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07/14/2018 - 11:30pm "only thing that sucks is…

"only thing that sucks is the inevitable chafing that occurs on long rucks. "

Body Glide.  You're welcome.

07/14/2018 - 11:29pm Holy cow.  Either something…

Holy cow.  Either something is seriously wrong with your pool or it is GIGANTIC.  That's more shock than we use in over several months.

I'm the other way on the pool. Best decision we ever made for our house.

07/14/2018 - 4:32pm " insight into just how many…

" insight into just how many responsible, socially invested corporate citizens exist "

So true... the miles and miles of stretches where it says something like "This mile maintained by the [Insert Name Here] family" absolutely reek of corporate irresponsibility...

07/12/2018 - 10:50am That really isn't true.

That really isn't true.

07/12/2018 - 9:19am I can't point to specific…

I can't point to specific ones, but there have been a number of instances in the past where Brian had political content/narrative aside from the once a year local election stuff.  It's his blog, so obviously that's his prerogative, though.  As for the rest of us, I agree with the above that the "no politics" rule was the best rule this board ever had, but wish there actually had been a "no religion" rule, as well.

07/05/2018 - 10:50am That was it for me, as well…

That was it for me, as well.  Hard to believe it's been ten years.

07/03/2018 - 1:06pm So...if we're being fair…

So...if we're being fair... then by that standard, Ginsburg and Breyer shouldn't have been confirmed.

07/02/2018 - 1:14pm “Butler was nominated and…

“Butler was nominated and overwhelmingly confirmed -- am I missing something?”

Yes. He was confirmed on his second nomination.

07/02/2018 - 1:07pm Simultaneously, though,…

Simultaneously, though, those same people ignore that said justice would also be for many other causes that a lot of people care about...

07/02/2018 - 11:52am Uh... about that... Pierce…

Uh... about that... Pierce Butler, Thomas Matthews, William Micou, Edward Bradford, and John Read all say hi. All weren't voted on when nominated. Butler and Matthews did end up on the court later, though, so Garland (of course) could always be nominated again later (as those two were).

07/02/2018 - 11:40am Of course it is!

Of course it is!

07/02/2018 - 10:02am He would be only the second…

He would be only the second who attended Michigan for undergrad and fourth for law school.  Given the esteem of the law school, that's a remarkably low number.  That how you ended your post could (likely) be true comments a sad state of affairs that it isn't possible to separate politics from appreciation for a (potential) accomplishment for the University. 

06/30/2018 - 8:51pm I would have a hard time…

I would have a hard time putting Edison on the list without Tesla.

06/13/2018 - 1:22pm I work in the recruiting…

I work in the recruiting industry and it matters a lot more than most anyone would really want to admit, but that bias stops at the interview room door.  It won't get you the job, but it will help you get in the room.

06/13/2018 - 1:19pm This one is curious to me,…

This one is curious to me, given the whole point of LSA.  The whole process of a liberal arts education is about the journey, not the end result.  Heck, they tout that right on the LSA webpage: "In LSA, answers aren't always the end goal." It's about the process and what your family member is experiencing is completely normal.  The problem, though, for the student with uncertainty is that they are surrounded by students who vocalize that they know exactly what they are going to do (hint: they don't, it's mostly projection) and it becomes an echo chamber (because the students who don't know what they want to do don't vocalize that) that has incredibly deleterious psychological consequences, that are particularly pronounced among first generation students.  Often times I find that one of the most impactful messages to convey in situations like this is just "it's ok. It's ok that you don't know what you want to do yet.  Go and explore."  It's important to not get boxed in when you don't know what to do, thus LSA touts (which is true): "In LSA, you don't just train for a vocation" and "the power of a liberal arts education is that it's infinitely adaptable".

06/13/2018 - 1:00pm " But my point wasnt about…

" But my point wasnt about future degrees.  It was that your current degree should be in something that you want to pursue, unless you just want a generic degree to get an interview because it says Michigan on it. And that a generic degree is fine if you dont actually care what your future career will be in.  But if you want a career in the hard sciences, then you will need a degree in the hard sciences."

That's such a professional school mentality (which makes sense, given engineering degree - truly, no offense intended by that, but rather engineering programs are structured morel like professional programs) that totally discounts the value of a liberal arts education, which is what LSA aims to provide (if you haven't seen it recently, the home page for LSA states it this way: "an unrivaled liberal arts education").  The whole point there is that you can study a multitude of different things and then go on to do a multitude of different things with that degree, irrespective of major.  It really, and truly, is just not true (not universally or specifically) that you can't do X, Y, or Z without a degree in X, Y, or Z.

06/13/2018 - 12:54pm " You can't be a biologist…

" You can't be a biologist if you dont have a degree in biology."

Degree, yes.  Bachelor level degree, not true.

05/29/2018 - 11:19am That isn’t what your original

That isn’t what your original objection to the validity of the information was, though...

05/03/2018 - 1:33pm You do realize that he has

You do realize that he has had several fights in his NHL career, right?

05/01/2018 - 6:39pm “We have made our choice as a

“We have made our choice as a family after looking at all the avaiable data”

Data which, if you are being objective, is completely incomplete and totally self-referencing.

05/01/2018 - 1:50pm "CNN. Is not credible

"CNN. Is not credible anymore."

One can think this, without meaning what you leapt to with this response:

"Yes, this article is part of a global and/or Deep State conspiracy to skew reporting on brain research that will eventually prove Trump collusion with Russia. You got them."

05/01/2018 - 1:48pm There isn't.  That's why this

There isn't.  That's why this is, at this point, something that is meaningless from which to draw conclusions (like many are).

