During last November’s sweeps, News 9′s Alex Cameron told us about a funny theory tying Oklahoma’s earthquake outbreak to the water levels at Lake Arcadia.
Well, with another sweeps period upon us, I guess it’s time for Alex to tell us about another “new” theory. Who’s the culprit this time? The wave pool at White Water?
From News 9:
A New Theory About What’s Causing Oklahoma’s Earthquakes
Seismologists have been studying the quakes and have offered differing theories about what’s happening. There does seem to be general consensus that oil and gas activity is playing a role in the increased seismicity, but no one can say just how big a role.
One researcher, a Tulsa geologist, is now suggesting something else may be at work — the weather and aquifers.
That’s funny. I can imagine Alex Cameron pitching this story idea in the News 9 production office:
“Yeah, the general consensus is oil and natural gas extraction is playing a role in the increased seismicity in Oklahoma, but let’s ignore that for a second and give attention to a theory that claims the weather is responsible! I doubt the theory has been peer reviewed, published in any journal, and it may be far-fetched, but Oklahomans love weather. Plus, it doesn’t blame oil and natural gas drilling for the problem. That will be great for sweeps!”
Anyway, here’s the theory. It’s basically the opposite of anything you’d see on NOVA:
Question: What type of trivia questions do we ask at TLO Trivia Night?
Answer: Good ones.
See what I did there? I started our weekly trivia recap with a trivia question. Genius.
Actually, we ask 40 questions at each trivia night covering a wide range of topics. Some are easy, some are hard, and 95% of the time we know the correct answers. Here are some questions we asked last week. Answers are at the end of the post:
1. What’s the combined value of the two green spaces on the “Price is Right” Big Wheel?
2. What is the only Major League Baseball team name whose first 4 letters match the first 4 letters of it’s city?
3. In “The Big Lebowski,” The Dude memorably expresses his hatred for what popular 1970′s rock act?
4. Within 5%… According to a recent survey by Match.com, what percentage of single men claimed oral sex is appropriate on a first date?
5. What was Arthur Radley’s nickname in “To Kill a Mockingbird?”
51 St. Speakeasy • Tuesday • 8pm
Fun Fact: Mentioning Kate Upton in your team name will likely get you some bonus points.
Best Team Name: Kate Upton’s Breasts. That is all.
First Place: Me Sochi Horny: We Love You Long Time
Second Place: Sarah Palin sees the Olympics from her front porch
Third Place: Magic Johnson’s Immune System brought to you by Healthcare.gov.
Local • Wednesday • 7pm
Fun Fact: The Hodor/Magic Johnson’s Immune System showdown was a bit one sided. Like Hodor himself! Game of Thrones naked Hodor reference! Also, thanks to team “Card Shark” you’re able to enjoy the horrible theme song above. It’s good. So good.
Best Team Name: Dr. House of Card Shark Tank Girls Gone Wild N’ Crazy Kids in the Hall & Oates
First Place: Magic Johnson’s Immune System ($50 cash)
Second Place: Give the Painting Back! ($25 House Cash)
Third Place: Tread Lightly and Have an A1 Day ($10 House Cash)
Yucatan Taco Stand • Wednesday • 8pm
We weren’t there last week because Miami was in town. We’ll return this week and we’re awarding DOUBLE the league points. So your week is already off to a great start.
Buffalo Wild Wings on NW Expressway • Friday • 9pm
Fun Fact: Bergin Hunt & Fish Club was the name for the Gambino family storefront which was where John Gotti did a whole lot of his “business”. If this team’s mighty beards didn’t frighten us, that they named their team for a mob hangout certainly does.
Best Team Name: Lacey Swope is a Juice Monster
First Place: Bergin Hunt & fish Club ($50 cash)
Second Place: Pistols Backfiring ($25 House Cash)
Third Place: Larry Bird Doesn’t Need an Immune System ($10 House Cash)
$1,500 League of Champions Standings
Right now we’re in the middle of our League of Champions qualifying period. The Top 14 teams will qualify for a $1,500 match at The Speakeasy. A couple of teams have already clinched a playoff birth. If this were Selection Sunday, I’d say we have 10 – 15 teams on the bubble.
|Rank||League Name||Total Points|
|1||Magic Johnson’s Immune System||107|
|2||Bergin Hunt & Fish Club||54|
|4||Tread Lightly and Have an A-1 Day||42|
|5||All Knight Long||38|
|6||Spencer Fitzpatrick and Patick Fitzspencer: A gay Irish love story||37|
|6||Unitarian Ace Trivia Team||37|
|9||Larry Bird doesn’t need an immune system||35|
|12||Hootie and the Blowjobs||26|
|14||0-1 Without Ryan Gomes||6|
|15||Rosa Parks Didn’t Call Shot Gun||5|
|15||Spawn of Trabek||5|
|15||Team Apocalypse Wow||5|
|15||To Be Determined||5|
|24||Bieber’s Cell Mates||3|
|24||German & The Jermans||3|
|24||Mary Fallin Protecting the Sanctity of Marriage One State Trooper at a time||3|
|24||Michael Jordan Illuminati||3|
|24||OK Nerdy Girls||3|
Oh yeah, those answers to the questions above:
If you’re like me, you’re nursing a Coor’s Light hangover at your desk while you pretend to get work done. Don’t worry. Come 10 AM, you should be able to take a nap in an empty office. Either that, or you’re calling in sick so you can sleep in and snuggle on the couch with your dog. Whatever you choose, know that I’m there with you in spirit, and to prove it, I’ve collected some of the best and brightest tweets of the past week for your reading pleasure. They won’t take away the hangover, but they might make you momentarily forget that you have one. As always, this week’s tweets are after the jump.
The lady pictured above is Michelle Childress. According to this report on KFOR.com, she’s being asked by a police officer why she decided to get drunk and sub a class.
This was her response:
I don’t know about you, but I think I love this lady. If I were a substitute teacher, I’d drink every day. Granted, I already drink every day, but you get my point. Seriously, that would be one hell of a depressing job. You basically get paid something like $60 a day to be a glorified babysitter and just sit there and take it as kids run all over you. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can show up to school drunk. That takes some balls. Only students and janitors can get away with that.
Anyway, this isn’t the first time that Michelle has made the news. In 2008, she was profiled in the Ada Evening News after she appeared on the Dr. Phil show to talk about her phobia of watching fat people eat. And no, I’m not making that up.
From the Ada Evening News:
Hello everyone, it’s Adam, and I am changing my place of employment. No, no, not from The Lost Ogle. This place runs on everything “Adam.”
Oh, you thought it was Patrick? He may get all the bylines, but yours truly fuels this well-oiled machine. I am the “Keyser Söze” of The Lost Ogle.
Ok, that’s a lie. I’m more like the mangy dog who gets the chicken bones. I’m finding a new job because that last one was not the best fit. You know, it was that whole “square peg into a round hole” problem.
So anyways, if anyone sees a job listing looking for a “bold, dashing redhead with a golden pen,” let me know. For now I’ll be at home re-watching “House of Cards.”
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