Flush It Friday: Ca$h Rule$ Everything Redux


It’s Friday. Many of you are coming to the end of a harrowing treacherous blasphemous [insert heavy metal blogger adjective] work week. You’re getting ready to party your asses off, or preparing for a relaxing weekend, or planning on getting shit done around the house, or listening to at least seven black metal albums, or just planning to spend it with your wives and children. You may have caught my last edition of Flush It Friday. I didn’t have to work this week. I haven’t worked a day since March 20th, which was my last day at a company that I worked for slightly over seven years. In the grand tradition of Flush It Friday, let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly.

First, I saw this cartoon last weekend and chuckled. Look at it.


BAD: Unemployment has been a weird experience. There have been a couple of side effects I was not expecting. First, I feel like my brain stopped working. I haven’t had much to remember, but I haven’t been able to remember much either. For example: I went grocery shopping this week. The very next day, I called my roommate from the grocery story to ask I had butter. Of course I did, because I purchased it the day before. It’s like I’m not sharp. It has been most noticeable the past week. The second effect I noticed is that not working made me lazy. There were a lot of things I intended to do that somehow slipped through the cracks of seemingly endless time. I wanted to become the Toilet Ov Hell’s own Cormac McCarthy. I dreamed of listening to all the music I meant to catch up on. Let’s just say I beat Bloodborne four times. My motivation to do almost anything was absent, because, why? I’m really looking forward to be working again.

GOOD: I’m starting work in the next couple of weeks! I got a job offer, and have already passed the background check. I’m taking a physical and drug test next Tuesday. The results should take about a day and we’ll figure out my start date. Well, what is the job, Edward?

The job is as a Direct Support Professional II, working with people with developmental disabilities. It’s at a day program for people away from their homes or group homes. The population is clients with severe mental and / or physical handicaps. Autism, cerebral palsy, profound mental retardation (an out of fashion word, “cognitive delays” is what people say now but someone said it to me during my two hour interview), and some additional mental illness diagnoses. I imagine it will be a mix of intrinsically rewarding work and Lovecraftian terror. The starting pay isn’t awful, and like most social work jobs it comes with a strong benefits package: health insurance, 401k, accrued paid vacation, et cetera. I worked two jobs in 2014 and didn’t have health insurance that whole year. My goal / hope / dream is to move up in the social work industry. Having a distinguished degree in business doesn’t qualify me to do that, but this is a step in the right direction.

Since I am a glass half full (of Satan) kind of guy, here is some other cool shit that happened or is happening soon:

– I won my criminal record expungement. Take that, Minnesota.

– I’m rapidly approaching eight years of continuous sobriety, August 13th.

– I looked at a ton of houses with my girlfriend and she finally had an offer accepted.

– My new job won’t interfere with my upcoming trip to New York City for APEX VI. Look to the Toilet for coverage of the event: APEX VI: A Minnesotan’s Apocalyptic Odyssey. (See UGLY for new job / show interference)

– My live music calendar through June includes Ice Cube this Sunday, Apex VI June 5th and 6th (Burial Hex, Gnaw Their Tongues, The Body, others), possibly The Vomit Arsonist, and Death Grips.

UGLY: Primitive Man is playing here in June. Home Is Where The Hatred Is made my favorite albums from the first quarter of this year. I had intended on going, but the 10:00 pm doors and a pretty early start time at the new job is making that unlikely. Bummer! Primitive Man released an official music video for their track “Loathe” this week. Check it out below, and head’s up, it’s probably NSFW.

MUSIC: Cattle Decapitation dropped a new song from their upcoming album The Anthropocene Extinction (August 7th, Metal Blade). This is big news. I have seen it in the comments at least six times already. Responses have ranged from oh my fucking god I just came, to this is alright, to cool solo bro, to a loud and resounding meh. Check it out below.

The Vomit Arsonist debuted a track from his upcoming album Only Red (June 9th, Malignant Records). I have been eagerly anticipating this project. I may be in the minority here, but I have a feeling Only Red could place come EOTY time. Check out the song and a frightening music video below.

