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01/25/2018 - 2:28am Yes, but...

...how is he related to Peter Francis Geraci?

12/07/2015 - 4:14am 1-800-Sussiep?

1-800-Sussiep?

07/30/2015 - 5:36pm New Orlean's BBQ shrimp at

New Orlean's BBQ shrimp at Mr. B's Bistro in New Orleans. Sweet holy God.

12/09/2014 - 1:53am I logged in, despite rarely

I logged in, despite rarely ever logging in ever, to tell you how much I like this post.

Love,

-Me

11/19/2014 - 3:01pm You are terrible at writing

You are terrible at writing in the English language.

06/04/2014 - 3:22pm Every time

I fall for this!

03/06/2014 - 6:34pm Uniform System

I know this has been said already, but "Uniform system?"  Eat a bag of dicks, Adidas.

12/20/2013 - 11:56pm Brilliant Trolling

Hard to do anything other than tip one's hat.

12/11/2013 - 4:50pm Gene Parmesan?

12/11/2013 - 4:28pm (No subject)

11/16/2013 - 6:25pm 3 & 1 power

Loses yards? Anyone not see that coming?

09/14/2013 - 2:54pm You Guys

I'm at a bar in Chicago and these ladies offered to share their rice crispy treat fondu desert with me! There are dipping sauces and a skewer I can use to poke my eyes out!

08/22/2013 - 2:12pm UGH

Man, I know you think you sound brilliant right now, but you sound SUPER lame.

Not to say you are super lame.  I'm sure you're a perfectly nice person in the real world.  But pretty much everything you've said on this thread has come off as really pretentious and critical.

Maybe next time, instead of "you're trying too hard" and making everyone guess what it is you mean, you say something like "Really?  Anothing Nick Saban joke?  Can we get some fresh jokes around here?"

Or, like, whatever that would be in Latin.

06/14/2013 - 3:18pm I hadn't heard of using urban

I hadn't heard of using urban farming as a solution to blight, which is actually pretty intriguing to me.

You guys are right, though.  We're essentially talking about regrowing a city, and no city starts out at 140 square miles.  For services to operate properly, the population needs to be consolidated and there's not really an easy way to do that.

What they need - which has been said earlier - are people and jobs, which provides revenue which means they can start paying for things again.  The nice thing is there have been signs of progress made there in midtown, downtown and a couple of other places.  To me, what inspires the most optimism are things like the Riverfront projects or the Marche du Nain Rouge (which is a lot of fun if you've never been.  I was in town this year for the Marche, stayed in a hotel on the riverfront, walked everywhere I needed to go and had a great time while I was at it.)

If Detroit can get the city government to a point where it can function and stay out of the way, I think the city has a good chance of attracting more people and becoming something unique.  I don't think it will ever be Chicago or New York, but hopefully it can at least be Detroit.

06/14/2013 - 1:49pm Detroit: A Biography...

...is also a pretty good read.  By Scott Martelle.

05/26/2013 - 11:45pm Interrogative

You didn't do it this time!

05/26/2013 - 7:21pm Where

am I?

05/26/2013 - 7:17pm How

do you sleep at night?!?!

05/26/2013 - 7:16pm Why

do you title your posts like you do, and...

05/26/2013 - 7:15pm Who

are you?

05/13/2013 - 6:30pm STRIKE MR ANDO

STRIKE MR ANDO

04/30/2013 - 7:31pm Both

I recite my posts in verse to my daughter, who then transcribes them.

/MGoMilton

04/27/2013 - 1:34pm Tampa Tom

"Tampa Tom" Gholston.  Has a certain ring to it.

10/27/2012 - 10:40pm Guys:

We're playing a redshirt freshman on the road at night. Just calm down and enjoy the chaos.

10/27/2012 - 9:35pm Seconded

Jesus, guys. Give the kid a break. That goes for everyone; Borges included.

09/22/2012 - 11:05pm Bourbon

On rocks, chased with sorrow. Also I'm watching Stephen Ranklin's BBQ U on PBS. Somebody check on me tomorrow.

09/12/2012 - 1:33pm On an tenuously related note...

...I'm going to be in Grand Rapids on Saturday.  Anyone have a sports bar they love or recommend there for UM/Mass watching purposes?

Oh, also, BWW over Skeeps.  I second the Arena though.

09/05/2012 - 5:52pm Yes

With a chilled glass of Chardonnay

09/03/2012 - 2:54pm Thank you for this.  I

Thank you for this.  I enjoyed it, even if it was terrible.

Goddamnit.

08/24/2012 - 4:46pm Denard at 6?!

