Flush it Friday: One of the Good Ones

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Friends, we’re getting older. All of us at the same pace. You’re older this Friday than you were last Friday, and next Friday you’ll be older still, assuming you don’t run out into traffic. This is something to celebrate. Congratulations, you, on another Friday lived and another week earned (well, maybe not earned, but I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt here). Bottoms up! We’ve made it! Let’s discuss what that means for us this week.

The Good, Bad, and Ugly: Unfortunately, for my grandfather of 90 years, this Friday didn’t come. He died in his sleep Wednesday night of natural causes. That means he simply stopped breathing. He was a Marine who fought in the Second World War. A hearty and stout man, and a handsome one at that.

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Semper Fi

He was one of the good ones. But as must we all, he finally succumbed to age, suffering for years from one of Father Time’s most brutal maladies – Alzheimer’s disease. I got to say a proper goodbye before the disease advanced enough for him to look at me with heartbreaking unfamiliarity. I’m eternally grateful for that.

In tribute, let’s revisit a classic ambient masterpiece by The Caretaker, which explores the minds of Alzheimer’s patients and their remarkable ability to remember the songs of their past. RIP Grandpa.

So as we celebrate each new Friday, as we should, don’t forget to reflect on possibly the worst part of collecting those Fridays – the endless goodbyes to friends and loved ones. Far more goodbyes than we ever wanted or thought possible. And don’t forget to celebrate the good ones who didn’t get to have this Friday with the rest of us. They are loved and missed.

To make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, click here.

Flush (or don’t flush) your Friday in the comments below.

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  • Dubzlinger, Malandro

    Farewell, Grandpa Frosty, Jordan, Mat, and Boz! Hail the victorious dead.

    • Stockhausen

      HAIL THE VICTORIOUS DEAD.

    • J.R.™

      Totally and completely unrelated, but I saw a guy at uni who looked exactly like you and I almost gave him a big ol’ Toilet embrace. Nasty lookin sumbitch :^)

      • Dubzlinger, Malandro

        NOT ALL BALD DUDES LOOK ALIKE! HAIRIST!

        • J.R.™

          Same beard and chin shape and ears and everything. It was uncanny

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            #notallbaldmen #downwithhairism

          • Howard Dean

            #baldlivesmatter

          • JWEG

            I’m contemplating shaving off my hair to overcompensate for my clearly-receding high-dome hairline. And because it’s hot as fuck this August.

            The only thing holding me back is that I don’t know what the admittedly-now-kind-of-old surgery scar hidden underneath looks like and I’m not sure I want to show it off all the time, regardless.

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            You could always just convince yourself that scars are sexy.

        • more beer

          No we don’t!

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      May he rest in peace like Roddy Piper. Apparently he died of a heart attack.

  • KJM

    Hullo. Sorry if I overreacted. Was having a bad day at work and just recovered from food poisoning.

    My condolences.

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      Welcome home.

      • KJM

        Aye.

    • <3

      • KJM

        After all, wouldn’t want that shirt to sit around gathering dust, would I?

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Surprised there hasn’t been a threadjack with everyone posting their TOH shirts.

          • (you should join the fb group)

          • Hubert

            Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

          • I’m actually wearing mine at work right now because no one gives a fuck! Never having to interact with customers >>>>>

          • CT-12

            I only wear it at home or when I know I won’t be in a situation where someone will ask me about it. This shirt has given me more anxiety than torso coverage since I’ve got it hahaha

          • J.R.™

            not a bad idea. Should have a post where it’s just us all shirted up. Chop your discuss image where you face should be or something

          • JWEG

            Still waiting for mine. This time I know it “arrived in destination country” from a tracking email by DHL.

            So it’s sitting at a Border Services office most likely (just like a lot of my other stuff that got held up because it looked too evil or something) unless I find it on my stoop when I get home today.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Yay, you’re back!

    • Pipelord69

      Hey dude 🙂

    • Sir Tapir The Based :]

      KJM! We missed you bby!

    • Hubert

      You’re back!!!

    • AYYY ELMAO. Missed you, duder.

    • Stockhausen

      Eyyyy!

    • Howard Dean

      I’ve had food poisoning twice: once from mussels and the other time from mackerel sashimi. Unbelievably shitty (literally). Felt like death. I feel for you.

      Welcome back, sir.

      • KJM

        Nathan’s hot dogs this time.

        • ME GORAK B.C.™

          THEM SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • KJM

            Usually I love ’em, but they didn’t agree with me this time.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            GORAK LIKE TOO, BUT LIKE HEBREW NATIONAL BEST!!!!!!!

