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|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, The Arrival of The Knowledge||
I predict that The Knowledge will learn to speak Heptapodian the day after Michigan wins the National Championship for the first time under Jim Harbaugh.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||This||
All the points to Bryan. I needed a good laugh; and that was one of the funniest things I've read on this blog, which is saying a lot.
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||"Deplorable"||
Brian's retort to Bolded Alter Ego is probably as political as this blog is going to get for a long time...
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Prophets of Rage||
Rage - Zach + B Real + Chuck D + DJ Lord. I'll see them on Labor Day in KC. As a Rage/Cypress fan, have you got your tix?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Rage||
Rage Against the Machine: Eponymous/Evil Empire/The Battle of Los Angeles. Renegades is great, too. Have tix for Prophets of Rage show on Labor Day in KC. They MUST record new stuff with Chuck D and B Real.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Queen?||
I went through this whole thread and saw no mention of Queen. But A Day at the Races, while almost great, faltered slightly in the line of Sheer Heart Attack/A Night at the Opera/Races/News of The World/Jazz.
Pick any three of Zeppelin II through Presence and the biggest argument would be intra-Zep.
I upvoted everyone I saw who said Pink Floyd, though I think Meddle was just below the stratospheric heights they reached on the next four (including my favorite, Animals).
B-Nut-Go-Blue neailed it with his three Radiohead albums. I have to mention Rubber Soul/Revolver/Sgt. Pepper (although I bet others did). Aerosmith: Get Your Wings/Toys in the Attic/Rocks (their masterpiece). Yes: The Yes Album/Fragile/Close to the Edge (then went off the rails for a bit with the unwieldy Topographic). Arcade Fire: eponymous/Funeral/Neon Bible (skipped the live album with Bowie). Kraftwerk: Trans-Europe Express/The Man-Machine/Computer World/Electric Cafe.
I have to stop. +1 to thread originator.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Slightly OT...||
This thread made me think of how author John Irving hated Robin Wiliams as T.S. Garp in George Roy Hill's adaptation of The World According to Garp, then changed his mind (not very long afterwards) and said he was quite good.
Ebert changed his mind on several movies he disliked at first, also, including Unforgiven and Blade Runner...
|23 weeks 5 days ago||The Word||
Before The Family Band recorded anything, Robert Randolph was "discovered" in a church choir band by the North Mississippi All Stars and John Medeski of Medeski, Martin & Wood. Their first album is pure awesome. I saw RR&TFB; and he is so much fun to listen to and watch. But I'd LOVE to see The Word.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||St. Vincent||
Her self-titled album, released in 2014 (but newer to me).
Also REALLY looking forward to Prophets of Rage, especially if they release new material.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Not Quite in Limbo||
Nor in the Dream Country. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is signed on to produce: it's in active development at New Line.
In a Reddit AMA, J G-L said,
"I think a big screen adaptation is a better idea and here's why. If you did the episodic version, I think it could very well end up as a not-as-good-version of what is already brilliant in the comics. But by reworking the material into a big movie, Gaiman's brilliant characters and ideas get to take shape in a way they never have before.
Also, I think Sandman deserves to look absolutely mind-blowingly awesome, just on a visual level, and as cinematic as some TV shows are becoming these days, they still can't compete with big movies visually, just because they can't afford to."
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Now Nik knows how that feels||
Now Nik knows how that feels
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I Take Your Point...||
...But I think you mean a "very likely 8-9 wins." It will not be easy for these kids to play under Jim Harbaugh, just like it wasn't easy to play under Bo.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||I should of seen this coming.||
I should of seen this coming.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||New FCC Chair||
The newly-installed chair of the FCC is, believe it or not, a "former" lobbyist for the cable industry.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I Can Sound Like Eeyore Reciting My Litany of Games...*||
That was my first UM/UM game, too, as a senior also in the student section, watching Foggie waterbug around on that 31 yard gain at the end. Can't complain much about that year overall, though.
*I'd go to about one game a year for some years after I graduated, and somehow managed to be at Kordell's Hail Mary, Desmond being tackled in the endzone by MSU, and the 22-22 tie with Illinois the year after we socked them 20-0 in Champaign.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Establishing Tendencies||
The 2nd down struggles remind me of the 2nd half flailings in the Ohio game, in which Borges apparently ran some plays in order to set up other plays which he never got the chance to run because the Buckeys were stymying M. The problems with 2nd down plays in the red zone may be related to attempts to display tendencies that, perhaps, cause defenses to make errors on subsequent downs.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||The Rutgers Terrapins Factor||
It's hard to know what our schedule will look like by the time Rutgers and Maryland arrive in 2014. I expect the home/away year-to-year "swing" will be revised, certainly.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Outrebounded||
N.C. State got more boards than Michigan on 11-27: 22-18 defensive, 9-7 offensive (31-25 overall).
|4 years 1 week ago||Who's your six?||
I'm thinking there'a at least 7: Burke, THJ, GRIII, Stauskas, McGary, Morgan and Albrecht. But maybe your standards are higher than mine. (I thought Bielfeldt and Horford have shown more than flashes, too, when they get minutes.)
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Re: 70% of giving||
There's a spike in charitable giving overall in Nov and Dec, because people want the tax advantage before year-end. I'm sure DB includes that period in his numbers, even though the causation is likely not mostly due to football.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Hey, everybody||
I could use a few posbangs.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Hammer & Rails Is Eating Sour Grapes||
"This year's MAC is probably tougher than this year's Big Ten," he says in passing.
Really? FEI has six Big Ten teams rated higher than the MAC's highest rated team (NIU). And only Illinois is ranked worse than #92; six MAC teams are lower than that. Purdue is better than half their conference at #92. Average Big Ten rating: 42. Average MAC rating = 82.
I'm not going to look at any other rating systems for further substantiation. The Big Ten is down this year. But it's easily better than the MAC.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Gordie...||
You just keep being you, bless your heart.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I'm skeptical about Will and the D-line||
But I'm crossing my fingers. Campbell might still surprise. He never had to play much until now, with Martin tearing up the middle. And these coaches are as good as it gets. If Michigan wins Saturday, a big reason will be the Interior D-line was competent. And if Campbell plays 80% as sell as MM did last year, he'll be a 1st rounder, because he's a prototypical lineman, body-wise.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||If||
If BWC plays to the expectations of the position, he'll go in the first round.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Indeed||
No one rocked the flow back in the days of Bo.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Maybe...||
Maybe in the 20 yard dash...?
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Leverage||
It's great to hear about BWC's leadership and how he's coaching up the freshmen. But I sure hope he's not part of the problem in getting leverage at the line of scrimmage. Man, I really want to hear Hoke or GM say that Will, specifically, is keeping his pad level low.
I'll bet Brandon's ears perked up when he heard Hoke has seen a "marketable (sic) improvement" in Denard.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Scholarship Limits||
It seems odd to me that the NCAA would reduce the number of schollies in 2013-14 because a student transfers to that school in 2012-13. I can understand holding the overall limit to 85. In fact, the NCAA hasn't yet sorted out how they're going to address this issue.
It seems unfair to Michigan and to those PSU players who would like to transfer to Ann Arbor that there is virtually no room because they're being counted against the 2013 incoming class.
Maybe this was Indiana's master plan all along...
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Re: The Players||
All the players should be allowed to leave the school and enroll elsewhere without sitting out a year. Unfortunately, most schools' rosters/scholarships are full at this point (I'm guessing). So this policy should remain in place after the 2012 season, as well, to give players time to reach such an important decision.