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|2 days 21 hours ago||Au Cheval isn't the best||
Au Cheval isn't the best burger in the Chi, come on now. Kuma's Corner all the way! (I kid, I kid- it's highly subjective, obviously; you can't go wrong at either place).
|1 week 1 day ago||As someone who has seen the||
As someone who has seen the types of nude photos you're describing, and has also seen the Kate Upton photos the poster you're responding to is describing...there is a wide gulf between the two in terms of style, content, "tastefulness," etc.
|1 week 1 day ago||So true||
Wee-Bey took the years he earned. . . and took a bunch of years that other Barksdale hitters had earned. And, in the end, he made the right decision regarding Namond (and overruled his misguided baby mama/Namond's mother in the process). I love Wee-Bey. The only similar character I love more is Slim Charles ("...that was for JOE").
|1 week 3 days ago||People must be forgetting how||
People must be forgetting how good Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson was. That man was unstoppable on offense in his prime at Purdue.
|1 week 3 days ago||Okay, now I'm really||
Okay, now I'm really intrigued (and slightly jealous)- that's awesome. You'll have to share the background once the book comes out.
|1 week 3 days ago||Psychosomatization, perhaps?||
Psychosomatization, perhaps? It happened to me, at least; I admit to getting nauseous during parts of "Three and Out," so... maybe some people are more emotional than others?
|1 week 6 days ago||Wow- says a lot about Bo the||
Wow- says a lot about Bo the man. Thanks for sharing.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Nevermind||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Nope. Maybe you'll get over||
Nope. Maybe you'll get over it. Some of us haven't yet, and never will.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||So true: And if you're ever||
So true: And if you're ever talking about how to market a work of art before it's even created, you are doing it exactly wrong
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Here's a legit question: Why||
Here's a legit question: Why do they need funding? I am certain that the University has ProTools 10, or Ableton Live, or some other such program available. Furthermore, I'd be willing to bet that there are at least 1,000 students at U of M with those types of programs on their own computers who possess the ability to create and edit music; i wonder if either of these guys asked around to see if they could use a friend's computer for this purpose. Also, the school has microphones and recording equipment as well (WCBN for sure; what used to be WOLV TV; likely the School of Music; etc). Or, if you really actually want to do this, you can do what I (and countless others) have done and get yourself free copies of the above-referenced software and plug-ins for free or a steep discount if you're willing to illegally download them from a foreign website. And, also, there is freeware out there on the internet that they could use for this purpose as well (e.g., Audacity; Reaper)
I still cannot understand why actual money would need to be expended to make this project a reality. If these guys were serious, they'd make the music FIRST. Instead, they're asking for money, which makes me think it's about anything BUT the music. It is cheaper now to make music than at any point in human history. They don't need money to make music, and they have everything they could ever need (mics, mixer, etc) at their disposal via the University. This reeks of a poorly thought-out scam with sketchy motives.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Another one: Prince is one of||
Prince is one of the 20 greatest living electric guitar players (I firmly believe this).
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I get your point and||
I get your point and generally agree with you, but your statement that to play an instrument you have to be middle-to-upper class is simply not true. Just like you don't need a baseball glove to play stickball. Some examples: Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, Kurt Cobain (was homeless at various times). In the case of drums, you literally only need your hands to play, or some sticks you can find in a dumpster. In the case of guitar, if you have to, you can use a single string and a broomstick, like many blues musicians have done. In sum, a lack of nice musical instruments does not mean you can't be a musician.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I love you. Not because I||
I love you.
Not because I agree with you (I don't), but because you believe that Soulja Boy put out the best rap from 2007-2011. You are a unique person. I wish we were friends. Also, I deserve a Grammy.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I actually respect Taylor||
I actually respect Taylor Swift as a musician. Why? Because she writes her own stuff. The difference between playing music and writing music is hard to overstate and/or explain to a non-musician, but writing something and then playing and singing it is significantly harder than playing something someone else wrote.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Not necessarily||
The kids could've had those thoughts that they weren't supposed to be on the JRW team. . . and just as likely, if they voiced those thoughts, then had their parents and coaches tell them everything is okay and they are legit. It doesn't seem logical that the parents would let the kids "in" on the impropriety of the situation, other than maybe to tell them not to talk about it. It's a very sad story here in Chicago, and is embarassing/bad for the Jackie Robinson West organization, which is unfortunate for lots of kids (though deserved).
