6 December 2007
A rhyme that is quite unsingable
Right about now, they're bringing down Tulsa's Camelot Hotel.
The Camelot's Arthurian pretensions included a drawbridge over the moat and a pool shaped like a spearhead. Heady stuff for the 1960s; dead weight in the 1980s, and deteriorated "beyond repair" in subsequent years. It will be replaced with, among other things, a QuikTrip, should Guinevere need a pack of smokes late at night.
Posted at 8:37 AM to Soonerland
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CAMELOT, BUT RATHER ANOTHER FANTASY LAND, THE NORTH POLE. IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER, I'D ACCUSE YOU OF BEING ONE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED USERS. ACTUALLY, I DON'T KNOW BETTER...
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT "FROM A MAN WHO TALKS TO REINDEER AND PLAYS WITH ELVES?"
Santa Chat Closes After He Talks Dirty
Santa Claus has been kicked off the Web. By Microsoft. When the software giant discovered that the automated jolly old elf it created for kids to correspond with through instant messaging was talking naughty and not nice, it shut it down faster than a swimming pool at the North Pole. The featured worked great last year. Kids were encouraged to connect directly with Santa by adding northpolelive.com their Windows Live Messenger contact lists. The same program was reactivated this month so children could tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas and Santa would respond--thanks to artificial intelligence, reports The Associated Press.
Then there was trouble. A user based in the United Kingdom got online with his underage nieces and they discussed eating pizza with Santa. For some reason, that prompted Santa to start talking about oral sex! The chat was replicated by a reporter for the UK newspaper The Register after the distraught uncle contacted the paper. The Associated Press reports: "After declining the writer's repeated invitations to eat pizza, a frustrated Santa burst out with, 'You want me to eat what?!? It's fun to talk about oral sex, but I want to chat about something else.'" The reporter and Santa ended the exchange by calling each other "dirty bastard." Adam Sohn, a Microsoft spokesman, told AP they tried to clean up Santa's language, but they weren't comfortable keeping him online. "It's not like if you say, 'Hello Santa,' he's going to throw inappropriate stuff at you," Sohn explained to AP. The lewd comments were caused when these two users were "pushing this thing to make it do things it wasn't supposed to do," he insisted. Sohn said Microsoft was not aware that the Santa code included the foul language, but insisted the company does not suspect an employee prank.
Sad in a way- the Camelot acted as a landmark to guide the Tulsa visitor to the Peoria St. Exit, at its end.
Soon, just another shabby QuikTrip.
From what I have been told, the -original- QuikTrip was located on that same lot and the corporate offices are just a few doors down. QuikTrip owns the property and wants to put a store back on that location.