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12/14/2018 - 3:38pm What do you call a place…

What do you call a place that makes OK products?

 

 

 

A satisfactory.

Zing!

12/10/2018 - 10:03pm I smoked pot with Johnny…

I smoked pot with Johnny Hopkins.

 

It was Johnny Hopkins and Sloan Kettering.

12/07/2018 - 1:56pm They wouldn't have to send…

They wouldn't have to send him, they could just arrange the following text to him from a burner phone:


Hi Freezy-baby, it's me.  Remember that fun time we had on your recruiting trip?  I'd like to meet up again, I've found a discrete tropical island where we can rendezvous without pesky FOIA requests.  Please come to North Sentinel Island. No need for subterfuge while there, just yell for me and I'll come running to find you.

XOXO, Bambi

12/07/2018 - 1:19pm Only one way to find out! …

Only one way to find out!  They're going to find out eventually, so you might as well ask.  I mean, you'll have to be tactful about it.  I wouldn't pull the kid aside to ask, "how do your parents feel about your future school mortgaging their morals to hire a blazing hypocrite in the hopes of winning some football games?"  But maybe you could say something like, "sheesh, I bet the call girls in Lynchburg are about to be busy, what do you think about the Freeze hire?"

12/05/2018 - 1:26pm Truth, these kids are strong…

Truth, these kids are strong as heck. You know who else is? Their parents. I can tell you what you’d do if your cancer scare had been reversed. You’d have been scared out of your mind. Then you would dig deep into the furthest reaches of your soul to pull out every once of strength you had to take care of your kid the best you possibly could. I firmly believe that most people don’t know their own strength when it comes to stuff like that. I’ve seen folks that could’ve been knocked over in a stiff breeze who could barely manage their own schedule turn into logistical wizards with spines of steel getting their kids cancer treatment.

Signed,

someone who tells parents their kids have cancer.

12/05/2018 - 12:23pm Thank you for sharing, that…

Thank you for sharing, that certainly provides a massive dose of perspective an FYI inspiration.  There’s no doubt his love for Purdue, his friends/family, and life in general.  

Cancer sucks. 1000%, full stop. But as part of that, there are occasional glimpses of awe inspiring grace. Along the same lines as Tyler’s interview, here’s another dose of perspective. Another local Indy teenager with incurable cancer who decided she didn’t want to miss the party in her honor, so she had a FUNeral while she was alive. If you watch the video, notice the Dia de los Muertos tights. This kiddo has swag (and perspective) for days...

https://www.wthr.com/article/local-teen-cancer-throws-funeral-celebration-her-life

11/29/2018 - 3:03pm Are you sure that isn’t just…

Are you sure that isn’t just residual Pitino after the championship game? I had to use a special cleaner followed by an exorcism to get his nosfuratu scent out of my TV.

11/29/2018 - 1:54pm He also gave credit to Coach…

He also gave credit to Coach B and the team.  It was the best of both worlds.  He gave appropriate credit and didn't disparage the good guys while simultaneously ripping into his team. 

11/29/2018 - 1:51pm Nick Ward is gonna get…

Nick Ward is gonna get yelled at a lot. I'm predicting long stretches of his overweight frame sitting on the bench sulking with Izzo screaming in his face turning from red, to purple, to whatever color follows that. Can't wait! He seriously might just quit mid-game and get a head start on his European journeyman career.

11/26/2018 - 3:36pm I guess I missed the nuance…

I guess I missed the nuance of the original post.  I'm not familiar with the poster who made the reference on twitter but was he really saying, "we came vastly unprepared for this game and I expect the coaches to spend the next year continuing to prepare in a completely useless fashion"?  If so, yikes, I gotta get more pessimistic it would seem.

11/26/2018 - 12:17pm That's indeed a succinct…

That's indeed a succinct summary.  However, if we're using the gun/knife analogy, wouldn't it be a better approach to spend the year stockpiling a bunch of guns and figuring out how to use them instead of sticking with trying to fine tune the knife?

11/02/2018 - 1:36pm Who shook your martini today…

Who shook your martini today and made you so salty?

10/23/2018 - 2:53pm Man, do I wish that ref…

Man, do I wish that ref abuse was limited to msu a-holes, but I’m afraid it’s probably more persuasive than that. When I was reffing from age 12 to 21, in retrospect, it’s straight up nutso the way parents would behave.  There was a team of 12 year olds who’s coaches pulled their team off the field during the middle of the game because they didn’t like the calls. That was bad, but could’ve been worse. The week prior, those same parents parked their cars to block the previous ref from leaving so they could berate him in his car in the parking lot after the game.

