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The national media coverage of our earthquakes is kind of cool…

2:02 PM EDT on August 18, 2015

One positive thing about our state's earthquake epidemic is the national media is now paying more attention to Oklahoma. Although that may seem like a bad thing, it can actually lead to good publicity.

For example, check out this photo essay from Vice titled "Earthquakes in Oklahoma." This was the very first pic:


See what I mean? Usually when a media organization publishes a photo essay about earthquakes they include tragic photos of death and destruction, but when they focus on Oklahoma quakes they use pics that should go in a tourism brochure. Seriously, that's just a beautiful photograph! It captures the idyllic rural countryside we all drive through when taking one of those long trips to Enid to see the girl you met on Adult Friend Finder who apparently was using an 8-year-old old photo.

Of course, not all the pics in the Vice photo essay are that flattering. Some showed the dark side of Oklahoma quakes:


Okay, those pics don't necessarily make you want to stop your car and run thorough fields of heaven like you're in a Terrance Malick movie or anything, but once again, it could be worse. Google "California earthquakes" and take a look at what you see. We have it good... so far.

In addition to the flattering photo essays, we're also getting fancy videos that explain our man-made earthquake crisis. Check out this cool video from Reveal. It was brought to my attention via this report about our quakes from Public Radio International:

That's awesome. Before the earthquake crisis, no one ever took the time to make high-quality, cool educational videos about Oklahoma. It's good to see that the man-made earthquakes that our damaging our homes and rattling out psyches is finally paying off. Is is too late to get Mary Fallin to change her mind on the quakes? I'd like to see what other cool things the national media can come up with before the big one strikes.

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