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    A Wedding Where?

    Starbucks weddings are becoming a trend all over the country – and they have the Instagram pictures to prove it. Photos of brides and grooms sipping lattes in full wedding gear are popping up all over the internet with the hashtag #StarbucksWedding. Maybe the couples just really love coffee. Maybe they're hoping that they'll be offered free macchiatos for life. But whatever the reason is, at least there's another reason for the pre-wedding jitters. What about YOU? Get married in an unusual or different place? ~Rowdy

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    You're Doing It All Wrong!

    Still hanging in there with your weight loss mission in 2015? Here are some tips on what NOT to do. (Hang In There) ~Rowdy

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    He Did What? While He Was WHAT???

    An man has a beef with cops who pulled him over to grill him over a driving infraction that he claims doesn't even exist – driving under the influence of a double cheeseburger. Madison Turner says that he was tooling down the highway in, observing all traffic laws, when a trooper flagged him down to give him a ticket for eating his McDonald's burger behind the wheel. He says, “The officer said specifically three times, you can’t just go down the road eating a hamburger. Maybe I was enjoying the burger too much and I needed to tone it down. I was certainly willing to do so but I didn’t expect to be fined or punished." Turner says that since there are no written laws against eating behind the wheel, he intends to fight the ticket. One local lawyer says he has a good shot, noting, "Maybe if you had a giant pizza in both hands and you weren’t holding the wheel or maybe if you had a watermelon, half watermelon and you were just diving into it holding it with both hands, maybe that would be something.” *If it were enforceable, I'd be blogging from the big-house, bet on it. Drive McResponsibly ~Rowdy

  • Things Girls Do That Would Be Creepy If Guys Did Them

    So in the year 2015, you'd think there would be more equality among the sexes, right? Well, for the most part guys and girls are fairly equal, but there are still those things that men and women do differently that would seem, well, strange, if the roles were reversed. Proof positive when you click on the link below...

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    Country tours raked in some big bucks in 2014, according to Pollstar's end-of-year numbers. Luke Bryan has the biggest country haul, earning $68.2 million -- good enough seventh place on the all-genre list. Topping the list is One Direction, who grossed $127.2 million. The numbers take only ticket sales into consideration. Top Earning Country Tours of 2014 1.Luke Bryan earned $62.8 million from 72 shows in 59 cities 2.George Strait earned $61.8 million from 26 shows in 26 cities 3.Jason Aldean earned $52.5 million from 70 shows in 60 cities 4.Garth Brooks earned $51.0 million from 51 shows in 8 cities 5.Zac Brown Band earned $44.1 million from 63 shows in 54 cities 6.Brad Paisley earned $24.0 million from 57 shows in 57 cities 7.Eric Church earned $23.6 million from 42 shows in 39 cities 8.Lady Antebellum earned $22.8 million from 67 shows in 67 cities 9.Blake Shelton earned $22.2 million from 26 shows in 26 cities 10.Keith Urban earned $21.6 million from 37 shows in 37 cities -Garth starts off 2015 with a great take-7 shows in Tulsa alone, and the final two are this weekend. See ya there. ~Rowdy

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    The "Belfie?"

    Really-REALLY??? If you thought the Selfie Stick, that stick that attaches to your phone so you can take a better selfie without having to hold out your arm, was a ridiculous invention, you aren't going to believe this new tech gadget. It's called a Belfie Stick, and it's almost exactly like a Selfie Stick ... except the arm has a hinge so you can take the perfect butt selfie. This thing costs $80! That's right – $80 for a stick to help you take photos of your butt to post online. And believe it or not, it's out of stock. That's how many people want this thing. Listen to these ridiculous testimonials from “I never again have to take pics in the bathroom. I can’t tell you how many times I've dropped my iPhone trying to take pics. I love it! Thank God they invented belfiestick!” “I got my squat game down on lock shooting belfies every day to check up on my progress! I am so totally in love with this product. My girlfriend agrees.” “I can’t believe they invented this. It’s totally insane! Everyone is hurtin' holding their phones, trying to get the right precise angle. Bend over, snap a pic and done! Belfiestick rulez!!!” If you are using a Belfie stick in your daily life, it's seriously time for a social media intervention. ~Contact a professional STAT. Dr. Rowdy, out...

