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|2 days 7 hours ago||yes, during the 2011 season||
Hoke had a rabbits foot up his...welllllll
(please note: it was a conscious decision to use rabbits foot and not horseshoe or 4 leaf clover for obvious reasons)
|6 days 5 hours ago||in that same vein||
What's easier to unload...a truckload of bowling balls or a truckload of dead babies?
A: Dead Babies. Why? Because you can use a pitchfork
|6 days 6 hours ago||A man wakes up in an Emergency Room||
his neck is in a collar, he cant open his right eye and he cant take deep breaths due to a couple broken ribs. Doctor comes over an asks if he knew how he got there. The guy says, "Well I was golfing with my wife and she sliced her drive into the woods on 13. We were in the trees, looking for her ball when we came to a clearing with a fence. On the other side of the fence were some cattle. I saw something that I thought might have been her ball, so I went to take a closer look. When I held up the cow's tail to expose what I thought was her ball lodged in the cows rear, I said "Hey Honey! I think this looks like yours..."
|1 week 9 hours ago||Toys/Babies R Us||
is just an awful, expensive purveyor of crap. Their return policies are a joke. We wnt there a lot when our son was In utero and an infant, then the baby fog lifted and we realized how awful that place was. I think it was the $249 glider that needed extensive modifications to just stay together when you sat in it that finally tore it for me. I paid $249 for this chair, tried to return it the next day (once it was put together it was rickety as all hell), and they wouldnt take it back (even though I had the reciept from the day before). They did tell me that had I paid $75 for the protection plan or whatever they would have been happy to assist me. Essentially, it was extortion.
They seem to know they sell overpriced crap and sont care. Perfect place for Brandon
(Dont get me started on Target, either. Meijer FTW!)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||apparently||
they suggest putting Buckeyes in the dumpster. Thats just perfect, and they dont even realize. Shhhhhhh
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||Ive had UVerse for most of the past 5 years||
The only time I did not have it was in 2011 when I moved to Columbus and it wasnt in my area yet. For that time I had Time Warner (which is basically the Comcast of Ohio. Id sit my bare ass on a hot cast iron stove before I went back to Time Warner).
The service with U-verse is fantastic, and you can get promotional deals ALL THE TIME. I currentyl have 300 channels (but not HBO/Cinemax, because I already used the freee HBO promotion), 15GB upstream, 2 GB downstream, 1 wired box and 3 wireless boxes for $125 a month plus tax.
Here are the caveats for AT&T: You have to work to get the promotions. They don't tell you about them, you just have to call every couple months and tell them you want to go to a cheaper plan and they'll find whats available. Last time I had to do this is because my 6 months of free HBO expired and all of a sudden my bill went to $160. I called them to tell them I wasn't paying for that month of HBO (they removed the charge) and told them I wanted to go down to the 100 channel package (U100). They looked for promotions, and bumped me up from U200 to U300, and somehow my bill went from $130 a month to $125 a month.
So, you have to actively engage them to get the deals, and if you have a promotion on your account, they will not tell you when it is expiring, so you have to watch your bill like a hawk.
But, as far as the product goes, I have no complaints whatsoever. I work for a Managed Services company and routinely have to conduct remote support sessions from my home office. I never have any issues, even if everyone else is home and using bandwidth.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||Ive had a few||
family members drive trucks...I went to college, got saddled with some loans and went the "normal" route. Im still in debt, they're on vacation (a lot). Petulant, immature people make fun of truck drivers because why? Because theyre too stupid to know that earning a respectable living is respectable, whether its ditch digging or truck driving or sewer cleaning.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||only because||
Gallon was able to share his cloaking device on that day
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||back on the Apple Farm||
my Dad had a '55 Cadillac Eldorado. I was about 7-9 when he had it, so all I really rember was him going on and on about "DUAL QUADS" and that it had a photoelectric sensor built into the dash to automatically dim your brights if it sensed oncoming traffic, which blew my mind, since it was a '55.
Right before he sold it, my Dad let me take a suervised and very slooooow cruise around the property. More of a coast around an oak tree, but at the time it felt like I was parking a battleship.
ironically he got that car by trading an '82 Harley FLH Electra Glide for it.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||do they play the Browns?`||
I think they do. There's one win
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Heres the other thing||
If Im married to Giselle and there are things on that phone that could be embarrassing or damaging to her, there's no way on Gods green Earth I'd give that phone up to ANYBODY, consequences be damned. I know that in theory all they care about is the NFL stuff, and the rest of it is protected or whatever, but thats only in a court of law. If something gets leaked illegally into the court of public opinion, it doesnt make a damned bit of difference how it ended up in public.
