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06/21/2018 - 2:39pm Love Solemn Oath and Half…

Love Solemn Oath and Half Acre, never been to Scorched Earth. May need to try that. 

06/20/2018 - 2:55pm You don't see the thumbs up…

You don't see the thumbs up/down? That is what folks are talking about.

06/20/2018 - 8:08am A QB "room?" Is this a new…

A QB "room?" Is this a new thing? Are they next going to start ranking "rooms" for other position groups? 

06/20/2018 - 8:02am IANAL, but I suppose that…

IANAL, but I suppose that may be true legally. 

However, they are a great voice that people will acknowledge and listen to. It's clear that Engler had and continues to have a particular attitude and perspective toward these whole proceedings. If this is how he thinks of and talks about verified victims of repeated sexual assault, he will have little credibility as the leader who crafts new policies, procedures, and especially culture around sexual assault on this campus. "You got your pound of flesh, so get over it" is not exactly the foundation on which you should want to build. 

06/20/2018 - 7:56am Sort posts on the MGoBoard…
  1. Sort posts on the MGoBoard by most recent comment rather than created date. If you have a very active topic, but then it's two days old, it drops off the front page. The very active topics/posts should be kept at the top. 
  2. I second the request to open hyperlinks into new tabs (rather than a new window). It is annoying to have to remember to right-click the link ONLY IN MGOBLOG to open in a new tab. Practically every other site I use does this. 
  3. Everything at the top of the page is too big. Between the ad space, MGoBlog header, and those front page story boxes, that's an entire screen worth of real estate, with more than half of it not really adding any value. I get that the ads won't change, but the banner could definitely be smaller, as could the story boxes. Reduce the height of those by 25-35% - although maybe all we'd add to the screen is the next ad above the most recent front-page post. Maybe the banner height is also a function of the user control panel box? 
  4. Speaking of which, the user CP box is pretty useless. I can't actually see anything about myself other than points. Why is the only way to see my info to find a post I've made and then click on my username? I should be able to do it from the user CP box. 


06/20/2018 - 7:46am Good stuff. I've been pretty…

Good stuff. I've been pretty silent, but playing every day. Glad to be doing my part to defeat the evil empire. 

06/19/2018 - 12:25pm Even his latest statement…

Even his latest statement shows that he's all about the money. His response to the criticism is that the tensions are in the past because they got paid. Not a single iota of sympathy. 

06/15/2018 - 12:33pm Were you going for "Perles…

Were you going for "Perles of wisdom" here, most likely in a very ironic fashion?

06/15/2018 - 11:25am I figured that out a bit…

I figured that out a bit late in my post re: calls for Engler to step down. Now, if you can show me how to edit my OP...

06/15/2018 - 11:23am Indeed. How arrogant this…

Indeed. How arrogant this guy is...

"I continue to look ahead. Whatever the tensions were before, we have successfully negotiated a settlement agreement — something that is fair and equitable to both sides, and that both sides agreed to," Engler said. "We are now committed to continuing our efforts to strengthen sexual misconduct prevention on and off campus and to respond promptly to and appropriately if prevention fails.

I am looking forward to the Board of Trustee meeting next week where we will continue our progress and efforts to move forward. I believe actions matter, and that is how the success of our work will be determined."

06/06/2018 - 1:21pm More things that have…

More things that have probably already been mentioned.

  • Cannot edit comments
  • Comments section doesn't show new/unread comments or indicate number of new/unread comments.

Enhancement suggestions:

  • Would be nice to see who started a board post, similar to how the diary poster's name is below the diary topic. 
  • Put an indicator for the OP in the comments section. If I created a board post then commented later on, it should have an indicator that I am the OP. Many boards/forums do this, including Reddit (among MANY others). I personally like this feature. 
06/06/2018 - 1:15pm The rule is that RED is BAD…

The rule is that RED is BAD. Think about it throughout history. You have the Redcoats oppressing the American colonies. Red China. The Soviets. The very existence of the buckeyes. 

