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|2 weeks 2 days ago||Is this an insane thing to||
Is this an insane thing to do? Yes. I'm 23 and wouldn't dream of this, regardless of which generation I'm a part of.
HOWEVER, fwiw, the "phone addiction" issue is a bit broader than "damn kids and their damn technology." As new communication technology has been introduced, there's been a gulf between generations in what the appropriate way to use it is. Some people thought talking on the phone, rather than letter-writing, was uncivilized. Now, people use e-mail for things that older generations would prefer to do by phone.
Not really defending someone stupid enough to CHECK THEIR PHONE during an interview (unless their wife was about to give birth), but it's not as simple as "get off my lawn."
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Kickstarter to buy it and||
Kickstarter to buy it and return it to Rumeal? Nice gesture?
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||I dislike the man due to a||
I dislike the man due to a totally senseless personal grudge, but I have to give him credit for being eminently likable on the whole. When I visited Vanderbilt's campus for undergrad after being waitlisted, the tour guide kept talking up Chancellor Gee (that was his title) and how he was always around campus. I saw him in a cafeteria, walked up, introduced myself and explained the situation, and he took down notes, my name, and gave me his personal e-mail. I corresponded with him for a while about the issue, and he was absolutely pleasant.
Personal grudge: Was told I'd get in off the waitist, didn't happen. No bother; I went to Michigan instead and he went to OSU the same year. Pretty thrilled I didn't get in to Vandy, in hindsight.
Man may be a bit of a dope with PR at times, but he's definitely a warm, personal guy that goes out of his way to meet students.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Al Borges: America's #1||
Al Borges: America's #1 consumer of Rum Ham?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||2 quick statements:||
I'd start by quoting Gerald Ford: "Our long national nightmare is over." Then I'd abruptly conclude with:
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I did both. Horribly||
I did both. Horribly inappropriate reaction in law library. Not sorry about it for a minute.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I want to be embarrassed as||
I want to be embarrassed as an alumnus. I'd be lying if I didn't think after our win last night "I want to burn something." I guess the difference is that I didn't.
Only hope is that Hipster Graduate Students did it ironically.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Here's a present from the ESPN Bunny:||
This is from the ESPN homepage. I didn't want to make a new Photoshop thread, especially because I only have the picture (and no Photoshop skills).
Hoppity Hop Hop back to Columbus. Sad Craft.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Probably some sort of tiled||
Probably some sort of tiled drop ceiling.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Close for the first 25||
Close for the first 25 minutes; Michigan pulls away slowly but surely for the rest of the game. 12 point win in a lower scoring effort. 72-60.
|17 weeks 4 hours ago||Almost looked like he was||
Almost looked like he was running too fast on the routes...came out of his break before the ball was close to here.
Obviously, it's his responsibility to come out of his breaks at the right time, but looks like getting his timing right with a QB will require the QB to mentally measure time with decimals.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||...Does your grandma have any||
...Does your grandma have any eligibility left?
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Well, this seems to fully||
Well, this seems to fully justify the ill-willed, high-speed race I was in with a car with a South Carolina sticker yesterday as we both hurtled down I-81 towards the Carolinas (I have a Michigan sticker on my car, and it was clearly "on"). I'm happy to say that I won, but in a race between two SUV's, I think the real loser was the environment. I'm also sad to report that I did not reduce the other car to a smoldering wreck. Had I known of this grevious insult to Michigan, I would've edged them off a mountain road somewhere in Virginia.
I mean, I also won because I went to Michigan. *cracks beer.*
|21 weeks 1 day ago||So, he's not tall enough to||
So, he's not tall enough to be a QB...but tall enough to be a corner? I know that cb's aren't necessarily very tall, but you'd be asking a guy that's only played offense to learn a whole new set of skills...I hope nobody is paying Brandt very much...
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Realistic solution: relocate||
Realistic solution: relocate the Library Annexes (near the indoor Coliseum and MMB practice lot). While moving that massive collection would be a logistical nightmare, paving them over would provide expanded parking while limiting the amount of butthurt over our "history."
(I qualify that by saying: 1. I majored in History at Michigan, and have a deep appreciation for Ann Arbor landmarks 2. I generally approve of efforts to preserve historical landmarks 3. While Ferry Field is an important chapter in our history, I would wagersay it's not a "landmark" such that it cannot be repurposed and include elements/reminders of the past). For example, keeping the Ferry Field gate around (I think Schembechler Hall) was a nice nod to the past.
However, if we're bent on preserving Ferry Field and achieving more parking, then relocating the Library Annex to one of the many vacant areas on North Campus would make sense. The intra-library system at Michigan works just fine, and it would be a minor inconvenience in procurement time. The school wouldn't have to work too hard to bulldoze a few hangar-like warehouses, and they'd be easy to build (and update with the best preservaton & climate control technology).
