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It’s Friday afternoon and the floor is yours.

Thank you for your continued support of the Toilet ov Hell. We’ll see you tomorrow for Riff ov the Week.

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  • Dubs

    No, thank you, Joe.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Good: all of the run talk earlier and album suggestions! You guys and gals are the best! Other than that, good beer, better music and great friends around the TOILET OV HELL

    Have a great weekend everyone!

  • Good: I have a qualifying exam for a new job on Monday, which is also my birthday. I’ll finally be old enough to see PG-13 movies unchaperoned.
    Bad: I’ve been feeling weirdly down lately Not for any specific reason, it’s just been hard for me to gather the motivation to do the things that need doing.
    Ugly: NEW JUTE GYTE. Also:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVIByA5VxD0

  • As some of you may know I’ve been dealing with chronic gastritis for years now. I was diagnosed with it over 3 years ago and it basically became an eye opener for me. For a whole year I treated my gastritis very seriously by cutting out alcohol, fatty/acidic foods, and caffeinated beverages completely. I also got in the best shape of my life! After I cured myself of all my painful symptoms I gradually drifted back into my dark lifestyle of alcoholism which led to laziness and poor diet. Exercise and training quickly became eliminated from my life. For a year this is how I lived my life and ended up having a DUI included at the beginning (This did not stop me from drinking). Last May at Maryland Death-Fest I abused alcohol excessively and came home ultimately the sickest I’ve felt in a long time. I had a week long hangover which caused my Gastritis to Relapse. For a year now I’ve been battling it again but didn’t take it seriously until the beginning of this winter. I cut out alcohol from my diet again and began to get the fuck back in shape. I’ve achieved the getting in shape part of it but the stomach healing has been a much more difficult task this time around. Things were going well for me for about a month or two until last weekend when I went on vacation and altered my diet plan by drinking strong coffee, beer, and acidic/fatty foods. I ended up spending the last 2 days of vacation throwing up my meals and feeling miserable. Since I came back from Florida on Monday I’ve been on a very strict alkaline diet which consists of very bland foods. This allows my stomach to digest things much more easily. Among the strict diet this week I’m also on proton pump inhibitors and supplements to also help the healing process.

    This has to stop; this is no way to live I tell you toilet folks. The fear of eating should not be a thing and it’s one of my biggest fears at this very moment.

    GOOD: It’s been 6 days now since my gastritis relapsed. I’m feeling better, but this is only because I’ve been strictly treating myself. If I make one bad diet decision I can completely wreck my stomach at the snap of a finger and it’s back to feeling miserable again. I’m feeling optimistic today, the past 5 days have been depressing to say the least. This morning I had my first “Feel Good” kind of run since Friday of last week. This is a good sign that my body is recovering.

    BAD: Aside from the obvious, the amount of money that I’ve spent this week on food, recipe books, supplements, and medication has been… Not good! Also, trying to find foods that are fatty and high in protein are difficult to find with the diet I’m on. I find that raw almonds and hazelnuts and even almond butter are the only fatty foods that I can digest without feeling like shit. I tried Avocados on a tuna sandwich today and it didn’t sit very well unfortunately (I love Avocados!). It’s a shame, since Avocados are rich with healthy fats. When it comes to protein I can eat chicken breast, tofu, some beans, tuna and hummus. I did buy pea protein powder which is very high in protein to start making shakes/smoothies with, although I can’t do dairy at the moment. Even Almond milk does not sit right with me so any recommendations on what to use for my shakes/smoothies would be highly recommended.

    UGLY: One of few rad things about this diet that I’m on is that I can eat a lot of fruits such as berries. Now berries are full of antioxidants and fiber, so by 5:00 pm I’m violently shitting on the toilet up till around 8:00 pm. It’s been annoying, but it also makes me feel completely cleansed by the end of the day.

    *Tom G Warrior “UGH!” of Death*

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Sorry to hear about your ongoing health concerns, Tyree. That has to be some scary shit.

      • I called a gastroenterologist today. They are supposed to call me back today with open dates. So far nothing 🙁

        We shall see I guess. I need to get this shit figured out.

        • Dubs

          I hope they can help you find a more permanent solution. Being sick sucks.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          How much sobriety did you have before MDF?

    • I was reading this the other day – it’s not the same but maybe some of the food suggestions could be helpful.
      http://adequateman.deadspin.com/how-to-battle-and-beat-gerd-1775861636

      • Thanks man, I’ve been reading all week on shit. Ordered a bunch of books yesterday too. I know how to cure it, it’s just the being patient and being discipline part that’s the difficult part since it’s for a long stretch of time.

    • Waynecro

      Sorry to hear about your situation, but I’m glad you’re doing what you have to do to improve your health. Have you tried using coconut oil as a fat source? In cooking, you can use coconut oil in place of butter, processed vegetable oils, and stuff. It has a lot of beneficial properties, and some people have said it’s easy on the stomach in reasonable amounts. Also, coconut milk tastes great with protein shakes, I think. Perhaps coconut milk will be easier on your stomach than almond milk is.

      • !!!!!!

        Thanks for the advice Wayne! Will pick both up today while I’m out.

        Thanks again man! Seriously. Can’t wait to try it out tomorrow.

        • Waynecro

          It couldn’t hurt to try if you’ve tried everything else, right? I like cooking with coconut oil, but it does have a lower smoke point than other oils, so be careful about temperature. The internet has quite a bit of information about coconut oil and tips and tricks for its use, so some quick research ought to get you up to speed and prevent potential issues.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Cooking with coconut oil is a great thing.

