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Craig Russell, Grand Rapids’ Most Accurate…
...Movie Reviewer! Ha! It's nice when I get on my little sap box, declare something terrible, and then get it back up by people who really do it. What am I talking about? Last Fall, I saw an ad for the latest Adam Sandler movie called "Jack and Jill". It's like it was onl…
Whitecaps Media Food Tasting Day Means Opening Day Not Far Away!
Ah, it's a rough life, but someone's gotta eat it! Today Matt Hendricks and I had to cover serious hard news at Fifth Third Ballpark. It was the 3rd annual "Whitecaps Media Food Tasting Day" or, “New Ballpark Food” media lunch as Mickey Graham from the Whitecaps puts it. All the new food i…
Grand Rapids Is Number Two Place To Live In The US–Old News!
OK, so by now you have probably seen the story from Marketwatch.com that has Grand Rapids as the number two place to live in the United States. This story has been posted on Facebook and reported on by 3 of our local TV stations. When I saw it on channel 8's news last night, it was the straw th…
‘Angry Birds Space’ Review
Developer Rovio has spared no expense promoting the latest iteration of their billion dollar franchise since announcing Angry Birds Space last month. An aggressive marketing campaign, involving big names you don’t usually associate with video games (such as NASA and National Geographic), promi…
Coffee And Donuts And Pi.
Today is National Pi Day. (Remember High School?) 3.14 is Pi. Today is 3.14.12. Clever. To celebrate, I'm going to share the best Fruit pie I have ever eaten. It's tasty and easy AND it has Krispy Kreme glaze on it it. It's the new Krispy Kreme Apple Pies. You can't but them AT a Krispy Kreme store…
My Prediction: Oscar Winner, 2013!
With all the fine cinematic releases currently showing in the multiplexes of this country these days, how did this GEM make it straight to the lucrative direct-to-home video market? Can anyone smell OSCAR 2013? Read this review from one of the film industries most trusted sources for film criticism,…
Laughfest Comedy Spotlight Martin Short
The second in a series.
Martin Short and Kevin Nealon with special guest, and original SNL writer, Alan Zweibel will headline Laughfest's "ALive in Grand Rapids! It's Saturday Night" This special fundraising event is a unique SNL themed evening which includes dinner, a one-of-a-kind live sh…
Ready For A New Angry Birds? It’s Coming!
The powers that created the smart phone sensation "Angry Birds" are not standing still. No sirree bob! There's money to be made! :) On March 22, the new "Angry Birds Space" will be released! Whoo Hoo! If you are one of the millions who are addicted to those little goofy birds, he…
Happy Birthday Chuck E. Cheese!
Yep, the big grey mouse is 35! Happy Birthday, Mr. Cheese! Wonder if he celebrates with tokens, pizza, his animatronic friends and tickets? ;) The guy who founded Atari (remember that?) Nolan Bushnell, started Chuck E. Cheese back in 1977. And long after Atari is just a memory to us who played video…
Downtown Buffalo Wild Wings Opens Today!
The new downtown Grand Rapids Buffalo Wild Wings on the corner of Ionia and Fulton opens Friday at 11am! You might see me in line at the grand opening! I'm a big fan of new places to eat in town, and new places Downtown are even better! The re-use of the old Tap Room is a big boost to the Arena…
Craig Scours Craigslist for The Finest Weirdness!
My "list", Craigslist, always has some fun entries. Whenever I see ones that are worthy, I post them here. Here is another in my ongoing series "Best of Craigslist" Remember, everytime you use Craigslist, I get a cut. So use it early and use it often!
Great Super Bowl Facebook Status Updates
Here are some of my and my Facebook friends status' updates from the Super Bowl...
Jim: "I'm not sure what's going on. Some kind of sporting event??"
Big Daddy Ron Brand: "Nice day for kayaking. Is it a crime if I go to bed before kickoff?"
Paul: &…

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