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06/22/2018 - 6:32pm In summary: It's not so much…

In summary: It's not so much the message people can't stand - it's the messenger.

And you know he's reading all these posts and just eating it up, right? He's getting exactly what he wants - attention. And if he has to become MGoBlog's Dick-in-Residence to get it, it's a small price to pay.

06/22/2018 - 10:58am Thank you. I posted earlier…

Thank you. I posted earlier about having this problem, but I obviously didn't go far enough into this thread to see this response. My bad.

06/22/2018 - 8:32am Sorry if this isn't the…

Sorry if this isn't the right place for this, but I didn't know where else to go.

I've noticed that my point total hasn't changed, even though I've posted a couple of responses to other threads. I tried clearing my cache, but that did nothing. I checked this thread for answers, but the only "point problems" I've seen were from people who weren't able to post, even though they had the required number of points.

Is there a new system in place, where you don't get points for responding? Or is this some other problem?

Any answers/guidance would be much appreciated.

06/21/2018 - 4:45pm PBR is never OK, neither for…

PBR is never OK, neither for the taste nor the irony..

06/18/2018 - 5:40pm I wasn't in favor when I…

I wasn't in favor when I first heard about it, but this might just change my mind: Very solid, traditional look, without the bells & whistles - no junking it up with unnecessary designs. Like others have mentioned, an aerial view would be very helpful. But from this angle, it looks pretty good.

06/13/2018 - 12:13pm My take as well. I used to…

My take as well. I used to check it at least a half-dozen times a day. Since the switch, I know there have been days when I haven't checked at all.

I never understood what was so wrong with the previous version, and why so many were clammering for an MGoBlog 2.0. To be honest, this is probably due to my low level of technical understanding. I'm sure that there are valid reasons for the change, and they are simply beyond my scope.

Maybe it is better. Or maybe it's just different. Maybe the change is an improvement, or maybe it's the blog equivalent of New Coke. Maybe people will prefer it, or maybe they won't.

That's a lot of "maybes." But I liked the old one, and read it and participated in the discussions much more often. There was no "maybe" in that.

06/07/2018 - 4:23pm As a Flint native, I thank…

As a Flint native, I thank you, sir. I have spent the last 30 years in the Detroit are trying to convince these people that those things they've been eating are chili dogs, dammit!

06/07/2018 - 4:21pm Agreed. Also on my overrated…

Agreed. Also on my overrated list: The Office, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and any Will Ferrell movie.

06/07/2018 - 11:16am My understanding is that the…

My understanding is that the punishment for seducing an unmarried woman is to be tarred and feathered, branded with an "S," and driven from the village in rags, forced to live on thorns and nettles.

Still better than living in East Lansing.

06/06/2018 - 4:58pm I was, and I did. Thank you…

I was, and I did. Thank you.

Much better. Certainly much better than clawing out my corneas while looking at the other page. As I said, an excellent gag.

06/06/2018 - 3:42pm Agree completely. The font,…

Agree completely. The font, point size, and type color on the main page are much more difficult to read - especially against the background of "Gee, lookit what I can do!" stars that increase and decrease in size.

And as long as I'm bitching - is this REALLY the new main page? When I first saw it, I thought it was the most clever trolling job I'd ever seen. I was ready to give Brian, Seth, & Co. and standing O for their great commitment to a fantastic con job. I mean, sparkly stars and falling stars and the growing/shrinking stars (somebody REALLY likes stars, huh?), along with the aforementioned comic sans and all the moving parts. It's only two hearts and a unicorn away from looking like a One Direction fangirl page. Brilliant!

Except now I think it's for real. And that's ... really disappointing.

Go ahead and cue the "Old Man Yells at Cloud" meme if you want. But this isn't good.


06/06/2018 - 12:39pm I just banged several of you…

I just banged several of you 3-digit guys, but as someone else mentioned, the point total didn't increase.

I've never been good with changes, but I have the feeling this one is gonna take a while to get used to.