The homey 365 Days of Horror tipped me off to a new Skinless track. Our writers have been looking forward to their album Only The Ruthless Remain (June 2nd, Relapse Records). It’s just what we’ve come to expect. It’s loud, violent, and [insert reference to mesh basketball shorts]. It’s on a couple of sites, but Metalsucks premiered an “exclusive” of it, so check it out there.


No Clean Singing premiered a new Maruta song, for their upcoming album Remain Dystopian (June 2nd, Relapse Records). At one minute and one second long, you have no reason not to stab that link. GRIND.


The homey Ron Deuce pointed me to news about a new Ghostface Killah album, his sequel to 12 Reasons To Die (due July). Despite its critical acclaim, I was pretty late to check out 12 Reasons To Die. I won’t make the same mistake with the sequel. “Return of the Savage” features Raekwon and The Rza over a lo-fi, dreamlike beat from producer Adrian Younge.


Did you catch JAG’s review of the new Faith No More album? I got a chance to play Sol Invictus yesterday, which was a breath of fresh air. Stab the link to read the review, check out “Superhero” below, and remember Sol Invictus dropped this week.

You guys know the deal. Post your own good, bad, and ugly in the comments below. Let us know what you think of “Manufactured Extinct”. It’s also an Open Swim. Have a great weekend everybody!

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  • nbm02ss

    3 day weekend, motherfuckers!!!!

    • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

      1 week, suck it.

    • Maik Beninton

      I have been having a month long weekend.
      So suck on that.

    • Vladimir Poutine

      No weekend for me. Goddammit.



    • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

      I wanna see that movie so bad.

      • What’s keeping you, m8?

        • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

          Transport, my parents don’t want to go to the cinema and won’t take me. I have to find a way of bringing that into a shopping trip somehow.

          • Ah man, that’s BS. You can’t take public transport or anything?

          • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

            No, the closest one isn’t showing it, and the other two don’t have public transport links.

          • 🙁
            feel my empathy.

    • Mad Max >>>>>>>>>>> Age of Ultron

    • Phoenix of the House Tendies


    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      I’m seeing it today!

  • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

    FNM <3

    The Good: I had a media exam today, and I am very confident about it. It looked at a trailer for Call Of Duty: Ghosts (The game sucks, but there was a lot of stuff I got from it), and the second half I got to talk about poser metal, which is my forte, so I am extremely confident.

    The Bad: My final exam is computing, and its 3 hours long. Did I mention fuck computing. Not even the fact that I have half term off before it makes that shit better.

    The Ugly: One of my best mates just admitted to me that he likes Count Your Blessings…


    • Maik Beninton

      Count Your Blessings…
      It’s that band on Fronz’s label, right?
      I forgot and I’m too lazy to look it up.

      • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

        No, its this.


        To everyone I said I liked this band to, I am so sorry, because no matter how good their later material is, no one can justify this shit.

    • I played Black Ops 2 on PS3 for a bit and I pretty much despise it. I could hold my own in multiplayer but could’ve done much better if I wasn’t going up against basement dwellers jacked upcon G-Fuel all the time. Zombies was fun at least.

      • Maik Beninton

        I got Max Payne 3 on PS3 a few weeks ago and it hasn’t been so painfull, I mean there are times where I just get rekt but mostly I do ok as usual, and this coming from a guy who has spent his entire life on pc gaming.

        • I’m playing GTA5 now but I have almost zero time for it. PC to console shouldn’t be too rough of a transition if you use controllers for everything.

          • Maik Beninton

            I still feel more comfortable with mouse and keyboard.

  • Good: 3 day weekend and I will be semi-relieved of parenting duties for half of it.

    Bad: Made almost no plans so it may end up being boring. Although I like doing nothing so this may not end up being bad.

    Ugly: What the fuck am I still doing at work?!

  • Hubert

    That sounds like a tough job Edward, good luck with that.

