Flush it Friday: Go Home McNulty, You’re Drunk

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I’ve been pondering my debut Flush it Friday subject for months now and have just recently had an experience that proves worthy!  “But couldn’t you have picked a less-predictable FoF title?” you might asking yourself.  While that’s very true, here’s the part that will surprise you:  instead of typing up this article in my home office with a bottle of red wine by my side and two fat cats trying to jump into my lap to interrupt my work; I am typing this from the hospital room to which I was admitted four days ago…


 

Sunday morning I woke up on the couch at 5AM, threw up, and visited the dear ole’ Tarlet (none of which are new to me).  The problem was my entire abdomen was in a pain the likes of which I’ve never felt, and it lasted roughly three hours before I called a friend to take me to the Emergency Room.  Upon arrival and several tests, they concluded that I had “acute pancreatitis” and was consequently viewed a wee bit differently by the initial staff members taking care of me.  You see this is a condition that’s obtained one of three ways:  genetic hand-me-down, gallbladder stones, or over-consumption of booze.  I wasn’t surprised, in fact I didn’t want any pity from the staff members and they gave me none.  They still took great care of me though and made sure I would speed towards a full recovery.

So what am I here to flush:  my pancreas, booze in general, myself?  No bros, I’m here to flush addiction.  Whether it’s alcohol, drugs, physical or emotional abuse, retail therapy, doesn’t matter:  it’s a demon that haunts just about everyone (except for those cool Scientologistgs!)  Why do I drink?  I’ve got nothing to forget, really.  Life’s pretty good for ole’ McNulty.  My bad relationships are a thing of the past, and all my friends and family are pretty trill.  Turns out I simply really enjoy it — and it doesn’t even make me mad either, just a slurring son of a bitch.  Perhaps I’m trying to fill a void that isn’t.

THE GOOD:  Because of this incident, I’m turning my life around in a drastic way.  It also helped to have friends, family members, and hospital staff who have taken great care of me this week.  Nobody judged me for getting myself into this excruciatingly painful situation, but on the flipside many folks (including myself) see it as a great wake-up call for me at the early age of 34; as I didn’t take the life of another or myself, didn’t ruin a marriage or other type of relationship, and didn’t lose my job.  I simply caused myself a ton of pain and five +/- days of annoying bedrest with almost nothing but IV fluids* at my disposal.  (Plus I got to listen to all the music you dashing devils have posted these last few days!)

THE BAD:  As I said before, addiction.  In most cases it appears to be easier to treat the symptoms of addiction than the core issue itself (crazy in the medical world, right?) but hopefully this issue can be tackled at some point in the future.  Until then, we have folks like friends, family, and other Flushers for support.  Use these resources!!

THE UGLY:  Me after four days without a proper shower or shave and an abdomen so distended that I could easily pass as pregnant!  But really that’s nothing in comparison to the poor souls who have CHRONIC pancreatitis and either get re-admitted to the hospital every few months for over-indulging, or simply die from it.  They need the help the most.

So maybe my story can be a lesson to you, one that you won’t have to experience firsthand to believe.  All I’ll have to do in the future to avoid over-boozing is to remember how I felt curled up in the fetal position on a stretcher in the ER, finding time between cries of pain to explain what exactly my symptoms were.  In the meantime, I’ll have to be the more well-behaved (see:  boring) Jimmy McNulty from season 4 who moves in with Beadie and the kids:

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You know the drill:  give us YOUR good, bad, and ugly!

Update:  It’s Friday morning and I’m still in the hospital, with no talks of discharge yet.  When writing this article on Wednesday I felt pretty good, but surely that’s because I had plenty of pain meds flowing through my blood.  Thursday was a nightmare… the docs disabled the basal rate (the continual, slow release) of pain medication and I did not know this (my fault).  After a few hours without medication, I experienced the nightmare that my nurse stipulated was my first experience with alcohol withdrawal.  I guess the pain meds had been staving that one back.  Well that’s over and I’m back up walking around and there are now talks of removing these damn IV’s from my arms.  Everyone have a great weekend, I’ll catch up with y’all soon.

