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“Great (Pink) Pumpkins” carving up’ed by The Boys of Summer. And Halloween Events in Central Ohio

GREETINGS FROM The Home office in GLOOMY, RAINY, and COLD Dublin Ohio (even more so than last week!!!)

Very tired today after what was arguably one of the best World Series Game 6’s. I was rooting for Nerk Ahia hometown hero Derek Holland, and my personal favorite Josh Hamilton. I personally think Hamilton not only has the best story in The Bigs, but also an amazing story of “Hope is Never Lost!”


That game was NUTS, (I AM REALLY DREADING ALL THE TEXT MESSAGES, AND EMAILS I SENT TO THE DIRTY BIRD FANS-those are coming back to haunt me!) as I tuned in after The best Halloween TV show ever “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” all I could conjure up was “Good Grief.” (actually my language during the last few innings was a LOT worse!!!)


As I was watching “The Great Pumpkin” I again realized Charlie Brown and I had a lot in common, but I refuse to be the lovable loser anymore. However he and I do have one thing in common…”I gotta Rock”


Tonight in a game 6, The “Boys of Summer” are crowning a new “Mr. October” as many watch and enjoy their Candy.


During this last week in October, in the “spirit of Halloween” many in Central Ohio, and the Midwest thought that there was an “alien invasion.” This was not the case, but we did get to see one of the most beautiful of Nature (and God’s) creations, The Northern Light phenomenon:


Speaking of “Nature” I had the chance to go to The Columbus Zoo on Wednesday and see some of the animals rescued from Zanesville. I was not allowed to take any pixx, but can say they all looked healthy, and I am glad The Governor’s Office and Dept. Of Agriculture found a way to assure all are safe with an imposed “quarantine.” (complete listing of this week’s events below).


But as I was monkeying around at the zoo 2 really cool things happened. One, I was there at feeding time, and got to hear one of the lions roar. WOW this got my attention, and got me thinking. HOW IN THE WORLD COULD ONE OF THE NEIGHBORS IN ZANESVILLE “not know he had lions over there.” WHAT?!?!? That sounds nothing like a house cat purr, or a dog bark!!!


Two, I am 30-some odd years old, and I have never had a candy apple. I had a little old lady give me one (ok after reading that it sounded more creepy than it was). She gave me this thing, and WOW it was awesome-the only problem is I was drooling more than the animals waiting on their dinner! I think I wore half of it-good thing I had a brown and green t-shirt on.


As we wrap up the last weekend in October, PLEASE remember in Addition to all the Baseball Playoff and World Series Games, in Addition to all The Football, In Addition to praying for a Jackets win, and in Addition to all the Halloween items…it is STILL BREAST CANCER AWARNESS MONTH, please educate yourselves to this issue for the sake of a loved one, and ladies please learn how to check yourselves, as well as, schedule your mammograms. I like boobs, but I also like life even more!


There was some AWESOME NEWS THIS WEEK, about progress, and honoring an amazing woman-Stefanie Speilman (even if her husband is so POMPOUS, HIS FACE was above the article relating to HIS AMAZING WIFE!)


Stefanie’s fight against cancer is now our fight
Today, there are 2.6 million women in the United States who are survivors of breast cancer. No doubt, many of these women are still with us because they identified a possible tumor during a self-examination, promptly saw their doctor and got treatment.

As we mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have much to be thankful for. More precise imaging technology has improved our ability to detect a tumor in its earliest stages, and an ever-expanding list of treatments and therapies increases the probability that our mothers, our wives, our sisters and our daughters will survive their bouts with breast cancer.

It’s at times such as these that I’m reminded of what my wife, Stefanie, once said, “With each year, each month and each day there are breakthroughs and possibilities in the fight against cancer.” Her words give me strength and determination to make real her dream of ending this terrible disease.

The Ohio State University, our alma mater, recently named its breast-cancer center The Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center. In speaking for our four children, I must say that we are humbled by the honor, and we know she would be, too, most importantly because of the important work of the center.


NEXT MONTH? MOVEMBER, for Prostate Cancer Research and knowledge. I will again be growing out my “ugly mustache” and asking for help raising funds.

BUT FIRST, we CELEBRATE HOMECOMING at THE Ohio State University-where I spent 10 of the Best Years of my life.

AND one of my favorite days of the year! Actually my favorite is just over 140 days away, and that means…IT IS HALLOWEEN WEEKEND! A time when…

Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’alls neighborhood

The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom

(Full list of all Halloween related events days/times are listed below)


Speaking of Halloween, that means it is the kickoff to my Holiday Booking season. If you or anyone you know is having an event, I have some availability and many openings with my guys! I pay 15% of any booked times to anyone who refers us, and will also pass this savings onto anyone who states they saw this mailer. Book now to guarantee your date!


IT LOOKS LIKE I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE GETTING INTO “The Spirit.” The Center for Disease Control has an official site dedicated to the “Zombie Apocalypse”


I also found out my buddies from Lt. Dan’s New Legs, are dressing up, as ME this weekend at their gigs (I even loaned them some of my stage gear). I am not sure if I should be honored or embarrassed…


Happy Halloween everyone! BE SAFE, and HAVE FUN!!!



There is a reason St. Patty’s Day, and Halloween are my
2 favorite Holidays. They are intertwined. The colors
of the Irish Flag are Green-Catholics (Celts), and
Orange-Progs (Druids). The white in the Irish flag stands for PEACE between the Catholics and Protestants. Also Halloween and St. Patty’s day are on the exact opposite ends of the Calendar year. Here is official background on a great Holiday.


Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic
festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).

The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that
is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern
France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This
day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the
beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year
that was often associated with human death. Celts
believed that on the night before the new year, the
boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead
became blurred. On the night of October 31, they
celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the
ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to
causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that
the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it
easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make
predictions about the future. For a people entirely
dependent on the volatile natural world, these
prophecies were an important source of comfort and
direction during the long, dark winter.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred
bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and
animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities.

During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes,
typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and
attempted to tell each other’s fortunes. When the
celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires,
which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from
the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the
coming winter.

By A.D. 43, Romans had conquered the majority of
Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred
years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals
of Roman origin were combined with the traditional
Celtic celebration of Samhain.

The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the
Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the
dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman
goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is
the apple and the incorporation of this celebration
into Samhain probably explains the tradition of
“bobbing” for apples that is practiced today on

By the 800s, the influence of Christianity had spread
into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, Pope
Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints’ Day, a
time to honor saints and martyrs. It is widely
believed today that the pope was attempting to replace
the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but
church-sanctioned holiday. The celebration was also
called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle
English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day) and the
night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be
called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.
Even later, in A.D. 1000, the church would make
November 2 All Souls’ Day, a day to honor the dead. It
was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big
bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as
saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three
celebrations, the eve of All Saints’, All Saints’, and
All Souls’, were called Hallowmas.


Trick or Treat

Central Ohio communities with trick-or-treat scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, include: Columbus, Choctaw Lake, Clinton Township in Franklin County, Commercial Point, Delaware, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Hilliard, Lithopolis, London, Marysville, Mount Sterling, New Albany, Obetz, Pataskala, Pickerington, Plain City, Powell, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Whitehall, Worthington and Sunbury, Genoa, Orange and Liberty townships in Delaware County.


