|7 hours 17 min ago||Competing health system||
That sounds right. There are a few health systems in SE Michigan that are very close to insolvency. If one of them declares bankruptcy, the MarCom department at UMHS might be asked for comment.
|1 day 5 hours ago||And to that||
I have nothing to add. I stand corrected.
|1 day 5 hours ago||IBD!||
|1 day 5 hours ago||Oh, he was aware of the traffic||
He just has the swagger of a bird that doesn't give a shit. It's as though he's saying to drivers, "Go ahead, beeatch; hit me! I f-ckin' dare you!"
|1 day 5 hours ago||This was funny||
My only quibble is that I've never heard Harbaugh drop the f-bomb with reporters around (though I'm sure he's well-versed in the practice of the King's Language Arts).
|1 day 13 hours ago||Not just the anonymity||
I've seen people who are otherwise friends in the physical world get into virtual fistfights on Facebook.
My wife believes Facebook (and Twitter and Instagram and ...) is purely evil. Judging by the behavior it seems to encourage among a not insignificant number of people, I'm not sure I disagree.
|1 day 13 hours ago||IBD||
|1 day 13 hours ago||The sailboat||
Was a convenient excuse - In Three and Out, JUB seems to imply pretty strongly that Martin's being "unavailable to take a call" that week was not accidental or an oversight.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Holy crap||
I heard it but completely missed the implied, past relationship.
When I showed the video to my daughter who is about to start at Michigan, she got to the end and dead-panned the one-word summation:
|6 days 10 hours ago||Actually that is probably the case||
Most media companies don't give a rat's ass whether their on-air personalities are complete and utter prices of shit, so long as it drives eyeballs to their site/channel/pages, which in turn drives ad revenue.
|1 week 1 day ago||That's how thing work in Ohio||
You don't pay to come in, but you pay handsomely to leave.
|1 week 1 day ago||I've been there||
And it came to my mind as well. It isn't a bad option. It depends, I suppose, on how big of a lake and beach are preferred.
|1 week 1 day ago||Best beaches in the state||
Are along the Lake Michigan shoreline, which is probably a bit too far from A2 if your boys aren't up for a drive. For a 5.5 year old, the details of the lake probably matter less than it does to an adult or teen. For that reason, I would probably pick Ohio's Maumee Bay State Park on Lake Erie. There is a fairly nice hotel inside the park itself, the beach is clean, and there is an excellent golf course as well.
Kidding aside about being careful leaving a cooler unattended, it is probably a very good option considering what you're looking for and the constraints.
|1 week 3 days ago||Depends on many factors of course||
I hope you're right, but we have so many unanswered questions on offense that it's hard to predict how many points we will score. I think our D will be okay if the O doesn't put us deep in a hole.
This feels too much like 2008 for my liking; new coach, mostly new QBs, "rely on the Defense to get us through," etc. We will win more than 3 games, but it could be ugly early.
|1 week 3 days ago||More Harbaugh than ever||
An enthusiasm unknown in the history of the universe?
|1 week 3 days ago||Pontiac Aztec||
Who could forget that gem? Here it is in Metallic Puke:
|1 week 4 days ago||He'd better bring cash||
Trading Cass Tech memorabilia for tattoos might not get him much in Columbus.
|1 week 4 days ago||Not yet in all offices||
The office in Highland Township still does it the old fashioned way with numbers on a tab. Fortunately, I think I only waited about 20 min.
|1 week 4 days ago||Kinda like the old '50s horror movies||
Who made popcorn? A movie like this also deserves extra butter flavoring.
|1 week 5 days ago||I loved Tiger Stadium for the nostalgia||
But I agree it wasn't a great place to watch a game. Another place in that category of venues would be Wrigley Field c. 1990 when I saw my first game there. I couldn't believe it was such a dump.
Growing up, I somehow became a fan of the Cubs (I really can't say how - it's not like I'm from Chicago or had any relatives or friends who were Cubs fans). It became an ambition of mine to see a game at Wrigley. I was so disappointed.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Exactly||
The narrative in JUB's book, Fourth and Long, obliquely (and probably unintentionally) demonstrates just how Penn State's fans are (and have been) taken in by the JoePa mythology.
The fairy tale created and advanced by JoePa himself (and which persists in no small measure due to the continuing efforts of his family, alumni and others with a lot at stake) tells the story of this simple kid with humble roots who, against all odds, turned the Nittany Lions into a national powerhouse and the university into a world class institution while eternally remaining the same old guy who reached the pinnacle of success despite all the odds. He could not, you see, have ever known about what Sandusky did because, gosh darn it, he was just not worldly enough to be able to get his mind wrapped around such evildoing.
