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06/23/2016 - 8:01am Gel Set Collaboration Simulation

I've been listening to Gel Set for a couple years now, but within the last year I've been impressed with her collaboration with Matchess, called Simulation.  These are non-glo stick electronic acts.  

Hide has a striking live act.  Electronic, but heavier.

White Mystery (indie/garage), but they've been on my radar for a couple years now.


02/08/2016 - 10:10pm Those laws seem overly broad

IANAL, but those laws seem overly broad. 

If you downloaded a pirated MP3, wouldn't that be using a computer to commit a crime?  Would it really be heinous enough to be considered a felony?

Or, say, a naked drunk walks up to a Fleetwood waitress and asks for a side of ranch (actually happened) and tou take a picture and email it to uyour buddies.  Would that make you a felon? 

It seems really easy to run afoul of those laws.



04/20/2015 - 4:14pm Taco Bell, East University, Part 2

Taco Bell, East University.  Working weekend close.  It was getting toward 4 AM and the manager said it was time to lock the door.  But as the door was gettin locked, a group of youths with a boom box pushed their way in.  When they got to the counter, the manager refused to serve them.

This got their group upset.  One of them ran to the door, threw it open, and shouted, "This is an all night party!"  The others were arguing with some frat boys.  Then, all of a sudden, all of the youths run out of the restaurant.  I looked to the counter.  One of the frat boys was reeling backwards.  His throat was slit.  There was a sheet of bllod running down his neck to his shirt.

He lived.  The cut wasn't deep enough to get the big veins.  Some of his buddies took him to the hospital.  After all that, the manager asks me, "Should we call the police?"  Security was hired.

04/20/2015 - 1:04pm Taco Bell, East University

Taco Bell, East University.  Working day shift.  The crew member working register comes in back and tells the manager, "There's a customer who says the guy in the next booth to her is masturbating."  An emancipated Commie gives the ID, "It's the Lone Wanker!"  She goes up front to take a look.  The manager asks a new hire to go wipe the table down.

The new hire wiped the table and announced he was done.  He was carrying a four-inch sixth pan with soapy water and a towel in it. The manager threw all of it away.  

A couple years later I found out that the guy was a local metaller who was into Aleister Crowley and "sex magick".  He did it all over town.. AATA, public parks, Taco Bell, etc.




12/06/2012 - 5:00pm Does anyone know anything about Ruthven?

I read about Blimpy's earlier today on Facebook.  From a similar source, I've heard that the University has plans to demolish the Ruthven Natural History Museum and build a large biology building in its place.  A merger of "two biology departments" would follow.

Does anyone here have know anything solid about that?  The only things I've been able to find online mention muesum renovations, the demolition of some med school buildings, and the acquisition of the Pfizer campus. 


05/11/2012 - 6:39am Negative Approach

If I make it to a game, I'd prefer to hear the band over recorded music that would be played in a bar. 

That being said, how about playing the song "Pressure" by the Detroit band Negative Approach when the other team is lining up for a field goal?  It's a very short song and could be played in its entirety.

Or how about anything by the legendary Ann Arbor band, Rodent Kontrol?

12/01/2011 - 9:02pm Early Enrollment Question

If Michigan is to take 28 in this class, 3 recruits will need to enroll early.  IIRC, Ringer and Wilson are set to do so.  Is there a third early enroll already lined up?  It's already December.

11/21/2011 - 9:18am 71?

You mention here that you played under Carr and elsewhere you posted that you played line.  If people were to start thinking your statements are those of someone who wore the number 71, would that be fair or way off base?  Or yes, no, maybe so?

11/21/2011 - 7:18am A Question I would Like to Hear

Carr was briefly a defensive backs coach at WVU while Rodriguez was playing HS football in WV.  A question I would like to hear asked at some point somewhere is whether Carr had a hand in evaluating Rodriguez's potential as a college player.  Obviously that would have been out of context on Saturday.



10/25/2011 - 7:53pm About the MGoBoard List ...

This has been happening for some time and this seems like a good place to mention it ... sometimes (not 100% of the time) when I click on the little ">>" at the bottom of the list of MGoBoard topics, I will be presented with a second copy of the list of Diary topics rather than a set of previous Board topics. 

