Howdy, pardners! Whenever it’s the dead of winter, people always say, “Ugh, I can’t wait for the summer. Even if it was super hot, that would be better than this.” I truly hope those people are enjoying themselves, because the rest of us wanted to die last weekend. It was too hot to do literally anything. Even Twitter was pretty quiet, save for a few blurbs complaining about the weather.
We do have some good new to report. Hideaway Pizza opens their fancy new location on N. Western in OKC on Wednesday. The first 57 adults in line for opening will receive a goody bag loaded with Hideaway swag, including a $57 Hideaway gift card. ONE of those lucky 57 will have $600 (free pizza for a year!) gift card! They’ll also be giving away a bunch of door prizes. You know where we are going to be on Wednesday.
Now to the tweets!
— Oklahoma Mesonet (@okmesonet) July 19, 2018
It’s literally hotter in Lawton than anywhere else in the United States right now pic.twitter.com/sAvi5EeEoc
— TH (@4EvErToMiNaTiNg) July 20, 2018
How hot is it inside your car, Oklahoma??? Pretty hot! This is the dash! pic.twitter.com/dg74F3ZGuH
— Damon Lane (@KOCOdamonlane) July 20, 2018
— Marisa Mohi ☕️ (@theMarisaMohi) July 21, 2018
— Edgin' Bono (@wampusreynolds) July 20, 2018
seasons in Oklahoma:
May 22nd – summer
July 1st – hell summer
July 21st – second summer
Aug 22nd – the second coming hell summer
Sept 22nd – they say it’s fall but it’s actually purgatory summer
Oct 1st – purgatory summer (continued)
Nov 1st – fall
Nov 7th – winter
— Alex Coleman (@alexlcoleman) July 22, 2018
You know you live in Oklahoma when 95 degrees is ‘a break from the heat.’
— dresses with pockets (@christeen405) July 22, 2018
Bad gubernatorial photos
— Mick Cornett (@MickCornett) July 23, 2018
The crop job on this picture is baffling. I don’t care what a boot pocket it, but am very curious where you want me to stick it.
Are we doing this right? pic.twitter.com/AYUra3ZsYq
— Drew Edmondson (@DrewForOklahoma) July 22, 2018
If you were going for poorly-framed and out of focus, ya nailed it.
From the “Angry Hippie” files:
HAPPENING NOW: A pro-cannabis group is holding a rally at the state capitol, they are fed up with lawmakers over 788 regulations. pic.twitter.com/wZlMomzDCo
— Perris Jones (@KOCOPerris) July 22, 2018
Even the supporters were shocked to find out Jesus was a supporter of cannabis. pic.twitter.com/5yLwvqZOW9
— RealD (@realOSUfanDAN) July 23, 2018
A crowd is gathered in downtown Tulsa for the “Mad as Hell” march against the state Department of Health and Governor Mary Fallin over regulations put on SQ788. pic.twitter.com/lpbS3GolVC
— Ashley Wheeler (@AWheelerKJRH) July 22, 2018
So there’s a rally at the capitol for medical marijuana and 1. There is a man dressed a Jesus and 2. These shirts aren’t really what I think of when I think pot advocate. You’re harshin our mellow pic.twitter.com/zrK0ZjWCgm
— Sadie (@Sadiecatherine) July 22, 2018
And Now A Word From Our Sponsor
Can you smell the pepperoni? Our new two-story location at 50th & Western in Oklahoma City will open on Wednesday, July 25. Get all the details here: https://t.co/MrunsVNAY5 pic.twitter.com/lKYRKQeMDA
— Hideaway Pizza🍕 (@hideawaypizza) July 20, 2018
One thing we forget to mention in the intro is that the new Western location will giveaway free hotbags to the first 200 phone or online orders that include two or more pizzas. That way the pizzas will stay hot, or in my case, the tub of ranch will stay cold.
NewsOK doesn’t like to credit sources
— The Lost Ogle (@TheLostOgle) July 20, 2018
Yo @NewsOK which "online journalism site" first published the texts referenced in this story? (asking for a friend.)
— Dylan Goforth (@DGoforth918) July 20, 2018
Say what you will about TLO, we at least link to the stories that we let real journalists write for us.
Eating in OK
— The Door (@TheDoorOKC) July 22, 2018
I don’t think I’ve been to Ednas in more than a decade, so I had no idea they’ve added all these new and colorful ways to make yourself sick.