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Doesn't have anything to do||
Doesn't have anything to do with race. Has everything to do with geography.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think a good lawyer could||
I think a good lawyer could get 9 figures from PSU (total) if you went to verdict on every case. Repressed memory evidence could get around the statute of limitations, for example. I agree with you that PSU's administration fucked up in the worst way, but not for the same reason you believe that. Me, I think they fucked up by letting a known serial child molestor have access to children and continue to molest them from 1998 on...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Dude, maybe time to make like||
Dude, maybe time to make like your username and hit the bubbler and chill out for a minute. I recommend the movie Scrapple as a diversion while hitting the bubbler (http://www.scrapplemovie.com/). I assume that's what you want BCook to meet you on the Diag to do. Or is this a "meet me in Temecula" moment? Either way, this isn't a place for posts like yours. And by "posts like yours" I mean literal threats, which I interpret your post as making.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Magnus, quick q: It sounds||
Magnus, quick q: It sounds like you believe that Jake Ryan as an MLB > Desmond Morgan as an MLB. Could you elaborate? It always seemed like Jake was a fish out of water at MLB (compared to when he was at SLB), whereas Morgan seems a natural at MLB and is seemingly much better at play recognition and pass coverage from that spot than Jake was. I defer to you on this, though, and would love to hear your thoughts.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Same||
I applied in the late 1990's. When I went to the orientation for admitted students considering Michigan, the U of M admissions personnel said that they have the same standards for in-state and out-of-state students. This was strange to me, because the statistics provided by the University showed out-of-state students having an average ACT score of (if memory serves) 2 or 3 points higher, (I want to say 28 was the median in-state in 1997, and 31 was the median out-of-state), along with higher average GPA (can't recall those numbers). They also had a lower out-of-state acceptance rate at the time. Thus, I raised my hand and asked "so, if you accept a lower percentage of out-of-state students, and they have, on average, a higher ACT and GPA, how is it that the standards could be objectively called 'the same'?" They had no response, other than to hem and haw and deflect; the numbers were plain as day. Point being, at least back then, it was definitely more difficult to get in out-of-state. It's nearly 20 years later now, so I have no idea if it has changed.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Incredible. I agree- what a||
Incredible. I agree- what a fantastic conversation on the absurdity of Steven Seagal.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I assume you're in a better mood now?||
I assume you're in a better mood now?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||NFL Countdown||
I always thought Brian was saying"Come On Man" like the guys say it on ESPN's NFL Countdown when they have that segment. I may have been completely wrong, it turns out. I guess the "cumong man" is like a work of art, then: open to interpretation.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Uhh, I have heard at least 30||
Uhh, I have heard at least 30 MSU students/alums say this in the last 10-15 years. If I am being ornery, I simply say "I don't believe you. At all." The fact is, especially if you're in-state, if you're smart enough to get into M, then you have the requisite intelligence to realize that you would never pick MSU over M for academics. And no, I don't care if you want to be a veterinarian when you're 17; in that case, go to M and then go to vet school...if you haven't already chosen a new career. Point is, outside of incredibly rare circumstances, no kid picks MSU over M for academics.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Not that I disagree with you,||
Not that I disagree with you, but...in a similar (though much, much smaller scale) incident when I was in a fraternity, two brothers had done some property damage to another fraternity. It was a big deal, the cops got involved, as did the Interfraternity Council. There was a ton of pressure on us to expel from the fraternity the two brothers who had allegedly committed the property damage. However, if we did that, it would make it obvious who the perpetrators were. As such, we voted not to expel them and instead "closed ranks." As a result, nothing came of it.
I'm sure I'll get pilloried for this, but, well, I think we did the right thing. The other fraternity blew everything way out of proportion to say the least; I don't want to share more details, but let's say lighting a mattress on fire and putting it on someone's lawn is not, in fact, much of a crime and certainly not one that would merit the type of police attention that, say, massive property destruction or some sort of assault/battery would normally receive. The end result: since we didn't hand over indirect evidence of who committed the act, and since we closed ranks, there was a dearth of evidence and the matter was dropped. Which it should've been in the first place; was a completely ridiculous thing to make a brouhaha over by the other fraternity (which makes the situation different than what happened with SAM, obviously).
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Evolution of Skiing||
I went to college/grad school at U of M from the late 90's to the mid-aughts, and it seemed like during that time Coke increased in prominence; by 2006, it was far more prominent than it had been in, say, 1998 (though I admit that maybe the parties I attended evolved as well themselves- i.e., as an 18 year old, I wasn't getting invites to the types of parties I was when I was older and knew more people). Also, though, people almost always tried to be somewhat discreet about it, so it's highly possible that you were at parties where people were taking a bump here or a bump there but doing so during trips to the bathroom, clandestine trips to another room, etc.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Ritalin or Adderall?||
Is Diet Coke Ritalin or Adderall? I forget.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Earnest Shazor was only elite||
Earnest Shazor was only elite at one component of being a safety: Knocking the shit out of people/intimidation. Things like "being in the right place" and "knowing what coverage the rest of the team is running" were not his strong suits. At all. I'd take Jordan Kovacs in college over Shazor. I realize Shazor was named to an All-American team; it was as odd then as it is now.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||The hand signal alone makes||
The hand signal alone makes it worth running. Loved that.