spoiler alert: i linked this
NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE AIRING OF GRIEVANCES!
You couldn't smooth a silk sheet if you had a hot date with a babe...
I lost my train of thought.
I hate every fucking one of you. And those who are not fucking as well. If you do not like this I will meet you at The Pole for Feats of Strength.
I also despise the use of the word "awesome". It is a term applicable perhaps once or twice in the life of a human. The only thing that is awesome is how badly this term is used.
Now piss off!
Thread titles that identify a subject by only their last name.
And sentence fragments.
And one-sentence paragraphs.
Your avatar is the Lannister symbol, although your background color is different.
Here's a grievance: the point system the NHL uses encourages teams to play for shootouts, which aren't really hockey. You get 3 if you win, 1 if you lose. Teams should get just 2 points for a shootout win.
A team that wins a shootout gets 2 points
The point still stands, though. If a shootout win counts just as much as a regular win but a shootout loss counts more than a regular loss, teams have an incentive to play for shootouts. If they're going to keep shootouts the scheme should be 3 points for a regular win, 2 for a shootout win, 1 for a shootout loss, 0 for a regular loss.
You people need real hobbies that don't involve words like "catharsis".
I have no problem with the word "catharsis." It's better than "catheter."
I am convinced that no one actually knows what catheter means.
Tyler Ecker not pitching the ball is the icing on the cake of what was that season. When I think of him I want to pull my hair out, but then I try to think about his game securing catch against Ohio that sealed the deal the previous year. It's the same thing with Shawn Crable, all I can see is that late hit against Troy Smith. He did other great things, but that's where my mind always goes to.
Frustration: A lack of football news. Frustration: Mobile App Trolls that I respond to, and then when I get on my computer and see that I just had five replies to myself. Frustration: When I try to hit enter on my wonderful(read: crappy) droid the formatting never shows up in my post. Frustration: Obvious trolls are obvious. Frustration: No more daily pictures of my various girlfriends on TTB.
Yeah...I miss the pictures of your various girlfriends, too.
What is this "IMG Academy?" Some kind of charter school just for athletes? How is that fair to the public school across the street that's just trying to field a team from the neighborhood population? They don't even have Detroit in Florida.
I don't care if they shipped him off to a farm, give me moar!
Damn those terrorists with their budget!
I'm offended by this holiday. This should be removed and not allowed posted here due to this.
Do we hold the Feats of Strength at Half-Festivus?
and the winner gets this:
things went to hell around here when we lost that.
I liked the pos-bang. I have seen numerous posts here that were so funny they would have been in triple digits, but the most they could get was five points.
The current setup is a weird form of paternalistic socialism, and the law of unintended consequences reared its ugly head. Nobody can get too high or too low on an individual post, and so all it did was encourage the trolls and the numbskulls.
Amen brother. It would seem the only people who dont think so are the leaders of the site itself. And the promise to restore during the off-season seems to be dwindling.
I got tired of the current regime when they constantly panned all the diaries I contributed to or helped germinate but I still come back for the content. Since they don't give a damn for my thoughts, I refuse to click on any ads, buy any useless crap, or donate one penny to support the site.
But I think you contribute a miniscule amount just by creating pageviews.
The incentives have been removed to generate free content (i.e. faster access to points). I don't feel motivated to put more effort into my posts or generate diaries when the paid staffers don't notice or don't care and I don't get a point bump either. If I incidentally generate more pageviews, fine, but that's all I can offer.
You may want to think about a new brand of catheter sir.
But since you asked so politely, here you go:
Good luck generating your own diaries. I'm sure they will be fully appreciated by 50.1% or more of the world's population, else they are garbage.
Most people don't generate content because they receive accolades from mods/staff/whomever. And they certainly don't do it for a point bump. You have many, many points.
One of my favorite aspects of writing diaries was in reading the comments and getting new ideas and new directions for investigation. If that is all the accolades I get then so be it, but I think that the system can be modified to encourage more user-generated content. To me, that is the great strength of this site.
Thank you also for setting up this thread.
Is that the more you reward the mere generation of content, the more much of that content will suck, as some people will do it just to get the points. And if you rely on some subjective measurement, it pisses people off because they think the mods (or whoever judges the content) are trying to enforce "groupthink" by rewarding likeminded people.
Not sure if there's a good solution.
But there's still a long way to go in the offseason.
