there would have to be some to wash away
I nominate Brian, Blue in South Bend, and Wolverine Devotee to complete this crap within 24 hours. Don't worry boys, its a good time.
Sorry for the terrible sound quality, apparently my mic was turned way up. I'm not redoing it.
The crust and pie combo can be made and refrigerated for up to 24 hours in advance (but don't top the pie with the whipped cream until ready to serve or less than an hour before serving).
- 9 rectangular graham crackers
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 5 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 (14-ounce each) cans sweetened condensed milk
- 3 large egg yolks
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from about 5-6 lemons)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F making sure one of the racks is in the middle of the oven. Break the graham crackers into pieces and add them to a blender, food processor or ziploc bag and crush (or roll the bag with a rolling pin) until the crackers are finely ground. Mix in the sugar and butter (if using a ziploc bag, transfer the cracker crumbs to a bowl before adding ingredients).
- Press the crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake the crust for 12-14 minutes, until it is just beginning to brown. Cool the crust completely on wire rack.
- Once the crust is cool, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Measure out 3 tablespoons of the sweetened condensed milk and set aside in a small container (it will be used later). Whisk the remaining condensed milk with the egg yolks until smooth. Slowly whisk in the lemon juice. Pour the filling into the cooled crust and bake the pie until the edges are just set but the center still jiggles when the pie plate is lightly moved, about 15 minutes.
- Let the pie cool completely on a wire rack and then cover and refrigerate until well-chilled and set, about 3 hours or up to 24 hours.
- When ready to serve, using an electric stand mixer or handheld mixer, whip the cream, reserved condensed milk and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Spread the whipped topping over the pie. At this point, the pie could be chilled for up to an hour (any longer and the whipped cream topping can cause the pie to 'weep' and get liquidy). Cut into slices and serve.
JGB and I exchanged a few e-mails over the past few days about various OT (but also some META stuff) topics we could throw out there in lieu of the end of OT season (a mere 27 hours or so from now) and one that came up was this - who are your favorite MGoBloggers?
There are many people who post often, some who post left often, but many people contribute knowledge and insight which I think shows that this is indeed one of the most well-rounded fanbases out there. Indeed, this blog has unique resources as we have a fair number of regular contributors who were / are players and coaches at various levels and that makes this blog a place where I think you can indeed learn something new about your faovrite sports on most days. In my mind that already puts it at a level few other such blogs out there seem to reach consistently.
So, among those folks who contribute their experience, technical knowledge, humor, GIFs, etc...who stands out in your mind? Of course, such threads demand a certain amount of sarcastic wit, but that's what makes them entertaining.
You might see a few such threads like this tomorrow. As I mentioned in my diary the other day, now is your chance to get this out of your system, so your mods thought we would get some of it out of our system.
My hope for students at Notre Dame accused of cheating to be treated fairly are low. My experience with it is neither fresh nor abundant, but it is first-hand. Notre Dame, as an institution, has done little if anything since my experience to raise my expectation of them in any way. The miscarriages and, at times, outright betrayal of the mission that the Powers that Be there have been entrusted with have been well-covered here, and it’s neither necessary nor appropriate to rehash them here.
In fact, perhaps this post might be better suited for the Back Room, so my apologies to our hosts if I should direct this there. Considering the recent news from South Bend, I thought this would the correct forum.
In the Fall of 1998, my last at Notre Dame (I was a transfer student, and took 4 ½ years to graduate, and so finished in the Fall), I took a class like a lot of other classes in the department of my major. What it was is irrelevant, as I think what happened to me could have happened to anyone in in any major.
In lieu of a final exam in this particular class, we were given the option of writing a short paper- something like 4-5 pages if I recall. Going into this pseudo-final, I had something like a 95% average in the class. I thought I wrote a quality paper, and so was surprised that when my final grades came in the mail, I got a B- in the class.
I emailed the instructor, who was in his first year at Notre Dame after coming from a Big 10 school, to clarify how my grade was calculated.
Several weeks later, I received a letter in the mail from this person (I’ll say “him” or ”he” for the sake of ease) explaining that he didn’t believe I wrote the paper myself. Since it was my last semester at ND, he was somehow doing me a favor and giving me a zero on the final rather than taking it an Honesty Committee (as I believe it was, and maybe still is, called). The main reasons for his suspicions were: I used a book that was not available at any Notre Dame library as a source, I used a journal entry not available at a Notre Dame library as a source, I used the work “hermeneutic,” and that the overall tone of the paper was above what would be expected from an undergraduate student.
