well that's just, like, your opinion, man
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||I've been to weddings at||
I've been to weddings at Cobblestone Farm and at the Matthei Botanical Gardens and both were beautiful spots. Cobblestone Farm is especially nice if you want to have the wedding and reception in the same spot, as they have a very nice reception hall on the property as well.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Excellent update, glad to||
Excellent update, glad to hear that things are looking up!
Also - Willie the Wildcat is at Northwestern, Wildcat Willy is at NMU.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Coach Hutch and the softball||
Coach Hutch and the softball team were great before Brandon got here, as were a lot of other non-revenue sports. Are there any that have really improved under his tenure?
|1 year 44 weeks ago||It's been a while since I was||
It's been a while since I was in Catholic school. Are Chobanim above or below Seraphim in the heirarchy of Angels?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Hey, we've all been there.||
Hey, we've all been there.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I generally agree with you,||
I generally agree with you, but the whole "gateway drug" thing has been pretty thoroughly debunked.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I know it's early, but that's||
I know it's early, but that's still the dumbest thing I've read today.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I agree completely. Go||
I agree completely.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I don't know if it differs||
I don't know if it differs for the Athletic Dept. or not, but here is the University Brand and logo useage style guidelines.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||I suggest Bloody Mary's. The||
I suggest Bloody Mary's. The tomato juice and celery provide food so you don't have to stop for meals.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Yeah, it's Pasquale. He was||
Yeah, it's Pasquale. He was promoted this year to Marching Band Director as well.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||I had the same||
I had the same experience...
unfortunately I put it all back on and then some once winter semester rolled around.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||The MMB has a new director||
The MMB has a new director this year. It'll be interesting to see the changes. The old director (Dr. Boerma) will still be duing music arranging, though.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Congrats! Joining the MMB was||
Congrats! Joining the MMB was easily the best decision I made in college.
Your daughter is going to make a boatload of life-long friends in the coming days, months and years.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||See for||
See for yourself
|2 years 50 weeks ago||It's Kevin Rose (the founder||
It's Kevin Rose (the founder of Digg) defending his dog.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Sounds delicious.||
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Depends WHEN you want to hear||
Depends WHEN you want to hear the band. Your suggestion is great for when the band is in the stands, unfortunately they will face away from you for most, if not all, of pregame and halftime. With the band now mic'd, you can hear them decently well from anywhere in the stadium, so sitting on the Michigan sideline is nice for halftime and pregame.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||A band-centric game day.||
-CMU tickets were starting at about 55 last time I checked stub-hub. Not bad at all.
-The band sits in the front of section 28. If you sit at all behind them the sound won't be an issue. All of the instruments are directional, after all. They do turn around for "Lets go Blue" sometimes, but that only happens a few times a game. As long as you're not RIGHT next to or behind them this won't be an issue.
-There's a lot of parking in the area around the stadium that can be had for $25-$30. Virtually every house in the Brown/Davis/Green street area will be selling spots. There are enough students for it to be fun, but not so much that it would be an issue to have kids/a family in the area. Personally, I suggest 833 Brown St. I used to live there, and it's still occupied by band kids We charged $30 when I lived there, I assume it's still the same. They'll also probably let you use the bathroom (we're very proud of it) which may be nice for kids.
- Definitely watch the band practice/drum step show/step off to the stadium. Practice will probably go from about 10:00-noon at Elbel. This is especially nice if your seats are in an area where you won't be able to see/hear halftime that well. The drumline step-show starts about an hour and a half before kickoff and takes place on the steps of Revelli Hall. Show up a bit earlier to get your kids to the front. The band will do inspection and step off for the Big House approxomately 1 hour before kickoff. This is also pretty fun and can get quite raucous (there are usually a good number of drunken band alumni around harassing the current bandsmen) The whole Hoover St area gets pretty crowded, so keep your kids close, but it is really fun and quite an experience.
- Law Quad is obviously gorgeous. Really, I don't think you can go wrong walking around campus. Students will be moving in and everything should be nice and exciting. I also suggest checking out the Clements Library (boring for the kids, but still a gorgeous reading room. Better than the Law Library in my opinion.) Then take the kids for some fun times at Pinball Pete's. Video arcades are practically a foreign concept for kids these days, so it should be pretty neat for them. As for other kid friendly activities on Friday, I suggest hitting up some museums. UMMA (Art museum) is great, but will probably bore the kids. I would suggest going to the Ruthven Natural history museum. Admission is free (but a donation is nice) and has some excellent dinosaur displays. The Hall of Evolution has several dinosaur skeletons and is really great.
