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Since OT is okay again, I thought I would return to this forum's second favorite subject. As I sit tonight cleaning my old irons for selling (Rawlings Oversize Pure Gold, 3-SW, knicks and scratches but in great shape, $50 if interested), I am sipping on a Kirkland Signature Hefeweizen. It is very good.
For those unaware, Kirkland is Costco's in store brand, and unlike most in store brands, their stuff is usually just as good, if not better than the competition. So, when I saw that they were now selling beer, I decided to take a chance.
First, like most things Kirkland brand, it is EXTREMELY reasonably priced at about $20 for 24 longnecks. At about .90 cents per bottle, this beats out any other craft brew I've seen by a dime, and most by 25 or more cents. The 24 case came with 4 six packs of their four craft brews, Hefeweizen, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, and a German Style Lager.
Each is equally well represented, a good simple example of that type of ale or lager without having an exceptionally distinct character. The Pale Ale, for instance is very good with a pronounced bitter hopiness, but it is not a Bell's Two Hearted. For the cost, if you have a costco membership, you relly can't go wrong. Pricewise, it's closer to Bud, but drinking wise, it's closer to your favorite craft.
EDIT: Preferred user highlighting works! Now you can choose all those users you want to stick out from the crowd and have their posts listed with yellow headers instead of blue!
I'm actually happy with how this looks/works now. Head to this link to download the new and improved Ultra-MGoBoard v1.4, previously (as in yesterday) known as MGoRestrict. You will need Google Chrome to be able to install it.
- Hide all negative posters
- Hide all positive posters (Useful if you're looking for some laughs. This was suggested by .ghost. and I like the idea. Could be helpful for mods scouring for active trolls as well I guess...)
- Indicate removed posts. This is the biggest improvement over the previous version. You can now see the title/username of a removed post in red, and clicking will show/hide the post. Nice for situations where you're curious what someone did to deserve their epic negbang.
- Removing individual posters from the blacklist. Now you don't have to clear the entire list and reenter everyone but the person you want to remove.
Things I want to add yet:
- Highlighting of preferred users. This would make it easier to scan through a thread and find stuff from Brian, TomVH, etc. This might actually be more helpful than being able to block people.
- Insert a button to add someone to the blocklist from within the thread.
- And brianc500, I'll keep thinking about ways to autoposbang Lloyd Brady posts, or at least indicate them so you can find them to posbang them on your own.
It still needs some sprucing up, but it's actually pretty useful. As usual, questions/comments/suggestions are welcome.
It's late on a Friday (well Saturday now I guess), and though I'm trying my hardest to get the girlfriend up to date on South Park (ugh she's on season four) she's fallen asleep with the promise of an early alarm clock. So here I am with my beer and missing the open threads of just a few nights ago.
My MGoDrink for the moment is Goose Island's Honkers Ale. First night with it, and it is not disappointing. Anyone else having anything noteworthy? Or have enough of something to make it noteworthy?
Yesterday I posted a GreaseMonkey script to hide negative users. After poking around, I found out that Chrome extensions were a much better way to go.
It's not pretty, but if you download the file, click it to install, and add some folks to the block list, they will be conveniently hidden from your view.
Notes: Only enter the portion of the user's name that is displayed, including any "..." if it's abbreviated. Usernames are grabbed straight from the displayed page. Also, clicking "Clear Blocked" will remove all entries.
You have a checkbox to hide all negative posters if you'd like as well.
Like I said, it's incredibly raw. Suggestions welcome.
Edit: It's hosted with all the real Google Chrome Extensions now...
Another edit: Cleaned up the look a little bit, made it more MGoBloggy. Also added an option for indicating where a post has been hidden with a red box. Especially nice so that you don't think someone is cussing out an innocent bystander.
I for one have been relegated to heavy drinking to keep my sanity during these past two weeks. For me its been mostly wine and jager. Just curious to see what everyone else has been tossing back these past few two weeks.
This is the open thread for any and all Michigan Ross MBA Round 1 candidates to publicly announce their suitors and decisions. The program is hoping to sign a Top 10 class in both Businessweek and US News and World Reports. Feel free to post your recruiting profiles for the B-School or any other under/grad programs you’re applying to below. This is so much more stressful than undergrad admissions.
Name: Zone Left
Class of 2013
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Employer: Marine Corps
What really jumps off the page when looking at Left is his extensive work experience. He’s got over eight years, which is significantly more than the average candidate. While the experience lends him a perspective unavailable to the average mid 20’s consultant, we wonder if schools will see him as past his prime and unable to compete with the younger folks.
His GMAT score is average to slightly above average for this level of competition. He has solid, above average writing skills, producing strong essays and interviews well, but we’re unsure if his sub-par GPA, despite being over eight years old, is going to cause the elite programs to take a pass. Overall, he’s the kind of solid prospect you build programs around. He’s got descent upside, is a solid team player, and projects as a solid professional.
Considering: Michigan, Texas, Notre Dame
While Left is a Southern California resident, he’s a Midwestern native and has been surprisingly disinterested in the powerhouse LA programs at UCLA and USC. He also got a strong push from the local boys at San Diego State, but thought nothing associated with the program had anything to offer a native of Michigan. His recruitment has been focused on national brands, including the goliaths in the Northeast, but that interest was not mutual.
His most active suitor was Notre Dame. They stepped in with his first offer, and have made a really strong push. Despite its diminished stature, the Irish brand name has great pull nationally. However, his family appears to be against the move, with one member actively comparing South Bend to the frozen 9th Circle of Dante’s Hell.
While he doesn’t have any geographic ties to the region, Texas has made a strong push for Left’s commitment and is certainly in the running. He is reportedly attracted to the Longhorns for the high quality of education, strong local economy, family values, and the second floor view of the treadmills at the school’s student gym. He has offers from both Notre Dame and Texas.
However, Ross is clearly his number one choice. The combination of hometown connections, excellent program, and outstanding history of churning out excellent professionals appears to be greater than Texas’s excellent location or Notre Dame’s strong recruiting push. That said, we’re unsure if Zone has a committable offer to Ross or not. He expects to find out in the next week and will announce on January 14th.
On the Trail:
Sep 20: Official visit and interview at Notre Dame
Sep 22: Official visit to Michigan
Sep 25: Official visit to Texas
Nov 3: Interview and unofficial visit to Michigan
Dec 3: Interview with Texas
Dec 17: Offered by Notre Dame
Dec 18: Offered by Texas
Jan 14: Expected decision (Likely not televised by ESPN)
Which will he choose?