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|3 weeks 5 days ago||How did we come up with this||
How did we come up with this notion that the flag and the national anthem are inexorably fused with our armed services and their sacrifices? That if you don't show "proper" respect for the anthem you are automatically disrespecting our service men and women? I am a veteran and I don't think the anthem is for me as a service member. Those symbols are for all of us as a country and the greatest potential we can achieve. If any of us feels we as a country are failing to live up to that potential, and doesn't feel they should stand for the anthem, can't they do that without disrespecting the troops?
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||...days left||
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Cue the muppets!||
Cue the muppets!
|31 weeks 4 days ago||The most egregious oversight||
The most egregious oversight was the statement claiming he was known for his pleated khakis--below a pic of him wearing plain-front khakis. Clueless.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||This is what the Super Bowl is supposed to make you do.|
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Congratulations!||
|42 weeks 5 hours ago||Technically no...||
They didn't know he had suffered a fracture/dislocation of the hip. But their man was down in the end zone, right in front of the student section. But yeah, telling that it was the FIRST thing they thought to do.
|42 weeks 7 hours ago||*Context*||
Ran over and mocked U of M student section...WHILE THEIR OWN TEAMMATE WAS SUFFERING WITH A HIP FRACTURE SEVERAL FEET AWAY! That, to me, encapsulates the institutional classlessness that fuels my personal Sparty hate.
|48 weeks 2 hours ago||Honestly--none of this really||
Honestly--none of this really matters to me. We are not a playoff team, whether we "lost" to Sparty or not. Sparty won't be there either. This season has already exceeded expectations, and the rest of the season comes down to The Game. If we improve enough and win it--awesome. If not--I'm looking forward to next year, and for now will just enjoy watching this defense push around the rest of the B1G.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I happened to be in the||
I happened to be in the northeast end of the stadium and watched in horror as that play unfolded from a perspective behind Rudock along a line of sight to Perry. It was a bad throw, dude.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||We are staying in the same||
We are staying in the same hotel as the Utah players and the hotel is crawling with maize and blue. We were on the elevator with some of the players and they were commenting to each other how many Michigan fans were here.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||You don't have a problem||
If you're only checking hourly.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Your last line||
Has too many syllables.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Not mutually exclusive||
I'm with Sam Webb. It is entirely possible to believe that Devin is the right QB for this team, and gives it the best chance to win, AND to believe that he needed to not start the Minnesota game. He was shaken during/after Utah.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Actually it is accurate.||
At the continuing medical education conference I attended in 2011 in Ann Arbor, Dr. Kutcher (presumably the neurologist to whom Brandon refers) discussed brain injuries using the more modern terminology. So unless Dr. Kutcher "dumbed it down" for Brandon (not all that far-fetched, I suppose), Brandon is using the "mild" qualifier to make this sound more palatable.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Who is in charge?||
msoccer, as another doc, I of course agree with your take about being "knocked silly" without a concussion. Futhermore, I listened to the game on the radio while driving, and when I heard Morris was going in for a play when Gardiner's helmet came off, I thought it was outrageous--and that was without even the benefit of seeing the hit, or the TV announcers' commentary. I thought it was evidence of Hoke's incompetence and evidence he should be gone, now. I feel even stronger about that after watching the tape. But still...if Morris did have a sideline evaluation by the medical staff, is that really on the coach to "pre-empt" the medical staff? Again, I wasn't there, but it certainly seems to me that Morris should have had a full head-injury sideline assessment, and did not. Is that really Hoke's fault? Shouldn't he be able to rely on the trainers? As a UMMS grad, I sure have a lot of faith in the UM healthcare system, and assume that's where the staff comes from. I'm really angry about what happened, I'm just not quite sure where that anger should be directed.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I'll give him one play||
I'm sort of ok with him taking a play before he realizes/someone makes him aware Morris has a problem. But then he *put him back in* instead of burning a time out after ample opportunity to properly evaluate the situation. That's what makes the sequence, though not "cataclysmic", damning.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Armchair||
I happen to be a doctor, and from my vantage point (yes, an armchair) none of those with responsibility to keep the kids out of unnecessarily dangerous situations (Hoke,trainers) can be trusted with that responsibility anymore. Was it a concussion? Can't say with 100% certainty. But obviously likely. What is undeniable is that Morris could no longer protect himself on the foeld.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||<blockquote>There are worse||
"There are worse things that can happen in life, but most involve lizards eating your legs."
I don't care where you went to school. That is golden.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Look, I love the guy too. All I'm sayin' is...||
|5 years 14 weeks ago||That thud Lewan's shot made||
Was obviously a donkey, not a tree.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||The Sprouts||
Do you enjoy eating brussels sprouts? I hope you won't be put off by my frankness when I tell you that I absolutely love them. In fact, I enjoy no food item more than a freshly-boiled brussels sprout.
Now, I've done a lot of movies, and it's true that I've worked with quite a few celebrities who did not share this opinion. I'm sorry to say that these people have always angered me. There are two types of people in this world: those who eat brussels sprouts whenever it is possible to do so, and those who opt to do other things with their free time.
Who do the latter think they are kidding? What pastime could be more rewarding than the consumption of brussels sprouts? I haven't yet found one, and I don't expect to in my lifetime.
Unlike other foods, brussels sprouts can be eaten at any time, in any place, and it is not necessary to cook them. Now, I ask you: Why not eat brussels sprouts? They are delicious. I carry a bag of brussels sprouts with me wherever I go. I eat them from the bag whenever I get the urge, regardless of the circumstances. When I make a movie, my brussels sprouts are my co-stars. If, in the middle of a scene, I decide I want to consume a brussels sprout, I do so. I waste the director's time and thousands of dollars in film stock, but in the end, it is all worth it, because I enjoy eating brussels sprouts more than I enjoy acting.
This bothers some people. I was supposed to portray Batman, but when Tim Burton learned of my brussels sprout cravings, he asked Michael Keaton to wear the cape. To this day, I am peeved about this.
When we filmed The Dead Zone, I ate over 800 brussels sprouts a day. It was necessary. My character needed to come across as intense as possible, and I found the inspiration for that intensity in my intense love for brussels sprouts. The director, David Cronenberg, said that he would never work with me again. I kept eating brussels sprouts when the cameras were rolling, and that seemed to bother him. I say f*ck him. He doesn't even like brussels sprouts.
I would like to end by emphasizing once again that I really like to eat brussels sprouts. If any of you people disagree, I loathe you. I despise you. Not only that, but I also despise all your loved ones. I want to see them torn to pieces by wild dogs. If I ever meet you in person, I'll smash your brains in with a f*cking bat. Then we'll see who doesn't like brussels sprouts.