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Post by Clarett's Folly on 2017-03-14, 12:03

TIL that U of M's legend of Gerald Ford and the stand he took on behalf of Willis Ward against Georgia Tech is believed, by some, to have been largely invented by Ford's people during his presidential campaign in an attempt to win over black voters.
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Post by MattyFresh on 2017-03-18, 14:26

Okemos High School has a bunch of these fancy water bottle filling stations, I want one.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-03-18, 17:19

Bill Self was an assistant on the '86 Kansas team. He was involved with clockgate. F him.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-03-18, 17:21

MattyFresh wrote:Okemos High School has a bunch of these fancy water bottle filling stations, I want one.


Doesn't your PPO say you have to stay 500 yards away from any school, or has that expired?

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-03-18, 17:22

Floyd Robertson wrote:Bill Self was an assistant on the '86 Kansas team. He was involved with clockgate. F him.

Too soon.

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Post by MattyFresh on 2017-03-18, 17:24

tGreenWay wrote:

Doesn't your PPO say you have to stay 500 yards away from any school, or has that expired?


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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-03-18, 17:25

tGreenWay wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:Bill Self was an assistant on the '86 Kansas team. He was involved with clockgate. F him.

Too soon.

No kidding. There's no statue of limitations on that crime.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-03-18, 18:00

Floyd Robertson wrote:
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Too soon.

No kidding. There's no statue of limitations on that crime.

I'm actually surprised by the amount of bitterness that has survived after all these years from that and the GT games. While nothing was/is certain, I remain convinced Jud would've won another title in his career.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-03-18, 18:01

MattyFresh wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

Doesn't your PPO say you have to stay 500 yards away from any school, or has that expired?



Sorry, Matty, but I don't get it.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-03-18, 18:02

Clarett's Folly wrote:TIL that U of M's legend of Gerald Ford and the stand he took on behalf of Willis Ward against Georgia Tech is believed, by some, to have been largely invented by Ford's people during his presidential campaign in an attempt to win over black voters.

This was an interesting read. Very poorly written and edited, but interesting. I also had no idea Yost was such a racist.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-03-18, 18:10

That Chuck Berry was still alive until today.
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Post by MattyFresh on 2017-03-18, 18:12

Floyd Robertson wrote:That Chuck Berry was still alive until today.

He still touring?
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-03-18, 18:15

MattyFresh wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:That Chuck Berry was still alive until today.

He still touring?
Not sure if he was. Unlikely he will be now.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-03-18, 18:16

MattyFresh wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:That Chuck Berry was still alive until today.

He still touring?

I think he's going to ease up a little bit.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-03-18, 18:17

Floyd Robertson wrote:
MattyFresh wrote:

He still touring?
Not sure if he was. Unlikely he will be now.


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Post by MattyFresh on 2017-03-18, 19:54

Floyd Robertson wrote:
MattyFresh wrote:

He still touring?
Not sure if he was. Unlikely he will be now.

bummer, well best of luck to him in his future endeavors.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-03-18, 19:58

Johnnie be dead.

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Re: tOfficial: "Today I Learned" (TIL) thread

Post by MattyFresh on 2017-03-30, 13:04

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Re: tOfficial: "Today I Learned" (TIL) thread

Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-03-30, 13:07


We should all give you a hard time for just learning that.
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Post by MattyFresh on 2017-03-30, 13:08

Floyd Robertson wrote:

We should all give you a hard time for just learning that.

To be fair I had never heard of him till today.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-03-30, 13:10

MattyFresh wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:

We should all give you a hard time for just learning that.

To be fair I had never heard of him till today.

Sheeeit.  I thought he was a household name.  He's like the Doug Karsch of print media.  Went to MSU, wishes he went to u of m.
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Post by MattyFresh on 2017-03-30, 13:11

Floyd Robertson wrote:
MattyFresh wrote:

To be fair I had never heard of him till today.

Sheeeit.  I thought he was a household name.  He's like the Doug Karsch of print media.  Went to MSU, wishes he went to u of m.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-03-30, 13:17

MattyFresh wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:

We should all give you a hard time for just learning that.

To be fair I had never heard of him till today.

I don't even care. He's such a freaking moron that you were obligated to know this before now. Floyd's right: Shame on you.

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Post by MattyFresh on 2017-03-30, 13:26

tGreenWay wrote:
MattyFresh wrote:

To be fair I had never heard of him till today.

