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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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How Did the Egyptians Move Those Massive Stones to Build Pyramids?

It turns out that the ancient Egyptians were a lot smarter than the people currently studying them!

For years, Egyptologists have been looking at pictograms and interpreting them however they want, usually giving some kind of religious meaning.  Everything seemed to be some crazy religious purification ritual or something.

In reality...not so much.

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Motley Crue Kicked Off Their Final Tour in Grand Rapids With Problems [Video/Photo]

Wednesday night in Grand Rapids was a bit rough for Motley Crue, as they kicked off their Final Tour at the Van Andel Arena.  The show was plagued with technical problems throughout, and oddness.

After the third song, Tommy apparently blasted a hole in the kick drum...I'm sure it had nothing to do with FBHW Producer Joe's stunt that morning.  Positive.

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GRD’s Motley Crue Pre-Party Kicked Ass Before the Concert! [Photo/Video]

GRD wanted to have some fun for the Motley Crue Final Tour opening day, so we threw a little party outside the Van Andel Arena, in the BOB parking lot before the show.  We brought in some great bands, hooked everyone up with some alcohol, brought out some cool stuff to look at, and gave away great floor seats to the show!

Thanks to the great bands that played in the parking lot for everyone, Potatoe Babies, Fled Five, and Deadwood Stone, everyone was all rocked up and ready for the Motley Crue and Alice Cooper show.

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Alice Cooper at Van Andel July 2, 2014
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Alice Cooper Rocks Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena [Video/Photos]

Motley Crue and Alice Cooper hit the Van Andel Arena last night to kick off Motley's Final Tour in Grand Rapids!

Alice Cooper and his amazing band opened the show with a fantastic set of Cooper hits, one after the other, without any really stopping!

Alice and the gang ripped through the set at a fast pace, never slowing down and never letting up. The sound was great, the band was on fire and Alice brought out several of his famous props and effects for the show!

It's not a Cooper show if he doesn't cut off his head, get in the electric chair, sing in a straight jacket, and let his guitar players rip it up!

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World's Longest Waterslide Opens Outside Auckland
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When Do Extreme Adventures Become Too Much?

Recently, there have been some totally INSANE roller coasters and mater slides built, that are so over the top, that people have literally been flying off them!  There have been deaths surrounding the Action Park, and their water slide that was opened and closed in record time.  (Not fast enough to prevent lie 7 deaths, but pretty darn quickly.)

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Some Geeks Have Way Too Much Time on Their Hands

I will admit to being a geek about some things.  Not as crazy as Metalhead Ned is about gaming and KISS, but I do have my obsessions.  (No, YouPorn is not one of them, shut it.)

But some people take their obsession with getting deeper into movies and TV a little bit too far.
Example 1:
The Hollywood Reporter contacted a disaster-cost prediction company to assess the damage done to Manhattan during The Avengers movie.

No even kidding.

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Don’t Leave Your Pet in a Parked Car – Or Your Veterinarian, Either [Video]

It's getting pretty warm here in Grand Rapids.  Maybe not as ridiculous as back in my hometown, but with the humidity here, it's still pretty hot.  So never, ever leave your pets in your parked car.  The heat sucks when you get in to leave work, doesn't it?  So imagine sitting in that all day!

Check out this vet, who decided he wanted to see what it would be like to sit in a parked car for half an hour with only the windows cracked.

He should have just asked someone.  It sucks.

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Ladies – Now You Can Play Video Games With Your Vagina!

Every day, people come up with amazing new ideas for people and technology.  Some things you don't want to get more information on, and some you just want to see video of it in action.

This is one of those second ones.

There's a project up on Kickstarter for the KGoal.

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Myles at ROTR
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Myles Kennedy Air Guitars During Alter Bridge Set in Germany [Video]

I'm not sure exactly what happened, but how Myles from Alter Bridge dealt with it was amazing!  During "Ties That Bind" in Hamburg, Myles needed his guitar for some parts of the song.  Did he forget to put the guitar on for the song?  Did the guitar tech forget to get it to him?

Either way, when he hits the point of the song where he had to play, he air guitars and sings the part!  You can tell he and the crowd were having a good time with it.

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Forget Horror Movies – This is the Scariest Thing You’ll Watch All Year!

This is a new benchmark for terrifying people.

Seriously.

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A LAME GORE OR JUMP SCARE VIDEO!

Follow this link, sign in with your Facebook creds, and watch this video FREAK YOU THE F*** OUT!  It starts off like any other horror video you'd watch, and you think it's going to be lame...

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Congratulations to Free Beer and Hot Wings for 10 Years in Grand Rapids!

This week is the 10th anniversary of Free Beer and Hot Wings coming to WGRD and Grand Rapids to inflict their brand of humor on the city and the world!  This is a big achievement for a morning show, to make it this long, and we're really happy to have the guys here in our great city!

Here's some video of last night after some of the decorating of the hallways, and then some of the (unfortunately edited) video from the staff lunch.  The guys were doing their thing, insulting everyone including themselves, and our GM, Russ, presented them with some bathroom decorations!

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