*Okay here is the GOOD thing about IV fluids:  you may end up being doped by a pain medication called Dilaudid, which is stronger than morphine and when combined with Deathspell Omega can lead to some amazing lucid dreams…

(image via HBO)

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  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good: I had a delicious sandwich for lunch, new earbuds, work

    Bad: I have to close at my job tonight. Thats the worst shift.

    Ugly: the wrestler Virgil is claiming to be the dad of Xavier Woods who is also a wrestler. How insane can Virgil be?

    Also, please don’t become boring Jimmy. That would make me sad.

    • Cunt Cunt

      Ah Virgil, that man is the definition of a carnie. Do you watch OSW Review by any chance dude?

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Yes I do.

        • Cunt Cunt

          Excellent, I wouldn’t know the full extent of Virgil’s antics if it wernt for them boys.

  • Óðinn
    • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

      DAYUM! That motherfucker is putting em DOWN!

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Also, I never plan on drinking.

    • Stanley

      So why were you asking on FB what your first beer should be?

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I decided against it after that.

  • Sir Tapir The Based :]

    If I were to exist, I would hug you McNasty.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      You’re so based

  • CyberneticOrganism

    GOOD: my new mask has arrived.

    BAD (for children this October): my new mask has arrived.

    UGLY: my new mask that just arrived.

    • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

      What is this mask you speak of? Is this code for something?

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Nope, just a killer mask.

  • KJM

    Kick the booze. Go with the herbs. Feel better soon.

    Dilaudid is nice,but Oxymorphone(AKA Opana) is the best.

    • Scrimm

      herbs is good advice.

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

        Just make sure you find a job that doesn’t do periodic testing.

        • Scrimm

          Hopefully that won’t be an issue too much longer.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            YUP!

        • KJM

          There are ways to get around that as long as you have a couple days lead time. Fortunately I’ve never had to deal with that.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            That shit scares me a bit. That’s mostly why I don’t smoke or eat the herb. I’ve been at my job for 5 years now. The last thing I want is something stupid like pot to ruin it all for me.

            Hopefully soon it will just be legal and we won’t have to worry about this nonsense.

          • KJM

            Unfortunately even in legal states people can still lose their jobs if they test positive because companies go by federal law rather than state.

          • more beer

            This is very true. The Colorado Supreme Court recently ruled against an MMJ patient. Who lost his job at Dish Network because of a positive piss test.

          • KJM

            This is voters can’t just declare victory when ballot initiatives are passed. “They” will find ways to fuck with your life regardless.

          • more beer

            Yes they will. But they cited the fact that it is illegal under federal law.

          • sweetooth0

            Yeah, but even if weed was federally legal, I’d imagine a business could still choose to drug screen. They could claim you were high at work or some bullshit I’d imagine if they really had a beef with the weed. I’m pretty sure they can screw you with alcohol in the same way, and that’s legal all over

          • KJM

            It would still be far easier to find a 420-friendly(on your own time) business in such a scenario. You would also have more legal footing to counter-sue a business that made false claims about your on the job sobriety.

          • more beer

            They could definitely choose to drug test for thc or not. But that would be the company`s policy not imposed because of federal law. You could also choose to work for a company that does not test for it.

          • sweetooth0

            you can choose to do that now. Not sure how it is from ya’ll are from, but where I’m at the only jobs that drug test are basically mining jobs, or oil rig jobs, and a few of the bigger, more corporatized construction companies. Shit, if they tested at my work they’d have to lay off 80% of the staff.

          • more beer

            I live in Colorado and work for myself. I don`t have any of these issues. But others do.

          • Lacertilian

            something stupid like pot

    • Pipelord69

      Herbs are great, also a big fan of THC extracts aka dabs

    • Óðinn
      • CyberneticOrganism

        This is tough to look at for more than a few seconds

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    Damn duder. I feel you, I had chronic gastritis (Almost a peptic ulcer) for over a year once from my alcoholism. My abdominal pain was so severe that I couldn’t even eat or drink because my stomach lining was completely eroded away from my drinking habits. I was sober for a year straight trying to get well again. Get well man, I’ve learned to cut back on my drinking but every once in a while I go off the wagon.

