News of the day: give me my money!
August 30, 2011
Government. The Mountain View-Gotebo School District is suing the Oklahoma Tax Commission for nearly $733,000 after the district lost all its funding because of a clerical error. Apparently the Tax Commission hates learning.
Politics. About 250 were expected to attend a fundraising dinner for Texas Gov. Rick... Read More
News of the day: robots attack the elderly
August 29, 2011
Emergencies. City firefighters have a backup plan in case fire hydrants fail. Um, good.
Geriatrics. Two Oklahoma City Unviersity professors host a conference to discuss the ethics of using robots to care for the eldlerly. The elderly respond by saying, “Get me the hell away from those robots!”
Sports.... Read More
Oklahoma’s law of the land
August 26, 2011
My friend Michael Kimball got the best quote for a story ever yesterday. He was interviewing the deputy mayor of Kabul, and he asked him about what he thought of Oklahoma City. Here’s what M.A. Akrami said through a translator:
“Here they drive according to the law. In Kabul, there is no (traffic)... Read More
News of the day: the Delgados will hurt you
August 22, 2011
International. The regime of Moammar Gadhafi begins to fall. Gadhafi responds: “Is not!”
Crime. Two sisters who wrestle at Oklahoma City University tackle and hold a driver trying to flea the scene of a hit-and-run. The lesson here is that you do not mess with the Delgado sisters. Ever.
Sports. Thunder... Read More
Kicking Cancer in the Colon
August 20, 2011
Seriously. This is the greatest event name ever: Kicking Cancer in the Colon. I came across this on wimgo and it made me laugh. I love, love, love it.
Missing person: 70-year-old Oklahoma City man
August 19, 2011
From the Oklahoma City Police Department:
Missing Person: Jones, John Paul (W/M, DOB: 10/18/1940)
The Oklahoma City Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a missing man. John Jones walked away from Sunbeam Services (609 NW 20th) yesterday morning at approximately 10:00 a.m. He hasn’t... Read More
GPS tracking you? Break the law like Lindsay Lohan
August 17, 2011
Just read the first paragraph of this story from the Associated Press:
MARLOW — A man who was wearing an ankle monitor as a condition of his release on bond on a grand larceny charge has been arrested after the monitor placed him at the scene of the theft of oilfield equipment.
This is fantastic. How do you... Read More
News of the Day: Perk is scary
August 15, 2011
Weather. The La Nina weather pattern could mean that Oklahoma is in for more drought. “La Nina” is Spanish for “The Jerk.”
Pests. The drought is sending grasshoppers hopping to your garden in search of water. Yet another sign of the apocalypse in Oklahoma.
Sports. Rowers from the US Rowing Masters... Read More
News of the day: alone with Cullen
August 12, 2011
Government. The state medical examiner says his agency is reduing the autopsy backlog. Now they’re only 6 million bodies behind.
Weather. Highs are expected to reach into the 90s. Everyone celebrates the chilly weather.
Sports. Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones gives lessons to children at Oklahoma City... Read More
The naked lady is spared!
August 11, 2011
Just in case you were wondering, the Woodward County Sheriff doesn’t plan to investigate whether a naked woman at a charity golf tournament broke any laws. Good news for nudists, who all now have plans to move to Woodward County.
This has been such an interesting story to follow. There are just so many good... Read More
Shooting cows with arrows? I suspect meth
August 10, 2011
This story just broke my heart. Five cattle were shot and killed with arrows – arrows! – Tuesday, and three more were injured. I have so many questions for the culprit(s).
Why are you shooting cattle?Why are you shooting cattle with arrows?Did you know beef was available at the grocery story?Why did you have... Read More
Oklahoma is the super hottest place on earth ever
August 09, 2011
July in Oklahoma was the hottest month on record for any month in any state.
We win! Sort of.
The average temperature in Oklahoma last month was 88.9 degrees. The previous record was 88.1 degrees, which was Oklahoma’s record as well.
Oklahoma: first in football, first in incarceration rates for women, first... Read More