Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
|16 hours 36 min ago||Somehow||
I managed to get myself a spot working the beer tent at this weekend's church fair. My shift starts at 5:00 PM tonight. I'm not saying we'll have GOOD beer, just that we'll HAVE beer.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Chemistry isn't overrated||
But it does start with the individual as "character". That could be many things: work ethic, level of effort, attitude, kindness, helpfulness, willingness to help and encourage others, etc. If any of those things are lacking, then not only will chemistry never develop, but a team will have problems at the individual level.
|2 days 6 hours ago||I thought...||
Maybe the band director getting fired had something to do with this. I guess not.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Michael K. Williams||
The man's going to have to get a role in a romantic comedy or something. He's a terrific actor, but how many gangsta roles can one man play?
|1 week 14 hours ago||Hadn't thought of it||
But that's a great idea! We've got some time before the first concert this evening and the cafe isn't that far from the WMU campus...
|1 week 18 hours ago||Headed to Kazoo at 3 PM||
Picking up my daughter from WMU where she has been attending their summer music Seminar for the past two weeks. Her final performances are today and tomorrow. It will be great having her back at home. I miss my girl...
|1 week 18 hours ago||Sure||
But couldn't we all?
|1 week 1 day ago||Actually||
It's falling mostly on the side of "Drake did the right thing."
Except for Section 1 (cleverly disguised in plain sight as "M Man") going on a rant about Title IX, the PC Police and rabble, rabble, rabble...
|1 week 1 day ago||I was under the impression||
That they didn't join the marching band to "play school" anyway.
Or did I get that wrong?
|1 week 3 days ago||#10||
This is only workable if the underwear is from Hanes or Fruit of the Loom. Victoria's Secret would make almost anyone look good. Even Nick Saban.
|1 week 4 days ago||Maybe not||
The perception of athletes may be that it's in their best interests to continue playing with a concussion regardless of the potential for serious, long-term brain damage.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||That's what you get||
When all of those professors get their priorities out of order.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Long week||
If I didn't have meetings this afternoon, I'd be drinking already. I think I'm doing it wrong anyway. I've got to get better at this scheduling business. My day is completely backloaded into the afternoon.
There's a bottle of Ron Zacapa Solara 23 calling my name from the liquor cabinet. Is it bad if I do a client meeting half in the bag?
I need a ruling on the field from the attorneys here.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||There's a new sheriff in town||
And his name is Reggie Hammond. Y'all be cool. Right on.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||C'mon, guys||
It's all politics now. Now wait right here while I head out to the truck to grab some gauze pads and motor oil to fix the fetzer valve.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||At what point||
Does Dave finally ask the new President of the University of Michigan to change the name of the Department of Athletics to "The Department of Athletic Entertainment"?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||God bless you and your father||
This past Saturday, my extended family, friends and I celebrated my father's 80th birthday and my uncle's (my father's brother) 92nd. Somewhere along the way a couple of years ago, my father ceased to be the invincible man I had grown up knowing.
My uncle, who had bailed out of a B-24 over Austria in World War II, got his customary "welcome-to-Germany" beating at the hands of the Gestapo, and spent a year in a POW camp before being liberated, was still spry, but also quite frail. If my father were anyone else, I could not have done better than my uncle.
There is a creeping awareness that it won't be long before I join you in grief; certainly less than another ten years. More than ever, I cherish each moment with them knowing it may be the last one. Whether it is sudden or a protracted decline won't make much difference to me. The loss will be overwhelming.
One day soon, you'll gaze in the mirror and see in your reflection the image of your father looking back at you. Rather than be startled, be thankful for the gift it is: your father never really left; he's is and has always been a part of you.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If you're farting at the Freep||
Make sure to eat plenty of egg salad and kale first. Also, check the direction of the prevailing breeze and position yourself upwind.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I disagree||
I think that if the U is breaking the law, it should be held to account. However, as others have pointed out, from a legal perspective, they probably aren't in this case.
My concern is that it the U goes "undefeated" in the courts on this and other issues, it may lull them into a sense of invincibility (with the consequences that would likely result) rather than cause them to be more mindful of their responsibilities within the law.
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||I didn't want to brag or anything, but...||
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Likely||
My sister is as-yet unattached.... and a member of the U-M Medical Center staff/faculty.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Amen||
I was at a client's location yesterday. First meeting went great. Second one was a complete cluster-f&ck. Then I found out a still different client went all space cadet and I'm cleaning up that mess today.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Richard Jeni||
Once did a hilarious bit about his girlfriend wanting him to go with her to see The Vagina Monologues. Needless to say, his expectation for the show was quite a bit different than hers...
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||My Dad's 80th Birthday Party||
I'm taking 15 lbs of pulled pork and 50 pieces of fried chicken to the event, in addition to homemade limoncello.