    • Lacertilian

      I used to just get continual acid reflux after about drink 4 or 5.
      Nothing major but having to constantly swallow bile (or whatever it was) just fucked my throat and then made smoking a chore.
      Can’t have that now, can we!
      It’s gone away on it’s own though thank fuck.

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

        That shit’s no joke. Glad you healed.

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    Good: Hells Headbash Part 2 starts next week.

    http://i.giphy.com/YA6dmVW0gfIw8.gif

    Bad: All these damn shootings.

    http://i.imgur.com/zQfimOB.gif

    Ugly: My bathroom. I really need to clean it with fire.

    http://i.giphy.com/FU3yPKf3EGHw4.gif

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Best of luck getting better McNults, heal up & enjoy the voicemail greeting.

  • Paris Hilton

    The Good: This is the last day of my shit-tier job! I’m moving on to a real job with tons of career advancement opportunities! I’m getting swole as fuck then getting hella laid after work to celebrate tonight!

    The Bad: The downside of having a real job is the fucking meetings. Tomorrow is my birthday and I’m stuck at a 3 and a half hour meeting. It is a meeting for my dream job, however, so it is really just a minor fly in the ointment.

    The Ugly: Some little white girl broke into my house. She broke in a screen window, took her boots off in the bootroom, and crashed on my couch. She didn’t touch or steal anything. Iaintevenmad.jpg

  • I’ve heard that withdrawal is a motherfucker and a half so it’s very good that you’re in a safe spot. I wish you all the best, McNulty. Get well soon.

    • HessianHunter

      Alcohol withdrawal is among the worst out there – you can actually fucking die from it.

      • Waynecro

        Yeah, I almost did. Sucks, man.

        • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

          Been through it, and it’s fucking hell on earth.

          • Waynecro

            I was in the hospital when they hit me, or I probably would have died. Or, like, walked into traffic. I was out of my mind. Brutal.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            Glad you made it through! DTs have a 65% and up fatality rate if untreated.

          • Waynecro

            Thanks! I’m very fortunate to have survived–especially because I was dealing with DTs and extreme pancreatitis simultaneously. I barely survived. I learned my lesson, that’s for sure.

      • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

        Been there. And yes, it’s about like this.

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

        • JamesGrimm

          great scene.

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            That’s pretty much what waking up to DT’s feels like.

    • Óðinn

      ~~~

      • I’ve been saving every one of these, btw.

        • Óðinn

          That’s great. I like this one. It’s a great photo.

          • Count_Breznak

            Is it from the house of wax sequel ?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            That had a sequel?

          • Count_Breznak

            Well, guess it’s more of a remake, the first one was from 1953.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I hated the remake.

  • Get well soon Jimmy! I had my gall bladder removed last year and if I didn’t take care of it at the time I decided to do so, I’d probably be dead.

    Good: It’s almost 5PM and I get out of work.
    Bad: It’s not 5PM yet
    Ugly: Trying out a beer called Loser tonight, 7% and it could get ugly.

    • more beer

      Those Loser beers are pretty good I`ve had them a few times. I hope you got one of the last batches they made. Before Elysian got acquired by Anheuser-Bush a few months ago. They will find a way to ruin a good brewery.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Go drink your loser beer

  • McNulty! Lay off the sauce for a bit and get better! I need someone in STL to help me keep my sanity when I visit.

    The Good: This week went by crazy fast, despite being pretty shitty. MGS V comes out Tuesday!!!!
    The Bad: Bills. Living in a house (even just renting, like we are right now) is much more expensive and a lot more work than I ever anticipated. I feel like my money is just constantly disappearing.
    The Ugly: All the shootings this week, and the 3 people that got fired from work this week.

  • Scrimm

    You better start taking better care of yourself or I’ll have to come kick your ass. I need to take the same advice. Not with addiction but just generally taking better care of myself.

  • Monkey D. Luffy, Pirate King

    I’m back from Lanzarote, so you can despise me in public for liking One Piece and *Censored due to rustled jimmies* again.
    Good: Lanzo was fantastic, as it usually is.
    Bad: I’m back home, which means college starts soon
    Ugly: My AS results, half good, half shit.

    • Vote for Jeb

      Welcome home.

