Flush it Friday: Another Year for Flushing

It has been a few weeks since we have done a standard Flush it Friday; let’s catch up on the good/bad/ugly parts of our lives before we kickoff the first normal weekend of the new year.

Good: I decided this year, since it is my first full year on the east coast, to explore these tiny states and visit a brewery or two in each state. Sound-off in the comments if there are any good ones that you recommend in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region. I would like to hit one mid-sized brewery and one microbrew/brewpub if possible.

Bad: Fucking holiday travel. I had to fly back to my homeland to visit the strangers that are connected to me by birth and had some interesting experiences. Trying to leave the airport in CT, my flight was delayed repeatedly in 20-minute intervals with no explanation. After two hours, I finally hear from another airline (because apparently this news was too embarrassing for Southwest to inform their customers about) THE ENTIRE FUCKING AIRPORT RAN OUT OF FUEL. I was not aware that not having fuel was a thing that could happen at an airport.

Chicago, not known for its beautiful winters, slush-stormed for about 10 hours on the day of my flight back. I was expecting a cancellation so I watched my phone all day. On time! Still on time! Holy shit they are actually letting us board! I am going to get back home on time! …One hour later, after sitting on an uncomfortable airplane for the entire time while we waited for a pilot to leave one plane and come fly ours, we were informed that he was not legally allowed to fly the plane tonight (probably because of time limitations?) and that our flight was cancelled. There was 6 hours I am not getting back.

Ugly: I am back to the land of ugly, floppy-ass pizza. I already miss my pizza casseroles, also known as Chicago deep dish <3.

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Published on: January 8, 2016

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    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      I don’t really disagree that it is mislabeled as pizza, but saying it’s not amazing is just wrong.

  • Dubs

    Good: Shovel Knight, cookie butter, Fridays
    Bad: Fixing someone else’s plagiarism, icy roads, allergies
    Ugly: Rice stools

    • “Fixing someone else’s plagiarism”

      Do tell

      • Dubs

        Sometimes international students don’t know you can’t just copy sections from other research reports.

        • Max

          I’ve heard about that happening many times.

          • Dubs

            Incidentally, fixing plagiarism was my very first job that I did for my advisor way back in undergrad.

          • Max

            Look how far you’ve come!

        • EsusMoose

          As a student studying computer science it also happens in the programming world, thankfully I don’t need to grade just compete against them in the curve

    • Spear

      Shovel Knight >>>>>>>>>>
      Plagiarism <<<<<<<<<<<<
      *This comment brought to you by "Spear States the Obvious," in which Spear states things that are obvious*

      • Philosopher Spear, please help me. What is greatest in life? Unlimited garlic bread or unlimited pizza?

        • Spear

          Unlimited pizza, for a pizza lacking tomato sauce may substitute as garlic bread.

          • Lacertilian

            He isn’t really testing your sage abilities here

    • Vault Dweller

      You mean that Trader Joe’s cookie butter life?!

      • Dubs

        OMG yes

  • If you make it all the way down to Winston Salem, North Carolina, Foothills Brewery has excellent food and drink. If you’re lucky, you’ll even catch some live music! Last time I was there we got some sweet jazz band that was tearing it up.

    If you make it EVEN FURTHER south, my favorite bar in the universe is in Atlanta: The Porter. They have so many beers it’s not even funny. Food is great too.

    Good: Got a ton done at work this week, recorded some vocals (first time doing layered vocal harmonies) and was really stoked with the result, and have a weekend that’s mostly pretty free.

    Bad/Ugly: I think I bruised/cracked a rib. I’m still coughing. It’s been a month

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      I think the furthest south we were considering is Maryland, but if we expand I’ll add those to the list!

      • If you do, let me know and I will make an effort to meet up with you!

      • OldMetalHead

        Flying Dog in Frederick Maryland if you like IPA’s. Raging bitch is pretty tasty.

        • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

          They brew good beer.

  • GOOD: Staying in shape, exercising, staying away from booze, eating right, launching my Ultimate Satan blog which also means writing again, getting paid today, playing drums more, finishing up another battle jacket, not eating out, staying away from humans as much as possible, dogs in general, and boobs.

    BAD: I’ve been extremely restless for the past few days. It’s like I just want to jump out of my goddamn skin all of the time. I can’t sleep, I am constantly tossing and turning in the bed which sucks and I just can’t figure out what’s exactly wrong with me (I don’t drink caffeine). Not sure if it’s because I’m over training/exercising or what the deal is. It fucking sucks though.

    UGLY: Been super constipated for the past few days as well. I never seem to have this issue. Not sure what’s up with me here.

    • Max

      The sleeplessness and constipation suggest you have some sort of anxiety or stress related, probably, to work. It will sort itself out, though – stress symptoms always do.

      “But my work isn’t particularly stressful,” you reply. Nobody ever thinks it is. But it can creep up on you.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Sounds like someone could use a beer.

      • Trust me bro, its been on my mind. Fucker.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Hey, you’re doing a good thing. Peer pressure will always exist. Humans are terrible. Nicole Simpson can’t rap, I want justice!