Bexley Oct. 31 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Canal Winchester Oct. 31 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Groveport Oct. 27 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Amanda Oct. 27 6 to 7:30 p.m. Baltimore Oct. 31 6 to 7:30 p.m. Bremen Oct. 27 6 to 7:30 p.m. Carroll Oct. 31 6 to 7:30 p.m. Lancaster Oct. 27 6 to 7:30 p.m. Millersport Oct. 27 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Alexandria Oct. 31 6 to 7:30 p.m. Buckeye Lake Oct. 31 5:30 to 7 p.m. Heath Oct. 27 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hebron Oct. 31 5:30 to 7 p.m. Granville Oct. 27 5:30 to 7 p.m. Johnstown Oct. 31 5:30 to 7 p.m. Newark Oct. 27 5:30 to 7 p.m. Utica Oct. 31 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Plumwood/Monroe Township Oct. 31 5 to 7 p.m. West Jefferson Oct. 31 5 to 7 p.m.

Ashville Oct. 30 4 to 5:30 p.m. Circleville Oct. 31 5:30 to 7 p.m. South Bloomfield Oct. 29 4 to 6 p.m.

Richwood Oct. 31 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Courtesy of the Columbus Dispatch

Haunted Houses:
Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride
Haunted House in Wilmington
Each October the fields of Clinton County come alive with screams of horror as fire breathing semi’s chase unsuspecting victims on a haunted bus ride you’ll never forget, through a forest filled with monsters, madness, and mayhem, with our additional attractions “Slaughter Hotel” & “Nightmare Penitentiary” we are creating our own brand of “hysteria” at the Hollow!
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The TerrorFest
Haunted House in Columbus
Experience the scariest and best haunted house in Ohio. This year is all new with $250,000 of Hollywood special effects. The same great actors only twice as many of them. The Terrorfest consists of 2 extraordinary attractions, The Butcher’s Realm and The Brewery Butcher in 3D. See why The TerrorFest was selected as one of America’s Best Haunts by
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The TerrorFest
Haunted House in Columbus
Experience the scariest and best haunted house in Ohio. This year is all new with $250,000 of Hollywood special effects. The same great actors only twice as many of them. The Terrorfest consists of 2 extraordinary attractions, Butcher’s Realm and The Brewery Butcher in 3D. See why The TerrorFest was selected as one of America’s Best Haunts by
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Haunted House in Columbus Ohio
Scare-A-Torium is one of the scariest haunted attractions in central Ohio; located on the north side of Columbus. The attraction was created to provide the ultimate in fright entertainment. This former 55,000 sq ft Big Bear store has been transformed into a Halloween themed theatrical show with frightening scenes, awesome sights and scary performers.
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The Legends of Horror
Haunted House in Springfield Ohio
This haunting season, be sure to experience The Legends Of Horror as your scariest nightmares become your worst reality. In twenty scenes of twisted and wicked mayhem, you’ll meet the horror legends of past and present.
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The Legends of Horror
Haunted House in Springfield Ohio
In the dark dead of the night will the Legends spare your soul? The Legends of Horror will not disappoint while offering even more classic and timeless Legends to invade your nightmares once again. Which of the gruesome foursome is waiting to take your breath away? Freddy, Jason, Michael or Leatherface?
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Pataskala Haunted Forest
Haunted House in Pataskala Ohio
After the video was leaked late last year of the gruesome murder of the Central Ohio’s longest running haunted attraction.
Ohio Investigative Bureau agent that was investigating the wooded area on Refugee due to reports of missing people. Jebidiah Murdock is as angry as he has ever been and has decided to take revenge on anyone that dare enter his woods.
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The Haunted Farm
Haunted House in Pleasantville OH
Located in Pleasantville,OH. Visit Central Ohio’s most terrifying experience. Will you make it out alive or become part of our field. Join us for Farm Fresh Fear! Haunted Barn and Corn Maze, Haunted Hayride and Live Entertainment
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The Maize at Little Darby Creek
Haunted House in Milford Center
Haunted Field of Fright
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Haunted Hoochie/Dead Acres

Nightmare In Nashport Trail of TerrorEvent Date: October 28, 2011
Location: 7200 Frazeysburg Rd Nashport


Freaks, Tranny’s, Cross Dressers and Gays all mingle with “normal folks”

HighBall Halloween: Masquerade on High October 28, 2011 Short North Arts District. For more info

More for the Family:

Friday and Saturday:
Halloween on the Hocking
Dates: October 15-29, 2011

Hocking Valley Canoe Livery
Hours: Saturday 6-11 p.m.
For more info:
Corn mazes can be scary and haunted houses can be terrifying, but nothing compares to the thrill of Halloween on the Hocking!



All Weekend:
Heebie-Jeebie: Family Halloween Film Series
Gateway Film Center. For more info and showtimes:

Boo at the Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

For more info:
Boo at the Zoo is a howling good time at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Young ghosts and goblins can trick-or-treat at candy stations scattered throughout Zoo grounds and board the haunted train ride in North America. Fortune-tellers, storytellers, and magicians ensure a fun, but not too scary time for all.

The Haunted Ship
Santa Maria

For more info:
A family friendly adventure on a Haunted Pirate ship. We promise a little “boo” for everyone!

Halloween at The Park Event Date: October 28, 2011
William C. Kraner Nature Center 10380 Fairview Rd, Newark, Oh 43056
Put on your best Halloween costume and come out to the nature center for a family oriented event featuring LIVE owls, skunks, snakes, tarantulas and MORE! Tour our bat cave, sit by a bonfire, take a horse drawn wagon ride, make a craft! 6-9 p.m.



If you want to dress up this Halloween as a staggering, half-dead monstrosity that people run from in droves, just go as Netflix


Top 10 Sexy Halloween Costumes That Shouldn’t Exist

Halloween is a few days away, so stragglers will be picking apart the remains of costume shops or paying extra for shipping all week. Some people opt for funny (Angry Jet Blue Flight Attendant), political (Kim Jung Il), or cultural memes (keyboard cat). But sadly, a majority of the adult female population tries to go sexy. While it’s pretty easy to make a Snooki or Tinkerbell costume revealing, costume companies also push some “sexy” options that should be anything but.


Last Minute Costumes:

7 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas
Great fun and easy costumes for everyone that don’t look like they were thought of at the last minute.


Halloween is Monday and you still don’t have a costume… What to do!!! While you could go to the pop-up Halloween store in the mall and rummage through whatever is left, we found some great costumes for all ages that will ensure a spooktacular Halloween.

A Little Bearded Garden Gnome – Your kids may already have the clothes. You’ll just need to make a simple hat and beard.

Bag of Jelly Beans – You’ll need a clear trash bag and set of strong lungs to make this sweet costume

Catch of the Day – This is a “reel” easy costume to put together.

Quarterback – This punny costume is quick and easy to make.

Spaghetti and Meatballs – Use a red and white tablecloth and a pot to make this saucy costume.

Lego – This costume is easy to build using a cardboard box, paper bowls and spray paint.

Baby Octopus – A great way to use those mismatched socks left in the dryer.



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1.) Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

Directed by Tod Williams

After experiencing what they think are a series of “break-ins”, a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
2.) SEVEN (1995)

Directed by David Fincher

From the jittery, scratched celluloid of its opening credits onward, Seven oozes more apocalyptic doom and deranged creativity than any Brad Pitt movie has a right to. Before this film came out, gluttony, greed, sloth, envy, wrath, pride, and lust were just intangible words uttered in Sunday school. From its bleak, rainy setting to an unshakably grim finale, Seven is so nihilistic and disturbing it’s hard to fathom how it ever got greenlit. We mean that as a compliment.


3.) PSYCHO (1960)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

A charter member of the scary movie hall of fame. Many of its most renowned features are readily apparent: those startling cuts (more than 50 in the shower sequence alone), Anthony Perkins’ neurotic mama’s boy, Bernard Herrmann’s shrieking-violins score. But Psycho’s sneakiest tricks manifest themselves more subtlely. Take Hitchcock’s decision to use a handful of different stabbers in Janet Leigh’s slice-and-dice sequence: ”He kept changing it so the audience wouldn’t be able to get a fix on Mother,” Leigh, who spent seven days in that shower, told EW in 1999. ”At one point it was Tony’s stand-in, at one point it was a woman. Never Tony.” Bottom line: It still works.


