Flush It Friday IV: The Quest for Peace

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It’s Friday, amigos and amigettes, so you know what that means. Today I’m going to walk you through our weekly ritual of self-purification through auto-castigation and catharsis. However, I’m tossing in an M. Night Shyamalan twist by [SPOILER WARNING] turning the normal good-bad-ugly trifecta into a beneficent sandwich of good-bad-good, garnished with some righteous black metal on each individual layer. Ready? Good.

Good: Things are going well for me professionally right now. I’ve gotten some cool, almost serendipitous opportunities with publications lately, so I’m getting closer to my goal number I’d like to reach before I leave the university that currently employs me. I get the privilege of presenting another paper on automated vehicles and ethics in D.C. this September, and I’m quite excited to bring more awareness of this concern to the profession. Last, the third phase of my current research project on driver education looks to be funded so long as the requested modifications are up to snuff (which they should be). I’m very grateful with the opportunities I’ve been given, and I’m hoping my research will have life-saving impacts on Texas.

Offering 1: Rotten Omega Ceremony by Merknet

FFO: Misþyrming, Skáphe, Lifelover (Uh, this one touches on a number of different moods)


Bad: With great research opportunities comes great responsibility. As I mentioned last week in the comments, I am currently shackled to a very high-value Federal research grant proposal that could potentially bring millions of dollars to my university. Since I’ve more or less been placed in charge of this proposal, I feel the burden for making sure everything is perfect. Compounding this pressure is the fact that my wife is almost finished with year 3 of medical school, which means that the interview/match process is just around the corner. We are soon to face what many professionals call “the two body problem” (that’s really just a dumb engineering joke based on Free Body Diagrams) of trying to find the perfect location for both of us to succeed in our careers. We’ve been compiling a list, but great cities with overlapping faculty positions and academic hospitals are at a premium, so we just have to have faith that something will open in just the right way (and be proactive at making cold calls). All of that considered, I’m a wee bit stressed, but I suppose responsibility is a good measure of how valued your efforts are.

Offering 2: Battle Hymns by Uruk

FFO: Void Ritual, Mammoth Grinder (on account of Austin), Big Ol’ Daddy BM Riffs


Good: I made a goal at the beginning of this year to read more books, and I am happy to report that I recently finished the short novella The Fifty Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski and began Dune. This is my first time wandering the sands of Arrakis, and I am loving the journey so far. I have Slade House, the sister novel to David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks, on pre-order, and since my research proposal is due May 13th, I anticipate much more time for reading this summer. If you have any suggestions to add to my queue, please let me know. I always enjoy hearing about what you’re reading.

Offering 3: Pale Dawn by Sun Worship

FFO: Krallice, Wolves in the Throne Room, Fell Voices


Well, that’s it for me, folks. It’s Friday, and as far as I’m concerned, every one of you will always be one of us. Stay wet, my friends.

  • The Good: It’s Friday! I nearly have finished our chicken coop. Which took waaaay too much time to do. The chicks have finally moved in as of yesterday. Music wise, Gojira is tits, Fallujah is second to none, and I feel icky that I liked the new Hatebreed song (not completely sure where that came from). I really enjoyed JJM’s Disqus greatest hits from yesterday. Fine collection!

    The Bad: Our baby girl has some sort of milk allergy. This is a bummer. Because, you know, she only consumes milk something like all day errrr day. Hopefully the situation can be remedied, soon.

    The Ugly: Politics. Both sides are out their minds. Not sure whose camp I am going to be in when November rolls around. I might just have to sit this one out.

    You all have a wonderful week. Try spending some time in this wonderful spring weather this weekend because one day, when we are all a week from death, we will wish we spent more time outside.

    GL

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    • CyberneticOrganism

      You have a farm?

      • Indeed, 31 acres.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          TovH Meetup at GL’s farm!

          • tigeraid

            Me with The Ranch, GL with the farm. How come we all don’t listen to Cunt-ry here?

          • i used Toby Keith in a header image. that’s a start, rite?

          • tigeraid

            Fuck.

          • There is plenty of room for responsible and irresponsible decisions, lol

        • Elegant Gazing Globe

          you’re really Nich Lachey aren’t you?

        • megachiles

          Can we all pitch in and fund the adoption of an official ToH goat up in your acreage?

          Median levels of disturbance to the native flora is a great conservation tool, and goats >>>>>>>>>

          • We thought about doing a few goats. But, we wanted to start with something that we eat A LOT of. Thus, the chickens.

            Not sure if we are ready to bite off goats with the young’un around.

          • megachiles

            I mean, mutton (cabrito?) busting is a great skill to teach kids.

    • tigeraid
    • killvps

      That coop is deluxe, that tiny human is rad!

      • It is built to the same standards as a house. It is ridiculous.

    • Does she have eczema? My daughter had that with the formula we started out with. The Similac with Alimentum really helped. Unfortunately it’s more expensive than the others but you gotta do what you gotta do.

      • She does not. Just funny stool. She is still growing and eating well, so it is not like we missed it for too long. Thanks for the tip!

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      GL…try the ORANGE Similac formula.

      • We were given something to use for the next weeks from the pediatrician. I guess they are still trying to shake out what it is. Even though it is likely an allergy to milk.

