Flush It Friday: RIP Vacation

You may or may not have noticed it’s Friday, so welcome to another end-of-week gripe session. You know the drill: time to cut the ugly, festering head off this week with the rustiest, nastiest cutting tool available by getting the good, the bad and the ugly off your chest.

Since it’s summer here in Canada’s boxer shorts and we all need to use our time wisely to get outside and sweat like fat metalheads who refuse to change out of our black clothes even in 90°F heat, I’ll get right to the point: I returned from traveling a couple weeks ago, and I still haven’t adjusted to Gunland America time yet. I’m amazed that a pathetic cyborg like myself managed to stop hunting Sarah Connor for awhile and was lucky enough to see gorgeous landscapes like this:

ICE1_TOH

ICE2_TOH

ICE3_TOH

ICE4_TOH

Just try, just try getting back to your normal coffee/shit/work/shit/work routine after that. *sheds single robot tear, which shorts out several important facial circuits*

Anyway, on to our Friday ritual. Let the airing of grievances begin.

GOOD: Since I’ve been back I’ve been listening to a lot of new albums, one of which I’ll be able to write a full review for, which I haven’t done in awhile and am looking forward to. Also letting the beard grow out, not sure when I’ll stop. Still recording new music and still pumped to continue it, even though it’s had to take a backseat for awhile. And, someone told me about this GIPHY keyboard which lets you search and text/post animated gifs instantly; seems like something everyone here can use until they get banhammered.

BAD: Jesus fucking Christ with the gun violence, what the absolute fuck. Also, RIP Schubert and get well Tyree.

UGLY: The fucking reeking garbage pile that is the Boston airport and the thousands of fat old businessmen in polo shirts, cargo shorts and sandals yelling their way through it.

Have a great weekend.

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Published on: June 17, 2016

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  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    GOOD: I was offered (and accepted) a full time day position within the company I work earlier today. Toilet, you have lifted me up again.

    UGLY: New Swans record The Glowing Man came out today.

    https://swans.bandcamp.com/album/the-glowing-man

    • Congrats Edward! Enjoy the Schwanze

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        I was so happy about it when I got the call I was dizzy, lol

        • next step: burn whatever bridges you safely can with the current position

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Why would I do that? Lol

          • you only YOLO once, brah

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            That’s a true statement there, homeboy.

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      Good job get that money

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        Ca$h rule$ everything around me, CREAM

        • Ernest Goes To The Toilet

          ….

    • MachoMadness5000

      OoooOOoohhHHHhh YYyeEEeeeaaAAhhhhHHh!!! CONGRATS!

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    Good: S
    Good: W
    Good: A
    Good: N
    Good: S

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      You got that right, Tapir.

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        After good three days of only listening to The Glowing Man, I do declare it to be an amazing.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          I only listened to it once for the first time today, but plan/hope to listen to it again all the way through today.

    • Mother Shabubu

      SCHWANZ

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        SCHWANZE

  • The Good: Tyree felt better yesterday.
    The Gooder: It is Friday.
    The Goodest: New Gojira.
    The Goodsomething: Seeing Lynch Mob tomorrow. I will be the one blowing kisses at GL (lol not rlly)

    To top it all off, it is quitting time. I AM OUT. Have a great weekend!

    <3

    GL

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Have yourself a great weekend, GL.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Enjoy a beer for me!

      • I have enjoyed about 5 beers for you.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          GL! >>>>>>>>>>
          Though i did not consume as many, they were for you!

  • Stanley

    Robot – Did you go to Dimmuborgir?

    • CyberneticOrganism

      I didn’t unfortunately, I was on the south side of the island.

      • Stanley

        Don’t they have buses in Iceland?

        • CyberneticOrganism

          They do, but they’re packed full of seniors and that’s an experience I can live without. Plus it was many, many hours from where we were.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Mmmm…

  • Dubbbz

    Those are beautiful pictures, robit. Your beauty-recognition algorithms are quite advanced.

    Good: Zelda
    Bad: Nothing much
    Ugly: The heat here

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Thanks Dubz! You can’t drive a mile in that country without seeing something beautiful.