          • KJM

            Those are good too.

        • Howard Dean

          Damn. That must’ve been brutal. I’ve only ever had it from fish/seafood (knock on wood), which is not a huge surprise when it happens, because when you eat a lot of seafood, you’re bound to run into some fish that’s been outta the water too long or that wasn’t stored/prepared properly.

          But with something like a processed meat product, the food poisoning has got to be really bad, I imagine. Because there must be some underlying problem with it egregious enough to overpower the processing and preservatives. Glad you made it out the other side OK. I wouldn’t wish food poisoning on aanybody.

          • KJM

            I’ve never had a problem with them before and the store I bought them at is usually good about that since it’s a meat market to begin with, just got unlucky.

    • KJM,

      Welcome home, buddy!

      Keith

    • more beer

      Good to see you back!

      • You drinking a beer, morebeer?

        GL

        • more beer

          Smoking a bowl. Had a rough day at work and didn`t have the energy to stand in line at the beer store.

          • DANG, must have been a long day!

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            DANG, must have been a long line!

          • there is no ling too long enough for beeeeeeers lolz

          • more beer

            My feet hurt. I power washed 9 new homes today.

          • Christ! As a teenager I used to power wash fuel trucks with a local farmer. I would have ice cicles hanging off my eyebrows in February. Not a lot of fun, lol!

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Years back i used to ride my bike to work in the winter (I was hardcore during my early 20’s) and the decent down the mountain would freeze my snot. I’d have snotcicles.

          • Never fun! Damn

          • I need to start running again. I ran twice last week.. but that was the first time in 6 months 🙁

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            The worst part is getting started. Make it through 3 weeks and you’ll be good.

          • I know… it is just hard getting back into it. I used to run a lot. 1600 miles a year for more than 5 years. 25 marathons, all those triathlons. Basically I peaked and I am having a hard time trying to get motivated to do anything at all.

            I am going to try to run in the morning. I will let you know how it goes. 3 weeks sounds doable!

          • more beer

            My brother is wrecked from doing triathlons and iron mans. He needs a hip replacement at 46.

          • That is also scary. I kinda just want to make sure I am in decent shape before our baby shows up in February. I am sure things we be in flux then 🙂

          • more beer

            You better be in shape for that. By the way congrats. Practice not sleeping.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            Yeah, I know a few people that had to quit because their knees are completely fucked now.

          • See you all later! Had fun chatting. Have a good weekend.

            GL

          • more beer

            Yea that shit is brutal on your body.

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            That’s my biggest fear right now as I’m training.

          • more beer

            My job is physically demanding. I get plenty of exercise. Just don’t over do it. You’ll be ok. My brother was most certainly over doing it.

          • Tyree,

            2.5 miles this morning. Boom! Gonna run tomorrow morning too. Thanks man.

            GL

          • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

            AY! Good man.

          • more beer

            Snotcicles are never fun.

          • more beer

            I wash window`s and power wash new construction. It`s a good gig. I make really good money.

          • Hopefully that shit is underneath the table pay. That would be rocket.

          • more beer

            No I`m a subcontractor It`s all legit. 1099 small business. Sole proprietor. It`s for all the major home builders. KB Homes, DR Horton Century & Richmond Homes. You have to have your ducks in a row to work for those companys.

          • I am glad things are going well for you. Sounds like a sweet gig!

            I really enjoyed the trip the wife and I made to Denver/Estes Park. Beautiful country!

          • more beer

            Did you go on any of the tours at the Stanley Hotel. I went on the ghost tour there it was a lot of fun. Life is good for me in Denver. I couldn`t think of any other place I would want to live at this point. There`s a good scene, micro breweries everywhere plus the herb thing here.

          • No we. We only stayed in Denver nights. Then 5 nights in Estes Park. We did not do much touristy things asides from hiking and drinking a few beers

          • more beer

            The Stanley is in Estes Park.. When we went we took highway 36 the route that was taken in the Shining there. The Stanley is the real hotel Steven King stayed at the he got the idea for the book. Not the place in the movie. The beer in Colorado is excellent. I pretty much only drink local beers.

          • Óðinn

            These shoes (Five Ten Impact) are the key to happy feet. They are made for downhill mountain biking, but many people, like myself, use them for long distance walking and hiking. They distribute your body weight over a larger area, which is easier on your feet. They have a unique rubber compound that grips amazingly well on wet surfaces, even snow. Pair them with Dr. Scholl’s gel insoles and your feet will do well.

            http://fiveten.com/products/footwear-detail/13876-impact-high-team-black

            http://fiveten.com/images/jreviews/13874_5026-impact-teamblack-01-web-1361556996.jpg
            http://fiveten.com/images/jreviews/13876_5028-impacthigh-teamblack-01-web-1361557378.jpg

          • more beer

            I have good shoes it`s the rubber shoes I wear over them so my feet aren`t soaking wet.

