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07/16/2018 - 6:29pm Why is there no aspirin in…

Why is there no aspirin in the jungle?

Parrots Eat 'Em All


What do you call a smiling roman with hair in his teeth?



What do you call a Spanish woman with no legs?


07/16/2018 - 6:18pm What do you do with a dog…

What do you do with a dog that has no legs?

Take him for a drag. 

07/14/2018 - 12:13pm Archie Bunker

Archie Bunker

07/09/2018 - 3:23pm My son and I are on Keto and…

My son and I are on Keto and about 3 weeks in, not the draconian Keto, but a plan where we have cut bad carbs and sugars way, way down and replaced those with high protein, grass fed meats and other good sources for the MTC proteins that provide healthier energy sources. 

We loooove wings, no need to cut them out. Lots of good suggestions above, our specific approach combines a few of them and they actually taste better than the not-so-healthy versions typical to restaurants. 

-start with high quality, organic chicken drumsticks - more good healthy meat/protein, less fat and skin....less bone too, not to mention way easier to eat.

-grill them until crispy, longer/lower heat is better, smoking, as some have mentioned, would work also, haven't tried that yet, but sounds good. If you need to fry them, use Avocado oil and it isn't nearly as unhealthy as other types of oils

-get a healthier, organic sauce w/o a ton of added sugar - we use Wing-Time that we get at Whole Foods (we started with MILD, dumb move, not spicy at all, but tastes great otherwise) - this has lower cabs and not too many calories - the spicier the sauce, the less you need to use.

-we make fresh buttermilk recipe ranch dip from the envelope and try to use as little mayo as possible, sometimes trying a little sour cream to replace this is way better than the bottled/pre-made versions health-wise.

-haven't come up with a great alternative for bleu cheese dip yet - open to suggestions - thus far we just use small amounts or not at all

-we serve them with a giant pile of organic celery, carrot sticks and sliced cucumbers to balance the chicken part nutritionally and flavor-wise, along with a salad made up of mostly the same stuff and a healthy type of lettuce (butter lettuce is sublime). Pro-tip for those with kids who won't do the vegetables, give them 1-2 drumsticks and a good amount of salad and veggies to start and hold off on more chicken until the veggies are gone...worked for me when he was smaller and now he just eats them w/o a fuss.

This has been a big hit thus far and is seemingly pretty in-line with Keto, but i'm not a fanatic. 

Planning on doing this for M game watch parties this Fall, at least the later games. Here in CA i can't serve wings for a 9:30 a.m. kickoff.

For large groups, Costco has large packages of 10 drumsticks that bare already covered in a rub/marinade to start that you just throw in the grill that are perfect for this. 

07/03/2018 - 6:59pm That is a very, very good…

That is a very, very good point.

Poorer and lower middle class men who didn't qualify for the deferments that upper middle-class and upper-class people had certainly had stress.

They cut the deferment programs and went to a straight lottery in 70 and 71 that surely caused more stress. Anyone drafted in 72 never had to report for their physical because the peace Accord was signed in 73.

So for a few years there was stressed for some men to be sure.

07/03/2018 - 6:48pm Which was all accomplished…

Which was all accomplished in a political environment where people were voting me instead of us and prioritizing short-term gain over any kind of long-term fiscal policy.

The financial industry was deregulated and allowed to run amok because?

To make a massive generalization because I don't want to go into a huge amount of detail on all the specifics here, all of the issues we are currently facing are because we have started focusing on short-term, personal material gain rather than longer-term, community-oriented policies and effective regulation.

07/03/2018 - 5:37pm Wasn't going to make a…

Wasn't going to make a separate thread for this, but did anyone see the additional charges and information on the U of M doctor that got charged?

Apparently he had sent inappropriate messages to a nine-year-old in 2004 or something and wasn't stripped of his license back then? He got sent to a boundaries class.

Who ever let that guy be a doctor a camp for kids with arthritis? It blows my mind.

This stuff is just everywhere.

07/03/2018 - 12:51pm If you want to pretend that…

If you want to pretend that the results from a huge groundswell of population as a voting block and dictator of culture and societal mores is some kind of cosmic accident...that's your business.

There is a reason they are called the "me" generation.