    • Mother Shabubu

      Heat suuuucccks. It melts the dong.

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      It’s like Zelda, but with more jumping!

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good: I got an offer to work as a camp counselor at a camp near me, I’m having a party next Sunday

    Bad: I can’t accept the position because of work which is sad because I was a camp counselor at my church from 7th grade onward.

    Ugly: RIP Schubert, Meat Loaf and his health scare, Jerry The King Lawler.

    • JJD, do whatever you can to become a camp counselor. i’ve seen Wet Hot American Summer and it looks like a glorious career

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      I normally do camp counseling at a special needs camp in the summer. It’s one of my favorite things, because it’s a break from all the BS that the rest of the world is obsessed with. I also can’t do it because of work obligations this year and it suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucksssss

    • MachoMadness5000

      Free The King.

  • Having a housewarming party tomorrow. If you’re in the neighborhood, come by for low-quality meats and beers in my backyard.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Good: Today was a WU-TANG day. Followed by Abbath. Also, recordstorebro came through yet again!

    It’s Friday! Enjoy a beer, listen to metal (or whatever else makes you happy, bu at least a little bit of metal) and have a good night everyone!

    Tyree, get well soon brother!

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      That’s a hell of a combo right there, Boss.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Haha, wanna now what I bought at the record store?

        • Stanley

          BFM?

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Sadly, not today Stanley. I failed you.

          • Stanley

            I see that my work is not yet done. Onwards, I must forge onwards.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Next time, my man, next time i promise there will be BFM!!!!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            However… Occult Burial should be on the way!!!

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          Sure!

          I’d also like to point out that “Babies” is one of Wu’s most underrated jams and has one of the best opening verses in rap history.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Agreed!

            Saint Vitus and Ice-T!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Which Ice-T?

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Power.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I’m just gonna leave this here and listen to it a couple more times before I go do something with my appearance for work this weekend:

            https://youtu.be/rARVvTyUgRA

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Edward>>>>>>>>
            Have a good one!

          • I have not heard this album. Adding this to the insurmountable backlog of music I need to listen to.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            You haven’t heard Iron Flag? DUDE! You gotta give it a listen, move it up on the list some.

          • Think I heard bad things about it, so I steered clear.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            It isn’t they’re most praised album, but I still think it has some really great songs.

    • Dubbbz

      Jefe, the wife and I are going to Chuy’s happy hour with another couple later. Free nachos and cheap margs >>>

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Hell yes! Chuys is pretty good. Have a great time with Mrs. Bush!

      • sweetooth0

        free nachos? I would commit nachocide in that place.

        • Dubbbz

          They’re pretty good too. It’s a nacho bar, so you can choose your toppings.

  • EsusMoose

    Good: Settled into new apartment, just got a chromecast audio so I don’t need to be connected to my speakers anymore, also found a new beer I like, got a fancy ps4 headset as a apartment warming gift to myself (nerd), I start work monday.
    Bad: I start working for the rest of my life monday. It’s been hot, getting all the stuff needed for an apartment when you lacked most of it is expensive as hell. Cooked chicken for dinner and my kitchen still smells bad.
    Ugly; Traffic, I live right off a fairly traffic heavy highway, it’s not loud but going along it even during less congested times has a high chance of having some slow down.
    Other than that it’s been nice, have a good weekend everyone!

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      I’m down with all of that except cooked chicken sounds alright for dinner.

      • EsusMoose

        I overcooked it but thankfully I was just using it for burrito meat and those turned out quite delicious

      • Dubbbz

        Moose packed in a day, Ed.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          Moose is a better man than I.

          • EsusMoose

            I also had a lot less stuff, like I had to buy a dining set, silverware, glasses, etc.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Dubbbzilla is having an ongoing existential crisis and physical health problems from my upcoming move.

          • EsusMoose

            Maybe he’s an alternate universe version of you and you not packing is causing him to lose his grasp on this universe.

