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|1 day 19 hours ago||Oktoberfest||
|2 days 12 hours ago||It's the don'ts||
Don't eat yellow snow: Frank Zappa
Don't turn the airplane inverted: numerous flight instructors
Don't forget that doing the right thing has nothing to do with whether people are looking: my dad
|4 days 12 hours ago||Amen||
JH is going to go all out to win this game. I don't think I'd like to be UT. Wrong place at the wrong time.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Yes, Agree||
Non-city pro names have always bugged me. The only one I grudgingly cut a little slack for is the Twins, which I tolerate since the name is a clever reference to the Twin Cities and therefore doesn't refer to the state, per se. They were the first pro team I can think of with a state name though (1961), so I guess if I were consistent I'd loathe that name too.
I do not know why I have this pet peeve, and I do not have a lot to back up this undoubtedly irrational bigotry. I just think real teams represent cities. Exhibits A, B and C are named Tigers, Red Wings and Lions.
|1 week 5 days ago||Can't Agree More||
about the burgers at Casey's. That place is still a non-negotiable lunch stop whenever I'm back in town (which will be this weekend to assist the MGoDaughter move out of the dorm). Only thing that would make it better would be a draft Stroh's.
Sorry about your Dad. I wish him, you, and your family all the best.
|1 week 6 days ago||High Street, Columbus||
After the Harbaugh "guarantee" game. The MGoWife (then girlfriend) and I went. Every place was like Star Wars Bar
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Guess her crowning achievement||
was a bridge too far
|2 weeks 2 days ago||A few ideas||
Imperial War Museum is one of the best all around military museums I've ever seen, and their collection of WWII aircraft is especially noteworthy. (They have the original P-51D "Big Beautiful Doll" suspended from the ceiling). Westminster is a one-of-kind place that is home to an unforgettable collection of national treasures.
Then when you get tired of history, there are great bars and restaurants to enjoy in and around S Kensington. I lived there for a while in 2011 and never got tired of it.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||Drive?||
Done it dozens of times.
But after getting my pilot's licence, I'd say just lift the nose wheel and head east. Beers at Ashley's are only ~4 hrs away.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Fantastische!||
Wir sind glückliche dass Sie Michigan ausgewählt haben. Willkommen zu "die Leiter und beste!"
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||Same Problem||
Cut off at 11:03 ET yesterday and wasn't able to stream it through any other apps either.
I've found WTKA is generally not very reliable--when I lived in Europe I thought the problem was rights and where I was, but the availability is still inconsistent now that I'm back in the US. I guess I can't complain too much since the service is free, but I just don't count on being able to listen to them.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||MgoDaughter||
will be there and she and I will be texting.
Pre"game" on TKA has been interesting already. They'll be streaming the radio feed on the game.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Expensive||
I'm surprised they're only $200 given the small stadium (sorry, Utah, but it is) and the large amount of interest. I could see prices increasing in the run up to the game.
That's the day before move-in starts on campus; catching the game from a barstool at Ashley's sounds pretty good.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Maybe...||
it's just because I grew up watching Bo coach, and then saw him pacing the sideline while I was an undergrad, but I have really missed the intensity.
Bo understood, and Harbaugh clearly understands, that the dialog with the officials has a game theory aspect to it: Bad call in my house? You're going to get an earful from me. And our fans. Every single time. I think that long term that creates a big disincentive to side with the other guys without good reason.
Without bashing the outgoing leadership too much, there have been so many times the last four years where I've thought Coach Hoke should get angry about bad calls, especially in Michigan Stadium. Anyone who has faced a bad call, whether on the field, at work, whatever, appreciates and is motivated when their manager stands up for them. I think this team will appreciate the more strident version of coaching. And as a fan, it'll be refreshing.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Cooler Poopers||
Worst. State. Ever.
