Monthly Archives: March 2007

An Okie blog that deserves special attention

I don’t often criticize Okie blogs here on Okiedoke (glass houses and stones, ya know), but every once in a while, one pops out so much it almost pokes you in the eye. Random News From Oklahoma City is a … Continue reading

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Time for Okies to break out the big guns

When I first came to Oklahoma in the 1970s, two things struck me right away: all the gun racks with guns in pickup trucks, and the drivers of those pickup trucks waving at me like I knew them. I still … Continue reading

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Selling Okiedoke

Google’s done something to this blog. I don’t know what it is exactly, but it’s got to be something equivalent to receiving a higher credit rating. Over the past few weeks, visitor traffic from Google search referrals has soared. (Of … Continue reading

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Word power cubed

I’m not sure if 14 year old Trent Brownen is a nerd or not, but let me just say that his favorite word is tesseract. An eighth-grader from Minco today won the Oklahoma State Championship in the fifth annual Reader’s … Continue reading

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Okies scorned with a smile

Jane Smiley is an accomplished writer living in California and regarded highly by many of America’s intellectual elite. Ms. Smiley feels strongly about global warming, yet, don’t confuse her with those compassionate unthinking liberal types. Back in 2004, when Bush … Continue reading

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Defining SUVs

ITLnet Blog alerts us to an interesting free program, WordWeb: WordWeb is a quick and powerful international English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related … Continue reading

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Gore faces Inhofe

Environmentalists are anxiously awaiting today’s appearance of former Vice President Al Gore before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The question on everyone’s mind seems to be if Gore will be able to stand up to 15 minutes … Continue reading

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This is not spam

Pardon the unusual gap in blog posts here. I’ve got a bunch of interesting and funny things to say, but I’m trying to improve Okiedoke’s blog quality ranking as per Google’s blog search patent application. The frequency at which new … Continue reading

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Okie round-up

Big Ass Belle battles with the guilt of grandsons. Oklahomeless gets combative and kind of likes it. Sidebar Blog: Law and Disorder, Okie Style. Ethan Brown helps to color websites. Oklahoma Women’s Network lists the best and worst state economies … Continue reading

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When Okies go bad

In Enid: Folks learned not to screw with the fire chief. When the chief told his department’s apparatus committee on Monday that he wanted a map of bridges with weight limits, and didn’t have it by Wednesday, he responded. A … Continue reading

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