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|4 weeks 4 days ago||They are||
They are unsanitary
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I'm pretty sure manscaping refers to grooming the||
I'm pretty sure manscaping refers to grooming the nether regions. Unless you're referring to a pubic beard.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I hope to check it out. I saw||
I hope to check it out. I saw a TV spot a few days ago and it had a blurb saying "Best action movie ever." Now I know that blurbs are usually taken out of context, but I had to check Rotten Tomatoes. It was 98%. Impressive.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Seconded. Anyone?||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Or how about...||
The Fighting Mary Sues
|11 weeks 6 days ago||My favorites||
Bison Bison - "BIson bison is the american bison and would one-up the NDSU nickname. Also, very scientific!"
Canadians - "All of your players are from Canada and you have Tim Hortons."
Around 130 pages of Fighting Sioux suggestions, including a few misspelled.
Fighting Suhakis - nice try
Suing Fight ("Because lawyers, man")
I don't know if these were all rejected immediately because some of them aren't so bad, such as the ones referring to the school's history in aviation, but I get why not. Thunderbirds is decent/passable, or at least the reasoning makes sense. ("Aviation, American Indian, said to create windstorms, aerobatics, can't spell Thunderbird without UND. Sacred symbol of strength and power.") I'm guessing that maybe UND wants to avoid any copyright issues or perhaps they've already chosen a name or narrowed it down to a few favorites.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Free||
Condoms. Thank you, student health.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||A long time ago I was with||
A long time ago I was with some buddies at a bar, maybe in Arizona, maybe Tunisia, who knows. The whole experience started out rough, with two of my buddies getting kicked out for some BS reason pretty much as soon as we walked in. Really tough place, and we knew we had to be cautious. You'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
I take a seat at the bar while my friend (let's call him Ben) wanders off to talk to someone he apparently knew, I'm minding my own business when this really ugly guy, out of nowhere, gives me a shove. This is the last place I want to have trouble, so I just pretend that it never happened. Another ugly-looking dude then taps me on the shoulder and lets me know that his friend doesn't like me. So that explains it. Okay, great. I just say I'm sorry and go back to my drink. Not satisfied with my answer, the guy grabs me and pointedly tells me, "I don't like you either!" and goes on to brag about how he and his buddy are wanted men and are so badass and dangerous. Not good.
(Un)fortunately, Ben had been next to me the whole time and tries to quell the situation, telling them I'm not worth their time (thanks, ass). Ugly guy spewing the threats suddenly shoves me and I go flying back into the wall. Fucker then draws a gun! Without skipping a beat, Ben cuts the dude's arm off! Stunned silence, but he showed everyone who's boss. Things calmed down but we ended up leaving with some friends in a hurry.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Offensive players including QB are fast but||
Offensive players including QB are fast but defense sucks.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I once saw a man eat his own head.Now I have||
I once saw a man eat his own head.
Now I have seen everything.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Mr. Plinkett||
If you want to have a good understanding of what George did wrong in the prequels as well as likely why, watch RedLetterMedia's Mr. Plinkett reviews of each prequel. Each review is over an hour long, but they offer fantastic analysis, they're very funny, and you learn more about movies in general. Can't recommend them enough if you have the time.
I have faith in JJ Abrams.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Dark Knight trilogy is the||
Dark Knight trilogy is the most perfect trilogy I can think of. Dark Knight is probably a top 5 movie for me. Just fantastic.
James Bond. The series managed to rebound in a huge way from the awful Die Another Day.*
I love Star Wars but there's that problem of all three prequels. Alien and Aliens are incredible but 3 sucked and 4 was just an insult. You can never go wrong with Indiana Jones as long as you forget about the 4th one.
*Interesting fact: the movie was originally supposed to be called Tie Another Day and tell the story of Bond's love affair with neckwear. That's only half true.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Well played, sir. And good luck to your||
Well played, sir. And good luck to your dad.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Shaq's the man. One of the greatest NBA||
Shaq's the man. One of the greatest NBA personalities of all time.
I still can't get over the ordeal Hatch went through. I see him as something of a modern-day Job. Can you imagine what it must be like to come out of a coma to that? And to have his optimistic attitude, I don't know how he does it. What a strong man.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||He might have and OSU would||
He might have and OSU would do well to follow the rules, but I believe that college athletes should (at least) be allowed to do ads for local companies that fall within a certain radius of the school or their hometown. It allows them to make some money off their own brand instead of others making money off of them and they can lend their name to support businesses. Win-win.