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    One Week In: How ya Doin'?

    We're a week into the new year – how's that weight-loss resolution going? Maybe you need a plan to keep you on track. The problem is, there are a gazillion diet plans out there. So how do you pick the one that's best for you? Fortunately, you have help. U.S. News has ranked 41 of the best and worst diets for 2015. The good: • The DASH Diet tops the list. It emphasizes whole grains and veggies. It's good for both short-term and long-term weight loss, and extremely good for nutrition and heart health. • The TLC Diet, or Theraputic Life Changes Diet, has the same benefits as DASH, but it's more flexible. However, you do have to follow some rules, like cutting saturated fats to just 7 percent of your calories. • The Mayo Clinic Diet offers a unique food pyramid designed to get you to change your eating habits. Nothing is off limits, but the further into it you get, the more you learn about calories and where they come from. •Other good options include the Mediterranean Diet, Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig. The bad: • The Atkins Diet, which cuts out carbs in favor of tons of protein, is pretty good for short-term weight loss, but it's unsustainable and poses a number of safety risks. • The Dukan Diet is similar to Atkins, but with a lot more rules. It can be really confusing, and there's never been a scientific study showing that it works. • The Paleo Diet, which is all the rage these days, is at the very bottom of the list. The idea of eating what a caveman would eat seems sensible, but finding lots of lean, pure meats and wild veggies is impossible in modern times. • Other diets to avoid include the Fast Diet (intermittent fasting), the Body Reset Diet and Medifast. -I'm still holding out for the Oklahoma Joe's diet. Joe? ~Rowdy

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    Dry January?

    Have you heard of Dry January? Basically, a lot of people choose not to drink for the month of January – after indulging way too much during the holidays. If you’re not drinking this month – and are worried you might be bored at night or on the weekends, here are some other things you can do (besides drink) this month: • Binge watch something on Netflix • Learn to cook or try some new recipes • Read a book • Hit the gym • Put the money you would have spent on booze in the bank • Host a sober game night • Go on a juice cleanse • Reorganize your room/closet/living space • Become a morning person • Drink more water • Volunteer • Plan your next vacation • Get a side job -Just not at a local bar. ~Rowdy

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    Need a New Job?

    HELP WANTED: Bullet Tester With High Pain Tolerance Looking for a new job in the new year? Thousands of job-seekers with a high threshold for pain have applied for the position of "bullet tester" with a British paintball company. The unique position at UK Paintball has attracted interest from 10,000 people from all over the world. They all want the job of standing around while others shoot paintball bullets at them. The company, which promises an annual salary of $60,000, needs someone to fire bullets at to make sure each new batch meets safety regulations. In addition to the salary, the job offers "extremely flexible working hours and travel expenses." But they warn that the position "may pose a small risk of pain, discomfort and some bruising." They make no mention of why the previous bullet tester left the job. (UPI) Being a paintball bullet tester may sound like a strange job, but there are other pretty weird gigs people get paid for. Read on, Rowdy~ Pet Food Tester – Yes, a human actually tastes dog food for a living. Gumologist – Get paid to chew gum. Professional Snuggler – Get your cuddle on for cash. Oshiya – An “oshiya” is a real job in Japan where people are paid to go to train stations during rush hour and push people onto the trains so as many people as possible can fit inside. Water Slide Tester – Someone’s gotta get paid to go on rides. Teddy Bear Repair Technician – Those bears don't get stitched up on their own. Snake Milker – These crazy people actually extract a snake’s venom by hand ... from the snake's fangs. Professional Mourner – People actually get paid to show up to other people's funerals and mourn. IMAX Movie Screen Cleaner – A big screen needs a professional cleaner. Chicken Sexer – No, it’s not what you think. These are people who have to identify the gender of new, baby chicks. Ostrich Babysitter – In South Africa, people are paid to simply watch ostriches and make sure that they don’t kill each other. -which is really not that far off from what Carly does for me and Sunny most mornings. ~ry

  • He said: "I DON'T!"

    DUMPED BRIDE HAS AWESOME REVENGE 23-year-old Shelby Swink should be on her own motivational poster. Would you believe that just five days before her November 1st wedding, her fiancé dumped her?! Everything was planned and ready to go and this guy dumped her less than a week before! Well, instead of sitting around wallowing in self-pity, Shelby threw herself a dress trashing reception. The photographer was already booked and paid for, the tuxes were rented and the bridesmaids all had their dresses, so everyone arrived in full dress, champagne was poured, and the bridesmaids and close family all brought colorful paint to trash her dress with – while she was wearing it, of course, all for the eyes of the camera! Her awesome dress trashing party photos have become an internet sensation and in an interview with USA Today she explained, "So many people have contacted me telling their stories. I did the photo shoot for myself, not realizing that it would affect others," says Swink. Her advice: "Everything happens for a reason and when life gives you something you can't handle, just face it head-on." ...with a case of multi-colored KRYLON(r) ~Rowdy

  • GUYS: Wanna WIn The Battle of The Bulge?

    Did you make a resolution to lose weight? Maybe this can help you keep it. Here’s’s list of the 10 Ways to Eat Better in 2015: 10. Replace fat-free foods with the regular version: Good fat doesn’t make you fat. And fat-free versions of food are typically packed with trans fats and artificial sweeteners. 9. Swap ice cream for Greek yogurt. 8. Stay away from vegetable oils. Use coconut oil, olive oil, butter, and even lard instead. 7. Replace processed meats with real meats 6. Stop eating cereal and bread for breakfast. Have oatmeal instead. 5. Shape Up. If you need help getting in gear, Xbox One’s new game Shape Up offers an online service that lets you create your own personalized fitness and meal plans. 4. Kick the candy habit. Get your sweet fix from dark chocolate or dried fruit instead. 3. Stop eating things in packages. Reach for food that can actually go bad. 2. Instead of drinking fruit juice, eat fruit instead. Fruit juices are full of sugar. 1. Replace margarine with butter. Good luck. I'm right there with ya. ~Rowdy

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    BABY Botoms Up!

    A Louisiana man named Jack Daniels is the proud new father of a son named Jim Beam. Jack Daniels Leathers says he and his wife, Lydia, talked about baby names when they were dating – and decided on the name well before they were married. Of his own name, Jack says, “My parents decided they wanted to name their son something to make their parents mad. And, at the time, my dad was drinking Jack, which he enjoyed. My mom said, 'Why not?' ” But this whiskey tale gets even stranger. Believe it or not, the man who married Jack and Lydia was Terrebonne Parish Judge Johnny Walker. I'll drink to that. ~Rowdy

  • Thankful For Bad Gifts?

    This may be one of the sweetest videos I've seen this year! And the British accents of the children make it even cuter! This father wanted to see if his children were thankful for their many blessings, so he allowed them to open one Christmas present early, to see their reactions. The caveat is that the gifts...weren't that great...but the reactions of the children were PRICELESS!!

  • He came in like a...Nevermind-

    We've all heard of wedding crashers, but a guy in Holland just became the world's first proposal crasher – by destroying a home with a crane while asking his girlfriend to marry him. The hapless Romeo rented the construction vehicle to add a bit of drama to his proposal, but after he pulled it up to his lady's window, he lost control, sending it toppling into her neighbor's place and virtually destroying the top floor. When he tried to fix the mess himself, he blew it again, hitting the home with another massive blow. Rescue crews dispatched to the scene evacuated six houses while removing the crane, and what was left of the guy's pride. But it turns out that the thought really is what counts: His girlfriend accepted the proposal and the ring, and will walk down the aisle with him . One wonders what he will do when it comes time to send out the invitations. ~Rowdy

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    Your Weekend "Warn 'n Fuzzy"