JoePa is a graduate of (Ivy League) Brown University. "Simpleton", my ass. The only deluded fools in this story are people who continue to believe the bullshit.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Best part of the week so far||
Welcome back, Berkeley (and Opus, Milo, and Binkley). The world needs you more than ever.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ding! Ding! Ding!||
I was trying to think of an on-air personality who pisses me off more than Cowherd. Thanks for bringing up Nancy Grace. I think is definitely one of them. I can't tolerate a single thing about her.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||One more reason||
I have to add to the long list of reasons why Fox Sports is an irrelevant listing in my cable channel guide.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The girth of the deal||
That's the important measure.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Wait ... So I understand||
You're NOT in favor of NASCAR-inspired uniforms?
/s (of course)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Lightbulb mfg or candle making companies||
Do any such companies exist that are also non-profit?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||One of my personal favorites||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I can't even big to tell you how happy this makes me||
The end of the Opus strip was one of the saddest events of the last several years. Breathed's humor was gentle but pointed; not a trace of meanness. I love his body of work and I can't wait to start following him again.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Congrats to you, too!||
Has your daughter been to Orientation yet? My daughter went last week and had a great time. My wife and I attended Parent Orientation and it was a strange feeling (especially since I had been an orientation leader at one time). Still, it was good to attend many of the sessions - they were very informative. It was time well spent (and walking the corridors of Angell and MLB brought back a lot of memories).
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Envious of my daughter||
Life comes full circle. I got to see Jim's senior year at QB when I was a freshman at Michigan. Now, my daughter gets to see his first (of what we hope will be many) year as head coach as she begins her freshman year. She can't wait, and neither can I.
Damn it. Dust.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I grilled pork chops||
With two different rubs: one commercial and one I made up as I went along (salt, pepper, garlic, sage and rosemary). It was one of the better dinners I've made recently.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Apples and bowling balls||
See, you know you're creating a questionable thread (I would even submit that you do it with tongue firmly in cheek). The key ingredient in some of the nominees is thr epic lack of self awareness.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||The bell has now been rung||
It can't be unrung. Thanks very little (I know, I know - you gave me ample warning not to click here).
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||First time I was ever in Wisconsin||
And I heard someone talk about "whippin' shitties" I wondered what planet I'd landed on and why they'd ever stir a pot of number two.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||Ford's, Chrysler's, Meijer's||
I've thought about the "s" a bit, and I think it may be because these companies were for so long associated with their founders. I could be wrong, but personal identity seems to be related somehow.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||FTFY, pt 2||
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Sounds like a good plan||
Give me a call if you'd like to get together for that long overdue beer. I have to take my son to driving class in the afternoon so I will be in the Novi area with a couple of hours to kill.
Picking him up with beer on my breath sounds like a great example to set for him.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||What a week||
My daughter officially enrolled at Michigan. I'm now the proud father of a Wolverine.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Let's ask Al Borges to weigh in||
In an interview with Al Borges that I just completely made up, the University of Michigan football team's offensive coordinator said:
"If it were my decision, I'd probably move Miller to
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This is the internet||
So the biggest cause of blindness is the excessive masturbation our mothers warned us about.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Albom can do that||
He has (several) other, wildly successful day jobs and really doesn't need to be a "brand" in radio.
EDIT: When I note his "wild success", it's not that I think he's awesome. As others here have noted, his opinions are pretty much trite drivel. But, to the original point I made, spooning out pablum to Book of the Month clubs has made him a very rich man.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Blueberry pie||
From Grand Traverse Pie Company. I made the smoked chuck roast, which was very good, but the pie was the bomb.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||But that's only true||
If he is only comparing himself to dads in the U.S. since dads in other countries also love their children and have all the advantages of dads here, and maybe a few more.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Smoker already fired up||
I goofed and grabbed a chuck roast instead of a brisket at Costco last night. Oh, well... We can still have great 'cue. And if that's the most I have to complain about today, I'm blessed beyond all measure to be living in a country like this.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Then your imagination||
Is more than a little narrow in scope.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||I bought one last year||
Do yourself a favor and replace the door with the mod available at Cajun Bandit. It's a heavier gauge of metal so it will hold the heat better. I would also consider replacing the handle which is cheap. Both mods are available here:
A good friend who is a frequent lurker here has added another mod that uses a digital temp control. I find that I don't need it, but I don't cook on my smoker as often as he does.
Finally, don't follow the Weber instructions that suggest only using a few brickets at a time. Load it up to the top and control the temp with the vents. You don't want to keep adding more charcoal during a long cook.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||I smoked a pork butt earlier in the week||
I will smoke a brisket tomorrow. I don't know if I will do a whole one because we won't have any guests and my daughter is going to a friend's party. I might just cook only a half; not sure yet whether it will be a point (to make into burnt ends) or the flat.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Those shorts are just awesome||
Said no one, ever.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with these||
I would also add Pacific Rim and Cafe Zola.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I think these have a||
"Black is the New Orange" feel. Or something.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||It's not the Yootubez||
This interview was not available on YouTube, so after I posted, I noticed that the video autostarted even without any explicit options to do it in the embed code that I could see.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||He hired this guy||
I could watch this every time I needed a good laugh.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||You left out||
Michigan Men also help little old ladies across the street.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||My orders came through||
My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||At first||
I'd be all like, "Swoosh!"