    Anyway: GOOD
    Exams are going damn good. Can’t wait to get them over with. Can’t wait to go to college soon.
    BAD: I’ve been lazier than usual.

  • NefariousDude

    4 day weekend and witcher!

  • Stanley

    Only seven black metal albums? Black fucking metal!

  • Guacamole Jim

    Good on you Ed! Sounds like a rocking job. Also, those sounds you posted were rocking.

    GOOD: I took the day off work today, and it’s gorgeous outside.
    BAD: I took the day off because I’m sick, and spent the vast majority of it sleeping in my room.
    UGLY: Sickness shits. urgh.

  • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

    GUT: Three day weekend. Some CHL/Memorial Cup action I look forward to watching.

    SCHLECHT: Of FUCKING COURSE the NHL Network isn’t airing the Memorial Cup again this year. And on top of that, I continue to procrastinate in writing my superhero comic/show idea.

    HÄSSLICH: Joe’s hairy little Satyr hands. But enough of that, I’ve finally succumb to having the hots for Taylor Swift after seeing a photo of her from her new video. Not trying to be “too cool for the room” guy here, but I still have yet to actually listen to her musical caterwauling. Whatever magickal jewspell the music business uses to entrance us sure works. I did the cartoon reaction of my eyes widening bigger than my face, and cis drool pouring out my agape mouth when I saw this:

    • Dagon

      Stay Tove Lo

      • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

        What is a Tove Lo?

        • Dagon

          Is a perfect womynz

    • My first crush was Mila Jovovich in the Fifth Element. Tay Tay recreating that has ruined me on a real relationship for life.

      • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

        It’s like a more dominatrixy looking version of Mila’s get up in that movie. My weakness for blondes pretty much left me defenseless on this.

        Bonus fact: I’ve always wanted to cut my hair like Zorg, but I lack the testicular fortitude to go through with it.

        • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

          I have a weakness for blondes as well. I’ve tried to distance myself from just liking blonde girls but that’s never going to happen.

          • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

            I like dark haired girls too, but not quite as much as blondes typically.

    • CyberneticOrganism


      • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

        That’s what my heart, brain, and boner all said.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Katy still looks better.

          • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

            Nah. I’m on the Tay Tay wagon now. She’s mighty fine to the point where I feel guilty for my cis remarks.

          • Congrats on joining the path of righteousness!

          • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

            I’ve already been rewarded. Hummina hummina… hail QueenTayTay!

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Is that tumblr speak? I have heard of such things but I am not versed in its ways.

          • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

            Yeah, it is basically a word that they boiled down to mean “piggish remark from a straight, white person”.

            It’s not as annoying as “spread this like wildfire”, or “signal boost” posts.

    • JW(E)G

      I like this futuristic theme in electro-pop videos this year. It’s probably why one of the suggested videos following LIGHTS’ latest one *is* the above video.


      I’ve been playing “count the (possible) references” along with the YouTube commenters. Some of it requires a slightly better knowledge of Canadian indie sci-fi than they’ve quite got to yet. I suspect there are also Gamer-friendly references, but I’m not enough of one to catch those too…

      Also, ‘The Observer’ costume: Giggity

    • J.R.

      Bruh. Seeing her wiggle around on stage solidified (among other things) my succumbing to her hotness. Even though she was no bigger than a jelly bean from my vantage…..hot damn those legs

  • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

    Good: 3 day weekend. Seeing Mad Max tonight.

    Bad: Still gotta work remotely at some point this weekend.

    Ugly: The star nosed mole is really fucking ugly. It looks like The Flood from Halo infected a gopher and then started destroying your lawn…

    • That’s fucked up

      • J.R.

        It’s like the opposite of you, Joe. Hands are hilariously large. 🙂

    • Stanley

      That’s certainly a funny looking thing. I love nature. Unless nature is digging up my lawn.

      • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

        How Stanley apparently sees this disgusting creature:

        • Stanley

          I’d cuddle it.

    • J.R.

      Bruh Mad Max was so much fun.

