The Lost Ogle

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Lost Ogle Q & A: Comedian Rob Delaney

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If you’re a fan of stand-up comedy, then you probably know that Rob Delaney is on the brink of becoming a household name. The comedian from California has some big projects in the works and will be performing in Oklahoma City Saturday June 4th at the Greens Country Club. This might be your only chance to see Rob before he is devoured by fame… and drugs.

Anyway, I set down for a Q&A with Rob…via email.  Check it out after the jump:

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Gentle Readers: Vamps, Life and Tweets

It’s about to get all kinds of gentle up in here, readers.

Chris asks:

Why does my girlfriend like True Blood?  It’s like the dumbest show ever.

Uh, really, gentle Chris?  I mean, really?  I don’t think you’ve been watching the same show as I have.  Can we talk about how Sookie Stackhouse found out at the end of last season that she’s descended from fairies?!  I mean, if that’s not a plot twist, then I don’t know what is.

As long as we’re on the subject of dumb shows, let’s talk about stupid shows men   watch.  It’s all well and good to make fun of the ladies for watching vampire-centric programming but have you considered all the sports-centric shows the menfolk watch?  I mean, I feel like I can’t go to happy hour without at least 5 TVs in the bar being tuned to Jim Rome is Burning or Around the Horn.  How much can the average man stand to hear sports commentary as well as highlights?  I mean, really?  And don’t even get me started on Sports Center.

So, I guess what I’m getting at is that regardless of your gender, you watch stupid things on TV.  I may go so far as to say that roughly everything on TV is stupid.  As long as you’re not watching Jersey Shore, you’re golden.

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How Does the Thunder Take the Next Step?

With a week to reflect after losing the Western Conference Finals, it seems that most Thunder fans have returned to reality. There is still disappointment of failing to capitalize on the opportunity (particularly since the team was just as close to winning 4 games to 1 as they were losing by that margin), but it really was an extraordinary season.

For the second consecutive year, Kevin Durant led the league in points per game and was voted 1st Team All-NBA (he is signed to stay in OKC through 2016). Russell Westbrook made 2nd Team All-NBA in only his third season. General Manager Sam Presti acquired the defensive minded big man that fans have whined about since Robert Swift was patrolling the paint for the Thunder.

The essential pieces for this team becoming a dynasty are in place. Despite being the youngest team in the playoffs, they were very close to playing in the Finals until their inexperience derailed them. That being said, they need to get just a little better to take the next step. After the jump, I make my suggestions how to reach that next level.

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The Mike Morgan Drinking Game

Well, the ratings from the May 24th tornado outbreak have been released and (“Jump Back, Loretta!”) look who came in Number 1:

At 5 p.m., during the height of the tornado threat, almost 72 percent of the TV households in the market were tuned to one of four stations that provided weather coverage. According to Nielsen ratings, KFOR-4 received a 25.9, followed by KWTV-9, 24.3; KOCO, 18.8, and KOKH-25, 2.6.

Wow, Mike Morgan and the 4-Warn Team surpassed Lord Gary England and his News 9 storm crew.  In all honesty, that’s not too surprising. I bet the coverage provided by Mike Morgan and his team will eventually be called “award winning” later on this or next year.

Anyway, to recognize Mike and his weather team for this achievement, we’ve decided to create the Mike Morgan Severe Weather Drinking Game.  It’s similar to the Gary England Severe Weather Drinking Game, but a little bit different.  Maybe Mike will like it and leave a comment on the site.  He’s done it before.

Anyway, here’s the game.  You can view it in its entirety after the jump.

Before the game starts, you need to determine who is ”Mike Morgan” (if you were playing asshole, this would be the President) and who is “Rick Mitchell” (the asshole equivalent to being the Asshole.)

How to pick Mike Morgan:
For each person playing the game, put a necktie in a paper sack. Make sure that one necktie is sparkly and bedazzled.  Each player then blindly grabs a tie out of the sack.  Whoever grabs the sparkly bedazzled tie must wear it for the entire game and has the title of Mike Morgan.  As Mike Morgan, you oversee the rules and instruct the players when it is time to take a drink.  You can appoint one player as David Payne to assist you in keeping track of drinks. 

Additionally, as Mike Morgan you can make one additional rule (like the little green man on the beer or make yourself Thumbmaster) for each time the National Weather Service issues a new tornado warning.

How to pick Rick Mitchell:
Before the severe weather coverage begins, each player guesses how many Oklahoma counties are currently under tornado and severe thunderstorm watches.  The person whose guess is the farthest off is named Rick Mitchell for the duration of the game. Rick Mitchell’s job is to get and refill drinks for all other players and complain that Channel 5 doesn’t have its own helicopter.

Once you determine who is Mike Morgan and who is Rick Mitchell, you can play the game.  Here are the basic rules:

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Vote for your “Oklahoman Of The Month” (May 2011)

A huge congratulations goes out to State Representative Sally Kern for winning your vote for Oklahoman of the Month in April!  Kern gracefully won over your hearts after the crafty words she said in regards to those damn women folk and minorities.

I invite you all to send her a personal congrats to her email which can be found here.  Or hell just give her a call at her home:  405.942.3504.  Here’s her office phone:  405.557.7348.  I’m sure she would love to hear from you all.

Anyway, now let’s go over the nominees for Oklahoman of the Month for May 2011.  Check them out and vote after the jump.

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