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|3 hours 48 min ago||Are you a never nude?||
How do you shower?
|8 hours 35 min ago||Here's a comparison for you||
My current town with a population of 8000 has gotten 2 new restaurants in the last 6 months.
|9 hours 13 min ago||What M represents: YMMV.||
Insight into the academic side of the U has actually made me feel more distant from it. When I was going on the job market, I was told I couldn't use Michigan letterhead, because that was only for faculty who had earned the right to use it. The person who told me this was a professor who had been at Michigan for 5 or so years, and to whom the U was first and foremost an employer who was paying him a relatively large amount of money in exchange for teaching 1-2 classes per semester, whereas I was in the midst of my 10th year as a Michigan student of one form or another.
|12 hours 1 min ago||i might be like that lady||
So I don't get called a fake fan, some credentials up front: my parents went to and met at Michigan; I went to at least one football game every year from at least the time I was 6 until now with the exception of 3 years (1997 [FUCK], 2008, 2009) when I was out of the country; I've had season tickets for Michigan football on my own or through my parents since at least 2002; I had season tickets to Michigan hockey for 2 years during undergrad; my family has had basketball season tickets for the past few years; I have 3 Michigan degrees; my first son, who is now 2, was born at the U hospital and has attended 4 or 5 football and basketball games already (it would be more but we don't live in A2 anymore); and there is an athletic scholarship with my parents' names on it.
I am not currently convinced that Michigan Athletics will regain what made it special in the past. DB did an incredible amount of damage, and it's unclear whether Hackett will reverse all of it. I think the treatment of RR and Bacon, for example, was unbecoming of a great institution. (Bacon's forthcoming book will be super interesting with respect to what DB did to the AD.)
Time will tell, though.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I started tracking this recently||
I started paying attention to how often I get something free or for less than I should be charged after I read something that suggested it wasn't happening just because of my obviously winning personality. It happens roughly once a week, and at random places from people I basically don't know. Usually nothing big, but often I'll spend 4 or 5 hours drinking coffee and writing at a diner and they'll just wave me away when I approach the counter to pay. I never know any of the people in advance, although I am a regular at some of these places, and there is the occasional waiter who will come over to my table and shake my hand and ask what's up.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I'm not a giant fan of people||
I'm not a giant fan of people who need to feel super tough. I've got that early fatherhood estrogen thing going on though, so yeah, candy ass probably.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I feel like I'll like||
I feel like I'll like Harbaugh better if I don't watch this...
|3 days 6 hours ago||Alabama. We owe those||
Alabama. We owe those motherfuckers.
I'd also be cool with Georgia (or even Georgia Tech, if you want the good school down there), Stanford, Texas, or one of the big Los Angeles or Florida schools.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I think it's in the||
I think it's in the forthcoming book. Brian's been hinting at it.
|5 days 2 hours ago||My dad got me thrown out of Charlie's once||
The outcome is better than the story. He was just changing one of the TVs to a playoff baseball game and the manager got pissed. Another table started giving us score updates after the manager told us to finish our drinks and leave.
|5 days 12 hours ago||wow||
The pettiness of the comment about all the Rodriguez stuff being gone is really sad.
|1 week 1 day ago||Restaurant turnover is||
Restaurant turnover is incredibly high. Maybe there's not much change in small town America, but 15 years is a long, long time for the restaurant scene in a bustling town.
|1 week 1 day ago||right||
I used past tense (and called Chia Shiang the best remaining place) for that reason. Lots of good restaurants (Bella Ciao, Eve...) are gone, unfortunately. But there are a huge number of new places, some of which are good.
|1 week 1 day ago||Congratulations on going to exclusively shitty Chinese places||
Ann Arbor has had some incredible authentic Chinese restaurants over the years. Middle Kingdom--which Brian once dismissed as crappy Americanized Chinese food--had a fantastic selection (whole fish! jelly fish and sea cucumber! fucking duck tongues for fuck's sake!) if you knew to ask for the Chinese menu. Great Lakes on Carpenter was also great, and had dim sum in addition to a variety of regular offerings. The most authentic remaining place is Chia Shiang on Packard, though I think they do mostly Szechuan which I'm not super into.
I also have a vague recollection of getting some reasonably decent authentic Chinese food at TK Wu but I think most of the menu is the Americanized stuff.
|1 week 6 days ago||no thanks||
We already did this months and months ago.
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||Yep||
I'm glad to see somebody beat me to the "I'm moving to Michigan, and you're welcome to come with me" approach.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||seems unlikely||
People don't get filthy rich by ignoring ROI.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||"wither"?||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Too much for this blog||
I don't think you should insult a major world religion by pretending that Christianity involves buying into objectively stupid, provably false pseudo-science, but it'd be kind of out of bounds around here to keep going on about this, so let's drop it.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Do you also have no problem||
Do you also have no problem with UNC teaching fake African American Studies classes? I mean, if they'd rather do that, they should be allowed to, right?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||we're really pushing it here...||
I guess I'll bite since there's an easy answer.
Because young earth creationism has as much to do with biology as bizarre conspiracy theories have to do with history. Imagine an astronomy department that is required to teach you about the planet Vulcan or a chemistry department that has to teach the caloric theory of heat. There'd be something wrong with a university that housed such departments, because they'd be misleading students about the body of facts established in those sciences and about the theories scientists working in those fields use to explain them. But Liberty's Department of Biology is doing something even worse than teaching outdated and discredited theories. It's teaching a theory that has never been found credible by any community of biologists for purely doctrinal purposes. Since no institution that operates with the express purpose of indoctrinating students can be a real university, Liberty is a fake one. Simple as that.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||OP is the one I'm talking to||
I have an issue with fake schools calling themselves universities, yes, but ypsitucky seems to have a bone to pick with Michigan and I'm just trying to get him to be minimally responsible about what allegations he makes.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Got a legitimate media source||
Got a legitimate media source that says UM was "going to force" you off campus?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Nope, both because you're||
Nope, both because you're imagining a sanction UM never threatened and because no sanction was ever levied. So wrong on two counts.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||correct||
Liberty is the one that nearly lost its tax-exempt status for banning a student group associated with a major political party from reserving campus spaces, etc., and that requires its biology department to teach young earth creationism. It's a fake school, but (unlike Bob Jones) at least possibly less racist than Ole Miss.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Can we have a no fake||
Can we have a no fake colleges rule?
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Here you go:||
I trust you can figure out my response from that.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think the help guide||
I don't think the help guide is cheating. I think trying to crowdsource your essay and then identifying yourself in the thread is the kind of dumb shit people do on social media that gets them in trouble.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||LMAO||
Please internet, help me write this essay. This is almost definitely against the rules, but here is my uniqname in case you need to notify Ross that I don't actually know what I want to do with my life.
JMFC. You might as well just write that your dad is making you apply now.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||This is an insane change||
Granting an extra year of eligibility will be widely and immediately abused. Coaches will be telling athletes to go redshirt elsewhere before coming to campus to field teams of older players.