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08/01/2018 - 6:56pm This means OSU is…

This means OSU is investigating whether someone in the future might be able to prove Urban knew. If they think yes, he is gone.

07/25/2018 - 10:37pm This is hard to take from…

This is hard to take from someone has talked openly about voting for Trump.


07/12/2018 - 9:41am  

If this were happening in…


If this were happening in 2014 then obviously it should have stopped  then. But it wasn’t happening.

Ripping infants from their mothers arms is a months old policy - not much younger than many of the victims- that the administration had lied about in every way except that it is happening.

07/12/2018 - 9:38am If this were happening in…

If this were happening in 2014 then obviously it should have happened then. But it wasn’t. 

Ripping infants from their mothers arms is a months old policy - not much younger than many of the victims- that the administration had lied about in every way except that it is happening.

07/11/2018 - 11:53pm Tell that to the 3000 kids…

Tell that to the 3000 kids separated from their parents.

07/11/2018 - 11:51pm Honestly, good riddance if…

Honestly, good riddance if you do. I think the no poticis rule *here* is good, but if you are sitting on the fence these days you are not fulfilling an essential duty of your citizenship.

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”—Dante Alighieri 

These days paying attention to the news is more important than ever. "Extremely moderate" (whatever that means) is irrellivant. 

Are you extremely moderate or extremely indifferent?

07/08/2018 - 12:19pm I think Karen is about to…

I think Karen is about to have the best RB season we've seen since Hart, and ceartainly we've got the best duo we've had in forever.

07/08/2018 - 12:16pm And board usually isn't even…

And board usually isn't even entertaining.

07/04/2018 - 10:49pm Err, insert JPP's gnarled…

Err, insert JPP's gnarled hand image?

I don't know how to insert or edit anymore, apparently. Probably better for all involved not to look at his hand.

07/04/2018 - 10:47pm They won't hurt you?


They won't hurt you?

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I don't particularly mind them myself, but my dog is terrified of them, and in my neighborhood she has to put up with them for a lot more than the 4th. 

07/04/2018 - 9:25pm I dislike fireworks, despise…

I dislike fireworks, despise neighborhood fireworks, and think people who don’t agree are a little light on the blast powder, so to speak.

06/23/2018 - 12:20am Completely agreed with John…

Completely agreed with John's solo, although I love the best of of his solo. He did release some true turds. Paul gets slaughtered most for his solo career. I've never really delved into it, but I always suggest digging a little deeper into John's to defend Paul. I am sure its got plenty of lows, but Paul's good stuff is still good. All Things Must Pass is easily the best solo work, followed closely by Plastic Yono Band. 

The 80s and forever would be different had John lived. Not just musically, either, which again is why I loved him. He was a strongly contradictory figure, misogynistc, hateful in his lyrics (the guy wrote, or borrowed, "I'd rather see you dead little girl, than to be with another man", and "Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time, It's easy". The #metoo woulnd't have a clue what to do with John.

The reason I liked John and George was their counterculture message was catnip to a young me. Not that I'm turning that way, but I viewed Paul as too conservative to be my idol. When John died, the MC in the ER (seriously?) played all my loving. How incredible is that? Still, the greatness in the Beatles is a true joy they bring us. And I think that's Paul, more than anyone else.

06/22/2018 - 10:56pm "One of the best things I…

"One of the best things I have ever seen."

Seconded. I love going on a Beatles kick every few years, and you just jump started one.

Growing up John or George were always my Beatles. The older I get the more of a Paul guy I become. All are great, and all had their share of highs and lows post Beatles, but Paul more than the others had the carefree lightness that I think really make the Beatles stand out from the their classic rock contemporaries. 

06/19/2018 - 1:59pm I'm way long Higdon. I've…

I'm way long Higdon. I've seen Shea get some very light Heisman consideration, I think Higdon is much likelier. Huge second half last year, we got pretty good at running the ball, Harbaugh is run first, Shea opens up the run, he is putting in the work this offseason.

All the doom and gloomers about recruit need to consider the anxt we felt when Weber went OSU because Harbaugh wanted Higdon. I'll take Higdon all day and not think twice.

