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|10 hours 34 min ago||Unfortunately we have to||
Unfortunately we have to replace our recently deceased air conditioner, so no real vacations this summer. Maybe a few camping trips or a stay-cation.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Who decided that recording||
Who decided that recording this gif was more important than seeking shelter during a tornado warning?
|1 day 7 hours ago||She's got tacos the size of||
She's got tacos the size of her head in her hands, rendering her useless to do anything else with said hands?
|1 day 8 hours ago||$5000 - I'd probably pick up||
$5000 - I'd probably pick up a 2002 WRX. I already own a 2005 as my daily driver, so the 2002 would be my rally project.
$10000 - Same as above, but I could start with the 2005 WRX instead.
$15000 - Same as above, but I could start with the 2005 STi instead.
Note - all of the above is generally around the 'good condition private party' sale prices from KBB.
|6 days 7 hours ago||As far as disappointments go,||
As far as disappointments go, I'd throw Jack Johnson up there. 3rd overall pick in the Crosby draft, a fantastic junior and college career, and all the offensive talent you could imagine in a defenseman. His college career reminds me a lot of how PK Subban plays now. Unfortunately he never really grasped the overall game, and now he's the punchline for hockey's advanced stats.
|1 week 1 day ago||My favorite type of racing is||
My favorite type of racing is rally, specifically the off-road stuff (never really got into the Rallycross or such). I follow the Rally America series moreso than the international stuff, but it's all good to me.
Can't really say I have a favorite driver, but what David Higgins (and co-driver Craig Drew) has done the past few years is really goddamn impressive.
|1 week 6 days ago||When I lived in South Quad,||
When I lived in South Quad, my roommate and I would frequent the Subway at the Union because it was cheap, convenient, and accepted the money you could load onto your MCard. Right before we left for Christmas the one year, it was fairly empty when we were getting some subs, and the guy at the register gave us a free dimebag. It was pretty potent stuff too.
Also, I spent a summer working in an ice cream factory, and any damaged containers were not allowed to be stocked. Took home a lot of free 3 gallon containers of ice cream.
|1 week 6 days ago||Some friends of mine and I||
Some friends of mine and I had this going at the bar across from our old office. So many Friday happy hours turned into late nights at Denny's, and we'd get charged for about one out of every 5 drinks (like you, we tipped heavily).
That bar doesn't exist anymore, probably due to equal parts free drinks and a 3000 person office moving 30 miles away.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||For all around fun, utility,||
For all around fun, utility, and usefulness in all seasons, I'd go with a 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STi hatchback.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||I once went to a PSU game||
I once went to a PSU game (against Temple I think) and actively rooted, including chants, for PSU. After graduating from UM and becoming a productive member of society too. It was because of a girl, but still.
At least it was before the Sandusky thing broke wide open.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Car 1: Some random mini-SUV.||
Car 1: Some random mini-SUV. Drove around my father in law's CR-V, and it was pretty nice. This would be used for most vacations, road trips, and whenever my wife and I would want to do something active or take our dog anywhere.
Car 2: Cherry red Porsche 911 GT3 RS (or GT2, if they ever release it again). I've always wanted a top-shelf 911, and God willing I will have one before I die. I'd probably drive this to work whenever the weather was nice.
Car 3: A fully rally-built Subaru Impreza WRX STI. I'm talking Subaru Rally Team's Rally America style build. Road legal, and would kill it come winter time (and summer when I can take it on some back country dirt roads).
Car 4: This is a tough one - do I want another ridiculously fast car (either the Ferrari LaFerrari or the Koenigsegg One:1), something classic (a 1969 Camaro SS), or a plush convertible for cruising around on a nice summer day (BMW M6 or Bentley Continental GT)... it's hard to go against my love of appaling speed, but I'd have to take the BMW.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||People need to be||
People need to be responsible, but the last bar shouldn't have either let a visibly intoxicated in (0.17 is pretty impressive) or not let someone get that intoxicated if they were sober initially. Here in Pittsburgh, a bar was held partially responsible for allowing someone to get so drunk he proceeded to do 95 on a city street and kill some pedestrians.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||A lot depends on position -||
A lot depends on position - if I'm a (decently mobile) QB, I'm not sure there's a better system than Meyer. If I'm a WR, I'd love to play for Holgorsen or Briles. If I'm a LB, I'd play for Saban. If I'm a DB, there's arguably nobody better than Beamer (only because of Foster, but still).
