Flush It Friday: Local Politics Edition

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This week, I’m really mad about things that don’t effect any of you.

Good: Tomorrow I’m going to the San Diego Metal Swap Meet. That name really couldn’t get any more self-explanatory, but if you live in the area and you’ve never been, you should come check it out (omg Waynecro come hang out with me). Exhumed are playing this year and, uh… I guess the dude from Hirax is DJing, for what that might be worth. Last year’s afterparty featured Cattle Decapitation, Thanatology, Eukaryst and more, though I actually have no idea if there even is one this year. It’ll be fun though!

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Bad: Last year the San Diego Chargers, a team that is by all accounts a pile of ass, threatened to leave our fair city for LA or Oakland if we didn’t build them a new stadium, despite already having this thing where no one goes to see them:

Qualcomm_Stadium

Seriously, I think that photo actually was taken on a game day.

The organization first proposed a $1.1 billion stadium…right down the street from the current one. Fearing this just wasn’t quite enough, the Chargers have released a new plan featuring a downtown location and a price bumped up by $700 million. To cover the costs, the Chargers will contribute $350 million of their own money plus a $300 million loan from the NFL. So… not even enough to cover the increase in budgets. The rest of the money will come from public funds raised by drastically raising hotel taxes and driving out tourists, the only business in the county besides Hawaiian shirt production and restaurants at which Guy Fieri once ate. There’s no way this is getting made, right? HA!

Because compliance is the best way to deal with the demands of petulant children and people take sports waaaaaaay too seriously, the Chargers are of course going to get what they want. After all, they have supporters like these guys:

On a serious note, the only good I can hope this brings is repair to San Diego’s repulsive infrastructure. Need I remind you of poor Pumpkin Baby’s broken window the one time he drove here? Of course, that’s not going to happen. Instead, all our money goes toward spikes and rocks to keep our homeless population (the nation’s fourth largest) from sleeping on the sidewalks. Instead of, like, shelters or something.

These are gonna look so cool when the wind blows litter all over them

These are gonna look so cool when the wind blows litter all over them

Ugly: Let’s just take our minds off things with ugly jamz. Dudes, this new Gorguts.

Alright, that’s it for me. Take to the comments to vent and give me all your ugliest, weirdest tunes.

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  • Dubs

    It seems to me that Vlad the Impaler would approve of your local governance.

  • Human Remains is such an underrated band.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      agreed.

      • Möthër Shäbübü

        Bakt

      • Some of the best footage of them. Brann Dailor (Drummer of Mastodon) is filming. This was when he was in Lethargy. They played the same show. David Witte is such a boss on the drums.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH35eC_j8yQ

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          The more I listen to them the more I suspect they had a big influence on a lot of the weirdo metal I listen to today.

          • Yup. Super influential yet many have no knowledge of them. Crazy to me.

          • Early stages of skronk I would say for Human Remains.

    • I wish they would’ve been able to do one full length after that. I enjoy that EP every time I put it on.

      • So good! I got that one on wax. I got their 2 disc compilation album the other week. Lots of the same songs, just different versions which is rad.

        • I need to revisit that one. Kind of avoided it because it was demos and different versions of the same songs.

  • You would know better than I, but the sentiment I’ve heard is that there’s no way in hell the Chargers stay in San Diego after Spanos took a fat dump on the city with this nonsense.

    • There’s a huge signature-gathering event today as part of the massive “Save Our Bolts” campaign. People really want to hold on to the team no matter what the organization does. For my money, this album is the only worthwhile thing the Chargers have ever done:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqNjq2SCN-Y

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    Good: Laniakea’s A Pot Of Powdered Nettles. Got better allergy medication. Now I can go outside without dying!
    Bad: fucking allergies, man
    Ugly:

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Beatiful Birch Trees have never hurt anyone.

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        They hurt me every year. I want a global birch holocaust.

      • megachiles

        Huh, I thought these were aspens. I need to lrn2tree.

        • more beer

          They look almost the same.

          • megachiles

            Srsly. Googling “birch vs aspen” isn’t helping for shit either.

            In any case, they’re both super cool looking in the fall.

          • more beer

            Yes they are.

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          Pretty sure no other tree has that sweet, sweet Tuohi.
          Edit: Yeah, checked. Tuohi is even called Birchbark in English.

          • megachiles

            Huh, didn’t know birchbark had so many applications! You learn something new everyday in the toilet.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          #treeowned

    • megachiles

      Y u hating on aspens? 🙁

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        Oh look, a shitty tech death band.

        • Lol I’m just fuckin with ya

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            This is not consensual fucking. I feel violated.

          • Shhh bb, is ok

    • Pagliacci is Kvlt

      I have a birch tree right outside my bedroom window. Allegra/Flonase combo is the tits.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      How can you die if you never existed? #Finland’sNotReal

    • hope youre well finbro

  • Dubs

    This isn’t super ugly, but I’ve been enjoying it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5nbmy4kmtc

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      I meant to check this out the other day when you posted it, boom, nice reminder.

    • wow, i was hoping to say “Bukayasha Dubs” but their Bandcamp doesn’t want to sell me the whole thing, just tease with three songs. fuck, i’m lost. are bands starting to migrate AWAY from Bandcamp now??
      https://deadlight.bandcamp.com/album/fvlgvr-lvx-terror

      • Dubs

        I found the album on discogs, for what it’s worth.

        • you’re FUCKED.

          • Dubs

            You sound just like the Masterlord’s mother.

        • Bkuayasha Dubs, you made something awesome happen! i joined Discogs, now i just have to wait for the digital album to arrive…

  • Joaquin Stick

    Good: Finally joined bandcamp and followed a whole bunch of you, I will find everyone else at some point. Can’t wait to watch you all buy a bunch of shitty albums. (Don’t judge me yet, I am poor).

    Bad: I have this thing with doctors, where I go in with an issue, and they never have any idea what it is, so that’s fun. Probably nothing serious though.

    Ugly: So much fucking clouds and rain.

  • GOOD: Well, today marks the 30th day of me being completely sober; So there’s that. I’m also starting another battle vest which I’m very excited about. This one is punk themed, more so on the crusty and D-Beat spectrum of the punk genre. I’m just waiting on some patches and spikes to arrive in the mail. I’ve decided that this one will be more spike and stud heavy rather than patch heavy. Going with a Driller Killer (The Band) back patch and possibly a Skitsystem, Dishammer, or Discharge shoulder patch. I ordered all 3 so we’ll see once I get them in the mail. Got the collar completely spiked last night and this morning and it looks nasty! I’ll take a picture later on and post it. For the front I’ll probably add a couple of patches and just spike the rest. This vest will weigh 20 pounds after I’m done with it. Hahaha!