        Thanks for the tip!

    • megachiles

      Fun story: The chicken coop at my mom’s school was raided by an owl. I’m not really sure how, but she sent me a video and it’s terrifying.

      Yours looks secure af though! I see many frittatas in your future.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Might wanna consider powdered milk, or almond/soy milk at that point. I would say horchada, but you actually need a splash of mlik to make that any good.

  • CyberneticOrganism
    • tigeraid

      That fucking movie.

    • Maik Beninton™

      I’ve never watched any Superman film.

      • tigeraid

        Bruh. The first one, at least!

      • don’t even consider watching one of the modern ones.

        • tigeraid

          I mean, other than Batman (who is among the true greats) I fucking hate DC as a whole. And those films just make me fly my Lifetime Marvel Guy flag even more proudly,

          • Maik Beninton™

            DC have Justice League though, which was one of my favorite cartoons.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I once saw a marvel film. The urge to gouge out my eyes has never been as strong.

          • you are what we would call “not a pleb”.

          • Maik Beninton™

            He is what we, who like fun, would call “not one of us”.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            People that like fun should be stripped of all rights.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Marvel movies are for children

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Guardians Of The Galaxy is the only good Marvel movie I’ve seen so far.

          • nbm02ss

            Vertigo is really the best part about DC.

          • tigeraid

            Oh, fair enough. I kinda consider them separate from the super hero shit though. One of these days I’m gonna marathon the whole Sandman collection.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Loved Sandman, Lady Death, and House Of Dolls back in the day. Kinda surprised that they haven’t done a Sandman movie yet. If they do, hopefully it’s better than the train wreck that was the Neverwhere movie. I stopped 15 minutes into that disaster.

      • I feel this. Too gringo for my taste.

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          Latino Superman = El Santo (and Blue Demon)!

  • Joaquin Stick

    Speaking of reading (which I can never seem to stop doing, I may need an intervention) One of my fav authors has a new book out next month, much to my surprise. Can’t wait to read more Delillo (and maybe do a review)!

  • hieronymus bossk

    Good: I have my health I guess. I’m boring.

    Bad: Allergies are ravaging my nasal realm. Florida Panthers are out of the playoffs. I have to get blood drawn at an ungodly hour on Saturday. The usual problems of pre-midlife crisis I’ve been having.

    Ugly: I can’t get anything done. I want to write, but I can’t focus, and every time I try to write I back track and keep trying to redo everything. I need to find a path and stick to it. I’ve heard if you write a little every day it keeps you from getting through these walls.

    • Joaquin Stick

      That writing issue gets pretty rough for me too. I have an obsession with clarity, yet also hate sounding stale/sterile. It is a bad combo.

      • hieronymus bossk

        I’ve written and re-written this story/idea so many times. Every time I take time off and go to pick back up I want to rewrite some major part of it. Then I have to start a new again.

  • nbm02ss

    Good: Almost off work, and boy do I need these next two days off in a bad way. Also, the new Sturgill Simpson is pretty good, if you’re looking for a country album. Oh, and Dank Sewlz.

    Bad: Coworker put in his notice, and just like in the past whenever a long term coworker has moved on, my supervisor gets really clingy towards me; trying to reaffirm that I’m not going to leave her, too (I am, whenever the opportunity presents itself).

    Ugly: Ingrown toenail again on my left foot. Whelp, time for some self administered surgery this weekend.

    • Tell the boss you’re going to need more paper if this thing is going to work.

  • tigeraid

    The Good: We are finalizing the adoption of our second dog, Bowie, a cute little cocker-spaniel. Expect many annoying dog pics on the bookface group.

    The Bad: This weather. When will it stop fucking being cold?

    The Ugly: I have to fucking work tomorrow fuck the world I will listen to Hatebreed all fucking day because.

  • GOOD: I know I talk about quitting drinking a lot around here and end up never falling through with it because of temptations, but I think it’s finally set in. So, 3 weeks ago I had a night of drinking and ended up getting a horrible withdrawal hangover for about 2 days straight afterwards. This was only after 2 stouts! I realized during those insufferable 2 days that my body is pretty much damaged to the point of no return. If I end up drinking a couple of beers anymore my body basically shutdowns and I get severely ill. Those years of drinking heavily day after day have ultimately permanently destroyed me, especially my stomach. This is why I have to take Proton pump inhibitors on a daily basis and they don’t even help sometimes with my horrible indigestion/sour stomach. These last 3 weeks I’ve been sober and have really felt no temptations to drink, even when I do say that I would love to have a beer (Because I would) I just think about how sick I’d get and the urge diminishes. So I’m going to keep on being sober here. I’ve honestly never felt better and its sort of changed my overall attitude about things as well. Dare I say “More Positive”. Anyways, I do have to visit my Dad next month over Memorial day weekend and he loves to drink, especially with me. He has no idea that I don’t drink anymore so that will be my next challenge. If I can get through that long weekend without drinking around my Dad then I think I can finally say that I got this. I am jealous of you jerks that can drink beer though. Man do I love me some good Stout!!! Hahaha, Fuck!!! Hopefully this long sober lifestyle will finally heal me up. I think “thyme” “time” is the key component here.

