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04/09/2018 - 7:33pm Swedish Fish
Reese's Pieces -

Swedish Fish

Reese's Pieces - probably influenced by E.T.

Twizzlers Nibs

Switzer's watermelon licorice

One candy I'd really like to have again is Super Ropes. I had them every now and then when I was a kid and I remember them being awesome.

04/02/2018 - 7:38pm Schlepping so much nachas.

Schlepping so much nachas.

Go Blue!! Bring home the hardware!!

03/01/2018 - 1:41pm Those damn kids and their

Those damn kids and their rock n roll.

02/22/2018 - 11:13pm We're Michigan people

Some might say that we look down upon everyone no matter the elevation

12/17/2017 - 8:47am It was good. The Force

It was good. The Force Awakens was too derivative but it provided that important first spark to get the third trilogy off the ground. The Last Jedi definitely feels new and original but it does have a strange episodic rather than epic feel. It's a little slow and too long and it leaves some biting questions unanswered, but overall it's pretty damn good.

Fuck it, the porgs are cute, but they're no BB-8.

Quasi-not-really-spoiler: I almost teared up when I saw the "In Loving Memory" tribute to Carrie Fisher, may she rest in peace.

11/30/2017 - 3:05pm Godfather offer?

TAMU is sending Luca Brasi to do negotiations? "Either your brains or your signature will be on this contract."

11/12/2017 - 10:13pm Haslam needs to sell the team

Haslam needs to sell the team because he runs a dysfunctional organization. As long as that front office is operating the way it is, Cleveland will be a place where NFL careers go to die.

11/11/2017 - 11:48pm The 2nd half was frustrating

The 2nd half was frustrating to watch, but I don't want Harbaugh to open up too much of the playbook for Wisconsin. It's a young team with a young QB, so there's possibly a limited playbook to begin with. Keep as much close to the vest as you can.

10/19/2017 - 8:41am Well, Dave Brandon was

Well, Dave Brandon was already fired 3 years ago.

Oh wait, with that talk of Papa John's, well, you know.

10/08/2017 - 3:52pm D

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10/08/2017 - 3:52pm Of course the flat-earther

Of course the flat-earther degenerates of MSU would deny he was pulled down. They're inferior people.

04/01/2017 - 6:45pm Scroll to the bottom

"This article is an April Fools' Joke. This did not actually happen, and we would be surprised if it did. Hopefully you at least got a chuckle out of it."

In case you didn't, you know, figure it out right away. And as with most pranks on April Fools Day, it wasn't funny.

01/17/2017 - 12:11pm Ah forget it

Forget it

12/27/2016 - 1:26pm Oh God she was awesome.

Oh God she was awesome. Someone mentioned her wit. She openly challenged taboos when it came to discussing Hollywood, mental health, drug addiction, and so on. Oh, and she was Princess fucking Leia. Plus she was in When Harry Met Sally, another favorite of mine.

In the last two weeks, Alan Thicke, George Michael, and now Carrie Fisher. Not a good time for beloved 80s icons.

12/19/2016 - 5:17pm I wonder how long before

I wonder how long before butthurt Sparty fans send him messages telling him they hope he tears his ACL?

12/16/2016 - 10:01pm I thought it was very good,

I thought it was very good, not great. I didn't care that much about the characters, but I like that it was different. (It doesn't help that I saw it on a huge Imax screen that felt like watching on a TV from a foot away.) Don't get me wrong, I loved The Force Awakens and especially the characters, but it was not very original. 

The droid and the blind guy were the best though. I was blown away to find out afterward that Moff Tarkin was CGI--I just assumed it was someone who looked like Peter Cushing. Was Princess Leia CGI? I thought she was but then I read somewhere that maybe it was a Norwegian actress, but maybe she was used for motion capture. I loved the movie's explanation for the Death Star's absurd weakness in A New Hope. I didn't really like Felicity Jones, but I'm glad they got rid of some of her awful lines from the original trailers. I personally would have picked Tatiana Maslany for the part. (In case you don't know who she is, she's the star of Orphan Black and one of the best actors of our time, male or female.)