Then I'd be all, "Just do it."
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Not so fast||
We'll need at least a dozen snowflake threads with predictions for what the uniforms will look like in the fall. Of course, we'll also need separate discussions for home versus away, etc.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I want Texas||
For the tailgating. And the cheerleaders. And Sixth Street.
Can't think of any really good reasons, though.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Your brother||
The Nigerian prince?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Sloppy game for Michigan||
I remember watching games that season not knowing if we would play to our potential or our inexperience. This game had both.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||He isn't being shown the door||
He is being told he can no longer play football for Michigan. When looking at the whole story, as we have it today, it seems to be for his own good and he doesn't want to hear it.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||A cocked eyebrow, but...||
After two concussions and if he has arthritis in his knee already, the medical reasons are more than valid. One of the real risks for Ondre is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. The evidence seems to be pretty clear that repeated head trauma, particularly among football players, is a root cause and the damage is irreversible.
I feel bad for Ondre. But one day, he may thank his coach for literally saving his life.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||If the docs advised him to quit||
That's all anyone (including Ondre) should be thinking about. Not taking medical advice, no matter how he "feels", is risky. That is not to say he couldn't come back, but in the docs' and coaches, best judgment, it was a risk not worth taking on his behalf or theirs.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||You know you're married||
When you're brushing your teeth and your spouse comes in to drop a deuce.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I did||
On a bye-week. In retrospect, it was a great decision. The weather in late September is still very nice, warm; it's often drier and more predictable than spring and summer.
As it happened, the weather for our wedding featured crystal-clear blue skies, though it was unseasonably cold, even for Michigan - temp in the morning was in the low 40s. But considering the number of weddings I've attended with cold rain, we were very fortunate.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Penn State over a weekend with the in-laws?||
Yeah, good choice.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Thirded||
The Inn at Bay Harbor is simply incredible. It's also half-way between Petoskey and Charlevoix, and about 30 min from hiking and other outdoor activities at Boyne Mountain.
If you'd rather stay in downtown Petoskey (which is a great place), consider Stafford's Perry Hotel. Great views of Little Traverse Bay and you can walk everywhere in town.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||This one||
Who could forget the dinosaur of all future vehicles?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||THIS||
All day long.
I was a huge supporter of Bo's (I became a Michigan fan because my Buckeye mom insisted that if I wasn't going to root for OSU, I was going to root for Bo because he was one of "Woody's Men"), but watching his teams get clobbered in bowl games killed me as I was growing up. Mo and Lloyd mostly turned around the perception that Michigan couldn't win on New Year's Day. Still, I am beyond privileged to have seen Bo coach his last game in Michigan Stadium as a senior at Michigan.
1997 was both the year of the NC and the year my daughter - who will be a first-year student at Michigan this fall - was born. I remember crying tears of joy over both events; it was among the happiest years of my life.
If the past 7 years have done little else than remind all of us that we should take nothing for granted, it will have been enough. Lloyd was successful for most of his tenure and any school (except perhaps the Buckeyes) would have been damn lucky to have him as its head coach. We did. Even Pete Carroll commented to a Detroit sports reporter before the 2007 Rose Bowl that he couldn't understand the anti-Lloyd vitriol that dogged our coach throughout his career.
But that's just, like, my opinion, man. It's time to move on. We have a great head coach in Jim Harbaugh - whom I am also privileged to have seen his last game as a Wolverine. I'm looking forward, not back.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||This needs to be a Dear Diary||
Maybe even find its way to the MGoHOF.
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||From now on, everytime Pinkel expounds||
The after-effects of asparagus consumption will forever come to mind.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||In terms of what Harbaugh thinks||
Regarding your opinion, exactly no fucks are given. He evaluated NFL caliber talent. Lacking evidence to the contrary, I will defer to his judgment.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I'm going the other way||
I think Stride Rite is getting into athletic apparel.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Could be worse||
It could be Candies. But after the OMG Shirtless photo of Harbaugh, I think the ad campaign might reveal more about the coach than any of us want to know (WD notwithstanding).
|7 weeks 10 hours ago||That and 70 quadrillion more||
Would buy you a Starbucks coffee.
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||I knew eQIP was hacked||
I had an old clearance that did come up in the system, so I knew I was probably vulnerable... The question at this point is whether I make that bad news public to my wife.
To paraphrase a friend of mine, I doubt there will be much impact ... Though I did notice that my 401K was now reporting in Yuans and I'm heavily invested in Shanghai securities.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||I'm NOT a federal employee and it still sucks||
My employer asked me to get a clearance at the beginning of the year. I provided enough info to set me up on e-QIP, which is already enough to let an identity thief have a field day. Fortunately, I never had the time to fill out the SF86, so that gives me a measure of comfort, but not much.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||1978 Datsun B210 hatchback||
Just like this one...
