Flush it Friday: Everything is Exhausting

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Welcome back to a well-deserved Friday afternoon. Let’s shitpost out til the weekend.

I don’t really have much for you guys today. I’m physically and spiritually exhausted due to:
(A) physical injury
(B) a demanding work schedule
(C) impending fascism
(D) all of the above.

Good news is hard to come by, but the earth is not yet a smoking crater. Let us join in the weekly tradition of sharing of that which displeases us, followed by that which does not vex us. This ritualistic shot and chaser shall carry us through this disastrous work week into a weekend filled with nothing but good vibes and siqqq jams.

GOOD: Ryan Adams dropped a brand new record this morning! I’ve yet to hear the whole thing, but I’m gonna get on that over the next couple of days.
BAD: A guy that wants to destroy the Environmental Protection Agency just got appointed to lead the organization.
UGLY: I’m not really looking forward to drinking paint thinner.

The floor is yours. Happy Friday, everyone.

  • Black Smallbeard

    Good: basically blasted thru my entire refund check in a matter of days. A shitload of new records on the way, picking up new gym equipment tomorrow and moving the gym to the other garage, new vest is underway/almost complete. Bought a nice ass sirloin to make beef tips with this weekend.

    Bad: Big Fuzz’s health is still indeterminate, have to take her back to the vet tomorrow.

    Ugly: Computer AI Libratus has done the unthinkable and beaten 4 top poker players in a 20 day tournament. The end is nigh:
    https://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2017/january/AI-beats-poker-pros.html

    Metal:
    https://youtu.be/JIoNLbXYtNc

    • KyleJMcBride

      Noooooo…not Fuzzzzzz!! : (

      • Black Smallbeard

        well, they donno whats wrong with her. they thought it was hyperthyroidism but her thyroid levels came back low but her liver levels high. we’ll see. ill keep you updated. shes a strong old girl

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      My doggo’s had an awful cough since the neighbours started having cheap and nasty building work done outside throwing brick dust everywhere.

      • Black Smallbeard

        thats no good, either

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      weren’t you complaining last week about not getting a refund or something?

      • Black Smallbeard

        was hoping they didnt offset it this year, which they didnt

    • Black Smallbeard
      • Intern at Koch funded organization concerned about students preventing hate speech from being disseminated on campus. The world is truly aflame.

        • Black Smallbeard

          are we talking about the flyers being passed out at the university now that show trump supporters being beaten and a guy with a swastika tattoo being hit with a baseball bat that has “bash the fasch” written on it? thats hate speech, hypocrites. tho i suppose it would be cool if this website was finded by Soros or any of the other multitude of liberal millionaire or billionaire run papers or websites

          ps – hate speech is protected speech, either way.

          • LOL – It’s not hate speech to promote beating up nazis. No one is born a fascist. They’re not a protected class.

          • Black Smallbeard

            thats delusional. is it hate speech to depict beating up antifas?

          • It is not! Unless you give a little swastika tattoo to the guy beating up antifa. In which case you’d be promoting a nazi cause. Y’know. The guys that committed genocide against six million Jews.

          • Black Smallbeard

            lol man, i hope you realize how backwards that is

          • Please explain it in detail.

          • Black Smallbeard

            well, i suppose true cognitive dissonance might be hard to overcome if you cant see that both sides of the coin are hate speech.

          • I have a hard time sympathizing with Nazis. Why don’t you tell me why I should.

          • Black Smallbeard

            i never told you to sympathize with anything. just to realize you think hate speech is fine when its against who you want

          • “Hate speech is speech which attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as gender, ethnic origin, religion, race, disability, or sexual orientation.” – Again, you don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about. Just going out of your way to defend fascism again.

          • Black Smallbeard

            those attributes dont include beliefs or political affiliations? in fact, that was the entire purpose behind the first ammendment

          • Hate speech is specific to religion, ethnicity, etc. It does not include grown men that decide it’d be cool to become a neo nazi. The first amendment protects you from the government arresting you for spreading hate speech. It doesn’t mean that campuses can’t try to keep nazis from spreading hate speech on campus or that private citizens can’t punch you in the head for doing it.

          • Waynecro

            True, private citizens can punch people for talking shit, but assault is a crime, whereas saying stupid shit is not. Everyone should be wary about using force and violence to suppress free speech–no matter how stupid or vile that speech is.