12/16/2016 - 8:49am Argh dp

Argh dp

12/16/2016 - 8:48am I wish you a quick and full

I wish you a quick and full recovery. My dad had rotator cuff surgery and holy hell was he in pain.

12/16/2016 - 8:31am espnews07

It's DP for double POST.

12/16/2016 - 8:16am Dp

Dp

12/16/2016 - 8:15am Dp

Dp

12/15/2016 - 9:16pm It's like that scene in Rudy,

It's like that scene in Rudy, only with rapists.

12/15/2016 - 9:15pm It's like that scene in Rudy,

It's like that scene in Rudy, only with rapists.

12/13/2016 - 2:47pm Cincinnati and Louisville.

Cincinnati and Louisville. One nobody can spell, the other nobody knows how to pronounce!

Seriously though, Cincinnati is about 1.5-2 hours away from so many other programs--Louisville, Kentucky, OSU. Cincy should have more rivalries with these programs in basketball and football.

Maybe OSU and Pitt. I also like the Illinois-Mizzou Braggin' Rights rivalry. Temple-Rutgers. Rutgers-BC. I'm a fan of geographic rivalries. Also bring back Maryland-WVU and Maryland-UVA.

12/13/2016 - 2:36pm Texas-Texas A&M

I hear the A&M fight song even refers to UT. Should be a fun rivalry!

12/13/2016 - 2:31pm It depends on how you define

It depends on how you define rape. If rape means forced sexual intercourse, then you are correct. But he sexually assaulted the woman by other means of penetration, including a stick IIRC.

There have been cases of police brutality and hazing in the past involving forcible insertion of broom or plunger handles. I apologize for the graphic description, but I think that rape can involve something other than a penis. I am inclined to agree with that definition.

12/13/2016 - 2:22pm It's OK, you're asking a

It's OK, you're asking a question. The following is alleged: He's a predator. He gained her trust initially. She admits that she had consensual sex with him the first time. Okay, so why go through with the drug plan? Because rape is about power, not a basic need to get laid. Perhaps they could have had consensual sex again, but that's not what he wanted. The drugs were all part of the plan. Once he had her trust, he incapacitated her.

It's similiar to Bill Cosby's MO. IIRC an ex of Cosby's said that he asked her to take sleeping pills so that he could have sex with her while she was asleep.

12/13/2016 - 2:12pm I think this case is

I think this case is important for the public because it illustrates to those who don't know better that a woman can in fact be raped by someone she has already slept with consensually. Take spousal rape for example--many people deny that it's actually a thing. The guy's a classic predator as far as I can tell without any degree of expertise.

Does anyone know if it is common practice for a rape case to be closed to the public and the media?

12/12/2016 - 6:21pm Their brother Tyrion is even

Their brother Tyrion is even shorter.

12/06/2016 - 3:51pm I don't like it. Matt Rhule

I don't like it. Matt Rhule is a really good coach for Temple, but I don't think he will really do well somewhere else. Texas is a whole different ballgame from Philadelphia. If he succeeds, then all the power to him. I am sad to see him leave Temple, so I am a bit biased.

11/09/2016 - 4:14pm It's absolutely incredible

There was some talk about discontinuing the EMU football program or putting it in a lower division, and all of a sudden they're 6-4. Sure, they're in the MAC, but still an impressive accomplishment, and they can certainly end up 8-4.

10/31/2016 - 6:11pm If organs aren't very

If organs aren't very valuable to you, trade a kidney.

08/16/2016 - 9:45pm Call me that one more

Call me that one more time... 

04/17/2016 - 2:12pm Good news

I just saved a whole lot of money by switching to Geico.

04/06/2016 - 2:56pm Now there's a name I haven't

Now there's a name I haven't heard in a long, long time.  I'm pretty sure I was at their last show (unless it was In My Eyes) years ago at some club on Lansdowne Street.

02/26/2016 - 3:12pm Moe's has a special place in my heart because when

Moe's has a special place in my heart because when I visited UM as a pre-frosh, I bought my very first articles of Michigan apparel there. I also have a reusable shopping bag from them that I use frequently.

02/24/2016 - 4:50pm Oh please

Episode VII was awesome. It was thoroughly enjoyable, the characters were awesome, and their conflicts were meaningful. So some ideas felt like retreads; it's been over 30 years since the last real movie with some shit sprinkled in between, so yeah callbacks are to be expected.