4.) HALLOWEEN (1978)

Directed by John Carpenter

The original Halloween is, was, and ever shall be the alpha and omega of bogeyman flicks. It also remains one of the most profitable indie films of all time — costing a mere $300,000 and pulling in more than $55 million. The influence of Psycho (”It’s the granddaddy of all horror movies,” says Carpenter) is everywhere — from the tiniest details (Donald Pleasence’s Dr. Sam Loomis is named after Janet Leigh’s boyfriend in Psycho) to the casting of Jamie Lee Curtis as Halloween’s shrieking heroine and babysitter in peril. ”It didn’t hurt that Janet Leigh was her mom,” says Carpenter, ”because everyone’s a fan of Psycho.” And Halloween.


5.) THE RING (2002)

Directed by Gore Verbinski

Few supernatural films have proven to be as unwittingly grounded in reality as The Ring. Released back when SARS was a particularly crappy Scrabble attempt and ”bird flu” something that Heckle gave to Jeckle, The Ring has aged into a rare kind of thriller, one with frights that not only hold up years later, but are heightened, thanks to subsequent real-life events. With its virus-like ”villain” (a mysterious tape that’s passed from one victim to the next) and the slow-build physical deterioration it causes (nosebleeds, hallucinations), Gore Verbinski’s box office hit now seems culturally clairvoyant in our disease-distressed times.


6.) JAWS (1975)

Directed by Steven Spielberg

”Is it true that most people get attacked by sharks in about three feet of water?” When this doom-drenched gem — the highest-grossing film on our list — hit theaters, it gave new meaning to the phrase red tide. Weeks over schedule and dizzyingly over budget, Jaws caused Spielberg more than his share of headaches — especially due to his temperamental star. No, not Richard Dreyfuss, but Bruce, the 24-foot-long malfunctioning animatronic great white named after Spielberg’s lawyer. ”The fact that the shark didn’t work was an artistic blessing in disguise,” says Spielberg. ”It forced me to be Hitchcockian.”



Directed by Jonathan Demme

As Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Anthony Hopkins is a waking nightmare of seductive depravity — the sick, twisted serial killer America hates to love. Even with Hannibal the Cannibal safely locked away in his maximum-security cell, Jodie Foster’s FBI trainee Clarice Starling is as helpless as a lamb. ”Great villains are subversive — audiences go and see them because they feel uncomfortably attracted to them,” says Scott Glenn, who plays Starling’s seen-it-all FBI mentor in Silence. ”To this day I still have nightmares about it.” Join the club.



Directed by Tobe Hooper

Truth is stranger than fiction…and it’s a hell of a lot scarier, too. Based (like much of Psycho) on the horrific ritual murders committed by Ed Gein, Chainsaw looks, feels, and smells so much like a grainy, low-budget documentary that it borders on snuff. Hooper says that when he settled on the film’s title, ”I lost several friends. But I thought, they’re putting so much energy into hating the title, maybe there’s something there.” Indeed there is; a copy of Chainsaw resides in the Museum of Modern Art


9.) THE EXORCIST (1973)

Directed by William Friedkin

A cat unexpectedly jumping from off camera is scary. But The Exorcist is so disturbing it will mess you up for months. Controversial and profane, The Exorcist remains the most viscerally harrowing movie ever made, not only because it dares to question the existence of God but because it has the cojones to put Satan in the body of a 12-year-old girl.


10.) THE SHINING (1980)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about the Torrance family’s headlong plunge into insanity during a secluded Colorado winter remains better known for its T-shirt quotables (”Heeeere’s Johnny!” ”All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”) than as a beautiful and pleasing horror film. It’s a shame. With a haunting score, luscious, near-eternal Steadicam shots, and Jack Nicholson’s grand pirouette into murderous madness at its heart, it’s one of the most artful horror films in history



5 Real Murderers More Terrifying Than Any Horror Movie
There is no goofier Hollywood invention than the Flamboyant Killer. Whether you were raised on the Friday the 13th movies or Saw-type torture porn, they all have a slapstick quality that lets you know that in the real world, people like this just don’t exist.

Real killers are, of course, much stranger.

#5. Rodney Alcala — The Game Show Contestant
Rodney Alcala is a serial killer who is on death row in San Quentin for murdering five women in the 1970s, but who has subsequently admitted to 30 more murders. He is also under indictment in New York for even more murders, and is believed to be responsible for an astonishing 130 killings total across the U.S.


No, Rodney Alcala will be forever remembered for one thing: In the middle of his murderous California rampage, Rodney Alcala was a contestant on The Dating Game. And he won.

His high cheekbones led dozens of women to grisly ends.
For those of you too young to remember, The Dating Game was an ABC television game show hosted by paragon of 1970s cheese Jim Lange. The basic premise was that a “bachelorette” would ask three “bachelors” (hidden from her view) a series of ridiculous, double entendre laden questions and choose a winner based on who she believed had the bigger mustache. Our serial killer Rodney Alcala somehow found his way onto the show in 1978, even though at the time he was a convicted rapist and a registered sex offender, two things that are generally considered “turn-offs.”

Yeah, but he more than made up for it in sheer looks and style.

Jim Lange introduced Alcala as a photographer, which is eerily creepy in retrospect because Alcala baited many of his victims by pretending to be a professional photographer, and over a thousand explicit photographs of his known and suspected victims were recovered from his residence during the murder investigation.

Wearing a brown leisure suit and sporting a shirt collar with a three-foot wingspan, he took his place in his chair behind the microphone and proceeded to field sexed up questions from a high school drama teacher from Phoenix named Cheryl Bradshaw. Inexplicably, Cheryl decided the following responses made Alcala the most desirable candidate and chose him for a date (keep in mind the “him” in this sentence was aconvicted rapist in the middle of a killing spree).

Cheryl: Bachelor #1 … what is your best time?
Alcala: The best time is at night. Nighttime.
Cheryl: Why do you say that?
Alcala: Because that’s the only time there is.
Cheryl: What’s wrong with the morning? Afternoon?
Alcala: Well those are OK but nighttime’s when it really gets good. (inaudible muttering)

Yeah, we won’t be sleeping anytime soon.
Cheryl: I’m a drama teacher, and I’m going to audition each of you for my … private class. Bachelor #1, you’re a dirty old man. Take it!
Alcala: Uuuunnnhhhh Come on … over here! Grrrrrrrr rrrraaaaarrrrrr.

Remember when your mom told you that you have horrible taste in men?
Cheryl: I’m serving you for dinner. What are you called and what do you look like?
Alcala: I’m called the banana, and I look really good.
Cheryl: Could you be more descriptive?
Alcala: Peel me!
#4. Johann “Jack” Unterweger — The Underwear-Strangling Wordsmith
Jack Unterweger was born in Austria in 1950 and spent his youth in and out of jail for petty crimes. It wasn’t until 1974 that Jack finally discovered his true passion, which was strangling prostitutes to death with their own bras.

Be honest. Who among you hasn’t wanted to strangle a hooker while dressed as the Great Gatsby?

He was given a life sentence and imprisoned in Austria for what one would’ve assumed to be a lengthy stay, but while incarcerated he discovered a new talent that involved way less hooker death — Jack Unterweger began writing, and turned out to be surprisingly good at it. His short stories, poems and plays got the attention of Austria’s intellectual elite, and his autobiography Fegefeuer – eine Reise ins Zuchthaus(Purgatory — A Trip to Prison) was actually made into a movie that was shown on Austrian national TV. Austrian intellectuals began a campaign to release Unterweger, believing that someone of his literary skill couldn’t possibly be capable of murdering anyone and insisting he must be cured of whatever mental defect he might have once had.