    BAD: Eh, not too much. got to get my car inspected. That means cash down the drain.

    UGLY: The weather this week. It’s been shitty and it’s been causing havoc on my running routine.

    • i have noticed a change in your mood as well, and i suspected it was something similar. congratulations, brobocop! it’s a different world with its own pro’s and con’s for sure. one day you’ll forget entirely, what a hangover even is.
      glad to hear this, m8

      • Hellz yeah! It’s crazy at first because you feel depressed and shitty because you can’t drink but after a certain point of just feeling like shit you finally realize the euphoria of the days you felt well. You look forward to those days of feeling well, you become addicted to feeling well. Like now, I fucking love waking up at 5:00 every morning to get a jump start on my day! I wake up and have 4 hours in the morning to listen to records, drink tea, work out, and just feel well. I go to work feeling well and I come home and feel well. I think about the days of being a shitty drunk and can’t fathom how I lived like that for so many years. The trouble, sickness, and the grief it brought me is insane to think about.

        • no soul would have called you a “shitty drunk”, but i get what you’re saying. and who knows, maybe your stomach will adapt to its new environment over time.

    • Dubs

      Dude, great work!

    • nbm02ss

      You got this, Tyree.

    • tigeraid

      Never apologize for that shit, dude. Talking it out is the biggest help. It helped me out around here with my weight loss journey.

      It’s crazy what it’s done to your stomach–I never suspected ales were acidic enough to do that. You normally hear this shit from people who drink too much soda pop.

      I feel for you, I’m constantly bombarded by shit food by everyone at work, and do my best to resist the urges to eat it. (I realize that’s not on the level of alcohol addiction, but still…) Similarly, if I eat something really bad, even a bite, I find my mind associates it now with being all shitty and fat and bloated, and it sort of auto-guilts me into stopping. You do whatever you have to, to beat the urge.

      Keep up the good fight.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        Lol, you’d think my stomach would’ve burst from a decade or so of pure rot gut in massive amounts. :-p

    • Waynecro

      That’s great, man. If you ever need some kind of support from another sober bro, I got yer back.

      • Right on brotha! I really appreciate it.

    • Hails, Tyree!! I’m very happy for you, man.

    • Keep up the good work my fellow grind brother. I will have stouts in your honor this eve.

      • Excellent! Enjoy your charcoal colored poops the next day too, grind-brotha.

    • more balls than me, tyree

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Nothing to be jealous of, man. I’m an alcoholic of 11 years, and it’s not exactly something to be proud of. Haven’t been on inhibitors or any other meds for it, but I definitely am no stranger to withdrawals and sour/upset stomach to the point I’m gagging when I go to pick up beer after several days of not drinking (thankfully that hasn’t been the case lately). Thankfully I’ve cut down a lot over the last couple of weeks, but that took many, many attempts to actually do, until something clicked. I’ll save the long, drawn out speeches that’ve been driven into the ground regarding quitting, but do what’s good for you. If it’s not enjoyable anymore, fuck it. I wish I would’ve had your discipline and foresight on the whole thing ages ago, while I blazed a trail of downfall. All the best to you on the whole thing, and hope you have you around fresh and anew for a long time to come.

    • more beer

      Dude that does not sound good. Get your liver checked out. It is not something you want to let go.

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    The good: been checking out some records I’ve missed this year. Turns out the Cult of Luna/Julie Christmas album is really good.
    The bad: I had a nasty poop today
    The ugly: the brown monster in my toilet

    • tigeraid

      Tapir with the literal shitpost.

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        I am a living shitpost.

    • Dubs

      Julie Chrimbus’ vocals were very grating to me at first, but the album has really, really grown on me.

    • EsusMoose

      Listening to mariner now, I’m really liking it, I hated battle of mice so I didn’t know what to expect.

    • killvps

      cult of luna>>>>>>>>>>>

    • the poop is strong with you, tapir

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Came here for long distance Tapir peeing, leaving disappointed.

    • Möthër Shäbübü

      Would you say a feculent leviathan was purged from your rectum into the toilety depths below?

  • EsusMoose

    Good: Been running nearly everyday for at least some distance, planning on increasing the distance/time now that I’ve grown accustomed to some of the stresses running gives. Game of thrones is back. Toilet ov diplomacy is still going ever so steady, so close to being over and yet it’s gonna take god dam forever.
    Bad: Ankles and feet hurt from running. Been cloudy and cold all week. Finals showing up. Haven’t really played guitar or bass lately.
    Ugly: Have little to no energy.

    • Lift things so you don’t have to run

      • EsusMoose

        I did that for a while but I realized as someone who has never been good at activities that require long exertions like running that I needed to start doing it. I also hope to use it as a way to help getting use to pushing myself physically more, as I know I like to sit in my comfort zone when I lift.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Don’t forget to put them back down, then lift them up again.

        • Waynecro

          This is the path.

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          Lol, I don’t even bother with that on my 2 mile walk back home. I haul a 12 pack and several bags of groceries all the way back without stopping (besides getting a smoke break as soon as I get out of the store). At that point, I’m on an autopilot journey to get the fuck home. Occasionally I’ll get lazy and steal a shopping cart and wheel all of it home, though.