    BAD: This knee pain that I’ve been having on the inside of my right knee when running. It’s not severe enough that it keeps me from running, but it is rather annoying and painful at times.

    UGLY: This rainy and cool weather that has been going on for almost 2 weeks straight. Kindly fuck off already please and thank you.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Congrats on the 30 day mark bro, let’s get that ugly industrial band going.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      30 days of sobriety, that’s awesome Tyree. Congrats mang.

    • It would be fine if it was cool and rainy constantly but the weather can’t make up its fucking mind and decide between 70 degrees and 40! Mother Nature is such a cunt

    • Waynecro

      Congrats on your 30 days, man. That’s great!

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        Necro, remind me, how long have you been sober?

        • Waynecro

          Since 2007.

          • Damn, that’s impressive! I have a long way to go to catch up. Haha! Great work!!!

          • Waynecro

            Thanks, dude. After a little while, the time just starts flying by. Keep up the great work, man!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Oh that’s right, same as me!

          • Waynecro

            Nice, dude!

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      You seem to be well on your way to not dying

      • I’ll die anyway.

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          Only death is real.

          • Been meaning to get that book.

    • 30th day, yes!!!

      Man, that vest will look awesome. 20 pounds vest+20 extra pounds from badass CRUSTY goodness.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      I want to make a vest, but I don’t get enough opportunities to go to shows to justify having that many patches.

      • It’s more of a hobby of mine. It gives me something to do.

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          Having things to do >>>>>>
          Having to spend money <<<<<<<<<

          • I can’t argue with that.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            You have to sleep in that vest to give it that authentic crust punk scent as well.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Bad ass about the vest! Sorry to hear your still dealing with that knee pain.

      I’ve started running again. Loving the pain.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Congrats on the sobriety!

    • Here’s the finished collar…

      http://i.imgur.com/pHOs0yK.jpg

    • 30 days! Hell yeah!

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    ..

    • CyberneticOrganism

      BRO

    • fuckin’ Marmalard

    • Joaquin Stick

      I have heard of a river mouth, but this is ridiculous.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good: got paid yesterday, going to Universal Orlando on Sunday, got my Styx tickets

    Bad: I won’t be able to comment until next Saturday

    Ugly: I’m missing the Mushroomhead show tomorrow

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      looks like 3 good right there lol lol j/k

  • CyberneticOrganism

    GOOD: Cutting out early on a Friday.

    BAD: Having to rund errands & shit after cutting out early.

    UGLY: People at work who are incapable of listening to others and twist words into a worthless mangled deathpile of smoldering shitfungus. Banish them to the swamps.

    http://bossfight.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/boss-fight-free-high-quality-stock-images-photos-photography-sun-mist-960×640.jpg

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Cutting out early>>>>>>>>

      I worked 3 hours today. 3!

      • I worked 3 too and sat here and did nothing for the other 5.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Well shit. We actually got released.

          • more beer

            That is better than what they do to Deuce and make him sit there with nothing to do.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Yeah, that blows.

        • more beer

          That has got to suck. The time drags when you aren’t doing anything. That’s why I like what I do. No set times get the work done and be done. I think I worked 25 hours this week and cleared 800 bucks.

          • I do get to listen to music most of the day and dick around on here. Salary is the issue, been looking for a job and interviewing the past few weeks so it’s only a matter of time.

          • more beer

            Salary is the biggest issue there can be. The whole interview process in the corporate world takes time. But something will come along.

          • I’m with you there. It’s kind of nice at first when I can squeeze in a song while work files are compressing or whatever else, but it gets old fast. Much prefer working fast and steady.

          • more beer

            Yea just sitting around sucks I can do that at home. That’s whats good about what I do. Getting paid by the job not the hour.

  • Möthër Shäbübü

    GOOD: SKRONK. Also; bloodwork is fine. Bad cholesterol is actually below average, yet I have very low vitamin D. I eat a yogurt every morning, so that’s kinda surprising.

    BAD: The complete lack of seriousness surrounding this election. The idea of most of these candidates getting into office are terrifying, yet all anyone can do is make dumb jokes or memes about it. It’s not American Idol, this is our future. PS: Vote Mothman.

    UGLY: I have weird working hours, so I have the luxury of sleeping in a bit, yet lately I cannot get up. I go to bed at 11, wake up at 9 and keep sleeping, feeling unrefreshed. I feel like this is partially why I cannot get anything done and have just been binge watching shit on Netflix lately.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEA0EjMXsLc

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      get outside

      • who’s gonna run the FB group?

        • Elegant Gazing Globe

          since pentagram sam took over the most mysterious man in the toilet badge from Shabubu…I guess no one?

          • whoa boy, now i need to figure out who p sam is??
            a detective’s work is never finished

          • Hint: he’s not not Gorak. Or is he? Not.

          • there’s a little not not Gorak in each of us, come to think about it…

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            HAIL AND KILL WITH POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • He will always be partially all of us.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Pentagram Sam is the “Becky With The Good Hair” that Beyonce’s been talking about.

      • Möthër Shäbübü

        It’s not sleep apnea, that much I know.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      It’s gone way beyond American Idol at this point. This election’s gone straight into Gong Show territory.
      As for the whole sleep thing, I have that same feeling, where it takes me an hour or so (an at least 2 thermoses of coffee) to wake up, no matter how much I sleep. Then again, I wake up 3-5 times a night, so there’s that. I have no problem getting to sleep, but staying asleep is fuck near impossible for me.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    G: I’m drinking tequila tonight
    B: my dude has been waking up in the middle of the night for the past few nights and I hope that does not happen tongith
    U: rain

  • Good: stuff
    Bad: thing
    Ugly: slightly worse thing

    Ok back to terminal redux bye

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Very informative stuff here Bauer.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Good: my turntable arrived, my dad ordered me the Fallen Angel of Doom diehard edition for my birthday
    Bad: shop not having the original version of Gore Metal

    • Congrats on the turntable and free Fallen Angel of Doom wax.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Fuck yeah!

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        I don’t know if the record player is any good but I suppose I’ll find out.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Ugly: not being able to do pullups since I fucked up my back

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Ugh, sorry to hear that man.

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          Osmose Productions not accepting my card is a bit of a pain in the arse as well.

  • JWEG

    Things to Flush (Bad to Ugly and back Again):

    Some of you noticed my day-late Flush last week, and subsequent weekend details: on Thursday last week I was rushed to Victoria General Hospital after an episode of confusion, headache out of nowhere, and vomiting up an empty stomach (so basically frothy water). I spent 27 hours in Emergency waiting to be moved upstairs for observation, during which time I was subjected to a series of diagnostic tests that proved nothing. So more than a day of increasing symptoms with no signs at all. The on-staff Neurosurgeons all kept deferring to the lack of ‘signs’ as proof that nothing was wrong. So i was observed for two more days then sent home, only to have a similar episode on Monday.