-Food: see the "where to eat in Ann Arbor" article under useful stuff at the top of the page.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||The band plays it after every||
The band plays it after every game, along with a few other traditionals and selections from that week's halftime show. Most people don't stick around for the post-game show, though. I won't blame you for not knowing.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||The Baconomicon!||
|3 years 16 weeks ago||BEERS AND SUBS||
BEERS AND SUBS
|3 years 16 weeks ago||UPVOTES FOR EVERYONE||
|3 years 17 weeks ago||I hope U-M makes an effort to||
I hope U-M makes an effort to keep playing the non B1G Michigan teams. I seem to recall reading that NMU wanted to keep playing U-M, but only if Michigan was also willing to play in Marquette (ie. No payday games in Ann Arbor). I wonder if any of the other Michigan schools have taken that stance.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||NOT a good year for me so||
NOT a good year for me so far.
16-16 headed into the weekend.
5 elite eight teams left
3 final four teams left.
On the upside, I picked FGCU and Ole Miss. I almost looked awesome with Southern, but stupid Gonzaga had to win.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Oh, I'm well aware. This||
Oh, I'm well aware. This bracket methodology is probably the only thing my History degree has been useful far.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I started doing brakets||
I started doing brakets before I really started following college basketball because my friends were doing a pool and I decided to get in on it. Of course, I knew nothing beyond how teams were seeded and I didn't want to go with that, so I developed my own personal mascot challenge system. I choose every games based on which mascot would win in a fight. Sometimes it's obvious (eg. a Wolverine beats a jackrabbit 10 times out of 10) but sometimes it gets interesting and you have to do some reasearch. Does a Spartan beat a Trojan (yes. A Spartan would never fall for the old wooden horse trick) Does a commodore beat a boilermaker (again, yes. Presumably the commodore has a fleet, or at least a warship , at his disposal. The Boilermaker just has a train.)
I haven't done my bracket yet this year, so I haven't had a chance to look at any particularly interesting matchups, but if you need help deciding a game, I suggest using the mascot method.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I generally hate Ishpeming||
I generally hate Ishpeming (Go Redmen, etc. etc.) but I was so happy to see them win it all this year. Good for you, Hematites!
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I can't speak for most of||
I can't speak for most of these arenas, but I thought the write up on the Berry at NMU was pretty much spot on. I grew up going to games at the old Lakeview Arena and then the Berry and always had a great time. Also, Marquette is great and everyone should visit.
Seriously, bring us your tourism dollars.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Yep. Pretty telling that half||
Yep. Pretty telling that half of the elite 8 teams are from the B1G (Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State and Nebraska). Too bad PSU and Minny have to play each other so there's not the potential for an all B1G Final Four.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||you can't really tell from||
you can't really tell from the still image, but in a video replay you can see his arm get pushed into his helmet which forces the ball out, so I dont thing that rule would apply anyway.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Strange?||
I don't know about that. I've always thought that gymnastics was maybe the best overall display of pure strength and general athleticism in the entirety of the olympics.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I believe you mean Michigaine||
I believe you mean Michigaine Stadium
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Short's Pandemonium Pale Ale||
Short's Pandemonium Pale Ale for now. I might switch to something harder in a bit, but I have to get up at 6:00 for work, so we'll see if that happens.
|4 years 6 days ago||I know you specifically||
I know you specifically mentioned hand rolled, but I'm going to completely ignore that and suggest http://international.villiger-cigars.de/en/round-and-pressed.html . Specifically the box pressed, maduro variety.
I have very little experince with cigarillos or flavored cigars, but those little Villigers cheap and a really excellent short smoke.
|4 years 6 days ago||Take it from me, I'm a tobacconist.||
If the price of the cigar seems too good to be true, it (of course) is. It's not at all un-common for people/stores to put fake bands on cigars and Cuban in order to prey on American tourists. If you do decide to buy them find a reputable business to purchase them from, avoid anything too touristy. If you're not willing to pay a decent amount, there's no reason to get Cubans because you'll just be paying a premium for the country of origin.
Now, if you're looking to get some Cubans just for the novelty of it, go for it. If you're expecting them to be miles ahead of what you can get in the US, don't waste your time. Yeah, a good Cuban Cohiba or Montecristo will probably be great, but it's going to cost the same or (more likely) more than an equally good, if not better cigar from Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic.
As to sneaking them back into the US I have no suggestions. I know people who have had no problems at all, and I know people who have had them confiscated, more often than not people seemt to bring them back without too much trouble. Putting them in a checked bag seems to be the easiest way. However, you should know that maintaining good humidity and temperature is crucial to keeping the cigars in good quality (70 farenheit at 70% humidity is a good rule of thumb) and maintaining this in the cargo hold of an airplane is quite difficult.