  • Dagon

    GOOD: Beer. Soon.
    BAD: Family missions have been ubiquitous lately and it’s pissing me off. I just want to chill. I need a break.
    UGLY: My mug.

    • I cannot wait for beer. I’m a couple hours away.

    • BEER IS NOW!

      (Glug, glug)

      • Lacertilian

        Beer, rum and vodka was last night.

      • CyberneticOrganism


  • Dagon

    Congrats, Eddard, I know you will do great in the new job.

    Also that new Ghostface is bomb.

  • GOOD: Girlfriend is out of the country for vacation so I have the apartment to myself for this 3 day weekend and all of next week.
    BAD: She’s the one that cooks, and I’m an awful cook. That means tons of shitty freezer food and fast food.
    UGLY: My dog might have one or possibly two eye infections and my bowel movements from the diet mentioned above will not be nice.

    • Stanley

      One eye infection in two eyes or two eye infections in one eye. Please clarify…I’m concerned.

      • One eye in two infections.

        • Stanley

          Ahh. Got it.

    • Lacertilian

      The bowl is your friend for cooking dude..3 meals for 3 days.

  • Stanley

    The Good: I’m going sailing for a couple of weeks.

    The Bad: No Toilet tomfoolery unless there is free internet available on some of the islands.

    The Ugly: If I’m not back in two weeks, I’ll leave you with this.


    • tertius_decimus

      Have a nice trip, Stanley! Incredible adventure is waiting for you.

      Also, this:


    • Lacertilian

      Where you sailing to mate?

      • Stanley

        We start in St Lucia and then head south to the Grenadines. I hear it’s pretty windy so there could be some hanging over the side involved. I have my Dramamine and Sea Bands just in case.

        • tertius_decimus

          Would you care to share initial impressions upon arrival back home? Your bike trip across USA was awesome.

  • The Devil

    Good: Finally sealed the Great Old Ones back into their prison beyond space and time, after months of doing battle with those slimy, disgusting things.

    Bad: Judas, Hitler, Stalin, and Amy Winehouse have been running amok back in Hell since I’ve been gone.

    Ugly: The process of killing a Shoggoth–it essentially requires you to rip all of its limbs off one at a time, but at the same time, it’s a little more complicated than that for reasons I’d rather not go into and which your feeble mortal minds probably couldn’t comprehend anyway. If I ever have to do that again in the next Aeon or two, it’ll be too fucking soon.

  • Vladimir Poutine

    Congrats Ed! Well deserved, no doubt.

    The Good: I now have an apartment waiting for me in Boston (area), an interview coming up for the job I really want, and my marketability just increased significantly as I’ve successfully entered the world of grant writing.

    The Bad: The next three weeks before the move are going to be crazy. With the exception of Friday nights, it’ll be pretty much all out every day. Too much work.

    The Ugly: Tourists. Rich tourists, to boot. They’re like ticks, only worse; at least you can burn off ticks, whereas the authorities tend to frown on setting tourists aflame. Oh well. I shall listen to Primitive Man and glower from my lair.

  • Maik Beninton

    Bad: Man I’m having the same problems as you Edward, my university has been on strike for about a month and they just suspended the academic calendar and the mid year’s vestibular, it’s so much apathy, I was planning on doing some lists of exercises but I have done almost nothing.

    Good: Guitar classes are going pretty well and I might buy one this weekend.

  • tertius_decimus

    Bad: I crashed my bike again. Everything hurts. Bike is a toast now. Even wheels were covered in blood.
    Ugly: my body.
    Good: GF helped me ALOT. She was in state of shock even more than myself after crash and she showed how much I mean to her. This is the best moment in my life. I almost cry while writing this post.

    • Vladimir Poutine

      Jeez! I’m glad you’re okay (in a manner of speaking). That sounds brutal.

      • tertius_decimus

        I received the damage but also something to live for.

        • The W.


        • What else did you receive ;). Nawmsayin?

        • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

          Awwwwwww. Stop being so romantic, I might tear up.