          • Óðinn

            The United States is an outlier when it comes to hate speech. The laws are not as strong as many western nations. However, free speech is not absolute. We make many exceptions to free speech in the US (obscenity, child pornography, defamation, incitement to violence and true threats of violence). Unfortunate, cowards like these alt-right guys, KKK, neo-Nazis, etc., try to use free speech to spread racial hatred.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I think we should just put shitty swastika-tattoo wearing Nazi morons and obnoxious self-righteously violent Antifa thugs in a cage and just watch them beat each other to death with iron baseball bats.

          • Waynecro

            I’d pay a dollar to watch that.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            Actually Joe, there are laws that tell us not to assault people. You shouldn’t assault anyone, regardless of their beliefs. Also the best way to stop hate speech is not to get rid of it. The best way to get rid of hate speech is through speaking about it.
            https://www.aclu.org/other/hate-speech-campus

          • Óðinn

            I have to draw the line somewhere, and I draw it at genocidal racist fascists. Those people need to be opposed with force if necessary.

          • Óðinn

            Being a fascists or racist doesn’t make you a potential victim of hate speech.

          • Black Smallbeard

            to devils advocate: why not?

          • Óðinn

            It’s generally accepted that hate speech is based on things like disability, sexual orientation, race, gender. Groups that needs some form of societal protection because they are vulnerable and/or in the minority, and are easily victimized with hostility or violence. Choosing to be a fascist isn’t the same. White males who choose to spread hate are not, and should not be, considered a protected class in any serious way, legally or otherwise. They are not a minority or vulnerable class of people.

          • Óðinn

            No. Antifa is an ideology.

          • Black Smallbeard

            so is racism

          • Óðinn

            Yes. And that’s why it’s not hate speech to oppose racists with speech.

            Did you just make my argument for me? 😉

          • Black Smallbeard

            either that or racism isnt hate speech

          • Óðinn

            Racism can definitely be hate speech.

          • Black Smallbeard

            man. at least you will play along instead of calling me a nazi.

            just trying to break up the echo chamber, didnt mean to rile joe up

          • Óðinn

            I don’t know that you are (or are not) a Nazi. Hopefully not. I’m political, so I usually join a debate. I like free speech with limits, and definitely not a fan of the far right wing.

            I like Joe. I mostly agree with him politically, and he also gives us the Toilet.

          • Black Smallbeard

            ive said it before, i definitely dont identify with the term personally. thats not to say that (and from experience), the left tends to not be able to tell the difference. so, to those people, who knows.

            i just consider myself a . . . provocateur 😉 and ill always try and give an opposing position if necessary

          • Óðinn

            I admit that I’m not a big fan of people spreading certain types of material on university campuses. I’m active with one of my local universities (as a tutor), and I don’t see universities as a place for all types of ideas. There are traditions to uphold, and an honest education should come first in my opinion. Otherwise, we risk undermining the standards that are the foundation of such institutions. If all ideas are equal, then what value is the education? If I say that climate-change denier with no academic credentials is as qualified as a climate scientist, then why have a university in the first place? In a free society, it becomes a question of where you draw the line, and hopefully university administrations have the right people in place to decide what kind of things and inappropriate and to uphold the standards of education. After all, education is the reason universities exist. I wouldn’t want people spreading falsehoods or lies, or teaching things that were untrue either.

          • Black Smallbeard

            i have the opposite opinion (see?). i think censorship shouldnt be conducted in any way on a government campus. i guess you could call it a libertarian bent.

          • Óðinn

            For the sake of argument, what if it was material attacking an individual with false claims or someone handing out child pornography? Would you want the school to stop it?

          • Black Smallbeard

            well, the golden rule would definitely be the one in place now; that it would do no harm to an individual, which child porn obvs does. slander and defamation i dont think should be protected, as people get away with it all the time for now, and is just bait for frivolous lawsuits

          • Óðinn

            Yes. So that’s why I believe it depends on where you draw the line as to what type of speech should be allowed. So the debate comes down to whether or not distributing racist (or hate speech) material is potentially or sufficiently harmful to people on that campus. I would argue that the administration should take that up on a case-by-case basis, rather than have a blanket okay to go ahead with any such speech. It could be harmful, so let’s evaluate it honestly would be my stance.

