I did not make this headline up
Finally making it back to Ann Arbor during the time Hopslam is out and was just wondering if anyone knew of any bars that more then likely will have it on tap this week? I have always wanted to try Hopslam on tap (gone in like 20 minutes in NC) as it is like gold down here.
Sunday night TV is back as of tonight.
At 7:30, HBO is airing it's 30-minute "Day in life of making GoT"
At 9pm we get the (mid)-season premier of The Walking Dead.
At 10pm we get the series premier of Better Call Saul.
And in 8 weeks, right after TWD wraps up, we get the start of the final episodes of Mad Men as well as the start of Game of Thrones season 5.
My sunday nights just got a lot better.
Anyone expecting much from Better Call Saul? I'm cautiously optimistic.
Yesterday, MGoUser Libertine posted the following link regarding a man who walks a total of 21 miles round trip EVERY SINGLE DAY to get to work in Rochester. It was a human interest story in the Sunday Freep.
Today, in a followup article, the Freep has an update with what happened in response to the original article. A teen put together a GoFundMe account, and as of this morning, more than $180k in donations have been received on behalf of the carless Detroiter. There also have been offers from local dealers (and presumably, from others) of a car for James Robertson.
It is great to see the generosity of many. The banker (Blake Pollack) who brought the story to the attention of the Freep is assembling a board of advisers to help Mr. Robertson in managing the money. He is not planning on changing the way he lives, but in setting aside most of the money for future needs (insurance, gas, later health care, retirement, etc.)
James Robertson is keeping things in perspective:
"I have to be careful how I act about this. The same God who brings you all these blessings can take them away," he said.
"Hopefully, I'm ready for what happens."
From my perspective, one of the great outcomes, beyond the help for Mr. Robertson, is to see dialogue opened on the need for mass transportation, and at least a little discussion on the need for a living wage.
NOTE: I looked for a link at the Detroit News, but I guess because this article was only at the Freep, it makes sense that the followup is only at the Freep. (For those of you who hate Freep links, and will never go there.) Personally, I think the Freep deserves credit for a good story, at least in this instance.
EDIT: Just below, LilPenny1316 has found non-Freep links for those who prefer them.
Just got this e-mail:
A message from UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR
U M Emergency Alert 9:45pm - Emergency Reduction in operations for UM-Ann Arbor for Feb 2. Classes/events canceled thru 6pm. Hospitals remain open. Details at www.umich.edu.
University of Michigan
Division of Public Safety and Security
WE HAD SUBS AND IT WAS AWESOME!
Wanted to create my first thread, tonight. First I just want to say how great the board is and it's fun coming on here everyday and sharing the Michigan love.
Tonight is my 7th day--out of a total 11 days--for my current vacation. I'm up north in Bellaire. Just got back from Short's brewery, and I picked up a growler of some nice seasonal beer. It's the "Black Cherry Porter" a very nice stout. It has a tart flavor but a very smooth and roasted finish.
The other drinks on tonight's menu are:
- Irish car bombs. I have some guiness, bailey's and some crappy whiskey.
- Jager Bombs. More of a young man's bomb, thankfully I'm still a young man.
- Vodka + Redbull. Read #2
- A dirty 30 of Busch Light..... would've picked up PBR (same price) but the store was out.
- Smirnoff Lemon. Not sure what to do with this, but we have some... so who knows.
Hope everyone on the MGoBoard has a good night, and here's to Iman Marshall and a 2017 Heisman Trophy (If we get him)!
The other day, my buddy and I were reminiscing on some of the good times we had in the dorms. I think it would be interesting to hear some stories from some of the mgoblog crazies...
Best dorm memory during your time at the university, go!