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"Snapple Guy" Still Missing

"Snapple Guy" Still Missing

It''s been more than a month since anyone in East Birmingham has heard from "the Snapple guy" and neither I nor the folks at the Dr. Pepper / Snapple group have any answers.

It started in mid-April when my local convenience store ran out of Snapple Apple, and Snapple Fruit Punch - my two favorite flavors. I asked the owner to order some for me and he said he'd be glad to... if the Snapple guy ever shows up. While normally a loyal shopper, I love my Snapple and set off to find some. Over the next few weeks I depleted the supply of every store in the Roebuck / Centerpoint area. Each time asking them to order more - and each time being told they would if the Snapple guy ever shows up.

And now it''s almost June and still no sign of the Snapple guy. All the stores are still out, several with empty cooler racks waiting for restocking. I've twice contacted Snapple and received only form letters suggesting i ask for Snapple at my favorite stores, which of course I had been doing for weeks. Why is no one searching for this missing vendor? I contacted Snapple again and asked them for the contact information for the distributor in my area. They have not responded. meanwhile the Snapple guy has not been heard from and my thirst now goes unquenched.

What is Snapple hiding? Why won''t they tell me truth about what happened to the Snapple delivery driver? If he''s not missing then I have to assume they just aren't a good company. You have customers and retailers looking for your product in our area and we can''t get it! We haven''t even seen the Celebrity Apprentice charity flavors you're advertising so heavily. Bret Michaels nearly died to bring us this new flavor, the least you can do is get it out there for us to try! Please Snapple, get in touch with me and let me know the Snapple guy is okay... and when I can expect to get some Snapple Fruit Punch again.
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Farmer Wants a Wife

Farmer Wants a Wife
By: Michael - AngryCountry.com Editor

I'm not your typical macho-man; I like Broadway plays, and don't mind a romantic comedy that has interesting characters and a unique plot...but I'm not a fan of most reality TV dating shows. Pageant Queen princesses and skanky hoes do nothing for me; and the plights of lonely millionaires don't interest me. In all honesty I only tuned into the premiere of Farmer Wants a Wife for the train-wreck value of putting city girls on the farm... but this show surprised me.

Farmer Matt seems like a genuine, down-to-earth guy who knows what he is looking for: and that's more than just a pretty face. More importantly he's a real southern gentleman. No cliché overalls and he rarely wears a hat. He introduced the ladies to his mother the first day, and has them staying up the road at another farm, not in his house or bedroom. Amazingly, there are several seemingly real women on the show as well. Sure, there's a few big-city clothes whores who nearly fainted at the idea of handling a chicken or doing any real work, but most of them seem to be genuinely looking for a partner and a real life in the country.

A lot of critics will pan this show as another attempt at a tired genre; many of them without even watching it. But I say give this one a chance; it's entertaining, often sweet, and frequently hilarious. And for you ladies: yeah, Farmer Matt is pretty hot.

Farmer Wants a Wife airs Wednesday nights on The CW network.
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Jeff Dunham and Friends – Alabama Theatre

Jeff Dunham and Friends – Alabama Theatre
By Michael A. – AngryCountry.com Staff Writer

Sometimes you just need a good laugh, and that’s what I got last weekend when Jeff Dunham performed to a sold-out crowd at the historic Alabama Theatre in Birmingham, AL. I have been a fan of Jeff’s for years, but what I saw this time around was a performer far greater than the Dunham of past years. This is a man at the top of his game!

Dunham recently made the leap from our local comedy club – The Stardome – to a 2,000+ seat theater thanks in large part to Achmed the Dead Terrorist, a recent addition to Jeff’s show made famous by a YouTube clip of Achmed that has been played over 80 million times! Audiences everywhere explode with laughter as Achmed explains that he was a suicide bomber who failed at his mission, but as he says “It’s okay….. I KEEL YOU!”

I went into this show expecting to see a lot of recycled material from Jeff’s recent TV Special and DVD “Spark of Insanity” after which the tour is named. I could not have been more wrong. Not only was Jeff testing new material for an upcoming holiday special, but he also treated the audience to a vast array of brand new material he was making up on the spot. Watching an artist craft a brand new set is an amazing experience, hearing jokes so fresh HE can’t even keep a straight face at the punchlines.

But the biggest hit of the night, was local favorite “Bubba J” the beer-drinking Nascar-watching redneck that has the audience echoing his trademark phrases along with a surprised Dunham who described the atmosphere as a “strange church sermon.”

Check out jeffdunham.com for the lastest tour dates for your chance to catch Jeff and friends live!
(Click on Read More for tour dates and photos!)
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Arrington Vineyards

Arrington Vineyards
By: Christie Bohorfoush, Senior Staff Writer

Indeed, this is an usual review for this country writer… that said, it is tied-in to country music because of its connection to Kix Brooks of the famed duo Brooks and Dunn. What might make a writer, who usual reviews albums and concerts, take a trip off of the beaten path to a vineyard twenty minutes outside of Nashville? To be perfectly honest I was as curious as many of you may be, as to why a country music artist would invest in such a vineyard.

Arrington Vineyards is located about twenty minutes outside of Nashville near Franklin, Tennessee. To begin with, the drive to this vineyard via Cox Road off of Route 65 is lovely, as you pass along a windy road past horse farms and green pasture you begin to unwind and enjoy the ride. As you arrive at the entrance to Arrington Vineyards, you are met by massive black iron gates and two huge wine barrels and floral landscaping that beckons you into the winery. If that is not enough to impress you, wait until you reach the top of the vineyard and sit on one of the many verandas overlooking the grape fields; the view is simply spectacular! As far as the eye can see, you are met with rolling green hills, grape vines, and blue sky.

Okay, I admit that if there was ever a person who needed a book entitled “Wine Choosing for Dummies” it would have been me. I have never been a wine drinker for one simple reason, I had no earthly idea what type of wine I would prefer and how to go about choosing the appropriate wine. What makes Arrington Vineyards so unique, not withstanding that Kix Brooks has invested in it, is that everyone associated with the vineyard is very in-the-know about wine and the science behind how it is made.

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