Rising to the challenge presented by Everyone Murders.
"Honey. I am not rewatching the game for the fourth time, I am prepping for the UFR."
Do not disappoint. Some raw material.
MGoFriends, I've watched the tail end of OT Season as a lurker, and frankly I'm disappointed. While we've had some moderately bad threads - you know who you are - at no point did a swarm of flies descend on my monitor.
We can do worse. I believe in the MGoBoard to have some truly awful thread ideas. I'm looking for suggestions that would make us pine for another Nike shoe thread. In short, I'm looking for OT threads that would just be a ... (struggles for the right word) shitshow.
Here are some topics that came to mind:
1. Marry One, Murder One, Fuck One – Moderator Edition!
2. No Ragrets - What is your life’s biggest regret?
3. POTUS 2016 – Who You Got? And why?
4. Kate Upton – fit or flabby?
5. Alternate Universe - If 2016 Harbaugh coached 1984 Harbaugh in this offense would 1984 Harbaugh quit or thrive?
6. If you could spend an “intimate weekend” with an MGoBoard member, who would it be and why?
7. Wolverine Devotee – A Psychoanalysis.
8. Favorite MGoSexual Positions – Let’s Hear Them!
9. What’s your Tinder Handle?
10. We know he’s a good coach and a nasty man, but is Mark Dantonio – deep down – loveable?
11. Who’s got a hot mother-in-law? Pictures or it didn’t happen thread!
12. Pit bulls. Great pets with a bad reputation, or bred to kill?
13. Best waffle iron?
14. We probably shouldn’t _____ until Michigan has beaten MSU and OSU. (Wherein we go from beating a dead horse to making dog food.)*
I know you can do better. Remember, the idea here is to come up with a terrible topic for the board - not to actually discuss them. So whaddaya got?
*FWIW, I thought that Mad Hatter's meme, when properly deployed, was like a fine chili con carne - it got better and better over time.
We are all waiting for football season. And today is the next to last day for OT posts. Here is one I thought relevant to University life. There was an editorial today in the Chicago Tribune about the University of Chicago and freedom of expression. In a welcome letter sent to all incoming students in the class of 2020 from the dean of students, they are encouraged to understand that the university is meant to be a place of robust debate and open discussion. He writes:
You will find that we expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous debate, discussion and even disagreement. At times this may challenge you and even cause discomfort.
The Trib heartily seconds his letter, and the rejection of the idea of a "safe space" and "microaggressions" and "trigger warnings." I realize that a post like this can easily become politicized. The point of the letter, the point of the editorial, and the point of my post, is that this is apolitical. Regardless of one's political persuasion, or position on the issues of the day, or gender, or religion, or race, or culture, or language, or sexual preference, vigorous debate and even discomfort is a good thing. Shutting down discussion because you don't like the other person's position doesn't help. We need, imhe, more legitimate discourse.
I loved my time at UofM, and the opportunity to talk late into the night with fellow dorm mates and fraternity brothers and room mates. We sometimes didn't agree, but some of my best friends and I continue to have those kinds of discussions that we began many years ago. I hope that UofM, like Chicago, is a place for open discussion, and a forum where individuals coming from all over the spectrum can be heard.
(Edit: I hope the link works. I subscribe to the Trib, and some things are paywalled. I'm sure if you use Google to search the news, or look for trending on facebook, you can find it).
Addendum: As I reflect on MGoBlog, I like that at its' best, this is also a place for vigorous debate and discussion, albeit on Michigan athletics. You don't always agree with others, but you can argue about it, in a good way.
In awesome news, next week is a Game Week! That also means the end of OT season and thus, our last car thread of the offseason.
August used to be the best time to buy a car, due to the end of hte Model Year and the new ones coming out in the fall, but now launches happen just about any time.
So, who's got car questions? Car answers? Is your car the best tailgate car there is? Football!!
I have a question for the board. Since the team is in submarine mode I consider this still the offseason and I can ask the board for an opinion. I know most airports have some sort of parking with shuttles that take you to the terminal. I have noticed that most of the time it takes some time to get you to the terminal and if your in a hurry this is not a good option. How would people feel about dropping off their car at the terminal and having a valet take the car to the parking structure and bringing it back once they come back from the trip. Would people have reservations about doing this and in someway feel this wouldnt be safe? I know I may get negged on this topic but I am curious what people feel about this and if anyone would even consider this if it was an option. Mods feel free to delete if this is not board worthy.