          • Waynecro

            I think it adds a nice mild flavor to the food. The shit I make is usually so bland that I’ll take whatever bonus flavor I can get.

          • Haha, welcome to the bland food club. Any little bit helps.

          • Waynecro

            Seriously. But at least I have the option to eat better-tasting food if I really want to (I just don’t want to fuck up my strict diet). I’m sorry you’re forced to avoid flavor.

          • Lacertilian

            Could you use herbs to fix the blandness? They shouldn’t upset your stomach like spices for the most part..

          • that’s what i was thinking too.
            oh wait, diffrent herbs.

          • more beer

            You mean there is another herb besides cannabis?

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            I love the added flavor.

          • Waynecro

            It’s really nice in Asian stir-fry-type dishes. I made a Thai-red-curry dish with coconut oil before, and it was outstanding.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            That does sound really good!

        • BACH!!!!!!!!

          Might wanna ask your doc before trying this, but I’d highly recommend chia seeds. Dunno how the omega 3’s would affect you, but it’s excellent when it comes to coating the stomach and killing off flare ups. Flax seeds might work as well. You can get packages with both in there on the cheap.

          • Thanks! Yes, I take Flax seed tablets twice a day now for that reason. I did read up on chia seeds. I may have to get a bag of that to put in shakes too.

          • Stanley

            Through some flax seeds and chia on your cereal too. Grind them in a coffee grinder first or they just come out the same way as they went in and you don’t absurd half of the nutrition that you should’ve.

          • Noted! Thanks.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            Oh you know Tyree will……………….*puts on shades*………. grind them. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            The medium sized bags of it that I get (with both in there) are about $2.75 over at Big Lots, if you have one nearby. Walgreen’s is the one other place I can think of that has it, but like 90% of everything there, it’s ridiculously expensive.

      • Dubs

        We recently started using coconut milk instead of almond milk. It’s pretty cool.

        • Waynecro

          There’s a coconut-milk/almond-milk blend by a California farm that I absolutely love, but I seldom drink it because of the cost/additional calories.

        • Yeah, I’m very excited to test this out. I love eating cereal with sliced fruits and for the past week I’ve been unable too. Will be anxious to see how this substitutes.

        • I heard almond milk brings all the boys to yard.

          GL

        • BACH!!!!!!!!

          Goes great with horchata!

      • BACH!!!!!!!!

        My roomy’s been using that stuff for that and so so many other things for a while. It even got the dog to stop itching and breaking out, it’s supposedly really good for hair, and coats the stomach.

        • Waynecro

          It’s definitely a good skin moisturizer. It smells better and costs way less than the lotion for diabetics my doctor told me to use.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            I might have to start using it for my scalp. It’s summer time, and my psoriasis flares up something horrible around this time of year. Hence my rapidly diminishing hairline. :-p

          • Waynecro

            It couldn’t hurt to try it. Maybe you can use it to slick your hair back and look real badass like Steven Seagal.

          • more beer

            Fat with slicked back hair.

          • Waynecro

            You can use some shoe polish to turn a drastically receding hairline into a sharp-looking widow’s peak.

          • more beer

            It’s easier to just shave your head if you are bald. I know from experience. Or there is this 90’s classic.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GeF7A05zQ8

          • Waynecro

            If I lose my hair, I’m shaving my head and growing a beard. I’d look so tough.

          • more beer

            That’s what I did. Even though I do trim the beard down every couple of weeks.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            My tiny ass wouldn’t look anywhere near to tough. :-p

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      *Empathetic UGH!

      I’m sorry to hear about the troubles you’ve been having man. I knew it was bad, but damn! Get well brother, we need Tyree well and drumming!

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      Stay Grind Tyree

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      I suggest just removing your torso from between your neck and your cock

    • Stanley

      You can also try hemp protein powder. Bob’s Red Mill makes it and I’m sure a load of others too. It’s also full of those omega thingamabobs. Soy is not so good. You’ll grow moobs.

    • booze kinda sucks, man (well, depending on the user). i’m glad you’re finding comfort in other things besides drinking! sorry to hear about the stomach issues. for whatever reason, i’m a positive thinker; and like to believe that the human body can overcome a few obstacles, within reason, if we treat it correctly.
      i’m sending over good vibes, as Link would say!

    • more beer

      They told me I had Gastritis for years. Turns out they were wrong. It was Diverticulitis. I had surgery for it and I’m fine now. I can eat and drink anything want. If you haven’t had a CT scan get one. That scan changed everything for me. So they could get me fixed correctly.

    • Lacertilian

      I’ll send you some stuff during the week to try mate.

    • Dagon

      Good luck getting back on track. Have you had an endoscopy recently? Sometimes it’s good to get a look at it, ulcers are no joke and sometimes come wth gastritis. What kind of meds are you on?

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Dr. Dagons in da house!

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    GOOD: I applied for a job within the company I work for full time day hours. I really, really, really hope I get the fucker. Wish me luck, people.

    • Getting tired of those crazy weekend hours you’ve been doing?

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        Oh yeah. I’ve already been tired of them for a little while, plus nothing really happens on the weekend as far as coordination of care with outside providers.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      The best of luck to the best of Eds!!!!

    • BACH!!!!!!!!
    • Dagon

      YOU GOT THIS

  • GOOD: Week was short and is pretty much over. Nothing planned this weekend except relaxing and maybe some packing for the move later this month.
    BAD: My car is in the shop getting the entire gas tank replaced, possibly along with other stuff depending on what they find with the vibrating/grinding problem I’ve been having. I bought the car less than 2 months ago and all this shit must have been happening before they even sold it to me, which pisses me off. Luckily, as part of the negotiations, they certified the car as pre-owned so all of this is covered under warranty and I don’t have to pay a dime.
    UGLY: Last Friday night our landlord send a plumber to help fix our shitty toilet and he sprayed liquid sewage all over my fucking bathroom and I had to pretty much clean it up myself because he had another plumbing job to do still. Dude also decided to take a piss with the door open before he worked on the toilet, which was just what I wanted.