06/12/2018 - 5:21pm This is the second meeting w…

This is the second meeting w/ club. First was for Middlesex and I was really glad to have some people to talk about the book afterwards. I loved the book and it was fun reliving it with other people. Its kind of a drag to read a book and then have no one to talk to unless you read it with someone or read it through a recommendation.

Goldfinch will be good because I assume most people will have liked it and can tell me what I missed. No way I would recommend this book to someone else right now, but maybe tomorrow someone will have changed my mind.

As for the pace. I love reading outside with a good brew. Most relaxing thing you can do. I even play some relaxing music, stuff like Tibetan singing bowl music even.

06/11/2018 - 6:38pm I joined a book club and we…

I joined a book club and we meet this week to discuss Goldfinch.

For me, reading 800 pages in a month is a ton. Reading 800 pages of a book you find 2/3 a slug is even tougher.

Well written, I'd probably say so. Engaging characters, pretty subjective. Sad story - I would say unrelentingly negative. First this person dies, then that person, than that persons dad, then another person, oh and school is hard, then he might have to go live with terrible people. On and on and on.

I'm looking forward to hearing what the book club has to say. I hate to be the guy who comes in just to rip it apart but I very well may be.


06/11/2018 - 6:30pm I tried reading it but it…

I tried reading it but it lost me within 50 pages. It read like a child's book, and a racist one at that. Loved the movie, was very disapointed in the book.

06/03/2018 - 4:06pm kids these days can't read

kids these days can't read sarcacm #sad

06/03/2018 - 3:07pm Me too, when I posted the

Me too, when I posted the same joke literally 1 post up.

06/03/2018 - 1:58pm Oh god its Gary isn't it.

Oh god its Gary isn't it.

06/02/2018 - 5:08pm Theres also a better

Theres also a better argument  that he didnt.

06/01/2018 - 7:19pm The guy looks and acts like a

The guy looks and acts like a college professor, hosts mulch madness, and probably has a jar he puts coins in every time he uses  words like and "darn" and "shucks. 

Its one thing to take an interview (afterall, he probably hasn't (and likely won't again) interview for an nba hc) job. Taking it is something else. Even if offered, I would be shocked if he took it.

05/31/2018 - 11:44pm I hated the decision, and was

I hated the decision, and was anti lebron for his whole time in Miami, but the dude is a saint.

Have you ever been the best on a bad team? Good but can't win because of inferior talent. Its hard not to be consumed with frustration. I have no idea how he didnt throw a punch at JR.

He needs to leave 'the Land' ASAP. Everyone says Houston, I think Philly would be a better fit. I imagine they have the cash.

05/30/2018 - 11:16pm Didn't Gores pay like 7

Didn't Gores pay like 7 figures to Phil Jackson for 'advice' on taking the biggest, most obvious name available?

05/30/2018 - 11:14pm Have you seen him get in the

Have you seen him get in the tv though??

05/30/2018 - 7:04pm Left Detroit 10 years ago but

Left Detroit 10 years ago but still go back to visit familly. 

3 biggest factors I see:

Gilbert, bankruptcy, the worst publicc officials (Kilpatrick, Conyers) being removed.

Its incredible going back to even drive down Woodward. Never thought I'd see something like this again, and it seems like its got momentum of its own.

They even turned the old ballpark in a pretty legit softball field.

05/30/2018 - 6:24pm (No subject)

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05/29/2018 - 8:00pm Is there some word out about

Is there some word out about Matthews? seems like its assumed he's gone. Unless he's told people, I'd say 90% chance he comes back.

I never bought the 'Ward is gone' hype. I don't care how much he hates Izzo, transferring / declaring / Europe were terrible options compared to being a featured player at MSU. Maybe he would have left if he had to decide in March, but you cool down quite a bit  in 3 months.


05/28/2018 - 11:47am 2018 defense is as good or

2018 defense is as good or better at  8 or 9 /11 spots I would say.

My expectation is DEs are the best I've ever seen at Michigan. LB core should much better fit for Brown. 

