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07/14/2018 - 3:35pm If I were hired as the next…

If I were hired as the next president of The Michigan State University one of the very first things I would do would be to fire Beekman.


(I'm probably not going to be hired as the prez of MSU).

07/11/2018 - 10:46pm I enjoyed trying to guess…

I enjoyed trying to guess what this thread would be about.


Sadly, my guess of "re-posting threads linking the same article over and over" was not a very good one.  

07/10/2018 - 12:06pm I went minivan this time and…

I went minivan this time and have been a big fan.  It has the room and cargo capacity of an SUV (or more) while getting a bit better gas mileage.  I'm not likely to go back to a sedan any time soon, I like the higher seating position and ease of entry/exit for less flexible passengers.


If it made any sense for me I'd get a Pacifica Hybrid and fill up every other month.

07/03/2018 - 1:37pm At some point you have to…

At some point you have to wonder if Don Brown is considering a defense consisting of 10 VIPERs and Michael Dwumfour.  We're not at that point yet, but it's out there.

07/02/2018 - 3:33pm Holland, Michigan


Pros: …

Holland, Michigan


Pros:  Beach town, nice downtown

     100 trillion gallon natural air conditioner

     lots to do, great beer and improving food scene


Cons:  Sparties, tourists, summer traffic, snow

07/01/2018 - 7:53pm Buckled up, with a…

Buckled up, with a supplemental airbag and wearing a lifejacket for triple protection.

06/29/2018 - 11:32am I admire the dedication to…

I admire the dedication to celebration but c'mon man you're taunting a bunch of us.


Going to be hot as balls this weekend, better stock up on ice and beverages.

06/28/2018 - 5:57pm Good to see that 5* kid…

Good to see that 5* kid Stamper with the rest of the class.  They're gonna be pretty good, guys.

06/25/2018 - 4:45pm I like this kid.  I think he…

I like this kid.  I think he's All that.  And with a little work in the weight room, All that and a bag of chips.


Welcome young fella.

06/22/2018 - 4:50pm I like this kid.  He’s Andre…

I like this kid.  He’s Andre Seldon but fast.

06/22/2018 - 3:22pm The Board is actually 4…

The Board is actually 4 Republicans and 4 Democrats.

06/21/2018 - 4:24pm As sweet as it would be to…

As sweet as it would be to win the game, eliminating tOSU completely would probably be sweeter.

06/20/2018 - 4:56pm I suppose it could always be…

I suppose it could always be photoshop but it's astounding to me that a kid that young is already that physically mature.  Hard work gets you a long ways, sure, but you also need testosterone and stuff.

06/16/2018 - 10:10pm A guy from south Florida…

A guy from south Florida chose The U?


A shocking development.


Good luck to him and much success unless they're playing Michigan.

06/16/2018 - 5:58pm Oh noes, maybe we won't be…

Oh noes, maybe we won't be the state of Michigan crootin champion this year

06/14/2018 - 2:47pm Did Warde Manuel learn…

Did Warde Manuel learn NOTHING from the Dave Brandon era?





Oh, you say it's basketball not football?  Carry on then.

06/13/2018 - 10:48pm I signed up for YouTube TV a…

I signed up for YouTube TV a couple weeks ago and have been happy with it so far.  I run it off a chromebox hooked up to my TV and have watched on my iphone.  I haven't tried it yet using the phone to chromecast but may give that a go tonight for fun.  For $40 a month it's an OK value.

06/13/2018 - 1:49pm I'm trying to take the long…

I'm trying to take the long view, that the new version will ultimately be better.  Right now, I can't really come up with anything that I do like better.  Liked the old layout better.  Think the story pictures look amateurish.  Miss the app.  Can't say it's super stable since I've gotten a number of errors.

06/13/2018 - 1:46pm I'm trying to come up with a…

I'm trying to come up with a proper description for the mobile site.  "Mobile optimized" clearly isn't it.  It's more mobile-hostile than "mobile friendly".


Perhaps "just barely tolerable on mobile" is as descriptive as it's going to get.

06/09/2018 - 10:48pm Two Hearted.  Tastes great,…

Two Hearted.  Tastes great, more filling.

06/07/2018 - 2:30pm I dunno man, I'm not sure…

I dunno man, I'm not sure that even Maizen is this much of a Debbie.


It's just a crystal ball.  It's not even a verbal commit, let alone a signing.  So the sky really isn't falling.  Freaking out about recruiting is stupid anyway.  If coach Harbaugh and the staff get their guys and coach them up and win games, who cares if they're from Michigan or if they're from some other state or country?  Nobody.  Who cares how many stars they had?  Nobody.

No, they haven't won B1G or national championships yet.  Key word being yet.  Let's see how they do this fall.

06/07/2018 - 2:21pm I know I'm just…

I know I'm just oldmanyellingatcloud.jpg here but I'll add my two cents, which is that even though the new site is "mobile-friendly", it's not as user friendly as the app was.  I much prefer the app experience and I use browsers on my phone as little as possible.  The discontinuance of the app will reduce the amount of time I spend on the blog.

05/30/2018 - 9:42pm Yup

That's a big 'un.

