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may 8th 2013
Song #1: Rush - "Limelight" from MOVING PICTURES
Song #2: Kiss - "Calling DR. Love"
Song #3: Alice Cooper - "NO More Mr. Nice Guy"
Answer: On This Day in 1963, the first James Bond movie, Dr. No was released in the U.S.
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may 7th 2013
Song #1: Deep Purple "Highway STAR"
Song #2: Deep Purple "Smoke on the WATER"
Song #3: Dio: "Holy DIVER"
Answer: Tonight the Season Finale of Splash airs on ABC.

I'll admit, I watch a lot of TV, but even I couldn't be convinced to watch this stinker!
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may 6th 2013
Song #1: Led ZEPPELIN "Rock and Roll"
Song #2: Jimi Hendrix "FIRE"
Song #3: Bon Jovi "Bad Medicine" from NEW JERSEY

Answer:  The Hindenburg disaster took place on this day in 1937.
The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey.
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may 3rd 2013
Song #1: Metallica: "Whererver I MAY Roam"
Song #2: .38 Special: "Back Where You Belong" from Tour de FORCE 
Song #3: Mr. Big : "To BE WITH YOU"

Answer: May the Force Be With You!
Tomorrow is May the 4th, a day of celebration for the Star Wars franchise and its fans!
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may 2nd 2013
Song #1: Motley Crue: "Too Young to FALL in Love"
Song #2: Kiss: "Shout it OUT Loud"
Song #3: Cinderella: "Shelter Me"
Answer: Neenah family discovers backyard fallout shelter from the 60's.

Read more on this story here.
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may 1st 2013
Song #1: Iron Maiden "Run to the Hills"
Song #2: Alice in Chains "Man in the Box"
Song #3: Sammy Hagar "Three Lock Box"
Answer: Iron Man 3 in theaters this Friday!
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apr 30th 2013
Song #1: Reo Speedwagon "Roll With the Changes" from You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish
Song #2: Steppenwolf  "Born to Be Wild"
Song #3: Collective Soul "Where the River Flows"
Answer: Stugeon Spawning Season has begun
on the Wolf River

Find out more here.
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apr 26th 2013
Song #1: TWISTED Sister - "I Wanna Rock"
Song #2: Firehouse - "Dont' TREAT Me Bad"
Song #3: Tesla - "Modern DAY Cowboy"
Answer: April 26th is National Pretzel Day

Pretzels date as far back as the sixth century, making it one of the world's oldest snacks!
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apr 25th 2013
Song #1: Van Halen "And the Cradle Will Rock " from Women and Children FIRST
Song #2: Ratt "Round and Round"
Song #3: Eagles "Heartache Tonight"
Answer: The First Round of the 2013 NFL Draft is tonight!

Curly's Pub in the Lambeau Field Atrium is throwing a draft party tonight  at 6pm with appearances by Pacxkers players Mason Crosby and Brad Jones and Coach McCarthy.

Click for more Packers news on the 2013 NFL Draft
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apr 22nd 2013
Song #1: Ozzy - "You Can't Kill Rock & Roll"
Song #2: Black Crowes: "Hard to Handle"
Song #3: Van Halen - "Tattoo" from A Different Kind of Truth

Answer: "You Can't Handle The Truth" movie quote from A Few Good Men, starring Jack Nicholson, who celebrates his 76th birthday today!
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apr 18th 2013
Song #1: .38 Special - Caught Up in You
Song #2:  Def Leppard - Rock Rock (Til You Drop)
Song #3:  Accept - Balls to the Wall
Answer: Packers tight end Jermichael Finley pledges to donate $500 to every time he catches a touchdown pass OR drops a pass!

See his tweet and read more here.

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apr 17th 2013
Song #1: Sweet "Ballroom Blitz"
Song #2: Caroline's Spin: "Sullivan"
Song #3: Ace Frehley "New York Groove"
    Answer: The NY Yankees played "Sweet Caroline" (a Boston Red Sox tradition) during last night's game to honor Boston Marathon bombing victims.

Read more about the story here.

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apr 16th 2013
Song #1: Stealer's Wheel "Stuck in the Middle with You"
Song #2: Head East "Since You've Been Gone"
Song #3: Eddie Money "Shakin"
    Answer: Middle East Earthquake that hit the Iran/Paskistan border this morning.

Read more on this story here.
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apr 12th 2013
Song #1: Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
Song #2: Tom Petty - American Girl
Song #3: Guns 'n Roses - Civil War

    Answer: 152nd Anniversary of the Start of the American Civil War
It was 152 years ago today, in the early morning of April 12, 1861, that the American Civil War officially began. This skirmish at   Charleston’s Fort Sumter, then one of only two forts in the   Southern states that had seceded still under federal jurisdiction, was brief and ended on April 14 with the an evacuation of federal troops and rebel Confederate victory. The photograph shows Fort Sumter on April 14, 1861, flying the Confederate flag.

Click here to read more about the Battle of Fort Sumter and the start of the American Civil War.

