On this week’s Monday Morning recap, we’re going to take a look at some recent news stories we’ve missed over the last week. They include one about a squirrel in a toilet, state employees wanting more money, murderers on Facebook and Oklahoma city becoming even more big league.
According to KFOR-TV, an Edmond woman found something swimming in her toilet. No, it wasn’t Mr. Hankey. It was something much stranger: an extremely confused squirrel.
Police chased the squirrel around the house and, after catching it, released it at a nearby park. They say the squirrel might have pulled an Andy Dufresne and crawled through the sewer. The story ends with this, which is what I was going to write, but now it would be plagiarism: “You might want to look before you leak.”
The dispatcher asked the homeowner if the gray creature in the loo was a cat or something. Now, I know 911 dispatchers are trained to ask all sorts of questions, many that might seem unusual for those of us who don’t deal with emergency phone calls 24/7, but it seems to me that asking this question means that Edmond PD gets regular cat-in-the-toilet calls.
It’s just something worth considering.
I’d like to give Edmond some much-deserved props for producing some solid news lately. I hope that Oklahoma’s most self-important town keeps up the strangeness.
Well, today I’m starting a weird endeavor that will apparently take half a year to finish. For the next 25 Saturday’s, I’m going to countdown my 25 favorite “Alternative” songs from when I was in high school. Did I mention that this endeavor was very specific?
In case you care, I graduated from high school in 1996. Plus, I was part of the last freshman class at Western Oaks Junior High, which means I didn’t start high school until my sophomore year. So other than meaning I’m old, it means most of the songs on this countdown were popular between the years of 1993-1996 ““ the apex of alternative rock and grunge ““ and the years I drove a maroon 1984 Honda Accord with 160,000 miles, a bad transmission and corroded paint. My friends called it POS.
Also, for a song to make the list, it must also have been released as a single or have a music video. So basically, screw you Daughter, Better Man and Black. I would have loved to include you on the list, but your band sold out by not selling out.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the countdown. Number 25 on the list is “Low” by Cracker.
This past Tuesday, the World Mayor Project named our fearless civic leader, Mayor Mick Cornett, the second best mayor in the universe“¦or at least the planet.
Described by one of his peers as a giant among American mayors, Mayor Cornett has turned the city, psychologically devastated by the terrorist bombing of April 1995, into one of the most vibrant and economically booming cities in the US. For his initiative on “˜This City is Going on a Diet’ he received a number of accolades and awards, culminating in his invitation to the 2010 State of the Union. Oklahoma City’s Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) has allowed financing of major urban capital projects in a fiscally conservative state. Thanks to good jobs and low living costs, Forbes magazine ranked Oklahoma City as America’s most affordable of cities. Mick Cornett has signed up to the City Mayors’ Code of Ethics.
That’s cool and everything, but know who topped our Big League City pitchman and lingerie Football League antagonist? The mayor of Mexico City.
Marcelo Luis Ebrard CasaubÃ³n, Head of the Federal District Government of Mexico City, has been awarded the 2010 World Mayor Prize.
At first I thought it was kind of lame that Mayor Cornett got beat by the mayor of Mexico City, but then I remembered all the good things that come from Mexico. Things we take for granted like Mexican food, cheap manual labor and hot Latina chicks. So yeah, the mayor of Mexico’s largest city probably deserved to win.
That being said, we at The Lost Ogle are not satisfied with Mayor Cornett being the second place finisher. Next year, we want him to be number one. Ten suggestions to help him accomplish this feat are after the jump.
By the time you read this, I still will not have really started my Christmas shopping. Yeah, I know. Time is ticking away and there is no way that I’m going to be able to get everything done this season. Also, as I’m writing this, all I want to do is sleep because I get off work at 2:00 AM. Way lame. And you wanna know what’s worse””now when I leave work there is frost on my car and I have to sit in the parking lot in the cold and wait for my damn vehicle to warm up. You readers may be in a festive spirit, but bah humbug I say unto thee!
Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.
Do you hate the commercialism and branding that seems to have taken over the impending holiday? Do you think you’ve probably made your way onto the naughty list? Are you a heinous misanthrope who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus? Then probably don’t go meet Santa Claus. If you don’t fit into the aforementioned categories then you can make an appointment to sit on Santa’s lap.
If you’re like me, festive readers, then you loved the Santa Claus from Miracle on 34th Street and hated those fake beard-wearing impostors that your mom made you take a picture with. If you don’t want your child to forever think of Santa as a man who reeked of polyester and gin, take your kid to see the Macy’s Santa. Otherwise, there are plenty of other Santa options around the city. And I’m sure your child will be just like me and remember all the bad parts of the Santa experience. And then your kid will become a blogger and never get a real job with health insurance. And you don’t want that, do you?
(Editor’s Note: Gravy Train is our newest contributor at The Lost Ogle. You may be familiar with his work from the now defunct Red Dirt Kings. Red Dirt Kings was a snarky local group blog that focused primarily on sports, hot chicks and other random things. Yeah, he should fit in well.
Return of the mack.
New website. Same badassness.
I am an unabashed fan of the University of Oklahoma Fighting Sooners. Though I am in the minority in that not only did I attend OU, but I actually received a degree from said university. Yes, we do exist. Needless to say, the results of Bedlam went over well at the Train’s palatial midtown estate. And provided yet another disappointment in a long line of disappointments for OSU fan.
In fact one could argue the Cowboys’ most recent loss to the Sooners was the biggest sporting disappointment for OSU fan in the history of it’s storied athletic program. Yes, I just wrote that without hyperventilating.
But OSU fan does not have a monopoly on sports-related disappointments.
Thanks! Your message has been sent!