Flush It Friday: Goodbye Beer… Welcome Back Beer!?

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Friday is finally here. You maybe got paid, you might have a Tinder date with somebody new… or you might be hanging out in our illustrious Facebook Group watching as the shitposts evolve and topics of Dad Rock occasionally crop up like weeds that Papa Joe has to kill. But before that, I’m going to share a short story about how I got rid of all my booze… just to end up stocking back up months later…


Six months ago I got sick from drinking too much alcohol. I drank probably every day for about five years straight and my body very confidently told me it wasn’t going to take it anymore. The doctors recommended that I seek a support group, maybe join a system like AA so that I never start up again. “That’s silly,” I thought, “if alcohol made me feel this bad, quitting is gonna be a breeze!” (Turns out: I didn’t QUITE understand how drugs worked back then.) Not a week after I was completely healed, I would look in the fridge and eyeball the delicious-looking brews that were just leftover. It drove me bonkers every night, so I donated all the beer/wine/liquor in the house to neighbors. I also quit going to bars, which meant a lot of time away from the friends I was with all of the time. Things kinda sucked, as some of my old depression was kicking back in and I didn’t have the crutch of drinking it away.

But folks I am here to report that the transition period wasn’t very long at all. A few months after throwing out all the booze, I came to realize how much I didn’t crave it. A year ago I was occupied with thoughts of “how drunk can I get tonight?” Six months ago they were, “how can I survive tonight without a drink?” Now I have no worries, and with that my brain is free to engage in all kinds of other activities! I am free to enjoy all the rich, vibrant, WEIRD people on Facebook in real life. Somehow I had gained the willpower to turn down booze altogether; which meant I was joining my friends at the bar again, going to live shows again, and inviting guests over to hang out again. Which means I can now stock my fridge with beer! My friends can come over and drink all night, and I’ll just make fun of them and watch their antics. Mix a little weed into the equation, my chatter goes up by 10 points (and let’s say charm as well since none of my friends are here to deny it), and I become a hyper lil’ fella who hangs out and wants to know everything about everybody.

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The Good

I have really been enjoying chatting with everyone here in Disqus and in the Facebook Group. It’s more than just trading completely inappropriate pictures that nobody should ever see ever, it’s talking with folks about real life stuff, getting to know more about some of you jerks. I’ve told a few people this and now I’m going to make everybody hear it: it’s really cool getting to know people instead of getting trashed. Prior to six months ago, chances are I would have been wasted on Facebook and forgotten everything the next day, if I even talked to anyone at all. So there it is, I’m a chatterbox in real life; and so now you get to put up with it on Facebook too (as well as in the after-hours comments sections).

The Bad

I have never been a big beer person but you all bring up some mighty tasty-looking stouts. And a dry red would finish off some cheese and crackers amazingly well. So there are a few drinks that I miss for the flavor.

The Ugly

On Wednesday night I caught Cannibal Corpse at a small venue, and MAN are we metalheads ugly! Did this happen overnight or what? Oh yeah, it’s been like this the whole time (myself included) and I just never noticed. Let’s bathe once in a while, clean up some of the facial hair. I’m not saying let’s go full-on Mumford and Sons, just not so Chris Holmes.

I’m now realizing that my Friday isn’t too bad after all! Here my job is to FLUSH it with a good one and I’m failing because things seem pretty rad right now. I gave up drinking, and with it left a lot of negativity. Not in my music though, that’s gotten super extreme. Paired with the occasional* weed, I quite enjoy a lot of bands that never tickled my fancy before, like Mgla! Oh yes, and Tempel has completely blown me away lately; it’s like I hadn’t ever really listened before. Jam this perfect tune (with a second half that can be a tear-jerker) whilst you let the rest of us know about your Good, Bad, and Ugly:

*frequent

(image via fanpop, ain’t it cool)

  • COAL ROLL

    G: This shit day, and week are almost over. FUCK
    B: I like something that the fucking Tapir likes
    U: I can’t believe I like something that the fucking Tapir likes

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Yes, let the hate flow.

      • COAL ROLL

        fuck off and die

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Yes. Yes. I’m engorged!

    • EsusMoose

      Put your face on a burner for penance

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      The Tapir spreads like the disease it is.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Good: Voidgazing

    Bad: Missing Taake tonight

    Ugly: The world

    • Dang, Sorry to hear about missing Taake. At least you don’t have to travel and spend money.

      Staying at home with a fridge full of beer and a shelf full of albums >>>>>>

    • Stanley

      That bad is BAD.

  • GOOD: Was able to score the Behexen / Horna split and the Celestial Bloodshed – Cursed, Scarred and Forever Possessed album. Essential albums to add to my collection; Super stoked.

    BAD: This presidential race is still going on. Satan please set this planet a blaze!!! At least there is Beer and Metal to mask the shit.

    UGLY: Facebook. Thinking of just deleting my account.

    • Lacertilian

      Is that a recent Horna split? Those guys have been busy if so.

      • No, this one is from 2004. That recent split was total shit.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WNuJRynCXo

        • Lacertilian

          Their half on Atavistic Resurgence didn’t do much for me, I’m not too familiar with their older work but I’ve had some good tracks linked to me from Karhu. 3 splits and an album in 2 years.

          • I prefer their earlier and mid era material more I find. Envaatnags Eflos Solf Esgantaavne is my favorite album by them though. They have a lot of good EP’s and splits that are worth digging into.

          • Lacertilian

            I’ll check that out during the week. Cheers.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      I’d recommend at least deactivating Facebook. Better than having a compendium of your life online for all to see.

      • Exactly. The only reason I really use it anymore is to keep track of all the goddamn bands I like.

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    I ate sushi with Jimmy McNulty once.

    • I bet that experience was fresh!

      GL

  • EsusMoose

    Good: I had a smart moment and showed a large room of nerds they were wrong, will be seeing people tonight and tomorrow, playing tennis tomorrow hopefully if the weather is nice enough.
    Bad: Been horribly exhausted most of the week
    Ugly: Some smell in my fridge

    • put some baking soda in the fridge, dawg.

      • Lacertilian

        Joe has some illicit recipes involving baking soda.

      • EsusMoose

        Lets hope I have some of that shit
        Edit: got none. I’m just gonna keep that thing closed except for when I need beer

    • JWEG

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

      Bonus points for making Aerosmith seem almost (but not really) tolerable.

      • COAL ROLL

        Aerosmith is the stinkiest hot garbage on the planet

  • nbm02ss

    Good: This Friday will be 3 weeks without alcohol. I’m not quitting, just needed to step back from it a bit, as I felt my consumption was starting to get out of control. I actually feel really, really good. Sleeping better; not as moody; lost 5 lbs.

