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- Law school costs a lot of money/requires massive debt that can take many years to get out of.
- Scholarships can disappear much faster than you think.
- Lawyers no longer make as much money as they used to and a lot of firms are now contracting out jobs instead of hiring people full-time.
- You need to be the right kind of person to go to law school- you know what the law really is (not just what you think it is), you can afford it or at least truly believe that you're good enough to keep your scholarship, you're an extremely hard worker, and you're willing to work hard to get a relatively low paying job when you first graduate.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||NERDS!|
|21 weeks 12 hours ago||Maybe it won't be as bad as I expected...||
Minnesota just got a good looking TD (making it 10-7). Go Gophers! Go B1G!
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I bet that's it||
Yeoman, thank you very much. Could you please link me to that play-by-play so that I could show her?
After some discussion, she agrees that this is probably the play. She continues to contend that Bo Rather went down to the ball and touched it with one finger. But she now agrees (after I pointed out that touching the ball would not be enough to show possession and therefore could not be ruled a touchdown) that Elliot probably recovered the ball with Rather performing the exaggerated one-finger touch sometime before or after the TD call. This moment is so etched into her mind (and she says that a professor discussed it at length the next Monday) that I can't believe it's completely fabricated.
Anyways, thank you very much to MGoBlog, this puts an interesting (and oft repeated) story in my family into its proper historical context.
Go Blue! Beat Ohio!
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I think it's that, but...||
I think it's probably that, but my mother thinks that it's wrong. See my comment above for more information.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||May still not be right...||
Thanks for the help, I'd never seen that article before.
My mother, however, still swears that this isn't right. Northwestern was an away game and she specifically remembers seeing this happen at Michigan stadium. She also swears that Bo Rather ran up to the ball and, with a greatly exaggerated motion, touched it with one finger to cause the touchdown.
Now, you and I may believe that she's actually thinking of the Northwestern game, but I must continue asking in order to fulfill my due diligence. Therefore, does anyone remember any other unusual Bo Rather touchdown in the 1971 season?
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Fixed:||
May a win and a schmorgesborges of your dreams await you.
See what I did there?
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Cornhole||
Cornhole is a game that you've certainly seen played at many a Michigan tailgate. It's a fun game.
See the Wikipedia article for more information.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Enjoyable||
I liked that a fair bit, well done.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||All-Star Superman||
I'd strongly suggest reading All-Star Superman. If you think of Miller's Dark Knight Returns as the potential end for Batman, then All-Star Superman would be the equivalent for Superman.
Alan Moore mentioned in his "Twilight of the Superheroes" proposal (the greatest comic to never be made) that he thought superheroes could never rise to the level of legends like Robin Hood because superheroes have no end but simply continue to exist forever. I think of the Dark Knight Rises and All-Star Superman as the potential final chapter for two legends. Each touches on the most important aspects of the characters and gives them what could be their greatest challenge while also having them face their most important villains. And each ends in a way that feels completely appropriate for the character.
I'm a fairly big Superman fan, but the other 2 guys that I do my comics podcast* with aren't as big of fans but they both love All-Star Superman.
Edit: Also, for those that already know Superman, I think that Superman Red Son is great but it's much better if you're already fairly familiar with the characters.
*If anyone is interested, search for "Character Sphinx" on iTunes or go here. We go through the entire history of one character at a time. So far, we've read everything that Captain Atom has been in and are into the 1990s of Aquaman (we just finished recording podcast 6/8 on Aquaman last night and I'm wiped out from it).
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Batman: The Cult||
If you want to get a good idea of where Nolan got a lot of ideas for the Dark Knight Rises, go read Batman: The Cult.
I enjoyed it a fair bit although there are 2 panels near the end that always make me mad for slightly stupid reasons. I'd say more but to do so would spoil quite a bit.
|47 weeks 2 hours ago||Hinton||
I love his writing and am therefore extremely disappointed with what Dr. Saturday has become since he left.
