The most eagerly anticipated Michigan event this week is finally here! It's time to reveal what Halloween candy the MGoBoard most enjoyed to gluttonously shove in their collective maw.
There was a total of 199 responses, down significantly from the cereal vote last year, probably because millennials have terrible voter turnout. 6 of the ballots were either unfunny or offensive joke ballots, and were thrown out. Limiting the results further, I didn't read the fine print on SurveyMonkey limiting their free version poll to 100 responses. 20 people voted before I was able to set up a second poll, and SurveyMonkey won't show me those results unless I pay them, like, $25. Those responses are unfortunately lost to the mists. If someone wants to give me $25 to reveal the lost results, I'll be happy to completely fabricate 20 ballots and use your money to buy myself something nice.
I hand counted the ballots, so there are probably some piddling errors, don't @ me.
On to the Results:
The "Best Candy" vote was by far the most lopsided result, with Reese's Cups taking nearly a 3rd of the votes. Snickers and Skittles were the only other candies to garner double-digit votes.
Another overwhelming victory in the "Worst Candy" vote. Candy Corn ran away with it after a brief back-and-forth with Tootsie Rolls. For the uninitiated, Peanut Butter Kisses are those weird Grandma candies in the orange and black wrappers.
This was a real barnburner, and I expect bitter litigation to erupt in the aftermath. Candy Corn won a plurality. On the other hand, it overwhelmingly won the worst candy vote and barely received a mention in the best candy vote, so interpret the results as you see fit.
This shows the MGoBoard's hipster roots. Everybody had their own most underrated candy that you've probably never heard of. 100 Grand and Almond Joy were the only candies able to cobble together double-digit votes, with Starburst and Twix close behind.
Sometimes the look of crushing disappointment on the faces of eager children is all that keeps you going.
Agreed, totally played out.
I don't see what the Taylor Swift/Katy Perry feud has to do with Halloween candy.
+1 vote for Assorted Narcotics
Mrs. Johnson needs to pay closer attention to her 3rd graders when they're in the computer lab.
You found the house that didn't know it was Halloween and just gave you crap out of their cupboard.
I'm aware of Amy's reputation, but no fat shaming here please.
I don't even think they make fun-size versions of these candy bars. Why spend the money on full-size candy bars and then buy the weird ones?
It was around this time last year that I did the MGoBoard Cereal Poll(results here). I was stealing some of my kids Halloween candy while they are gone and decided to go for round 2.
Same rules as last time:
1. Click the link and type in your favorite, least favorite, most overrated, and most underrated Halloween candy and I'll count up all the horrible misspelled results and post them here on Saturday before Maryland. Poll ends Friday at 5pm.
2. No rules. If you want to rally the anthropomorphized M&Ms mascot slashfiction subreddit for votes, that's fine. The poll is set up to take one set of responses per device, if you break that to rig a dumb board poll like this, it says a lot about you.
Here is the link, go crazy.
Poll closed, total results plus interesting responses tomorrow or tonight if I'm bored.
Everyone has their own special moments. You know, the moment the light bulb goes on and you say to yourself: "Self, the Board is absolutely unreadable now."
My special moment occurred yesterday morning when I just couldn't stop myself from checking the Board (dumb, I know). My instant reaction?
YEEEEEHAW! Doom, death, despair, Ignorance, insults, opinions galore!
(I know, I know. Cool story bro. But I'm getting there.)
Tell me, MGoPeoples, when was your "Jump the Shark" moment? Did it happen back during the post-Carr coaching search days? The Fire Rodriguez days? The Fire Borges days? After Akron? After UConn? After Penn State? This weekend?
Disclaimer: This is not to say that we will never visit the board. Its simply an open discussion so people can see why some regulars stop visiting the Board and adjust accordingly. And for those of you that say "Good, stop reading. You're a douche bag anyway," I say "Fine, I will!"
I just wanted to take a quick moment to let you all know that I've stepped down as a moderator on this here Board. LSA is stepping in to pick up my slack and probably perform a much better service than I have of late.
I've been a moderator over 2 years now (!) but during past few months my outside life started to cut more and more into my personal time. Two little children, a wife, and my career now leave a lot less time for my extracurricular activities. A while back I stopped working nights - thank goodness BiSB and now JGB were there to pick up my slack - and I now find it increasingly more difficult to read through all of the threads created each day. I realized that was not fair to Brian and you all, especially after seeing what a great job JGB is doing and realizing that a full-time moderator needs to be available much more than I have been.
In addition, when BiSB rage-quit I realized that he was feeling all those same things I am without having thought about it. The Board is a great place but it just doesn't have the same feel as it used to. I can't place my fingers on it and I don't want to go negative, but it just doesn't feel the same. I'm hoping that by becoming a "normal" poster again and not moderating anymore will un-jade me. You all might or might not realize this, but being a moderator is pretty damn hard, and not-so-rewarding, work. I always took great pride in knowing that Brian and Seth appreciate our hard work at keeping the Board classy and respectable (e.g. not MLive-ish) but the wear-and-tear of the daily job is pretty tough. At least it was for me. I'll still be around to help provide damage control in case anything blows up and the Board goes crazy if they need me (kind of like BiSB is doing now).
All that said, its been a pretty entertaining run. A special thank you to: (a) FormerlyAnonymous and Brian for thinking enough of me to recommend and accept me, respectively, as someone who was worthy of my former role, (b) BiSB and JGB for being good friends and colleagues, and (c) most all of you for being respectful, patient, and understanding. With that, time for profitgoblue to make like a fetus and head out! You stay classy, internets.
So, in the post The Lamentation Of Their Women, Ace created a few gifs of some of the plays. As someone who reads the blog at a company where they block youtube, these gifs definitely came in handy. It also helps that they are hosted by this site due to imgur gifs/flickr photos also being blocked (I miss a lot of the kttens and Lloyd Brady photos due to this). I really have no idea how long it takes to create these, but I would like to say to Brian and Ace that they are very much appreciated.
I was wondering if this will be something that we will see more of in future posts or if it was just a spur of the moment thing and if so, could we use the gif system a bit more. If they take too long then no big deal, but I just wanted to say that the effort was appreciated and I hope that it can continue. I realize videos and picture pages are very helpful, but hopefully gifs can be used some more as well.
Anybody else really like this new (maybe) addition?
Sometimes I hate people. Sometimes is almost all the time.
- Brian Cook, March 19, 2012
Reading some of the threads at mgoblog, I can begin to understand Mr. Cook's sentiments. In light of this, I want to hail and praise and thank the moderators of mgoblog. Recently, some threads have started to degenerate. And no, this has nothing to do with bewbs. It has to do with stupid, mindless, irritating, trolling, time-wasting posts. I had almost forgotten why I came to mgoblog in the first place. It was to avoid endless threads elsewhere (Mlive?) with virtually no real content or news or analysis or commentary. The moderators here protect us, and we are often clueless of our protectors.
(from a gloss explaining rangers in Lord of the Rings.) They secretly guarded and protected Eriador which included the Shire unbeknowst to its people from spies and invaders.
This explanation of rangers, including Strider/Aragorn, provides a good description of the moderators. They have an often thankless task. They guard and protect the realm of mgoblog, (often) unbeknowst to its people, from spies and invaders. Policing threads and deleting posts, administering the banhammer, occasionally participating in discussion, makes this one of the best blogs ever.
I want to single out BISB (Blue no longer in South Bend) and mgoprofit. There are others, who are in the background, and I want to thank you too.
I salute, thank, praise, and honor all of you who serve as moderators.