    • That’s rad about the running man! Keep it up, don’t injure yourself though. Gradually increase your distance.

      • EsusMoose

        Thanks, I’m currently only running about a mile just to develop a habit to run each morning but want to start forcing myself to run further.

        • The fact that you have the discipline and enthusiasm is the essential thing. I do 4 miles every morning, I used to be where you were though and I tried to up my miles to quickly and ended up fucking up my achilles tendon. I think you have the right idea going, so keep it up man!!!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            I couldn’t even run a mile, especially with the weather here and constant sinuses (smoking definitely doesn’t help either). But, it’s two miles to the grocery store and another 2 miles back (without my usual stops to other places, which is another mile or two altogether), and I’m usually carrying a 12 pack of beer and 5 or more bags of groceries back, which I guess makes up for the not running part. I’ve wanted to get back to jogging, but most likely not happening.

  • Spear

    Dubs, I have no idea how you manage to do doctor stuffs and contribute as much as you do to this site and community. Do you just not sleep?

    Good: Mrs. Spear has had a small lump that was slowly shifting and growing larger over the course of a few months. She had it looked at some time ago, and the doctor did a cursory examination and said it was probably nothing. Eventually it started causing her pain, so she went in to a different doctor for a more thorough examination. She had it removed last Friday, and the biopsy results just came in not too long ago: benign. So that’s a huge weight off both our chests.

    Bad: I’m going to be moving to overnight shifts starting a little over a week from now, so my already sparse involvement here is going to be scaled back even further.

    Ugly: All this music I don’t have time to listen to.

    Let’s jam the new Mistur. https://mistur.bandcamp.com/album/in-memoriam?undefined=

    • Dubs

      I’m really glad that worked out for Mrs. Spear.

    • Oh man the overnight shift sucks hard. That’s why I stopped writing TDT initially. Good luck with those zombie hours!

    • tigeraid

      The overnight shift is a weird one. When I worked in IT at a call center I had to work one, 7 pm to like 2:45 I think it was. The wife was on a day shift. So for that 6 months or so I lived in this weird haze where I had basically no life except work, and when I wasn’t sleeping, I was driving an empty city at 3 am listening to Coast to Coast AM or depressive metal. It was actually kind of calming and cathartic for a while, but eventually I basically went insane and had to stop that shit.

      • Spear

        Incidentally, I’m also working in what’s ostensibly an IT call center. Fortunately I already have no life, so it’s not much more than an inconvenience.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Damn, that sucks either way, but thankfully it was benign. All the best in her recovery.

  • Good: gave two weeks notice yesterday. New job lined up. $16.50 an hour! SUCK IT CURRENT JOB HOPE YOU FALL APART WHEN I LEAVE

    Bad: dat fucklife tho

    Ugly: Melisandre

    • tigeraid

      Ah god I almost had the image out of my head why did you have to say that uuuuuugggh.

      It makes me almost not think positive thoughts about Carice Houghton’s excellent rack.

    • EsusMoose

      GAAAAAH!

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Congrats, man! Planning on leaving out Scarface from ‘Half Baked’ style?

  • Waynecro

    Dude, my company frequently discusses ethical issues that pertain to the use of autonomous vehicles. Who knows? We may have referenced one of your papers.

    • Dubs

      That’s awesome! Hahaha, that would be a pretty funny coincidence.

    • tigeraid

      Shit. This makes me wanna go for a hike. Thx bro.

      • You’re mostly welcome!!

      • killvps

        I wanna go on a hike and listen to Drudkh.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Damn, I was about to reply with Thyrfing’s ‘From The Forest Came Death’, but I forgot you can’t watch videos. 🙁

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    Good: Playoff hockey, the new Beastwars, Kawir, and Plebeian Grandstand, WTI price increase.

    Bad: Six day work weeks, despite WTI increase, lots of unknowns and uncertainty.

    Ugly: I got a tuna sub from Subway.

  • Good: Another job interview has been lined up for Monday. #HustleGameProper
    Bad: i bought that Cloud Rat discography and have yet to hear the entire thing because time. At least I helped rescue some cats.
    Book recs for Dubs: The Iceman and The Butcher by Phil Carlo. Both are books about guys who worked for the mob and killed many people. It’s fascinating to me and very well written.

    • Dubs

      I think they made a movie about the Iceman. It’s popped up in Netflix recommendations.

      • They did. I very rarely ever get to read a book before seeing the movie, but in this case I did. The movie is OK. Winona Ryder is in it and she still looks pretty bangin. The book is great, some of the stuff he did to people was very disturbing.

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          Yep, and he took the whole mob ethic of “it’s only business” to a whole other level.

      • Dear Dr. Dubs:

        I’m full with work and thesis, but I am pushing myself to finish Silmarillion once and for all in digital (ugh).

        Do you have a recommendation to delve in that book?

        Your fan,
        Link

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        Yup, and it’s really really good! I highly recommend it. That guy was cold blooded butchery defined.