      • Max

        Well, full-strength beer can act as a laxative.

    • Extra energy is definitely from exercise.

    • Lacertilian

      Alcohol withdrawls on the sleeping?

      • I don’t think so, I’ve never felt like this before and I’ve quit drinking multiple times.

  • Nope, deleted my comment. Not even gonna get into pizza wars.

    • No retreat, no surrender

    • Salvador Dalí Lama

      As long as you don’t consider “St. Louis pizza” pizza, we’re good.

      • everyone look out, a fight’s starting

      • Oh no, Boston/NYC pizza(i.e. Italian & Greek) all the way.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          NYC pizza is the shit.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        That’s not pizza.

        • stop it

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Jimmy plz!

          • you guise don’t know what you’re talking about!

        • Salvador Dalí Lama

          You are correct.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Another day, another week, another month, and another year. Fuck it.

  • Salvador Dalí Lama

    Good: Star Wars, David Bowie

    Bad: It’s already 2016. I didn’t think I’d make it this far and now I am awed in crippling fear of the future and how I have no at all prepared myself for it.

    Ugly: Star Wars obsession I had as a kid taking hold of me again.

    • Max

      I really need to know this: How do you get your text bold in Disqus? Dumb question, I know.

      I hear ya on the Star Wars thing.

      • Salvador Dalí Lama

        text

      • Spear

        Ctrl+B. Html format works too.

        • Max

          Just like in Word? Let me test this out…Let me- okay, so that works. But that’s weird, it never worked for me in the past. Did they recently implement it?

          Edit: Does it show up in my comment? Because I can’t see it once I’ve published.

          • Spear

            It’s been a thing for at least a couple months now. Don’t know when they first implemented it.

          • Max

            Can you see it in my reply to you above? (Just two words: “Let me…”) ‘Cos I can’t.

          • Spear

            I can’t, no. But I’ve used it before, so I don’t know what’s up.

          • Dubs

            I was under the impression you had to text without the spaces.

          • ctrl + b works. the miracles of web development

          • Dubs

            RIGHTEOUS

          • Dubs

            it went away.

          • Dubs

            It only works as you’re typing the comment. It doesn’t appear bold when you submit.

          • Max

            Aw, yeah! That’s what’s always been happening to me.

          • Dubs

            The definitely works.

          • Max
          • Max

            I really suck at this. Let’s try again: bold

            Finally figured it out! Thanks, Dubya! You truly are my TovH Editor-Mentor. Now I can stop SHOUTING at people whenever I want to emphasize something.

          • Dubs

            Bingo.

          • Spear

            Ctrl+B really doesn’t work?

          • Spear

            Well, look at that. It doesn’t.

          • Max

            Nope. It deceives ye.

          • You’re right

          • Wait really?

          • Dubs

            Yup.

      • 1) Type text.
        2) Drink drano.
        3) highlight text.
        4) drink gasoline
        5) ctrl + b
        6) jump in fire

      • for bold remove spaces

      • bold
        italic
        underline
        strikeout
        just take the spaces out

    • Ugly: HTML tags ^_^

    • I went to see Star Wars this past Saturday and watched the ones everybody hates plus Return of The Jedi leading up to it like a total nerd.

    • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

      How many action figures have you bought?

      • Salvador Dalí Lama

        None. But I bought a trio of books.

        • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

          Nice. Which ones?
          I haven’t gone all out, but i do have a handful of new action figures and a lego set. I could only resist so much.

          • Salvador Dalí Lama

            “Before the Awakening”, “The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary”

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            What does “Before” entail?

          • Salvador Dalí Lama

            focuses on the lives of some of the main characters prior to the movie. Explains about Finn’s time as a stormtrooper.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            I might have to check that out.

  • Does it work for underlining?

    Nope, guess not

    • Dubs

      You have to text without spaces for underline.

      • EsusMoose

        hamsters

      • Yep, I was testing the Ctrl + U method. I know basic tags.

  • Good: Called out sick to work today. Although I was legitimately sick, I could’ve went in but I’ve got all that sick time that I’ve accrued so I’m gonna use it. Been exploring new job opportunities all week.

    Bad: I probably shouldn’t drink tonight but I probably will

    Nothing Ugly – All in all…….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73MUJt4WDpM

  • EsusMoose

    Good: Been doing some amount of working out and walking over the last week, playing bloodbourne.
    Bad: Been meaning to record stuff but the whole everything is a hard hurdle to surmount. I usually just improvise so trying to figure out what I’ve played and trying to find the best combination of that garbage is hard and demotivating.
    Ugly: Pace hot salsa, hot sauce, siracha and a bunch a shitty food, helped give me a hell of a day on the toilet this week.

    Have a good weekend, Go Packers!

    • Lacertilian

      What sort of stuff do you play?

      • EsusMoose

        Lazy way to say is stuff that sounds good, which more specifically shitty indie stuff, shitty post stuff, shitty black metal stuff, a little punk, stuff that is less demanding. I’d like to develop my skills and knowledge enough to improvise mathcore and math rock stuff. I decided I’d try to work on developing my song structuring skills but my road block is exactly that! So I might putz around and see how things go time will tell

        • Lacertilian

          Keep it shitty.

