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|13 weeks 2 days ago||Actually||
Its literal meaning is something along the lines of "rubbed with oil," which is why it gets translated as "christos" in the Septuagint.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||I'm positive that this is at||
I'm positive that this is at least partially the reference. I'd even bet the song makes an appearance in the soundtrack, like in the episode "Caballo sin Nombre." You forgot the most relevant part of the song's narrative, though: after hiding out in New Mexico for a while the narrator irrationally returns to El Paso to see Felina even though he knows it's suicidal.
Also, I think the alternate spelling isn't relevant: as best I can tell the spelling "feleena" comes from the title of a different Marty Robins song, not the lyrics to El Paso. The Spanish name would obviously be spelled "Felina"
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Not quite;||
Not quite; great-books-college graduate with a particular interest in classical mathematics.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Fascinating analysis. A||
Fascinating analysis. A quick point of orthography: the first sentence should probably begin "It is a well-established tenet . . .". A well-established tenant would be like that sixth-year graduate student who's lived in the same house on Catherine Street since his sophomore year while roommates come and go around him.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Actually||
Actually, the verb "eke" means "to make equal", and is most commonly used in modern English is in the phrase "eke out", which means "to make adequate by addition". That meaning obviously isn't what was meant, so we're left to assume that what the author meant was "squeak by", but chose an onomatopoeic variant. Consequently, "eek" may be questionable but is more appropriate than "eke". You're welcome.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I'll second the||
I'll second the recommendation of Bishop Arts: it actually has the only good barbecue place I've found in Dallas (Lockhart Smokehouse). If your tastes run in the same vein as YVDF's evidently do (expensive steaks and tall women in short dresses) Dallas is really your oyster. The West End has some of the trendier places like that now; the W has Craft and Ghost Bar, as well as myriad other see-and-be-seen establishments. Javier's is good food and an interesting aesthetic (I tend to think of it as the Mexico City equivalent of a club steakhouse), but I don't find it remarkable enough to pay its prices when my employer isn't paying.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||It's not walking distance,||
It's not walking distance, but by Dallas standards it's pretty close. That hotel is, however, within walking distance of the Knox Henderson area, which has its points as well; the area west of 75 is mostly pretty expensive and flashy (though I can recommend some decent restaurants there) but as you get further east things get gradually grungier. There is actually a 24-hour breakfast restaurant in the parking lot for that hotel that I used to frequent; the food is pretty good, but I stopped going after I went a few times when the service was terrible. If you will have a car, that's probably a great place to be if you want to explore Dallas proper, and even if you don't you're within pretty easy walking distance of the Cityplace DART station, from which you can take regular trains to downtown, Mockingbird Station, Plano and other destinations. You'll basically be in my 'hood, so if there's something specific you want to eat, or a type of establishment you're looking for I can probably help. I'll put in a plug for my current favorite restaurant, Teppo, which is quite good yakitori and (secondarily) sushi on Lower Greenville (also quite close to that La Quinta). It's expensive to the degree sushi is expensive, but for the quality they could really be charging a lot more; the owner is the guy working the yakitori grill.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I tend to regard "Uptown" as||
I tend to regard "Uptown" as a strip running to the west of Stemmons and 75 and east of Cedar Springs, from about Pearl to Blackburn. I haven't heard anyone refer to the Knox-Henderson area as Uptown, and it definitely doesn't extend to Mockingbird (anything north of Knox on that side of 75 is Highland Park, not Dallas).
I can only think of a few hotels that are in uptown; Zsa Zsa and the Crescent. If people are staying there it's likely because there is a vast tract of apartments and townhouses in Uptown where it seems a large proportion of young professional types end up when they first move to Dallas, so odds are good that recent graduates staying with friends would end up there. Addison is pure suburbia (hence chain bars like Fox and Hound) with its only redeeming features being the occasional good ethnic restaurant. The Galleria is where Oklahoma goes to shop on the weekends.
There are some decent bars in Uptown, but, like much of Dallas, the crowd is pretty flashy and pretentious--young lawyers and hedgies trying to impress overdressed strumpets with top-shelf hooch and rich white trash from Highland Park taking their new Maseratis to show off in the valet line. To find a more laid-back scene you'd mostly have to go to lower Greenville or Deep Ellum, though the Greenville area also spills over to Henderson. I don't spend much time clubbing, but if you want more specific recommendations for food or bars intended for drinking I can probably offer some advice.