10/22/2018 - 1:23pm That's an interesting…

That's an interesting thought about Bush.  Even if that is the case, this would seem a bit more like actively driving the narrative (based on facts, for whatever that's worth these days) as opposed to pleading.  Plus, if he doesn't, the folks over at the Big Ten offices will take one look at Dantoonioh and his chiseled jaw of justice and conclude he couldn't possibly have misbehaved or lied, just like the msu press conference scribes...I mean... journalists have done.

10/22/2018 - 12:14pm Truth, it needs to be…

Truth, it needs to be someone outside of the standard msu beat though, because there’s a zero (ZERO fakes out of five) percent chance any of the msu slappies do it. I mean, they’ve already completely given him a pass on the whole pre-game nonsense. Dantanioh says in a press conference that he “sorta stands by what he said yesterday”, they edit the “sorta” out in their reporting and don’t ask for any further clarification because their stern jawed leader says he’s done talking about (how convenient). 

10/21/2018 - 2:58pm Oh how I wish one of their…

Oh how I wish one of their beat writers would followup on that. However, I suspect they’re more interested in trash talking players and covering for the Bullough family to get around to following with Coach D’Antonioio.

10/21/2018 - 9:29am Seconded, I can tell you 100…

Seconded, I can tell you 100% certainty that the enthusiasm that came through and his love for Purdue is completely authentic and in line with how he’s lived his life and cancer treatment. I happened to check out the game and was extremely happy with the outcome, but then the announcers cut to him on the sideline? Man, I almost drove to W. Lafeyette just to join the party.

10/16/2018 - 7:25pm 1. Take 6 (full) cans of Axe…

1. Take 6 (full) cans of Axe Body spray.

2. Lock yourself in the bathroom and spray every last drop from those cans.

3.  Wear whatever you want, they won't notice you.  You could wear a maize tuxedo and your scent will camouflage you. They're like Jurassic Park dinosaurs, but instead of only sensing movement, they only sense non-Bros.

4. Profit.

10/14/2018 - 8:31pm I came here expecting some…

I came here expecting some Jack Handy deep thoughts based on that title, and boy am I disappointed.  So to try and save everyone else the trouble, this is one of my favorites:

I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they’d never expect it.

10/14/2018 - 12:25am That’s some next level…

That’s some next level attention to detail. Personally, I was cracking up at the gameday segment with google and the players saying what their last google search was. CW deadpans, “Scott Frost” because he “wanted to see what he looked like”. Awesome.

10/09/2018 - 9:12pm Wow, that's a legit…

Wow, that's a legit brilliant approach.  I assume it'll never see the light of day with any professional franchise, but if it does, I imagine the it'll involve much higher seat transfer fees.  Something like an initial mass text that says, "want to sit in the first 5 rows, text "yes" and $50 will be charged to your account".  Then a few minutes later, same thing for $40 and so on until they've milked every last penny out of every possible fan.

10/05/2018 - 9:03pm Based on his picture, it…

Based on his picture, it looks like he’s very full of hot takes AND hot cakes.   ZING!

10/04/2018 - 8:40pm But then how could we tell…

But then how could we tell the difference between Urban Saban and the real Urban Meyer and Nick Saban?

10/02/2018 - 1:17am Rick James invited Snow, how…

Rick James invited Snow, how’s that for The Informer?

10/01/2018 - 8:18pm Spending time finding old…

Spending time finding old school, Jurassic Park nightvision goggles for navigating to and from the game.

09/24/2018 - 9:45pm You should wear that…

You should wear that awkwardness like a badge of honor, you're clearly raising M-jed Jr right. I mean, maybe there could've been some nuance to the delivery, but nevertheless, he was spot on (bonus: I bet he got a quick haircut that day!).

09/24/2018 - 11:01am Whhhhhaaaaaatt!?!?!  You…

Whhhhhaaaaaatt!?!?!  You better hope Ryder doesn't get wind of your Paw Patrol opinions, he's definitely gonna sic Rubble on you.

I'll grant you PP isn't the most intellectually stimulating or funny show out there, but it's like Citizen Kane compared to the mind-numbing nonsense of SpongeBob.  I was forced to be exposed to SB during my peds ER rotation where it was basically running nonstop.  I left the rotation thinking, "when China overtakes us on the global stage, we're going to have those crabby patties and that show to blame".

09/20/2018 - 10:16pm What’s your skin color like?…

What’s your skin color like? Do you by any chance look like a Simpsons character intermittently? You could have something benign called Gilbert’s Syndrome and be peeing out excess degraded bilirubin.