The goal here isn't to point at individuals and blame them and fight about it, it's to have a group of people take responsibility for where they leave our society as a generation. They started with a lot of lofty ideals, but when it came right down to it they did not stick to them. 

In what way have they left us better off?




Foreign policy?



Financial regulation?

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07/03/2018 - 12:24pm Residents..... Speech-to…

Residents..... Speech-to-text is my mortal enemy

07/03/2018 - 12:37am Who called anyone a name?

Who called anyone a name?

07/03/2018 - 12:35am I don't think he said people…

I don't think he said people didn't debate it, it think he said he would ban people whining about a political post from him.

I have yet to see a single post offering a reasoned, fact-based opposing viewpoint.

07/03/2018 - 12:23am I am a Gen X-er and don't…

I am a Gen X-er and don't get the Millennial stereotypes either. They SHOULD expect more than they are getting and should not just accept the shitty hand they have been dealt.

07/03/2018 - 12:14am Oh man, don't even get me…

Oh man, don't even get me started.

People that had years to play frisbee naked, drop acid and find themselves without so much of a hint of stress or competition, that have left a system where kids are put on a treadmill from age 5 through......forever. The popularity of "Hunger Games" is no mystery.

Worse than their parents they were protesting, not just because of the results......but they should seemingly know better, only they sold out all their values starting in the 80s and handed is the "me" mentality that is currently serving is so well.

07/03/2018 - 12:01am Me too....I miss him fisking…

Me too....I miss him fisking those what need fisking on the regular.

07/02/2018 - 11:57pm Lol...even though my 13 year…

Lol...even though my 13 year old says that NOBODY says that anymore.

07/02/2018 - 11:55pm So why not present your side…

So why not present your side and back it up? can't mount a cogent argument against facts.

It isn't condescension just because it is right, though it may seem that way.

07/02/2018 - 7:53pm That's "con", that and…

That's "con", that and several other mistakes in my post above are the result of adventures in speech-to-text land.

07/02/2018 - 7:20pm Oh and one more Khan, I don…

Oh and one more Khan, I don't commute but for people that do traffic is pretty bad these days, though nothing like Los Angeles, Seattle or Atlanta.

07/02/2018 - 7:18pm San Francisco in the City

San Francisco in the City


-Accessto the outdoors locally and a short drive to the mountains and sublime snowboarding in Tahoe. Not kidding about it being so close to really beautiful areas and completely wild nature, my neighborhood has coyotes in it and there have been mountain lion sightings in the city twice this year. I put up an owl box in my backyard and there is one nesting there now and I no longer have to worry about gophers. Pretty cool for a very large city.

-Beaches/surfing, nuff said, I love cold water so it's good for me, people that don't won't enjoy it too much.

-Weather is pretty much unbeatable for someone like me who is fairly heat averse. It rarely gets above the low to mid-70s and on the low end it rarely gets below the lower 50s. there's some people who piss and moan when it gets into the 40s which is very rare, and I just laugh.

-10 years ago I would have said that the food here is unrivaled in a small league consisting of New York, Los Angeles and Paris, but so many cities have better food these days (hell, London has gone from the worst food in the world to what I would consider almost the best). At any rate, San Francisco still has Top Notch food but I don't think it's quite the advantage it once was compared to other places. I'll never keep up with all the different restaurants opening and food trucks and fusions and permutations, so it's pretty nice, but pretty expensive.

-Diversity/people.. I have lived all over the world including London, Paris, Zurich and a few countries in South America and I still love San Francisco people the best. The city has gentrified painfully in the past 10 years so I would definitely say that this aspect is on the same. 

-The economy is on fire and if you work on tech, especially startups, you can do very well here, but there is no guarantee. for every billion dollar company that starts up, there are a thousand failures. 


-Cost of living is insane....$117,000 in salary is officially considered low income here, median home price got to $1.61M this year and a recent study showed we pay 30% more for groceries than anywhere else in the country. It is brutal if you aren't rich.

-The public school system just sucks. There are very few that are worth sending your kids to and they are assigned by lottery if you don't live right next to the school (typically meaning you own a home worth two to three million dollars or up). This drives the vast majority of parents that can afford it to send their kids to private school at about $30,000 a year and given how expensive everything else is, this makes living here doubly brutal.

