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feb 14th 2013
Happy Valentine's Day, ladies!  It's not too late to get in on this sweet action...

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feb 11th 2013
Look out, girls!  These studs are single and looking!

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feb 6th 2013
It's almost Valentine's Day!  Have you found that special someone?

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aug 10th 2011

How do you like it?  Does it excite you?  Well if you find yourself unable to get up from behind your desk after surfing it then we've done our job.  Explore away!
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mar 21st 2011

... Buck "Rock n' Roll" ZumHofe! No AWA show would be complete without Buck coming out to the ring with his signature boom box. I'm not sure if he ever upgraded to CDs though. Happy Birthday Buck!
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feb 16th 2011

The first time I heard of "Survivor" was after my overnight shift one morning while I was hanging around the station. A story came over the news wire that about a new CBS show stranding a group of people on an island with little or no provisions and they would have to fend for themselves for a month. I'm thinking, these people are going to end up killing each other and I specifically remember saying sarcastically to a coworker, "Yeah. THAT'S a good idea."

It was.

The show that gave us arrogant nudie and tax evader (not to mention first winner) Richard Hatch, outspoken conservative and "The View" panelist Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Milwaukee trucker Susan Hawk and weaselly wrestling fan and granny killer Johnny Fairplay is back tonight on CBS for its 22nd season. Arguably the spearhead of the reality TV movement in the new millennium, the show still has legs although (like others of the genre) is starting to show signs of decline. Once a powerhouse on Thursday night, in recent years it has been under attack in its time slot to the point where the show was eventually forced to move to Wednesdays. Still, its been quite popular in recent seasons. And a lot of its success can be credited to a short stocky guy from Texas who has become in many people's eyes as the show's greatest uncrowned champion.

Russell Hantz appeared on two consecutive seasons (Samoa&Heroes vs Villains) and went to the end each time. He also came up short each time as his path to the final vote was one of burned bridges, blatant lies and broken promises. He stuck it to the producers of the show by finding multiple immunity idols... with NO CLUES. During the Heroes vs Villains season, he butted heads with another notorious "Survivor" bad boy, Rob Mariano -- "Boston Rob" -- and bested him. Is he important to the show's success? Three of the last four seasons (including tonight's) will feature Russell on the cast. So yeah, CBS sure thinks so.

Which brings us to tonight's premiere of "Survivor: Redemption Island", featuring Russell versus Boston Rob Part Two. An important note: this will also be the first season that this season's players actually got to see Russell in action and how he played the game on the show before filming (Being on consecutive seasons, the Samoa season aired immediately after the Heroes vs Villains season was filmed.) And unless this season's cast has never seen "Survivor" or is completely clueless, Russell Hantz should be the first person voted out. People know his game, how dangerous and devious he can be so his ouster should be a no-brainer, right?

Enter "Redemption Island". "Survivor" has changed the one constant of the game over the past twenty-one seasons by saying that if you're voted out at tribal council... you're not necessarily voted out of the game. You're sent to "Redemption Island" to duel another outcast one on one to get back in the game. So if/when CBS' favorite "Survivor" Russell Hantz gets voted off, he's not necessarily out. And more Russell means higher ratings.

Well played, CBS. As a radio-tv-film major from Oshkosh, I find this an interesting study of how even a reality show with little control who gets to stay around from week to week can manipulate the rules to get the most out of its cast. "Survivor: Redemption Island" premieres tonight at 7pm on WFRV Channel 5 or your local CBS affiliate.
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jan 18th 2011

...or is it.

Well played, Press-Gazette. Well played.
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jan 17th 2011

...Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles who turns 52 today! Arguably THE hottest rock chick of the 80's, Susanna is married Jay Roach (who directed the Austin Powers and Fockers movies) and knocked out a couple of kids. She's no stranger to movies either. If you remember her 80's film The Allnighter then it's because of this scene...

Not surprisingly, this was the highlight of the film.
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jan 7th 2011

...Dustin Diamond! Last I heard, the now 34-year-old "Screech" continues to try to pay the mortgage on his Wisconsin home. Give a spaz a birthday gift and help him out by buying his book.
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jan 5th 2011

...Ted Lange! Your ship's bartender is 63 today!
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jan 5th 2011
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dec 26th 2010
Candy is dandy but its not good for your body work.

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dec 25th 2010
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dec 21st 2010
Camels may not need water a lot but they do enjoy the church wine.

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dec 21st 2010
One of my new favorite websites is If you own an iPhone (or any smart phone with this feature), you'll know what I mean. Here's a sample...

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dec 7th 2010
With the help of Rudolph, we see first-hand the before and after effects of a lobotomy. It's not pretty.

And the band played on.
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dec 2nd 2010
Here's one of my favorite internet destinations at Christmas. This guy's Xmas lights setup is fully controllable from your web browser. So you can inflate and deflate his inflatables and go on/off with his lights. He does accept donations for charity too. I dig it if only for the fact that the randomly blinking lights must piss off the neighbors. Do your part by clicking the link below.

Alek's CONTROLLABLE Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease
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nov 29th 2010
Kevin Revolinski -- The Mad Traveler -- comes back to the area next week. He's making stops in Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan to sign his book "The Wisconsin Beer Guide: A Travel Companion". This would make a great Christmas gift for the beer enthusiast in your life. His schedule is at his website.
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nov 25th 2010
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nov 17th 2010
It's official, ladies! Ryan Reynolds has been named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2010. The guy who's about to become The Green Lantern has come a long way considering how he looked when I first saw him on television.

Back in 1990 or 1991 when I was living on my own in Marshfield, I'd drag myself out of bed Saturday morning and flip on Nickelodeon at 11am for my guilty pleasure, a Canadian soap opera for young people called "Fifteen". This thespian train wreck was horrible but yet -- like many disasters -- I couldn't tear myself away. Each week I'd try to shake off the previous night's hangover by watching this cluster. After Nick found that they too couldn't stomach "Fifteen", they dropped it and I was forced to move on. Years later I started watching ABC's "Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place" and realized that one of the characters looked very familiar. It took a while but I figured out that Ryan Reynolds on "Two Guys" was one of the kids on "Fifteen".

Of course, Reynolds moved on since then ("Van Wilder" but if you've never seen the really early days of "The Sexiest Man Alive", enjoy these clips from "Fifteen" featuring a teenaged Ryan Reynolds and bask in the bad. (I especially like the breathy blonde. Is she whispering?)

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