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03/24/2018 - 11:08pm WEHADSUBSANDBISCUITSANDHOLYFU

WEHADSUBSANDBISCUITSANDHOLYFUCKHOLYFUCKHOLYFUCK!!!!!

03/22/2018 - 9:35pm WEHADSUBSITWASCRAZY!!!!!!

WEHADSUBSITWASCRAZY!!!!!!

02/20/2018 - 6:16pm I took a class with Mark

I took a class with Mark Clague while I was doing my master's in music at Michigan, and he was one of the best professors I ever had. Projects like this where they create critical editions of scores is always really interesting, especially when they're digging into lots of old sketches and manuscripts. There's a lot of personality and detail that can be found in those handwritten scores that doesn't always come out in machine-engraved music. I've had the good fortune to be able to seem some handwritten Gershwin manuscripts in person, and it's a really amazing experience.

I did some study of Porgy and Bess while I was in school, and it's a really interesting opera that is still somewhat controversial to this day. I've never heard the opera the whole way through, but I've always been a big fan of the Miles Davis/Gil Evans version of it. It was totally groundbreaking in the way that it featured an exclusively black cast, and incorporated jazz into a traditonally classical genre. However, there's still some debate in the musicology world about the extent to which Gershwin and Heyward, the libretist, were appropriating black culture in America, and how authentic their portrayal of that culture was. It has a fascinating if complicated history, and it's really a testament to the strength of the opera that it's stil widely performed and loved to this day.

01/18/2018 - 3:03pm Maybe the real OC was the

Maybe the real OC was the friends we made along the way.

01/13/2018 - 2:44pm To be fair, I think Sparty

To be fair, I think Sparty successfully avenged their last game against Michigan by closing the gap from losing by 29 points to only losing by 10.

12/13/2017 - 6:20pm Well, my undergrad alma mater

Well, my undergrad alma mater is actually in Wisconsin, so technically neither Michigan or Texas count.

12/12/2017 - 11:24pm My alma mater beats my other

My alma mater beats my other alma mater. Somehow I both win and lose.

11/20/2017 - 8:54pm Bring back the leather

Bring back the leather helmets too?

11/05/2017 - 12:08am To be fair I think Allen did

To be fair I think Allen did finally get a penalty flag for his antics today, but you're not wrong that they still give him way too much leeway.

11/04/2017 - 7:18pm It's pizza time y'all!!!

It's pizza time y'all!!!

10/16/2017 - 11:39pm Yes! I saw this live, and

Yes! I saw this live, and could not fathom how there was not a flag on that play. He had his arm pinned behind him!

10/05/2017 - 2:34pm This is so awesome! It warms

This is so awesome! It warms my heart to hear stories like this, and makes me even more proud to have Harbaugh as our coach.

Also, SMTD represent!

10/05/2017 - 10:48am Yeah, "Defeat with Dignity"

Yeah, "Defeat with Dignity" is a total Don Draper move.

09/26/2017 - 11:25pm Sweet Jesus, now he's

Sweet Jesus, now he's tweeting at Harbaugh calling him thin-skinned.

Dude spends the entire day arguing with and then rage-blocking anyone who dared to disagree with him, but yeah, Harbaugh's the think-skinned one.

09/26/2017 - 7:24pm Nope, that's pretty fucking

Nope, that's pretty fucking stupid.

09/25/2017 - 2:52pm My hot take: fuck that guy.

My hot take: fuck that guy.

09/21/2017 - 6:14pm Being a prick isn't

Being a prick isn't disqualifying for most college teams, but it is for Nebraska. It's a pretty uptight state; they do not like their coaches using that kind of language, especially to bash the fanbase.

08/11/2017 - 7:33pm This does not give me a good

This does not give me a good feeling. At all.

08/01/2017 - 1:42pm That's the explanation of it

That's the explanation of it that I've read. I actually like that as a plot device; it stays true to the story while also giving them license to do their own thing.

07/20/2017 - 9:21pm HOLY SHIT!!!

HOLY SHIT!!!

04/26/2017 - 10:11am I live in Austin, so mostly

I live in Austin, so mostly they just care about what Tom Herman is doing.

04/10/2017 - 3:31pm I know that this is a smart

I know that this is a smart move on their part and does not mean it's a sure thing that DJ and Mo are gone, but still, this makes me feel bad.

03/27/2017 - 8:52pm We had LeVar Burton as our

We had LeVar Burton as our speaker for the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance ceremony. He was an incredible speaker, and it was really amazing. The speaker for the main ceremony that year was Dick Costello, the CEO of Twitter, which was pretty cool, but nowhere near as good as LeVar.

03/19/2017 - 2:24pm SO MANY BISCUITS!!!

SO MANY BISCUITS!!!