    • Stanley

      I guess he just needed to check that it was broken 😉

    • BACH!!!!!!!!

      Gah, that last part sounds like the beginning of a 70’s porno gone completely wrong!

  • Guppusmaximus

    That’s some shitty arcade abuse right there. Well, Point Blank kinda deserves it…

    • Highly recommend clicking the VIA button to see the article I stole the image from.

      • Scrimm

        Some really cool pics in there

  • JWEG

    Uncategorized:
    June is Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month for the SB/HC Association of Canada: http://sbhac.ca/june-awareness-month/

    In an odd way I guess I – admittedly entirely without personal cognitive intention – just got ahead of the medical community and increased “awareness” (at least among friends and family) a few weeks early.

    Ugly: Got nothing, again.

    Bad:
    – The twinged muscle in my side, confirmed as a neuralgia I just have to ‘wait out’, continues to bother me as much as it did last week when mentioned it in that Flush.
    – I missed a Black Wizard gig last night because I couldn’t deal with the discomfort yesterday evening that i felt while upright
    – It comes and goes, so if I had been slightly more lucky it might have been an issue today instead, and let me actually go out.

    Good:
    – Signs point to receiving my TovH shirt early this coming week
    – Am enjoying the latest Black Wizard album in lieu of the gig
    – It’s a great day out, so I’m going to spend the afternoon out and about as a self-directed component of my Rehab. On that note I haven’t yet seen anyone at CARSA (the new UVic sports and exercise science complex) yet. But I plan to on Monday.

  • BACH!!!!!!!!

    And thanks for having us around, Mr. Thrashnkill!

    Good: Chill week as usual, and taking care of the basics. Been cranking fuckloads of Labyrinth Ear and Metroland all week. Been in a bit of an electro mood the last few days.

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

    Bad: I went out earlier to take some stuff back and grab some cigs (this is about a 4 1/2 mile walk altogether, and it’s blazing fucking hot outside), and halfway back I started sweating major league (I was literally dripping sweat, including from my palms), feeling like I was about to pass out and about to throw up. Thankfully there was a water fountain nearby, so went and got hydrated. Sooooooooo, pounded a fuck load of water once I got home and spent a solid 5 minutes throwing up. Pretty sure it had more to do with the heat and not drinking any water before I left, or even throughout the day. Plus, maybe wearing a dress jacket when it’s 90+ degrees outside isn’t such a good idea. Definitely taking water with me from here on out!

    The Ugly: My toilet looking like the aftermath of a free chili and curry fest in Calcutta after I got home.

  • JWEG

    Unrelated. New Epica album cover is very purple and spacey:
    https://twitter.com/Epica/status/738768846467792896

    Yes. I’m looking forward to it. And yes, I know that will put me in a very small minority.

    • BACH!!!!!!!!

      That can only mean one thing: Epica is going tech death!

    • BACH!!!!!!!!

      You heard Universal Mind Prject yet? It’s got one of the singers from Epica, plus former members of Pagan’s Mind, Symphony X, Darkwater (not sure who they are), and Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOszcttG9BE

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good: I got paid this week, seeing Lynch Mob on the 23rd

    Bad: My computer is really slow, there’s so many things on my GOG wishlist.

    Ugly: That poor arcade in the photo. Who the fuck would let that happen?

  • CyberneticOrganism

    GOOD: I had an amazing vacation.

    BAD: Vacation is now over and work painfully resumes.

    UGLY: This cough I picked up along the way.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Those vacation sicknesses can be something else.

      • Stanley

        Foreign germs <<<<<

        Flying <<<<<<<

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Other people at airports <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Flying foreign germs <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

          • Stanley

            They’re the worse kind. Airlines and their cost cutting!!! I always get sick on holiday. Sometimes I just never want to leave my hermetically sealed home.

    • Dubs

      Welcome home, robit.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Takk, dubs.

        • BACH!!!!!!!!

          Gemtranter heima, robot man!

    • I’m glad somebody had a good vacation at least. Welcome back.

    • did you bring back any rotten shark for me?

      • Dubs

        I want some hakarl too.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        I ate it all, sorry. It’s actually not that bad.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Tastes good at first, but chew past 6 seconds and you’ll unleash an ammonia cloud in your sinuses unlike anything else (save for licking the floor of a crazy cat lady’s house).

          • Óðinn

            Kæstur hákarl

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            Nei, allir vilja borða eg, en aldrei það! Frekar að sushi.

          • Óðinn

            Það mun gera þú uppköst eins Eyjafjallajökli.

          • Tronc McBeefyBeardloaf

            GAH!!!!!!!!

  • Scrimm

    Good: Promotion at work, sizable raise. Possible new music collaboration.
    Bad: Been acting in the position for 6 weeks now, still waiting on said fucking raise. My stuff has started walking off again at home and in a bizarre twist rest of the family is kinda defending the culprit, though they have all had things stolen from them too. I need to move, but not yet a viable option.
    Terrible: Can’t partake in the herb atm.
    Ugly: my current shape.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Ugly:

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      shouldn’t it say “you and your girl are out vaping?”

    • CyberneticOrganism

      *vapes 365*

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I’d tip him over like a cow with a few kicks to the head.