  • sweetooth0

    GOOD: My divorce will be finalized today. I didn’t know this but I guess initially it’s just a “legal separation” and then 6 months or so later it can become a “legal divorce”. After today I’ll be 100% done with all of this divorce shit.

    BAD: I have to pay lawyers more fucking money. I guess it’s gonna be around another 600 or so bucks just to have someone sit there and watch me sign a piece of paper.

    UGLY: My dog has a weird skin tag thing growing out of the corner of her eye (kinda where I think the tear duct would be). Every time I see it I just want to take a pair of my side cutters and snip it off, but I’m worried she’ll flinch and I’ll accidentally stab here eye, so I don’t want to attempt it. Looks like more vet bills in the near future…

    • Dubbbz

      Poor pupper.

      • sweetooth0

        it doesn’t seem to bother her at all, just looks kinda ick

    • sweetooth0

      Oh yeah, and yesterday, this job my girlfriend posted for and was apparently accepted into turned out to be a bloody phishing scam. Thankfully they didn’t get any of her account info, but I guess even with just her name and address they can use that info to try and open accounts or get loans and shit so she has to call the all of the credit bureaus in Canada to flag her information. She said it felt sketchy, but knew for sure when they literally asked her for her account info so they could etransfer her 1500 dollars that she was then instructed to turn into bitcoin. Brutal that you can’t even apply for fucking jobs these days without people trying to fuck you.

      • JWEG

        Scammers suck.

        I keep getting number-masked calls from phishers out of definitely-not-Quebec pretending to be a Gatineau-based collections agency (Groupe Solution Collect) that would at least have the decency to identify why it’s calling you, if it had reason to.

        Hint #1 they’re fake: the automated caller pronounces it as though it were English (Group Solutions Collect), despite a vague but obviously put-on French accent.

        • sweetooth0

          These guys were posing as a legit company (forget the spelling, but a big business consulting company from the states that has offices in several other countries), sent her a legit looking employment contract, the whole shebang.

    • Girlfriend’s dad had an old hunting dog that would get tons of those skin tags around its eyes, vet just burns them off and I’m fairly certain it doesn’t cost much.

  • JWEG

    Good: So plans have been in the works for nearly a year to transition part of my current Job as Lab Instructor (the coordination and development of materials) to a single paid half-time position (added to the ~6H per Lab that I currently get paid for), and as I noted on the Shirt Stains post (to W) it seems like the official posting of that job is impending – so I was told yesterday.

    I have a big advantage being technically the incumbent, and the qualifications being more or less tailored to my academic (and work) backgrounds. So basically I just have to wait patiently for the post to go up, then pounce.

    Bad and Ugly: UVIC’s system for replying to job postings looks like it was developed in the mid 90’s and never since updated, which is a stark contrast from the front page (the job description itself) on an intricately-designed PHP page.

    You have to upload your CV as a text document, then format it using HTML tags that are no more advanced than HTML 2.0 (and not nearly as complete). I swear even Disqus has almost as much built-in HTML markup capability. Tables aren’t even included, never mind DIV and SPAN. And font tags aren’t included either. Not even the depreciated HTML kind. CSS is right out.

    This strikes me as a major oversight by the techies that build and maintain UVIC systems considering that you’d think any job in IT would appreciate seeing CV design itself as proof of some claimed technical qualifications.

    …Or maybe it’s deliberately done to protect their own jobs.

    • Dubbbz

      I hope it works out that you get to keep it. I’ve actually noticed that a lot of universities, despite having attractive websites, have completely garbage interfaces for job searching/applying.

    • how’s your head holding up?

      • JWEG

        Very well. I’m feeling tons better having a top-shape shunt up in there, and the scar has healed well – though it’s still way visible, since my hair is very slow to regrow. More so up front, though.

        I’m having more issues with the abdominal neuralgia, but I’ve always found that half of the surgery takes much longer to settle back to normal after the fact.

        • is the abdominal neuralgia linked to the shunt? (sorry if this is a dumb question)

          • JWEG

            It’s related. In order to thread the shunt downward they have to open an abdominal incision and go in that way. It’s quite possible that it went through one or more tiny nerve endings.