          • Black Smallbeard

            my problem is with the inconsistency; of whats being okayd and what isnt. and what people are being taught is fine to say and what isnt. when you start censoring speech like that, inevitably one side is going to get the short end of the stick.

            otherwise youll have people out busting windows and destroying property any time Gavin McInnis or Milo Yiannopoulos come to speak at your university 😉

          • Óðinn

            Gavin McInnes. I had forgotten about him. I guess Milo Yiannopoulos has been in the media a bit more lately. I don’t follow him too closely, but Yiannopoulos seems like a professional

            provocateur from what I can see. I think his goal is to provoke reactions for money, and he seems to succeed. I also think he does a disservice to the people who support him as well. He knows that he’s trying to get people angry for money and that’s the basis for his celebrity. McInnes, I think, is just hipster who turned into a dick if I recall correctly.

            Property crime. While I don’t support it, and I agree it looks bad…If I’m honest, I was young once, and I probably got drunk and broke things I that shouldn’t have. I most likely wouldn’t now. But try to get a large group of emotionally-charged 18-25 year-olds to all behave. It’s not very possible.

          • Black Smallbeard

            i donno, man. i think the left perceives both of them as far more . . . something then they are. i dont find much of what either says to be overly controversial. just gets inflated by the other side, i think, just like everything else.

            and yeah, but isnt it ironic that the hysteria you see in the riotings is so over-the-top “emotional,” drunk or not? you dont see a lot of rioting from the right. is it because they are18-25? when they get 30, will they stop beong so emotionally driven and begin turning more conservative?

          • Óðinn

            I don’t know if people get more conservative as they get older. Perhaps that’s true. In my case, personally, the opposite has been true. However, I’ve heard people make that claim. There could be something to it, but it may not be true in general. It’s something to look into though. I’m sure somebody has done some research.

            You could be onto something with the right. People who are politically active on the right are generally older I think. And less prone to acting out like a teenager or young adult. 18-25 year old males commit the majority of violent crime, just due to their age and stage of development. So, I can see that group of people as being most likely to riot or commit property crime.

            Honestly, and personally, when I hear people like Milo speak, I don’t get angry myself. I do think many of the things said are incorrect, and I question their motives and the level of insight they have to provide. However, we live in a larger society where the media culture has really grown with less stopgaps in place. I can see why people are misinformed or don’t know where to find the truth, or they lack the media savvy to navigate information. I’m trained in communications and I work in film and media, so I get it. Not everybody has my background though. The system feeds on itself almost. Look at a guy like Rush Limbaugh. He has a large following of passionate listeners that he needs to keep feeding with content for several hours a week. The need for contents precipitates the needs for scandal and outrage, and it just keeps churning. It can’t end because there are millions dollars at stake.

          • Black Smallbeard

            this was so well reasoned i could swear it wasnt coming from a libtard.

            i will say though that your implicit bias attempts to negate any point someone like Rush has. while ignoring a similar media churning from someone like Rachel Maddow or even like Samantha Bee. just because we are on opposite sides doesnt mean the other should be completely dismissed.

            I think studies have been done on the subject, btw, but i have to believe that people MUST get a bit more conservative as they age or conservativism would already be nonexistant. perhaps not a hard rule, but just maybe some former lefties are unwilling to denounce some of their former beliefs orbthe beliefs of their colleagues.

          • Óðinn

            I agree that people like Rachel Maddow and Samatha Bee have biases. Absolutely. Even though I’m a “libtard”. I don’t negate all points that a person like Limbaugh has, although I do sometimes question the honesty of his viewpoints or his financial motives. I can see why his show exists in a capitalist system. It does well in terms of making money, and it largely supports the system that we have.

            Rachel Maddow, on the other hand, succeeds (to an extent) in spite of her largely left wing views. I actually appreciate the way she makes an argument. I’ve studied her show out of curiosity for her methods. She tends to back up her argument for several minutes before she even tells you what the topic is in many cases. She has a doctorate, and it shows in the way she argues. It’s quite effective. I also appreciate that she does often admit when she is wrong. I wouldn’t be surprised if she gets get show taken away from her at some point though. NBC isn’t actually a lefty organization.

            Samatha Bee, her stuff is definitely biased and satirical. She’s a performer, and she absolutely makes a lot money for what she does.