My advice? Buy a good Montecristo or Cohiba in Brazil and smoke them with a great cup of coffee. Then come back to the US and buy an Opus X or a good Padron (like the 1964 or 80th anniversario). Even better, find your local tobacconist and talk to him about what's good that he has in stock. [Time for a shameless plug->] If you're in Ann Arbor, come to Maison-Edwards and we'll get you situated.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||See||
|4 years 6 weeks ago||I would prefer to see Denmark||
I would prefer to see Denmark and The Netherlands advance, but I think Germany and The Netherlands is more likely. Portugal can go die in a fire for all I care.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I think they'd have a hard||
I think they'd have a hard time selling out the big house, but the Crisler center might work, especially considering that it'll be newly renovated and worth showing off. I don't know the construction timeline, though. Anyone know when it's supposed to be completed?
|4 years 20 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|4 years 29 weeks ago||The internet delivers||
|4 years 38 weeks ago||650||
Call me a pessimist.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Similar situation here. I||
Similar situation here. I grew up in Marquette and went to tons of NMU games, but went to school at U-M. I'm always torn when these two play.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||TL;DR||
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Alternating bottles of||
Alternating bottles of Pacifico with Seagram's gin & tonics. Woo!
|4 years 40 weeks ago||It is on ESPN3, and it||
It is on ESPN3, and it doesn't look like one that's subject to blackout, so that's good news.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||True||
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Which of these Coaches played||
Which of these Coaches played their college ball in the state of Michigan?
The answer, of course, is Lloyd Carr. He played QB for Northern Michigan University in 1967.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Diet Hate Week.||
Diet Hate Week.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Just finishing up the [email protected] game.||
I picked WSU+3.5 and I'm looking pretty smart in my pick'em pool right now.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||It's not particularly common,||
It's not particularly common, but it seems like there's always one or two in the band.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||He really was a great kid. I||
He really was a great kid. I didn't know him well, but he was always good for a laugh.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||There was only one time, It||
There was only one time, It was during the 3rd quarter, that I noticed any issue. Other than that one instance I thought they sounded great.
I was section 31 row B.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||FWIW||
According to The Daily 14 is a fairly average number to have arrested.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Another fun fact: I'm from||
Another fun fact: I'm from Marquette. I feel like we shouldn't delve into your Marquette story any more. Things might get weird.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||The beard's a little thick||
The beard's a little thick for a girl, no?
|4 years 45 weeks ago||I'm Mgoblog famous!||
I'd just like you all to know that the I'm the dude rocking the French Braids in pictures 1 and 3. That is all.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Calling it a Techno show is not quite accurate||
I know that the original intention last year was to make it an actual techno show, but a lot of techno/electronic doesn't translate especially well to marching band, so it became more of a "club/rave/dance party" type show.
Still, I'm excited for it, I think it's going to be pretty sweet.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Back in my day...||
Back in my day...
|4 years 46 weeks ago||In my experience the band has||
In my experience the band has always played facing towards the east. It seemed no different Saturday.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||North Campus area (Plymouth||
North Campus area (Plymouth and North) had no power anywhere from before I got home (around 9) to 10:30. All the street lights and traffic signals were out and everything.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||I'm with you on this one both||
I'm with you on this one both because I want it to happen and because I just have a weird feeling about this game. I really think that Minny could pull it out.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Confirmed. It will definitely||
Confirmed. It will definitely be on ESPN3
|4 years 49 weeks ago||I love sleeping bear dunes||
I love sleeping bear dunes and I'm glad it won, but I maintain that Pictured Rocks in the UP is more beautiful. Anyone who hasn't visited them is seriously missing out.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Beer? I opened a beer when it||
Beer? I opened a beer when it OP posted an unsubstantiated rumor; it's time for hard liquour now.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||That does sound tough...||
I did mine on the early Great Lakes trade, specifically as it regarded to Detroit and Fort Michilimackinac.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||1) My History Colloquium||
1) My History Colloquium "World of the Ship" with David Hancock. He also teaches a freshman level history course (I think its US history or something similar) which peolple I've talked to didn't care for. I know that he doesn't really like teaching it either, but he has to. His Senior level colloquium, though, is fantastic. If you're a history major I highly reccomend taking it if it's available.
2) Education 222 "Video Games and Education" with Professor Fishman. It's about video games. Need I say more? (actually, not only is the class really fun, but I actually learned a lot about educational theory.)
|5 years 15 hours ago||I pretty much ignored the||
I pretty much ignored the Gargolye after my freshman year (07) but now that I work the overnight shift at the Fishbowl i started picking up copies when it was an especially slow night. Over the last year or so there has been a noticeable increase in quality, so keep on doing what you're doing; it seems to be working.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Mazel tov!||
|5 years 6 weeks ago||So...we're all right? Hooray!||
So...we're all right? Hooray!
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Technically, THIS is maize.||
Technically, THIS is maize. I'd say it's closer to today's yellow than that of decades past.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Hard to say because we cant||
Hard to say because we cant see how far down his arm it goes, but that one was probably $250-$300 at an absolute minimum
|5 years 7 weeks ago||I still remember my first||
I still remember my first game as a student in '07...although I try to forget.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||I know Nickel's Arcade had a||
I know Nickel's Arcade had a brief outage, but AFAIK everything on campus has been fine.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Mine is a simple block M on||
Mine is a simple block M on my calf (about 4 inches tall) just in black and it ran me about 130 at Name Brand Tattoo in Ann Arbor. From what I've heard and experienced a simple tattoo at a "respectable" establishment is going to start at at least $100.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|5 years 9 weeks ago||AFAIK...||
This is the same in Football now. As long as the colors are contrasting either team can wear whatever they want. Home team gets first pick, and I believe the visiting team needs their permission to wear something that's maybe not quite as contrasting as white.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||It's always a pleasant||
It's always a pleasant surprise to find others who liked DS9 more than Voyager.
