Brian February 11th, 2015 at 11:15 AM


I mean:

“The Victors” could soon have a modernistic younger sibling.

If a resolution presented to the Central Student Government on Tuesday night passes, the body will provide funding to a group of students looking to develop an additional thematic song to play at University athletics events.

Central Student Government.

I don't know who you are. If you're looking for jobs I can tell you I don't have any. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired from the internet. Skills that make me a nightmare for people who will be in job interviews with people who have googled you. If you vote this down unanimously, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for your facebook photos. I will not scour your instagram. But if you vote for this, I will find your linkedin. I will find your whole internet. And I will kill your search results.


dude annihilated his twitter page two seconds after I found it

The patient zeroes:

Business sophomore Adam Weiss, a representative on the CSG Assembly, spoke on behalf of the song campaign, which he called “Hail and Unite.” He said his friend, LSA senior Mike Weinberg, conceptualized the project.

“This project is meant to be, number one, extremely unique,” Weiss said. “The goal of this song is to get a lot of big names that are associated with the University.”

"Extremely unique." #expelAdamWeiss



February 11th, 2015 at 1:23 PM ^

This is "Willy the Wolverine" all over again. It's obviously a bad idea at face value. What's also bad: These little @#$%s (please pardon my language) surely have a plan to benefit financially (like the WtW guys) from their venture.

To those criticizing Brian, well, I get it at some level, but I'd suggest (in words that our little friends might use) that you "look at this from fifty thousand feet." I think these kids _are_ baby Brandons. They're planning to do some "monetizing" of the UMich "brand." They deserve nothing but scorn. Just look at the guy's picture. It says t-o-o-l.

Maize and Blue…

February 11th, 2015 at 7:08 PM ^

Underage drinking. Perhaps we can get him kicked out of school for this ? He looks like enough of an asswipe to be an OSU student, Urban take him away./s

On the other hand, thank God for Brian, this must be stopped at all costs.


February 11th, 2015 at 2:04 PM ^

He's not even suggesting a specific song.  He's trying to assure the success of his extremely unique new tradition without actually doing the hard risky work of creating and promoting something.  Then we're all going to enjoy his heretofore unknown song at football games while he expands his resume.  Screw that.  If the kid wants to create something he should create it.  The scorn is deserved.

Yostbound and Down

February 11th, 2015 at 11:49 AM ^

Scorched earth.

Edit: ok, obviously nothing beyond some insults on this board is appropriate. That said, if you're that much of a jackass to come up with this idea, be prepared for some well deserved mockery.

oriental andrew

February 11th, 2015 at 11:24 AM ^

It's SO one-of-a-kind, that it's NONE-of-a-kind. 


Seriously, though, isn't this basically cyber-bullying? And I'm not kidding. You basically ambushed the kid for an idea with which you disagree. Can't say that I'm in agreement with your course of action here, Brian. Seems you've leveraged your pretty large podium to tear this kid down in a very "get off my lawn" moment. If it's as bad an idea as you think it is, you'd hope that the rest of the student body would concur. 

James Burrill Angell

February 11th, 2015 at 12:14 PM ^

When I heard about this movement I definitely started to have chills and flashbacks of "In the Big House" and other Dave Brandon foolishness. That said, I've met two people behind this and they are sincere kids trying to do something good for the University. Not sure what the end result will be and whether it will be worthwhile but I think Brian went too far here. I suspect Brian is as much a traditionalist as I am but these kids clearly have the best intentions. This is essentially a hype video not much different than the countless ones posted by users of this blog. To rip the idea because one of the kids involved posted a stupid picture isn't cool. As infantile as that picture on Twitter was, Brian I think your answer was in that direction. Hear the kids out. I'm sure they're easy to find. Maybe they'll even learn something from someone with a different viewpoint on their project and they can direct it in the right way.


February 11th, 2015 at 12:46 PM ^

Agree 100%.  Song idea sounded dumb and probably wouldn't have gotten any traction.  In the unlikely event that it did get traction, that means it did so through a democratic process so whatevs.  But that's purely hypothetical.  It was a bad idea that would've gone nowhere.

Brian was 100% a dick in his response.  Disagreeing with the merits of the idea was fine.  Threatening to destroy the career prospects of everyone involved, even jokingly (which apparently it was not given the personal info about the guy in the post), was pure 100% unadulterated scumbag.

Dick move Brian.  I give ZERO shits what you do with me, my Facebook pictures, my Twitter, my Instagram, my user account here, or this post.  I *DARE* you to retaliate against me, asshole.  Because I'm standing up to you and your petty, retaliatory bullying.


February 11th, 2015 at 12:34 PM ^

Perhaps we should just burn the kid at the stake!!

You may agree or disagree with this or any other idea, yet there are appropriate and inappropriate ways of dissenting. This, I'm afraid, is inappropriate. Sorry if you can't see that.


February 11th, 2015 at 12:41 PM ^

about whether there's a difference between asshole and butthole. Not in your body there isn't but yeah in common parlance there is. A butthole can be a term of endearment for someone who is a complainer. A whining troll. An asshole OTOH has no redeeming value. You call lots of people you don't know this, but you only call a friend one if s/he does something pretty bad. Also, despite notable exceptions (like things kids do at the end of long drunken nights), assholes generally average 35 years of age or more.

Now, back to Brian. The Brian persona that I have come to detect--the hologram that hovers before my screen--is really far more butthole (a kvetcher, to intro another term) than asshole. A dear old familiar butthole. A member of the family. I mean, for one thing he's on our team.

For another thing, he helped bring down Dave Brandon!

Now there was an assh*le.


February 11th, 2015 at 4:08 PM ^

is in no way a criticism of Brian's post. That kid is an example of everything that is wrong with America. The sooner we start laughing hysterically and pointing our fingers at people who come up with inane crap like this the sooner we take back our frickin' country!


February 11th, 2015 at 11:40 AM ^

Don't go on the internet? You're delusional. What year do you think this is? Cyber bullying is a big deal.

Having said that, I certainly don't see this rising to cyber bullying. Brian posted a photo this guy put up on TWITTER fergodsakes and has a letter that's obviously a joke because it's lifted from Taken. He really doesn't say that much at all.