    • BACH!!!!!!!!

      Grab a bucket and start milking him. That or give him a proper chinning, as you blokes call it.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Good: I got two great nights of sleep in a row this week
    Bad: I’m gonna hammer the bottle tonight and fuck that all up
    Ugly: my saturday morning

    later turds

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Two nights? Solid. My sleep has been jacked up, as of late.

      • Elegant Gazing Globe

        Loafy insists on sleeping in the bed, and he snores like a fucking rhino, I decided to try the guest room this week to avoid him an it worked.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Right on.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Now I’m looking at Yugoslavian soccer jerseys and Yugoslavian pressings of Kiss, Santana and Smokie albums. I also found a Yugoslavian prog band called Tako.

    • Yugoslavia made some top notch automobiles too.
      http://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/88yugo-ad-2.jpg

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I refuse to consider that thing more than a deathtrap. At least Yugoslavia had a pretty good prog scene it appears.

        • more beer

          That would be better than getting driven everywhere by your parents.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I dont trust cars. I’ll get my license one day but driving scares me too much at the moment.

          • more beer

            A car is freedom nothing to trust there. Taking a girl on a date on the bus. Typically doesn’t get you a second date.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            Hey, it’s worked for me all these years! Even though I didn’t ever plan on a second date 90% of the time.

          • more beer

            That’s why you spend so much time on the top bunk.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            Oh, indeed! Many kittens in heaven looked down and wept as I manned the top bunk Command Center.

          • more beer

            I don’t don’t care what you do on the top bunk. But jizz bombing kittens is unacceptable!

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            Lol, it’s a take on the old “every time you pleasure yourself, a kitten dies” thing from back in the day. Basically the birds and the bees speech as told by hardcore religious nuts.

          • more beer

            I never spent too much time with hardcore religious nuts. So that is like speaking Chinese to me.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            I grew up around them, so kinda came with the territory.

          • more beer

            Thankfully my family let me decide at a young age whether or not I wanted to continue with religion. I was done with it pretty quickly and never looked back.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            My transition was much harder when I became atheist at 12. I wasn’t about to be disowned, but the cramming it down my throat doubled at that point. Thankfully, they kinda accepted it at the end. My grandma (the one who just passed) was very open towards it, and simply told me she hopes I finally found something to believe in, and if not, fine.

          • more beer

            At least they finally came around.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            Well, some of them. I stopped talking to most of my family 20 years ago, partly for that reason, amongst other things. My grandma was always peaceful about things. I still miss her so much, and sad about how he died (dementia on top of starving herself to death over a year’s time. Same way my great grandma died). But, life goes on, and at least I got to tell her I loved her and vice versa a few hours before she passed.

          • more beer

            That’s all that matters.

          • you don’t trust cars? decades of engineering have went into their design, pages upon pages of safety standards have to be met, quality control is present for so many steps in the manufacturing process. of all things in life, cars are one of the things that we can safely put a little faith into.

          • Waynecro

            Perhaps he’s more concerned about other drivers. You never know when one of those fuckers is going to turn his or her car into a speeding death missile.

          • more beer

            But you can’t live in fear.

          • Waynecro

            No, of course not. I hate driving (because traffic), but I do it whenever I have to.

          • more beer

            I hate driving because I do a lot of it. But it beats the alternative of walking or depending on public transportation.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            I haven’t for all these years simply because it was far too expensive to drive in the city, and on top of that insanely reckless drivers, parking, overly eager city-paid booters (the ones who put the boot on your car), car jackings, etc. Since I’ve moved here, not much need and plus I’m in no position financially to do it. Sometime down the line though, especially since I’d like to venture out to other areas of the peninsula at some point or other.

          • humans, there you go. can’t trust them!

          • more beer

            He has trust issues.

        • BACH!!!!!!!!
      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Hey, Fiat Uno, nice to have you… Yugo?

  • EsusMoose

    Good: Bought some books(foundation books 1 and 2, far seer book 1 and A Scanner Darkly) because nerds on the toilet’s facebook were talking literature. Had a 5 guys burger last night and best thing I’ve had from there in years. Got a Rasberry pi. Got at least 2 work outs in this week and will be helping my sister move so I’ll count that as #3 (had to cut today’s short due to errands)
    Bad: No idea what to do with my pi. Didn’t really get anything done this week.
    Ugly: I’ve neglected to floss in a while and I’ve started again this week. It’s not pretty. I should probably lighten up on the flossing, cause I paint the sink red.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Asimov and Phili K Dick>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Hola senor, here, we’ve hanged people for less. Much, much less.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Holy shit what the hell did i just do?!?!?!??!! Those arrows are certainly in the very wrong direction. Please forgive my transgression oh mighty beargod!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            I fixed it.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Karhu, please reply.

          • Dubs

            Too late. Once the noose has been hung it cannot be unhung.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            dammit.

            And i thought he liked me…

          • EsusMoose

            Just be impressed a bear tied a knot that is sufficient to be hung from.

          • Hanged*, Mr. President.

          • EsusMoose

            I HAVE FAILED AAAAAAH

        • EsusMoose

          I an now imaging a bear with a sombero and shakers

          • Maracas or drink shakers? Or maraca drink shakers! NEW IDEA I CALL DIBS

          • EsusMoose

            Maracas. I couldn’t think of the word

          • It’s alright, my corgi rarely thinks of words, too.

          • EsusMoose

            I’m glad we corgis must stay with our woofs, borks and terrifying barks.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            Borks?

        • BACH!!!!!!!!
          • more beer

            You gotta love the guy with the bullet belts and no gun.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            Now THAT is metal!!!!!!! Sodom and Sarcofago approve.