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||I think you mean selling our||
I think you mean selling our soles.
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||I think it'd be kind of awesome if UM had a deal||
I think it'd be kind of awesome if UM had a deal with New Balance, Saucony, or Asics, but they're not sexy brands and they're not known for their apparel. I think CMU used to have NB and I would think, irrelevant program but healthiest feet in college football.
My fixation with shoe comfort aside, does anyone know if the athletes' shoes are tailored more to their specifications? So if an athlete at Michigan isn't comfortable in their Adidas shoes, the equipment people can make changes to them?
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||I don't like Brandon (does a bear poop in the||
I don't like Brandon (does a bear poop in the woods?), but this is a fair and balanced statement.
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||Brand does make a difference||
For example, wearing Adidas puts you at a disadvantage because it's harder to run when your shoes leave you with blisters and a sprained ankle. The jersey ripping more easily, however, may make it easier to elude jersey tackles.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I didn't know (or I forgot) that Amaker told||
I didn't know (or I forgot) that Amaker told recruits to stick with their commitment to Michigan. Mad respect if true. He was classy.
I will not be rooting for Harvard. Harvard fans are the worst and Amaker has been shady at Harvard.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Epic||
I'm pretty sure that guy won the internet today. I salute the shit out of him.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||One of Jupiter's moons||
Europa. Not that it's on the menu, but imagine terraforming and having that view of Jupiter every day. Only problem is the high radiation.
It can't happen because Venus has the hottest planet surface in the solar system, but it would be so cool to somehow find out if it previously hosted life. The idea, from my understanding, is that Venus's insanely hot atmosphere could be the product of a greenhouse effect gone out of control.
Cool fact: the temperature and pressure of the upper atmosphere of Venus (about 50 km above the surface) is rather similar to ours. The only problem is the sulfuric acid in the air, which is also mostly made up of CO2. Some scientists have proposed the idea of having floating cities, which would do so since the oxygen people would have on board to breathe is less dense than CO2.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||What makes it even sweeter is||
What makes it even sweeter is that there's a lesson that can be learned from athletic competition, validating its place in society. I think that attacking football the way he did, as you said, reinforces to himself and to others the value of perseverance and provides him with a model he can apply to other things in life.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I don't like Star Trek but I||
I don't like Star Trek but I love Leonard Nimoy, alav ha'shalom. Rest in piece
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Another awful memory. I was||
Another awful memory. I was so pissed at how ineffective the offense was. That was frustrating as hell.
I remember leaving the stadium and some $%#@^#$ Buckeyes were gloating, "What's Tressel's record against you guys now?" I think I was ready to become That Guy and attempt an act of violence against them. I think it was walking home from that game when I first began to think, God why is this happening to Michigan during my fan lifetime?
|21 weeks 5 days ago||2005||
As a student in 2005 against Minn and OSU. I must have yelled NOOOO so effing loudly when Gary Russell ran for that huge gain that put the Gophers in range for the game-winning FG. I think of a scene in Fast and the Furious when Vin Diesel is talking about how he witnessed his father die in a car crash and hought that he was hearing his dad's screams when they were in fact his own. Absurd, I know.
Against OSU later that year, we couldn't get Troy Smith down, Morgan Trent (I think) dropped an INT that would have ended the game (at least that's how I remember it), and Antonio Gonzalez made an absurd catch. Goddammit.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Game length and lower attendance||
Benson is a fucking moron. Unless he's referring to some study results that we're not seeing, that's possibly the worst violation ever of correlation does not imply causation. The Big House itself lost around 10k a game because Michigan's coach sucked. That doesn't make up 4% of total national attendance (or was he just talking about the Sunbelt?), but that does contribute.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I just want to tell you good luck, we're all||
I just want to tell you good luck, we're all counting on you.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||A former cfb player once told me that Richt is a||
A former cfb player once told me that Richt is a good guy and just an awesome coach to play for. Sure it was just one guy, but I've heard other things to that effect. I've read an interview with him and he definitely came off as a good guy with values in place. I think he's one of the good guys despite being in a sleazy conference.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Remember when we had George Campbell, Damien||
Remember when we had George Campbell, Damien Harris, Mike Weber, and Chris Clark? Fun times.
Whatever, the future was so bleak then with Hoke in charge. Not having those recruits sucks, but having Harbaugh is so Harbaugh.