Japanese researchers, however, have come up with a very offbeat approach: Showing workers lots of pictures of adorable, fuzzy, baby animals. A team of researchers at Hiroshima University recently conducted a study where they showed university students pictures of baby animals before completing various tasks. What they found, in research published today, was that those who saw the baby animal pictures did more productive work after seeing those photographs
So whenever Brian is posting pictures of cute little kittens, he has just helped boost our productivity. Thanks, Brian!
Now go forth and produce!
Another week and another month in the rearview. I'm enjoying some Bell's Best Brown Ale for the first time and it's quite tasty. Went to Munster, IN for my birthday just to have some of Three Floyds phenomenal beer. I would recommend that to anyone, although Founders and Bell's have better atmosphere, Three Floyds takes a back seat to no one when it comes to beer IMO, at least in the midwest. What's everyone else enjoying?
Title says it all. Today is National Drink
a Beer Day. How will you celebrate?
At work, where beer is not allowed, a couple of us bought a bunch of Root Beer to pass around the office. Tonight, I need suggestions because I am shockingly out of beer at home!
Edit: It was pointed out that it is National Drink Beer Day...not a Beer!
Lot of Tiger fans and a lot of White Sox fans on Mgo. Who you got? Tigers or Sox.
Have to admit I had about given up on Tigers, but these pesky Sox won't let the Tigers fade away.
Preemptive strike: Yes I realize Tigers or White Sox would be buried in the AL East, but they ain't in the AL East. Somebody going to win this thing; Might as well be the Tigers.
Added bonus of watching Miguel Cabrera's fantastic run at a Triple Crown in the heat of the Division Race,
Caveat to stat geeks: Yes I know there are more accurate measurements of a player than Triple Crown Stats, but when you look at the players who have won Triple Crowns, combined with the scarcity of Triple Crowns, it would be a monumental accomplishment.
Ok. Here is remaining schedule for the contenders for the AL Central Championship: who wins this thing. My Mgo points are on the Tigers of course.
|SEPTEMBER||OPPONENT||TIME (ET)||CHW PITCHER||OPP. PITCHER|
|Wed, Sep 26||vs||8:10 PM||Santiago (3-1)||Masterson (11-15)|
|Thu, Sep 27||vs||8:10 PM||Peavy (11-12)||Shields (15-9)|
|Fri, Sep 28||vs||8:10 PM||Quintana (6-5)||Hellickson (9-10)|
|Sat, Sep 29||vs||4:05 PM||Floyd (10-11)||Moore (10-11)|
|Sun, Sep 30||vs||2:10 PM||Liriano (6-12)||Price (18-5)|
|OCTOBER||OPPONENT||TIME (ET)||CHW PITCHER||OPP. PITCHER|
|Mon, Oct 1||@||7:05 PM||Santiago (3-1)||Kluber (2-4)|
|Tue, Oct 2||@||7:05 PM||Peavy (11-12)||Masterson (11-15)|
|Wed, Oct 3||@||7:05 PM|
|SEPTEMBER||OPPONENT||TIME (ET)||DET PITCHER||OPP. PITCHER|
|Wed, Sep 26||vs||7:05 PM||Porcello (9-12)||Guthrie (7-12)|
|Thu, Sep 27||vs||1:05 PM||Fister (10-9)||Mendoza (8-9)|
|Fri, Sep 28||@||8:10 PM||Scherzer (16-7)||Diamond (12-8)|
|Sat, Sep 29||@||4:05 PM||Verlander (16-8)||Walters (2-4)|
|Sun, Sep 30||@||2:10 PM||Sanchez (9-13)||Hendriks (1-8)|
|OCTOBER||OPPONENT||TIME (ET)||DET PITCHER||OPP. PITCHER|
|Mon, Oct 1||@||8:10 PM||Porcello (9-12)||Chen (11-13)|
|Tue, Oct 2||@||8:10 PM|
|Wed, Oct 3||@||8:10 PM|
Every year lots of new people find this corner of the internet, and some struggle to find all the awesome information stored here. First, take a second and scroll up and look under the winged helmet - there are a lot of very useful links. I'm putting some of them here because lots of people have no idea that they exist, and we've seen tons of threads (Where can I watch!?!?) created because... well because people don't know that a sticky thread exists for that.
Not sure who Tacopants is? Slow on the other inside jokes? want to know why Brian has a MS in Computer engineering? There's your answer.
- "Tacopants"? Tacopants is Jason Avant's eleven-foot tall imaginary friend. Chad Henne spent much of 2005 hitting him between the numbers, which are unfortunately eight feet off the ground and made of dreams. Blessed with infinite eligibility and the ability to sneak on and off the field without alerting the referees -- made of dreams, remember -- Tacopants has taken a lesser role in the offense as Henne matures but still pops up at inopportune times. The term has its genesis in this post.
Contact: [email protected]
That's stuff about the guy who runs/owns/is MGoBlog. Think he's betrayed his ethics? Have a tip/correction? Email is a way better way to do it than a dickish thread.
Want to advertise: Talk to Seth.
Can't start a thread? Not sure if "Denard" is a bad thread title? What's on topic? This isn't Nam, there are rules.
Guide to eating and drinking. Zingerman's is good, but overpriced. Maize and Blue is better. /shots fired
Stuck in a car on a Saturday? http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/listening-gameanywhere
WHERE CAN I WATCH THE GAME:http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/um-friendly-bar-locations-across-us-and-elsewhere
Stop making threads about it.
Hope this has been a helpful and informative little diary. Now go enjoy wife day and the rest of the bye week.
You can bitch and moan about Dave Brandon and his money grubbing or the expensive cost of things at Michigan, but I don't know anyone who has a problem with MSC's expense account. When a dude is making nearly $9 Mill, I think he can handle his own wardrobe.