I don't even care. He's such a freaking moron that you were obligated to know this before now. Floyd's right: Shame on you.  

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-03-30, 13:28

MattyFresh wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

I don't even care. He's such a freaking moron that you were obligated to know this before now. Floyd's right: Shame on you.  


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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-04-08, 17:10

TIL former Spartan Craig Simpson has been married for five years to 2002 Canadian Olympic Figure Skating Pairs Gold Medalist Jamie Sale.
Also, that Simpson is 50 years old. That doesn't seem possible.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-04-11, 19:45

That porn spambots liking your Instagram posts are a thing.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-04-11, 20:25

Floyd Robertson wrote:That porn spambots liking your Instagram posts are a thing.

Yeah, and they don't pretend to be real, either.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-04-11, 20:27

Based on math and statistics from a few people on Reddit and elsewhere, it's been determined a person will pass, on average, 36 murderers in their lifetime.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-04-11, 20:28

tGreenWay wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:That porn spambots liking your Instagram posts are a thing.

Yeah, and they don't pretend to be real, either.

Exactly.  No foreplay.
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Post by Dendrobates on 2017-04-11, 22:05

Cameron wrote:
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Isnt tickling someone's feet going to keep them awake? Not sure that's just a trick for suckling newbies.

I don't know jack shit about babies, but my thought is that if they're more tired than hungry, let them sleep and feed them later. Maybe that's wrong and they die if you do that, I have no idea.

That is the point in tickling their feet, to keep them awake. Based on my readings, and posting on a baby board, a foot tickle is needed. We don't have all ducking day for the parasite to keep sucking on the tit. So you wake them up gently to keep sucking til their full. And then put them down to sleep.

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Post by Dendrobates on 2017-04-11, 22:09

Today, I learned to pay attention to paint samples, and the actual paint to buy.

I used my quart of paint to do the edges and corners for the nursery. I did this because I forgot to buy a small paint bucket to do that with. And I didn't feel like going to the store, so the quart worked fine.

Well after putting on the first coat of paint (which was a different type of paint than the sample), I realized that it didn't even look like the same color on the edges/corners, even though it was. Well fuck. It's still close. I'm hoping 1 coat around the edges/corners of the official paint will be sufficient enough.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-04-11, 22:45

Dendrobates wrote:Today, I learned to pay attention to paint samples, and the actual paint to buy.

I used my quart of paint to do the edges and corners for the nursery. I did this because I forgot to buy a small paint bucket to do that with. And I didn't feel like going to the store, so the quart worked fine.

Well after putting on the first coat of paint (which was a different type of paint than the sample), I realized that it didn't even look like the same color on the edges/corners, even though it was. Well fuck. It's still close. I'm hoping 1 coat around the edges/corners of the official paint will be sufficient enough.

Not to worry. The parasite's rods and cones won't even be fully developed by the time you want to repaint.

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Post by Tim Wakefield on 2017-04-11, 22:55

Today I learned about the chess rating system. It's been a long, boring shift.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-04-14, 16:38

Today I learned that an eyewitness to Lincoln's assassination appeared on television in 1956.

In 1956, an eyewitness (Samuel Seymour) to the Lincoln assassination appeared on TV


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Post by SawGreen on 2017-04-14, 18:03

LooseGoose wrote:Today I learned that an eyewitness to Lincoln's assassination appeared on television in 1956.

In 1956, an eyewitness (Samuel Seymour) to the Lincoln assassination appeared on TV


I just saw that yesterday. It must be making the rounds. I guess the dude suffered a fall just prior which is why one eye is swollen. But, he insisted on going on the show.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-04-14, 18:12

LooseGoose wrote:Today I learned that an eyewitness to Lincoln's assassination appeared on television in 1956.

In 1956, an eyewitness (Samuel Seymour) to the Lincoln assassination appeared on TV


That is pretty freaking cool.


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Post by Rocinante on 2017-04-14, 18:15

Today I learned the best way to kill a chicken and what it feels like to kill a chicken.

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Post by Rocinante on 2017-04-14, 18:20

I am hoping she doesn't rise from the dead in two days. Her name wasn't Jesus so there's that.

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Post by Rocinante on 2017-04-14, 18:21

Now I get to learn what it feels like to tell a kid her chicken died.

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