A. LONG. Way.
Fuck the Ask Toolbar and the Java installer it rode in on. Seriously, though, who is going to willingly allow you to install the Ask Toolbar on their computer? Oh, that's right, my parents and my in-laws. And who gets stuck fixing the computer when the Ask Toolbar is eating half the memory in the computer and altering search results? Oh, that's right, me.
I feel your pain.
Shitty thing is, even if you set them up with extensions that block ads/installers/scripts that they have no idea how to turn off...they still manage to fuck shit up. I feel like its karma payback from when I was just a young lad.
I've lost respect for so many open source projects when I see they've bundled some stupid fucking bloatware into their installer. I know you need to raise money and stuff, but seriously find another fucking way.
Along those lines, bloatware in general. It's not as bad on desktop PCs anymore, but remember back in the day when every PC manufacturer would bundle all sorts of worthess shit into their operating systems? That was terrible. And now Android manufacturers seem to be doing the same goddamned thing. HAVE YOU LEARNED NOTHING?
I feel like I'm on a roll now so I'm going to keep going. Companies that refuse to learn from the mistakes of companies that came before them. Watching the movie industry follow the same fruitless path of the music industry in their attempts to stop piracy/sharing, and now the book industry is starting in on it the exact same way. DRM DOES NOT WORK! IT HAS NEVER WORKED! There are better ways to go about this.
This has gone a little more off-base than I'd originally planned, but switching back toward the original point, people who think that computers are magical, indecipherable back boxes and that because I do something related to computers for a job I must be able to solve all the problems they're having. Seriously, all I do is this: http://xkcd.com/627/. If you can't do that yourself, it's not because you're "computer illiterate," it's because you're dumb.
My dad had a problem after switching from a Nextel to a smartphone, and I looked into why his phone sucked so bad. He had over 70 open browser windows and didn't know it. Many multiple times while I was closing said Windows, I saw where he had searched "ask.com" on Google, so he could search something. (facepalm)
To the little prick who drives through my neighborhood at 40mph bumping his shitty rap music when my kids are sleeping. I hate you. I'm not old enough to dislike rap music, but can't you at least bump something good? If Biggy, Pac, Mos Def, and Jay-Z are too old for you, I'd even settle for someone along the lines of Lupe Fiasco. Get your Black Eyed Peas bitch ass outta my street. If you want to take your shitty campus club music with you while you drive recklessly around my quiet subdivision, then simply drive off the road and into an 80 year old oak tree. You're impressing precisely nobody.
And for those on MGoBlog with a dissenting opinion, I'm like a 50 year old trapped in a 28 year old body. Deal with it. Also, jeers at Brian for not implementing the old points system in the offseason as promised. I realize that the jet-set lifestyle of a niche blogger results in zero downtime, but c'mon man. Your lackadaisical attitude on the subject has opened the door for the mouthbreathers to come in here and start spouting about O$U and Mark Dumbtonio, all while creating topics on the Bachelor and professing their rigidity towards recruiting trends. Shame on you all.
I hate you all. I award none of you any points. In observance of half Festivus, I'm negging all of you bastards. Doesn't matter though. There's not even a fake penalty involved anymore...
someone needs a hug.
hugs are for pussies, losers, slackers, and low achievers. Anger is the key to success in life. Or angar if you prefer.
You know what gets under my skin? People with "Don" in their screen name. :-)
to Buck Turgidson.
Why should he change? YOU'RE the one who sucks.
You could change your name to Buck Turgidson
Would I get his secretary with the name change package?
Maybe your mad at Don for bringing "ball stickiness" to light since it may be a huge concern for you living in AZ?
...Ball stickiness and the great underwear debate.
See, ball stickiness is not an issue in dry-heat Arizona. No humidity, no stickiness.
As I sit here and type this my balls are comfortably non-sticky. Which is good, because they're attached to a loser named Don, and for that they're not very happy. :-)
Honestly, name a single Don or Donald that has done anything good for society.
Donald Duck is a dick.
Donald Trump, Don King, McDonald's. All horrible entities. No good comes from naming your kid Don. They will turn into miscreants and ne'er-do-wells. Seriously guys, change your names now or face a lifetime of hedonism and mediocrity.
name a single Don or Donald that has done anything good for society
Can't. Don't exist. Frickin' losers, one and all. My wife confirms that, by the way.
Wait ... maybe "King Dons":
Heaven help me, I love that sort of thing.
I like SPAM as well.
Crap ... look at my screen name ... I'm a dick.