Coconuts

08/24/2012 - 4:45pm That, Sir...

...is a brandy snifter, and is the only acceptable stemware to use whilst one is drinking a kitten.

08/17/2012 - 5:51pm Silver Bullet!

Sipping on this at my work computer right now.  'IPA' my ass.

08/10/2012 - 5:38pm That, sir, is unfair...

...to onions.

08/03/2012 - 1:14pm Gangnam Style

Yes.

Yes a thousand times.

Yes.

07/27/2012 - 12:59pm Does anyone know if Alabama

Does anyone know if Alabama plans to wear something ridiculous as well?  Or are we gussying ourselves up all on our own?

06/26/2012 - 6:26pm 5 Yikes

I give this five 'YIKES' out of a possible five for tastelessness.

06/15/2012 - 5:22pm Not your 'guy,' dude.

Not your 'guy,' dude.

06/14/2012 - 1:57pm Agreed

A phenomenal piece of comedic writing, that.

06/08/2012 - 5:55pm Architecture

I like it quite a bit, and actually do notice it when I think about quality of life.

Hey, if you don't want to live in Detroit then that's fine.  I'm not trying to tell anyone how or where to live their lives.  I just hate the perception that Detroit is this horrible godforsaken place, and I don't think people should be so afraid to live in the city.  While you definitely lose in comfort and consistency, there's a lot to love about the city too.

06/08/2012 - 4:57pm "Isn't Very Nice Looking?"

Yes, I've seen the ruin porn.  That said, we're talking about the home of a great many Albert Kahn buildings and some phenomenal architecture...

Guardian Building

Comerica Park

The Fox

Detroit Public Library

06/08/2012 - 4:43pm Yeah, But...

...people act like that sort of stuff only ever happens in the miserable hellhole that is Detroit.  I also have a lengthly list of Chicagoans that have had their cars stolen, broken into or been mugged and that's just near where I work.  I'm not saying Detroit is a safe-haven or paradise - crime is certainly a problem there - but I think people can live relatively safely with some basic streetsmarts.  I know a couple of people who seem to be doing all right there.

Speaking of Ann Arbor, I also had a DVD player and a bike stolen out of my apartment on separate occasions; a friend of mine had an X-box swiped as well and another had his car broken into.  Just saying.

06/08/2012 - 1:13pm People Talk About Detroit...

...like it's some sort of apocalyptic wasteland where you are 1000% guaranteed to have all of your earthly possessions stolen. 

I live in Chicago now, but if I were to ever move back to the mitt I would probably move to Midtown.  My sister lives there near Wayne State and loves it.  I don't know what it would be like to raise a family there and I'm not going to begrudge anyone living in the suburbs, but if you're young, aware of your surroundings, and enjoy city living then that's the place for you.  There's a vibrant music and arts scene, some great restaurants and bars, the riverfront and the new bike paths, the stadiums and campus martius, and a sense that people are really trying to make things better.  I think it would be great to be part of that.

05/31/2012 - 6:31pm Completely Agree

I agree that 'intent' is not the issue.  The issue should be whether or not it was, in fact, objectively funny.  It doesn't matter if he was trying to be funny.  If it was not actually funny, then he should be charged for a crime.

Judging by the fact that Big Will was arrested, I would say he was not funny enough in his attempt to slide across the hood of a car.  Which in and of itself is a crime: wasting the endless comic possibilities of a drunk 300lb manchild playing Dukes of Hazard.

So, as you can see, we are in complete and total agreement.

05/31/2012 - 6:25pm Yes

Hopefully the SEALs taught him the proper way to slide across the roof of a car.

05/22/2012 - 2:30pm They could sell black

They could sell black eyeliner and nail polish in the stadium!  This should really help the brand appeal to that largely untapped Depressed demographic.

05/21/2012 - 2:34pm Hard not to love this guy. 

Hard not to love this guy.  And to think I wanted what's-his-name the linebacker instead.

05/15/2012 - 5:44pm End of the World

Denard to wear #1 AND GET RID OF THE DREADS?!

The Mayans were right.

05/14/2012 - 5:11pm FINALLY SOMEBODY WITH SOME

FINALLY SOMEBODY WITH SOME SENSE!!

05/10/2012 - 5:45pm How about Heart's barracuda?

How about Heart's barracuda?

05/10/2012 - 5:43pm History Lesson

It's a play off of the Ancient Roman phrase "Those who are about to die salute you."  Supposedly, Gladiators said this to the Emperor before beginning the match.

I can only imagine ACDC was just letting the audience know they were about to fight each other to the death with tridents.

The more you know.