The soundtrack for this week’s news roundup is one of my favorite acts to emerge over the last five years or so – Big Thief.
A unique blend of folk and indie rock with a twinge of Americana, and fronted by a music prodigy, they have a one-of-a-kind sound, and it would be really cool if some local music venue would book them the next time they tour the southwest.
To the news round up!
State Fair Uses Cops, Media Allies to Try To Convince People It’s Safe to Visit
After the first weekend of the Fair was marred by a double stabbing (and birth), the State Fair turned to its trusted bought-and-paid-for allies in law enforcement and the media to share some advice on how people can go to the fair, and enjoy fried food safely during a pandemic without getting robbed.
Oklahoma City police offer advice for safe Oklahoma State Fair experience https://t.co/miFS6ELlbI
— KFOR (@kfor) September 20, 2021
That cracks me up. This would be like sharing tips on how to safely shop at the I-40 Walmart! Part of the allure of going to the fair is the risk that you may get attacked by a carnie, injured on a ride or catch food poisoning from the corn-on-the-cob booth. Plus, just like an old OKC Blazers game, you never know when an impromptu fight will break out!
Instead of sharing tips on a safe State Fair experience, the media should tell people the best place to watch fights break out. Attendance will skyrocket!
Lawmakers are baffled why people won’t return to shitty low-wage jobs…
State Senate Study Looks At Why Oklahomans Are Not Returning to Work https://t.co/CoV1Hn23TW
— News 9 (@NEWS9) September 21, 2021
How much do you want to bet the “study” will conclude that the liberal policies of communists Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are to blame for people not wanting to roll burritos for the Karen and Kevins of the world, and the “solutions” are more tax breaks for wealthy and big corporations.
Also, if you live in the Moore / Norman area and are looking for a fun side gig, hit me up:
Now Hiring: Bar Trivia Emcees and Bingo Callers https://t.co/hOaZqcr0ne
— The Lost Ogle (@TheLostOgle) September 11, 2021
Oklahoma man grows trippy badass corn with technicolor dream coat
Pre-colonization Glass Gem Corn, Indigenous to North America, regrown by a Cherokee farmer in Oklahoma. This particular corn is a mix of ancient Pawnee, Osage and Cherokee varieties. pic.twitter.com/XfmQguqXKR
— Lakota Man (@LakotaMan1) September 18, 2021
That’s pretty cool. I wonder if the pale pink ones taste like Strawberry Starburst? If
OKC Thunder trying to keep as many people away from the arena as possible
The Oklahoma City Thunder will require proof of either full or partial COVID vaccination or a negative test taken within 72 hours prior to the game to enter Paycom Arena, beginning Oct. 4. https://t.co/8p89PpJeb5
— KOSU (@KOSURadio) September 21, 2021
Based on Clark Matthews’s predictions, I don’t think you can blame them!
Obviously, pandering Derplahoman politicians who never go to Thunder games are outraged:
After the Thunder's vaccine requirement announcement, Rep. Roberts wants to look into tax benefits the team received when they first moved to OKC.https://t.co/SAtmgY5YET
— KOKH FOX 25 (@OKCFOX) September 22, 2021
That being said, some of the privileged offspring from the Oklahoma City ruling class who trusted and leaned on modern medical science to save their life from cancer, but haven’t got a vaccine to protect themselves from a deadly virus that’s killed 1 in 400 Oklahomans, don’t like the requirement:
I might get the vaccine so I can go to Thunder games. I know a lot of people who won’t. Regardless of what you think of the vaccine, this just feels wrong. https://t.co/Jx6NHF29Hf
— Sam Humphreys (@SamHumphreys34) September 21, 2021
Drunken lunatic goes off-roading at Lake Hefner
Oklahoma woman arrested after driving vehicle on Lake Hefner trails while allegedly intoxicated with baby in the backseat https://t.co/vQMo5uazhG
— KFOR (@kfor) September 23, 2021
I wonder if the Apple Watch has a “running from drunken moron” setting in their exercise apps?
Oklahoma mason goes to nationals
Wyandotte mason lays 571 bricks to become 'Oklahoma's Best Bricklayer' https://t.co/dQSYAw707f
— KFOR (@kfor) September 23, 2021
He broke the previous record of 550 set by Andre Roberson during the 2016-2017 Thunder season
With no severe weather to fearmonger, Mike Morgan is now hyping monarch butterfly invasions.
Look Sharp!! Monarch Butterflies incoming!! The well defined wind shift with the front has Monarch's riding the wave of the front! The front with the butterflies is moving SE, thru the Metro the next 2 hours. 530PM Monday. @kfor #OKWX Mike pic.twitter.com/tnAJXEtBkg
— Mike Morgan (@MikeMorganKFOR) September 20, 2021
I saw this Tweet in real-time and walked outside to look at all the butterflies. I didn’t see one, but did attacked by a horse fly. Go figure.
In the past couple of days, I have seen a few monarchs stumbling around, but that’s it. I chalk up Mike Morgan’s tweet to Mike Morgan just being Mike Morgan, and hyping up total bullshit for attention.
A butterfly ecologist kind of called him out on it:
Mike, I'm a butterfly ecologist in Stillwater and I trust u that there were monarch butterflies showing up on radar on Monday. However, when I tell folks elsewhere about this, there are doubters. Could you explain how monarchs show up on radar and how u r sure they r monarchs ?
— Ray Moranz (@MoranzRay) September 22, 2021
Then again, maybe all the migrating birds ate the butterflies?
Fall migration peaking BirdCast predicts next few nights busy in Midwest One way to avoid tragic collisions like in NYC last week is turn off lights at night. Check BirdCast's live maps when birds are migrating through area: https://t.co/SRZwj1j1rv#LightsOutTexas #BringBirdsBack pic.twitter.com/aEBbry5pJr
— Angela Rosaria Cancilla🌹 (@angelasfeathers) September 21, 2021
Brian Bosworth is a hypocrite
Out of all the people who played college football in the past, you’d think Brian Bosworth – a.k.a. The Boz – would be in favor of college athletes profiting from their name, image and likeness. In today’s day and age of absolute hypocrisy, that’s not the case:
— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) September 23, 2021
In all fairness, maybe Bosworth doesn’t want today’s kids to make all the selfish, moronic decisions he made as a player. That’s fair, but I think the college kids need to figure that out on their own, and not hear it from an old washed-up college athlete who brought shame to their university.
On the topic of washed-up athletes, Mike Gundy also has strange thoughts about today’s athletes:
Mike Gundy has many thoughts about why injuries may be so prevalent in this generation. pic.twitter.com/iGdcxvMR9A
— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 21, 2021
As the head coach, maybe Gundy should run his program like they did back in yesteryear? At the very least, he should recruit The Pioneer Woman as their nutritionist. She’ll make sure all the players get plenty of fried food and butter.
Anyway, that concludes this round-up. Have a nice weekend and we’ll see you next week.