Flush It Friday: I Have Menial Tasks For You

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It is Friday. Lookin’ forward to the weekend, buddy? Got big plans? Gonna take the kids upstate? Good stuff, man. Good stuff. But first you’ve gotta fill out all this paperwork for me. You’re gonna wanna tackle this project ASAP if you hope to get home before dinner tonight.

Are you ready? Here’s the things I need you to do, in order.

1) Like Toilet ov Hell on Facebook. It just takes a click. Easy enough, right? Next –
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6) Scream the good word of the Toilet in the face of every non-false man, woman, and child you meet.

All done? Great work, champ. You deserve to knock off a little early today. Go drink six beers.

  • Howard Dean
  • JWG

    7. Wear TovH shirts, in increasingly less appropriate circumstances.

    So far I haven’t worn one to work, though.

    • Decapitron

      I’m literally wearing one while at work right now.

      • JWG

        I wish.

        One day I figure I will have built up enough seniority to get away with not wearing a necktie while working on campus; but the collared shirt is kind of required any day I’m interacting with faculty, students, or Uni staff.

        Though I might be able to convince them that I need to ‘blend in’ with visiting academics during the ISMMS conference in three weeks, that would only change Friday for me. And on Fridays (and Mondays) I usually work from home so wear what I want anyway.

        I don’t count that as being “at” work though.

        • Decapitron

          Solution: have a horrible job like me

          Management: “That is not appropriate work attire.”

          Me: “Nope. What are you going to do, fire me? Good luck finding someone else to do this shit.”

          Management: “…Carry on.”

  • Decapitron
  • Joaquin Stick

    Can I have more than my allotted 6 beers? I have done 4 of the 6 already (#6 was particularly easy since I’m practically a hermit).

    • you get my six. Condition: they must be Stag or Busch.

      • Joaquin Stick

        Counter offer: I’ll do Busch if you hand feed them to me after my first 6 of 14% coffee stout.

        • more beer

          You should be pretty good after 6 of those stouts. Now if he offered something good I would say go for it. But don’t settle for such an inferior product.

  • Bad: only Windows and Mac users can rate the podcast. Joe, that’s probably why it’s not at the top yet!!!
    Good: Katy Perry. HD nailed it.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Bad: still hungover from hearing the news about Chris Cornell’s death yesterday. This hit me harder than I expected.

    Meh: 5 years late to the party but I finally decided to give Elysian Blaze’s Blood Geometry a go. I can deal with 2 hour long albums (Esoteric >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>) and the funeral doom + ambient black metal combo seemed like something that would please my tastebuds…but honestly I wasn’t feeling it. As a matter of fact, I ended up getting bored to tears.

    Good:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14r7y6rM6zA

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
      • GoatForest

        You know, as much as I love off kilter black metal, I can’t seem to get into Negative Plane at all. This is after several years of trying, too.

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          Personally, Negative Plane is one of the few new black metal bands that I find actually interesting.

          • GoatForest

            Just goes to show subjective tastes can be.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I mean, I love black metal but personally I don’t bother listening to 1000 obscure bands playing that lo-fi black metal stuff when Darkthrone already reached the pinnacle of that sound. I have no use for 1000 other unknown bands playing bestial BM, when Blasphemy did it first and did it better. It takes at least some creativity and at least somewhat of your own style that will make me interested in your band.
            For instance Cultes Des Ghoules inspires their sound on Drawing Down the Moon-era Beherit (which isn’t something many bands do) and mold their own sound out of that influence. By my calculation -> Cultes Des Ghoules = great band.
            I don’t care if “doing something different with BM” means that the band in case will be labeled as “hipster” either. I’ll gladly take an Altar of Plagues’ Teethed Glory And Injury (which is quite a unique album imo) over the umpteenth band playing straightforward trve kvlt grim second wave Norwegian style-ripoff BM.

          • GoatForest

            I actually agree with you, completely. Hell, my username is making fun of uncreative black metal bands that think that creative bankruptcy somehow equates to being more authentic.