06/02/2018 - 4:44am Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

06/01/2018 - 10:55am Got a letter from the

Got a letter from the Michigan State Treasury yesterday, telling me that I won my appeal over a dispute about last year's tax refund.

Shocked the hell out of me. I felt like David without a sligshot taking on a governmental Goliath, so it was both surprising and gratifying to win ... although not as gratifying as getting the cash.

Because as Daffy Duck once said, "It's not the principle of the thing ... it's the money."

05/30/2018 - 2:57pm I must disagree.

While the air conditioner is an important invention, the three greatest inventions were beer, the microwave oven, and porn.

Proof: I only need the air conditioner in the summer.

05/28/2018 - 8:46pm Remembering my Uncle George,

Remembering my Uncle George, 2nd Lt. in the Intelligence and Reconaissance Platoon, 36th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. KIA, St. Patrick's Day, 1945 on Luzon, The Philippines.

05/28/2018 - 8:40pm Great old war picture. I

Great old war picture. I usually watch it around Christmas, which is fitting, considering the time of the battle. Love watching James Witmore march the platoon off to the "Jody call" at the end.

05/28/2018 - 3:37pm Very cool, and a prized

Very cool, and a prized possession indeed.

I had an uncle who was a Marine on Guadalcanal. When he died about five years ago, he had the military service at the cemetery, conducted by the Marine Veterans group to which he belonged. The two Marine Veterans who folded his casket's flag were both well into their 80's, and were having trouble getting their shaking hands and arthritic fingers to cooperate. Their final result was wrinkled and slightly lumpy and didn't have the neatest corners - but by God, you never saw a flag folded with more reverence.

Bless them all - the ones who came home, and the ones who didn't.

05/28/2018 - 10:27am Plus, that was the game where

Plus, that was the game where Devin had broken a bone in his foot, so I wonder if the play call wasn't limited by what he could physically do.

But damn, that was one gutsy final drive. If life was fair, he'd have shoehorned that last pass in for two points and gone out a hero.

But as that game proved, life ain't fair.

05/27/2018 - 7:40pm Burns' work is a great way to

Burns' work is a great way to spend this day. The Sullivan Ballou letter and Sam Watterson's reading of The Gettysburg Address are the parts that always get to me.

05/23/2018 - 6:38pm Now you tell me.

Now you tell me.

05/23/2018 - 5:14pm Mountain Dew's "Puppy Monkey

Mountain Dew's "Puppy Monkey Baby" ad from a few years ago. "Bizarre" and "grotesque" would be two of the words I'd use to describe it. The other words aren't printable.

Also the Hungry Howie's ad team commercials, with the fat, annoying jackass. Proof that stupid does not equal funny.

05/22/2018 - 11:00am I'm the other way - I don't

I'm the other way - I don't get the love affair that some people have with Lebowski. I've tried watching it, but I always end up thinking "What's the big deal with this?" (Same reaction I have to Fargo.) I'll have to try it again.

Love Cinderella Man except for one thing: Ron Howard's insistence on making Max Baer into a total dick. Yes, he was a loud, gregarious party boy. But being such a cold-hearted prick that he jokes to Mrs. Braddock about comforting her if her husband dies? Bullshit. Yes, Baer killed Frankie Campbell in the ring - but was by all accounts horrified by what had happened, and donated the purse from a subsequent fight to Campbell's widow and children. No way he'd have joked about it.

Also, since this was the time of the violent anti-Semitism going on in Hitler's Germany, Baer wore trunks with a Star of David on the leg in the Braddock fight. But Opie chose to omit that.

05/21/2018 - 8:28pm Forgot about what?

Forgot about what?

05/21/2018 - 8:28pm And if they're sloppy

And if they're sloppy whiteys, that's a completely different kind of blog.

05/21/2018 - 6:59pm I can see your point on

I can see your point on Passion. I found the DVD in a resale store, watched it, and promptly donated it back. After seeing it once, I didn't need to see it again. Very powerful, and doing the whole movie in Aramaic? That's dedication.

