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07/03/2018 - 9:02pm British version:

Monty…

British version:

Monty Python

Mighty Boosh

IT Crowd

In-betweeners

Peep Show

06/20/2018 - 1:50pm I haven't liked him since he…

I haven't liked him since he "borrowed" material from the now-defunct M Zone blog, and when they called him out on it his reply email (pulled from the cached website) read:

WE WERE SENT IT....WE HAD NO IDEA..BUT THE INCESSANT WHINING...MEANS I WON'T GIVE YOU CREDIT NOW..GET OVER IT

A bit of "quit drinking and go to bed" in that one.

05/25/2018 - 2:54pm congrats!

Only thing I can suggest is, if your wife agrees to it and it's logistically do-able, consider alternating nights with the baby. You're on duty for all the wakeups/changes/bottles one night, but the next night you get to sleep all the way through. Then every day only one of you is a zombie, and the other (hopefully) got some rest.

05/17/2018 - 7:35am good stuff

Got it going on Spotify at work this morning. Well done man. 

04/26/2018 - 1:24pm movie

I prefer Only the Strong

04/26/2018 - 9:49am if you're still checking the thread -

I meant the New Mexico one. The Crest Trail goes from the Ski Apache parking lot up to Lookout Mountain, and from there Sierra Blanca. It's on reservation land though, so you're supposed to get tribal permission to climb Sierra Blanca. You can stop by the tribal office in Mescalero and ask. Otherwise, around Alamogordo, there's White Sands National Monument, which is pretty awesome, and the White Sands Missile Range has a little museum and "missile park" full of rockets, including a V-2 that they backwards engineered from the Germans in WWII. A little down the road from there is the Aguirre Springs Campground and the trailhead for the Pine Tree Loop, another good hike that overlooks the missile range at one point. 

04/25/2018 - 11:28am your area

Have you hiked Sierra Blanca?

04/25/2018 - 11:05am m

Chaco Canyon is probably my favorite, but if you live in the DC area, you should get to the C&O Canal NHP. Rock scrambling around Great Falls there is a good time.

04/09/2018 - 4:17pm Ruidoso is nice

I lived in Alamogordo for 6 months for work. Not great by itself, but within driving distance of a ton of stuff to do. NM is an underrated state overall, if you like the kind of things it can offer (scenery, hiking, no people, prehistoric sites, etc.).

03/29/2018 - 4:12pm ugh

I live 2 hours from Blacksburg and my buddy is a huge Tech football fan. We were planning on going to that game when M came this way. Tech is good but not THAT good. Would've been nice little SOS bump, for whatever that's worth. Bummer.

02/27/2018 - 8:27am so..

MSU did an investigation into the $400 thing, didn't find anything, but did find $40 in improper benefits on Friday. Then Saturday MSU said Bridges was cleared in the $400 thing but failed to mention the $40 thing. And on Sunday, Bridges was asked if he ever received improper benefits, and he said no - two days after paying back $40 in improper benefits. Okay.

02/25/2018 - 10:49pm yes

There's info in the box that the bottle comes in. I'm not sure if it's only with ones above a certain price point or not. My bit of land came with a bottle of An Cuan Mor.

02/25/2018 - 9:40pm m

Laphroaig is... robust. But if you buy a bottle, you receive lifetime ownership of one square foot of land on their distillery property. Then you can go to Scotland, visit their distillery, and they'll give you coordinates, muck boots, and a flag from your home country so you can find your plot and plant your flag.

01/24/2018 - 3:43pm man

If a "Retroactive 2013 National Champions" shirt goes up for sale in the MGoStore, I pledge to buy it.

01/16/2018 - 1:33pm .

I'd prefer a CJ-2A, but yeah you're getting it

01/16/2018 - 1:28pm I prefer to have

Manual trans, 4WD, removable roof, and removable doors. 

01/04/2018 - 3:39pm .

His OC was his son Kendal, who was very good but also deep in the "culture" they had. Got cleaned out with the rest of the staff. The only person to give him a job was Lane Kiffen, so you do the math. 

01/02/2018 - 1:17pm .

New year. Same shit. You'll die. No one will remember you or anything you ever loved. 

Eat Arby's.

12/13/2017 - 11:23am .

It was the start of Tennessee fans hating Michigan. Peyton is their God, and that Heisman would've cemented him as the greatest player in college football that year, and one of the greatest in history... except for some guy from Michigan. So he went on to a long and illustrious career in the NFL and would've easily been considered the greatest quarterback of his generation, if not all time... except for some other guy from Michigan. 

12/12/2017 - 9:45am .

Alabama Red Wave ain't played nobody

12/05/2017 - 12:44pm Odds are better than SuperMegaLotto

If they didn't believe he had a decent shot to play again, I would think he'd be on medical hardship by now instead of taking a roster spot. 

