here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
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|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Burn it and you make water||
Burn it and you make water (along with CO2 and some other stuff); it's not that hard. Turning it into useful fuel with high yield would be impressive.
What's wrong with fertilizer as an option here? Making fertilizer is often going to be from natural gas, which is already useful for other reasons.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Family matter was a lie in||
Family matter was a lie in that it should only cover subjects that mainly affect Brendan Gibbons and his family. If it's just "a matter that his family would care about", then that covers everything that affects Brendan Gibbons, which would only make the statement true in politician land. I don't understand the need to rationalize Hoke's statement because he was only lying to reporters, or something. Say that he was wrong and move on rather than try to torture words into fitting a more benign interpretation.
Seriously, some of the comments here state that it's good that Hoke lied because it got reporters to not ask more questions. That is stupid.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Colbert's actually funny,||
Colbert's actually funny, unlike Jimmy Fallon, so it's a good step for late night. The fraction of talk in those talk shows is just too high without amazing guests however. The half hour format gives a much smaller fraction of banal conversation.
I'm still surprised to see this happen just because late night does not seem like a meritocracy.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Actually, there's very likely||
Actually, there's very likely a negative correlation between watching porn and prostate cancer, as regular ejaculation has been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing prostate cancer. I'm not kidding.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Hardly a hidden diamond in||
Hardly a hidden diamond in the rough, but Dexter is certainly worth watching if you have a lot of time. If you like the show, I've found it's sometimes easier to pause in the middle of an episode rather than deal with the cliffhanger they sometimes throw in at the end of an episode.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Wow... I was sure this was a||
Wow... I was sure this was a clickbait title. Nice find. How do you summarize the career of someone who was responsible for some of the best and worst offensive days at Michigan?
That does make me wonder if perhaps DB is taking a heavier hand on the reins.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Well said? I realize that||
Well said? I realize that you could agree with him (although you shouldn't), but that post was clearly not "well said".
Also, Michigan is supposed to be the one that competes with Ohio for recruits in Ohio.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, sucks for them.||
Yeah, sucks for them. Beating Oregon by five scores is not what Lloyd Carr would have done.
I'm not really trying to cause trouble, just pointing out the relatively obvious retort.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||As much as I'm sure we want||
As much as I'm sure we want to find ways to be offended, RR was pleased that the basketball team honored him and didn't say a thing negative about Michigan in the article. Arizona can be mildly obnoxious if they want, but I don't think that it reflects badly on RR.
Thus, who cares?
|31 weeks 1 day ago||I'm definitely in favor of||
I'm definitely in favor of keeping the blog classy. I do feel like you're dodging the key question though: will we eventually get OSU and even Iowa UFRs over the next few weeks?
Also, people will probably mind moody posts less if you put a disclaimer at the top of the post stating that you're unusually outraged or numb about something. A little warning goes a long way.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||The line of scrimmage bit||
The line of scrimmage bit made me laugh while also making me feel sad, which takes some skill to pull off. Thank you for that.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I think we should have won||
I think we should have won TUS. Northwestern's loss was a dagger to the heart continuing a series of losses while our loss was a Robocop-esque annihilation that cost us the division, most of our superiority complex, and any optimism about our offense. (I'm referring to what happened to Alex Murphy.)
|37 weeks 1 day ago||So... they did what half the||
So... they did what half the people on this blog have been doing since the Penn State game?
|37 weeks 3 days ago||You make a lot of sense sir.||
You make a lot of sense sir.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I thought Anchorman was mediocre to good||
Frankly, Will Ferrell is unimpressive in any starring role except for Talladega Nights (which actually deserves the praise that Anchorman gets). He's best as an unhinged side character. I was unimpressed by the smoking crack (spoiler!) in the trailer... hopefully the gags will be better on average in the actual movie.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Straw man syndrome: a||
Straw man syndrome: a condition where posters on a message board create and then destroy a straw man to make their point.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Unless Newt Gingrich was||
Unless Newt Gingrich was actually a walk-on who was offsides on his one major football play, no politics.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||When did a current Michigan||
When did a current Michigan player become off topic? Stop misusing tags.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||I definitely agree. The||
I definitely agree. The "Urban Meyer connection" is a red herring to generate more pageviews and incite the masses. It's a bit depressing to see people gloat over this just because the coach of our biggest rival was mentioned in a negative light.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Link?||
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Seriously, people. A forum||
Seriously, people. A forum thread is no place to express your opinion.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Surprisingly, Pat Forde does||
Surprisingly, Pat Forde does not make it on my list of 25 best sports writers. He did however place above #12 on my list of most annoying sports personalities.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Bullshit right back to you||
A job gives you a salary. Losing money over time while being in college and having a 40 hour/week activity on top of classes is not the same thing. You sound like survival is a privilege, but I bet you'd be throwing a hissy fit if you even got paid only as much as an English teacher. The fact is, your education has less value the more time you have to spend paying for it, because you have less time to study and pump up your GPA.
Feel free to never ask for a raise or try to improve your life (even though you are), but don't complain when others do.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||I find it interesting that||
I find it interesting that New York got bailed out by the federal government in the 70s, yet I haven't heard a thing about federal assistance for Detroit. I'm not saying Detroit deserves federal assistance to pay their debts, but it is a sign of different times...
Interesting how over a million people left New York before they got their bailout and the city was widely regarded as being in decline. It's a shame that they never ever recovered.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||With a move like that, he||
With a move like that, he should be a professional soccer player.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||From the title, I was hoping||
From the title, I was hoping for a canada-themed helmet with a maple leaf, snow, and/or the chief as a mountie.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||No kidding, I was sure he||
No kidding, I was sure he would head back to the NFL within two years of returning to USC.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Harvard is not strong in||
Harvard is not strong in engineering. I also think that a self-motivated person who intends to attend grad school will probably be better off without being $100,000 in debt, since the top students at good (and not-so-good) universities will get into the top grad schools without going to Harvard or MIT. As an example, one person in the Chemistry graduate department at my current school, which is ranked ~6, went to Eastern Michigan for undergrad.
There are definite advantages to being a big shot at a lower-ranked school; professors will want you to do research for them, you'll be "the smart person", and you'll be able to focus more on getting a high GPA in your major. The trick is that you need that high GPA and some good involvement to really stand out.
All that being said, Harvard is a better choice than Michigan for most majors at the same cost, but standing out at either school is more important than the choice of school.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||He committed at the end of||
He committed at the end of April and Alabama is still recruiting him. Why is he not allowed to be irritated that they won't leave him alone? It would be in bad taste if he flushed the letter during a committment ceremony, but once he's picked his school, coaches should know that recruiting him comes with some risk.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Well, if you have more||
Well, if you have more qualified students interested in your school than you can accept, raising tuition is quite doable. If you are currently accepting the maximum number of out of state students that are qualified, raising tuition will drive some of them away. I don't consider it 100% causality, but there's an effect there.
In other words, raising tuition tends to decrease enrollment in a vacuum; getting more students to pay more tuition is due to some outside factor (possibly named Nick Saban).