Stay strong, brother!
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Ditto that for Northern||
Ditto that for Northern Michigan and Lake Superior State. All three UP universities compete in DI for Hockey but DII (or III?) in most other major sports.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Another vote for Bruce. I||
Another vote for Bruce. I know him personally (never was able to take his class, unfortunately) and he is a killer storyteller and a super interesting guy to talk to. I can virtually guarantee he'll give a great lecture.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Arcade Barber in Nickel's||
Arcade Barber in Nickel's Arcade (shocker, right?) is my favorite. I've been to State Street and Coach & Four, and as cool as they are, I still don't think they compare to Arcade Barber.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I think I know exactly the||
I think I know exactly the flask you're talking about (the really slim silver one with a hatched pattern on the front?) I've had my eye on it as well. Also, I think I know the matchbooks you were talking about, but we dont have them anymore.
Either way, it's always nice to find people who share my loves of Michigan Sports and Maison Edwards.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Do you still come in to the||
Do you still come in to the shop?
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I work at Maison Edwards (the||
I work at Maison Edwards (the tobaccanist in Nickels Arcade) and we were swamped today. Lots of people picking up pipes and rolling papers. Also, a lot of bash-goers like to hang out in the arcade, especially when it starts to rain.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||I've got to say, I think the||
I've got to say, I think the grad students have it right. I'd much rather go to Bab's/The 8-Ball/The Blind Pig/Alley Bar/Heidelberg/Circus than any of the South U joints.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Was anyone else really hoping||
Was anyone else really hoping that these were actual clips of Trebek playing College ball? I know he's Canadian, but it still would've been sweet.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Superior||
Compliments of Seline's (I think) own Gameboi:
EDIT: I guess I'm not as good at embedding as I thought. Here's the link:
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Haven't been to many other major campuses, but:||
Penn State: C
Notre Dame: C+
San Diego State University: A
UC San Diego (A long time ago): C+/B-
NMU: C- (Everything about Marquette except campus is great.)
CU Boulder: A+
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I, for one, am shocked||
I, for one, am shocked (SHOCKED!) to hear that. Where?
|5 years 22 weeks ago||<--- Yooper||
Loves the snow.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Plowing the roads does make a||
Plowing the roads does make a huge difference. I think the mindset also makes a difference. In Marquette (and the rest of the UP I suppose) people see half a foot of snow and think "Hrm. Time to shovel." While in Ann Arbor people see 6" of snow and think "THE END IS NIGH. JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL!"
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure you've gotten||
I'm pretty sure you've gotten more than nothing over the last three years. Significantly more than Ann Arbor sees it's just that yoopers know how to deal with it and don't get all worked up about it.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Not sure what I'm drinking||
Not sure what I'm drinking yet, but I'm headed to the Blue Lep with some friends to celebrate the Hockey win.
UPDATE: Ended up at Ashley's (a much better choice than Blue Lep), had some Viking Blod mead, Anchor Steam and a few double cream stouts. Wound up at a friend's place drinking PBR and playing Bitch Cup. A good night, I'd say.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I couldn't tell who it was,||
I couldn't tell who it was, but I loved the Red Berenson impression.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Dynasty!||
|5 years 23 weeks ago||I see what you mean, which||
I see what you mean, which brought an interesting question to my mind:
Who would you rather get chewed out by: Hutch or Red? I think that either would be terrifying.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||A friend of mine's dad is an||
A friend of mine's dad is an alum and he pronounces it eewey-pyooey (maybe that's what you were going for. Phonetics am hard)
EDIT: Also, great post. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it... and you've rekindled my desire to give paintball a shot. Can tou reccomend somewhere in the Ann Arbor area that would be a good for a group of relative-to-complete noobs would have a good experience giving it a shot?
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Someone call the NCAA. That's||
Someone call the NCAA. That's gotta be some sort of improper benefits violation. According to WIRED a kidney costs somewhere in the neighborhood of $85,000.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||I just started getting the||
I just started getting the warning while using Chrome, nothing from other browsers.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Correct! Have an upvote as||
Correct! Have an upvote as your prize!
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Woo Cyber Monday!||
(And woo Glenn Schembechler!)
Here's a slightly tougher one, what was Bump Elliott's real first name?
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Confirmed by "he broke a team||
EDIT: Damn, Burt beat me while I was posting
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Whew. Thank God for intro||
Whew. Thank God for intro stats.
