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05/21/2018 - 2:42pm Pitchfork, and now that you know...

Fortunately I was introduced to mulching and pitchforking on the same day or I never would have believed how much better it works (the fork slips into the pile without catching on the bigger pieces). Now that you’ve been told though, admit the error of your ways and get a 4-tine fork. Don’t cling to your old misconception and get a mulch fork (~7 tines). Any mulch that has been in a big pile recently will be compacted enough to work great with a standard pitchfork. Happy mulching!

05/08/2018 - 12:02pm Porsche 911 anything

but preferably turbo.


1982 Porsche 911 Turbo

02/01/2018 - 3:38pm This was a thoughtful post itself

Thanks for posting SRK, this was lovely to see. I agree wholeheartedly with your last paragraph (and broadly with the rest). In a different context, obviously, Booker T. Washington said that you can’t hold a man down in the ditch without staying down there with him. He also said “I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.”

01/16/2018 - 2:29pm I second the midsize wagon comment

I drive a 2013 Mazda 3 hatchback as it handles decently, gets good mileage, and can tote my dogs (now dog). My (practical) dream car is something the size of my neighbors older Mazda protege wagon though, so I resent a bit the plethora of small SUVs instead of wagons that get imported. I don’t want worse handling and worse mileage for...?

In contrast to many here, I hope to keep this car until highway self-driving is reliable and available. I live in NC and drive back to MI twice a year, and to Maine regularly (again, due to my dogs and long visits). I would be thrilled not to have to drive/focus for all of those miles. Do NOT want a car with no steering wheel- I like to zip around town.

08/07/2017 - 1:10pm Saying

'Keep it, you earned the s--- out of that b----'. One of my favorite scenes/lines ever.

04/11/2017 - 9:32am First generation Honda Insight

Back around 2000 I was going to a conference in Scottsdale. Beforehand I rented a car for a couple of days to visit a friend in Prescott. Was able to get a Honda Insight (red), back when they had just come out. That car got a lot of looks - I parked it on the street somewhere and it was fun to watch people do constant double takes and try to figure out what it was.

Even better were visits to Arcosante, Canyon de Chelly, and an evening of the conference held at Taliesin West. That was a great trip.

06/03/2016 - 10:42pm Babette's Feast

Was like a spiritual feast for me. Also made me a friend when a coworker asked me and I said this. Yeah, Danish with subtitles, but a great film

12/22/2015 - 10:15am My most spectacular ticket

was actually on a bike. Bicycle that is, circa 1985. I was late getting from a summer (high school) makeup class at Washtenaw Community College to a job on 4th ave. Was flying down Liberty past the Michigan theater on my Miyata 10 speed and visually registered the 3-way stop sign just before I went through it full speed. When I stopped at a red light at 5th, I turned around to see who was honking at me. It was a cop - he clocked me at 42 mph going through that stop sign. Yup, got a ticket for that one. Totally worth it for the story!

01/08/2015 - 1:44pm Nooooo-body!

Absolutely nobody. Just realizing that without the last 4 years of pain, Harbaugh wouldn't have the NFL coaching credentials and as many connections as he does almost makes that pain seem worthwhile. This staff looks amazing.

Who else can offer what is more or less an NFL coaching team to recruits? Nooooobody!

12/19/2014 - 2:40pm All I want Santa

All I want Santa
Is Jim Harbaugh for Christmas
Please bring him home soon


After much searching
Wolverines' long Winter ends
When Harbaugh comes home

10/31/2014 - 8:36pm As Autumn leaves fall

As Autumn leaves fall
So too does Dave "The Brand" Brandon
Karma is a bitch

03/04/2014 - 9:10am Migraines...

Danwillhor, I'm so sorry to hear about your migraines, and couldn't pass by the comment without sharing this: An ex of mine used to get them quite a lot. He took one of the prescription meds, which helped, but then he started getting therapeutic massage weekly and they gradually went away. He went to someone who called his practice "massage for pain relief" and knew a lot of physiology, no particular style, but relatively deep/heavy and just let him do his thing. I think they started to reduce in a few weeks and were essentially gone after 6 months (and dropping to biweekly for maintenance).

I hope yours improve!

10/31/2013 - 4:53pm That's what I thought...until I saw their player dorms...

If you haven't watched this, it's worth the 8 minutes. For guys unconcerned about anything but learning basketball for a year before going pro (and enjoying themselves) that looks like a great place to be.

Sorry I don't know how to embed the video (and it's not on YouTube, so I don't see instructions or know if I can); here's the link:…

Really excited to watch our MBB team this year!

10/23/2013 - 3:16pm A couple of big penalties

I've wondered the same, but he had the big late hit penalty on a return (?) early in the season and I thought he had another penalty more recently, though I don't remember which game (and couldn't find a source for penalty stats by player). That won't be helping his case, despite his physical talent.

09/25/2013 - 12:20pm Cause or effect?

