|08/08/2018 - 3:26pm||When I saw the title of this…||
When I saw the title of this thread the first thing that came to mind was George Carlin's old line about how to make the game fairer when the Globetrotters used to clobber the Washington General's every night: Put a 15 ft. tall wall of flame at half court.
|05/23/2018 - 2:01pm||You beat me to it||
John Bogle is my hero.
|03/08/2018 - 6:03pm||Sears was the first thought||
Sears was the first thought that came to my mind.
Both Sears and JCP moved out of downtowns to the malls 40 years ago. Now those malls are under seige by Amazon. And people are heading back to downtown to drink craft beer.
|01/18/2018 - 5:18pm||Refreshing to see a leader||
Refreshing to see a leader falling on his sword.
Don't know if it's sincere or if it will lead to improvement. But it's refreshing. Good for Drevno for making the gesture.
|01/05/2018 - 1:51pm||Best Marlin Perkins line:||
"While Jim continues to wrestle the anaconda, I'll observe from the helicopter."
|10/05/2017 - 3:57pm||Another oldie||
A guy flunks out of U-M and transfers to State.
The collective GPAs at both institutions go up.
|10/02/2017 - 8:04am||Can you imagine being able to||
Can you imagine being able to pull your black model T right up to the stadium and parking it on Stadium Blvd? What a cool photo.
|08/22/2017 - 12:19pm||I've been to games there||
I've been to games there about a half-dozen times over the decades. It's my favorite place to watch a football game outside of Ann Arbor. I can't add anything to the great tips given by others. Anything around the State St. area on a football weekend is a winner.
Enjoy your trip!
|07/08/2017 - 2:36pm||IB and AP are basically the same||
Both offer more rigorous courses that allow you to take placement tests for college credit. Most colleges accept both at this point, but that's not always the case. Check ahead.
Gettng into the weeds here: IB offers the IB diploma if you take enough IB classes spread across a spectrum of subjects and do well enough on the tests. You also have to do a big paper/project and have a threshold level of volunteer service, arts/music and athletic extra curriculars. The program was originally developed for families that frequently relocated internationally so the kids would have a uniform curriculum in many places around the globe.
|05/04/2017 - 8:14am||A distant memory||
You could get a little buzz by smelling the copies right after they'd come off the mimeograph machine.
|04/06/2017 - 5:13pm||RIP Mr. Warmth||
Thanks for sharing this video clip. I had forgotten about the Dean Martin roasts and how many famous people would be a part of them. Great memories.
|02/14/2017 - 4:32pm||It's a legal thing||
Employees of governmental institutions have extra due process protections that employees of private organizations do not. Until that due process occurs, the public body can only suspend with pay or else face a lawsuit that will win based on legal precedent.
I'm a publicly-elected official in my town and learned about this the hard way. It's very frustrating. People get angry because there isn't immediate termination or suspension without pay at the very least.
|01/04/2017 - 11:44am||I admit I laughed||
As a male in his sixth decade on this planet who rode the bus in middle school I cannot believe I've never heard these names before.
|12/21/2016 - 4:39pm||Cursed double post||
I'll take advantage of it to congratulate everyone again!
|12/21/2016 - 4:36pm||Congrats to father and||
Congrats to father and son!
And congrats to everyone else admitted today!
|08/26/2016 - 11:00am||I played from grade 4 through||
I played from grade 4 through high school. I was the captain of one of the worst high school teams ever to take the field.
I'm glad I played, but I basically remember being beaten up all the time. I was sore from mid-August through early November. In a blocking drill I once got hit so hard I saw stars for a few minutes. But I got right back in line. Man, how times have changed.
|07/22/2016 - 12:45pm||Did you hear the one about||
Did you hear about the time the guy flunked out of Michigan and transferred to MSU? The average GPA of both student bodies went up.
|04/21/2016 - 11:33am||Harry Potter||
Never read any of the books or saw any of the movies.
|03/24/2016 - 12:54pm||You beat me to it||
"The Little Match Girl" was the first thing that popped into my head when I read the title of this thread.
|03/16/2016 - 8:35am||Agree on the baseball||
I've told friends for years that winter is over for me when I first hear "pitchers and catchers report."
|03/03/2016 - 10:51am||Reminded me of an old George Carlin joke||
Announcer: I've just been handed a special message from the national pancake institute."
[after opening the envelop he reads the enclosed note]: "Waffles suck."
|01/18/2016 - 10:15am||Happy MLK day to non-violent||
Happy MLK day to non-violent agents of change everywhere.
|01/16/2016 - 1:40pm||Congrats Raback!||
In addition to all the great advice offered by others on this thread:
Now is the time that life insurance and having a trust/will become really important.
|01/13/2016 - 12:53pm||Is that Verne Troyer?||
He's from southwest Michigan and is a huge Michigan fan.
|01/08/2016 - 5:56pm||Agree completely||
The concept is mindblowing. Other aspects are hot and cold.
