Mike Lantry, 1972
As a fatalist (and a soviet), you all are making me VERY uncomfortable with your 2014 bally hoo'ing. It is well established that whenever anything good is happening, we all need to be even more dilligently looking around for the other shoe to fall. It's the only civilized way to live.
So please, take your 2014 success like a soviet; ignore it and wait for the world to fall apart.
Since it's the offseason, we can welcome more OT.
Brian mentioned in a recent mailbag that he played Skyrim:
I finally broke down and played Skyrim. Do not do this. Skyrim is the kind of awful that only reveals itself after you've set 60 hours of your life on fire listening to boring conversations and dully hacking things in the face. Their open world is beautiful and soulless, shiny on the outside but hollow in the center. Bethesda's mechanics are hopeless broken in every single game they make, and while being able to jump across a continent in Morrowind was charmingly broken, Skyrim's mechanics invite you to a dull, iron-dagger-laden trudge through one moronically designed UI after another.
I recently got Skyrim and started playing it two days ago, and was wondering what you guys thought. Good or bad?
So far in my opinion it's not as good as Fallout 3 from an introduction/understanding-the-world standpoint, but my complaints are not the same as Brian's complaints about the mechanics.
Also, let's try to keep this as spoiler-free as possible in case people haven't played the game and might be considering it.
Are there any other Michigania Campers out there who noticed the new rule stating that "every adult attending (camp) must be an Alumni Association member"?
The stupidity of this rule has my head spinning and I'm wondering if I'm the only one. What is the point of forcing my wife, who did not attend U of M, to join the U of M alumni association so that our family can go to camp? This seems like a petty money grab by the alumni association that only serves to dilute the whole purpose of having an alumni association in the first place. It actually makes me kind of embarrassed that to be associated with the alumni association...
Well, it's happened. There's no more college football until August. Sure, there's the NFL playoffs, draft, etc. but there's only a few games at a time now. There's basketball and hockey both collegiate and pro, but besides watching my teams I don't get into the national broadcasts like I do for football.
The question is: what are you spending your time on moving forward? Fixing up that old muscle car? Going to BBB & Home Depot for nice little Saturdays? Exercising per your new years resolution? New season of the Bachelor? What do you do with your newfound free time?
The weather predictions for today and tonight have been all over the news with warnings of a nasty winter storm, so what better excuse for a POSBANG?! North of Detroit, we've only gotten about an inch of snow so far. The weather reports are saying the afternoon should bring the heaviest snow. Possible accumulation of 8-14 inches depending on your area. Monday and Tuesday we may set records for low temperatures. Be safe out there!
I was lounging around the house, in a market for a new tv, so naturally I was interested to see what the most expensive TV's were that are on the market. I came across an 85-inch Samsung, which is on sale for $39k. I was curious to see who had actually purchased the tv and what they had to say. Me and my gf spent 15 minutes laughing at the first 2 reviews on the tv. If you need a laugh, check it out, certainly worth the time.