-Gentrification - this city is a shadow of its former self in terms of diversity from when I moved here in 1990. Most of my friends who are DJs, artists or other people who are self-employed and don't earn a lot of money were forced out of the city a long time ago and that continues unabated. Whole neighborhood's that used to have an ethnic identity are now just gone.

-People - a symptom of the gentrification and the huge influx of people that come here to make money, the city is way less friendly than it used to be. 

07/02/2018 - 6:50pm I think the rude New Yorker…

I think the rude New Yorker thing has sort of passed as a product of the 80s and early 90s and the growth of the city in that time.

I travel there for work frequently, and post 911 I can definitely detect a different tenor to the city and residence. They're certainly still edgy and out there, but the superiority complex is largely gone.  

07/02/2018 - 6:43pm mention of the… mention of the Tip a Few Tavern? Is that still there?

We had a house on the hill behind the State Beach growing up and I used to love going there, it is like little California.

06/29/2018 - 3:27pm Rectified, probably…

Rectified, probably something to do with the national Comcast outage going on.

06/29/2018 - 3:25pm Team chaos.... Players that…

Team chaos.... Players that are left over from teams that are out, I think

06/29/2018 - 1:45pm

06/29/2018 - 1:44pm Having trouble getting to…

Having trouble getting to the Michigan page to get my assignment on multiple devices.

06/22/2018 - 6:17pm Agree.... If everyone just…

Agree.... If everyone just ignores him he will go away sooner or later.

06/20/2018 - 4:33pm You know....if everyone just…

You know....if everyone just ignored him and didn't respond or vote or pay any attention, he would just be the proverbial tree falling in the proverbial forest. 

Don't feed trolls.

06/20/2018 - 4:30pm I was in Buenos Aires for an…

I was in Buenos Aires for an extended period and the women there are spectacular.....a mix of latina and european and overall smart and cool. 

I went to a Boca vs. River Plate game there and that was a sports experience that rivaled (perhaps surpassed in some respects) an M/OSU game.

06/17/2018 - 3:27pm They're not a bad team, I'm…

They're not a bad team, I'm more looking at the matchup

06/17/2018 - 1:17pm I lived in Switzerland for a…

I lived in Switzerland for a bit and maintain a passing familiarity with their team, it would be a much bigger upset than the Mexico game.

06/17/2018 - 1:13pm Great result Mexico.


Great result Mexico.

The Wells Fargo ad for suspicious card activity with Landon buying the Mexico jersey is sublime.

I speak Spanish and the woman doing the translation is comically bad.


06/16/2018 - 4:13pm you clearly don't know…

you clearly don't know anything about the degree, nice hot take.

06/15/2018 - 6:00pm I recently dumped comcast…

I recently dumped comcast/xfinity TV in San Francisco for YouTube TV and I have to say it has been a pleasant surprise. 

When Comcast cut Big10 Network (it was already a low def channel) that was the last straw for me and I dumped their TV service. I thought I would be trading down in terms of picture quality and reliability, but quite the opposite was true. YTTV has MUCH better picture quality and thus far (3 months) has been completely problem free. This is dependent on having good internet and the comcast build out in my 'hood is above average and consistently gets me 250Mbps down, which is more than enough. I also connect the YTTV/Xbox/chromecasts I use in the system via wired connection via powerline adaptors, so no dependnece on wi-fi at all. 

I'm not the biggest sports fan though, I mostly only care about M sports and the major events of pro sports, so that was not any part of my criteria for switching. If it it weren't for M sports, I wouldn't do live TV at all and would just sub to Netflix, Amazon Prime and the n Showtime and HOB through Amazon.

Comcast for internet is still a necessary evil where I live, but the moment Sonic builds out gigabit access in my neighborhood, I'll dump them for internet also. Can't wait. 

06/15/2018 - 12:39pm Attacking Northwestern felt…

Attacking Northwestern felt good, I got a cushy assignment, sort of like fighting the Italians in WWII.

How can I get more stars?

06/15/2018 - 12:33pm What team is represented by…

What team is represented by that weird fractal symbol!


06/13/2018 - 11:35am I got a BGS degree from M…

I got a BGS degree from M and looooved it. People knock it as being easy because many football players choose it, though that is mostly because it avoids the foreign language proficiency requirement. It can allow you an easier path if you opt for that, but for the most part it is designed to be more intensive than a typical LSA degree.

