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01/22/2019 - 10:39pm It's not just football.  As…

It's not just football.  As of 2018, roughly 40% of adult Americans are considered obese.


01/11/2019 - 11:31am I'd like to see tremendous,…

I'd like to see tremendous, mind-numbing, teeth-chattering, stomach-churning pressure due to crazy expectations from an undefeated regular season that culminates in an undefeated national championship winning run in the tournament.  Is that too much to ask?

12/18/2018 - 4:29pm One of the Greens is German …

One of the Greens is German ... but not really German.

12/07/2018 - 9:48am With Texas, they'd have to…

With Texas, they'd have to figure out how to resolve conflicts with the Longhorn Network.  I can't imagine the Big Ten would agree to let that continue the way it is.

11/13/2018 - 5:13pm Let's just get there.  I don…

Let's just get there.  I don't care who we play.  Alabama and Clemson would both serve as great measuring sticks to find out where we really stand right now.

11/13/2018 - 5:08pm I can't worry about any of…

I can't worry about any of this until we beat Indiana, OSU, and Northwestern.

11/09/2018 - 10:24pm (No subject)


10/07/2018 - 8:43pm These. Polls. Don’t. Matter.

These. Polls. Don’t. Matter.

08/11/2018 - 10:47pm Couldn't get into Washington…

Couldn't get into Washington, but will still probably manage to raise Alabama's academic profile.

07/13/2018 - 11:47pm +1 for “Morans”.  :)

+1 for “Morans”.  :)

07/13/2018 - 11:41pm Woody Boyd

Woody Boyd

04/12/2018 - 10:26pm Here Ya Go ...

04/10/2018 - 10:46pm LOL

04/07/2018 - 4:53pm Yep

I would definitely feel a lot safer surrounded by autonomous vehicles than by the normal drivers I encounter every day on the roads.

One day driving a car will be quaint -- like riding a horse.  

They should ban every non-autonomous car from Manhattan as soon as possible.

Getting a drivers license will soon be akin to getting a pilots license.

01/24/2018 - 4:36pm How does the NBA even get 1%

How does the NBA even get 1% of wagers unless they run the gambling process themselves exclusively?

11/13/2017 - 5:13pm Welp ...

My wife, kids, and I will be the maize and blue foursome sitting in a giant sea of red at the top of section Q.

10/28/2017 - 10:10pm 3x

3 x .5% = 1.5%

Our odds are improving!

08/29/2017 - 9:38pm They're testing self-burning

They're testing self-burning couches in East Lansing.

08/27/2017 - 10:10am US dollars are never used by

US dollars are never used by criminals in illicit trade and money laundering.  SEC boosters always pay recruits with bags full of bitcoin.

08/26/2017 - 10:22am Slow reps until muscle failure

Slow reps until muscle failure. Done properly, you can get more muscle building accomplished in 30 minutes than most people can in hours and hours of gym time.

08/25/2017 - 5:40pm Point taken, but there are,

Point taken, but there are, and have been, many countries where citizens make that "investment decision" every day with their fiat currencies.  People made those decisions in the USA in the 1930s.  It's still early in the game.

08/25/2017 - 5:32pm I agree that ETH feels like

I agree that ETH feels like the better long term bet -- but we're still in such early stages it's hard to tell.  That said, I still think BTC eventually ends up worth around $25K-30K.

08/08/2017 - 8:50pm Jim Brown

Jim Brown should be in the top 5 of the "all athletes regardless of race" poll.

He played four different varsity sports at Syracuse.  In High school, he was also a spectacular basketball AND baseball player.  Simply a beast.

Everyone knows about football, but he was also a legendary lacrosse player.

08/01/2017 - 10:28am Hydrogen storage/refueling

Hydrogen storage/refueling infrastructure = pretty big obstacle.

08/01/2017 - 10:23am That's the case for giant

That's the case for giant reactors built in the 1960s and 1970s -- not to mention the cost of insuring them.  Newer reactors being designed, especially molten salt reactors using the thorium fuel cycle, are smaller, far safer, and less expensive.  The biggest obstacle of all may be the US nuclear regulatory apparatus, so I'd expect to see some of these reactors popping up on military bases first.

07/28/2017 - 10:27am "Malfunction" seems a bit

"Malfunction" seems a bit understated.

07/14/2017 - 11:58pm Was waiting for someone to mention McCartney.

Was waiting for someone to mention McCartney. I'd also add John Lennon for good measure.

Also, no Mick Jagger yet?  Pretty soulful voice on the Stones' more bluesy stuff.

07/10/2017 - 9:35pm Children being born today...

Children being born today will likely never learn to drive.  Sooner than you think, getting a driver's license will be akin to getting a pilot's license.  When a fully automated car is seen to be safer than a human operated car, the tipping point will come very quickly. 

It's not just the ~30,000 deaths/year in the USA.  Think of all the other health, legal, and infrastructure costs associated with human drivers.  Auto accidents are an immense industry -- and very little of it is value added.  Parking spaces no longer need to consume valuable real estate in cities or near where you work.  Your home's two car garage can be used for better things than storing your cars.