Also, this is Brown's 3rd year vs his first year. I recall times in 2016 where half the defense was behind the QB. They flew around, but they weren't as sound as even last year. This year, they'll have the talent, depth, and now experience that all time great defenses have. 

I expect another gear from this defense that we've seen in 20 years.

Offense, I think this is the best RB grou we've had in forever. 

Last year WR play was bad, its a huge wild card this year. With better blocking and ceartainly better QB play, it could be below average to spectacular. I know DPJ is going to make a huge leap, but did Black develop at all? what about the other guys in his class. Should we forget about Mcdoom?

Obviously QB play is murky, but as we know backup QB is important and this year we'll have a good one.

Punter is a problem. Hate wasting opportunities for our D with crap punts.

05/21/2018 - 4:04pm I've been thinking about this

I've been thinking about this since posting, what I said is really true of a bunch of actors that were huge in the 80s and 90s.

You could probably name about 2 dozen actors that you might call A list for the 90s. Today, its a handful. At least in my opinion. Hollywood focuses on popcorn franchise movies more than ever, and as a result you don't get a lot of great movies, and therefore not many great performances.

05/21/2018 - 2:24pm Heres a hot take: The

Heres a hot take: The beginning of the end for Robert De Niro was Casino. His career really took a nose dive fast after he was such an important actor for basically 25 years. 

05/21/2018 - 1:13pm I didn't like it much either.

I didn't like it much either. Hard to get through. But on reflection it made more sense.

I think your critiques were sort fo the point. Nolan was trying to relive the battle. Fog of war. No one cares about backstories duringa battle. Context is derived after the fact.

Its a pretty unique film, as far as I know. But it doesn't really make me like it. Like you (probably) I kept waiting for the movie to really begin, and it never did. I might like it better if I watched it again but I doubt I will.

05/21/2018 - 10:17am The backstory to On the

The backstory to On the Waterfront Is what really what puts the movie together for me. If you have the DVD its one worth watching the extras for.

Not all movies are just escapism, and On the Waterfront certainly is one of those.

05/21/2018 - 10:13am A few other classics I

A few other classics I haven't seen mentioned yet:

Anatomy of a Murder: Courtroom drama that goes in another direction. Its a rather cynical movie that goes against grain for Jimmy Stewart. Sadly, I think history would suggest the movie is pretty much correct.

The Hustler: I really enjoy Paul Newman's early stuff, basically before he started pairing up with Robert Redford. Cool Hand Luke is good, but I prefer this, and find his role more iconic. CHL sort of feels like a cliched idea of counterculture, but the Hustler still feels fresh to me.

Notorious: Early Hitchcock. Its a love story and also a spy story about infiltrating a ring of Nazis who fled to South America. I'm not a huge Hitchcock guy but this one is great. I liked Rear Window a ton, too.

Casablanca is everyone's favorite Bogart, but he's got some other good stuff. The Treasure of Siera Madre is fantastic, he really loses it. But its probably on par with other like Key Largo, Maltese Falcon, and the African Queen.

05/20/2018 - 8:49pm I love Linkletter and Waking

I love Linkletter and Waking Life is fun. I watch it every few years. It has a cool tone.

05/20/2018 - 8:40pm Heat did almost nothing for

Heat did almost nothing for me. The best part of the movie is the moody synth soundtrack. The heist seens were pretty good, but everything else (and there is a ton of else) seemed like filler. 

05/20/2018 - 8:38pm Barry Lyndon is a great

Barry Lyndon is a great movie. Kind of forgotten and out of place in Kubrick's catelog.

"I'm not sorry. And I'll not apologize. And I'd as soon go to Dublin as to hell."

Great line.

I gues I'm the only one who prefers Casino to Goodfellas? I also think theres a case to be made for Jackie Brown over Pulp Fiction.


05/20/2018 - 6:47pm Movies are subjectetive but a

Movies are subjectetive but a little surprised by this board's choices...

I have clear cut top 3 in no order:

Apocalypse Now: Every scene is terrific. People miss the forest for the trees thinking theres more to this movie than there is. Take it at face value, its fantastic.

