hitting the high notes
(Mike Allen)

One of my favorite things to look for at rallies and protests is clever, well-made signs. Unsurprisingly, there have been many this past week at the Oklahoma State Capitol. What was perhaps a bit surprising, though, is the singing by the large crowds gathered there. I’m certain it’s not the first time this has happened, and I’m aware that entire concerts are dedicated to different causes. But Oklahoma teachers hitting the high notes just struck me as a really cool way for their voices to be heard. The choice of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall was … interesting … but appropriate in some ways.

On another note (ha!), the image of the Capitol building covered by tarps and scaffolding, when contrasted with the large crowds, is striking in a couple different ways. First, it seems to oddly fall in line with what everyone is protesting about. Something that physically represents our state had been crumbling right before our eyes. Secondly, many, if not most of the windows with a view of the crowd are covered. Perhaps there is something symbolic about legislators not being able to see upset constituents. I think it will be interesting to look back at these images years from now, hopefully from a better position in a lot of areas.

— Mike Allen

More Sundaze

Amid Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook advertising seems creepier
Fleeing Oklahoma, teachers could ‘Fall-in’ the Red River
Trump’s ‘violent video games’ go Back to the Future
Oklahoma City produces ‘A Desire Named Streetcar’
Pumping iron by ranking OKC hamburgers
OKC’s Gold Dome deserves a success story
Winter Olympics: The case for shuffleboard over curling
Working in Midwest City: AWACS rattle brain
The Super Blue Blood Moon is over 9000
Flipping the switch for a government shutdown
Tide Pod Challenge makes chores trendy, poisonous
State Question 788: Your prescription for ‘Fourthmeal’
New Year’s Resolutions are ‘something to encourage’
The Last Jedi: Enough ‘disappointment’ to make you think
Exciting crossover movies after Disney bought Fox
Playing Santa, Mary Fallin hands out lumps of coal
Nothing good ever happens after midnight
ESPN obsessed with Baker Mayfield crotch grab
Mark Zuckerberg could have simply used emojis
John F. Kennedy conspiracies live on via internet
The Oklahoma Legislature has been naughty
Tom Delonge wants you to pay his way ‘To The Stars’
Trump fadeaway jumper topples Hurricane Maria
Numerous potential explanations for ‘Cuban attacks’
David Boren rides off into the sunset
Bodega box concept a supposed threat to mom-and-pop stores
NASA does not create hurricanes
Assassin of the flies
Steve Bannon Ganon: Game Over
Eclipse: The path of totality and the super-hot corona
Our pre-meal ritual is becoming ridiculous
Scaramucci down right fierce to Priebus

Looking forward to a July cold front