There's something wrong with that picture, though... We're a Polish family and there won't be a kielbasa in sight. I may still need to rectify that oversight.
Although I DID use Polish potato vodka for the limoncello, so I've got that goin' for me. Which is nice...
|3 weeks 3 days ago||What a great idea!||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||KenKen||
Don't forget that one.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Note to self||
Invest in Kimberly-Clark if such a thing is ever proposed for Michigan Stadium.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Whattaburger||
Awesome burger, but if you get to Oklahoma City, check out Braums (several locations). Better even than Whattaburger.
But my favorite burger joint of all time has to be "Rehab Burger Therapy" in Scottsdale, AZ. The Hangover Burger (1/2 lb burger, fried egg, hatch green chiles, bacon, colby jack) is one of the most amazing things I've ever eaten in my life.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Alpena native||
And a high school classmate of my MIL (within a year or so, anyway).
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Love it because I'm supposed to?||
No, not at all. Cue the Johnny Cash music, but I've been everywhere, man. Zingerman's is one of those places that never gets old for me. Dusty's Cellar in Okemos is another (yes, I know there are better places).
Brahm's for a burger a shake in Oklahoma City, Rudy's BBQ in San Antonio (the I-10 location), Crown Burger in Layton, UT (but Red Iguana in SLC), Papa Joe's in Rochester Hills and Birmingham, MI and Dorothy Lane Market in Kettering, OH (neither are restaurants, but rather, markets).
And so on....
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Two bites||
If you're a polar bear or a particularly ravenous glutton.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Mac 'n cheese, yes||
Fried chicken, no. However, they do have smoked wings.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||+1||
For using "gestalt".
+10 (if I could) for using "transcendant" in the same comment.
If you'd found a way to include "zieigeist", that would have easily qualified for a double-bonus.
I need to send a note to the mods or something. "+1" just doesn't seem like quite enough.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Zingerman's vs M&B, et al||
I confess that I don't get it, either. I've been to both places and enjoy both immensely. It is really a matter of personal preference, budget, and how the individual defines value.
I took my family to Zingerman's today after a walk in the Arb, as a matter of fact. $17 for a Montreal smoked meat sandwich. Expensive? Sure. But M&B would have been $12, so not THAT much less. And have any of you been to NYC lately and eaten at The Stage, Carnegie, or any of the other "destination" delis? Not exactly cheap, either, and they also make many of their own sandwich ingredients.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Fawlty Towers||
Brilliant comedy. Another British comedy I enjoy is 'Allo 'Allo. I was introduced to it about 20 years ago by a colleague in Belgium. I had never heard of it and I watched it once and was hooked.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||A Vaquero||
Lena in Ann Arbor has a drink called the Vaquero. It is a combination of rye, orange honey syrup, fresh squeezed lemon juice and mint. Great drink and you could easily substitute the bourbon for rye. You could also make a standard bourbon old fashioned if you were so inclined.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I used to drink gin frequently||
But I find myself preferring vodka now. Hendricks is still up there, though.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Flavor development||
This is the first time I've made it and all of the recipes I read, save one, indicated that the longer the lemon peel soaked in the alcohol, the better.
I'm taking it to my Father's 80th birthday party next weekend and I wanted it to be as good as I could make it. Of course, I had to sample some today for, you know, quality control.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Homemade limoncello||
Took a month, but totally worth it. Nice way to wrap a warm, sunny day.
I also put some country ribs on the smoker. They were a little dry (I think the fire was too hot) but the combo of hickory and apple wood was the right call.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Project Mayhem?||
No, because I doubt Brian Cook is Marla.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It's the weekend!||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||You know what this board needs?||
Damn. Only Wednesday. Never mind.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Processing Crews||
I'm sure YOU had a busy night, morning, afternoon, evening...
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||Definitely up for a posbang today||
My wife has been suffering from migraine headaches all week, first mis-diagnosed at an urgent care clinic on Sunday. I was supposed to be in Toronto for a client meeting yesterday that would have gotten me to a Blue Jays game last night with the same client but the trip was cancelled when he couldn't get back from Portland to the GTA.
At least the sun is shining and my homemade lemoncello is about done. I may get a bottle of the commercial stuff because warm and sunny weather calls for it.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry about that ...||
I changed my remarks after you'd apparently read the first version. I realized after I posted what I posted that all of the teams in Group G had played one another. The games seem so far apart that I had missed the obvious.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||That makes sense, but...||
Look, it doesn't impact me either way. I'm going to go back to a good ol' American hate of soccer right after this month or so is over (sooner if we're out quick; unless we win the World Cup, in which case, I am DEFINITELY telling all my European colleagues how much they suck).
|5 weeks 1 day ago||This is cool||
But I'm having a little trouble with the cognitive dissonance. Maybe I just don't get the subtleties of The Rest of the World, but the FIFA system seems to make as much sense as the BCS. "Lose and you still go to the next round (or maybe not)! Win and you won't go (or maybe you will)!"
