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|1 day 18 hours ago||The checkmark shows up next||
The checkmark shows up next to his name in his biography, but not on each individual tweet.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I haven't seen this||
I haven't seen this supposedly-deleted Harbaugh tweet discussed anywhere on this thread, so apologies if it's been posted already. Anyone know anything about whether this is legit? Truly hope not.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||I hear what you're saying,||
I hear what you're saying, but in the first film didn't Sam Neill's character have a similar arc, in which he didn't like kids at first but then discovered a paternal side in protecting Hammond's grandkids from velociraptors (as one does)? I recall one of the final shots of the movie was the kids resting against him in the helicopter, while Laura Dern looked on approvingly.
As a larger issue I agree that popular media sometimes suggests to women that their greatest value is as a set of ovaries, but given that this franchise has already done a similar arc with a dude in this instance it may be a case of homage, rather than retrograde misogyny.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Dear god people. No, it was||
Dear god people. No, it was not a serious question.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||"No Spoilers"? It's Jurassic||
"No Spoilers"? It's Jurassic Park, not Game of Thrones.
I haven't seen it yet, but here are some spoilers nevertheless . . .
Someone will express concern about keeping all these dinosaurs in a theme park. Those in charge of the theme park will pooh pooh those concerns, claiming that their systems are state of the art, and there is no possibility that dinosaurs will escape.
Dinosaurs will nevertheless escape.
Some people will be eaten. The audience will not really care because wooh, dinosaurs!
Children will be in danger. They will not be eaten.
At the end of the day, the children, the hero and his love interest will be saved, and most people at the park will escape from danger. We will all learn a valuable lesson about attempting to bend nature to our will. But it will be clear that some have not learned that lesson, and that danger will again rear it's ugly head in oh, let's say three summers from now.
Apropos of nothing, I remember seeing the first Jurassic Park in theatres. Before the movie started, the woman in front of me was asking her friend about the title -- "What does Jurassic mean? Is that just a made-up word?" Anyone know the answer to her question?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Upvoted for excellent use of||
Upvoted for excellent use of the term "plot armor."
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Also giants work just as well||
Also giants work just as well we found out.
Not so. The giant was stomping wights, ie the reanimated dead (zombies). Those are relatively easy to kill, the problem is that there are just so many of them (and their numbers are easily replenished).
The white walkers are the blue-eyed scaries that create the wights. They cannot be killed except by dragonglass or, as we now see, dragonsteel. (My guess is that dragonfire will work as well, which may be something we discover in the final season).
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yes.||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||In honor of the character||
In honor of the character Moritz from the musical Spring Awakening, we should dedicate this song to our opponents whenever Wagner hits a backbreaking shot.
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||Pipe down, fuzzy.||
Pipe down, fuzzy.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Look on the bright side!||
Now we won't have such a logjam and difficulty finding minutes for our players of the future! Moritz Wagner, who otherwise would have been relegated to the bench, will emerge as the platonic ideal of a Beilein stretch 4, a magnificent combination of Dirk Nowitzki, Detlef Schrempf, and whatever other tall, white German NBA players I can think of! Aubrey Dawkins will learn how to play defense, and will instantaneously develop into a lottery pick! The players on this team will complement each other perfectly, who needs the distraction of a 6'7 superathlete who can slash to the rim and slam the ball at will . . . .
Shit. I was on the verge of convincing myself.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Derryck Thornton's dad has||
Derryck Thornton's dad has told a few people that Spike Albrecht might end up redshirting after his hip surgeries this offseason.
Spike redshirting might alleviate a potential problem re a lot of good players without enough minutes to go around (a good problem to have -- I'm not complaining), but even if he redshirts that wouldn't open up a scholarship, would it? How would we ever have room for Williams absent a Hatch medical scholarship, and wouldn't that mean that Jaylen Brown is officially out of the picture?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Jinx!||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I went from 6 to 12. Oh,||
I went from 6 to 12.
Oh, "wins." We were talking about wins.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||acquit verb [T] (DECIDE NOT||
|15 weeks 2 days ago||He did have a downfield||
He did have a downfield threat by the name of Derrick Alexander, perhaps you've heard of him. They hooked up to the tune of almost 1400 yards in 2000
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Player deciding to put his||
Player deciding to put his health over football has nothing to do with Harbaugh, and is not a reason to point and laugh at the 49ers management. We have plenty enough legitimate reasons to do so.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. As much as I've||
Agreed. As much as I've loved watching the beautiful basketball that Beilein has brought us (yay, alliteration), even our best teams have struggled against size. Even the 2013 team needed a miracle comeback to get past Jeff Withey and Kansas.
