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|4 days 7 hours ago||Of course I will be there...||
Anyone who sells their tickets to anyone wearing red should be summarily executed. Preferably first hung til near death then disemboweled (whilst sill alive), dragged through the streets of the town, follwed by a rabid contingent of Ann Arbor Torch & Pitchfork employees, and then slowly drawn and quartered. But that's just my opinion.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Same here||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, this has been an issue||
Yes, this has been an issue as long as I have been a follower. I'm far from an insider, but every once in awhile I catch something interesting... but won't post it because I can't see anything before the first page ... and am unwilling to endure the wrath of the MGoCommunity. Oh and while I'm here... I'm going to be in Honolulu for the next two road games... nothing on the MGoBarLocator, and nothing from the alumni club. Anyone want to meet up somewhere to watch?
|12 weeks 9 hours ago||On the road...||
@ Notre Dame in 2004 (L)
2012 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans) v. Virginia Tech (W)
2013 Outback Bowl (Tampa) v. South Carolina (L)
2014 BWW Bowl (Tempe) v. Kansas State (L)
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||I removed all the Germans||
I removed all the Germans from my cell phone contacts... now it's Hans free! (Voted best joke at 2015 Edinburgh Fringe festival)
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Willing to trust LSA||
LSA does not seem like the type to mislead the MGoBoard. As such, I have made a donation and shared it on FB. Good luck, and please keep us informed so that we may continue to help.
|23 weeks 2 hours ago||Who is John Galt?||
Who is John Galt?
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Beaten to the punch on Ye||
Beaten to the punch on Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, but still highly recommend it. On Fleet St., nearest tube is Blackfriars I think. Notable for there having been a pub there for hundreds of years. For more history, the Mayflower (yes, that Mayflower) pub
|31 weeks 6 days ago||ABSOLUTELY||
15-20 minutes on the Heathrow Express vs. an hour on the tube?? Did that last year and will never go back. Very good advice.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||with you...||
100%. Working right now on setting up an office of my company in the UK. Might not be able to move... but maybe spend a lot more time there....
|31 weeks 6 days ago||expensive....||
I agree with you on the rates in that area. I'm trying to send him elsewhere... Chelsea is a ridiculous high-rent district (no surprise that Chelsea supporters are wealthier than any other EPL team). Pre-pay at a Premier Inn elsewhere, and, with the current favorable exchange rate, he can probably get it down to $125 a night or less....
|31 weeks 6 days ago||or the Five Guys!!||
Five Guys opened in London last summer... in Covent Garden. Lines around the block!! London cops are great! They are what you'd like cops to be (and they hate carrying guns).
|31 weeks 6 days ago||more good advice||
My son and I are considering a flat rental for this year's trip. Definitely good value... and sometimes advantages you wouldn't expect. For example... you get used to traveling light and doing laundry when you're in the US, so you can go a couple weeks on a carry on. Not in the UK!! Hotels don't have laundry rooms... just expensive dry cleaning services (seriously, 12 pounds to wash and press a t-shirt???). I know, just a little thing... but seriously!!!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Well that makes it easier!!||
Long day and tired so I have to get back with you on the actual names of two pubs on the Thames that will give you plenty of innocent trouble.... will seriously try to remember to do that tomorrow. Last time out my son got wasted and I learned that he is a loud, but innoffensive, drunk. Definitely go with the Premier Inns... because all you'll be doing is sleeping it off. A lot of good pubs around Leicester Square and Covent Garden (on the Picadilly line... and yes... when you get on that line from Heathrow and they say ... "this is a Picadilly line to Cockfosters," you will laugh your ass off, and it never gets old). Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, will be happy to provide you with whatever advice i can.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||great advice||
The wandering "hen parties" are hilarious... they get even wilder outside London -- York is notorious for them, as is Cardiff. You can sit in an outside bar and watch the processions, drink beer and laugh your ass off!!!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Haven't stayed there yet...||
But was looking into it... and I agree with your recommendation in terms of historic sights. Last three years have stayed near Tower Hill station, South Bank (Southwark Tube) and Blackfriars. All have plusses and minuses, but tube system is so good you can stay anywhere.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Wow.... too much to tell in a single post||
Have been to London on vacation the last three years with my college (Michigan! Harbaugh!!) son, and going back again in a few months. A long weekend is going to be a little hard, because you'll likely lose a lot of your first day there working on the time change (I have advice on that also). Notting Hill is trendy, yes, but there are lots of other areas depending on what you're trying to achieve. I noted after the first trip that since I'm only in my room to sleep, no point in wasting money on a five star. If you think you'll do the same -- stay at a Premier Inn... huge chain in the UK, very cheap compared to a Marriott, safe and clean, almost all have bar/restaurant and helpful staff. Last year we stayed at the Premier Inn Blackfriars, which is right at Blackfriars tube station, and convenient to Fleet Street and Central London (oh, and the Blackfriars Pub is an interesting place as well). Do not miss Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street -- one of the oldest pubs anywhere, and "wicked cool" Make time to sit at a bar on the Thames -- I recommend the South Bank for people (female, LOL) watching... have a couple of suggestions. Study the tube map and you can stay anywhere and get to Wembley in a snap -- tube is reliable and very convenient (I don't think we have anything to compare in the US). To be honest, London breakfasts are expensive and suck (they're great people, but they don't know what bacon is); grab a bagel or pastries at a Tesco for 50p and eat while you're walking. There are basically three big chains that run most of the pubs... you can memorize the menus and beer selections -- try each one! Would be happy to provide more suggestions/advice....
|38 weeks 5 days ago||so it isn't just me....||
Good, at least I know I'm not the only one.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Upvote...||
... for obscure Jurassic Park reference
|47 weeks 3 days ago||There will be announcements||
Q - Will you be the next head coach at Michigan.
A - There will be announcemens made about those things.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||just noticed this as well||
Every time I switch to a different post I am "booted out" and need to log in again. Thought it was just me.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||downvote?||
Who could downvote this art? It is a great piece of work by a devoted Michgan fan....
|51 weeks 4 days ago||We have a choice...||
We can bemoan what he "might" (emphasis on might) have been with better coaching, or we can celebrate the fact that regardless of coaching, he has consistently shown the type of class that we associate with the real meaning of "Michigan man." Devin does not need to prove anything else to anyone.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Would upvote this twice||
or more. What in the world can possibly justify so much hate? A guy tried his best, he failed. It wasn't because he didn't give enough, or try enough. It wasn't because he didn't feel responsible. His players love him for a reason, and he should be respected for that.
|1 year 3 days ago||A Kona Brewery Longboard Lager||
... at Kani KaPila Grill in Waikiki, listening to a great Hawaiian band...
|1 year 1 week ago||Honolulu bar closed..||
Was looking for a place to watch the game next week in Honolulu. Checked out the Varsity Bar on the map, but it appears according to yelp to be closed. Looks from news stories like it lost its liquor license back in 2012. I'll be looking back to see if anyone has any other ideas....
|1 year 2 weeks ago||at this point...||
they appear to be halfway there..
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Jack fell down...||
but we will not be discussing the extent of his injuries.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Thank you Brother Maynard...||
A reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20 (amended):
|1 year 4 weeks ago||actually....||
While I certainly agree with you in principle, the oxford english dictionary now lists "google" as a verb, in a similar way as other brand/corporate names have become "words" (e.g., kleenex, xerox). Much better "google" than "adorbs"