    • Old Man Doom

      Best of luck with the interview, Deuce. I’ve got a couple lined up myself *crosses fingers desperately*

      • Go in confident is my advice, I already interviewed once this month already and that went well. I’m highly motivated to get out of my current job right now.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        Hopefully I’ll get some calls back. One of these days *stares at the ticking clock and sweats*

    • Dubs

      Good luck, dude.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      I’ve seen the movie for The Iceman, and goddamn if that guy didn’t live up to his name! Murdered people willy nilly, and still came home and helped cook meatloaf and put the kids to bed like nothing ever happened.

      • The book I recommended is a real good read especially if you are into serial killers. Although he’s referred to as an assassin, that’s what he really was.

  • Guacamole Jim

    The Good: I am one of us <3

    The Bad: Serious financial woes, inevitable long term debt ahead. Don't make financial commitments that drain your reserves! You'd think it'd be simple to figure that out, yet here I am…

    The Ugly: My new deodorant sucks and leaves white stains on my black shirts. Gotta figure out something new.

    • “My new deodorant sucks and leaves white stains on my black shirts”.

      Isn’t all deodorants do the same?

      (Please, don’t tell my Venezuelan kinship I have deodorant at home, please).

      • Guacamole Jim

        Naw, I used to use Old Spice, which was a weird bluish gel, but I can’t get it down here. I’ve had to switch to some Dove for men stuff, and it’s an inferior product 🙁

        • Waynecro

          One of the blue-gel Old Spice deodorants gave me severe chemical burns. My armpit skin was coming off in sheets. Goddamned horrific.

          • siqqqqq

          • Waynecro

            Fortunately, white-deodorant stains on black shirts ain’t a problem when you cut off all your sleeves, bruh.

          • Guacamole Jim

            BRB getting scissors

          • Dubs

            Oh, you’re one of those people.

          • Waynecro

            Not really. The sleeves only come off when I’m in the gym. Outside of the gym, I cover up like I’m worried about getting burned at the stake for immodesty.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            George Carlin frowns upon your cut-off sleeves!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf7x3zW67zE

          • Waynecro

            Yeah, but I bet George Carlin wears long-sleeve shirts all the time now that he’s burning in hell. Too soon?

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            George Carlin is the warm-up act.

        • [Insert mandatory “WELCOME TO SOUTH AMÉRICA AND ENJOY SOCIALISM].

          • Guacamole Jim

            Which is funny, because while Evo spouts a lot of socialist dogma, actual life here isn’t any more socialist than Canada.

          • Well… I…

            **shuts up**

            **dies in Penezuela**

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            I doubt deodorant would do me any good down there. I sweat off my deodorant within an hour of walking out the door in the summertime here.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          the bluish gel >>>>>>>>>

        • Guppusmaximus

          Try Arm & Hammer Essentials. It doesn’t have that Aluminum shit in it and it doesn’t stain shirts.

          • Guacamole Jim

            I’m going to keep my eye out for that!! Thanks dude.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Yea, it’s not one of those “For Men” deodorants but the smell isn’t to feminine either. Just make sure to get the Fresh scented one as the Unscented has a more of scent (go figure)

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        Link guarding his deodorant stash from the malandros:

        http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/images/photodb/23-0433a.gif

  • Good: I am one of us.
    Bad: YOU, on the other hand will never be. (RFI)

    • Where’s your ugly? noob

      • Ugly: p sure stomach acid is going to burn a hole through my innards due to stress. THERE. Happy???

        • Much better. (Sorry that sucks)

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          Yikes! (dunno if you’re joking or not, but damn that sucks)

      • hieronymus bossk

        His face.

        I took a page from Dubs’ “mark ass bitch” retort the other day.

        • YOU HAVE RETURNED!

          GL

          • Möthër Shäbübü

            I have always been here.

            I just change my name. A lot.

      • brokensnow
    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      ASK THEM ABOUT SABA

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        Ask them why Max Cavalera left. ‘Point Blank’ was a classic!

  • CyberneticOrganism

    GOOD: Started recording new music this past week. Travel plans approaching fast.
    BAD: Lots of work coming up in the next couple weeks with a new client.
    UGLY: This cold spring weather, wtf u cock warm the fuck up already.

    (trees & shit tax)
    https://media.giphy.com/media/1lRrsraIsEYRW/giphy.gif

    • This weather is complete lolbuttz. 70 one day and 38 the next. In fucking April. Fuck all that, moving to the void where I won’t be able to feel a thing.

    • Cybergod, I know you enjoy Anaal Nathrakh, so have you checked out Michael Kenney’s Fukpig project? It’s a crusty blackened-D-beat band of his which has some industrial influences to it. It’s pretty rad!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83XUKK2tvKM

      • CyberneticOrganism

        I have! I kept seeing that FUKPIG sticker on the dude’s bass and had to look it up. Ugly industrial shit.

        • Ok, I figured you’d be on it. Good shit, I’d love to start something on the lines of this.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Same, I need to play live again.

      • Dubs

        Ha, I was rifling through your GLAB posts today to see if you previously covered Merknet and was reminded of these guys.

        • Their records are hard to find. I’d love to get my hands on a couple of their releases but I’d have to get them from overseas and I really dislike doing that anymore.

          • Dubs

            You check discogs? I found some Rites of Thy Degringolade stuff on there?

            Also, I’m curious to see if you like Merknet. It’s surprisingly diverse. Some tracks sounded like stuff you’d like, but I don’t know if all of it would be.

