here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
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|8 weeks 5 days ago||That's the same thing I had||
That's the same thing I had to figure out on the final exam. I enjoyed the class and it's the only blue book exam I remember so it certainly made an impression. I've told the story many times over the years as an example of how students learn to think at Michigan (and other good schools) versus how students are taught facts and opinions elsewhere.
Now, if I'd failed that exam, it might be a different story. Hehe.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Yes. Sounds like we were at||
Yes. Sounds like we were at Michigan around the same time. My friend was there from around 1986-1992. I was there from 1990-1993.
I didn't hear about Oksenberg's death until a few years ago when I got the urge to google some of my old college professors. Very sad.
Oksenberg was my professor for PolSci 140. I still remember the final exam: Just one question: "What was the theme of this class?" or something similar. Tough one to answer since we studied a series of countries as individual cases. Never discussed a theme. After writing my answer, I went on to explain why I disagreed with what I found to be the underlying theme. It was a bit bold, so I was surprised that I still got an "A". That exam is part of how Michigan taught me to think for myself.
In hindsight, the theme was probably correct, but it's debatable.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||A lof of Grad students didn't||
A lof of Grad students didn't like him? Why was that?
By the way, a friend of mine also took a lot of classes with Lieberthal as an undergad and in grad school. He seemed to like Lieberthal, but I think he preferred Michel Oksenberg.
For me, there was really only one UM professor I didn't like: Raymond Tanter. I took several classes with him because he was pretty much the main Middle East political science prof at the time. He always struck me as being too certain his opinions were correct and too quick to dismiss contrary views.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||There are a lot of great||
There are a lot of great classes that I barely remember since it was 20 years ago, but one I do recall fondly is PolSci 160 with Kenneth Lieberthal. Something about the way he explained things that just clicked with me. I took a number of classes with him and always enjoyed them.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Yay. I remember how people||
I remember how people used to rave about his lectures. I thought they were okay, but nothing worth raving about.
He was clearly passionate about the material and that's a bonus.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||In my first session of Arabic||
In my first session of Arabic 101 at Michigan I learned that I was the only one in the class who didn't already speak Arabic.
I dropped Arabic that day and took German instead.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Clever, Columbus. Very clever.||
Atlanta guy here who will soon be an MLS season ticket holder. I thought this was hilarious!
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Never like "Atlanta Flames"||
I live in Atlanta too and I've always thought "Atlanta Flames" was one of the worst team names. Why name a sports team after a tragic event? There's no "Boston Massacres" nor a team named the "Fukashima Tsunamis".
Although, now that I think of it, the "Chicago Mrs. O'Leary's Cows" might be cool.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Keep your feet on the ground||
Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the Rose Bowl.
Wayne State, great school!
|17 weeks 7 hours ago||I guess he still can't afford||
I guess he still can't afford a Big Mac.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||He pretty much nailed it||
EDSBS is right. Traffic in Atlanta sucks on a good day and most people here have no idea how to drive in a little snow.
Still, city and state officials should take a lot of blame for this. They should have coordinated school transport, encouraged businesses to wait to send home workers and released government workers after private sector folks had time to get out of the city. They should have had their newly-purchased salt trucks out ahead of the snow to get a little salt down in advance.
Personally, as a Michigan born and bred driver (who took drivers education in a Michigan January, ferchristsake), I had a hard time understanding the traffic jams. I drove my two-seat, rear-wheel-drive, sports car home yesterday on side streets that were a little wet and slushy, but not too bad. The main roads were gridlocked and barely moving. My 20 minute drive took two hours, but at least I got home. I really feel bad for people who spent the night on the interstates.
The worst part is that this will all happen again the next time Atlanta gets snow.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Five weeks later||
My joke was almost funny. Still cost me all of my mgopoints.
So, after five weeks, mgopoints? Or no mgopoints?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Oops. Wrong reply||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Mike Tirico||
Television is overrated.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Funny. I still remember the||
Funny. I still remember the house party in AA when we were both students and Everitt wanted to fight me. I have no idea why. He kept pointing at me, threatening me and getting in my way when I went to the keg. Maybe he thought I was someone else.
When he was away to get a beer or for a bathroom break, I asked his two friends what his problem was. They didn't really have an answer even after I told them I'd never met Everitt before.
Since he had about five inches and at least 50 pounds on me, I kept my distance and managed to avoid being broken in half.
Great player, but a strange guy.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||It worked out ok for Charles||
It worked out ok for Charles Rogers, didn't it?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||It's not the "Chick-fil-A||
It's not the "Chick-fil-A Homophobia Bowl"?
I Love their food and their service. I hate their social agenda.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I think you mean Dennis||
I think you mean Dennis Northfeet.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||No. Once the runner takes||
No. Once the runner takes second base and the play is over, he cannot later return to first base.
Segura stole second. Play over. Segura cannot return to first.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Correct. Once he took second||
Correct. Once he took second base and play was stopped, Segura could not return to first.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Right. Which is why Segura||
Right. Which is why Segura should have been out. There were two blown calls: first, when Segura was tagged the second time (after stepping off second base); second, when Segura stood on first after Braun was called out. You cannot run the bases backwards in MLB.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||ND is on that list as well.||
ND is on that list as well. Don't they still keep their football rights including the contract with NBC? I cannot imagine them sharing that money with other schools.
EDIT: Answering my own question -- of course, they do. Per Brian's post on the main page.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||They were both pretty weak,||
They were both pretty weak, but, as you said above, it's Bismark, North Dakota. These are probably their first jobs out of college and they're weekend anchors. The available talent pool to anchor weekends in Bismark is not probably not filled with network quality talent.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||No. They will be standing on||
No. They will be standing on the shoulders of A's. Think about it.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Here's the pic||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Congratulations! You're||
Congratulations! You're going to love it at Michigan.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Save your soul. Listen to||
Save your soul. Listen to muppets all day instead.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Banana suits. That is all.||
That is all.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Glad to see Drew doing well.||
Glad to see Drew doing well.
The rough thing about his departure from Michigan was the timing. He announced he was going pro after National Signing Day, leaving Michigan in a bad spot. Carr didn't recruit a QB the year before Drew or the year he committed. That was the deal he made with Henson to get him to Michigan. Of course, that meant there weren't many QB options on the roster when Henson suddenly bolted.
I still think Steinbrenner offered Henson the big payday to stick it to Michigan.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Brian Griese says||
Brian Griese says "hello".
Seriously, I don't know about Wangler, but Michigan's had serious preferred walk-on talent in the past. As a preferred, isn't he likely to get a scholarship eventually?