spoiler alert: i linked this
Aaron Morse of Dark Horse Brewing Co. is a man of esteemed character. Dare we say... a Michigan (craft beer) Man? Nickleback wants to give him money and associate his beer with their intolerable muzak. Does he give in to the soul-crushing, corporate schlock machine? No!
Well it's new old news. This all happened back in 2010, but is getting good publcity now, even making it to the Huffington Post.
Discuss amongst yourselves.
Alright, so, the only reason I'm asking this here is because I know we have a number of people who were members of the various science and engineering programs at UM, they hold an interest in this kind of stuff, and they might be able to answer. It's June, so...
My wife really wanted to get out and do something this Friday, which she has off. She had wanted to go to a Mudhens baseball game here in Toledo, but they're out of town, so I'm looking for something else a little different from the usual dinner and a movie deal for us to do. There's not a lot going on too near by this Friday, but I was interested to see that the Ritter Planetarium on UT's campus will be showing "Dynamic Earth", a relatively new, NASA backed program hosted by Liam Neeson. I watched a preview for it on YouTube, and it looks like it has some visuals that would be really cool in a planetarium setting, which could make it fun.
Here's the question. My wife enjoys science, but in small, easy to swallow and relatively simplified formats. I'm wondering if anyone in MGoNation out there has seen this and if A; You enjoyed it, B: They kept it fairly simple C: How long does it run?
Preview available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnSmFC-JgvQ
Off season. Ignore if you want.
So, trying to figure out my first credit card. Been doing some research and have put together some options, but I wanted to get some feedback because I'm sure several people on the board are/were recently in a similar situation as me.
Recent finished grad school - 2011.
Never had a credit card (only check card).
Beginning year 2 of real-person status.
Have steady job, living comfortably.
Paying well over the minimums on student loans, currently, so I think my credit score would be better than a normal person that's never had a card.
Would pay full balance of card monthly.
The only reason I'm getting one is because it's one of those things you have to do. I'm of the opinion that if I don't have the money to buy something, I have to wait until I do. I'm just looking to build credit. Should I look at a credit card through a gas station? I've read I should ignore the sexy reward programs. Any anecdotes out there? Anyone really like their decision? Anyone really not like their decision?
Newsflash that former UM Provost, Teresa Sullivan, has been reinstated as UVA President by the Board of Visitors.
So, we are in the cold doldrums of another long summer, so I figured I would spark some conversation by seeing what side of the fence everybody is on. I'll post few debatable topics just to see where the battle lines are drawn...
1. LBJ, NBA MVP and Champion - happy for him or hope his house gets hit by a tank?
2. OSU - Win every game but one, only beat the SEC, or secede from the Union to form a province of Bolivia?
3. Navarre - If we find the Weinke loophole, would you take four more years at his average productivity?
4. Ditka or God, who would win in a fight?
5. Mascot - Giant blue weasel, life sized garden gnome from Brian's post, or does it not matter as long as they hurry the hell up...
6. Now that RDT has been outed, who is the next alter ego to slip up?
7. Ale or lager?
Ramzy at 11 Warriors (i know, but he's a good writer) has a great piece up on just how many people could have stopped Jerry Sandusky along the way. http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2012/06/12016/we-could-be-heroes
In addition to that, Dana Jacobson announced on her most recent blog that she was molested twice as a child by a baby sitter. http://danajacobson.blogspot.com/2012/06/jerry-sanduskys-victims-arent-alone-on.html
I think that Ramzy's point is a really good one, each and every member of the community has a responsibility to act. Thinking "someone else will handle the problem" is a great way to fail, especially when it comes to protecting children. Hopefully the silver lining in all of this mess is that people see the institutional and societal failures that surrounded the whole Sandusky mess. People like Dana are being given the courage to speak out and create less of a stigma for victims of child abuse. Hopefully in the future people will speak out and people will stop the abusers rather than ignoring the problems and taking away his locker room keys.