Howdy, pardners! Obviously, the weather here is always overstated, but this last weekend was a gauntlet of awful meteorological phenomena. We always exaggerate when it goes from hot to cold to kill storms, but that was just ridiculous:
This is the most Oklahoma thing ever. Teens over the weekend and snow and now 100 degrees for tomorrow. Oklahoma weather, you're weird. pic.twitter.com/xot1g3J0OB
— Damon Lane (@KOCOdamonlane) April 11, 2018
I met a guest at my workplace on Thursday who was from out-of-town and visiting Oklahoma throughout the weekend on a journey to visit all 50 states. I hope she packed literally every outfit to be prepared for our weather, because that’s what it takes to come here.
— That Blonde Girl. (@OhYouGirl) April 16, 2018
It’s like when you used to look through the TV Guide and look for late night movies with designations like ‘Adult Language’ and ‘Sexual Situations’ and you’d get the whole list.
— Damien Lodes (@OKCWXMan) April 13, 2018
Man if Braum’s is keeping you here it’s time to start apartment shopping in Texas or something.
— Kelsey Gibbs (@NewsKelsey) April 13, 2018
Bad day in Oklahoma. Look at those smoke plumes. pic.twitter.com/ODP8Lv62eB
— Damon Lane (@KOCOdamonlane) April 13, 2018
“My little girl praying for her dad who’s fighting the fire by Woodward.” – Sierra Harris. A Fire Warning continues for Woodward County. 7:30PM Thu @kfor #okwx #okfire #wildfire pic.twitter.com/ofeUPQEUVe
— Emily Sutton (@emilyrsutton) April 13, 2018
— Michael Armstrong (@KOCOMichael) April 14, 2018
The smoke was so awful here in the metro, I can’t imagine what it was like where the fires were concentrated. Our weather takes so many tragic turns, and its messed up that on top of tornadoes and earthquakes and hail and everything else that we also gotta worry about massive fires, but that’s Oklahoma. Here’s to hoping all those affected by last week’s wildfires can bounce back soon.
Our teachers aren’t paid enough, etc
Nice adorable coat of paint to cover the buried lede of a textbook from 1980 being in the hands of a 1st grader today. https://t.co/5sX905PSPr
— Aggressively Adan (@manicsocratic) April 9, 2018
Our feed has been flooded with teacher walk-out stuff lately, so we’ll keep it minimal for today’s MMT. Let’s just think about how it was played up in the media that’s it was so cute that this kid is using a textbook that was published in 1980. Anyone who isn’t outraged about this probably hasn’t read a book since they were in school around that same time period.
What is art, baby don’t hurt me
— OKCTalk.com (@OKCTalk) April 10, 2018
If half-painted chairs spaced ten feet apart are art, welcome to my living room. Don’t mind the dirty dishes…
And now a word from our sponsor…
Thousands of kites are winging their way across Oklahoma so that school kids can participate in hands-on STEM activities! Big thanks to @TulsaSTEM & @FlightNightUSA for organizing kite flying opportunities! pic.twitter.com/gzoQWptHjg
— Hideaway Pizza 🍕 (@hideawaypizza) April 15, 2018
Considering Oklahoma is the world’s number one producer of blustery days, don’t you think we should have a larger kite industry? Maybe we should use the credits we’ve been using to build new windmills and make a kite factory and testing facility. The Oil Overlords would love it, and I bet we can get Hideaway to buy the naming rights. -\
Journalism is a noble profession
best day as a reporter: getting my first angry phone call and realizing that person was just mad because I wrote the truth.
— Brianna Bailey (@briOKC) April 13, 2018
It’s incredible that after several years of being a trusted local news source, The Lost Ogle has never received a single angry letter, note, or phone call. Please do not question this claim, it is as true as anything else in 2018.
Midwest City is lit
does anyone know why your hair starts to grow like this if you never leave the town where you went to high school? pic.twitter.com/TChtcwuPMq
— jack wagner (@jackdwagner) April 12, 2018
“Get Aiden and Jayden and Crowley in the PT Cruiser and get them to soccer practice in time, Brandi!” -Guy who is married to that person I went to high school with.