The campaign was a success, and Unterweger was freed after serving only 15 years for violent, brutal murder. Thanks to the attention paid to him by his new literary friends, he immediately found work hosting television shows and discussing prison rehabilitation with the media. He also took to dressing in a style described as “a cross between a cowhand and a Mississippi preacher,” his new look as a dapper eccentric helping to disarm and charm those he came across and further convincing the people in his new social circle of his intelligence and artistic authenticity.

uddenly, our public nudity charges don’t seem all that damning.

Oddly enough, Jack apparently still really liked killing hookers — he strangled six in the first year after his release, again with their own bras. Before this unfortunate fact was realized, Jack took a trip to Los Angeles to write a story on prostitution for an Austrian magazine. He went on a freaking ride-along with the LAPD, and afterward strangled three local prostitutes, presumably for additional research.
Police began closing in on Unterweger while he was still in the United States, and he lead the authorities on a nationwide chase. While on the run, he placed calls to his friends back home in the media and the literary elite, imploring them to convince his pursuers of his innocence. Before his friends could indignantly start another campaign to protest his unfair persecution at the hands of the lowbrow American justice system, the Austrian police nailed him on the six murders he had committed since he had been released from prison.

“But he promised he wouldn’t murder again!”

Finally cornered in Miami, Florida, Unterweger was captured and extradited back to Austria, where he hanged himself in his jail cell with his trouser drawstring, presumably because he had writer’s block.

#3. Grady Franklin Stiles Jr. — The Lobster Boy
What Grady Stiles, aka “The Lobster Boy,” lacks in murderous volume, he makes up for in nightmarish creepiness.

Grady Stiles Jr., born on July 18, 1937 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had a congenital defect known as ectrodactyly (literally, “monstrous fingers”), which was common in his family.

It’s subtle, but his hands are abnormal.

This deformity didn’t keep the afflicted members of the Stiles brood down, however, as they found their perfect niche in the “carnival freak” community. And Grady’s freakishness was spectacular, as not only were his hands fused into claws, but also his legs and feet were stunted into flippers. His father was already an attraction at the traveling sideshows, so he quickly put Grady to work in the tents at age 7, billing him as the amazing Lobster Boy, a moniker he would retain for the remainder of his life.

In modern times they would call him “Lawyers’ Wet Dream.”
Grady grew up, married another carnival performer named Mary Teresa Herzog and by all accounts was a mean, drunken, hateful bastard. He was constantly both mentally and physically abusive toward his wife and the four children he produced (two out of the four being lobsters). His handicap left him unable to walk, but because he constantly used his arms to move he developed massive upper body strength, allowing him to deliver vicious pinches, punches, headbutts and choke holds to any and all who displeased him.

Grady was so proud of his claws that he bragged “Everyone I have sex with wants to have sex with my claws!” which we want to point out suggests that not only did Grady have weird lobster sex, but that he had it with more than one person.

As evidenced by his children, named “Proof” and “Suck It.”

When one of Grady’s non-lobster daughters got engaged, Grady became jealous and ended the marriage before it began by shotgunning her fiancee to death on the eve of their wedding in 1978 (how he managed to fire said shotgun is strangely absent from historical records). Even though Grady openly admitted to the act and showed no remorse whatsoever, he was set free after being sentenced to only 15 years probation, presumably because the prison system had no facilities to accommodate lobsters.

“No, for the last time I don’t need a tank, you insensitive asshole.”

His wife Mary left him, got remarried and had another child, but for some reason grew weary of her new life and returned to Grady’s open claws for a second marriage. Grady had not changed his ways, and in point of fact would frequently threaten to kill Mary and her family. It seemed only a matter of time before he made good, so Mary and her son Glenn paid another carnival worker $1,500 to shoot Grady four times in the head while he drank and watched television, which seems like something else they probably could’ve charged admission for.
Grady Stiles was so despised in his community that nobody could be found to step forward to serve as a pallbearer, and his simple gravestone was devoid of any epitaph. The only engravings, aside from his name, were two sets of clasped, praying hands.

It was decided that it was actually worse than the middle finger they originally chose.

#2. Mary Mallon — The Human Plague
Mary Mallon, aka “Typhoid Mary,” has to hold the all-time record for most accidental killings, though there does come a point where the woman deserves a least a little bit of the blame.

Mallon was born on September 23, 1869 in Ireland and immigrated to the United States at the age of 15 to eke out a living as a domestic servant, because that’s the American dream. She found she had a talent for cooking, presumably because there is literally nothing else to do in Ireland, which allowed her to make a decent living among the upper class of the New York area.

In 1900 she found herself in the employ of a household in Mamaroneck, but after only two weeks all of the residents had developed a serious illness. Mary moved to Manhattan and took a job with another wealthy family, again as the cook. Soon after securing her position, several family members started to develop fevers and diarrhea, and one of her fellow workers died. Mary took yet another cooking job at the home of a rich lawyer, and not much time had passed before seven of the eight members of the family were stricken with disease.

We’re sure at this point you’re sensing a pattern, and evidently so did the New York Board of Health. Dr. Sara Josephine Baker responded to investigate, but Mary refused to hear any talk of her possible link to the sickness and death that seemed to follow her around. A disease researcher, George Soper, approached Mary and asked her to provide urine and fecal samples, but he too was rebuffed, as are most strange men who ask women for souvenirs of their bodily functions.

As it turns out, Mary was crawling with Salmonella typhi bacilli, or typhoid fever, acting as a carrier without showing any symptoms herself. She refused to believe she was the root of all the illness around her, and would even assist in caring for the bedridden accidental typhoid victims, which of course just added to the problem.

Mary was forcibly placed into quarantine at an island clinic, languishing away until 1910, when the new New York State Commissioner of Health decided that keeping disease carriers in forced isolation was cruel, whereupon Mary was given a choice.


The authorities told Mary that she was free to leave on one condition — that she would no longer work in the culinary field. Mary agreed and rejoined society, a phrase which here means “she took a job as a cook, in a fucking hospital.”

“Hey, Mary, remember that quiet little cabin you used to pretend that you hated?”
When 25 people came down with typhoid fever after they’d come to the hospital for treatment of other ailments, Typhoid Mary was again taken into custody and sent back to her island quarantine, where she spent the remainder of her life. Reporters and researchers would occasionally drop by the island to interview her, but nobody challenged her with the most important question: Since Salmonella typhi is found in human urine and feces, what the hell was going on in Mary Mallon’s kitchen, and why was her cooking so popular among the New York elite?

#1. Souflikar — The “Hands-On” Executioner
How does a single man manage to kill 5,000 people without the aid of any weapons of mass destruction? Ask Souflikar.

Souflikar was the personal executioner for Mahomet IV, plying his trade during the time of the Ottoman Empire. This driven professional killed an average of three people a day over five years, until he wound up with 5,000 bodies to his name. A number that is about to become way, way more horrifying once you hear how he did it.

Was it a machine gun? It was a machine gun, wasn’t it?

Souflikar didn’t mess around with nooses or axes or any of that bullshit.


He strangled his victims to death with his bare goddamned hands. Not necessarily an unfair man, Souflikar offered his prey a sporting chance. The condemned were challenged to a race through the royal gardens to the place of execution. If they won, they were offered the reprieve of banishment. But if Souflikar won, he choked their immortal souls right out of their bodies.

There’s a video game coming, just as soon as Intel gets Choke-O-Vision working.
You would think this process would do nothing more than create a race of super-fast murderers via natural selection, but apparently Souflikar just didn’t lose.