          • there’s so much to learn about this. i won’t take up any more Toilet Real Estate with medical talk. glad you’re doing better, m9!

  • Good: My 3 year old has finally mastered the art of not pissing/shitting himself. Only one diaper-wearing seed left.
    Bad: Expected to have a new job by now and it has not materialized, very frustrating.
    Ugly: NJ rush hour traffic, wish I had a tank.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      HM-Duece Jr, welcome to the Toilet. You are now one of us.

      • I’m pretty amazed at how well he adapted. Not too many accidents yet.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Solid!

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        I’m pretty sure most of the Toileteers shit and piss themselves on a regular basis.

    • Our VFW has a tank. Might be able to rent it to ya for treefifty

      http://www.vfwpost6557.com/resources/Tank.jpg

  • Mother Shabubu

    Good: SWANS

    Good: New goalie gear(!!), Gojira shirt (and…album), one week in the gym has made a big difference.

    Bad: Still waiting for my damn tax return check.

    Ugly: Applying for new jerbs. I’ve never done this before.

    Good: Gira-senpai scrimshawed my copy of The Expanding Dong The Glowing Man

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Good luck on the job search homeboy.

      • Mother Shabubu

        Thanks brah

    • swell to the jammiez, brobocop!

  • tigeraid

    The Good: I finally, finally have a weekend without any major renovation or projects planned for The Ranch.
    The Bad: my swimming pool is a nice biiiiiig swamp of pea green. There’s at least some work ahead of me figuring out how to clean that shit up.
    The Ugly: As mentioned on the bookface, my workplace now has a proxy up and blocks facebook, as well as some other fun sites. Corporate malaise here I come.

  • Hubert

    Good: SWANS

    There are no bad things, there are no ugly things, that Carpenter Brut album is really good.

  • Ernest Goes To The Toilet

    The Good: TOH being a refuge in what became a massive derpfest of gun nuts, homophobes, Trump supporters, Islamophobes, etc. on the otherwise moderate and chill pages I normally go to.
    The Bad: Nothing much on my end. Pretty chill week, and letting my stomach settle/sitting on the actual toilet and uncoiling what feels like a series of 9000 foot coils out of my colon.
    The Ugly Truth:

    • JWEG

      I keep getting sucked in by Raw Story. I have managed to resist Mother Jones for a while though.

      …Since we TovH regulars trolled them over that yoga-pants hating GOP dude from some midwestern state or other, to be exact.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        No sane man hates yoga pants

      • Ernest Goes To The Toilet

        They (Raw Story) banned me for a couple days for, in a very polite manner, criticizing the Bernie Or Bust crowd, invited me back via email and I told them to go fuck themselves. Haven’t exactly missed it either, plus I’ve been burned out on politics as of late.

        • JWEG

          I’m relatively convinced that most supposed ‘Bernie or Bust’ types are just trolls stirring up people who want to believe they’re “no different from Trump supporters” (one name sticks out especially, but I just leave him alone because he seems to be respected even by the mods).

          Right around the last election we had a sudden upswing on Canadian political blogs and sites of people insisting they were going to vote Green Party, who had zero post history and seemed just to want to rile everyone up equally, most of whom have either vanished or re-emerged since as the last few apologists for the old Conservative Party regime.

          I have my theories that the rest were actually Conservative Party plants too. But it’s all irrelevant now.

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      A good Wintersun album just will never happen.

    • tertius_decimus
      • Ernest Goes To The Toilet

        LMAO, that was pretty funny! Sucks that the site is no longer around (couldn’t they take Lamb Goat or that other shitty metal site instead?!)

  • Waynecro

    Good: You Will Never Be One of Us.
    Bad: Lots more unpaid overtime to meet sudden absurd deadlines.
    Ugly: Having to spend all my free time working when all I want to do is play Destiny, which recently was 50 percent off on Xbox Live.

    • you missed my quick 180 on Facebook (join someday, fool) regarding Nails. that album doth destroy.