          • Spear

            #StayShit

          • Lacertilian

            #ContinueCrap
            Hey, wait… you’re not my usual sparring partner!

          • EsusMoose

            I don’t strive for perfection so that’s all it shall be.

    • Slappy The Squirrel

      Fuck the Packers! 😉

      (my inner Chicagoan breaking loose there, no hard feelings)

      • EsusMoose

        I’m about as excited as someone about to watch an execution. Washington could shit the bed and die, the Packer’s could continue to suck, or both. I’m more interested in seeing if the Vikings can kick the Seahawks out of the playoffs (not gonna happen)

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good: the local record store is moving. They’re giving away 5 free CDS with any purchase because of that.

    Bad: my job situation, the new Buffalo Springfield from 1969.

    Ugly: knowing you’re going to be let go soon.

    • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

      Free cds are nice, but are they moving farther away or closer to you?

      Ugh.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        They’re moving right down the road to a bigger location.

        • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

          Oh, nice. Usually when i hear record stores are moving its downsizing or closure. Good to hear it’s getting bigger!

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    Absofuckinglutelyfantasic: New David Bowie
    Good: That Batushka album finally came
    Bad: there are neo-nazis street patrolling in my hometown. Does not make me feel safe.
    Ugly: poop’n’stuff

    • Dubs

      My Batushka CD hasn’t arrived yet, but you are in Europa.

    • Are they listening to Goatmoon while they are patrolling?

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        I wouldn’t be surprised if they do.

        • Max

          I dunno. In my (limited experience) very few neo-Nazis are aware of some of the great (or at least classier) ideologically-aligned music they could be listening to besides Oi! None I’ve ever met would be aware of, say, Burzum or Death in June.

          And I don’t even mean Nazi music, necessarily. Even just stuff like Viking-era Bathory.

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            Hopefully you’re not one of those people who actually think DIJ are Neo-Nazis. That made for more than enough of a headache when I saw them live way back when.

          • Max

            They’re certainly not. But I think my point kinda still stands.

            I don’t really know that much about DIJ beyond what I’ve read in an interview in an old Descent zine I have from way back in the late ’90s. But based on Boyd Rice’s remarks in that piece, although he is not a Nazi, his views would not make his music a problematic listen for somebody who was a Nazi (aside from him being gay, I suppose).

            Perhaps let’s omit Death In June from my original statement and insert…I dunno….Blood Axis.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I know Douglas P is gay, but Boyd Rice?

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Over here most neo-Nazis are listening to hardcore techno music.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Quite a few neo-nazis I used to know were into metal.

    • Slappy The Squirrel

      Lemmy’s in a new Finnish milk commercial:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl3_VPOAFBs

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        Old news boy..

        • Slappy The Squirrel

          Just saw it posted up on Blabbermouth earlier, so I figured it was new.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            It’s been all over Finnish music media the day before you ‘Mericans got your hands on it.

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            Of course, since it’s ummmmmmmmmmmmm made IN Finland, FOR a Finnish company, etc. And a day old isn’t exactly old news.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            It is

          • Slappy The Squirrel
          • Sir Tapir The Based
          • Slappy The Squirrel

            “It’s not what it looks like! Don’t tell our wives!”

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            Is it me or is the guy on the bottom left, ummmmmmm, in the middle of a little something with the guy in the middle?

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            It’s just you.

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            Nopers, that guy has a kung fu grip on that guy’s mushroom tip!

  • I don’t know nothing about breweries, but this is in RI and has BBQ.
    http://sorborestaurantgroup.com/brutopiabrewery/

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Good: Acid Bath
    Bad: Sole is tearing off my british army boots
    Ugly: What the fuck is wrong with people?

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Oh, and Elizabeth Truss is a liar and a thief. If those bridges were in fucking London then calling them a “national priority” would be more than just words but since they’re in the north, with london who don’t give a fuck about us to the south and scotland who don’t give a shit about us to the north, we get the shit-covered end of the olive branch.

    • more beer

      The answer to ugly is everything.

  • Deep dish pizza is an abomination.

    • Slappy The Squirrel
    • EsusMoose

      I just recently had some, and YOU ARE SU FUCKING WRNG

      • Slappy The Squirrel

        He’s probably one of those die hard NYC pizza fans. One day he’ll grow to love Chicago deep dish, and finally wear big boy pants once he does.

        • That sound you hear is millions of Italians and Greeks pointing and laughing.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            I thought it was inevitability…

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            Why would they be? Chicago deep dish was invented by Italian immigrants.

          • Mutant outcasts probably.

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            Even better!!! I wouldn’t mind an Italian or Greek Toxic Avenger working on my pizza!

  • Good: St. Louis style pizza
    Great: Hateful Eight
    Best: drugs

    • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

      Hateful Eight!

      • how’d you like it? i consider it best QT movie after Jackie Brown.