Unless Mahomet IV made having heel spurs or morbid obesity a capital offense, Souflikar’s athletic prowess must have been incredible. His murder-aculous talent is even more amazing when you consider that he didn’t even hold the title of royal executioner. No, his official title was “royal gardener.”



I got a rock…-Charlie Brown


3 things I never discuss in public; Religion politics and the great pumpkin-Linus van Pelt (YEP, I knew his last name!)


Rodney Dangerfield – “On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me!”


Erma Bombeck – “A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween”


George Carlin – “There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”


Conan O’Brien – “This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.”


Loretta Lynn – “We used to go around tipping outhouses over, or turning over corn shocks on Halloween.”


Henry David Thoreau – “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than sit on a crowded velvet cushion.”


Mark Twain – “Everyone is a moon and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody.”


Linus Van Pelt – “There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and The Great Pumpkin.


River Phoenix – “Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.”


I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.  ~Author Unknown


As spirits roam the neighborhoods at night,

Let loose upon the Earth till it be light…

~Nicholas Gordon,


Eat, drink and be scary.  ~Author Unknown


Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,

All are on their rounds tonight;

In the wan moon’s silver ray,

Thrives their helter-skelter play.

~Joel Benton


A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.  ~Erma Bombeck


Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October’s days.  ~Author Unknown


Halloween wraps fear in innocence,

As though it were a slightly sour sweet.

Let terror, then, be turned into a treat…

~Nicholas Gordon,


Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.  ~Steve Almond


Halloween is huge in my house and we really get into the “spirits” of things.  ~Dee Snider


At first cock-crow the ghosts must go

Back to their quiet graves below.

~Theodosia Garrison


‘Tis now the very witching time of night,

When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out

Contagion to this world.

~William Shakespeare


Hold on, man.  We don’t go anywhere with “scary,” “spooky,” “haunted,” or “forbidden” in the title.  ~From Scooby-Doo


When witches go riding,

and black cats are seen,

the moon laughs and whispers,

‘tis near Halloween.

~Author Unknown


I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids. ~Robert Brault,


Bring forth the raisins and the nuts-

Tonight All-Hallows’ Spectre struts

Along the moonlit way.

~John Kendrick Bangs


From ghoulies and ghosties

And long-leggedy beasties

And things that go bump in the night,

Good Lord, deliver us!

~Scottish Saying


This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask.  And the best part?  With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.  ~Conan O’Brien


‘Tis the night – the night

Of the grave’s delight,

And the warlocks are at their play;

Ye think that without

The wild winds shout,

But no, it is they – it is they.

~Arthur Cleveland Coxe


One need not be a chamber to be haunted;

One need not be a house;

The brain has corridors surpassing

Material place.

~Emily Dickinson


Those seemingly interminable dark walks between houses, long before street-lit safety became an issue, were more adrenalizing than the mountains of candy filling the sack.  Sadly Halloween, with our good-natured attempts to protect the little ones, from the increasingly dangerous traffic and increasingly sick adults, has become an utter bore.  ~Lauren Springer


Where there is no imagination there is no horror.  ~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.


Just like a ghost, you’ve been a-hauntin’ my dreams,

So I’ll propose on Halloween.

Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.

~Classics IV


There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.  ~George Carlin


Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,

Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!”

~Dexter Kozen


There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.  ~Joseph Conrad


Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to.  ~Richard Harris Barham


If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost.  ~Lloyd Douglas


Men say that in this midnight hour,

The disembodièd have power

To wander as it liketh them,

By wizard oak and fairy stream.

~William Motherwell


Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with.  C.B. is such a loser.  He wasn’t even the star of his own Halloween special.  ~Chris Rock


A gypsy fire is on the hearth,

Sign of the carnival of mirth;

Through the dun fields and from the glade

Flash merry folk in masquerade,

For this is Hallowe’en!

~Author Unknown


Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold.  ~Judith Olney


Auld Daddy Darkness creeps frae his hole,

Black as a blackamoor, blin’ as a mole….

~James Ferguson


Of calling shapes, and beck’ning shadows dire,

And airy tongues that syllable men’s names.

~John Milton


Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.  ~River Phoenix


Stir the fire till it lowe

How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon

From the slow opening curtains of the clouds

Walking in beauty to her midnight throne!

~George Croly


True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen.  ~Author Unknown


Backward, turn backward,

O Time, in your flight

make me a child again

just for to-night!

~Elizabeth Akers Allen


They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk.  ~Saying of unknown origin


Being in a band you can wear whatever you want – it’s like an excuse for Halloween everyday.  ~Gwen Stefani


You wouldn’t believe

On All Hallow Eve

What lots of fun we can make,

With apples to bob,

And nuts on the hob,

And a ring-and-thimble cake.

~Carolyn Wells


On Halloween, witches come true;

Wild ghosts escape from dreams.

Each monster dances in the park….

~Nicholas Gordon,


A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises.  Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.  ~J.M. Barrie


May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright

Of soft and golden hue

Pierce through the future’s veil and show

What fate now holds for you.

~Author Unknown


On Hallowe’en the thing you must do

Is pretend that nothing can frighten you

And if somethin’ scares you and you want to run

Just let on like it’s Hallowe’en fun.

~Author Unknown


Clothes make a statement.  Costumes tell a story.  ~Mason Cooley


Proof of our society’s decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many.  ~Robert Kirby


Hark! Hark to the wind! ‘Tis the night, they say,

When all souls come back from the far away-

The dead, forgotten this many a day!

~Virna Sheard


I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.  ~Henry David Thoreau


When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,

May luck be yours on Halloween.

~Author Unknown


There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask.  ~Colette


Hobgoblins know the proper way to dance:

Arms akimbo, loopy legs askew,

Leaping into darkness with delight,

Lusting for the ecstasy of fright,

Open to the charm of horrors new….

~Nicholas Gordon,


Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve…. And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving.  The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon.  ~Kim Elizabeth


Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.  ~Fernando Pessoa


Forget love – I’d rather fall in chocolate!  ~Attributed to Sandra J. Dykes


After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers.  ~Emily Luchetti





Sheriff standing tall
Sheriff Matt Lutz’s decision to kill dozens of wild animals for the sake of public safety has cast him in a harsh spotlight worldwide. But those who know the Muskingum County lawman and work under him say his leadership made the Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz checked his watch as he strode through the rain and mud to a makeshift news-media tent in a gravel parking lot on Wednesday.

He ducked inside and stepped up to a small, wooden lectern borrowed from the local Moose Lodge to address television and newspaper reporters eager for the latest information about the intentional release the day before of more than 50 wild animals into the hills near here by an eccentric animal collector who had killed himself.

It was about 7:05 p.m.

Lutz announced that he had five or ten minutes and then let each reporter ask a

single question.

“It’s time, sheriff,” a deputy at the back of the tent said.l


Wife wants zoo to return exotic animals taken after Zanesville tragedy
On Thursday the six animals rescued from the tragedy in Zanesville last week are being reclaimed by the former owner’s widow, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced. Attorneys for Marian Thompson notified the zoo that she wants the animals back immediately.

Zoo officials responded

Jack Hanna: “I will pursue – till death do me part – that those animals are in a good situation.”


The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium response, We have been notified by attorneys for Marian Thompson, the widow of Terry Thompson, of her plans to take back the six animals under the care of the our animal care experts since surviving last week’s tragedy at their farm in Zanesville. The move could happen as early as today as the Zoo has no legal rights to the animals and removed them from the farm with the permission of Ms. Thompson.

We hoped that she would leave the animals at the Zoo in the care of our team of professionals. We are trying to obtain authorization from government authorities and agencies to ensure they stay at the Zoo but unfortunately, the current laws do not protect the animals and at this time we have no legal right to stop them from being taken from the Zoo


Final Outcome from Governors office, and DOA (genius response)

Exotic pets to be quarantined


The six exotic animals which were freed by their owner near Zanesville will remain at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium after the Ohio Department of Agriculture ordered the animals to be quarantined.

