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|10 hours 46 min ago||Isn't that pretty much exactly what Bando||
Isn't that pretty much exactly what Bando said?
|2 days 4 hours ago||Chuck Bednarik||
|3 days 11 hours ago||I think the 30 for 30 The U||
I think the 30 for 30 The U skipped covering this game for some reason.
|6 days 3 hours 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.
|1 week 4 days ago||Fascinating book, I recommend||
Fascinating book, I recommend it as well.
|1 week 4 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!"
|1 week 4 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.
|1 week 4 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.
|1 week 4 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.
|1 week 4 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.
|1 week 4 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.
|1 week 4 days ago||Nebraska also shares its||
Nebraska also shares its stadium with an independent minor league team.
|1 week 6 days ago||I think a couple of folks in||
I think a couple of folks in the "Down in front" thread might warrant a time-out.
|1 week 6 days ago||I got it a lot during the 2011 Notre Dame game.||
I got it a lot during the 2011 Notre Dame game. Somehow they didn't seem to care that I was standing because the 75 rows in front of me were also standing.
|1 week 6 days ago||No kidding. My uncle has been||
No kidding. My uncle has been a 49ers fan since the 1950s, and he was really sad when they let Harbaugh go. He's a Californian and has always supported the Pac-8/10/12 against the Big Ten, but he says he's now going to root for Michigan because he likes and respects Harbaugh so much.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'll be cooking dinner for my||
I'll be cooking dinner for my MGoMom. We would have taken her out to dinner, but she wanted this instead.
I know many people on here talk about how they got their love of Michigan and especially Michigan football from their dads, but I got mine from my UM alumna mom. She took me and my brother to our first Michigan football game, she took me on all of my campus visits when I was in high school, and she's the one who dropped me off and picked me up for my freshman year in Ann Arbor.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Fear of what my father would do to me if I didn't||
Fear of what my father would do to me if I didn't do well.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Man, ESPN is really shitting||
Man, ESPN is really shitting on Gardner. Also no mention of Funchess' injury, just saying he became "disinterested."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Good spot for Funchess. Their||
Good spot for Funchess. Their WR corps is terrible.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Me too. I like that they've||
Me too. I like that they've already addressed two big needs in the first two rounds. Maybe they can find a good pass rusher in round 3.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Damn you, Kentucky bagmen!||
Damn you, Kentucky bagmen!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Hah, I remember that guy. Not||
Hah, I remember that guy. Not going to say his last name, but his first name was Pete or Peter wasn't it?
Though he also burned the OSU band pretty hard. Someone posted a picture of an OSU band hat sitting in the middle of the field during their pregame. So what ensued was the Great Chinstrap Debate of (whatever year it was 2006 or 2007). The OSU band members were vociferously asserting that chinstraps were unnecessary, to which this Wisconsin guy said "Well yeah, you don't need a chinstrap when your pregame has all the intensity of a grandma with the flu."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||What's interesting outside of||
What's interesting outside of this sad case is that OSU has been trying to hire a new permanent director, and their top two candidates (the directors at Illinois and Auburn) both withdrew themselves from consideration on the same day a few weeks ago. That's pretty huge.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The Wisconsin band had some hazing/sexual||
The Wisconsin band had some hazing/sexual harassment issues about 7-9 years ago. The second incident resulted in them being suspended for a home football game.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||People taking the OT labeling||
People taking the OT labeling rules super seriously. I think we all know the weekly Game of Thrones thread is off topic without needing to freak out when it doesn't say OT in the title.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Does Brian own any non-hockey||
Does Brian own any non-hockey related clothing?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The radio spot for the roads proposal with the||
The radio spot for the roads proposal with the middle aged couple discussing it is the most hilarious, amazing, and depressing political commercial I've ever heard in my life. I could listen to it on a loop for a good long while.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The worst is when it's for the state next to||
The worst is when it's for the state next to yours. I used to live in Nebraska and we would get bombarded with political ads from Iowa. I CAN'T VOTE THERE, DIPSHITS!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I heard that Bell's is brewing the pumpkin spice||
I heard that Bell's is brewing the pumpkin spice beer that Budweiser made up for that commercial.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Punting on first down (and||
Punting on first down (and before fourth down) was fairly common back then. Teams didn't have reliable passing games, so most defenses could load up against the run. That meant that the ball was hard to move forward, and if you were backed up near your own goal line, a turnover was potentially disastrous. So teams would play a field position battle with the punting game. Punters were often the best player on the team--Michigan coach Harry Kipke was an All-American in 1922 playing halfback and punter.