And here we are, the final games of the first round! What a long, strange trip it’s been. Don’t forget to go vote for this morning’s games here. This afternoon’s games feature Russell Westbrook, Linda Cavanaugh and then nothing else but a whole lot of questionable people. Here they are:
(6) Mary Fallin’s Gold Bust vs (11) Joe Dorman
(3) Mayor Mick vs (14) Derpy Dan Fisher
(7) Linda Cavanaugh vs (10) Jenni Carlson
(2) Russell Westbrook vs (15) Yellow Lamborghini Driver
Since moving to Oklahoma City in 1990, I have driven by Ingrid’s Kitchen at least once a day for my entire residency, but have never once stopped in to try the food. (I have stopped a few times at the hippie shoe store around the corner from it to stock-up on Birks, Danskos and Keens, however, but that’s another story.)
Now is the point where I tell you why, and at the risk of ruining all the positive societal relations that Starbucks has managed to accrue in the past few days (#RaceTogether), I’ve just never been the biggest fan of Germans. Sure, I love Klaus Kinski, Goo Girls and Einstürzende Neubauten as much as the next beefy Chicano, but, still, one of those basterds shot my father in World War II and, well, that really wasn’t too cool of you, Germany.
Ingrid’s was also probably one of the last local eateries I’d had even considered reviewing until esteemed TLO editor Patrick mentioned that it had been on an episode of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, which totally perplexed me. Oddly situated in a residential neighborhood on the corner of NW 36th and Youngs, Ingrid’s is in no way a diner, a drive-in or a dive, but for some reason, Smashmouth frontman Guy Fieri still shot a segment there focusing on their Reuben sandwich, declaring it an “all-star,” adding that it should get its “game on” and “go play.”
I believe it was former Oklahoma Governor Alfalfa Bill Murray who tried to declare war on Texas. I also believe he liked to hold meetings while wearing nothing but his underwear in the middle of the hot Oklahoma summer. Both may sound a little ridiculous, but really, who can blame him? Texas sucks and Oklahoma summers are the worst if you aren’t spending your days in a pool.
Anyway, I bring this all up because it may be a good idea to declare war on Texas again. According to KOCO.com:
It has taken me a while to process the varying responses to the recent racist sing-along on a chartered bus carrying University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members and their dates on an extremely memorable day.
As you know, a short video surfaced of the song, which included the n-word and referred to lynching, conjuring up this country’s sordid history of slavery. Afterwards, OU President David Boren kicked the fraternity off campus, expelled two of its students and opened up an investigation into the incident.
As OU made the national television news night after night last week, there were a myriad of responses on social media, in television interviews and newspapers and on numerous blogs.
Here’s a list of some responses, in order, that I’ve ranked worst to okay to good to ambiguous to best.
First Responses: D
There were at least two major first responses to the incident.
One of the overall first responses essentially brushed it all off as stupid college student behavior and argued that the media was paying too much attention to it. This response essentially ignores this country’s history of slavery, followed by systemic racism that has never ended. Except for what white supremacists probably thought about the event, this response was the most widespread worst response. I’m sure some of the people who argued this initially changed their minds as the hate bus week unfolded, but the gut reaction to qualify this type of behavior is part of the reason why racism persists. Racism is never just a prank. It’s hatred and vile.
Welcome to Thursday, ladies and gentlemen. Today is the beginning of the real March Madness but the last part of the first round of Ogle Madness.
Today we head out west, where the games include a really tall guy from New Zealand and the most attractive Ogle:
(1) Lacey Swope vs (16) Emily Sutton’s Okie
(8) Dean Blevins vs (9) Abigail Ogle
(4) Steven Adams vs (13) Bethany
(5) Oklahoma Hoodie Wearer vs (12) Video Vigilante
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