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|5 days 5 hours ago||Chazz needs at least one, if||
Chazz needs at least one, if not two, more z's to be sufficiently broseph.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Mercury Hayes||
Martavious Odoms is good, but Mercury Hayes sounds like a blaxploitation star from a 1970s movie, e.g., "John Shaft has a new partner...and it's the fastest, roughest mofo on the block, Mercury Hayes."
|5 days 5 hours ago||My two PJ / Ann Arbor related stories||
1) I bought Ten, on cassette, at Wherehouse Records (we used to have record stores, kiddies!) on South U in September 1991. It was $5.99 and I bought it b/c I was/am a big Soundgarden fan, knew PJ was part of Temple of the Dog. I hadn't heard one song off of Ten. The deal-clincher: I got a free Mookie Blaylock t-shirt with purchase. Definitely a bargain.
2) I had tix to go see PJ at the Blind Pig in November. I did not go, because I had done zero work for a paper due the next day. So I spent my night/morning in the fish bowl, and missed an intimate show by a big band. Even better, I got a C+ (or maybe worse; I forget) on the paper.
The lesson? Either blow of your home work completely or get it done ahead of time. Plan your partying appropriately.
|5 days 5 hours ago||1991 was a recession year - "It's the Economy, Stupid"||
There's a reason that Ross Perot and Bill Clinton were debating Nafta, and George HW Bush was getting blasted for not knowing the price of a gallon of milk: the economy was in recession (not nearly as bad as 2008-2009, but still not good).
I distinctly remember reading a Newsweek (in print!) on the way to my freshman dorm, with a story about how Gen X'ers would be the first generation to do worse than their parents. I was not thrilled.
So in short -- there was some angst. Not to mention, grunge/alternative nation was a reaction to "SHE'S MY...CHERRY PIE!" and the like.
|6 days 7 hours ago||I did this drive once||
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Was Durkin in his room,||
Was Durkin in his room, jamming on a Sony Walkman, when he said this?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Baummmm...ba-do-baummm...ba-d||
Baummmm...ba-do-baummm...ba-do-baummmm....ba-do-ba-do-ba-do-ba-DO-ba...<enter keyboard and high hat>
One of the great bass lines in history. I understand time is precious, but I wish more TV shows still had theme songs.
RIP Fish and Tessio.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not necessarily - they don't insist on it||
That is generally the rule, but they'll make exceptions. This link is a bit old (5 years) but they are replies directly from Ross admissions, and I have no reason to think it is changed. Money quote:
"We don't have a minimum or maximum number of years of work experience."
So, if you are a "special" person of interest to the University of Michigan (say, the son of a big donor, the daughter of a high-ranking politician in China, or perhaps even a really smart, needed Offensive Lineman), they can figure out a way to get you in.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Depends||
How's your compete level?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Why we haz no||
Why we haz no LBs?
Regardless, good luck to Mr. Gant in his future endeavors.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That was a Letterman bit||
Per usual, when he found something funny, he went back to it again and again. If I recall, he even had James Earl Jones read it as the kicker for a Top 10 list.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Go to Touch the Banner||
Magnus/Thunder has the breakdown.
But the summary is -- no, he's not a 4-star LT.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"So, basically, it seems Swenson was aware..."||
...but not fully aware, apparently.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Some specifics||
Edney is a perfect example -- an all-time play, and even then it *still* took basically 5 seconds. That was considered very fast. However, last night in the final minute allowed this:
- Nate Mason made Free Throws (5 seconds elapsed)
- Nate Mason made Layup. (4 seconds)
- Joey King made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by Nate Mason (3 seconds)
- Nate Mason made Free Throws (3 seconds)
- Carlos Morris missed Layup (4 seconds)
- Nate Mason made Three Point Jumper (5 seconds)
- Dupree McBrayer made Layup (4 seconds)
That is SEVEN freakin' "Edney fast" plays (six of them successful)! Only the last one was meaningless, b/c the game was over.
That can not happen - it was pathetic. If we didn't shoot the lights out from the FT line (10 for 10 - great job by Walton and MAAR), we could have blown this game.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I can never figure out Beilein's last-minute defense||
He rarely puts pressure on the ball, even when it makes the most sense (e.g., Evan Turner getting a free run to beat us a few years ago). This is just another example. No excuse for letting them roll the ball up. None.
The end of that game last night was an affront to all that is good in basketball -- it was terrible team (Minn) and a good team playing terribly (UM) extending the game in the most painful fashion. There is zero reason why Minn was having so many 3-5 seconds possessions in the final minute.
Overall, I am big Beilein backer and I glad that he's our coach, but just like Andy Reid needs to hire someone to help him with two-minute drill drives, I half-jokingly think some assistant should take over/give advice on last-minute defense. It boggles my mind.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Beauty and the Beast was||
Beauty and the Beast was nominated for an Oscar. Not the "animated" category, the whole shebang Best Picture. There's nothing embarrassing about liking that movie.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Does "everyone" mean someone in power?||
"Jim Brandstatter is a miscast color guy and I think everyone knows it." As shown by the comments to your post, it seems everyone actually does agree that Dickerson (or someone like him) would be a step, or two, up from Brandy.
However, considering how long it took them to replace Frank Beckmann (who was on the job, IMHO, at least 5 years too long), what are the chances Brandy will actually get replaced? Has anyone in the Athletic Dept actually voiced these sentiments, even in private? Or is it just fans, who don't actually have much of a say in these things?
