OT: Annual MGoFishing Thread

OT: Annual MGoFishing Thread

Submitted by Winchester Wolverine on May 2nd, 2018 at 10:58 AM

MGoAnglers,

With warm weather finally gracing our presence, I've been fishing more and more often. Right now seems to be a good time for late season crappie and walleye fishing with the recent cold snaps ruining their spawning times. Right now is also a great time for catfish with the mild temperatures. With a decent sized cat landed last night, my fishing fever is burning red hot again.

So, a few questions for the board: What do you like to fish for? Favorite gear? Any recent trophy catches? Have any big fishing trips planned for the summer? 

Again this year, my friend and I will be traveling to Branson, Missouri to fish for bass out of Table Rock Lake, one of the premier bass lakes in the United States. Last year we didn't so well with so many people on the lake for the 4th of July, but we learned our lesson and will be going a week earlier this time around. If you've never been, I highly recommend it as both a great fishing area and an awesome family getaway to the Ozark Mountains. 

Please share your fishing stories, favorite spots (if you don't mind), and excuses to tell your spouse for that needed time away (I need more of these).

Happy fishing, and Go Blue!  

OT: What's your favorite Ann Arbor bar?

OT: What's your favorite Ann Arbor bar?

Submitted by BTB grad on May 1st, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Sitting at work nostalgic about AA and also wishing I was at happy hour. Naturally led me to this topic.

 

For me it's Dominick's. A sunny afternoon with a constant buzz in hand in the backyard of Dom's is about as happy of a setting for me as there is. Bill's Beer Garden is a close second. I just love the outdoors + drinking combo if you can't tell.

 

What's your favorite Ann Arbor watering hole?

META: search broken?

META: search broken?

Submitted by mp2 on April 28th, 2018 at 1:21 PM

Anyone else having trouble searching? It's getting nice out and I wanted to look for bbq recipes, but I just pull up a blank page when I search for anything.


I'd search to see if the search is down for a reason or another but...

 

SOMEONE PICK MO HURST ALREADY!!

OT: Some advice for a future Wolverine engineer (or CS guy)?

OT: Some advice for a future Wolverine engineer (or CS guy)?

Submitted by Apureidiot on April 28th, 2018 at 12:52 PM
I thought I would post this as my first forum post because I’m so excited! Are there any mgoengineers that might give me some advice for college at UM engineering? Note: I am in no way affiliated to somewittyname.

Way OT - Best documentaries to watch

Way OT - Best documentaries to watch

Submitted by Mp1228 on April 27th, 2018 at 1:23 PM
With the recent board post about best tv shows and movies to watch, how about best documentaries? Sports AND non sports related as well. Some of my favorites are “The Jinx”, “wild wild country”, the Paradise Lost trilogy (its 3 parts over the course of 15 years or so I believe?) “Dear Zachary: a letter to his son about his father” is heartbreaking, and many more. Disclaimer: This is my first board post, so please excuse my ignorance if I didn’t do something correctly, or violated a board rule, thanks

OT: Ford to stop producing (nearly all) sedans and hatchbacks

OT: Ford to stop producing (nearly all) sedans and hatchbacks

Submitted by Eye of the Tiger on April 26th, 2018 at 12:45 PM

Figured this would be of interest, given that many of us have connections to the Detroit auto industry (and Hackett). Sad for me as I love the Focus RS and ST. LINK.

Dearborn — Ford Motor Co. plans to trim $25.5 billion in operating costs by 2022 and cut its North American passenger car lineup by more than 80 percent, eliminating the Taurus, Fiesta, Fusion, C-Max and Focus sedans within a few years.

CEO Jim Hackett said Wednesday that Ford will not make the next generation of those sedans, confirming months of reports that the automaker was considering cutting some of its unprofitable car models in favor of trucks and SUVs. The Mustang will be soon be Ford’s only car; the new Focus will launch next year in North America as the Chinese-built Focus Active crossover.

That’s a deeper cut to the car lineup than industry analysts expected. That move, coupled with the reduction in operating costs and a plan to reduce capital spending from 2019 to 2022 by $5 billion announced Wednesday, come from the “fitness” initiative Hackett outlined in October.

 

 

OT: TV Shows or Movie Recomendations

OT: TV Shows or Movie Recomendations

Submitted by NYC Fan3 on April 26th, 2018 at 12:36 PM

The airlines thread a week ago seemed to generate quite a bit of interest amongst users.  My question to all of you, is what shows or movies would you recommend downloading to watch during the flight?

I was recomended Parks and Rec from co-workers, but am more interested in what the board has to say.

OT: Archer Danger Island

OT: Archer Danger Island

Submitted by I Bleed Maize N Blue on April 25th, 2018 at 9:35 PM

Archer season 9 starts tonight at 10 ET on FXX.

FXX’s Archer is an original animated, half-hour comedy that, in its ninth season, centers on the semi-functioning alcoholic seaplane pilot, Sterling Archer, a lush on the lush South Pacific island of Mitimotu in 1939. While the rest of the world is concerned about the impending Second World War, Archer is only concerned with who’s buying his next drink. Along with his trusty co-pilot Pam, Sterling must navigate quicksand, cannibals, super-intelligent monkeys, poison darts, pirates, and did we mention quicksand? Welcome to the mysterious and deadly world of Archer: Danger Island.

The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the hard-drinking pilot, “Sterling Archer;” Jessica Walter as Archer’s acid-tongued mother and hotel owner, “Malory Archer;” Aisha Tyler as island royalty and local revolutionary, “Princess Lanaluakalani;” Judy Greer as the abandoned heiress, “Charlotte Vandertunt;” Chris Parnell as the obvious German spy posing as a businessman, “Siegbert Fuchs;” Amber Nash as Archer’s co-pilot and loyal sidekick, “Pam Poovey;” Adam Reed as impeccably uniformed French Capitaine, “Reynaud;” and Lucky Yates as the audacious scarlet macaw, “Crackers.”

Well, it seems there's already a Casablanca reference. Will Capitaine Reynaud (Renault) be shocked - shocked! - at gambling? Pretty funny that they cast a voice for the macaw.