    Bad: Local beer store just got Hopslam in stock. God damnit, the timing.

    Ugly: Work has been a drag. Time to move on to something better, but job hunting fucking sucks.

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      Hopslam is a pretty great beer, but sure why people obsess over it as much as they do though.

      • nbm02ss

        I think it’s purely because it’s “limited release”, same with 120 Minute, though I really don’t understand 120 Minute hype; I don’t think that’s a balanced IPA at all.

        • Rob M

          Yeah, 120 minute is a total booze bomb, and not worth the price

        • Boss the Ross

          Nope, not balanced.

        • RustyShackleford

          Word. 90 minute is where it’s at!

    • Job hunting is a chore, I can attest to that. Keep plugging away and something will turn up.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Hopslam is good but too fucking hoppy.

  • COAL ROLL

    SMOHLG is the exception to the ugly quotient

  • Guacamole Jim

    The Good: Going out to Samaipata tomorrow for rest and relaxation with some friends.

    The Bad: Tonight I’m singing in a concert, and I’m a terrible singer. I don’t really remember how I got roped into this, but I don’t want to do it.

    The Ugly: My singing. fuckfuckfuckfuckfuck

    Have a good weekend, amigos!!

    • Boss the Ross

      That better be recorded and shared.

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      Just show them your ass. They’ll be hypnotised by its beauty and won’t notice the terrible singing.

    • killvps

      Are you singing your rendition of the X-Files theme song?

  • COAL ROLL

    fuck all of you quitter wimps

  • Lacertilian

    Good: The lizard spawn has started kicking, and now he won’t stop.
    Bad: Hungover, as per usual. This is something I bet you don’t miss Jimmy.
    THE BEST: Jimmy posting my fave song of 2015.

    • EsusMoose

      KARATE lizard

    • great to hear about the lizard spawn!!!
      i should find out when 9AM is in AUS and text you every weekend.

      • Lacertilian

        Your messages last week about Tempel got my scales all erect n shit.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Congrats on the progress McNutly!

    • KONGrats! ftfy

      • CyberneticOrganism

        KONGratulaDONGs!

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Congrats Jimmy!

  • BigTasty

    Good on you man, glad to hear things are looking up!

    Good: fishing this weekend with friends hell yeah
    Bad: family visiting this weekend…
    Ugly: I like reading the news but everyday it makes me angrier and more depressed about the state of the world. This is good for metal though

    • Sir Tapir The Based
      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    • COAL ROLL

      SDMF zombiem/ustang

    • try replacing your daily news with: The Hard Times, Clickhole, and Tech Death [insert day here]

      • BigTasty

        I’ve just recently started hitting all of those recommendations actually

      • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

        And Fark, of course (been a member for 14 years)!!!!!

    • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

      The Onion >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> All other news sources.

  • Waynecro

    Congrats, McNults! I’m psyched to hear about your progress. That’s fantastic!

  • Maik Beninton™

    Fuck you for linking that gif.

    • Vault Dweller

      True, but good on him for hiding it so it didn’t autoplay?

    • RustyShackleford

      I knew what it was…yet I clicked anyway. WHAT HAS THE TOILET DONE TO ME?!

      • JWEG

        I’m on the University WiFi, so I’m just going to assume what it is and maybe have a peek later this evening to satisfy morbid curiosity…

        • RustyShackleford

          Your dong will thank you later

  • Good to see you are enjoying yourself Jimmy. I think I’d have a tough time giving up my recreational drinking on the weekends. Are you now turning into Jon Stewart’s character from Half Baked where everything looks and sounds better…….on weed?

    • i am absolutely turning into that character. it must suck to be my friends right now.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good: I’m seeing Melvin Seals and JGB on Sunday, I found a cover band who covers Traffic and Steely Dan, jam bands

    Bad: My job fucking sucks, falling down the slippery slope of listening to endless jam bands except for Phish because I hate Phish, Robert Hunter attempting to sing

    Ugly: Phish fans and people who insult my music taste. Also, the likeliness of this getting downvoted or put in the spam filter.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Good: Acid Bath’s Paegan Terrorism Tactics and Ulcerate’s The Destroyers of All showed up in the mail today.

    Bad: sprained my shoulder while benchpressing.

    Ugly: me and a couple of friends were taking a walk in the city today. And everybody seemed so happy. Couples, intercultural couples, straight couples, gay couples…it was just one huge gigantic bowl of happiness and love. All the while I was led to believe that the world was coming to an end. I was promised violence and bloodshed. Where are the broken bones and battered faces? Come on, world. Deliver.

    • COAL ROLL

      cunting lifelovers need to just die

      • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

        *lifecrushing intensifies*

    • Acid Bath>>>>>>>>>>>

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        I’m still trying to decide whether When the Kite String Pops or Paegan Terrorism Tactics is my favorite. Both are so fucking good.

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          When the kite string pops >>>>>>>>>>>
          I prefer the demos though because audie’s screams are mixed louder. Or because I’m a dumb elitist.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Haha! For me the demos are a bit too choppy to fully enjoy. Especially with the style of music that they’re playing I prefer a bit of polish. But that’s just me…

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            Fucking rotten records keep taking down the demos, even though they weren’t released on the label. Bastards.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Rotten Records is consistently taking down everything from Acid Bath on YouTube. This live demo’s still on though.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EL4jVnu92E

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            They did a demo compilation with that one along with Hymns of the Needle freak, my favourite, I think. Need to buy it, but that would mean giving money to rotten records.

        • Slight edge to Kite String, but both of them are pretty great.

  • JWEG

    Good: I’m feeling pretty well today after a few days of being just off enough to notice, but not enough to know what was wrong; or present in any way that my GP could suggest was anything other than “stress”. To be fair, it probably is stress. But I don’t know. It might also have been a 48-hour bug of some kind.

    Also good:

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

    Also also good:

    I was asked to invigilate a make-up exam late this week, so that has added a tiny bit more pay I can look forward to mid-March. And I’m still more or less on pace with Thesis work, such that I’ll be at most looking at going 2 weeks into May instead of finishing up in April. Though on that note…

    Bad: You know how last week I said I was going to get to the technical part of my Thesis Project this week? I didn’t. I spent too much time farting around, lollygagging, and generally padding other parts of the writeup. I might yet have something done by March 1 due to the three solid days between now and then. But it won’t be as much as previously intended.

    Ugli:
    https://kissmybroccoli.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/img_6658.jpg

    • i love reading your comments. each is like a small novel, very well thought out and clever.

