previous owner killed himself in the garage. Ever since then, I’ve been pretty damn convinced that the house is cursed or haunted. This hunch was proven by the strange sounds I’d hear coming from the garage when I would house sit, or the fact that my friend Jed threw up in my grandpa’s easy chair the one time I decided to throw a party while house sitting. One of the two.
The reason I bring all that up is that we may have discovered a house more cursed than the one my grandparent’s still live in. It’s located at 2713 N Sterling Avenue. Why’s it cursed? Well, it’s the current home of Sally Kern and the former home of “No Name Change” Judge Bill Graves. Apparently, Graves sold the home to Sally and her husband in 1996. Here’s a pic that was grabbed off the Oklahoma County Assessor page:
Editor’s Note: Please welcome Dante Jordan to the obscure local social blogging neighborhood. Dante’s a local stand up comedian and YouTube star. He’s also Black. That means we have one more Black writer than The Gazette. Go us!
So Patrick The Hat Trick (just made that up) hit the kid up on Twitter and said, and I quote, “You know, it’s about time we add a black contributor to The Lost Ogle.” And I thought to myself “Yeah…I guess I’m ready to be TLO’s Jackie Robinson.” Then he hit me with the idea and I thought to myself “Hmmm. Yeah…I guess I’m ready to be TLO’s Tyler Perry.” And I’m going to type this exactly how I would say it so you can catch the true essence behinds these truths. So here we go.
Let me tell ya… If I had a nickel for every time someone made a joke about Black people, I’d have more than enough nickels to put in a Nike Elite crew sock and slap them across the face. By “someone” I mean Ryan Drake. By “them” I mean Spencer Hicks.
But seriously, for whatever reason people think there is NOTHING to do in Oklahoma, especially for us African-Americans. Probably cause there isn’t, or wasn’t, until I made this list. You’re welcome, humanity. You’re welcome.
So here you go, 10 Things For Black People To Do In OKC (in no particular order)
1o. Go To Thunder Games
No surprise there, right? Ever since KD & Company came to town this has been the most exciting activity for EVERYONE. This excludes Lil’ Wayne, who is probably still crying about not getting FREE tickets to a WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS game.
“So what makes Thunder games a perfect place for Black people?”
Simple. If you wear enough team apparel and bitch about every single call against the Thunder, the old white people sitting next to you will become your best friends by the end of the first half. Trust me on this. My Grandma has met every single person in section 220. Every. Single. Person.
Sally Kern. Mike Reynolds. Ralph Shorty. Randy Terrill. Jim Inhoffe. Brent Rinehart. David Derby. Mark McCullough. Josh Brecheen. Josh Breechen’s attractive wife.
Yes, it’s safe to say that we have our share of crazed Republican politicians in this state. And that’s only a few of them. We have more crazy Republican politicians than the Oklahoma State Fair has mullets, disease and funnel cakes.
Finally, though, we’ve found a Republican politician that’s doing something right. Meet Rep. Randy Grau (pictured above). He actually wants to overturn a 102-year-old law the bans blasphemy. Yes, you read that right. He wants to overturn the law. He also probably doesn’t want to be reelected.
From NewsOK via the AP:
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