Hey now my real first name is Don.
And I know we're suppose to bitching here but your avatar is from the single greatest movie EVA!
Don Canham would like a word with you.
As would Don Ho, Don Knotts, Don Henley, Don Johnson, Don Rickles, Don Cherry, Don Shula, and Don Zimmer.
And another bit of important information:
Meaning of "Donald" In Irish, the name Donald means "world leader."
I see you.
Do you live near Bieber by any chance?
He rested on Sunday because he spent Saturday planning and creating college football. And he spent most of Saturday afternoon paying particular attention to Michigan football. It shows. :-)
I hate when the site forces me to comment on OTs that don't pertain to my interests. I wish they'd create an option where you could view the title of the post and then decide whether it was worth reading or commenting on.
Couldn't agree more.
Brian achieves this by broadcasting infrasound from MGoBlog. We can't hear it and aren't concious of its insidious effects, but many MGoBloggers experience an irresistible compulsion to visit OT threads they aren't interested in, and then complain about them. Damn you Brian!
doesn't have a link that redirects people who want to dicuss nonsensical topics that are of minimal interest to the majority of the board members to places with similar board material...... like MLive...... or RCMB......
Also, another vote for not having the old point system.
This comment is why we need posbangs back. Fake +1 for you, good sir, on this half Festivus.
And a jolly "Fuck You" to all of you! You are all nuts! I hate the incessant whining about grammar, punctuation, appropriate title threads, stupid threads, informative threads, recruiting news, the Tigers/Lions/Pistons/Wings/soccer/USMNT/barbecue! And especially I hate all the drinking threads! WTF is wrong with you alcoholics that you want to brag about how expensive/rare/delicious your malty fermented crap is???
The island of Pitcairn. I just found out about them last week, and those people are messed up! I blame them for everything that's wrong with our world today.
I just spent a good forty five minutes reading up...
Good read. Unfortunate and a plethera of other descriptive words, but a good read, nonetheless.
that say or use the word "epic". Quaker Oats (stick to the diabeetus guy you fucks!), Reeses Puffs, that new got dammed animated dreck that I'm sure sucks.
The word sucked 5 years ago when it went mainstream and it sucks even more now that "corporate" America has finally jumped on the badwagon.
Epic post brah! Up top!
to the list!
Thanks for sticking it to my ex-masters/pricks at Quaker. It's the right thing to do, my ass.
i am disappointed in the rest of the AL central, whose girl slap fighting ability will allow the tigers to coast into the playoffs without any sense of urgency
There are some people on here that neg-bang everything, or neg-bang everything by certain posters, even if it is a comment that actually positively contributes to the conversation. I know I've somehow developed a few of those haters, because I've been negbanged in a POSBANG thread for no reason whatsoever. There have even been other posters commenting on my posts with "why was this downvoted?" posts. So my festivus grievance is the neg-bangers, and the fact that they can't just come forward and tell me what I did to tick them off so that I may attempt to make amends.
And the mosquitos and balls sticking to your thighs, that it brings with it.
Remember, it is not so much the heat, but the stupidity.
Ahh, I feel better getting that off of my chest.
Who wants to arm wrassle?
Maybe some pants are in order when you're outside.
Your on fire today.
takes a little more time to develop than Don's.
your old avatar - the face picking ND blonde chick.
And you probably thought people don't care or notice. Charlie Baumann getting punched is solid and an image for the ages, but feasting on her misery is so much better.
with the fact that I am wondering why you are sitting outside in the humidity, with your sticky balls, just offering to arm wrassle anyone who walks by...
not Frank Costanza. Although, he would have no problem siiting in the yard arm wrestling with his balls out. Maybe a little more punctuation in my post would have been beneficial. However, it would not have been as entertaining as the rest of this thread is becoming.
Why you no have sense of humor? So stoic and befuddled. I can only guess that puritan roots are to blame.
Glad to be moving back to Michigan in a few weeks, back to a people I can understand intuitively.
Don't blame it on the Puritans. It's those effing Quakers and Amish. If they could just learn to stick to themselves and stop sticking their noses in other people's business, everything would be fine.
If a post is simply well-labled then anybody with a brain should be able to figure out whether it is "off-topic" or not.