    On Tuesday of this week I reported to my regular (lifelong) non-hospital-based Neurosurgeon, and he scheduled a shunt tap for the following day – the one thing the hospital neurosurgeons refused to do but that he defined as necessary to prove what the other tests could not.

    …only to receive, on Wednesday, a diagnosis that – yes – the pressure is above normal and that combined with the intermittent nature of symptoms suggested that there was indeed a malfunction (abdominal end of the tube rather than intracranial), albeit one far too slowly developing for the other tests to show. Because it’s not “emergent” we’ve made a plan that I should self-monitor for the weekend, report back to him Monday. If the shunt tap and on-site “flush” (no pun intended… well… not completely…) have only proved to temporarily relieve symptoms we should go forward with scheduling a Revision (surgery).

    The trick, then, is that he’s technically retired as a surgeon (only his capacity as consultant remains) and no longer has either admitting privileges or license to perform the surgery, so I either go back into the hands of the hospital neuros (who I’m hesitant to trust since they didn’t defer to my own expertise last weekend) or wait for the availability of the surgeon who is taking over his consultation cases and practice when he officially entirely retires later this year.

    • shoot man, get gud soon. that’s scary. and you’ve probably just given most Americans who are against the revised healthcare plan some ammunition “JWEG says that Canada does this and that………”

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        “Herpy derp a derp, Obama death panels, Vote Trump hee haw” would probably be the most likely response from people against it.

    • JWEG

      Just to clarify: “wait for the surgeon” who’ll take over doesn’t mean until December. He’s just not currently available to do the procedure, but should be very soon.

      The distinction is only a paperwork one; I only have to authorize that Dr. F (the new guy) is allowed to do it even though Dr. C (the long-standing one) is my “regular” guy at the moment.

    • is your “flush” a user function or clinical function? also, don’t you hate it when a doctor’s all cocky about something, then turns out to be wrong?!?! i think you have the legal right to yell “hey dickhead, try considering the fact that you’re not always correct. patients will thank you for it. k thx”

      • JWEG

        A bit of both clinical and user-initiated, since only a trained professional can do it.

        Basically the mechanism (VP Shunt) is a pump that draws excess cerebrospinal fluid away from the head (the main effect of hydrocephalus if the translation from Latin weren’t evident) and out of the brain ventricles (the V in VP) and down a tube into the abdomen (the P in VP). When one or the other end of the tube is obstructed or narrowed it may be possible to clear it just by repeatedly stimulating the cranial valve. It’s not something just anyone can do, though, as it’s apparently quite easy to do wrong if you don’t have medical expertise. Plus if it doesn’t take, you need to be ready to intervene immediately (like 10 years ago, when that flush attempt actually caused it to collapse entirely).

        • whoaMG. A) i did not know that the brain had ventricles B) scary AF. it’s all, jeez…. i’m glad you’re doing well!

          • JWEG

            Cranial ventricles are not exactly like heart ventricles (proper chambers in the heart itself) – each one is rather a space under and on the sides between it and the skull that have larger pools of CSF than the thin channel around the top side.

            The nature of hydrocephalus is to increase the size of those pools at the expense of other tissues. A properly functioning shunt prevents that from occurring.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            This thread has been immensely interesting, it’s just a shame it had to come from someone’s misfortune.

  • EsusMoose

    Good: Completed my final day of college, 2 finals remain then to full time employment. Weather has finally been nice the last 2 days. Deathgrips, White lung’s new releases. The overwatch beta is fun.
    Bad: Hardcore studying for the entire weekend (at least today and tomorrow) then a while till the next test. Ate way too much food for lunch and feel sick. Been skipping my morning jog a lot this week, gotta get back on that.
    Ugly: Foot pain.

  • Good: Trap Them/Organ Dealer/Meek Is Murder tomorrow night.
    Bad: Haven’t bought a Mother’s day gift yet so I have to drag my two kids to the store on a Saturday while the wife is at work.
    Ugly: This is as ugly as it gets, recognize
    http://youtu.be/U9UiIy7ARBg

  • Oh right, ugly music. https://youtu.be/cxbdMiyhZyo

    • Yo, they be touring with Gadget soon. Plus, new shit supposedly.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      These dudes have some new new on the way.

  • Joaquin Stick

    I was busy today, did I miss discussion of the Vektor album? I really fucking like this Vektor album.

    • EsusMoose

      Oh shit that came out today didn’t it. Gonna listen to that next.

    • Dubs

      It’s ripping me a new butt.

      • Joaquin Stick

        The first and last songs are probably the best things I have heard this year. Maybe that is recency bias, actually it definitely is, but still..

      • I FOUND IT, FUCK YES!!!

    • megachiles

      Ready your body.

  • Brock Samson

    Good: Finals week is over and I am officially a college graduate.

    Bad: Now starts the annoying process of graduate school applications.

    Ugly: I ate some red beets yesterday which turned my poop dark red and I thought I had ass cancer for a second.

    • megachiles

      Congrats dode! Both beet poop and college graduation are major life events.

    • Waynecro

      Awesome, man! Congrats!

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Whoo whoo!

    • Congrats and best of luck your future ventures.

    • Owlswald

      Ugh, beets. Congrats!

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Congrats!

    • Weird how that works, yeah? Spinach will turn it green in sufficient quantities.

      Congrats on graduation! It’s a bigger deal than some make it out to be. What are you applying to grad school for?

  • Waynecro

    I’ve lived in or near San Diego for a total of 26 years. How the fuck have I never really heard of or been to a Metal Swap Meet? For fuck’s sake, it’s presented by the SD venue at which I’ve been seeing metal shows for years. Goddamnit, me! Get your shit together.

    • more beer

      Because you don’t like to leave the house.

      • Waynecro

        This is true.

    • Ayyyyy come hang out. There’s a bunch of distros and silly metal shirts and stuff. And Derek Riggs is there again this year, so you have zero excuses for not getting every Maiden thing you own signed

      • Waynecro

        I don’t own any Maiden things (I know, I’m a bad, bad metalhead). I do love Exhumed, though. If I didn’t have to work so much overtime to beat some absurd deadlines, I’d probably think about considering attending. I see that this is the seventh Metal Swap Meet, which means the event began while I was living in the Bay Area. I feel less shitty about being unaware of it now.

        • Rob M

          Oh come on man, not even the Dickenson stuff?

          Yer dead to me bro

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          No Maiden?!?! Do not let your constituents know….

          • Waynecro

            Want another bomb? I don’t like Black Sabbath either. I’m such a monster.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            You’re not supposed to tell me these things…

          • Waynecro

            Honesty is more important that pleasing everyone, bro.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            WAYNECRO FOR PRESIDENT 2016! Your only choice for an honest prez. He’ll even admit to metalheads that he doesn’t like Sabbath!