          • tertius_decimus

            Sorry, dude. Can’t help with it.

    • Stanley

      That sounds awful (the crash part). Rest up an heal.

    • J.R.

      GFs >>>>>>>

  • EsusMoose

    Good: Played kegball and did quite well for chugging a lot of shitty beer. Slept enough to make a eon go by and can now enjoy the magical Cane’s (fast food chicken tenders). Final started The Name of the Wind, and hot damn it’s good, I miss reading. Got an AB in a course I expected to fail, horray for curves!
    Ugly: Right pointer finger got infected and thus cannot use my fingers on my bass, I’m left to continue to develop my thumb and disregard discomfort from using a pick.
    Bad: I wanted to put ugly in here and my finger doesn’t look bad, it’s just annoying but stress free for a week before I have to get back into the grind.

    • There seems to be a rash of infections going around the Toilet . . .

      . . . wonder why . . . ?

      • EsusMoose

        Ironically I was trying to unclog a shower with a plunger and my finger was in places. So maybe toilet things or nasty shower things


          Protip: clogged shower? go abortion style on it. Find a wire hanger and unwind it. Make a hook on one end. Stab drain and yank out hair+cum combination.

          • EsusMoose

            I tried that, I ended up pouring a small fuckton of draino and other drain clearing stuff and let it sit before adding no longer boiling water. It seemed to work but yeah should have fiddled with the hanger more could have saved me a day of having to smell myself.

  • Good: cattle decapitation

    Bad: was supposed to see mad max with a hottie last night. Got stood up.


    • EsusMoose

      Good: Witcher 3
      Bad: life isn’t Witcher 3;
      Ugly: Not Witcher 3

      • I’m 30 hours in and have barely scratched the surface of the story. I love it. Too long until I can play again 🙁

        • EsusMoose

          I won’t get to play till midsummer but it’s easier to never know something than to have it and lose it.

          • True

          • EsusMoose

            So how long does it take for the game to kind of let you roam free?

          • Approximately 5 ish mins

      • I got to play about eight hours this week. Sent my PC to the shop to get GTX 970s installed so I can crank the shit out of those graphics.

    • Mad Max >>>>>>>> a hottie

      • Disagree. Been a half year man. I’m gettin stir crazy up in here.

        • …says somebody who hasn’t seen it, lol
          no i gotcha. hopefully next week Joe’s dating tips / 10

          • Don’t fail me Joe!

          • Lacertilian

            Joe’s Dating Tips: Go on dates
            Fin’s Dating Tips: Don’t go on dates

  • Congrats Edward! Also holy shit 4x? Does that include chalice dungeons or new game plus?


      Pftt, ng+++ ain’t shit, i got bonfires at 15+

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      JB I have barely touched the Chalice Dungeons, to my own dismay. They’re more annoying than the regular game and I can’t really summon people in them. I beat the game twice with my first character (almost three times) so beat it, beat it in NG+, then almost beat it. I created a new character so I could put massive points into Bloodtinge so I could use the Chikage and slap that beastly bloodgem on there, beat the game, beat it on NG+, working through a very difficult second NG+ now. Beat the Moon Presence this time around. Need to play the Chalice Dungeons cause there is a lot of shit I don’t have, like weapons, armor, and runes.

      • Wow that’s a lot lol. Sadly bloodborne didn’t hold my interest for multiple playthroughs like other souls games have

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          I mostly enjoy playing with other people and just smashing through levels, I don’t really have the patience to actually play myself. I wanted that specific build to just wreck people in PvP, lol.

  • The Beargod

    Good: I have been having a barbeque with a friend all day.
    Bad: shit is bad
    Ugly: Shit is ugly

  • CyberneticOrganism

    BLOOD: Sold a bunch of music gear. I like money.

    PLAID: Possible rain over the weekend.

    SNUGGLY: This guy.