First, great observation... It is almost uncanny that TK hasn't told us what would happen. Hopefully it is because he looked at the future scores of the Akron and UConn games and thought he must be losing his connection. The alternative - that we couldn't handle the truth (about the rest of the season) - does not bear consideration...yet.

I think I felt better before this post.

Bye Week!

09/19/2013 - 12:03pm Great work Bryan

At this point we know some of what we don't know, etc.,...but don't actually know very much. So I had a lot of fun reading the mockumentary write up.

09/13/2013 - 6:34pm He's a hugger...

He's a hugger... Now I see why one pundit was giving Michigan a 75% chance, Florida 20%, and Alabama 5%. I don't know about Muschamp, but hugging Saban does not sound appealing. Hoke on the other hand is like a huge, avuncular (but demanding) Teddy Bear.

Definitely expect him to be Maize and Blue, and really look forward to rooting for him as part of the team!

09/13/2013 - 7:11am Depends on Devin...

Whoever takes Devin at QB should find a way to get their hands on Gallon, although hopefully that will be made more difficult by them going in different years. Chemistry!

07/28/2013 - 9:21pm Stud

As in [High School kid's name] is a stud (or going to be a stud). It strikes me as quite creepy. Fortunately I don't see that here too often. It's more of "a balls-dangling-from-a-trailer-hitch thing"...that is to say, Ohio.

03/29/2013 - 10:49pm I love him so much

I had to say it twice!

03/29/2013 - 10:46pm I don't mind the Heart attacks

more than worth it, but I seriously regret that I'm actually going to have to follow an NBA team whenever he does go. I will root for him forever!

Thanks to Trey and the whole team, for an unbelievable game (literally literally), and a stone cold killer to go to OT!!!

And Huge props to Mitch - awesome game just to keep it in range.


Love this team!!!

03/12/2013 - 8:33am Terrapins/Terps...

As they're joining the conference, we'd better get the nickname down. I live in ACC land and theirs took me a while. (Better than Scarlet Knights though, which sounds like a glow-in-the-dark condom brand!)

Apologies if that was a pun on their skills btw (turrible?).

03/05/2013 - 10:07pm I object - Durham only looks dumpy...

It's actually a great place to live, if you want gritty/authentic plus college amenities (concerts, coed scenery, university facilities, etc.) with a stellar food and art scene. But a college town it ain't. Chapel Hill is much more of a college's Ann Arbor's Southern Mini-Me.

My judgement based on growing up my first 20+ years in A2, last almost 20 in Durham (but with family still in Ann Arbor).

03/04/2013 - 11:14pm The points, the points

Congrats LSAClassOf2000, and your commitment (and the lure of _possibly_ passing go and collecting 100 points in one fell post) was enough to push me over the edge to make my own commitment. After skulking all over the board since roughly the day of the Hoke hire, I've finally created an account.

Now, you may or may not wish to bestow the power of thread creation upon me at this time. However, should you do so, I can promise that my first thread will not ask if anyone has heard anything new about X recruit that hasn't been posted yet. Actually, I'll probably skulk for another year or two.

At any rate, my bona fides: I am not RDT. I confess that I did really enjoy his (?) earliest posts as RDT, and in hindsight, really wanted to believe that we had someone with Bama inside info posting for us.

I am somewhat sorry to say that I know what a number 1 bathroom is. The number 2 bathroom is the state immediately to your south. To find the commode in that bathroom, go south until you smell it and east until you step in it. You cannot miss it using arial photos!

My overwhelming early memory of Michigan football is this: "Anthony Carter in the end zone!!!!!!"; therefore, regardless of recent history, I do not consider Michigan State to be more than a pimple on the bottom of Michigan football, I mean, a rival. I now live in North Carolina (Durham) and Michigan State is our NC State. NC State has to have a rival, so they consider UNC to be it, but THE rivalry here is of course Duke versus UNC. I must confess, I am on the Duke side of that one (see below).

I am a Mott Hospital, Allen Elementary School, Tappan Junior High, Huron High School, best friend's parents were UM grads with season tickets, a motorhome for tailgating, and lots of friends, so got to go to quite a few games in my day, first drink in the Arb, won't kiss and tell, but near North Campus for some other firsts, Wolverine (who knows there ought to be a bunch of hyphens in that sentence). Degrees from EMU and Duke. EMU is 1-0 against Duke all time, btw.

I also want to say that I jumped on the Hoke-may-be-alright train upon reading Jason Whitlock's piece about Hoke, not because I knew anything about Whitlock at all, but because the fact that anyone would write that piece about him spoke volumes to me. Turns out he was right.

Also, in case there is any question, I root overwhelmingly for Michigan over Duke, of course. And if this intro post won't earn me a few points, this should: I've been to 2 Michigan-Duke games, both at Cameron. 2000 and 2002. Believe it or not, 2002 was worse because we only had something like 10 or 12 points at halftime. Ouch!

Finally, thanks to all of the denizens here for the entertainment the last couple of years, maybe I can contribute a bit myself from time-to-time now. And if there is a recruit in the triangle area who needs stalking (like a big M sign at their football game - no twitter!!!) flash me the M signal.