Flush It Friday: Weeb Edition

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HAIL, WARRIORS!

Another week comes to a close, and we all gather around the toilet bowl to share our experiences via puking them up in the comments section and flushing them into a tasty cocktail to pass around. So drink a ton of hydrogen peroxide and let’s get to the pukefest so we can enjoy one another’s life flavors.

The Good: I started a new job this week. Hopefully this one lasts more than a few months. So far it’s pretty great. I’m a bit ahead of them when it comes to technology I like to use, but I’ve been told that’s part of why I was hired, so it should be fun to push for updating their technology.

I’m also going to ProgPower next weekend, so for one weekend I won’t be the biggest nerd I know. I get to see Dragonland‘s first ever US appearance, and Falconer‘s final live appearance.

My choir Vox started back up, and this is easily the best group we’ve ever had. The pieces we’ll be performing don’t get difficult until spring, but I’m confident this group will be the one that finally conquers the Schoenberg. We’ll be performing at the NC ACDA this year, and my college choir director, one of about four people who deeply inspired my love for all music, will be there as well, and I’m ultra stoked to see him and have him see my post-college choir. We’re also doing Howell’s Requiem and Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, both of which are just absolutely stunning. Pro-tip for non-choir nerds: don’t put this on in the background. Get the words (and the sheet music if you can read it) and listen to these for the ultimate experience. Howell’s Requiem is an emotionally HEAVY work of art. I swear if any of you come in the comments complaining about sacred music I’m gonna drop so many choir links on your face.

Finally, I started playing Half-Life 2 again, because that game is one of my all time favorites. It’s been a real treat to rediscover it.

The Bad: I can’t get my sleep schedule right at all. I’m used to not being able to sleep before the first day at a new job, but that coupled with my poor sleep habits during unemployment have me napping as soon as I get home, then staying up until 4 AM. Hasn’t affected me at work yet, since so far I’ve had very little to do outside of signing papers and whatnot, but I need to get this under control in the next couple weeks if I’m going to survive.

Stop hitting yourself

Stop hitting yourself

The Ugly: My cat Albus’ fleas came back. Can’t get rid of these dumb things. There’s also some drama between some local punks going on right now, and as entertaining as it is, I wish someone would just nuke the planet already.

As an added request for this week’s routine, give me your biggest, filthiest, most cavernous black metal. I’ve been listening to Misþyrming, Nightbringer, Blaze of Perdition, and Tribulation all week.  This is apparently how I get ready for ProgPower.

  • DCLXVI

    Good – the weather here on the beach
    No bads or uglies.
    See you posers next week

    • Zeke

      Bad- I took the day off to chill out at the beach for four straight days instead of three like all the other suckers, but the beach was so windy I left after ten minutes.

  • Scrimm

    GOOD: BOOK OF SOULS
    Bad: Recording again tonight, but so far I’m not feeling it. Also work.
    Ugly: Dog has the bubblies.

  • Vote for Jeb
    • Jamming a bit of Leviathan, probably won’t get to this until later tonight

      • Vote for Jeb

        Acceptable.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good: the new Maiden album, I get paid this week, my job, Leslie West is coming to my area.

    Bad: I bought an album which has a creepy clown on the cover from the Pousette Dart Band. Apparently they’re a bad country rock band. I don’t get why my uncle was raving about them as he usually has the same taste as me.

    Ugly: Jimmy Snuka has been charged with murder, the continued existence of Ray Wilson who was in a post-grunge band before replacing Phil Collins in Genesis, I almost bought On Stage by Rainbow on vinyl but I didn’t have enough money.

    • I have a copy of Rainbow’s “Bent Out of Shape” that really is bent out of shape. You can have it for free.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I’ll take it. I have Straight Between The Eyes on vinyl.

  • Rho Stone

    I actually had a pretty bitchin week, springtime came early so lots of going outside and blazing it plus new Baroness, now it’s friday and I have to catch up on work but I’m not doing that shit anyways fuck you future me from next week

  • Good: 3 Day Weekend
    Bad: Need at least a 100 day weekend
    Ugly: Will Smith playing Dirty Harry and Hollywood continuing to recycle stupid shit that no one wants to see.

    I don’t have any caverous black metal so go with Deafheafen I guess.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Please tell me they’re not remaking Dirty Harry.

      • Hollywood will remake anything that moves. Scumbags.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I despise this idea very much. The movie should not be remade, especially when Will Smith is taking over for Clint Eastwood.

          • They are remaking Scarface too, don’t get me started.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I fucking refuse to watch any remake of the remake of Scarface. The one from the 30’s is fine but Al Pacino made that role his own.

          • Should not be fucked with, I am rooting hard for it to flop.

  • KJM

    All things are good and nothing is bad.
    Luna sez have a fun Labor Day weekend!

    • Vote for Jeb

      Happy Labor Day, Luna.

    • Óðinn

      Happy Labor Day, Luna.

    • Óðinn

      ~~~

      • KJM

        Excellent!

        • more beer

          How do you get him to look at the camera. Mine turns his head every time. Even with the flash off.

          • KJM

            Her, and she just doesn’t seem to care really. She just loves attention.

          • more beer

            My bad sorry for calling her a he. Mine is a total attention whore. But won`t pose for a picture for anything.

          • KJM

            That’s okay! She just doesn’t seem to have a problem with the camera.

          • Say the word “tuna”. Or, if your cat is dense, whip out an actual can of tuna.

          • more beer

            Unless I open it he won`t respond t that. He`s kind of an asshole like that.