      • tigeraid

        Upvoted for truth.

    • Ey, my pi is getting delivered tomorrow. Gonna set up an emulation station to play shitty old games.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        I thought that was a typo and he meant raspberry pie at first. Then he said he didn’t know what to do with it. What is happening?

      • EsusMoose

        I might have to do something similar. I just kinda stare at it and wonder what I should do but then I get a drink and forget about making decisions.

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        *amazing old games

      • Scrimm

        Been down a rabbit hole of old games on emulators for weeks now. Haven’t even touched my current system except for a doom rental.

        • I really want to play the new Doom but I’ll probably wait til it’s cheap af.

          • Scrimm

            It was good, would have soent the money I made on overtime on it but had to buy a new one controller instead so rental it was. Now that I’ve played it I’ll wait till the price drops to pick it up

        • Hans Müller

          Lately, I just go with Starfox 64 whenever debating what to play. One playthrough has the perfect length for my waning attention span and sense of commitment.

          • Scrimm

            Been all over the place, mostly nes, arcade and ps1 games

    • CyberneticOrganism

      In book news, I just finished God Emperor of Dune. Hated it until the last quarter or so, then everything improved and made a lot more sense.

      • EsusMoose

        HAHAHAHAHAHA God Emperor is fucking terrible and I still refuse to read the middle portion, I skipped (trying not to spoil anything) from like page 100 to the last 50 or so pages.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          I’m all into the world that’s been built so far so I suffered through it. Leto II is a cock.

          • EsusMoose

            I loved the world. I just couldn’t stand how slow the book felt and as I had at the same time bought Heretics, I just skipped it thinking I got the gist of it. ALL HAIL MANWORMFACETHING GOD EMPEROR and stuff.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Heretics is better, then?

          • EsusMoose

            I’ll refrain from saying anything specific but I found it and 6 better than 4 but still not as good as 1-3. They are kinda weird but not like 4.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Good to know, I doubt anything will match 1-3 for me either, especially the ending of 2. Gawddamn (getcha pull) what a great close to that book.

          • EsusMoose

            I feel Getcha pull and literature together are like adhesive glue and a peanut butter sandwich filled with tacks .

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Black Book Label Society

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        My biggest grip with is, how can something titled as awesome-ly as God Emperor be so bad.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          He talks. A lot. About some heady, heady stuff.

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      My friend got his pi all set up and it’s tons of fun. With a pretty small amount of memory you can have literally ever snes and nes game. Which means you can play all the good ones and discover so so many bad ones.

      We can also make wives and girlfriends fight each other via street fighter and mortal kombat

    • BACH!!!!!!!!

      A Scanner Darkly is an excellent novel. Needless to say, it’s so so soooooooooooo much better than that train wreck of a movie.

      • EsusMoose

        Yeah, I haven’t seen the movie and depending on how I feel at the end I might watch the film. Probably not because adaptions are usually poor.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Flossing >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      It’s so good for you.

      • EsusMoose

        I know but it’s pain and rains blood upon my sink

  • For old time’s sake and because I can’t think of anything:

    Good: Archspire

    Bad: Archspire

    Ugly: M Shadows!

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      You spelled Archspire wrong on your bad.

      • EsusMoose

        That’s the joke? Maybe? He can always say it’s the joke now that it’s been pointed out. So time to wait and see if he edits or not

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          Maybe he will, maybe he won’t.

          • You guys realize I edited it like 30 seconds after making the typo? Refresh yo shit!

  • Waynecro

    Good: I’m playing CoD:BO3 with my brother on Xbox Live tonight. It’s just more fun playing the game with a good bro.
    Bad: My roommate brought illness into the house. Despite spending only five minutes around her during the last week, I caught whatever plague she’s carrying. I should have been more diligent in wearing my plague-doctor mask around her.
    Ugly: Coughing fits.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      WAYNECRO’16

      • Waynecro

        BOSS THE ROSS IN PERPETUITY

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Aww shucks.

    • Make sure to drop bombs on every xbox live gamer that has fucked your mother. Which, based on last time I played, was like 95% had sexual relations with my mom. OR SO THEY SAY

      • Waynecro

        For the lolz, I made my emblem an upside-down cross in a blood splatter. Now random people keep telling me I need Jesus. They rarely say whether they’ve also fucked my mother.

        • Interesting. Seems they have shifted away from mom jokes in favor of religious zealotry. Thats when you gotta be like: “Excuse me do you have a moment to talk about your lord and savior Satan?”

          • Waynecro

            I do need Jesus, but he’s rarely on Xbox Live these days.

    • CyberneticOrganism
      • Waynecro

        OWNED!!!

        • CyberneticOrganism

          GTA GUITAR BRO’WND

  • Bad: It’s been a miserable week. Robot Boss needs to be replaced with Human Boss. I’m going to self medicate this evening and hope I don’t wake up hung over. Haven’t done anything other than sleep and work. All in all, it’s been crappy. Better luck next week.

  • HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND YA’LL!

    GL

    • fine

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      You too GL!!!!

    • BACH!!!!!!!!

      You as well, good sir!

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    BEST: Hells Headbangers just got Caladan Brood’s Echoes of Battle double LP in stock! And now I’m out 30 bucks. But it is worth it and beats the near 50 i was going to be forced to pay otherwise.

    • Stanley

      Is that the first press?

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Not that i know of. It’s been out for a while and there have been some represses. I couldn’t help it though. I’ve been wanting the vinyl for quite sometime now. I wasn’t able to get the purple like I wanted, but i will have it nonetheless.