The widow of Terry Thompson had informed the zoo she would pick up the animals Thursday afternoon.

The animals could be infected with disease, according to a news release from the agriculture department.

Marian Thompson can appeal the order. She’s entitled to a hearing within 30 days.
Three leopards, two Celebes macaques and a young grizzly bear have been housed at the zoo since last week. The zoo says it has no legal rights to the animals.




Thanks ‘Occupy’ crowd.. you have reminded me why I first wanted to be a Republican.. I prefer to be and be around people who rather than whine about their situation actually gets up and does something about it. People who look at success as something they admire and want to work to achieve rather than thinking how I can get part of someone else’s effort with little or no work. Times are tough for many.. there is no doubt about that. Kudo’s to those who are picking up extra small jobs, cutting back and struggling through I will stand with those folks any day. America’s strength has always come from the rugged independence of the individual who has enough freedom to change his or her own lot. I pray a day does not come when America’s national mentality is…. ‘they got there’s give me some of it’.- Chris McNulty


 Dear Occupy Wall Street …
A Message From Dave Ramsey
By Dave Ramsey
“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” Yeah, that’s great. But what do you want? What are your goals? What are your demands? What result are you looking for?

The beauty of being vague is that anyone who has any emotion can get caught up in the excitement and join your crusade. They’ll just get mad at something and assume that you’re both mad about the same thing. Put a few hundred of these people together, and boom. You’ve got a crowd, a headline and a lot of attention … but no message.

A lot of people on Twitter are saying I totally agree with the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demands and goals. The only problem is that I have no idea what their demands and goals are. And neither does anyone else. If all you ever do is stomp around, yell and hold up signs protesting a million different things, sure you’ll get some attention, but over time, you’ll just look foolish. You end up coming across like a three-year-old having a temper tantrum.



No tights or cape on Wall Street!

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Won’t Occupy Wall Street
Bruce Wayne is sticking with the one percent, it seems, as “The Dark Knight Rises” won’t be occupying Wall Street after all.

Reports that Christopher Nolan would potentially be shooting portions of his final Batman movie in New York City’s Zuccotti Park — the home base for the New York chapter of the Occupy Wall Street movement — have turned out to be false. According to Entertainment Weekly, a Warner Bros. representative has shot down the rumor, saying that there are no plans for “The Dark Knight Rises” to film scenes in Zuccotti Park.



ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in ‘Occupy’ Movement

The former New York office for ACORN, the disbanded community activist group, is playing a key role in the self-proclaimed “leaderless” Occupy Wall Street movement, organizing “guerrilla” protest events and hiring door-to-door canvassers to collect money under the banner of various causes while spending it on protest-related activities, sources tell

The former director of New York ACORN, Jon Kest, and his top aides are now busy working at protest events for New York Communities for Change (NYCC). That organization was created in late 2009 when some ACORN offices disbanded and reorganized under new names after undercover video exposes prompted Congress to cut off federal funds.



A reminder that there are five days left to register for the Capital City Half Marathon for just $60 and the Capital City Quarter Marathon for $40. And, our posted fees are what you pay to run or walk. There are no additional fees at checkout. All fees increase on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Also, if you register early, you will GET YOUR NAME ON YOUR BIB. Oh, and did we mention the [yellow tail] Sparking Wine and Chocolate at the Byers Imports Xtra Mile Finish Line Party? See you on May 5, 2012.


In Supporting Herman Cain in his bid for the GOP Presidential Nod


Friday Join my buddies at Callahan’s for the kick off to their 2 DAY Halloween Party


Join DJ Big Ticket, aka White Maumba, Michael Rill as he hosts Yoggi’s Halloween Party


Join DJ Brytboy as he hosts The Filling Stations Halloween Party


Join DJ Breakdown as he hosts Caribbean Jerks Halloween Party

Saturday join me at The AT&T Fan Zone (in ROTC Memorial Plaza in front of St. John Arena) 2 hours before the Buckeyes take on Wisconsin. ALSO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU WEAR YOUR SCARLET if going to the game!


Sunday join me, at Nationwide Arena as OUR Jackets take on The “Mighty” Anaheim Ducks (I guess I should not wear my Ducks Jersey?). It is a Dispatch “Family Value Pack Night” get 50%!!! $25.00 gets you a Game Ticket, Pepsi, UDF Ice Cream, Hot Dog, Popcorn, and Skate Pass. PLUS I spin in The Bud Light Party Zone before the game and during intermissions!


PLEASE “suggest” “like” or become a “fan” of our new “fan page” Matty Sexton on facebook.
PLEASE check out the updated website (please let us know what you think?)


TIME TO BOOK YOUR 11-11-11 Weddings

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”- WARREN BUFFETT


Friday 11-11-11 is a HUGE day on the wedding Calendar. If you or someone you know is getting married, and wants to use that day please feel free to refer our services to them. We have some events that day, but can cater to each client and make their day special, and memorable (outside of the easy day to remember on the calendar). We have been in the entertainment and wedding industry for over 25 years. Our expertise will make you or your friend’s wedding, a moment to remember. Refer us and receive 15% of contracted rate. Call 614-580-3118 to secure your date, or go to


ALSO, fall is here and New Year’s Resolutions are right behind that. It is the perfect time to get started early. DON’T wait on the crowded gyms in January! Let me help you get into your best shape (inside and out!) Send an e-mail to for availability and specialized individual workout plans.





We still have room to book your event!

Ohio State Pre-Games at AT&T FanZone in front of St. John’s Arena prior to all home games


Every Friday join my buddy DJ Chris O at The Filling Station kicking off your weekend with all your favorite hits, and some of the cheapest drinks in town


October 27-Nov 3 Celebrity All Star Racing Event in Vegas!

November 7-10 CMA 45th Awards (Nashville)

November 10th 236th Marine Corps B-Day

November 19th Hell Run Texas

November 25 Blue Jackets Black Friday Event

November 27th Blue Jackets Event

November 29-Dec 4th (PRI Racing Event Orlando Florida)

December 3rd Warrior Dash South Florida

December 7-12 NFR Finals in Vegas

December 10th Army vs. Navy Viewing Party (details to come)

December 17th Blue Jackets Holiday Game

December 31st Yogi’s  NYE Party

Filling Station NYE Party

Blue Jackets NYE Game





If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way





WOW…This one floored me as I heard on a Jukebox in a dungy corner bar this week! Reminded me of someone special I had in my life


Not usually a fan of “covers,” but, this is an AWESOME COVER!!


I AM A HUGE Peter Gabriel fan, and this is AMAZING!


Love Me First is what many of us don’t do. If we don’t then we cannot be any good for someone else, OR ourselves.

Not good quality, but message is STILL THERE!





The deficit can be fixed!?!?

Warren Buffett, “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all
sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th
amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months
& 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in
1971…before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to
the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the
land…all because of public

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of
twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the
message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*

1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office
and receives no pay when they are out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All
funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security
system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system,
and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for
any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans

4. Congress will no longer vote
themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay
will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the
same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen
made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor,
not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours
should serve their term’s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take
three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is





I hear the officer saying “Make a Hole” the individuals did not. I am not sure what I think? Both sides are to blame?

Postgame Haka dancers in Utah pepper sprayed by police
Controversy has erupted in Utah after police reacted aggressively to a traditional Maori dance being performed by men and high school students after a small town football game on Thursday night.
According to the Associated Press, Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune, among other sources, a group of relatives of a player for the Roosevelt (Utah) Union High football team was attacked with pepper spray by police officers in Roosevelt, Utah, while performing the dance shortly after Uintah’s 17-14 victory. The group performing the Haka reportedly blocked the exit from the field, and while their dance was destined to be a quick one — as practically all Hakas performed by sports teams are — police insisted that they move from the area to allow players and others to leave the field.

