I know this is extremely off-topic, but I know the MGoCommunity is a fair and kind one and is always willing to help...
If you have a spare minute today and have the ability to text from your cell phone, I’m asking that you – just this once today – text 925pbf to the number 95248.
A great friend of mine is trying to help kids in a poverty-stricken community in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania get a new, safe playground. Theirs is in disrepair and the community doesn’t have the funds to pay for it. Your text is a vote to Clorox’s national “Power a Bright Future” contest.
There are no additional charges for your text and you won’t get any spam texts or calls in return. If you can help, I’d really appreciate it...and I’m sure the kids would too, especially during the holiday season. They’re in 4th place at the moment and today’s the last day to vote!
Here’s a link if you wish to vote online instead of by text: https://powerabrightfuture.clorox.com/nominees/detail/?nid=925
From a member of the Class of 2006, congratulations to those who were accepted into the Class of 2017!
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.