04/30/2018 - 10:52pm How so few people recognize

How so few people recognize that these samples are completely self-referencing is beyond me. Until there is a study that shows that CTE is more likely in a sample of those who played versus those who didn’t, and/or to evaluate whether this a genetic predisposition, this is all pretty meaningless.

04/30/2018 - 10:40pm But it’s ok to (pay money to)

But it’s ok to (pay money to) watch someone else’s kid play football?

04/30/2018 - 4:38pm Actually, yes.  That is

Actually, yes.  That is correct.  I have zero issue with him doing it.  They didn't have to show it, though (there is plenty that goes on in an arena in terms of in arena entertainment that doesn't get shown on TV).

04/30/2018 - 2:24pm I think this whole thing with

I think this whole thing with the catfish is hilarious, but shame on NBC for showing that display on live TV with a ton of children watching.  Yep, glorify guzzling beer out of a catfish (or just drinking like that, period) to an audience with children in it.  Way to go, NBC.

04/20/2018 - 6:03pm Academic support staff.

Academic support staff.

04/20/2018 - 3:44pm Part summer classes and part

Part summer classes and part high school "dual enrollment" credits that they can transfer in.  It is not uncommon, at all, for kids to finish high school with an associate level degree and then finish their bachelors in just two years.

04/16/2018 - 2:09am That’s not what happened. It

That’s not what happened. It wasn’t it getting on you, but rather in an open wound.

04/16/2018 - 2:04am Ugh. No thanks. There isn’t

Ugh. No thanks. There isn’t one player in the NHL I’d less like to see win a Cup than Ovechkin.

04/13/2018 - 11:51am You're never going to be able

You're never going to be able to convince a Red Wings fan.

04/08/2018 - 6:37pm That’s what he said. He said

That’s what he said. He said he could care less, not could not care less.

04/07/2018 - 11:22pm Only if they can also bring

Only if they can also bring Jeff Vinik’s wallet along, too...

04/07/2018 - 10:58pm “But he doesn’t know how to

“But he doesn’t know how to effectively manage a salary cap.”

The most obvious thing ever said on the internet and anyone who negged that is a total ostrich. The cap management is a complete and total abomination.

04/07/2018 - 6:52pm What a joke.

What a joke.

04/06/2018 - 9:28pm Oh, I’m sure it would have,

Oh, I’m sure it would have, but I bet he would have really lost it if you had congratulated him, though!

04/06/2018 - 7:36am That’s fair (and also a

That’s fair (and also a mental mistake, albeit a very understandable one). As a goalie, I’ve often found that the hardest shot to stop is when the shot just simply goes where it (predictively) shouldn’t. Of course goaltending is read and react, but it’s also predict and react, and when a player duffs a shot (for example), that can be really difficult to adjust to. I do think you’re right in that he was just caught in between on that play. That’s more or less what I was saying, as well, just for a different reason. If that play goes either other way (no pass and just a shot from the guy coming down the wing or no interaction by Hughes and a great shot) I think he would have been just fine. You make a really good point.

04/06/2018 - 7:21am Yeah, really amazing when you

Yeah, really amazing when you think about it. Now THAT is the impact of an amazing coach.

Also... “shad” in my above post should have been “what”...

04/06/2018 - 2:14am You know who people shouldn’t

You know who people shouldn’t be crapping on in this thread? The goaltender. Having had the experience of giving up a goal like that (with similar time on the clock, but in in a game that in retrospect didn’t really matter in life), I absolutely assure you that he will remember that moment for the rest of his life. That’s far worse than what any fans in a “venting” thread can ever do. So perhaps let’s instead support the kid who will be the starting goaltender next year (and who really didn’t make much of a mistake on that play in the combination of mistakes that were made by our team on that play).

04/06/2018 - 2:05am Absolutely amazing job. Just

Absolutely amazing job. Just imagine what could have been but for that freak play in the outdoor game with Lockwood (and shad will be in the future). This is going to be fun, and in a hurry!

04/06/2018 - 2:02am Yep. For sure spot on. As I

Yep. For sure spot on. As I said above, Lavigne’s only mistake on the play was mental in not realize who was on who on that play, and that’s understandable given that the mismatch was off the puck on the carry into the zone.

04/06/2018 - 1:59am Honestly, the only mistake he

Honestly, the only mistake he made on that play was mental: not realizing he had an eighteen year old freshman on twenty one year old, senior team captain. In almost any other scenario there would never even be a shot on goal, but of course many will blame the goaltender solely. It looked like a weak goal, but those are honestly not easy.

04/06/2018 - 1:53am This. Exactly this. If this

This. Exactly this. If this team had lost by three goals tonight this would have been the overwhelming sentiment here. Instead, most will focus on HOW they lost, not WHY they lost.

04/06/2018 - 1:50am Bright side: our season

Bright side: our season lasted longer than Ohio State’s!

04/06/2018 - 1:49am That final goal is why he

That final goal is why he WILL be back. As talented as he is, he’s not strong enough to play defense in the NHL yet and it doesn’t make sense to bury him in the AHL for a year when he would get better strength coaching af Michigan. I would be shocked if he’s not back next year.

04/06/2018 - 1:41am That’s actually not how they

That’s actually not how they coach it anymore.

04/06/2018 - 1:37am Apparently a third round NHL

Apparently a third round NHL draft pick isn’t an elite goalie anymore...

03/31/2018 - 11:16am Apostrophe Appreciation Day

Apostrophe Appreciation Day apparently this is not...

03/27/2018 - 2:11pm Ugh.


03/25/2018 - 2:10am Caught an interview with her

Caught an interview with her before their first game and she said she had one as you said and a second with them winning the championship.