In case you missed it, The Lost Ogle – a Twitter account for a fledgling website that primarily tweets links to blog postings, trivia standings and an occasional musing or two from a drunk 35-year-old blogger – won the Oklahoman's Readers' Choice Award for "Best Person to Follow on Social Media." Here's what the Oklahoman had to say about us in its 56-page, full-color, special issue to recognize the winners:
Yep, that's it. Not a blurb, write-up, or even a "short story." That's kind of odd, because according to The Oklahoman we were supposed to get one:
That's a shame. It's not a big deal, though, because we weren't the only ones left out. After doing a bit a research, it seems that the only winners to receive a "short story" were the same ones that purchased an ad in the special publication. That's either a crazy coincidence, or proves The Oklahoman only thinks its advertisers are worthy of special recognition. Since the Oklahoman is a proud institution of journalistic excellence and the "State's Most Trusted News," I'll go with coincidence.
Anyway, the point of telling you all that isn't to whine or complain about not having the ad budget to play with the cool kids. Basically, it's an opportunity to illustrate how artificial and unreliable these "Best of OKC" and "Readers Choice" things can be, and, segue to our "2013 Worst of OKC" nominations.
Yes, it's that time of the year when we do the dirty work and help recognize the worst things this town has to offer. In case you're not familiar with the Worst of OKC, here's how it works:
1. We offer 15 "Worst Of" categories. We focus more on local people than restaurants, nails salons and cosmetic surgeons. The nominees are chosen by me, our contributors and suggestions from the Ogle Mole Network.
2. Once we come up with the nominees, we'll feature a category each day and let you vote for which option is the worst.
Pretty simple, huh?
Anyway, you can submit your nominations after the jump. It will be open through the middle of next week. And just in case you're bored, here's our "2012 Worst of OKC" winners. Have fun and nominate well.
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