  • JWG

    Good/Bad/Ugly:

    Mailmanbro hadn’t been visiting me lately, but this morning came through with a package from a Kickstarter that was about 2 years behind schedule (I’d honestly forgot about it). It’s not much. One comic book and a bunch of commissions I won’t share because they might violate the NO ANIME clause of the TovH Terms of Use. But it’s still something.

    As for other crowdfunding, I’ve been more focused on indie games lately; even to the detriment of the comic book and indie films I usually spend more time promoting: there aren’t many going on now in those categories that aren’t asking for disproportionately large contributions for small rewards. $25 USD for a digital download I wouldn’t even get until 2018 (fits both the comic and film categories TBH)? Fuck you.

    And I’ve completely abandoned support for crowdfunding music (e.g. albums). Mostly by being burned by the last one. Months after concluding a physical album-only Kickstarter I finally got a facebook post from a band member asking for my mailing address. Which I gave in September. Still haven’t got the CD though, so I think it’s safe to say I never will.

    But no, I will not name the band. I actually have listened to the album since, and like it enough to put the blame more on the crowdfunding side than on them. Won’t buy it twice, though.

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      I’ve mostly crowdfunded the crpg revival (wasteland 2, torment, pillars of eternity) to wonderful results. That and a certain science fantasy table top rpg that my friends and I greatly abused. I’ve done an album here or there but with today’s recording accessibility, it just seems like any band that wants to self produce can just do it if they set their minds to it

    • does it rhyme with “Winterbun”?

      • JWG

        Good guess, but no. Much closer to home.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Mari Jäenpää

    • CyberneticOrganism

      The lesson is: never crowdfund anything.

      • JWG

        My ratio of positive results is still high. I remain generally optimistic.

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas

    Good: I’ve already completed my tasks (expect twitter because I don’t use that shyte)

    Great: Pallbearer and Gatecreeper were fantastic last night

    Greater: Sour themed beer festival tomorrow in San Diego. 4 hours of unlimited weirdly aged and experimental beers

    • Joaquin Stick

      I’m slowly learning to enjoy sours. I saw them as an absurd fad last year but I think I just had like 4 bad ones in a row.

      • The Tetrachord of Archytas

        Yeah they take some time to get into. They range from really refreshing to super weird. A good way to think of em is a palette cleanser between heavier beers. Or just go into sours with an experimental mindset cause in a lot of ways that’s what they are. They’re not even really my go to but in a lot of cases the really interesting ones are super pricey, so going to a festival for it is great because you can taste a lot of stuff that would normally be like 30+ a bottle

    • Señor Jefe El Rossover

      That’s a lot of beer!

  • Sid Vicious Promos

    Good: The concert I was at last night, got paid, Seals and Crofts, seeing my grandparents who are up from Florida

    Bad: the second Frankie Goes To Hollywood album

    Ugly: Sonjay Dutt. I met him once at a wrestling thing and he was a dick.

    • Depechemodeisgangsta

      Going to try to catch up with NJPW BOTSJ this weekend.

      • Axxon N.

        A solid plan. I’m seeing a Beyond Wrestling/Women’s Wrestling Revolution doubleheader tomorrow at Somerville Armory.

    • Max

      There was a second Frankie Goes to Hollywood album?!

    • Axxon N.

      Seals & Crofts are pretty good. Peter Steele certainly thought so.

      Anything by Frankie Goes To Hollywood is guaranteed to suck many asses.

      Sonjay Dutt was a solid midcarder, but now all I think when I see him is “TNA”, He’ll never lose that albatross.

  • Guppusmaximus
  • Depechemodeisgangsta

    As always everything is good, the biggest decision of the day, is whether to go a Deicide show today, at best i’m a casual fan of the band, i saw them live about 10 years ago and probably was worst show because it was a bunch of skinheads at that show, the only good thing is that is down here in Miami and i can take an Uber, bad thing probably will end close to 1:30 AM and i work Saturdays, once i get home i will make that decision.

  • Riboflavin dreams

    GOOD: Good new music. Not much else, as I am boring.
    BAD: Allergies, life stagnancy, I discovered I like NGE…
    UGLY: My job life. So tired of what I’ve been doing for almost four years. Not that it’s hard or anything. Just that I’m so tired of the same shit every day. Same rubes asking rube questions, etc. OH, and a general lacking of direction for my life. Midlife crisis at age 25.