          • Waynecro

            Dude, seriously. I have strong Kantian tendencies, so lying is right out. People may not like what I think, but they’ll know what I think. I’m highly transparent–and not just because I’m absurdly pale.

          • more beer

            But you can’t trust a metalhead who doesn’t like Sabbath. He may as well be Trump or Clinton at this point!

          • Waynecro

            I just hate Ozzy’s voice and find Sabbath a bit dull. I’m more of a Motorhead kinda guy.

          • Rob M

            Theres always the Dio era stuff…

            …or are we about to have an even bigger problem?

          • Waynecro

            I think you know the answer to this question. Dio seemed like a great dude, though.

          • Rob M
          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            VOTE NECRO ’16

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • more beer

            You still lose my vote!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Waynecro needs your vote!

          • more beer

            Nah the Sabbath thing is a deal breaker.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Dammit!
            Is there anything your president can do for you to guarantee a vote this election cycle?

          • more beer

            Nope I will have to continue voting 3rd party.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Waynecro is the fourth party. Literally one better than all the rest.

          • Waynecro

            Maybe even fifth party, really. I didn’t even realize I was running for anything until very recently.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Fifth party! Ladies and Gentlemen, your future president has leveled up!

          • more beer

            No he is no party. Because he doesn’t party!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Okay, time to pull a JJD.

            more beer plz!

          • more beer

            I’m sorry but you can only say plz to people in your area.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Hahahahahaha!

          • Waynecro

            Only because I partied so hard in my youth that my body is physically incapable of partying now. It’s an accomplishment of sorts.

          • more beer

            What and I didn’t? Plus besides alcohol I did a lot of other shit. Being able to still do that shit is an accomplishment.

          • Waynecro

            If I had any say in the matter, I definitely would have chosen to maintain the ability to party.

          • more beer

            I feel for you. I would have choked someone out a long time ago. If I didn’t have this release.

          • Waynecro

            I do miss getting out of my own head sometimes.

          • more beer

            I don’t drink everyday. But I definitely smoke everyday. I don’t even remember the last time i was completely out of weed. It’s been a few years.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            And he doesn’t dance, and if he doesn’t dance, he is no friend of mine.

          • Waynecro

            I don’t know about Mr. Beer, but I’ll tell you what I can do. I can promise to continue sticking to my guns and not rolling over for establishment metalheads who have deemed loving Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden a prerequisite to effective leadership. Although I appreciate the influence those bands had on metal as a whole, I just don’t jam those tunes.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            I’ll go grab the dingy and a soccer ball for him. You cut the rope, we’re sending him away Castaway style!

          • more beer

            He’s gotta find his own fucking soccer ball!!

          • Möthër Shäbübü

            I don’t like Slayer and Megadeth.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            I don’t like Pantera.

          • more beer

            Blasphemy!

          • Waynecro

            Isn’t blasphemy metal?

          • Rob M

            Yes, but youre no longer allowed to listen to them or anything else that dosnt end in “-core”

          • Waynecro

            That hardly seems fair.

          • Rob M

            Sorry man…tough love is called for at this point

          • more beer

            Sending him out to choose his switch is what’s called for now!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Damn, taking it back to the days of when my grandma was growing up! *gets off your lawn and puts your Werther’s Original back in the basket*

          • more beer

            Old school!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            He’s only allowed to listen to Crunkcore until he shapes up.

            http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OQ93-gSCL.jpg

          • more beer

            Not for you anymore!

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Damn, that’s just wow!
            At least you and I agree that Darkthrone, Voivod, and Steve Wilson suck. #goodtohaveyouontheteam

          • Waynecro

            Dudebro, brace yourself. I’m wearing a Darkthrone shirt right now, and I think Steve Wilson’s Hand. Cannot. Erase. has some great songs on it. But, hey, one out of three ain’t bad.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
      • I want to go to a Maiden concert with C. Molenaar.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Good: I got back into running this week. Feels good. Other than that, good beer, good music and good friends!

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Heavy Metal Swap meet sounds amazing!

  • Vault Dweller

    good: The week’s over! I successfully moved! My new neighborhood is pretty awesome!

    bad: My apartment management company is fucking incompetent, and in a related note I’ve been living without heating since moving in last Sunday. Sleeping in your 45* room wearing 2 torso layers and a pair of jeans<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    ugly: Had to use a vacation day + a few extra hours for move-in shit on Monday and Tuesday.
    In the 3 days since, I've been working 10 hour days without eating breakfast or lunch. Definitely lost some weight and cratered my metabolism as a result.

    • Sleeping without heat<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    • tertius_decimus

      How about fleece? I know that feeling when you have to live in the room which has no heating or it works improperly. Sucks, but survivable.

      Also, take a look at this article: http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2011/02/body-insulation-thermal-underwear.html

    • more beer

      Buy $20.00 space heater. At least where you sleep will be warm.

      • Makes all the difference. I lived in one of those old Cap Hill apartments for a winter and my space heater was the only thing that made it tolerable.

        • more beer

          I have one in my room too it gets cold in my dwelling space.

  • good weekend, everyone!! so… uh… have some D&D illustration.

    http://meduzarts.com/wp_test/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/TPK_DDO_Illustration_Final.jpg

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      D&D>>>>>>

      • ¡Jajajajaja! Your new username!!!

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          I am honored to carry this banner, HAIL WARRIOR LINK!

    • Rob M

      Since Im a complete fantasy nerd, I’ll happily take you D&D illustration

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Damn straight!

      • Rob, you hear that new crushing War Master track yet?

        • Rob M

          War Master from Texas?

          No, didnt even know they were working on new material

          • Rob M

            Fucking NICE!…

          • That doomy section at 2:05 gives me goosebumps everytime.

          • Rob M

            That part is massive indeed…

            Yeah, Im going to be spinning this a few times today

          • Rob M

            Hey, did you hear the preview track from the upcoming Beastiality album?

        • Ohhh!!! I forgot to share that link with you. I will go to commit honorable suicide.

      • <3 I love all of that aesthetic.

        • Rob M

          Same, used to page through the books because the art was cool

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      Nice

    • tertius_decimus

      That’s spidaurus in the back of bunch?

    • With this I am well pleased. My roommates are too, as people who have multiple weekly tabletop RPG parties.

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas

    Dang that swap meet sounds awesome and it’s not too far from me…but I already gots a date with OC beerfest. Sure to be delishus but sans metal for sure

    • Is there another #socal #brocal Toileteer in here? Somehow I’ve met none of you.