Seniors who are no longer able to drive can extend their quality of life for years by being able to get around without finding someone to drive them.  Same with the handicapped.

I look forward to the day when -- instead of taking an airplane -- I can simply get in a car in the evening and get a good sleep while it drives through the night to my destination.

The timing may be inaccurate, but "full automation never happening" is simply short-sighted. 

06/29/2017 - 10:54pm Whatever decision Dolan

Whatever decision Dolan makes, I expect it to be a bad decision.

06/22/2017 - 10:38pm Stop trying to make "fetch"

Stop trying to make "fetch" happen.

06/05/2017 - 1:19am Hmm

Unless something has changed recently, US Central Command (CENTCOM) has its forward headquarters in Qatar. I would think that arrangement would get awkward quickly if Qatar had meaningful ties to Iran.

05/21/2017 - 5:41pm Recruiting hotbeds are changing, too

Recruiting hotbeds are changing, too.  There's some serious talent developing in the Chicago area now, for instance.  I remember when every collegiate lacrosse roster had kids almost exclusively from the mid-atlantic, Long Island, and upstate NY.  That's changing.

05/20/2017 - 11:47pm Yep

It was a BBC series -- although it's available on Netflix now -- and I liked it a lot. (I watched it prior to reading the book).

05/20/2017 - 11:01pm Heavy for the Vintage

I've re-read chapter 25 dozens of times.  Only a few pages long, but some of the most powerful and poignant writing you can find.

05/20/2017 - 9:56pm Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell

(prior to that I read Ready Player One, which was great -- and is going to be a Spielberg movie in 2018)

05/15/2017 - 2:11pm Or hopefully ....

Rutgers?????? :)

05/13/2017 - 1:31pm 2010

I'd go to 2010 and buy $10,000 of bitcoin.

05/04/2017 - 7:02pm Some of My Favorites

Solid Verbal

The Wolverine Beat

BBC's In Our Time

Recode Decode

Science at AMNH


05/03/2017 - 12:50am Actually ...

They're all just a variety of short, pithy expressions inspired by fortune cookies.

05/01/2017 - 9:01pm What person with an IQ above

What person with an IQ above room temperature wouldn't be in favor of that?

04/23/2017 - 10:46am Perfect Job
04/21/2017 - 12:50pm In the 10 years I worked at one of my former employers ...

In the 10 years I worked at one of my former employers -- at an office of around 200 people:

Three guys committed suicide;  two by gunshot, one by hanging.

One guy dropped dead of a heart attack in the men's room stall while apparently "servicing" himself.

Another guy went to prison for murdering a prostitute.

(This was my first job out of college, and helped opened my eyes to how sheltered I'd been and how crazy the world really is.)

04/21/2017 - 12:20pm Some occupations make you

Some occupations make you realize pretty quickly that civilization is a mirage.

04/21/2017 - 12:02pm Or ...

Or, he might just be getting ready to go on a serial killing spree.

04/20/2017 - 3:06pm I've had too many crazy

I've had too many crazy coworkers to list here.  

One of my favorites, however, was "Sarah" -- who later changed her name to "Elwin."  She was a big, heavy lady who loved dressing up and role-playing at renaissance fairs.  

I used to work at a facility that had a big warehouse that provided spare parts to our company worldwide.  I once heard her complaining to the warehouse manager that a galvanized bucket she had brought home from the warehouse leaked -- and it had leaked all over her apartment floor.  The manager told her the bucket was not really intended to hold liquids (it was for rags).

Manager: "What did you put in the bucket? Water?"
Elwin:  "No, molasses."
Manager:  "Why did you put molasses in the bucket?"
Elwin:  "Well, that seemed like the easiest way to feed my pet baby goat."
Manager:  "You have a pet goat in your yard?"
Elwin:  "No, it lives with me in my apartment."
Manager (now clearly regretting this conversation):  "Are you going to put it in the yard when it gets bigger?"
Elwin:  "No.  I don't even have a yard."
Manager:  "What are you going to do with it when it's too big for the apartment?"
Elwin:  "Oh, I'll just slaughter it and eat it."

(Note:  This was in Hartford, CT)

04/20/2017 - 2:40pm He takes his Friday pay in mgopoints

He takes his Friday pay in mgopoints -- which aren't convertible to airline miles or hotel stays yet ... but just you wait.

04/20/2017 - 2:30pm Like finding the sucker at

Like finding the sucker at the poker table, if you can't identify the crazy coworker in your office then the crazy coworker is probably you.

04/15/2017 - 5:15pm Awaiting all the glass half

<---  Awaiting all the glass half empty folks' observations that they lost the Spring game as well.

03/13/2017 - 10:15am Jim Harbaugh in family jedi competition

Jim Harbaugh in family jedi competition

03/07/2017 - 9:32pm Favorites That Immediately Come to Mind

Game of Thrones

Marco Polo

Stranger Things

The Walking Dead

Penny Dreadful

Orphan Black