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6 Off the Couch 8 Web 3.0 10 Music
Joe looks forward to big news for the OU football season
An overview of Tumblr, where the fun never ends.
Mel Guapo covers European travels of local musicians.
12 Greek Corner
Changes at the Zoo Amp 28
Here’s what you need to know about Sorority Rush
A few changes have been made in regards to the Zoo Ampitheatre in Oklahoma City, one of the metro’s most popular concert venues.
14 Film & TV 18 Bash on Asp
A new option for watching OU’s home games is coming.
24 Summer Sizzler
Some sidewalk sizzling ideas for sizzling summer days.
On the Cover
What’s been going on at the OKC Zoo Amp?
26 Sooner Styles 30 Sports Talk
Coach Kay gives some tips on summer styling.
The 2012 Summer Olympics are almost here, are you ready?
31 End Notes
NEW! Crossword! And the never-boring Numbers.
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Off the Couch
Fourth of July and Celebrations
As publisher of this magazine, I have never written an article from the couch. I see no reason to start now. Since we write articles about things off the corner, I decided to write this article from off the couch. It gives me a different perspective with an opportunity to look at Boyd Street and the changes that have been made over the past six months. Oh sure, we’ve added BoydStreet.com, fitness articles, fashion articles, a new sports writer, a ton of new advertisers and a presence on Facebook and Twitter, but I still feel we can do so much more. For me, not only is the 4th of July a celebration of our nation’s independence, it’s also a time to celebrate your victories from the first half of the year. And that is exactly what we are going to do at Boyd Street, CELEBRATE!!! The staff at Boyd Street deserves it. They have done a great job!!! But watch out, as soon as the festivities are over, we have many great new things planned. Just to brag a little, starting with this edition, we will be writing an ongoing Greek article. But the most exciting, when OU football games start, Boyd Street is sponsoring and bringing in a Jumbo-Tron TV for all the home football games. Campus Corner’s own “Boomer Village.” So get ready, it’s going to be a great second half!!!! Until next time, have a safe 4th of July,
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>> When memes and gaming collide.
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Tumblr is the photo-blog site for fandoms across the web and all sorts of esoteric images. Here’s an overview as well as some of my favorite blogs on the site.
breeds trolls. The main blog for President Obama’s re-election campaign is on Tumblr, as is Comedy Central’s “Indecision 2012” blog. Of course, as with anything else on the Internet, be warned that if you try to comment on anything politically charged or emotionally charged, you will be ripped apart electronically with the ferocity of all the trolls who oppose what you say, even if you’re not being serious. Tumblr is a fun site to use, particularly if you’re an art nerd, or just a nerd in general. There’s certainly no shortage of hipsters or teenage emo kids on the site, but in spite of that, there’s a niche for you there if you want to look. If nothing else, it’s a good way to find cool pictures. A picture’s worth a thousand words, right?
N64 // 1998
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
>> I’m a bit biased, but I’ve always loved Star Wars. The chance to re-enact the iconic trench run from A New Hope still gives me goosebumps. While that’s just a bonus level in this game, Rogue Squadron was one of the great ones from my grade school days. For its time and with the help of the Expansion Pak, it brought console gaming to a point graphically that hadn’t been seen yet. It wasn’t the first Star Wars space combat game (X-Wing and Tie Fighter came out in the DOS era on PC), but this broke through to the mainstream in a time where Star Wars was coming back, with the originals rereleased in theaters a couple of years ago and Episode I coming out a few months later. It’s also available on PC, but play it if you can. It’s not a trap, if that helps any.
umblr is probably one of the most interesting blog sites on the Internet. While many blog sites might include big walls of text and the like, Tumblr is best described as a photoblog, a site where the visuals are king. Images, macros, art, design and even fashion tend to rule the site. Where Facebook is being overrun by parents who are reconnecting with people from their youth that they only vaguely remember and (regrettably) getting access to their kids’ online lives, Tumblr still maintains a very young demographic: half of Tumblr users are under the age of 25. With over 46 million tumblogs, there’s no shortage of entertainment to be had. A big draw for Tumblr is its numerous fandoms. Most shows and a decent amount of celebrities have a large following on Tumblr. In particular, the people I follow are quite enamored with British TV like Doctor Who and Sherlock. Those certainly aren’t the only such fandoms, though. Other
large fanbases that dwell on Tumblr include The Simpsons, Star Trek, Avatar, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and even Glee. *shudders* Fortunately for basement dwellers like myself, gaming is also well-represented on Tumblr. Games like Minecraft, the Pokémon and Zelda series seem to be the best represented, but Mario and a big chunk of the retro/nostalgia community have their own stakes on the site. If you’re a fan of “scenery porn” and the like you can certainly find that too. Many scenic views or amazing buildings are on the site, and images that can really get the travel bug flowing in you. There are plenty of pictures of delicious food (not good to see if you’re trying to diet), and some other images that are NSFW, so just keep that in mind if you’re using Tumblr in a public place. And of course, like everything else on the Internet, politics has a place here, which certainly
Minecraft // XBOX
>> An indie darling from the PC gaming world, Minecraft has finally made its way to a console. This seems like an odd choice, considering the game’s creative nature of building things and avoiding Creepers (the things that look like hedge monsters) lends itself to modifying the game extensively, which isn’t easily done on consoles. To the extent it can be, though, this is actually a pretty solid port. Its open-ended nature makes the game incredibly fun for those who like building things in this form, but the game world on the 360 version is much smaller, which can hinder your creativity. If you’ve got a decent computer, I’d recommend getting the classic (free) version on PC and seeing how you like it first, but this is definitely worth a look.
>> Not the hedge monster again!
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Norman Music Goes Abroad
I bring you late-breaking news from the local music scene: NORMAN INVADES THE CZECH REPUBLIC! I recently met with local producer Jarod Evans of Norman’s own Blackwatch Studios and was regailed with stories from his recent trip to Prague in the Czech Republic to record two local music acts, Jacob Abello’s new band Prettyboy and Oklahoma City’s Modern Rock Diaries. The group recently spent a number of weeks in Prague tracking new, forthcoming material. I talked with Jacob Abello and Modern Rock Diaries’ front man, Brantley Cowan, about their experience abroad.
Jacob Abello, singer, songwriter, and pop artist based out of Norman, OK: Blackwatch producer Jarod Evans, pictured above. 1) What did you work on while in Prague? “I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to work on before embarking on the trip. On my debut record, I had been writing some of the songs for three or so years and had specific ideas of how I wanted the record to sound. This wasn’t the case at all for this EP. I originally intended to write a song entitled “Campaign 4 Champagne”... However, Jarod and I wrote a song impromptu in Prague. Recording is usually very daunting and scary for me. Faust Studios in Prague reminded me of Blackwatch but something being in a foreign environment was both freeing and inspiring. I wrote the lyrics for the verses of the new song in five minutes. We also Jacob Abello in Prague. took an entirely different direction on a song previously demoed entitled “Falling 4 U.” All of that to say, I recorded an entirely different EP than what I expected, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Though the EP was originally going to be called “Campaign 4 Champagne” after the intended title track, it will now be titled after metro stop nearest the studio.” Brantley Cowan, front man and rhythm guitar player for Oklahoma City’s grungeinfluenced indie rock outfit, Modern Rock Diaries: 2) How do you feel the city of Prague and your time there affected the sound of your music? “Prague is an incredible city with an unreal amount of historical significance. Being the birthplace of classical music, it definitely affected the feel of our music as we usually have a strong presence of violin and string parts in our sound. We recorded all the strings in a 500-year-old cathedral in the heart of Prague. All of the Prettyboy’s Jacob Abello. piano was recorded in the studio there on a 19th Century Steinway that had the most beautiful dark tone. A lot of rare European vintage mics were used on vocals. Every element in some way was shaped by being there, from the studio to our overall environment.” Photos provided by Jarod Evans
Modern Rock Diaries’ Angela Allen recording strings in a 500-year-old cathedral in Prague.
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ncoming freshmen girls across the nation are cleaning up their Facebook pages and buying new outfits in preparation for the upcoming all-important rush process. Formal recruitment at OU starts August 9, and rushees will be introduced to 11 chapters in the five-day period. After the chaos of it all, about 25 percent of female students in the new class are expected to sign a house. Why? Sisterhood of course! But what does that mean? It means joining the ranks of the scholars, stewards and leaders that came before them. In fact, the all-sorority GPA for fall 2011 was 3.24. That number is consistently higher than the all-woman GPA and has not been below 3.1 since 1998. Furthermore, OU sororities logged over 6,000 individual community service hours and 25,800 group hours last year. Being part of such a great organization adds a significant point on any résumé, so it is no surprise that Greek women hold leadership positions both on and off campus. If you are interested in participating in rush this year, registration is due Friday, July 13. Visit www.ou.edu/ studentlife for more information.