For that reason I must ask, does anyone know how to add just Hinton's writing from the CBS feed to my RSS reader?
As for the article itself, I strongly agree. If nothing else, it would help to reduce the number of B10 games that I only partially get to watch because there's 4 or 5 all on January 1 which overlap each other. Such a system would also help reduce the B10 vs. SEC bowl games which has helped to hurt the B10's reputation (I doubt the B12's football would be thought of as highly if all of their games were road games against the best conference).
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Reading for a podcast (on Aquaman)||
Myself on 2 other friends perform a biweekly comics podcast. We select a character and read every comic that character has ever been in. We discuss the character over several podcasts and go in-depth into issues, characters, likes/dislikes, etc.
We previously read everything Captain Atom was ever in and now we're reading everything Aquaman has ever been in.
So, right now, I'm halfway throught the reading that I need to finish for this week's set of Aquaman's comics.
If anyone is interested we're on iTunes, search for "Character Sphinx".
Edit: Once I finish my reading, I'll probably celebrate with an Oberon.
|52 weeks 1 hour ago||Weather||
Too bad it's today and not yesterday- it's raining right now but yesterday was a bright and beautiful day.
|1 year 2 days ago||Is he here?||
I didn't think he was coming up for another 2 weeks (although I could be completely wrong).
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Wow...||
I know that I'm extremely biased towards not banning college football but some of these arguments make me extraordinarily angry. I yelled at my computer several times because of what they were saying.
All I can really say is ARGH!
I definitely think that we need to change the game to help reduce head injuries, but going beyond that to banning the game seems more than extreme. I find it hard to believe that banning football will make our universities better by reducing students' distractions, if football is banned people will find a new way to distract themselves.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Because...||
Because the MGoCommunity generally likes to have reasonable discussions with rival fans and college football fans in general. Think about all of the good information that RollDamnTide has provided or that Irish provides around the Notre Dame game.
I support having fans of other schools on the site, it helps to reduce groupthink amongst ourselves and provide alternate perspectives on Michigan and non-Michigan events. As long as those rival fans aren't trolling and are well mannered, there shouldn't be any problems. Since spartanfan123 was providing legimately useful information (wouldn't you point out if half our starting O-line wasn't playing?) I support him.
Perhaps, TTT, the better question is, why are you here?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Classic|
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Label||
Shouldn't this actually be labeled as META rather than OT?
Regardless of the label, I too would like an OT board.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||External advice||
I'm not a lawyer, although I once had interest in going to law school, so I won't offer any personal advice. But, one of the better and more candid responses to the questions, "Should I go to law school" can be found here (written by someone who graduated from law school but no longer practices): http://artofmanliness.com/2012/02/27/faq-should-i-go-to-law-school/
The summation of the above link is:
Possibly the single most interesting thing I read in the above article relates to #4:
"According to a recent Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions survey of 330 pre-law students, 52% report that they are “very confident” that they will find a job in the legal field after graduating law school and passing the bar, but only 16% say they are “very confident” that the majority of their fellow aspiring lawyers will do the same. In fact, only seven percent of respondents indicated a lack of confidence in their own ability to secure employment upon graduation. Pre-law students’ attitudes are in keeping with research showing that students aged 18-29 are more optimistic about their economic future – despite a sluggish job market – than past generations."
Everybody going to law school thinks that they're different and better- that kind of attitude is required but you must also truly be better at studying, test taking, memorizing, connecting cases, etc. than the majority of your class in order to keep a high GPA (which I'm told is the single most important item in getting a job).