That gif of Brian Kelly's purple face exploding. I think that has to be my favorite gif here of all time.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Week in Singapore||
Got back this afternoon. Just glad to be back in CO.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Tiger beer||
Because that's what they have here in Singapore.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Harlong||
|9 weeks 9 hours ago||Thanks for posting this||
I actually think 1942"s turtle looks appropriate for the era: uncertain about new conflicts, a bit uncomfortable (given that Pearl Harbor happened at at the very end of 1941). "Ok, we have to do this, how are we going to make it happen?
If you look at their 1944 mascot though, it's totally appropriate for a Normandy/Saipan/Leyte period of time: We've got this. We're in charge.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Love the Coat||
When I lived in Switzerland I saw some guy, on a fall Saturday afternoon, leaving the Aldi in Wadenswil wearing one. Tried to give him a "Go Blue" from the car but don't think he heard me.
(Apropo of nothing I guess, a few weeks +/- that time, I was walking near my home in Horgen wearing a Michigan sweatshirt when a car went by and a shrill woman's voice (in English) rang out: "oh, not here, too!" Had to have been a Buckeye).
Anyway, get the coat, because it is cool.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, nice allegory||
It is an apt comparision. My first car was a sweetheart of a 1969 Camaro.
The only time I ever saw Bo though, outside of football games, he was driving an Oldsmobile. Though he was leaving Coach and 4 at 5:30 AM and pulling out southbound, and I was across from him on State making a right turn, he gave me quite a glare. I really treasure that memory.
But I digress. I can't wait to hear the restoration project light up the Goodyears off the line this fall.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I think Bo||
would have shoved Harbaugh in the Delorean in 1986 with the destination set for 2015. In a way I felt like that was what I was watching today.
And yes, I think he'd be very proud and happy. Perhaps he is.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Or Moe's||
with the coach discount
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I had one yesterday||
and it still fits!
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||Read Barrat's "Our Final Invention"||
It's a longer take on the basics of the posted article--but goes into depth into how self-improving programs + poorly thought out objectives built into programming could go awry.
By way of background: My MGowife holds a combined PhD in computer science/cognitive science/statistics/linguistics and she's pretty critical of the author's thesis. I thought the book was thought provoking, but then again I don't win many arguments at home, probably for very good reason. Take it FWIW.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Boxed Wine||
Because I spent the past week with my 92-YO, Depression kid/WWII vet/changed-my-diapers dad, and drank enough Glenlivet.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||No. It's not a ridiculous distinction||
But some people who hold both views (piece of shit AD and human being) don't regard these two as mutually exclusive.
Hard to tell if you're giving him the benefit of the doubt on the latter, but if so, I appreciate that. Every person deserves their day in court. I withheld judgment on him as a person too, initially--thinking it was a witch hunt. But I changed my mind after the Morris incident, the reports of his shabby treatment of many, many loyal employees, and evidence of his contemptuous email responses to honest inquiries offered simply in good faith.
So IMO he's both, and I'm glad President Schlissel told him to clean out his desk: I don't want someone like that representing Michigan.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Seems upside down||
to be able to describe the obscenities of SEC recruiting but not show the beauty of (um, say, for example) Kate Upton. Something's effed up here, but I understand and respect Brian's request.
Not that I ever post stuff like that anyway, but I'm pretty good with it when others do.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Oh, yeah, I was at that ND game||
everyone groaned when we kicked off to Ismail the 2nd time. The second runback looked sickeningly like the first.
The highlight came though when my buddy Kev said aloud: "trivia question: How many national championship QBs have been named Elvis?" And Elvis almost came back to win that game.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Kolesar||
I almost listed that one. I was at that game. Sat next to a woman who knew Tom Harmon as an undergrad. Kolesar took that kickoff and when to something like the 49. Then a play or two later he took it the rest of the way. We went out on the field afterward and his teammates had him up on their shoulders and he had a rose between his teeth. Gives me chills just thinking about it.
Edit: Guess the Kolesar game was 1988. This according to Cleveland.com: "With less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter, Kolesar ran back a kickoff 59 yards to get Michigan in position and then caught a 41-yard TD pass to give Michigan the win."