What a shitshow
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||I grew up on an Apple Farm||
one of the "farm trucks" was an '82 Chevy LUV truck. Starting when I hit 14 or so, my Dad used to bring it to our back door every night and ask me to go park it up in the barn for him. I'd usually be gone for about a half hour, since there were 600 acres available for joyriding. It had a 5 speed and a 1.8 liter Isuzu diesel engine. Went from 0-60...eventually. And I hope to buy another some day.
Literally, one day it got out run by a Deere. It was THAT slow
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Did Blake leave on his own?||
Or, was he told he wouldn't be given a 5th year? I thought he chose to leave because of PT issues, basically because he knew he wasn't going to start. If my recollection is murky please correct me.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||right on||
my rant wa not directly related to the situation at FHH and I interjected it where it may not necessarily belong because as I was reading through the comments about charter schools and politicians etc etc my blood proessure started rising, and this has been something on my mind for some time, so I figured I'd let it fly.
But, you are correct.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||NO CHAT SPORTS||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I weep for America||
people my age and older like to bitch about how stupid kids are these days. How selfish Milennials are etc etc, and yet those same people dont support schools while in city after city there is at least one shiny (relatively) new sports arena built on the backs of taxpayers at the request of billionaires. Of course they're stupid, you closed their schools and took their (likely outdated) books! (just kidding kiddos, dont get upset, im working towards a greater good here)
Seriously, people have to wonder about this kind of crap? How is this possible? Why do we let our politicians be bought and sold by corporations like chattel? Everyone says the system is broken, yet no one seems to ever be able to do anything about it.
If anyones got any ideas, Im all ears. We cant just let this country get run into the ground.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||I remember that color well||
because I had a '92 Cavalier in the very same color. Bought it used, and they had the typical GM rotting floorboard allows water to seep in issue, so when I got that car (It had been parked for about a year) there was moss growing on the INSIDE of the windows because with the moisture and the heat of the summer the car had basoically truned into a terrarium.
Oh yeah, it also had an aluminum head. The problem with the aluminum heads was that if they'd get too hot, they'd warp, and not even replacing the head gasket would help. I remember being stuck in traffic in that POS, watching the temperature gauge climb towards the ionosphere, and turning the heat on even though it was 95 degrees outside to try and keep it running long enough to escape whatever traffic jam I was in and put more coolant in.
When I took it to the junkyard, I asked if I could push the crusher button on it, but insurance and safety and blah blah blah
|6 weeks 4 days ago||the blue dog||
plays the fluglehorn at midnight
|6 weeks 5 days ago||my assumption||
would be that you'd have to go back to Bo
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||Gerald White||
was my first favorite Wolverine. My best friend in Elementary school (in Ohio) was also a U of M fan, and he had one of the old Champion M jerseys that had "MICHIGAN" emblazoned across the front, but otherwise looked just like game day jerseys (survivors of the 80's you may remember these). He had #23 because he loved Jamie Morris (didnt' everyone?)
I wanted one of those jerseys so, so badly. Living in Ohio made them pretty tough to come by. At Christmas that year, my Aunt and Uncle tried to get one for me, but they weren't willing to drive to AA from Sterling Heights to get one, so I got my very first piece of licensed M gear, a sweatshirt with the seal.
Finally, the next summer, we spent a week up at Sleeping Bear, Mackinac, Charlevoix, Torch Lake etc, and on the way back to Grandma's in Royal Oak we stopped in AA at Moe's. I ended up with Gerald White's #22, which was fine by me, because back then I played fullback in Pop Warner.
Cool story bro
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||ok here is the math||
tax (8%) - 128
dealer "documentation" fee- $175 (they showed it to me the previous day)
title/plates - $42.50
So when I offered $1800 "out the door" I was not offering more than the advertised price. Also, keep in mind this was a car I determined the day before was worth $2k to me, so I wasn't trying to negotiate for every last dime. At the time it seemed about the best I'd be able to do for the money I wanted to spend and actually get to keep some of my planned budget in the bank long enough to pay other bills with, so I was ok with that
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||The Hummer video||
where he crushed the PT Crusier was hilarious
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||totally weird when I bough my car||
the first day I went to look the sticker said $2500, and their first offer was 3k including title and fees and tax and whatnot. After checking the carfax and talking to the mechanic who filed 32 service records, I told them I could go to 2k total. They came back at $2500 and we parted ways for the day.