It was the BEST first car ... Because it ran.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||The other links I found||
Also seemed to citing the same statistic without an independent reference (such as U.S. Census data). However, about 40% (as of 2013) of all Huntsville residents aged 25 and over had at least an undergraduate degree (compared to 22.6% for the whole state).
I suspect that it might have been true at one time (perhaps during the height of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs) and it's become a repeated urban legend ever since.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Possibly||
But that's not the reason for his reserved style in this post, I suspect.
When one is of obviously superior intellect, taking on an adversary like Erikzo the Clown is just not worthy of the effort. It's like using a sledgehammer to pound in a finish nail.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||A stupid commercial?||
Son of a bitch.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Not a single intelligent person||
Huntsville (home of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal) has the highest number of Ph.D.'s per capita in the U.S. (LINK)
So, that city may be the exception that proves the rule about Alabama...
|7 weeks 2 days ago||So his anecdote is not valid?||
My relatives had much the same experience. I suspect that there are many stories from immigrants (both past and present, by the way) who would offer similar stories.
His point, if I understand correctly, is that there is a missing perspective of what "bad" really looks, feels and sounds like. Thus, we get a generation of people simply incapable of dealing with the anything remotely distressing.
I'm not sure that I'm entirely in agreement with him, but the experience I have with my own teenage children and their friends suggest to me that MadHatter is at least on to something.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Not so||
As many professors are pointing out with increasing frequency, the "chilling effect" is inside the class as much (or more) than outside it.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know||
At most Walmart's this kind of brawl would just be described as "Tuesday."
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Changed my approach||
Actually, I didn't. In the end, your "superior" is the guy who writes/signs your paycheck and/or performance appraisal. From JH's point of view, that was Jed York.
Again, whether York is or isn't a complete POS isn't the point (make no mistake - he is). To the extent that Harbaugh wasn't self-employed, he reported to someone - that was Jed York.
I'm not advocating that Harbaugh had to be a kiss-ass; far from it. However, being polite to your boss is always a good idea, regardless of whether you "need" the job. Reputations get around, whether fair or unfair; deserved or not.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Nope, I still disagree||
I was raised and trained to treat people the way I want to be treated, full stop. Just because someone like Jed York acts like an over-privileged, entitled ass makes no difference.
That is not the same as saying that I will go out of my way to bring him or her milk and cookies. However, I am also aware that others who may be working for me (or, in the case of my children, learning from me) will be watching the example I set. The people who work for me might not like me, either. But if I don't show respect to my boss if I don't like him/her, how could I possibly expect others to respect me if they feel the same way about me?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Read RYG's response in this thread||
He said it perfectly.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Funny story||
Jed York is a complete idiot and Harbaugh was stating the obvious. But although I will definitely be in the minority here, if that's in fact a direct quote, I don't find it appropriate (which is why it may be someone's impression of what was said or a paraphrase).
One of the best lines from Band of Brothers was when Major Winters says, "You salute the rank, not the man." York still outranked Harbaugh, which is why I believe it was disrespectful and probably an inaccurate quote. It was neither Bo's nor Jack Harbaugh's style to say those kind of things to a superior in front other people (particularly in front of the team where discipline and order are essential) and I don't think they would have approved.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Oberon||
Haven't had one in a while - paired well with an italian beef sandwich and hot gardeniera.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||He'll reinvent Geoffrey||
He'll sell the board on the upside potential of a strategic evolution from giraffe to unicorn.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||T-tops stolen||
My mom is from East Tennessee, where it's more common to have a car port than a real garage. Unfortunately, that makes security less than ideal.
So it was that my uncle had a T-top stolen off his Corvette in the mid-'80s. After it was stolen (it had literally been cut out of the car's roof) he started keeping a loaded shotgun near the back door.
One night after getting the 'Vette repaired, my uncle heard noises on the car port. He grabbed his shotgun and looked out - sure enough someone was trying to steal the new top. He opened the door, pointed his shotgun at the thief, and fired.
Part of the blast struck the thief across the side of his face, blowing half his lower jaw across the car port. Police came and - Tennessee being Tennessee - my uncle was not charged (defense of property).
The guy sued my uncle for the injuries sustained. According to my uncle, the judge asked the thief if the T-top belonged to him or to my uncle. Upon hearing (through an interpreter, I imagine) that the T-top had, in fact, been my uncle's, the judge responded, "Count your blessings you're not dead. Case dismissed."
|8 weeks 4 days ago||In that case||
Let me jump in...
Joey Galloway can blow me.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Helps to have some experience, but...||
If you break down all engineering degrees to their components, you find math, data science, analytical modeling, computer programming, critical thinking, etc. Some degree programs even require a business course or two, depending on the school. Senior design courses also teach students some of the basics of project management, though they don't know they're learning it.
The important thing is not focusing on the "engineering" part, but rather what skills have been accrued. When I was finishing my undergrad, JP Morgan was recruiting on North Campus for engineers. The starting salary was far and away higher than what an entry -level engineer could expect to make. Part of that was because they required new hires to live in Manhattan, but also because they valued engineers for their skill sets, which can be hard to find.
