On The Bricks

August 28, 2020

          Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. It is an emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure.

The bright red capes of bullfighters (matadors, not rodeo bullfighters) that are used to incite the bovine opponents into spectacular rages is a topic addressed in The Book of Bizarre Truths. The phrase “seeing red” is believed to have originate from the fury the color seems to provoke in the bull.

          The truth is that Bulls are partially color – blind and don’t respond to the color red at all. The red color of the cape is just eye candy for the audience, much like the bullfighter’s suit.

          There is nothing the matador does that makes the bull angry. It is in ill humor before it enters the ring. The bulls aren’t bred to take quiet walks in the park on Sunday afternoons. They are selected because they exhibit violent and aggressive behavior. By the time they hit the bull – fighting arena, just about anything sets them off.

          These bulls have personalities like John McEnroe. The color red doesn’t make them angry – everything makes them angry.

          Famous Okie information: Okmulgee owns the world record for largest pecan pie, pecan cookie, pecan brownie, and biggest ice cream and cookie party. Each June, Okmulgee hosts the annual Pecan Festival.

Keep Going on Your New Years Resolutions: Don’t buy things you don’t need.

Made me laugh: A friend said he told his wife she was drawing her eyebrows too high. She looked surprised.

Aug. 31 the Main Street Cash Mob is hitting the Golden Crown. The mobsters, who are all volunteers that promise to spend a minimum of $20 at each monthly mob, will be able to go to Golden Crown and view online and can even get curbside service if they are COVID weary. The group is so happy to get back to their retail therapy! Anyone who wishes can be a part of the Main Street Cash Mob. Just contact Melyn Johnson,, if you would like to be a part of this fun group.

On Sept. 14 a circus is coming to Guymon. And on Sept. 18 is the Guymon High School homecoming.

          See you on the bricks soon!