W. Kamau Bell has been pegged as a “political” comic, but that’s probably just because he doesn’t talk about airline food, the difference between cats and dogs, and other trivial topics. Because he pokes fun at the things that interest him, i.e. social issues, pop culture and politics, he has been labeled as a political comic. He’s fine with it, and has made a career with this label, but it should be noted that he is a comedian first. Discussing things that matter to him has landed him some impressive titles. Kamau was recently named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU. And he sits on the advisory board of Race Forward, a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism, and Hollaback, a non-profit and movement to end street harassment.
He was also the host of Totally Biased: With W. Kamau Bell, an amazing show that aired on FX for two seasons. I’m super excited to see his show, and was happy to chat with him on his maiden voyage into OKC.
How are you enjoying OKC so far?
So far so good. I ate lunch at an Indian restaurant and am now watching Fox News in my hotel room.
On Monday night, I developed a runny nose and little sore throat. “No Big Deal,” I thought, “I’m probably coming down with my annual fall cold. It happens every year. I’ll be alright.”
Fast forward 24-hours later and I’m laying on my couch with a 102.8-degree fever, huddled underneath a pile of blankets, shaking from the chills, and watching this…
I can’t say that Mary Fallin winning re-election literally made me sick, but it sure did feel like it.
Anyway, thanks to this ebola-flu-cold-plague thing I have going on, I may take it easy for the next few days. Yeah, blogging doesn’t require a lot of strenuous work, but even I should get a couple of sick days. Well, at least until Mary Fallin and the state legislature decided to ban them or something.
That being said, here are a few thoughts on the whole Governor’s race…
This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, faux masked crusaders from all over the region will flock to Green Country for Tulsa’s own Wizard World Comic-Con.
I’m not sure who was in charge of organizing this thing, but the celebrity guest roster they managed to put together is rather impressive. S.E. Hinton’s niece and Hanson’s mom this festival ain’t! I thought I’d be fun to give you moles a preview of which celebs will be signing autographs, partaking in panel discussions, hiding their annoyance when posing for selfies, staying at the Mayo Hotel, and getting drunk at the Dustbowl this weekend. Check it out (and buy tickets to the event here).
10. Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus
We met these two in The Boondock Saints. After, Norman went on to star in The Walking Dead, whose Jon Bernthal, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, and Michael Rooker will all be at Tulsa Comic-Con this weekend too.
As for Sean Patrick Flannery…well, aside from looking foxy and having the most badass name in the history of mankind, I’m not exactly sure what else is on his resume.
9. Ernie Hudson
“Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?”
“Ah, if there’s a steady paycheck in it, I’ll believe anything you say.”
8. Dean Cain
We’ve got a Lost Ogle pen waiting for whoever has the balls to ask if Teri Hatcher was a bitch in real life.
I’ll be honest with you. My mom is one of the best bakers I know. If it’s a birthday or holiday, best believe that she is coming at you with cakes, cookies, and all things in between. Similarly, my great-grandmother’s Vanilla Wafer cake is the stuff of legends, and is always remembered fondly around the dinner table when we think of the good ol’ days. So, needless to say I understand the role of baked goods in family life.
But two McAlester women were unaware of the baked goods that were acceptable when it comes to making dessert traditions. According to KFOR.com:
The votes are in and it looks like we have a two-way tie for the 2014 teacher of the year. And by that I don’t mean the actual teacher of the year award that honors hardworking educators who give so much of themselves to better the students of this state. I mean the award for teachers that are totally sketchy and probably should never have been put in contact with children—you know, those teachers of the years.
We have our work cut out for us on this score, but it would appear that both of them engaged in activities that endangered children, just in different ways. So what’s worse? Putting children in a position where they could potentially die, or preying on a 13-year old sexually? I’ll let you be the judge.
Firstly, let me give you the story of the teacher who put some students in her trunk. According to KFOR.com:
CATOOSA, Okla. (KJRH) – A Catoosa teacher has been suspended with pay after she was accused of piling kids into her car and putting two kids in the trunk to run an errand.
The school board set a hearing for the teacher to fight a possible firing.
The yearbook teacher is accused of loading 11 kids into her Honda Accord and drove to Wal-Mart.
Umm, that’s a lot of people to put in a Honda Accord.
According to the police report, two children rode in the trunk and others sat on the floorboards without seat belts.
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