"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
A few months back the University of Tennessee jumped off the Adidas ship for Nike then oddly changed some team branding without much explanation. FOIA requests were put in. They were basically laughed at by Nike. The University felt some pressure after a couple of months and finally released more info. Basically Nike is taking creative control and putting their own people in place at the University to make sure they control the brand. Sounds very DB esque. Take it for what it's worth with all the uniformz talk lately.
Deadspin has a pretty good write-up on the situation if you want me info. http://deadspin.com/nike-to-tennessee-dont-talk-about-what-were-doing-17...
That sucked. The episode was pretty great, up until the end.
And I don't know if I mean "That ending sucked as storytelling/execution/etc" or "that was great storytelling I'm so pissed at the bad guy."
I think this is the first time I've actually been frustrated/angry with the unending "bad stuff" happening.
Letting it digest and moving on, I really liked the rest of the episode. The Arya scenes were great - I'm excited to see her become someone else.
Loved the Tyrion/Jorah scenes. A classic "talk my way out of death" moment for Tyrion. It's been a while since he's had one of those. What was his reference to his errhhmm... size? "Don't be so sure?" Pretty funny.
Sand Snakes v. Bronn and Jaime! Fun, but oh man, Bronn got nicked by that blade, and we know what Oberyn was famous for...
Yay the Queen of Thornes is back! Boo, Cersei wins this round. This plotline looks to be following the books, so no further comment on it from me.
The family and I are thinking about spending a week at a resort in Northern Michigan (we are a family of four, with children aged 8 and 7). We are looking at late July.
Can anyone offer ideas for nice resorts (we are willing to spend for a real nice place) or things to do?
My apologies, but I live in Florida and my experience in Michigan was limited to Detroit and my years in AA.
Thank you in advance.
Scientists have discovered that the opah, a deep water fish, is warm blooded. First one ever.
I'd like to take a moment to link Spencer Hall's Mad Max: Fury Road review, because it is the finest piece of cultural literature I have ever read We all knew Spencer and the guys at EDSBS could write humerously about sports and Turkish Soccer. Turns out, he's a man with his finger on the pulse of the nation's cultural scene.
I implore you all, READ IT BECAUSE IT IS BARRENLY AWESOME LIKE THE SHAVED AND TATOOED DOME OF A POST APPOCOLYPTIC BLOOD DRINKING HELL DEMON PULLING OFF SOME EVEL KINEVEL SHIT BEFORE BLOWING UP IN MID AIR.
The saga of vandalism caused by Sigma Alpha Mu at the Treetops Resort in Gaylord last January continues. Multiple media outlets, including the Detroit News and the Michigan Daily, report that Treetops is pursuing legal action against the fraternity and at least individual fraternity members Joshua Kaplan, Zachary Levin, and Matthew Vlasic, all named in the various accounts.
LINK: Detroit News.
LINK: Michigan Daily.
The suit alleges both physical damage and loss to reputation in excess of $430,000. Insurance and a payment of $25k from the Sammies covers some but not all the alleged damage. Interestingly, the Sammies were at Treetops the year prior, and caused in excess of $11,000 in damage. At first blush, this makes you wonder why Treetops would agree to allow them to return. However, according to Treetops, a certain amount of damage is considered normal with large college student groups.
In the January incident, things went south when Treetops management confronted Sammy leaders after their first night, regarding prepayment arrangements that hadn't been met. As a result, Treetops alleges malicious and intentional retaliatory action by many of the Sammies, including urinating on carpeting in all the rooms they were using. According to Treetops, this was the first time they ever had to contact State Police to have a group evicted.