That's why engineers often end up in non-engineering professions as their careers progress. It's how I ended up in supply chain, for instance. I miss not doing "real" engineering, but there is no doubt that doors were opened for me because I was a degreed engineer.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Amen||
Engineering is almost a "generalist" degree now, even with a specialization like aerospace. The skills that are learned are broadly applicable. Those skills are also in very high demand, particularly in the fields of data analytics, etc. If you keep an open mind, there is almost nowhere an engineering degree can't take you.
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||He lives in hotels||
Tears out the walls.
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||Middle School||
Must have been a living hell.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||Time out for a "cool story, bro"||
I work with a guy named Leif Eriksen. He looks vaguely Nordic, if you don't count that he's about 5' 6" tall, skinny as a rail, and a rather quiet person.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||Pretty simple||
My wife wanted a French name for our daughter, and to include the name "Marie" (my wife's maternal grandmother's name). We went through a lot of permutations before settling on a name more common in Quebec and Ontario than here in Michigan.
For my daughter, it has meant being disappointed every time we are at an amusement park or major tourist destination and looking for a souvenir with her name on it. They simply don't exist except occasionally in Canada.
My wife almost went down the same path with our son a few years later. She wanted to name him "Etienne" (French for "Stephen"). I put my foot down on that idea. I explained that he would get the living shit kicked out of him every day of his life and burn with hatred for the both of us with the heat of a thousand suns. We settled on a common name, but not too much so.
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||Daughter's graduating from high school||
She will officially be a Wolverine this fall. She also found out that she had been accepted to the Undergrad Research program which has been her biggest thrill to date.
I'm a proud papa!
|9 weeks 14 hours ago||Daughter's graduating from high school||
She will officially be a Wolverine this fall. She also found out that she had been accepted to the Undergrad Research program which has been her biggest thrill to date.
I'm a proud papa!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||>25 scholarships yes, oversigning no||
If "oversigning" means greyshirts, blueshirts, orangeshirts, etc., the SEC can keep it. Slimy is as slimy does.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||San Antonio||
Everyone who has ever been there (myself included) loves the city. People down there are friendly, the atmosphere is as good as you'll find anywhere, the weather is great, and there are a million ways to pass the time. The whole place is first class.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||North Carolina, fireworks and youth||
Add "Hey, y'all, watch this!" and just make sure you're well clear of the action.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Wait||
The board has a mercy rule?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Go back to bed||
You're (still) drunk.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||MacArthur||
Never went anywhere without an entourage that included photographers.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Two close calls||
A few years ago, I was traveling back from White Plains to Detroit on a regional jet. A winter storm had just come through New York and low, moisture-laden clouds still hung over the Westchester County airport. Our plane de-iced and we took off. In less than a minute, we were in the clouds. Almost immediately, the aircraft pitched up violently and I could hear the stall warning in the cockpit. The engines were pushed to full throttle as the pilots pitched the nose down. Being a private pilot, I knew we had probably accumulated a lot of ice on the aircraft and were on the edge of a stall. For the next 15-20 minutes, the pilots coaxed the plane up above the clouds and clear of additional ice. It was the first time I had ever made a Sign of the Cross while flying. The guy next to me smiled and said, "Do you fly often?" I told him that I did - and more than enough to know what had just happened.
Last summer, I was flying from Montreal to Toronto at night during a thunderstorm. It was the most severe of the season and a line of storms 180 miles long was pushing south over downtown Toronto. The plane was to land on Toronto Island airport (Billy Bishop). As we made our approach, we descended to about the height of the CN Tower on short final for the field. Lightning was everywhere - it looked like paparazzi at the Oscars. At that moment, the plane (a Bombardier Q400 turboprop) rolled left at about a 45 degree angle. The pilot regained control and aborted the landing. He flew under the storm which was now above us just a few hundred feet above the ground. We got clear of the storm out over Lake Erie and went back to Montreal. When the passenger next to me started complaining that he had to be in Toronto for a meeting, I told him that had the pilot continued the approach, the likelihood was that we would have made the late evening news and for all of the wrong reasons.
|10 weeks 11 hours ago||Whose boobies||
Maybe not ESPN, but rumor has it that FHM and Playboy are regular contributors to RCMB.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||It's all in the contract terms||
It's a little known fact that after he dies, Iowa will bronze his mortal husk which will continue coaching football.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||10th year?||
Was he working on a PhD or was he doing the John Blutarsky undergrad program?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||"Harbaugh's senior season..."||
"Occurred the year before I was born."
You really know how to hurt a guy. That was the year I graduated from high school and enrolled at U-M.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I've changed my mind a bit||
I disagree that it's "always best to be as nice as possible." Maybe the key part of that phrase is "as possible", but I can neither know nor control how others will react. I can only "treat others as I want to be treated." That seems like the right standard of behavior.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||About the same||
Give or take.