02/09/2016 - 7:00pm The lowest of the low, for Cleveland is in

The lowest of the low, for Cleveland is in O***

02/09/2016 - 1:41pm Rule of Wedding Crashing #154: Never leave a

Rule of Wedding Crashing #154: Never leave a wedding crasher alone wearing a penis shirt

02/04/2016 - 10:11am It's tradition

Your team is supposed to be mocked by the Stanford Band. During the 90s, the LSJUMB was banned from Oregon after mocking the state's logging industry's effect on spotted owls. Other victims include ND, UCLA, USC, BYU, and more.

Now how would I feel if Stanford roasted Michigan? Right now I'm saying that it would be an honor.

01/30/2016 - 1:39pm How do you live with yourself

How do you live with yourself after saying such a thing?

01/26/2016 - 11:14am I was on the Great Wall of China and I had a

I was on the Great Wall of China and I had a Michigan t-shirt on and a Chinese guy came up to me and said, "Michigan Wolverines." That's important to me.

01/10/2016 - 1:58pm Really?

I'd say they're on fire.

(Okay, bad joke)

01/05/2016 - 5:47pm Yeah, Harbaugh is totally

Yeah, Harbaugh is totally butt-hurt:

12/22/2015 - 2:11pm No great personal car

No great personal car stories, but I once got into a small argument with a Lexus promo model at an auto show a few years ago. I saw the LFA on display so I asked the Lexus lady, "If I'm paying $350k for the car of my dreams, can I get it in stick shift?" Instead of a simple "no," she snootily reminded me that dual-clutch F1 transmissions shift faster than stick and are better for racing. (She really was snooty. I was totally fine with her disagreeing with me, and what she said is 100% true.) I told her yes, that's true, but paddle shifters are not nearly as fun as stick and don't come close to creating the same experience. She wasn't having it. Okay fine, maybe I was a bit defensive. 

I'll preempt all of you: Cool story, bro.

12/22/2015 - 1:42pm One of the all-time greats.

One of the all-time greats. See you in Canton, sir.

12/20/2015 - 3:40pm BB-8

Last nerd-out for the day, but without even trying JJ Abrams accomplished with BB-8 what George Lucas tried so hard to do with the Ewoks and Jar Jar Binks. The latter two were merchandising opportunities deliberately placed in Star Wars movies. Not only is BB-8 one of the most adorable things to ever appear on screen, but he is important to the plot and a memorable character in his own right. BB-8 steals our hearts without having to be shoved down our throats.

12/20/2015 - 3:30pm I honestly wasn't as struck

I honestly wasn't as struck by similarities between ANH and TFA because the Death Star/Star Killer (nice tip of the hat to Luke Skywalker's originally planned last name) threat wasn't really the main focus of the movie. The plot was more about getting BB-8 and the plans to the Resistance and the race to find Luke, but the movie was really about the characters, who were just fantastic, and their journey.

The Death Star rehash is unfortunate. I think ANH set a precedent that is hard to top; there isn't really anything more dangerous than the ability to destroy a planet (which, to be fair, is insignificant next to the power of the Force). Another major issue I have with the Star Killer is that the First Order is more a rogue paramilitary faction than a ruling totalitarian regime, so it should be much more difficult to fund construction of a Death Star, and retrofitting a planet would probably require a lot more work (if either were possible in the first place). Abrams could have gone with a more novel existential threat, but I think it was the right move to play it safe after the damage done by the prequels.

It's so refreshing to be able to speak positively about characters in a new Star Wars movie after Jar Jar Binks, stalker Anakin and every line of dialogue between him and Natalie Portman, and all of the other one-dimensional characters of the prequels

12/20/2015 - 3:26pm Dude, it was so much worse

Dude, it was so much worse with the prequels. The tie-ins, merchandise and ugly clothing were overwhelming and just awful.

12/20/2015 - 2:35pm Not a Kentucky fan at all,

Not a Kentucky fan at all, and honestly I kind of like it for the Big Ten, but that's really rough. Stay strong my friend.

And no, I don't know how I sleep at night.