I’m all for preserving history. I went to library school with the goal of working as an archivist so I could spend my days with dusty volumes in the back of some museum or historical society. And also, so that I’d rarely, if ever, have to work with people. I’d sit in a room all day, making sure the preservation methods used weren’t in any way degrading the collection, while simultaneously working tirelessly to ensure as much of the collection was accessible from the internet as possible. I had lofty goals.
Now, while I don’t work in archives, or even in a library, I still love history and preserving it. However, I generally tend to differ on what deserves preservation than the rest of the world. And that’s why I have a bit of a bone to pick with Fort Reno. In case you hadn’t heard, it’s now the headquarters of the U.S. Cavalry Association. According to KFOR.com:
Last week, The Oklahoma Gazette announced the finalists for the 2015 “Best of OKC.”
Even though we didn’t advertise, pander for votes, or stuff ballots like most finalists, we still managed to get nominated in a couple of categories.
Once again, we’re up for Best Website. I think we’ve won this a couple of years in a row:
Crap, we’re up against a Mommy Blog. Even though it probably gets a couple of hundred views a month, that’s no good. Mommy Bloggers are the lemmings of the blog world. When they’re not applying PhotoShop filters, sharing recipes or clipping coupons, they basically just take turns voting for each other in contests. We’re screwed. I doubt we win this one.
In addition to Best Website, we’re once again up for “Best Person To Follow On Social Media.” Even though TLO is a website and not a person, we get nominated for this every year and lose to a Thunder player ever year. 2015 will probably be no different, except look who we’re up against:
Yes!!! Awesome!!! Diabolical Facebook weatherman Aaron Tuttle was also recognized for Best Person to Follow on Social Media! I’d encourage you to go vote for him. The bigger Aaron Tuttle’s ego, the better.
As you all know, I don’t have a problem writing about or acknowledging Aaron Tuttle’s existence. Whether he’s cocktail tanning or igniting fear and panic on Facebook, he always provides great material for us. I wonder what Aaron had to say about us being on the same ballot:
Nice try, Tulsa. It looks like Oklahoma is only home to one big league city.
Earlier this week, Tulsa Shock owner Bill Cameron, the President of American Fidelity / First Fidelity and one of the people who witnessed Mary Fallin’s Playboy Mansion engagement, announced he wants to watch his franchise struggle to make money in Dallas.
Via The Tulsa World:
Tulsa Shock majority owner Bill Cameron solidified more than a week’s worth of rumors Monday, announcing in a press release his plans to relocate the team to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Shock minority owner Stuart Price fired back Monday evening, holding a press conference to announce that he had filed a lawsuit against Cameron. Price accused Cameron of using Tulsa to “incubate” the franchise before moving it to Dallas, saying the city had been “wronged in a lot of respects.”
Outside of the blooper reels, I can’t stand the WNBA. It’s almost as unwatchable as men’s college basketball. That being said, I really do feel sorry for the Tulsa Shock fans (all 34 of them). Until this season, the Shock had .241% winning percentage – one of the worst five-year marks in all of professional sports. And now that they’re finally good and winning some games, their greedy asshole owner announces he’s moving them to Dallas like they’re a recent Oklahoma college graduate. That’s just cruel.
On that note, why exactly is Bill Cameron moving the team?
The nice woman pictured above is State Senator Anastasia Pittman. She’s the Chair of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus, and made news earlier this year when she stood by OU SAE fratboy Levi Pettit as he tried his best not to pee his pants on live television while apologizing for being a racist.
Here in a few weeks, Senator Pittman is having a “Grown Folks All White Party Fundraiser” for her campaign. The cost is $30 to attend, and is totally worth it if they hand out limited-edition screen prints of the following event poster:
It’s a sad day for people who like awful, unoriginal, over-commercialized songs about blue jeans, pickup trucks and old dirt roads.
It’s being reported that Oklahoma’s Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who apparently are “The First Couple Of Country Music,” are divorcing after four years of a marriage. It’s probably for the best. Blake will no longer have to worry about his adulterous lifestyle being printed in the tabloids, and Miranda will have plenty of material for her next album.
Via a likely distraught KFOR Social Media Bandit:
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