      • JWEG

        Very nice of you to say.

        Hopefully that comes out positively in (a) my Thesis and related articles and (b) future contributions to certain blog(s).

  • Boss the Ross

    Jimmy, you’re the man. I want you to remeber that.

  • You’ll get nothing out of me McNulty–Nothing!

  • Damn, McNulty with the iron-clad willpower. Good job man!

  • Good: Going on vacation Wednesday to warmer weather in Florida.
    Bad: Going to Disney and I’m not looking foward to following an itinerary on vacation. I realize it’s for the kids so I wiil put that aside and make sure they have a good time.
    Ugly: Need a sump pump in the basement and I’ve been procrastinating for years. Wifey’s mad about it so got to do it soon.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I’ve been to Disney World 5 times. Enjoy yourself.

    • You were talking about your kids potty training a couple of weeks ago. It’s that and Disney that make me reconsider the whole fatherhood thing.

      • YourLogicIsFlushed

        The fun police have arrived.

      • COAL ROLL

        there are few things cooler than the look on my dude’s face after he crushes out huge dumps into the potty

        • YourLogicIsFlushed

          Fun for all ages.

      • JWEG

        Fatherhood of little girls in particular is, at least according to fathers of young girls I know, meaning you know all the words to every song from Frozen (not just That One in particular) whether you want to know them or not.

        Given the 50-50 chance each (though I don’t really know how gender expression works on a genetic level – maybe it’s more or less), I don’t think I’d want to roll the dice either…

        • Boss the Ross

          That’s why you raise the girl on Iron Maiden

        • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

          Oh god, I could NOT escape ‘Let It Go’ for the life of me last year! My roomie’s 6 year old daughter lives here, and that song was on a constant loop 24/7. And to add to it, she had a sweater that played the song. It was always that or Amberian Dawn’s ‘Magic Forest’ (which I got her into) around the clock. Thankfully she’s gotten that out of her system.

      • There will be alcohol so I can self medicate at least.

    • COAL ROLL

      I slathered my basement in 10 gallons of DryLock and there is no more water

      • Mine probably needs the plumbing work, the previous owners did some dumbshit fixes all over this place that need to be taken care of correctly, so I’m just going to play it safe.

    • RJA

      Went to Disney last fall – my 2 kids 5 and 8 and my niece and nephew 5 and 8. Itinerary on vacation is absolute bullshit – goes against the whole idea of vacation. BUT, you have the right idea. Enjoy it for the kids, have the most fun you can possible have (which won’t be too much) and vow to never go back!

  • RustyShackleford

    GOOD: My buddy and I are finally getting back into brewing beer tomorrow, and I’m quite stoked.

    BAD/UGLY?: I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been falling into some type of depression or anxiety type of thing recently. It’s never really happened to me before, and I’ve got nothing bad going on in life, but anyway it just sorta sucks. I’ve always been the happiest/silliest dude in the room, but lately I’ve been down, apathetic, no real motivation to do much of anything. Not sure of the point of this really that’s just where I’m at right now.

    Regardless, I’m stoked for you McNulty! Had some friends that took too long to throw the booze away. It’s tough and you should be proud of yourself mate. Yup!

  • Good: This fucking week is over. I have Monday and Tuesday of next week off.
    Bad: I have to fucking work part of this weekend and on my PAID TIME OFF Monday because why the fuck not, right? This week has been the busiest I’ve ever been at work.
    Ugly: My bowels and waistline after I eat the copious amounts of girl scout cookies I bought.

    • EsusMoose

      Thin mints>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

        • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

          Fuck me old chicken basket, I forgot that I’m wanting to finish Breaking Bad this weekend!

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Tagalongs>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

        • EsusMoose

          I think you forgot to flip the sign when you divide by how negatively awful tagolongs are

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            You are wrong.

          • EsusMoose

            The math speaks in favor of the majesty and glory of Thin Mints not TagaDongs

    • i’ll end up working some this weekend too. hopefully we are both free next saturday.

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    Good: Finally broke my habit of writing about 10 pages of fiction then instantly hating it. Hopefully this one keeps going.
    Bad: Leg day. Can someone carry me home?
    Ugly: Election rhetoric.

  • GOOD: Daylight savings time is almost here. Soon, this eternal darkness will end and everything else can go get fucked.

  • Rob M

    GOOD: Archgoat tour is less than a month away

    BAD: Taking a short break from beer means those stouts in my fridge are taunting me

    • I’m with you on that one. I’ve stopped drinking beer for a while now, but I have some bottles that are taunting me as well. I may open one up this weekend though.

      • Rob M

        Thats my plan. I’ll crack one open this weekend for family get together, and then ts back on the wagon for a bit longer

      • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

        Starting in April, I’m gonna be on the same boat as you, with cutting the drinking, getting back to exercising, etc. Biggest pain in the ass is going to be not eating before I go to bed, since I tend to wake up hungry in the middle of the night. Considering quitting smoking, but that’s not likely to happen.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Also, the cover band I found does good Steely Dan covers. They’re not just doing the easy stuff like Do It Again and My Old School. They’re covering Kid Charlemagne, Dr Wu and Pretzel Logic. Do you know how hard it is to cover Kid Charlemagne or Dr Wu?

    • COAL ROLL

      sadly, probably not

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        It’s pretty hard. Kid Charlemagne was off The Royal Scam. That album, like Aja and Gaucho, had an army of session musicians.

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      R u hi?

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        No. The singer can’t sing for shit but the people doing the instrumental work are astounding.

      • i’m not sure the internet could handle a high JJD.

        • DVRKBEVRD

          dad rock cant handle jjd when hes high

        • more beer

          He just says no. Me on the other hand am really high.

          • oh d00d i got that now. trying to play catch-up on the conversations, hard to beat THAT

      • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

        Trying to wrap my head around the thought of you being high. From what I’ve heard, weed is almost non-existent over there.

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          I’m pretty sure a high Tapir would usher in the end of the world.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Good: Blasphemy
    Bad: raise money for the Ryan Forster fund for the treatment of shrinking with age today

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        That looks Satan as fuck. I wonder what’s on the EP?

        • Rehearsal 1990′:

          1. Intro/Fallen angel of doom
          2. Weltering in Blood
          3. Desecration
          4. Darkness Prevails
          5. The Desolate One
          6. Hording of Evil Vengeance
          7. Demoniac
          8. Goddess of Perversity
          9. Ritual

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            The rehearsal will probably have better production quality than the albums.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            The live set they did in Brazil last year was savage.

          • Is there footage of it? Full?

