Welcome back to our retrospective of another year in Oklahoma, as told through the lens of your favorite local obscure social blog, The Lost Ogle! Before we jump into the futuristic and dystopian year that 2020 will most assuredly turn out to be, let’s take a deep breathe and remember our funniest, wildest, and most popular stories of this year. The news cycle is moving so fast that it’s impossible to remember what happened last week, let alone last month.
Let’s get to it!
Published: November 1, 2019
What We Said: Wow! That was an intense fire! According to sources, Abigail discovered the blaze when she woke to get a cold pop and thought somebody was barbecuing and, well, nevermind.
What We Learned: TLO is known for jabbing everyone and not taking anything too seriously, but we hope that Abigail is getting her life back in order, and had a good homeowners insurance plan. Thankfully, no one was injured.
Published: November 6, 2019
What We Said: Unlike us, the local media didn’t seem to care or notice that Ricketts was technically off-duty and working a private security gig with his wife in the car, or that Patrick Roth is a well-know and completely unreliable nutjob YouTube provocateur who routinely harasses government workers and the general public by filming them without consent. The local media had clickable “COP SLEEPING ON JOB!!! OMG!!!” headline and ran with it, leading to so much attention and controversy that the OKCPD had to organize a press conference to address the accusations.
What We Learned: It’s a sad day when legitimate journalists do less fact checking than TLO, but that’s the state of the media world we live in. Stay with TLO, we’ll keep you advised.
Published: November 21, 2019
What We Said: Bargain-basement meat or not, the smell of that sizzling beef on the darkened grill, once it was firing on whatever cylinders it had left to fire on, was like a cut-rate Scentsy warmer, delivering a strong whiff of charred meat and cheap flesh all around me. With a quiet motion, the fries were added into a nearby fryer’s scalding oil, from a bag that was presumably just as generic as the burgers.
What We Learned: If a place is humble enough to not make a huge brag about the quality of their food, trust in their assurance and you may not be steered wrong.
Published: November 12, 2019
What We Said: Yes, we are aware that Oklahoma City is a small world and everybody knows everybody. No, it doesn’t mean we are going to potentially put our jobs on the line by ignoring company policy just because you “know the manager” and want to be over-served. News flash: we also know the manager.
What We Learned: It seems like basic common sense, but be polite, read the room, don’t be demanding, and tip well. Also, nobody wants your Scentsy business card.
Published: November 26, 2019
What We Said: Yep, it looks like Markie is pulling the old “Get engaged after 10 years of dating and quit your job” routine, or maybe she’s like everyone else in TV news and hates her job and wanted to quit. Who knows?
What We Learned: Just like talented sports agents, nice weather, or a reliable economy, we can’t keep anything good for too long in Oklahoma.