06/06/2018 - 12:12pm Nice job of posting half the…

Nice job of posting half the story, making it seem like they're doing away with the math requirement altogether. 

In fact, they're dropping the primarily online remedial math course and replacing it with two new math classes which are done in person. Also, the remedial class didn't count toward grad credits, while the new classes do. 

06/06/2018 - 9:09am A few other things, at least…

A few other things, at least a couple of which have been posted already:

  • Changing the post count to 100 doesn't seem to do anything. 25 and 50 work, but not 100. 
  • If you're on the main page, you can see the number of comments associated with each post. If you actually go into the post, you can no longer see the number of comments anywhere at the top. I liked that so I could just click the "xx comments" and jump straight to comments, instead of having to scroll down. 
  • Need link to browse diaries. For now, can only see the most recently posted diaries. 
  • Need a "my account" link somewhere at the top where it shows your username and posting options. It's a pain to have to click on your own name in a comment in order to get to it.  


06/06/2018 - 8:37am I did not have to change my…

I did not have to change my password.

I also see the "unable to retrieve" mess at the top of my screen, but maybe that's because I'm on my corporate VPN...

06/06/2018 - 8:35am Anyone else notice that http…

Anyone else notice that still takes you to the faux geocities site? Need the "www" in order to get to the updated site. Intentional? Will eventually just point to For now, get your geocities fix in, while it lasts. 

05/29/2018 - 10:53pm I have two not represented

I have two not represented here. One of them was just mentioned by pasadenablue - Michigan Sports Center.

The other was one of the originals out there, I think - Vijay from i Blog for Cookies.

Otherwise, you got the dozen or two I used to follow at various points. 


05/29/2018 - 4:08pm I remember driving between

I remember driving between Atlanta and Ann Arbor in the mid-90s and filling up premium for less than a dollar a gallon. Crazy times. 

My car (2003 Infiniti I35) gets about 20-21mpg city, probably about 27mpg highway. 

I'm strongly considering the Buick Regal TourX as my next car, but I do wish it had better fuel economy. It's not terrible (rated 21 city/29 hwy), but hardly better than my current car. If only it were 10% better....

This is honestly what is keeping me considering a sedan of some sort (not a fan of SUVs or CUVs). The new Accord, Camry, and Mazda 6 all look pretty great and it's hard to justify getting a wagon because wagons are cool (imho), when there are sedans out there with better features and fuel economy for less. 

I still have time to decide, at least, since I won't be buying a car until we're done paying off the minivan (September can't come fast enough!). I'll also probably wait at least a year for a used  or late MY 2018 before/as the 2019's hit the dealer lots. 

05/29/2018 - 1:00pm UF and GT owned the Southeast

UF and GT owned the Southeast a week or so ago. I think UF was hit particularly hard by Team Chaos and GT... I don't even know. Hopefully, GT and Clemson can fortify the mid-Atlantic and Appalachia, while UF and UT fend off Chaos, Bama, and osu in the southeast. 

05/28/2018 - 10:39pm I think the red states

are the axis forces

05/28/2018 - 10:38pm glad to see

you got your clearance, Clarence.

05/25/2018 - 4:54pm Hi, I'm from German!

Serriously, though, I was wondering that myself. jer-MON or JER-mun? 

And is his brother jeh-MON? 

05/23/2018 - 2:49pm '91 Honda Accord LX, white

'91 Honda Accord LX, white with blue interior. 

It stayed with me through HS (hand-me-down from my sister, actually) and college. My record was fitting 9 people in it. A bunch of us went to watch a movie at the Showtime on Carpenter. Afterward, we discovered that several of them had been DROPPED OFF and had no ride back. B/c I was lazy and efficient, I decided that we could fit 9 people in there. I was driving, we had the three smallest girls in the front passenger seat (and actually kinda of on the center console); 4 across in the back, and 2 more on their laps. 

