I don't know what it is, but I kind of like News 9's Steve Shaw. Sure, he's over-the-top, obnoxious, dramatic, and louder than an AWACS flying over Midwest City, but aren't we all when we drink 10 Red Bulls in one day?
Seriously, how can you not like Steve? He's what happened when the weird chubby kid who played with Tonka trucks grew up and became a news reporter. When Steve's not working, I imagine him sitting at the end of a bar with his tie loosened, sipping on cheap whiskey while humming Van Halen songs and occasionally bragging out loud to no one in particular about the time he stole Dean Blevins' Smart Ones.
Actually, I'm just joking. I doubt Steve really stole Dean's frozen dinner. I think the only thing Steve has ever stolen from Dean is a penchant social media gaffes.
For example, check out what he put on Facebook on Saturday.
When I first saw this, I figured it was an unfortunate auto-correct malfunction, kind of like that time I texted one of my trivia hosts if he needed "any extra penis for tonight" (as opposed to "pencils"), but when you check out the layout of a phone keyboard, that excuse doesn't seem possible.
Here's an example from a conversation I had this morning:
See what I mean? With the "A" and "U" on complete opposite sides of the keyboard, it's virtually impossible to accidentally type the C-word when spelling "can't." It kind of makes me wonder what Steve Shaw was doing. Was this just a mean-spirited Freudian slip aimed at the girl who broke his heart and moved to Kansas, or was it the cumulative effect of Red Bull, cheap whiskey and Tonka trucks taking their toll? Perhaps it was neither and Dean Blevins accidentally posted a status update from Steve's account. The world may never know.