      • Monkey D. Luffy, Pirate King

        Thanking you very muchly.

    • Guacamole Jim

      Your ASS results lolololol

  • Mxxk Bxnxntxn™

    The good/bad: if you are at the facebook group then you know, and if you are not, get over there.
    The ugly: http://www.naomesmo.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/infancia.gif

  • J.R.™

    *The Good*: Lady assisted with the picking of my Favorite 50 votes this week. As payment, I am to mention her in my “Good” of the week. Check.
    *The Bad*: Man not much. Everything stays at about neutral in my life.
    *The Ugly*: Our hilarious little Pathfinder gang.First it’s super hot date night and I cannot attend.One guy is sick. then another guy is sick. No I dont want to DM that takes longer than 2 hours to plan. Jeez guy. So thats fun. still dunno if we’re playing tonight, given the situation.

  • Paris Hilton

    McNulty- I didn’t drink heavily long enough to experience physical symptoms of withdrawal, but I do know that psychological symptoms are a motherfucker. What I found works best is to find something to prevent you from getting drunk. Some people find religion, some join a new sport or activity, some join a social group.

    There’s no wrong or right answer, the only thing that matters is it that fucking works! I chose to keep my fitness routine an integral part of my day, that way I know if I wanna get ready for and lift hard the next day I can’t get drunk or high. And on rest days over the weekend I’m more likely to drink in moderation. Too much alcohol causes low testosterone and eventually muscle atrophy. It doesn’t get easy. Even still I get mad cravings to get drunk on a weekday. Is it fair? No. It isn’t. But neither is life, don’t bitch about the cards you’re dealt, reshuffle them! I know you got it in you!

  • Pipelord69

    My good, bad, and ugly is on hold… So that’s now the ugly

  • Guppusmaximus

    I stopped drinking, eating meat (other than fish) and eating crappy in general when I saw it affecting my GAINZ

    https://d3htz3r28tzhqz.cloudfront.net/7Qn8AW8DAAtQn1N2S6xrLbZSGv4=/original-2a2442f6-82d8-4cdd-bc47-1412a251c70a.gif/3RMYk.gif?c=popkey-web&l=direct&f=.gif

    • With an attitude like that, you can singlehandedly end the Cold War!

      • Guppusmaximus

        I thought Rocky 4 already ended that war…

  • Waynecro

    I feel your pain, McNulty. I had severe acute/chronic pancreatitis when I was 24. I spent 17 days in the hospital. I arrived at the emergency room about an hour away from death. I was severely dehydrated, my lungs were about to collapse, and my endocrine system had shut down completely. I swelled up like a giant toxic sausage to the point at which my skin was splitting, and I was literally puking up my guts. The doctors told me my pancreas was necrotic (hence my Disqus name). I also went through detox in the hospital (I hallucinated a bunch and tried to escape multiple times). I spent a couple of months recovering and had to learn to walk again. My pancreas was so demolished, I got diabetes (something I still have). I haven’t had a drop of alcohol since the end of 2006, and I’m now in the best physical shape of my life. Pancreatitis was the best wake-up call I’ve ever had. I wish you the best going forward. Feel free to email me if you ever want to talk with a bro who’s had a similar experience. We can start a fun little pancreatitis support group!

    • Scrimm

      One of my oldest friends had a very similar experience. The older we get the more wake up calls there are.

      • Waynecro

        Yeah, it was both the worst and the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

        • Scrimm

          Good you took the hint. My buddy didn’t do so well with that. Seems it’s only a matter of time…

          • Waynecro

            Your buddy could still turn it around. Don’t give up hope.

    • JJM

      Oi! That’s worse than I had it. It’s gonna be strange not drinking, but I also plan on spending my free time at the gym. Glad you’re doing well

      • Waynecro

        Well, I kept ignoring bouts of pancreatitis and drinking heavily until it got as bad as it did. I should have gone to a doctor sooner, but I was an asshole. Anyway, I’m glad you’re doing better. Good luck with the sobriety. On the plus side, you’ll save a fortune. I was able to buy a house after I quit drinking! Have a blast at the gym.