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          Was Jackie Brown good? Iirc, I was unable to finish because it was not a good.

          • Yes. A very underrated QT film. Try it again.

        • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

          It was phenomenal. It has four of my favorite movie elements; wide landscape shots, face close-ups, Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson. And the dialogue was some of his best ever. If i could change one thing though, i would remove channing tatum from an otherwise flawless movie.

          The way Tarantino has reinvented himself with his last three movies is commendable.

          • after seeing Mr. Tatum in a few films, i am now totally crushing a big fan of his

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            I can’t stand that guy.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            “Acting”

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            How would you compare it to Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained? Because I wasn’t really much of a fan of his last two movies. I’m still stuck in the Reservoir Dogs/Pulp Fiction era.

          • i realize you asked Boss the Ross this, but i felt like the dialogue in Hateful Eight had me glued, i was NEVER bored — quite the opposite. once a given body hit the floor i was sad that he/she wouldn’t have any more dialogue, lalz

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Thanks! I’m looking forward to seeing it. I’ve heard it does have somewhat of a Reservoir Dogs vibe to it, which is always ok in my book. And I’ve also heard it has an actually good performance from Madsen again.
            Plus Kurt Russell’s been on fire lately. I recently saw another movie of his, Bone Tomahawk.

          • saw Bone Tomahawk too, oh boy that violence!! (also something shared betwixt both films)

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I guess we’re talking about what I’m only going to describe as “The Scene”?
            I actually felt like shit after that scene came along. And I’ve seen a lot, including those August Underground movies and live Mexican cartel beheadings.

          • yes it was the most vicious thing i’d seen in a while. i fought the urge to turn my head.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            The visuals were bad enough. But it were especially the sounds that fucked me up good.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Looks like I’ll be buying that tomorrow…

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            It’s a good movie overall. Maybe a bit slow, but I don’t mind that. It has good acting performances and dialogue and a good atmosphere. It doesn’t actually have too much violence, but when it comes it comes hard. There’s one scene in particular that would end up in my top 3 nastiest scenes I’ve ever seen in a movie with a theatrical presence and a relatively decent budget.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Damn, I’ll have to warn the wife beforehand. I can take intense stuff better than she can.

            Well, I’ll watch basically anything with Kurt Russell in it

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Hahaha if she can’t take the vicious stuff, then she’ll surely have some problems with this particular scene.

            Always like Kurt Russell. Even liked him before I realized he’s actually a good actor.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            I might watch it without her first then.

            Hahaha! One of my favorite Russell moments is actually in Hateful Eight.
            Can you pick your favorite Russell movie?

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            My favorite Kurt Russell movie might be Dark Blue. Where he plays a dirty cop.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Okay, cool.
            i have to go with Big Trouble in Little China. It’s not my favorite movie with Kurt Russell, but it’s my favorite Russell movie… if that makes any sense.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Hahaha I guess it does. Been a long time since I’ve watched it.

            At the moment I’m especially starving for some new David Lynch stuff.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            I really need to get around to watching Twin Peaks. I’m kind of ashamed of myself.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Twin Peaks is good. It has moments of brilliance, but I’m not a fan of the second half of the second season. It kinda drags and isn’t eventful enough. Aside from the final episode, which is all out weirdness and brilliance.

            I really like Fire Walk With Me (the Twin Peaks movie by David Lynch) as well. Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive and Blue Velvet (with Dennis Hopper kicking ass) I all watch at least once a year as well.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Not a Dune fan?

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I’ve seen Dune, Elephant Man and The Straight Story all once, but never really had the urge to revisit them. I thought Dune was good, but for some reason I always go back to his wacky stuff.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Dune is one of my favorite books and the movie doesn’t do it really any justice but i try to look at it as just a movie and i love the visuals of it. I’ll rewatch it every now and then.

            Wacky movies make for some of the best.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Absolutely!

          • OldMetalHead

            Off the top of my head: Escape from NY and Soldier

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Call me Snake.

            Such a good movie.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Madsen is the man.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            He is. Tarantino always gets a good performance out of him.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Most definitely.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            That dialogue was amazing.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            It is stylistical a continuation of those two. I think the dialogue in this is slightly more attuned to his older films. And it has the minimal cast of Reservoir Dogs, also a “who-done-it” type of plot. If you didnt like Django or Bastards, i wont guarantee that you’ll like this. It looks outstanding on the big screen though. If you dont mond paying theater costs and have 3 hours to spare, i would at least check it out.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I didn’t necessarily dislike Django or Bastards. I still think Bastards is kinda meh, but I liked Django. Just not as much as I like his older movies.
            But still, whenever a Tarantino movie is out I’ll be sure to go catch it on the big screen!

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Okay, right on.

            What did you think about Deathproof?

          • OldMetalHead

            Deathproof!

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I actually thought Death Proof was quite okay. No masterpiece by any means, but I enjoyed it for what it was worth. It had hot chicks and Kurt Russell kicking ass.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            And that’s really all it was supposed to be!

