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My Best Man Speech for My Brother Nick

On Saturday June 18, 2016, my brother married his beautiful wife Megan in our hometown of Cleveland, OH. This was just a day before Game 7 of the legendary Cavs vs. Warriors NBA Championship, which had the town abuzz (and then some).

I decided to look outside of the box, intertwining Nick and Megan’s relationship with the saga that is our beloved Cleveland sports teams.

Due to ongoing circumstances, a few people have asked me …

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The Best Metal Albums of 2016

Best Metal Album of 2016

It’s nearly unanimous… Fates Warning crushed it in 2016 with Theories of Flight

After a long hiatus, Mike and MetalBrian are back. 2016 was a legendary year for obvious reasons, but what many aren’t talking about is how epic of a year it was for music and heavy metal.

So here’s our respective Top 15 Albums of 2016, starting with MetalBrian:…

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What the SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Success Means to America

Yesterday morning, SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket and accompanying Dragon capsule into orbit, and safely brought Dragon back home. This was COTS Demonstration I, which means they are proving to NASA that they are capable of launching and maneuvering cargo (and eventually astronauts) into orbit and to the International Space Station.

This mission is paramount because the Space Shuttle program is being decommissioned and we’re going to have to rely on Russian Soyuz …

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