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Drew Ailes

Nebraska

Bare-Knuckle Boxing at the Gathering of the Juggalos

As our nation's culture and economy continues to deteriorate, more and more people are taking an interest in watching people beat the shit out of each other. While, under normal circumstances, these events are highly promoted and take place in giant arenas after two opponents carefully train, there is still......
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Overheard at the Gathering of the Juggalos 2014: The Best Quotations

Another Gathering of the Juggalos has come and gone, and with it thousands of face-painted, fun-loving freaks and misfits to and from the event's first year in Thornville, Ohio. While the move from the deep wilderness of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, to this year's decidedly more inhabited location did make the experience......

Ten Reasons Juggalos Are Better Than You

Life sucks. There are a multitude of reasons why, and no one has come to terms with this inescapable truth better than juggalos. Zen masters of nihilism and partying, they have become unquestionable experts at finding creative ways to cope with the unrelenting pain of reality. Behind the fun-at-any-cost, consequences-be-damned......
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A Wedding at the Gathering of the Juggalos

"Please, we ask you to hold your Faygo until the wedding begins," a woman with electric green braids instructs the crowd. Standing anxiously nearby is the groom, outfitted in a Jack Skellington top hat. His big day has arrived — he is about to be wed to the love of......
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Six People to Avoid When Forming a Band

All illustrations by Dave Watt Being in a band is hard. Assembling a band is almost impossible. As anyone who's been through a few bands can tell you, meeting a self-proclaimed "musician" can be a terrifying experience. Sure, you might be making the acquaintance of a caring, compassionate, intelligent person. Then......
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Six Songs to Get Everyone in the Bar to Leave

Old press photo courtesy of Manowar  It happens all the time. I walk into a bar to sit down with a relaxing beverage, and before I know it some 22-year-old asshole is having a birthday party. And that all they want to hear is crap. I could get up and...
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I Pretended to Be a Jimmy Buffett Fan for a Day

Tony NelsonSome actual Parrotheads at the Jimmy Buffett showBeginning the night of December 2, 2013, the day before a Jimmy Buffett show, I embarked upon a foolhardy and ill-fated mission to spend 24 hours straight converting myself into the biggest Jimmy Buffett fan imaginable. For the uninitiated, Jimmy Buffett is......
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Six Nu-Metal Bands You Shouldn't Be Ashamed to Like

System of a Down, courtesy of the labelIs there a musical genre more reviled than nu-metal? No, there isn't. It's generally considered a relic of the '90s and early '00s that we're all still trying to forget. But believe it or not some of these oft-maligned acts actually have some......
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Six Reasons I Won't Dance At Your Wedding

Dave WattIf you're anything like me, you've spent the last two months going to a lot of weddings. And although I typically don't enjoy sitting in a church and staring at comb-overs, there are two things provided at weddings we can all agree on: food and alcohol. I can live......