          • I did, the ones I want are from the UK :/

          • Dubs

            Ah bummer. Yah, some of the international shipping can be rough.

          • sweetooth0

            Devizes has pretty reasonable prices. I got all my Fukpig records direct from the band. Originally did the vinyl subscription for the first two, then when they opened that Devizes page, from there for “3” and “This World in Weakening”. http://ds.bigcartel.com/

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, blackened with industrial influences? Me thinks I gotta check that out after this song.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        Goddamn, this is good!

    • im gonna actively try and take some treesnshit pics for you CO

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Wow, that pic put me in the mood for some Aquaria in a hurry.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ2INpbkZaQ

  • Guppusmaximus

    “every one of you will always be one of us.”

    Even me? *sniff,sniff* It’s a very nice… (b~_^)b
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIYoGrq8YGw

  • killvps

    Morning everybody!

    Good: Big ol daddy riffs. A bro weekend with zip lining, massages, scuba diving and summer festivals. High pressure this weekend.

    Bad: Typhoon season is nearing us and we’re trying to keep up with increasing preparedness while performing day to day tasks with skeleton crew of forecasters. Work is going to be busy for the next upcoming months. I really do enjoy my line of work for now, but eventually I will have to move on to bigger things which ultimately leads to doing adult things. It would help if I could access bandcamps on work computers.

    Have a great week.

    • Guppusmaximus

      Scuba Diving during a Typhoon. Is that a solution or am I tired?

      • killvps

        That underwater current tho. Idk it depends if you have enough air. You might be onto something…

        • Guppusmaximus

          I just remember when I went through the earthquakes in Cali back in ’85-’86 and the birds were basically gone because the sky don’t shake. So, I was all like Typhoons don’t go deep sea. But, yea, I guess you’d need some kick ass tanks or a pressurized facility.

          • killvps

            LOTS of 80 to 100 cubic foot tanks or a semi-closed rebreather. But now that i’m thinking about it, I wouldn’t stay in the water too, too long. Could risk possible dehydration. And earthquakes<<<<<

  • U will nevur b oen ov us

    • CyberneticOrganism

      *vapes*
      *bursts into flame*

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Bad: I had to almost smash a guy’s head into a desk
    Good: ehh

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Do tell

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Bad: my parents live on a land trust and share property with three other families who each have a homestead on the tract. The access to the property is over a bridge over a river.
    One of the other association members is trying to have his drive way paved. Well that fuck nugget never thought of making sure the bridge would support the weight of a dumptruck full of pavement, and guess what, that truck fell through the bridge and is now in half in the river, blocking every ones access to their property. And the asshole who brought this contractor wants my parents to help pay for the repairs!

    Good: two of the other three families despise the one who brought the paving contractor in, and one of them is rich AF, is in love with his little country house that he can’t get to now because of this other asshole, and is going to sue the shit out of this guy, and make him pay for every thing.

    Ugly: Property disputes

    • All property disputes on Mars are settled with lazer dismemberment.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Or being denied access to air.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        There are no disputes here in Best Korea. Of ANY kind.

    • that’s kind of badass. way more interesting than anything going on in my life. post pics

  • megachiles

    Dubs, you’re my academe goalz. >>>>>>>>>
    2. Competing in a strongman competition in June, which has made gym time a lot more interesting.
    3. Hanging with the fam this weekend out in the hill country, probs doing some kayaking.
    4. My wife informed her manager that we’re moving in July, and it sounds like they want to try and find a way to keep her with the company in some capacity.
    5. New Vektor is out next week, the King Goat album is pretty dope.

    Bad:
    The wife is getting anxious about the move, and the changes it will bring. i.e. The pay cut it entails for both of us, still locating somewhere nice-ish to live, being in a totally new place, etc. She’s also unsure if she’ll be part time (more than likely) or full time (less likely). Since this move is predominantly for my career, I feel a little guilty for springing such an abrupt change on her.

    Ugly:
    Storngmang training is tenderizing me. I feel like a walking bruise.

    • Dubs

      Man, that two body/two career tightrope is hard. And thanks, but I have a long, long way to go!

    • GET EXTRA SWOLE FOR THE TOILET, GOOD LUCK

      • megachiles

        Extra thick*

      • megachiles

        And thanks! I’m not expecting much, but picking up big rocks and kegs is great catharsis.

        • no doubt. ive fallen off my gym game the last couple months (tho ive dropped about 25lbs). im gonna try and work on my cut for summer after such a bulky winter

  • Guppusmaximus

    Happy Friday my Metuhl Bros m/ m/ You Will Always Be One of Me!

  • you truly are a marvel sometimes, dub. thanks for all you do.

    Gud: dark souls 3 pvp wrecking ball. friday, and no work tomorrow. a handful of records on the way. i bought some more jesus candles so i could deface them and burn them on my altar

    Bad: my monthly bonus is being held until next friday, and i was counting on that money.

    Ugly: i know we hate the weather. i really hate the heat.

    • Dubs

      Psh. I am but a man.

      • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

        Not a man, THE man.

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          No, he is DEVO!!!!!

          • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

            Touche, my good sir.