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            I think there’s at least Ross Bay, War Command and Blasphemous attack. Haven’t seen if there’s full footage though.

          • Hmm. Since you are into a lot of the War Metal shit, this is a great distro to check out if you have not already.

            http://rossbaycult.storenvy.com/

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm
          • Ah, Killer! Thanks man. I have seen footage of this show and it rips.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            Not really important but the live mix is great. You can hear every instrument and it sounds raw, but clean without being sterile.

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            War Metal is something I need to catch up on. Any recommendations outside of Atomicide, Bolt Thrower and Hail Of Bullets?

          • Abysmal Lord, Heresiarch, Nigrummagia, Sect Pig, Bestial Raids, Kerasphorus, Damaar, Zygoatsis, Weregoat, Proclamation, Bestial Warlust, Nyogthaeblisz, Impurity, Necroholocaust, Tetragrammacide, Goatblood, Nuclearhammer, Nechbeyth, Truppensturm.

          • Boogers Moshing In A Crouton

            Cool, definitely gonna give these a spin.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          upvoted for “satan as fuck”

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Oh and also I completed fallout 2, which is good I guess.

  • Boss the Ross

    Good: I’ve gotten quite a bit of music this month and good beer in the fridge (sorry Jimmy). You guys are the best and, in honor of Coal Roll and KSoFM, I hope you all die excruciatingly painful and slow deaths. But at a ripe old age (i can’t keep it too negative).

    It’s Friday, pay day, getting new shoes, then I’m going home and watching Boyz n the Hood.

    • COAL ROLL

      4 minutes closer to death

    • Max

      I re-watched that, recently. It holds up. I think they put it on air because of interest generated by the Str8 Outta Compton movie. I definitely think that Ice Cube seems better at playing an Ice Cube-type character than Ice Cube Jr.

      • Boss the Ross

        Haha, they put it on tv? That would’ve been an interesting editing process.
        I proudly own a copy on bluray.

        Well, he’s basically playing himself at that time and his son didn’t grow up in Compton. I think the movie was very well cast all around though

        • more beer

          Straight Outta Compton was good. But not Oscar worthy like some seem to think.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I haven’t seen it yet. I’ve been too busy listening to jam bands. I think I have a jam band problem. They’re the only music on my phone. One of the better ones is a cover band I found on Archive. org with the other jam bands.

          • more beer

            If you have a jam band problem. You might want to detox from that shit. As it is probably not healthy for you.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I was raised on them by my dad. I can’t just start hating the music I was raised on. It has a special place in my heart.

          • more beer

            But if it’s a problem you need to make it stop.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            They’re so good though. Who wouldn’t want to hear almost 13 minute covers of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald?

          • more beer

            Me! Becausehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj1lpr5Ypvw

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I don’t smoke pot though. I can’t explain why I enjoy them.

          • more beer

            My browser just did some fucked up shit hold on.

          • Boss the Ross

            Don’t start hating it, just take a short break from time to time. Watch Straight Outta Compton then that will put you in a Hip Hop mood for a while and you can enjoy some sweet rhyming.

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            I think this one might be up your alley.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxQpZYa9EHo

          • more beer

            Hey don’t encourage him!

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            Check it out. It’s a pretty nutty track with a sweet riff in the middle.

          • more beer

            I will check it out. But still don’t encourage him!

          • more beer

            I have to take acid to listen to shit like this.

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            Lol, I’ll take that as a compliment!

          • Boss the Ross

            I have to agree with you on that.

    • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot
  • CyberneticOrganism

    GOOD: Ripping up a bathroom this weekend & gonna make it look kickass. Buddy just bought a half stack.

    BAD: Living with paint fumes for a week.

    UGLY: Probably (definitely) not going to get it all done in one weekend like I wanted due to the likelihood of having to fix drywall rips. Also, WHO THE FUCK THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO GLUE ON MIRRORS?! FUCK YOU DUDE.

    http://56.media.tumblr.com/cf383f0543d669d1f14a4b46961de750/tumblr_o16ttkxZU31sumwtyo1_1280.jpg

    • Boss the Ross

      Crank the half stack and vibrate the mirrors off

      • CyberneticOrganism

        If I only had my bass tower here at home. 800 watts thru an 8×10.

        • Boss the Ross

          8×10!!!!!! I want one so bad

    • COAL ROLL

      good luck getting nothing done being high on paint fumes

    • Stanley

      It’s a nice clean look. And they don’t fall off the wall during an earthquake.

    • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

      BAWOOOOOOOOOOSH for the new bathroom!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsHmXv-z2WM

  • sweetooth0

    GOOD: It’s Friday. ‘The Witch’ was good times (Black Phillip is the man). Finally finished with this shitty giant cardboard hand project I got roped into at work as part of a fundraising contest for the Telemiracle Charity.
    BAD: Got paid, but it’s all goin to bills cuz I got a little too buck wild on the Valentine’s Day weekend (my god the money spent on drinking…). Now I ain’t got no cash to go see Wake, Mechanical Separation and a couple other grind bands on Saturday. Although the girlfriend may end up footing the bill, we’ll see…
    UGLY (in a good way): The new Putrescence album preview they threw up on their bandcamp. Nasty, sloppy and finally sounding like they may have recaptured that thick, meaty sound of the debut!!
    http://putrescence.bandcamp.com/album/voiding-upon-the-pulverized

    • Boss the Ross

      Bills suck

  • Vault Dweller

    Good: Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the work week is over? Got to see the ex last weekend and spent the weekend with her in NYC. We had an incredible 3 years. She’s the best, man. Was incredibly grateful to spend Fri/Sat/Sun with her down there, I had a great time.

    Bad: She flew to Thailand on Tuesday to chase her dreams of being a world-traveling teacher. I’m proud of her (for risking a happy, stable life for one that is decidedly less certain and secure, but more in line with her dream job), but I can’t deny that I’m bummed to see her go. She wasn’t just my GF, but far and away my best friend. We’re still talking often, but it’s not quite as good as talking in person, y’know?

    Ugly: That 10 minute ‘goodbye’ hug in Park Slope where a tear or two might have hit the sidewalk in a very busy section of Brooklyn at 4 PM. That mix of fucking cliches and powerful emotions above, god damn! The prospect of getting back into ‘the dating pool.’ Fuck me, man.

    • Lacertilian

      You’re a good dude, so you’ll likely die cold and alone you’ll find someone who realises that. You’re one of the few people here that gets along with everyone, that’s no mean feat.

      • Stanley

        I thought that everyone got on with everyone in this sausagefest.

        • Lacertilian

          Kinky.

        • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

          No sausage fest here! We just oil up, pal around, go nuts and share our feelings over some mankini jello wrestling. Absolutely nothing bromancey about that, bro!

      • Vault Dweller

        Thanks dude, that really means a lot. I’ll be fine with time. In the mean time, going to drown any semblance of human emotion in a dense potpourri of ganja and vidya games!

    • RustyShackleford

      Dude! I’m from the Slope. I’m man enough to admit that when my GF and I started going to differently colleges it was tough for me to handle, so there were many teary hugs in the hood. Did you get Pinkberry? It drowns sorrows quite deliciously.

    • COAL ROLL

      get over it lifelover.

      • Vault Dweller

        😉

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I know this feeling. My best friend goes to college in Plattsburgh. Shes the best but I never see her anymore. We talk often though.

    • damn man, so sorry to hear about the girlfriend loss. just as you offered me years ago: if you ever need someone to talk to, send me an e-fax

      • Vault Dweller

        ‘Preciate it brother, thank you!

    • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

      Pretty much the same way with my ex fiance. Deported and then we talked less and less until she pretty much fell off the face of the earth, as far as I can tell. Thought about getting back in the dating pool since it’s been almost 8 years, but those thoughts don’t last long.

  • Spear

    Good job crushing your dependency, McNulty!

    Good: Voivod/Vektor tonight. First real paycheck coming in on Tuesday. Recording. Bloodborne.

    Bad: My voice finally started recovering from a cold I got a month ago… and I feel myself coming down with another one. The prospect of permanent vocal damage sucks; I lost three notes from the top of my range, and I’m just starting to get comfortable hitting them again. I’d rather not have that go away.

    Ugly: Ebrietas. Good lord.

    • Bloodborne >>>>>
      very well might be my favorite video game ever

      • it’s no Sanic the Hedgehog 2

      • Rob M

        Is it as aneurysm inducing as the Demon Souls games?

        • DVRKBEVRD

          yes. you dont Souls bruh?

          • Rob M

            Did the first one for awhile, but Im not too proud to admit that game broke me

          • DVRKBEVRD

            demon souls or dark souls?

          • Rob M

            Demon Souls…never tried Dark Souls

          • DVRKBEVRD

            all the games are torturous at times

          • Rob M

            Thats what Ive heard…none of them exactly fall into the “average” catagory

          • EsusMoose

            Demon souls was hard as fuck, got easier as I got used to it but still probably one of the most difficult in the series

          • Rob M

            Probably wouldnt have minded it quite as much if it gave a little more direction as to what order to attack the game..its SO open world it got a bit overwhelming

          • EsusMoose

            Yeah 1-1, then 1-2 or 2-1, then maybe 3-1 or 4-1. 2-2, 4-1 yadda yadda, I was stubborn and kept throwing myself at things and eventually I found which levels were best to surmount and looked up how to beat some bosses that ridiculous like the lava spider or gargoyles

        • Count_Breznak

          Beat Dark Souls 1+2 (to NG++whatever), never played Demon Souls and hardly any Bloodborne because consoles. The 2nd one was the harder game, but easier to beat, because your char actually does what you want him to. …well, and the port of DS1 was complete and utter shite. With a steaming GFWL turd on top.

          • EsusMoose

            I actually found 2’s character movement and locking to be the worst of the games, being on the consoles helped keep a more consistent level of quality across the games but bloodborne has perfected the style. I’d also probably say 2 was only the hardest because of many poor design choices (mountains of enemies, poor level design, the additional stats they introduced).

          • DVRKBEVRD

            all the stuff you just named off is why i think two is the best. combat is tighter and more fluid. the level design i can agree with. and im a stats nerd so i really enjoy more complexity in the numbers

          • EsusMoose

            I don’t think that it adds complexity it just becomes annoying have to increment health, endurance and equip load, agility is a no brainer and that makes it a pointless stat if everyone knows they need to get it to 20. I will agree that things pertaining (besides what I just complained about) to the character were the best of the initial 3 games but pve stuff is probably the worst. So we had a discussion about it the qualities that 1 vs 2 people had and 1 was heavier towards pve and metroidvania like level design while 2 people liked the character stuff and pvp more. Depends on the person. Bloodborne did improve upon a lot but did lack in variety of build choices

          • DVRKBEVRD

            well, good news is DKS3 looks to be a combo of dks1&2

          • EsusMoose

            I’m excited for the combat roars or move switch things they have

          • Count_Breznak

            Yeah, Adaptability is bullshit. I wrote it off as the replacement for the Resistance stat at first, and was wondering why rolling and drinking took ages to perform in spite of being at <25% load.
            I found the movement and locking in 2 way more fluid than in the frist one, but that just might be because it actually runs. I liked most of the leveldesign, except for the DLC. The gauntlets you have to run through when you fuck up at Alonne or the 2nd Smelter Demon is just bloody tedious.

        • Yes. Very much so.

    • EsusMoose

      Ebrietas is a nice old one!

    • COAL ROLL

      flush you for getting to see V/V tonight

    • Lacertilian

      Will we get a Spearview of the gig? That’d be rad.
      Didn’t know you did vocals, you still play guitar too right?

      • Spear

        Yeah, I do both. I haven’t sung on anything yet, as I’ve been looking for a vocal coach. Don’t know if I should bother at this point, though.

        Probably not going to get a gig review. I’m really unfamiliar with everyone playing tonight, so I don’t think I’d be able to say anything constructive.

        • Lacertilian

          Pro-Tip: Mic up your toilet and record butt sounds = Instant gutterals.

    • thanks dear! have fun at that show. i’ll be doing the same on Sunday night. why do we still get colds THIS bad……….. Obama……….?

  • Waynecro

    Good: I played the beta of Tom Clancy’s The Division, and it was pretty great. I preordered that sumbitch.
    Bad: My blood-sugar levels have been all over the place lately, probably because of stress. Last night, I woke up with dangerously low blood sugar and had to eat emergency candy in the dark at 3:00 a.m. The room echoed with plaintive mutterings about fucked-up macros.
    Ugly: The crowd at the Fleshgod Apocalypse/Carach Angren/Abigail Williams show I went to Tuesday. The guy right in front of me was coughing like he had tuberculosis, which caused him to fart violently every few minutes. I do not want to catch some horrid disease or get pinkeye or something.

    • more beer

      I went to a free show on Sunday. My buddy brought his 2 germ ridden children with him. Who were all up in my face. By Tuesday afternoon I had sore throat and was coughing. Wednesday it just got worse, I was puking for hours that night with nothing in my stomach to puke. My insides are torn apart right now. didn’t work yesterday because I could barley get out oof bed.