And considering that this is a community where people do want to talk about other things than football maybe there should be some kind of adjacent or affiliated OT forum with very little moderation and an enter-at-your-own-risk-because-just-about-anything-goes ethos.
maybe there should be some kind of adjacent or affiliated OT forum with very little moderation and an enter-at-your-own-risk-because-just-about-anything-goes ethos
There are literally millions of forums like that all over the internet. Just venture on over to RCMB to see how that works when combined with a team-related sports blog. There may be some constructive and informative posts over there, but everybody knows it by its reputation: a low-brow place where you only go if you want to discuss things like how long it takes for a woman's egg to become fertilized once you start trying to get pregnant (not even kidding). I don't want this blog to become tainted by being associated with that.
I JUST WANT MY MGOPOINTS BACK
Brian lied. Suprise!
people who say "I may be wrong, but...". Don't tell me you may be wrong when you clearly don't think you are. Also Louisville basketball. Hate them!!
Celebrities. I'm not talking about, like, Jack Nicholson or people like that. Jack Nicholson has talent and he's at Lakers games because he roots for the Lakers, not because he feels like he hasn't been spotted at one recently enough and needs to be seen. I mean, like, fuck you Kim Kardashian with your troweled-on makeup and your simpering little smile and your lack of marketable skills of any kind. Fuck you Justin Bieber for being such a spoiled little dick that spoiled little dicks like Keyshawn Johnson actually think you're being too much of a spoiled little dick. Also fuck you Lindsey Lohan for being gorgeous and talented (seriously, the girl can act, or used to be able to, I saw Freaky Friday and she was honestly brilliant) and throwing it all away on purpose because drugs and shit were more important. Fuck you people who are least worthy of attention in this world and yet get the most of it because the world is full of shallow-minded morons who pay other shallow-minded morons to follow you around with cameras.
Add to that rant anything to do with "The Bachelor" or "The Bachelorette" or whatever the hell it's called. Nobody gives a shit. Well, some do, obviously ... they watch the shows ... but we can reasonably dismiss them as worthless shits for watching the show.
Nice rant, by the way ... not bad for someone with a UVA reference in their screen name. My wife went to UVA. She's obnoxious to the point of irritation about "Mr. Jefferson". Damn university with it's effed-up wavy brick walls, and its unfathomable tradition of dressing up for a football game. Preppy assholes. I hate their livers and guts. :-)
Like we're supposed to believe a mixed-race group of besties, ranging in age from 16-40, are going to be out camping in their circa 1960's Air Streams and bringing McDonald's to their rural camping area to enhance their game of horseshoes. Please go fuck yourself, Ronald.
Oh and the jackass chop shop full of douche bag Fast and Furious lovers tricking out their crotch rockets, too.
Seth posts. Every post he shits up with his shitty Seth writing. He even got his shitty Seth fingerprints all over that transcription he posted that one time. He even Sethed up a transcription of a conversation - he couldn't even just transcribe a conversation without going full Seth and shitting it up with his shitty Sethness. Reading his Seth posts are just so tiring. And I never read or comment on his posts because "if you don't like it, don't read it." And I follow that maxim, I really do. But this is the Airing of Grievances, and sorry Seth, but you're writing is shit (in my opinion), and now I can finally vent about it in a safe, open environment.
See, now I have to take exception with that. I rather like Seth's writing.
That's perfectly okay. I understand that other people like Seth, but I happen not to. And I never talk about it or complain about it in Seth posts. But because this is the Airing of Grievances, I can vent about it, and not feel like "that guy." I just really, really, really hate Seth's writing. But it's okay. We're all entitled to our own opinion.
"sorry Seth, but you're writing is shit"
I'm happy you picked up on that joke. Sometimes my brand of humor can be a little subtle.
is not welcome in this festivus thread.
Umm, too far?
Yeah, think so.
This is the Airing of Grievances, not Let's All Sit Around the Campfire and Hold Hands. I'd like to add Moleskyn to my Airing of Grievances for being a wussy.
Airing of Grievances != Unnecessarily blasting someone. About halfway through your post, I thought you were being sarcastic because you were going so far over the top. You're entitled to your opinion, and you're certainly free to express it, but show some class/respect.
What you did is like BiSB saying "Ok everyone, shooting range is open now! Fire away!" and you turn to the guy next to you and blast him with a bazooka.
I didn't think anyone would take my post so seriously. I didn't intend any offense to be taken. I assumed that most of us would have enough mental fortitude to read and process the words I wrote without reacting emotionally or getting offended. I was merely expressing my own personal opinion and wasn't trying to make a personal attack on Seth. I'm sure he is a great guy in real life, and I wish him the best. I just don't like his writing style. Again, it's nothing personal, and I'm disappointed you took it so personally.
