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    Are They Alive?

    The family of two of the three men who escaped from Alcatraz prison in June 1962 say they have evidence they survived the escape – and may actually still be alive today.

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    Want To Live To Be 100?

    It appears that the fountain of youth may come with a side of bacon. Susannah Mushatt Jones of New York is 116 years old and the oldest person in the world. So what is the secret to her longevity? Apparently, it’s bacon. Jones eats bacon and eggs for breakfast every day, and according to her niece, she would eat bacon all day long if she could. Her other tip? *Sleep. Bacon and sleep – those are two life-extending things we can get behind. ~Rowdy

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    Own a REAL Piece of American History

    You can now buy Evel Knievel's All-American Stratocycle on eBay – for the low, low price of $200,000. The red, white, and blue Harley-Davidson from the daredevil's Viva Knievel! movie looks like it’s in good shape. And, more than anything, it’s an epic piece of memorabilia. While you might be too young to remember seeing Evel Knievel, it’s important to understand that this guy was the LeBron James of stunt cycling, not only being the best at what he did, but also taking the biggest risks without any regard to his life, a legend, the likes of which we’ve not seen before or sense. *Should you buy it, I'd like for you to let me ride it around the block! ~Rowdy

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    What The CLUCK?

    Get ready for the latest crazy Internet meme. It's called #FrozenChook ... and it is bizarre. For some reason, people are getting naked and posing like frozen chickens. Yes, frozen chickens ... like from the supermarket. They crouch into a ball on their knees, calves to butt, head tucked between their shoulders, and arms bent out like wings. And, yes, they are then posting these pics to social media with the hashtag #FrozenChook. Apparently it started off as a party trick in New Zealand, and took of from there. There are poses in the woods, in living rooms, in a KFC parking lot, in the middle of the road, on car and house roofs, and even in chicken pens. *One place you will NOT see them done is at this radio station., as our Manager insists their goose would be cooked. (sorry) it is 4am, I'm really reaching today. ~Rowdy

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    Gourmet DORM Food?

    College students can be pretty creative when it comes to making food in their dorm rooms. Grilled cheese sandwich made with an iron, anyone? But usually these creations are far from gourmet fare. Well, one Columbia University student is changing all that. Economics major Jonah Reider is running a gourmet restaurant ... out of his dorm room. The restaurant, called Pith, is in the dorm suite he shares with three roommates. Pith is open for dinner on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Just four people can attend ... and reservations are available via Yelp. Diners are treated to a five- to eight-course dinner including such items as yellow tomatoes and fennel seed topped with wet salt, scallops on top of chanterelle polenta, and celery root soup with pumpkin seed oil. Prices range from $10 to $20 per person. Oh, and Pith is booked until Christmas break. *One wonders what an OSU student might be able to whip up? *But, on calf fry weekend, picky eaters might be more inquisitive. ~Rowdy

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    Stumped For Holiday Gift Ideas?

    It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays ... Neiman Marcus is featuring its very own special-edition Mustang in its 2015 Holiday Catalog. And we mean special-edition. Only 100 of these cars will be built ... each with a price tag of $95,000. *Get that big red bow ready. ~Rowdy

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    According to cosmetic surgeons, beard transplant surgeries are on the rise. Amazingly, the number of beard transplants has more than doubled from 1.5% of all hair restoration procedures in 2012 – to 3.7% in 2014. Some doctors – are doing an average of three transplants per week, which involve hair follicles being transplanted from the back of a patient's head to their facial hair region. And, the procedures don’t come cheap, with many guys paying over $20,000 to get the beards they want. It seems some guys go through a mid-life crisis and buy a sports car – while others bite the bullet and get a beard. *I am wondering if The Robertson's or Aaron Kauffman get a piece of that action? ZZ Top? They should. ~Rowdy

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    I'm A *Tad* Bit Disappointed

    It’s officially here!

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    What The BELL?