          • more beer

            Where I go is insane on Friday nights. They have like 10 cashiers and there is a long line at everyone. Vladimir Putin will vouch for this he used to live a couple of blocks away from there. It`s like the Walmart of liquor stores.

          • You live in Russia? Or Vladimir Putin the disqus charater? HA

          • more beer

            Disqus guy who is on here. I live in Denver.

          • more beer

            Yea but I made a nice chunk of change. About 300 bucks.

          • Óðinn
      • KJM

        Thanks, back and smoking a fat bowl of Purple Girl Scout Cookies!

        • more beer

          I picked up some really good Kush the other day called Steve Kush! I have some really good shit called Hemlock too.

          • KJM

            OG Kush, Bubba Kush, Sour Diesel, Silver OG, and the Purple GSC were this week’s strains.

          • more beer

            Sounds like a good week. I have a few other strains also. Those 2 are the best ones though.

    • happy friday, bromosexual

      • KJM

        Hullo dere.

      • KJM

        Love the altered username.

    • Óðinn

      Hey KJM! I hope you are doing well.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NBA8oxoKJM

      • KJM

        Thanks. I’m doing better.

        Ugh, I completely missed seeing VM this Monday because I arrived too late. I didn’t show up until 2 songs into Lucifer’s set.

        • Óðinn

          I’m sorry that you missed VM. I’ve heard they put on a great show. Hopefully the rest of the concert was great.

          Food poisoning. Yikes!

          • KJM

            That was a while ago. This was different.

          • Óðinn

            I see. Well I’m your friend and I’m glad your doing better. 🙂

          • KJM

            Thank you.

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    Damn, sorry to hear duder. Alzheimer’s definitely does suck. I have a great grandmother that’s 98 that is struggling with that.

    Good: Lost 10 pounds in 1 month and I am running and riding a hell of a lot more; plus it’s getting easier and I’m getting faster. I got two 6 mile runs in this week plus a long bike ride with a 6 mile climb up a mountain called Black Moshannon with some 13% grade hills. Rode into work today, so one more mountain climb home and it’s beer o’clock!

    Bad: Tired and legs are really tight. “I Am Pain”. Also my car is making some horrible scraping noise in the back which fucking sucks since I have to travel in 2 weeks. Guess I’ll have to take it into the shop.

    Ugly: This fucking election race. Horrifying.

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      I’m pumped to see you taking care of yourself, dude.

    • You can run farther than I can and you drink probably 20x more than I. Damn son.

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

        Well, I only drink 2 beers on the week nights now. Except for Fridays and Saturdays. Really cut back and am watching what I eat.

    • Stockhausen

      Toilet ov Hoss. Well done dude!

    • J.R.™

      CANNOT STUMP THE TRUMP

    • Howard Dean

      Elections suck.

      Also:

      Politics are gay.
      -Seth Putnam

    • Waynecro

      Congrats, dude! That’s a ton of weight to lose in a month.

    • Lacertilinger

      98? That is a great knock!

      • HOW ARE YOU STILL UP??

        • Lacertilinger

          me?
          It’s almost midday dude

          • SRRY, I might be intoxicated. lolz.

            GL

          • Lacertilinger

            Imma have some breakfast beers so it won’t be long and I’ll kick in my buzz from Friday night and join you up there

          • Breakfast beers? Really?

            Can you take me high enough? To fly me over, yesterday!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_uh8XjgLTE

          • Lacertilinger

            Breakfast stout to be honest

          • You Aussies are crazy.

          • Lacertilinger

            You would do the same down here.

    • tigeraid

      I’ve lost 65 lbs since April, sir. I know what you’re going through, but keep up the effort, it’s worth it. Remember that your diet is WAY more important than killing yourself with exercise. Manage your carbs mutherfucker!

      • Congrats to you. 65 lbs is impressive as hell!

        • tigeraid

          My thanks. Not saying it to hijack Tyree’s shit, mind, just offering support. So far it’s been about 20% work, 80% mental.

          • I am going to try to feed off your success. I need to get my bum (and mind) moving!

      • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

        Nice man, con-fucking-grats! I’m training for some racing, plus I enjoy exercising so that does not bother me..