12/04/2017 - 8:09am Ole Miss message boards say,

via another message board, those having possible UM interest, add grains of salt:

2015 4 star OT Javeon Patterson

2016 4 star OT Bryce Matthews

2016 5 star OT Greg LIttle

2016 5 star QB Shea Patterson

2017 4 star WR DD Bowie

12/01/2017 - 2:20pm .

It is the winter of the year 2075. An elderly Ace Anbender feebly waves his cane in the general direction of the virtual "Publish" button. A photo of Tom Crean adjusting his pants appears on the mgoblog.com front page. 

11/29/2017 - 11:44pm Doubt Counterstrike at your own peril

I know what you mean, I don't think Gruden would coach again unless it's a much better situation, but my friend is pretty plugged in down there and that's the word. Rumors ain't worth shit and we'll probably never know the truth, but it's fun to talk about, especially when it's happening to a fan base as neurotic as that one.

11/29/2017 - 11:15pm .

From what I'm reading, UT basically had Gruden locked up, terms agreed, booster money in place. But their biggest donor, Jimmy Haslam, has a hard-on for Schiano and convinced Currie to bring in Schiano through the back door, unbeknownst to the other boosters. That started the shitshow, and we all know the rest. Maybe Gruden is still out there, or maybe he's turned off by it all and won't sign now. The fans seem to want Tee Martin, but apparently Peyton Manning is pushing back against it. Their only realistic choice might end up being ol' pizzafarts himself, Brady Hoke.

11/10/2017 - 1:08pm name?

If you can put ketchup on a giant cracker, which is round but you cut it in squares anyway for some reason, then sprinkle cheese on top and sell it in Ohio under the name "pizza," I'd say anything goes. 

11/10/2017 - 11:27am .

Pretty sure onions are poisonous for dogs. I let mine eat most stuff that drops, but I always pick up onions.

11/06/2017 - 8:26am er

y'all should probably change "Pat Tillman" to "Spencer Tillman"

11/03/2017 - 4:13pm .

Depends how much you want people to trust you

11/01/2017 - 12:09pm Tell em

Foosball is the devil

10/31/2017 - 10:48am m

"Double" might have been a bit of hyperbole, but I think there would be more eyeballs for the duration, so the second half ads would be more valuable.

10/31/2017 - 10:15am maybe not so hot but

Football take: This season is PSU's last chance for a while. Next offseason, Barkley goes pro. Moorhead is a head coach somewhere else. Blacknall, Hamilton, and Gesicki all graduate so McSorley has no one to throw to behind an OL that won't improve enough. The DTs, Cabinda and his backup, and their entire starting secondary graduate. The coaching isn't good enough to make up the difference, and they come back to earth hard with a challenging schedule in 2018. The recovery beyond next year is slow.

Halloween take: It is the best day for parties, which I am too old for. Thanksgiving is for eating. Christmas is for family. New Year's Eve is cold and not really that special. Everyone leaves at halftime of the Super Bowl because they have to work the next day (hey NFL, put the Super Bowl on Saturday night and watch your ad revenue double). But you put a bunch of people in weird costumes into a room with booze and you got yourself a good time.

10/06/2017 - 10:20pm .

Jozy seems to have some trouble with the ball at his feet. It would be nice to have a better finisher up front (said nearly every soccer team ever) but he's probably the best option. To me, consistent lineup is underrated.

09/07/2017 - 8:04am yep

Hoke did just fine with Rich Rod's players. In fact, he did worse with his own players, which in turn Harbaugh did just fine with. It's almost as if the coach has something to do with it.

07/27/2017 - 10:58am Bacon Explosion

Recipe is easily googled.

 

1 lb bacon (regular, not thick)

1 lb ground sausage

Deli-style sliced cheese of your choice

Rope smoked sausage (optional)

BBQ sauce

BBQ rub (optional)

 

Weave a bacon mat, 6 slices in each direction. Fry the rest crispy and set aside. Smash the ground sausage onto the mat in an even layer, leaving about an inch around the sides. Place 4 slices of cheese on the sausage. Crumble the fried bacon and sprinkle on top of the cheese. Add some BBQ sauce. At this point I like to put in a piece of smoked sausage that is the same length end-to-end as your ground sausage layer. Roll the monstrosity into a tube - PROTIP: roll the ground sausage layer first with everything rolled up inside it, then roll the bacon mat around it. Add BBQ rub to the outside if desired. Secure your meat tube; I use high temp silicone cooking bands. Throw it on the grill for an hour or so, until the bacon on the outside is good and crispy. Directly over the coals will crisp up the outside nicely, but it will flare up. Slice and serve. 

07/06/2017 - 1:34pm .

My almost-3-yr-old daughter builds "towers" out of her duplos every night. She also likes puzzles (Melissa & Doug, Crocodile Creek), and those big cheap rubber balls in the bin at the end of the store aisle are fun. Otherwise she just wants to run around outside all the time.

