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|1 day 8 hours ago||My dad too in WWI, but in the Philippines||
He was a refugee from Nazi Germany, got out just in time right out of medical school, getting a Master's at Michigan-- which saved his life in more than one way (long story). When the U.S. entered the war, he and his older brother, an engineer, immediately volunteered to serve, Dad in the Philippines as a medical officer and his brother in Europe (in the OSS). They both survived, but we can only imagine what they saw and experienced along the way and how many of their fellows never returned.
Our world today is dealing with the same kind of insanity that would not have ended without the men of WWII, and few of us today would have the courage and dedication to willingly put our lives on the line to fight this new version of global insanity.
So, OP, thanks to you and for reminding us that it's a good day to remember.
|2 days 11 hours ago||All this excellence is exhausting!||
From their Facebook page:
"National Champs! ROW BLUE!"
|2 days 12 hours ago||So, so impressive.||
Straight wins, pulling it out in the 9th... Who needs double elimination?
|2 days 12 hours ago||Is Gametracker right?||
EDIT: And several emphatic WOW!!!s. WIsh I could have seen it happen.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Softball is 7.||
Except with Michigan's team, which often gets off work early.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I'm missing more than the cussing on Gametracker||
How did the inning end? Gametracker showed lead-off ground-rule double, then an out (pop-up or strike-out?), then someone out at first, but the graphic showed nobody on base. What happened to the guy on 2nd? Didn't say double play... Only reported two outs, but the inning was over. Something like that happened yesterday too, a couple times.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Is this the one?||
|3 days 9 hours ago||Thanks, guys.||
Both on the field and on the blog. Gametracker's pretty boring without some emotional input.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Don't understand the flat bill||
The curve keeps more sun out of the eyes from the sides. (And it's more flattering.)
|4 days 5 hours ago||M Softball's Tweet Caption:||
|4 days 16 hours ago||Yes about avoiding the Empire State Building||
Was posting that in an edit above while you were writing.
Also, Sadeto's comments about downtown reminded me of the Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side, recreating the immigrant experience as the neighborhood itself is becoming gentrified. I've only been there for book events (since I got to NYC early enough to still buy pickles from barrels), but their tours are supposed to be terrific. They may be too pricey for all of you ($25/per) and should be booked in advance (only 12 on a tour), but here's their website if you want to explore.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Wow! How much time have you got?||
That's a pretty good sampling you've got planned already. Don't want to wear the kids out... A suggestion you don't need since you'll be taking a ferry to Ellis Island, but for those on a budget, the Staten Island Ferry is great for a harbor tour (and free!).
You probably won't want to do more than one museum on a short trip, but the Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium are great for families. And if you want something to do in the evening, as long as you're going to take in Times Square, you can get discount tix for Broadway & Off-Bway at the TKTS booth. (Just avoid those costumed super-heroes imported from L.A.) But I think your plan is great. Some of the basics, and some off-the-beaten-path. (So far the weather looks good.)
EDIT: Didn't ask the age of your kids, but if they're young, remember the children's zoo in Central Park. And skip the Empire State Building. Hours in line and in the elevator, and for an exhorbitant charge. Enough to appreciate just walking around and looking up instead of down.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Covering all the bases||
|5 days 2 hours ago||I went back to Gametracker||
And since there were two outs for Georgia last time I looked and now it said Sierra Lawrence was next to bat, I figured it was over? In a positive kind of way?
|5 days 6 hours ago||Audio available via Iowa||
There's a link to the Gametracker on MGoBlue's main page, and a link up at the top of the Gametracker to Iowa audio. If you pay the $9.95/month for the CBS-powered "premium" stuff (now called "College Sports Live") via Michigan, you can sign in with your Michigan membership info.
