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11/25/2016 - 2:00pm I got a few smart plugs (iris

I got a few smart plugs (iris for $23, work with smartthings, supports mid-sized appliances like Windows air conditioners, and have power meters). But I haven't seen any great smart home deals, unfortunately.

10/26/2016 - 1:03pm I'm a former Daily editor

I'm a former Daily editor (96-00) still in journalism, and before reading that column, I never heard of the Pacemaker Award. Maybe it's new since I graduated. I will say this: there are many, many more Daily alums in prominent journalism roles right now than State News alums. And yes, in 1996-99, we were 4-0 against the State News.

04/20/2016 - 12:14pm I think so. I buy them in

I think so. I buy them in bulk, so they're not very expensive. I've had one box of blades for years now. Generally, they last about 5-6 shaves each.

04/20/2016 - 11:19am The DE safety razor is

The DE safety razor is definitely the way to go if you have time in the morning to shave. I've used a DE razor for about seven years or so, and love it.

But I now have three kids, and my wife is traveling a lot for work, and it's incredibly difficult to take the time to shower and get a good wet shave when you have two toddlers and a screaming baby and you're by yourself in the morning. So about two months ago, I broke down and bought a Braun electric razor. On mornings that are crazy, I use the Braun so I can do it quickly and be done. When I have more time, I use the DE razor.

I get a MUCH better shave with the DE razor. With my 1964 Gillette Super Speed safety razor, a 15-cent Feather blade and a little Proraso shaving cream I can get away with shaving 2-3 times a week. With the Braun, I have to shave every day. A fresh shave with the Braun gets about as close cut as the day after a shave with the DE razor. 

I used Mach 3 blades before switching to DE, and I'm amazed i ever used them. I'll never go back to those - they were bad blades that probably gave about as good of a shave as the Braun, and cost an arm and a leg. 

07/26/2015 - 7:22pm I was actually at the game

I was actually at the game when he hit the bird. Craziest thing I've ever seen at a sporting event in person. Watching in real time, where you just see a puff of white, my first reaction was, 'holy crap, the ball just exploded. Randy Johnson threw a fastball so hard that the ball exploded.'

08/09/2014 - 7:23pm I often give a Go Blue, but

I often give a Go Blue, but am a little wary after my wife served on the jury of a murder trial in LA. The defendant was a member of a Crips-affiliated gang. I don't remember the gang's name, but it was named after their neighborhood, and it started with an M. Their gang clothes? Michigan gear - hats, shirts, jackets, etc - because of the block M.

05/23/2013 - 9:54pm My twin girls:

My twin girls:

10/01/2010 - 9:17pm My favorite Blimpy

My favorite Blimpy moment:

Old woman working the grill: What kind of cheese you want?

My friend: What kind of cheese do you have?

Woman: We have every kind of cheese. What do you want?

Friend: I'll have Mozzarella.

Woman: We don't have mozzarella! Get to the back of the line, and be ready by the time you're back here!


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09/30/2010 - 10:06pm Yes, you could. I took

Yes, you could. I took advantage of it the night Woodson won the Heisman.  I lived across the street from Yost, and we had a hockey game that night.  I went to the game for the first period, went home to watch the Heisman announcement, then went back to Yost for the third period, just in time to hear the Yost PA announcer give the good news. The whole place went nuts. One of my better college memories...

09/29/2010 - 8:37pm We named our black-and-white

We named our black-and-white cockapoo Ann Arbor. We call her Annie.

That was actually my second choice. The wife rejected my first one: Lady Keith Hernandez.