• KFOR decided to use the image above to accompany a story about the construction of a new security entrance at Will Rogers World Airport. I’m not too sure what that picture has to do with construction. It looks more like a reenactment of what Jim Gardner and Channel 9 did to KFOR.
• Kendrick Perkins was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and public intoxication after an altercation last weekend in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas. Perkins is claiming he is innocent, even going so far as to point out the huge concrete blocks he has worn since the playoffs prevent him from doing anything fast or athletic, much less disorderly.
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of sitting down with hilarious stand-up comics Maria Bamford and Jackie Kashian. They were in town performing a sold out show at the City Arts Center and it was absolutely hilarious.
Maria and Jackie both have a wealth of TV and film credits, so I didn’t know what to expect when I picked them up for their show in OKC. I always assume that anyone with success in a market as cutthroat as Hollywood, that they will be jerks. I couldn’t have been more wrong. They were very supportive of the comedy community in OKC and had nothing but great things to say about their openers, local comics, Zach Smith and James Draper. Wanna know what they had to say about Oklahoma? I’ll tell you after the jump.
It was difficult to come up with nominees for this category. Now that Amy McRee and her pink bikini are in California, most of the anchor women are about the same. The only difference is that some are more annoying than others. Check out the nominees after the jump.
Unless you’ve been too busy worrying about the stock market or pondering Michelle Bachmann’s existence, you’ve heard about the man on the radio tower in Tulsa. He’s on day six and going strong, and Tulsa’s unmatched police force is stumped on how to handle the situation. Water, food, prayers, and pepper spray have all failed to lure him down. Ryan Perkins, the Special Operations Commander, is saving his secret weapon of Chera Kimiko and Kristen Glover in bikinis as a last resort.
Authorities aren’t sure what his motives are. Perhaps Towerman is simply trying to get better cell phone service. Maybe he just wants to take a badass planking photo.
Our quaint little town hasn’t received this much national attention since Hanson hit the airwaves fifteen years ago. Facebook groups have been created (and subsequently removed), #towerman is now a trending topic in the region, t-shirts are being sold at the scene, and songs about this incident have been mixed. Restaurants in the area are thriving, and crowds are gathering equipped with binoculars, picnic baskets, and their children. Yes, the grassy knoll is brimming with kiddos under the age of 12. Because they won’t be traumatized at all if they witness this guy meet an untimely demise. Cops have tried to disperse crowds in hopes that Towerman will grow bored and come down—he needs an audience to thrive, kind of like peeping toms, my friend who got his nipples pierced this weekend, and TLO’s own Spencer Hicks.
Speaking of which, let’s learn a little bit more about this character. According to the extremely reliable comments section of the Tulsa World, the guy hanging out 300 feet in the air is named William Sturdivent. He was a basketball star at Edison High School from 2004-2006, allegedly has a history with mental illness, and is no stranger to run-ins with the law.
Here are a few more fun facts about Tulsa’s newest icon:
Okay, okay. That’s not a picture of a soaking wet Joleen Chaney getting out of a dunk tank. That’s just a picture of Rush Springs football coach Tim Beard committing what 18 states consider a serious crime against nature at the Rush Springs Watermelon festival.
Here’s the one of KFOR’s news goddess:
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