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07/16/2018 - 3:06pm Simple foods done well is…

Simple foods done well is what sticks in my memory. 

Cheese enchiladas with the perfect brown sauce (think Texas)

Blimpy Burger fried veggies 

tenderloin in debris sauce (think New Orleans)

properly made Ceasar Salad

Urban Meyer’s head on a platter (apple optional)


07/14/2018 - 10:59pm No kids in my house, so


No kids in my house, so

1) stacked washer/dryer in walk-in closet

2) all primary living space on first floor

3) 3 car garage with upright freezer

my UM degree served my well

07/14/2018 - 8:12am Others from the creative…

Others from the creative world of Matt Groening:

L’rrrr from Omicron 8


Lionel Hutz

Sideshow Bob

Zap Brannigan

Fat Tony and his henchmen

07/14/2018 - 7:54am Waddya know, it worked. …

Waddya know, it worked.  Thanks.

07/14/2018 - 7:52am We’ll just see about that…

We’ll just see about that...


07/09/2018 - 12:55pm Gonna be Wellington vs…

Gonna be Wellington vs. Napoleon 

07/05/2018 - 8:39pm I’m with Goggles on this -…

I’m with Goggles on this - no new points since 3.0 was introduced.  I use an iPad or iPhone exclusively. 

07/04/2018 - 11:55pm Last I heard, fireworks are…

Last I heard, fireworks are pretty popular in China, what with them being communist and all. Opiate of the masses, I guess. 

06/30/2018 - 6:52am Name doesn’t check out

Name doesn’t check out

06/28/2018 - 10:05am All software migrates over…

All software migrates over time because it is easy to believe that re-use is cheaper than rebuilding from scratch.  Hence the amount of Legacy code simply carrying on in our daily lives.  The natural tendency is to wait until migration becomes a necessity, and (particularly in the dynamic world of web programming) lots of what your legacy source deck used to do isn’t supported and you are faced with creating lots of work-arounds.

I only bring this up to add some perspective to the scope of change MgoBlog’s staff (and contractor) has to contend with.  Rigorous testing of heavily modified Legacy Code is mind-numbingly tedious and expensive, I can tell you from years of professional experience, and these cats are running a FREE BLOG.  Take your time, Seth (et al.), and don’t hurry the process if it means not doing it right.  I’m happy to wait and grateful for the existence of MgoBlog in whatever form.

Also, my point total hasn’t changed since May,  Can you get on that? 

06/28/2018 - 9:46am Good for the kid, gets to…

Good for the kid, gets to stay in the business and get a good apprenticeship while getting his ass beat by Beilein.  Daddy Dan should be proud (although I’m pretty sure having Dan as his dad didn’t hurt Andrew’s chances for employment).   As to how annoying Dan Dakich will be the first time he does color for an OSU game, he didn’t overdo it when calling one of his games as a player, I’m sure he’ll be professional about it when Andy is just some goofball coach on the sidelines.  In a related note, what kind of celebration moves will Andrew have to come up with to reflect his new position.  Maybe he can combine them with spittle-flecked tirades directed at the refs.

06/17/2018 - 2:45pm I am happy to lay my (cfb…

I am happy to lay my (cfb risk) life down for Michigan

06/15/2018 - 9:13pm I saw them all and Tony…

I saw them all and Tony Boles was the most electrifying. I would move Harlem Huckleby up into the the 5-10 range and dropped Tshimanga to that range (too inconsistent). Jon Vaughn would have also moved up

06/13/2018 - 5:12pm 3.0 is killing me...

3.0 is killing me...

06/13/2018 - 5:11pm Now I have a rooting…

Now I have a rooting interest.


06/13/2018 - 5:10pm Now I have a team to root for

Now I have a team to root for

06/13/2018 - 3:05pm Hell, give them 5 years plus…

Hell, give them 5 years plus a no-play redshirt year and eliminate all medical redshirts. Also, let them go to the NFL after two years and being certified ready by an impartial panel. 