10/22/2011 - 7:44am What Is the Voracity of this Wikipedia Claim?

I was looking up the 1969 Wolverines on Wikipedia, when I came across an article about an old mascot called Biff, the Michigan Wolverine.  (,_the_Michigan_Wolverine).  At the end, there was this line:

"Blogger Brian Cook, owner of the popular blog MGoBlog, was given the middle name "Biff" by his parents as a tribute to this legend of Michigan sports."

Brian, what is the voracity of that claim?




10/22/2011 - 7:32am Steve Everitt Thread

Steve Everitt thread:…

Everitt played center with a metal plate in his broken jaw. 


10/22/2011 - 1:56am Did Any MGoBlog Users Attend the Northmont Game?

According to this article in the Dayton Daily News (…) Ringer's team, Northmont lost it's 10/21 game.  Did anyone reading this attend the game?  If so, was Ringer on the Northmont sideline?

10/22/2011 - 1:35am 30-and-Out?

Lloyd Carr was hired by U of M in 1980.  He left in 2010.  Wouldn't that make his book "30-(Depending on Anniversary Dates)-and-Out: the Carr Years"?

I noticed while looking that up on Wikipedia that Carr was for part of 1980 a defensive backs coach under Don Nehlen at WVU.  Rich Rodriguez was all-state football and basketball in West Virginia.  He attended WVU beginning in 1981.  Given that timeline, one would think that Carr would have to have been involved in the evaluation of Rodriguez as a college prospect.

If there journalist out there with access to WVU coaches and records from that period, this could make an interesting article, given Bacon's book is coming out now.


10/13/2011 - 12:27am Express! Yes!

In the proposed configuration the Express and the Pistons could play there at the same time.  There might even be a Kelly Tripucka sighting. 

09/19/2011 - 2:56pm Late-night places?

In a similar vein, are there any late-night place besides the Fleetwood open near campus? Say, between 2:00 AM and 6:30 AM?  Are there any bars that serve until 2:00 AM and allow you to drink-up until 2:30?


09/10/2011 - 11:18am Thanks!

Thanks!  It looks like they've made that area greener since I've been there last. 

09/10/2011 - 10:46am Exactly where are they set up?

It looks like they're set up between Nat Sci and the Chem building, but the depth of field looks a little odd.  Does anyone know exactly where the stage is?

07/04/2011 - 12:11am Bradley Horowitz is Blue

Bradley Horowitz is Blue (  I'm not sure if this is the same person that HarBooYa mentions.  He was a skater and was in a band back in the day.    

06/14/2011 - 4:26pm Averaging those numbers...

IIRC, the 85 scholarship limit has been in place since 1994.  If I average the 10 years of data posted above, it comes out with 21.5 recruits/year.  The last 5 years gives 22.6 recruits/year.  That is only a fractional player away from the 23 - 25 recruit range stated by Hoke.


05/27/2011 - 12:45am The uniforms are historical ...

Those uniforms look like the little brown jug

Little Brown Jug (photo MVictors)


01/18/2011 - 6:29am 13. Peace on Earth, End to Poverty, Cure for Cancer...

... or some good recruits... 

01/17/2011 - 8:27am We Have 12 Known Opponents

Right now I see that we are going to play Western Michigan, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan, San Diego State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan Stae, Purdue, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Ohio State.  

How about having as a goal to win each of those games the week we play it (with maybe some look ahead to Ohio State, provided it doesn't distract from the task at hand)?  

Depending on how the team does, they may or may not play one other conference game and one other non-conference game.  However, those games are still very TBD.   

01/11/2011 - 6:55am One of the few times

One of the few times one would expect to hear this question. 

01/11/2011 - 6:51am The finish was interesting

Last second field goal to win a championship is not too bad, 

01/11/2011 - 6:42am Future topping

Future pizza topping

01/11/2011 - 6:37am That adds some context

That adds some context.  Thank you.  (Can't vote)

01/11/2011 - 6:30am Is there another picture

Is there another picture with the rest of the cat? 

01/11/2011 - 6:26am Looks like the gator

Looks like the gator thinks someone brought their work home with them. 