05/29/2018 - 3:56pm Yup

Gas mileage was small but relevant factor when I replaced my elderly crossover this year.  Van rated at 28 mpg hwy beat out SUV rated at 22 hwy.  Between that, getting a good deal and not springing for all the extras of the top trim I figure I'll have saved enough money to live with higher gas prices.

05/27/2018 - 8:59am Yup

I'd like to extend hearty congratulations to Adam Silver, the TV networks, ownership and most importantly the highly professional officiating crews for their complete success in rigging not one but two conference championship series.


Don't at me, I don't even watch the NBA.

05/26/2018 - 8:47pm Yup

No garden due to full investment in the condo lifestyle.  Occasionally consider getting a community garden plot, but they tend to have meetings on summer Saturdays and I'm all NOPE.  I'll live with getting fresh stuff from the farmers market.


As for beverages, Founders Solid Gold is proving to be the beer of the summer so far.  

05/23/2018 - 4:59pm Yup

You can criticize a lot of 1970s and 80s American cars for being poorly constructed junk but the Big 3 certainly could build some rock solid engines.  I know people that wept when GM discontinued the pushrod 3.8L V-6.

05/23/2018 - 11:09am Yup

I had a hand-me-down 1974 Plymouth Valiant.  225 slant 6, vinyl bench seats, AM radio, no cruise or power anything.  It took all sorts of abuse, mostly because I don't think I ever got any advice on how to take care of a car properly.  I'd like to go back and talk to dumbass younger me about that, because if I'd taken care of that car it would have lasted all the way through school and beyond at very little cost.  As it was it was a great car.

05/04/2018 - 9:25am Yup

It would be a shocker of monumental proportions if Maxey chose anyone other than Kentucky.  While it's nice to be in the final group of a top player, crootin is still crootin.


Not sure how interested coach Beilein would be in Reaves.  Seems like a decent player, but he'd have to sit a year iirc and it's hard to say that he'd be more appealing than taking one of the '19 guys they're in on.

05/03/2018 - 7:38pm Yup

I believe it was Ace who suggested hashtag #FERTILIZETHEGARDEN

04/15/2018 - 1:41pm Yup

It just might be that MOAR CHICK FIL A was the push we needed to get top croots.


Welcome young fella

04/15/2018 - 11:29am Yup

Clearly the real story here is the improved accessability of Chick-fil-a.  Give me a couple spicys, fries and a bigass frosted lemonade on the regular and I'll put on good weight in a hurry.

04/14/2018 - 9:12pm Yup

Because why not?  It's great to be.

04/12/2018 - 7:50pm Noooo

Drip Boys down one.


Seriously though, good luck to him. 

04/08/2018 - 11:04am Yup

I'm kinda puzzled by the lack of consideration of Ruynan as the LT.  I mean, I get that he's not ideal tackle sized.  But if he's a better athlete (and he is) than JBB and if you're going to roll with JBB and Runyan as your tackles, why wouldn't you play JBB at RT and Runyan at LT?


I guess that's why the coaches make the big bucks and I'll be sitting on the couch watching.

03/28/2018 - 11:40am OK Then

Good luck to the young man, may he slap all the floors he desires in the NBA.

03/28/2018 - 11:35am Yup

I am in favor of this apparent policy of not talking about Ohio State hockey, as if they do not exist.


Beat ND.

03/25/2018 - 2:48pm Yup

I'd say things are rope.


errr, dope.

03/25/2018 - 12:46pm Yup

Yaklich deserves the credit he's being given.


But so do DeAndre Haynes and Saadi Washington.  The guards and the bigs have developed well under their tutelage.


Great, great coaching staff.

03/25/2018 - 12:09am Yasssss


Everything GOAT

03/22/2018 - 9:54pm Yup


03/21/2018 - 11:24am Yup

I've got Poole's shot as the CANNONBALL

The highlight of any Poole Party and lethal to boot.

03/20/2018 - 4:48pm Yup

Bamba may not be truly NBA ready but if that's his dream and some team is going to pay him a bunch of money more power to him.


There aren't many guys with that kind of talent who are interested in spending four years in college but it's certainly fun to think about what a talent like Bamba could do if he spent that time with a coach like coach Beliein.

03/09/2018 - 9:30pm Yup

Feeling quite POSITIVE about these results.  Bring on the dance.

03/07/2018 - 9:02pm Whoa

hey now, lets not get crazy!

02/27/2018 - 10:23am Huh

Hass over Happ mayyyyybe but you have to love ETHAN HAPP, POINT CENTER bringing the ball up the floor and distributing

01/24/2018 - 12:55pm Yup

It may be that the line between CB and S continues to blur and safety is increasingly manned by CB-like substances.

01/23/2018 - 10:26pm Yup

Oh man, the NCAA is going to come down HARD. Ferris State will probably get the death penalty.

01/16/2018 - 6:41pm Yup

If you read the forums/facebook pages there have been a few hiccups with the Pacifica Hybrid, but a lot of people that have them LOVE them.  If I had the ability to install a level 2 charger (condo) or could charge at work I would seriously consider one.  Likely to get a regular Pacifica at some point when my current ride dies, but will probably check out a larger crossover like the Traverse/Enclave also.

Key factors are comfort, comfort and comfort.  Needs to be enough interior room.  Other than that, all I really require are air and cruise but I admit that some of the new comforts like heated seats and auto climate control are pretty swell too.