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|6 hours 46 min ago||New Belgium 1554 and a chunk||
New Belgium 1554 and a chunk off a Dixie Chocolate Truffle. Mile High Friday night.
|7 hours 31 min ago||Gatsby believed in the green||
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning ——
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
|7 hours 33 min ago||Yeah, those were eight great||
Yeah, those were eight great weeks. It was good to see him find NBA success. From a distance, it seemed an imploding situation that could've taken a real talent down with it.
|14 hours 59 min ago||Whereabouts? I was very into||
Whereabouts? I was very into the emerging Southern alt-pop scene when I (was) moved down there. I hitchhiked around Alabama some during college. Visited with Howard Finster at his place over in northern GA several times. Assembled a massive collection of recordings by Fetchin Bones, Let's Active, Hillbilly Frankenstein and on and on. Always been a bit fascinated with the culture, thanks to Faulkner, Michael Stipe and others. The landscape is often quite alluring and beautiful, from the foothills to the salt. The people, where the Old South is not completely kudzu'd under by the New South, can be pecularliarly and wonderfully weird, unreserved and expressive in pure ways. The pockets of progressive thinking and culture in places like B'ham are good counterpoints to the general narrowmindedness that still largely reigns, imo. I might rather eat in Alabama than Michigan (except for the lack of Great Lakes comfort food -- yes, this does exist -- like smoked lake trout, pickled herring, and ruffed grouse). I sometimes miss the winter light there... but now that I'm thinking about it, I'd really like to shoot a ruffed grouse for dinner.
|16 hours 35 min ago||Tomorrow, hearing Brian Cook||
Tomorrow, hearing Brian Cook yodel will be thing I've always wanted most in my life.
|16 hours 39 min ago||Can't disagree with that. It||
Can't disagree with that. It just about has to be a different relationship. otoh, I've been Maize and Blue since about 7 years old. Somewhere I have the Rick Leach SI cover still, stolen from my elem school library. I literally cried in a hotel room in Atlanta when we beat Wash State b/c I knew I'd eventually see that day and then, after all the near misses, Charles White's phantom TD and all that, it had come. I don't think the fandom of someone from, say, New Jersey, who never thought about UM until their freshman year, is really any more important than mine.
|16 hours 46 min ago||I was always a Yankee down||
I was always a Yankee down there anyway. A stranger in a strange land.
|16 hours 47 min ago||In the case of the '88 Hall||
In the case of the '88 Hall of Fame game, when I was at Bama, a little uncomfortable is what it made me. But what was I supposed to do? Adopt a new team just to get along, when my heart and allegiance lay elsewhere? I enjoyed my time in SEC land, was a Bama fan by the end, though Bama was always a distant and uncomparable second to the U of M to me, and by three or four years after I'd gotten the hell out of the Deep South, I no longer gave a damn about the Crimson Tide.
|16 hours 51 min ago||Well, then you probably won't||
Well, then you probably won't be thrilled about me showing up here. I do regret selecting my handle a bit. It was intended to be a bit ironic, a little bit of a stand against our own who think we're second class citizens b/c we never paid tuition there (long story, that, though I did get accepted, as I'm always too insecure to avoid pointing avoid -- lifelong dream and all that) and a lot of Dan Savage-style repurposing of a slur. Yeah, I'm what Sparty calls a Walmart Wolverine. So what? I've never been anything but pure Maize and Blue.
|20 hours 57 min ago||I've an embarrassing||
I've an embarrassing admission: I can't recall the last game I had a chance to watch in this rivalry. I guess it was the Gholston helmet twist game. For a long string of games, like most of the past decade, circumstances have had me far from a tv or even cell service on the day of the M-Staee game.
Maybe this has all been my fault.
I promise to be glued to the tube tomorrow.
|1 day 7 hours ago||No kidding. cough 3-3-5||
No kidding. cough 3-3-5 cough.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Brian's pretty tech savvy and||
Brian's pretty tech savvy and has probably already found something like this:
But in case not.
Using PHP's mail() function or the Pear library, for example, you can construct your headers about anyway you'd wish to make it appear (on the surface) to have originated just about anywhere. Tracking backward through mail gateways to the last trusted one is the technique, I gather. A little bit of reading up on the topic piques my interest, but I haven't any experience sleuthing email origins out, just scripting outbound emails.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Neg'd by someone who writes||
Neg'd by someone who writes "would of"?
|2 days 7 hours ago||I been down that road, and||
I been down that road, and have some thoughts I'm not going to bother to organize much at all:
It's one thing to be able to write well for your classes, another to produce material that people want to pay to read, or that people want to pay to put advertising around. Writing for a living is a job. It's work, and shitty paying work too. Don't do it for free, at least after a point. For a lot of pubs, the business model revolves around getting the raw material for their product free of charge from kids who think they are one great piece away from being the next Hunter Thompson. You gotta buld your clip file, right? Fuck that.
It takes one fucking hell of a lot of drive to do it. And just as happens for a camera man in the porn industry, the novelty wears off surprisingly fast. I'd first advise pitching all romantic notions. It's better than having them beaten out of you, not that that's not going to happen anyway.