  • sounds like a great and fulfilling job, Edward! almost brought a tear to my eye reading about the good things you’ll be doing… but then it didn’t ’cause i’m a god damned man.
    The Food: St. Louis style pizza, which many of you don’t know the pleasure
    The Sad: wearing a pager this weekend == minimal beer intake.
    The Snuggly: RFI

  • The W.

    Good: Got to help facilitate a workshop for new educators this week. Reminds me why I do what I do when research sucks.
    Bad: Playing phone tag with high school principals to try to get survey results.
    Ugly: This causal loop diagram I built for a paper.

  • Scrimm

    Good: several new albums this week.
    Bad: working through the weekend.
    Ugly: People at MDF

  • Phoenix of the House Tendies

    Congrats on the job man. The economy still sucks so finding a decent job is like finding the Holy Grail.

    The Bad: I have to work the whole weekend, and thus will miss Conan tonight. Plus I’m not at MDF.

    The Good: I’m going to be like fuck work and call out tomorrow to chill with some friends and watch Mad Max. Next week I’m going to decide whether to see Portal/Impetious Ritual or Night Demon in Brooklyn.

    The Ugly: How I imagine Bruce Jenner will look in a couple of months.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      I’m not familiar with Night Demon but definitely see Portal and Impetuous Ritual!

  • KJM

    Raekwon & Ghostface are coming to Boston in July.

    • I have to check and see if they are coming to NYC/NJ

  • Good: When my next semester of college starts in the fall, I won’t have classes on Tuesday or Thursday, giving me more time to work or eat pizza whilst nude. The Witcher 3 came out this week. It is pretty awesome so far.

    Bad: After taking for-fucking-ever to get here, my GTX 970s have been deposited at a local PC repair place to be installed so I won’t be able to play video games for several days. I have to go to an orientation for my new college on Monday that lasts NINE HOURS. I hate orientations. They’re so useless.

    Ugly: My AP scores in English were high enough in Community College to earn credit but not the full university. I will have to take noobscrub English with the troglodytes this semester, further preventing me from getting my bachelors in four years.


    The good: decent paycheck today, so I decided to add another 50lbs to my plate collection. Have Monday off, surprisingly. So I have an actual weekend despite working tomorrow.

    The bad: casuls

    The ugly: probably still tapirs, but in a cute way. You know what I mean.

    • Lacertilian

      Noticed your Tapir bashing is gradually getting softer each week?

  • Maik Beninton

    You boys ready for a duel?

    • CyberneticOrganism

      *pushes up glasses*


        15 fuckin mana? goddamn

        • CyberneticOrganism

          I have no idea how this game works.


            I wish I didn’t

          • KJM

            I haven’t played it in over 20 years.

          • Vladimir Poutine

            12 years since I played. I actually kind of miss it sometimes. Fuck me, right?


            keep ridin’ that bear shirtless and I might

          • Vladimir Poutine

            Keep that beard going and you might be able to jump to the front of the line (just outside the Kremlin, you can’t miss it).

    • Sir Tapir the Based

    • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

      Are you ready for a child’s card game? If you lose you get devoured by the shadows of hell in the Darkness Realm!

      • Maik Beninton

        Man I don’t watch Yu gi oh in a long while, I can’t remember the original story very well.

        • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

          It’s from Yu-Gi-Oh abridged which is basically a youtube series that makes fun of how bad that show was.

          • J.R.

            I used to watch the hell out of those in early high school.
            “He died as he lived. Draped in the arms of another man”.

  • Nurse, please, can you help this man?

    “Da fuck? He’s bleeding from the eyes and ears. What happened?”

    He was trying to post a comment to the Toilet from his phone . . . his phone melted and he just started bleeding from everywhere!


    I know, right? Can you help us?

    “You’re talking about some kind of metaphorical toilet now?”

    Yes. The Toilet ov Hell, actually. Not an actual toilet. Not actually in hell.

    “Wat? Oh no, hell no. Ain’t no helping this one. This one is F-U-K-T.”

    • CyberneticOrganism

      U B FUKT

      • And the award for most predictable gif-reply of the day goes to . . .

