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12/22/2017 - 9:04am Pie Sci

Has anyone been to Pie Sci in Detroit? Their pizzas are all the work of some mad scientist (Lil' Kimchi, Shrimp and White Wine) that should taste awful but are always delicious. Soooo good. I also saw someone recommend Tomatoes Apizza, and I don't know if they one time I went there they were having a bad week or something, but it was the worst neapolitan I've ever had.

11/13/2017 - 9:16am SPORTS!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7u9hP4r1S8

08/30/2017 - 4:42pm Street sharks!

That's what you get from humans and sharks interbreeding. Not suspensions. I think.

http://sonsofstrength.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/street_sharks_by_d…

08/08/2017 - 9:04am My friend Phil is 6 foot 7

My friend Phil is 6 foot 7 and was an amazing ofensive lineman in division 2 football. His piggyback rides beat all others in the most imporant piggyback criteria, security and mobility.

06/02/2017 - 9:50am Noice

...geo-political humor

05/04/2017 - 9:25am I love these retrospectives

I forgot how tumultuous that era of coaching searches was. Definitely not 'simpler times'.

04/27/2017 - 8:56am Thompson did part of her

Thompson did part of her research for her book on the uprising at the archives I work at. Does that make me partially responsible for her Pulitzer? Who's to say?

Are "archive/ethnographic research stories" a subgenre of fiction, because count me in. Any others like A Spy in the Archives?

03/31/2017 - 9:01am Anyone listen to AM 580?

I saw that CKWW, AM 580, is owned by the same company and is also downsizing with 89x. If you haven't heard that station, it is by far the best rock station in the area, playing a good selection of popular and deep tracks from rock's golden age. 89x is kind of a shell of its former self outside of the Time Warp, but 580 does a really good job. Hopefully this scaling back in operations doesn't affect them as much as 89x's downsizing.

02/15/2017 - 5:03pm UM grad as EP

Jake Kasdan is a UM graduate and the show's executive producer, so..yeah. He also directed the Dewey Cox Story, which is one of my favorite parodies. So hopefully him, Jalen's charisma, and the Fresh Off the Boat people can make this a good one.

01/20/2017 - 9:49am Beach Boys = Champions of the West(ern Cali)

Pet Sounds is the best (okay Sgt. Peppers, the 2nd best), and I love their drug inspired songs like Feel Flows, but the TV show China, IL forever tarnished my perception of The Beach Boys.

12/14/2016 - 9:36am A turkey is a bad person

"You jive turkey. See, you've got to sass it."

https://twitter.com/Simpsons_tweets/status/381467750066954240

11/08/2016 - 4:41pm Let's not forget EMU's

Let's not forget EMU's election-themed helmets, combining #MACtion with civic engagement.

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2016/11/8/13559934/emu-helmets…

11/08/2016 - 9:54am UM has actually centralized

UM has actually centralized most administrative services (sometimes at the expence of student services) in the name of decreasing overall administrative costs. Not trying to justify or condemn the salaries of university staff, but the administrative thing isn't the cost burden it once was. As someone who works at a Michigan public university, the bigger issue is the decrease in funding by the state legislature. That's what kept costs affordable in the past, and it has been steadily going down for years.

 

I also thought Regent Deitch's response on rising costs was lackluster, and he didn't seem too concerned with the problem. I'm just worried the university will get away from its mission and core values if people don't take on the tuition issue with more gusto.

10/10/2016 - 8:46am Shutdown Fullback

They claim it wasn't successful, but their Shutdown Fullback videos were hilarious. It was so low rent and weird, like an [Adult Swim] program. I still go back to see the one with LSU's Cajun lawyer.

10/07/2016 - 10:59pm Please elucidate further

Please elucidate further

10/07/2016 - 2:59pm I love

hummus. That is all.

10/06/2016 - 2:30pm Definitively an archives and not a library

They may have some books they keep because of unique historical value, but their mission is to serve as the primary archives for UM and to house archival collections related to the state of Michigan. The vast majority of their shelves are filled with boxes of unique, historical documents. The staff is made up of mostly archivists (or positions related to archiving like records managers or digital curators), and they do not employ any librarians. An archives houses primary source materials (like 99% of the Bentley's research collections), while a library has non-unique items like mass-produced books/DVD's (Like at Hatcher). Thus, it is definitively an archives and not a library.

 

They call themselves the "Bentley Library", but refer to themselves as "an archives". I could go into the politics of an archives titling themselves as a "Library", but it boils down to 95% of the population having a grasp on the term "library" but having no clue what an archives actually is.

10/05/2016 - 2:29pm Should be "Michigan archives tweets Harbaugh..."

The Bentley is technically an archives, not a library. Very different types of institutions. The "Library" in the Bentley's name is just part of its title, and is actually a misnomer. Yeah, it's a big nitpick, I don't care.

07/06/2016 - 12:25pm Just watched the movie Spotlight

and noticed Paterno at a game making a cameo on a TV in a bar in one scene (the film is set in 2001). Seemed like a subtle way for the filmmakers to equate the abuses at Penn St to the Catholic church pedophelia epidemic.

06/29/2016 - 1:43pm Stats on Nico

2.3: Years with the Velvet Underground

6: Solo studio albums

5,475: Days as a heroin addict

Baritone: Singing style

06/23/2016 - 1:42pm Yeah, it got a tad bit racist

Yeah, it got a tad bit racist when they started justifying America's political and cultural domination over American Indians.