        • tigeraid

          Good stuff. I basically stick with 1hr walk with intermittent jogging e very night, and then kickboxing twice a week. Even with the weight lost jogging still hurts the knees (shitty shoes might be a reason) so I don’t do it consistently. But cutting out carbs and sugary shit, while focusing on protein and healthy fat, has made the biggest difference.

    • more beer

      I’m surprised you don’t work on your car yourself.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good: my concert is tonight, I get my paycheck soon and I have my friends concert on Sunday.

    Bad: Not much that I can think of.

    Ugly: Jared from Subway

    • KJM

      What’s tonight?

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Mushroomhead.

        • Sir Tapir The Based :]

          Have fun, dude.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Of course I will!

  • Pipelord69

    Finally get to see LoG for the first time, and my favorite band (Slipknot) on Wednesday. But seeing BFMV and MiW really going to suck. Hopefully smoking some weed will make it bearable, but it probably won’t

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Lay some pipe

      • Pipelord69

        I always do 😉

        • CyberneticOrganism

          *high five*

          • Pipelord69

            *I then turn the high five into a hand hug*….

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree
  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Sorry for the loss. Truth be told more sorry for the alzheimer. It’s a terrible thing to happen. Definitely wish I don’t have to deal with that.

    GOOD
    It would seem some nasty business has been finally put behind for good. And I’ve managed to come to terms with other such business as well. Started excersising (again).
    BAD
    Weight gain. At best days are great, at worst this endless unemployment is making them unbearable, when things aren’t working out.

    Nevertheless I’d say it’s been another good week.

  • Spear

    Sorry to hear about your grandpa. I lost my grandmother to ALS a couple years ago. Degenerative diseases are rough for everyone.

    • Celtic Frosty

      That’s crazy because my grandma (his wife) died last year from ALS. They were in the same nursing home.

  • My friend just posted this to facebook. It’s a legitimate thing on WikiHow… http://www.wikihow.com/Do-Black-Metal-Vocals

    (RFI)

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      That looks like Andrew W. K.

    • Pipelord69

      I I thoroughly enjoyed this. Thanks for making this Friday better

    • tigeraid

      The artwork is definitely blacker than the blackest black times infinity.

    • Óðinn

      “…understand what it’s about.”

      It’s about Satan. 😉

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puwllq0fBLs

  • Stockhausen

    Very sorry for your loss, Frosty. I’m glad his passing seemed to be peaceful, and I’m glad you had your goodbye. Excellent choice of tunes, I haven’t listened to The Caretaker in too long.

    The Good: I got to play in a soccer game last night. I’ve had to miss a bunch this indoor season due to work, and it felt great.
    The Bad: The game was at 10:45, didn’t get to bed until about 12:30 and had to wake up at 5:45. I was so tired all day.
    The Ugly: I agree with Tyree. Election garbage.

  • Sorry to hear about your Grandfather. May he rest in peace.

  • Alzheimer’s sucks and it must be terrible to have to watch that happen to someone you love. At least your grandfather is at peace now.

    It’s all good in the hood for me this weekend. Beer will drank tonight so I have no complaints.

  • J.R.™

    The good: pic related. Juicy juicy. Very excited for what comes next from the Favorite 50 contest. I’m expecting band interviews, exclusive performances, the whole shebang.

    The bad: Seeing Sinister 2 this evening. Not bad as in “that sucks” but bad as in “evil ghosts” are bad. Or something. Go away.

    The ugly: gettin pretty neckbeardy, not gonna lie. At least it isn’t…bushy…anyways.

    Hope you goobs had good weeks! Frosty, your Grandpa is my hero this week. Semper Fi indeed.

    • J.R.™

      Here is that picture I said I included but did not

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I must warn you Sinister 2 got abysmal reviews. IGN gave it a 1/10.

      • J.R.™

        I’d have given it a 5 or so. First one was really good I thought, but this one…meh. Scariest part was the abusive dad.

        • KJM

          Really? That’s disappointing as I liked the 1st one including the deputy character.

          • J.R.™

            Deputy guy was the main character. Movie was mostly jump scares. Wanted more detail on demon, etc. Now that I think back on it, it tried really hard to flesh out some things but then nothing would happen with it.

  • KJM

    BTW, High On Fire were excellent this past Monday, loud as fuck but clear as a bell. Lucifer were okay enough. Their music packs a harder punch live and Johanna is very easy to watch. Pallbearer were about 10 lbs of boring monkey fuck in a 5 lb bag. I missed Venomous Maximus completely.

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      Brother!

    • Pipelord69

      I saw Pallbearer not too long ago with At the Gates and Converge and wasn’t a fan. I’ve never really liked them or saw the hype. Same with Deafheaven

    • CT-12

      Damn man, I really think you could dig Pallbearer if you listened to their first album a few times. However, if it’s not for you, it’s not for you, I won’t push it; either way, I’m just glad to see you here again dude!

      • KJM

        I tried listening to them beforehand as well. They do nothing for me.

        • CT-12

          I think it helps if you focus on how sad the album is. Whole thing was wrote about a friend who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Needless to say, it isn’t an album you can really jam on too hard (though “Devoid of Redemption” is a good banger), but good god, the emotion within is stunning. It took me while to get it, hope they infect you someday. Either way, you saw High on Fire, so fuck yeah (also, you’ve gotta check out Venomous Maximus if you dig just straight up heavy metal; super good).

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      Weedeater played the same set they played the other 3 or 4 times I’ve seen them, essentially

      • KJM

        I didn’t go last week because I felt like crap, but the recent videos on youtube tell the story, about 45-47 minutes with maybe one new song.

  • Gary the Dairy Fairy

    My condolences. I lost my grandfather last year, and he was also “technically” a WW2 vet. I say it that way because by the time he got to Germany the war had ended, so he just hung around for 8 months getting drunk and partying with German women.

    At any rate:
    The good: moved everything into my dorm room for my senior year of undergrad.
    The bad: Minor headache at the moment
    The ugly: the lack of dairy in the typical american diet. You people need your calcium!

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      My grandpa is a WW2 veteran.

  • DCLXVI

    Sorry about your grandfather Frosty. Sounds like he was an important person in your life. Hang in there.

    My good bad and ugly is irrelevant today, considering the gravity of mortality affecting Toilet friends, so I’ll leave you all today, with this —>

  • Max

    The Good: I’m gonna start a Judas Priest cover band focusing only on the mid-’80s and the Ripper Owens era. We’re gonna be called “Turbulator.”

    The Bad: I just saw Trainwreck at the cinema. What a waste of money.

    All I’ve been reading about Amy Schumer for the past six months is what a cutting edge, feminist comedian she supposedly is. Well, this movie, which she wrote and co-produced, is about as non-cutting edge and indeed non-feminist as any other rom-com I’ve ever endured.

    A short list of the rom-com tropes featured in the “refreshing” Trainwreck:

    1) She falls over in front of the guy she’s gonna get together with.
    2) The good ol’ “split level bed-covers”: Up to the waist for Him, up to the shoulders for Her.
    3) She has sex keeping her bra on, and even her pants by the looks of it.
    4) Her life is empty and pointless until she stops sleeping around and settles down.
    5) Her sister (the more conservative sibling) has a dorky husband.
    6) He and She have a falling out towards the end; cue scenes of them missing each other via being reminded of things they used to do together.

    I doubt anybody in the Toilet is stupid enough to see a film like this, but don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

    • I like Schumer, saw the movie, agree – it was a weak romcom.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Didn’t she have sex with John Cena in that movie?

      • Max

        Is he the big, muscle-ly guy? Yep.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      any romcom <<<<<<<<<<

    • Pipelord69

      My girlfriend is making me watch this with her, but that’s because I’m dragging her to see Straight Outta Compton. Gotta love compromise

    • Guacamole Jim

      Good to know. I enjoy some Inside Amy Schumer, but was a bit hesitant about this movie. If it’s hot garbage, then I’m out.

    • tigeraid

      I enjoy Schumer. This movie was dumb.

  • Hubert

    Sorry to hear about your grandpa Frosty.

    GOOD AND BAD: I’m going to College in a week. I’m excited, but afraid. So very afraid. Oh dear.
    GOOD: CRUSADER KINGS 2. This game. This game is so good. Never have I played a Strategy game, let alone with this complexity, with this much character and humour, along with all the depth and variety that a game of this type needs. It’s fucking ART.

    • Howard Dean

      Wait, how old are you? Has my mental image of the Terlet’s favorite goat been like a decade off this entire time? Or are you going back go school later in life.

      Either way, props to you and good luck.

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Hubert’s, like, 14 or stuff.

      • Lacertilinger

        He is a goat of indiscernible age

      • Hubert

        Hahaha. I’m 18.

        • Howard Dean

          Damn! Youngster. Congrats on college and good luck!

  • tertius_decimus

    Sorry for the loss. May he rest in peace. My deepest condolences and best vibes to you, Frosty.

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

    Alzheimer’s is a motherfucker, to be sure. My condolences.

    The good: got some Icelandic vodka. It’s not bad. About to reach vr9 in eso. Going to New York next weekend. 5 day pto from work. My first flight ever. Yes, you may laugh.