      • Waynecro

        That sucks, man. I wish you a speedy recovery.

        • more beer

          Thank you sir. I am better than I was. But not top beer drinking shape for this weekend.

          • Waynecro

            I hope you manage to get some rest and still enjoy some beer drinking. Back in the day, I was convinced that drinking a ton of hard liquor prevented me from getting sick. I think I was just too drunk and/or embalmed to realize it when I did get sick.

          • more beer

            I have found it doesn’t help once I am already sick. I will smoke pot instead.

          • Waynecro

            Herbal remedy. Makes sense.

          • more beer

            Yea and I have some wax so I don’t even have to smoke that much, which should help with not bothering my throat or lungs too much. .

          • Waynecro

            That’s cool. I’ve never smoked weed, but I smoked cigarettes. I always hated smoking when I was ill. It felt and tasted like shit.

          • more beer

            Yes they do. But at least being high kind of takes my mind off of feeling horrible.

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            Same here, and when I did realize I was getting sick (aka, the shakes) I had to retreat to the bottle to make the living hell I was in a bit more tolerable. That’s why I more or less quit hard liquor (2 shots of it in 2 years) and started sticking with beer.

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            Might calm down your stomach, though. There’s a reason why they call beer ‘liquid bread’.

          • more beer

            Nah I didn’t eat anything for 2 days, gonna eat and just get high. Got some good bud and some double diesel wax so I’m good.

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            Get well soon, amigo!

      • Boss the Ross

        Damn dude, sorry to hear that.

        • more beer

          Thanks man fucking kids.

    • DVRKBEVRD

      my buddies have all been playing that. your routine would have killed me long ago, a i dont have diabetes. how was Abigail Williams?

      • Waynecro

        What I’ve played of the game was pretty sweet–like Borderlands meets Gears of War. Abigail Williams was actually a lot better than I expected. They sounded way better live than they have on an album for quite some time. I’m going to have to give their newer albums another listen.

        • DVRKBEVRD

          Becoming and The Accuser are really the only good albums by them. I never got into the Clancy games. i was always terrible at them.

          • Waynecro

            I really like “The Departure” from In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns. I never got into Clancy games either, but the beta of this game was cool as hell. I’m not particularly good at video games, but I managed to do OK. It helps that the game requires you to take cover and play strategically.

    • Rob M

      Ugh..know that feeling well. At a fest a few years back I had a sketchy ass crust punk climbing all over me. Wanted to take a bath in Purell by the time it was over

      • Waynecro

        Back in the day, I never considered such things. These days, I’m like, “Man, that guy is clearly unwell. I better keep my distance if possible. Where can I sit down?”

        • Rob M

          …to be young and stupid again

          • Waynecro

            Seriously, man. I miss being invincible.

          • more beer

            You can continue to be invincible. You just don’t have to care about dying. I’ve seen plenty of people go down that path. But it always ends badly.

          • Waynecro

            Yeah. I don’t care about dying, but I try to avoid doing things that will hasten my death.

          • more beer

            That is understandable.

      • well you sure missed a chance to engage in some crustpunk porn

        • Rob M

          I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit

    • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

      Might wanna get some glucose pills. Haven’t had to use them in quite a while, but it works way better for low blood sugar than candy (unless it’s got glucose or fructose in it, like Skittles or Starburst)

      • Waynecro

        Dextrose, man. I don’t fuck around with fructose because the liver has to convert it into glucose. It’s an extra step.

        • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

          Doh, I forgot about that.

          • Waynecro

            That’s why I seldom eat fruit, despite my love of citrus and pineapple.

  • Stanley

    The Toilet was blocked.

    • more beer

      I had that problem too!

      • DVRKBEVRD

        initially, i was pretty certain they had finally banned me
        ¯_(ツ)_/¯

        • more beer

          It just gets busy on Friday afternoon everyone wants to vent. But yea it crossed my mind to.

          • Stanley

            ToH can’t handle more that 50 concurrent users.

          • more beer

            I am good with a solid 50!

          • Traffic is up a good amount. We’re using more resources (especially when folks are refreshing disqus every few seconds). Sometimes we get the plug pulled, so to speak.

          • Stanley

            Well that’s nice! Right on.

      • Max

        Me too!

    • Server host is sending me a message

      • Stanley

        I thought I had a virus from all the porn sites that I visit. Good to know that they are all safe after all.

        • more beer

          Yes since that is one of the truly important things in life.

          • Stanley

            True. Although I was kidding. I’m happily married you know and wouldn’t dream of venturing over to those kind of sites. I’d probably get caught and subsequently castrated.

          • more beer

            The secret to my longevity and happiness is not being married.Also when I have lived with ladies. I always made sure that everything was in my name. So when it came kicking rocks time. I wasn’t the one kicking rocks. But I do understand your point. I was kidding too. I will watch porn from time to time. But not very often.

      • Boss the Ross

        Time for another fundraiser

  • DVRKBEVRD

    goodliness: so many records inc, im super excited; cigarette and drink free continues (i know how you feel, Jeemy!); tapir’s love of this Oranssi Pazuzu album; the amount of blunts and joints i have/will smoke

    badness: work tomorrow; too many sodas now that i dont have booze

    ugliness: its starting to look more like spring

    • i may have missed something. what’s your booze-free situation?

      • DVRKBEVRD

        juzt cutting weight and saving money (and then spending it on other stuff), not to mention all the regular benefits of not always being drunk

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      W0w, that’s the first time something involving Tapir is on your “good” category. Are u ok?

      • DVRKBEVRD

        dont worry, next week im going to create a category lower than ugly just for you

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas

    Good: Landed a new sales job with good commissions, means my addictions to buying physical music based media and going to shows will be supported at least until I move.

    Bad: New boss is all about 80 hr work weeks and especially working weekends…but I was informed by people on my level that no one actually does that besides him.

    Ugly: Southern California weather is never that extreme, but the recent up and down is super disorienting, especially when you’re trying to get back on the fitness wagon. Also, having money to go to shows is awesome, but its just not the best scene out here, pretty boy deathcore kinda stuff is still the rage

    • Waynecro

      Whereabouts are you in Southern California? San Diego has pretty decent shows at Brick by Brick and the House of Blues these days.

      • The Tetrachord of Archytas

        Orange County. So I actually consider San Diego localish for shows and make it down there every once in a while. I think its more that most of my personal network of friends or musicians are caught up in the sumeriancore thing so thats just what I automatically hear about…So its more like I probably need to be proactive in looking for stuff I want to see.

