My story is typical. I was born a poor, Black child. I survived the mean streets of the Buffalo suburbs and four straight losses in the Super Bowl, grew into a mature adult and pillar of the community, and made my parents proud. OK, well, part of that is true. I was indeed raised in the Buffalo 'burbs...North Tonawanda, to be exact. The rest? Well, can't a guy dream?
Here's some highlights. I was a big baby. Like, 20 lbs. Maybe a few less. Mom always reminds me of the pain. The guilt ensures she gets great birthday presents. I have a brother two years older, and he used to make my life a living Hell, like any good brother should. That stopped when I turned 12, and was bigger than him. I spent most of my formative years annoying my elders. That includes parents, teachers, and the police. If I wasn't in after-school detention, I was being questioned for the latest neighborhood "incident". Looking back, it a was all pretty harmless. Well, maybe not the thing we did to our Spanish Teacher. But that's a story for another time. Sports helped keep me out of any serious trouble. Get suspended...and you were kicked off the team. So that only happened once. Maybe twice. With hopes and dreams, and a suitcase filled with Molson Canadian Lager, I headed off to college. Less than a year later, and a plea agreement with a reduced sentence (like I said...never convicted), my college experience wasn't exactly going as planned. But, with threats of bodily harm from Mom solidly in my back pocket, I managed to graduate from Gannon University in Erie, PA, and looked forward to a lucrative career in broadcasting. Soooooooo...I've bounced around from station to station in such vacation hot spots as Clearfield, PA, Joplin, MO, Evansville, IN, and Fayetteville, NC. In February of 1999, I took the job that I have now (more or less).
I never did find that pot of gold, but I've had a lot of fun along the way. And moving here was the best thing that ever happened to me. I met my beautiful wife, Stacy, while watching a Bills game at what used to be Damon's on Tunnel Road, and we were married in September of 2001. I lost my wedding ring in a bizarre chicken wing incident (true story), so I really have no proof. But I think she'll vouch for me. We don't have any children, but we do have cats...lots and lots of cats. I'd love to tell you exactly how many, but I lost track. Seriously, I started counting them the other night, but had to stop after I'd used all my fingers and toes. I was plum out of digits.
So that's my story. Of course, some of the sordid details have been left out due to pending legal action. But, Judge...I swear I had no idea that pig was your pet!
Leaving the house today, my wife said that I didn't match. Then, I heard the same thing from 2 co-workers. Another co-worker overheard the conversation, and was on my side, saying black socks are back in style. I'm wearing a black shirt and belt, so I thought it was fine. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not exactly fashionable. But I'm usually passable. What do you think?
To commemorate the second annual Asheville Beer Week, the Asheville Brewers Alliance has created The Hoppy Saison.
The brew was crafted in early May, on Green Man Brewing’s new 30-barrel system, under the watchful eye of Green Man head brewer, John Stuart. In April, Stuart and members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance gathered to formulate the recipe, which was made with local Pilsner malt from Riverbend Malt House’s, organic North Carolina honey, and dry-hopped with an experimental hop from Sierra Nevada Brewing. It is 7.0% percent alcohol by volume.
Believed to be the largest collaborative brew made in North Americato date, the beer is a limited edition collaboration brew made by 22 members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. Taking part in the project were Altamont Brewing, Asheville Brewing, Bearwaters Brewing, Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub, Burial Beer, Catawba Valley Brewing, French Broad Brewing, Heinzelmannchen Brewery, Highland Brewing, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Nantahala Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Oskar Blues, Pisgah Brewing, Riverbend Malt House, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Southern Appalachian Brewery, Thirsty Monk, Tipping Point Tavern and Wedge Brewing.
The brew had its official release on May 27th at the Green Man tasting room,
Greenville, SC, and Hickory, NC, both rank in the top 15 in consumption of porn, according to a new report. And you thought all that happened in Hickory was furniture! (Insert your joke about wood, here).
According to a new survey from PornHub.com, some of the biggest consumers of porn can be found in the South – with cities from Alabama taking three of the top seven spots.
Here’s a rundown of the Top 12 porn consuming cities in America:
1. Huntsville, Alabama
2. Montgomery, Alabama
3. Little Rock, Arkansas
4. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
5. Augusta, Georgia
6. Jackson, Mississippi
7. Birmingham, Alabama
8. Holland, Michigan
9. Greenville, South Carolina
10. Provo, Utah
11. Hickory, North Carolina
12. Ogden, Utah
I don't know the criteria, but it makes for a lively debate. Personally, I'd have John Wayne at number one. Discuss.
According to Yardbarker.com, here’s a rundown of the manliest men in the history of America:
15. Bill Murray
14. General Patton
13. Chuck Norris
12. Neil Armstrong
11. Clint Eastwood
10. Jackie Robinson
9. Babe Ruth
8. John Wayne
6. Muhammad Ali
5. Theodore Roosevelt
4. Seal Team 6
3. Pat Tillman
2. Abe Lincoln
1. George Washington