But "two hour snuff film" isn't far off the mark. Like any Gibson movie, there's an emphasis on gore. I remember reading an article by a professor of religion, who reviewed the movie. He asked his father, who'd been a doctor for over 30 years, for his professional opinion.

Doctor Dad said that he doubted any human being could take that much of a beating, and lose that much blood during the scourging, and still have the strength to haul a cross up Golgotha. Based on what was portrayed, he wouldn't have been surprised if Jesus had died of shock and exsanguination.

05/21/2018 - 6:47pm I'm no Rosie fan, but you've

I'm no Rosie fan, but you've got to give her her due. She was one of the few women in that movie who could actually throw the ball.

05/21/2018 - 4:48pm Friend was working at some

Friend was working at some event in Ohio where Harbaugh was a speaker. He said that he had nothing personally against Harbaugh, except his delivery. According to my friend, JH was overly enthusiastic, and "Man, is he loud!"

I replied that it's too bad Jim couldn't be more like that model of quiet dignity and restraint, Wayne Woodrow Hayes.

05/21/2018 - 2:07pm I enjoyed Tin Cup until a

I enjoyed Tin Cup until a couple of years ago, when I read how much money Roy McAvoy left on the table by going for green repeatedly. Instead of finishing tied for second and earning over $204,000, he finished seven shots back and made over $33,000.

Yeah, I know - dramatic cinematic moment and all that. But it's a big plot hole. This is a guy who is so strapped for cash that he had to give his driving range to his stripper ex-girlfriend to pay off a loan. And nobody - Cheech Marin, Rene Russo, or any of his hangers-on - had the common sense to say "Hey Roy - what about the money?"

You'd think at least the stripper would have thought of it.

05/21/2018 - 12:20pm "I'm afraid the strain was

"I'm afraid the strain was more than he could bear."

05/21/2018 - 11:28am Had a recent conversation

Had a recent conversation with a good friend who is a Columbus native and a passionate tosu fan. (Despite that stain on his character, I really like the guy.)

He got going on UM's overseas trips. His bottom line was, how is this helping your football team improve? My answer:

1. Just because the team is going to Paris or wherever does not mean that Harbaugh & staff aren't busting their asses in practice. Say what you want about JH, old friend, but even his worst detractors never accused him of mailing it in.

2. He and the team's benefactors are providing an experience that a lot of these kids would never have otherwise. And there's a big ol' world out there - one that has nothing to do with college football. So maybe it's a good idea if they saw some of it?

Like most things college-football related, we agreed to disagree.

05/21/2018 - 10:27am This is by no means a

This is by no means a complete list:


Saving Private Ryan

Singing in the Rain

Schindler's List

The Philadelphia Story (the Katharine Hepburn/Cary Grant movie, not the Tom Hanks one)

When Harry Met Sally

Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis just disappeared into that role)

The King's Speech

Blazing Saddles

Young Frankenstein


05/21/2018 - 10:15am +1 for Schindler's List,

+1 for Schindler's List, although it's like Saving Private Ryan for me: I find certain parts of it so emotionally draining that I can't watch it that often.

05/21/2018 - 10:09am Great movie, and one of the

Great movie, and one of the best written movies I've ever seen. The scenes between Damon and Williams are fantastic.

And the film's even more impressive when you consider how young Damon and Affleck were when they did it.

05/21/2018 - 9:08am Blazing Saddles story: Many

Blazing Saddles story: Many years ago I began playing historic baseball at Greenfield Village. It being my first game, I was being very conscientious about playing the game in the proper 19th Century manner, using only the period-correct terminology, and so forth.

Just as the game is about to start, the museum clock chimed noon. And my buddy playing first base turned around to me in right field and yelled at the top of his voice:

"Hey! The sherrif is near!"

Of course I lost it, but what was funnier was that three spectators standing down the right field line heard him and cracked up too. So they spent the next two innings yelling movie lines at us:

"Candygram for Mongo!"

"'Scuse me while I whip this out!"

