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2022 Year in Review: August

12:09 PM EST on December 29, 2022

Is it just me, or does August feel like it was both two weeks and two years ago?

Our 2022 Year End retrospective continues with a look back at August. Enjoy!

Gavin Newsom asks film industry to boycott Oklahoma...

I would guesstimate that 80% of the people who work in the Oklahoma film industry are pro-choice and all in favor of LGBTQ-ETC rights and freedoms. As if these folks weren't being punished enough for living in Oklahoma this summer, now you want to take away their employment? If you do that, how will they be able to afford to drive to Kansas for an abortion?!

Neglectful Downtown Business Owner To Finally Fix Broken Windows

This is great news. It always seemed weird that the signature skyscraper in a landlocked state looked like it was preparing for a hurricane. I bet Mayor Holt told local celebrities the city did it to make our hokey water sports adventure district look more authentic!

Bar Stool bro mocks Oklahoma little leaguer...

I don't know if it's due to his hideous voice (perhaps), chronic shart face (probably), or the fact that he's richer and more successful than I'll ever be (yes), but I can't think of anyone else in this world who I would rather see choke on a piece of NY-style pizza than El Doucheadente.

Actually, I take that back. I forgot about Clay Travis.

Naturally, the algorithms loved El Stooliedoodie's tweet. It struck the perfect nerve – equally pissing off the social media sensitivity police while also pleasing the "Hey, let's go burn ants with a magnifying glass" crowd.

Walters / Stitt Bromance Blooms Before Our Eyes!

Dear God. It's like they've turned into an Evangelical version of the Night at the Roxbury guys! I can see Stitt and Walters hitting up all the Wednesday night rural church services, bobbing their heads to DC Talk remixes, trying to groove with any woman they can find.

Also, on behalf of all the woke and un-woke people in this state who want to ban books from libraries, I'd like to sincerely thank the "hot in a Pentecostal type of way" woman in the blue dress for helping distract me from A) Ryan Walter's voice and B) Stitt's super-human eyebrows!

5 Ways To Avoid Saying The N-Word On The OU Campus

For what seems like the 500th time in recent history, there's another controversy on the OU Campus regarding the N-word.

This time around, it involves long-time OU football assistant coach Cale Gundy. The former star QB turned long-time assistant coach shocked the Sooner Nation when he resigned last night after admitting to saying a "shameful word" – which I think we can all safely assume is the N-word – during a film session with players.

News 9 finds handsome "Ingrid's Regular" to discuss restaurant's closing...

For the second time in 11 months, Ingrid's Kitchen – the venerable German restaurant, bakery, and bar nestled at the corner of NW 36th and Youngs – is closing its doors, this time probably for good.

Just like when the eatery was shut down by the Oklahoma Tax Commission last September, news of the closure sizzled through social media like a hot schnitzel fresh out of the fryer, shaking all foodies, carb-lovers, and meat-sweaters who enjoyed the restaurant's delicious take on German foods and desserts.

Channel 25 gives angry mouth-breathing mom air-time to talk book-banning...

Wow! How's she able to both breathe through her mouth and talk at the same time?! Get that woman on America's Got Talent! That's an impressive skill that no book at the library can teach!

Kevin Ogle tweets funny cocaine Oreo joke...

That's pretty funny. The two things people in TV news love most are cocaine and sugar, so kudos to Kevin for coming up with a joke that connects everything together! Solid work! Maybe the next time Emily Sutton uses Oreo's to explain winter weather, she'll bring some cocaine on set to mimic snow!

Chat Pile's "Slaughterhouse" is the song of the Oklahoma summer...

This past weekend, OKC-based nu-metal death rockers Chat Pile released their debut album – God's Country – to the streaming realm. It's been praised by the national music press, with everyone from Pitchfork to Paste lauding the work for its tone, style, and originality.

The album has been in heavy rotation at Ogle Manor all week, and after a few dozen listens, I'm ready to declare its debut single "Slaughterhouse" as the song of the Oklahoma summer.

It's loud, angry and powerful, yet also beautiful, harmonic, and hypnotic. It perfectly captures the mood of living in an overheated, fiery, right-wing hell like Oklahoma that only a band that arose from those red dirt ashes can create.

Rez Recaps

It’s the second season of Reservation Dogs, the critically lauded series by Sterlin Harjo that shows it’s truly a good day to be Indigenous!

Like last year, I will recap the show for those who watch and those who don’t, giving the basics and not spoiling anything too much for anyone until they hit DVD, or you bum a friend’s password.

Skoden? Stoodis!

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