I don't know if you have such a dry sense of humor that I am not getting it but....
You are included in my list of grievances. Moleskyn. I would like to put you on said shooting range and blast you with a bazooka!
Good! You're now on my list, so take that!
you can't control Chaos buddy... just drink it in...
and don't worry, I doubt Seth is loseing any sleep over it, so neither should you.
hate Beyonce too?
Kind of. I don't think she's a positive role model for girls.
I love that she is a dedicated mother and a hard working woman.
I also like that she breast feeds in public, not because I am a perv but because I think that breastfeeding, or rather the American way of dealing with it, is absurd.
you probably just don't like her cause you don't like her music and/or her persona, and that is fine, but when it comes to being a solid role model you should read up on her.
Am I a perv if I want to see pics of Beyonce breastfeeding?
Quite the Modest Proposal you have there...
I take issue with "The Victors Message Board" folk who only complain about Seth's writing. How about you provide better Michigan content in the Diary section? Otherwise, let me call the Wambulance to let them know someone needs a ride back to Boards2Go.com where lack of profound insight and generaly whining abounds.
Seth is a damn fine writer and I think you people are jealous he gets to write for the best blog on the planet. If, however, Seth ran over your cat back in the day, then I might understand differently.
I agree - I'm sure Seth is a "damn fine writer" in your eyes. I appreciate you for sharing your opinion, although I am unfamiliar with "The Victors Message Board." Also, I was unaware that providing "better Michigan content in the Diary section" is a prerequisite for voicing Grievances about Seth's writing style. Thanks for bringing that to my attention, as it's not mentioned in the FAQs.
Be nice to sea how many MGoPoints people have from comenting about speeling corrections, grammar polic or tellin somone there title is wrong. It only takes one person to comment about it, but instead we have 30 posts explaining the same thing. Be nice to just read peoples comments about the actual topic, whether its OT or not. If I clicked on it I evidently wanted to read the conversation. People don't have time to be bothered with reading non-Michigan related posts, but yet they have the time to complain if its not marked correctly.
(Yes I know I spelled somethings wrong, just doing my part to boost peoples self esteem)
"It is what it is"
"Back in the day"
"The first time x has happened since the last time it happened" It can't be the first time if it already happened before!
IE9 for messing up my email.
Slow internet service
So, I want to create my own conference
I hate New Jersey.
Just fell out of my chair laughing.
Oh. And did I mention my frustration with the new iPhone app for MGo? I don't want to toggle for the next 50 replies.
1484's rather long rant has me in an angry mood as well... And while I had no idea what went on with the old points system, it sounds a lot better than what we currently have.
It was better...WAY better. If somebody posted something really great or funny every single vote "counted" and your points could soar. And conversely if you posted something really stupid or out of bounds then the masses would take care of your punishment, not the mods. In essence the entire board acted as moderators instead of just a couple of people. Mods still existed when somebody got waaaay out bounds (looking at you Ghost) but for the most part they were un-needed as the board collective would met out carrots or sticks without parental approval needed.
I HATE VENTING!
And when people can figure out if something is OT or not. Nothing is OT-ish ro semi-OT. This is 'merica, and these colors don't run, and something being Offtopic or not is black and white!
They spell out what is offtopic or not on the damn content creater. Figure the shit out, man up and choose one or the other.
And please quit asking the Mods to take down your shitty post if it sucks. Either come with something useful to the board or dont come at all. If I were a mod, and you said "Mods remove if you think you should" I'd remove your wussy ass post just for being a teenage girl about it. This is a board in which us Michigan fans get together to share informative ideas, articles, events, etc., don't be afraid to voice your opinion. Don't be afraid to add to the community. And if you are worried that your post is useless, it probably is. Just don't post it then.
Also everybody stop writing "phased" when the correct word is "fazed," and "insure" when you mean "ensure." You can insure your boat but you can't insure that something happens.
You say "Ensure", I think dietary supplement for old people losing weight.
I hope for their sake it was set to stun.
In a similar vein to 1484, I would also like to berate the drivers on my street, but more for what they are passing off as modern-era hot rods.
Just this last weekend, right in front of my house, some kid spun the very bald tires on his 1982 Oldsmobile 88 until one of them burst and tossed rubber shrapnel about the yard. Really? REALLY? Are your friends impressed with a dilapidated sedan?