            Stuntman Mike.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I think I’m going to rewatch it one of these days.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            I think it has a good rewatch value, as do all of his films.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I watch Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs at least twice a year. I don’t know why, but I started doing this ever since I saw those movies for the first time and it has become some sort of tradition ever since.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Awesome!

          • more beer

            I thought it was a little slow going in the beginning. But the story was excellent. It definitely ended like a Tarantino movie.

          • Stuntman Boss the Ross

            I can understand that. It takes a while to get to the meat of the story. And yes, indeed it was excellent.
            I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      • OldMetalHead

        I definitely will see hateful Eight. I am jonesing hard for this however.

        • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

          Yes!

    • Going to Hateful Eight in a few weeks, can’t wait.

      • if you get the option go see the 70mm Panavision presentation

        • Doing that tomorrow. The Revenant 2nite.

          • purr-fect. let us know about Revenant!

          • The Revenant was shot using mostly natural light. Aside from it looking like a good flick, I want to see it for that reason too.

          • I did not know that! I’ve been dying to see it for months. The lady has been dying to see h8ful 8. I’m kinda excited to spend the weekend in the theater.

          • “the lady”… great job bro!

          • For all you know “the lady” could be his mom, bro!

          • hrm, well even better! historically, mom’s aren’t too keen on QT movies

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            My Mom loves Tarantino films.

          • Dubs

            She’s not. She’s a cutie.

          • OldMetalHead

            You guys are all hella young. I have no problem thinking Joe’s mom is a cutie.

          • Sounds like a good weekend is on tap, enjoy!

          • more beer

            Saw Hateful 8 the other day. It was good slow start but pretty good all in all.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            The natural light really got me excited about it.
            Visually looks amazing, plus DiCaprio and Hardy. You can’t go wrong. I can’t wait.

          • I really didn’t like DiCaprio when he was younger but, he’s been doing mostly good movies the past few years.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            He has become an amazing actor, one of my favorites now. He really gets into his roles and performs at 110%

          • you might be changing your tune about Channing Tatum one day too!

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            False. Never.

          • Yeah, Wolf of Wall St., The Departed and Inception are all tops for me.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Add Django Unchained to that list and you get a Hell Yes!

          • OldMetalHead

            Shutter Island

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            That movie was superb. Scorsese is a genius and his work with DiCaprio is almost as good as his work with De Niro.

        • Good to know, thanks.

        • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

          I wish i could have, would be totally worth it.

    • see i tricked you guise by including St. Louis style pizza

    • Lacertilian

      For whatever reason that one has a delayed release here. Still waiting.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Drugs?

      • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

        That sucks, it’ll be worth it.

    • Vladimir Poutine

      Critical reviews seem really mixed. Still trying to decide whether or not to see it in theaters.

  • Nativian Taco

    Good: Dying Light, and Bloodbourne. Winter.

  • Lacertilian

    Good: Got an Irish whiskey to drink with some friends tonight, 46% small batch from a rum cask too. Will go well with my fresh weed and lamb leg.
    Bad: After a week of rain it’s about to get hot again, humidity will be through the roof.
    Ugly: Sweaty bum.

    • leg of lamb >>>>>>>>

      • BobLoblaw

        Leg of Man>>>>>>>>>

    • Waitin’ on my guy to make a delivery.

    • EsusMoose

      Man it’s gonna hit 8 F soon, complaining about weather being done, lamb sounds good

      • Vault Dweller

        Fuck. Only day we’re supposed to get precipitation in the next 10 is going to be this weekend… and it’ll be 47 F.

        Bizarrely warm for this time of year, but I’m not bitching ’bout that.

        • EsusMoose

          We’re getting rain and fog, when it drops to below 30 everything shall be iced to hell and back.

    • SWAMP ASS!

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Swass

    • BobLoblaw

      Ill take cured over fresh any day 🙂

      • Lacertilian

        Fresh as in a new batch.

        • BobLoblaw

          I figured.

  • JWEG

    Before I get into the GBU-format and flush some stuff…

    (some of the) Kickstarters I’ve kickstarted:

    Closed This Week in Indie Comics:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshblaylock/mercy-sparx-omnibus-collection
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582272995/betty-wicked-2

    Closing Next week, Lovecraftian Fiction Anthology:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lovecraftezine/autumn-cthulhu-tales-of-lovecraftian-horror

    (re?)Thrash Metal, open until February (ships to U.S. & Canada only):
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1635467459/torrefys-new-full-length-album-the-infinity-comple

  • Slappy The Squirrel

    General rule of thumb is if you’re gonna be at O’Hare or Midway, especially in the winter, be prepared for cancellations/sleeping on a bench next to the neighborhood bag lady with Kleenex boxes on her feet and a smell that’s somewhere between sulfur and smegma.

    The good: Cloudscape’s new CD came out today! And overall, pretty chill, uneventful week so far.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhsWXgolKoc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cbUn_0v8cI

    The bad: The frosted mini-wheats and beef-a-roni I had for breakfast turning my stomach into an Irish bar fight, and turning my colon into Fury Road. My stomach and anus traveled the whole spectrum of noises it could possibly make, from the usual fffffffffrrrrrrrrpppp, to splatting noises, to a high pitched whistle that sounds about like a steam engine on the fritz.

