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|1 day 17 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.
|3 days 19 hours 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.
|4 days 20 hours 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.
|5 days 18 hours 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.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Or Moe's||
with the coach discount
|5 days 19 hours ago||I had one yesterday||
and it still fits!
|1 week 1 day 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.
|1 week 3 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.
|1 week 3 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.
|1 week 4 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.
|1 week 4 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.
|1 week 4 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."
|1 week 4 days ago||Great (OT) Question!||
1. Game 5 1984 World Series. For those of us there, to call it unforgettable is the most egregious kind of understatement.
2. Rose Bowl 1998 with Woodson's remarkable end zone interception.
3. 1980 "Miracle on Ice" vs USSR.
4. Anthony Carter vs IU 1979
5. 1994 Colorado at Michigan (yes, I know, but the question was "memorable").
|1 week 4 days ago||A-men||
Thought the same thing while I read this.
But we've got it pretty good now. We've gone from the ridiculous to the sublime.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||I seriously||
Had to Google "Dirtbags." From the title I thought you were referring to tOSU.
Always good to beat the Dirtbags.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Glenlivet||
with my dad.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||You sir||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Worst Idea Ever||
No offense (I haven't walked a mile your shoes) but that's a bad way to become a father--on a bunch of levels. Take it from one who's gone from preemie diaper changing to proud dad of an M-Go-Freshman.
Hope it all works out for the best betwixt you two (et al).
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Joel Gott||
Cab. With my dad, who flew 30 combat missions in 1944 and 1945.
He always helps put things in perspective.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Awesome||
Great place to see great hockey, and get a little alone time!
This team could (knock wood) go places in the tournament. Nice win.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Whooo!||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Nice pressure by M||
Love the offense in the last few mins. Keep up the pressure.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone else||
Think it looks like there's hardly anyone there?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Woot!||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah||
you anticipated my "what are you fucking kidding me?" response. He was always beholden to the bag men, and he would have never, ever come to Michigan. The whole kibuki recruiting thing was for show. Therefore, RR would not still be here, because Pryor was always headed to greener (pardon the pun) pastures.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats to all||
My daughter really stressed about the decision. Liked Michigan but was burned out on moving and wanted to stay close. Michigan is 1000 miles from us. It was a tough slog, but in the end she decided to go Blue.
After a semester + she couldn't be happier with her decision. (18 credits 1st sem freshman year, hard science major, 3.6. Do I seem proud?). Obviously it's not for everyone because it's demanding, but once they're there, 95% of Michigan freshmen stay to be sophomores. I'd expect those percentages to go up later years.
Expect your kids to thrive at Michigan.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Suprep||
as Dave Barry wrote (very gravely): We must not let Suprep fall into the hands of America's enemies.
And here's to positive test results. My wife is going through some stuff now and I know it's no fun.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I seem||
to be participating in these drinking threads with depressing regularity. So, (again) Glenlivet, followed by a surprisingly nice zinfandel.
Difference tonight is I'm working on my agenda for the meeting I'm holding in Singapore in about a month. After all the time I spent traveling Europe when I lived there, I have never been further east than UAE nor further west than Hawaii. Really looking forward to this trip.
Maybe from there I'll report a Fri night drink as a Singapore Sling.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Indeed||
However I have a good friend who married a Catholic woman and who took instructions in the Catholic faith. This was 30 years ago. He and his wife-to-be were both U-M alums, and when the priest teaching the class asked if there were any questions, my friend raised his hand.
"Father," he said. "Is it still ok to really, really dislike Notre Dame?"
The priest, also a big Michigan fan, said "of course it is."