        • Waynecro

          I lived in Orange County for a bit. Definitely a pretty-boy-deathcore scene, haha. San Diego is pretty good for metal shows now–way better than it was when I was a teenager. Cannibal Corpse and Abysmal Dawn were just in town, and I saw Fleshgod Apocalypse, Carach Angren, and Abigail Williams Tuesday.

          • The Tetrachord of Archytas

            That’s good. I’m hoping the scene changes over time at least. Orange County is a weird place thats like a melting pot of wannabe LA and Portland hipsters mixed with the bro culture of the inland empire.

          • Waynecro

            Living in Irvine was a very strange experience, and I didn’t much care for it. Thankfully, Orange County is relatively close to LA and other places with decent metal scenes.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      prettyboy deathcore stuff <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

      • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

        *hair swooshing and synchronized videos intensifies*

        http://www.gifbin.com/bin/042011/1302782394_guitar-flip.gif

        • more beer

          Holy fucking shit. They must of practiced that for hours on end to get it right. I’m sure their music sucks. Maybe they should practice more at that.

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            Pretty sure the guy on the bottom got whacked in the face several times practicing that. It’s about as pointless as Yngwie twirling his guitar behind his back.

          • more beer

            It is fucking mesmerizing though. But for sheer theatrics I prefer this. I was at this show the chick shooting blood out of her tits is actually really hot without the reptile outfit. These dudes stayed in costume all weekend and I think always.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKzQ6Dp98HI

          • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

            LMAO, this is awesome!

          • more beer

            Yea those guys are a trip.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          HOLY FUCK

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Enjoy your dong weekend (RFI)

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

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Good, Bad and Ugly: Today me and my mate meant to go to a couple o’ shows, no biggie. Well we started by getting drunk at his house, firat time drinking The Big G in a loooong time.
    By the time we entered the venue neither of us was feeling very well, during the gig I managed to develop a terrible headache and afterwards neither of us had any chances of surviving the second one, so we went home.

    What would have been a piece of cake a few years back was now more than a chore.
    I thought I’d stay young forever.

    • more beer

      You have good nights and bad nights. That’s just how it is.

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Oh yeah, you’re definitely right about that.
        I guess I ought to have elaborated that this is pretty much how things have been for a while, on the grander scale.

    • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

      My dad and several of my friends have said that once you hit around 40, and especially 45-50, you’ll start to feel that wear and tear over the years. I’ve noticed lately that I’m not bouncing back from things as good as I could at 20-25.

  • Stanley

    What’s with all you softies giving up beer? Bunch of quitters.

    • more beer

      NOT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • DVRKBEVRD

        never him.

        • Boss the Ross

          It’s literally in his name.

    • Goddamn I love quitting.

      • more beer

        That is not the correct answer!

        • I know it’s not. I love living in denial and not treating my self. Makes me want to die more.

          • more beer

            Hahaha!! I see t a little differently. Beer is one of the things that makes this shitty existence bearable, for that reason alone I don’t deny myself.

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      anytime I quit beer its just to spend more intentional time with whiskey

    • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot
    • JWEG

      As a compromise, I can be persuaded to give up non-craft beers.

      …Not that I ever intentionally buy any myself.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Apparently I gained 28 pounds since last year. I’m now 299 pounds. I hate scales and the weight loss I’m going to have to do.

    • Stanley

      So what are you going to do about it?

      • EsusMoose

        Russian things! I forgot he tied himself to a fucking sled and then tried to drag it while the person just sat there staring at him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyYvy0J2ePM

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I’m going to exercise more and eat less.

        • Just eat healthier first maybe. I’m sure you’ll see a big difference.

        • Stanley

          That’s admirable, JJD. Back in my Management Consulting days, I learned that goals need to be S.M.A.R.T. i.e. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound. Rather than just say your going to do more of one thing and less of another, you could but down some concrete goals.

          e.g. I am going to lose 2 lbs per week by walking for 30 minutes per day, 5 times per week.

          I’m not going to eating any fast food for the next month.

          I am going to eat salad for lunch 5 times per week.

          Each of these goals is SMART.

          Good luck!

          • DVRKBEVRD

            i think i just watched an excellent powerpoint presentation

          • Stanley

            Ha ha. My work is done. To the pub we go.

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      when I was a young teen I would’ve been considered obese, and now at 27, most people would consider me somewhere between not overweight and in decent shape. Everyone works differently so not that you’d want my advice but, for me setting long term habits knowing that you’re not necessarily gonna see or feel the difference over night is key, and I always aim for comfort, energy and how my clothes fit and stay the hell away from scales

    • i take back the couple of times i told you to start drinking.

    • Boss the Ross

      You can do it man.

    • Waynecro

      Just start making little changes, man. Eat fewer calories every day; eat healthful, real foods instead of junk; don’t drink calories; and start exercising a little bit–for example, go for a walk every day. You don’t have to go on a crazy diet or start exercising like a madman. Little positive changes add up over time, and you just adjust your diet and exercise as you progress. You should, of course, talk to your doctor before you begin any new diet and exercise routines.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I go to the gym a few times a week.

        • more beer

          Stop eating fast food.

  • killvps

    Wow, it’s kinda weird and cool that a lot of people have given up some sort of addiction lately. Oh, and congrats on your win over the alcohols, McNulty.

    Good: It has been over four months since my last drink of alcohol and I have my life somewhat in order and I don’t plan on starting again for a while. Since then, my life in general has overall improved. My last 5k was a 19:30 and I’m getting back more into lifting as well. Also, I have become open water certified, so now I can add scuba diving to my list of expensive hobbies.

    Bad: I lost my debit card a few weeks ago and I have placed another on order. Since I now live in Japan, any mail from the states takes exponentially longer than it normally would in the states. Currently I’m living off of my one credit card and whatever change I can scrape up.

    Ugly: No card, no music from Bandcamp, no scuba diving, no delicious soba. Life sucks….
    And being approximately 14 to 17 hours ahead of US time, I can’t be on the Toilet whenever you guys are on.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHF4d788YTs

    • Lacertilian

      My friend and his wife have their Scuba tickets too, they went on a big dive when we’re in Fiji for a wedding, got some great shots of sharks and all sorts of tropical fish. Do you have a favourite spot you like to dive?

      • killvps

        YES! There’s a neat little place called (and I shit you not) called: The Toilet. It is regarded as one of the best dive sites on island. I’ve seen plenty of neato sea creatures, also been able to hear whales singing.