Based on the article, I'd suggest taking the largest scholarships offered so as to minimize your debt. Talk to your various advisors though and have them figure out what is best for you personally- all other advice is based on generalizations and may not be applicable.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||What!?!||
"Bellomy looked good in the spring game (better at QB than Gardner imo)"
I'm going to have to strongly disagree with your opinion and thus that Bellomy will be the second-string QB. I know that this is bold predictions, but that just seems dumb.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Cosigned||
There's no reason to put words into the mouths of OSU fans. They'll either react as you say, in which case we can read and smile knowing that we are correct or they'll own up to losing out a good recruit that they wanted and we can be happy that they recognize the pain just inflicted upon them.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Essentially...||
Essentially, we recognize that every now and then [the state of] Ohio produces something worthwhile- which we proceed to rescue by bringing it back up north.
More seriously, anybody that frequents this blog knows all of the important coaches and athletes that have come to Michigan from Ohio. We recognize that without pilfering the buckeye state, Michigan wouldn't be in the position it is today. We accept this though because by doing so we hurt our mortal enemies not only be depriving them of strength but by then using that same strength against them.
Thus, we appreciate Ohio- as long as it's the bits of Ohio that have had enough sense to move up north.
I, an many other MGoBloggers, enjoy the perspective of a rational OSU fan. Thus, I'd encourage you to keep posting.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||They're back!||
I'm assuming that the UM Patriots have finally been resurrected- thank goodness, they were hilarious.
I'm glad that the professor rolled with the punches so well.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||A valid point...||
A valid point, just make sure that it's "deployed" as necessary.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Brandon's email?||
Just because I think it'd be nice to respectfully contact Brandon- does anyone have the appropriate email for the AD? I don't want to just fill out a form on MGoBlue and have it never be read.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Mathlete- tangentially related question||
Question: What software do you use for your data collection, storage, and manipulation?
Background: I am currently working on acquiring all play-by-play data for every available from 2003 through present. I've finished collecting all of the 2003-2006 and 2010 data.
The purpose of this is to create my own metrics similar to FEI and other advanced stats to help me (and others) understand how good teams and each teams' units are in comparison to each other. This is because I cannot trust any statistic which has a proprietary formula- although the results might pass the "smell test" in the general sense, without knowing the formula it's difficult to determine how well each individual result is.
I therefore plan on making my own metrics, releasing the results AND the formulas to the public (or at least the MGoCommunity) and then using feedback to improve the formulas.
The data is currently being stored in Excel and is approximately 1 million lines per season.
I've already come up with some of my initial equations. But, getting all of the calculations to work correctly in Excel is a tall order. Even with a relatively speedy computer [that I built] it still takes an extremely long time to calculate anything. I'd therefore like to try some other application besides Excel at least for my data manipulation if not the collection too.
I was thinking about purchasing Mathematica simply because my equations are getting complex and I know that it has the capability to solve them. I have some small background in Mathematica, Maple, and Matlab from U of M but I don't think that any of those programs are what I'm looking for since they [probably] aren't designed to handle multimillion line arrays. I'm trying to avoid learning a new language like SQL (or even R which I more "aware of" than "familiar with").
Thus, any advice on what software to use would be appreciated.
For some reason, I just find stats and the processing of statistics to be fascinating.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||The professor...||
...was it Linic?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||How to email about music?||
Does anybody know if fans/alumni/anybody can email Dave Brandon to give their thoughts regarding the stadium atmosphere (i.e. Pop Evil)? I went searching on MGoBlue.com to find how to contact him, but the closest that I got was this. Does anybody have a better way to make our opinions known to those in power?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Yeah...||
Yeah, my bank account won't be mad at me, but I'd rather be there. Since that's not an option though, I'd prefer to sell them to a Michigan fan. Thus, if someone is interested and wants to buy them NOT through stubhub, the price is more negotiable.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Pair of ND tickets available||
If you're interested in a pair of ND tickets (section 17, row 35, seats 3 & 4) then I'm selling mine (I can't go since I'm the best man in a wedding in Ohio that day... ugh). They're listed on Stubhub (as an instant download) and on the MGoBlog ticket listing. If you want to email me about them then try dschenk with the domain being umich.edu.