Yesterday afternoon I was hanging out with some family watching the Olympics when the following text came through:
“Have you seen this? LOL!!!”
The text would be the first of about 50 notifications I’d receive that included a link to a Go Fund Me that Aaron Tuttle recently set up to “Help Save ATs weather.” Thanks to bad business decisions, the rising cost of spray tanner and the legal expenses associated with frivolous lawsuits, I guess he needs $65,000 to make ends meet and keep his weather empire up and running. Considering Aaron Tuttle is a good guy and you can’t get weather coverage for free on television or countless websites across the interwebs, it seems like a worthy cause to support.
Hi, my name is Aaron Tuttle and I am a meteorologist in Oklahoma City. Since 2009 I’ve been providing free weather forecasts on Facebook . I offer this as a public service helping others, which I greatly enjoy doing, as it is better to give than to receive.
Aaron and I don’t see eye-to-eye on many things, but I do agree that “it is better to give than receive.” Now let’s get back to Aaron Tuttle asking people to give him $65,000:
A couple of times a year, circumstance (read: a show at Cain’s Ballroom) brings me to Tulsa. I rarely travel anywhere outside of a five-mile radius of the Paseo, so the Green Country might as well actually be on another continent. Every time I visit, the city gets a little cooler, with new shops and bars springing up around the Brady Arts District and the Blue Dome.
With the classic lo-fi rock band Guided By Voices bringing their melodic fuzz to Cain’s, I joined a few friends for a Saturday evening in Tulsa. The weather was as pleasant as it’s been for months, which was fortunate because the AC wasn’t working in my homeboy’s car. The drive up the turnpike never seems to take as long (it’s the long haul back home that seems endless), especially when you’ve got good company, music, and maybe a little bit of that SQ 788, if ya know what I mean.
Aside from a few random grassfires, the ride up was mostly smooth. However, when we got close to downtown Tulsa, I learned the first of many lessons on this trip:
This week’s Hot Girl Friday is local singer and songwriter Hannah Wolff. We know about Hannah because she was kind enough to send us this email:
This is Hannah Wolff from Oklahoma City writing to inform you of the upcoming release of my new EP on September 6th, 2016. The pre-sale begins this Tuesday, August 9th in which I will also be dropping my the first single and music video “Best Thing.” I know I am a bit late in sending out my press requests, but I was wondering if you might be able to do a write-up, review, interview or even just a mention about the September 6th full EP release along with the EP release show which is scheduled for Friday, September 16th at The Blue Note, in Oklahoma City?
As some of you may know, I dabbled a bit in public relations before embarking on a career in obscure local social blogging. Here’s a pro tip for you. Want somebody to read your press release? Hire a pretty girl who can sing to send it to everyone. Right or wrong, fair or unfair, it increases the chances of someone reading your press release by like 500%
Anyway, because we like to support local art, music and hot girls, here’s a link to Hannah’s YouTube page. If you like what you hear, buy her album or check out her show in September at the Blue Note. There are some more pics after the jump. She’s our Hot Girl Friday…
I love the Olympics. All of it. Always have and always will. If you threw in a gold medal and country representation, I’d cheer for stamp collecting. Truthfully, what I’m least interested in is basketball. I don’t see the fun of taking a large group of NBA players, placing most of them on one team and entering them in a tournament against the best Luxembourg has to offer.
That’s like me participating in a competition against the other Lost Ogle writers in “general badassness.” I mean I’ll take the gold medal, but don’t we have better uses of our time? Kidding, we all know this is Marisa’s world and we’re all just living in it.
If you need me I’ll be watching Simone Biles winning everything on the planet. She’s inspired me to take up gymnastics. I’m skipping all supposedly important “training” aspects of the sport and going straight to her routines. With that said, I’m now in the market for a new lamp, ceiling fan and smoke detector. Don’t ask.
Here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town….
This summer has been a woozy rollercoaster of emotions for Oklahoma City Thunder fans. Russell Westbrook’s contract re-negotiation was cause for celebration, but it was preceded by a knife to the back that we’re still bleeding from. OKC, and the sports world as a whole, was shocked when a certain beloved figure decided his best choice was to take his talents to the Bay Area.
No, I’m not talking about The Servant (we can finally start calling KD by that really dumb self-appointed nickname now btw). The traitor in question is NewsOK’s former Thunder beat writer, Anthony Slater. We told you last week about how he is ditching our foul-weathered state for sunny California. His absence opens up a position on the NewsOK sports team, one that Jenni Carlson is apparently tired of being asked about.
An Ogle Mole forwarded us this post from Carlson’s Facebook page:
It makes sense that they’re not looking for a mega-fan homer to cover the team. If they wanted that, they’d just hire one of the guys from the Down To Dunk podcast. No, they need someone with an objective take and an interesting perspective to write articles about all 82 games in the season.
To make the job easier, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 hottest prospects to take over Thunder coverage. These candidates may not have the best analytical minds, but that’s what basketball-reference.com is for. Check ’em out, and leave your own suggestions in the comments:
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