Flush It Friday: NERDS

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Alright, my lads and lasses, let’s be totally honest with each other. We’re nerds.

First let’s take a look at the word itself. “Nerd” as a noun first showed up in Dr. Seuss’s 1950 children’s book If I Ran The Zoo as a disgruntled looking red and yellow creature with a black shirt and poofy white hair.

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The term has come a long way since then and now more aptly describes what most people envision as a lanky, pimply, smart person with thick rimmed glasses and a pocket protector that whizzes away on their calculator for hours on end. Is this person a nerd? Probably. Is that where the definition ends? No.

According to dictionary.com “nerd” is defined as:

noun, Slang.

1.

a person considered to be socially awkward, boring, unstylish, etc.

2.

an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit

 

Now, find a mirror, gaze deep into it and tell me what you see. Some of you may find definition number 1, some may not. That answer is irrelevant, though, and I want to focus on the second definition today. This simple statement describes every single person here on the Toilet. We obsess for hours trying to find the one band, with the one sound that we desire most, often times shunning those around us. We clickety-clack away on our keyboards sharing our findings with friends we’ve never met. Pretty nerdy if you ask me. “But Boss the Ross,” you may opine, “I’m not a nerd, I hang out with people and go to social events, etc.” And to that I say yes you do, but how often do you wish you were home spinning the new Post-blackened Power Metal Skronk album that the holy Mailmanbro delivered to you? Or how many of those social events are centered around your obsession? Metal shows? An assembly of nerds, if you ask me.

Alright, so now that we are all on the same page with that, I would like to inform everyone here that I will be going to a comic convention this weekend. Yes, I can already here the chants of “nerd, nerd, nerd” building in the comment section below. But remember what we talked about already: we’re all nerds. I just happen to be a nerd for comics as well.

My first convention was back in 2004 at the ripe old age of 12, and I had a blast. I met artists, actors and creators of some of my favorite characters, an opportunity that I had not thought possible at the time. Since then I have been to a dozen or so shows and met some really cool people, both known and unknown. One of my favorite aspects of these conventions is the ability to meet up and coming artists and writers; in fact that is really the only reason I continue to go nowadays. Within the past few years this sub-culture has blown out of proportion and become so over-saturated that just to meet a well-known actor it is going to cost you upwards of $40 for a simple autograph. You want a picture? A minimum of $75 in most cases. It basically sucks. So to off-put that, I usually shy away from that side of the floor and hang around the artists. Most comic workers are more than happy to plaster their John Hancock on anything and everything for little or no cost. A lot of them will do commission work as well, right on the spot. It really is a cool environment to experience and explore, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested.


Now on to business!

GOOD: Ken “TRUE METAL WARRIOR” Kelly is going to be there. Yes THE Ken Kelly, notable artist of such classics as Rainbow Rising, Love Gun and more importantly KINGS OF METAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am stupidly excited to meet the man, nay, the LEGEND behind some of the most triumphant album covers in the history of album covers. Just the thought of getting him to sign anything Manowar related is rather tantalizing. Oh, and a few other no-names such as William Shatner, Bruce Campbell, Danny Trejo and Sam Jones are going to be there. Yeah, no biggie.

BAD: I had to replace a tire on my wife’s car this week. I love NAILS, but not in tires, that blows. Other than that, no complaints from me!

UGLY: Costumes or “Cosplay” have been an integral part of conventions for years. They are a fun way to become one of your favorite characters or even create your own and show it off. HOWEVER, with every amazing costume comes a not so amazing one. Also, due to an unfortunate and unhealthy obsession many people have had this year with Joker and Harley Quinn, thanks to Hot Topic Squad, there are going to be wayyyyyyy too many of them this year. And most of them probably aren’t going to look good.

METAL:


So the first part of today’s Flushing, as you may have guessed, was really just a red herring to throw you off from the fact that I am going to a con. I know I’m a nerd. I can handle that. But I just want to make sure everyone is on the same page about nerds and that they come in all different forms; it doesn’t matter what you obsess over.

Go ahead, bash away in the comments. In the meantime, though, let us know what your weekend plans are, what sucked about last week and what metal jams you will be jamming. See you around!