06/13/2018 - 9:51am I believe all of the actors…

I believe all of the actors you mentioned have cropped up at some point in this thread. They are all worthy candidates 

06/13/2018 - 7:11am Just because context and…

Just because context and technology has changed, it shouldn’t devalue Paleozoic Actors:

 1. James Cagney

 2. Micheal Caine

 3. Humphrey Bogart

06/12/2018 - 6:48am I don’t hold this ‘poll’ in…

I don’t hold this ‘poll’ in high regard.  The root word in ‘twitter’ is twit, after all

06/08/2018 - 7:20am Maybe time dialation is a…

Maybe time dialation is a thing, but it sure seemed to me that the refs added a significant amount of time when they let the local arena timekeeper stop and restart the clock.  You can’t tell me that from the time that the announcers noted when the clock stuck at 1:00 (itself a long time from the 1:38 with the face off in the Caps end) and then then announced it was running at 52 sec was way more than 8 seconds of play.  I’m just glad that the Caps won anyway, as I think there would have been significant controversy over the timekeeping if Vegas had scored at the end of the game.

06/06/2018 - 4:31pm What on earth did Comic Sans…

What on earth did Comic Sans Serifs do to deserve this?

06/06/2018 - 6:47am I can’t call either of them …

I can’t call either of them ‘busts’, they just need to move on to better opportunities.  It’s like having to fire someone who can’t perform on the job or doesn’t fit in.  It does neither party any good to keep someone around if they can do better elsewhere.  Best of luck to both of them.

06/06/2018 - 6:34am I’ve had dogs all my life,…

I’ve had dogs all my life, and it never gets easier, and it shouldn’t.  Dogs teach us many things, the foremost being unconditional love, but we learn something about life in their passing.  I’ve never cried so hard over anything else and even thinking about past good boys makes it dusty in here.  There is no getting around the pain, but getting a new dog helps.  We generally move on pretty quickly, since dwelling on loss is not why we’ve been granted life.

When you get a new dog, please consider a rescue dog.  They are all good boys and girls.

05/30/2018 - 6:04am Long isn't chopped liver

Jordan was just talking about the guys who worked out with him, probably because he was being interviewed and they were at the top of his mind.

05/23/2018 - 6:00am What can they base these rankings on?

Granted, last year's returning established stars should be highly ranked, but nobody can say with certainty how Shea will play and that includes the Michigan coaching staff.  Lets just look at a few of the unknowns:

 - New team. Chemistry?

 - New League. 

 - New OL and OL coach

  - New system and receivers

All of these will need work to overcome.  I like Shea's potential (great arm + potential), but until I see him make the right reads and exhibit poise within the system, I've heard this story too many times over the years to get too excited. 

05/21/2018 - 10:00am I’m all for this

I would have said last year was a breakout year for Higdon. If he has a breakout year on top of last year, that suggests two things:
1) he’s healthy all year and goes for, say, 1200 yards, and
2) the passing game and OL are doing well enough to keep defenses from keying on him.

Good times, baby!

05/21/2018 - 9:47am Blocking is good, but...

It’s his hands that will keep him on the sideline. Too many critical passes dropped.

05/19/2018 - 12:01pm I wouldn’t want the expectations of the TAMU crowd

But at least Jimbo can console himself with a dump truck full of money in his driveway.

05/19/2018 - 10:24am A bizarre trend

Another B1G backup QB looking to start in the SEC. I think this is the second BIG washout for LSU. At least he’s probably better than the retread they got from Purdue.

05/18/2018 - 5:23pm Worst part?

Newspapers make mistakes, but the general rule is: News on page one, retraction on page 9. And placed inconspicuously on page 9, at that.

05/17/2018 - 7:11am Changed a bunch of batteries

I’ve had numerous vehicles with electronic fobs and have always been able to put a new battery in them. They die after few years and you pop in a CR2025 or CR2032 and your back in business. Good question to ask when you’re looking at a new ride.

