Energy Drink Review: Vegas Fuel

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2014 by Ravenation

Originally posted on First Order Historians:

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by Ryan Meehan

I thought I’d take a brief moment from the worlds of NFL football, comedy, and death metal to review a product that I put off sampling until recently. I work across from a General Nutrition Center, which ironically is full of things that are not exactly great for your health. My co-workers have all hopped on this new energy drink called “Vegas Fuel”, and the other day I finally decided to give it a shot.

Let’s face it, America runs on speed. From the gas tank in your car to the inside of Charlie Sheen’s nose, something has to power all of this shit and solar panels simply aren’t going to cut it.

When the energy drink craze hit, I wasn’t surprised. In fact, I was kind of disturbed that it took so long to explode in the first place. We’re talking about a culture where the…

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7 Questions with Mike E. Winfield

Posted in Uncategorized on July 11, 2014 by Ravenation

Originally posted on First Order Historians:

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By Ryan Meehan

Mike E. Winfield in minutes will describe what has happened in your life that very day. Many often leave his show saying, “Does he live with us?” This strikingly brilliant comedian has not slowed down since his debut on The Late Show W/ David Letterman and most recently winning a reoccurring role on NBC’s The Office. Whether its hardships or love, you’re gonna get it served honestly from this charismatic Baltimore native who got his comedy start in California’s state capitol. When asked, why Sacramento? He says, “If they want you, they’ll find you.” And they have, his success is rapidly rising and you may have seen him on Showtime’s Comics Without Borders or Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. You can catch his recent set on THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW on his video page, and you can check him out as our guest today in 7 questions.

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7 Questions with Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod

Posted in Uncategorized on June 7, 2014 by Ravenation

Originally posted on First Order Historians:

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by Ryan Meehan

Following countless years of personal hardships, studio disasters and times of music industry indecision, New Orleans’ own EYEHATEGOD, with much relief and excitement, are proud to announce the release of their brand new full-length! Assembled and financed entirely by the band along with US label partners, Housecore Records, the self-titled, eleven-track long player will be released on May 27th by Housecore Records in North America, May 26thby Century Media in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and May 21stby Daymare in Japan.  Already dubbed, “the record that EHG fans have been waiting for; a stomping and venomous set of eleven tracks that reignite the band’s amazing propensity for down-trodden, electric blues and with their late drummer LaCaze behind the kit,” by Vice Magazine mega music portal, Noisey, Eyehategod features vocals recorded and produced by Housecore president Philip H. Anselmo at his own Nodferatu’s Lair and serves as the…

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Book Review: Greg Gutfeld – “Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and their War on You”‏‏

Posted in Uncategorized on May 15, 2014 by Ravenation

Originally posted on First Order Historians:

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by Ryan Meehan

Fifteen years ago I was a piece of shit. I drank almost every day, and had no concept of what it meant to be a respectful and productive member of society. Additionally I was also buying into the idea that as long as I was going to college, it didn’t matter what I was doing off campus. I was one of the many individuals who had been sold on the school of thought that college is the single most important thing you can do after the completion of grade sixteen.

Nowadays things have definitely changed for the better. I spend a great deal of time walking, mountain biking, and inline skating which have for the most part fed my dire need for an adrenaline rush in place of simply assuring the fine folks at Seagram’s they would be once again getting hefty bonuses at Christmas time. I…

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7 Questions with Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore

Posted in Uncategorized on May 15, 2014 by Ravenation

Originally posted on First Order Historians:

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by Ryan Meehan

Coming together in late 2007, Touche Amore plays hardcore that aims at making their listeners aware of a few things that “ruffle the band’s feathers” so to speak. The quintet’s sound has been linked to “traditional”; screamo bands like Orchid, pageninetynine and Hot Cross, while also being called reminiscent of the more “straight-up” approaches of outfits like American Nightmare, Curl Up & Die and even Jawbreaker.  Vocalist Jeremy Bolm is our guest today in 7 questions.

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7 Questions with Nate Phelps

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2014 by Ravenation

Originally posted on First Order Historians:

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by Ryan Meehan

Nate Phelps is the son of the recently deceased Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, which gained infamy from their protests at soldiers’ funerals around the United States. He is the sixth of thirteen children, and was taught his father’s extreme version of Calvinism from an early age. This was accompanied by extreme physical punishments and abuse, extreme dietary and health requirements, and other extreme expectations. Nate left home at midnight on his eighteenth birthday, and moved to California where he built a new life away from his family. He later moved to Canada, and only recently began speaking out about his story after a chance encounter with a reporter while driving a cab in Cranbrook, British Columbia. Nate has now spoken about his story to many groups around North America, and even returned home to Topeka in 2010 to tell his story to the…

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NFL Week Thirteen Preview

Posted in Uncategorized on November 29, 2013 by Ravenation

Originally posted on First Order Historians:

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Thanksgiving is upon us, meaning the holidays are in full swing.  So I’d like to step on my soapbox for a minute and remind everyone to please support your local businesses whenever possible.  It puts money back into the community, but it’s YOUR community.  It increases sales tax revenue that is used to fund projects in the places where you live.  So this year, skip Amazon and go to your local bookstore.  What was this article supposed to be about?  That’s right…football.  Time for gathering around the table and sharing some more dry tasting food for yet another year.  This week there are some great games, so let’s see what’s going down…

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