      • Dubbbz

        Quick 180, you say?

        • oh, i went from making fun of the album’s short length and “powerviolence” label to praising it. perhaps it wasn’t so quick, it’s all relative

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I think it was pretty quick.

      • Waynecro

        Welcome to being one of us, brah.

        • CAVEMAN GORAK™

          ONE OV US!!!!!!!!
          ONE OV US!!!!!!!!
          GOOBLE GOBBLE!!!!!!!!!

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      I’m really digging that new Nails record.

      That’s the one thing about salaried jobs, they get you when they can.

    • EsusMoose

      Listened to it a few times while driving today, both loudly and quietly, was awesome

      • Waynecro

        It definitely has some of the band’s catchiest songs to date.

    • I’ve only heard it twice and I’m luke warm on it right now. Need to hear it about 20 times for a proper opinion.

      • Waynecro

        Fortunately, it doesn’t take very long to listen to it 20 times.

  • tertius_decimus

    Tyree, get well ASAP!

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Good: I have a new multi million dollar a year client
    Bad: My creative department waits till fucking 4 on Fridays to send me all the assets that I have to then distribute to hundreds of vendors.
    Ugly: Creative department when I drop the work on them next week at fucking 3pm on Friday and tell them it’s due at 4pm.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Fuck you cybro I was yelling at you at the airport

    • CyberneticOrganism

      HEY, I WAS IN LINE FOR POTBELLY LIKE EVERYONE ELSE

  • Ernest Goes To The Toilet

    Oh, and almost forgot, RIP, Alf.

  • tertius_decimus

    Good: warm weather. As a native steppe dweller, I can easily undergo extreme heat. No excessive sweating, low water consumption. Yeah! Suffer, dudez, while I’m enjoying the sun.

    http://wesphelan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/ATBCamel4.jpg

    Bad: nothing to wrtie here and that is good.

    Ugly: imagine huge posh conference hall with penthouse. Cool design, expensive furniture… Imagine three clients standing right in the middle of main room, where I’m installing the brand wall. They have paid 100% price of the brand wall, so I’m on the finish line before closing the deal. While I’m sitting at the table, gluing double-sided tape to volumetric letters, sound engineers/staff doing their job: laying cables, plugging in and so on. Then suddenly BOOOM! Staff dude stumbled upon brand wall leg and it inevitably fell down. Cross-like crack 400×400 mm in size. And the event is planned next day. As said previously, clients saw what happened in person, so they had nothing to blame on me. And I got another order. This time in repair.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Are you a wolf of the steppes?

      • tertius_decimus

        A camel.

        Warm and dry air makes breathing easy and rare ascending warm/descending cold air cycles is good for those who’s cardio isn’t good. Dystonia and high blood pressure make me feel sick when the weather changes rapidly. I hate climate of Kiev for that. Sharp continental climate of my hometown with severe winter and hot summer (up to +45°C as measured in the shadow) is so much nicer.

  • GOOD: My endoscopy for my stomach came back normal and my ultrasound for my gallbladder came back normal. So, next week I have one more test that we are hoping to get answers from. I basically eat a radioactive egg and see how my stomach digests it for 4 hours. My GI doctor believes that my stomach is not emptying the contents of my meal properly so it just sits in my stomach way longer than it should which causes my feeling of constant fullness and nausea. This involves the vagus nerve which controls the heart and digestive tract. This also is the reason why my heart rate has been so sporadic and low. My resting heart rate is 38 BPM. I just started a pill today that is supposed to speed up the emptying my stomach so hopefully this helps me out. Also, I’m on a hardcore nausea medicine that I started today as well.

    BAD: Still no answers on my sickness.

    UGLY: I’ve missed a week of work (Fortunately I have a doctors excuse for the whole week though). Also, medical payments.

    • Waynecro

      Good luck, man. I’m rooting for a definitive diagnosis and a speedy recovery.

    • sweetooth0

      Fuck man. Hopefully that nuke egg gets them the info they need to figure out what in hell is going on there!