Good ol' Stats 350, the most useful class that I hated every moment of.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||I was on the field singing||
I was on the field singing the alma mater and performing our senior "show" (always a debacle, always fun). It hasn't quite hit me yet, but it's very weird to think that I'll probably never be on that field again.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Fair enough. I still||
Fair enough. I still disagree, but at least it's for something other than "hurr durr, band is dumb".
|5 years 35 weeks ago||I'm surprised that a self||
I'm surprised that a self proclaimed band nerd hated the opera show. That's exactly the sort of show that I would expect someone who had marching band experience to appreciate more than the rest of the stadium.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Lady Gaga was a huge hit, Boy||
Lady Gaga was a huge hit, Boy bands a fews years ago was also a hit. Why should we have expected this one to be any different? It's not like we can put on a show like Cody Martin's Day Off or The Wizard of OZ every week.
Be glad we put on a new show for every home game. It's not at all uncommon for bands to only put on 2 or 3 different shows a year and repeat them every week.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||I'm a band senior this year also.||
I came to say all of this, but it appears as if I've been beaten to the punch.
Ditto everything ajh said. We work our asses off not because we're geeks or because were band nerds. We put in nearly 15 hours of work every week because we love Michigan and everything about it, and we try our damned hardest to put on a good show every week for you people. If you don't like our shows take a walk, but at least treat us with some respect.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||As a Michigan fan I find this||
As a Michigan fan I find this awesome
As a Packers fan I object to the cheese head being used to represent a team other than The Packers (especially a team I hate).
|5 years 37 weeks ago||His grittiness is okay I||
His grittiness is okay I guess. I think his moxie is what really is going to make him a star. That and his solid fundamentals.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Pardon me. Watch all the porn||
Pardon me. Watch all the porn you want on University computers. As long as you don't cross the line into public indecency/indecent exposure it's totally cool.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||It's not, trust me. No||
It's not, trust me. No websites except for those that are known to be malevolent are blocked. The University has a policy of not censoring the internet. That's why we cant really stop people from watching porn in the fishbowl.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||It's not just "some||
It's not just "some xylophone/marimba music". It's an arrangement of "The Victors".
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I hear this is a common||
I hear this is a common phenomenon for MMB alum.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||7:30 - Band rehearsal 9 -||
7:30 - Band rehearsal
9 - Rehearsal ends. Tailgate briefly
10:30 - Changed an in place for visualization/parade step off
12:00 - Kickoff
5:00 - Home
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Seriously, it was awful. Our||
Seriously, it was awful. Our director stood behind, out of view of the cameras, trying to coach her/conduct over her.
To make matters even worse, she didn't know how to do The Victors clap / fist pump.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||She was. She tried conducting||
She was. She tried conducting us (the MMB) during "The Victors". It was...bad.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Cool story, bro.||
Cool story, bro.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||UPDATE: The UMASS band is||
UPDATE: The UMASS band is indeed still performing and will be rehearsing on Elbel field from 2-4 today. Anyone interested in going to catch a sneak peak of their show is more than welcome to attend.
And as always, all are welcome to stay until 4:45 to watch the MMB rehearse.
I, for one, will certainly be there to watch them.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Comments like this always||
Comments like this always make my day.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Thanks for posting this. I||
Thanks for posting this. I promise when we do it this week for UMASS it will be much more polished.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||A nice tribute? They played||
A nice tribute? They played "Rhapsody in blue" and the theme from Hawaii 5-0. (it was a "coast-to-coast" theme). I'd hardly call that a "tribute" to the 9/11 victims and heroes.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||My god... look at Carl's||
My god... look at Carl's hair!
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I've done pregame in the last||
I've done pregame in the last three openers and I can vouch that it was definitely louder this year than it was for Utah or WMU. Deafening is a very appropriate adjective.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I'm not complaining, but...||
...weeks like this are the one problem with the band going to ND. I'll be on a bus at 7 am, at the game all afternoon and on a bus home until 12:30 or so. I hope to go the busses have wifi or I'm going to be missing a lot of quality football this weekend.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||In the countdown to kickoff||
In the countdown to kickoff he did he pronounced it Lou-Wahn, so I'm going to say that's the way to go.
EDIT: Damn, lost by a few seconds.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Problem with a star wars||
Problem with a star wars themed halftime show is that it's very difficult/expensive to get permission from John Williams/BMG (I think) for a whole show. Stands tunes are cheaper and easier to obtain permission for.
Also, the idea behind the the star wars tune we have is to play it when Tate takes the field. (the tune is actually called "The Forcier")
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Alternatively, park at my||
Alternatively, park at my house and help me earn a few bucks this season: 833 Brown.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Yeah, I was going to make an||
Yeah, I was going to make an edit and give my self the good ole' "hurr durr, I can reed" but you replied too quickly.
Horrible: St. Olaf - Their fight song is a waltz. Called Um Ya Ya.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I'm surprised no one has||
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Notre Dame. Regardless of how I feel about the team and the school, the Victory March is pretty damn good.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||If you're the early riser||
If you're the early riser type you can catch some or all of the MMB's morning practice at Elbel Field. I'm not sure what time kickoff is for BG, but we start at 7:30 for noon kickoffs and 9 for 3:30 kickoffs.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I cant suggest the volleyball||
I cant suggest the volleyball game enough. We have a great team and the games are always a blast. Plus, if it's just you and your sons I'm sure you'll find the "atmosphere" at the game quite enjoyable.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||That has been a nice thing||
That has been a nice thing about the Addidas switch. Even the band is getting some swag, which I never saw with Nike.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||8-4. Here's to being a||
8-4. Here's to being a pessimist!
|5 years 51 weeks ago||You forgot "Who's your pick||
You forgot "Who's your pick for the MgoBannerContest?"