When she was younger she liked the stand-up activity tables with lights and sounds and all that. You can't really control what other people buy for your kid, but when you are shopping, make damn sure you can stand the all the songs the toys play, because you will be waking up at 2 am with those songs going through your head. 

The only thing we really bought when our son was born 2 months ago was a Snuza. We had one for our daughter too. It clips to the diaper and monitors the baby's movement/breathing/heartbeat. If it detects nothing for i think 10 seconds, it vibrates to stimulate the baby. If it goes a further 5 seconds with nothing detected, an alarm goes off. Gave us some peace of mind at night. 

06/07/2017 - 10:34am also

Let's not forget that at Florida he put his name on another student's paper, got caught, then replaced that paper with one that he bought off the internet, got caught again, but before he could be academically punished, he bought a stolen laptop, and when the cops showed up to retrieve it, he threw it out the window, was arrested anyway, and transferred to a JUCO. When at Auburn, he said he did absolutely nothing wrong during his time at Florida.

06/02/2017 - 1:32pm I obvously don't know how

I obvously don't know how much Kinks you've listened to, but you might be underselling them a bit. They do have popsy tunes, since that's what ultimately sold records, and sometimes you just want to listen to something fun. But a lot of their lyrics focused more on social commentary than anything else, from class divisions to hippies and hipsters of the day to the chew-up-spit-out nature of the music industry, not to mention "Lola," all still relevant here 50 years later. Depth and meaning are important to a degree, but I think there's such a thing as laying it on too thick.

06/02/2017 - 12:32pm well

I believe "the Beatles are overrated" has an appropriate level of take hotness to be included in this thread, but I respect your hot take that the "Beatles are overrated" take should not be considered hot. 

06/02/2017 - 11:27am so...

Delicious and increasingly popular?

06/02/2017 - 10:52am agreed

I dropped this in another thread, but I think the Kinks are better than the Beatles. If the Kinks hadn't been barred from performing in the US during the peak years of the British Invasion, they'd be much more popular than they are. The Beatles are a little too folk-y and hippie-ish for me. But that's just, like, my opinion, man.

05/26/2017 - 1:35pm I'll say it

The Kinks are better than the Beatles

05/16/2017 - 10:33am A couple that I see a fair bit

Assume all two-lane roads since that's where I live. 

A vehicle traveling northbound is turning left to travel westbound. There are no vehicles waiting at the stop sign in the eastbound lane, so the driver tightens their turn and cuts completely across the eastbound lane. This drives me crazy.

A part of the road I drive to work goes downhill -> mild curve -> uphill. If no other cars are immediately present, some vehicles will come down the hill, drift completely into the oncoming lane through the curve, then slide back into their own lane to go up the hill. This ain't Gran Turismo, pal. Stay in your lane.

12/14/2016 - 12:07pm .

Since the commit posts were "Hello..." I thought the decommit posts were "Goodbye..."

10/31/2016 - 2:14pm In other news

F/+ drops to second in Advanced Statistics Accuracy rankings.

S&P now in sole possession of first place.

FEI remains third.

10/27/2016 - 9:17am No worries, even if true

It's fairly common to hear about it spreading around toddler-age day care classes, and the symptoms can be pretty bad for them: rashes, blisters, etc. on the hands, feet, and mouth. Then of course they bring it home. The good news is that in adults, I believe it typically presents mild common cold symptoms, so it's probably nothing to get nervous about.

08/25/2016 - 11:09pm 1)

A guy walks into a bar in Columbus with a parrot, a pig, and 2 quarters. He calls the bartender over and says, "I'll bet you, or anyone else in this bar, $100 that I can put my balls in this pig's mouth and then remove them unscathed." The bartender replies, "Hell, I'll take that bet." The man drops the 2 quarters in a glass and sets the pig on the bar. He then carefully places his balls in the pig's mouth and rattles the quarters in the glass. The pig closes its mouth, and after a few moments the man hits the pig over the head with the parrot, the pig opens its mouth, and the man removes his balls, unscathed. "Well I'll be damned," says the bartender as he slides a hundred dollar bill across the bar. The man turns to face the other patrons and says, "Anyone else care to give it a shot?" A minute of silence passes before a young OSU fan stands up. "I reckon I'll try," she says, "you just have to promise not to hit me on the head with the parrot."

08/24/2016 - 12:08pm misc

I have some random leftover grains from a few past batches so when I get some time I plan to throw all that together with the last of the hops from my garden, add in some malt extract to even it out, pour in some cold-brew coffee, maybe some spices if I'm feeling crazy, and just see what comes out. 

07/01/2016 - 12:12pm pizza dough

You should try 00 bread flour (Amazon) in your dough, especially if you can let it hang out in the fridge for a day or two.

06/09/2016 - 12:27pm comparable

I went to Bora Bora on my honeymoon, and I drove up to Banff when I was working in North Dakota. They're obviously completely different places, but in terms of natural beauty, I couldn't pick which one is better. Those two would be at the top of my list though.