"Hey - where all the white women at?"

It was hilarious, although I doubt The Village would have thought so. (They encourage us to connect with the customers, but I doubt that's what they had in mind.)

05/21/2018 - 8:39am Plus, it allowed James Woods

Plus, it allowed James Woods to play the role that has always been his strongest: Detestable prick.

05/21/2018 - 8:33am "You know we're always

"You know we're always fascinated when we find leg irons with no legs in them."

05/21/2018 - 8:20am Absolutely. Costner's done

Absolutely. Costner's done some great movies (Bull Durham, Dances with Wolves) and some over-produced crap (Waterworld, The Postman). But this one's definitely on the plus side.

And between this and the Lonesome Dove series, Duvall established himself as one of the best western actors ever.

One of my favorite scenes is just before the gunfight, when they're crouched behind the wagon, eating chocolate bars and learning each other's real name. The classic moment of "calm before the storm."

05/21/2018 - 8:11am And then, while lightly

And then, while lightly tapping his finger on the butt of his revolver, utters the two deadliest words in the movie:

"Say when."

05/20/2018 - 10:41am And the best of them all ...

Donna, my dream girl.

05/18/2018 - 2:50pm "I cannot understand how

"I cannot understand how anyone can care ..."

That's my reaction every time they come out with a new "The Real Housewives of Whereverthehell," or anything Kardashian-related.

05/18/2018 - 5:40am Johnson Hardwood is a premium

Johnson Hardwood is a premium flooring company with offices in California and Texas. They specialize in high-end, durable wood made from trees that are responsibly harvested, and floors that are custom made, with unique wood grain patterns.

So, getting laid by Johnson Hardwood is not as exciting as it sounds - although your dining room will look fabulous!

05/17/2018 - 5:22am I slightly disagree with the

I slightly disagree with the idea of "putting them away forever." My solution would involve a can of lighter fluid and a book of matches.

Blue is the primary color of the university, so it should be the color of the jerseys. When the cheerleaders start chanting "Let's Go Maize," then I'll reconsider.

05/16/2018 - 5:27am Many years ago I went to

Many years ago I went to Tigers' Fantasy Camp. One night a few of us were sitting in the bar talking to one of the former Tigers, and the subject of Rose's suspension came up. The ex-Tiger (whose name I won't say, but everyone would know it) told us that in every MLB locker room is a sign that covers Rule 21 - Misconduct. Section d, paragraph 2 reads:

"Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform shall be declared permenantly ineligible."

That's the rule, in black-and-white and three different languages. Every club makes sure every player knows it when he first comes up.

Ex-Tiger said that Pete's problem (other than his gambling, which was well-known throughout the league) was that he didn't follow the rules - he looked for ways to get around them. The rules didn't apply to Charlie Hustler. (His name, not mine.)

05/12/2018 - 5:08pm Maizen is the type who drinks

Maizen is the type who drinks water constantly so that he always has enough urine to piss in everybody's corn flakes.

05/11/2018 - 6:58pm Congratulations to Austin on

Congratulations to Austin on this well-deserved award.

He is, in the best sense of the Don Brown phrase, a "dude."

05/11/2018 - 6:56pm Exactly. Everyone knows the

Exactly. Everyone knows the correct phrase is "done gone through."

At least, those of us who are edumacated.

05/07/2018 - 8:11pm Wow ...

I never knew my mom liked Kid Rock.


Boy, the things you can learn about your parents.

05/07/2018 - 5:11pm I don't mind at all the Tate

I don't mind at all the Tate Forcier comparison, as long as it's physical and not mental. I still remember fondly Tater's TD option run against ND.

If you listen closely you still hear the echoes of the Irish safety's ankles breaking.

05/07/2018 - 2:31pm This could be a whole new OT

This could be a whole new OT thread: MGoDad Jokes.

Groaners that are guaranteed to embarrass your teenage daughter in front of her friends.

Like, "When it comes to cow tipping, does the standard 15% apply?"


I'll show myself out.