  • Waynecro

    Good: I’m going to an Insomnium/Omnium Gatherum show tonight.
    Bad: I will be out past my bedtime tonight, and I’m too old for that shit.
    Ugly: Doing my lifting session in the afternoon instead of in the evening (because I’m going to that concert in the evening). It’s way too fucking hot in my garage to be lifting so hard. I nearly experienced heat stroke, and I feel like garbage now.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Hot garbage is the worst kind of garbage.

      • Waynecro

        Totally. And I can’t cool down, so I will continue to feel and smell like hot garbage.

        • Guppusmaximus

          Eh…you’re going to a Death Metal show so those people aren’t known for showering…j/k 😛

          • Waynecro

            Well, it’s a melodic-death-metal show, so the hygiene of the crowd likely will be slightly better than the hygiene of the crowd at, say, an Anal Blast show.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          STAY HOT GARBAGE #stayhotgarbage

          • Guppusmaximus

            #stayinghotgarbageishot

          • CyberneticOrganism

            #hothotgarbage

          • Guppusmaximus

            #hothotgarbageishot

            yea, that was dumb:)

          • CyberneticOrganism

            #thehottestofgarbage

          • Guppusmaximus

            #hottedgarbageishottening?

          • Waynecro

            That’s awesome.

    • old_man_doom

      Insomnium. Excellent.

      • Waynecro

        Shit yeah.

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      I had a heat stroke about 4 years ago. 140 degree attic for about 8 hours. Drink moar water

      • Waynecro

        Damn, dude. I don’t think I’d even survive that heat for an hour.

    • Honkey McWienerPudding

      I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Omnium Gatherum! I figured they broke up a while ago, since there hasn’t been so much as a peep from them in quite a while.

      • Waynecro

        They were really good live. The band just released a new song. It’s on a split with Insomnium. Supposedly the split (a record) is sold exclusively at dates on this tour, but the song is probably somewhere online.

  • old_man_doom

    Good: Just finished teaching a group of French students for a month at an intensive language institute. I usually teach adults, so teaching teenagers was a new and insane challenge for me. Mad respect to all the high school and middle school teachers out there. Also, Eyal Levi (Black Dahlia Murder, Job for a Cowboy) has offered to critique one of my mixes and work on it with me. I’m extremely stoked and intimidated at the same time.
    Bad: My ESL job is asking me to do more training, which sucks because it is completely redundant and unnecessary. They want to charge me money to complete a new training course so I can keep working with them. Assholes.
    Ugly: My face when my boss needs me to drive 6 hours to LAX during traffic hours on the weekend all while not being paid.

  • Guacamole Jim

    DUDE! Very glad you’re okay and on the mend. Alcohol can fuck your life up – I’ll attest to that.

    THE GOOD: It’s my last day at work, and my second last day in Edmonton! I’m stoked to move across the world and live with some good friends in South America. Hopefully when I’m down there I’ll be able to see the Toilet’s own Link and Dagon.

    THE BAD: I haven’t packed, and I move out of my place tomorrow. Fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuck

    THE UGLY: Stress makes you sleep poorly and poop worse. Lots of unhappy poops this week.

    • old_man_doom

      Unhappy poops are the worst. Good luck with the move.

      • Guacamole Jim

        Thanks sir!!

    • Pls be sure to bring many tank tops and sunscreen so you don’t die in the heat and sun, GJ.

    • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

      Good luck and safe trip! And you best send us some pics of you and Link, or you and Dagon, or at least some hot Latinas down the line! Dagon in a Carnival outfit will do just fine.

  • Vote for Jeb

    Take care of yourself, Jimmy. Much love. vote for Jeb.

  • HessianHunter

    The Good: This week I quit my silly fast food job I’ve had on the side for 3 years to have more free time and self-respect. This weekend I’m biking 50 miles to a music festival my friends are putting on and will def be macking on cuties the whole day.

    The Bad: I’ll have to wake up exhausted and hungover on Sunday morning to bike the 50 miles back home in time to get to band practice, yolololol

    The Ugly: The dumb nosering I’m gonna get to celebrate quitting my dumb job. yololololol

  • JWEG

    Weekly excursion to HMV done, just now.
    GOOD: they had the new Nile.
    BAD: no Ahab.
    MITIGATOR: I was able to put it on special-order anyway.

