With your permission, allow me a few opening words that sum it all up.
“Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.”
Happy birthday Big Mac! The big 4-0! The triple-decker burger was first introduced in 1967 by Jim Delligatti, a McDonald’s franchise owner in Uniontown, Pa. Let’s go to the scoreboard. People in more than 100 countries have given in to Big Mac attacks. 550 million Big Macs are sold each year in the U.S.. That’s about 17 per second. It weighs nearly a half-pound. Has 540 calories and 29 grams of fat.
Ok, no surprise which story was most read this week on NewsOK. Yes, the story of an Oklahoma City man being charged this week with aggravated assault and battery, accused of causing extensive damage earlier this summer to another man’s scrotum just because he wore a University of Texas shirt into a local bar. 60 stitches were required. You can find the Most Popular stories on NewsOK, by clicking on the link at the top of every story.
You gotta love it when you get lucky.
Like when you hit every light green on the way to work. Or when your co-worker stumbles. And it’s caught on tape.
We tape a segment each week called DnA. It stands for Dave N Angi. Every Tuesday or Wednesday we send Angi out to talk with Oklahomans about various topics. This week, we were at Remington Park shooting a promo video for the upcoming Oklahoma Derby (Oct. 21). While there, Angi spoke with people inside the casino. Kyle edited the piece with some classic Vegas-style music.
Once we have footage, we tape a Dave-with-Angi segment in the studios, usually on Thursdays and the video is posted late Thursday or Friday morning.
If you haven’t seen our studio, it’s like a closet. Pretty small. We’ve all tripped, stumbled or fallen in that studio over cables or light stands.
Be sure to watch this video until the end for Angi’s dramatic exit. We are fortunate to work with good sports around here!
Atlanta is considering banning baggy pants. Yes, baggy pants that show boxer shorts or thongs would be illegal under a proposed amendment to the ATL’s indecency laws. The amendment, sponsored by a city councilman, states that sagging pants are an “epidemic” that is becoming a “major concern” around the country. Legislation that creates a dress code would not likely survive a court challenge, but could generate conversation to find a solution. It is an epidemic afterall.
The Eagles will release “Long Road Out of Eden” in October. It’s their first full studio album for 28 years. The Eagles split in 1980 but reunited 14 years later. The first single from the album, “How Long,” has already had its video and radio premiere. The band’s “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975″ is the best-selling album in recorded music history in the United States, with sales of more than 29 million copies.
And LookatOKC unveiled its redesign today. Inside you’ll find more content about music, movies and restaurants. And of course, photos of your friends as they party at local establishments. Check it out on your local newsstands.
We threw Angi on camera last week to introduce the new N Style web page on NewsOK. Kyle put the finishing touches on the studio shot, using After Effects and PDFs of recent covers. Kyle finished the video this afternoon.
N Style is our high-end, niche publication. It’s a very slick publication, nicely designed each month by Jennifer Armstrong and edited and pumped with content by various peeps, including Melissa Howell, Alan Herzberger, Linda Miller and Hugh Scott.
Read lately? Do you ever read? One in four adults read no books at all in the past year. This according to a survey conducted by the Associated Press and Ipsos. Who read the most? Women and older people were most avid. Top choices? Religious works and popular fiction. The typical person did claim to read four books in the last year. Raise your hand if you believe that!
Well, maybe it’s the smell. Another survey, this by Zogby International, found that 43 percent of students identified smell, either a new or old smell, as the quality they most like about books. What? And you might have guessed it, an electronic textbook Web site is launching the world’s first smelly e-book. In September, CafeScribe.com will send every e-textbook purchaser a scratch and sniff sticker with a musty “old book” smell. Ok, seriously, putting a sticker on your computer for a musty book smell?
Let’s turn from the bookworms to the party animals. The Princeton Review has released its annual lists of what school does what. Top party school? West Virginia. Texas partied into the No. 3 spot. No school from Oklahoma made the top 20. The Stone Cold Sober school? Brigham Young University. Again.
That’s today’s 3 Things. And you now know them. Enjoy.
Have you met Helen Ford Wallace? Helen knows how to party. That’s why her blog and podcast are called Parties Extra! with Helen Ford Wallace.
Helen has been instrumental in blogging for NewsOK.com. And she has been a faithful blogger. Then she became a faithful podcaster. All the while, very enthusiastic. And let’s face it, we all encounter enough haters in life. It’s cool when someone just has fun with work. Makes it NOT seem like work. And that’s cool.
So Helen and I got to emailing last week, and she had several good ideas. Including a separate email blast for her listeners. And don’t laugh. She has over 6,000 on her Parties Extra! email list. So today, we fired out a second Parties Extra! email with her latest podcast. Jamie Davis, owner of Jamie’s Foods in Casady Square, joined Helen in the podcast studios, and here it is.