I was going to drop it since there was less and less premium stuff available, with what was formerly premium seems to have moved to BTNPlus (also $9.95). I'll avoid my anti-corporate rant, because I can listen to the game.
|5 days 7 hours ago||They used to.||
But the money took over. Now that we have BTN and ESPN, they're limited as to what they're allowed to broadcast.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Went to the show courtesy of the M Alumni Club||
just last year. Found the show folk called back on my answering machine when I was out of town, on the same day that the free hotel copy of USA-Today had the headline that he'd just announced his retirement the night before. (Some friends were hoping to go in the last few weeks, knowing he'd be gone, but said it was booked solid.)
He does [did] a warm-up with the crowd (most shows have a stand-in comedian), in his shirtsleeves as you saw on the clip of a day-in-his-life, and having been there I now know why they have the close-up on someone in the audience after a sly comment in the monologue. It's a follow-up to the pre-show audience Q&A, so the writers get something out of it almost immediately to stick into the monologue. Once the show starts, the cameras tend to block him (there are monitors to watch when that happens), but one of the advantages of being live is you actually hear the band play during the commercials.
My one disappointment was the guest that night-- one of the very few comedians I'm not fond of. Knowing he's popular with a lot of people, he'll remain nameless. He's the kind of over-the-top guy who's a distinct contrast with Letterman's sly, sardonic, and increasingly human thing I was getting so fond of.
At least now I might get to bed on time.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I saw it live||
Or as live as it could be, considering they tape [make that "taped"] in late afternoon. I remember thinking Hoke was adorable. Felt so bad for Letterman when he abandoned Dave's alma mater for-- was it San Diego State then?
And I too loved the directionals. Speaking of which, was the shot-in-the-foot reference to Plaxico Burress? Did Ball State play MSU and perhaps lose to them that year?
|1 week 5 hours ago||I didn't||
I eventually figured out it had something to do with baseball, because I was pretty sure we didn't have an O-lineman named Victor Martinez.
I just saw a headline referring to the Securities & Exchange commission and thought it was about ESPN's favorite conference. We need more letters in our alphabet.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Very happy for him||
Was nervous for him at the Pats when I saw he still hadn't been given a roster number as of Sunday. Had read a local column (possibly even on the Pats website) only a day or two before saying the Pats had enough WRs, knew he'd be a project, but couldn't count on bringing him back to the practice squad if they cut him. They were right. He was picked up immediately, by a team that isn't such a tease with Michigan players (see Gallon and Cam Gordon; three in two years).
|1 week 8 hours ago||They had Foote & Woodley at the same time...||
And speaking of Foote & Woodley, they're together again with the Cardinals. Was disappointed to see Foote was cut, until I discovered Foote's been hired as an ass't coach (linebackers). Still thinks he can play, and if he gets healthy and they need depth, he may try to get back on the roster. But can't do both per NFL rules, and so far he seems to be really enjoying the coaching thing.
Maybe should be a separate post...
|1 week 9 hours ago||Or to betray his insider sources||
Being loyal to the end. Or as much of an end as landing at the airport seems not to be.
|1 week 11 hours ago||I thought he finally got his defensive coordinator of choice||
who wouldn't follow him from WV to Mich.
|1 week 2 days ago||Someone explained that in an earlier thread||
But I never remember things that make no sense to me.
|1 week 2 days ago||My computer crashes||
and it's suddenly 8-0. Time to upgrade.
|1 week 2 days ago||Apparently don't need to now.||
Confirming down here so the frustrated can see it.
|1 week 2 days ago||Interesting...||
They must have switched things up. When I tried earlier, it was looking for my cable provider (don't have one). Now it's streaming for us cable-less. Thanks!
|1 week 2 days ago||Not on my computer||
Unless you're just saying that ESPN3 is a streaming channel rather than TV...
But they do have the replays available after a game is over. (Small comfort.)
|1 week 2 days ago||If you take a nap and ignore the internet||
You can replay later on ESPN3.
I'm thinking of watching yesterday's game there while following today's via MGoPosters. (Obviously I don't care about being surprised.)
|1 week 6 days ago||All I Need||