    • Abradolf Lincler

      hopefully theyll figure out whats up with you.

      have you considered you might be going thru the next metamorphosis in becoming a new species with slower digestion and resting heart rate?

    • Ernest Goes To The Toilet

      Get well soon, and hoping they have some answers and solutions soon as well.

    • Hubert

      Good luck dude.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Radioactive egg sounds pretty metal…

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Hey, if you move to England and join my sludge grindcore project Septic Teat Failure out now on Peaceville records (buy now beat the rush) you won’t have to pay med bills.

      • Abradolf Lincler

        i saw the unedited post that saod “Septic Teat Failure” which i thot was funny

  • Abradolf Lincler

    Git Gud: WITTR vinyl ordered/tickets bought. CO&CA tickets bought. Close to platinum trophy for DkS3. That Thrawsunblat album. Maybe ill go get a sub and some beer tonight. Going to look at another house this evening.

    Bad: Work tomorrow.

    Ugly: lolwedonttalkabouttheweatherhere

    • tertius_decimus

      Heh, funny, weather talk can be either pointless or helpful depending on who is your interlocutor. For people who often work outdoors it’s quite useful talk. I’ve got electrocuted couple times when suddenly it started to raining but the job hasn’t finished yet.

      • Abradolf Lincler

        exactly, i work outside, and what i get done is heavily influenced by weather

        • tertius_decimus

          Me too. Let’s talk about weather?

          [grin]

          • Abradolf Lincler

            well i believe we set a record high for mid june where i live in the mountains (@92F)

            . . . and half our country is on fire . . . again.

          • tertius_decimus

            What are you?

          • Abradolf Lincler

            american (i live in the appalachians)

          • tertius_decimus

            I mean occupation.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            i fix car windshields (mobile)

          • tertius_decimus

            That’s some surgery job. Requires patience and dedication. Respect!

          • Abradolf Lincler

            my job has a 95% turnover rate, and there are no women that do my job. i had the highest numbers in my district last month (aka i made a crazy bonus)

          • tertius_decimus

            Super cool!

          • Abradolf Lincler

            i thot you were an artiste, what do you do for slave money

          • tertius_decimus

            Erm, I’m a painter and photographer but I do external advertisement to make a living.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            commercial advertising?

          • tertius_decimus

            Signboards and shit.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            very cool

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      Cant decide on if I’m going out for CO&CA this tour or not. Only cause theyre probably the band I’ve seen the most live, and I’m trying to budget more diversity in the shows I see this year.

  • Guppusmaximus

    Good: Getting closer to my Staycation (starts July 1st) which The Wife™ and I will be celebrating my baby boy’s 1st Birthday (Party City Mickey Mouse Thug Life). The Wife™ only has 3 classes left till her RN course(?) starts and when she become an RN then I’ll be getting my fudgin Tacoma Xtra-Cab with full-blown Android / Gui -driven / Hard Drive-recognizing music system. Bossman© is going on Vacation all next week. Talk about fugging around and getting bored af…

    Bad: On call this weekend for the mental midgets working on a proposal. “Something been’s wrong with Sharepoint”. Yea, the farkin end user because they didn’t go to the training that we paid booko bucks for! “Oh, I can’t connect to VPN”. Yea, you let your fawking password expire again for umpteenth million time. Can you say ‘pre-connect to get your expiration notifications?!’ *ugh*

    Ugly: This fucking fairy-tale worshiping doucehnozzle – his death was too quick. Fuck answers – torturing this fucktard would’ve been fun. Alah Akb*bzzzzt*
    http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/the_slatest/2016/06/14/omar_mateen_wife_noor_salman_may_be_charged_report_says/160614_slatest_omarmateen.jpg.CROP.promo-mediumlarge.jpg

    • Abradolf Lincler

      i dont wanna catch a banhammer. so ill just agree

  • Old Man Doom

    Bad: staff meeting all day
    Good: kinda enjoying the meeting, and production is fully underway for my new synth rock (a la Zombi) SOL album. Expecting to drop a single soon.
    Ugly: my diet.