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  • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    GOOD: BLIND GUARDIAN SHOW REAL COOL!!!!!!!!
    BAD: THEM NOT PLAY “AND THEN THERE WAS SILENCE” 🙁 !!!!!!!!!
    METAL:
    https://youtu.be/1qrbL7uVGd4

    • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      IN NEED OV WEDGIE & LOCKER STUFF!!!!!!
      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/z88NfC7kP38/hqdefault.jpg

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        JIMMY CONFIRMED GODDAMMIT DAGNABBIT

        • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          JIMMY HOPKINS????

      • Howard Dean

        Gut Cassidy and the Sundance Cheeseburger needs to button them pants for he steps to this maf. Ain’t got no candy for him. No candy. ‘cept the left hook.

        • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          JAMIE??????

          • Howard Dean

            Mah! I was gettin’ changed, mafuckah.

    • Spear

      We got Holy Grail at Progpower, which was fucking awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQP_TiQn4XY

      • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        MANY SONGS THEY NOT PLAY LAST TIME AROUND SO GORAK HAPPY OVERALL!!!!!!

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Did you get Time Stands Still?

          • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            4 SONG FROM NIGHTFALL IN MIDDLE EARTH BUT NOT THAT ONE!!!!!! DID GET TIME WHAT IS TIME THOUGH!!!!!!! ALSO BADASS!!!!!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Solid!
            I didn’t get Time Stands Still last time, but I’m hoping for it on Tuesday! I would pay double just to hear that song!!!!!!!!!!!

    • The Mighty Thorange

      I wanted them to play that as well when I saw them but they didn’t. Not complaining though as it was one of the best gigs I have ever seen.

      • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        GREAT SHOW 4 SURE!!!!!!!!!

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Good: Might be going to Destroying Texas Fest next year.
    Bad: I have a headache.
    Ugly: Humans.
    Metal:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN7TvPPzUw4

  • Howard Dean
  • Randall’s Sweaty Space Pants

    GOOD: I GOT ENGAGED
    BAD: YO THAT NEW NEUROSIS FAM ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
    UGLY: YO MAMA

    • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

      Congrats!

  • GOOD: Cannabis. I really need to get my hands on some.
    BAD: Politics.
    UGLY: Politics.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    GOOD: got some tix today to see Bruins vs Canadians in october
    BAD: the price tag
    UGLY: hotels that night are twice the price of tickets

  • Howard Dean

    Good: Souvlaki

    http://cookdiary.net/wp-content/uploads/images/Souvlaki_13098.jpg

    Metal: A gud ‘un. A best ‘un. Perfect for autumn (for all you mood-sensitive listeners).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gFx4q119WE

    • Thanks for reminding me of In Solitude, mister.

      • Howard Dean

        You’re welcome, Link. They are one of my faves. I’d hate to guess how many times I’ve spun this record.

    • tigeraid

      CHICKEN SLEWWWWWW-VACKI ftmfw!

      GTFO with those fries tho, that shit’ll kill you. 🙁

      • more beer

        Something has to kill you!

        • God

          And you don’t have to let it be me!

          • more beer

            Nope!

        • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

          Like Anthony Bourdain once said, your body’s not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Mine’s more like a monster truck rally or a demolition derby.

    • Megan Alexandra

      Ahhh pitch perfect for autumn!

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I’m having a gyro right now.

      • Howard Dean

        Noice.

    • Ayreonaut

      i just got diabetes by looking at that

    • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods
  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Uh, you götterdammerung nerds.

  • Mother Shabubu is fucking dead

    GOOD: I’m making money which is needed for goods and services.

    BAD: The concept of a weekend no longer applies to me, as I must work extra for that money to add up, since I don’t make much.

    UGLY: Instead of saving that money for a car or something adult-y, I will inevitably blow it on various goods and services.

  • Nerds are the new normal. This article puts it better than I ever could:
    “But our need to perpetually see ourselves as the misunderstood weirdo outsiders in all things – to perceive ourselves as the scrawny little nerds constantly hounded by an eternal football team full of detractors – needs to stop. Especially since the people most associated with that image of the “real nerd”, introverts who like digital technology, now pretty much run the entire world.

