Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
In a follow-up to my previous post about the Dead Schembechlers, the band was put in a very awkward situation when former Michigan coach Bo Schembechler passed away the day before the game. The band's site is currently down due to the amazing amount of publicity they had generated prior to the enormous game Saturday. However, their myspace page is up. It's nice to see the unfortunately named band handled the situation with class.
The group played the largest Hate Michigan Rally in history on November 17th, selling out the Newport Music Hall with over 1500 people attending. It was an emotionally charged evening with the shocking news of the death of the band's namesake, Bo Schembechler, coming earlier in the day. The band announced at a press conference prior to the show that they would drop the current band name out of respect to Bo and the Schembechler family if they continued in the future. They also announced all band profits from the show inluding those of Watershed and B.A. Baracus would be donated to a charity of the Schembechler family's choosing. The show was the most incredible in their history as the crowd continually cheered for Bo, the band led a final cheer for him aand dedicated the entire event to "the most valiant foe OSU has ever faced."
Posted at 3:14 PM
Friday, November 17, 2006
1950: Great Thanksgiving Storm
Check out this unbelieveable video of the Great Thanksgiving snowstorm of 1950. The game went on as scheduled, despite 5 degree temperatures, 40 mph winds, and snow depths of 20 inches. Unfortunately OSU lost by a score of 9-3. Michigan only gained 27 yards total, and no first downs.
Posted at 11:11 AM
Thursday, November 16, 2006
MiamiHerald.com | 11/16/2006 | A pear-fect holiday cocktail
Pear nectar, pear liqueur, lemon juice, brandy, and champagne in a cinamon/sugar rimmed cocktail glass garnished with a thin slice of firm Bosc pear sounds like a fantastic desert cocktail for next week's Thanksgiving feast.
Posted at 10:44 AM
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
DEAD SCHEMBECHLERS The Best Damn Punk Band in the Land
Punk band dresses as Woody Hayes and sings songs with titles:
Bomb Ann Arbor Now
Scroll down for the Bomb Ann Arbor Now video.
Posted at 1:34 PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Esquire:Feature Story:What I've Learned: Mark Cuban
Several great ideas from media mogul maverick Mark Cuban. Highlights include, that newspapers aren't dying, just undergoing an identity crisis, and this new take on Andy Warhol's 15 minutes of fame:
You can find any type of discussion group across the Net that is finite enough to make you a hero. It might just be three people, but in that group, you're your own David Koresh.Tags: future, Mark Cuban, experiment33, exp33
Posted at 11:29 AM
Friday, November 10, 2006
Seed: Who Wants to Be a Cognitive Neuroscientist Millionaire?
Great story about a cognitive neuroscientist who actively used his knowledge of his field as a contestant on the Who Wants to be a Millionaire gameshow. If I were only still teaching intro psych.
Posted at 4:32 PM
DC Drinks: Where Have All the Vermouths Gone? An Interview with Winemaker Michael Blaylock
That's the maker of the wonderful Vya vermouth which I'm still having trouble getting here. I hate to ask 2 different stores to order it, but that's where I'm headed.
Posted at 3:19 PM