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Plenty of big meetings today||
Then hitting The Library Pub in Novi for a couple of adult beverages with an old friend late this afternoon.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Here's my contribution to anti-social behavior||
You're a tool and a troll. I'm not a huge fan of soccer either; ditto hockey. But, you know what? Once in a while, I find both games compelling, especially during playoffs (ANY playoffs). I may not even understand all of what's going on, but that doesn't mean that I can't enjoy the spectacle of some of the world's most gifted athletes performing on one of the world's biggest stages. I am also curious to understand why the sport is so beloved, particularly among Americans like Brian who have so many other sports choices. In the process, I learn and appreciate something new and take an interest, even if only fleeting.
FIFA World Cup, even more perhaps than the Olympics, is the one event where almost every person on earth takes a pause to enjoy the same thing. Is it a cure for poverty, war, disease and famine? Of course not. But that doesn't mean it isn't a big deal or that it's not worth watching.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Hey||
Where'd you find the outcast from the Star Wars cantina?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||That's got to be Kate's doing||
No guy puts that much thought into his sandals.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I've never been much of a soccer fan||
In the past, I've always viewed soccer in much the same way that The Onion does. Nevertheless, yesterday's game and your summary above (and your unbridled enthusiasm) are changing my mind. There is real drama in these games and it's infectious. More of this and I'll be watching soccer like this guy:
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I know what the something is||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||You left out||
Invading your neighboring countries. Also a very Prussian virtue.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Good thing Matt Millen didn't know about JM yet||
Otherwise, we'd have had a QB with the nickname, "Tatey Football" after the ND game that year.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Sadly||
That sports porn video of Tate also revealed how badly the defense would look during the following season.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Restating your point||
If I understand correctly, is that while "leadership" is a real thing, it is too often described in platitudes to account for its existence or lack thereof because it can only really be qualified not quantified.
If that's the case, I completely agree. The best "leaders" with whom I have ever worked or associated - and whom I attempted to emulate while serving in my own leadership roles - had a few definable tenants:
None of those things can really be measured and media talking heads don't really bother trying.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Happy Father's Day||
Particularly to those who can't be with their children today.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||You're right||
It's absolutely delicious cooked with a smoked ham hock or back bacon and served up with pork ribs, beans, macaroni and cheese and corn bread.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Nope||
All of the peer-reviewed, curated research says otherwise. Most recently, my company's 2013 benchmarking survey of 70 of the world's largest supply chains clearly demonstrated that companies following an outside-in business model have the following results versus companies with an "inside-out" model:
→ 15% Improvement in Inventory Levels
→ 30% Improvement in Cash-to-Cash Cycle Times
→ 17% Improvement in Perfect Order/Customer Service (including 28% improvement in On-Time Delivery)
→ 12% Improvement in Working Capital
→ 15% Improvement in Forecast Accuracy
→ 20% Improvement in New Product Launch Commercialization
→15% reduction in direct materials costs
→30-50% improvement in engineering cycle times
→ 6% Improvement in Gross Profit
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Pallini Limoncello||
There's something about limoncello (much like a Summer Shandy) that says "It's summertime!"
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||I read through the whole thesis||
Considered every remark, each angle, all the relevant points; and, well, ...
(Actually, I have no opinion. I was just waiting to use that gif.)
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||It's broader than just services||
I work exclusively for companies that manufacture products, some of them very large, complex industrial machines; others are cars, still others aircraft or their components. In every case, the segmentation and outside-in discussion of how customers define value; how best to deliver that value; and how to do so profitably are what define the companies that are able to consistently deliver higher financial and corporate performance, customer retention and brand recognition.
Henry Ford's comment is often quoted but completely misunderstood. I could make the same statement about Steve Jobs and the development of the iPad/iPhone/iPod, etc. Both are, in fact, ideal examples of "outside-in" thinking.
Ford and Jobs synthesized insights about "what customers really want" by distilling their hidden needs, wants and desires from observations about their behaviors, lives, etc. In Ford's case, he created a product for working men and women because he had been one himself. In fact, the design of his automobiles accounted for terrible roads because he knew that's where his customers lived. In Job's case, he saw that individuals were ripping music tracks from CDs and creating their own mixed discs but were doing so in violation of copyright laws. That led to the insight that a program like iTunes would address how people wanted to consume music and include the labels and content creators in the process. iTunes then begat the need for the iPod, etc.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Right back at you....||
Thanks for the nice compliments. They are very much appreciated.