Zero on the paper, B- in the class, I'm going to have a "great life," I should thank him for cutting me a break and just let it go.
I got in my car the next day and drove from Rochester, NY, to South Bend. I visited this person during office hours, and explained to him that he was not in Big 10 anymore. The book I used and quoted from was from a book I had from a class I took at the school I transferred to Notre Dame from and brought with me because I liked it. I got the journal article from Lexus/Nexus, and there was this neat new thing out there called “the internet” that didn’t require the journal to physically be at Notre Dame.
The next two of his accusations somehow more offensive then the first pair. I learned the word “hermeneutic” in a Theology class I took at Notre Dame. While his students in the Big 10 may not know that word, students at Notre Dame do. And that he found the overall tone be above what he expected should have demonstrated to him that he, again, wasn’t in the Big 10 anymore, but instead he deemed it to be a suggestion of academic impropriety. 15 years later, I’m still dumbfounded by that.
I also took the time to inform him that if he is going to write me a letter and accuse me of cheating, he should have used my full, Christian legal first name of Joseph, not the diminutive of “Joe,” which is what he chose instead- both on the envelope and in the greeting line. It’s just bad form- well, perhaps not in the Big 10, but at Notre Dame it was.
Just like all my previous points, and likely scores of others that he’d come across both before and since, all of this seemed to be beyond his grasp. In his Big 10 mind, I had cheated, he did me a favor by not turning me in, and no one under the age of 30 knows the word hermeneutic- let alone uses it on a paper. I was out of luck.
Up until this point, I was dealing with an individual, not, you might argue, “Notre Dame.” It was when I took my case to “Notre Dame” that I discovered how arrogant, dim, and utterly unaccountable they are.
Letters to the head of the department, the dean, provost and our esteemed president at the time, Monk, were met with either silence or a blue and gold brick wall.
They were pathologically incapable of understanding, or perhaps admitting, that the rules weren’t followed. The instructor was judge, jury and executioner, and I had already been punished. Punished, in fact, without even ever being accused.
The consistent line- and despite how unbelievable this is, this is what I was told- was that once a grade is entered, it cannot be changed. It was on my final transcript, and Notre Dame does not change final transcripts. If the instructor didn’t follow protocol, well too damned bad for me.
Despite this, I demanded that I be able to state my case to an Honesty Committee. If they’re not going to change the grade- fine. But I deserved my day in court, and the instructor needed to be taken to task. After much cajoling, I was granted an Honesty Committee hearing. That was, until they decided that…
The rules were that Honesty Committees only cover current students. By graduating, I lost the right to one.
Think about that for a moment.
Ultimately, I dropped it. You can’t fight Stupid and Arrogant, especially when Stupid and Arrogant answer to no one.
So will these kids get a fair shake? I’m not hopeful that they will. They could have chosen to do the right thing for me, simply because it was the right thing, and no one would have ever known about it. If these students truly did nothing wrong, and ND does the right thing, ESPN and everyone else will be all over them. They couldn't be fair when there was nothing to lose, why would they be fair when they have their supposed reputation to lose?
There is so much hilarious-stuff in there. I love how "Big-10" is thrown around like the slur to end all slurs.
Saturday and/or Sunday around here means its the start of a Game Week. With previews, actual football games, etc. starting up the board is going to have to get a lot less OT. That said, binge and purge on some OT in this thread. Get it out of your system!
Anyone else hit the Woodward Dream Cruise? I saw a Porsche 550 Spyder in person that I'd trade for a whole bunch of money I dont yet have...
Anyone surprise meet their Korean Inlaws? Have issues with their dogs' anal glands?
We're running out of time, if you've got a question for the board ask it now.
EDIT: here are links to the 2 FAQ pages on the blog as well as Brian's official topic policy
What's the offtopic policy?
In the offseason, offtopic posts are tolerated. During football season they are discouraged and may be subject to removal depending on how alert the moderators are.
What counts as on- and off- topic?
• Anything Michigan sports related
• Anything related to other Big Ten teams or upcoming opponents
• Stuff about the blog itself
• University of Michigan topics that don't relate to sports
• College sports in general
• Ann Arbor
• Drew Sharp, Ace Williams, Mike Valenti. Saying stupid and/or false things about Michigan in order to get Michigan fans upset is a tried and true way to phish for clicks. Let's not feed the trolls.
• Pro sports of any variety
• Everything else We will let pro sports topics slide even during football season but "everything else" posts are likely to get the axe.