If you can produce copy that doesn't have to be rewritten by an editor on deadline, you can find places to get paid -- the wasteland of community newspapers, for instance. Jesus, if you can consistently spell your own name correctly, you can get some very small checks and loads of clips and experience there. The number of times in my life I've had to replace "would of" with "would've" in copy by people who fancy themselves writers is why I have occasional hissy fits about that on this forum. Just seeing "would of" and "should of" gives me hives.
Every hack out there read the 6th grade speech at DARE graduation. (Probably never mention that again, at least until you are sending your clips to Newsmax.)
As one writer put it, writing is the one job where you can spend an hour staring out the window with a beer in your hand and still legitimately consider yourself to be working.
I like to believe there is room in any field for the talented and driven.
Do you have anything to say? This is sort of an important part of being a writer.
When I was at the stage of things you're in now, everyone around me advised that I should have something practical to fall back on. I succumbed to that pressure -- that discomfort those around me had about the thought of watching me struggle when I could be on Easy Street -- and got a degree in computer science. It has been a mixed blessing. How can you do something as longshot hard as becoming a reasonably well paid writer -- there's a 99% chance you think you don't care about the money now, a 99.5% chance you will be pretty desperate about it by the time you are 40 -- if you're not all in?
I think it's still true that it's useful to be able to shoot your own photos, too. Pics sell the words. If you're trying to break in, being capable of dropping the whole package in an editor's inbox is solid strategy.
If it's sportswriter you are aiming for, think hard about getting the fuck out of academia immediately. Unless someone else is picking up your tab at U-M, the main thing you are getting out of that is debt that is going to push you toward some other profession. In five years, you'll be taking realtor classes at night at the community college.
Try drugs but be careful not to develop any dependencies on the really expensive ones.
|3 days 13 hours ago||So, just out of curiosity,||
So, just out of curiosity, what exactly are your quotes around endorsed intended to convey?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Kids, that "uv" sound that||
Kids, that "uv" sound that people make that always gets translated as "of" is actually a contraction of "have". This is the kind of thing they should've asked about.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Crazy. I lived across the old||
Crazy. I lived across the old practice field from Tutweiler a couple years. A few times I sat up in Bear Bryant's old practice watch tower in the middle of the night tripping my ass off. There was a cross burning on Sorority Row while I was there. Fun stuff!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Working like a rented mule||
Working like a rented mule through tomorrow evening, but Thursday I'll be fly fishing for hybrid bass in SW Nebraska and Friday I'll be guiding some folks on cutthroat trout in an alpine lake in Rocky Mtn Natl Park. Looks like Saturday might be free to actually get immersed in some live college football on the idiot box. So, good week getting better, at least up to kickoff.
I expect we destroy Minny and spend next week wondering where the hell THAT was those other two games. Maybe not, but the story of a season isn't written in September and I'll stick with it.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||"We don't have an identity.||
"We don't have an identity. We should switch QBs and let the current QB use the season to audition for the NFL at a different position."
Not coherent, man.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||But let's make one thing||
But let's make one thing clear. I wouldn't even sing the Spartan fight song in elementary school when our MSU grad music teacher made us.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Take it from THE||
Take it from THE WalmartWolverine, son: You'll be OK.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||In the land of anything is||
In the land of anything is possible anything is possible.
Back where the rest of us live, among things of reasonable possibility, things that are Not Happening:
1. Hoke being relieved of his job mid-season for anything other than a Moeller like incident or some kind of scandal.
2. Harbaugh taking the Michigan job.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh is very likely to||
Harbaugh is very likely to win, and quickly, wherever he goes. That's his track record, and it's a damn good one. I used to believe he would inevitably be the head coach at Michigan, now I'll believe he has any interest in coaching at the college level again when he takes another college job.
This article about him losing the locker room is the PFT meets Entertainment Weekly vomit that is what pro sports journalism is these days. He's abrasive. We know that. Isn't shy about rattling cages. We know that. Leaves some whiny bitches in his wake. We know that. Do they want to put their names on their assertions? No.
Harbaugh guaranteed a win over Ohio State and then delivered one. "We don't care if the game is played in the parking lot, we'll be so jacked up." That was real "Legends" shit right there.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||"The Michigan tradition for||
"The Michigan tradition for retiring jerseys in football was a pretty lousy one," Brandon said earlier this week. "Most of the players with retired jerseys, the ceremony consisted of the coach going and telling the equipment manager not to give out that number."
Indeed. The old way did nothing to leverage tradition and impact the extraction of value.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Sure, and no one thinks Shane||
Sure, and no one thinks Shane Morris is Rick Leach (though we did hope Drew Henson might've been). Neither of those numbers were retired or re-instated with special patches, so it's about a little more than just the number. And when you're losing, everything from the x's and o's to the culture come under question.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Putting retired numbers back||
Putting retired numbers back on field is a weird idea. Using retired numbers as the hook in a promo scheme is crass. Getting your ass kicked while wearing patches that say your number is legendary is a big fat marketing campaign blowing up in your face.
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||iuck the frish||
iuck the frish
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Beating ND is not||
Beating ND is not consequential to Michigan's goals this year? The result of the ND game will be forgotten? wtf? I cannot relate to that thinking. In one very legitimate way of looking at things, the whole f'ing season is beat the Irish, beat Staee, beat Ohio.
edit: Though I'm not advocating pushing a player onto the field who's not ready.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||no prob||
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Hint: Purdue.||