I completely agree ... I'm a bit younger than you are, going to my first game as a student in 1986. However, while bringing in our own containers was by then prohibited, we weren't accosted by the event staff looking for alcohol. Games were easily affordable and it was the shared experience with friends that made for real, lasting memories. I can still remember as much about the high-fives after a come-back victory as I do about the winning touchdowns. I remember the moments, the band, the cheering. I also recall feeling like a part of a shared tradition that stretched back farther than my parents and grandparents.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Actually, not "Disney-esque"||
To borrow MGrowOld's phrase, while Disney has made some "mind-numbingly stupid decisions" (FP+, anyone?) they are very good at understanding what the Disney brand means to people on an emotional level and the associated customer expectations and value proposition of the brand. Every single person working for the entire company is focused on delivering to those expectations. That's precisely the opposite of what Brandon has done.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||So what you're saying is||
I pretend to be George Clooney or just hire him to take care of the Mrs. for the evening?
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Great job on the weight loss!||
I lost about 50 lbs three years ago and while I've gained about 20 back, it's been in lean muscle mass. I can still fit into a pair of pants with a 32" waist, but - wow - are those suit jackets getting tight across the shoulders and chest!
Keep up the good work. The most important word of advice I can give you: don't - under any circumstances - think you can coast for a while. From here on out, you're running to stand still. You'll begin to notice the effects of poor diet and exercise within a few days.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||"Outside-in vs Inside-out" values||
Bacon didn't use that exact phrase, but it's pretty clear that's what he meant. I work with about 30 very large, multi-national corporations. The most successful base their entire business model (including internal and supply chain operations) on delivering what customers most want and value, understanding that there may well be variation, but nevertheless a clearly definable set of groups. From there, every goal and objective, process, policy, metric, organizational design, talent, skill and decision is focused on delivering to those customer-defined requirements. It's called "outside-in" thinking.
What Brandon has done is exactly the opposite: "inside-out". He's started with what he thinks the product should be and is now trying to get the "customer" to buy. It's a terribly unsuccessful model in the long run and a recipe for disaster. Good marketing people know this, which is why I think, in all actuality, he is a terrible marketing executive and a worse CEO. The Dominos Pizza turnaround is looking more like a blind squirrel finding a nut than the product of real consumer insights.
Customers vote with their feet, Dave, when you ask them for their opinions and needs but filter their answers through your own vanity.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||Yes||
But when it leads you to a great job, it will have been worth it. Good hunting!
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||I was hoping I'd get another presunrise bang||
But then I thought, "I'm married. Who am I kidding?" I'll just watch Pikachu instead.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I totally would have been fooled||
But the article didn't begin with "Well..."
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Generic Njia||
They're all welcome to use my birth year: 68. I don't mind.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||2011 OSU||
As many awesome games as I've witnessed on TV and live, that one was by far the most amazing victory I'd ever seen.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Bo||
This site/board has discussed the impact of Bo's death ad nauseum, so seeing it appear in the ESPN story doesn't surprise me.
I'm just afraid that until someone steps in to fill both the shoes and the void left by his passing, this program will have a hard time getting unstuck.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Work around||
Ramzy could start writing in crayon. That would help.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Hard to tell||
If that was from the Price is Right, or a '70s cop show car chase.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||That game suuuuuuuucked||
Every time it seemed that there was a light at the end of the tunnel in that game, it turned out to be the Turnover Train coming the other way.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||You and I are the same age||
I turn 46 this summer. We have the benefit of some perspective that teenagers don't.
That's why they say "Youth is wasted on the young."
|8 weeks 4 days ago||They amount to the same thing||
Sure, "cyclical rivalries", and so on ... However, the last meaningful, U-M dominated cycle ended when most of these kids were just out of diapers. As the parent of two teenagers, I can tell you with certainty that talking about The Good Ol' Days with them is irrelevant.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||You mean||
Talk about how we dominated before any of these kids were born? That doesn't strike me as a winning argument.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Hey||
Even lawyers' babies gotta eat, man. Sure, it's only the best beluga caviar, but still...
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||Happy Friday, everyone!||
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||Weddings||
Sometimes bring out the banging tendency in wives (or so I'm told -- I'm still waiting for my wife to feel that way).
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||Student population of 13 or 14,000||
I'm guessing the final attendance figures lean more toward 13. As in, without the zeroes.
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||The same DB||
Who gave us skywriting in East Lansing?
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||Men in Black 4?||
Are J, K or Z(ed) known contacts?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Now that's a hell of an idea||
Painting the winged helmet on those beards. Get on it, Brandon.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe you should have started with||
"Title says it all..." because I thought this was the kind of thing I'd see:
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I think your argument has been refuted|
|9 weeks 1 day ago||So what you're saying is||
A POSBANG is the only kind of banging you'll be doing this evening?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Academic issues||
So it's actually possible for a (presumed starting) football player to fail out of OSU? Wonders never cease....