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Keep moving North until you||
Keep moving North until you hit Marquette.
|6 years 4 days ago||Does the: "sorry if||
Just absolutely make this post for anyone else?
|6 years 6 days ago||Wish I could make||
Wish I could make it.
Do me a favor, though and hit up the Keewenaw Brewing Co.'s tent and try the brown and/or blonde (you can avoid the Amber, though). They're a newer brewery up here in the UP, I haven't seen them much in the lower peninsula so I'm doing what I can to spread the word.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Can't blame LeBron||
If im lebron i leave cleveland too, "the decision" was overboard but it did raise 2.5 million dollars for the boys and girls club. He said all along it was all about winning and in the end he went to the team that he felt gave him the best chance to do that. The fans in Cleveland need to get over the feeling of betrayal, he was a free agent and he did'n't owe anything to the fans just for the fact that he is from Ohio. Gilberts letter even furthers my point, maybe this rage is not so out of character for gilbert, and if thats the case he is really the one with no class and i cant blame lebron for not wanting to play for him.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||I think one of the European||
I think one of the European leagues tried this last year. I think there was still a blown call or two and FIFA decided it wasn't worth the trouble. Or something like that, at least.
Can any actual soccer fans confirm/deny?
|6 years 8 weeks ago||As a yooper I always defined||
As a yooper I always defined the bridge to be the "Up North" line, but after a few years at U-M this has become too inconvenient (I would get excited when people said they were from Northern Michigan and meant Bay City or Gaylord) so in my mind "Northern Michigan" is Bay City to the Bridge, and everything north of that is God's Country.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||This. Definitely this.||
This. Definitely this.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I believe he was also the||
I believe he was also the Illinois High School Chess Champion. Can anyone confirm/deny?
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Dude.||
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Not quite how I understand it||
We didn't just say "no you can't use it". They were looking for the drill charts from pyware, software used to design halftime shows. (In fact, if you go to www.pyware.com you can see them bragging about pyware being used to design the marching band segments in NCAA football 10.)
Anyway, the MMB's pregame routine predates these programs and we don't use them for it. In fact, the pregame we do now is somewhat different from the pen-and-paper drill charts, because little changes from season to season have accumulated and never been recorded, everyone just knows how it's currently done. This cause some consternation when we got a new band director in '07 who was trying to read the pregame drill off of the charts and everyone in the band knew it differently.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||It's times like these that||
It's times like these that make me pissed to have twitter send me texts of your updates. The feeling fades quickly, though.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Biff, Bump, Bo.||
Biff, Bump, Bo.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Probably just a one-off||
Probably just a one-off thing. We sat there for last year's spring game as well. The problem is that those are premium seats worth major money, and the AD has no desire to put us freeloaders in them.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Sinistar. No question.||
Sinistar. No question.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Ditto||
However, I'd like if we could take those on more days of the week.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||If you're in Ann Arbor, do||
If you're in Ann Arbor, do yourself a favor and go to Comet Coffee in Nickels Arcade. It's not free but it actually tastes good (scratch that. It actually tastes AWESOME. Best coffee in Michigan.)
|6 years 14 weeks ago||To be fair, the laptop thing||
To be fair, the laptop thing may actually be true. It's something to be aware of if you're trying to conceive at least.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Laundry List||
1. LS&A's language requirement
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Go to Maison-Edwards and have||
Go to Maison-Edwards and have a tasty victory cigar.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I'm right there with ya. I||
I'm right there with ya. I hate having my econ, History and Stats exams on the same day. Also, they will most likely cause me to miss the draft. Also, I have a 10 page term paper due the day after.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||I concur. I picked the only||
I concur. I picked the only shape that had no parallel sides. The question was ambiguous!
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Just bought the Razer Gaming||
Just bought the Razer Gaming Headset! I <3 Wootoffs!
|6 years 18 weeks ago||1) Roughly yes. It's not||
1) Roughly yes. It's not perfect but it's a fairly close approximation.
2) John Pasquale, the Assistant Director of the MMB directs the hockey band (Scott Boerma, the MMB Director does Basketball band)
3) Probably. Also, we have a much larger pool of students to draw from, so it's more competitive. The music program at NMU is nothing special. Trust me, I'm from Marquette and know several people associated with the department both as faculty and as students.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||As a band geek I fully||
As a band geek I fully support the signing of this kid.