        (I kid the McNulty. Love you bandcampbuddy.)

        • Can’t pass up anything Wire related… Who are you on BC? Am I about to fail a friendship test?

          • Uh . . . Richter. I might be “Lurker of Richter” on there. But still keeping with the general Total Recall Villain Theme. You followed me a while back. I still haven’t followed anyone from the Toilet because I’m a procrastinator.

            (You fail. I revoke the aforementioned love. I’m glad you were driven off the force, you whoremongering lush!)

            ((Where were you in Season 4? It was so Jimmyless . . .))

          • I looked up my bandcamp and found you exactly. This proves my drunkenness! I just started season 4 this week. I agree and it makes me a sad panda…

          • Wait.
            … … … Waaaaaaait.

            W-… w-…
            …I mean …
            So. Okay. So. (Phew.) So you’re telling me you’ve been disqusing as “Jimmy McNulty” for, like, ever, and YOU HAVE NOT EVEN SEEN ALL FIVE FUCKING SEASONS OV THE FUCKING WIRE???

            I guess maybe the Earth REALLY IS an inverted concave spheroid with a glass sky . . .


            I, too, find this incredulous.

          • i’ll surprise you in new ways all the time

      • more beer

        That was a great scene. Getting served!.

  • KJM

    Good luck Edward!!

  • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

    Good: The Mad Max movie, Fear Factory is coming to my area and releasing a new album,work

    Bad: I still need to cash my paycheck

    Ugly: The new Coal Chamber album was a letdown. It sounded nothing like them.

  • JW(E)G

    – Imaging staff at VGH were quite efficient, so I was in and out in only an hour. Was back downtown to explore a bit (before returning home) by about noon. I won’t know the results until I (a) contact my Family Physician and (b) get another referral to see Dr. Cameron again. He’ll have the details. I am highly optimistic.

    – I returned home to find a package of CDs from Amazon, so I’ve got my weekend of tunes set for sure, since I’m also working through my Bandcamp collection once more

    – The Chair post-production Kickstarter passed its base Goal while I was out, with 3 days (and about 8 hours) to add toward Stretch goals. Since the post-production budget is set at the base amount, period, every additional dollar is being put right into PR and festival-entry bids.

    Mildly Bad:
    – I didn’t quite get it together last weekend to get out to see Mad Max: Furious MRAs last weekend, as that friend I mentioned in the previous FiF has indicated interest in going but couldn’t do it that weekend. I may call him tomorrow, if still no go I’m going to see it on my own. So that kind of turned into another ‘Good’.

    – Measurements taken pre-MRI suggest that I’m about 30 pounds heavier than I thought I was, and just don’t have the excuse that it’s hidden muscle mass anymore (meaning I’m more like 60 pounds over normal). The ravages of Grad School as a nearly-Mature Student are finally catching up to me. Step one, better diet. Step two: more walking places.

    I wish I could afford a gym membership, but… see above. Graduate Student Fees. There’s an “athletics” fee included, but the jocks at the Uni don’t take too kindly to having to share their on-campus facilities with flabby Teaching Assistants.

    • What are they gonna do? Shove you in a locker? Fuck em, get your swell on.

    • tertius_decimus

      Have you read Charles Bronson’s “Solitary Fitness”? The red line in the book is that you can do any athletics for free, spending absolutely zero $. He knows his stuff, cause he lives in the prison cell and does it on porridge.

  • old_man_doom

    Good: Seeing Wino perform a solo acoustic set at my friendly local record store tonight. Also, that new fucking Cattle Decap song is so very great. It really made my whole week.

    Bad: The oil spill off of the coast in Santa Barbara (20mins from my house). That new Cattle Decap is extremely, and ashamedly, relevant right now.

    Ugly: Upon further investigation, I have started to realize — to my abject horror — that Iwrestledabearonce have some pretty catchy songs on their last album. HELP ME

  • KJM

      KJ, I feel like my most recent stoner/doom phase has waned.