I hope it happens. Heck, even make a 3-man booth, if you must, with Brandy and Dierdorf as color commenators. But Brandy is not in the right role and it shoud be fixed. U of M has too great a history to have had a mediocre radio broadcast for close to a decade now.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Answer the question!||
Answer the question!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||That's not accurate for Jobs' cancer, neuroendocrine||
"Jobs had a rare form of the (pancreatic) cancer, known as neuroendocrine cancer, which grows more slowly and is easier to treat, explains Leonard Saltz, acting chief of the gastrointestinal oncology service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. "Survival for many years or even decades with endocrine cancer is not surprising."
In short, he really made some bad decisions about his health. His diagnosis wasn't a virtual death sentence. His type of cancer wasn't the 2% chance of 5-year survival that most pancreatic cancers have.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Well...Steve Jobs isn't a great example||
He focused on "alternative and natural" treatments. He even later realized it was "magical thinking."
"In spite of pleas from family and friends, he tried to cure himself through acupuncture sessions, drinking special fruit juices, visiting "spiritualists" and using other treatments he found on the internet."
So he had all the money in the world (which did earlier help him get a liver transplant), but did not use it in a reasonable way.
I know, as I'm sure a good percentage of this board does, that treating serious illnesses is hard, as you are never quite sure what, and how much, to do. But drinking special fruit juices and cures you find on the internet for pancreatic cancer is clearly a poor choice.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Excellent Galaxy Quest oral history||
This was published on MTV.com, for some reason about a year ago -- but it's an excellent oral history of Galaxy Quest. Some good Rickman stories in there, such as:
"Parisot: You can’t get annoyed at Tim (Allen). Tim is like your little brother who comes in and just goofs around. Maybe it got annoying for Alan, but you could never tell whether that was Alan being in character or Alan actually responding to Tim.
Mitchell: They would call action four times, but we didn’t hear because we were laughing so hard. And Alan is looking at us like, “Really, man?”
Pyle: I think Alan had a great time, I just think he was like . . . what exactly are you doing?
I'm not sure what other actor could portray annoyance/disgust in such a wonderful manner as Alan Rickman. I'm sure he used that to his advantage in real life.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yep, you're right.||
Tommy Lee Jones won the Oscar in 1994, but it was 1993 movie. Thanks.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||It's one of the greatest movies of all-time||
It's got action, humor, a plot that has (non-ridiculous) twists, great acting (esp Tommy Lee Jones, but everyone was very good to great). And of course, numerous quotable lines.
Plus, it has regularly been shown on cable TV, on multiple channels, over the last 20 years.
I would guess for men between the ages of 34-54, it's a pretty common choice for one of their favorite movies (not saying those younger/older couldn't appreciate it's greatness -- just it came out in 1994).
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Always loved that line||
I say it (way) too frequently for such a throw-away line, like when I'm looking for someone at a crowded party, but I don't care...always make me chuckle.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||But this is a different era||
In 1992, you didn't have StubHub apps or TicketCity websites. The re-sale market is much different.
I'm talking about seats that have (very likely) been sold, but thouands of people are not using them. It's 2016. U of M needs to use technology and marketing to work with their season ticket holders to get those seats in use.
I would have gone to a couple games this year, but I'm not paying $75 for two so-so tickets to see a game against Bryant. But I would pay about half that -- but there is litte inventory publically available, even though there are thousands of unused seats.
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||Interesting, but not really||
That's interesting, and I checked Baron's stats to be sure -- Baron was a good rebounder (for a short guard) but was also a top asst guy and obviously a huge scorer. So that's not really it. Perhaps Walton is unique.
Random note: while Googling him, apparently Baron Davis just signed a D-League contract. Have no idea what that's all about.
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||But it's not just one game||
I can understand the weather and time for tonight...but not in a big way. This was against the #3 team in the nation, not against Penn State. I would hope more people would have been able to figure it out. I think you are right about the possible loss -- our fan base seems pretty down after last year and the shaky start this year.
But aside from last night, there are many other games, mostly in the non-conference, where there are literally thousands of empty seats. I understand not wanting to bother listing your tickets on StubHub for just one game, but this is multiple. I have no idea about the upper bowl; I'm going based on what I see on TV, and the upper bowl isn't typically shown.
And I don't think you want to penalize people who resell their tickets; I think you want to penalize those who don't use their tickets. UM needs butts in the seats -- a larger crowd is a better atmosphere, and plus more money spent on parking, snacks, etc. UM needs to work with their season ticket holders to figure this out and make sure those tickets get used.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Where did you get seats for $10?||
I've always been perplexed by the lack of StubHub / TicketCity seats for U of M basketball games. Except for the top two rows of the arena, there usually isn't a good selection and I have no idea why. For example, the mid/late December games probably only had 5-6,000 actual people there, but if you go to StubHub, there aren't a ton of seats on there (e.g., only a couple hundred).
Do people sell them elsewhere (e.g., the couple times I tried in-person scalpers, they were overpriced, but maybe I've hit up the wrong guys)? Are there rules preventing resale? What gives?
I don't have this problem for UM football. I know there are literally 9x as many seats in that stadium, but still, when a UM baseball game has thousands of empty seats, you'd figure people would want to sell their tickets instead of eating them.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Who is an NBA/college comparable for him?||
I can't figure him out. He's right now, as 6 foot 1 guard, averaging 5.5 reb and 3.7 assts. That's crazy, esp in our offense where you'd figure the PG would get 5 assts a game easily passing to people on cuts to the basket and for 3s.
I never thought he'd be much of a scorer, and he isn't, but I thought he would develop into a very good distributor, and he really isnt', with low assts and 2 TOs a game. But as a defensive rebounder, he's like a mini-Andre Drummond out there. It's amazing.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Seriously||
That Outback Bowl one looks like one of those cheap knockoffs you see at Meijer that cost $9.99, $15 for 2.