            I don’t think other points of view should be immediately dismissed. But I don’t believe in the “separate but equal arguments” thing that tends to go on between right and left in the media. Not all points of view are always equally viable. Sometimes people are wrong about things.

      • EsusMoose

        Ha that article and that site seems like utter fucking garbage

        • Óðinn

          It’s literally a right wing funded propaganda website. Literally funded by the Koch brothers.

          http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Koch_Family_Foundations

          • Black Smallbeard

            who are we allowed to have things funded by? lol i guess tax dollars is the only correct answer

          • I think it’s fucking awesome that a pair of trust fund billionaires abuse their absurd wealth to make conditions in the country more amenable to them and no one else. What is it about bootlicking that you find so appealing? Is it the taste?

          • Black Smallbeard

            its better than the asslicking on the other side.

          • Óðinn

            How about the Kochs speak honestly about what they are doing, instead of astroturfing and pretending its grassroots. How about they use their billions to help people instead of self-interest at the expense of others. They’ve got more money than anybody could hope to spend, and yet they use their money to further game the system.

            And in terms of elections specifically? Those should be funded by public tax dollars. It exactly because people like the Koch brothers can buy politicians that our democracy has been undermined. We now have an oligarchy rather than a democracy in this country.

          • Black Smallbeard

            i wasnt talking about elections at all but thats fine and i dont really disagree

          • Óðinn

            Fair enough.

      • Sid Vicious Promos

        I’m not a Republican but I’m also not a Democrat. Also, politics is destroying too many friendships around here. I believe we need to stop talking so much about politics. It will tear us asunder.

        • Óðinn

          JJD, if you want to start a movement for people to stop talking about the following topics, I’d be back it 100%:

          a) Fake WWE-style wrestling.
          b) Dad rock.
          c) Video games.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            I’ve come very close to quitting this blog many times. This may be the closest. If the music I love gets banned because everything here needs to be so heavy and obscure I will show myself out. The only heavy stuff I like is doom anyway.

          • Óðinn

            I wouldn’t worry about it, JJD. Those are just topics I’m not interested in, but I put up with them because others like them. Nobody is seriously considering banning them. My comment is tongue-in-cheek.

            I will say this though. Most of these topics are trivial, especially when we have a proto-fascist in the White House.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            I should have guessed you were joking. I agree about the Oompa Loompa in the Oval Office though. I don’t see much good coming from him and even my dad is finding it hard to defend him. I’m not a Hillary supporter though or a Trump supporter. I believe in classical liberalism which is basically a more sane version of Libertarian beliefs. It basically believes that the government should pave the roads, keep us safe from intruders and tax us only when necessary. The amount of taxes in NY is staggering and we have the most taxes and the highest taxes so I believe that we need to get rid of some of our taxes here.

          • Óðinn

            Perhaps. Although, NY state goes out of its way to allow corporations to avoid paying tax. Also, although I don’t live in NY, I’ve sound that we (Americans) actually have a pretty high standard of living and our taxes aren’t really that bad when compared to some other countries. Don’t get dragged into Libertarianism, JJD. Be smarter than that.

  • Howard Dean

    Post your most listened to track within the last week:

    I’ve been jamming this Mach II S/T album all week on my commute. This is an awesome traditional heavy metal/hard rock band lead by that dude Jamie (of black/speed metal band Midnight fame). That dude has a knack for catchy hard rock. This track in particular is just too much fun: great riffs, rocking choruses, even some solo action. Recommended. Jam this beast and kick your weekend off the right way!

    WHISKEY LADIES AND LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsjooA9CHXs

    • Howard Dean

      inb4 “Huh huh, he said solo action huehuehue…”

      • Rain Poncho W.

        jujuju solo action

    • Black Smallbeard

      no lie, bought this on bandcamp and blasted this song so much since we were talking the other day. MAJESTIC/100
      https://youtu.be/p4ZzqWhvOVA

      • Howard Dean

        That album is good for 15-20 spins a year. Just a complete classic.

        • Black Smallbeard

          MA signed my copy of the new CB

          • Howard Dean

            Hah! Awesome.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Most listened to track? Either Dark Avenger by Manowar or Murders in the Rue Morgue by Iron Maiden.

      • tigeraid

        CLASSIC MAAAAAAAAIDEN

    • Óðinn

      I’ve been rocking some Exhumed this week, HD.

      https://youtu.be/PP6j8t5bbHo

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    GOOD: Bandwise doin’ fine. Songs are being born etc.
    BAD: Fuck this fucking day.
    UGLY: Fuck this fucking day.

