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Mancow, Paleo Diet and is Gene in trouble with Shannon?

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There's a lot coming out of my brain here's the top level view:

I'm greatly enjoying my running loop in Wausau...can't beat the crisp low humidity mornings.  And when here, I love to tune in to 104.1 FM and listen to the antics of Mancow (  The morning radio personality mixes politics with Hollywood in an entertaining way...check his site to determine if there's a broadcast on a station near you.

On today's show, Mancow featured an interview with Dr. Robert Rey ( better known as "Dr. 90210" the plastic surgeon.  Dr. Rey is coming out with a new book on looking young and vivacious (my word) and according to him, it's about the Paleo Diet - the cave man model of fruits, vegetables and lean meats every 3 hours. By the way, grains are a no-no, but supplements by the handful are in.

And in other national breaking news, the long live-in relationship of Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed is reported to be on rocky ground (  The couple appeared on the "Today" show and discussed the upcoming season of "Gene Simmon's Family Jewels" on A&E.  I have listened to both of Simmon's autobiographic installments on audiobook, inclusive of his advice on love and relationships.  Matter of fact, I finished one of his books while running the Frosty 50K in January.  Have to see if Gene's view how to manage his home life pans out.  But knowing that Simmons is a master promoter, I'm sure they're may be some hype in an interview promoting viewership.

So there you have it, master competitor one stop shopping for all things news and current events.


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