    • GoatForest

      Whatchoo do for work, man?

      • Riboflavin dreams

        menial sales and work some light machinery. It’s so uneventful and repetitive even for someone with routine-oriented OCD like me.

        • GoatForest

          Brutal.

          • Riboflavin dreams

            I mean it’s not difficult work by any means, just monotonous after doing it for so long.

          • GoatForest

            Ah, the old “soul killer ” job.

  • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ
    • THE DETECTIVE USED TO DRINK ABITA AMBER!!!!!!!! SO GOOD

      • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

        HAVE NOT TRY YET!!!!!! JUST FOUND STORE THAT SELL!!!!!!!! NEXT BEER UP FOR SURE!!!!!

        • more beer
          • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

            NICE!!! WE STILL HAVE TO BAKE OWN EDIBLES TO GET BAKED HERE!!!!

          • more beer

            I do that here from time to time. But being able to buy them and knowing the exact dose is really nice.

          • GoatForest

            Dude, I wish it was legal here, my wife could really use a de-stresser.

          • more beer

            Where you live is going to be one of the last places to legalize. Which really sucks.

          • GoatForest

            Yeah. Louisiana: “we’re better than Mississippi!”

          • more beer

            No question about that. I went to my A school in the Navy in Meridian. What a shit hole!

          • Axxon N.

            Sour Diesel, Cherry Gorilla, and Wedding Cake are the current nugs in my house.

          • more beer

            I bunch of stuff here I am not even sure of everything I have at this point. But I am about to break out a gram of this elephant purple shatter I have had for a couple of weeks.

  • Good: Got a Nintendo Switch today.
    Bad: My good friend/coworker’s father passed away this morning. He was supposed to be flying out to Florida TOMORROW to see him for the first time since Christmas and the first time since his dad had gotten a kidney transplant. I feel so awful for him, this really, really sucks.
    Ugly: It’s thunderstormin’ like a motherfucker out here, yo.

    • more beer

      That sucks about your friends dad. I am assuming his body rejected the kidney. I would take the thunderstorms over the off and on snow we have had here for the past 2 days.

      • Yeah. He had been in the hospital the past week, apparently. Immunosuppresion drugs for the kidney transplant made him catch pneumonia and then he had a heart attack. I had to learn it all from his roommate because my friend doesn’t share personal stuff like that, really.

        • more beer

          That is horrible.

    • Señor Jefe El Rossover

      Man, sorry to hear about that

    • Back Jauer

      I propose a trade. I will take your storms and you can take my shitty midwest 45 degrees near the end of may bullshit weather. And sorry ot hear about your friend’s dad man, thats rough. People go at the least expected times 🙁

      • I’m in the midwest too, brudder. Just south-er midwest. I don’t know why everyone has come to calling all those northern states the midwest.

        • Back Jauer

          They should really just call it horrible driver alley, kinda like tornado alley except not.

    • God, that’s awful. Really sorry.

    • GoatForest

      That’s rotten for your friend, man.

  • Señor Jefe El Rossover

    Good: My battlevest is coming along quite nicely!

    • more beer

      Save a spot for the patch I have for you. Between work and working on my truck I haven’t had a lot of free time to go to the post office.

      • Señor Jefe El Rossover

        Taking a while to sew it all up, so I’m sure it’ll be alright.

        What’s up with your truck?

        • more beer

          I bought a 4 runner off of friend for really cheap. I knew it needed work and I was going to take my time with it, but about a week after I got it my Tacoma took a total shit with the electrician system shorting out.So it became much more important to get it running right. Since I need it for work. Here is what I have done to it. New water pump, timing belt, distributor, plugs,, wires, coil and igniter, fuel pump, fuel filter, Power steering pump, power steering air valve, mass airflow sensor ,Throttle position sensor, O2 sensor, catalytic converter, # 2 shift solenoid and transmission filter and an oil change. Now I am going to take my time with a couple of things I want to do. I am going to redo the suspension and a complete brake job and I am going to get a solid state relay to bypass having to figure out the wiring for the rear window switch, there are just to many combinations to try and get that correct It got rear ended and has different back door. Then I am going to get it aligned and put some 31’s on it. So I can take it and play in the mud. But it is running really well now.