        Along with an Immortal patch impulse buy.

        • Stanley

          Looks like it’s the Northern Silence White Repress.

          https://www.discogs.com/Caladan-Brood-Echoes-Of-Battle/release/8317265

          My brother has the First Press Die Hard package with all the shit that went along with it. I was jealous for a bit.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Works for me.

            Oh man! WANT! I found out about the band/album too late for all of the really cool stuff.

            It has since become one of my favorite albums.

          • Stanley

            It’s quite glorious.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Stanley. You’re the man.

          • Dubs

            *Manley

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Thank you Dubs. You are also the man.

          • *Dubley

  • nbm02ss

    Good: Had a good time with some out-of-town friends last week through Memorial weekend. Spent way too much money, but I rarely see them so it’s fine.

    Bad: Didn’t get much time off work, so there was a lot of staying out late and then waking up early to go to work. My body just doesn’t function well under those conditions anymore. Partying is a young man’s game.

    Ugly: Sunburn on the top of my right foot. I drenched every other part of my body in sunscreen before going tubing down a river, but I guess I missed that part and now it’s got blisters and everything. Hurts like a motherfucker.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Sunburnt feet suck bad.

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas

    Good: managed to finish my play through last of Pillars of Eternity and Gears of War 3 this week. Two….VASTLY different experiences. Also tunes. Also a collaborator of mine has finally got his new rig in so riffage can commence. Also heading down to San Diego for the weekend to hang with the lady’s family. There will be beer.

    Bad: still out of the gym from shoulder dislocation

    Ugly: the state of the mortgage industry in our country is so bad that people take geniune honestly to be shady

    • Waynecro

      Gears of War 3 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • The Tetrachord of Archytas

        Yeaaaaahh!! I played through the first two more or less when they came out but for whatever reason 3 just collected dust but I just finished such a text heavy rpg and needed to let off some steam on locusts

        • Waynecro

          I thought the third game was stellar–in terms of both game play and story. I’m really jazzed about the upcoming Gears of War 4.

          • The Tetrachord of Archytas

            Yeah I really enjoyed it. It’s basically the fast and furious of sci fi games: you love it for its ridiculous over the top tough guy antics until they kill someone you didn’t realize you cared about and then you’re like oh shit I’m invested in this

          • Waynecro

            That game is likely responsible for the shedding of many manly tears. It was seriously heartbreaking a few times.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            I was that way at the end of RWBY. #RIPPenny

          • Waynecro

            I mean to watch RWBY, but I keep getting preoccupied by other series.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            Fucking AMAZING series, and one of my all time fave shows. I got one of the kids who lives with us hooked on it as well. Youtube has the entire series via their studio.

  • Bad: after returning from California, i thought i had lost my Zune (RFI).
    Ugly: a week ago i found it in the washing machine, inoperable.
    Good: i ordered a battery online for $15, disassembled the unit, and soldered in the new battery. thing works purr-fectly now, and i feel like a trillion bucks!
    Bad: the idea of a mechanic is slowly dying out. why fix a device when you can “call somebody else to do it”? the do-it-yourself attitude will become a thing of the past pretty soon.

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      I bet it will come back around. Just like craft beer, I predict a wave of hipster mechanics to sweep the urban parts of our nation.

      Just to be clear I support craft beer heavily both in spirit and in what I drink

      • more beer

        Nah they are afraid to get dirty.

        • The Tetrachord of Archytas

          Unless it’s bike mechanics

          • more beer

            I don’t even know how those guys stay in business. Fixing a bike is pretty easy.

          • The Tetrachord of Archytas

            I wouldn’t really call myself a bike enthusiast, but the current bike I own was sold to be by an older guy who is. And it’s an older one from the 80s and he explained to me that the reason older bikes hold up still today is that at some point companies opted for cheaper parts not to make more money on bike sales but to market bikes that would need more repairs and replacement parts.

          • more beer

            That is just like everything else. Look at cars from the 60’s and 70’s compared to today. They were built like tanks. Now if you crash going 5 miles an hour. The airbags engage and the car crumples around you. Companies don’t want things to last. There is no money in that.

          • They were built like tanks and the fatality rates were absurd. Cars are built with safety in mind now. Crumple zones are a good thing.

          • more beer

            And they are built very cheaply and are meant to be disposable.

          • Stanley

            Bikes today are just so much more complicated.

          • Stanley

            You’ve obviously never tried installing a Fox remote for Climb/Trail/Descend rear and front shock. Or replacing Shimano hydraulic disk brakes. You’ll pull your fucking hair out. Quite rewarding when it’s done though.

          • more beer

            I don’t have any hair so that’s not an issue. I see it like this. There is a you tube video for just about every repair known to man. Plus manuals you can read. If you can do those things you can fix anything.

          • Stanley

            You most certainly can. Two hundred youtube videos later, I was done. And bald!

          • more beer

            Hahaha! That job actually sounds like you might need some specialized tools. Kind of like needing a spring compressor when you change struts. I also like the challenge of fixing something that isn’t easy. But usually in cases like that there is beer and a lot of cursing involved.

          • Stanley

            One of the worst / best thinks these days is tubeless tires. You line your wheel with special rim tape, then put in a valve, try and seat your tire the best you can and poor in about half a cup of sealant. Then you either need to be really lucky and pump like fuck to get the sealant in the cracks (very messy work) so you can inflate the tire or you need an air compressor. Or you need to take it to the shop. This technology is awesome as you get hardly any flats, because as soon as you get a thorn or some of there foreign object through your tire, the sealant rushes off and fills the hole. But when you have to top off the sealant (it drys out over time), or get a bigger hole than it can fix, you have to go through this palaver all again. Bike mechanics are not going out of business anytime soon.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            I’m holding onto my ever-diminishing hairline with a vengeance. By the time I hit 40, though, I’m either gonna have a skullet, or I’m gonna look like a peeled Mr. Potato Head.