      • The Tetrachord of Archytas

        Total #brocal all the way

        • Let’s listen to Switchfoot and vape in our Fox racing gear brochacho

          • Dubs

            My class chose “Dare You to Run” as our high school graduation theme…

          • The Tetrachord of Archytas

            mine probably did the same

          • This had the most votes my senior year. It got vetoed and Whitesnake ultimately got the nod. Total bullshit.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1GNmLGy9Iw

          • Dubs

            Come witness the corruption in the system.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Whitesnake is good though.

          • IT’S CALLED DARE YOU TO MOVE BRO
            Source: this happens once a year here
            http://switchfoot.com/bro-am/

          • Dubs

            Well then.

          • “THE BRO-AM SOIREE, BEACH DAY RAFFLE, AND OUR FIRST EVER BRO-AM RESTAURANT WEEK”
            how come you didn’t tell us about this sooner?

          • I know, right? A feast fit for a @CyberneticOrganism:disqus

          • I’m gonna visit you again soon. Better grab your Oakleys, dawg.

          • I’ll start pulling up my socks now

          • Dubs

            I have Oakleys and wear chacos 🙁

          • Lacertilian

            Stan Halen will fix you up

          • The Tetrachord of Archytas

            Throw some pbr and sailor jerry tattoos in there and we’ve got the whole county covered

      • The Tetrachord of Archytas
  • Dubs

    Oh, here’s some old school ugly for you cats who’ve never heard it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrRT3Xr83xk

  • Rob M

    New wave, old school ugliness

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9zEz5KAKbw

    • bite your tongue, that song is a good

      • I’m not talking about the music. I’m talking about the lyrics, señor detective.

        • sry bby. i’ve never read a song lyric in my life, so that makes more sense.

          • 1 McNutty 0 Words

          • It twist your whole perception about the album when you realize the lyrics despict crime scenes.

            “Touching your oil skin

            Slipping hands down past your waist to find

            I’ve been waiting for hours

            Let the salt flow, feel my coil unwind

            Go to the edge swim

            Brown the eyes that sleep has rendered blind

            Gravity eyelids come down

            Come love so young with your gold arms so I wake her

            Here’s a will that will glow in the dark”

          • ive read worse

          • Dubs

            Is this about butt stuff?

          • “brown the eyes that sleep has rendered blind”

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls
          • tertius_decimus

            Laughing hard!

          • classic

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            “Touching your oily skin

            Slipping hands down past your waist to find

            I’ve been waiting for hours

            Let the salt flow, feel my coil unwind”

            Sounds like a love poem that members of Manowar write for each other.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Soooooooooo soooooooooooo so much buttz!

  • Owlswald

    Good: We’re heading out on a 17 day trip to Portual and Spain next Friday.
    Bad: Our trip isn’t until next Friday and I’m burnt.
    Ugly: Trump for Prez.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      That trip sounds amazing

      • Owlswald

        Indeed. Recommendations on can’t miss sights from any veterans of those two countries will be gladly accepted.

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          I think we had a Portuguese member on here a while back………

    • Rob M

      Ugly: virtually any of those options for Prez

  • tigeraid

    The Good: the first warm weekend of spring is here.

    The Bad: our new dog is a fucking menace and I can’t even right now. But the olelady is in love with him, predictably. Goodbye sex life I guess.

    The Ugly: spending this gorgeous weekend assembling chainlink fence because of said dog.

  • Good: Saw Bosse-de-Nage tear it up last night with So Hideous.
    Bad: I don’t think my boss believes I’m out sick with a “migraine”. His response: laughter, followed by “Yeah, that works.”
    Ugly: the Pabst hangover which actually did resemble a migraine.

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Sweeeet! Loves me some So Hideous!

    • howd i miss your post? jelly, would have liked to have seen/hipster

      i called out twice for hangovers last year (purposefully. i mean, i get three sick days. . . )

      • I’ve already burned through all my sick days because I spent the month of January dying of everything.

        Worth it though. Small show full of hipsters who refused to mosh. Full show review coming soon.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      jelly.

  • megachiles

    I’ve never understood the arguments for financing sports stadiums with tax payer dollars. It seems that this would just put an undo burden on the community and the purported benefits (jerbs, better infrastructure, tourism) aren’t going to make up for the increased tax burden, especially if their utility is limited to 1-2 sports and MAYBE a few huge concerts per year.

    It may not be entirely comparable in terms of scale or investment, but the burden placed on olympic host cities comes to mind when I read about stadium financing in the US: the infrastructure built doesn’t “invigorate” shit, and your country gets saddled with insurmountable debt.

    Is there any empirical evidence supporting either stance on this issue?

    Good:
    -New Vektor, hnng.
    -This is the first weekend in two weeks where we’re not driving around Texas to hang out with my mom.
    -Got enrolled in all of the courses I’d mapped out for school. Yay skool.
    -Civil War looks aight.
    -Flying up to the Twin Cities to maybe sign on a rental in the next few weeks, scope out neighborhoods, and meet some future coworkers. If anyone has any recommendations for food/beer/coffee, shout out!

    Bad:
    -RIP dat boi
    -Moving is fucking expensive. 🙁

    Ugly:
    -Strongman training is making me look like a victim of domestic abuse/a self-harmer. E.g. I have a weird bellybutton bruise, and forearm burns.
    -Our garbage disposal is broken. uggggggggggggggh.

    • There is actually a TON of evidence that shows tax-payer funded stadiums are net losses for the communities they’re built in. The promised economic benefit just isn’t there. It’s a scam by ownership every single time.

      • cosigned
        -STL

      • megachiles

        So basically, if Austin builds a soccer stadium instead of a light rail the city is doomed?

        • Yes. Although, I think those studies were only done for REAL sports.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            1 point Joe, 0 points soccer.

          • Like the final of a high-scoring soccer game.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!

          • Checkmate, euros

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            What if they build a stadium in Austin that only hosts Dave Grohl every single night?

          • Tonight at Dave Grohl’s THE BEST Stadium: Dave Grohl ! ! ! !

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            He’d have to have a couple of days off, and those spots would be filled with dancing holograms of him.

          • Kurt Cobain memorial videos and Hole reuinion shows

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            We’re trying to bring people (and dollars for me) into the stadium, not getting people to burn it to the ground.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        Even the temporary stadiums are a financial disaster for the cities that build them. Look at how much debt FIFA leaves it’s host cities for the World Cup and how much they themselves get instead. Hell, ask any Brazilian about that one. Same with the Olympics.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Sports industry gotta be the fucking centre of the universe

    • Owlswald

      I do Strongman on Tuesdays. You never get used to those stones or tires do you?

      • megachiles

        Yesterday was my second day doing stones. I got our comp weight up to an ~65 in platform for a couple singles, but I’m beat today. Form felt a hell of a lot better though, so I think I’ll manage.

        The damn log though… That thing is gonna destroy me. I’m also vaguely worried about yolks, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.

        • Owlswald

          I’m not a huge fan of the stones or the kegs. The log clean and press might be my favorite Strongman lift. Also, I find yolks much easier than farmer’s carries because it doesn’t rely as much on grip.

          • megachiles

            Stones have been my favorite so far. They’re very cathartic.

            Are you a particularly strong presser or do you have rad technique? My overhead strength has always been a weakpoint, and I don’t think it’s helping with the press portion of the log event. I’m hoping a few more weeks of dedicated log days will help out.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      I love when Norway said a few years back about the Olympics: “Nope, pass.”

      • Ihsahn Slolem Gold Medal

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Ihsahn Sweater Award

      • megachiles

        Norway, you cheeky bastards.

  • i’ll be visiting #brocal this month (already set up a play date with Waynecro!) C-Mole, getachaboi. dunno who else lives there, but we can find out on FB.
    that’s the good. there’s no bad. and there’s no ugly. i’m bad at this.

    • omg hmu on FB! Let’s hang. What are you here for?

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      You get to meet THE WAYNECRO!?!?!? not fair

      • the same Waynecro who will be leading the free world in a few years

        • Take pics.
          Send pics.
          (Make them sexy please.)

        • Waynecro

          I’m going to give the free world the boot to the ass that it needs, and them I’m going to wipe my boot with a rag drenched in the tears of those who dared to oppose me.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            necro16

      • Waynecro

        You’re probably not missing out on much. Ooohhh, wicked self-burn.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Waynecro, the president who is not afraid of self-depreciation.

          I would be honored to meet you and Sir McNulty!

          • Waynecro

            If you’re ever in the San Diego area, let me know. I’m not all that interesting in person probably, but my dog is adorable.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            I will hit you up, good sir!

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Misread that as “I will knock you up, good sir!”.

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      #brocal tip: it’s easy to confuse beer growlers with shitty surf music.

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      also be careful how you judge hipsters. By outward appearance alone, you’ll never be able to guess who enjoys reading and sufjan stevens over people who’d rather go to an edm event but went to coachella to see Calvin Harris and dress like Native Americans

      • how about i wear an Iron Maiden t-shirt, and any time a person compliments it, i just ask “what’s your favorite album?”
        …or as i call it the Ironic Test, jajaja

        • The Tetrachord of Archytas

          they’d probably have redraw the county lines as a result

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          I had a similar experience once. A person complimented me on my Iron Maiden lunchbox and when asked, “You like Iron maiden?” they replied “Yeah, they got good beats.”
          I told that poor bastard to LEAVE THE HALL

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    The entire area around my school sounds like cow shit. I’m at a loss as to why.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Maybe they’re filming the new Top Gear.

      • Lacertilian

        Fuck.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          RIP Top Gear

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        I doubt Chris Evans would be willing to come this far up north.

  • Rob M

    Good: Memorial Day is coming and with it a bunch of friends I only get to see once a year. That shit cant come fast enough

    BadL They talked me into doing a cookout at my house, which means Ive got to get this dump looking halfway decent

    Ugly: This fucking weather. If this shit dosnt stop soon, Im going to have to build a goddamn ark

    • more beer

      The way I see it. If you have a bunch of your friends coming over. They are going to make a mess. So as long as it’s somewhat presentable you should wait to clean it until after they trash your place.

      • Rob M

        …well now I just feel stupid for having started already

        • more beer

          Always look at the big picture and always try not to do the same job twice.

          • Rob M

            Well now everyones just banned from coming inside

          • more beer

            I was going to suggest that too. Let yourselves in right to the yard.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            And if they gotta use the bathroom, the bushes and the shovel are over there.

          • Rob M

            ..if theyre smart they’ll pace themselves on the beer, which means more beer for me afterwards…its a win-win

          • more beer

            There is never enough beer! There are never leftovers at my house when we party here.

          • Rob M

            There usually arent when we get together either. Wife loves it because I end up clearing out most of my stash by the time the weekend is over

          • more beer

            It seems all wives are the same concerning that.

          • Rob M

            Yeah, its definitely some kind of universal constant or something

          • more beer

            I have never had a wife and I know. So yes it is universal.

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

    Good: The first ever LGBT monument is set to be unveiled in NYC. Of course, the conservative butthurt is already in motion, at least for those who are taking time off from furiously whacking off nonstop at the news of Trump slithering his way to the nomination uncontested. It’s now gonna be a pick between him and Clinton, and nuclear Armageddon can’t come soon enough. I say hooray for the end of the world:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvyfowU0Imo

    Bad: Nothing much, really. Another chill week on my end, and playing the usual waiting game on hearing back about job interviews.

    Ugly: Laura Cohan (Walking Dead). Hideous I tells ya!

    http://www.sawfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lauren-Cohan-Sharp-Magazine-Photoshoot-7.jpg

    • well the HB2 debacle is still in full swing down in raleigh. Michael Jordan now tellin them queers down at the state house that if it isnt repealed that he will pick up the Charlotte Hornets and leave.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        And now the politicians down there are trying the whole “come at me bro” approach towards Obama and whining about how they’re being bullied over the whole thing.

        NC Politicians: “Bring it on, bro! We don’t need your oppression!”
        Supreme Court and Department Of Justice:

        http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/see-this-shit-stop-it.jpg

        • people just dont realize how bad this is for the economy of our state, regardless of your opinions on the bathroom issue.

          the bathroom issue is just the storefront everyone is arguing over. the actual bill does wayyy worse. it overrides the authority of all local and county govts to pass pretty much any legislation, especially regarding civil rights.

          this is all one giant smokescreen for them to start privatizing and goddamn christianizing every fucking thing in the state (now my city’s water, remember Flint?)

          • more beer

            I see it like this. If you have a dick you go in the men’s room. If you have a pussy you go in the ladies room. There is no grey area here.Not to mention 3% of the population shouldn’t dictate to the other 97%.

          • like i said, the worst of HB2 is other stuff in that bill. mark my fucking words the bathroom issue is a red herring

          • more beer

            Yea but every SJW in the nation is screaming about it. You live there I totally believe you. You have much more info on this than I do. All we hear is the bathroom shit.

          • exactly, thats what they want you to hear. watch him get reelected in november, man.

          • more beer

            Diversion tactics. Anything to fuck the people.

          • And people are easily fucked with

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            I’ve read quite a bit on the Flint crisis (well, one of many crises over there), and as far as I know the water’s never been privatized. They did however tossed out the local government’s pleas not to switch from the Detroit supply to the Flint River supply, simply because they wanted to save money on something that wouldn’t have been expensive to keep as is.
            They’ve (the politicians in Raleigh) have been able to skip over the local governments, but now they’re trying to tell the SCOTUS and DOJ to show it. That will ultimately be their undoing, as least as far as their legislation is concerned. Look at how quick they shot down Chicago’s gun laws once the city told them to shove it.

          • yeah, then you jave missed something because recently the city of Flint (Dick Snider) aimed to put the control of their system (the rebuilding) into the hands of the very same company that oversaw the inquiry into the initial swap.

            the same way they are intending to privatize asheville’s water system and the states roads(like much of the midwest)

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Oh, gotcha.

          • privatization is the end times, as the christians would say. you want some italian to toll your highways, and then sell itself when it finds out its not profitable enough.

          • because too many people are busy suing them for dying on their unkempt deathtraps

            death to mcrory, and death to the corporatists

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Yep. Read up on when Chicago privatized their parking meters. The city blew through the initial payout in a little over a year (mostly for Daley’s pet projects), and now it’s been losing money from it since at least 2007 or so.

    • oh yeah, this broad is hot

    • Rob M

      Laura Cohan is indeed magically delicious

  • tertius_decimus

    Bad: -.

    Good: finally mastered 3-cross 36 spoke lacing. Unhurriedly built two fully functional wheels. 2 to go. Wheelbuilding is the form of art. It demands patience and concentration and develops these qualities unlike nothing else. Very important to gain them in my book (I have kinda neurotic, choleric character). Process of lacing and truin the wheel works on me as meditation. Very cool feeling that ends with the feel of accomplishment when the work is done.

    Also new friendships, biking whatever places I wanna go, lots of free time and no more bosses above me. Now I’m on my own. The year goes much better than horrifying 2014 and 2015.

    Ugly: still haven’t figured out how to forget my ex-. She comes to me in my dreams and dreams are something I see on rare occasions, maybe twice a month. This baffles. Alot. Since I’ve met another person to share memorable moments in life, memories about past love messing things badly. I love her, but can’t forgive her hypocrisy and betrayal. On a good note, I do hope that this will pass with time, however waves of moral decline will attack my mind shores in close days, weeks and months.

    • Rob M

      Forgetting an ex is never easy…even long after youve moved on they tend to pop into your head at random times for no reason. The fact that we tend to look back at things with rose colored glasses dosnt help the situation either

      • the ‘grass is greener’ effect is in full bloom with girlfriends

        blackbeard recommends liquor, promiscuity, church burning, and black fucking metal.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          You are wise, blackened beard.

      • more beer

        Remember an ex is an ex for a reason. While there was good stuff between the couple. The bad shit was worse or you would still be together. Always remember the bad shit it keeps you in check.

        • Rob M

          Honestly, dosnt matter one way or the other to me anymore…been happily married for about 10 years now.

          Past relationships are just that…in the past

          • more beer

            Right on.

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          Well, not always. Mine got kicked out of the country, so not much choice in the whole matter.

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        Agh, tell me about it. It took around 6 or so years to finally get over what happened with my ex-fiance, and haven’t bothered dating again for almost 8 years now. And no real intention to do so again.

        • tertius_decimus

          Wow. That’s rough. Really rough. How did you overcome the remains of your break-apart?

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Alcohol, and lots of time. At some point, life simply moves on.

    • tertius, you may have the kind of brain chemistry that requires a “mate” so to speak. if this is the case, my studies indicate that you may not be over her until you find the next one. start now! don’t let sentiments slow you down.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Dude, the wheel building thing is awesome, nice work. I’ve always wanted to learn how to do that myself. Share a pic!

      • tertius_decimus

        I kill rims on a regular basis. This pic was taken in early March. The rim is unknown, very heavy and durable. The hub is Shimano RX100.

      • tertius_decimus

        This is from early April, after being car-doored. Rim was a toast, but I managed to save it.

        The rim is Mavic Open 4CD, the hub is Shimano 600.

      • tertius_decimus

        And this is tonight. I replaced old screechy hub with Shimano 600, again. Both front wheels are Mavic Open 4CD. Honestly, they’re too weak for every day hard riding.

        Sorry for lousy pic. It’s almost 3 at night in Ukraine. Will do better tomorrow.

      • tertius_decimus

        And this is my tomorrow job. Rear hub is Shimano 600, that I’ll re-lace to Mavic MA40 box-section rim which is equipped with old MTB Alivio hub now. Road bike on MTB hub is kinda non-Feng Shui, you know. Simply, Shimano 600 are just beautiful.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          You look like you know your stuf man, super cool. I won’t bug ya anymore with the late time over there ??

  • Waynecro

    Good: I’m going to meet McNulty in person.
    Bad: I’m much more interesting in writing than I am in person.
    Ugly Sixteen-hour workdays.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Lucky. I wish I could meet McNulty in person. I have a lot of interesting stories about myself I could tell.

      • Waynecro

        I should borrow some of your stories to tell McNulty when I meet him.

        • more beer

          Not one of your better ideas. Unless you are just trying to fuck with McNulty.

    • Rob M

      “Bad: I’m much more interesting in writing than I am in person”

      …arent we all

      • nooooope

        • Rob M

          Well thanks, I appreciate your vote of confidence in me

          • i sincerely believe that each of us here is more interesting in person, is what i meant

          • Only when drunk.

          • more beer

            I second that.

          • Rob M

            I know, Im mostly being a smart ass right now

          • my family always says, “its better to be a smart ass than a dumb ass”

          • Waynecro

            I have confidence in you even though you don’t love me anymore.

          • Rob M

            Im sure I’ll forgive you…

            …eventually

            …maybe

      • Waynecro

        You’re probably right. Though some of the most interesting people I’ve ever met probably couldn’t even write their own name with a crayon.

        • Rob M

          We call those people eccentric

          • more beer

            Or idiot savant.

          • Rob M

            …without the savant part

          • more beer

            No I know a couple with the savant part. But many more with just the idiot part.

          • Waynecro

            Or drummers.

          • *KJU

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Who says my name without fear?!?!?

          • more beer

            Hahaha!!!!!! Milwaukee’s best muscles.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Damn straight! These arms are like two pillars of beef and steel, with wrecking balls attached! and I have MB to thank.

          • more beer

            Let me fix that for you. Those arms are like overcooked noodles.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Just the left one. The right one, though, is like Popeye on meth and steroids! #hittingthebunkgettingswole

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9674c51bd127d1443e5ddb080290ee950c9de8f29a299f590c8bbf23e10181da.jpg

    • i havent had any 16 hour work days but i have done 5 11-hour work days this week. and i still have to work tomorrow

      • Waynecro

        I haven’t had to pull 16-hour days since I got laid off right after buying a house and had to write SEO profiles for six cents per word to pay the mortgage.

