OT - Where to Live in NYC This Summer

OT - Where to Live in NYC This Summer

Submitted by bluebyyou on May 20th, 2010 at 5:57 PM

My son and his GF, both Michigan grad students, have summer internships in NYC.  My son's internship is at NYU's school of medicine.  They are checking Craigslist, but I was wondering if anyone had any outside the box suggestions.  High on the list is living in a safe area.  

Figure some of you New York City Wolverines might know of something.

Thanks for your help!

Your favorite place to study on campus

Your favorite place to study on campus

Submitted by MadMonkey on May 20th, 2010 at 5:53 PM

I was speaking to my friend's daughter, who recently completed her freshman year at Michigan, about her favorite place to study on campus.  Her answer was the Taubman medical library, partly because of the close proximity to her dorm.  She turned the question back to me and I responded with my three favorites:

  1. The Clements Library
  2. The law library reading room
  3. Grad library reading room

Clements was a great place to study.  Very few people used the library and it seems like the place was designed by central casting to be the model of what a college library was supposed to look like.  Incredibly comfortable chairs and thick oriental rugs.  I haven't been there in years and wonder if it is still the great place I remember.

Please feed my curiosity and comment about your favorite places to study (stacks, classrooms, bars, etc. . .) while at Michigan.  Sincerity and scarcasm are both welcome and appreciated.

EDIT:  Sorry for the rookie/newb mistake, didn't search enough for previous thread on this topic.  I will pay penance by self-imposing sanctions (to be announced May 24).

OT - LA Casting Call - Amica Insurance

OT - LA Casting Call - Amica Insurance

Submitted by BiaBiakabutuka21 on May 20th, 2010 at 2:18 PM

Hi everyone,

This is somewhat of an unusual thread but I wanted to bring this to your attention.  I emailed Brian to ask him for permission to post this here and he agreed.

 

I'm a recent UM Graduate living in LA working for a commercial casting company.  I have even seen Jarrod Bunch come through the studio I work at for an audition or two.  We are about to start casting for an insurance company called Amica and they are looking for actual customers to be in it.
 
We are reaching out to all of the resources we have to find the customers and I thought I may as well reach out to the biggest sports blog I know of that I happen to read multiple times a day.
 
I know there are a good amount of readers in the LA area and it would be pretty sweet for someone in the Mgocommunity to have the chance to make a very nice supplement to their income... probably about $10,000-30,000 depending on how long the commercial runs.
 
This is for REAL Amica Auto Insurance Customers only.  If you are a real Amica Auto Insurance customer and are in or can be in the LA are email me at [email protected].  Please no joke emails.  If you have any questions feel free to ask in this thread.
 
 

OT: Social Security Disability Benefits

OT: Social Security Disability Benefits

Submitted by heckdchi on May 20th, 2010 at 8:37 AM
My wife is currently in the process of applying for this. Just curious if anyone else has any experience with this. In particular, how long does it take once the initial application is completed for a decision to be made? Any other information any of you could share on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Wolverine Good guys & Jerks

Wolverine Good guys & Jerks

Submitted by StephenRKass on May 20th, 2010 at 7:02 AM

This question was sparked from the thread on Braylon playing charity b-ball in Ann Arbor in June. Among others, Braylon is including Jets teammate and former Buckeye Santonio Holmes, which received a little ribbing on that thread.

My question is whether in your personal interaction with or observation of Michigan athletes, you can comment on those who were good guys and those who were jerks. Obviously, this is subjective. But I recall some guys that were just nice, and others . . . well, let's just say that weren't favorites. Many of you have interacted with athletes in dorms, at parties, in clubs, in the gym. Some of you have seen prominent athletes from High School days. Who, in your own book, are our good guys and our jerks?

One of my personal stories went back to living in the same apt bldg with Rellford and Wade. I have pretty big feet, and they were kind enough when moving out to give me a bunch of their old Nike Michigan bball shoes. Not a big thing, but they were nice guys. On the jerk side, I didn't have good vibes from Ali Haji Sheik.

Among current players (with whom I have no personal interaction,) there have been sev. good stories about Mike Hart, and I have heard great things about Denard. I also have wondered from what RR has said if Tate Forcier is just immature, or if he is in the jerk category. This last highlights an important side point:  being a good guy or a jerk often doesn't correlate to to your play on the field or the court. Rothlisberger may be a jerk, but he also is a great QB. MJ (and Isaiah, and Bird) may have been jerks, but they were some of the greatest players. From the dark side, Magic played for the enemy, but he seems to have been a good guy.

What are some of your stories?

Must read threads for new members

Must read threads for new members

Submitted by UMdad on May 19th, 2010 at 11:24 AM

OK, my brother has become a follower of Mgoblog recently.  I was beginning to tell him some of the written and/or unwritten rules and things he needed to know, but thought I should bring in some help.  What are the absolute must read  threads that would give a new member a proper orientation into the purpose, preferences, and pitfalls of being a member of the mgofamily?

I'll start with help in picking his name

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/your-mgoname

OT: Late Night Horror

OT: Late Night Horror

Submitted by Big Boutros on May 19th, 2010 at 1:57 AM

I just finished watching a Dutch thriller from 1988 entitled Spoorloos, or The Vanishing as it's known here in the States.

It's an exceptional film, and I highly recommend it for anyone desiring something in the horror category that doesn't confine itself to genre stereotypes.

Next on my list is Roman Polanski's The Tenant.

Share with us some underrated horror titles that you've come across!

Meta: Adobe Script

Meta: Adobe Script

Submitted by Zone Left on May 18th, 2010 at 10:36 PM

I've been experiencing a recurring problem with the site where the site becomes unresponsive for thirty or so seconds, followed by an error message stating something to the effect of, "Adobe script is unresponsive, you must terminate the script or the site may become unresponsive." 

Any ideas on how to stop this?