  • Good: Going to see Psycroptic tomorrow night. Girlfriend closed on the house so it’s official and she actually owns it now.
    Bad: Having to paint this weekend and move tons of boxes of sheeeeeeiiiiit.
    Ugly: Started exercising this week for the first time in like a year. Shit suuuucks.

    • tertius_decimus

      Have you had New Year resolution to do excersizes?

      • Nope, I had a “Shit, I’m starting to actually gain a little weight and I’m tired of feeling like a sluggish piece of shit” mid-June resolution.

  • Ernest Goes To The Toilet
    • JWEG

      At the very least they should have used a Theremin for those wibbly sounds.

  • The Tetrachord of Archytas

    Good: second week back at the gym since dislocating my shouldies. Also got the biggest paycheck I’ve ever gotten (which is not very much admittedly)

    Bad: Frickin taxes man…got my first big commission check and got taxed enough on it to make it so I basically worked zero hours. Also medical insurance…

    Ugly: E3 was lame this year in my opinion. There were highlights for sure, but I think my tastes are just too eclectic these days to be excited for the new trends.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Tetrachord pls, the new Xbox looks slightly different to the old one, it’s so worth £400!

      • The Tetrachord of Archytas

        Haha! I do actually like the slim. And it’s slightly better hardware and 2tb make it worth it considering since I’ve yet to grab a new console this generation. But I don’t give shits about hardware stuff because I’m interested in games and there’s just not a lot the excites me. But I could play SNES RPGs for the rest of my life and would probably be ok.

        But I really hate AAA games striving for the Hollywood cinematic thing. Games are a unique artistic medium in the same way that film and literature are different. It’s fun when film tries narration or when books like brave new world almost read like a screenplay at times (in my opinion), but in general you never hear of Hollywood trying to be more like books or vice versa. The focus on high budget cinematic experiences in games, to me, robs them of forging the unique potential they have tapped into in the past. (And still do at times)

  • Guacamole Jim

    GOOD: Spending time with my brother and sister in law, chilling out at their place for the weekend. Tons of video games and delicious food have been consumed.

    BAD: Just found out this morning a good friend tried to commit suicide. He’s okay and in the hospital, but as I don’t have a license, I’m unable to go visit him.

    UGLY: My waistline after a weekend of food and video games.

    <3 Love you, my bros. Stay toilet.

    • tertius_decimus

      Was you aware of friend’s anxiety?

      • Guacamole Jim

        Not in the least. A mutual friend of ours was the one who told me this morning, and we both commented on how it seemed completely out of the blue to us. The last time we’d all spoken, he seemed totally normal – and that was only about three days ago.

        • tertius_decimus

          Can’t say a word… Speechless. :-/

        • I know that feeling, man. My cousin tried to commit suicide a couple years ago and I had no idea he was having any kind of problems. He’s doing really good now, though. I hope your friend can get the help he needs, just let him know you’re there for him whenever he needs it and check in on him lots.

  • MachoMadness5000

    Good: I joined the Toilet Ov Hell.

    Bad: I saw Winds of Plague last night.

    Ugly: My underwear after eating Del Taco for lunch.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Haven’t heard the name Winds of Plague for a long time.

      • MachoMadness5000

        For good reason. They are horrible live. My buddy got me in… so, I said fuck it.

        • CAVEMAN GORAK™

          GAH!!!!!!!!! WIND OV PLAGUE SUCK BIG ONE!!!!!!!!!

          • Abradolf Lincler

            Caveman is right. We dont have Del Tacos over here but i feel that pain

          • more beer

            The fish tacos are excellent.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Toilet Ov Wind

  • J.R.™

    THE GOOD: My work is fascinating and continues to fulfill me
    THE MEH: Conjuring 2. More like Meh++. Maybe even a solid “Good -“, but I’ve seen so many bad horror movies that I don’t even know anymore
    THE “WHY DID I DO THAT”: Steak and Shake after movie with Girlfriend and my Sister. Let’s all talk about how dumb I am.

    Flush on brethren!

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Good: