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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

06/29/2018 - 10:53am Also, for your consideration…

Also, for your consideration, I've also been voting for Tua T's touchdown.  A small little thing to help avoid THjr getting posterized get any additional play.

06/13/2018 - 11:35am That was my favorite…

That was my favorite highlight of the bunch, there's a precise moment with Krutwig knows Moe has him beat off the dribble and he might be getting Valkyrie'd.  He takes a quick glance to his left and you just know he's thinking, "I sure hope I have help coming" and that answer happens to be a resounding, NOPE.  I could watch that clip all day.

06/07/2018 - 11:00pm When do they factor in the…

When do they factor in the results from Reddit CFB Risk?

05/21/2018 - 4:50pm Todd!

I just had the exact thought and rushed to MGoBlog to share but you beat me to it! Oh well, you summarized the situation better than I ever could have.  I mean really, can we please just sign Hunter Johnson already!?!

05/21/2018 - 4:39pm Urologist (previously) in Rochester MI

Dr. Krai (prounounced "Cry").  But that wasn't the best part, his first name was Harm.

05/11/2018 - 10:45am Easy...

Just focus your biting commentary on Urbz and the Florida coeds, I feel like that should give you plenty of material to work with.  Also, it would seem the "cardiac" stuff should also give you plenty to work with, there are very few fatal cardiac conditions that resolve by taking essentially the exact same job (minus the coeds and pending NCAA investigations).  Either he was fabricating that or he actually is risking his life. Either way, dumb move on his part for someone who is so family oriented (except when it comes to coeds).

05/08/2018 - 1:15pm Probably not fast enough...

Unless he's a 4.4/40 (zero fakes out of five) kind of guy.

05/07/2018 - 11:05am I'm 6'5", so at least

I'm 6'5", so at least shooting guard size (or a power forward if I was as gritty as Z. Novak).  South quad beds were no problem back in the day, I liked having my legs hang off the end.  Nonetheless, the struggle is real in other areas. Small cars? Airplanes? Low door frames? Nope.

05/03/2018 - 2:53pm This post made my day, never

This post made my day, never in a million years would I have anticipated encountering MTA's bio on Mgoblog.  Your niece is indeed a baller.

Sincerely,

A friend of her's from medical school

05/02/2018 - 10:45pm He did indeed

My bad that I wasn't more overtly facetious about his post-NBA life.  HIs pre-trial hearing is coming up at the end of the month, as a matter of fact (after the initial trial was overturned). It turns out the state supreme court wasn't interested in his appeal, so the second trial is moving forward.

05/02/2018 - 4:07pm I totally agree, he's a freak

I totally agree, he's a freak athlete but he doesn't have the skills to compensate for when he's going up against a bunch of other, nearly just as freakish athletes (ie. a consistent jump shot). That being said, football isn't out of the question yet, just ask Antonio Gates.  Lot of similarities between those guys, though Zion is a much higher rated recruit, Antonio was no slouch at basketball.

05/02/2018 - 3:27pm I'll see your Carmelo...

and raise you Mateen Cleaves.  He won a title in college but he was undersized, couldn't shoot, and not a high end athlete.  Yet somehow the dude managed to parlay his "leadership" into a first round draft pick. At least he seems to have his post-NBA act together...

05/02/2018 - 10:56am What? You don't like $45 tins

What? You don't like $45 tins of popcorn?

05/02/2018 - 10:55am I'm much less familiar with

I'm much less familiar with Girl Scouts' programs than Boy Scouts (having been a Boy Scout).  What has been the take from the Girl Scouts national orgainization?  I have to assume, they've at least looked into the problem of "we're boring, outdated, and less applicable than the Boy Scouts" (I'm just paraphrasing here).  Are they making attempts to modify their approach?

05/02/2018 - 10:11am I like where your head is at

In terms of central campus, but putting an eningeering student in a dorm surrounded by RC hipsters sounds like the setup for a sitcom.  20yrs ago, SQuad was the best quad, you just had to know that West Quad had much more snow at their disposal with their courtyard, so you'd better hope the baseball team was in SQuad for that first snowfall of the year (is that still a thing?).

04/27/2018 - 9:29pm You are wrong

But on the infinitesimaly small chance you're right (you're not) if you're in bad enough shape that you're a potential organ donor, I'm gonna guess that you'd wish you were. Or, more likely, you wouldn't be having any conscious thoughts ever again if you were that close to being an actual donor.
Sincerely,
A doctor

Ps. ER docs don't murder people.
Ppss. This doesn't even make any sense, do you think an ER doc gets a bonus for every liver they "bring in" like some sort of recruiting bonus? Do you think they just collect a critically ill patient's heart while nobody is looking and then put it on eBay? Come on man, your bro's comment makes zero sense on any level, use your brain a little bit (before some murderous ER doctor breaks into your house and steals it right out of your skull while you're sleeping).

04/13/2018 - 10:56am Yup, from personal experience...

I've had a glimpse of that as one (small) cog in a long filming documentary.  My time on the bachelorette was intense! Nah, just kidding, it was some actual life and death stuff, the Ken Burns Emperor of all Maladies cancer documentary (http://www.pbs.org/show/story-cancer-emperor-all-maladies/).  I didn't make the final cut (so good luck judging me) because the thing they wanted to include I kindly asked them not to film. It was a discussion about a very sick patient and I knew that a.)the filming would influence the discussion becuase b.)we knew that their family would eventually see the footage.

 

Did the filming cause Michigan to lose games? Probably not.  Did it change the way people behaved when the cameras were rolling. Yup, certainly. I'm guessing they didn't feel as empowered to ask not to be filmed due to any number of different factors.

04/13/2018 - 10:46am Toby is the worst, right? Why

Toby is the worst, right? Why is he the way that he is?