      • killvps

        The ocean is pretty fucking brutal along the Indo-Pacific; an ungodly
        amount of venomous sea creatures, Marinas trench, giant squids, FUCKING SPERM WHALES, not to mention the
        physical aspects of being underwater, such as the crushing amount of
        pressure as a diver goes deeper underwater and the effects of said
        pressure on the human body.

  • Paris Hilton

    Excellent to hear about your progress! Alcohol is a drug that’s so engrained into our culture that many people don’t realize how dangerous it can actually be to the human mind and body.

    Other than that, I have nothing really to report on….

    Last weekend I met with a clairvoyant in a bar and made her believe that I can read auras. I was half-cut and am an insanely good bullshitter irl (srs).

    I also haven’t slept in 3 days because I’ve been thinking about the following:

    In the Frieza Saga of DBZ Frieza spent his time, resources, and even his life seeking the Namekian Dragon Balls for immortality… however- his top soldier, Captain Ginyu, knew a technique that lets you switch bodies with any species. Why wouldn’t Frieza just learn that technique from him, clone himself (based on technologies they have they should be able to do so), and swap bodies whenever he needed to? Thus, achieving immortality?

    And for that matter, we know Frieza has his power through a mutation and has never trained, so why wouldn’t Cpt. Ginyu use his Body Swap technique to steal his body and become the emperor of the galaxy? He wouldn’t have to “learn” how to use Frieza’s techniques or body as Frieza is just naturally powerful. Like why have these questions never been answered!?!?!?

    • EsusMoose

      Because early battle shonen’s don’t think about logic just fighting.

      • Paris Hilton

        And the fact they just made shit up as they went along is probably a pretty big factor too lol

        • EsusMoose

          Not planning ahead is the dirge of long running things

          • Paris Hilton

            I hear that! Fake it til you make it is pretty much my life motto

        • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot
    • more beer

      That’s kind of like. Why are we here? some questions will go unanswered for eternity.

  • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

    Good: Pretty chill week, and still figuring out what to do for my birthday. Probably treating it like any other day, like I do almost every year.
    The Bad: Chicago’s homocide rate is now double what it was last year, and an accquaintance back home got shot right around the corner from where I used to live. So fucking glad I’m out of there and in a much safer and cheaper place, with far better weather, but still pretty worried about my friends who are stuck there. Fucking shit, Chicago just keeps getting worse and worse after Rahm took office.
    The Ugly: Mexican weatherladies like Susana Almeida. Hideous I tells ya! :-p

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/t2FNo-w9-nM/maxresdefault.jpg
    http://thisisatomik.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/atmk_weathersusana01.jpg

    Forecast calls for humid and sticky conditions up in Top Bunk Land.

    • Maik Beninton™

      We don’t need to know what kind of porn you’re into.

      • DVRKBEVRD

        you mean, most kinds?

        • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

          Welp, think it’s gonna be a Big Sausage Pizza night tonight!

      • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

        Lol!

      • more beer

        Come that is actually amusing!

    • more beer

      We are being done a disservice here with our meteorologists! How the fuck is Al Roker a better option than this? How? How? How?

      • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

        Because people would be going all Maude Flanders and talking about how offensive a hot chick in a tight dress doing the weather is, and how it would scar their little snowflakes for life.

        • more beer

          I fucking hate those people. They ruin everything.

  • Bad: Depression’s been acting up for a while. This week being the worst. Some very uncool thoughts about my job, my relationship drifting uninvited into my head.

    Good: Some bloke on the facebook group named ________ introduced me to Maquahuitl. Seems promising.
    christfuckerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/blood-of-kings-and-ancestral-might

    Ugly: Trying to type the name Maquahuitl with a buzz on…

    • Boss the Ross

      Sorry to hear about that bad, man.

      Are you going to the party later?

    • Digging this Maquahuitl material.

    • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

      Hope you feel better, man!
      Lol, gotta love the label’s name. This definitely came to mind:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr_Nk6kRJ70

    • DVRKBEVRD

      depression can go fuck itself.

      having a buzz on, tho. now, thats just >>>>>>>

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Agreed.

  • Boss the Ross

    I’m sorry if this is torture Jimmy, but this one’s for you!

    • Rob M

      Curse you..Ive seen regular Oatis, but I have been unable to attain this version

      • Boss the Ross

        If you ever find it, buy it immediately. You will not regret it.

    • more beer

      I do really like their Dawn of the Reds!

      • Boss the Ross

        I need to give that one a try

  • Rob M
  • tigeraid

    Good stuff Jimmy. Whenever the feels hit on that shit, just remember it’s all worth the effort. Like every time I’ve looked at a fucking DQ Ice Cream cake since I lost the weight.

    The Good: 3-day weekend!
    The Bad: I have to work next Saturday. 🙁
    The Ugly: The Ranch had a liiiiil’ bit of water in the basement this week after that sudden +10 degree thaw we had. Sump pump’s working overtime, but it appears to be dry down there now with the dehumidifier running. Oh the joys of home ownership.

    • more beer

      Those are excellent. I’ve drank plenty of those. That is a good pairing by the way.

      • Boss the Ross

        I enjoy their porter quite a bit as well

    • Boss the Ross

      My beer pictures never look as cool as your’s do.

    • Rob M

      Dude..where did you find Deschutes on the east coast?

  • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot
  • Pooptown Funky Booger Riot

    More Good: So far as I can tell, TOH has a pretty worldwide audience nowadays. Members from all over America, Canada, Venezuela, the UK, Romania, Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia (Guac’s there, so it counts), Japan, Finland, and Australia.

  • Dagon

    I came in to tell you you’re a beautiful man but I opened the gif beforehand.

    Fuck you, McNulty. My childhood was the only good thing I had and now it’s completely broken.

  • DVRKBEVRD

    FUCK WORKING

  • Pentagram Sam

    Day late in this one cos

    Good: Finally started the evening job and I dig it alot. Driving + my music + pizza = win. Not as much of a fucking blast as night Ubering was in Austin, but def a very good 2nd job.

    Bad: Late as fuuuuck W2 holding up a tax refund. But it’s all going into savings anyway, just getting antsy.

    Ugly: My 33-1 win ratio and 29 win streak on Street Fighter V at a friend’s house in VS mode. And I don’t have a TV. Or a video game system. And it was my first time playing SF V. Eeek. *full disclosure: been playing SF II tho since 91 in the arcade so it wasn’t first time EVER playing Street Fighter in general*

    • DVRKBEVRD

      sweet, looking forward to picking that up

  • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

    Late to the game here, but that Tempel record owns. Waited like 6 months for that bastard to finally get shipped to me. Every song is like a journey up a mountain. Also great to smoke a J to.

    Also, congrats on not giving in to the need to drink.