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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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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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Megadeth In Concert - St Paul, MN
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Nick Menza Releasing Drumkit Video From His Megadeth Years [Video]

With rumors flying that Nick Menza has rejoined Megadeth for the upcoming recording that should begin March 17th, Nick is fueling the excitement for Megadeth again by releasing some cool behind the kit footage from his time in Megadeth.

Check out these short videos from Nick's upcoming 'Decade With Deth', which is his first ever instruction DVD.

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WGRD’s Fourth Dumb Internet Challenge — Marshmallow Bunnies! [Video]

In the fourth installment of the WGRD Dumb Internet Challenge, I gathered Producer Joe and Producer Steve of The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show, Jojo Girard from 98.7 WFGR and Wendy Reed from Channel 95.7 to eat sweets!

We took the marshmallow challenge to see who could say: "Chubby bunny, fluffy bunny." The goal was to do that with the most marshmallows in their mouths.

Who won? Who didn't make it to even one?

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Big Jay Oakerson, Ben Roy, David Dyer, Adam Degi Rocked The Orbit Room for LaughFest

GRD got to give away a bunch of tickets this week so people could get in to see the Big Jay Oakerson show with Ben Roy at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids.

It was all part of Gilda's LaughFest on Thursday night.

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Midwesterners Attempt to Pronounce Spanish Words and It’s Hilarious [Video]

The other day, I posted a little video featuring some of my friends I worked with at KLAQ in El Paso, as they attempted to pronounce some Michigan and Midwest words.

They failed in spectacular fashion.

So, as punishment, they sent us some Spanish words to try.

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Wayne Static’s Cause and Manner of Death Was Released Today

Sadly, we lost Wayne Static last year, and the cause of his death has now been released to the public. Blabbermouth broke the story today that Wayne mixed prescription medicine with alcohol shortly before his death.

A "cocktail of Xanax and other powerful prescription drugs with alcohol" was what killed the Static X founder and frontman on November 1st, 2014.

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I’m Really Looking Forward to the ‘Dead Rising Watchtower’ Movie Coming Out Online [Video]

Dead Rising is a great game. So is Dead Rising 2. I haven't played 3 yet, but I'm really excited that there's a new movie coming out online based on the games! It's being made by Contradiction Films, Crackle, and Dead Rising Productions, and it looks like it's staying pretty true to the game. It's called Dead Rising Watchtower.

There's Zombrex, the deadline of the city getting fire bombed, amazing home-made weapons, silly bits and Rob Riggle. What else could you want?

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Texans Attempt to Pronounce Michigan Words with Hilarious Results [Video]

You wouldn't think the English language could change so much throughout a single country, but there's a really big difference in words' pronunciations north, south, east and west.

Moving up here from Texas last year, I've begun learning a lot about how things are said here. And I have to be honest: I'm still not any good at the words.

I will still say 'Mack-in-nack' Island, but mostly for funnies.

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Gilda’s Laughfest Amateur Showcase Gives Great Exposure to Up and Coming Comics

On Sunday at The B.O.B., I got to help introduce the Amateur Stand-up Showcase with a bunch of great local and not-so-local comics hitting the stage for laughs.

Fourteen up and coming comics each had five minutes to make people laugh, and that takes a lot of guts!

It's a really cool thing for Gilda's LaughFest to have these amateur showcases, getting hard-working comics the chance to perform at a great event, with some of the big names in comedy.

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Bass Player Friend of Jeff Pilson’s Hides Stolen Guitar for 15 Years

Back in the '80s, Dokken was a huge band.

The group played all over the world to sold-out shows, and had super-huge hair.

The band's members stalked by hot chicks, and lived the rock star lifestyle. They also had a lot of cool guitars.

Apparently, one of the bass guitars that Jeff Pilson owned, a favorite 1985 Spector bass, went missing somewhere along the way -- and Jeff was bummed.

Not long after, a guy bought the bass in a store, after being told that it had been previously owned by Jeff Pilson, and sold. The guy used the bass for many years, playing all his gigs and recordings with it -- and eventually became friends with Pilson.

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‘Deliverance’ Era Corrosion of Conformity Plays First Show Since 2006 [Video]

If you saw some of my earlier posts about the reunion of the Corrosion of Conformity Deliverance-era lineup getting back together for a tour, then here's the payoff! The band's first show together has been fan-filmed and posted online for us to enjoy!

Check out the video above to see over an hour of COC rocking Manchester, England, and relive some awesome 90's rock!

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More Corrosion of Conformity Rehearsal Footage Has Surfaced [Video]

A couple of days ago, I posted some video footage from the tour rehearsals Corrosion of Conformity released as they gear up for there European reunion tour. I'm really excited about this, since COC is a great band, and I love the Deliverance album all the way through!

It's only been a few days, and here's some more footage from the rehearsal space, as Pepper and the guys prep for the tour.

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