It encourages students to attend a disparate range of classes in different schools, without having to necessarily concentrate in one or two. I took classes in chemistry, computer science, cosmology, film, literature, poli sci, law school courses, business school courses, math, statistics, american culture, communications, history, psychology, creative writing, etc. etc. Beyond allowing for a much more varied curriculum, it also requires that 60 credits be completed in 300/400 level courses, which are typically more intense than the 100/200 level prerequisites. The upper level courses are typically not huge lectures and are more focused and interesting by far than the intro courses. 

As far as how it benefits me career-wise, I work in SF/Silicon Valley tech/media start-ups doing strategy, product and business development work and I use all of it. Writing/communication skills, some law, computer science and an understanding of technology, etc. Way more useful (to me) than getting a computer science degree (was never going to be a programmer) or something like a literature degree. 

06/11/2018 - 9:55pm Done.


What is the weird…



What is the weird black team with the strange symbol? It doesn't look like any college football team I know.......

06/07/2018 - 9:22am Thank Dog!

Thank Dog!

05/29/2018 - 5:08am I don't necessarily agree with the logic in terms of the

effect it would have, but if losing a certain game that we previously won would avoid the Dark Ages and keep the game results more typical in the following years, I would give it up in a heartbeat.

That would give us about 6 more wins against OSU since then, likely many of the contests people are wishing to reverse elsewhere in this thread, plus probably 4 more wins against MSU, also games likely mentioned here, not to mention App State doesn't happen.

05/29/2018 - 12:15am This is my answer excluding

all OSU/MSU games.

05/26/2018 - 9:57am I think Seth mentioned

in another thread that the switch would be flipped "when we can all be together", not sure who/what they are waiting for, but perhaps someone is out of town?


EDIT: note to self, always scroll/read all the way down before replying.


05/25/2018 - 8:46pm ha

hoMerisM /s

05/25/2018 - 7:35pm But you're only referring to monetary help

While obviously a major component, money isn't the only advantage of growing up middle or upper class.

Middle/Upper class kids still go to better schools, have a peer group who are more than likely also going to college, grow up on a community filled with role models and overall have higher expectations about where their lives should end up.... Not to mention a better network of references and or job opportunities once they're done with school.

05/24/2018 - 8:28pm Debbie Downer

the devil's advocate says:
1. A young untested QB is pushing the veteran QBs.....maybe veterans not that good?
2.There is no guarantee line will be better this year, transition in coaches and players, no real proven lineman. It is also possible line gets worse......
3. Don Brown's defense also practiced against last year's

05/13/2018 - 6:39pm Is this where I put

the Big Lebowski "well, that's like just your opinion man" video?


05/10/2018 - 2:33pm starting when?, from here on out?

05/04/2018 - 2:27pm double post

double post

05/04/2018 - 2:26pm I'm not even sure there is clearly any corruption

I read this earlier, and what it seems to be is a dispute between two departments on how audits are conducted and whether the standards applied would be the same for any University of Michigan department vs the standards for an independently run $11 billion fund.

On one hand, you have the internal compliance group at M accustomed to looking at academic departments and bodies and conducting a standard accounting audit of what is essentially a huge, independently run investment fund and I think Lundberg's contention is they aren't the same.

Schlissel clearly states that they are not the same and clearly admits that they have taken too long to resolve the issue. Big deal.

The gifts in question are a set of Timo luggage, some expensive clothing and a few business class flights. Meh. 

It also mentions the potential for a conflict of interest for the fund manager, which I think they did already address fairly quickly by establishing a new and separate oversight committee to address that. I don't think there is any actual accusation of wrongdoing here. 

The only even partially troubling item is the possible funnleing of investments to people that donated large sums to the university. Not sure if there is actualy a crime involved in that, or just bad optics and some potential for bad decisions without oversight. 

I can't believe you actually tried to equate this with the MSU situation. 

04/29/2018 - 10:39am The problem is...

Shea Patterson won't be all that effective if he is on his back.

I realize we didn't have the most stellar of quarterbacks last year, but I still think a large part of them not being serviceable was the fact that there was zero pass protection. Part of the problem is that our quarterbacks were injured most of the time, and if we can't protect Patterson he isn't going to be nearly as effective as we wanted to be.

04/28/2018 - 10:17pm Awesome!

Congratulations to both teams.