Well, The Lost Ogle finally has some freedom this week. On Thursday, this story about Tammy Banovac was picked up by Gizmodo, and since it involved a blonde posing in Playboy, sent a large burst of traffic to the site. This resulted in The Lost Ogle being intermittently down over the past couple of days. Although it sucked, I guess it’s not a bad thing. We had about 30,000 visits on Thursday, which is about 6X or 7X more than usual. And that just counts the people who were able to access the site, not the ones who got the error message.
Anyway, if anyone knows anything about servers and bandwith and requests, send us email.
Well cagey readers, it would appear that the proverbial jig is up. That’s right. I was recognized the other day. Upon meeting a new coworker, she asked me if I happened to write for a blog. From there she deduced that I was, in fact, the one and only Marisa of TLO fame. Maybe it was my drunken state, or the fact that I had taken my top off during our work training session. Either way, my identity has been compromised. But don’t’ worry. I killed my coworker so she couldn’t tell anyone who I was.
And let that serve as a warning to you, cagey readers. If you think you meet me out in the real world, it’s probably best not to admit it. Because I will kill you.
Here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.
Fun fact for you cagey readers: I used to work at a daycare center. Yeah, people actually trusted me with their children. For reals. Anyway, when I did, there were like three videos we could watch before naptime. One had some weird puppets that talked about sharing and another one was a Sesame Street story about the importance of saying please and thank you. And the other one was Barney.
I’m thoroughly convinced that the reason those kids at the daycare were so terrible was not because they were super spoiled Edmond kids, but because Barney subliminally programmed them to be shin-kicking terrors. Also, they all had dumb names where their parents had substituted the letter “y” for “i” and vice versa.
Anyway, if your kid sucks and kicks shins and has a dumb spelled name, then I think you should totally take them to go see Barney.
Well, this story gets a little more interesting.
The Lost Ogle has learned that Tammy Banovac, the woman who made headlines when she failed to pass a TSA screening at Will Rogers World Airport while dressed only in lacy black underwear and in a wheelchair, posed nude in Playboy in the 1997.
Banovac, who posed under the name Tammy Lynn Brewer, appeared fully nude as a “full-fledged D.D.S who savors French literature” in an April 1997 pictorial featuring “dental girls.” Check out a censored “” yet kind of NSFW “” scan from her pictorial after the jump.
On September 19th of this year, Dez Bryant was eligible to return from the year long suspension the NCAA levied on him for the egregious crime of perjury. When asked if he had been on the property of former NFL superstar Deion Sanders, Bryant lied. He admitted the lie in hopes of leniency and Mike Gundy, not wanting to jeopardize what was projected to be one of the best seasons in the school’s history preemptively took his best player out of the line up expecting to get him back a few games later.
On the date that Bryant’s suspension was lifted, Dez was being paid to play football for the Dallas Cowboys. It was the second game in his life for which he earned money. Five days after playing his twelfth game as a professional, the association regulating collegiate amateurs ruled that Auburn quarterback Cam Newton was eligible to play in the SEC championship.
Even by the standards of the NCAA this was an amazingly odd decision. Amid allegations that Newton was the recipient of a reported $250,000 to play for the Auburn Tigers, the NCAA made no effort to deny that a payment may have occurred, and went out of its way to admit that–at minimum–Newton’s father solicited such compensation. Their final verdict: Newton’s father was guilty of an NCAA infraction. The actual athlete was held harmless. As Dana Carvey’s “Church Lady” character used to say, “How conveeenient!”
Keep in mind that Auburn is currently in position to play in the Mythical National Championship Game as one of three undefeated teams remaining. With a likelihood that Auburn would lose the SEC title game without the player their team’s entire offense is predicated on, that would leave the near certainty of non-BCS conference member TCU crashing the most overly hyped game of the year. So, it should be no surprise that the sport turned a blind eye in honor of supporting the good old boy network. If the Tigers had not pulled off the incredible (Cam Newton led) comeback against Alabama last week, I have no doubt the ruling today would have been entirely different.
Of course, there are other factors in play for why the governing body of collegiate sports gave Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant a capital punishment sentence for being untruthful in an investigation into his amateur status while giving Cam Newton a pardon for actually violating the line of becoming a pro. None of them have to do with conspiracy theories about the NCAA having a vendetta against OSU for winning a lawsuit against them in the past.
Originally, I was going to write about this other story on NewsOK. You know, the one about the young blonde lobbyist sleeping with State Senator who looks like your Dad’s favorite uncle. But then I remembered we wrote about the topic last summer, way before NewsOK did, and did so without the boring political-controversy undertone.
But we’re not writing about that, because the video above (and the accompanying NewsOK story below) are much more entertaining.
A woman in a wheelchair wearing only her bra and panties in hopes of preventing an intrusive search by Transportation Security Administration employees missed her flight Tuesday at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.
She said TSA told her she couldn’t board her flight after a lengthy search and questioning.
Tammy Banovac, 52, said she chose to wear her underwear because of an unpleasant experience two weeks ago at airport security. She is typically hand-searched at airports because she uses a wheelchair, she said, and she felt violated by the more invasive searches employed at airports recently”¦
Banovac said she is a retired surgeon and was trying to board a flight to Phoenix on Tuesday when she was pulled aside at security for a more thorough search.
She said TSA employees told her equipment detected traces of nitrates, which are used in bombs, on her clothing and luggage. She said a TSA supervisor told her to leave the airport and “come back tomorrow” after more than an hour of hand searches and questioning.
Retired surgeon? Really? I don’t know about you, but when I find out my surgeon goes by Precious, enters the operating room to “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” and asks me to put a dollar in an empty beer pitcher for a “music fund,” I’m finding a new hospital. Seriously, where does she work? Valley Brook General Hospital?
Anyway, I get what’s going on here. Some retired surgeon/stripper wants to point out how silly and over-the-top the new TSA screenings are and get a little publicity out of the deal. That’s cool, because I kind of agree with her.
Sure, maybe the screenings make us safer and can prevent a terrorist or two from blowing up a plane, but when you go overboard with excessive fear and paranoia, it’s almost like you’re letting the terrorists win. Let me get on a plane in peace. I’ll take off my shoes and put liquids in a 3-oz bottle, but you have to draw the line somewhere, and I think we are at that point. If my airplane happens to be the one in a billion that gets blown up by a guy wearing explosive underwear, let me deal with the consequences.
Also, I wish I would have thought of this idea. Maybe we could have coerced Ashlynn Brooke to wear a bikini and set in wheel chair with nitrates all over it. If what Clark Matthews says about her and her movies is true, then she’s down for just about anything”¦and we mean anything. Plus, we could have totally brought Cardboard Jim along. I wonder what the screener making $9-an-hour would do with him? I bet they’d pat him down. Who doesn’t want to pat down Cardboard Jim?
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