Next day, I was still thinking about the car and went back on their website. i was considering calling the dealer back and upping my offer to $2200. On the website, I noticed that the price had dropped overnight from $2500 to $1600. I called the dealer and verified it was the same car. And he says "now we can do the 2k you offered, out the door. do you want it now?" I said sure, but Ill only pay $1800, I had to spend some money last night on Thomas the Tank Engine playsets. Dude paused for a minute, probably annoyed that I was still chipping away at him, but I got it (also, it WAS month end, definitely helped. Im no wizard, nor do I claim to be)
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||when i come up North||
to visit relatives for holidays and such, i generally know more about the goings on with Ford GM and Chrysler than they do because of "The Morning Shift". One of my Cousins works for GM and he asked me once if I study up before coming to visit so I have stuff to talk to people about, lol.
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||also, check out||
big car community there, lots of advice and articles
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||cool story time||
For most of my life Ive driven "beaters" (for lack of a better term). What I mean is a car I buy outright that might need a wrench turned here or an alternator swapped there, keep them for a couple years and repeat. Recently, I sold the only vehicle I ever had a payment on, a 2003 F-150, that had been paid off for close to 5 yrs (bought it used. Never buy new!)
Anyhow, Im scanning Craigslist and Auto trader and the local fishwrap classifieds and here is a piece of advice you may or may not want to incorporate into your own search. I found I had more luck dealing with a dealer than a private seller.
On the face this seems odd, as dealers would upsell their mothers if they're given the chance, but let me explain my reasoning. I had 2 main reasons for this (and if things hadnt worked, I wouldve tried another dealer, or gone back to the drawing board). This isnt meant to be gosepl set in stone, more "suggestive". First thing- most dealers just turn and sell the vehicles they take in on trade (especially if theyre over 100k on the odometer) to a wholesaler or auction and make a couple hundred a unit and dont deal with whatever problems they might have. However, there are some dealers out there (you can find them) that will keep a select few of their traded in vehicles and sell them off of their lot. Generally these are the "better" trades that either have a higher resale, or are in pretty good shape. For the most part, if a dealer thinks the car might be a lemon that could end up in negative press they'll jettison it, but if they think its decent enough (from a low price high mileage car perspective), they will keep it and try to see if they can make a grand or so. Lots of times you'll get a free carfax too.
The second reason you may want to see what a dealer has on the wholesale lot is because instead of having to bum a ride of a friend or realtive to go look at a car 20 minutes away only to find out the reason there was no picture of the right rear quarter panel in the ad was because there was no right rear quarter panel, and having wasted all that time, you can go to one place and see 5-10 cars all at once and increase your odds of finding something decent before youre friends start ducking your calls.
Now, the dealer is going to try and make a few hundy off you, and they may say they cant deal with you too much because their margins are already slim, but you can still make an offer. I find the "Ill give you xxx, out the door, including tax title and plates" the best angle. It helps make their silly dealer fees vanish in a hurry.
3 weeks ago, I did exactly this after selling my truck, and I ended up with a 2003 Taurus with 117k on the clock. The car is as loaded as Taurus' got in 2003, and I paid $1800 for it, from a dealer, who had the price listed as $2500.
So, do with this info whatever you like. Merely relaying whats worked for me in the past
|7 weeks 2 days ago||next time Jack||
write a memo
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I agree||
lots of people out there like to think of themselves as the ultimate fan. I know I did before I found MGoBlog. WD raises the bar for all of us. Also I'm willing to bet lots of the people who give him shit are jealous that they don't have that kind of free time. In the 80s I uses to add stats up with a USA Today and a calculator. Now I have a job and a family and a mortgage and "free time" means I got to poop without someone knocking on the bathroom door.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I love those threads||
when I wake up in the middle of the night to pee and can't shut my mind back off to get back to sleep those threads are better than Xanax
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I have||
18 of his rookie cards. Yes please retire his number. maybe they'll be worth $4 each then