    The Ugly: Jessica Killings. Hideous!

  • Spear

    Good: off work tomorrow, shows the next couple of weekends

    Bad: trying to get up the motivation to figure out a home recording method that doesn’t sound like shit.

    Ugly: going all-in on a job lead and having it dawn on you halfway through the third fucking interview that, hey, maybe this thing isn’t so ideal after all and you should have applied for that network administrator position when it was still open. Fuck.

    • Max

      What instrument are you recording?

      • Spear

        Guitar and bass. I have Scarlett i2 interface and use Reaper as a DAW. I just need to mess with it a little bit to get playback to work properly (and find some decent VST’s for tone and stuff).

        • Max

          Certainly nothing wrong with the hardware or software.

          Well, you probably already know this, but the safest method is to record both your bass and guitar directly into the interface; NO distortion, EQ or anything else between the instrument and the Hi-Z input – completely dry. Once you’ve gotten the takes you’re happy with, you apply whatever amp simulators or effects you like in a non-destructive way.

          Of course, while recording guitar you’d probably want to hear some distortion on it so you know how well you’re riffing. So what you do is either 1) insert an amp simulator plug-in on the guitar channel in Reaper’s Mixer window – this will apply the distortion to your monitoring, but won’t add it to the dry signal you’re recording. Or 2) since the Reaper’s standard amp simulator sounds like garbage, you could route the dry guitar signal out of your interface into a practice amp. That way you hear “dirty” while you’re recording “clean.” And later on, you either mic up a proper amp and feed your dry takes through it to record that signal, or shop around for a better amp-sim plug-in and then apply that to the dry track(s) once you’ve found one.

          • Spear

            Yep! We got that all figured out when we recorded our EP, so I’m pretty familiar with the process already. Just, y’know, really lazy.

    • BobLoblaw

      I bought Presonus studio one with my audiobox usb a few years ago and i absolutely love it.

  • COAL ROLL

    ABSOLUTELY do not miss Berkshire Brewing Company in South Deerfield MA. Free brewery tours and beers on Saturdays

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      That’s not too far from me, will do!

  • JWEG

    Good & Bad:
    It’s a new Term, meaning a new Lab to teach. I actually enjoy the challenge, though I think I’d like it so much more if it were Distance Education and I didn’t have to deal with students wasting my Office Hours (and more) on things they could have figured out on their own at some point in the few weeks they have to do assignments that took me a few hours at best back when I</i was in that Lab. And I’m not even all that smart, just dedicated.

    Good:
    I just got my GST rebate cheque, so this afternoon I’m going to go get
    Deathgasm (as the Canadian Blu-Ray is out today) and – if I can find them – a few other random ones from my outstanding list of titles from Scream Factory, Arrow Video, Well-Go USA, Blue Underground, and/or Kino Lorber (only Vincent Price, though).

    Also speaking of Blu Rays and VP, there was more news from Scream Factory about the third Vincent Price Collection: mostly technical specs and special features, but definitely good news. Obviously it will be mine. Though I do wish it included the original Tower of London (also with Price) and not just the Corman version, I’ll get over it.

    Bad:
    …Moon Rising

    Ugly:
    Fox News’ Panel Of Harpies reactions to your President tearing up about DEAD CHILDREN.

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdx8zgShBp1rlzgq1o1_500.gif

    Okay. No more American political discussion from me until at least the NH Primaries (if not far far later). I just needed to vent once.

  • COAL ROLL

    All work related:

    Good: I got my W2 today, anyone wanna measure dicks?

    Good-er: I made more than my wife this year.

    Good-est: My dad FINALLY landed a job this week, and it’s a fucking awesome one literally a mile and half from his house.

    all lifeloving all weekend long broski’s

  • Good: Moved in with my lady last weekend and there has been a SUCCESSFUL MERGING OF THE CATS.

    Bad: Kicked off the year with a nasty soar throat.

    Ugly: Our new multi-cat litter box.

    Also, to YLIF: Trinity brewery in Providene, RI is pretty not bad.

  • Spear

    Good/bad/ugly addendum (not sure what to file this under): getting some radio play this weekend, so now the entire upper Midwest gets to hear exactly how much ass we blow.

  • Stockhausen

    Go to The Alchemist in Vermont. No other options.

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      I was struggling with VT, thanks!

      • Pick up some Heady Topper. Don’t drink any though. Just mail it to me.

        • YourLogicIsFlushed

          Heady Topper sounds like a VD Symptom

        • Stockhausen

          Currently waiting on your doorstep to intercept.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            *Crouched in the bushes to strike when the moment arrives

        • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

          Save some for me.

      • Stockhausen

        Hill Farmstead and Lawson’s Finest Liquids are also in VT, and those three are currently the Mecca of beer dweebs.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    GOOD: @YourLogicIsFlushed, check out Ommegang and Smuttynose for two very cool (but very different) brewery experiences.

