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06/20/2018 - 5:30pm Are you going to actively…

Are you going to actively deny that you are the reincarnation of Maizen? Really?

06/14/2018 - 1:53pm The problem with that…

The problem with that approach is that Detroit used to have a much larger population, but then people fled to the suburbs. So the small population of the city proper relative of the metro area is a very important reason why Detroit is the worst city to live (for the average resident). 

The same probably applies to various degrees to many other cities on the list. 

A place like Columbus didn’t have that problem as much, so it has nicer developments on the outskirts of the city proper.   

06/14/2018 - 12:21am That’s not actually what he…

That’s not actually what he’s saying. He’s saying that the population of Detroit and St. Louis proper is a smaller proportion of the total metro population than areas like Columbus.

This does not imply that Columbus has urban and suburban aspects to it. It just means that the population of the city proper makes up a larger chunk of the total metro population. 

06/14/2018 - 12:06am That’s what I did. Don’t do…

That’s what I did. Don’t do this 

06/13/2018 - 6:12pm The point is that the living…

The point is that the living conditions of the suburbs of any city have very little to do with the living conditions of the actual city itself.

As I said, suburbs are largely interchangeable. Comparing the suburbs of Metro Detroit with the suburbs of St. Louis is a mostly pointless exercise. 

Urban cities, on the other hand, have a ton of variation in the living conditions of their residents.

06/13/2018 - 5:52pm Yep. Now that NHL/NBA…

Yep. Now that NHL/NBA playoffs are over, I will be cancelling Vue until football season. 

06/13/2018 - 4:53pm I don’t think the list is…

I don’t think the list is skewed, it just isn’t showing what you are looking for.

Suburbs, for the most part, are largely interchangeable, and definitely do not belong on a list of “worst places to live.”

This list is more to point out what places have the worst conditions, etc. 

06/13/2018 - 4:36pm I think the list is fine, it…

I think the list is fine, it’s just misleadingly titled.

These are not the worst places to live, but rather the worst places to live for the average resident already living there.

06/13/2018 - 4:27pm If you drive a couple miles…

If you drive a couple miles outside of downtown Detroit in any direction (excluding into the river), you will see that this is still very on point. And that is where the majority of Detroiters live, so...

06/13/2018 - 3:54pm As with any city, the…

As with any city, the livability for an individual depends on their income.

For me, living in Detroit (Midtown area for 1 year and downtown for 1 year) was great. I spent 99% of my time downtown or near the WSU medical campus, where most of the new development has taken place.

Living in Detroit for the average resident, however, is an entirely different experience. I don’t doubt that Detroit is the worst city in America for many people. Obviously, this discredits many of the amazing aspects of Detroit culture for even the poorest residents. But as a city, in terms of its infrastructure for the average resident, it doesn’t sound too far off.

06/13/2018 - 10:35am The issue is that the mobile…

The issue is that the mobile website is not as easy to use on a phone as an actual app. The app takes all this fancy stuff and distills it into the bare essentials, which makes it way easier to navigate.

06/13/2018 - 10:33am The new site is responsive…

The new site is responsive on mobile, but I don't think it is "optimized" for mobile in any meaningful usage of the word.

06/12/2018 - 1:24pm This has been happening to…

This has been happening to me intermittently (mostly on desktop, although fine right now) ever since the transition.

06/12/2018 - 12:55pm I have a 2002 Lexus ES that…

I have a 2002 Lexus ES that was given to me as a graduation gift from my parents. It was purchased in 2015 second-hand from a UofM professor who basically parked it in her garage for 10 out of those 17 years. When I received it two years ago, it only had ~50k miles, and the body and interior are in beautiful condition. It has a wonky stuttered acceleration that improved slightly after I had to get a new catalytic converter to pass the California smog test, but it seems to be getting worse again.

The only thing I wish I could change is for the car to be a little more narrow. It barely fits in the tiny parking spaces in this city. And the turning radius isn't great. It's a pain in the ass to parallel park.

06/12/2018 - 10:52am which has been true for the…

which has been true for the last decade+

06/11/2018 - 7:30pm about that...

about that...

06/11/2018 - 6:24pm I hiiiiighly doubt that they…

I hiiiiighly doubt that they are not all hyper-aware of the issues for users being aired out in various META threads.