    • What’s your band’s name? What kind of songs do you write? Do you need a van?

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Yes. I needs a van. Hakkapeliitta & Tuskan Parahdus. Punk-isk whatever & Black metal.

        • Black Smallbeard

          that sounds like a good

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Gimme

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            You’ll never get nothing.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            So… I’ll always get something?

        • Sorry I don’t have a van for you.

        • Sir Ukkometso The Based

          Change your name to Pekka Siitoin & Isänmaan Sankarit. First album would be Mutuja Ammutaan Jatimaticilla.

  • Joaquin Stick

    Good: Meeting up with a friend in Syracuse this weekend, only because it’s a logical half-way point between where we both currently live. In doing some research into wtf there is to do there, I found they have this friggin gigantic mall will go karts, arcades, bars (World of Beer), and all sorts of other nonsense along with the usual stores, so I guess getting drunk in a mall might actually be pretty hilarious.
    Bad: I looked up the definition of the word “Fact” and my internet use is now under intense surveillance.
    Ugly: My overflowing laundry bin.

    • Sid Vicious Promos

      I’ve passed by that mall on my way to Rochester. Have you even been to this one record store in Rochester called the Record Archive?

      • Joaquin Stick

        Nope, never been to Rochester. This weekend was really my first time spending more than a minute in upstate NY.

  • Kitty is ready to Always Be Blasting and is also apparently a C.H.U.D. (Happy Friday People.)
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8b2a14780020e0e5164ff8986de34456ba20e95f5fbf6736a027c0e7e2162924.jpg

    • CyberneticOrganism

      … Satan

    • Black Smallbeard

      daw

  • Rain Poncho W.

    Good: Double-date with the mustache bear tomorrow evening.
    Bad: I’m tired as all hell. I’m designing a new class from the ground up for my department, which is rad, but it’s a lot of work.
    Ugly: the ‘rrhoids.

    • Black Smallbeard

      man, the ‘rhoids? thats awful. i know we talked about it before but I hate that shit.

      • Rain Poncho W.

        Aye. Clearing up through with more fruits/veggies and less stress, thankfully.

      • Is that something that only comes with age? Because I’ve literally never had ’em.

        • Black Smallbeard

          maybe? i dont know. i do know that i only ever had the issue acter i started lifting seriously. but that also changed a lot about my pooping, without getting into too mich detail.

    • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico

      I hate the Roids too. Worst neighbors ever. Aster is just a pompous jerk, and Emma is a gold digging gossip queen.

  • Commander Shephard

    Good: Got promoted

    Bad: going on 16 days of work without a day off

    Ugly: The face other drivers make when they hear me blasting the new Artificial Brain song.

  • Loafy D

    I’m more handsome that that pug

    • Sid Vicious Promos

      Who’s a good boy? You are!

  • Freedom Jew

    Good: New washer and dryer are being delivered and installed between 12-4 on Saturday.
    Bad: I have to clean the floors where the old washer and dryer are currently sitting.
    Ugly: I have to go try on period outfits for our Hamilton-themed Purim party at 10 am on Saturday.

  • EsusMoose

    Good: It’s February in the upper midwest and it’s currently 60.
    Bad: Dealt with a cold this week that kicked off by causing me to be bed-ridden and in and out of “sleep” all sunday.
    Ugly: unflushable megashit in your office’s bathroom.

  • Óðinn
  • J.R.™

    Good: Visiting the grandparents should be cozy and fun!
    Bad: My sleep schedule has not changed but I find myself growing ever more tired.
    Ugly: My brothers car broke down and “giving him mine” (newer version of his, less miles etc) was my perfect excuse to buy a new car. But the bastard is repairing it. No new wheels for jeezy!

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      make sure to wear your fiance’s sweater for xtra warmth!

      • J.R.™

        She is way too tiny. I will just wear her instead

  • sweetooth0

    GOOD: Got my Demons 1 and 2 Steelbooks this week and I’m doing a full Demonic Horror thing this weekend with Hellraiser 1-3 on Saturday (from the Arrow Scarlet Box) and Demons 1 and 2 on Sunday. FLESH RIPPING DEMONIC HORROR IN ALL OF IT’S UNCUT GORY GLORY!!