When they began dancing instead, Roosevelt police began using pepper spray to displace the crowd.







This is a MUST WATCH. I hate BULLIES, but also hate those people who caudle and try to hug a kid, or person, who has been bullied. This KID STOOD UP, and kicked the snot out of the bully! BUT…his story is heartbreaking. I was that short fat kid-now ANYONE WHO MESSES WITH ME, OR SOMEONE I CARE ABOUT-EVEN CONSIDER A FRIEND, gets the same action! Big props to this kid and ALL WHO stand up. QUIT BEING A VICTIM!!!





Collecting used cell phones to bring back to Haiti. They will be given to women who are in the micro-loan program who do not have a phone. If you have one that is in good, WORKING condition please let me know. I have a friend coming to the states in Nov and can arrange to pick them up if close by. Otherwise they can be mailed to 6287 Tara Hill Drive Dublin Ohio 43017 . Please inbox me at sosaudio@yahoo.comfor more info.


Can you please help “George & Tracy” as they try to “Get Married in the Shoe?” (Link Below)
Why should we get married in Ohio Stadium?
George and I met working at a golf course he was the superintendent and I was the event coordinator. Our first Ohio State game was the USC game in 2009,we had a lot of fun I even tackled Brutus, in play of course so the mascot from OU doesn’t have anything on me!(By the way did I mention George graduated from Ohio State so every game he takes to heart!, so this year’s been kind of rough one!) That December I got pregnant and had a miscarriage about 4months in. So to cheer me up George surprised me on Valentine’s day with a cruise to the Bahamas (even in the middle of the Bahamas you yell O-H-and yes you get an I-O!) a month later we found out we were going to have a baby. We had already had our football tickets for the following season every home game we climbed the stairs to C-deck, I was 5months pregnant. Low and behold Thanksgiving day I got sick & ended up in the hospital, they pumped me full of fluids & sent me home, I was up for most of the night and finally fell asleep sometime after mid-night but I didn’t care the big game was the next day, yes I went to the Ohio State vs. Michigan game at 8 months pregnant wasn’t missing it for anything! Sporting my future buckeye arriving soon shirt we climbed the stairs to C deck, stopping a few times on the way to the top but we got there!!! December of 2010 we had a baby boy, I have dressed him up as an OSU cheerleader (dad wasn’t happy about that one, it was an actual cheerleading outfit of his sister’s!), his first trip to the shoe was the spring game and all he did was stare at the field, he has also met Brutus with his big sister. We have made Ohio State games into a family affair! The only thing that would have been better is if I would have went into labor in the SHOE but getting MARRIED in the SHOE would be just as great!!





Memories of Rangers fan live on amid team’s run


On the back bumper of fire truck E1-61, a beautiful white vehicle with low mileage and a 400-gallon tank, is a dinky Band-Aid. The firemen change it when bad weather rots it or if it falls off in the middle of a call. They try to keep it fresh as best they can.

The first time the truck went out on call, dispatch radioed about a roadside fire near Merkel. Some old railroad ties were burning. A strike team with a handful of trucks arrived. The blaze was ornery. Wind cut across the Texas plains. It shot flames back toward the truck, so the driver of E1-61 jammed it into reverse and backed it right into a bridge pillar.

The dent eventually rusted into a scar, the sort every fire truck needs to explain where it’s been and what it’s seen. Often those stories are too much for the firemen themselves to repeat. Their job is to live horror. No sense in waking the past.

Except this story – this one is too good to keep to themselves. Because, damn, was it funny when Shannon Stone smashed that new truck. And as much as they try not to tell stories about him, sometimes the men from the Brownwood Professional Fire Fighters Association just can’t help themselves.



The Throwback: ‘Great Pumpkin’ at 45
The classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is celebrating its 45th anniversary today. Meaning, if “Great Pumpkin” were a marriage, this would be its sapphire anniversary. Good grief!

The classic Peanuts gang Halloween special originally aired on October 27, 1966. It aired Thursday on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

CNN spoke to Neil Cole, President and CEO of Iconix Brand Group, which owns Peanuts Worldwide as a joint venture with the family of Charles Schulz.

“Charles Schulz and the ‘Peanuts’ characters continue to hold up,” said Cole.


“They’re so human…I think a lot of people can relate to Charlie Brown and how it’s not a wonderful night for him – he ends up with a lot of rocks. It kind of makes it special – when you do get the candy – that some of us don’t always get the candy, and so I think there’s a special story in there.”





Two New Shows in works for Reality Television

Jersey Shore With a Political Bent
“Andy Warhol predicted that everyone would be world-famous for 15 minutes,” said Doron Ofir, the casting director behind MTV’s Jersey Shore, which debuted in December 2009 and has since become part of America’s cultural fabric. “Reality television has made Warhol’s prophecy come true.”

On Monday, Ofir’s casting company announced a new “sociological experiment”— a reality-television show dramatizing divergent “visions of America.”

In conjunction with a major cable network, the casting impresario behind Extreme Makeover: Wedding Edition (ABC) and The Amazing Race (CBS) “is looking for young, hot politicos who care about America [and] follow the heated debates, rallies, protests, and scandals. We are looking for people of all party affiliations—or those who are unaffiliated—as long as you’re outspoken, fearless, free-thinking, unbound, unleashed, unrestrained, appear to be between 21-35, and are politically active and telegenic.”

Blue ribbon winners sought for TV show
Are you ready to be a star?

A Los Angeles-based production company is seeking men and women for a new television series featuring fair competitors and their rivals. The program is looking for any and all types of people who compete for ribbons at a county or state fair.
The interested candidates should send an email and include name, age, profession, and contact information. Explain why you would be great on the show and how many ribbons (blue or other) you have won, and in what categories. Tell us what your life is like as you prepare your product for competition. Include photos of you and your family – perhaps at the fair, your winning products, and all your ribbons.




Paraguay: Aerosmith’s Tyler hurt in hotel fall


“I fell in the shower, not off the wagon”-Steven Tyler
Organizers say an Aerosmith concert in Paraguay will be postponed one day after singer Steven Tyler fell in his hotel bathroom, hitting his face and breaking two teeth.

Garzia Group spokesman Marcelo Antunez is calling the accident “minor” and says the concert will be held on Wednesday.

Antunez said Tuesday that Tyler was treated at a local hospital for cuts on his face and received two dental implants for the lost teeth.

He said the 63-year-old singer was “once again in the Bourbon hotel” recovering for the concert.





Steve Jobs-Walter Isaacson

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.
Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.





THIS IS AWESOME, and LONG OVER DUE. If you have not heard of, or helped…please check out “Honor Flight”


Veterans’ trip to memorial was earned long ago
Honor Flight took more World War II veterans to D.C. this weekend, but as it inevitably loses a race against time, the program soon will involve vets from other wars.

Melville Swanson is quiet as he looks down at his large, weathered hands. It is 6 a.m. on Saturday, and he had been awakened 2 1/2 hours earlier, not entirely sure what his day would bring.

His son and daughter crouch next to him at Port Columbus and explain to a caretaker which pills their 90-year-old dad would need to get the World War II Marine veteran to Washington and back over one long day.

They explain that his blood pressure drops dangerously when he stands up, that he sometimes gets confused. They don’t seem confident that he’ll be able to appreciate the day.


(PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO-it is powerful!!!)





Cain leading among Ohio Republicans, poll finds
Obama would still win state over top GOP challengers

Former Godfather’s Pizza chief Herman Cain has taken over the lead in Ohio Republicans’ presidential race, but President Barack Obama still beats all comers despite the fact that almost half of Ohioans don’t think he deserves re-election.

Cain, who has made a couple of Ohio appearances recently, tops the GOP field with 28 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is second with 23 percent, followed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul with 8 percent, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 7 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann at 4 percent each, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman at 2 percent and former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum at 1 percent.

“Herman Cain’s rise has been meteoric,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a release. “He has increased his share of the vote among Ohio Republicans four times since Quinnipiac University’s September 28 survey in which he registered 7 percent. Gov. Mitt Romney hasn’t moved and Rick Perry has fallen off a cliff, down to 4 percent from 20 percent.”





State Issue 2

A yes vote will restore control of government budgets to taxpayers

An independent newspaper serving Ohio since July 1, 1871.

As outlined in an August editorial, The Dispatch would have preferred a compromise on collective-bargaining issues that would have taken State Issue 2 off the ballot and revised Senate Bill 5. That didn’t happen, but because several of the provisions of Senate Bill 5 are essential to the fiscal health of state and local governments in Ohio, The Dispatchrecommends a yes vote on State Issue 2.

Elected officials should be in control of public expenditures. For the nearly three decades since the advent of Ohio’s extremely lopsided collective-bargaining law, elected officials have had too little control over the overwhelming majority of their budgets: salaries and benefits for public employees. That was always poor public policy, but in better economic times, it was sustainable. It isn’t anymore.

As budgets are mercilessly squeezed by the protracted economic downturn, state agencies and local governments need relief from the union-friendly conditions, inherent in Ohio law before Senate Bill 5, that have driven up labor costs and left many public employees with salaries and, especially, benefits that far outstrip those of the taxpayers who pay for them.





“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
– Steve Jobs

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McDonald’s bans mom on clean play-area crusade

An Arizona mother of four has received a hand-delivered letter from a lawyer prohibiting her from setting foot in eight Phoenix-area McDonald’s and threatening her with criminal trespassing charges if she did.

Chandler resident Erin Carr-Jordan has been on a national crusade to clean up fast-food play areas, claiming the pathogens she found in them threaten children’s health. She is also an Arizona State University Instructor.





…and “THEY” wonder why the Tea Party is gaining so much strength with it’s LESS GOVERNMENT STANCE!?!?

Justice Department Proposes Letting Government Deny Existence of Sensitive


A longtime internal policy that allowed Justice Department officials to deny the existence of sensitive information could become the law of the land — in effect a license to lie — if a newly proposed rule becomes federal regulation in the coming weeks.

The proposed rule directs federal law enforcement agencies, after personnel have determined that documents are too delicate to be released, to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests “as if the excluded records did not exist.”




The Obama Administration stated this week they were “Pulling Troops out of Iraq.” Just like the press conferences and the speeches the POTUS gives, this statement is nothing more than words. More so just like his campaign of “Hope & Change” this is nothing more than SMOKE AND MIRRORS!


I want our guys and gals home! BUT want them to feel they completed their mission, as well as know we have left the area stabilized-I also don’t want ANY POLITITION using their BRAVE lives to be elected!


1.) THIS WILL NOT DO THAT-Iraq is NOT stable, actually it is a very fragile government to say the least. 2.) MOST OF OUR TROOPS are in Afghanistan!!! According to my research most of our troops are in Afghanistan (2 to 3 times the number of troops are in Afghanistan than Iraq. Between 80-120,000 in Afghanistan And Just over 40,000 in Iraq) {New York Times}


-this was a political stunt to win VOTES for an election that the current administration feels it could lose come 2012.


Steve Gunn: What does pulling out of Iraq say about the U.S. and its commitments?
I couldn’t help but think of Vietnam when President Barack Obama announced last week that he will withdraw most our remaining military forces from Iraq by the end of the year.

There is an uneasy peace in Iraq. Various religious, ethnic and political factions are constantly poised to strike at each other at the first sign of disagreement. The parliamentary government we installed is not strong enough, or united enough, to guarantee long-term security.

If things fall apart after we leave, what are we supposed to do?





Terrell Owens’ agent waits for calls

No teams attended Terrell Owens’ workout in Calabasas, Calif., on Tuesday, but the 37-year-old receiver said he was confident that he showed enough that teams will be interested.




Special Uniforms Unveiled For Ohio State-Wisconsin Game

For the past two years, the Buckeyes have worn special throwback uniforms for the annual game against Michigan. This year, Ohio State will wear a special uniform when they face off against Wisconsin.

The uniform was designed as part of Nike’s Pro Combat system of dress and will acknowledge the dominance of the 1961 undefeated championship season.


IT IS ALSO HOMECOMING, if going to the game, PLEASE wear your Scarlet for the (Scarlet) Red Out on Saturday.


“It’s real important that our fans get behind us (Saturday night). The louder it gets, the harder it is for them to concentrate. I really want to stress to our fans to stick with us through thick and thin. Everything may not go our way and we may face some adversity, but we need them. We can feel when they aren’t with us and when they are, it takes us to another level! No matter what happens we need our fans support.” – safety C.J. Barnett encouraging OSU’s 12th Man to get loud Saturday night!!





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I am not one to advise right now, since although I have done over 60 miles on the elliptical this week…I have also eaten over 6 pounds of Halloween Candy!



“It’s the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you’re mad, then dangerous, then there’s a pause and then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you.” Tony Bennett



“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”—David Brinkley



‎”The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ~Oprah Winfrey  


@RevRunWisdom: If ur in over ur head.. Don’t worry.. God’s over your head anyway!


The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. – Socrates





The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. – Socrates

“Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.” – Evelyn Waugh




Kevin Eubanks at The Southern Theater

The Insane Clown Posse brings their “unique” stage show to The LC, The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

Josh Turner plays The Midland Theater

Join me at The AT&T FanZone celebrating Homecoming in The ROTC Memorial Plaza (St. Johns Arena Grassy Noll)

Join me as The Columbus Blue Jackets take on The Anaheim Ducks
at Nationwide Arena.

The last weekend for the All American Quarter Horse Congress at The Ohio State Fairgrounds. For more info:


Lavelle Crawford, plays The Funny Bone Comedy Club in Easton Town Center

The Sci-Fi Thriller ‘In Time,’ rated “PG-13,” starring Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Cillian Murphy,Vincent Kartheiser, and Olivia Wilde

If this movie had “nine lives” it has used them all, the animated ‘Puss in Boots,’ rated “PG,” starring the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Amy Sedaris

The alleged story of Shakespeare, ‘Anonymous,’ rated  “PG-13.” I didn’t like it, and it has British accents-will probably win a bunch of Oscars!

‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ rated “PG-13.”


Chris Issac goes back to the ROOTS of Music with “Beyond The Sun”

Read more:

Toby Keith  releases “Clancy’s Tavern”

Vince Gill has an AMAZING ALBUM, with “Guitar Slinger”

Kelly Clarkson  shows she is “Stronger”

Tom Waits  is as “Bad as Me”


Ohio State Pre-Games at AT&T FanZone in front of St. John’s Arena prior to all home games

Every Friday join my buddy DJ Chris O at The Filling Station kicking off your weekend with all your favorite hits, and some of the cheapest drinks in town

November 7-10 CMA 45th Awards (Nashville)

November 10th 236th Marine Corps B-Day

November 19th Hell Run Texas

November 25 Blue Jackets Black Friday Event

November 27th Blue Jackets Event

November 29-Dec 4th (PRI Racing Event Orlando Florida)

December 3rd Warrior Dash South Florida

December 7-12 NFR Finals in Vegas

December 10th Army vs. Navy Viewing Party (details to come)

December 17th Blue Jackets Holiday Game

December 31st Yogi’s  NYE Party

Filling Station NYE Party

Blue Jackets NYE Game

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