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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.
Twisted Sister In Concert At The Hard Rock
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Twister Sister and Adrenaline Mob Drummer A.J. Pero Died Today on Tour

Twisted Sister/Adrenaline Mob drummer A.J. Pero passed away this morning, in his bunk on the Adrenaline Mob tour bus.

Twisted Sister has always been one of those bands that you love, but sometimes forget about. Not because they're easy to forget, but because they haven't released anything new in a while. But a great band, with amazing songs.

When I first started listening to them, A.J. Pero was the monster behind the drum kit, and was the guy everyone saw playing that memorable drum intro for 'We're Not Gonna Take It' from Stay Hungry, one of the best songs and videos from the 80s.

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Crooked Goose in Standale Has Amazing Wings Ready to Serve for King of the Wing 2015 [Video]

King of the Wing 2015 is less than a week away, on March 25th at The Woods in downtown Grand Rapids, and WGRD is gearing up to eat a bunch of wings with you! How do we gear up?

We eat a bunch of the wings people are bringing to serve up! How else?

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Ladies – Would You Fall for a Guy Who Used This Move on You? [Video]

There are things they do in Japan that just don't work here in the States, but sometimes they'll bring something over that works anywhere. Could this be one of those things? Can women be picked up like this anywhere?

It's called Kabe-Don, and it's basically the sound your hand makes when it hits a wall

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GRD’s Dumb Internet Challenge 5 — Dragon Habanero Chicken Wings [Video]

For the fifth GRD Dumb Internet Challenge, Metalhead Ned and I went to Riverhouse Ada in Ada to see who could eat more of its delicious-but-dangerous Dragon Habañero chicken wings.

These things pack a lot of heat after a great taste up front! A lot of heat.

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Johnnie and Ned Sample Riverhouse Ada’s 2015 King of the Wing Entry Wings [Video]

The 3rd Annual King of the Wing is coming up on March 25th, and I got to head to Ada with Ned to sample some amazing wings at Riverhouse Ada! They're one of the contestants for the wing event, and have four delicious wing flavors they're entering in the competition.

We met Christina and Ryan, the owner and chef of Riverhouse, which is a really nice restaurant on Ada, next to Gravel Bottom Brewery.

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Hey Conspiracy Nuts – The X Files is Coming Back!

So many people have been pining and whining about The X Files going off the air ever since before it went off the air...but good news! Fox is going to bring the show back, with the original stars coming back!

That's right fans, Mulder and Scully are coming back for more aliens, conspiracies, smoking people, and paranoia!

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Rooster Teeth Releases Trailer for Comedy ‘Lazer Team’ [Video]

You might not have heard of the movie Lazer Team before this post, but it will be really funny, if the track record of Rooster Teeth holds true.

I've been watching their stuff since season one of Red vs Blue, which is entering its 13th season on the internet as the longest running web series! It's hysterical, if you haven't seen it.

Last year, the company announced its biggest project to date, the feature film Lazer Team (and, yes, the spelling is meant to be that way).

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Linkin Park In Concert - Nashville, TN
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Linkin Park Releases Footage of Chester Breaking His Leg on Tour [Video]

While on tour with Linkin Park, Chester was playing basketball with the band and other bands, and went up for a layup (off camera) and you hear an amazingly loud snap as he comes down. It sounds like someone snaps a tree branch.

The video cuts to him on the floor, and then getting carted off by paramedics.

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LaughFest’s Amateur Comedy Showcase Introduces Us to Lots of Great Comics

I love the Amateur Comedy Showcases, not because they're non-stop hilarity, but because you never know what you're going to get!

Gilda's LaughFest hosts several amateur showcases every year during the festival, and I got check out a few and see some local and regional comics working hard on their sets.

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LaughFest’s National Comedy Showcase Featured Six Fantastic Comics

On Saturday night, I got to help host the National Comedy Showcase at Dr. Grin's for Gilda's LaughFest.

There were five touring comics and a great local comic who did a great job of keeping the laughter going.

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Eight-Year-Old Drummer Nails Dream Theater’s ‘Panic Attack’ [Video]

Over the last few years, there has been a huge surge in videos of kids learning to do amazing things.

Last week, I posted a cool video of an amazing guitarist, Tina S,who rocks Dragonforce!

Today, check out this great 8-year-old drummer, Avery, who's shown above absolutely nailing Dream Theater's "Panic Attack" from its Octavarium album.

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Photoshop Experts Get Schooled by Photoshop 1.0 [Video]

Over the last few years, there's been a lot of controversy about over-Photoshopped photos. Women and men are getting tired of being shown these impossible goals for beauty, and some celebrities have even released the un-Photoshopped versions of photos.

Photoshop experts get a lot of flak, but they're just doing what they're paid for.

But what if they were asked to step back in time, like 25 years, and use Photoshop version 1?

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