01/11/2011 - 6:21am Old Coke Commercial

I've got an image of an old Coke commercial in my head ... but with Joe Green tossing 10 bags of clothing at the kid instead of just a jersey. 

01/11/2011 - 6:08am Given the Present Athletic Director

Given the present Athletic Director, I think we should consider pizza to be a breakfast food, too. 

01/11/2011 - 5:49am Willie Mays

Willie Mays and Vida Blue were teammates where?

01/11/2011 - 5:34am Viable Candidates

"some of the people they mention are not viable candidates for Michigan for a variety of reasons."

It would be cool to hear those criteria from Brandon even if he couldn't mention names.  (It would be even cooler to hear names, though.)  

01/11/2011 - 5:17am Congratulations to Brian!

Congratulations to Brian!  The next thing you know there will be kittens on the set of GameDay.

01/11/2011 - 5:02am They Could Be Playing It Close to the Chest

It's plausible that the delay is holding players at Michigan.  On the whole, the team did seem to handle the media rather well this year.  (Coaching?)   They could be in their own secret talks and just playing it close to the chest.  I do hope they stay if that's what they sincerely want to do. 

01/11/2011 - 4:12am Would He Want to Break It to HIs Current Team in Person?

If this does pan out, would Miles want to break it to his current players at LSU first?  Would there be some sort of concurrent press conference? 

01/10/2011 - 10:29am An Interestng Choice Could Settle Some Down

Some recruits who are concerned that Rodriguez isn't coaching would have to sign at another school where Rodriguez isn't coaching.  An interesting coaching choice could settle them down. 

01/10/2011 - 5:52am Not particulary jaded

I'm not feeling particularly jaded, but then again I'm not on the boards that often. 

01/10/2011 - 5:24am I'd like to see him come back

NFL Draft Scout posts him at # 10 DT…

Consensus Draft Services gives him #57 overall

I don't think he made as much a mark as Brandon Graham as a standout on an overall weak defense.  I'd like to see him come back.  I think it would be good for both parties. 


01/10/2011 - 4:48am Roster Ssues at Oklahoma

From Tulsa World Sports Extra…

'...Bob Stoops could be left with 89 scholarship players. 

The NCAA limit is 85, so Stoops would have to get creative, or he would need some help. 

Stoops doesn't sound worried. 

"We always have attrition," he said, "and there's always issues."'

01/10/2011 - 4:02am Was he the one that meowed?

Was he the one that meowed?  Or did he really hire a cat? 

01/10/2011 - 3:30am If Brandon Is Going to Baffle Them...

If Dave Brandon is going to baffle the opposition with his decision, I think he should go with Madden.  Hook the telestrator up to the big screen.

01/10/2011 - 1:42am This is some more good Blue news

With th previous thread on Carlos Brown and now this, some former Wolverines seem to be on a little roll.  Hopefully, this is just the begining of more good news to come.  

01/10/2011 - 1:36am I'm going to take his advice

I'm going to take his advice and go out to get a drink now.  

01/10/2011 - 1:24am FlightTracker

How about a Flight Tracker jump ahead two move.  

01/10/2011 - 1:08am Until

Until the message boards become clogged and the Internet turns blue.  (Hmm, actually not a bad idea...) 

01/10/2011 - 12:33am Even more good news

Even more good news.  It's always good to see former Wolverines playing in the pros.  Best of luck to them.  


01/10/2011 - 12:28am Madden

Did anybody see what the odds were for Madden -- even as a one year interim coach?  That would be such an out of the blue (non pun intended) hire that all fanbase factions would just go "Huh" together as one.  The opposing teams be completely distracted at each game because -- it's Madden. 

01/10/2011 - 12:12am I Was Amused

I was amused by it, but I will probably not go out of my way to see it.  A couple yucks, but if you watch Adult Swim, you've probably seen a lot of the same gags.  

12/14/2010 - 9:57pm I haven't yet seen ...

Little Fauss and Big Halsy

Starsky and Hutch

Mary Hartman/Mary Hartman

Tippecanoe and Tyler too

Rainbows and Unicorns

All That / Bag of Chips