      I will report that the Leprous album W. wrote about earlier is fantastic. Let’s also hope we get an Ihsahn album this year.

      • KJM

        Monolord, Acid King, Weedeater, and Ufomammut are still rocking my world. I’m a grumpy old traditionalist at heart. Stoner, Doom, and (to a lesser extent) Sludge really do it for me as opposed to most Death or Black.

      • Leprous still haven’t topped Bilateral tho. 🙁 but it’s better than Coal!

    • more beer

      So I assume you made your way to Brooklyn.

      • KJM

        No I did not unfortunately. I will make up for it by going to see High On Fire, Raekwon/Ghostface, and Scorpions/Queensryche. I also have Rush next month to look forward to.

        • more beer

          That is a long bus ride. I`ve done it before. Summer is coming if you miss one show there is always another. You look like you have a pretty full agenda.

          • KJM

            Yeah, plenty of shows coming this Summer and I’m sure there’s still more to be announced since it’s only May.

          • more beer

            I`ve got a bunch of shows to go to just in the next month. I`m only looking at until the forth of July right now. Plus my birthday in the middle of that time. My friends are throwing me a big party for # 50. Once I get through all of that I will decide what shows are next.

          • KJM

            I’ve only got 2 more years until the big 5-0 myself, doesn’t seem as grim as I thought it would be.

          • more beer

            No it really doesn`t. I was at a show a couple of weeks ago. This guy asked me how old was so I told him and he said I didn`t look like I was any older than my late 30`s.

          • KJM

            I get that too fortunately. I figure if I can still do at least 5-6 miles at a shot on my bicycle without losing my breath or puking afterwards, I can’t be doing too bad.

          • more beer

            Nope. Age is just a number. it`s not how old you are it`s how old you feel.

        • Rush do something really cool during Roll the Bones… don’t spoil it by reading things on the internet!

          • KJM

            I already know. It will be a cool moment anyhow.

  • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

    Food: Stuffed pizza
    Mad: Max in any of his movies
    Snugly: As usual I can’t decide on one. There’s just too many choices and that’s just from people I know.


      I keep trying to order stuffed pizza but the nearest that delivers doesn’t carry their signature, highly-advertised stuffed crust. Ridiculous.

      • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

        I eat the kind from the pizza place in the mall I work at. It’s so good.


          there are a bunch of hipster pizza places in avl but, and call me ‘old fashioned,’ I still like a good reasonably priced dominos pizza.

          • KJM

            90% of the time I get my pizza from the Greek place that’s been in my neighborhood for over 30 years.

  • StudmanGetYourPull666_69

    Good: Got the Native Constrthute interview sent, with a question from our own Liny!
    Bad: Drank far too much, and almost got into a fight with my roomy/landlord. 30 days is here, but we’ll see on that one.
    Ugly: Forget the ugly, let’s see this hot mama!



  • Lacertilian

    Good: King Parrot destroyed last night, as did the supports. Intimate is the word people would normally use for this venue but last night it was anything but..
    Bad: My drunken ramblings to fellow flushers.
    Ugly: Neck rekt

    Also Edward, that was one of the best FiF’s I’ve read in memory, lots of great news & music there. I guess everyone else must pick their game up now.

  • Bucket ‘o Blood

    Bad: No food in the house, no money in the bank.
    Ugly: Haven’t washed my clothes in a while. Outta soap.
    Good: Got a couple money gigs coming up due to getting a permanent spot in a pro jazz group.

  • J.R.

    Good: long car rides are most definitely my jam. Especially long car ride naps!

    Bad: waking up sore from long car ride naps. Fast food knaves forgetting to make my food, just good in general tidy did not go well.

    Iffy: Taylor Swift concert was today! Got out around midnight. The rest of the party generally enjoyed it more than I did, but I guess I’m txx kvlt. I’ll submit a formal gig review to the appropriate editors of you guys would like that.

    Bad: this hotel is too hot, I’m sharing a bed with me father and his inconsistent snoring is hard to ignore, and this outlet won’t charge my device.