The Lost Ogle


Oklahoma City News, Entertainment & Occasional Humor • Established 2007

Kent Ogle can jump really high…

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The physical specimen pictured above to the left is Kent Ogle. As you know, he’s the middle Ogle brother, the morning anchor for KFOR and the closest thing we have to a real life Lost Ogle.

He’s also apparently a really high jumper. We know this because he won first place in the Oklahoma Geriatric Games or whatever last weekend in Sulphur.

Via KFOR:

Morning news anchor, Kent Ogle, the 55-year-old middle brother of the Ogle family news dynasty, won a high jump competition over the weekend.

Ogle performed several successful jumps and scored the gold medal when he hit 4 feet 4 inches.

He competed in the 55+ age bracket of the State Games of Oklahoma in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

Wow. He hit 4 feet, 4 inches? Even Loretta can’t jump that high. That’s like two Al Eschbachs and one Meg Alexander. I haven’t seen an Ogle Brother clear a bar that high since Kelly jumped over Kent on the path to becoming an evening news anchor.

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Oklahoma police are finally cracking down on the marijuana pipe trade…

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Back in April, The Pew Research Center released a long, exhaustive study showing how society’s views on marijuana have changed over the years. According to the report, 53% of all Americans now believe the drug should be legalized, 69% believe it’s less harmful than alcohol, and 82% would not be bothered if people lit up in the privacy of their own home.

Surprisingly, Oklahomans also share progressive views on the green leafy substance. According to a 2013 Sooner Poll, which let’s be honest, is probably about as reliable as a pot smoker, 71% of Oklahomans are in favor of medical weed, while 57% support legalization.

Knowing all that, you would think our local law enforcement officials would take a cue from the people they work for and not aggressively enforce our state’s archaic, antiquated, out-of-touch drug laws.

HAHAHAHAHA. Wrong. As this article in The Oklahoman shows, our police still get a kick out of fighting an unwinnable war.

Via NewsOK.com

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You may have to wave goodbye to the Heartland Flyer…

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Admittedly, all I know about trains I learned from Ringo Starr and Georg Carlin on Shining Time Station. But I think this meager education, such as it is, is enough to allow me to expound upon the virtues of trains. Why? Well, when Horace Schemer set up some sort of plot to financially derail Shining Time Station, through teamwork and friendship the gang was always able to set things right. Perhaps all these references are a little too Gen Y for all our readers, but suffice it to say that if public television programming taught us anything, it’s that we’re all special and unique snowflakes and by embracing our differences, we’ll all profit in the end.

Unfortunately, I think I speak for the rest of Gen Y when I say that adulthood has been a crash course in why all that is crap. Which all is to say that there probably isn’t enough teamwork and friendship to save the Heartland Flyer. According to News9.com:

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma may be on the verge of losing the Heartland Flyer.

The passenger train runs every day between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas. The state has a contract with Amtrak to run the train service, but the rail company may now be asking for more money than the state’s willing to pay.

Supporters and state officials met downtown this weekend to talk about ways to offset the cost, including doubling the train’s frequency and expanding service to Kansas.

“This is all about economic development, and the more trains that we have running the more economic impact we’re going to have. And we’re going to see a lot of people, I think, embrace this service more than they have in the past,” said Evan Stair with Passenger Rail Oklahoma.

Right now, Oklahoma shares the cost with Texas, but Oklahoma does not appropriate enough money annually to cover its share.

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Jim Inhofe is still an idiot (Part IV)

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It’s been awhile since we’ve updated our regular series “Jim Inhofe is still an idiot.” It wasn’t for lack of material or anything. Unfortunately, I am to “lazy” as Jim Inhofe is to “idiocy.”

I thought we’d knock some dust off this series and take a look at the choice words Senator Inhofe recently had for Pope Francis. The Pigeon Sadist is apparently mad that Pope Francis listens to scientists, isn’t controlled by corporate interests, and is actually concerned with the threat global warming is to humanity.

Via Huffington Post:

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You can be the proud, psycho owner of KD’s used Sonic straw…

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Last week, I was taking part in my annual June tradition of watching the Channel 5 news following the NBA Finals. It’s one of the few times during the year I actually watch Channel 5. The other is following OU football games or when I’m in the mood to document the many faces of Paul Folger.

During one segment, Jessica Schambach rambled about how Sonic was going to throw a used straw, slushy drink and other items from KD’s new Sonic commercial on Ebay for a charity auction. It seemed like something easy to poke fun at (How about those healthy options, KD!), so I hopped on Channel 5’s website to get the story. Unfortunately, the fledgling KOCO Social Media Bandit got distracted by a foot-long coney and didn’t put it online.

The next day, I emailed Christi Woodward, the lady in charge of communications at Sonic, and requested more info. I immediately received an out-of-office auto reply. I then forwarded my email to Becky, the back-up communications person listed in Christi’s out-of-office email. Becky promptly replied asking who the Hell I was and what’s a Lost Ogle. At that point, I figured I probably wasn’t going to get a press release or any details on the auction. However, a few minutes later Christi took a break from her world travels and responded to my email saying someone would get stuff sent over. Joy!

Well, that task apparently fell through the cracks like a hot tater tot in a car seat, because I never did get an email or press release from Sonic. Fortunately, they did manage to send one to Brianna Bailey with The Oklahoman. She copied and pasted together a nice article about it.

Via NewsOK.com

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