    Taco Bell has become the first fast food restaurant to offer menu items certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA). There are 13 items on the menu, including the seven-layer burrito, the cheesy bean and rice burrito, and the cantina power veggie bowl. Vegetarians are also encouraged to create their own meals using 35 AVA-certified ingredients. "At Taco Bell, vegetarians are not an afterthought,” CEO Brian Niccol said in a statement. “We sell more than 350 million vegetarian menu items each year, but until now haven’t been vocal about it.” I am being vocal now. I hate it. ~Rowdy

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    Fitness BEER?

    Believe it or not, protein-fortified “fitness beer” is a real thing. Former insurance company employee Blake Konrardy made it his mission to develop the beer and started a company called Supplemental Brewing, which recently rolled out two varieties – Brewtein and NutriBeer. Brewtein is for guys who are bulking. It has extra protein and extra calories. And, NutriBeer is for guys who are cutting and need stuff that’s low-cal and low-carb. Blake was inspired by his experiences “double-fisting” a beer and a protein shake after working out – and is now hoping to ramp up his operations with a Kickstarter campaign. *I'll drink to that. ~Rowdy

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    They're Becoming a Public Nuisance

    Man buns have taken a beating in the press over the past month. First, they were linked to baldness – and now they’re not welcome on one college campus. Brigham Young University’s Idaho campus has moved to ban man-buns on school grounds. The hairstyle is supposedly in direct violation of the school’s dress and grooming code – and has been described as “extreme” by student honor administrator Tyler Barton, who further explained that “it’s just something that deviates from the norm.” Of course, BYU is a culturally conservative school and they crack down on lots of stuff, including beards. Which seems harsh? But … Cracking down on man buns actually seems like a good, solid, appropriate thing to do for some reason, doesn’t it? *Not only do I support it, but the first candidate to back this gets my endorsement. ~Rowdy

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    What Say YOU? Me, I understand...

    -parties ARE expensive... When a Minnesota woman had to cancel on her friend’s wedding at the last minute, she got an unexpected response: a bill for the meal she and her husband would have had at the reception. Jessica Baker said she was getting ready for her friend's wedding when she got a call from her mother that she could no longer watch her children. And because kids were not allowed at the ceremony or reception, she had no choice but to skip the wedding. Then, a few weeks later, Baker received a bill for $75.90, asking her to cover the cost of their meals. "It listed, we would have had two herb crusted walleye and there was also a service and tax charge,” Baker said. "This cost reflects the amount paid by the bride and groom for meals that were RSVP'd for. Reimbursement and explanation for no show, card, call or text would be appreciated," the note enclosed read. Jackie says she has no plans to pay the bill … *I know I am in the minority here, but jeez, 80 bucks is 80 bucks! Budgets are TIGHT, and this couple is tighter! ~Rowdy

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    Man Braids-?

    According to style insiders, the days of the man bun are over. And, taking the place of the man bun is the man braid. Guys are actually going on Instagram and showing off their waterfall and fishtail braids – with the hashtag #manbraid. On one hand, the hair style is practical because it keeps the hair out of your eyes. On the other hand, it looks ridiculous and must take a lot of time to put together – at the very least, more time than just running a comb through it. Jared Leto is the latest Hollywood Hipster to show his off. *You'll see mine sometime, never. ~Rowdy

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    It's Called The Halloween Whopper

    To celebrate Halloween, Burger King is offering a special version of the Whopper … with black buns. Last year, Burger King tested out the black bun burger in Japan. What made the bun black was squid ink and bamboo charcoal. It also had black cheese and black ketchup. Here, the Halloween Whopper gets its black buns with the help of A1 steak sauce baked into the bread. And the cheese and ketchup stay the same color. The Burger King Halloween Whoppers are available now, and not near as creepy as the "King" himself. ~Rowdy

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    Hipsters Hear This!

    MAN BUNS ARE CAUSING PREMATURE BALDING!!! The man bun, made popular by sports stars, actors and hipsters, is a cause of premature baldness. Plastic surgeons and hair replacement specialists have seen a lot of guys with hair loss around the forehead and temples -- as a direct result of hairstyles that pull the hair. Tugging tight on hair follicles pulls them out, and once you damage a hair follicle, it doesn’t grow back. So treat your follicles well. ~Rowdy

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    -great...Just Great....

