How do YOU pronounce Oklahoma?

We had quite the discussion yesterday about how words are pronounced.  Today’s lesson is about the state of Oklahoma.

There is a right way and a wrong way to pronounce Oklahoma. 

If you say OAK….LAHOMA  ….. You’re WRONG.

The proper way is: 

OKLA…..HOMA. There’s a gap between the ‘A’ and the ‘H’. 

Here’s proof:


Thanks Mike (From Spain)


Man wins $1M lottery in June and $2M in September

Lottery winnerST. LOUIS – The odds against winning $1 million in the Lottery: Astronomical. How about doing it twice?

It happened to a man from Bonne Terre, Mo., Missouri Lottery officials said Tuesday. Ernest Pullen, 57, won $1 million with a “100 Million Dollar Blockbuster” Scratchers ticket in June. And this month, he won $2 million with a “Mega MONOPOLY” Scratchers ticket.

Pullen, a retired military man who was working at the help desk for a telecommunications company before retiring after the first lottery win, said he considers himself to be a “lucky guy.”

You think?

The rest of the story

Thanks DJ

I used to own some property in Bonne Terre MO, so I know the area well.  That’s less than an hour from me.



Ironic deaths

Barrel fallsNiagara Falls Jumper/Survivor Dies from 4-foot Fall
Bobby Leach was known for his daredevil antics. His most famous death-defying stunt was surviving going over the Niagara Falls in a barrel back in 1911 (as seen in the picture). That fall fractured his jaw and broke both knee-caps, but it did not kill him. It would define his life and he embarked on many publicity tours thereafter.

On one of such publicity tours, he walked down the street and slipped on an orange peel (some say banana peels, but that was before those were out of style to slip and die from).

The fall he suffered (probably about 4-6 feet vs. Niagara Falls’s 180 feet) was so hard that he broke his leg, which became infected with gangrene, and eventually amputated. He died from complications following the amputation.

Man who murders woman on coffee table is killed by a coffee table fall
Broken glassMel Ignatow was tried and convicted for the murder of Brenda Sue Schafer in 1988 based on evidential photos that showed the woman being brutalized by an unidentified male. The moles on Ignatow’s body provided a match to the man in the picture and became concrete evidence that he killed this woman.  He brutally beat her to death while he bound her to a GLASS coffee table, bludgeoning her body until it was lifeless on that glass coffee table.  However, Ignatow got away with only ten years because of perjury and double jeopardy, whereas he would have served a life sentence otherwise.

Several years later, in a freak accident, he tripped and fell in his apartment… onto a glass coffee table. The coffee table’s glass cut and maimed him so bad, that he lost too much blood to do anything about his situation.  As he succumbed to the fatal cuts on his head and arms, his final thoughts must have been dominated by the fact that what killed him also killed his victim. The irony is, most likely, what killed him.

More ironic deaths


Wednesday Caption Contest

Man in box


Here’s Wednesday’s caption contest.  We’ll award the prize of a full copy of Notifier2 to the person who has the best caption.  Note:  Be sure you have your correct email address on your comment data.  If it’s not correct we can’t notify you if you win.

Notifier2 allows you to check multiple email accounts (google, yahoo, hotmail) and affiliate (adsense, admob, cafepress, sitemeter….) accounts in one nifty little program on Windows. More info.

Tuesday’s winner was DJ.  Tuesday’s contest