    • *sends BB some mint via carrier pigeon*

    • more beer

      We used to put those Jesus candles in my friends yard. Who always had crazy parties at their house. Then they would always tell us the neighbors think we are a bunch of satanists and keep putting these in our yard.

  • The good: Turd “tour” week is almost over. Good fun shows so far.

    The Bad: Show tonight isn’t really worth it, but we’re playing it anyways.

    The Ugly: I’m driving 2 hours to play a 20 min set and turn around and drive home because commitments. I’m pretty sure it’s a meth lab

    • pick up some crystal while youre there

      thats a win win RT

    • Waynecro

      At least playing in a meth lab is slightly better than playing in an overflowed toilet calling itself a venue.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Playing a meth lab is always……………*puts on shades*………… a blast. YEEEEEEEAHHHHHH!

  • Old Man Doom

    Good: Just chillin’ this weekend. Checkin’ out new Fallujah. Just got introduced to the H3H3 Productions youtube channel. Fucking great stuff on there.
    Bad: My fuckin’ spazzy co-workers and fellow masters students. THEY HAVE NO CHILL
    Ugly: New Rob Zombie album. It’s bound to suck ass, but I’m still a fan (for some reason).

    This song has been getting me through. *crosses fingers for a new Dozer album in the near future*: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVSwdsAfgRU

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good: vacation is coming up

    Bad: I was an hour late to work today

    Ugly: My love life, Old Navy

  • Waynecro

    Good: Gears of War 4 beta.
    Bad: Sudden absurd work deadlines that will require countless hours of unpaid overtime.
    Ugly Pinching a testicle with an occlusion band on leg day.

    • ouiuchhhh lol

      lemme no how bad GoW is

      • Waynecro

        Well, the beta has only versus mode, which is a bit slow and clunky (as always). The graphics look great, though, and I have high hopes for the campaign.

        • im not a big fan 😉

          • Waynecro

            So I gathered. I love the Gears of War campaigns, but I’ve never been big on the games’ online player-versus-player modes.

          • yeah, just messing with you buddy

          • Waynecro

            It’s cool, man. The games definitely have flaws, but I still love them.

          • all i can say is git gud

          • Waynecro

            I lack the time and patience necessary to git good. I don’t like to have to work so hard at my leisure activities.

          • FIGHT

          • Waynecro

            I only get into fights about video games if someone is being a cheap bitch in a fighting game.

          • oh. that attack is unblockable? lets do that.

          • Waynecro

            INFINITE HADOOKENS!!!

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      Gears of War good? Now I’ve seen everything.

      • Waynecro

        The campaigns are fun, guns with chainsaw bayonets are badass, and the story line is pretty swell.

        • The problem with gears of war is that you need an Xbox to play it.

          • Waynecro

            The GoW franchise did play a major role in my deciding to purchase an Xbox 360.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I prefer Xbox One over PS4 any day.

          • Of course you do. You are a conniseur of the awful.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I sure am. I’m so excited for a classic rock concert announcement at the Civic Center that I’ll go to it no matter what it is. If it was Boston I’d see it. Same with Ratt or Kansas or “Jefferson Starship”.

          • he is the modern Armond White.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            I feel insulted! I thought I was The Connoisseur Of Awful!

          • bite your tongue, young man. E6

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Hey now! That’s my title!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Confession: I seriously haven’t upgraded past Playstation 1.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            That opinion is so fucking wrong it hurts.

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          Rule 1: if it’s fun, it shouldn’t be done

          • Waynecro

            I follow that rule about 98 percent of the time. But I try not to be utterly miserable for a few minutes every weekend.

      • tapir gets in a good one

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        We all know you’re more of a Guilty Gears sorta guy. 😉

  • I will always be none of you.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      You will always have no arms.

  • Guacamole Jim

    RE: Books: Foundation Trilogy >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dune

    • Dubs

      Yah, but you already roont the twist for me.

    • EsusMoose

      Dune is great. Haven’t read the foundation trilogy yet.

      In fantasy the Black Company series>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • foundation is the best. have you read the prequels and sequels? they’re a strange duck.

  • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

    Awesome to hear Dubs! Best of luck with you and your wife through this life journey!

  • Pentagram Sam

    Good: Got a little bit of time freed up to practice more and (s)excercise. Been needing that. Also preordered new Perturbator and ordered a TonePros bridge for the LP. My coffee and alcohol rich sweat melted the original bridge on the bass strings. Prob heading up to LBK next Thursday for guitar maintenance. Yay!

    Bad: Just getting stir crazy in this town. Haven’t jammed with anyone since I’ve been here. There’s a little scene around here but it’s mainly country and pop punk stuff. Not much rock n roll and hells no on the metal. However, in full compliment sandwich format, in less than four months I’ll be back in Austin no matter what, and the very first night I’m hitting up a bad ass bassist that was playing with and get back at it, get a drummer ad up in the rehearsal spots again, and hitting up another crew out there that hit me up while I was unfortunately in Midland just to jam around and have fun.

    Ugly: Swampass from going in a cooler and then into a hot humid room then back into a cooler

    • Dubs

      Dude, shoot me an email (toiletovhellwhiff@gmail.com) when you’re going to be up here. I usually tutor on Thursday evenings, but if you’d be up for lunch, I think I could swing it.