09/20/2018 - 10:13pm Whoa, that’s a pretty…

Whoa, that’s a pretty intense hydration expectation. Did any of your fellow rowers ever have siezures from hyponatremia?

09/19/2018 - 12:25am Carl Tabb is in Pediatrics…

Carl Tabb is in Pediatrics. Just throwing that out there to emphasize that there are athletic dudes in pediatrics too :)

09/16/2018 - 1:33pm I’ll see your “overcoming…

I’ll see your “overcoming adversity” and raise you, “now the healing process can begin”.

09/15/2018 - 9:38pm Oh boy, if that drives you…

Oh boy, if that drives you nuts, just wait until you see what's lying in the weeds for the team up in E. Lansing.  You're going to have to change your name to FuriousMatt.  Only sort of joking, but I am fully expecting their DB draping our WRs like backpacks and getting 1-2 PIs only because the refs just won't have it in them to call it on every, single, play.

09/04/2018 - 6:26pm I like your optimism by in…

I like your optimism by in large but I’m concerned that coming up short in those key moments has become more of a pattern than a rare, random occurance. There was a time, about 40yrs worth, when when more often than not Michigan came through in those critical moments. But lately that seems much more the exception than the rule, I just can’t put my finger on what has changed. I mean, if you continuously shoot yourself in the foot, at some point, it’s probably prudent to start to consider why your aim is so far off.

08/29/2018 - 7:55pm Me: man, today’s been rough…

Me: man, today’s been rough telling a couple of people their kids have cancer. I need a break, I’ll check MGoBlog, surely today can’t get any more depressing.

Brian: Hold my beer.

08/24/2018 - 9:23pm Awesome, and extremely…

Awesome, and extremely relevant quote.  Another one of my favorites, "Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.  The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing" ~Honest Abe Lincoln.

Urban errrr... tosu PR department is sure trying hard to build up Urban's shadow. Unfortunately, everybody already saw that his character wasn't a tree at all, it was in fact, a cooler with someone pooping in it. Urban's character is nothing but a crap in a cooler.

08/22/2018 - 9:22pm Not by his core supporters…

Not by his core supporters. There's a state full of cooler poopers who think he's an absolute saint.

08/22/2018 - 1:27pm I like you're optimism.  I…

I like your optimism.  I can't think of a more unlikely thing than finding human decency in ohio, but I like where your head's at.

08/17/2018 - 12:24am I’m so sorry for your friend…

I’m so sorry for your friend and that you find yourself in this position. There have been a ton of insightful replies that hopefully given you some clarity in your decision. Just my $0.02, it is absolutely, entirely dependent on your relationship with them. If they’re your best friend from high school that you speak with everyday and are a godmother to their first born probably implies a different route than your best friend from high school whom you haven’t seen since graduation. You’ll figure it out. Do what you think is best for your friend and that’ll absolutely be the right decision.

08/17/2018 - 12:12am I sorta doubt this. For one,…

I sorta doubt this. For one, she wasn’t looking for medical advice. But also, even if you were well intentioned (it sounds as though you were) there can be real consequences to tossing out medical advice like that. To answer your question as to why not? Because if his cancer is as far along as implied, he could spend his little remaining time starving and adding needless suffering. The few real studies out there looking at fasting and cancer do not address terminal cancers, they’re mostly studying the protective aspects of caloric restriction against developing cancer.

08/15/2018 - 10:00pm Shackleton was indeed a…

Shackleton was indeed a badass (and that reference in the Opponent Watch got an actual LOL out of me at work).  In a similar vein, Alone by Admiral Byrd is an awesome adventure read. Dude was like, "I'll just go chill at the South Pole for a while, see ya next year! Hope my heater keeps working!"

Also, I felt like Rapture guy when I came to MgoBlog and opponent watch was there to greet me.

08/14/2018 - 7:09pm "So you're saying there's a…

"So you're saying there's a chance..."

~Lloyd Brady (I think. Though it might've been Lloyd Christmas. Or maybe Tom Brady).

08/09/2018 - 11:52am Ok. The guy who claims as a …

Ok. The guy who claims as a "fact" that professors are overpaid with zero evidence except that his intro psych professor didn't know his name is now lecturing that everything isn't black and white.

Do you recall that overpaid psych professor discussing the term "projecting"?

08/09/2018 - 11:39am You were not "a little"…

You were not "a little" inaccurate, you were entirely inaccurate and have made multiple posts just digging in to your opinions that were presented as facts. On top of that, you seem to be conflating two different arguments.  Just because elementary school teachers are underpaid (they are) does not mean professors are overpaid. I'm sorry you had mean professors who were driven home to their mansions in gold Rolls Royces.