          • Señor Jefe El Rossover

            Dude, that’s bad ass! I kinda wish i was there to help with this project, sounds like a lot of fun, even if it is a bit tedious.

          • more beer

            It would be more fun if I wasn’t forced to get it done. But at the same time I like doing this kind of stuff if it is my vehicle. Having to work on other peoples vehicles not so much. Another weekend or two and about another thousand bucks it is gonna be a bad ass truck.

          • Señor Jefe El Rossover

            Ha! Yeah, I guess from a project standpoint is where the fun begins, not so much the “oh shit, I have to work on this thing” moments.

          • more beer

            The only redeeming thing about that, is that I am only paying for parts and not labor. Thankfully I am pretty capable of doing things myself.

          • Señor Jefe El Rossover

            Real life skills!

          • GoatForest

            Goddamn. That’s almost the whole truck.

          • more beer

            Fuck yea. But when all is said and done it will be a bad ass truck for under 3 grand.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    *drinks six beers anyway*

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      High five bro!

      • CyberneticOrganism

        AWWW FUCK BRAAAHH

  • Back Jauer

    Good: This is my second to last day working third shift. After that I will be able to be a human again and be able to comment on the blog and keep up with it once more.

    Bad: What the fuck it was 80 degrees and then Randall shows up in Chicago and its down to 40. #banrandall

    Ugly: That new 24 show…yikes

    • CyberneticOrganism

      I will take unseasonable coolness anytime over blazing heat in Spring. But yeah it does complicate outdoor stuff.

      • Back Jauer

        Yea but it was perfect weather. Not too hot and not too cold.

      • GoatForest

        Yeah, I feel the same way from a personal standpoint. However, from a professional standpoint, I need the weather to gets its blaze on. So, I’m conflicted, I guess.

    • Joaquin Stick

      I watched the new 24, it was… Tolerable. Glad it was only 12 eps.

  • CT-12

    Good: probably seeing Tuxedo tonight. The breakdown (1:12) in the enclosed The Drip song.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-gcfQhR_9c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f97Ffe4UCrE

    • Waynecro

      THE DRIP!!!

    • more beer

      I am seeing The Drip again in 2 weeks.

      • CT-12

        Nice dude! They opened the Decibel tour in Seattle, but the show started earlier than listed on the ticket, so I only caught their last song, pretty lame.

        • more beer

          We didn’t get them on Decibel here.But I have seen them before but I want to see them on this tour cycle for the new album which fuckin rips.

          • CT-12

            I hear that man, been spinning that disc and My Dying Bride all day today.

          • more beer

            I have been listening to that since it came out.

          • GoatForest

            They are, without a doubt, one of the nastier grind bands out there, certainly. That sounds like that’d be a killer show. I wish more shows would come this way. I also wish I had time to go to shows…

          • more beer

            A lot of good grind bands at that fest. I posted the flyer a few weeks ago.

  • RJA
  • The Mighty Thorange

    Good: Finally finished all of my work for my Honours degree! A bunch of old mates are round to mines for a pub crawl. Currently trying to break out record and reach 13 pints!
    Bad: The Conservative party are becoming even more fascist by the day but I am not thinking about that sort of stuff at the moment.
    Ugly: The sheer brutality my hangover come Sunday.

  • tigeraid

    The Good: a few more days left to my vacation.
    The Bad: I finished gutting roughly 2/3rds of my shop’s old racoon-piss-and-shit-infested insulation. But that means I still have one third to go.
    The Ugly: Chris Cornell. 🙁

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    G: outta work at 4 today so i’m late on this
    B: had to take The Loaf to his seemingly monthly visit to the vet
    U: cant get outta there for less than $200.

    enjoy your weekend kiddies

  • Old Man Doom

    Good: Alien Covenant – kinda, I’m still debating about it…
    Bad: The class I’m teaching sucked ass this week – a lot of absences, a lot of bored/lazy college students.
    Ugly: my beard – not happy with how it’s growing out right now. Considering a mustache instead. Plz advise.

    Bang your head against the concrete and feel good about it. New Bison! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B8S6Nom698&feature=youtu.be