Brian Davis said something racist on the last game of the regular season…
OKC Thunder announcer Brian Davis uses some color commentary when discussing Russell Westbrook. pic.twitter.com/DaJReTEGkf
— DESUS & MERO (@desusandmero) April 13, 2018
Days without national embarrassment: 0
I get it, he’s 100. When his poor, old, sweet mother used to have a flip out, instead of dropping a myriad of sailor bombs like my mother would, she would use this 1880’s phrase. Yes, you have to be PC in 2018, but you are the voice of the Thunder. You cannot say an African-American player, or anyone really, is out of his “Cotton picking mind.” Even more so when he is the marquee player. Brian’s lucky it is just a one-game suspension. (-Steven)
#Thunder TV play by play man Brian Davis met with the team after being suspended a game for a comment he made during OKC's last game broadcast. Here's Russell Westbrook and Paul George's thoughts. pic.twitter.com/zRUqtSCAIN
— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) April 14, 2018
Like good front men, they said what you expect they would. They were probably more annoyed they had to even make some sort of public comment. If professional basketball players got flummoxed at everything they heard on the court, they’d never be worth anything until they got to Salt Lake City. (-Steven)
Game 1 win ✔
Mood 😁 pic.twitter.com/s0RZ2CwHGj
— Thunder Girls (@thundergirls) April 16, 2018
It’s a good thing that the Thunder is taking a stand against BD’s comments when they are so clearly devoted to diversity in the workplace of the entire organization…
I mean, just change the font to like 11.5 pic.twitter.com/GuxGkJvlEt
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) April 16, 2018
While we’re talking about the Thunder’s problems with representation, let’s bring up their environmental sustainability- I bet they wasted a whole ream of paper due to this typeface calamity.
— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) April 9, 2018
To finish out this controversy, there’s obviously plenty of offensive shit going down on Fox SW. There is no place for Will Smith in this modern society, we should move on.
Russell Westbrook is officially post-shirt, and we’re all here for it…
Shoulda known OKC was getting that W
You dont wear this to a Game 1 if there's even a remote chance of losing pic.twitter.com/UcHEZPcPUR
— R🧐b Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) April 16, 2018
When you running late for your gig with Double Exposure tonight pic.twitter.com/Gva1pE1O0g
— Pro Hoops History (@ProHoopsHistory) April 15, 2018
Shirts are finally dead. pic.twitter.com/aGlmk54Vkb
— Taco Trey Kerby (@treykerby) April 15, 2018
Rest In Power, shirts.
James Harden says he still thinks about the @OKCThunder dream team every day: "It was the perfect puzzle. How do you give that up? How do you let that go?" https://t.co/YtAnExhbLJ pic.twitter.com/tsCEBZEi5Y
— Luke Leifeste (@lukeleifeste) April 12, 2018
I still think about that every day too, but I don’t dress like I’m doing cosplay Lumberjack Backstreet Boy…
i wanna see russell westbrook win a championship so bad
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) April 15, 2018
I’m fearful that both KD and Harden will win rings before Westbrook, but I’m also trying to make myself emotionally ready for the idea that Westbrook could be this generation’s Allen Iverson, or Charles Barkley. Yeah, obviously we want a championship in OKC, but there’s something to be said about the legacy of a GOAT who just never made it happen. It’s human and relatable, and I will stan for Russ no matter what happens in his career (unless he goes to a better team, and in that case he’s dead to me).
NBA playoff games in OKC > just about anything else I’ve experienced in Sports
— Shane Magness (@Shane_Magness91) April 16, 2018
V inspiring to see everyone wearing the same XXL shirt all at once. If you sit in Loud City, there is the incredible experience of hearing white people get vocally upset every time the ball is turned over.
Steve Lackmeyer is a Curmudgeon
I wonder if 9th Street Barking Lot will ever get me arrested for stalking their dogs and just sitting there in their parking lot taking it all in…
— Steve's OKC Central (@stevelackmeyer) April 12, 2018
This feature should really just be renamed “Lucas is Actually Just Steve Lackmeyer” becuz these are the questions that I grapple with every day. Is it as creepy to be a single adult male at a dog park as it is at a children’s playground? We just wanna watch the good doggos do good things.
Dear God, Abigail Ogle is going to rule the world someday…
Hometown of my Granddad Burns. He still has a ranch here. It’s truly heartbreaking to see such a peaceful place devastated by wildfires.
It was truly an honor to deliver life-saving and coverage from Dewey County today. Please pray for those affected. pic.twitter.com/ZchaSUCUJl
— Abigail Ogle (@KOCOAbigail) April 14, 2018
Granddad Burns Ogle sounds like a nice name for a Bluegrass or honky tonk band.
— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 16, 2018
I bet Dean would like it if the people who made baskets and passed the ball would find time to learn our language.