08/09/2018 - 10:19am You do realize that for…

You do realize that for decades, your hard earned money has been going to professors salaries already in the form of state support, right? And that funding has been slashed significantly, contributing to a rise a tuition.  This line of argument cracks me up.  Folks be like, "well, in my day, I paid for all my college tuition, I mowed lawns all summer and during school I worked at the soda fountain and I didn't expect anyone to pay for me! Kids today are lazy, get a job!".  Hate to burst your bubble, but taxpayers were paying your tuition Gramps, you didn't pay it "on your own" like you think you did.

*steps down from soapbox*

08/09/2018 - 10:13am Just out of curiosity, what…

Just out of curiosity, what do you mean by "fact"?  And why did you place that word following an opinion?  

Here's a quick read, sorry, I have no idea how to imbed on the new board:

https://www.cnbc.com/2015/06/16/why-college-costs-are-so-high-and-rising.html

 

If you just want the highlights:

     Meanwhile, teaching salaries, one of the biggest single line items, have remained relatively flat much like those across most of the U.S. labor market. Despite heavy spending by a handful of top universities for the most talented, grant-winning researchers, most schools aren't seeing big wage pressures, largely because teaching jobs are in high demand. 

"Overall, the aggregate level that institutions are spending on teaching and student-related services has been pretty much stable for the past 15 to 20 years, adjusted for inflation" said Franke, of the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

07/26/2018 - 11:01am Come on guys! This is a UofM…

Come on guys! This is a UofM message board, not the Red Cedar, with all these spelling errors, your embarrassing us!

07/24/2018 - 11:39am Why are you triggered by…

Why are you triggered by Grant supposedly being "triggered"?  Speaking of, your post has triggered me. I only hope that the new board format makes it clear what post I'm replying two.

07/12/2018 - 12:35am Actually not, GBM definitely…

Actually not, GBM definitely does not make up 52% of pediatric brain tumors, the majority or medulloblastomas and gliomas (of which GBM is just one of a slew of subtypes). Here’s a decent review some of my friends put together.  https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/brain_tumor/center/pediatric/tumors/index.html

I get the sense you’re coming from an honest place, so I’m curious where the 52% came from.

With regard to your second paragraph, you’re right that brain cancers as a collective group are the second most common cancer in kids, but again, the spectrum of diagnosis captured under the umbrella term of “brain cancer” is so diverse, for the sake of your argument about GBMs and immunotherapy trials, it doesn’t really make sense to refer back to brain cancers as a whole.  

Here’s what I think everyone can agree on, cancer of all varieties sucks, we need to be better at treating it, and kids cancer research is underfunded compared to adults (I may be a bit biased on that last one).

07/11/2018 - 8:28pm So not to rain on your…

So not to rain on your parade, you seem like a rational guy, but brain cancer is actually often curable, but it very much depends on what kind you're talking about.  There is a tremendously wide spectrum of sub-types of "brain cancer" that range from no current chance for a cure all the way to "we'll just resect this and you'll be cured".  I'm not saying alternative medicine is all hogwash, there's a lot out there worth investigating, but it's also worth doing the science right before hopping on the weed hype train.  It's not hard to kill cancer cells in a petri dish, it's quite easy actually.  Bleach will do it, hand soap will do it, warming them up a bit can kill them too.  The trick is being able to selectively do so while keeping a patient safe, the studies that I've read require much higher CBD doses than you'd be able to safely achieve in a patient.

On a positive note, at least you're also not entirely right about kids not being eligible for most immunotherapy trials.  Kids were actually some of the first patients to received CAR-T cells for leukemia treatment, and that's revolutionizing how we treat cancer.  I've seen patients who have relapsed 3 times get into remission with those cells and they previously had no chance.  There are a multitude of antibodies out there, PDL-1 inhibitors, etc... that kids are eligible for.  That being said, kids cancer research absolutely needs more funding, we lag significantly behind the adults.

07/11/2018 - 1:00pm Has there been though?  I'd…

Has there been though?  I'd be quite interested in a link to those results. I suspect you're thinking of CBD oil, and I also suspect what you're referencing is a few people in online chatrooms reporting it cured their kiddo's cancer.  As in, the info is so preliminary or flawed that it isn't worth considering it promising (at least not yet).
Sincerely,

A pediatric oncologist

The polio stuff on the other hand, probably does show some intense, preliminary promise:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/26/health/brain-cancer-poliovirus-study/index.html