      • Pentagram Sam

        Sweet man, will do. Thurs I’m off from both jobs so I’m good alllll day. The parts should be in by then.

        PROTIP: When ordering from Musicians Friend, if you order a pound of weight or more of merch, they send the package out UPS and you get it in three frickin days. If you order less than a pound, it gets sent by UPSMI aka UPS “Mail Innovations” which means UPS takes it to the local post office which goes the last step. This takes about 5 – 9 days, sometimes over two weeks. Soooo, ORDER MULTIPLES OF TEN PACKS OF STRINGS!

  • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

    Good: ABSOLUTE METAL!!!!! Beer, friends, Toilet. Bruce Willis, Chuck Berry, Jaegermeister, Robby Densmore, pretzels, hot showers, foam swords, steel swords, hiking, photography, the void, Mgla, Ragehammer and the Toilet again.

    Also: VOTE WAYNECRO!

    • Waynecro

      One vote for me is one vote fewer for those other assholes. And that’s my promise to you, the American people.

    • glad tyree tipped me off to getting a copy of With Hearts Toward None.

      #Waynecro2016

      • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

        BLACKBEARD!!!!!

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      There is no Robbie Densmore. I think you’re thinking of Robby Kreiger. Chuck Berry is awesome and somehow still going.

      • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

        Dammit. I had a pseudonym i used for some stuff thatthat was Robby Densmore. Its like me trying the type Ross the Boss, i have to thibk about it. Bwahaha!
        Thanks for the catch JJD, you the man

  • Max

    Good: Dune
    Bad: Trying to schedule weekly rehearsals for my band.
    Ugly: Not being able to stay asleep beyond about 4:45 am.

    • Boss theSpeedMetalBastard Ross

      DUNE!!!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Dune >>>>>>>>>>

  • sweetooth0

    GOOD: MDF is mere 3ish weeks away. The Canadian dollar is up to 80cents US now so that helps make it just that little bit cheaper.
    BAD: Destroyer 666 got dropped from the bill due to stupid visa issues.
    UGLY: There’s been a bunch of heroin going around my city and people I know have been getting involved with it, and by extension, ruining their lives. Such a shitty drug.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Yup, we already kicked out two people over that (heroin) since I moved in here. It’s not nearly as bad as the heroin epidemic back in Chicago, but it’s definitely still around. I will never for the life of me know why people do that fucking shit in this day and age, considering how many horror stories there are surrounding it.

  • Mailman bro delivered the goods…

    http://i.imgur.com/nsJGy2P.jpg

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    The Civic Center has a huge classic rock announcement coming up on Monday. It better be good

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      It’s dad rock, it won’t be good.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        It will be in my opinion.

  • Good: been cleaning up the house, taking down beer signs, putting up artwork. friends say i’m “nesting”.
    Bad: don’t have DSIII yet, as my interests seem to be slowly shifting away from video games 🙁 it’s a scary feeling, but i can’t really deny it
    Good: TIL there’s a thing called “Wasteland Weekend”, which is like a Mad Max meetup IRL.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Eleven days and the course my life will take over the next few years will take shalt be decided.
    That is Bad, Good and Ugly as heck at the same time.

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

    Good to hear that things are on the upswing for ya, Doc, and hope you two land something in an ideal location!

    Good: Chill week as usual. Persona interview is almost wrapped up, and hopefully should have that over to Joe by Sunday, then I can get crack-a-lackin’ on the Myrath interview and my article about heavy metal grocery shopping. Still playing the waiting game on hearing back from the job applications, so fingers crossed. And got some brand spankin’ new shoes on the cheap earlier, since the ones I had were literally ripping and shredding my Achilles’s heel.

    Bad: RIP, Riff Of The Week. (see pic below)

    Good: As far as reading reccomendations, I’d highly reccomend Marco Pierre White’s ‘Devil In the Kitchen’ and John O’Brien’s ‘Assault On Tony’s’ (Leaving Las Vegas as well. Love the movie, but the book is waaaaaaaaaaay better). And of course ‘Power Metal A-Z’ mwahahahahaha!

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
    • CyberneticOrganism

      Lol

  • Also, dubs, props for the Sun Worship mention. germans go full PNWBM

    cant wait for WITTR

  • CyberneticOrganism

    ????

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

    …………………………………………..

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Anyone know if it’s possible to convert an old analogue gramophone into a functioning record player?

  • JWEG

    The biggest ‘bad’ of this post is being nearly a day late because I only just got my hands on a charged cell phone.

    I have been in the hospital since Thursday, when I had the first of a series of severely-impairing pressure-like headaches out of nowhere. All tests done in the last few days indicate no ‘sign’ of shunt issues, but all personally-experienced symptoms indicate otherwise.

    I’ve had very little sleep. Lots of drugs. And plenty of bother each time they rule out a differential cause (it can’t be “nothing”, yet that’s exactly where it’s heading). But at least now I have a semi-charged phone with access to my bandcamp history.

    Also: before all this came on I planned only a note that on Thursday morning mailmanbro brought me my special edition Black Wizard shirt for helping out back when their van broke down. So that was good, too.