    WALMART EMPLOYEE PAYS FOR ELDERLY MAN WHO COULDN'T AFFORD GROCERIES. Jenny Karpen is a new employee at a local Walmart, but she has already made quite a name for herself for her random act of kindness. Jenny recently rang up the order of up an elderly man who didn't have enough money to pay for the groceries he was buying for himself and his dog. But when he started to put some items back, Jenny stopped him and gave him $40 out of her own pocket to complete his purchase instead. The next customer in line was so impressed that he offered to refund Jenny her money, but she refused as it is against store policy to accept money from customers. Jenny said she just felt for the man and didn't want him to go home hungry. "There should be more people like that in the world,” said Jamie Cobb, Karpen’s manager at Walmart. “We just need to clone Jenny. We need to have Jenny’s one through ten.” -amen, and Merry Christmas. ~Rowdy

  • Easy "Elf-on-the-Shelf" Ideas that are HILARIOUS!!

    Since my son Nick is now 14, he is (thankfully) well past the "Elf-on-the-Shelf" phase that many parents employ to keep their little darlings in-check through the Christmas holiday. Might I suggest that the moms move on to "Hunk-on-a-Bunk" or "Stud-in-the-Tub?" No? Okay, about *these* EASY poses for your hired "Elf"...

  • Honey, it is a scientific fact!

    BonusBLOG! SCIENTISTS SAY MEN NEED NIGHTS OUT WITH THEIR FRIENDS Researchers in Germany found it was good for the health of men to be allowed time to bond with other guys. According to the study, male bonding is more likely to lower a man's stress levels than a night out with his wife or girlfriend, or time spent with the family. It seems guys suffer less anxiety – and have to deal with lower levels of stress hormones – when out in a group. –and where there is beer. ~Rowdy

  • Tweak Your Beak!

    A NEW WAY TO A NEW NOSE If you've toyed around with the idea of a nose job but aren't quit ready to pull the trigger, there's a solution for you that you're going to like. It's called liquid rhinoplasty, and it basically involves injecting fluid into your nose to change the shape, reshape the nasal tip, straighten the nose, and smooth out the bumps. It's only temporary though, so it's more of a way to take your new nose for a test drive before buying it. They even claim that the procedure is pain-free .. .though not free of charge. Just Asking ... What body part/procedure would you like to test drive before buying? And now, a rare treat, from our pal at Mad Magazine. Dig it, hepcat. ~Rowdy

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    SIGNS YOU'RE IN THE WRONG JOB As we roll through December, it’s a time for many people to examine what happened over the last year – and what they want to happen in the coming year. It could be that you’re in the wrong job. How do you know? Well, here are some signs to look for: • You no longer believe in what the company does. • Your job doesn’t tap into your natural abilities. • You aren’t gaining new skills or you don’t feel challenged. • You don’t find joy in the victories at work. • You don’t feel your work is valued. • You realize growth opportunities are severely limited. • You hate it when new friends ask what you do for a living. • You’ve lost respect for your boss. • You’ve got an "itch" for a new job that is overwhelming. So, I'm just asking to ask: What’s the boldest move you have planned for 2015? In your wildest dreams, what’s the best thing that could happen to you in 2015? Are you actually going to do something in the New Year to chase this dream? -Leave your comments below...

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    FOUR-YEAR-OLD'S LOVE LETTER GOES VIRAL Valentine's Day is still two months away, but a true Casanova spreads the love all year-round. Just ask four-year-old Bennet Skinner. The pint-sized Romeo has become a viral sensation after a love letter he wrote to a classmate was posted online. Bennet told his mother he wanted to write a letter to Baily, a girl in his pre-school class, so he dictated it to her as she typed. The adorable letter reads, "Will you please come to my house? Let’s play together. I think you are pretty like a horse or a ladybug. I’m not sure which. You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me. I love you and I lost a tooth last night. I think I would like to do a magic trick for you and then let you watch me battle robots. Love, Bennet." Bennet's mom Jennifer says, "He talks constantly about [Baily] and how much he loves her 'yellow hair.' He will be having his fifth birthday party in a few weeks and the theme is knights and princesses. He is over the moon knowing that Baily will be dressed as a princess." Jennifer also said all the recent attention Bennet has received has been a welcome distraction from the health issues he has had to deal with. Bennet was diagnosed with cancer at just six months old, but the family is hopeful that an upcoming checkup “will finally declare him cancer free," she said.

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