BTW, I think your sarcasm detector might have a blown circuit.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I predict||
That we have a 50-50 chance of being undefeated after the first game with an astonishing 50% likelihood of losing the first game.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||One man would think so||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||But do we forgive him...||
For the "Harbaugh is staying where he belongs in the NFL!" line he kept promoting right up until the day Harbaugh showed up at a press conference in A2?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||So, true story||
That will hopefully bring a chuckle...
A few years ago, my wife had a bacterial infection in her intestines called "C. Diff". It required very expensive ($85 per dose, 4x per day for 21 days) medication to treat it. In the meantime, it landed her in the hospital (this is not the funny part).
To confirm C. Diff (and nothing even worse, like colon cancer) she underwent a colonoscopy (still not the funny part). Naturally, she was anesthetized.
(Now the funny part) As she regained consciousness, she started singing this song...
EDIT: I contemplated adding this song to the "earworms" thread, but this seems way more appropriate.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||My Mom said I couldn't be a Spartan fan||
And that's all she had to say. I was 5 years old and in no position to argue (if I wanted supper).
|10 weeks 3 days ago||That's not so much "forecast"||
As "Eyewitness Weather."
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Don't a lot of UT grads work at NASA?||
Maybe Patterson should schedule a neutral site game on the moon. Think of the t-shirts he could sell! And the bullet points!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I'm doing the laundry and the dishes||
Which isn't as good as it sounds... Dishwashers and laundry machines exist for a reason.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||You sound easy to please||
Which makes great raw material for a Mom.
Happy Mother's Day, Wendy!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Watching your mom grow old||
Is painful. My own mom is finally starting to show signs of being in her 70s. My father turned 80 last year. While both are in reasonably good health, seeing them advance in years is helping me to realize how precious is each Mothers Day I have with her. It was always a finite number, but there are fewer before us than behind us.
Where did all this damn dust come from?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Happy Mother's Day||
For my wife, a Hawaiian orchid lei from me and our children. For my mom, dinner at her favorite restaurant. For my mother-in-law, a visit from the family and a gift card to her favorite hair salon.
The dishes in the sink can wait a day.
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||Looking forward to the warm temps||
Should be a great weekend for a cookout. Go Blue and Happy Harbaugh Friday!
|12 weeks 2 days ago||The big issue||
Is that the media needs some reason to explain why the Seahawks were absolutely pantsed by the Patroits. Whereas New Englad was playing with its balls, apparently Seattle forgot to bring any of their own.
Double entendre fully intended.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||The irony||
Is that Brady's passing was actually better after halftime when the balls were inflated per the rules. The Patriots were more competitive when the Pats were playing with underinflated footballs.
But none of the media talking heads want to point that out.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Legal sausage factory||
Can you guys come up with a Smoked Chicken and Apple variety? Aidell's is my absolute favorite, but if you throw in a little maple, I'll try it.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||You Get What You Give||
I love that song and for some reason, always associate it with the years I spent traveling back and forth to Utah working on a client project. I think that's because I always had it on my music player and had it on my playlist for the flights home.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||At least there is an Ann Arbor tie-in||
Or did Lindsey Vonn once eat at Krazy Jim's?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||And||
That's just the rounding error.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Of course it doesn't||
But as the father of two teenagers, one of whom is graduating from high school this year, I long ago stopped trying to make sense of teenage logic.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Ergo the line||
"If it was true..."
|12 weeks 6 days ago||In management||
This is what they call a "teachable moment." If I were JB, I would be clamping down hard on all the social media tweets from my staff. If it was true that Brown was a "silent commit" and we blew it with a stupid tweet about the best players choosing the B1G, it would be Exhibit A in my new social media seminar for my coaching staff.
|13 weeks 14 hours ago||Tomorrow's my daughter's 18th birthday||
And she'll be a first year student at Michigan in the fall.
After the birthday cake and ice cream tomorrow, our neighbors have invited people to come over for a Cinco de Mayo party.
And it's going to be warm and sunny in Michigan all weekend.
Not a bad way to wind up the week.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||A cheeseburger||
Is like sex. When it's good, it's really awesome. And even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Clooney and Hunter were great in that movie||
But it was how many years ago?
Sixteen. In the meantime, Hunter's best role might have been the voice of Elastigirl in The Incredibles.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||And crunching noises||
My wife will stand over my shoulder while I'm trying to do something and crunch on a Trisket, or a carrot or celery, etc. Drives me bat shit crazy.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||That's a really good one||
Bought a six-pack for myself the last time I had an extended layover in Norway.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Jeremy Irons is awesome in any role||
Holly Hunter had The Piano and a bunch of "meh" roles. Henry Cavill is very good, but hasn't done much other than superhero roles lately it seems.
Ben Affleck is just overrated. He reminds me of George Clooney because he seems to play the same character over and over regardless of the movie or the role.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||What do you call the March to the Sea?||
A good start.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Reno Air Races||
Without a doubt. That much speed that close to the ground is incredibly exciting.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Virgil's Real Cola||
But I also love to go to Taco Bell for Manzanita Sol and Mountain Dew Baja Blast (the green/blue one).