An eastern Oklahoma staple. Charlie’s Chicken. pic.twitter.com/F9hA6zntPF
— Christopher Long (@the_real_clong) July 21, 2018
I’m kinda shocked that more places around here don’t straight up give you gravy with your fried chicken. The first place that comes out with ranch gravy will get rich quick.
— Justin VanNest (@okcub2007) July 18, 2018
Even if it was free there is absolutely no way in hell I’m eating anything that is sitting on those rollers at a gas station.
My anaconda don’t want none
next door app getting lit pic.twitter.com/NyA1J85v6n
— don data (@iamdonald2) July 21, 2018
In case you were wondering, there absolutely is a 7-11 at that intersection.
Steven’s Sports Beat
— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowler) July 23, 2018
The former Poke who wore orange on Sunday to honor his beloved oSu needs to stop taking cues from the football team. Sure, golf isn’t a team sport, but coffee is for closers and Stillwater should be a cappuccino-free city. The sting of being so close to hoisting a major trophy was still fresh, so the kid had the right to be upset about the article. Besides, the only thing people want to hear about is how close Tiger was to number 15.
2019 Recruiting rankings
2. Texas A&M
6. Ohio St
7. Notre Dame
12. Miss St
14. Florida St
15. Ole Miss
16. South Carolina
19. Penn St
20. NC State
— CAN'T MISS SPORTS (@cantmisssports1) July 21, 2018
The correlation between high school prospects rankings and productivity in college are wide and varying, but isn’t it exciting? The shotgun approach to Coach Riley offering everyone a scholarship is paying off thus far.
The @Lakers have signed yet another prospect for training camp. This time it's Jeffrey Carroll (@J30Carroll) out of Oklahoma State University. Catch my story from @TheLakeShowLife #Lakers #NBA #NBATwitter https://t.co/WYpxmHCR2r
— Mason Kern The Sports Watchdog (@ASportsWatchdog) July 23, 2018
Congratulations are in order to Jeffery Carroll who is walking into a World Championship with the LA Lakers. I mean, King James should be able to provide at least one title so long as the starting line-up of the Golden State Warriors get trapped in a cave for the next four seasons.
As a fan of a western conference playoff team that isn’t Houston, I think Melo on the Rockets would be incredible https://t.co/epvqWmM396
— . (@TheTakesBeHot) July 22, 2018
As long as they don’t win a title, I’d be tickled if Houston turned into The Island of Misfit Thunders.
— FOX Sports Oklahoma (@FOXSportsOK) July 17, 2018
Everyone will have their own interpretation of what Coach Gundy is saying, but here’s what I heard: “Buzzword, excuses, lather, rinse, and repeat.”
Congratulations to our 30 finalists! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/I7hNL8DSRf
— Thunder Girls (@thundergirls) July 22, 2018
Big congrats to Baylee, Kaileigh, Jenae, Kelsei, and Jaymeigh.
And then this happened. pic.twitter.com/zgE5VFmHTD
— FOX Sports Oklahoma (@FOXSportsOK) July 18, 2018
Best softball swing and a miss EVER! (-Steven)
Under the Radar
Someone's neighbor that lives above just came by, asked a woman if they dropped a bag of weed on her patio.
— Robert Moose (@RobertMoose) July 23, 2018
I’m guessing it was the Weed Jesus guy from the rally.
Dear God, Abigail Ogle is going to rule the world some day…
✨WE’LL MISS YOU, PAUL!💙
Please join me in saying goodbye to @PaulFolger
“Folg” is a fantastic teammate, reliable colleague, and a true man of character. He welcomed me to the evening team with open arms!
Best of luck in Minneapolis… Visit us often! pic.twitter.com/XgmHrZ3Dpg
— Abigail Ogle (@KOCOAbigail) July 20, 2018
Congrats Abby and good luck, Paul!
Dean Blevins Memorial Tweet of the Week
I thought Dean was going to have a 500 tweets about Tiger Woods, but there were only a couple and they kind of made sense:
Tiger Woods still hits more pure golf shots than everyone else. @news9
— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) July 22, 2018
No one in final 13 groups beat @TigerWoods even par 1st round. W/rain & wind tomorrow morning during his round, again, his waive gets bad end of weather. He could overcome the 2-4 shots lost in 2 rds in 2008 – not in 2018. @news9
— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) July 19, 2018