    You can’t make a blockbuster movie anymore without giving it a convoluted backstory set in some sort of supernatural fantasy world. Everyone owns at least two or three computers (even if one of the computers is called a “phone”) and plays games on them. The President of the United States was interviewed on Between Two Ferns.

    The world is weird. The world is nerdy. We’re all nerds now and there’s no going back.

    Which means that, yes, we’re also all fakes and hipsters sometimes. And all of us are, occasionally, the bully. That hokey speech at the end of The Breakfast Club was truer than any of us who identified with Anthony Michael Hall ever knew.

    So enough of the ‘revenge of the nerds’. Nerds are normal now; there are no nerds. Let’s say our eulogy for ‘nerd culture’ and sing one last chorus of Weird Al’s ‘The Saga Begins’.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/11/nerd-is-the-new-normal

  • Enjoy the Comic-Con Boss! I took my wife to the one in NYC last year and we had a good time.

    Good: Lot of birthdays this weekend including the wife, so I’ll be getting together and drinking with friends.
    Bad: Another temporary Robot Boss is annoying me for the next week until Human Boss returns
    Ugly: My credit card bill

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Thanks man! I’ve heard the NYC is a good show, glad you had fun

      • It was definitely cool, my wife wanted to see everyone dressed up and my son’s into all the superhero stuff so we got some things for him.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Yeah, i dress up too hahaha

      • Ayreonaut

        ugh nyc makes me sick……
        sorry thats all i think of when someone mentions the city, and ive been born in raised in upstate ny my whole life.
        younwouldnt believe how much tax money comes out of the rest of the state and goes straight to the city.

        • more beer

          II grew up in Westchester, I am so glad I got the fuck out of New York.

          • Ayreonaut

            if everything goes as planned, within a year im hoping to move down to north carolina, even being in upstate, all the lawsand taxes in the state are based around the city so its absolutely draconian up here.

          • more beer

            Get out the best thing you will ever do. But I will say I would fuck someone up for a real bacon egg and cheese on a hard roll.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Ha, I’m not saying the city is good, just the comic con hahaha

        • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

          No surprise there, really. And it still manages to be astronomically expensive from what I’ve heard.

  • Waynecro

    Enjoy the con, Boss! I used to go to the San Diego Comic Con every year before it got huge. Back then, you could meet and talk with all your favorite artists and writers and get a few photos. A lot of artists would even do sketches for you (thanks, John Romita Sr. and Jr.!). Now if you’re lucky enough to get in, you can’t do shit.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      San Diego has blown up to stupid proportions.

      I actually have a few sketches from some noteworthy people. One of my favorites is a Conan by Simon Bisley, freaking rad.

      Both Romitas are fantastic!!! That’s cool you have work from them

      • Waynecro

        I grew up in San Diego, so going to the con was an annual event for a lot of years. Then the con blew up and going became too insane to deal with. But I got to meet and chat with a lot of awesome people from the comics industry–for example, Stan Lee, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, the Romitas, Danzig, and even zany Rob Liefeld. Simon Bisley >>>>>>>>>>

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          That is so badass!!!

        • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

          What, no Rob Liefeld?!?!

          • Waynecro

            I have a bunch of signatures from zany Rob Liefeld.

          • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

            I’ve read that he’s actually a super nice guy.

          • Waynecro

            He signed a ton of comics for me and my brother without complaining. It’s been a really long time, but I remember thinking he was a pretty cool dude after we met him.

  • GOOD: General life stuff, bought my brother and my sister-in-law dinner last night for his birthday, felt like a grown-ass man in the process. Going to see Gojira on Sunday, looking forward to the devastation.

    BAD: Had my 6 month review at work at work yesterday.

    UGLY: The results of my 6 month review at work yesterday. Still trying to find a satisfactory way to style my hair while it grows to the length I need to keep my cowlick in check.