    This one HMV location contributes heavily to why I can’t completely give up physical-format albums just yet. HMV Canada has (IMO) a rather poor metal collection generally, made worse by their inability to differentiate between metal, metalcore, and vaguely-metallic hardcore. But they make up for it with an exceptional collection of Niche blurays interspersed in their film section, and rare gems in music that result from their staff including a few confirmed metal fans (at least one of whom understands it’s otherwise dire, but would never say that to his manager for job-security reasons).

    I’ve got a bit of stupid schoolboy crush going on one particular staffer – but haven’t yet figured out how to safely articulate it (I probably just won’t say a thing, let nature take its course yada yada). She’s from back east, moved here not long ago. Our first encounter she thought she recognized me, but we’ve more or less worked out that it was just coincidence (one that worked in my favour though, obviously). Her (claimed) connection to the metal scene, incidentally, is being a photographer who used to ‘shoot for’ Periphery.

  • KJM

    Here’s a blooz riff for you

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

  • KJM
  • pïgchop™

    Friday? YEAHHHHHH!

  • Dagon

    Damn, mr. Jimmy, I hope you’re still able to see this given the time frame. I love you, dude! You’re one of my favorite flushers since the beginning. Take care, my brother. Pancreatitis pain is a BITCH!

    Rooting for a fast, complete recovery and no more trips to the doctor!

    • KJM

      Staying calm, cool and collected isn’t a job skill, it’s a super power.

      • Dagon

        I’m glad I have at least one super power. Unless you count my eating habits as a super power…

        With great power comes great responsibility. A responsibility over deez gut.

        • KJM

          I’m one month away from getting back down to size 36 jeans rather than 38, used to be 40. Just another 5-6 lbs and I’m there.I have 3 pairs of jeans that haven’t fit me since 2011 waiting to be worn.

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            You’re gonna hate me, but I’ve never been able to get past 140 lbs., no matter how much I’ve ate or drank. It’s been that way since I was a teen.

          • KJM

            Many of my friends are like that. They eat twice as much as I do and don’t gain a damned thing. I’m also hypothyroid which doesn’t help at all.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            I think my hypoglycemia has something to do with it, since that tends to speed up my metabolism. That and I eat a high fiber diet, aka I make lots o’ dee poopies.

    • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

      All my best wishes to your grandma’s recovery!

      • Dagon

        Thanks, man. It’s very appreciated.

    • JJM

      Thanks bruv! Hope your grandma is doing all right!

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Darn man, that sounds nasty. Glad you’re on the mend. Me, I’m cheerily stoned listening to Pelican, playing Ores, and reading about and chatting horror on another site. And looking forward to Frightfest tomorrow. Hopefully the available suits will fit my planned itinerary (Tenderness of Wolves, Deathgasm, Your Vice is a Locked Door and Only I have the Key, new one from Adrian Garcia Bogliano that I forget the name of and a few others). I never buy tickets in advance, which is probably stupid, but all the alternatives to what I most want to see look interesting too. Haven’t watched much horror at all this year. I also hope to meet a nice girl I’ve been chatting to on the web. Just for coffee, which is probably for the best. Deciding between her and a movie was a tough call.

    The bad? Well, I gotta get up way earlier than I’d like tomorrow. And I’d probably count me between around 7 and 10PM on Sunday night ugly. Was having a picnic/drinking session in a park with new friends, which was going swimmingly until time started getting near to going and I deciding to have some palinka, Hungarian spirit strong at its weakest and in this case some 60%. I came to several hours later on the train home. Apparently chiefly lost the power of speech and conscious movement so had to be wrangled to the train but was otherwise inoffensive/weird. And those are the main bad ones for me.

    • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

      Pelican are local Chicago heroes, at least when I was there. Sadly, I missed out on seeing them live.

  • JWEG

    In other news, I am kind of sad this particular Kickstarter project didn’t even make a third of its need (and has less than 2 days to get the rest, so very unlikely):

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/761684320/dagon
    Claymation ‘Dagon’, interpreted as if it were the first act of an 80’s action film. What’s not to like?

  • CyberneticOrganism
  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

    Damn, mcnutty. Get better, frand.

    The good: buffalo is pretty trill. Were going to mcduffs for wings. Flying for the first time kinda shitty, apparently they dont make plane seats in north carolina size.

    The bad: erthing is so expensive here, my decent paycheck back home aint shit here.

    The ugly: the serious lack of beards up here. im like the beard king

    • RJA

      I wouldn’t imagine buffalo to be lacking in beards!

      • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

        The ratio o beards in buffalo to asheville is like 1:10

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      update: as usual i ordered some of the hottest wings they make.

      This one was called Death.

      Feel for my terlet later on

  • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

    McNulty is……………….. jolly.

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

  • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

    The Good: Lots of cleaning, putting in job applications, and got another interview on Monday. Plus catching up on tons of movies. And the dollar store finally got gyoza and BBQ steamed buns in stock.
    The Bad: Sinuses are driving me nuts. I can’t fucking wait for winter!
    The Ugly:

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Winter is balls

      • KJM

        Balls of crap. I’d rather fry than freeze.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Amen you cup

        • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

          Immortal frowns on your shenanigans!

      • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

        I thrive in winter. It’s been 95+ here in VA for almost two months, so I’m looking forward to some Chicago type weather and cranking some black metal on my headphones.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          NEVER. Summer & Fall 4 lyfe

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            Oh, how you would’ve suffered in Chicago! After the blizzard of 2011, I can survive any weather on earth at this point. Summer here has sucked as though. 95-100 for almost two months and humidity on top of it.

          • KJM

            Summer here has been great, only a couple weeks worth of fiery hell and the rest has been awesome.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            Summer here has been wet. It’s been fucking raining the whole goddamn summer!

          • KJM

            Once in a while we get Summers like that because of heat and humidity, but not often.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            Every summer here is like that. Couple of sunny days, the rest is raining. Come fall, it’s still raining. Winter is the only good season.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            I would’ve been walking in my underwear in that blizzard.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding
        • KJM

          I don’t like the extreme heat, but I hate having to wear 3 layers of clothing just to go to the corner store. I’m with CybOrg on this one.

          • Honkey McWienerPudding

            At least in winter you can really prepare for it and be just fine (at least until you get inside and start sweating with 3 layers of clothes on). Summertime here, you could just be wearing a speedo and still be sweating your ass off.

        • Sir Tapir The Based :]

          Winter is the best.

      • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

        The other good news is that I have new music interviews underway and confirmed for you guys: Forgotten Winter, Jakub Zytecki, and Sympuls-E. Waiting up on the interview answers from Tengger Cavalry. but that was confirmed a while back.

        For those who haven’t heard Sympuls-E………..

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_kzkDMlid0

      • Sir Tapir The Based :]

        You are balls.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Well YOUR balls are, uh… shut up.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      She’s not ugly. She’s very pretty.

  • Lacertilian

    Damn Jimmah!
    Metal will surely speed your recovery. Keep us updated please mate.

    • JJM

      Back at Home, with a feeding tube in my nose (down to the intestines). They think I’ll be here for another four weeks. Moar toilet time for me!

      • Lacertilian

        Will the tube be in for all 4 weeks?
        You’re making me seriously consider not drinking as much, I don’t want to wait until a huge complication happens as it’s more likely that it won’t for me if it hasn’t yet and I’ll just cark it on the spot due to an aneurysm or heart problem.
        What are you eating through the tube?

        • JJM

          pancreatitis has no warning signs, one night you’re fine and then ‘ello! i should have dialed it down a bit, for instance i shouldn’t have been drinking in my house when there was nothing going on. then again, there are lifelong alcoholics who never get it. the food is some kind of nutrient-filled shake, and yeah i’ll be quarantined at home with this for up to four weeks.

          • Lacertilian

            that’s what I mean, I used to drink every night regardless of whether there were people here or not. I’ve gotten that bit sorted though, having a mortgage removes any extra beer money. Still should stop getting slaughtered a couple of times a week.
            I just think of Bill Hicks where I hear of pancreatic problems, don’t wanna let it happen.

  • CT-12

    All well wishes go to you Jimmy, hope you’re doing alright!