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Janna Hoke

Janna

I grew up in South Haven, Michigan. Gotta love the Lake Michigan shore — the lakeshore. I still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily. I moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College, fell in love with GR and have been here ever since! (Go Beer City, USA!)

I’m a big fan of crime TV, the ’90s (scrunchies! “Saved By the Bell!”), my own rude and feisty cat, the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really, really love it, OK?), reading  people watching, drinking on patios, playing the most inappropriate cards in Cards Against Humanity, and my dear, dear family.

Schedule

M-Sa 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Su 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Top 5 Metal Albums of 2014 from VH1′s ‘That Metal Show’

That Metal Show, the self-proclaimed "Metal God's favorite show", airs Saturday nights at 11 on VH1 Classic.

The hosts  Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson have each put together a list of their top 5 favorite metal albums of 2014.

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Street Harassment Video, YouTube, Rob Bliss
Street Harassment Video, YouTube, Rob Bliss
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Watch the Top 233 Viral Videos of 2014 in Under 7 Minutes

There's so many popular viral videos, who has time to watch them all?

I'm fairly certain you know the answer... "Ain't nobody got time for that!" (And if you don't get that reference, you must have been asleep in 2012 when that viral video struck. It's posted below, in case the 500 billion times you heard that phrase wasn't enough.)

Anyway. Here's all the best viral videos of 2014 in under 7 minutes.

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Photo Bernt Rostad
Photo Bernt Rostad
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Founders Brewing Co. Goes Global with Spanish Investor

Grand Rapids' Founders Brewing Co. now has an international investor.

Founders announced Wednesday that Mahou San Miguel brewery in Spain, will be their new partner.

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John Moore/Getty Images
John Moore/Getty Images
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Gas Less Than $2 Per Gallon in West Michigan Is Good News For Holiday Travels

Did we travel back in time? Gasoline is the cheapest it has been in five years in West Michigan!

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Mom’s Threatening Note to ‘Naughty’ Daughter From Santa is Kind of Terrifying

If tricking your kids with the creepy and weird Elf on the Shelf (Sorry, not a parent, don't get it) doesn't get your kids to straighten up, maybe you should take a page a out of this woman's book and forge a threatening note from Santa.

A mother sent a letter to her daughter, Lydia, from Santa, telling her she bett

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Lil Bub (iamlilbublog), Facebook
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Relax with Lil BUB the Adorable ‘Perma-Kitten’ in Front of a Yule Log [VIDEO]

The holidays can be stressful. So how does one relax and get a grip this time of year? I recommend several deep breaths, some eggnog, and at least a few minutes watching this awesomely adorable cat chill out in front of a fireplace.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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Scott Stapp Thinks He’s a CIA Agent on a Mission to Assassinate President Barack Obama — The 911 Calls

The troubling news about Scott Stapp continues. The Creed singer recently revealed in a series of videos that he's "penniless" and living in a Holiday Inn. He accused people of stealing from him and the IRS of freezing

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‘You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch–The Metal Version

Dr. Seuss' 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' might be my favorite Christmas tale from childhood. In fact, last year, while driving home for the holidays, I had a Christmas station playing. I'd been feeling a little cranky (a little grinch-like, if you will) and thought some Christmas tunes would put me in the holiday spirit. They didn't. Because most of them are total sh**. But. Then a magical thing happened. The audio version of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' came on. And I listened to the whole darn thing. All 22 minutes.  And I'm pretty sure my heart grew three sizes.

Anyway, 'You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch' is a classic Christmas song from the 1966 animated TV special. You may have heard it many times, many ways, but have you ever heard a metal version?

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Facebook: AC/DC
Facebook: AC/DC
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AC/DC Will Tour in 2015, First Batch of Tour Dates Announced

It's official! After lots of talk about a 2015 tour, AC/ DC have announced it is indeed happening.

So far, 22 shows in Europe have been announced.

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Watch a Grown Man Act Like a 4-Year-Old at a Swimming Pool [VIDEO]

Kids are great and all. But sometimes they are damn ridiculous. What's even more ridiculous (and hilarious) is watching a grown man act like a 4-year-old. In the YouTube series "Convos With My 4-Year-Old" (formerly "Convos With My 2-Year-Old") dad Matthew Clarke reenacts real conversations he's had with his daughter Coco -- who is played by adult man.

In this latest video, we see Clarke teaching Coco how to swim. Keep in mind that Coco is played by a hairy, bearded, maybe 40-ish looking guy.

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John Balyo Sentenced to 40 Years for Child Pornography and Exploitation

On Thursday, the former host of a Grand Rapids Christian radio show was sentenced in federal court to 40 years in prison for sexual exploitation and child pornography, our news-gathering partner WZZM-13 reported.

John Balyo, 35, received 25 years for the charge of sexually exploiting a child and 15 years for possession of child pornography.

In November, in a separate case, Baylo was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a boy in Calhoun County.

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Worst Person to be Stuck with in an Elevator — Ever [Video]

Once, I dropped my keys down an elevator shaft. It all happened so quickly. My keys were in my hand, then gone. Down the one inch space between the floor and the elevator door. I thought they were lost forever. Turns out, they have "get stuff from elevator shafts" guys. Except the regular guy was out.

His replacement asked me to hold open the doors while he rescued my keys from the cavernous death hole that lies at the bottom of every elevator shaft.

"Me?!" I thought, "I can't even hold my damn keys, you really want your life in my hands?" I truly believed I was going to watch a man be crushed to death, all because I couldn't hold on to my keys. He wasn't. But it was stressful. And I felt like a dick. I thought that was one of the worst things that could happen with elevators (other than actually dying, obviously).

Turns out I was wrong. The worst thing is getting stuck in an elevator with this guy.

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