|05/21/2018 - 11:40pm||Whew... for a, um, brief||
Whew... for a, um, brief moment there, I was horrified at the thought that it actually WAS 'tidy whities' and I'd been saying/writing it incorrectly for decades.
|05/17/2018 - 9:18pm||Those shirts with the huge||
Those shirts with the huge Nike swoosh and afterthought Michigan are turrible.
|05/15/2018 - 12:46pm||Munich||
I've been several times, twice to Oktoberfest, and a couple others outside that.
My personal fave food/beer is the Schneider Bräuhaus. Great atmosphere and perhaps a little less touristy than Hofbräuhaus (no knock...HB is great fun). Schneider Aventinus (aka, Tap 6) is...if I was forced to name one...my favorite beer on the planet.
Great beer gardens in Munich, of course, which some have mentioned above. Assuming you make it to Englischer Garten, and therefore Chinesischerturm, you should also definitely check out Seehaus im Englischen Garten. One of my faves in all of Munich, with a stunning lakeside setting.
|04/30/2018 - 12:12am||I would like for the cadaver||
I would like for the cadaver couple that sits in front of me to stop coming to games.
|04/15/2018 - 1:35pm||Actually, the video that||
Actually, the video that follows that one, about a holiday artichoke dip gone wrong, is hilarious. And there's an announcement on the bottom of the screen of a cannabis production facility being built near Edmonton airport. Gotta love Canada!
|04/13/2018 - 7:38pm||Season tix is what my tax||
Season tix is what my tax refund is for every year. And I'm ok with that.
|04/05/2018 - 1:04pm||This^^||
...on both counts.
|04/02/2018 - 11:45pm||OOPS||
Nothing to see here. Kinda like the game. :(
|04/02/2018 - 11:41pm||After losing to Northwestern||
After losing to Northwestern on Feb 6, they were a bubble team..a loss or two from not even getting to the tourney. Reeled off 14 in a row to get to the big one. Can't be too upset. GO BLUE.
|03/21/2018 - 9:19pm||^^This. The pulled pork||
^^This. The pulled pork nachos are the best nachos in the history of ever. Plus, it's stumbling home distance for me.
|03/16/2018 - 3:57pm||cuck||
Well, I've learned something new today. I'd never heard this meaning of 'cuck' and I consider myself to be fairly up to speed as what's going on in politics. Hmmm. Maybe not as much as I think, apparently.
Anyway... following basketball last night, I caught an episode of The Detour (a show I saw once a while back, decided I hated, and didn't see again until last night). There's a scene where "cuck" is used extensively, in this case, short for cuckold, and meaning a weak/emasculated man. I managed to find the clip here:
Kinda crazy that I see this episode, and then there's a discussion of the word on this board today.
|02/11/2018 - 2:07pm||Is this a new thing for the||
Is this a new thing for the selection committee to put out a projected bracket like this? Or have I just been asleep for the last 30 years?
Will be interesting to see how it actually pans out.
|02/09/2018 - 11:29pm||The only choices on the upper||
The only choices on the upper west side concourse are nothing but god-awful Sodexo slop. The hot dogs are the worst ever. The bun is usually smashed so flat it may as well not even be there. Michigan could do so much better.
|01/30/2018 - 4:58pm||Buffalo Chicken Dip||
I'll be making a crock pot of this yumminess because i've been craving it. One of my favorite things ever.
|01/30/2018 - 4:54pm||Thanks to this blog, I have||
Thanks to this blog, I have become a huge fan of Lantana. Can't decide which is my fave... I'm leaning towards the yellow lentil one.
|01/19/2018 - 11:40pm||Love Odd Side. Their Nut||
Love Odd Side. Their Nut Bandit was my top favorite at the Detroit Beer Fest in Eastern Market back in October. Still waiting to eventually get my hands on Hipster Brunch.
|01/19/2018 - 11:36pm||Perrin FTW||
Perrin's offerings that are available for purchase are indeed limited. But go to their brewey just north of GR, which is HUGE, and they have a ton of stuff on tap. Their No Rules Vietnamese Porter is fantastic. Two years at the Mich Winter Beer Fest, they had a nitro version (15% ABV!) that was to die for. I also love their Cosmic Appartion (NEIPA). I find it better than M-43 which has been all the rage of late.
|01/19/2018 - 11:27pm||NEIPAs||
I'm one that has always hated IPAs. But I tried a NEIPA for the first time (Defloured by Witch's Hat in South Lyon, MI) a while back and had to have more. M-43 is very good, but a little overhyped, IMO (it has gotten a LOT of hype, and the price tag for a 4-pak reflects that). If you come back, try to get your hands on the following, ranked in order of my favorites... again, just my opinion.
