further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
Wow. I became a member two years ago to the day. We were just getting over the year of infinite pain, Rodriguez was still our coach, and Tate Forcier had barely been in Ann Arbor for two months!
Here's my first two diary posts ever. They include things about Maize jerseys(I've seen the error of my ways on that one), night games, rawk music, and other things people thought were crazy. I kid you not there's multiple posts on the 2nd one saying night games would be a stupid fucking idea! Now look where we are! We're about to have our first night game in Michigan Stadium history.
Where does the time go? When I wrote those diaries two years ago I was just a little freshman in high school, and today I took my ACT!
I must say it's been fun discussing Michigan sports on here with all you guys. Thanks for accepting me even though some of you can double my age and still not equal your own :) It's nice to be able to talk Michigan sports with people who know as much as you, unlike probably my whole high school minus 10 people.
So here's to two years, hopefully the world doesn't end in 2012 and I can make it two more!
Go blue! Beat state!
A great Michigan man! He's starting a school for innercity youth:
Dr. Charles P. Muncatchy, the former Mount Clemens Community Schools superintendent who was chosen to develop and lead the academy, said Rose's involvement with the project comes down to unfinished business.
"He had his wonderful career at U-M, a wonderful professional athletic career. And right now he has a wonderful career as an analyst (for ESPN). But in his heart of hearts, he wants to make a difference for kids in the heart of Detroit. He simply wants to do his part. He's an atypical kind of man. A lot of people say this and say that, but Jalen Rose is a man of action, and he wants something very special to happen. I wish there were thousands of people who have done well in life who want to give back like he has."
For Rose, the academy, which will begin with 120 students, and add a like number for the next three years, might be just the start.
I saw this in the Meijer sale flyer this week.
Do you think the Ad agency found a good model?
I know there are some film buff around here (if anyone's hanging out in the off-season...it's been kinda bleak...), so those that are following along, want to comment on movies or awards, or react can go here. And your picks, if you have any. Mine-
|Picture||The King's Speech|
|Director||The King's Speech|
|Supporting Actor||Christian Bale|
|Support. Actress||Melissa Leo|
|Animated Feature||Toy Story 3|
|Art Direction||The King's Speech|
|Costume Design||The King's Speech|
|Documentary||Exit Thru Gift Shop|
|Short Document.||Strangers No More|
|Film Editing||The Social Network|
|Foreign Film||In a Better World|
|Music (score)||The King's Speech|
|Music (song)||We Belong Together|
|Live Action Short||God of Love|
|Adap. Screenplay||The Social Network|
|Orig. Screenplay||The King's Speech|
Director and Supporting Actress seem iffy among the big categories. Art/Costume could go to Alice. The minor short film/foreign/doc seem as open as they've ever been. And it's been awhile since the favorite has actually swept the tech sound/sound/visual awards. So we'll see...
A couple quick/helpful updates today:
- Automatic image resizing works again, and now works for images within the actual posts, in addition to images in the comments.
- You can now hide a user's posts simply by clicking on a handy "hide user" button right under a user's name within a post. Clicking the link will ask you to confirm whether you want to hide this user. If you say yes, their posts will automatically be collapsed or hidden, depending on your settings. These changes can be removed from the options page.
It doesn't look like thread preview is going to be possible without some back-end support for it, so that's a bummer, but maybe Brian will put that in place at some point.