A few streets over, there is someone with flame detailing on their Ford Focus. Flames. On A Focus. No evidence that it has been overhauled for use at the Milan Dragway or whatnot, just really racy decals for something with a 2.0 liter Ecoboost.
To the man who invented whiffle ball - thanks a lot. I now have a child who believes that his version of baseball, in which one must physically defend the plate with the bat to prevent runs from scoring, is safe and amusing. I can now only hope that his prowess translates into skill in higher levels of the game.
To Target - just yesterday, I spent $120 on literally miscellaneous crap. The allure of your store is dulled considerably when I realize that 20% of my bill was shaving supplies. My receipt creates ennui of a scope only topped by Michigan losses and the cancellation of "Quantum Leap".
Regarding your point about "modern era hot rods," what is the feeling from the previous generation about the new body style on the Camaro, Mustang, and Challenger? And by previous generation, I mean the folks who are old enough to remember those cars from their glory days (I'm thinking 60's/70's).
The Mustang just looks like a Mustang.
I enjoy the Challenger.*
The Camaro looks like shit. They should have killed Chevy and kept Pontiac.
*dislcaimer: I own one.
It still ran after being tossed around during the Moore, OK tornado, so he took off the front clip (what was left of it), took off the doors, and cut off the roof. Now he has a convertible.
When we had the first generation muscle cars, each of the Big 3 had fresh designs and kept bringing out new designs over the years. Hell, even the 90s had fresh designs. Now it's all retro with no originality. So, in topic with this thread... Hey Big 3, put your balls in the wind and come up with something new!
I think the Camaro looks better than the Mustang, but the Challenger is better than both. Chrysler nailed it. Triple black with aluminum "Crager-style" rims looks bad ass.
Looks kind of short and stocky. Like a Smart Car. Or an Autobot.
I FUCKING HATE PEOPLE WHO TYPE IN ALL CAPS, AND USE PROFANITY FUCKING UNNECCESSARILY.
FOR PANTS SAKE PEOPLE NOT EVERYTHING IS OFFTOPIC
Indiana making the CWS is on topic
Torii Hunter Jr getting drafted is on topic
The most snakebit B1G team is on topic
The site banner is on topic
Not to be that guy, but wouldn't the site banner be more "Meta"?
Wouldn't his drafting fall under OT rules as per the FAQ pro sports are OT?
We will let pro sports topics slide even during football season but "everything else" posts are likely to get the axe.
It falls under On Topic because he's a ND commit.
On the other hand, ND has been excised from the recruiting rankings update because there is no more series and they're an ACC team now.
That reminds me. I hate pants. These things are driving me crazy. Don't we all JUST HATE PANTS?!!!
I am sick of people bitching about going back to the old points system. Sure there were times when someone would post a stupid thread or make an insanely dumb comment and deserve to be negged. However, I think it discouraged people from making even well reasoned dissenting opinions because they were worried about a huge neg bang. It allows some people to bully other posters on the board and constantly neg people that they decide they don't like.
In all seriousness, I think negging should not be cost-free, or there should be a sliding scale for the cost. For newbies or those with less than 1000 points, the cost per neg should be five points. For those with greater numbers of points, the cost per neg should decline, and at some point totals there should be no cost. The advantage is that it would put a lid on those who gratuitously neg other individuals, or neg things they don't like to read, or just neg because they're juvenile assholes. It would probably mean that the old-style neg-bangs would be lessened, but it would mean users would have to use their points more wisely.
I have no real grievences I just want my points back man
Thank you Jesus!
School. specifically inner city schools and the teachers/para pros/principals/everyone else who thinks it is perfectly acceptable for a child to miss extended periods of time, learn basically nothing and still move on to the next level.
I have read shity study after shitty article about how holdign kids back hurts their self esteem or some other dumb ass shit. Fuck that. What we need to be doing is only passing students who understand the material. Maybe then we wouldn't see schools with a three year average ACT score of 14 still in existence.
It's horrible out here.
I can count on two hands the number of students (out of 180) who have less than 5 absences this semester. And it isn't like this is some aberation from the norm.
I get that buses suck, and parents lack vehicles, but why the fuck are you coming to a school three seperate buses away? And why the fuck do you think that I should just consider 'first hour' some magical world where attendance is a privilege?
I teach in Detroit because I feel like the best teachers should be on the front lines where we can have the most impact. And I am successful with the people who show up. But, there is nothing that can be done for people who don't fucking show up!!!!