I was low-ridin' that night in a major way. Sketchiest part was going by Washtenaw where it splits off with Stadium b/c there was often a cop sitting around there. Fortunately, we made it back to campus without incident. 

Also got me and my sister home to Atlanta during winter break, December 1995 when a huge blizzard hit most of Ohio. We got stuck in that blizzard. Took us about 9 hours to get to Cincy from AA - normally a 4 to 4.5 hour drive. Took another 6 hours to get home to Atlanta, so that was a ROUGH day. 

Can't leave out the road trips to Colorado, Chicago, and Cocoa Beach. 

05/23/2018 - 2:25pm When I first saw that on the

When I first saw that on the news in the hotel without sound, I thought, "Why do they have a bronze of Biff Tannen?"

05/23/2018 - 2:23pm Well hello there!

05/21/2018 - 7:51pm random fun fact

DePaul is actually the largest Catholic university in the country, with over 14k undergrads and 23k students overall.

05/21/2018 - 4:09pm It might seem like a lot (ok,

It might seem like a lot (ok, it IS a lot), but it's not nearly as much as you make it out to be. The first year we mulched after moving into this house, we ordered 14 yards, used it all, and wished we had a couple more. 

Granted, it all depends on the size of your yard, mulch beds, etc. but 15 yards isn't some crazy number. 

05/18/2018 - 3:04pm Pawpawvian Man. Never fails

Pawpawvian Man. Never fails to excite. 

(sidenote: I was totally bummed that I went to Venice, but didn't get to see Vitruvian Man in person, although I had since learned that it's been publicly displayed only once in the past 30 some odd years)

05/15/2018 - 3:00pm agree

never liked gated manual.

my plan is to buy my daughter a three year old Impreza with manual transmission when she turns 17. thieves will avoid it and friends won't be able to borrow it.

05/11/2018 - 3:17pm I had dinner in Bettendorf the other night. I have

I had dinner in Bettendorf the other night. I have no other contribution to make.

05/10/2018 - 4:00pm Note that it takes the MEDIAN

Note that it takes the MEDIAN number of stars for your multiplier. I currently have 1 star for days on cfb subreddit;  karma (42 - getting there!), and awards (0 awards); 2 stars for turns played (3 so far); and 5 stars for links explored. 

My median is 1 star, but should hit 2 stars VERY soon if I keep posting to the cfb subreddit

  1. explore all the links. That will give you up to 5 stars
  2. play a turn (or two?) which gives you two stars
  3. Post a ton on the cfb sub-reddit. You need 50 karma on the subreddit to get to 2 stars. 

The others (90 days on CFB subreddit and awards) are, in my estimation, pretty far out of reach for a new redditor. 

05/10/2018 - 11:24am As a kid growing up, I wanted

As a kid growing up, I wanted to dunk, but I'm a short Asian dude. so instead, I'd practice my buzzer beaters to win the game. Every time I missed, I was fouled. Ever time I missed a free throw, it was a lane violation. I'm pretty sure I won every "game" I played in my head.

05/10/2018 - 11:21am That's not the same thing at

That's not the same thing at all. 

It'd be more like Jordan deciding he wanted to go play with Hardaway and Mourning in Miami, or Malone and Stockton in Utah. 

05/09/2018 - 9:52am My nightly activities while

My evening activities while on business (avg 30-35 trips per year, although have done as many as 45 weeks). Married almost 15 years, 2 kids, been traveling the last 12 years. 

- work - I have to either catch up on other work or follow-ups from the day's meetings

- dinner out somewhere; you get over the self-consciousness of dining alone pretty quickly; also, always order a different local beer every time, whether you're in Birmingham AL, Manhattan KS, or San Francisco CA

- work out - gotta stay healthy; or in the mornings if I can drag myself out of bed. I like to run outside vs. treadmill and it can be a good way to explore. I've done that everywhere from Paris and Amsterdam to Atlanta and Wichita

- watch TV/streaming; read a book (often ebooks these days); internet

- if it's a new city/town, walk around and explore. Did this in Prague, Paris, Frankfurt, Seoul. A little easier than many US cities, frankly, where you might have to drive to a "downtown" sort of area. 