    The bad: girlfriend was in a car accident this morning (she’s ok). I have to work in SC tomorrow; on a Saturday, as if it wasn’t bad enough. And the Atlas Moth show we were supposed to be going to Sunday isn’t happening.

    The ugly: Brother KJM’s absence

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      Sorry to hear about your girlfriend’s crash.

      • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

        Shes alright. Tore up the front of her little honda. the perks of being in the auto industry in a little town means it shouldnt be a big deal.

    • Waynecro

      Flying isn’t too bad if you have good tunes to listen to and a book to read. Alcohol also helps.

      • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

        I’m on the second book of The Tawny Man series atm, very good. Will be bringing the next one, for sure

        • Waynecro

          I’m not really familiar with that series. But I’m not very familiar with fantasy in general–unless you count books about UFOs and the occult as fantasy.

  • tertius_decimus

    Good: few months ago I’ve got something to live for. It changes me gradually to the better. Also, Theory In Practice, again.

    Bad: relationships with surrounding people at work. Too hard to not to loathe human mankind.

  • JWEG

    Some personally GOOD vibes:

    I’m waiting for the end of the ‘workday’ (though I’m not actually working today) so I can go get the new Ghost & Kadavar albums from HMV.

    In the meantime I’ve been jamming two other albums I think worth mention (especially for fans of psychedelic stoner-doom). The first one here might count as a missed This Toilet Tuesday release since I don’t see it on this last week or the week before (posted on Saturday the 15th, so technically would have been on the week of the 11th).

    https://shootingguns.bandcamp.com/album/brothers-of-the-nod
    https://hlrhawkeyes.bandcamp.com/album/poison-slows-you-down

    Taste of the latter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07j_Otj0dys

    BAD vibes: remember that guy who owes me $1000 for tutoring him last spring? It just this week passed exactly four months ago since I invoiced him. The excuses kept coming up to a point. Now he just avoids me and must auto-delete my emails, as I don’t even get ‘read’ receipts anymore.

    UGLY: Nothing personally.

  • Guppusmaximus

    Sorry for your loss, Frosty. 90 is a long f**cking time on this here crusty rock. I’m glad he doesn’t have to deal with that Alzheimer’s crap anymore. That’s not living. May his electricity eternally power the Universe m/ m/

    • Celtic Frosty

      An excellent tribute, my friend

  • sweetooth0

    GOOD: it’s Friday and I got a KOTD Rap Battle Pay Per View thing lined up for tonight. Also, I’m finally gonna put my money where my mouth is as I’ve started the work on my Porcelain Throne article for Lymphatic Phlegm. Hopefully the Toilet Demons will accept my unholy offering once it is done. Also, today was a free BBQ at work and burgers are my greatest food love.

    BAD: Hmm, actually right now it’s all pretty good in this camp

    UGLY: I got a nasty painful under the skin zit right in the middle of my upper arm, although it is invisible due to my tattoos (win for tattoos).

  • JWEG

    According to what’s trending on my Twitter, Rob Ford says Brother Doug might run for Conservative Party of Canada leadership if (when) Stephen Harper gets ousted after this election’s inevitable poor showing (even a bare ‘win’ would make him a target).

    This is GOOD news for Canadian political comedy. And GREAT news for that one guy.

    http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Politics/ID/2673918134/

    Dude’s apparently a “farmer”. Which makes sense, given how at ease he is with buying and spreading bullshit.

    • Óðinn

      Fuck that guy. Harper is a right-wing extremist.

  • Waynecro

    My condolences, Frosty. I recently lost a beloved relative who suffered from dementia for several years. Fortunately, most of the time she was pretty happy. She thought she was on tour with Engelbert Humperdinck about 80 percent of the time.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      It’s good that she was happy. My grandpa turned 90 this year and he’s still going strong

      • Waynecro

        I hope your grandfather continues to go strong. Another of my relatives is presently struggling with dementia, and she’s fucking miserable. Dementia is a dick of a thing.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          It is. He’s coming back from Florida soon.

        • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

          My grandma, who died back in January, was in the stages of that. She practically starved herself for at least a year before it finally hit. I think she knew it was coming, and the end was not good at all. I still miss her so much. She was one of the people who got me away from my abusive mom and stepdad.

          • Waynecro

            My condolences, man. Watching a loved one decline like that is awful.

      • Celtic Frosty

        Nice, dude. My grandpa was physically in awesome shape until the last couple months or so. He went down hill fast. Hope yours stays killing it.

        • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

          Sadly, the same with my grandma back in January. Near to that age, but 90’s a good long time to live. And from the sound of it, he had one hell of a story to tell!

      • KJM

        As long as his brain still works that’s awesome.

  • Waynecro

    Good: “Stay Tech” patch from Archspire.
    Bad: Depression is a dick, so you might as well beat it.
    Ugly: Some shitdick thought it would be real cute to kick the heads off the sprinklers in my front yard. Now I have to spend tomorrow digging up and repairing pipe–something I’ve never done before. I can only hope the the birds pick my bones clean if I pass out from pipe-glue fumes and die of heat stroke.

    • CT-12

      It’s not as hard as it may seem to repair pipe, I’ve done it many times at my job. Are you using satellites to fix the breaks?

      • Waynecro

        I have no idea. I need to dig up the pipe first to see where and how it’s broken. Thank goodness for internet tutorials.

        • CT-12

          Well, if you have any questions, feel free to shoot ’em my way. A word of warning though, I have no experience with repairing metal pipe if that’s what you are working with. PVC only.

          • Waynecro

            Thanks, man. That’s awfully nice of you. I’m pretty sure the pipe is PVC, but I won’t know until I dig it up. I just moved into this house a few months ago, and the previous owners put in the sprinkler system.

          • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

            Most underground municipal water lines arent gonna be metal. It will likely just be big ol pvc, unless your house is ancient

          • Waynecro

            Thanks for the tip. The house was built in 1980, but the sprinkler system is newer than that. The house had been renovated at least once in the last decade.

          • more beer

            They used to be galvanized steel. With asbestoes pipe mainlines. I’ve run into those on golf courses.

          • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

            Yeah, if the place is old It may be steel. plastic so much cheaper nowadays

          • more beer

            Plus easier to work with.

          • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

            Yeah, pipe threaders are no joke

          • more beer

            I`ve had to use those also. They aren`t to bad once you get the hang of them. They are a workout though.

          • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

            I miss those days man. Glass work isnt a workout, i don’t care how heavy the glass is

          • more beer

            No but a pipe threader is. I still work in construction. I just do easier work now. I can`t stand working inside.

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      That purrple glue is the shit, yo

      • Waynecro

        So I’ve heard. Back in college, I got pretty bombed on spray glue and Prismacolor markers a few times. Accidentally, of course.

      • more beer

        Purple is primer. Blue is glue.

        • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

          Ohhh yeah, been a while. Both will get you high

          • more beer

            I did that kind of work for a long time. They will get you high. But I prefer actual drugs.

          • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

            I did hvac work for 5 or 6, glass work has some potent shit too

          • more beer

            Yes it does. I hate even going near that stuff.

    • more beer

      It’s actually pretty easy to do that. If they only broke the heads. Most home irrigation systems they screw in and out. If they broke the fittings that’s a little harder. You may not even need the glue.

      • more beer

        I used to do new installs on golf courses and Super Walmarts. I know a lot about this sibject if you need some advice.

      • Waynecro

        Thanks, man. It’ll be interesting to see how much damage that fucker did. I did see at least one sprinkler head with what appear to be broken fittings attached. On the plus side, I get to but a shovel. Shovels are pretty sweet.

        • more beer

          Until you swing one for a living. If you arr stumped hit me up and post a picture. I can tell you what to do to fix it.

          • Waynecro

            Good point. When I was a lad, I often did manual labor–digging ditches, leveling ground, demolishing stuff and taking it to the dump, and breaking rocks–under the table for booze money. Shit’s brutal (especially when you’re hung over). Anyway, thanks so much for the kind offer. I appreciate it.

          • more beer

            It is brutal. I worked my way up and was running a crew of 15 guys. So after while I didn`t have to do that stuff anymore. No problem with the offer good luck getting that fixed.

    • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom
  • CyberneticOrganism
  • KJM

    Sooo, a lot of retro synth on The Sword’s “High Country”. I like it, but not as much as previous discs.

  • KJM

    As far as “Meliora” goes “From The Pinnacle..”, “Spoksonat”, “He Is”, “Majesty”, “Devil Church”, and “Absolution” are great. The rest is meh. Looking forward to Sept 28th.

    • KJM! KJM! KJM! KJM!

      GL

      • KJM
        • Dude I am pumped to hear from ya. Hope all is well!

          • KJM

            As a wise man once said “I’m Super! Thanks for asking!!”.

          • How is the weather on the east coast? We have beeen having super mild weather. It feels like fall. It rocks!

          • KJM

            We’ve just ended a brutal heat wave. Summer is far from over here.

          • Damn! I am really glad you are back man. It is never good to see anyone leave the fold.

          • KJM

            Thanks.