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know about you||
But I'll be drinking lots and lots during Christmas anyway. The more, the merrier, as they say.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Mullets||
The only part of Ames not heralded in the song. I guess even they have limits.
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||Not enough bloodletting||
I think it's pretty clear by now that you've failed on version 2.0, but I admire your attempt.
However, in the spirit of throwing in my $0.02:
1. Does the man know jujitsu?
2. The dentally challenged have been known to surprise by being revealed as the "millionaire-next-door"; could well be a donor and have the next campus expansion already in his will. Don't piss him off.
3. Paint that sucker maize and stuff an electronic music box inside that plays The Victors; market it as an incentive for Appy State ticket sales.
5. There has to be a way to spin the loss of other sports as a net positive, right?
6. You say "toe-may-toe", I say speak English, damn it.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Kinda makes you realize what they really mean||
When they boast that U-M has "more living alumni than any other university" ... In other words, more people who have some kind of real or imagined affiliation and join the AAUM.
Had I not just renewed my membership, I'd be sending a cancellation letter. All these years, I thought "alumni" meant you'd at least attended a class, and that's a pretty low standard.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||You wouldn't be a gecko||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Cut him some slack||
Remember that these kids are 16 and 17 years old when they are making these decisions. At this age, a "commitment" is any decision that lasts up to a week.
As the parent of two teenagers - and in particular - a daughter who is exactly Shawn Crawford's age and year in high school, I can understand how his choice of schools has waxed and waned. My daughter has been going through the same thing. When just over a year ago, she was convinced that U-M was in her future, now it's just one of four strong possibilities.
|11 weeks 6 hours ago||This post||
Was worth sacrificing one of my points in the interest of a downvote.
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||Good thing||
Your buddy didn't get a vasectomy.
|11 weeks 14 hours ago||Do you know any married guys?||
I am one and have many friends who are. Not a single one of us wants more than one woman at a time wanting us dead once a month.
|11 weeks 15 hours ago||So what you're saying is||
It's all about the hot beef injection?
Thanks. I'll show myself out....
|11 weeks 16 hours ago||Have you gone shopping for new stuff...||
And told him how much money you saved?
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||It's not about cooking time||
It's about the internal temperature. For big chunks of meat, you want to get to an internal temp of about 195F. Some experts advocate even higher temps. That SOUNDS like it would be a dried chunk of stone, but because you're going very slow, it retains the moisture.
For pulled pork, your internal temperature for barbeque is really important. You're trying to break down the collagen in the meat so that it easily pulls apart but doesn't dry out. That doesn't happen until about 185 F and above.
It is ESSSENTIAL that you maintain a steady cooking temp. For bigger pieces of meat, it's important to keep the temp toward the lower end of 225-275 F. It will require a longer cook, but the final product is absolutely worth it.
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||Have a drink on me!||
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||I've SO been there||
My wife was in labor for 24 hours with our first child with contractions 5-7 min apart over that entire duration. My drive from work to home to the hospital (U-M Medical Center FTW!) was more than a bit nerve racking. Needless to say, she was completely worn out by the time our daughter was born.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Net Neutrality Changes the Game||
Because most internet broadband in the U.S. is now delivered via the cable companies, Net Neutrality rules make it unlikely that unbundling in favor of Netflix, et al, would create much of a price incentive for the consumer. Quite the opposite, actually, as those streaming video services can now pay the carriers to carve out bandwidth in their favor, leading to higher consumer rates.
At the end of the day, the carriers own both the infrastructure AND the content, or at least have the ability to control it at their will. They're not doing this as a free public service, and they're going to make their money somehow. The FCC's new rules only make it more likely, not less.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Not go out to eat?||
Most of Southern California would starve.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Here's a potentially helpful remedy||
Serve customers more, gouge them less, and recommend to your competitors to do likewise. Oh, and convince the municipalities (where I live in Michigan, anyway) to encourage competition by offering more than one vendor: Comcast.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||How did that arrest go?||
Officer: "Stay where you are and put the loaf down!"
Pooper: "Whatever you say, sir."
Officer: "No! Wait! DON'T put the loaf down! DON'T put the loaf down!"
|11 weeks 1 day ago||They can't have him||
On the other hand, that guy in East Lansing is PERFECT for the NBA.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Can't afford $4,000?||
Just when I was about to suggest this one:
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Spending it on something else||
Can I vote for Timbits? I can't eat a whole donut.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Don't count on it||
Mark Emmert is just as likely to find that Boise State is totally in the wrong for offering him a scholarship in the first place for some reason or other that makes absolutely no sense to people with sympathy.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I see a William Shatner sketch||
In your future.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Flight Test||
I think it was Aero 471. Technically, it was a lab wherein we went flying once or twice a week in a Piper Archer out of Ann Arbor Airport (the professor was the pilot in command). The group I was in were all licensed pilots so the prof let us get a bit of stick time on top of the data we were collecting.