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Bloviating Ignoramus.||
To use his own description of Donald Trump against him: George Will is a bloviating ignoramus. Full stop.
|43 weeks 22 hours ago||Ugh||
I opened the link and I involuntarily groaned aloud immediately. Those are not particularly attractive jerseys. I just hope their "paint modifications" on the helmet don't involve glitter of metallic wings.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||I've been on UNL campus for a||
I've been on UNL campus for a few days (visiting a now-ex). While there are some very attractive young ladies there, I will issue the standard "state school" proviso: Quality may vary.
There are some lookers there. But there's also some that'll just make you, well, look. In the "watching a slow motion train wreck" kind of way.
FWIW, Lincoln is a pretty nice city with a good bar scene. I'd enjoy going there for a game, but they take their football very personally. I went after football season, and a lot of people were out at the bars in Nebraska gear.
From my experience, that kind of enthusiasm is tempered when it comes to spending a night at the bar in Ann Arbor (when there isn't a major sporting event). And I've spent quite a few nights at bars in Ann Arbor.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Where do I get a jacket like||
Where do I get a jacket like that? I need to convey authority like that man.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Face numb from work. Anyone||
Face numb from work. Anyone lawyer-types are undoubtedly familiar with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Guess who's doing summer legal research and gets to slog through the CFR for education regulations? This guy.
Translation: I'm reading through the big book o' federal regulations.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Errr...that and he's gay. Not||
Errr...that and he's gay. Not hating. Just stating.
Sorry if I missed a latent /s.
|47 weeks 1 hour ago||I just went with the standard||
I just went with the standard AMEX, knowing I'd pay the balance monthly. If you already have a Visa check card, having an AMEX covers a lot of your bases for places where credit cards are accepted. I've definitely been to stores/restaurants that only accept AMEX. The rewards aren't great, but, that's probably just because I don't spend a ton.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Additional info||
Great summary, Don. This HuffPo article ties some of these themes and ideas together nicely.
Summary: The UVA BOV consists of super wealthy business execs, and they embrace "strategic dynamism" as a management philosophy. The article underlines the tendency for people to fetishize business success and wealth, and the assumption that business success will lead to success in other roles (say, as an Athletic Director, for example). The Dragas Contingent basically wants to cut out unprofitable departments (including Classics!!!!!) and move to online education in pursuit of the Holy Dollar. Academics disagree, and resent the profit motive; this is emblematic of the growing conflict between for-profit and non-profit (traditional) education.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Awkward.||
I nearly cringed while watching that; then I remembered it was Skip Bayless and was totally okay with it. He did look ready to start bawling, though. He couldn't have defended himself (because it was all true), but, I think he was so speechless because there's no way he could've seen it coming.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Coffee, meet screen. Wildly||
Coffee, meet screen.
Wildly inappropriate? Yes. Even funnier? Probably.
+1 for the joke, not to make light of the pervert.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||WHICH album?||
WHICH album you ask? Clapton Unplugged. Over and over again.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||I hope they make him build a||
I hope they make him build a slide as his punishment.
And then he tackles it.
If that's a crime, call me Jeffrey Dahamer.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||As a Yankee-hater (more||
As a Yankee-hater (more accurately, Yankee fan hater), I was still pretty upset by this news.
At least for Mets fans like myself growing up in the suburbs of NY in the 90s, a lot of the Yankee-hatred is really Yankee-fan-hatred, as their fans were insufferable during their pretty epic mid-90s-2000s run. Still, I always had a general respect for Jeter, Mo, Girardi, Posada and a few of those old-guard guys that went about it all with relative class.
Needless to say, I won't miss my team facing him, but Mo will nevertheless be missed by all of baseball (except the 3 poor bastards that had to face him in the 9th during any given game).
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I believe Terelle Pryor wrote||
I believe Terelle Pryor wrote a groundbreaking research paper not long ago. I'd look into that.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||100% serious: I'm not sure if||
100% serious: I'm not sure if that agreed or disagreed with what I wrote.
But I'm not "butthurt" about going to law school; I've wanted to go forever. I'm pretty pleased that I ended up where I did, but the overall picture in the legal "industry" is kind of grim right now.
And I was directing OP to a website that discusses the legal industry & law schools. It specifically has been covering how many law students have come out of school and been screwed badly because there were no jobs. Add $100,000+ debt coming due after graduation (often on top of other student loans).
Also, there's been a spate of lawsuits and hubub about law schools publishing fraudulent employment data on as a way of advertising law school as a "sure fire investment." Obviously someone should do some sort of diligence, but the schools make the numbers and you can't access their admissions on your own.
All of which is to say, there's more to the picture here.