    According to recent data from the Census Bureau, men earn less money now than they did in 1972. Back in 1972, the average full-time, year-round male worker made $51,649. In 2014, that number was $50,383. After four decades, real earnings for men are actually less -- even though there’s been a 2.5% increase in worker productivity. So the boss is getting more out of you -- and paying you less. You can complain about it. Or, you can tip the scales in your favor a bit by wasting more time on the job working with your fantasy football roster… as if you weren’t doing that already. *I just hope that the fashion trends do not follow. ~Rowdy

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    A Kid Raised Right

    A group of police officers on their way home from a fallen comrade's funeral stopped into a McDonald's and got a huge pick-me-up -- from a five-year-old girl. Six Kentucky State troopers were eating lunch when five-year-old Isabella Gregory asked her mom if she could use her allowance to buy the officers a round of ice cream. Officer Eric Homan says, "We were finishing up eating and Isabella comes out of nowhere and she's holding a tray of ice cream sundaes. She stepped right in between us all without fear and was so proud to thank us for protecting her and her family." He says they were all physically and emotionally drained after paying their respects and little Isabella really lifted their spirits. *And that is what I call McLove. ~Rowdy

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    Put Down That 87th Chicken Wing!

    The next time you're thinking of grabbing an on-the-go meal or snack, you might want to consider the consequences – and make you're wearing comfortable shoes – because it takes a LOT of exercise to burn off even just a few excess calories. Here’s a rundown of how much you have to walk to burn off the calories of some of your favorite junk food: • Snickers candy bar – 2.42 miles or 4,840 steps • Beef Chalupa from Taco Bell – 4.04 miles or 8,080 steps • Grande Starbucks Carmel Frappuccino – 4.61 miles or 9,220 steps • Big Mac – 7.3 miles or 14,600 steps • Chipotle Chicken Burrito (without guacamole) – 11.8 miles or 23,600 steps •Outback Bloomin’ Onion – 21.96 miles or 43,920 steps *I'm going sightseeing this morning, if you'd like to join me. What am I looking for? A slice of Key Lime Pie and a skyscraper. ~Rowdy

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    Fair Vendors: Meet Your Match!

    While not many people expect the New York Jets to make a Super Bowl run this year, there is a lot of incentive to attend their games at MetLife Stadium…or at least to visit the food stands there. The team unveiled their “Jumbo Jet” menu items, and they are impressive. The Jumbo Jet Sausage is almost a yard long and features -- among other ingredients -- a full pound of chicken sausage, a full pound of Italian sausage and a half-pound of spicy Guinness beer cheese. The Jumbo Jet Breakfast Bagel is a towering 10-inch everything bagel with two-and-a-half pounds of meat and four fried eggs. As for the Jumbo Jet Pretzel… well, all you need to know is that it’s meant to be served in a pizza box with beer cheese, chorizo and fried jalapenos. The new menu items are supposed to serve four to six people, but you know that isn’t going to stop some linebacker-sized fans from trying to scarf the whole thing solo. *Only problem is, you have to travel to New York to have one. Pisser. ~Rowdy

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    I Thought So!

    Have you noticed fewer chips in your bag of Doritos or maybe a little less cereal in your bowl? You’re not imagining it. Companies have dealt with the high cost of agricultural goods and energy ... by giving the consumer less. "We are tightening our belts," PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi said. PepsiCo recently cut the amount of Tropicana orange juice you get in a large container by 7% and Doritos bags have been reduced by 2 ounces. PepsiCo is not alone. Kellogg, General Mills, Unilever, Wm. Wrigley Jr. and Procter & Gamble have all quietly reduced the amount of cereal, ice cream, gum, paper towels and toilet paper you get in a package. *I can only imagine the arguments that will break out when trying to split a 3-pack! ~rowdy

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