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Pants on fire?


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Whether spontaneous human combustion is real has long been a debate in the scientific world, to say nothing of the world of bong hits in the dorm room. It has neither been proven nor disproven, although there are many theories as to how it might occur, and suspected cases date back to the 17th century.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Vertical limit


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Oklahoma City’s own The Flaming Lips are no stranger to Austin, Texas’ annual South by Southwest festival — in the music portion, of course.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Smoke up


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We’ll say this for Big Tobacco: Even a widely vilified industry that makes its profit from killing people knows how to wield power. That much was evident last week when the Senate General Government Committee killed a bill that would have let cities craft stronger antismoking ordinances than what’s allowed by state law.
 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CFN Quote of the Week


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Tiny actress Kristin Chenoweth, interviewing shiny actress Renée Zellweger on the Academy Awards pre-show on Feb. 24:
 
Monday, February 25, 2013

Con air


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Here in the Heartland — or the buckle of the Bible Belt, depending on your cliché of choice — it’s difficult to fathom that there could be other states more conservative than Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

’Bee season


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On Jan. 18, the rest of the nation learned something the 405 already knew: You should familiarize your ears with this Jabee guy.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

D-graded


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Pop quiz: Did the authors of a study finding significant flaws in Oklahoma’s A-F grading system for schools renounce their findings?
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

An affair to remember ... or several


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Speaking of the Bible Belt — just go with us here — it appears that sometimes those belts are unbuckled hurriedly so that pants can slide off and wind up in a crumpled heap with a bra and panties on the stained carpet of a room at Motel 6.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

GIF a little bit


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Sometime in October 2012, a local pop-culture savant began to stave off the workday doldrums with Internet funny. While his real identity is a mystery, he calls himself Dale Rancho. (Get it? “On the go? Try Del Rancho.”) His OKCOMG website at okcomg.tumblr.com, a mecca of iconic and satirical Oklahoma-centric imagery.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mad, mad, mad men


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The late comedian Bill Hicks once called people in advertising “Satan’s little helpers.” While that catchy phrase isn’t explicitly noted in a Feb. 13 Washington Post story about Oklahoma City-based Ackerman McQueen, it does sort of loom over the article’s examination of how the high-profile firm has shaped some bizarre ad campaigns for the National Rifle Association.
 
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

'Tik Tok,' Russell


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It is hard to imagine electropop party girl Ke$ha taking time out of her busy days to tune into the NBA. This is, after all, the woman who begins the morning by brushing her teeth “with a bottle of Jack,” if her 2009 No. 1 hit “Tik Tok” is to be believed. If that is truly the start of her schedule, it might be a struggle for her to make the evening tip-off.
 
Monday, February 18, 2013

Oh, baby


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A local group that had planned to hold a Valentine’s Day party at a southwest Oklahoma City library canceled its event after the Pioneer Library System received complaints about the shindig.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Green power


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Oklahoma State University loves its orange and black, but it looks like there’s also room for a fair amount of green. That’s according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which named OSU fifth in the nation for green-power purchasing among colleges and universities.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Card sharks


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We at Chicken-Fried News believe in the power of print. (We like having jobs; go figure!) So for Valentine’s Day, we’re buying our Special Someone a real-deal card. The kind that opens on the right-hand side with a modicum of energy. The kind with flowery fonts you don’t often see outside of church bulletins and/or funeral programs. The kind you have to visit a brick-and-mortar store to buy.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Is that a chart in your pocket?


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U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, is to Capitol Hill charts what John Holmes was to porno movies: Both know how to make a big impression.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
 
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