a terrible blight on our fine country
- Member for
- 6 years 5 days
|16 weeks 5 days ago||As I suspected:||
As I suspected:
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Just read the description on||
Just read the description on the campus den website.
It is the copper foil/solder type of construction. And the "Michigan" and Block M are silk screened on -not stickers.
Shoulda read that first.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I'll also add that the lamp||
I'll also add that the lamp in Post #8 is a mass produced light. I can't tell the type (lead came or copper foil/solder -though it kind of looks to be the copper foil type) or the quality of the glass (for $700 I would hope it's actually real glass).
I will also note that the "Michigan" and Block M looks like they are photo-shopped on for advertisement purposes (meaning the maize and blue are also likely photoshopped colors as this light is likely made for many other schools/teams). It's likely to be a pretty accurate representation, but those are stickers and not actually part of the glass (if it's REAL glass).
It has a metal frame on all 4 sides which is what supports all the glass.
We do the copper foil/soldering method. And it would be all glass with no metal frames -reinforced, of course, where necessary.
The more difficult (and time consuming) thing would be to make actual "Michigan" or Block M patterns with the glass itself -not putting on stickers. But, I will note that you simply can't cut glass holes in the shape of "Michigan" or the Block M inside another piece of glass. Perhaps these days they can do that with high tech laser cutters or some such new technology that wasn't (and isn't) available to us -but that takes away from the traditional appeal of stained glass, IMHO.
The pattern used would be designed by us and, of course, be approved by you. As would be the specific glass used.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Though I am trained and made||
Though I am trained and made stained glass (REAL stained glass) projects for a summer many years back as well as other various personal projects (all BEFORE youtube), I can't say a lot -and it's been a while. That being said, it is kind of like riding a bike... (It also was something that offered a unique and personal date from time to time.) But, I do have a full stained glass workshop at my disposal as well as the (now retired) perfectionist master craftsman who trained me also at my disposal. And, yes, we have experience with pool table lights. (It was a family side-business.)
And this would be FAR better quality than what you get through Amazon. There is a difference.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I'll make you one....||
A ~REAL~ (custom) stained glass pool table light. But it probably would be a bit more costly than what you'd find on line. And, it would take a bit longer to deliver.....
|20 weeks 4 days ago||The sound this thing makes:||
|20 weeks 4 days ago||They're around 25 years old,||
They're around 25 years old, but I'm not selling my Nakamichi SP-7's.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Formerly, when you did not||
Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? You observe days and months and seasons and years! I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Progressive?||
I believe Detroit would be the most Progressive city in the state. It's been run by "progressives" for decades!
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Well said!||
...and Sennheiser deserves their (good) reputation -along with a slew of other high(er) end manufacturers.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed!||
But I would +10 if he mentioned Stax!
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I have a pair of NAD Model||
I have a pair of NAD Model 20's I bought (locally) in 1985 that also still work great (many speakers last a very long time) -and they have actual tweeters! But your Bose 301's do have something my NAD's (and pretty much every other speaker) don't -light bulbs! I would bet, though, you'll be due for a re-foaming job sooner than later -but that's not an indication of quality.
(That being said....thank you for your service to our country! I hate to be critical of any service member, but I show Bose no mercy! :) )
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Funny||
There are so many headphones that are better than Bose that it ~IS~ funny!
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Ummmmm...||
....that's not saying much.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||As the old saying goes:||
"No highs, no lows -must be Bose!"
Sorry, I had to.
But to your credit, at least their headphones are a bit more highly regarded than they're speakers -but that might not be saying much.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Apparently Lloyd wants to||
Apparently Lloyd wants to sabbotage Harbaugh to Michigan....
|44 weeks 5 hours ago||It's not "Nepotism"||
Nepotism: Nepotism is favoritism granted in politics or business to relatives. Cronyism: Cronysim is partiality to long-standing friends, especially by appointing them to positions of authority regardless of their qualifications.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Out of curiosity...||
....what was the name of Beckman's sidekick before Brandstatter??
|3 years 14 weeks ago||BINGO!!!||
Yes, you are family...though I'd have to ask my mom exactly how -but most likely as I said before.
And, my daughter took violin lessons from Ji at your parents' house.
That is what we call "Dutch Bingo"!
|3 years 14 weeks ago||There is a...||
...Bloem clan that is Catholic and of no relation. If you're in that Dutch/CRC group, you almost certainly are. Your dad is prob. my mom's cousin. Out of curiosity, do you know an exchange student that teaches violin?
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Hey BlockM...||
...my mother's maiden name is "Bloem"...ya think we're related?
|3 years 14 weeks ago||His Dad:||
I heard his dad had some issues, as well....as in he was threatening the coach (football, I believe) to pull Drake and send him to a Detroit area (private) school if something didn't go his way....don't recall exactly what the issue was.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||I still think Harris to MSU...BUT...||
...I do wonder if the offer to Tommy Doles meant anything....as in Drake would pick M if his buddy Doles also gets an offer....
The timing makes me wonder...
And, for the record: I, too, am Dutch -and a GRCHS grad- but I have no actual connections to give me any info on this decision.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Doles||
I am almost certain that he is the son of WOOD TV 8 (Grand Rapids/NBC) sports reporter Jack Doles. I don't know the dad's side, but mom's side of the family are quality people.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Drake Harris||
I've heard from one area H.S. BB coach that he is a MSU lean at this point as Izzo is attending nearly all his bball and fball games. I'd love a kid from my (favorite) H.S. to play fball (or bball) for my favorite college team! Hoke needs to show just as much of a presense as Izzo!
|3 years 16 weeks ago||As a former...||
...T&F (emphasis on the F) athlete at a D3 school, I will say that our season is INCREDIBLY short. Practice starts on Feb 1. Can't throw outside for another 6 weeks. Throwing inside on a makeshift ring w/ an over sized indoor shot can only go so far. Then, when it IS warm enough to go outside, you are still dealing with melting snow flowing through the ring...as well as mud and general yuckiness. Then, the spring trip down south.
We did compete against D1 schools on that trip (and did relatively well) -against both Big 10 (Minn.) ~AND~ SEC (Auburn). It seemed the SEC schools dominated running (especially sprinting) while the North schools were better at field events -my 4th place finish for a DIII athlete was pretty good, I thought, but Auburn had no representation in the shot.
And then our "season" was roughly 2 weeks long. 4 actual meets and then the conference finals. And then we were done. The more gifted athletes that qualified for nationals had another couple weeks. Certainly not the lengthy season of Basketball and Football...or even, dare I mention...soccer.
Thankfully, indoor seasons have now begun at my alma mater, but we didn't have the facility for that at that time.
While I know your reference is to D1, I still think that,even w/ a genuine indoor season, the short and cold outdoor season keeps a lot of talent from coming here.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Just found this...||
...video. 1984 Olympic 3000M Steeplechase Final. I remember watching this as Brian was a bit of a local hero as well as a not too distant relative (but not close enough for me to know him at that time). He is a former coach (though I wasn't a runner) and now someone I consider a friend. He is one of the classiest individuals I know.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||You may be...||
...right on that. Certainly, he is the last American w/ an Olympic medal in the Steeplechase.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Don't forget...||
...that a Michigan alumnus won the NCAA Steeplechase in 1983. Went on to win a Bronze in the Olympics the very next year.
Saw him just today...got a "man hug" from him, even.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Just for the record...||
Just for the record...it's been 4,753 days since Ohio State beat Michigan without a CHEATER as coach!!! Go Blue!!!