Also, none but the most timorous ought to regard almost any part of Dallas as unsafe, particularly in comparison with the Detroit area. Ann Arbor probably has a higher violent crime rate than a lot of places in
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Mendacity||
That information would obviously have to have come from someone advocating for Maize 'n' blue; Zingerman's bakes all its own (widely renowned) bread, makes its own corned beef and pastrami, and, since the opening of its creamery, even makes a lot of its own cheese. They may use the same distributor for some items, but to say that the quality of ingredients at both establishments is comparable would be risible.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Fair enough, and correct||
Fair enough, and correct enough, although I presume you mean you'll use "an" before abbreviations of which the name of the initial letter begins with a vowel sound. I don't imagine you'll be referring, for example, to "an PSU linebacker".
|2 years 47 weeks ago||The answer to this question||
The answer to this question depends on how you would read the abbreviation "MSU". The sole function of adding an n to the article is to prevent elision of a vowel sound in the following word without resorting to the use of a glottal stop (which, when combined with the glottal stop that begins the word "a", makes an awkward stuttering sound). Consequently, if the abbreviation "MSU" is supposed to be read "Michigan State University," as it might have in an age when abbreviations were often simply ways of saving paper, one would use "a" before it; but if one reads the abbreviation as a distinct word, pronounced "em-es-yoo", then the article "an" should be used to avoid sounding awkward. This issue, like many other problems of orthography, is purely a product of the increasing use of written language that is never spoken; it really doesn't matter what article you use if you never have to say the words aloud, and the "correct" usage becomes instinctively obvious when the words are spoken. There is not, nor probably does there need to be any arbitrary rule stating, for example, that before a consonant one should use "an", just an awareness that by use of a particular article one is telegraphing the intended pronunciation of the abbreviation.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Your understanding certainly||
Your understanding certainly seems to be correct; indeed, Rule 2-4-3-a-2 (if I'm getting the section reference format correct) contemplates the possibility of a complete pass or interception in which the ball touches the ground before any part of the player's body.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Strangely enough, after||
Strangely enough, after looking at the pictures, I wonder whether this throw wasn't largely intended by Denard to be a throw-away (with a vague possibility of getting it to Smith) that was both wildly errant and unlucky in that the safety, for whatever reason, was nowhere near where Denard expected him to be. Based on the circumstances at the time Denard would have had to decide to throw, it seems to me that he probably assumed that Koger would take longer to come open, and would be a riskier throw. Since he knows Schofield has missed the protection, his thought may simply have been to put the ball in the general vicinity of Smith but high to eliminate the possibility of Smith's pursuer making a play. Third and six is very manageable, and the play was already something of a loss with the missed protection, so he may simply have decided that the better part of valor was to live to play another down. Unfortunately, the throw he makes is so wide left that the oddly-positioned safety has a play. Indeed, if this was basically a throw-away in Denard's mind, that fact could perhaps account for some of the bad mechanics--I wonder somewhat whether, on a different down and distance, this goes better because he's putting more effort into getting Smith a catchable ball.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Too Narrow||
While it's an interesting perspective, this theory assumes too narrow a definition of " competition." If the consumption behavior that the athletics department is trying to promote is the purchasing of tickets, licensed merchandise, Big Ten Network subscriptions, etc., then the Michigan brand is very much a luxury good, and, as such, its competition consists of just about anything else that a fan could spend money on. DeBeers didn't create its decades-long, ubiquitous advertising campaign to get consumers to buy its diamonds rather than the competition's (it didn't have any), but to buy diamonds rather than something else. It is wrong to assume that other college football programs would constitute the only competition for consumers: if a fan is upset by the gameday experience, he will not become an Ohio State fan, but he might decide to spend his money on any number of other things.
I think the only meaningful way in which it makes sense to say that the players are consumers is if the goal of the program is to enrich the lives of student athletes rather than sell tickets and T-shirts, which may be laudable, but sounds a little disingenuous coming from David Brandon.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Beat me to the punch.||
Beat me to the punch. Actually, if Michigan can't win one of the next two, I'm hoping this is where we end up, since one crappy bowl isn't much different from another, and the Cotton Bowl is within walking distance of my house.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||He did switch hands--he was||
He did switch hands--he was hit from the outside by a guy he didn't see coming. If he hadn't , it looked as though he might not have fumbled.
|4 years 3 days ago||I obviously haven't read the||
I obviously haven't read the letter from the university, so I can't be sure what rationale it asserts for wanting the shirts removed, but I believe almost any trademark claims it might make would be 100% unadulterated bull honkey. The university has absolutely no argument upon which to claim trademark rights in, for example, the word "shoelace." Furthermore, I can't imagine what NCAA violations could be committed by MGoStore, since it's not affiliated with the university, so I don't see how their selling shirts promoting a player for an individual award is different from fans in the stands holding signs that do the same, which seems to happen routinely. Oddly enough, I believe the Lloyd shirt might be subject to the strongest clim (based on personal-likeness ownership), but that claim would presumably have to be asserted by Lloyd himself, since he's retired.