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apr 11th 2013

What's your first 8-track memory?
I remember having my parent's huge console stereo w/ record player, radio and 8-track in my room as a child and the first eight track I every played was the "Jaws" movie score, I think followed by some B.T.O.

My Three Songs:
Styx: Renegade from "Peices of EIGHT"
Southern Culture on the Skids: Camel Walk from "Dirt TRACK Date"
Joe Walsh: Rocky Mountain Way from "The Smoker You Drink, the PLAYER You Get"

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mar 11th 2013
Song #1: Stone Temple Pilots : Trippin' on a Hole in a PAPER Heart
Song #2: Ram JAM: Black Betty
Song #3: Steve Miller Band: Take the MONEY & Run

Answer: Wisconsin man arrested in Wal-mart trying to return a printer after using it to print countefeit $100 bills. During the return process, Wal-mart worker noticed a paper jam and found a sheet of the fake bills stuck in the printer. Police were called, the offender was searched and 3 additional fake $100 were found in his wallet. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted theft by fraud, forgery and resisting arrest. Read the full story here.
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feb 28th 2013
The biggest douche bag of the year,  Martin Tremblay, gets 15 days in the clink for assault.  If you haven't seen the video, you can watch below as the youth hockey coach deliberately trips a kid in the handshake line.  In my opinion, the biggest douche bags on the planet are coaches and parents who take child sports WAAAAYYYYY to seriously.  I don't have kids nor am I a hot-headed person by any means.  But, if by some mistake/miracle I ever have kids, you can bet I'll probably get arrested for decking a guy like Tremblay at some point during my kid's athletic career.  I realize I'm stooping to their level by doing so, but at least I'm taking it out on a deserving adult rather than a child.---Borna
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feb 25th 2013
Deep Purple with the line up of Ian Gillian, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, and Don Airey have a new album coming out April 26th. Altough a lot of info still needs to come out some of the music has been put out as part of this teaser video.

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feb 25th 2013
Bruce Campbell is coming to the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee this Saturday for a viewing of "Army of Darkness" with a live Q&A and stories from his career! Yesss

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feb 18th 2013
I was on Facebook today and one of my FB racing friends posted about yesterday's Daytona 500 qualifying and praised the accomplishments of a certain female rookie.  It seems to have started quite a debate as to her level of skill.  While both sides seem to be taking a very passionate stance on their beliefs, it does raise the question:  How good is Danica Patrick?

I'm sure NASCAR is giddy with how things played out in qualifying Sunday as Patrick - beginning her first full year in the Cup Series - took the pole for this Sunday's Daytona 500.  Not surprisingly, the media is all over it and that's exactly what NASCAR wants - and more importantly needs - right now.  With the exception of 2011, NASCAR's ratings are down over the last five years.  Last year Chase ratings dropped 13% from the previous year.  Attendance at the tracks is dropping.  In fact, NASCAR just announced that they will no longer include attendance numbers in their official race reports.  So some Danica press is a great way to kick off the 2013 season.

NASCAR is counting on Danica to bring fans back to the tracks and in front of the screens.  The good thing for NASCAR is that she doesn't need to win to do it.  As long as people still find her interesting, she doesn't even need to do well.  She just has to be popular and marketable and NASCAR is benefitting from the fact that she is.

And while being the fastest driver at the biggest race of the year may seem like there should be no question as to her skill level, remember... it's Daytona.  Daytona and Talladega are crap shoots.  As seen in the years since restrictor plates first made their appearance, anyone can win including some of the less-funded teams who are in a good enough position.  Cars have shot to the front from way in the back in the final laps.  Drivers have been in the right place at the right time whether someone in front has cut a tire on the last lap or raindrops start to fall with half the race over.  Ask Derrike Cope and Michael Waltrip.  Although its considered NASCAR's "Super Bowl", it's not a good barometer to gauge a driver's skill.

But numbers do and while there's not many to go on, we do know that so far things have been mediocre for her at best.  Her only full Nationwide season last year left her with four top-ten finishes, an average start of just over 15th and an average finish of just over 19th.  In seventeen of her 33 starts she finished lower than she started.  And along with her six DNF's there were a number of spins and collisions during the season.

But that was last year... a season where she did finish 10th in points.  While one full season in Nationwide may not seem like enough to justify a move to Cup it doesn't necessarily mean that she's not ready.  Just watch her carry herself on and off the track and you'll see an intesity that hasn't been seen in any of her female predecessors.  Her passion shows through in interviews and actions.  She has had NO problem speaking her mind about other drivers and we've seen her in verbal altercations with male and female drivers alike.  Some will say she has more cahones than most male drivers and no one can dispute her fire.  And that's the Danica Patrick that NASCAR needs.

As I type this the Facebook argument rages on.  But time will tell this season if she has what it takes to be competitive in NASCAR's Cup Series.  Whether she is or isn't, it doesn't matter to NASCAR. They don't need her to win.  She just needs to be there.  But don't believe for one minute that all she's interested in is TV ads and photo shoots while working in the occasional race.  Danica wants to win.  The question is... can she?
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