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04/09/2018 - 3:29pm Cadbury mini-eggs

We probably go through 5 lbs of the mini-eggs every Easter.  We don't have any kids.

Non-easter favorites: Maynard's wine gums, Dark chocolate Reese's mini-cups.

04/06/2018 - 12:22pm Chase could have his own

Chase could have his own spinoff show, and I would watch a season of Mo Hurst driving around on his Uber gig:

Clueless passenger: "Do you have season tickets?"

Mo: "...Yeah." 


04/06/2018 - 12:10pm Wilton comes off as

Wilton comes off as insecure.  He's constantly talking about what fans are saying online about him.  Also, I can't believe Pep Hamilton has to tell him how to talk to his own team.  He must be really deficient in leadership ability not to have an instinct about it (contrast with Baker Mayfield, for example).  Chase is the breakout star so far.

04/01/2018 - 10:25am Best part

They mentioned Sister Jean but didn’t show her. Or if they did, I missed it. Other than the incongruity of a broadcaster saying “we,” I didn’t think the coverage was too biased, but that may come from my impression that the national feed announcers love to talk up whatever team Michigan plays against. Brian Griese seems to be able to call things neutrally without being a homer; why can’t others?

03/30/2018 - 1:01pm Loyola

I grew up in Chicago back when Loyola last made its tournament run. Its law school is notable in the sense that if you want to enter Chicago politics, Loyola is where you should go. Otherwise, it's a decent local college, not a national name like Michigan, and the two are not comparable. 

02/01/2018 - 10:11pm Nanking

It's part drama, part documentary (actors reading out loud survivors' accounts).  I couldn't finish hearing about the atrocities, especially considering they were all true, unlike the above-mentioned horror films.  

01/26/2018 - 2:03pm Agree

Deadspin did the most comprehensive job covering the Penn State/Sandusky issue, and they've far surpassed anyone in covering the Nasser/gymnasts story.  

12/15/2017 - 6:40pm Disagree.  I thought they

Disagree.  I thought they developed the characters quickly enough such that I cared when they died.  It's basically the plot of The Dirty Dozen.  One of my favorite sci-fi films is the feature length "Serenity" based on the Firefly series.  I watched the movie first (without knowing the characters) before I saw the series, but once they were in peril, the stakes were higher just knowing any or all of the characters could die. I thought Rogue One had the same level of high dramatic tension that adds to what is a simple heist story. 

11/16/2017 - 3:56am It’s a joke. They did the

It’s a joke. They did the same thing last year, and Saban won as a write-in candidate.

11/02/2017 - 2:58pm I don't know how fast food

I don't know how fast food places in NYC survive, unless they are entirely patronized by tourists.  Why go to McDonald's when for about $5, you can get delicious street meat, $2 for a slice, or for $10, get a pound of salad at a corner deli. I would have put down Shake Shack or sweetgreen if they qualified. The last time I had actual fast food was when I drove down to State College in 2010, and I couldn't find anything else along the highway.  The food was as disappointing as the game, and the bad memories of both lingered longer than you would have wanted. 

11/02/2017 - 2:36pm My mom always poured the milk

My mom always poured the milk first and put it away before I even came out for breakfast.  I hated it, because the cereal would float on top rather than absorb the milk, which made some of the rougher cereal (Apple Jacks, Cheerios) impossible to eat without scraping off the roof of my mouth. But she's an immigrant, so she didn't know any better.  

10/24/2017 - 6:49pm QBs

The only reason we won 10 games is because Harbaugh got Ruddock to transfer.  You're saying a Shane Morris-led team would have won 10 games that year? 

10/17/2017 - 4:01pm Seconded

That was a fun game to attend in person, and it was glorious to watch Jabrill light it up in front of his home crowd. 

10/07/2017 - 11:51pm It broke my heart to see

It broke my heart to see Metellus and Gary crying at the end of the game. It wasn't their fault.

Insert Good Will Hunting gif.

09/26/2017 - 12:43pm Read

Here, read Jabrill's own words on how he idolized Charles Woodson. It's not so weird that he'd want to come to Michigan.

09/24/2017 - 1:32pm 18 U.S. Code 227

Tump as a private person may, but the president cannot.