06/11/2018 - 5:28pm I read The Handmaid’s Tale a…

I read The Handmaid’s Tale a couple months ago. I loved the premise and it was a very interesting world, but I personally found the writing to be rather boring and the plot wasn’t all that captivating. Have to say I have preferred the series.

Always willing to give another of her book’s a try, though.

06/11/2018 - 4:13pm Perhaps now you can? You're…

Perhaps now you can? You're up to 500 points

06/11/2018 - 4:12pm Yes, some of the comments in…

Yes, some of the comments in this thread are blue, some are white, and this is the first time I've opened it. Also, the site seems to do an inconsistent job of saving which comments I've up/down voted if I leave a post and come back to it later. Weirdness...

06/11/2018 - 4:11pm Michigan doesn't get serious…

Michigan doesn't get serious interest in the type of players who go #1 in the NBA draft. However, there is no reason why Gary can't become the #1 pick in next year's or the following year's NFL draft (and we've produced #1 picks, before). 

06/11/2018 - 1:36pm Not necessarily “never done…

Not necessarily “never done before,” but I would like to see Coach B field a #1 seed that enters the tourney as an actual favorite. 

06/11/2018 - 1:08pm Thanks for all the responses…

Thanks for all the responses! I think the next two on my list are Killer of the Flower Moon and Goldfinch.

06/10/2018 - 6:34pm And of course I can't edit…

And of course I can't edit the post so I can't fix that terrible first sentence.

06/10/2018 - 6:09pm Find a new slant

Find a new slant

06/08/2018 - 12:30pm Even though he had many well…

Even though he had many well-documented issues, this is still hard to fathom.

You gain a bigger appreciation for just how terrible mental illness can be when it leads someone who, from an outside perspective, leads an incredibly enviable life. I mean, how many people would dream of a job that pays you a ton of money to travel to incredible places, eat amazing food, meet fascinating people, and party?

And yet, all that and mental illness still strikes.

As someone who has struggled with depression on-and-off for over a decade now, this really makes me pause and remember to avoid a sense of complacency when I'm feeling relatively better.

06/07/2018 - 7:14pm On the flip side, I house…

On the flip side, I house without a good front or back porch is hardly a house at all.

06/07/2018 - 7:13pm 1. False.

2. True, but…

1. False.

2. True, but there are easy ways to not care.

3. Mostly false. The unrelenting release of new superhero movies seemingly every month is shit, but there are plenty of them that have a decent enough script to provide thorough entertainment.

4. Who knows.

5. True.

06/07/2018 - 7:10pm Unless Michigan wins a…

Unless Michigan wins a conference championship this year, and Gary makes the very unlikely decision to stay for his final year, then his career here (just like Pepper's) was a disappointment.

06/07/2018 - 7:04pm I have the palate of a two…

I have the palate of a two-year-old so ketchup is still the GOAT and mustard makes me nauseous.

06/07/2018 - 6:18pm Living in Michigan, that is…

Living in Michigan, that is probably true. I hate humidity.

But now that I'm in San Diego, where it really hasn't gotten hotter than 80-90 with a cool breeze, summer is the best. There are fewer days with marine layer clouds, the weather is perfect for going to the beach and going into the water or on a boat, and it still isn't too hot to go for a hike somewhere.

06/07/2018 - 6:08pm Alternatively (and this is…

Alternatively (and this is amazingly an unpopular opinion these days), pretending that intergroup conflicts don't exist is an incredibly powerful and hurtful tactic.

06/07/2018 - 11:54am Michigan wants Dixon, so…

Michigan wants Dixon, so your comment isn't really relevant.

At the end of the day, we made significant staff changes in the off-season, and it takes time to build up in-state relationships. We also have to win some games. There's not really any reason to be negative, though. There is always going to be some bad fallout after an underwhelming season. The best antidote is to win games.

06/06/2018 - 6:57pm or sodomy, in your case

or sodomy, in your case

06/06/2018 - 5:58pm Unless I'm really confused,…

Unless I'm really confused, aren't the posts still ordered by when they were actually created? They don't show when they were posted anymore (and instead show when the last comment was made), but they are still ordered by when they were posted.

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