    BAD: Helpful opinions from colleagues. FOADIAF

    UGLY: How badly I want this: http://tinyurl.com/z3sp3cc

    http://57.media.tumblr.com/4ccffb1622eb6e6299fa3fcb4b8b05cf/tumblr_nz48og4d2O1ts4htvo1_540.gif

    • EsusMoose

      Thing looks pretty

    • Stockhausen

      Dude, I’ve been looking into that Darkglass bidness. I hear nothing but fantastic things.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        I have a B3K now, which rocks, but this new one gives you the same distortion along with the B7K preamp stuff. Want so bad.

        • Old Man Doom

          Filthy. Absolutely filthy.

    • Old Man Doom

      FUCK. I want it too. Was not aware that an ULTRA version version came out.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        I think it just came out in the last day or two

  • EsusMoose

    So I wimped out on doing my full workout today but it was something, better than sitting on my ass and playing bloodbourne. which reminds me, shower and bloodbourne

    • Slappy The Squirrel
      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Lol jesus

      • EsusMoose

        Leg day, the day where I don’t know what to do but squats and those murder and cramp my hamstrings. Probably should have stuck with Rugby where it everyone’s thighs are monsters.

    • Old Man Doom

      Fear not, for I too wimped out on my regular workout. Another day, friend.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Fear not, i skipped about two or three months worth around august. Back on track now thp

    • The 30 minute stepper torture will happen today.

      • EsusMoose

        Sounds awful

        • It’s horrible, but it gets results.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            If you feel better the next day then its not horrible

          • It’s horrible while I’m doing it. Once I’m done I feel great, and I’m losing weight without changing my diet.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            I dont really believe in dieting. Thats probably because my diet is already fairly sensible. Changing your diet dramatically is a surefire way to not be able to maintain any losses/gainz.

          • I try to get in some salad everyday and I don’t eat that much junk.

          • EsusMoose

            If a stepper is available tomorrow I might try that, I’ve mainly been doing free weights and other exercises at my apartment as I get used to working out again. Haven’t done it in a while and my legs probably need the strength

          • My only priority is cardio cardio cardio. Burn those calories.

          • EsusMoose

            Mine is strength so I burn more calories, as I don’t like running outside in the winter, may try a light jog but I’ve been doing 3-5 mile walks to at least get me moving.

          • I can’t do running. My ankles are shit. Stepper only.

          • only low impact is real

  • Old Man Doom

    Good: Nearing completion of my project proposal for the Brown university supported HP Lovecraft research fellowship. Very, very stoked.
    Bad: Class enrollment is down, so my teaching job is at risk until February. No January paycheck. Bummer.
    Ugly: Me haulin’ ass out of the campus parking lot blasting Kvelertak and stylin’ on some undergrad fools.

    • I’m imagining this scene playing out with you in a bitchin’ Camaro with giant subwoofers.

      • RJA

        bitchin’ Camaro, bitchin’ Camaro…

        • I ran over my neighbors…

          • RJA

            thank you. wanted to make sure you youngins are keeping the milkmen alive.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            We gotcha man

          • I RAN OVER SOME OLD LADY
            ONE NIGHT AT THE COUNTY FAIR
            BUT I DIDN’T GET ARRESTED
            BECAUSE MY DAD’S A MAYOR!

      • Old Man Doom

        *2006 Honda Accord 🙁

      • Old Man Doom

        I’m on a crusade to bring back “Bitchin'” into the standard everyday discourse for all.

        • OldMetalHead

          I used to say bitchin’ all of the time until one of my colleagues told me that not only was it not work appropriate, that it dated me. 😛

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            You should keep saying it.

    • Dubs

      You’re talking test prep tutoring, right? My schedule isn’t super full this month. it will pick up, though.

      • Old Man Doom

        No, I teach ESL courses at the local community college while I complete my MA at Cal Poly. I hope my schedule picks up, man.

    • CyberneticOrganism
      • Old Man Doom

        Precisely.

    • Didn’t read, upvoted because I saw the word LOVECRAFT. (kidding/notkidding)

      • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

        I didnt read your comment either, just upvoted for LOVECRAFT.

      • Old Man Doom

        Lovecraft all day, erry day, son

        • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

          And Howard.

          • Old Man Doom

            And Clark Ashton Smith

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Hell yes.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            And Edgar Rice Burroughs.

        • OldMetalHead

          Bradbury is excellent too.

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            And Wells.

          • Old Man Doom

            Something Wicked this Way Comes will forever be one of the greatest novels about childhood I’ve ever read.

    • Slappy The Squirrel
  • Dubs
  • sweetooth0

    GOOD: Pretty sure my ‘G.O.D. – Body Horror’ 12″LP arrived today, girlfriend says a record sized package came, and that’s the only one I can remember having on order right now. Also goin’ to see Star Wars again, this time in one of them fancy D-Box theaters (first time was IMAX). Figure this a good choice to test out the chair rumbles with.

    BAD: Love my new Gremlin tattoo I got over the holidays, but I’m at that phase in healing where it itches like a mutha fucka and you can’t scratch it. ARGH!