          • more beer

            A good set of balding sheers is a damn good investment.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            Not with my Mars Attacks looking head. I’m gonna look like Golem once all of my hair goes.

          • more beer

            You could always wear on of those fish bowl space helmets.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            I’ll just wear a deep sea diving helmet once my glorious mane fades into the rusty sunset.

          • Max

            The majority of their business, I’d say, probably caters to providing decor for interior decorating. I can’t count the number of trendy/hipster pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants I’ve been in lately where there always seems to be a fucking bike hanging from the rafters or hooked to the wall.

            But it’s so 2014. Somebody needs to go next level and hang a penny farthing in the bathroom. Or mount a Ducati with sidecar.

          • more beer

            Thankfully I stay away from those places. With 2 metal bars and tons of micro breweries here.

          • Max

            I generally stay away from them too; but such nonsense has a habit of spilling into the dank pits of iniquity I do patronize.

            Suspended bike decor and food served on ping-pong paddles are two aspects of life today that will definitely be looked back on the same way we look back on the permed mullet for men.

          • more beer

            My favorite punk rock bar here has turned hipster. That really sucks. I used to like to go there to just hang out. Now I only go there for shows.

    • more beer

      Not from me. If it’s broken and I can fix it why pay someone else? Especially my truck. I know if I d the work it is done right if I do it.

      • i’m with you, but the next generation is doomed 🙁

        • more beer

          Well then maybe they should have spent less time in their safe rooms and more time learning life skills. Me actually enjoy turning wrenches from time to time.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Wrench turning is excellent.

          • more beer

            Yes sir. It separates the men from the boys.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            Misread that as “turning wenches”.

          • more beer

            That too. Turn them flip them over you know the drill.

        • Counterpoint: the next generation will be fine and all old people should just go ahead and die.

          • more beer

            Wait a few years you will change your tune to the old people thing.Because that is coming for you too.

          • Every generation thinks the younger one is worthless. Every generation has been wrong.

          • dammit joe, you’re going to end up being correct, just like with everything else.

          • more beer

            I am not so sure about that now. But only time will tell. The one thing that I am sure of is you will get old like everyone else.

          • Lacertilian

            I don’t know if this is as pertinent as it purports to be but our mean IQ scores go up by several points each generation.
            And Star Wars The Next Generation was the greatest so…

          • “Hey guys, you ever see that really old movie, Empire Strikes Back?”

          • Max

            I have. Spoiler: He’s Luke’s father.

            I’ve also seen Blue Harvest. Spoiler: It’s a trap.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Damn!

          • Max

            So…you’re saying IQ scores correlate to food intolerances?

            Cuz the kids might be smarter than me, but they puke up just about everything on the menu.

          • Stanley

            What is it with all these allergies? People seem to be allergic to everything these days. Quite concerning.

          • Max

            Supposedly The Corporations are putting more chemicals in stuff, but I’m honestly stumped by it. I mean, shouldn’t we all be allergic, if that’s the case? Why only kids?

          • Stanley

            It’s obviously very complicated, but it seems to me that everyone is a germaphobe. I’m sure the standards of hygiene when we were younger were much lower (no antibiotic detergent, no hand sanitizes, no dish washers, etc), and young people today are not exposed to the microbes that we were. I think the western world is developing a lower immune system. I wonder if the rate of increase in allergies in developing countries is the same as ours?

          • Lacertilian

            PhD thesis material.
            Had I of actually enjoyed microbiology I would hit that up.

          • Stanley

            Biology was my favorite subject at school. How the fuck I ended up getting a degree in accounting is beyond me. Well it’s not really, but that’s another story.

          • Lacertilian

            I found all science (except maybe physics) to be fun at school, but as soon as they were transposed to university courses they became less about the enjoyment and more about the employment.

          • more beer

            It is all bullshit that’s why. Over the last 20 years companies have used fear as a marketing tool. Especially the the pharmaceutical companies. Doctors are in on it too. They diagnose what amounts to bullshit. Then they prescribe all sorts of drugs. None of it is about health it’s about money.

          • Stanley

            So you don’t think people are really sick? Or you just think if left to their own devices (i.e. no meds) their bodies would sort themselves out?

          • more beer

            No what I think is they misdiagnose quite often in the name of profits. How many kids do they have on things like Ritalin and Adderall? This was basically unheard of when I was a kid. Suddenly kids have all of these illnesses that no other generation had. It is all about profits nothing else.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            I was on Prozac and Ritalin (at different times) as a teen for shit the doctors simply came up with. What started as a “he’s doing bad in school” thing suddenly became them saying I was manic depressive, about to, in their words “be the next Jeffrey Dahmer”. Thankfully my dad saw past the bullshit, got me off of the Prozac, and here I am. Prozac completely flipped my emotions inside out, and I was so fucking glad to be off of it.
            There are people who actually do need those meds, but psychiatrists tend to become something like crack dealers relying on return customers much of the time. Plus the fact that the pharma industry pays them under the tabe, on top of nearly no overhead for the consequences until shit goes completely array. Recently, they’ve been more than happy to toss out Oxycontin and Oxycodon until the government started cracking down, as was the case with them and Ritalin/Prozac. Hence, a huge part of why heroin is making a comeback (to take the place of Oxy and various other opiates). They’ll simply have another drug that’s almost the same to replace it, much like how they started prescribing Aderol when the Ritalin crackdown began.

