April 07, 2023

The SportsFilter Banhammer Has a New Wielder: To help vanquish the most persistent spammers on Earth and Asgard, I've asked a longtime SportsFilter member to also take on the powers of the banhammer -- the pickem prognostication powerhouse NoMich. Read further to learn more.

posted by rcade to general at 10:49 AM - 6 comments

More about NoMich:

turn-ons: dictatorship

turn-offs: free speech

favorite activities: banishing people

Following answers are serious:

best concert: Nirvana | Steel Pole Bathtub | Flaming Lips (headliner), Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, 1989. The Sunday edition of 2016's Maryland Deathfest was incredible as well. The highlights of that day were Windhand, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Candlemass, and My Dying Bride.

favorite books: 'The Fifth Head of Cerberus', 'Peace', the solar cycle series all by Gene Wolfe. Although, I am really enjoying the Children of Time series by Adrian Tchaikovsky right now

favorite movies: horror

favorite TV show: The Americans, MASH, Paper Girls, Reservation Dogs, Atlanta, Breaking Bad

sports played: baseball, basketball, cross country

pets: presently, JiJi (sweet li'l terrier), Mabel (grumbly old rat terrier), Skia (a tiny kitten)

foods I crave: Indian, Mexican, Ethiopian, beer

sexiest city in the world: Chicago, Detroit

good first date idea: dine at The Rathskeller on Hillsborough Street and see Elizabeth at the Rialto Theater, both in Raleigh. Wait...hold on...neither are in business anymore. /cry

measurements: 5' 10" and a soft (but slimming down) 185 lbs

posted by rcade at 10:52 AM on April 07, 2023

There goes any chance I had of having a freshly written term paper sent to my laptop at a Bojangles.

posted by beaverboard at 01:47 PM on April 07, 2023


(somebody's gotta test how this guy's going to handle unbridled power)

posted by tahoemoj at 02:13 PM on April 07, 2023

Banhammer? Why would we want to exclude anyone from the erudite intercourse to be found in this august body? Offers of help with a term paper, masters thesis, or a doctoral dissertation should be welcomed by all. This is also true for the expanded warranties on the aging wreckage that many of us drive. I would draw the line at offers of companionship from attractive ladies of various national origins. These can be dangerous, especially if my wife catches me replying to them. So carry on, nomich, may your reign as the arbiter of good taste and intelligent thought be a successful one.

posted by Howard_T at 03:27 PM on April 07, 2023

21 years of hard work is finally rewarded with a title change but no increase in salary or benefits.

I can see why the younger gens are disillusioned.

(also, yay!)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:06 AM on April 08, 2023

21 years of hard work is finally rewarded with a title change but no increase in salary or benefits.

The fact that it only took 21 years should be a big enough reward to offset any lack of monetary benefits. lol.

posted by jagsnumberone at 08:55 PM on April 08, 2023

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