Since its a slow Friday afternoon and the strangest ad just popped up on my front page, I was curious as to what you all are seeing on your front pages courtesy of the Google ad engine. Cut and paste what you're seeing to the left of this thread. I think it might lead to some interesting conversations. Here's what I just saw on mine:
(I have absolutely no idea how this ad relates to any Google searches I've done recently but I clicked on in anyway in hopes that it helps the site somehow. If anyone is looking to get a technical degree, this one sounds pretty cool. Probably not really useful unless you live near a large body of water, but cool nonetheless.)
Just because Notre Dame is in this year's National Championship game, I hope it doesn't mean we still can't make fun of them. This rap video showed up on my Facebook news feed today. It's so hilariously bad I can't stop listening to it. I especially like how they mix in the four notes from the fight song continuously. It's obviously not school-sponsored, so not quite as embarassing as Freekbass, but still bad.
I'll admit though, if something like this came out for Ann Arbor, I would play it at every pregame.
What's the MGoCommunity up to tonight? I've got a quiet night at home going on with some Fat Tire and Jameson; music on right now, maybe a movie later on.
Anyone up to anything good? Bad? Drinking anything good? Bad? Listen to any good music lately, or see a good movie?
M Women's Volleyball beat MSU tonight, for those that missed it, and will advance to the Elite Eight. MBB gets ready to avenge a loss to Arkansas tomorrow at noon. Hockey is off this weekend.
Ann Arbor.com, HT Andrew Fine.
"Krazy" Jim Shafer was the longtime owner of Blimpy's. Today it's owned and operated by Rich Magner but Jim's widow sold the property (including my mother's house in college) to the university.
They're not going to close but they have to move:
“I don’t know what the plans are,” Magner said. “But basically, in a nutshell, we will be able to operate in this location into summer 2013 and we will be trying to put a deal together and look for a new location.” Magner worked at Blimpy Burger in 1969 when he was a student. After working in other restaurants, he returned to Blimpy Burger and purchased the business in 1993.
Finding a place on campus is gonna be tough. For anyone who ever lived on the south side of campus, having the answer to your hangover just a few blocks away was the most important thing.
Our good friend TomVH passed this along and I thought it was worth posting before the holidays—Mike Barwis is raising money for the Athletic Angels Foundation, which will provide food, clothing, and toys to needy families in the Detroit area. If you're interested in donating, the information is below. Checks shoud be sent to:
Athletic Angels Foundation
44191 Plymouth Oaks Blvd., Suite 600
Plymouth, MI 48170
I have been a member of the community since January 4, 2009. I did, however, read off and on beginning when I was in Afghanistan in 2007. ( Found the site by searching about who the next coach would be). Needless to say, over time, I have read some great stories, epic meltdowns and comments that did make me legitimately laugh out loud.
The reason why I decided to post this is to shed light on the postives that can come, individually, from other readers to another. I saw an add just a moment ago on here about curing Cystic Fibrosis. That took me back to March 26, 2010.... or you can just read here. http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ot-reason-4-billion-hate-ohiovery-personal
The helpful attitude and well wishes that were given that day gave me and my G/F(who ended up being my wife) the motivation to not take no for an answer. As several readers noted in the content, we were able to get our feet in the door at the lovely university of Michigan health system. While going through all the workup for the transplant we were engaged and eventually married on the day of the Big Chill or 12-11-10.
Sadly, while trying to get her health better my wife went into the hospital to gain weight on May 24, 2011 and suddenly became even more unhealthy until her eventual passing on July 3, 2011. The moral of all of this is that this blog is more to me than just sports and although I know some readers and contributors may not like the way the blog has turned lately I can still look back on its immense positive contribution to my life.
There was another specific night that that MGoBlog made better. The wife was very hungry(CF patients are tiny, but not for lack of appetite), so we were going to go out to eat. However, we had to wait for oxygen supplies to be delivered to our place before leaving. Long story short, they missed the drop off time by multiple hours. The only saving grace that night was MGoBlog, and more to the point, CRex's stories about the Korean in laws. Those great stories put a smile on her face and were a memory she'd reference from time to time until her passing.
Just remember, that although for the most part you may think you're unheard/seen your positive and educated responses can change someone's day and potentially life for the better. Even though she wasn't able to get the transplant, it was because of this blog that we were given idea, and in turn given a chance.
Thank you MGoCommunity
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Her and I about 3 months before she passed.