2001: I don't see another director 1/10th bold enough these days to make a movie like 2001. Love the mysticism of the movie. I have my own thoughts, I've read analysis from people smarter than me. You could remake Citizen Kane or Casablanca,  you could not remake this movie. 

Lawrence of Arabia: like it so much I am slowly reading (amongst othe things) an original printing of "seven pillars of wisdom". Yea, great cinimitography and incredible acting, but TE Lawrence as a character study is what gets me.

Clearly I like critic's choices and classics. Best movie of the last 20 years is There Will be Blood. Coen brothers and PTA would probably take up most of my top10 movies from last 20 years.

05/20/2018 - 6:33pm Dune is my favorite Sci fi

Dune is my favorite Sci fi book, possibly due to being maybe the only sci fi i've read. But it doesn't have a good movie adaption. I love Lynch, but his does not age well at all.

The director of Arrival has one coming out in the next couple of years. I am very eagerly awaiting this one. He's said he wants it to be Star Wars for adults, which is appropriate since SW ripped off Dune pretty thoroughly.

05/20/2018 - 6:28pm Maconahey's character was an

Maconahey's character was an important part of the story / theme.

Wrong actor for the role, though.

I like Contact a bunch too.

05/19/2018 - 8:26pm All criticism is valid when

All criticism is valid when the rivalry has become such a nightmare. But yea, the last 2 years the QB play has been the difference. Of course, QB isn't an incidental detail.

05/17/2018 - 11:06pm I've been running the

I've been running the computers all day and my advanced stats came up with Harbaugh is 2-1 in season openers at Michigan. I like our chaces!

05/15/2018 - 6:28pm Thanks for the help, yall. 

Thanks for the help, yall. 

I chose the middle route and the maize section. 370 psd per vs 500, and only a few seats over. Closer to the 20 than the 35, but still an upgrade from my corner seats.

I really liked the interface they had for upgrades. Giant step up from old system.

05/05/2018 - 11:45pm His FT% wasnt a problem

His FT% wasnt a problem freshman year. I think its one of those things that snowballed. I didn't like his weird routine. From what I saw, he flared his elbow. I have no idea how their solution was what it was. 

05/05/2018 - 11:45pm His FT% wasnt a problem

His FT% wasnt a problem freshman year. I think its one of those things that snowballed. I didn't like his weird routine. From what I saw, he flared his elbow. I have no idea how their solution was what it was. 

05/04/2018 - 11:20pm is it good? Or just a tiny

is it good? Or just a tiny huge mistake?

05/02/2018 - 6:18pm When Tigers got Gibby they

When Tigers got Gibby they went from worst to first. I watch via mlbtv, so I can watch opposing broadcast, and I always did with Rod + Mario. No chemistry, no humor,  Mario's inhuman delivery was terrible. 

Gibby has a darky, edgy, weird sense of humor I suspect goes un apreciated by most. I find him hilarious. And his alpha to Mario's beta is great chemistry. Mario always seems close to fight or flight, but there is nothing mean about Gibby so it never quite gets there. Mario is a lot more human because of it, too. Great stuff, Gibby makes these lean years a lot easier to take.

BTW, this Mize pitcher out of Auburn has blown up and there looks to be a consensus top pick. Really good news, as the long presumed pick, Brady Singer, is not wowwing the way you want the top pick to wow.


04/29/2018 - 1:40pm Remember when the betting

Remember when the betting line on Harbaugh coming moved and everyone was giddy, and the bet that moved the line was like $800 or something?

Morale of the story? Harbaugh did come, the guy won a few thousand dollars, and we are definitely beating ND.

04/29/2018 - 8:01am Dantonio's reaction

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04/28/2018 - 4:55pm Indifferent towards the

Indifferent towards the draft. 

Patricia probably looks at what he wrung out of Patriot's D and thinks what he inherrited in Detroit is no worse. Probably thinks improving the Oline and RB will help D more than anything else.

KJ looks pretty good in the highlights to me. Its a good sign several C's went after we took Ragnow.

Hoping character was not a factor in any of these picks. Will be forever annoyed with the Terry Fair pick.