    UGLY: The contents of my toilet after trying out the buffet at ‘Mogul Divaan, Imperial Cuisine of Pakistan’ the other night. Great food, but damn.

  • Slappy The Squirrel
  • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

    Good: Tibetan throat singing, Kurt Russell, good beer, good metal.
    Bad: Working both days this weekend.
    Ugly: Working both days this weekend. Wait, i said that already.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Who is Tibetan throat singing? You?

      • Stuntman Boss the Ross

        I can do it, but it is not me. It is a traditional singing style of Tibetan monks. They gather together and sing while they meditate. It’s one of the coolest sounds in the world.

        This is a video of 2 monks, now imagine the sound of 15-30 together. I have a cd and it sounds amazing.

        https://youtu.be/JvyhxY54M3I

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    Good: got the house to mahself for the weekend. Got a six pack of Green Man IPAs, some el cronico, and giving Blunt Talk another shot.

    Bad: my Drudkh and Fórn vinyls just now shipped

    Ugly: tapir

    • Lacertilian

      Drudkh>>>
      Also, blunt talk?

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Blunt Talk is the Starz program featuring Patrick Stewart as a dysfunctional talk show host

        • Lacertilian

          I might have to look into that.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Caveat: produced by Seth MacFarlane

          • NO DEAL

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Inorite

            Thats why this is me giving it another shot.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Second Caveat: Brent Spiner makes an appearance 😉

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      I also forgot. . .
      Good: i havent had a cigarette in 7 days

      • Excellent.

      • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

        Good job Blackbeard.

      • Slappy The Squirrel

        Might as well just quit at that point. Once you’ve gotten over the 3 day hump, it gets easier and easier as long as you really want to quit.

        • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

          That was kinda the point bro

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            Cool.

  • For you brewery tour, you don’t necessarily need to go here but definitely try Wyndridge’s Chocolate Vanilla Porter, it’s good and strong. (7%)

    http://www.wyndridge.com/beer.php

  • Slappy The Squirrel

    Can’t really think of any breweries in VA, but I’m sure there’s a few if you Google it. I think there’s one in Fredricksburg I heard about a while back.

  • Scrimm

    I got stranded at the airport in Detroit for 5 days during a bad snowstorm. Such a great time.

    • why’s the airport gotta give you the Runaround??

      • Scrimm

        Not a fun time I can tell you.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Airports are the entrance to hell

  • Most recent record haul.

    http://i.imgur.com/decoWAn.jpg

    • you quit drinking, you find yourself with a little extra cash!

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      Jesus

      • No Jesus in this haul.

        • i am literally LOLing out loud

        • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

          I explained it earlier. This is an intentional uptick in using jesus’ name in vain

          • Slappy The Squirrel

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            *This is an intentional uptick in being an edgy nerd
            FTFY

    • Where do I even SATAN?

  • OldMetalHead

    @your logic is flushed – If you end up on I87 South of Albany, Keegan’s Brewery in Kingston, NY is good. Ommegang up in Cooperstown is outfuckingstanding but it’s way off the beaten path. Southern Tier is also good, but I haven’t been to Lakewood, NY.

    • OldMetalHead

      In Rehoboth Beach Delaware (close to Ocean City) there is a brewpub where Dogfishead brewery started. They often have stuff you can’t get anywhere else. Plus, 90/120 minute IPA on tap 🙂

  • (RFI)

  • Vladimir Poutine

    Good: started poking my head into the dating world again. Medical marijuana card should be arriving soon. Nylithia. Burritos. Roommate bought a field recorder. Lots of stuff.

    Bad: epilepsy is a really fucking annoying condition to have sometimes.

    Ugly: my mood tonight as I’m trying to cut back on beer and, well, a Friday night is less fun without it.

    • more beer

      Whats up man. The bad sucks high cbd’s. I would checkout Greenwerkz over near Stranahan’s distillery they have that R-4 almost all CBD no THC.

      • Vladimir Poutine

        Nice! I’ve been looking for one of those high CBD strains. Will try to get down there this weekend.

        May be meeting a buddy at a brewery tomorrow evening (exact place TBD), want to join?

        • more beer

          Very possibly. I haven’t spoken to any of my friends all week. My buddy is playing a free matinee at Black Sky on Sunday the 24th. I figured you were looking for the high CBD strains. I know that they have it there. I go to Local Product They have killer bud all medical. But from what I have seen they don’t have any high CBD’s.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I found a copy of the second album from the Stephen Pearcy supergroup Arcade in my room.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan
    • Sir Tapir The Based

      I’m pretty sure you’re the only guy who cares about Martin.

  • And that’s one Cannabis Corpse ticket purchased. Brighton Music Hall isn’t that big of a club so I figured it’s best to buy now.

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      Nowhere close to me

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED
    • Slappy The Squirrel

      What Lindsay Lohan’s twat looks like nowadays. ^^^^^^^

      • more beer

        What are you playing Jeopardy?

        • Slappy The Squirrel

          More like Win Ben Stein’s Money

  • Slappy The Squirrel