    Just found out the lineup to the Black Mourning Light Festival that is in Edmonton mid-October. Gonna get to cross off another bucket list band, MUTHA FUCKIN BLASPHEMY!!! Definitely gonna get passes next payday!

    BAD: Right now, can’t think of too much. The new Hooded Menace with the new vocalist is dissapointing.

    UGLY: So apparently the dude from AMSG has some kind of feud going on with one of the people putting on the fest I mentioned above, and it’s turned into this massive drama fest on facebook. It’s maximum cringe shit. Just hoping that it doesn’t impact the fest negatively.

    • Black Smallbeard

      jealous about Blasphemy, havent heard new Hooded Menace but Darkness Drips whatever was pretty disappoint. i cant imagine the dude from AMSG ever beefing with someone

      • sweetooth0

        Oh man, you wouldn’t believe it. Apparently it’s literally some shit to do with an ex girlfriend and him not wanting this other guy to talk to her. I mean that is some kvlt grimm shit there right? He’s going ape shit trying to slander the people putting on the fest I guess.

        • Black Smallbeard

          oh man, thats way more cringy than any kind of racisty antifa beef

          • sweetooth0

            That’s the real beef apparently, but what he’s saying is the guy is a poser/christian/antifa member and that he’s gonna tell all the bands about who’s putting it on so they’ll drop off, blah, blah, blah.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Bwahaha

          • Rain Poncho W.

            lololol

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          Nothing is more TRUE SATANIC GRYM KVLT than ex girlfriend bullshit. Seriously.

          • sweetooth0

            How DARE you talk to that bitch, I’m telling SATAN!!

          • sweetooth0

            don’t believe he can fit into those type of clothes, ha ha!

          • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico

            Is that Criss Angel?

          • Óðinn

            He has an expense account at Hot Topic.

        • Óðinn

          Facebook beefs are so Metal, but not as Metal as a Twitter war. 😉

          • sweetooth0

            I don’t have twitter, but it could be there too for all I know.

    • Óðinn

      Well, For the Greater Glory of Satan, they’d better get this thing sorted out.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Mailmanbro doth come
    Bestow hammers for glowing iron
    Steel is tempered true

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Hail the might of the warrior mailmanbro!

  • Taylor

    Good: the weather is nice and warm, which makes my dogs happy.
    Bad: I’m having some trouble getting work coverage for my backpacking trip
    Ugly: for some reason I have begun listening to news

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm
  • Good: This week has finally ended
    Bad: People who cannot read emails with instructions on exactly how to do things and ask you for those same instructions the very next day
    Ugly: Don

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Good: Metal
    Good: Beer
    Good: Toilet

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Also good: Dungeon Synth
      Also good: Castles
      Also good: Beer

      • tigeraid

        Six Goods?! You sir, are reckless and endangering the Toilet!

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          It’s what I do.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Good: decided to put my Ibanez back together rather than painting it because I already have one black guitar.
    Bad: not owning enough Jacksons

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Ugly: I’ve been sat here for the last two hours trying to learn this bloody solo.

  • Max

    Good: Plenty of work this week helps to pay bills, plenty of good vibes from ladies make me feel loved.

    Bad/Ugly: My fucking band broke up AGAIN.

    This time we were a three-piece with me on guitar/vox, the same bassist (also handling vox) and a drummer. It was going really, really well – everybody was productive, capable and dedicated. And getting along – real chemistry. Couldn’t be better.

    Unfortunately, the drummer was an immigrant who was able to stay in Australia on the basis of being married to an Australian. But their marriage hit a very bad patch and she divorced him, thus terminating his visa; and he can’t obtain any other class of visa that would enable him to remain here much longer. Very sad for all involved.

    • more beer

      Pay a hooker to marry him.

      • Max

        I’ve considered it. But if he got caught out somehow, he’d end up in a detention centre, and believe me, nobody wants him in one of those.

        • more beer

          Yea jail kind of sucks.

    • Black Smallbeard

      thanks, trump

    • 🙁 The guitarist in the band I used to play in is from Dubai and he was worried he’d be kicked out of the country after he finished college unless he could immediately find a full-time job, but he ended up marrying his longtime girlfriend so he’s good! I can’t imagine going through a divorce and then being forced out of the country all at once, that must be awful.