06/23/2016 - 1:39pm Wasn't that Montana?

Wasn't that Montana?

06/22/2016 - 4:09pm You said "It has been a long

You said "It has been a long time since I have been to Detroit", and everyone else told you things have drastically changed, roughly the past ten years.

06/22/2016 - 2:27pm These sources you provided

These sources you provided are clickbait that use a poor choice of statistics to appeal to people's preconceptions of American urban centers. Really misinformed stuff.  If this is how you guide your opinions, I would recommend changing your reading habits. Also, I do not live in Detroit, I just think what you say is ignorant and harmful.

06/22/2016 - 9:29am Lost in this shuffle is the

Lost in this shuffle is the fact that this person called Chicago a "dump". Which...wha?

06/22/2016 - 9:22am Just so you know, you sound

Just so you know, you sound both ignorant and prejudiced to informed people when you say things like "the worst $%^ hole". Worse than that, you are perpetuating a harmful misconception (based on cherry-picked or out-of-date info) of an entire group of people when you pop off and then double down with these remarks.

06/21/2016 - 2:36pm You just offended people on

You just offended people on multiple levels, that's why the discussion is all over the place. I could explain why Detroit's a great place, but it's like I said earlier. You seem to want to live in a a snaitized bubble, like a shopping mall. Which, fine, but don't insult what you don't understand.

06/21/2016 - 12:24pm Detroit has serious problems

Detroit has serious problems and you can refer to statistics, but unless you have spent time in the city and/or keep in touch with its people, your statement comes off as ungrounded and classist. LSAClassOf2000's earlier comment is much closer to the reality.

06/21/2016 - 11:28am Well, Detroit is technically

Well, Detroit is technically a border town, I'll give you that. Beyond that, you're sounding like a person who likes to denigrate vibrant places from afar without a good grasp on reality.

06/21/2016 - 9:14am Something tells me you

Something tells me your favorite city is a mall, Twelve Oaks or Somerset perhaps? When you travel beyond the stretch between the highway off ramp and a Ford Field parking lot, you would find that Detroit is a fun place with a lot of creative energy.

06/16/2016 - 9:56pm Cool story,

Bro.

04/29/2016 - 8:35am Don't worry, NCAA will dish out a severe punishment

In light of this new information, I'm sure the NCAA will somehow find a way to swiftly and harshly punish the Ole Miss Women's basketball team. A la UNC.

04/26/2016 - 10:52am different strokes for different folks

I think it's just a matter of preference. Ypsi has a funkiness that was priced out of Ann Arbor. So while AA's restaurant scene is polished and its musical acts more high profile, a puppet theater space in the heart of downtown or a kombucha bar are things not found in Ann Arbor anymore. Which is fine. Now Ypsi gets to shine, replacing downtown State Street as the weird Bohemian sibling to Ann Arbor's upscale scene. I just think people like Tater need to be more open-mined and see what Ypsi has to offer.

04/25/2016 - 3:40pm I know at least 80% of what

I know at least 80% of what you wrote is joking malarkey, but have you ever been to Ypsi? It's kinda great. Or have you just never been anywhere outside of Stepford?

04/15/2016 - 2:18pm Not exactly a light weight

UMS is a big deal in Ann Arbor and has been killing it for years, bringing in would reknowned performing artists to town. They play a big role in crafting the image of Ann Arbor as a global and cultural destination. UMS also received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama recently. So...not exactly a light weight.

11/23/2015 - 1:55pm Definition of a "nooner"

"PSU-M was the highest rated nooner of the season on ESPN networks."

Brian, as a Mad Men fan, you should know that what happened between UM-PSU was not a "nooner". That's reserved for the likes of Peggy, sneaking out to meet with Duck for an extended lunch.

For reference: http://madmen.wikia.com/wiki/The_Grown-Ups

11/23/2015 - 1:53pm Definition of a "nooner"

"PSU-M was the highest rated nooner of the season on ESPN networks."

Brian, as a Mad Men fan, you should know that what happened between UM-PSU was not a "nooner". That's reserved for the likes of Peggy, sneaking out to meet with Duck for an extended lunch.

For reference: http://madmen.wikia.com/wiki/The_Grown-Ups

09/29/2015 - 12:09pm "Next Town" Larry Brown!!
I

"Next Town" Larry Brown!!

I know that doesn't apply here, I just like it when Jalen Rose says it.

06/10/2015 - 4:57pm Right?

That joke in the title is from Master and Commander, right? Does it go back farther than that? Also, h/t Russell Crowe, friend of the football program.

03/04/2015 - 6:49pm As an archivist...

As an archivist, your story about destroying records like that makes me very butt hurt. I understand that knowledge is power along with a GM's desire for organizational control, but Thomas sounds like a short-sighted nut.

12/12/2014 - 9:03am Jesus H. Chryst!

He will last 6 months before leaving for the Nebraska position.

11/05/2014 - 9:40am I gotta admit

Against my better judgment, I also love Harry Potter.

08/29/2014 - 6:23pm Victory Yosef

I think it's amazing that App St has a Jewish character type for a mascot, and that he's somehow not racist. That's a fine line to walk.

08/11/2014 - 8:21am razzle dazzle

I don't get the razzle dazzle motif in the background of the press release photo, are they trying to say they did the same thing for the stripes on the numbers and shoulders?  Because if so, that's the worst dazzle camo ever. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage