Flush it Friday: Let’s Look at Some Porcupines

It’s Friday afternoon in the United States and I need a break.

I’m exhausted, and angry, and anxious, and still oddly hopeful for the future. Let’s take a break this afternoon and look at some goddamn porcupines.

First up, look at this porcupine eating corn. That’s just delightful.

A Porcupine Eating Corn

Then, look at this confused fella.

Next up, let’s look at this porcupine that’s just dying for pats.

Porcupine wants belly rubs

Finally, please watch this video of a porcupine eating pumpkins. You need to turn the sound on.

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Published on: November 11, 2016

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  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Have a great weekend everyone. Enjoy some beer, enjoy some metal, enjoy time with friends and family.

    I also would like to take this chance to wish a happy Veteran’s Day to all servicemen and women, past and present, here on the Toilet. I’m not calling anyone out specifically, nor am I asking you to out yourself, I just want to let you know that you are truly appreciated. HAIL!

    • Waynecro

      I second that excellent Veteran’s Day sentiment, Boss!

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      Aww ross you’re so sweet :-*

  • Joaquin Stick
  • InfinityOfThoughts

    I so badly need to flush this week. My mom had a cancer scare (so far all tests point to beign). But the cancer my dad had 12 years ago is back, this time in his neck and it’s punctured a blood vessel. We don’t know anymore right now but this is bad. Very, very bad.

    And Trump is president. What the fuck is going on…

  • Howard Dean

    Porcupine say “Don’t fuck with me, fuckin’ bully lion pride bitches!”

    https://66.media.tumblr.com/4cc7599c8fee54b8d5a8122c0af695e9/tumblr_nems3yaxtM1qb6v6ro1_400.gif

    • We pretty much eliminated the population of them at our old camp. They would eat all of the treated wood on our porch. Destructive critters they are.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Dunno whether I should get my gf one of these for her birthday
    http://byforcepropaganda.bigcartel.com/product/scum-eradication-sigil-necklace

  • JWEG

    Good: I literally just got a call that two more of my Scream Factory blu-rays are in store at HMV (Canada). On my way shortly. Though I’m definitely spending money I shouldn’t, see…

    Bad: A little over a month ago I accidentally broke my phone, had to order a replacement that meant a fee for breaking my contract plus an upgrade fee for the new one. These were not due in-store, but I just got my bill for them. That’s $421 of my monthly budget gone poof.

    Ugly:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/trump-message-needs-to-come-to-canada-leitch-says-in-tory-leadership-bid/article32760294/

    My only hope is that the “Progressive Conservative” (no, that’s not an oxymoron, it refers to two different dimensions of a 3D political position) faction takes back the Conservative Party, or willingly walks away from the coalition-pretending-to-be-a-united-party when it’s clear the other three quarters are all petulant babies who refuse to learn the lesson of their last electoral defeat. Canada needs a prominent Far Right party about as much as a hole in the head, though I wonder if that’s a medical explanation for at least some of Leitch’s ideas.

    • Óðinn

      Yes. The last Canadian election was a repudiation of the far right-wing policies of Harper and his cronies. Like Trump, Harper was popular with neo-Nazis.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    GOOD: Though it was a rough path to get here, I’m enjoying my new place. The only weird bit is my middle-aged neighbor and his extreme hatred for leaves. I caught him using a leafblower to blow, no joke, about 10 leaves off his driveway earlier this week. Then this morning his wife was angrily sweeping away a small clump of my (admittedly huge) leaf pile that blew onto their sidewalk. Those two fucking hate leaves.

    BAD: Leaf drama.

    UGLY: The election results. Fuck you, America.

    https://67.media.tumblr.com/3141093ca49260e8d53512f01c4c242b/tumblr_ndx9pzU0Fo1te5ruso1_400.gif

  • Waynecro

    For many years now, I’ve known that I would eventually die from a cuteness overdose. Thanks, Joe!

  • Porcupines hurt dogs.

    Dogs >>>> Porcupines

  • Taylor

    Good: Gave Anaal Nathrakh a looksy, and I’m liking what I’m seeing. Also what I’m hearing.

    Bad: the next president has been decided. Admittedly, this would have been my bad no matter how things went

    Ugly: pretty much everyone I come in contact with won’t stop talking about the end of America and how they are all moving to Canada. I’m looking forward to living in a ghost town.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I discovered Anaal recently as well. Good stuff.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        It’s unpleasant at first, but the longer you hang in there the better it gets.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          It was new territory, that’s for sure.

        • Waynecro

          I lament the band’s name choice pretty frequently these days–especially when I wear an AN shirt.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Anal Nash Track

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            A Nail Shadrach

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Kwisatz Analhaderach

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Winner

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Anal Sandwich Hat

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
        • Depechemodeisgangsta

          I’m not a musician, i tried to learn how to play bass and guitar, but couldn’t even learn the basics, i always wonder how the hell this kind of band, plays live, the most “Extreme” band that i have seen live a couple of time is Dying Fetus, and they always killed live.

          • Waynecro

            Dying Fetus fucking rules.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Dying Fetus is a great live band. Their albums are hit or miss for me, but live they always slay.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            The best way to learn an instrument in my experience is to get cheated on at the start of summer so that the thought of one day being able to shred at a million miles an hour is the only thing getting you out of bed for 12 weeks.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            Or you can go the vaporwave route and change songs by other artists enough not to get sued.

        • Abradolf Lincler

          my fav AN album alongside Hell is Empty and All the Devils are Here

          • GoatForest

            Mine too.

        • Absolutely. Black Widow is THE Anaal Nathrakh album.

      • Taylor

        Yeah, I was on the fence at first, but they grew on me

      • I’ve been into Anaal for a few years now, but your and CyBro’s article rejuvenated my interest in Anaal.

        • Max

          They approach their music in a very Anaal way, don’t they?

      • Brutalist_Receptacle

        I LOVE GRINDING CORN

      • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

        You discovered Anaal? I’m not into that sort of thing.

  • GOOD: I get to see Dillinger Escape Plan for the first time and most likely the last time tonight! I landed a new apartment right down the road from where I live now, sealing the deal on Sunday. Dishonored 2 is out soon, been looking forward to that for a while.

    BAD & UGLY: AWFUL & HIDEOUS: The results of that thing you may have heard about on Tuesday.

  • JWEG
  • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

    Good: at the new Texas Roadhouse in my area

    Bad: RIP Leonard Cohen

    Ugly: the new In Flames

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      On a date I hope?

      • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

        No, I’m here with my dad.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Right on, have a good night!

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      Leonard Cohen 🙁

      • If this doesn’t make any sense here is why. My sister used to work at TTRH, so I would go in and get free bread with that awesome butter that they serve with it. Every time I would be in there at the bar drinking and stuffing my fat fucking face this song would play at least every 30 minutes.

        • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

          I love that bread and the honey butter. Their fried pickles are also so good.

          • GoatForest

            Them ribs, though!

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      You should write A guest whiff of the week about in flames

      • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

        I couldn’t even finish it. I wished they would have continued the path of Siren Charms instead of making Sound Of A Playground Fading part 2.

  • Rob M

    GOOD: This website not beating people over the head with “OMG run for your lives…the world is doomed”

    BAD: Robert Vaughn died…what the fuck 2016, just had to get that last jab in huh?

    UGLY: Some of those cry faces Ive been seeing around the net

    • Organization and action >>>> people publicly shitting themselves in fear

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        TOILET OV HELL>>>>>>>everything else

      • Rob M

        Damn straight…

  • Brock Samson

    Good: saw Ulcerate and Zhrine last night
    Bad: my back today after said show
    Ugly: politics

    • Waynecro

      I saw them Wednesday. They were killer!

    • Rob M

      Fuck yeah…Ill be seeing that show next week

      • Brock Samson

        Both bands were amazing. The opening band was dreadfully boring unfortunately.

        • Rob M

          Was it Phobocosm?

          Thats who Im getting here and Ive liked both their albums so far, but never saw them live

          • They did MDF right?

          • Rob M

            Yeah..missed their set though. They played up against someone else I wanted to catch more…I want to say it was Demolition Hammer

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            To be fair, Demolition Hammer is a valid reason.

          • Rob M

            Exactly!

          • more beer

            Demolition Hammer are old friends of mine. I will be seeing them in a month. I have seen them many times in the past. But I am certainly looking forward to seeing them again after all of these years.

          • Brock Samson

            Yes it was them, I just feel there are a thousand bands who do what they do in more interesting and better ways. I was yawning through their entire set

          • Rob M

            Damn…hopefully they were just having an off night

          • Waynecro

            I thought Phobocosm was pretty good, though perhaps not as dynamic musically as Zhrine and Ulcerate.

          • Rob M

            That I can definitely see. I did see Zhrine when they filled in at MDF and that was a fucking unbelievable set, and Ulcerate is on another level

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Good: several out-of-print albums delivered by the mailman this week.

    Great: a few hot off the press albums added to my collection.

    Even better: even MORE out-of-print albums coming my way, that being the last two Anacrusis albums.

    Bad: Leonard Cohen dying 🙁

    Ugly: politics do suck

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

  • Depechemodeisgangsta

    Tomorrow Deafhaven is playing about 30 minutes from where i live, i can probably take an Uber, is the band worth the hype? to go see them live?

    • Is that the Carcass tour? I’d go for both of them if I were you, but yes, Deafheaven puts on a pretty rad show.

      • Depechemodeisgangsta

        Yes but unfortunately Carcass is not playing in that show.

    • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

      When did you start commenting here? I thought you only commented at that other blog.

      • Depechemodeisgangsta

        Probably past year i started to visit this site, is just that the music here, is more “extreme” but i always read the comments, the community here is way better.
        The problem is that i only check the blogs whenever, i had a little break from work, and since i work sitting in front of a computer, when i get home i don’t want to be near one.

        • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

          The community here is amazing.

    • Abradolf Lincler

      despite all the hate they get, and how cult i am/my life is, im an unabashed Derpheaven supporter. ive seen them twice and will be going to the same tour next week in Avl. they put on a good live show.

      plus goddamn Carcass

      • Depechemodeisgangsta

        Yea, but not Carcass in this stop, i guess they had one off date.

    • Óðinn

      I’ve heard positive reviews about that tour.

  • J.R.™

    I am going to Nashville for a Keith Urban concert.
    Good: Lady smells good and her hair looks pretty
    Bad: Pretty sure this concert will not be packing teh riffz
    Ugly: Not a lot for me this week. Work school and play everything has been looking up. Stay flushing toilet

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      There will be no riffs. shame.

  • Max

    The Good: Early days yet, but it seems I might be able to get my nascent band back together via a new line-up and some shuffled duties.

    The Bad: The up-spike in hate crimes I’ve been reading about in relation to Trump’s victory.

    The Weird: Yesterday we had a 31-degree (88 Farenheit) summer afternoon that was interrupted by a rainstorm where it started hailing. As in – golfball-sized pellets, despite the warm air and the sun shining. Strangest weather I’ve ever seen. Bodes ill, I’ll wager.

    • more beer

      The weird is actually pretty normal where I live in the spring. But we get tornadoes thrown intoo that mix as well.

  • Good: Porcupines are cute
    Bad: Hugging one may hurt.

  • The Good: Everything. Work is improving. People’s mood at work is improving. Friendships are growing stronger. The car is running great. I’ve fixed a few other friends cars as well. You all are cool AF. Arrow regained it’s momentum with season 5. The cats are spectacular.
    The Bad: Still no leads on a Mrs. McNulty. But that’s okay, I’ll gladly sacrifice her for all of the Good listed above. I think being single allows a person the time and effort to appreciate all the other things in life like people, art, different food, fun problems to solve, movies to watch, etc.
    The Ugly: I like Barack and have a huge crush on Michelle. I don’t want them to leave 🙁

    • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

      Jimmy plz! You don’t need a Mrs. McNulty! I don’t need a Mrs. Kevin Nash because she wouldn’t understand my love of Neil Diamond and Robert Hunter. She probably wouldn’t know who Leonard Cohen is or know all the guitarists in Unidentified Flying Object. She certainly wouldn’t understand the amount of NRPS or Smashing Pumpkins bootlegs I have and she’d probably not like jam bands.

      • You’re god damned right, KNJ! Those are the words of encouragement we all need

      • Howard Dean

        Sex and companionship is literally better than everything you just listed–times infinity. Not that you need to go getting married tomorrow, but I certainly wouldn’t write it off forever if I were you (especially not at your age–that would be a long life).

  • Also holy shit that porcupine getting a belly rub gif is CUTE.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Good- the new bathroom addition was finished Wednesday and I’ve been flushing as powerfully as possible since then.

    Bad- I blew all my mailmanbro money for the indetermiate future on this project

    Ugly- my poops

  • EsusMoose

    Good: Not a whole lot, been rather neutral
    Bad: Hurt my wrist working out, brain has been between full power overdrive and ded so I’m tired from this week. Went through most of my beer haul from a week or 2 ago.
    Ugly: I had bdubs and I paid dearly.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      THAT SUCKS BRAH I FUCKIN LOVE BDUBS BUT MAKES ME SHIT FOR DAYS HA HA HA OH MAN *slams Bud Light*

      • EsusMoose

        It’s painfully true and I regret everything I’ve ever done that led up to eating it

  • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

    Another good: UB40 is releasing an unplugged album, Neil Diamond’s live album hot August Night.

  • Jack Rabbit

    Good:Get to play some football tomorrow.
    Bad:Not much
    Ugly:Political rhetoric is still gross, and probably will be for a while
    More Good:Porcupine Stuff

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O85eq05Cr6U

  • Abradolf Lincler

    Gud: Yith cassette ordered, Odal LP ordered. Finally have two days off. Well on my way back into swoledom. Going to see Derpheaven/Carcass and All Hell/Black Mass next week. Feeling good about a lot of things. I think more than two months completely clean.

    Brad: when you cant trust anybody, and nobody trusts me. never gonna trust anybody, and thats the way its gonna be.

    Ugly: Crawfish/Not Porcupine

    Metal:
    https://youtu.be/78bqrbHHesA

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Oh, shit. Getting in on the tapes now!

      • Abradolf Lincler

        well.no other option. i couldve just bought the download for $4 but he only wanted $8 for the cassette and i get both. Gave him $10 instead. I dig that album.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          That’s how it always starts…

  • Óðinn

    UGLY: The Americans who voted against human decency and instead voted for Donald Trump, a KKK endorsed candidate who ran on a platform of racism.

  • A.P.

    Good: New work. Coming back to commenting at my beloved toilet.
    Bad: 14 hour days running food at a ridiculously high-volume establishment.
    Ugly: me.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Nice to have you back. Congrats on the new work, though 14 hour days seems rough.