    • Ayreonaut

      What is nice is finally reaching a level of tenure at my job where they do not care that I have a big beard and tattoos and long sometimes unwashed hair… I would hate to have to interview for a new job

      • Oh shit, lucky position you got there, Ay. I had long hair a couple years ago but had to cut it to get an internship, having tried growing it back since. For the time being, though, I’m just trying to shoot for an undercut, so I’m shooting for around 4 inches on top while keeping the sides short.

        • Ayreonaut

          Yeah I’ve reached a point where I am somewhat irreplaceable. I am so good at what I do and I bring in so much steady business to the company they can’t touch me. It’s definitely nice.

  • Fine Sexy Ladies

    GOOD: Cobalt was ducking awesome last night.

    BAD: Between working 50 hours at just one of my jobs, getting shit for sleep in general this week, and getting back from the Covalt show last light, I don’t know how to feel anymore.

    UGLY: The fucker next to Mr. Fell of Cobalt. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6ed985c19d18931e73249b05d991323e23226b5ffb23e551b78e3c2813273fd5.jpg

  • Old Man Doom

    Good: Finished up the first week back teaching college composition. Released the single from my upcoming SOL album (sci-fi synth rock).
    Bad: Not much, dudes.
    Ugly: Me. Holy hell, I need to give my workout routine a major kick in the ass.

    Party, chill, and be excellent.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYd58SvuSXo

    • Joaquin Stick

      This is some hypnotizing shit. Good work M8.

    • RJA

      pretty sweet man! Reminds me of Ozric Tentacles.

  • nbm02ss

    GOOD: It’s Friday, bitches!

    BAD: I have a headache.

    UGLY: I’ve been at work arguing with someone through email all day, because they can’t see that a count on their daily census is off by 1.

    I’m drinking tonight.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    GOOD: Them monies
    BAD: No monies
    UGLY: Without monies

  • Ayreonaut

    Good- my teeth gave healed and feel great!
    Bad-everyday feels exactly the same
    Ugly-how pitifully broke I am after paying for said teeth getting fixed

    • more beer

      My teeth were fucked up for a long time too. I got them fixed last year. It is unbelievable how much better life is when you aren’t in constant pain.

      • Ayreonaut

        It is truly unbelievable. I wish I did it a long time ago and even though I’m broke for now it was well worth it.

        • more beer

          Money comes and goes. Not being in pain is priceless.

    • Ayreonaut

      Oh and metal… Nothing new.. My cassette adapter broke so I keep the municipal waste cd in my jeep and I’ve been listening to a lot of bloodbath and punk.

      • more beer

        I listen to a lot of punk and hardcore. My lady is a punk rock girl. Good music is good music. I’m listening to this right now.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF6MrdaDY4Q

        • Ayreonaut

          not bad at all!!!! ill have to check more out. ive been listening to a lot of the pist, ideas are bulletproof, some against all authority, youth brigade, the GOOD stuff by guttermouth, and the classics.

          • more beer

            I saw Youth Brigade with the Cockney Rejects a few years ago. It was a killer show. I really like a lot of the modern American Oi! bands.

          • Ayreonaut

            damn now that must have been a cool show. none of my friends like punk so its hard for me to hit up punk shows.. i just gotta drag myself out to one alone sometime

          • more beer

            My lady is a punk rock girl. So if I can’t get my metal friends to go to a punk show. I can always go with her, plus she comes to metal shows with me so it all works out.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Ms. LadyPunkBeer sounds like a nice lady

          • more beer

            Yea she is a pretty cool chick. I mean she does put up with me.

          • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

            Wow, haven’t heard anything of Against All Authority since at least 2000. My best friend at the time was huge into them.

  • Waynecro

    Good: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3f480fce9e450bcee3f01ef40151c4ce4c1ef581afde6aece8bf85356a7ff74b.jpg
    Bad: While I was in the gym last night, my ex came back home, took the dog, and left without telling me. I wanted to pet the dog goodbye, goddamnit.
    Ugly: Analysts who can’t write at a fifth-grade level but still cop an attitute after you’ve spent hours and hours transforming their incomprehensible pile of word garbage into a publishable document. Listen, you barely literate twits, if you don’t want the editor and program director to alter your work so much, write something that doesn’t read like a ransom note from a dyslexic Russian kidnapper who’s never written in English before and couldn’t be fucked to spend five minutes with Google Translate.
    Metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zrT-1Hs53Y

    • SHE TOOK YOUR DOG?!?!?!?! WHAT THE FUCK

      • Waynecro

        We have a sort of joint-custody thing going, but she never tells me when I get the dog. Usually, she comes home long enough to do laundry, but she pulled some sneak-attack bullshit last night.

      • Ayreonaut

        Wow.

    • I’m so sorry dude. I’m calling your ex really horrible names in my head.

      • Waynecro

        Thanks, man. I don’t mind sharing Hegel with her–he’s our dog–but I’d like a heads-up before she takes him away for an undisclosed period again.

        • Fucking awful news! I feel for you man. Dogs are mans best friend, as you well know. I’m heartbroken.

          • Waynecro

            I came in the house from the gym to feed Hegel, and he was just gone. My ex texted me that she took him after the fact. I was pretty bummed. He’s my best pal, and I never know when I’ll get to see him.

          • GAAAAAHHHH!!! HAS THE WHOLE WORLD GONE CRAZY!!!

            https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CIm_U-iWIAAV0_X.jpg

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            DOESN’T ANYONE GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE RULES!!!!

          • more beer

            NO! And it really pisses me off!

          • tigeraid

            SHUT THE FUCK UP, DONNY! V.I. LENIN. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov!

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      GOTDANG! I’M WITH JOE AND TYREE! THE PRESIDENTIAL DOG IS NOT SOMEONE TO BE TRIFLED WITH!!!

      • Waynecro

        He’s the best little bro ever. For instance, the other night, he notified me of the presence of a gross spider in my room. HE ALWAYS HAS MY BACK!!!

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      time to put in a kiss record and burn that house to the ground

      • Waynecro

        *keeps house, burns EVERYTHING else*

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Make sure to put on Animalize.

      • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

        Or Great White.

    • nbm02ss

      What a bitch.

      • Waynecro

        She’s been acting extra sketchy lately. I suspect a tidal wave of bullshit is on its way.

        • nbm02ss

          Train the dog to bite her. Seems like she deserves it.

          • Waynecro

            I want him to bite whatever guy my ex is spending most of her time with these days, but he’s a good dog, so he doesn’t bite.

          • more beer

            Good dogs bite on command!

          • Waynecro

            I should have trained him to do that.

          • more beer

            I still stand by, you should have banged some really skanky chick in the living room while she was home!

          • Waynecro

            But then I would have had to bang a really skanky chick, which would probably hurt me more than it would hurt my ex. I see and acknowledge your point, though.

          • more beer

            Sometimes the comfort of a skank is all you need. Plus they are usually a lot of fun.

          • Waynecro

            I just think the idea of keeping a skank on standby so she’s available for banging whenever my ex decides to come home is pretty funny.

          • more beer

            You kill two birds with one stone. You get your rocks off and piss off the ex. Which if you think about it is getting your rocks off twice. Remember I only share my wisdom with those I like.

          • Waynecro

            I appreciate that, man.

          • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods
          • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

            I’ll send my ferret on over to take care of them, then!

        • Ayreonaut

          Stay strong man. Just went thru a similar thing. She still has all my records and my freaking bed.

          • more beer

            Two really shitty things for her to keep.

          • Waynecro

            Thanks, dude. Good luck to you as well. NO MERCY FOR RECORDS POACHERS!!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            If anyone took my records I’d be destroyed. I have so many and I paid a lot for them.

          • Ayreonaut

            at least i have my guitars and cds… but honestly, i want those back so bad im contemplating some james bond shit to get whats rightfully mine

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            DO IT!!!

          • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods
          • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

            Gah, I lost half of my CDs a while back to my ex. Some of that stuff was irreplaceable (like my signed copy of Melotron’s “Weltfreiden”, which was limited edition).

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          Someones going to need a hug when that goes down.

          • Waynecro

            Are you offering hugs, bro?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            You better believe it. I give amazing hugs.

          • Waynecro

            That’s super nice of you, dude. I will remember this kindness!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m just a kind person. Whenever my mom is sad I give her a hug.

          • Waynecro

            I’ve found that giving sad moms a drink also helps.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            My family doesn’t drink.

          • Waynecro

            Cherry limeade is a very powerful nonalcoholic cheer-you-up drink.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I do love chetry limeade but I like pink lemonade more.

          • Waynecro

            Colorful citrus beverages >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Colorful drinks are the best drinks.

          • more beer

            The answer to life’s problems.

          • Waynecro

            Indeed it is, until it isn’t.

          • more beer

            Yea, but fuck it I am going to die happy!

          • Waynecro

            That’s the spirit!

          • more beer

            You get one shot at this. If you’re not having fun, you are doing it wrong. My goal has always been to enjoy my life and not worry about the material things.

          • Waynecro

            I stopped having fun a while ago, so I guess I’m doing it wrong. All I do is my best, though, and I’m OK with that.

          • more beer

            That’s cool. Do shit you like to do. But make it fun.

          • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods
          • Ayreonaut

            sometimes the cause as well

          • more beer

            It’s a slippery slope!

          • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

            JJD, please, this is not your personal erotica site! Oh, who am I kidding, have at it, kid!

    • Megan Alexandra

      Man taking the dog without even saying anything? Cold.

      • Waynecro

        I sure thought so.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      And a good day (weekend) to you sir!

  • God

    fuck how long was I out?

  • Abradolf Lincler

    Good: back on workout cycle. my item level in Neverwinter, also working on a hunter ranger alt (proud nerd)

    bad: work tomorrow.

    ugly: bank account

    • Waynecro

      I’m playing the new Destiny DLC with my brother tonight. When my character gets supercharged, he whips out a big-ass hammer that shoots fire.

      • Abradolf Lincler

        thats two of my favorite things: hammers and fire

        • Waynecro

          I figured you’d appreciate that.

        • more beer

          What about beer and ganja?

          • Abradolf Lincler

            actually havent been smoking lately

          • more beer

            Damn! Not me I still stay blazed.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            more of a money and supply issue

          • more beer

            Understandable. It is the time of year where things can be dry in places. You just bought a house things will start to level out after a while and you will be fine.

        • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

          You’ll love this cheesy classic then!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr2gdPY-88w

    • more beer

      Your bank account is going to be ugly for the length of your mortgage.

  • Spear

    I’m trying to decide whether I should stay in town and see a friend’s band tonight or drive five hours and see Blind Guardian again. It’s a conundrum.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      DRIVE FIVE HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Spear

        I’m leaning towards that, honestly

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          HAIL!!!

          • Spear

            Decision made: staying in town to see my buddy’s band, then seeing Panopticon on Monday. Got shit that needs to be done today. =/

          • Waynecro

            PANOPTICON!!!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            If you didn’t go to progpower you wold receive lots of chastising from me. Alas, you are the mighty shining Spear, a true metal warrior.

          • Spear

            Yeah, if I hadn’t been at Progpower, it wouldn’t even be a question. I missed them the last two times they came through, and I think I’d have to turn in my True Metal Warrior™ card if I missed them a third time.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            I’ll be seeing them for the second time on Tuesday CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!

    • Waynecro

      What kind of music does your friend’s band play?

      • It’s def not Blind Guardian!

        • Waynecro

          That could be a good thing, depending on your musical preferences. Also, new Insomnium >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      • Spear

        Kinda djenty prog. Think Periphery with some balls.

        • Waynecro

          Dang. Tough call, man. I know what I’d do: Stay home and listen to the new Virvum album in the dark.

          • Spear

            That’ll be tonight. God, that album’s good.

          • Waynecro

            I’ve been blasting it on my new speakers so much. My neighbors probably know all the songs by now.

          • Spear

            I’m sure they’ll thank you for that eventually!

          • Waynecro

            Their not calling the cops about all the loud music is thanks enough!

  • Spear

    Oh right, good/bad/ugly.

    GOOD: Magic prerelease this weekend. Yeah, I’m a fukken nerd, too. Have fun at the convention, Boss!

    BAD: Big user data hacks/dumps on Yahoo, Dropbox, and Patreon. Change your passwords, folks.

    UGLY: everything on that Crator album, holy fuck http://crator-us.bandcamp.com/album/the-ones-who-create-the-ones-who-destroy

    • Are you following D&D releases too, Mighty Spear?

      • Spear

        I haven’t been lately, since there hasn’t really been much player-oriented stuff. It’s all new adventure paths and stuff, and I really don’t have any interest in that.

        • Ohhh, gotcha! Well, I think I will try to DM to some shitty co-workers the first Adventure’s League module in preparation for the Storm King’s Thunder book, it looks like a very fun story 🙂

          • Spear

            That does seem like an interesting one to run, with all those branching story paths.

          • Indeed! It seems that it can be linked to other stories too, like Tyranny of Dragons.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            Storm King mod is coming to PS4 Neverwinter next month

          • Oh, yah! I was checking that. Neverwinter must be a blast to play!!!

    • Waynecro

      I’ve been jamming that Crator album all day. So awesome.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      HAIL! FELLOW NERD!

    • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

      Yahoo has always sucked when it comes to security. I stopped using Yahoo mail way back in 2003 for that reason.

  • more beer

    All good this week. Made a lot of cash, weekend off. Cobalt tomorrow night with lady beer. Drinking a Groovy’s Purple Beerd. (yea that’s spelled right)

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Damn good beer. Weekend sounds great dude, have an excellent time!

      • more beer

        I will thanks bro. Also we are the only one’s here who know how good this beer is.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Haha, yes we are!

          They will never be one of us.

          • more beer

            Not unless they come to Denver and go there.

  • JWEG

    Good:
    – Lycus’ Chasms. And thank you again for selecting me to receive it

    – Scream Factory’s Collector Editions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Return of the Living Dead, both of which I got this week

    – My department’s graduate secretary may have just found a medical leave loophole so I get a refund for Summer and a 4-month addition to my current Thesis extension.

    – Downstairs bathroom renovations are ahead of schedule.

    – The house spider incursion may have peaked, if not passed.

    The following Tweet resulted in an afternoon of going through my favourite early-80s Vancouver-based punk records to see if I could pick just one:

    https://twitter.com/MannyOWar/status/779380887523692544

    The answer remains no, but DOA’s debut comes so close…

    – There’s a hint of rain to come but it’s still nice out.

    – I actually finished my workweek yesterday, but came in briefly just to wrap up some loose ends.

    – And now I’m on my way to Ditch Records to see if anything new and/or interesting came in this week.

    Bad and Ugly: comment deferred to next week (at least).

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good:Seeing Styx tonight.
    Bad: having to lose weight
    Ugly: Tim Lambesis.

    • Spear

      Styx >>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • more beer

      But Tim’s love life is about to be much better. How about yours?

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I don’t have one

        • more beer

          Maybe you should grow tits! You know I am just playing with you don’t you?

      • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

        They’ve probably already got an auction going on in the workout yard on who gets to pump him like a rusty butter churn first. A man with tits in prison is worth his weight in Hershey bars, Virginia Slims and toilet wine.

        • more beer

          I wonder how many Ramans he is worth now.

          • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

            A probably one of those family sized packs.

          • more beer

            That would only be for a few minutes with him. I picture his life being sort of like this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxSkw3HdxfM

          • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

            LMAO, classic show! My favorite scene was they got a hold of the pedophile priest and literally crucified him to the ground.

          • more beer

            There were a lot of good scenes in that show. But this is what Tim’s life is now that he has tits. That is if he wasn’t already someones bitch.

          • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

            Or this Tommy And The Bull (Hampton Roads radio DJs) classic.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it6Q6HJBuAs

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Kinda jealous of Styx

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        It’s so exciting.

    • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods
  • W.

    Good: Got a ticket to see Shin Godzilla during its one-week US distribution.
    Bad: More travel coming up. I like traveling, but I’m worn out and would like to be home for more than three nights in a row.

  • Simon PhoenixKing Rising

    Good: Satan is coming to play in NY with Cauldron later this month. Also, NEW SKINFLINT ALBUM IN DECEMBER YUUUSS.

    Bad: Politics. Just politics

    Ugly: Ripper Owens Twitter account.

    • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

      Why, what’s up with his Twitter account?

  • tigeraid

    The Good: Agents of SHIELD is back on!
    The Bad: Charlotte. Stay strong, friends. 🙁
    The Ugly: my hamstrings after my first time back at weight training in about a year. Holy Christ, I would’ve thought tons of jogging had made my legs into sinewy fully-loaded machine guns, but three sets of squats and they were jelly.

    • Waynecro

      WELCOME BACK TO THE GYM, BRO. HERE’S YOUR MUSCLE MILK.

      • tigeraid

        Actually since I’m still trying to keep sugar to a minimum, my go-to this fall (assuming it goes well) is gonna be unsweetened almond milk with a little squirt of honey so it tastes alright. And occasional whey protein mixed in.

        Though I’m kind of uncertain as to what, if anything, to eat pre-workout. My weight routine is only like 20 minutes long.

        • Waynecro

          Yeah, I would never actually suggest Muscle Milk as a protein supplement. You can’t go wrong with a straight whey isolate. The less additives and sugar the better. I usually get really good, affordable proteins from http://www.truenutrition.com and mix them with water.

    • Abradolf Lincler

      “im not trying to be the best at exercising”
      https://youtu.be/De7rbB2bteE

  • Megan Alexandra

    My only hope for this life is that my son inherits my nerdiness.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Another bad: one of the basketball greats retired. Goodbye Kevin Garnett.

  • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

    The Good: Chill week as usual, and met a fellow metalhead that lives right up the street from me. Nothing much planned for the weekend besides doing job apps, figuring out my grocery list and the usual planning for next week thing. Probably listening to the same jams as usual (been on an Iris and Moonsorrow kick lately). And finally getting around to watching this piece of high art:

    https://youtu.be/SCG782czG2c

    The Bad: Fucking heatwave weather is still here, and it’s almost October. GAH!!!!

    The Ugly: Certainly not our beloved Tapir! Oh, and on a side note, Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying/Lactating) has what I’m imagining to be some Anna Nicole Smith sized hooters now. http://www.aux.tv/2016/09/as-i-lay-dying-singer-sues-prison-after-growing-unsightly-breasts-behind-bars/

  • Taylor

    Good: my brother is in town and rather than spend time with the rest of the family, he’s taking me camping
    Bad: I’m skipping classes to go when I’ve already missed a lot
    Ugly: the number of bug bites I’ve gotten over the past week. I’m probably going to find out that I have malaria

  • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods
  • J.R.™

    THE HOUSE WAS MINE ALL NIGHT
    I CAME HOME AND FELL ASLEEP IN A CHAIR
    NOW IM TALKING ABOUT IT ON A WEBSITE WITH “TOILET” IN THE TITLE

    sort those out yourself

  • Count_Breznak

    Listening to goregrind makes you more knowledgeable about interesting diseases, going to a con gets you to experience them.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Hahahaha!!!

  • The Mighty Thorange

    Good: Speaking of nerdy shit, I just myself a brand spanking new Nvidia 1070 graphics card for the PC. WITCHER 3 ON ULTRA WITH HAIRWORKS MOTHERFUCKERS! Also organised as Dungeons and Dragons session with some folks this Thursday so that should be fun. Also found the classic piece of awesomeness Brutal Legend on Good Old Games for about £1 so that was most excellent.
    Bad: I have been summoned by the powers that be to do jury duty in November. This isn’t particularly bad as I always thought that jury duty sounded interesting and a unique experience but it just happens to be at the same time when all of my assignments for the end of 1st semester are due in so I will need to manage all of that shit. Also speaking of nerdy shit, my favourite (only one I like) manga Berserk has gone on hiatus until next year just as the newest issue ended on a massive fucking cliffhanger.
    Ugly: Politics. Seems to be the same everywhere.
    Metal: Keeping in with the nerd theme, have some excellent power metal from Aberdeen! These guys are seriously talented as all fuck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoCw_23erNY