          • more beer

            Just what you said is why i think what I do. It’s all about the profit margin.

          • Lacertilian

            No?

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            I dunno, man. I’m only 35 and starting to wonder just how dumb and less On The Road-ish the youngsters are versus when I was growing up. Then again, I hardly paid attention to my own age group when I was growing up.

        • BACH!!!!!!!!

          Not really. Several friends of mine repair and fix things for a living, plus do construction on their own places on their off time, and most of them are in their mid 20’s.

          • more beer

            For Everyone of them there are 20 who can’t even pack their lunch for work.

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            I have to kinda envy them (my friends). I can bust all their balls in a kitchen and run circles around them, but when it comes to what they do (which is more useful), I look like a confused dog when it comes to technical terms.

          • more beer

            I can do both of those things well.

          • good! i need to hear more of those kinds of people.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Nice. I replaced my broken iphone screen last year and felt like a genius.

    • Waynecro

      I can fix basic mechanical shit (weed whackers and lawnmowers) and do basic home repairs, and I’ve even performed minor surgical/medical procedures on myself with passable results; however, I’m hesitant to fuck around with electronics–especially something as priceless as a Zune.

      • i am definitely calling you when i need medical help. way cheaper than my insurance and better bedside manner!

        • Waynecro

          It’s a lot easier to cut something out or snap something back into place when you’re irresponsibly drunk. I’d think twice about doing some of that stuff now that I’m sober, which is too bad, because my hands are a lot less shaky now.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Good job McNulty!

  • Special Agent Dale Cooper

    Good: Green Room. Fucking great movie. Watch it as soon as it’s available.
    Bad: Work. Yes it’s lots of hours and money in the wallet, but it’s lots of hours of nothing.
    Ugly: Exams. Just fuck exams.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Really want to see Green Room. Blue Ruin was excellent.

      • Special Agent Dale Cooper

        Do it, probably my favorite film of the year so far.

  • Hans Müller

    (probably) Bad: The company I work for is merging with a company roughly three times its size. A big TV station now holds a third of the shares. I sense big changes (worst case: layoffs) coming. Nothing certain as of yet.

  • Waynecro
    • BACH!!!!!!!!

      YES, ANIME!

  • Lacertilian

    Good: None.
    Bad: I’m practically immobile.

  • BACH!!!!!!!!
  • BACH!!!!!!!!
  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Acting as we know it has ceased to exist. There is no Hollywood on the road we’re heading down. They packed their bags and left long ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jzScgAhSt0

    • more beer

      You have a very loose definition of the word acting. Wrestling never had really good acting to begin with.

  • Mother Shabubu

    GOOD: I have one track left to finish vocals for, and another for a little intro thing. It’s taken two years, but it’s done I think. Or almost.

    BAD: I’ve learned how out of shape I am compared to how in shape I used to be.

    UGLY: My throat weeps.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Plz share when you’re finished. I have to get back into the rhythm of recording, took a break for vacay and need to get back on it.

      • Mother Shabubu

        Will do. I took down the tracks from Bandcamp from now. Waiting to put up the whole thing.

      • Mother Shabubu
    • BACH!!!!!!!!

      Looking forward to hearing it! What kind of style?

      • Mother Shabubu

        Annoying noisecore.

        • BACH!!!!!!!!

          What be this noisecore you speak of?

          • Mother Shabubu

            noise rock + poorly kept time + hint of grind, + hint of noise music

          • BACH!!!!!!!!

            Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice! Kinda like Jesus Lizard or Cop Shoot Cop meets Napalm Death?

          • Mother Shabubu

            Daughters meets Today is the Day meets self-titled era Fantomas.

  • Dagon

    I’ve been working like a motherfucker.

    I love y’all.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Dagon! Dagon! Dagon!

  • J.R.™

    Work. Weekend. Whatever. Stay flushin

    The Good: Killer jams, killer pals (digital and physical), and the weather is good. Coasting through life right now and it isnt too bad.
    The Bad: If you coast too long you’ll come to a stop. Gotta be mindful
    The Flush: This one class I’m taking starts at 7pm. It’s the epitome of lame

  • BACH!!!!!!!!

    The Bad/WTF: The Chicago Tribune has officially changed it’s name to something’s that’s either the name of a cartoon caveman with a really huge club, an 80’s action villain, or a really good metal name……..

    Tronc.

  • tigeraid

    wtf, this post is Masterlord-levels of slacking.

  • tigeraid

    The Good: With the got-damn fence built, I may be able to spend a weekend just relaxing for once.
    The Bad: My weedwacker bogs under full throttle, making it essentially useless. So I will spending this weekend fixing it, no doubt.
    The Ugly: I want to see Micheal Bisping pull off the ultimate upset tomorrow night, but I have a feeling it won’t happen. 🙁

    • more beer

      Try undoing the springs on the carb then move the little flap back and forth a couple of times. Spray it with a little catb cleaner. That should reset it to factory standards. I have done that a bunch of times on my pressure washer for work.

      • hehe, you beat me to it!

        • more beer

          Great minds you know! But it is something I have done a bunch of times. So I figured I should share the knowledge.

  • more beer

    Not a musician but the Grim Reaper is rolling hard in 2016. RIP Muhammad Ali.

    • Tronc McBeefyBeardloaf

      *insert Keith Richards meme*

  • tigeraid

    Also, never mind the “Good”, because the Greatest of All Times has passed on. RIP Champ.

    http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/media/images/80112000/jpg/_80112614_80112613.jpg