What I suspect has happened is that U of M, in a cynical attempt to control every drop of goodwill generated by the university and convert it to dollars, sent out a broad demand letter covering everything in the store even vaguely related to the program or its current players or employees. They did so because, regardless of whether their claims have any legal merit, they assume they have nothing to lose by sending a demand letter, and because most small businesses with no lawyers will just roll over and die when they see the abbreviateion "esq." in a signature line.
If you, like me, are irritated by this behavior on the university's part, probably the best thing to do would be to contact them and let them know that, in fact, they do have something to lose by shutting down legitimate expressions of enthusiasm by fans and alumni; namely, the very goodwill that makes their trademarks valuable. My love of the creativity exhibited by the MGoStore designs, and my annoyance at overreaching in the use of trademark law, will now make me think twice before purchasing officially licensed Michigan gear.
|4 years 1 week ago||I'm not too worried by these||
I'm not too worried by these numbers for the moment. The impression I got during the game was that Notre Dame's defense was generally concentrating on stopping the run on option looks, trying to force Robinson to pass. If memory serves, most of Denard's running success came on draw plays and other designed quarterback runs, which presumably accounts for the small number of carries the running backs got, as well as their limited success. Since, in Michigan's base running play, the defense essentially decides who gets the ball, it wouldn;t really make sense that the running backs would get so few carries if they were having little success, unless Denard was consistently making bad decisions, which I doubt. I wouldn't be surprised to find in UFR this week that the Domers spent much of the game running some scheme designed to take away the read option, which Michigan countered with various passing and draw plays
|4 years 1 week ago||Everyone knows his raison||
Everyone knows his raison d'etre is to keep Mr. Irrational, Hopelessy Pathetic Irish Fan looking on the bright side (OK, maybe that and keeping the guy who cleans spittle off the ESPN studio cameras in work). And, really, if you think about it, Notre Dame would likely be doing a bit better in the series against us if you took away players like Denard, Tate, Brandon Graham, Mike Hart, Chad Henne, Jake Long, Mario Manningham, LaMarr Woodley, Chris Perry, Anthony Thomas . . . and all those other flukes. You have to take solace where you can when you root for a program that began its inexorable decline around the time that the draft was repealed.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Highland Park, actually. Not||
Highland Park, actually. Not really a suburb anymore, since it's surrounded on all sides by Dallas proper. Plano could have been described in a similar manner, though.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Something of a non sequitur,||
Something of a non sequitur, but I spent a few hours talking to Drew Henson and his wife the other day. His wife is an intelligent and normal person, a fact made remarkable if you are familliar with the Dallas suburb in which she was raised, which tends to produce legions of shallow, flashy tarts. I didn't talk much with Drew himself--only enough to gather that he apparently hates the new coaching staff, for all the ususal Rod-hater reasons--but the fact that he had the sense to marry a good woman makes me wish him well.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I know--I loved this play so||
I know--I loved this play so well. You can practically hear Graham saying "This one's for the Michigan State hockey team!"
|4 years 4 weeks ago||As a generalization||
In the grand scheme of college football, it wouldn't be preposterous to suggest that a true freshman with lots of recruiting accolades might be made a backup over another talented player with significant experience, but in this instance it ignores the fact that Rodriguez and his offensive schemes seem to place a significant premium on experience in and understanding of the system, which is why we had to endure Sheridan (bless him) as a starter in '08, and the occasional round of paranoia that Rodriguez would start him again last year.
|5 years 5 days ago||Multiple Quarterbacks||
I haven't seen it mentioned much (perhaps because it's so obvious) but might Rodriguez's seeming fixation on the notion of playing multiple quarterbacks since he arrived at Michigan have something to do with the memory of his last game at West Virginia, during which a freak thumb sprain to Pat White almost certainly cost him the chance to play for the MNC? I'm not sure how many meaningful snaps White's backup took before that game, but, to hear Rodriguez talk now, he seems to be intent on developing Denard to the point where he is not merely a competent backup, but an interchangeable starter. I get the impression his experience in the Pittsburgh game, coupled perhaps with other examples such as Oregon's implosion after Dennis Dixon went down in 2007, has convinced him that the best way for a spread-option team to succeed is to have multiple starters at quarterback (not necessarily because option quarterbacks are more likely to be injured, but because the spread-option system requires a quarterback with certain skills and knowledge of the offense to function well).