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Vanilla||
And also wintergreen. That's the flavor in root beer that it's really hard to put your finger on but tastes so familiar.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||As a fellow Catholic||
Pray for Chad, that he may be healed.
And so, too, his family, that they find hope, comfort and peace.
And his doctors, nurses and other caregivers, that their work might be blessed.
Pray also for all who suffer, especially those who have no one to care for them, that they know God's mercy.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Actually kick was usually at 1:00 PM||
At least back in the "ancient times" (pre-ESPN) when many games were not televised.
The rest of your point stands, though: out of respect for Bo, the other coaches and especially the players, we would be in the stands in time for kick-off.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Be honest, it wasn't the photo||
It was when you showed everyone how your wet noodle became a jackhammer, right?
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Persinully||
I was trying to figure out how we could use the terms "troglodyte" and "vituperative" in a description of our rivalries with the Spartans and Buckeyes just to piss them off.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||My only problem with young Carter||
Is that he's not playing for the Shamrocks. Hoo boy, did that team need help last season.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||You just know this is coming....||
A totally made up (but entirely plausible) upcoming expose by Michael Rosenberg:
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Unyielding||
HE WORKED US TOO MUCH
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Michael Rosenberg||
"I hope Michael Rosenberg hasn't suddenly come down with the vapors."
Best. Line. Ever.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Kitchen Confidential||
The Les Halles stories were stomach-turning, no question about it.
He followed up that book with Medium Raw, which I've also read. It pretty well made the case that the restaurant/culinary business is full of scum and villany. He even used the c-bomb to describe Alan Richman, the NYT's restaurant critic, and took up most of an entire chapter to set up his use of the word in the last sentence.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Could have been any restaurant kitchen ever||
Ever read Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential? You'll never want to eat in a restaurant again.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I learn something new every day||
I had no idea sushi places featured pressed ham.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Yesterday||
My son and I stopped at an Arby's for lunch. Instead of fries, I ordered an apparently new menu item: cole slaw. I figured it had to be marginally healthier than curly fries.
None of the people working behind the counter seemed entirely sure how to make it. Finally, the store manager brought me a small tub of what looked exactly like snot. I sat down and attempted to eat my first forkful and promptly spit it out. It was literally the worst thing I have ever eaten.
On the other hand, my son and I had a great time one-upping each other with our descriptions of the lousy food. I had him laughing so hard he told me to stop before he had an asthma attack.
|15 weeks 20 min ago||1978 Datsun B210 Hatchback||
5-speed manual trans, 4-cylinder. About the only (major) maintenance I ever had to do was replace a head gasket. Of course, the floor completely rusted out and if you lifted the carpeted mats on the passenger side, you could see the road underneath.
|15 weeks 4 hours ago||Probably||
No one with a D.D.S. seems to be.
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||If we can keep the O line healthy||
We should have a chance at more than 7 wins, especially if Shane improves in fall camp and/or our new transfer QB is the efficient game manager we all hope he is.
But, I disagree with the notion that Hoke recruited "well" anywhere but on defense. With the exception of Funchess, there is little evidence that the former staff had an eye for offensive talent.
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||Okay, I'll say the obvious||
She stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||Right||
Because the first six Star Wars were about pure story telling and It never occurred to Lucas to try tying in product marketing of everything from Legos to kids underwear.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||And all this time||
I had been imagining that you weren't old enough to drink.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||"Six to midnight"?||
WTF are you t-....
Oh. I get it. "Room in your pants" and all that.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Bang on||
Episodes 1-3 had a "Daddy needs a new Porsche" feel to them. The dialog was even more wooden that Lucas's first attempt at screenwriting. When your CGI character demonstrates more emotion than the human actors, something's wrong.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||All those men||
Who have no idea how to please her.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I admit I was a little lost, too||
After Wonder bread, jasmine rice, mashed (russet) potatoes and refined sugar, I was coming up a little short on what constituted "white" food.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||There are now||
My daughter and I visited Ithaca when she was still looking at schools. The downtown area of Ithaca is very nice. There's a "Main Street-like" section of town that has an excellent selection of bars and restaurants. The city reminded me of Ann Arbor a lot.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||1988-ish||
Started using the Apollo workstations in the Dow Building to do engineering analysis. They were connected to UM servers that, in turn, were connected to other universities and research centers around the U.S.though the Merit Network and NSFNET backbones. I got a lot of research done that way.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Someone MS Paint this||
Brian Versus the Volcano
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Wait! Wait! Wait!||
|15 weeks 4 days ago||We have a great aero department and med school||
Someone needs to surgically implant a ring laser gyroscope.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Considering the source||
I'm a bit surprised their Final Four weren't:
1. Dallas Mavericks
2. LA Kings
3. NY Yankees
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Loss to Utah?||
It's possible, considering that it's the opening game, under a new coach, on the road. But something tells me that Harbaugh is going to have the team as ready to play that game as any in the history of the program. I almost shudder thinking about what the Utes could be in for.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Guh||
|18 weeks 12 hours ago||Might have a good weekend?||
Oh yeah? With whom?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||You really think...||
The punishment will be that harsh? He's "just a kid" for cryin' out loud!
|18 weeks 2 days ago||At the end of the day||
BBC, like any TV network, is governed by the advertisers who are paying the bills. Clarkson is perfectly within his rights as a free citizen to say just about whatever he wants.
