James Burrill Angell

June 25th, 2013 at 10:44 AM ^

Timeline suggests it would be Jon Runyan Jr. He said he wanted to talk his choice over with the parents a week ago. Here's how that conversation goes;

Junior: "Mom & Dad, I had a really good visit to Michigan"

Dad: "Thats Mom and CONGRESSMAN to you"

Junior: "Sorry, Mom & Congressman, I had a good camp at Michigan, Coach Hoke offered me, I think I want to go to Michigan."

Dad: "DUH! Where the hell else did you think you were going"

Junior: "OK then."


June 25th, 2013 at 10:30 AM ^

Any chance we can retire "buckle up" as meme around here?  It has to be in the MgoBoard top three of most cliched and overused phrases.  And this was before Tom VH "retired"......


June 25th, 2013 at 10:51 AM ^

Wasnt seeking Mod intervention-just asking for the meme to be given a breather.  But it sounds like everybody likes it (like cat Gifs & Upton) so who am i to complain?

But I'm pretty sure the other two things you reference are ok around here provided they are done in good taste.  Or so I've heard.......


June 25th, 2013 at 10:45 AM ^

I have a pretty low tolerance for a lot of what passes for inside jokes around here, but I don't mind the "buckle up" phrase. It's more shorthand than a joke; I guess it's a reference, but it seems like it's barely even that.

Things like "MSU recruits intergalactically" or "I guess it wasn't a committable offer, lolz" are fucking stupid, though, and can't die quick enough.


June 25th, 2013 at 10:55 AM ^

Couldn't agree more on that one. If the joke was still "nationally" it would be much more tolerable, but intergalactically isn't even something that got said, it's just an escalation that went "lol sparty recruits nationally" to "No, guys, check this out, lol sparty recruits globally" and that chain continued until we somehow got to Star Wars territory.