In general though, I'd choose to play for someone who can balance being a successful college coach and someone who prepares you for the NFL. My top 5 would probably be (in no real order): Harbaugh, Saban, Miles, Meyer, and... someone like Strong, Richt, or Fisher.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Best I can||
Deadspin has the video: http://deadspin.com/closed-captioning-error-blesses-nik-stauskas-with-fanta-1693839333?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Until Paterno killed it (and||
Until Paterno killed it (and both teams joined different conferences), Pittsburgh-PSU had a similar dynamic. One could argue Washington-Wazzu as well.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Nitpicky, but vacating wins||
Nitpicky, but vacating wins doesn't mean you turns wins to losses. You just vacate the win; A 30-6 record doesn't become 0-36, it becomes 0-6.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The 2010 NCAA regional final||
The 2010 NCAA regional final against Miami-Ohio we ultimately lost in double OT should have never made it to that point except for the boggling early whistle before we scored in the first OT.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The play immediately before||
The play immediately before the Clowney-Smith decapitation, when the ball was obviously short of the stick but the ref gave us a first down anyway.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Uh, that's the wrong Devin.||
Uh, that's the wrong Devin.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||In all honesty, I don't see||
In all honesty, I don't see this team as much more than a 6-6, 7-5 sort of team. There's just too many question marks. No QB on the roster has shown anything resembling competency at the college level. WR is really weak without Funchess. The DL is average at best. Safety will likely be a problem.
If I had to bet, I'd go with 7-5. I'll say they lose Utah, MSU, Minnesota, PSU, and OSU.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Time to crack open my bottle||
Time to crack open my bottle of Ardbeg Auriverdes!
|21 weeks 7 hours ago||While I think Miles does have||
While I think Miles does have the potential for a few 9-3, 10-2 type seasons, I also worry that he would end up hanging on longer than he should and starting the whole end-of-Carr-regime downturn again.
There really aren't many Plan A type guys out there once you get past Harbaugh who are reasonably attainable. Mullen and...? If they strike out on Harbaugh and Mullen, I don't think there's any sense in hiring a guy like Addazio or Schiano. Why hire a guy who is a know mediocre-at-best quantity (like we did with Hoke)? I'd actually be okay if the backup guy is PJ Fleck. I know his dedication to the "row the boat" thing is strange, but I think he'd bring a ton of energy and enthusiasm to the program. The fanbase in general might hate it, but I'd much rather take the (admittedly massive) risk with him than pull a Nebraska and hire a middling-at-best coach.
|22 weeks 6 hours ago||So basically, Michigan just||
So basically, Michigan just needs to have someone put in a $4 million bet and give Harbaugh the winnings as his salary...
|22 weeks 6 hours ago||Hahaha, if this happens I'm||
Hahaha, if this happens I'm just going to find a new team to root for.
|22 weeks 13 hours ago||Why is John Harbaugh on this||
Why is John Harbaugh on this list? He's nowhere near a serious option. It's far less likely than even Patterson, who reportedly said he has no interest.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||My opinion: You should steal||
My opinion: You should steal signs if you can (and if the team is dumb enough to not have the ability to change signs), but you can't make a gameplan out of it. If you're worried about the other team stealing your signs, either change it up or deal with the consequences of being predictable.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||No.||
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Bringing up academic rankings||
Bringing up academic rankings is such a lazy argument when we're discussing sports.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Now this is a recipe I can||
Now this is a recipe I can get behind.
Probably a stupid question (I'm a real newbie at proper cooking, but damnit I'm trying to learn to make delicious and relatively healthy food for the wife and I), but as far as the brining process goes, at what point do you put the turkey in the brine? I'm assuming you don't want to boil the bird, so these are things I need to learn still.
Also, since you seem to have a bit more experience than I do (this was my first year owning a smoker, so I've been sticking mainly to the brisket/pulled pork/ribs stuff since it's a bit easier), is there anything to be gained by injecting the turkey? I do this with my brisket and pulled pork, and they've turned out fantastic and juicy, but I'm not sure that you'd gain a lot here since the bird is hollow and you're already brining it overnight.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Since it's only a few weeks||
Since it's only a few weeks away, let's hear some recipes for smoking a turkey for Thanksgiving! I'm planning to do that this year now that I finally own a proper smoker, and I'm just wondering what some techniques are so I can prepare a great turkey for our guests (and the leftovers). I've checked out some various recipes online, but you can't go wrong with more information.