And don't get me started on the concept of poverty that includes expensive ass shoes, new nails/hair, or whatever else, but you need my buck fifty for a bus ride home... cause we are back to the buses and the students attending schools nowhere near their neighbor hood...
Or don't get me started on how school of choice is a great idea in practice but basically it just ends up in kids attending a new school every year and missing out on the instruction from teachers who know them and care for them...
I would retire if I didn't love chaos and a good challenge.
Inne-city education is the ultimate definition of a sisyphean task.
The capstone of the case against something (NCAA, Conference expansion,etc) needs to be better than shouting "hypocrisy".
Maybe no one mentioned that movie because no one saw it.
I did, as like a sophomore in high school because a girl I liked wanted to go. Movie was terrible and the girl was a waste of time. All around fail.
that some team has a "winning streak" of two games. They should be renditioned to Bolivia immediately.
I have a dumbphone. We don't even have apps! I just stare at my phone, playing Sudoko, wishing I could read MGoBlog on it like the rest of you. Screw all of you! Develop dumbphone apps!
I hate eggs.
Who am I kidding!? I FUCKING LOVE EGGS!!!
1.) I hate that I can't pretend the RR years never happened, which makes me hate RR.
2.) I hate to have to hate people.
3.) I also hate that Ohio won't rehire John Cooper. Just plain selfish!
I hate that Dr. Hamlet and I never got to have a picnic together.
Also, this thread is bumming me out.
To summarize: who the fuck cares?
Fuck you, Wladyslaw II Jagiello. You were a dick to your cousin and caused undue strife within the Lithuanian nobility at a crucial time in history. Despite your dickishness being reconciled, resulting in victory at the Battle of Grunwald, you fucked it all up in the end by failing to take the castle at Marienburg.
That was 600 years ago, but you know what? To this very day, every time someone looks at a world map, there sits the Kaliningrad Oblast as a testament to your utter failure and douchebaggery. Boy, you really screwed the pooch on that one. Do you have any idea how difficult it would be to take those lands now? Not gonna happen. Yet you had a golden opportunity at the exact right moment -- and you blew it.
It's almost as bad as your father not being able to sack Muscovy after three -- count 'em, three -- siege attempts. But you know what? At least he put some real effort into it. What do you have to say for yourself? Now, if you'll kindly excuse yourself and go pound sand, I'm going to rub one out and cry myself to sleep reading Konrad Wallenrod.
Now THIS is how you air a grievance on Festivus! Was everyone paying attention?
My pet peeve is Buzzfeed, Bleacher Report, FunnyJunk, and all other websites who get clicks by stealing content or SEO spamming. The internet is the largest step forward in the history of human knowledge, and these dicks are ensuring that the information that is easiest to access is low-quality and riddled with typographical errors.
MGoBog I've given you all and now I'm nothing.
MgoBlog two thousand and thirty points, June 10, 2013.
I can't stand my own mind.
MGoBlog when will we end the human war?
Go fuck yourself with your Bolivion.
I don't feel good don't bother me.
I won't write my post till I'm in my right mind.
MGoBog when will you be angelic?
When will you take off your clothes?
When will you look at yourself through the grave?
When will you be worthy of your million banned posters?
MGoBlog why are your archives full of tears?
MGoBlog when will you send your recruits to Minnesota?
I'm sick of your insane demands.
When can I go into the mgostore and buy what I need with my good looks?
MGoBlog after all it is you and I who are perfect not the next world.
Your machinery is too much for me.
You made me want to be a saint.
There must be some other way to settle this argument.
Tom V is in ESPN I don't think he'll come back it's sinister.
Are you being sinister or is this some form of practical joke?
I'm trying to come to the point.
I refuse to give up my obsession.
MGoBlog stop pushing I know what I'm doing.
MGoBlog the plum blossoms are falling.
I haven't read the blog for months, everyday somebody goes on trial for offenses.
Best post ever on this site... by far.
Ginsberg is the man. America is my favorite poem (well, tied with Mother to Son)
Random Refelection on my time in Ann Arbor: I remember taking the Beat Generation class and spending the weekends getting high as fuck and then reading the material again to find the true meaning. lol.
ps. by weekends I mean any day that ended in 'Y'
Just people, generally. Do I need to explain?
