Richard Hall
Newsroom Developer
Richard Hall is an award-winning newsroom developer, editor and blogger for NewsOK. He was born in Austin, Texas, spent his childhood in southern California and has lived in Norman since 1999. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.

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  • Ice Bucket Challenge - wisdom teeth = THE BEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE VIDEO EVER

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    YouTuber m3gtr0n decided it’d be a great idea to record herself doing the ice bucket challenge an hour after having her wisdom teeth removed. And it’s the funniest darn thing I’ve seen all week. It’s also the best ice bucket challenge video out there. Have a look: Instant replay:

  • LOL: Watch GOP Sen. John McCain do the robot at a Hamptons party

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The Roots and Jamie Foxx were performing for some Republican dignitaries, and former Republican presidential hopeful John McCain decided he wanted a piece of that. So, he got up on stage and did the only thing he could: The robot.

  • WATCH: Kid flips out after daddy takes his ear and nose

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Children: Bringing the lulz since forever.

  • Racism: Is the new Taylor Swift music video racist?

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Rapper Earl Sweatshirt thinks so. First, here’s Taylor Swift’s latest music video for her single, “Shake It Off.” And here’s what Earl Sweatshirt had to say about the music video, which features Swift singing and dancing alongside hip hop dancers and women twerking (as well as her dressed like a cheerleader and ballerina): haven’t watched […]

  • Here's how much $100 is worth in Oklahoma

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    If you’re lucky enough to have $100 in your pocket, you’re already ahead of most of America. But, you can also rest assured knowing that $100 will go much further in Oklahoma than in will in many other states. The Tax Foundation put together the following map that shows the relative value of $100 across […]

  • Robin Williams to star in 'Legend of Zelda' video game?

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    An online petition urging Nintendo to immortalize Robin Williams in a “Legend of Zelda” video game has caught the company’s attention. Williams, who died last week, named his daughter after the title character, Zelda, because he loved the video game series so much. Nintendo responded earlier today to the petition and had this to say: […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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 […]

  • REVIEW: Amazon Fire Phone fizzles

    BY RICHARD HALL, Web Editor | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The Amazon Fire Phone is full of gimmicks, ho-hum performance and little else.

  • OU fan buys TexsaSports.com to troll Texas fans after spelling error

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    If there’s one thing the Texas Longhorns learned today, it’s to never give Sooner fans an opening to mess with you — because they will. Earlier today it was revealed the University of Texas misspelled Texas in the footer of every page of their Player Profile Media Guide. The link should say TexasSports. Instead, it […]

  • LG G3 review: Hail to the king, baby

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The LG G3 is now the Android smartphone to beat.

  • If Oklahoma and Game of Thrones got together and created a state sigil, it'd look like this

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    HBO recently debuted a piece of fun software called Join the Realm that allows users to generate their own sigils. One redditor by the name of Boo-yay decided to create sigils for each state and territory, which he then posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit. You can check them all out here, but here’s […]

  • Oklahoma termites: 5 things I learned while dealing with them

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    “It’s not a matter of if, but when.” That’s what Edwin Conant, owner/operator of Get’em Pest Control, told me about Oklahoma termites as he was digging a trench around my Norman home so he could apply a treatment to the soil. See, a few days before Conant came out to my property, I noticed a […]

  • OMG: President Obama did something horrible yesterday

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Love him or hate him, we can all agree President Barack Obama broke a serious, serious rule, as captured in this photograph: Pres Obama orders his burrito bowl at a Chipotle today before lunch w participants in the working families summit. pic.twitter.com/eVXgeYlYDe — petesouza (@petesouza) June 24, 2014 Do you see? DO YOU SEE?! Obama […]