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|3 days 1 hour ago||Go buy a small whisk broom||
Go buy a small whisk broom that you can sneak in. Then you won't feel like such a tool if your jinx takes hold.
|5 days 4 hours ago||I take care of things like||
I take care of things like this by just doubling (or tripling, or quadrupling) my hate of Izzo. The Gary Harris story made me like him; now Payne's on my good-guy list.... but Izzo hate comes easy, and can grow to fill whatever space needed.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Let me see if I got this.||
So it's just luck when our baskets are good? But MSU & other teams, their baskets go in due to skill, preparation, teamwork, good shot setup, skillful aim, etc.? Okay then.
|1 week 3 days ago||NyQuil. Hideous flu has||
NyQuil. Hideous flu has landed at my house.
|1 week 6 days ago||Two weeks is not that bad||
Two weeks is not that bad given that the U has a process and centralized offices or offices that deals with grievances and records.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Ask Emily Post||
If there is ever an appropriate time to offer critique on a choice of name, i'm betting that would be at some point before it is bestowed upon a child.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Get your facts in before you||
Get your facts in before you write anything. A 140 character tweet isn't going to tell you what really happened.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||RSV||
I am a big fan of Robert Sinskey Vineyards in Napa. While their tastings are not free, for the $25 fee you get wine tastings accompanied by a small plate of snacks. Beautiful place, too. Their whites are not oaky, which ups my enthusiasm for for their wine.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Except....aren't they?||
Except....aren't they? They're like the Caltech of foreign language. Those yahoos at USN&WR rank them in the top five liberal arts schools in the country.
We're a board that's pretty proud of being better than most, so the "If I don't know about it, it must not be worth knowing about" ethos does not become us.
The important thing is: there is a dead horse that I am just apparently not done beating yet.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||I understand that, and I find||
I understand that, and I find it really surprising given Middlebury's substantial reputation as a liberal arts institution and as a foreign language center of excellence.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||I was just reading an article||
I was just reading an article that predicted we might have synchro in ther Olympics someday. I couldn't tell how much of it was just cynicism, but they said the Team Skate even was added in large part because skating is such a draw for viewers.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Holy shit, really? "Girl's||
Holy shit, really? "Girl's schools"?
Miss Porter's is a girl's school. Wellesley is a woman's college. Middlebury was and is neither. Not a member of the seven sisters--but I commend you for knowing that exists.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Let's not veer into OSU territory||
"Something called Middlebury?" For real? Come on now. Middlebury is not just a decent school in its own right, it's got a monster reputation for language study.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The spelling thing is||
The spelling thing is cringeworthy, but I'd be happy for the kid if he makes some coin off this.
Some writer put it so well when he said Hall fulfilled the lifetime fantasy of every OSU fan when he gave the entire Big House the double bird. It's funny to me.
If he's found a way to part some OSU fans with their money, good on him. It's such a bonus if they all proudly hang them up without knowing the thing is spelled wrong.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'll be the Michigan fan||
I'll be the Michigan fan stomping around Ann Arbor in my Nebraska toque this week.
Not to be confused with the Nebraska Cornhead, which is never worn outside of the home.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Smell test||
What? This doesn't make sense, aren't you the guy who really enjoys showing off the good thing, whether it's your wife's very trim body in revealing apparel or your famous tailgating guests? You've got no problem with a little showboating--and that's fine, it makes for good board material--so I don't get why you expect world-class athletes to be all about humility. Surely there's another reason you cheered for that athlete to fail. Spill it, friend.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||We sent our concussion guy||
We sent our concussion guy (Jeff Kutcher) too. Not to compete but to evaluate athletes as needed.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||These are excellent points||
These are excellent points and this is what I am struggling with. However, I've been awfully reluctant to bring it up and it's hard to word things appropriately and sensitively.
It is hard to have this conversation without sounding like you're blaming the victim.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Damnit, that piece made me||
Damnit, that piece made me really like Gary Harris.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||"If you do get someone who's||
"If you do get someone who's drunk to do something, and when sober they say they wouldn't have done it, you have made them do something against their will."
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I'm disturbed that in a||
I'm disturbed that in a discussion that you know is nuanced and complex, you have a hardee-fucking-har attitude towards how this touchy subject plays out for young men in this country who are just learning how to negotiate sexuality and being sexually active. MOST young men are not rapists or abusers or scumbags, and yet they need to be sensitive and careful about this issue so they don't end up making young women feel victimized, AND so they don't end up vulnerable to allegations.
That's a significant problem that we can address, or not. I vote for the former.
There is a horrible past and present bias against victims, no question. Does this justify not giving a shit about half our young population? Does this justify not caring about innocent people?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I once got into an argument||
I once got into an argument at a dinner party that all those swimsuit tops from her SI photo shoots did not give her rack enough support and were therefore unflattering.
I would judge I lost the argument.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I read the police reports||
I read the police reports that were made available. The "threatening the victim into silence" stuff was unclear. It read to me like a he said-she-said hearsay thing, where it's plausible that Lewan made a super assholish "give you something to cry about" type of statement with a callous disregard to how it could sound to a person in her position (or how it would sound to her friends). Sadly, it's entirely in keeping with Lewan's loutish immature behavior as a freshman, but whether it rises to the level of an actual threat is not clear. It's something your coach should kick your sorry ass for, but beyond that--I dunno.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||You should check out his web||
You should check out his web series "Seven minutes in heaven." Thanks to his SNL connections he has had some good guest stars. He's got the awkwardness Schtick down pat.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||That came outta nowhere for||
That came outta nowhere for me, but a pedigree of Berkeley and Brown is nothing to complain about.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||That's exactly it, and every||
That's exactly it, and every one of you who complains about poor sound is revealing yourself to be the cheap, unloyal fan we suspected you always were.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I know if I had back surgery,||
I know if I had back surgery, I'd be all "here's my chance to watch the entire Breaking Bad series while I'm bedridden."
I sure wouldn't be expecting to be up and moving, much less productive, in just a few days.
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||I see your point, but they||
I see your point, but they could just as easily have called 911 and thrown a blanket over him and left the unpleasant, bitter cold part pf dealing with a piss-drunk half-corpse to the emergency responders.
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||Whenever they were taken,||
Whenever they were taken, they remind me of our stay at a Maine B&B. My husband and I were pursuing our own itinerary and weren't interested in some of the sights our innkeeper typically encouraged guests to go see. He would not stop nagging us about seeing some lighthouses, so I fimally said 'We actually have quite a few lighthouses at home."
He sneered that they really "didn't count." I think he thought they were just quaint ornamental fixtures erected at random on the shores of our serene, not-that-Great Lakes.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Ha.||
Supposed to fly into Detroit tonight. Our flight is the second leg of a continuing flight. The first one has already been cancelled but ours is still showing as on. We are having a standoff here, where I keep checking flight status on my phone and Delta keeps saying the flight is departing as scheduled. Since it's a 3-hour drive to the airport, I'm not in the mood for shenanigans.