Perrin (near GR) Cosmic Apparition
|01/19/2018 - 11:12pm||Bells v. Innovation Brewing||
You're not mistaken. However, in filing the action, Bell's premise was that somehow, the beer-consuming public might confuse Innovation Brewing with one of two things: 1) Bell's "Inspired Brewing" slogan (which, lol...wut?), or 2) a bumper sticker that says "Bottling innovation since 1985."
I have followed this case somewhat closely. It was filed in 2014 and dragged on until its recent conclusion. I grew up in NC, but have lived in A2 for 31 years now. I loved Bell's...especially Oberon... for a long time, but when I learned of this, it irritated me to no end. I can count exactly 3 times since then that I drank a Bell's beer... and only because nothing better was available wherever I was at those times.
In following this case, I reviewed a bunch of docs on the USPTO website that can be seen here. http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=91215896&pty=OPP The number of examples of others using the word "innovation" in their advertising is really large. Was Bell's going to go after all of them? Doubtful.
If Bell's can attempt to protect whatever they were trying to protect, why can't Innovation Brewing? They can now register their name. Bell's can continue on their merry way, unaffected. The notion that any confusion between the two would ever occur is ridiculous. That Bell's was somehow trying to own the word "innovation"...even more so.
Btw, last year I was in NC for a family reunion. At my request, a cousin who lives near Innovation brought me a bottle of their Black Balsam Porter. It was fucking delicious. And oh boy, did it make me happy to drink it in my own personal protest.
|01/19/2018 - 1:10am||Tonight's first half was just||
Tonight's first half was just like the first half of Monday's game. Unfortunately, so was the second half. FML.
|12/27/2017 - 11:28pm||M-43||
Not gonna hate on M-43, it's a tasty beer. But I've had several NEIPAs that I like better (all Michigan-brewed):
Witch's Hat - Defloured
Witch's Hat - This Guy
Wolverine - Shore Storm
Perrin - Cosmic Apparition
|12/05/2017 - 11:49am||I'm glad. Wisconsin was||
I'm glad. Wisconsin was turrible before they became good in the 1990s. Ever since then, Michigan-Wisconsin has been a pretty even series with many very competitive games. It's one of my favorite Big Ten matchups.
|12/01/2017 - 5:46pm||The whole state of Michigan||
The whole state of Michigan kinda blew up today with this. Many stores had it. I got one at Busch's, another at Main St party store here in a2. I know people were lining up at Meijer (the only place that seemed to be allowing 2 per person). I got in on the ticketed release, so heading to GR this weekend to pick up 2 more.
|12/01/2017 - 1:44pm||I have Founders CBS||
Posbang me, please.
|11/29/2017 - 6:09pm||Bullock's BBQ in Durham||
Bullock's BBQ in Durham
|11/29/2017 - 6:00pm||I attended ECU for undergrad||
I attended ECU for undergrad in the 1980s, and I love how after all these years, the "B's vs. Parker's" debate still exists. (FTR, I'm a Parker's guy.)
|11/23/2017 - 9:43pm||Nothing to see here.||
Nothing to see here.
|11/23/2017 - 9:42pm||But the Egg Bowl is on. THE||
But the Egg Bowl is on. THE EGG BOWL!!!!!!
|11/20/2017 - 10:16am||Look at a map. Ohio is like a||
Look at a map. Ohio is like a giant turd that Michigan just can't pinch off.
|10/23/2017 - 6:01pm||Yeah, I like a good mix,||
Yeah, I like a good mix, really.
|10/23/2017 - 12:57pm||No 3:30 games at home this||
No 3:30 games at home this year. Feels weird.
|09/22/2017 - 2:06pm||Oh boy...can't wait||
This will be perfect, since I just finished my annual pesto festival a couple weeks ago. A friend and I get together every year in August.... we pick up a half bushel of basil from Alexander's farm market out on Whitmore Lake Rd, and then appropriate amounts of the remaining ingredients. It all takes 2-3 hours, as the basil leaves must be plucked from the stems, washed, and dried. We have this down to a science. We could probably get done quicker... but there's drinking, of course. It's pesto fest! The result is enough pesto for each of us to last until next year's fest. A little goes a lon way, and it freezes really well.