After binge-watching the series I purchased the book to see how it differed. It differed a lot, but it was similar in that it didn't tie off any loose ends at the conclusion. PKD is a really good writer of alternate reality stuff, but I definitely wanted more at the end of the book.
|11/12/2015 - 9:44am||I spent it curled up in the||
I spent it curled up in the fetal position.
Glad we're back.
|09/26/2015 - 7:06am||Kalamazoo approves of Derek Jeter||
By far the most famous person ever from here.
And his foundation is really active here.
|09/23/2015 - 2:20pm||I appreciate Adam's MGoQuestions||
I appreciate Adam asking nuts and bolts questions about schemes and responsibilities. Coaches don't usually get these types of questions. Coach Z didn't give much of an answer in this press conference, but I recall Coach Harbaugh gave a more detailed answer when asked about O line blocking earlier this week. Refreshing stuff.
|09/23/2015 - 1:18pm||A seemingly small thing...||
I couldn't believe Addidas was willing to shred its contract with Michigan because they were so fed up with the guy. Unbelievable.
|09/18/2015 - 8:13am||Never had a grandpa like that||
But I had an uncle who was exactly like that. He taught us how to play poker, too. Every 12 year old boy needs to have an uncle/grandpa like that.
|09/01/2015 - 3:51pm||Mine got delivered 15 minutes ago||
My productivity will be shot for the next few days. But with the opener just a few days away I wouldn't have been too productive anyway.
|07/24/2015 - 11:37am||The band leaves Revelli about||
The band leaves Revelli about an hour before kickoff. When I follow them to the stadium I'm always in my seat before they take the field.
I highly recommend doing this.
|07/03/2015 - 2:25pm||Really old joke||
Q: What did the cannibal do after he ate his girlfriend?
A: He dumped her.
|07/02/2015 - 9:32am||I absolutely know what you're talking about||
The Kalamazoo Beer Exchange is a fun place.
|04/30/2015 - 5:23pm||Present and accounted for in Kalamazoo||
My MGoUserName says it all.
|04/03/2015 - 10:59am||Taking my dad, too. And it||
Taking my dad, too. And it happens to be his birthday.
It's going to be a great day!
|03/12/2015 - 11:44am||A slightly different subject...||
But doesn't China only have one time zone?
How'd you like to live in western China and have the sun rise at 10? That's crazy.
But back on topic, I'm a DST lover. Would keep it all year.
|02/19/2015 - 1:20pm||The C word crosses a line||
The C word crosses a line that the F word doesn't, for some reason.
But I am very amused by how much those guys are reviled. They do appear to be complete Brandon-esque clowns.
|02/13/2015 - 8:38am||That's a great story||
She obviously hadn't heard about your $3M inheritance yet.
Was there anything specific that got her to change her mind about you or did you just wear her down?
Oh, and happy Friday Posbang everyone!
|02/06/2015 - 4:17pm||A hat tip to the Blockhams||
Does the bottle on the counter next to the OSU fan really say "syphilis medication?"
Funny, funny stuff.
|01/21/2015 - 10:02am||I wonder if Dean Wormer will||
I wonder if Dean Wormer will put these guys on double secret probation.
|01/17/2015 - 7:42pm||4th Adams here.
4th Adams here.
But many, many years ago.
|01/15/2015 - 8:19am||When Lou Holtz was coaching a||
When Lou Holtz was coaching a reporter asked him how he motivated his players.
He answered: "I get rid of the ones who aren't motivated."
Lou was a much better coach than he is a commentator.
|01/08/2015 - 3:47pm||If we have 15 more SEARCHBITS||
Will Brian do away with the Roman numerals like the NFL is doing with super bowl 50 next year?
I hope we get to find out. Love the SEARCHBITS.
|01/08/2015 - 2:37pm||I laughed so hard I cried||
Thanks for including that, Ace.
Wondering if Barry Alvarez personally addressed that envelope.
|12/31/2014 - 10:37am||I immediately renewed when I got the e-mail||
But now the resolute look on my face has turned into a big shit-eating grin!
This is going to be so much fun!
|12/29/2014 - 3:39pm||Agreed||
It was 50/50 whether the first step was intentional.
But when it was followed by the 2nd step, then he lifted his other foot to put his full weight on Rodger's leg, all doubt was removed.
|12/27/2014 - 9:49am||Let me do some quick math...||
Happy birthday rob f!!!!
|12/26/2014 - 6:46pm||I'll be curious to see if any money exchanges hands||
Both Harbaugh and the Niners appear to want to move on.
But both could hold each other hostage: Harbaugh could say, "Please fire me like you want to and pay me my last year's salary." The Niners Could say, "Please quit to coach Michigan and pay us our contract buy-out."
If they're both willing to be reasonable, they could agree that no one owes anyone anything and they can both walk away and do what they want to do without further delay or drama.
But I suppose contract language and personalities can play a role, so we'll see.
|12/26/2014 - 5:27pm||Along those lines||
I'd like to see him slap Urban in the back so hard it would make Jim Schwartz blush.