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Johnnie Walker

I've never been good at filling these things out, but here it goes. I like long walks in cold mountain air, preferably with snow on the ground. I enjoy drinking fine soda by the crackling fire, and deep tissue massage. I hope to one day grow up an become and astronaut, so I can fly to Venus to see if that's really where women come from. If it's true, I'll bring one back for you, too. Unless it's a dude you want, and then you're out of luck...sorry. My favorite month is October, because Halloween is the best holiday ever! It allows me to openly proclaim my love and obsession with scary movies without being seen as some sort of lunatic. Okay, not too much of a lunatic. I'm a huge fan of rock and metal music, and you'll often hear me blasting the control room speakers into oblivion every night during my show. My engineer doesn't like me very much, since he has to fix them. Sorry, Mike.
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Disney is Really Piling Up the Bodies With All the Death in Their Movies!

I know I'm late to the party, but I just go the chance to go see Big Hero 6 yesterday at the theater. I really liked it, the story was good, the lighting and graphics were freaking unbelievable and, of course, how could I not love Baymax? According to Free Beer and Hot Wings, that's me!

But something happened sort of early in the movie that reminded me of Disney's love for killing people off.

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GRD is Giving Away Vinyl Today to Celebrate Record Store Day!

Okay, so technically, Record Store Day is tomorrow, April 18th. We've got all the details on the Grand Rapids' Record Store Day happenings, but since we're on the air now, and we want to give away stuff to celebrate it, let's go a bit early!

Listen to Janna and me (Johnnie) today for your chance to win some new vinyl records in honor of Record Store Day! Here's what's in our stacks:

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One of My Favorite Games is Coming Back Better Than Ever! [Video]

Okay, I'm not the gamer that Ned is, but then again, who is, right? But there are some games I loved, and played the hell out of. For quite a while, I was obsessed with Descent, and played it relentlessly until someone stole my joystick. (Not a euphemism.)

I even remember the intro video where the stereotype Hispanic pilot asked, "Cood sahmbuddy 'splain to me"...I laughed at it every time.

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GRD’s Dumb Internet Challenge 8 – The Gummi Bear Challenge [Video]

Have you ever tried to eat an entire package of Gummi Bears in 60 seconds? It sounds super easy, doesn't it? You can polish off those things pretty quickly, and then go hunting for more!

But when you get that timer in there, things get tough. I gathered Hot Wings, Producer Joe, Jojo Girard, Metalhead Ned, and Wendy Reed together to see if any of us could make it through in time.

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Watch a Hot Chick With a Chainsaw Make Baby Dragon Sculptures [Video]

The season premier of the new Game of Thrones season is coming soon, and in honor of this, an Austin artist has taken her chainsaws to some wood to sculpt baby dragons! There's nothing like watching a woman work the power tools and make some cool stuff!

And there's nothing hotter than hearing a woman say, "Lately I do most of my work with the 12-inch."

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All the Star Wars Movies Come Out Digitally in Just a Few Days [Video]

Star Wars is coming back in a big way this year, with not only the new movie coming out this December, but the first six movies being released digitally for the first time, this week! Can you even contain your excitement?

I think Ned had exploded at his desk. So much for our 'Boobs and Lobes' podcast this week.

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Skid Row Has Last Laugh About Johnny Solinger From the Band? Or Does Johnny?

Yesterday, April 6th, Johnny Solinger announced that he had left Skid Row, and was going to do his own thing, and that everything was cool with him and the band, it was just time to move on. The band announced that afternoon that they had a new singer already, Tony Harnell formerly of TNT.

All seems good, right? Everyone is happy, there's no idiocy going on, all is well.

Screw THAT!

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‘Sinister 2′ Is Coming — Be Prepared for More Scary [Video]

I enjoyed Sinister. Ethan Hawke did a great job in the movie, and the bad guy looked freaking cool, too. I even like that they didn't chicken out at the end, where they...hey, you're not going to trick me into giving away the end! Nice try, though!

The second one is coming, and they released the short teaser for it, and the full Sinister 2 trailer comes out on April 9th.

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Cool GoPro Footage Out of Ex-Megadeth Guitarist Playing a Clinic [Video]

Megadeth has been in the music news quite a bit recently, with both their drummer and guitarist leaving the band and forming their own band, and then all the rumors of the classic Rust in Peace lineup getting back together.

While that isn't happening, the announcements made by the band last week of Chris Adler from Lamb of God and Kiko Loureiro from Angra recording the new album have been exciting, too!

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Go Inside the Recording of Sonic Highways Before the DVD Comes Out [Video[

Dave Grohl is set to release the Sonic Highways TV show DVDs tomorrow, and here's a quick tease for what you're going to get, in case you haven't seen the show on HBO. Like me. :(

I love behind the scenes stuff in studios on on tour, so this is one DVD I'm going to have to get tomorrow!

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Guy Hacks Tinder and Pairs Up Two Straight Guys Without Their Knowledge!

Okay, this is pretty funny. There has been some montion before of Tinder's API being open to different kinds of abuse, and there have been some fun things done because of it. But now, someone has played a great joke with their hack!

They paired up two straight guys with each other, and they didn't even know it!

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Testament Kicks Off Their ‘Dark Roots of Thrash’ Tour That is Heading Toward Grand Rapids [Video]

Testament has hit the road with Exodus, and Shattered Sun, for another 'Dark Roots of Thrash' tour, that comes to Grand Rapids on April 13th at The Intersection.

They kicked off the tour on Wednesday, at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, and they're playing 'The Legacy' and 'The New Order' albums in their entirety! Which kicks ASS! 'Eerie Inhabitants', 'The Preacher' and 'Disciples of the Watch' are amazing, as is 'Alone in the Dark', 'Over the Wall', and all the early stuff!

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