One of the most incredible moments was when one of the students I was flying with put his head through the side window of the aircraft. He had unbuckled to get a better look at the instruments and lost his balance (I can't remember if it was due to turbulence or the maneuver that was being flown). Fortunately, he had a set of David Clark headsets on, which took the brunt of the force. Needless to say, he was seeing stars for a few minutes as we flew back to the airport.
All in all, though, getting to go flying for credit has to be #1 Best Class.
EDIT: Reading further in the thread, I stand corrected. Getting to watch PORN for credit, has to be the #1 Best Class.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||You signed up||
Thinking it was about mammaries, didn't you? ;-)
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Don't be angry, don't be sad||
Don't sit cryin' about the good times you had
|11 weeks 4 days ago||So what you're saying is||
The rating services are evaluating QB prospects and from Nuss's point of view, not a single shit is given?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Hey guys!||
I just got a great job paying $41/hr by going to getmeajobbiejob.com! All I needed was basic typing skills and a frontal lobotomy ...
Whoops. Sorry. Wrong site. I got carried away reading all the bots on MLive.
Where were we ... Northwestern is all but a Michigan home game, so that would definitely seem like a bargain at $70. Rutgers could make for a great fall weekend in NYC and there should be many U-M alumni in the stands for the game. Those would be my choice.
|12 weeks 8 hours ago||Drink heavily||
And own coolers.
|12 weeks 14 hours ago||I think I see your problem||
You're hitting "submit" twice. You may have the same problem with your finances. I'll refrain from commenting on whether this also applies to your home life....
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||Not bad||
Mine was even less subtle.
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||I was going to post something happy||
And then I saw this and laughed out loud.
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||You'd be surprised||
While U-M offers an excellent graduate program in SCM (I work in that discipline) it is not even in the Top 10 for its undergraduate program. MSU's programs are exactly the reverse. And you're not correct when you state that individual majors are not ranked or that a school's reputation in a given program is not considered. I work for a company that measures supply chain programs on both criteria and publishes the findings.
When I was at IBM, we preferenced new college hires from MSU because they were among the very best; elite, in fact. The only schools that were in the same tier are Penn State, Georgia Tech, Arizona State, U-Tennessee and Ohio State. The graduating seniors I interviewed from MSU were exceptionally well prepared for careers in supply chain; many even had certifications in SAP, Oracle, JDA and other enterprise software applications.
Finally, while most business majors may not go into their field of study with a burning desire for supply chain, I heard a graduating high school senior from my daughter's school indicate that she was going to MSU and hoped to pursue a career in SCM. It was the first time I'd ever heard someone say that.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||If Minny puts this in their pitch||
They can't lose, especially to Indy:
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Rumor has it||
The original working title was "Ode to a Stalker".
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Over simplification||
If I were an undergraduate looking to study Marketing or Supply Chain Management, I would choose Michigan State over any other in-state school, U-M included. MSU gets laughed at for its School of Packaging Engineering, but graduates of that school have developed some truly innovative packaging designs that are probably on your shelves right now.
It comes down to the school that offers the best program in which you are most interested and where you believe you will be most successful.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||As Patton Oswald said||
The KFC Famous Bowl is "A failure pile in a sadness bowl." Other than that, I'm with you on KFC. Their boneless chicken breasts are dipped in crack for extra goodness.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Head up I-75 to the Birch Run exit||
Tony's I-75 Restaurant. It's not a Waffle House but you'll feel right at home.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Chick-Fil-A||
Is just okay. It's a chicken sandwich (cooked in peanut oil, by the way, for those with allergies). Sure, they will claim to have invented it, but that doesn't make it the best one on the market.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Isn't it amazing?||
I still have friends at Big Blue, and despite non-stop complaints about how awfully they are being treated (just one example: no 401K matching until the last pay period of the year - and then ONLY if you are still employed with the company) they hang on. It's not like anyone except executive management gets rich working there, so I keep asking them: "Why have you not left?"
Most popular answer: "I'm waiting for the separation package."
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I worked there and left of my own accord||
Sam Palmisano left Ginny Rometti a shit sandwich. Still, there remains considerable talent and a remarkable research unit. Watson is but one amazing innovation to come from IBM. They need a management house cleaning and a series of dismissals to find their way again.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I disagree with part of that||
It is too political, but if we didn't allow political leaders to speak, some of history's greatest moments would have been delivered in other venues. Among them:
I think student activism is a great thing (it flows from their idealism) but by chasing off a commencement speaker because they disagree with the views of the speaker, they may rob themselves of a history making opportunity. It's also rude.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||But in her picture she looks so pleasant||
Who knew vampires could appear in photos?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Ironic||
That the "spineless" ones in this story are members of the Rutgers administration. The whole commencement saga at Rutgers this spring has been one shit show after another.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, but, he's Tom Brady||
And you're not.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||The Process: Double ugh||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Expand the brand in the real growth market||
Beijing or Bust!
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Possibly||
When you and I went to school, sure, but who knows what they're teaching kids these days?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Congratulations!||
I still remember the commencement address like it was yesterday, "Graduates of the University of Michigan, as you enter into this next phase of life, we offer you our best wishes. And please remember to keep in touch so that we know how to contact you for our fund raising programs...."
I kid (sort of).
Seriously, you've earned your degrees and the satisfaction of a job very well done!
As they say in Polish, "Sto Lat!" ("A thousand years!") It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine!
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Wait ...||
Aren't you an attorney? What are you doing at the Math table?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Ruthlessness||
"Nice guys finish last." That's just the truth. Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Ford, Name-Your-Oil-Company, labor unions, etc., are big and wildly successful because they are (or were) absolutely ruthless.
I don't mean that being ruthless is necessarily a bad thing. Rather, it means being willing to do whatever is necessary within the rules/law to give yourself, your company, your program, your team an edge; taking no prisoners and making no apologies.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Dez got off easy||
"Peeping" Tom was struck blind when he watched Lady Godiva pass his door.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Complimentary guac||
Not the biggest issue facing the country? Says you, Mister. Are you aware that there is, evidently, an avocado shortage because of the drought in California? I'd say that's damned urgent right there.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Not Russian||
But if you look closely enough, you might find that his ancestors sold Manhattan to the Dutch for a song.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||This is the school....||
That has famously allowed its students (and thousands of out-of-towners) for decades to toke up on the Diag one day in April, and you think it would cower before the NCAA?
|14 weeks 14 hours ago||Angry sex||
Kind of like pizza.
|14 weeks 14 hours ago||Cleared the office, huh?||
Have you thought about what your story's going to be on Monday when your boss asks?
|14 weeks 1 day ago||How did Kenpom score him?||
That's the important one as everyone knows.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||2014||
It's deja vu all over again.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||That's what I'm talking about!||
In celebration of Earth Day, we should avail ourselves of the pastures in East Lansing.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Public restrooms||
What's wrong with using the pasture? Maybe Bolivia could lead the way in a new, sustainable lifestyle.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||The break fast||
Hot wings? Nachos? Pizza?
Actually, if you make it a pepperoni pizza (made from pork, of course) you'd get an early start on the sins for which you'll need to atone next year. And if the pizza is extra greasy, you'll get to atone starting about an hour after you eat it. Sooner if you're lactose intolerant.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure||
He's either bewildered or just smelled a fart. Hard to tell.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Droids||
|14 weeks 4 days ago||"Carl Alphonse...||
Please pick up the white courtesy telephone for a message from a Mr. Jim Delaney..."
|15 weeks 12 hours ago||Nokia||
Aren't they that big department store that also sells Swedish meatballs?
|15 weeks 12 hours ago||Mercedes and Rolexes||
Are definitely over-rated ... Until I can afford them. Then I'm going to buy several to get the hottest chicks.
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||Patron||
You say "customers", I say "tequila".
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||Wear a rain coat...||
Wait, I don't think that sounds quite right ....
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||Happy Good Friday!||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||My sidebars....||
Have ads for Microsoft. I think my surfing habits must be pretty boring.
On my work computer, anyway....
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Photoshop||
Much better than Botox and silicone.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Brimley should have starred in The West Wing||
He could have been brilliant fighting terr-urr-ists with nook-yoo-lar weapons.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||At 63 and 64||
A lot of the ad buy is going to be from prune growers, arthritis supplement brands and Cialis.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Wait, wait, wait...||
"Who said anything about cream cheese? We were talking about WHEN you could eat, not whether you could have condiments provided by institutions to student-athletes."
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Todd, you're fired||
Well, gotta run.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||That reminds me||
I'm hoping for a date with Kate Upton, except that I'm married, old enough to be her father, more than a little too flabby, make much less money than her current boyfriend, and she has no idea I even exist. Other than that, I'm saying there's a chance.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Pilot to bombardier||
|15 weeks 4 days ago||So, to sum up||
Epic failure all around, which we pretty well knew. The only new bit is the finding that Brady Hoke wasn't above board when making his statements in December.
I wonder whether the University will issue any sort of official response to the CSG's report?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Are you sure this is "OT"||
And not "META"? I'm a little fuzzy on the ruling here.
Either way, I'm glad it's back. Outlook crashed this morning and I need something to do while I can't get any work done.
