• Ah, heck no: Plane takes off as tornado touches down behind it

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope. Twitter user Robbie Kane (@robbikane) shared an image with the world earlier today of a plane taking off as a tornado was touching down behind it. The plane was headed for Spain as it departed East Midlands Airport in England. Great snap of a Ryanair Plane taking off at […]

  • Got junk? Build a quick science project! ... Two readers will win "Junk Drawer Physics" book

    Linda Lynn | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

      If you have a plastic spoon, a clothespin, glue and a block of wood, you can really have some fun creating a catapult. And, with your kids going back to school, you’ll be ready for the next show-and-tell or science fair if you simply have items such as soda straws, masking tape, a balloon, […]

  • Republic plans beer dinner, new Prairie label approved

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Plenty of odds and ends on the Oklahoma craft beer scene to pass along as we slide into the weekend. -For starters, Republic Gastropub has scheduled a German beer dinner for Aug. 26. The dinner will feature six German beers, four of which will be paired with a four-course, German-inspired menu. The cost is $50 […]

  • Now it can be told: The Food Dude's origin story revealed

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    As those of you kind enough to follow my food ramblings, you know few places cause me to wax more nostalgic than Austin, Texas, the town where I grew up. I recently took a trip back home and found myself face-to-fork with the one dish in the one restaurant most responsible for my ongoing food-dudery. […]

  • PHOTO: Kid's first day of school vs. second day of school

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    We adults often wish for simpler days, like when we were growing up and the only concerns we had was if pizza was going to be the lunch offering at school that day.* While many of us don’t necessarily miss school, we remember the joys of going to school. Learning, friends, and even nap time.* […]

  • Blogger: '10 Types Of Moms That Suck'

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Single mother/blogger Brianne McDonald wrote an interesting post called “10 Types Of Moms That Suck,” and it’s been gaining traction since April. It’s a pretty straight-forward post: McDonald compiled a list of the type of moms she doesn’t think highly of and gave her reasons. She kicked off the post with this: I’m not sure […]

  • Roughtail to start growler fills, pint sales at brewery

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Those looking for a chance to take home some Roughtail Brewing Co. beer straight from the brewery are in luck. Roughtail confirms they will soon begin offering growler fills — and pints — of low-point beer at their Midwest City brewhouse. They will become at least the fourth brewer of full-strength beer in Oklahoma to […]

  • LOL: Photos of dads at One Direction concerts

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    I’m sure many of you reading this are parents, and I’m sure, as parents, you’ve had to endure things you really didn’t want to, all so your child(ren) could enjoy something. Like a concert. Possibly even a boyband concert. Like, I dunno, One Direction? These dads (bless their hearts) were pictured at One Direction concerts, […]

  • LOL: If alcohol labels told the truth

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    If alcohol labels told the truth, what would they say? One redditor decided to answer that question: View the entire collection.  

  • Video of dog trying to save fish is heartwarmingly sad

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    There’s not much to say about this video, other than this pup has a good heart and is pretty smart.

  • Rolling away the stone of mental illness

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    Before you read this post, please know that I did not come up with the metaphor in this post headline that likely captured your attention. However, I was intrigued by the writer  who did so in his essay about the church’s response to mental illness. The Rev. Rob Lee’s commentary comes a day after the tragic news of […]

  • WATCH: Baby goes crazy over remote control (and it's totally hilarious and cute)

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    YouTuber Evelyn Terastvatsatrian recently uploaded a video of her son going absolutely bonkers over a television remote control. It’s hilarious and cute at the same time. Check it out: One of the video’s comments put it pretty well:

  • Look Up in the Sky: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Flash?

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    News finally broke today of a long-rumored house-cleaning at Vast and The Colcord. Out goes John Williams and Associates Hospitality and in comes Oklahoma’s culinary Big Kahuna, chef Kurt “Flash” Fleischfresser and hotelier Paul Coury. There is no truth to the rumor Fleischfresser took on the challenge in a fit of high-rise envy sparked by […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Settle down!

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!   By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: We just returned from a long overseas trip. After an already-long day, we got to the Dallas/Fort Worth airport for a several-hour layover until our Oklahoma City flight. The waiting room was very crowded. A group of six apparently […]

  • Unibroue brewmaster stresses balanced recipes

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Unibroue master brewer Jerry Vietz made a publicity tour through Oklahoma last week, and I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down with him at TapWerks during his Oklahoma City swing to talk beer and sample some of his latest creations. The highlight of the night was getting to sample three different versions […]

  • Marshall prepares release of new barrel-aged IPA

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Get ready for a new brew from Marshall Brewing Co.: Bound for Glory bourbon barrel-aged Belgian IPA. Marshall’s Wes Alexander describes the beer like this: “Bound for Glory is a barrel aged Belgian IPA. The base for this beer is our This Machine IPA. This Machine features a Belgian yeast strain and Nelson Sauvin and […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Move along!

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

      YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! Editor’s note: The 20-40-60 Etiquette team is happy to have Joe Hight, editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette, as our guest. He was instrumental in getting this column started several years ago when he was director of information and development at The Oklahoman/NewsOK and he also answered questions […]

  • Parties Extra ! Video---Jan Peery and Reggie Cook talk about the YWCA, the "Engaging Men Breakfast" and the new labyrinth and the new shelter

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

        Jan Peery and Reggie Cook talk about the YWCA’s Engaging Men Breakfast on Parties Extra!

  • Oklahoma brewers step up game for IPA Day

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    One of my favorite holidays — the annual IPA Day — is coming up on Thursday. As usual, TapWerks Ale House is hosting a celebration, and they just shared with me the list of special beers our Oklahoma brewers dreamed up for the event. Let’s take a look: (ABV/IBUs) Marshall -Pineapple Express: Belgian IPA in […]

  • Guns, guns, guns: Anti-gun PSA inspires pro-gun PSA

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Love them or hate them, Everytown For Gun Safety’s latest round of video public service announcements about gun violence is making waves and getting people talking. Especially those who disagree with the organization. One video in particular is getting the most attention, and its goal is to urge various Senators and Representatives to push for […]