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            I’m waiting for this one to end.

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            Hot as hell here in VA. It’s been 90-100+ the last couple of weeks.

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            How ya been?

          • KJM

            Good for the most part.

    • KJM! KJM! KJM! KJM! KJM! KJM!

      GLGLGLG

      • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

        KJU! KJU! KJU! KJU! KJU! KJU!

        FTFY 😉

  • tigeraid

    Your grandpa looked like a dashing young hero. May he rest.

    The Good: T-minus 2 weeks ’til we move to The Ranch, our dream home in the country!
    The Bad: Yvonne Craig died 🙁
    The Ugly: I have to fucking work tomorrow.

    • Where is this ranch you speak of???

      Sounds fuckng sweet, bro!

      GL

      • tigeraid

        Out yonder west of London Ontario. Betwixt farmland, bush, and mud bog. Looking forward to riding my Jonderr around the lawn with a beer in hand and Maiden cranked. Get the FUCK out of this city.

        • You know, it is funny… I live in central (ish) Ohio, not that far from where you are at… but it feels so much farther away! Sweet. You guys get some land with it to????

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            Don’t feel bad. I lived in Cincinnati for a while. Fun but ghetto as hell place.

          • tigeraid

            Only a little under an acre. And after seeing how much goddamn grass I have to mow, that is juuuuuust fine.

          • Congrats to you, man! Sounds nice

        • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom
          • tigeraid

            It is! Just a bunch smaller than that. And I don’t have horses, cuz fuck horses.

  • Lacertilinger

    Chin up Frosty my friend, one positive to take from this is that you have some quality genetic material if he lived to 90+, that’s a really solid age.
    May you replicate his great effort.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SOryJvTAGs

    This is what I am currently listening too. Getcha some!

    • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

      GAH!!! The only B-52’s song I hate. I worked at Johnny Rocket’s in downtown Chicago back in 2002 as a side job, and had to actually do a little dance whenever someone put that one the jukebox. #toiletconfessions

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6yFLAHmFUM

      • more beer

        That should be considered workplace abuse. You should be able to sue and own your own Johnny Rockets.

        • KJM

          Agreed.

          • more beer

            I`m always amazed that some jobs expect things like this from their employees. If the owner isn`t making a fool of themselves why should you? Especially if they are paying a crappy wage.

          • KJM

            No doubt. If you have to make a spectacle of yourself several times a day, you should get paid a decent wage for it.

          • more beer

            Yes you should. But that`s not the case. The owner gets rich and pays you little. Then laughs at everyone making fools of themselves. People should be able to make a livable wage without embarrassment.

          • KJM

            Agreed.

        • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

          That job didn’t last for very long, for obvious reasons. Forget workplace abuse, that’s a human rights issue worthy of getting whoever’s in charge hung at the Hague!

          • more beer

            I`m not gonna argue with that. No matter what you want to call it it is some fucked up shit. Employers should never be allowed to do these kind of things. Without paying you a whole lot of money. I don`t blame you for getting out of there quickly.

      • KJM

        Their 1st 2 discs are classics.

  • KJM

    How I spent my Monday night.
    This is all I can find so far of any audio/video from this show. Hope that changes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVTawH7EScE&feature=youtu.be

  • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

    otA proud and honest salute (despite my avatar) to your grandfather. Oo Rah, and godspeed good sir!

    Good: Good eats, good music, and got all my shit done for the week.

    Bad: Cookout Grill is the wonkiest job interview I’ve ever had. The chick who interviewed us got mad when the one only person there asked her about her job title. During this verbal spaghetti she was spouting about corporate terms and byzantine shit about pay (salary with no overtime and $15 for a drug test) the one other guy who showed up said “What’s your job title again?” “Oh, PR person.” All while I’m listening to Contemporary Christian Music. Good: I got my ass back home.
    Other bad: It’s less Linky around here. 🙁

    Ugly:

    • KJM

      Yeah, I haven’t noticed Link.

      • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

        Hoping he’s ok. Haven’t checked Facebook in a while.

        • KJM

          Heard from him. He’s on vacay with limited internet.

  • Paris Hilton

    I’m hella late to the party, but just wanted to say my condolences to you, Celtic Frosty. I believe your grandfather was a good man. And I do believe you’ll see him again someday. I mean, Gandalf said it best- and despite the nerdiness of it I wholeheartedly believe his words:

    “The journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one we all must take. The grey rain curtain of this world rolls back and all turns to silver glass. And then you see it. White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.”

    I don’t know if Celtic- or anyone for that matter- will see this, but try to celebrate life, rather than mourn death.