However, BBC are equally free to decide that he's got to go. Their business depends on those advertisers who, I am certain, want no part in a controversy that impacts their ability to sell products to the members of the public who may be offended by his comments.
The other network that would be perfect for someone like him is HBO. If they can have Bill Maher as a flamethrower, they can make room for Clarkson, too.
|19 weeks 13 hours ago||Recovering from RSV and bronchitis||
And have a splitting headache to top it all off.
I could use a good posbang.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||You don't say||
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Something green from time to time||
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I read it||
And he is right on. There were applicants for music who were auditioning at as many as a dozen music schools. Since most live auditions happen on weekends in late January and February, many choose to attend regional auditions at schools too far away to schedule with travel.
Had my daughter been a mezzo (or been my son and sang baritone or bass) she probably would have been admitted. Soprano is the most competitive voice part by far and she came up short. At least she had the courage to try. I didn't - when I played saxophone, my contemporaries (like Andrew Dahlke, now at Northern Colorado) were far better than I was and I didn't think I could compete. My daughter also knew which of her fellow singers are likely to emerge as stars but tried anyway. I'm very proud of her for that.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||SMTD results are out, too||
My daughter was not admitted. Someone pour me a drink....
At least she was accepted into LS&A. It's still the odds-on-favorite.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I could fault Disney a lot for that||
And I do....
But Disney is also one of the most remarkable and innovative companies in the world for their ability to create an immersive environment. That's their real "magic". I've studied Disney extensively and what they are actually selling is an experience. Sure, guests are paying for tickets, food, souvenirs, photographs and a zillion other things, but those are just the means to create revenue.
If you think about it, Apple is actually selling the same thing. Why would anyone pay 1.5X the price of the nearest competitor's electronic gizmo (especially when that other product is arguably a better one)? Because Apple is orchestrating a value proposition to both the consumer and its suppliers that enable it to create a walled garden (or Hotel California, if you prefer) from which you have little incentive to leave.
That's the business angle. The reason I go to Walt Disney World from time to time is because it's one of the few places where I feel like I am disconnected from the pressures of work. Sure, they have wi-fi and cell coverage in the parks, but I feel less inclined to constantly check my inbox and respond.
My wife and children have a pretty good time, too.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||SoCal!||
Taking my family to San Diego... My son wants to attend UCSD someday and I have to visit a new client that week anyway.
Are you going to brave the crowds at Disneyland? I considered it briefly, but decided against.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||1. Reformed rocket scientist.||
1. Reformed rocket scientist. 2. 2025 Jet Pack... Sorry, wrong thread.
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|20 weeks 4 days ago||Failure on two levels||
First, obviously. Second, if he was trying to nominate himself for the 2015 Darwin Awards, his mix of flammable materials wasn't nearly volatile enough. And the icing on top was that he forgot to say "Hey, y'all! Watch this!"
|21 weeks 12 hours ago||So the dog says, he says||
"Get that shit outta here!"
|21 weeks 12 hours ago||40 degrees?||
I don't know what it's like to have temperatures without a "minus" sign in front of them.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||If you were Class of '91||
You may have known a friend of mine from grade school, Paul Ziemba - Class of '90.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||The cheerleaders||
Took care of rehabbing him.
Thankyouverymuch ... Tip your waitress. Try the prime rib.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||A class of Ohio State fan||
That's like saying it's possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I will not be happy||
Until our unis look something like this:
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sure there will be times next season||
When the "page turn" seems more like "same song, different verse." However, I don't expect that to last very long because Harbaugh.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||He's graduated from douchenozzle||
He's up to "douche canoe" at least.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||No wonder and no kidding||
If a company's (or government agency's or university's or ...) leadership team needs Disney to tell them how to develop loyalty and improve their customers'/constituents' experiences, they aren't qualified for the positions they hold.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Disney Institute||
I have an acquaintance who used to promote the Disney Institute to various companies. When Disney made it a revenue generating business in the mid-90s, he ran its business development activity.
I found it astonishing when he told me a few years later some of the groups who had taken courses that lasted from a day or two to a week or more, including U.S. Government agencies, colleges and universities, and many, many Fortune 500 companies. It's a substantial piece of business for DisneyWorld.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Actions speak louder than words||
I frankly don't care what either URBZ or Wilcher said. It's what they both DO from here on out that matters.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||The time I saw this||
It actually worked, but only because the 40th anniversary of Apollo 15 was being recognized by the University. One of the crew, Al Worden, was honored at halftime. Made sense that Rocketman would be included.
It was nice that time, but should not be repeated.