It will be really nice if, one of these days, we can turn out a team with a true center and a stretch power forward who can defend down low and rebound, so that we're not always playing David v. Goliath against the Kentuckys and Wisconsins of the world. We had a shot at that in 2013, before Mitch was injured. Oh, what might have been.
Can you imagine a typically-skilled Beilein team, with rebounding and free-throw advantages thrown in? That would be amazing. Hopefully Moritz is a step in that direction.
|16 weeks 19 min ago||Great to hear that assessment||
Great to hear that assessment of Wagner. My early impression of him was that he was a potentially game-changine, 5-star level recruit, but then I started seeing people on the board suggest that we don't really need him, that Duncan Robinson would fill the same role, that another year of Max would be preferable, etc. People were all over the place about what to expect from him.
If he is really the equivalent of a top 30ish recruit, he may in fact be a game-changer -- the first true stretch 4 that Beilein has had at Michigan since Evan Smotrzy . . . Evan Smtrye . . . Evan Metrics (but a lot better, hopefully).
I'm daydreaming about an upperclassman Ricky Doyle at center, Wagner at PF, and the typical assortment of Beilein studs at the 1-3 spots. For the first time in forever (ht Disney) we may have a team with amazing offensive efficiency but also some real size/rebounding ability down low.
|16 weeks 22 hours ago||You miss my point. I have no||
You miss my point. I have no problem with him discussing the Fab Five in his documentary.
In the linked video, he acts as if Jalen Rose had recently called him a "bitch" and a "pussy." Which is not remotely true -- Jalen was describing how he felt about Laettner as a stupid 18 year old, but not attempting to justify those feelings.
I think Laettner's feigned offense is particularly ironic since it arises in the midst of his promoting his own documentary about how everyone hated him when he was in college.
|16 weeks 22 hours ago||What I took from it was that||
What I took from it was that Jalen said this is what we thought, and boy were we wrong.
Exactly. In the linked video Laettner acts as if Jalen called him a pussy today, when Jalen actually was saying "when I was a stupid 18 year old, I thought Laettner was a pussy."
And it's particularly ironic that he whines about this while at the same time promoting his own documentary about people not liking him in college.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||He was responding to an||
He was responding to an earlier poster who said that the bar for free speech should be lower for a university. He was explaining why free speech rights are generally protected at an even higher level at universities, which are an important part of the marketplace of ideas.
His comment was clearly speaking about free speech issues generally, not saying that the particular statements by the SAE racists is valuable.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Come now. He neither said||
Come now. He neither said nor implied any such thing.
Speech does not need to be deemed valuable to be protected by the First Amendment. The whole point of the First Amendment would be frustrated if speech had to pass some subjective evaluation of "worthiness" before being protected.
None of this is to defend the evil and awful conduct of the SAE members. It's just laying out some basic legal principles that would seem to restrain OU from expelling them.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Absolutely no one is denying||
Absolutely no one is denying that what the racist assholes did was horrible, evil and had no redeeming value. Some people are saying that the First Amendment nevertheless prevents them from being punished by the government for such statements. Expulsion from a state university qualifies as punishment by the government.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Just want to comment that||
Just want to comment that people really shouldn't be negging Nacho Man. He is making an arguably correct statement that the First Amendment prohibits the University of Oklahoma -- a government entity -- from punishing students for private (reprehensible) speech. He is not defending the conduct of the racist assholes.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||A tired joke can be funny in||
A tired joke can be funny in a new context. I.e., in the limited context of Harbaugh wearing an Oakland A's jersey, the joke is now funny again.
Thank you for joining us for this week's edition of "Comedy Explained."
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||Don't worry about it, could||
Don't worry about it, could happen to anyone.
On an unrelated note, were you bummed when college football adopted overtime in 1996, and was 1992 your favorite Michigan football season of all time?
|18 weeks 18 hours ago||Dude, I know you! You're the||
Dude, I know you! You're the one who had that weird thing with your sister, right?
Sorry to blow your spot.
|18 weeks 18 hours ago||First name: Omar City:||
First name: Omar
City: Baltimore, MD
High School: Edmondson HS, West Baltimore
Sports you played in HS/college: None, but I knew a guy who played lacrosse
Occupation: I rip and run
Hobbies: Enjoy whistling, especially old nursery rhymes
|18 weeks 2 days ago||This is such a nothing issue.||
This is such a nothing issue. They didn't "approve" anything -- they said that if you want to go out and try to get famous people to write a song about Michigan, go crazy. It's a free country. They didn't provide any funding, they didn't suggest that the student government would officially adopt the song in the (unlikely) event it is actually written.
Way too much ink has been spilled (uh, keyboards have been mashed?) over this non-story already.