I remember handing in my deck at the input window, then watching the monitor report job status, before walking around the twisting internal corridor to the output window to pickup the printed output (along with the input deck). This was about the time the IBM mainframe was swapped out for an Amdahl.
OT: A trip down memory lane for former UM students
...surprised that there was no mention of the Naked Mile. But I guess some things do change over time.
that ended like 8-10 years ago. the police cracked down on it.
They had no choice, really. It got to a point where perverts would come out in force, film the whole thing, and put it online.
....the end of Naked Mile coincided with the rise of the Internet, which sucks because it was an awesome tradition. I remember my senior year film crews were setting up tripods to video the whole thing...and made a lot of people reconsider running...and was pretty creepy.
I remember one year some dude was rollerblading naked and did a faceplant. Yeah, that really must've sucked.
New tradition: the fully-clothed-in-winter-gear mile, to be run the first day of school when it's still 80 degrees out.
The "27 Things Found in a Former Pro Athlete's Foreclosed House" article over there is also pretty interesting.
So...was this written by a:
Still look forward to a zingermans number 11 in the fall. To old for Rick's now but remember Jeter and Knoblauch there with a line of girls waiting to meet them back when Henson was in school. Wish they had a picture of "the wall"
...still play at Ricks? Nothing like a little Julio Down by the schoolyard to close out the night before hitting up Backroom pizza. I think I just dated myself.
Rich Eisen was there.... as was most of our basketball team, including the frshmen, which I thought was interesting.
It was the evening after the 1999 OSU game I believe.
The acts that played at the Second Chance were terrific. Concerts had big names like BB King, Iggy Pop, Bob Seger and the Ohio Players. My favorite was pogoing to the English Beat for about two hours straight as the whole second deck shook. My first night at West Quad we headed there and saw Dr Bop and the Headliners complete with on stage bar. Steve NArdella was another great local draw. I probably spent more $ there than I did on tuition.
Dooleys was just a great place to get drunk with cheap drinks. Bo's boys were bouncers and it was pure entertainment to see their "feats of strength" when someone got stupid.
Rick's was like being in a crowded basement that smelled like pot.
...and it was awesome. You did not go there for the music. Never heard of Second Chance or Dooley's...if you wanted good music in Ann Arbor in '90's you went to Blind Pig.
Second Chance and Dooley's (Skeeps) were there in the '80s.
I remember seeing him all over the place when I was a student. The list is pretty sound beyond that, though, and I have to admit that I loved studying in the grad school library reading room. The place was gorgeous, and it was really a comfortable place to dig into my work.
Dominick's was outstanding, and I loved the Sangria in the jars. Another favorite haunt was Mr. Spots for a late night wing excursion.
Another staple for me was a leisurely visit to Borders, which sadly no longer exists. Man, I cannot wait to get back for a game next year, as it has been too long.
Here's video on Shakey Jake http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fCJ3Ct0WQIQ.
In the 70's and 80's Jake, Dr. Diag, Agent Orange, and Rev. Jed were always present in the Diag where one could get a real education for free : )
From Jake over the years. Still have a couple "I got T-Shirts" and a floppy frisbee.
1. one guy talked homicide in the stacks above, but it was a great place to hook up, before 'hooking up' was an expression. 2. i remember when the state theatre was playing 'ET' when it was the biggest thing ever. one of the brothers would get his 6 pack drunk on the way home from the lumber yard in brighton and as he drove by the STATE theatre, which would have a line of people 200 yds long around the corner waiting to see ET, he would yell 'The Alien Dies and Comes Back to Life!!!'.
Awesome small venue to see concerts
Oneof the best uses of the Internet is to find classic stuff like this.
Maybe the nostalgia hasn't had time to kick in yet, but this just seems like one dudes time in Ann Arbor. The cookiest cutter of UM experiences.
- Who gets Cottage Inn walking back from the bar? It's NYPD, Bell's or Backroom.
- Sava's has a better breakfast (and probably cheaper) than Angelo's. I understand that opinion won't be shared by some, but you can't get a Blood Mary at Angelo's.
- Is Zingbombs really a student joint? Amazing place, but I every time I went there it was a special occasion.
- K agree with the North Campus thing.
- The Mudbowl is an extremely fratty thing. Not saying that's a bad thing. But rather than watch a bunch of dudes play in the mud, I believe I was getting drunk at my own establishment elsewhere.
- I'll leave the rest of my pointless disagreements with this list for another day, but, as a guy who had a ton of BB exams, I never, NEVER, ever walked over the M or otherwise touched it.
It's a sign of respect, blue book exam or not.
I second backroom pizza. Also agree that mud bowl is a Greek thing, and since I wasn't in a frat, well, yeah.
Anyone else go to nectos? Thursday night was gaysian night. Good times.
Has Blimpie Burger found a place to relocate, yet?
The university can't be that out of touch with the students and the aura of the community. You'd think tye'd be chomping at the bit to help them secure a great relocation space. Maybe even built into one of the university buildings somewhere.
#9 was my house in 99/00. 931 S. State. Great spot, great year.