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Bid – An invitation to join a sorority Continuous Open Bidding – COB bids may be extended and accepted at any time during the school year other than Formal Recruitment Initiation – Ceremony during which new members receive lifelong membership privileges Legacy – A woman whose mother, sister, or in some cases, grandmother is an alumna or active member of a sorority Potential Member – Any woman interested in becoming a sorority member who is matriculated and eligible to join according to the Panhellenic Association’s requirements Rho Gamma – A Panhellenic representative who has no contact with her own chapter during Formal Recruitment and is available to guide women through the recruitment process and answer questions OU Chapters: AXΩ - AΓ∆ - AO∏ - AΦ – XΩ - ∆∆∆ ∆Γ – ΓΦB – KAΘ – KKΓ - ∏BΦ
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Check out some creative ways to enjoy a movie this summer.
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>> Movies don’t need to keep you from enjoying the summer.
>> Ice Age: Continental Drift In this fourth installment of the Ice Age series, Scrat the squirrel goes one step too far in chasing his acorn. He causes a continental break, and as the characters journey home they run into many new creatures blocking their way—including Sid’s long-lost family. Opens July 13
hen the temperature rises but the nights stay cool, it’s time to take advantage of how great the outdoors are. Although there are plenty of things that require daylight, thankfully movies are not one of them. So here is a movie-lover’s brief guide to how to make the most of the summer weather. Drive-ins are a bit few and far between in Oklahoma, but you can find them. The Winchester Drive-In in Oklahoma City is located conveniently close to Norman, but there are a few other theaters scattered across the state for those of you who are up for traveling during the summer. Drive-ins are a good way to enjoy the nighttime and watch a movie in a different way than usual. Roll down your windows, tune your radio to the right station, and take in the night air while you sit in a seat that’s probably more comfortable than the ones you find in movie theaters. There’s another way to enjoy both the summer and the movies, though. Across the country, it’s fairly common for neighborhoods to host free outdoor screenings of films. Whatever local committee is hosting the event sets up an enormous inflatable screen and lots of high-end speakers and folks from the area bring chairs and food to camp out and watch the film.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen much in Oklahoma, but there’s no reason that you can’t replicate it. Summer-bummin’ and missing your friends? Host a movie party. You may not have a 50foot screen and a field, but maybe you have a shed and a backyard. If you can get your hands on a projector, a white wall (or a wall with a white sheet taped to it), and a set of external speakers, then you can host your own outdoor movie. If this sounds a little too technical for you, don’t be afraid! Lots of local businesses and student organizations have the equipment, and if you talk to the right person you might be able to borrow it. It’s not as daunting as it sounds. Invite your friends over to grill out, potluck or picnic and catch up on your summers. Then have a chili-off, wrestling match or pie-throwing contest to decide who gets to pick the movie. Pop some popcorn, make some ice cream sundaes, and set up some blankets and lawn chairs to let the magic unfold. If you keep the volume at just the right level, you’ll be able to hear the movie in perfect balance with that Oklahoma cicada sound of summer.
>> War of the Buttons During World War II, two rival gangs in a village in France pit the local teenagers against each other. When a new Jewish girl arrives, they have to face the raging war around them when the possibility of her being found by the Nazis becomes real.
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rrested Development follows the story of the Bluth family, a once-wealthy set of characters who continue to lead excessive lifestyles. Michael Bluth, a widower with one son, is the center of the show, and his parents, brothers, sister and other family members come in and out of his life in quirky, dysfunctional ways. The show is shot in an atypical style: though it borrows from documentary films like many popular comedies, it uses handheld camera and frequent cutaways to photos, archived family videos, security cameras and screenshots. The show has won several awards, including IGN’s “Funniest Show of All Time.” In 2009, plans to turn the series into a film were set in motion, leading to the re-installment of a new season to be shot this summer.
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>> The Dark Knight Rises Director Christopher Nolan brings his take on Batman to an end in this final film of the Dark Knight trilogy. Batman takes the blame for the late Harvey Dent’s crimes and finds himself hunted by the Gotham police. When he returns to Gotham, he’s confronted by the villain Bane who plans to destroy the city.
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The official Campus Corner watch party kicks off this fall!
While it is a huge bummer that the Chesapeake Arena had to stop hosting watch parties in Thunder Alley, you can now look forward to a similar experience on Campus Corner! The parking lot outside of Chimy’s is now the official watch party spot for OU’s home football games, complete with sponsored booths and a JumboTron screen. It will be the perfect spot to eat, drink and watch the Sooners win on gameday. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Summer Sizzler Series Volume 3
Hit up Main Street for a new take on Summer Sizzlin’.