- if it's a city/town where I have family and/or friends, try to meet up with them at least once


05/07/2018 - 9:38pm gobluetwo for BlueSCar

gobluetwo for BlueSCar

05/07/2018 - 4:26pm I understand Reddit b/c I'm

I understand Reddit b/c I'm not THAT old, but I don't really do Reddit b/c I'm not THAT young. Also, I had never heard of Discord until mgb and just tried joining on Friday. I guess I'm not able to be vetted due to my relatively low Reddit history/ratings. 

I'll mosey on over to discord to see what I should be doing. Otherwise, I'll just defend osu defend the territory we took from osu (sorry, just couldn't stand to say that i would "defend osu"). 


05/04/2018 - 3:01pm Equivocate

Does not mean what you think it means. The word you are looking for is "equate." 

As a sidenote, somehow, the Freep saw fit to publish three articles on the topic. MLive, DetNews, and other media outlets? Zero. 

I mean, it's important work to do, for sure. Absolutely wrong, unethical behavior by some of individuals. 

However, this has nothing to do with credibly criticizing what happened and continues to happen at msu. It's not as if that is somehow less true because some fund managers got away with some unethical crap for a few years. 

05/04/2018 - 11:40am sooo... I joined. What should

sooo... I joined. What should I defend and/or attack? Looks like I can choose to defend one and attack one each day. I chose to defend Michigan. Who are we attacking? Is there a place we discuss that? Is that Discord (which I can't access while connected to my work VPN, so maybe after hours)?

05/02/2018 - 5:51pm As long as we're criticizing Stafford

Can we also talk about how Barry Sanders went 1-6 in playoff games during his career? I mean, that guy was clearly about the individual stats and SOO overrated as a team player, amirite?



05/02/2018 - 3:02pm taco pants

all that height and he never actually caught anything.

05/02/2018 - 1:58pm Who know's

Who know's

05/02/2018 - 9:55am It was

Although I sea no reason for why he did it. Whelk, maybe it was just for the halibut...

04/26/2018 - 10:26pm so better center pick

ragnow or price? discuss...

04/26/2018 - 6:11pm How would you rank the QBs in

How would you rank the QBs in this year's draft? I like USA Today's take at it:…

They put Rosen first, with the comment that they NFL drafts on best-case scenario rather than most likely outcome. Then Darnold and Jackson. They put Allen at a distant 6th as a late 2nd rounder. Seems to better align with what you're thinking. 

04/26/2018 - 2:51pm as for me

I'm hoping to step into a Buick Regal TourX as my next vehicle. The world (or the US, at least) needs more station wagons. They are EVERYWHERE in Europe, already. 

04/26/2018 - 2:48pm or the classic..

Yugo, you don't come back

04/26/2018 - 2:39pm love me some neural networking...

I like Barkley because he has velocication.

Hurst definitely plays with a thwing and strong optimal power, as well as being completive and he the very seasons. 

And DJ Moore has that bowy long demeanor. 

But who in this draft is expected to expected to stay on touchdowns as meme inside coverage and lateral change of screams? 


(also, can anyone else picture these things being written on cutesy Japanese and Korean stationary?)

04/25/2018 - 4:32pm Nah

It's just because the AD couldn't remember that the Wisconsin head coach is... ummm... you know, that guy who... uh... 


04/25/2018 - 9:57am disagree

that it's bureaucracy for the sake of bureaucracy. However, it does have the potential to become very much like Sarbanes-Oxley - well-intentioned with good expected outcomes, but burdensome and just begging for people to find loopholes. 

04/22/2018 - 11:40pm Not saying that 'Bama has a

Not saying that 'Bama doesn't have a bigger football premium than Michigan right now. However, a bigger premium on a significantly lower base is still not comparable to AA, imo. 

Agree to disagree, if you wil.