But especially people who invent/observe half-holidays. As it is, Festivus season starts before Halloween, and now we're starting in June? Go outside and enjoy the nice weather, for cripes sake, and spare me your ill-timed grievances!
I feel like a lot of the butthurt and overraction to things stems from a certain segment of the posters coming from places that lack heavy moderation and have virtually no self moderation (beyond hurling racial and homophobic epithets).
This place is not a board version of your local sports talk radio call in show, or MLive.
If you say something dumb, you will get called out for it and admonished. It's that simple.
The amount of people shocked because everyone shit all over their "FIRE AL BORGES" thread (the 15th one started that weekend) is fucking ridiculous.
Then, not only do they refuse to accept that it was an utterly pointless thread that only serves as flaimbait, they get all huffy with righteous indignation. "YOU PEOPLE CAN'T HANDLE THE FLAMING NUGGETS OF TRUTH I'M SPITTIN', MAN! YOU GUYS JUST CAN'T ACCEPT ANYTHING THAT GOES AGAINST THE HIVEMIND'S OPINION! I'M BEING SILENCED! I HATE THIS SITE!"
Someone calling someone out for being a douche or saying something stupid =/= someone being a douche or saying something stupid, and it's certainly not bullying.
Unpopular opinions are welcomed here. I should know. I have a lot of them. The key is, don't be a dick about it, because when you know you have an unpopular opinion, you should also know that means a metric ass ton of people are going to disagree with you. Also, a lot of them are going to voice their disagreement with your opinion, so there is no need to get defensive, or feel attacked.
Another thing, tangentially realted to that...Downvotes are going to happen. People with downvote anything, and for any reason. It might have nothing to do with your post. They might just hate your avatar, your username, or your sig. They might just be in a shitty mood, and your post inadvertantly reminded them of the time their cat, sparkles, got run over by a truck. So there is no reason to be upset about getting downvoted, because not only are your internet points imaginary, but downvotes don't even impact them.
If you don't like an OT thread, fucking ignore the ever loving shit out of it. It will make your day better. It will make the mods' day better. It will make everyone posting in that threads' day better. It will make everyone's day better, period.
If you fuck up, just admit it and walk away.
The other day an OP made a thread. It got killed, he was upset, and at first he apologized. Good job. Good effort. Leave it at that and walk away. The entire incident would have been over with, everyone would have forgotten in two days, and OP would have been fine. However, OP had to just keep replying and arguing with every single person who didn't like his thread, which ultimately led to him getting downvotes, which led to him complaining about getting downvotes, which only led to more downvotes, which led to an, "I HATE YOU ALL! THIS PLACE SUCKS! YOU ALL SUCK!" rage quit level MGoMeltdown.
This place really isn't that hard to figure out. Just don't post stupid shit and don't troll people.
If its summer, why in the fuck do I still turn on my furnace at night. Freezing my balls off in June? COME ON!
Quit yer bitching. In June of 1816 it was so cold it snowed in Michigan and several other northern states.
It keeps me too busy during the day, so I miss great opportunities to jump into mass rants like this thread.
I also hate being in the central time zone. That already puts me in a time warp misaligned with MGoBlog.
I also hate that South Bend is not in the central time zone. Two hour drive from home, but I have to do damn time zone math dealing with those people.
I hate how much the casual sexism and creepiness has been ramping up around here lately, and I reaaaaally hate how accepted it seems to be.
I hate how much the casual sexism and creepiness has been ramping up around here lately, and I reaaaaally hate how accepted it seems to be.
MSU would like to air some grievances with Mgoblog:
1. Motivational speakers. These people are worthless charlatans.
2. I can't figure out how to format my MGoPosts and add video or photos. I think it isn't user friendly, but the fact that everyone else seems to not have similar problems makes me feel old.
3. There are no decent nose-hair trimmers anywhere in the whole world. I've tried every one and they all suck and are made cheaply.
4. Mary Murphy.
5. The Friend Zone.
Also, I hate that the live blog on game day is overwhelmed with stupid comments. It's like I have to sift through piles of waste to get the occasional bit of insight.
Another thing that makes me feel old is whatever mgolicios is. I've been on this site daily for three years and I have no idea what that is. Something about newspapers? Beats the hell out of me. At least they'll never take my google reader away. And they'll pry away my yahoo electronic mail address from my cold dead hands.
Oh, and why isn't there one spot where we can see who responds to our posts? I have to memorize what posts I posted on and then go scrolling around for hours (years?!). There must be a better way.