18 U.S.C. § 227 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 227. Wrongfully influencing a private entity's employment decisions by a Member of Congress or an officer or employee of the legislative or executive branch

 Whoever, being a covered government person, with the intent to influence, solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation, an employment decision or employment practice of any private entity-- takes or withholds, or offers or threatens to take or withhold, an official act, or influences, or offers or threatens to influence, the official act of another, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than 15 years, or both, and may be disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

 In this section, the term “covered government person” means--a Senator or Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress; an employee of either House of Congress;  or the President, Vice President, an employee of the United States Postal Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission, or any other executive branch employee (as such term is defined under section 2105 of title 5, United States Code ).

09/23/2017 - 4:13pm 4:16 pm EDT at Fox Business

4:16 pm EDT at Fox Business Network

09/11/2017 - 2:16pm Finally, the post-game shows

Finally, the post-game shows would be worth watching.

08/26/2017 - 4:56pm Compromise

I think the solution is for you to buy the toaster and mail WD some slices of toast periodically. 

06/15/2017 - 1:15pm Prince Charles

Me too, but not at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, but in Chicago, when he was making a tour of the U.S.  I was selected (as a high school student) to meet him in a greeting line, and we were given the protocol on addressing a royal (don't speak first, but respond if he asks you a question, etc.).  He drove up in a motorcade of Jaguars.  This was before we all knew the truth about Princess Di, so I was impressed.  

05/22/2017 - 5:46pm I think it's more that he

I think it's more that he wasn't comfortable enough in an AD role to accept the job on a long-term basis, but clearly he (like a lot of retired businessmen) enjoyed the idea of stepping in on a short-term basis to turn something around.  

I wanted to link to this article which uses the Michigan experience as an argument in favor of hiring Hackett:

05/04/2017 - 1:08pm (No subject)

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04/28/2017 - 4:09pm I love that scene. Too bad

I love that scene. Too bad the team didn't know that music rather than Seven Nation Army.

04/26/2017 - 1:36pm It's a regional thing.

It's a regional thing.  Growing up in Chicago, we called them gym shoes. 

04/24/2017 - 11:24am  
Yeah, there were horses,


Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire, and Brick killed a guy with a trident!

04/22/2017 - 9:14am Agreed. I always substitute

Agreed. I always substitute boneless chicken thighs for any recipe that calls for chicken breasts.

04/21/2017 - 7:58am Hilarious. It never occurred

Hilarious. It never occurred to me that other fields would see that as positive traits (excepting the not doing his job part). Well, he missed his calling then, but it also explains why I have an antipathy towards people in sales.

04/20/2017 - 7:21pm Temps

Back when I used to work at a large law firm, we would often staff large litigations with temporary attorneys who conducted document review.  It was a dead-end job, and everyone involved knew it.  There was one guy who didn't get the memo.  He would come into work everyday wearing a suit & tie and freshly-polished shoes to sit in a caseroom shared with a dozen other people who were in business casual with their headphones on.  If any associate or partner went into the caseroom to give an update about the case or to tell people to work faster, he would introduce himself and try to strike up a conversation. If anyone had a personal conversation in the room, he would perk up and listen in.  He got access to the firm's calendar of events and started attending information meetings between the firm and potential clients, introducing himself to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies as if he was a partner at the firm.  He worked there for about 4 weeks before we noticed that he had not coded a single document.  One of the attorneys went down to investigate after business hours and found that he kept an accordion file under his desk that had a dossier on every single person that he ever met, including dates & times and frequency that he had met them, what they discussed, etc. It was so creepy that HR decided to fire him, but they waited until 5 pm on Friday (in case he thought about coming back and shooting us), and he was escorted from the building by security and not allowed to return to his desk to pick up his dossier.  I'm sure he was more socially-awkward than he was dangerous, but there's a guy like that out there who's allowed to practice law.  

03/23/2017 - 4:04pm Pinot noir

Can't go wrong with pinot noir for duck, either Burgundy or new world.  

03/23/2017 - 4:01pm Riesling

An Alsatian riesling goes nicely with foie gras.

03/19/2017 - 2:58pm Pay the refs more.

Pay the refs more.

03/19/2017 - 2:34pm Coach broke out the super

Coach broke out the super soaker!

02/01/2017 - 11:14pm WRONG

This is a false fact.  I don't care what your political viewpoint is, but you should arm yourself with actual facts if you want credibility.  In 2011, 2 Iraqis were arrested for plotting an attack, and as a result, Obama ordered closer vetting of refugees from Iraq; there was no actual ban.  In 2017, in response to absolutely nothing, a blanket ban was imposed on all people originating from 7 countries, no matter their legal status, leaving American Green Card holders stranded overseas, as well as refugees who had already passed the 1-2 year vetting process.  If you can't tell the difference between the two, then your ideology has blinded you. 

02/01/2017 - 5:28pm Kobe Buffalomeat

Damn it, we lost the Kobe Buffalomeat thread!

01/26/2017 - 11:29am Wrong date/time stamp?

Hi Seth,

I downloaded the last 3 podcasts from the subscription page, because they didn't automatically load.  I couldn't find them in my queue until I scrolled all the way down and discovered that they were being treated as "oldest" instead of "newest" because they had a date/time stamp of December 31, 2000 at 7:00 pm.  This may be why they don't automatically download (because they're not "new"), or even after they are downloaded, cannot be located (especially if you have a long queue).  I'm hoping that if you fix the time/date stamp, this will fix the problem. FYI, I use the "My Podcasts" app for iPhone. 

12/22/2016 - 5:16am Not true about HYP. It's

Not true about HYP. It's need-blind admission and more than half the students receive financial aid. You may still need to take out loans, but because the financial package is so generous, you don't really need to take out more than the Stafford. Even before the free/minimal contribution policy was instituted, they made it well affordable, and my brother & I paid much less than friends who went to Northwestern/U Chicago, etc. The parental contribution is capped, so the more siblings get in, the better the deal.

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12/20/2016 - 2:17pm Meet Me in St. Louis. Not a

Meet Me in St. Louis. Not a strictly Christmas movie, since it covers a whole year, but it has a transcendant Judy Garland singing "Have yourself a merry little christmas."  

I'm also partial to festive scenes in non-Christmas movies, like the "Bastogne" episode of Band of Brothers.

11/23/2016 - 6:03pm Documentary: The ten years

Documentary: The ten years war by HBO. Rivalry between Bo and Woody. Must-see for all fans.

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11/19/2016 - 11:33am More like ZZZquel



11/18/2016 - 11:22am 23-6 Michigan

23-6 Michigan

10/29/2016 - 9:56pm Land grant trophy

Have you seen the Land Grant Trophy?

10/29/2016 - 11:48am As a MS Word user, I read it

As a MS Word user, I read it as Table of Contents.

10/25/2016 - 4:56pm Ooh, my first computer was a

Ooh, my first computer was a Macintosh SE with the double disk drive.

10/15/2016 - 1:07pm Above-average signs

I like the high incidence of bad puns in their signs.  However, my two favorites are "Brutus killed Caesar" and "Urban Meyer Doesn't Spend Enough Time with His Family."

10/15/2016 - 10:07am Not even by Kliff Kingsbury,

Not even by Kliff Kingsbury, "the poor man's Ryan Gosling?"

10/09/2016 - 2:11am I didn't think much of it

I didn't think much of it until the Rutgers fan behind me just started calling Harbaugh classless, etc. He could not get over it, as if the 4 touchdowns up until then were nothing, but the 2-pointer was the equivalent of calling his mother a whore. Is there a story behind this? Would love to know if Harbaugh has some beef.

10/07/2016 - 2:52pm Easy homemade pizza dough

You can make it in under 5 minutes in a food processor or stand mixer using the dough hook. I add a bit more olive oil to the dough and divide the dough and put the dough balls into oiled plastic zip-loc bags before letting it rise overnight in the refrigerator (actually develops more flavor that way). When assembling the pizza, make sure you sprinkle additional sea salt or kosher salt to the exposed part of the crust.

10/07/2016 - 2:39pm Same

We're planning to take NJ Transit too.  Does anyone have an opinion on whether we should buy tickets in advance or try to get them when we arrive?

10/04/2016 - 6:49pm It's for emphasis.  Some of

It's for emphasis.  Some of our greatest authors took to dialect (or made up their own spelling) when it suited the occasion. 

10/04/2016 - 12:15pm Forecast

Forecast is 40% chance of rain at gametime.  I'm waiting another few days to decide whether to get tickets.