Happy Monday, everyone, and I hope you all are experiencing the same weird sinus/allergy situation I am. That warm weekend has probably caused something to bloom and my brain is about to explode from the sinus pressure. Why would I wish that on all of you? Well, because I’ve found that life is a lot better when we’re all on Sudafed together. I mean, we could have a real party going.
Anyway, like I tend to do, I’ve collected some tweets from the week before. I’ve gathered them up and put them here in this post so that you may have something fun to read while you’re waiting for the Sudafed to kick in. As always, the tweets are after the jump!
And you thought fixing a couple of typos in granite seemed difficult.
Last night, someone drove their car on the Oklahoma State Capitol lawn and knocked over the controversial granite 10 Commandments Monument, breaking the state-endorsed symbol of religion into several large pieces.
Currently, there are no suspects for this act of vandalism, although authorities are searching for a person of interest described as a homeless Egyptian prince with a long beard who was last spotted talking to a burning bush outside Byron’s liquor store.
Here are more details via The Tulsa World:
Usually we let Adam cover these events in Friday Night in the Big Town, but I felt this one deserved its own write up.
Tomorrow night, Oklahoma broadcasting legend Brent Skarky – the three-time Ozarka Water “Coolest Man You’ll Ever Meet Who Pees Sitting Down” award winner – is throwing the Oklahoma City Halloween Parade and Party in Automobile Alley in Downtown.
Yes, you read that correctly, Brent Skarky is throwing a parade. That’s kind of impressive and cool. It makes you wonder what the world is coming to. Before you know it, Dave Morris is going to buy a food truck.
Here’s a fantastic commercial with all the parade details:
Is it weird to anyone else that the internet is old enough to have nostalgia? I mean, Windows 95 is now the Nintendo Entertainment System of operating systems. Like Nintendo did with home video games, Windows 95 brought internet to the mainstream. The suspense you felt as you listened to the dial-up sound, praying you would connect on the first try was the same as hoping Zelda would load without blowing into the cartridge.
I admit it, i miss flying toaster screen savers, Space Cadet Pinball, and hell, even this sound. Today we are annoyed when Angry Birds takes more than 15 seconds to install from internet that appears out of thin air, but then I would watch the Netscape lighthouse spin, hoping that my 28.8k modem could load the Hamster Dance in 30 seconds to a minute.
Anyways, I guess what this all means is that I’m older, but there was something about the wait of slower internet that made things special, much like how making a mix cassette tape involved some time and passion, unlike sharing a playlist. Oh well, if you need me I’ll be watching a choppy version of Weezer’s “Buddy Holly” video while playing Minesweeper.
Apparently there’s only one Pistol Pete and he lives in Stillwater.
Yesterday, the New Mexico AP reported that Oklahoma State is suing New Mexico State University on the grounds that NMSU has stolen OSU’s gun slingin’, whiskey drinkin’, cousin kissin’ mascot Pistol Pete. Or something like that.
Via an AP Story that has appeared all over the interwebs:
A powerhouse college is suing New Mexico State University, claiming the Aggies have plagiarized their mascot. The suit claims it is “confusingly similar” to its own and includes an image of Pistol Pete that NMSU has used in the past when it first adopted the mascot in the ’60s.
Oklahoma State University said it had the mascot first and trademarked it, then New Mexico State copied it. The university filed a lawsuit against NMSU in federal court on Monday.
NMSU said it initially paid royalties to OSU when it claimed Pistol Pete as its mascot about 50 years ago. OSU said it has had the mascot since the 1920s.
In the lawsuit, Oklahoma claims NMSU’s mascot image is “likely to cause confusion” and that it asked NMSU to “cease and desist from its infringement, but it has failed and refused to do so.”
NMSU said the suit came as a surprise, and students agree.
“I think it’s petty to be honest,” said Chelsae Keyes.
In a statement, NMSU officials said they are confident the schools will come to an agreement so they can keep using Pistol Pete. NMSU claims the suit is only referring to the older mascot image.
Yep, that’s real. The New Mexico AP really labeled Oklahoma State as a “powerhouse college.” Uhm, what exactly is Oklahoma State a powerhouse in? Wrestling? Actually, I guess they have a long, storied tradition in that dead homoerotic sport. Golf? Well, they are pretty good at putting things in a hole. Fundraising? It’s called Boone Pickens State for a reason. Female students who chew tobacco? Okay, so maybe OSU is a powerhouse at certain things.
Anyway, let’s take a look at these two logos to see what the problem is. Here’s the old New Mexico State logo:
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