(For not band geeks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Philip_Sousa )
|6 years 18 weeks ago||I didn't see anything||
I didn't see anything terribly bad last night. However, I did have a kid (probably 19-20) come into where I was working at 10:30am who was already QUITE sauced and looked like he was ready to puke. Everyone in the store was giving him a wide berth because they all saw it coming too. Fortunately he didn't and we all got to laugh at him as he tripped/stumbled walking out the door.
I know seeing a drunk on St. Patrick's day isn't impressive, but I thought that the degree to which this kid was drunk at that hour was notable.
I take all that back. This video was the worst thing I saw. These guys suck.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||I thought it was just||
I thought it was just alright. Solid B rating I think.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||I actually have that game in||
I actually have that game in one of my brackets.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Ditto that. Worst part of||
Worst part of being at Michigan? Can't get the Packer game half the time. Sometimes I wish I was back home in Marquette
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Mascot match-up. Whichever||
Mascot match-up. Whichever (official) mascot would win in a fight moves on. If that is difficult to determine (ie. Cornell Big Red V. Syracuse Orange) I base it on how the depicted/costumed mascots would fare against each other (Cornell Bear V. Syracuse Orange ...again.)
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Tough to choose, but I think||
Tough to choose, but I think I've narrowed it down to 3. Don't make me chose between them.
1a - "If I didn't believe in you" from The Last 5 Years
1b - "Finishing the Hat" from Sunday in the park with George
1c - "Try to Remember" from The Fantastiks
|6 years 19 weeks ago||I have to say, Javert's||
I have to say, Javert's Suicide is my favorite from Les Mis.
Also, +1 for being in Les Mis in High School. I played the rake who accosts Fantine (played by my girlfiend) and has her arrested/One of the friends of the ABC.
Ah, good times.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Ave Q will be in Ann Arbor||
Ave Q will be in Ann Arbor soon, for anyone who's in town. I don't remember the exact date, but it's sometime near the end of the month, early April
|6 years 19 weeks ago||plus 1 for both of you for||
plus 1 for both of you for drunk posting. Makes for good reading for all
|6 years 19 weeks ago||I'm glad you mentioned||
I'm glad you mentioned Greywalls. It's a great course outside of Marquette and definitely worth hitting if you're making a trek up to the UP. But don't take my word for it...
Top 10 New Courses You Can Play, December, 2005 Golf
EDIT: forgot to mention that Marquette golf and country club also has another, slightly easier, course that's also pretty good, especially if you have some people who are kind of new to golf.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Oh please God let this||
Oh please God let this happen.
Ideally, they also pick up Warren later so I have three awesome Wolverines to root for.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Stats 350. It's a 3 hour||
Stats 350. It's a 3 hour lecture, which can ruin any class, but it's especially excruciating in here.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||I'm a Finn/Swede split, so||
I'm a Finn/Swede split, so I'm conflicted about this game.
Thank God for USA-CAN, at least I had one game where I had a clear rooting interest.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||According to the news letter||
According to the news letter I got, Lamarr Woodley will also be a guest judge.
Now we all HAVE to go. You wouldn't want to piss of Lamarr Woodley, would you?
|6 years 24 weeks ago||It's still the same. Lately,||
It's still the same. Lately, professor Pasquale (the assistant band director/hockey band director) has been experimenting with playing extremely brief portions of The Victors at hockey games ("Champions of the west" comes to mind.) As far as I know this hasn't happened in any of the other athletic bands.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||When I was 10 my mother||
When I was 10 my mother busted me as I was trying to steal junior mints from ShopKo.
I've stolen numerous things from my high school and deliberately took down the school's internet network so we would have the day off in my physics class.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||I had Chicken Shwarma and||
I had Chicken Shwarma and Shish Tawook for dinner tonight. It was delicious.
Sorry, I enjoyed my meal and had to tell SOMEBODY.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||Yeah, I don't know how much||
Yeah, I don't know how much your son is really going to learn at the camp, but it would almost certainly be a great experience for him. My brother (is a traitorous swine) went to MSU's basketball camp this summer and absolutely had a fantastic time. I know he really enjoyed getting to stay in the dorms, meet players and coaches and play in the Breslin Center.
Now I just need to convince him to come to M's basketball camp, he has a good "white guy with good fundamentals and grit" background.
So, yeah, if it's economically feasible I say it's probably worth it to send him.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||Can someone post a link to||
Can someone post a link to the Coner's collection? I need to make a mixtape of all this.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||It garnered a smirk from me||
It garnered a smirk from me until the repairman bit. Then it got an audible laugh, so I guess that means it was successful.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||Oh yeah, I wasn't kidding at||
Oh yeah, I wasn't kidding at all about the happy cows thing.
And although I am a Midwesterner and partial to Wisconsin cheese, I don't like to limit myself. I want to explore all the world's dairy horizons.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||"Happy cows come from||
"Happy cows come from California"
Trust me, I'm from the UP and know quite a few 'Sconnies. That one's sure to get 'em riled up.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||I'd posbang you all night||
I'd posbang you for that all night long if I could.