        • 6 cents per word? and none of them are obscenities? im out

          • Waynecro

            It was brutal, man. It was kind of funny too. The company I was working for helps people hide all the negative information about them that ends up on the internet. I got to read some pretty zany stuff.

          • inb4 hillary clinton and donald trump lovechild

          • Waynecro

            Nothing quite so massive. More like a doctor who wants to hide nudy pictures she did in college. Or some corporate bigwig who wants to hide the fact that his kid got kicked out of college for stalking another student.

          • when will everyone realize theyre human?

          • Rob M

            Nope…we need to hold everyone to standards that we’ll never reach ourselves. Thats the American way

          • more beer

            This is why I set the bar low for other humans.

          • Rob M

            General life experience is why I set the bar low for other humans

          • i rarely consider other humans as humans

          • more beer

            That is general life experience. The new American way so to speak.

          • more beer

            Sounds like you could have set up a side business as a blackmailer.

          • Rob M

            Would have been more lucrative…thats for sure

          • more beer

            Fuck yea. In a tough economy you gotta do what you gotta do to survive.

          • Waynecro

            The information I was hiding was already out there. I was just burying it deeper in the Internet. I didn’t actually have any information that wasn’t already available to anyone with an Internet connection.

          • more beer

            But most people a really stupid. So you could have probably gotten paid.

          • Waynecro

            You have a point there.

          • more beer

            Fear & stupidity are all you need to succeed doing that.

          • tertius_decimus

            Many people were trying to convince me to go copyrighting route. My native languages (two) are top-notch and writing skills were considered as very good by many (though, I strictly don’t think so myself). Some even recommended to write a book or two. Nope. I could be a professional dilettante if I would. Why bother writing about something you don’t understand? Don’t wanna play with words. Words are for expressing, if there’s something one have to say.

    • tertius_decimus

      > Bad: I’m much more interesting in writing than I am in person.

      Wrong. That’s your point of view. Remember, people look at you from their perspective, so you never know what exactly may interest them in you.

      • Waynecro

        Good point, dude. Thanks!

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      You’re going to meet THE MCNULTY! lucky

      • Waynecro

        I’m super lucky!

        • more beer

          I hung out with the toilets Vladimir Putin at Napalm Death last week. He is a good kid as I suspect McNulty is too. Plus you guys can compare pancreas’. That’s some metal shit there.

          • the meeting of the organless

          • more beer

            I think they have most of their organs. But I am also not a doctor.

          • they might be better off without ’em

          • more beer

            Still not medical advice but… I think they need to remain inside a person.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Bodies Without Organs would be an awesome band name, if it wasn’t already taken by a shitty techno-pop band.

          • tertius_decimus

            > Plus you guys can compare pancreas’.

            In all seriousness, it’s not funny… But… But… BWA-HA-HA! 😀

          • more beer

            Well I believe they were both stricken with the same ailment. Since that is the organ in question. I think comparing them is in order. Like a good old fashioned competition.

          • tertius_decimus

            Which is winner? Whose pancreas is in worse or whose in better condition?

          • more beer

            Worse of course. Since it was caused by alcohol, it must be judged by lifetime consumption.

          • Waynecro

            That’s cool, man. Yeah, we’re both members of the pancreatitis club. It’ll be like a really small, really laid-back support group.

          • more beer

            I was more talking in terms of bragging rights!

          • Waynecro

            Oh, for sure. “I see your thrombosis of the splenic vein and raise you a pancreatic pseudo cyst and diabetes.”

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          Eat him up, tiger! 😉

          • Waynecro

            I don’t know whether to laugh or shudder.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Purring will suffice.

          • Waynecro

            I think I’ll go with laughter.

    • just tell him he has pretty hair

  • good: records on the way. got a little tequila and making 5alarm chicken burritos tonight

    bad: goddamn dog diarrhead on the floor next to where i sit (inches from tv screen and record player)

    ugly: bills this month. friday isnt even over and im already fuckin broke

    • more beer

      Last month was like that for me. Broke as fuck. But things have picked up so much I am good now.

      • next week will trend that way for me too

        • more beer

          That sucks bro. If you are like me. Not having cash really fucks the things you like to do up.

          • no doubt but i meant that the 60+ i will have worked this week means next weekend will be just fine

          • more beer

            Okay I misunderstood. When my check comes on Wednesday I am going on a spending spree at the dispensary.

          • lol i would expect no less

  • Óðinn

    GOOD: Working on my voiceover demo. Hopefully, it will be a new source of income over the coming years.

    BAD: The film/digital and social media project that I’m working on has a lot of components to manage. It’s turning out to be a lot of work, and with some difficult personalities too.

    UGLY: Gun Lobbyist…
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/05/top-gun-lobbyist-calls-hundreds-child-gun-deaths-occasional-mishaps

    • CyberneticOrganism

      VO? Nice! How are you making your demo?

      • Óðinn

        I just started working with a coach. I’ve been recording with a MacBook Pro, Audacity, and a Blue Yeti at home, but this guy wants me to use Garage Band to record, which had never crossed my mind before. So we are working on demos for some different types of voiceovers: Audio Books, Instructional, Character Voices, Accents, and Commercials/PSAs. I’ll record them at his home studio.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Cool, I’d love the hear the final product

          • Óðinn

            I might be able to send you something. I’ll probably have something solid in 2-4 weeks.

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

    More Bad: I was eating a few minutes ago, when a nice chunk of enamel/tooth magically disappeared from the back of one of my front teeth. GAAAAAAAHHHHHH!

    • im about tired of having teeth anyway

      • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

        I wanna upgrade to Jaws (the James Bond villain) style dentures.

  • GOOD: I currently have 13.5 pounds of chicken and pork brining, after twelve hours of which they shall be rubbed with copious amounts of brown sugar and spices, then interred in my smoker for 8-20 hours. Eunuchs are supposed to be fat, right? Also got beer brewing supplies arriving tomorrow to have another project going, and some other food-related shenanigans. Drinking a limited-batch offering from Allagash at the moment. Game of Thrones rules so far. Behemoth’s show the other night ruled. Freelance workflow is picking back up again. Things are fun.

    BAD: Long, long workweeks make me awfully tired. I still haven’t gotten around to listening to the new Gorguts (SHAME!). Have yet to hear back about two jobs I applied to, each of which would put me on track to something like a career.

    THE GOOD RETURNS (probably the next Fallujah album name, or a bad George Lucas movie in the works): The bad ain’t much to complain about, and bad feelings are just dumb and can be flushed.

    THE UGLY: The shit that keeps going on around Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones. Seriously twisted stuff. When that gets to be too much I go back to one of my freelance projects only to find that it’s another porny 19-century romance set in Scotland … there is no escape from depravity.

    Happy Friday!

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls