Today is The Day of the Dude -- the anniversay of the release of The Big Lebowski.
From this article (http://www.vocativ.com/culture/religion/anniversary-big-lebowski-12-ques...), here is a brief description of the event and the importance of it for Dudeists.
The Day of the Dude is especially “high” because it marks the birth of our sacred text, the film The Big Lebowski. Generally we ask that people observe the day by doing something relaxed and convivial. Most people get together with friends and go bowling or drink White Russians.
Clearly off-topic, but being on-topic is not really something the Dude worries about.
Watching the Michigan-Mercer Lacrosse game going on down in Macon, GA, reminded me that I've always wanted to find some type of service that would:
- let you pick teams you were interested in (e.g. Michigan Football, Michigan softball, Detroit Pistons)
- a radius you would be willing to travel (i.e. 100 miles)
- give you notification when one of your teams is going to be playing within your radius
As an alum out of state, I'd definitely go to any number of Michigan teams' games if they were within 30-60 minutes of me but without staying really on the ball with a bunch of different team's schedules, I'm likely to miss a number of them.
I actually have always thought this would be something cool for Michigan's AD to offer via email lists to take advantage of Michigan's huge fanbase. I'm gonna guess, for example, that when Michigan softball is playing a tournament in California that most of the fans and alums in that area have no clue and would potentially attend if they were aware
Anyone know of any 'away fan' type services that notifies you when one of your favorite teams is playing nearby? If not, any of you smart people want to steal this idea and make a website of it?
Anybody have any good stories about jobs you may have worked while you were in college? Hopefully Ann Arbor stories, but any location will do.
Mine: I worked at Flipper McGee's and the Cross Eyed Moose (pinball arcades) my junior and senior years at Michigan ('82-'83).
Flipper McGee's (later called Pinball Pete's after a change of ownership years after I left) was on South U and was very mellow. Folks came in, bought tokens and played the machines.
The Cross Eyed Moose (on East Liberty) was rough. Folks would come in, camp in the back near a machine and sell dope. I had to keep running them out of the building. One Saturday it was business as usual and I had to kick one of the drug dealers out. About an hour later two Ann Arbor police came in and asked me if I had seen so and so and I responded that I had kicked him out an hour before. I asked why, they responded that he was a suspect in a home burglary in which a hand gun was stolen. That wasn't good news, but I luckily never saw the perp again.
Yep, mine is not that great of a story, but hopefully others out there have some good ones.
Before this ages off into oblivion, I'd like to thank you all for responding. We have turd farmers, drug dealers, construction workers, pizza delivery folks, refs, coaches, waiters, bus boys, programmers, light bulb engineers (changers), and others.
I'm surprised nobody owned up to being a rent boy.
Well, it's not quite full OT season, so we won't (I won't) be starting threads every week yet, but while we wait for the Northwestern game, here's some #content.
So - who has car questions? Who needs (probably, maybe accurate) advice? Who went to auto shows and saw awesome things? Is anyone else as excited for New New Top Gear? I think Reid, Harris and LeBlanc could be pretty great. Grand tour?
Who's hitting a milestone birthday and convincing their spouse that a midlife crisis on 4 wheels makes more sense than one on two legs?
As for me, I'm just sad that every car Porsche brought to the Chicago Auto Show was black, white or gray (as are 93% of new car sales. People are boring.) Give me a Miami Blue 911 Targa GTS and I'll be happy forever
(UPDATE: She reached her goal! Well done to everyone who donated. The MGoMoneyCannon strikes again)
We all know the power of our great and wonderful Money Cannon. Mlive just posted a recent article about a local Ann Arbor girl who needs funding to get a special device that will enable her to regain her lost sight.
She has already been given a $7000 grant from the state and needs another $8000 in funds. We can easily help her reach that. Oh, and she partners with a College of Engineering class on coming up with great ideas and products that will assist the blind.
Here is the Mlive article: http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/02/legally_blind_teen_attempting.html#incart_river_home
And here is the link to her fundraiser page: http://giving.esighteyewear.com/india-west
I don't usually post, but this seemed like a great story and great opportunity to help out a girl that could use the assistance.
This came across my FB feed: the best original song award tonight was won by "City of Stars" from La La Land. It was written by UM grads Justin Paul and Benj Pasek. Congrats, Gentlemen.