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|3 days 17 hours ago||I pull fir the 49ers to do well because they're my||
I pull fir the 49ers to do well because they're my uncle's favorite team, but oh man do I want them to be terrible this year.
|3 days 17 hours ago||He was born on third base and thinks he hit a||
He was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.
|1 week 6 days ago||Former MMB member here. I get nervous when MMB||
Former MMB member here. I get nervous when MMB topics come up on this blog because people here generally shit all over the band.
|1 week 6 days ago||You're thinking of the Victors Waltz. The band||
You're thinking of the Victors Waltz. The band started doing that during the Nix era, then stopped during the Boerma era (we kind of forgot how to play it during the Rodriguez era...).
|2 weeks 5 days ago||A buddy's mom worked with him at the Freep and she||
A buddy's mom worked with him at the Freep and she says he was an ok guy until Tuesdays With Morrie blew up, at which point he became an insufferable ass.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Over the next 11 months you will watch with wonder||
Over the next 11 months you will watch with wonder as an army of workers builds a Saturn V in Harbaugh's back yard.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone else notice that the shirt Devin and Denard||
Anyone else notice that the shirt Devin and Denard were wearing had the combadge from Star Trek TNG?
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||It's true. England is||
It's true. England is terribly overrated as a World Cup power. Yes, they won in 1966 (when the tournament was in England), but they've only made the semifinal one other time (1990).
Compare that to Brazil (5 wins, 2 final losses, 4 semifinal losses), West Germany/Germany (4 wins, 4 final losses, 5 semifinal losses), Italy (4 wins, 2 final losses, 2 semifinal losses), and France (1 win, 1 final loss, 3 semifinal losses) and England doesn't even belong in the discussion.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||My guess would be teaching||
My guess would be teaching proper meeting etiquitte through the counter-example of bad etiquitte (slouching, looking at his phone, etc.).
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It makes sense that he drums for The Who. When he||
It makes sense that he drums for The Who. When he was a kid, he asked his dad (Ringo Starr, real name Richard Starkey) to teach him the drums. His dad said no, you should learn from the best and rang up his friend Keith Moon.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I haven't seen such||
I haven't seen such barely-contained mutual disdain photographed together since the Yalta Conference.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||God damn Michigan softball is fun to watch. Carol||
God damn Michigan softball is fun to watch. Carol Hutchins is the best.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Well hot damn, Ohio joined the 20th||
Well hot damn, Ohio joined the 20th century!
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Don't exceed the speed limit at all. Yes, the||
Don't exceed the speed limit at all. Yes, the speed limit in Ohio is 65 and it sucks, but don't give them an excuse.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Gentlemen, there's no fighting in here! This is||
Gentlemen, there's no fighting in here! This is the War Room!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Not only is Bo Schembechler||
Not only is Bo Schembechler in The Program, the fictional school in the movie loses to Michigan!
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||Anyone who's a fan of||
Anyone who's a fan of whiskey/bourbon/vodka, make sure you check out the High West Distillery in Park City. It's expensive (lunch is cheaper), but the food is great and the drink is outstanding.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||The laws aren't as bad as||
The laws aren't as bad as they used to be, but they're still kind of weird.
|9 weeks 15 hours ago||Isn't Veteran's Day supposed to be for former||
Isn't Veteran's Day supposed to be for former members only, while Armed Forces Day is for current members? Though no one seems to take notice of Armed Forces Day since it's not a federal holiday.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Isn't that pretty much exactly what Bando||
Isn't that pretty much exactly what Bando said?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Chuck Bednarik||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I think the 30 for 30 The U||
I think the 30 for 30 The U skipped covering this game for some reason.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||It's one thing to deviate from the source||
It's one thing to deviate from the source material. It's quite another thing to deviate from the source material in order to have one of the women main characters be raped.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Fascinating book, I recommend||
Fascinating book, I recommend it as well.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Here's the source. British||
Here's the source. British actor Stephen Fry knew Steve Jobs and asked him directly if the logo was in tribute to Turing. Jobs said "It isn't true, but God we wish it were!"
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Did it say that the Apple||
Did it say that the Apple logo is a tribute to Alan Turing? Because Steve Jobs himself said that it's not.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||History||
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow. Won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
John Adams by David McCullough. Won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
Revolutionaries by Jack Rackove.
World War I
The First World War by Hew Strachan.
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings.
Europe's Last Summer by David Fromkin.
Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan.
Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I by John S. D. Eisenhower.
World War II
Neptune's Inferno: The US Navy at Guadalcanal by James Hornfischer.
Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy by Eri Hotta.
Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying by Sonke Neitzel and Harald Welzer.
With the Old Breed at Pelelieu and Okinawa by Eugene Sledge.
Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning.
Masters of the Air by Ronald Miller
Hunting Eichmann by Neal Bascomb.
Dresden by Frederick Taylor.
Among the Dead Cities by A. C. Grayling.
War in the Ruins by Eric Longacre.
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter. Won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank by Steve Oney.
Longitude: The True Story of the Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by David Sobel. Highly recommended about the invention of the longitude watch. .
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly.
Passing Game: Benny Friedman and the Transformation of Football by Murray Greenburg.
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson.
The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz by Hector Berlioz.
The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew Bacevich (along with everything else he's written).
The Dark Side by Jane Mayer.
The Commission by Philip Shenon.
War by Sebastian Junger.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Just be advised that Guns,||
Just be advised that Guns, Germs, and Steel is considered extremely problematic by both historians and anthropologists...which is troubling since the book is very much about history and anthropology.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Seconded. I though it would||
Seconded. I though it would be kind of a chore to read, but I couldn't put it down.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I'd go with blue socks at home and white on the||
I'd go with blue socks at home and white on the road. That way they match with the jersey.