03/18/2017 - 7:39pm I learned Johnny B. Goode for

I learned Johnny B. Goode for a show I was playing in several years back, and it was honestly one of the most fun guitar parts that I've ever played.

RIP Chuck.

03/17/2017 - 2:35pm Hot take: WIN THE FUCKING

Hot take: WIN THE FUCKING GAME!!!

03/12/2017 - 5:10pm WE HAD BISCUITS IT WAS

WE HAD BISCUITS IT WAS CRAZY!!!

03/11/2017 - 1:08pm One of my friends in high

One of my friends in high school worked as a baker at Red Lobster. He would occasionally bring bags of biscuits to school with him. It was awesome.

Anyways, what were we talking about? Oh yeah, Go Blue!

03/10/2017 - 2:25pm BOILER DOWN!!!

BOILER DOWN!!!

03/05/2017 - 10:12pm I definitely called my

I definitely called my parents during the game without thinking about the fact that they're Nebraska alums and were also watching the game.

Inadvertent trolling for the win.

02/26/2017 - 11:01am This is really interseting. I

This is really interseting. I had a lot of professors who had their offices in Burton Tower, but I only ever actually went in there once while I was at UM.

02/16/2017 - 9:01pm Woo! Go Blue, beat my home

Woo! Go Blue, beat my home state!

01/26/2017 - 11:19pm Apparently. Wow.

Apparently. Wow.

01/26/2017 - 11:06pm I've been working all night

I've been working all night and just now checked twitter. What the fuck happened!?!

01/25/2017 - 3:31pm I guess I should have

I guess I should have clarified and said this is from his experiences with the Medill grads he has personally hired for reporting positions and not so much ones he has read.

01/25/2017 - 12:46pm Molinari

Of all three accounts, the high school coach's seems the strangest, particularly his recounting of his conversation with Harbaugh, which honestly makes little to no sense. I get that the situation was not ideal for all involved, but there seems to be absolutely zero self-reflection coming from Molinari. Even Harbaugh admitted that he could have handled it better. Kids getting pushed out in the transition between coaches isn't all that uncommon, and it sucks that things went down the way they did, but this guy seems to be making shit up to slam Harbaugh and save his own ass. 

Also, am I the only one that finds it funny that Greenstein, as an example of how completely unprecedented Harbaugh's actions were, brings up the example of Paul Finebaum clutching his pearls over Randy Edsall's recruiting? Talk about glass houses...

 

01/25/2017 - 12:28pm My father is a journalist,

My father is a journalist, and has a lot to say about Medill grads. Mostly, that they know a lot about the academic side of journalism, but don't know anything about investigative journalism or actually writing stories.

01/19/2017 - 2:01pm This list just make me sad.

This list just make me sad.

01/12/2017 - 4:54pm My mom's side of the family

My mom's side of the family are all Nebraska fans. They're still in denial about the whole Tom Osborne retiring/it's not the mid-90's anymore thing.

01/11/2017 - 7:01pm (No subject)

01/03/2017 - 9:52am They've had a realistic shot

They've had a realistic shot of beating us the past two years, so they can't be that Rugers-ish.

12/22/2016 - 11:14pm Another season of panda gifs!

Another season of panda gifs! It's a Christmas miracle!

12/21/2016 - 12:44pm RUB ALL THE BELLIES!!!

RUB ALL THE BELLIES!!!

12/13/2016 - 7:21pm Honestly, the quotes from

Honestly, the quotes from Harbaugh almost make this whole dumb news cycle worth it.

12/11/2016 - 7:36pm Boosters

My wife works in development at UT, and the Texas booster/donor culture is definitely... strange. There's a lot of donors out there who didn't actually go to UT, and it can result in some pretty big culture clashes.

12/11/2016 - 7:18pm I'm glad he found a landing

I'm glad he found a landing spot. As a UT fan, I was really hoping that things would work out, and it was sad to see him go. He's a good man and did a lot to be a positive influence to his players, he just couldn't translate that into on-field success.

12/09/2016 - 12:21pm We used to have a shitty

We used to have a shitty cowbell guy at our alumni watch parties in Austin. He always slowed down significantly from the beginning of the cheer to the end, but it was during the Brady Hoke era, so it sort of made sense.

12/06/2016 - 10:23pm Ugh... I hate it when my alma

Ugh... I hate it when my alma maters play each other. I'm just perpetually kind of happy but also sort of bummed out.

12/06/2016 - 7:39pm I don't know, in the spirit

I don't know, in the spirit of conference unity and all of the warm fuzzies it gives me I think I'd really like to see OSU pull this one ou---WHO THE FUCK AM I KIDDING I HOPE CLEMSON CRUSHES THE EVER-LOVING SHIT OUT OF THEM.

12/05/2016 - 12:40pm Yeah, I got temporarily

Yeah, I got temporarily really excited too. Oh well, at least I can go out and enjoy the sunshi...

goddammit.