is not welcome in this festivus thread.
META/OT/SIAP: Merry Half-Festivus - I've got a lot of problems with you people
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
- Ohio (tOSU)
- Washington (hey, they used to be good and someone needs to lose in this conference)
- Nebraska (nice fans)
- Boise State (so they actually have to play someone decent during the season)
- South Carolina (because they have a funny nickname)
I hate New Jersey.
Just fell out of my chair laughing.
- Enough with the old, out-dated trinkets that should have been thrown away rather than put up for sale.
- I don't want your stanky, musty Members Only jacket. Donate it, weirdo.
- Apparently, most of the ladies who host sales have been brainwashed on the actual definition of HUGE.
- I would like to buy your old tools. I would NOT like to get home and find out they're broken, missing parts, or fried.
- My kids are embarrassed by my sudden obsession with Craigslist "free" section
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).
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?
- Anything Michigan sports related
- Anything related to other Big Ten teams or upcoming opponents
- Stuff about the blog itself
- University of Michigan topics that don't relate to sports
- College sports in general
- Ann Arbor
- Drew Sharp, Ace Williams, Mike Valenti. Saying stupid and/or false things about Michigan in order to get Michigan fans upset is a tried and true way to phish for clicks. Let's not feed the trolls.
- Pro sports of any variety
- Everything else
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.