      • Max

        Update: He’s since moved out of the marital home and is a little more optimistic about staying in the country a while longer – which means possibly staying in my band a while longer, too. We’ll see how it plays out.

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas

    Good: beat my pre leg injury crossfit performance this week. Definitely feeling closer to fully recovered.

    Bad: rain somehow turns everyone in Southern California into an idiot

    Ugly: eh

  • Fine Sexy Ladies

    Good: Getting good vibes from doing people favors at work, amassing references for when I get a new job. Getting some new games for my new PS4.

    Bad: Developing a cold during a 16 hour double shift and the resulting body aches.

    Ugly: Nearly shitting myself on the way to work today.

    • Pagliacci is Kvlt

      “favors”

  • JWG79

    I’m at a conference. Late to post GBU because I was distracted by the last mini-track but I’ll try now.

    G: got one of the Thyrfing CDs I was missing (not on bandcamp) this morning. From Amazon Marketplace, which reminded me of that other seller not coming through with my Blu Rays (yet?)

    B: I am still sick. This week it’s more flu than anything else.

    U: I keep having to leave talks to messily sneeze. Fortunately I found a source of tissues before having to resort to using my necktie.

  • GL

    Good: Good
    Good: Great
    Good: Greater!
    Good: See above!

    GL

  • atchdav

    Good: Mailmanbro finally delivered my Stench Price t-shirt.

    Bad: A couple winter storms dumped over 70 cm of snow over the past week. Snow drifts in my driveway were over 4 ft deep and a tractor had to dig me out.

    Ugly: Plow pushed a tonne of snow into my driveway

    • GL

      Seeing both metric and english units in a single comment….

      *MINDBLOWN*

      • atchdav

        It’s the Canadian way

        • GL

          Best of both worlds I guess???

          • atchdav

            Exactly! The metric system is used to measure precipitation and the imperial system is used to measure height because metres don’t make sense.

  • atchdav

    I’m not sure who Ryan Adams is but there was an article in the paper the other day that said people turn up at his concerts and scream for Summer of ’69.

    • Óðinn

      “Play Freebird!” I don’t know who Ryan Adams is either. They must think he’s Bryan Adams though.

      …*edits* Looks like he’s a country music guy. That explains why I’ve never heard of him. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Adams

  • Sid Vicious Promos

    Good: Got new furniture

    Bad: Had to carry heavy furniture all day

    Ugly: my love life. I’ll be listening to the new Ryan Adams album a lot.

  • GoatForest

    Good: I just found a used AK 47 for sale at a local gunstore.
    Bad: my baby has contracted RSV.
    Ugly: my dog sheds enough to make a second, uglier dog everyday.

    • Black Smallbeard

      did you buy said AK 47?

      • GoatForest

        I’m going to try to get it next week, after I get paid.

  • tigeraid

    The Good: 4 day weekend!

    The Bad: A friend’s wife just came back from an expedition to Antarctica. The conditions there are shockingly changed in some respects, including a lake that has never been anything but ice since man first saw it–this year, it was liquid water. Shit’s fucked.

    The Ugly:

    https://media.giphy.com/media/l3GH1CCZOPMsg/giphy-downsized-large.gif

  • KyleJMcBride

    counting down the weeks until July
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcjdYc6MVCY

  • ryan adams is garbage

    • You’re garbage

    • NDG

      Yeah man, I have never been able to come at this guy.

  • Good: Got hired at a new job, supposed to start Sunday, have an interview for a summer job making good money on Monday

    Bad: My license just got suspended because I forgot to get an inspection, and I have been jobless and broke for over a month. In a panic, I sold a few frivolous items I had lying around – namely the PS4 I bought a month prior – sold out of desperation to… Gamestop (shudder). Then I was loaned some money to go get the inspection and reinstate my license, but I failed inspection for some front end tie rods. I now don’t have enough money to afford the tie rods, still haven’t received my tax return, and am not going to be able to make it to the job tomorrow nor the interview Monday. Also my guitar has been stuck in the shop for a month due to aforementioned brokeassness.

    more bad: a second friend of mine just died from an overdose, the second this year so far.

    Good again: My girlfriend came over and we drank some good beers, ate bbq chicken jalepeno refried bean 3 cheese pizza, and watched movies, had some snugs, etc. Also i fucking won brutal death metal ROTW.

    • KyleJMcBride

      sorry about your friend