Talking Cars Tuesday - Do You Name Your Cars/Trucks?

Talking Cars Tuesday - Do You Name Your Cars/Trucks?

Submitted by xtramelanin on July 17th, 2018 at 5:58 AM

Mates,

As long as I can remember, we have named many/most/all of our cars. That includes when I was a kid (cars were a new invention at the time), I remember we had a '62 Buick station wagon called 'Dunphy', perfect for a small, plastic upholstery car.  These last years we've been on more of a super hero theme, for instance Bob Tomato and Larry the Cucumber of Veggie Tales, and Thor and Captain America ('Cap') of more famous super hero background.

So the question is:  Do you name your cars, and what is/are the names?

Extra points: posting a picture of said car(s)

OT: MSU hires Bill Beekman as permanent AD

OT: MSU hires Bill Beekman as permanent AD

Submitted by BeatOSU52 on July 16th, 2018 at 5:34 PM

Didn't see this posted yet and this is pretty big news.  Earlier today per mlive:

In announcing Bill Beekman as interim athletic director on Feb. 5, Michigan State interim president John Engler said that the school would shortly begin a "nationwide search" and that "no internal candidates will be considered" in that search.

OT: G.O.A.T: Food

OT: G.O.A.T: Food

Submitted by Wendyk5 on July 16th, 2018 at 4:08 PM

It's mid-July and yeah, I'm ready for some football. In the meantime, I've been thinking about favorite foods and how tough it would be to pick just one. But suppose you had to pick one food that you would eat for every meal, for the rest of your life. Nutrition and calories don't matter, but you will have to forsake all others for eternity. What food would you pick? 

O.T. The Twellman doctrine for US Soccer

O.T. The Twellman doctrine for US Soccer

Submitted by victors2000 on July 16th, 2018 at 8:58 AM

World Cup is over, Vive La France. I'm not the biggest soccer guy but I really get into it for World Cup, it's so cool to have the world come together for this event. To see the celebrations of wins, especially the upsets. Heck, of goals scored; does any sport celebrate scoring like soccer does? As I viewed this world stage of games, players, and fans in the back of my mind this quiet echo sounded, "we're not here". It was as if the USMNT didn't exist even on the sidelines.

Saturday Night Drinking Thread....what’s in your glass?

Saturday Night Drinking Thread....what’s in your glass?

Submitted by DanaGoBlue on July 14th, 2018 at 9:16 PM

Enjoying a beautiful and muggy evening on the deck.  Drinking some Grand Traverse Wheat Vodka and fresh squeezed lime.  Wondering what what everyone else was enjoying tonight.  Can’t wait for the season to start.  Go Blue!

OT: Your Top 25 TV Characters of all-time

OT: Your Top 25 TV Characters of all-time

Submitted by BeatOSU52 on July 13th, 2018 at 8:28 PM

1.  Don Draper (Mad Men)

2.  Michael Scott (The Office)

3.  Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)

4.  Hank Hill (King of the Hill)

5.  Tony Soprano  (The Sopranos)

6.  Stringer Bell  (The Wire)

7.  Selina Meyer (Veep)

8.  Saul Goodman (Breaking Bad / Better Call Saul)

9.  Ron Swanson  (Parks and Rec) 

10.  Randy Marsh (South Park) 

11.  Ted Talbot (Rectify)

12.  Gustavo Fring  (Breaking Bad / Better Call Saul)

13.  Philip Jennings (The Americans)

14.  Omar Little (The Wire)

Wimbledon semifinals

Wimbledon semifinals

Submitted by UM Fan from Sydney on July 13th, 2018 at 9:33 AM

With a seemingly large amount of avid tennis fans who frequent this site, I'm surprised this thread was not created. Right now it's Isner (his first ever major semifinal) versus Anderson. It has been a great match thus far, as the first set went into a tie break. After this will be an epic match between Nadal and Djokovic. Federer's match the other day was fantastic and I'm surprised he lost. He had match point in set three, but lost in five sets.

Watch Joe Cada go for a second WSOP Main Event bracelet tonight!

Watch Joe Cada go for a second WSOP Main Event bracelet tonight!

Submitted by CLord on July 12th, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Joe and his rail represented our university well in 2009 when he took it all after a brilliant call on a Darvin Moon semi-bluff and now he's back in the final table tonight and he's had his University of  Michigan shirt on the whole way.  He's mid/small stack which means he'll need one or two big hands to break his way but if so it would be the greatest feat in poker history.  While the legend Johnny Chan won back to back decades ago, the quality of poker and entrant count was far inferior to what Cada negotiates now.  

OT: World Cup Semi, England vs. Croatia

OT: World Cup Semi, England vs. Croatia

Submitted by stephenrjking on July 11th, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Yesterday France put Belgium to the sword in an entertaining 1-0 game. Today it's England vs. Croatia. This is Croatia's second trip to the semis, the first being a Davor Suker-led squad that fell to Lillian Thuram and France in 1998. England hasn't made it this far in the semis since they lost to West Germany in Italy in 1990. 

Croatia could be tired after playing two consecutive extra-time games. England could be in jeopardy because their perpetual black cloud of bad luck has yet to smite them in this World Cup.