Welcome back to the Summer Sizzler series here at Boyd Street. If you don’t know me, I’m your host Mel Guapo, and my motto is, “I’ll never come at you the same angle twice, unless I happen to do.” [sic] This week we’re going to take a look at what I hope will be an ever-increasing phenomenon in Norman. I call it: Sidewalk Sizzlin’. It’s perhaps the most primitive form of patio culture, because as everyone knows, before there were patios, there were sidewalks (naturally). Yet do not underestimate the power and glory of the sidewalk. There is something electrifying about being in the footpath of society. It feels good and lively to see life passing by; to rub elbows with one’s community. It provides an invigorating atmosphere. So let us turn to two of my newer personal favorite Norman patios. While
they may not technically be patios, they are in fact outdoor seating, and can be utilized for both eating and drinking. And that’s patio culture. The best part is that they’re neighbors. I’m talking about Tres/ Pink Elephant and The Garage on East Main between Crawford and Porter. Sports fans of Norman are neigh guaranteed to know The Garage. It’s the home of the $3 Thunder turkey burger (during games), and it was packed every Thunder game of the finals. And Norman foodies know Tres’ delicious Southwestern fare. (Now merged with Pink Elephant?! Now serving both menus daily?! That’s sizzlin’!)
What I am here to ask is this: has anyone begun to fully appreciate the sidewalk seating now available at both fine establishments? If this thought has not yet crossed your mind, and if it entices you, then please allow me to salivate your senses. (Is that even sensical?) or whatever have you. It’s horrible and nobody should do that. And I can say that, because I, Mel Guapo, have done that and come back and wouldn’t shut up about it. It’s nobody’s fault, it’s just cultural jetlag. We cannot, and must not, however, dismiss anything European just because some traveldandy brings it up. Having said that: LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE STREETS OF EUROPE! Just kidding. I don’t give a care. The point that I am trying to make is that the Europeans are on to something: Sidewalk Sizzlin’ is where it’s at.
Just take a look at that sidewalk seating. That’s our Main Street, and it feels good to sit out there with a pint or a margarita and watch traffic drift by while you hash out your business or your pleasure. And if Mel Guapo had things his way, you’d see the whole filled with tables and chairs (although we’ll need more, tinier tables and chairs once this Sidewalk Sizzlin’ thing takes However, before you dismiss my argument for off ). And with Tres/ what may or may not be a valid reason, let’s get Pink Elephant and one thing straight. I’m like you. There’s nothing The Garage right worse than when one of your friends comes next door to one back from a year or a semester or a summer another, you don’t abroad and they won’t shut up about how need to choose great it is over there or how different or how between the two! they miss the best bar or restaurant or café just Keep a tab open at over the Rue Dijonnaise or at the top of the hill either bar! overlooking the universitesi and the Bosphorus
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Changes at the Zoo Amp
Howard Pollack loses management of the OKC Zoo Amphitheatre.
Pollack, on-and-off president of the venue since 1978, considered the process unfair and voiced his opinions on the Zoo Amp’s Facebook Page in a series of rants titled “Ramblings of a Hopeless Insomniac.” He alleged that the OKC Zoo Trust had a personal agenda to oust his company, F.M.G., in favor of 3Horse Productions, a company incorporated one day prior to the date bids had to be submitted. Pollack is suspect of the winning bidder for several reasons, but among them are 3Horse’s associations with Global Gaming/Remington Park Casino. He also claims 3Horse took credit for shows in their bid actually booked by F.M.G.’s parent company and argues that 3Horse’s use of a booking agent in Texas will take money away from Oklahoma. In attempts to keep the venue, Pollack got 1,526 signatures on a petition named “Keep the OKC Zoo Amphitheater in the Hands of People Who Care” and invited supporters to a special session of the Zoo Trust. In the end, he failed to win the contract. So now Oklahomans await a new generation of shows at the Zoo Amp, named Best Concert Venue by The Oklahoman and Oklahoma Gazette for the past seven years. Pollack has not given up on the war to save his venue and promises to finish out the concert season, and the staff here at Boyd Street wishes him luck. Thank you for bringing great rock and roll to our great state. Visit www.zooamp.com for more info and a schedule of upcoming shows. Here is an example of some of Pollack’s Facebook musings: “Further Ramblings of an Insomniac” by Howard Pollack Here I sit one more time of many other times that I sat here in my rocking chair. Thank god for my rocking chair, everyone who knows me knows that I’m a Rocker and rocking in my rocking chair just plain soothes my soul. I sit and I ponder as all that has happened and all that is about to happen is going on simultaneously within my being. I know that everything leads up to this point and in reverse everything that will happen leads back to this point that is now me sitting in my rocking chair contemplating all my next moves. I am so lucky that at times I get to contemplate to sit back and listen to all that has been and will be my makeup.
omething Phish-y is happening on August 29 when Phish will be playing for the first time in Oklahoma at the Oklahoma City’s Zoo Amphitheatre. Something fishy also just happened last month, though, when the OKC Zoo Trust unanimously voted to transfer management of the Zoo Amp after a 30-year history with Howard Pollack.
I sit back and realize that I am one lucky man to have so much in a world where others might not have so much. I see that our children and our grandchildren are the future and what we do now is only an imprint of what is yet to come. I am thankful that my parents taught that to me and I am blessed that I get to teach that to them my kids and grandkids. I find myself sweating the small stuff when always all along the big stuff is inside of me and yet to come and screams to be let out. I know my makeup and what I am possible of achieving yet I cry for the small stuff that has affected me so dearly. I know the best is yet to come because my soul demands it and I have to know to let go some of those things that have held me back to not let me grasp for the stars that I know are a part of me that are apart of everyone and everything. I am coerced by all that my being demands yet I stifle it because I let myself just see what is here and now but don’t see the glimmer of what is still yet to come. I am a survivor I have sailed the wind have scaled the mountains, I float like a feather in the wind and I surf the universe to hear its call. I get stunted by choice because I lose my sight but I survive once again because I open my eyes to see. So once again, here I am sitting in my rocking chair sitting like I sat so many times before- the best is yet to come and now calmly I slip into sleep to dream the dreams I dream even as here I sit in my rocking chair. THE BEST IS YET TO COME
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Summer Olympics Preview
It’s time to go for the gold!
t is time once again for everyone to put on the red, white and blue and cheer on the good ol’ US of A. The Games of the XXX Olympiad are set to take place in London in just a few weeks. Now come the hours and hours of TV coverage of everything ranging from the original sports like track and field to things that look like activities that you would participate in with friends at a BBQ, like badminton. It doesn’t matter what the event is, it just seems like if USA athletes are on the tube with a chance to win medals … I know you, like me, will be watching and cheering them on. Everyone has their own special memory from watching the Olympics, an event where extreme sacrifice both rewards and crushes those who have worked so hard to reach this level. Look at U.S. track and field star LoLo Jones, who was in the last Olympics coasting to a surefire gold medal in the women’s 110-meter hurdle when she clipped the final hurdle, sending her tumbling. She lost the race without even placing in the top three. The look on her face, the look of, wait … this wasn’t supposed to happen, I was meant to win. In this round of the Olympics, Jones has made great strides to ensure she wins. I remember all the way back to the ‘84 Olympics in Los Angeles, that is my first true memory of how people get behind their country in athletics. I can recall Carl Lewis burning up the track, Edwin Moses winning gold in the 400-meter hurdles, and who could forget the darling of the ‘84 Olympic games, Mary Lou Retton and her perfection in the world of gymnastics, becoming the first woman outside of eastern Europe to win the all-around competition.
Seoul, Korea held the 1988 Olympics and the lovely Florence Griffith Joyner set the Olympic record in the 100-meters. Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson stole the glory from Carl Lewis, then the 100-meter championship was taken away when Johnson tested positive for steroids. I remember it most for the robbery of Roy Jones Jr. in the boxing event, after a 3-2 loss to a South Korean boxer, and allegations circled that Korean judges fixed the fight. Oh yeah, this was also the last time the USA Basketball team would not be represented by NBA players. The ‘92 games in Barcelona … this is short and sweet … “THE DREAM TEAM.” This collection of NBA Hall of Famers and Christian Laitner made up the most dominant team in all of sports history. It was fun to watch, and the world tuned in and saw what basketball was all about. The other thing to take from this Olympics was in the men’s 400-meter semifinals when Great Britain’s Derek Redmond tore his hamstring and his father came down to the track to help his son finish to a standing ovation … the true Olympic spirit. I could go on and on about the great memories of Olympics past, but I will spare you all for now. Just be sure to tune in and cheer on the USA in any event it may be. Stand proud and hope to hear The Star-Spangled Banner play loud and clear. USA! USA! USA! USA!
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