Anyway.... always looking for new and creative ways to use pesto. This one looks outstanding.
|09/15/2017 - 6:07pm||Leave it alone||
If the West is weak, then teams need to step the fuck up and get better.
|09/05/2017 - 5:03pm||ECU Pirates!||
...because I went there for undergrad, Michigan for grad school.
|08/14/2017 - 10:41am||I love Stevie Y for sure, but...||
Remy Hamilton kicked the game winner at ND in 1994 with :02 left in one of the rivalry's greatest games. That's all I need.
|08/03/2017 - 12:48pm||So many will say the App||
So many will say the App State game is the lowest of the low. But I'm sorry, there is WAAAY more shame in losing to a Toledo team that went 3-9 and gave us our only blemish vs. the MAC.
App State was coming off back-to-back national titles, and won it again that year. FCS...blah blah blah... losing to a shit team from the MAC is worse, and it's not even close IMO.
|06/23/2017 - 5:15pm||Good riddance, but....||
Good riddance, but.... replaced by Bruce Rondon, a long-winded project that has yet to yield any consistent results.
|05/24/2017 - 5:47pm||As you say, it might just not||
As you say, it might just not be your thing. I know tons of people who have no interest.
One thing that helped me... I realized early on that if I didn't keep track of the many characters they throw at you pretty quickly, it would be meaningless to me and I'd lose interest. So for the first season and part of the second (I binge-watched the first five seasons before catching season 6 in real time), I read a detailed synopsis of each episode before going on to the next. Wikipedia is where I went... links to every episode on this page:
Maybe it's not an issue for you, but sure helped me, and glad I stuck with it.
|04/22/2017 - 10:39am||Downton Abbey||
Didn't expect to love it so much, but it's now easily in my top 5 or 10 favorite shows ever.
|03/23/2017 - 3:27pm||90-80, Michigan wins!||
90-80, Michigan wins!
|01/11/2017 - 4:18pm||I was in need of a couple new||
I was in need of a couple new Michigan polo shirts to wear in the office on Fridays. I looked at all the Nike/Jumpman ones at M-Den and frankly didn't care for any of the designs, especially the ones with the plasticky block M that feels like it easily fall off or be ripped off. At a price point of $65-$80, NO THANKS. I might have bitten the bullet if I had really liked one of them. But no way am I paying that just because it's the latest thing. I ended up buying a pretty sharp polo shirt at JCP for about $35 that I love.
I do think the football unis and general use/placement of the Jumpman logo is pretty cool and classy.
|01/06/2017 - 10:54am||Man, I wish we had gotten Les||
Man, I wish we had gotten Les Miles.
|01/06/2017 - 10:33am||-1||
You spelled McCaffrey wrong. -1.
|01/04/2017 - 4:22pm||Those American flights are||
Those American flights are thru DFW, not DTW... just fyi.
|12/01/2016 - 5:12pm||+1000 to you, FauxMo||
Logged on just to upvote you. This one skipped over the chuckle and out loud stages and went right to the oh-no-I-can't-stop-it-hurts stage. Well done.
|11/28/2016 - 11:22am||^^ This. I've always thought||
^^ This. I've always thought this is how it should be. Conference champs get a guaranteed spot. A committee (or computers or whatever) selecting who they deem to be the best teams is a joke. We might as well go back to the old days of the AP and Coaches' polls determining the champion. These things should be decided on the field. If the champion ends up being a team not perceived to be the best, then so be it. It's the way tournaments/playoffs work.
|11/25/2016 - 1:25pm||Wow. Thanks for the info. I||
Wow. Thanks for the info. I had read about folks in Chicago getting in line starting Wednesday.
|11/25/2016 - 12:08pm||Any luck? I've got a couple||
Any luck? I've got a couple friends looking, we're all keeping an eye out for each other. I paid $12 for a small (like 5 oz) pour of the 2015 batch at the Lions game yesterday. Couldn't resist.
|11/15/2016 - 10:08am||"For old folks, a retweet is||
"For old folks, a retweet is basically an endorsement in cases like these."
What a dickish thing to say. Way to be, dude.
|11/07/2016 - 1:01pm||YAY! 3:30 means I can go. I||
YAY! 3:30 means I can go. I was really bumming about the possibility of missing the last home game. But work obligations being what they are... but now, no matter. I'm there. Wooo!