05/15/2018 - 7:43pm Aerodynamics are king

Packaging and safety can be had with good engineering, but you can’t beat aerodynamic physics. Hence the convergence of basic body shapes to what you see now.

05/14/2018 - 10:15pm I hope for his full recover

Football is irrelevant in the context of his type of injury. Lead a good life, son.

05/12/2018 - 10:55pm Stupid double post...

On top of this, I’m double-tapping the save button. *sigh*

05/12/2018 - 10:52pm I’m glad this isn’t my day job

Getting vetted on the discord server is kicking my ass. Thus far today, I’ve managed to open two reddit accounts (mispelled user name), installed two apps (reddit and discord), and registered on discord. While I was able to vote on my first account using my iPad, moving operations to my iPhone hasn’t worked as well. How do you set flair with the app? How do I DM the vetting dude? I did get my vote in, so I’m calling it a wrap and going to bed. I’ll tangle ass with this tomorrow.

05/12/2018 - 6:46pm For the record,

I just signed up and am defending Syracuse. If I can figure how to do this, I’m guessing any of my fellow MgoUsers can sort it out. Go Blue. Roll big numbers on dice, or whatever the heck we need to do.

05/12/2018 - 6:08pm It goes like...

“Out, Out, damn spot! All Neptune’s oceans cannot these spots wash away” or something like that. I saw Macbeth when I was in 7th grade, and for some reason, these lines have stuck in my head for way too long.

05/11/2018 - 9:17pm CFB, anyone?

Frank Solich and Earle Bruce say “Hi”. Wonder how Nebraska feels about Bo Pellini now?

05/09/2018 - 10:39pm What a year and a brainiac to boot (oops, dp)

I’ll bet she doesn’t double post, either.

05/09/2018 - 10:36pm What a year and a brainiac to boot

Imagine the ink she would get if she played football. Thank god we can watch her in the maize and blue for three more years.

05/08/2018 - 3:02pm It was still a new car when I was young

A 1957-58 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. I couldn’t afford it then and sure as hell can’t afford it now

One of these days I need to learn how to imbed pictures.

05/08/2018 - 11:08am Like the original Cap Crunch,

Aren’t you overdue for a promotion, say to “Assmiral”?

05/06/2018 - 3:44pm My personal favorite

Is “The Glory of their Times” by Lawrence Ritter. Baseball is about its history, and in the late ‘50s, Ritter interviewed former major league stars from the turn of the 20th century about their time playing ball. Their stories are fascinating and relatable.

05/04/2018 - 3:38pm Even more sinister

Don’t let them install the larynx module, the one that makes you talk like Ed Orgeron of LSU.

04/29/2018 - 1:08pm Bang Ding Ow!

Sum Ting Wong?

04/29/2018 - 10:51am A lovely thing to read on a Sunday morning

With Tom Waits crooning over his piano in the background. I got my degree from UM over 40 years ago and it proved to be a great investment in myself. All degrees from reputable schools are, really, but I’m grateful for having got my union card from Michigan. Best wishes to all the graduates this year.

04/28/2018 - 11:47am In my defense

I will state that the wife is a huge constraint in my problem space.  Other than having other homes a quarter mile away, I would happily blast the pests into oblivion if it wouldn't create more problems at home than it would solve.

04/28/2018 - 11:42am A previous encounter

A group of us rented a lodge for the weekend, and on arriving Friday night, we discovered the previous occupants had left two large and un-emptied garbage buckets inside.  holding our noses, we empted the contents into large garbage bags and hauled them down to the dumpster.  The buckets themselves stank so bad from decomposed foodstuffs, we left them outside with the idea we would hose them out in the morning.  Later that night, we wandered outside and saw a pair of raccoons in the buckets.  Next morning, when we went to hose the buckets, we found them to be clean to the point you could have eaten out of them if you were unaware that raccoons had swabbed them clean with their tongues.  I still shiver when I think about it.

04/28/2018 - 10:53am Aren't those .50 caliber?

That would probably reduce the amout of leftover raccoon to clean up.