Friday, October 14, 2011

Spooky Tails Around the SPIKED Punch Bowl

Hey Guys,

Thanks for listening to the show. We LOVE Halloween and still have our decorations up. Bellow are some of the things we mention in the show and don't forget we're MP3 friendly and WE ARE THE FIRST RADIO BLOG SHOW in the SE Metro. SWEET!

Buck Hill Frightmares

The Secret History of the Hill...

Prepare to be scared as you transcend into the secret "History of the Hill" where there lurks an ancient evil. Over 100 ghouls, goblins and vampires have taken over and are ready to welcome you into their homes... where the dead are their playmates and visitors are their prey...

This full night of frights includes a full bar, dining, live music, a bonfire, and much more. This is one haunting night you will never forget.

Anoka MN

The Halloween Capital of the World®

Truffles and Tortes café, espresso, red velvet cheese cake and bad hair day seven layer cake

Facebook Page

It's time for the 91st festival


Soap factory haunted basement

Haunted Basement 2011 Rules

1) NO admittance if you are under 18. IDs will be checked at the door.

2) NO alcohol.

3) NO touching any of the exhibits or performers.

4) You must have appropriate clothing to navigate through challenging

environments: no high heels or flip-flops. Bags should be checked at the door.

5) The Soap Factory reserves the right to refuse admission, as well as the right to insist a patron leave the premises.

6) You will be required to sign a waiver before entering the basement.

7) People with pacemakers or similar implanted medical devices should not enter the basement.

8) Groups of 4 visitors enter the basement in intervals of 3 minutes.

Canton Ohio

The Factory of Terror


The Factory of Terror is Ohio’s premier haunted attraction and one of Ohio’s best haunted attractions. AND – is now officially (Again) the largest haunted house on the planet, according to Guinness Book of World Records. The former aluminum foundry turned house-of-horror at 4125 Mahoning Rd. NE in Canton, was measured again on Saturday, August 27th. The owners, John, Rich Jr. and Matt Eslich, were notified by the England-based Guinness organization that the haunted house they created has set a new record as “Longest Walk-Through Horror House” in the world.

The record 3,796 feet is a winding path through terror-filled hallways, mazes, rooms and dilapidated factory chambers.

Pumpkin Carving

Vicky’s phallic free stylin’

Specialty pumpkins more $ per # - pay for bumps

Homemade costumes

Cindy Lauper

Pink Panther

Pet costumes

Jake the Shark – do pets go trick or treating? Why not?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Chopsticks and Sporks (October-feast)

Hey guys thanks for hanging out with us. Here's some of the stuff we chatted about in our last show. Happy Birthday to @tori_techcorner and follow us on twitter. We're MP3 friendly, so download and take us for a ride.

Hope you have a good day and we'll see you on the flip side.

Shane, Tori and Sam the Computer

Local Restaurants

Chianti Grill – Burnsville and Porterhouse in Lakeville (same owners)

Mary, our waitress, brought out chef to tell us about ingredients b/c we tasted Vietnamese spices. Also props go to Mary for knowing her Scotch! Thank you chief for talking with us and delizioso!

Kyoto Sushi and Hibachi

Located a bit past the Burnsville, Savage boarder this pleasant restaurant will go those extra miles to service you hospitality and wonderfully made sushi. Try the house saki or enjoy a Sapporo beer and relax in under the cherry blossom tree.

No breakfast places! Need a Bob Evans badly

Octoberfest (Octoberfeast)

Paring beers with food - not just wine anymore

Brooklyn Octoberfest

Little more bitter has nice after taste be great paring with brats

Sam Adams Octoberfest

Great anytime beer.

Bluemoon Harvest Pumpkin Ale

Great anytime beer too.

Shipyard Pumpkin Ale

Definite spices and pumpkin flavor not bad with chocolate

Dundee Oktoberfest | Dundee Beer

Little dark and bitter. Went well with dark chocolate candy

Märzen style beer


We're not much on sweet wines but when fall hits we do enjoy the a few Rieslings and ice wines.

Schmitt Sohne

Schmitt Söhne GmbH Weinkellerei settled in the small village of Longuich, located along the Mosel River in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine region.

If your new to Rieslings this sweet wine should give you a nice beginning to your venture.

Cannon River Winery

We haven't tried the Ice Wine yet but have had the majority of their wines including the port. We would recommend the Mancini's Levee Red. This wine is a nice cab and goes great with pastas or used in sauce and stews.

Many of the Cannon River wines can be found at the local stores.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

GRB Time Warp

Hey Guys,

Thanks for hanging out with us. The time warp was a good recap of some of the things we do.

Well be back with some more like Hot Dish with Olivia and an exclusive behind the scene about the Burnsville Special Election so stay tuned in to our twitter accounts and keep the emails and tweets coming.

Catch ya on the flip side

Shane, Tori and Sam the Computer

Celebrating 1 year anniversary of show in MSP

Auto tunes

Tpain suing auto-tune maker

T-Pain, the R&B singer and producer widely credited with popularizing auto-tune, is suing Antares Technologies, the company that first developed it.
T-Pain has partnered with a new company, Izotope, and intends to promote his own voice-manipulation product called "The T-Pain Effect
Suing to distance himself from the company due to new partnership.

GRB Star Rating System

You can be so bad it is past the point of recognition – 3 star minimum
1* not worthy of mentioning
2* not worthy of mentioning
3* good food, service and atmosphere but we could make it better at home
4* good food, service and atmosphere and will try to recreate at home
5* excellent food, service and atmosphere and wouldn’t attempt to recreate at home

*Kmoto – Sushi (Savage)

Want to try out some Michelin Star restaurants in the twin cities

Tori’s Technology Corner

World Wide Web! The WWW's birthday is August 6 1991

iPhone or Anrdroid – State by State

FAA TSA blog

A college student unintentionally closed down a TSA checkpoint with his science project. He had shipped it to Omaha, but decided to travel with it on his departure.
Homemade gadgets (however cool they may be) can look like improvised explosive devices to our officers on the X-ray monitor

Monday, July 4, 2011

The GRB SHOW July 4 2011

Howdy! Thanks for hangout with us. Hope you had a great holiday weekend. I know I stuffed myself silly.
Here is some of the stuff we chatted about and we'll see you on the flip side.
"Who stoled the keisha, who stoled the keisha?..."
Shane, Tori, and Sam the Computer


Pirates of the Caribbean

No kids, wait on you serve alcohol and snacks

Experience the latest blockbuster movies with your friends and family in a 148 seat VIP Theatre for guests 21 and older. This unique setting provides ultimate comfort for movie watching with plush, high-back rocker seats and plenty of leg room. Sit back and relax before the film begins without having to wait in line for your favorite movie snack- the VIP Theatre is complete with full service concessions along with beer and wine service seven days a week.
Please extend your VIP experience after the show at CRAVE Restaurant, located on Level 3, South across from Macy’s. When you show your VIP CRAVE card (receive at the theatre box office with VIP ticket purchase) you will receive a complementary House Glass of Wine or a Domestic Tap Beer at CRAVE.
D-BOX Technologies designs and manufactures leading edge high-technology motion systems mainly suited to the needs of the entertainment industry. With its unique, patented technology, « D-BOX Motion Code™ » uses motion effects specifically programmed for each film, TV series or video game, which are sent to a motion generating system integrated within either a platform or a seat. The resulting motion is perfectly synchronized with all onscreen action, creating an unmatched realistic immersive experience. To date, D-BOX Motion Code™ is available on more than 900 titles. Accordingly, many prominent Hollywood studios have started embedding D-BOX Motion Code™ on many Blu-ray™ format and theatrical releases. By reaching agreements with the leaders of both the motion picture and gaming industries, D-BOX’s award-winning motion technology is gradually proving itself as a new global standard in the entertainment world.
$10 tickets if purchased online today for July 4th special
World’s Most Dangerous Polka Band
Who stole the Keisha?

Abadallah Candy

In 1909, at the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, young Albert stood over a small copper kettle filled with the best ingredients he knew. As his new confection boiled over the open flame, Albert knew that if this batch of candy wasn’t absolutely perfect he would be trying again. As a newcomer to America at the turn of the twentieth century, the ambitious Tripoli native along with his new Swedish wife, fair and beautiful Helen Victoria, tirelessly supplied their growing demand for fine confections.
Again and again, a new recipe would be perfected. Passing from one generation to the next, Albert’s perseverance and optimism would see the family candy makers through bankruptcy in 1930, as a result of the great depression and through a devastating and fiery explosion that destroyed their business in 1965.
The Gomez Family – Currently in Savage, Burnsville, coming to Grove Heights – Grand Opening 7/15

The Pancake House
Swedish Pancakes

Buffalo Tap
Regular – Juicy Lucy / Took folks

Jim and Bonnie Parr, a.k.a., “The Fun Finders”, sampled dishes and beverages from bd’s Mongolian Grill as part of the Rand McNally and USA TODAY’”Best of the Road Rally” American tour. The Florida couple taste-tested food from a dozen Burnsville restaurants, planted a tree, and toured Burnsville over the course of two days

New National Cemeteries

The Veterans Millennium Health Care and Benefits Act of 1999 requires VA to establish six additional national cemeteries in areas of the United States in which the need for burial space is greatest. Those areas are: Atlanta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; Miami, Florida; Sacramento, California; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Fort Sill National Cemetery near Oklahoma City opened for interments in 2001, the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies near Pittsburgh, Pa. and the Great Lakes National Cemetery near Detroit opened in 2005, the Georgia National Cemetery, and the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery opened in 2006, the South Florida National Cemetery near Miami, opened in 2007.

The National Cemetery Act of 2003 authorizes VA to establish new national cemeteries to serve veterans in the areas of Bakersfield, Calif.; Birmingham, Ala.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Sarasota County, Fla.; southeastern Pennsylvania; and Columbia-Greenville, S.C. All six areas have veteran populations exceeding 170,000, which is the threshold VA has established for new national cemeteries. Ft. Jackson, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Alabama and Bakersfield National Cemeteries opened for interments in 2009.

Tori’s Technology Corner