But to answer OP's question: Pittsburgh just because I would love to see him play opposite Woodley. It would be a massacre.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||They showed some clips of him||
They showed some clips of him dominating guys during practice during the week and had some pretty high praise for him during those clips, too.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||I can't believe I neglected||
I can't believe I neglected to mention my absolute favorite book.
Earth Abides by George R. Stewart - Written in 1949 (or thereabouts) it chronicles the fall of civilization when almost everyone is killed by a virus (swine flu style) and then it follows as the main character finds the few survivors in the San Fransisco area and they attempt to build a society of their own.
I think it's absolutely necessary if you consider yourself a fan of science fiction, but even if you're not it's a great read.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||I haven't read Under the Dome||
I haven't read Under the Dome yet (I got it for christmas, but don't have the time right now) but I agree that a lot of his recent stuff has been really great. Lisey's Story might be my favorite King book now.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||I haven't read Hunchback yet,||
I haven't read Hunchback yet, but I don't think getting the abridged version of Les Miserables is necessary. All of the side treks, flashbacks and history lectures are part of what makes Hugo awesome, IMHE.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||I seem to recall NMU also||
I seem to recall NMU also having one that went something like that.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||Eloquently phrased, sir.||
Eloquently phrased, sir. Reading your comment made me think immediately of this Penny-Arcade strip, if anyone cares.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||I've heard that "Hyperion" is||
I've heard that "Hyperion" is also very good, but I haven't read it yet. It's sitting on my book shelf, mocking me, while I read books for class.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||I would suggest "The Soviet||
I would suggest "The Soviet Experiment" By Ronald G Suny. He's a professor here and I just took his course on the Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union and (of course) we read his book.
The majority of the book deals with the Soviet Union, but the last few chapters are about Post-Soviet Russia. Still, I highly recommend the book.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||I didn't actually read||
I didn't actually read everyone's additions, but there's one series that my conscience requires that I post.
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Four huge books (They average around 1000 pages each, with at least three more on the way. They're technically fantasy, but have a lot more to do with political intrigue and conflict than they do with magic. A word of warning, though: Martin is a notoriously slow writer, so there's a good chance that you'll get caught up and then wait for 3-5 years for the next book like I did.
Other good books of note:
Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons (he does horror as well as Stephen King. Some might even say better.)
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond (An absolutely enlightening read dealing with the "fates of human societies" and why different cultures developed how they did.)
|6 years 25 weeks ago||A People's History of the||
A People's History of the United States had a pretty big influence on me in high school. It was one of the major factors that made me want to study history education, which I now am.
Has anyone read any of his other works? Original Zinn was also very good, I thought.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||As a Packers fan I was going||
As a Packers fan I was going to say the same thing, but you seem to have it covered. So, +1 for you, sir.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||I played farmville for a||
I played farmville for a while but I have up on it.
Now I play D&D Mini adventures (lolgeek) and phpDiplomacy (a facebook version of the board game. It's great)
Would anyone be interested in some Mgodiplomacy? It would be a good way to kill time in the offseason and make some new enemies.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||Great timing! I've been||
Great timing! I've been playing for the last 5 hours, and just thought I'd check here before bed.
Take it from me. As someone who has played BG, BGII (Still my favorite game of all time), Neverwinter Nights, KoTOR, KoTOR 2, Jade Empire and Mass Effect, I can confidently say that I LOVE DA:O. It is definitely worth the money/time investment. I'm currently on my second playthrough. My first time I pretty much stuck to the main storyline (which is great) and and I still had less than 50% of game content unlocked. This time I'm going for 100% (or as near to it as I can get.) I don't recall how many hours it was, but it took a bit longer than a week of playing every day to get it wrapped up.
Another thing I enjoyed is that there are a lot of little references to Bioware's previous games, especially BGII. You can see a list here, but there may be spoilers. Fair warning.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||One of the nice things about||
One of the nice things about DA:O is that it gives you a couple of options on how to fight. You can play in a real time, over-the-shoulder environment (ie. World of Warcraft, Fallout 3 or KoTor) or you can play from a top down/isometric viewpoint like (Baldur's Gate or the original Fallout games.) I find that I tend to play with the over the shoulder view when moving around, talking to people, etc. But when combat starts I zoom out to the top-down view. I think it makes combat much more fun.
You can also set the game to auto pause during combat so you can get all your tactics set up just right, or you can wing it and just pause when you need to.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||I haven't done any looking||
I haven't done any looking myself, so I can't back this up, but from what I've heard the team is in the midst of rebuilding this year, and there are several guys who probably could have contributed this season, but they're redshirted.
Anyone care to confirm/deny/elaborate on this?
|6 years 26 weeks ago||+1 for your signature, by the||
+1 for your signature, by the way. MC Chris practically defined my high school years.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||My evening has consisted of||
My evening has consisted of watching classic movies that I've never gotten around to seeing.
Already made it through Wag the Dog and Yojimbo and I'm part way through One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
It's good to finally get these all taken care of. Netflix is a Godsend.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||I concur. Who else could it||
I concur. Who else could it be?