(That's what I'm telling my clients, anyway).
|15 weeks 5 days ago||She really||
Tee'd off on him.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Ugh||
Another "rebuilding" year. With each passing season, Cornflower Blue is fading into something more like Honolulu Blue.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||3rd down conversions?||
Now you're talking crazy.
|17 weeks 12 hours ago||I... I...||
I'm feeling better and kinda tingly at the same time.... Thanks.
|17 weeks 12 hours ago||Superman looks like...||
Okay, no, I won't state the obvious, but did I miss the part where MGoBlog changed readership?
|17 weeks 13 hours ago||Jeebus||
Friday took long enough to get here....
I broke my foot a couple of weeks ago and my follow up with the ortho was yesterday. Three more weeks in the @#$%ing post-op boot and I'm headed on vacation with my family to - of all places - D.C. next week. I get to hobble around the sites. Maybe I'll find a nice park bench and feed the pigeons instead.
Add to that the realization that the long winter's night has reeked havoc on my body weight and cardiovascular fitness.
On top of that, it's raining and grey outdoors right now.
I think I'm in a surly mood. I need a posbang and pictures of Kate Upton in a microbikini.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||That's why they're the OIHO State University||
And we're not.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I'm going to change my vote||
Keith Jackson knows the game, but you just know what Casey would say after each time out.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Why?||
If he's doing play-by-play and checks his allegience at the door, so what? George Blaha is a Notre Dame and U-M alum, but you'd never know it by the way he calls the games for Sparty.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Don't confuse me||
With the facts.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||He's tanned, he's rested, he's ready||
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I like it||
Kickin' it old school. And that would certainly be historic, but not enough of a WOW! moment for Brandon. I'm thinking it's bigger, but also more plebian, to attract more revenue: a NASCAR track (a throwback to the chariot races in the Colosseum); a WWE Raw extravaganza (bringing to mind the gladiator fights); or monster trucks (which have no equal in all of history).
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Meh||
I consider this to be a lot less objectionable than a certain DC's use of "60 minutes of unnecessary roughness." One guy clearly meant to tease while the other delights in being an asshat.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I only watch Showtime||
For the articles.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Dutch||
Some of my most vivid memories of trips to The Netherlands in the 90s were commercials for Mentos and a guy I swear was MTV's Mark Goodman doing his VJ thing for an MTV-like channel in Holland. I had watched Goodman in the States during the 80s so to see what was otherwise familiar but completely spoken in Dutch (even "Goodman" who must have learned to speak it pretty damn well at some point if that was really him) made me think I was living in a parallel universe.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Kickin' it Belgian Style||
I like it! I spent the first decade of my career working for a Belgian company. This was long before Belgian beers could be picked up in most grocery stores in the U.S. Hoegaarden Witte became my absolute favorite along with Duvel.
If you ever come across it, Hoegaarden Brewery also makes a great beer called Verboden Vrucht (Forbidden Fruit). It has about 9% ABV so a couple of them are about all that's necessary to introduce you to the floor (or porcelain god). However, it's delicious and the alcohol well masked. Definitely worth a try.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Let me tell you||
That's not all it's cracked up to be. One week of every month, there are five women and one you who wish you were dead.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Best||
Example of irony ever.
|18 weeks 11 hours ago||There goes||
Seriously, though, Trader Joe's is awesome.
|18 weeks 11 hours ago||Spartan Stores||
Some of them, like Busch's, are actually very nice. Others are more like the corner IGA.
|18 weeks 12 hours ago||Walmart makes perfect sense||
Because if you're a MSU alum/fan shopping at Big Lots and Save-a-Lot, Walmart might as well be Tiffany's.
|18 weeks 13 hours ago||It does||
Sorry. You can tell them so when you're paying them for your lawn care servce.
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||Unless you are Polish||
In which case, it's "barszcz" (pronounced "barshch"). Yeah, that's a lot of consonants strong together in one word, but Poland is not in Polynesia, so there's that.
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||Dearborn, sure||
But lunches could be catered by La Penguina deli on Greenfield and the New Yasmeen Bakery on Warren. If I were a football player, I'd be okay with that.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe||
But I can read a book and get some learnin'. You, on the other hand, can dress up any way you like, but you'll still be a horse's arse.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe and maybe not||
A friend of mine found out years after his college education that his degree had never been officially conferred, even though he walked at graduation, because he was a couple of credits short. He had taken the classes but there was a bookkeeping error and the credits were never posted. It took him years to get it straightened out.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||His next career||
Could be as a celebrity chef on Food Network, but only if his resume also lists "personal chef to the Royal Family".
|18 weeks 1 day ago||That's a good question||
And I'm not saying that such an argument couldn't be refuted, only that they'd somehow try to make it.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Dude, just stop it||
I'm not doing this to bring up politics. I'm simply suggesting that the comment about Notre Dame being forced down the same path isn't correct. I was questioned about what I meant and I answered it.