          • Your kitteh has wizened to your tricks. 🙁 In reality, I just take about a hundred pictures of my kitteh at once, hoping once comes out in focus where he just so happens to be gazing vaguely in the direction of the camera/phone.

          • more beer

            I don`t have the patience for that. But yea he`s on to me and my tricks. He can rally be a little bastard when he wants to be.

  • Mgs5: mgla
    Mgla: mgs5
    Mgs5: cruciamentum

    Archspire

    • RustyShackleford

      You gonna stream mgs5 this weekend?

      • I’ve been steaming it every time I play lol

    • Mxxk Bxnxntxn™

      MLG: mgla.

  • Pipelord69

    The Good: I saw Slipknot and LoG and it was a great show. I also have a job interview for an awesome job in 50 minutes

    The bad: Payday is on Monday and I’m broke til Monday.

    The Ugly: Well yesterday I worked an 8:30-8, and that’s what I’m working today. Not a happy camper

    • KJM

      Good luck!

      • Pipelord69

        Thank you sir! My dad’s pretty high up at this place so I’m hoping he can help a bit

    • My life long dream is to never work a day in my life again…..ever.

      • Pipelord69

        You and me both. Let’s create something to make us multi-millionaires, yeah?

        • Finding the something is the issue.

          • Pipelord69

            These entrepreneurs make it look so easy :/

    • RustyShackleford

      I’ve heard great things about the Slipknot/LoG tour! Pissed I missed them on the Island of Long this summer

  • Vote for Jeb

    Good: It’s Friday.
    Bad: Some old dude who could very well have been a provost called me an asshole the other day for crossing his path.
    Ugly: The snot these dang allergies have been conjuring.

    • My room reeks of poser blood, so I opened the windows to clear the air and went to sleep. Oh my lanta so much allergies

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Here’s the album I speak of. My god this clown creeps me out. His facial expression is unholy and he appears to be in a snowy wasteland. You wouldn’t expect a country rock band to have such a creepy album cover.

  • I’m hopelessly addicted to this fucking videogame right now. Send help….. so that it can get addicted too

  • RustyShackleford

    GOOD: Maiden

    Bad: Tons of shit going on and I’ve got absolutely no energy. Feel shitty for no reason, hoping the Maiden turns that around.

    Ugly: This fucking hot and humid weather in CNY!

    Whatevs.

    http://www.troll.me/images/hank-hill-yep/yup-thumb.jpg

    • Dagon

      Hot and humid is all I know bro. Take solace in your seasons.

  • Stanley
  • Stanley
  • Good: Just realized I don’t have to go to work Monday. Hooray.
    Bad: Life continues to be all frustrating and shit.
    Ugly: Bulking. It’s gon get bad.

    • I don’t have to go to work Monday OR Tuesday, HA

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I work Monday.

      • I don’t have to go to work for a week in like 2 weeks.

      • I didn’t have to go to work for 3 months before this week!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Pack on some mass for me, bro

    • Paris Hilton

      Dirty or clean!? Buffets are my favorite for dat dirty bulking

      • Trying to stay clean. But man, I could fuck up a pizza right now.

        • And you get mad at me for dragonfucking

          • Fuck UP a pizza. No pizza bangin’

          • Don’t act like you wouldn’t if you could

          • Dagon

            I know I would.

            It’s always better with the pepperoni topping if you know what I mean.

          • Pizza is a lot like sex. Have sex with pizza.

          • Dagon

            “Even when it’s good, it’s bad.”

        • Waynecro

          Have you ever heard of/tried Carb Back-Loading?

          • I have not. What’s the story with it?

          • Waynecro

            It’s a diet plan that involves timing carb consumption to maximize muscle growth and minimize fat gain. John Kiefer, the guy who came up with it, did a lot of research and makes a strong case. Controlling insulin is essentially the key to the whole thing. The reason your comment made me think of it is because the plan allows you to eat dirty from time to time (to “fuck UP a pizza”). I’ve had some positive results with it; however, because I’m diabetic and take insulin regularly, I can’t run the program by the book. Lots of people seem to dig it. http://www.carbbackloading.com and body.io have more information.

          • Dope! This might be ideal for me. I’m bulking hesitantly because I’m a pretty pretty princess about my fat percentage. Thanks dude.

          • Waynecro

            Sure thing, man. Like I said, I haven’t been able to run it by the book because of my diabetes; however, I’ve done modified versions of it with pretty good results (I still eat carbs only after a lifting session). It’s certainly worth looking into. Some of the folks on the body.io message boards have made pretty incredible progress with Carb Back-Loading (and the related Carb Nite Solution).

          • tigeraid

            As I’d mentioned in passing before, I was diagnosed with Type II in April, and have since lost 70 lbs to get fit. Mostly cardio, jogging, kickboxing, occasional dumb bell work. Once I hit my target, I was going then try putting 5-10 lbs of muscle back on, to account for what I’d lost, and also to hopefully deal with some of the stretchy/droopy skin I have now. But I’ve heard lots of stuff saying “just greatly increase your protein” and I’ve also heard what you’re talking about, stacking up the carbs instead. But if I can’t have more than roughly 40-50g of carbs in a single meal without spiking my blood sugar, how the hell can that work? My plan right now was to just start adding in protein shakes or chicken breasts after weight lifting…

          • Waynecro

            Sorry about the diabetes, but congrats on losing so much weight. That’s awesome. Protein is pretty important, but it’s not the sole contributor to muscle gains. A lot of experts recommend about 0.5 to 1 gram of protein per pound of lean mass. Going nuts on the protein can be problematic, though (especially for diabetics). You need a good mix of lean protein and healthy fats (which contribute to the production of hormones such as testosterone). In addition, protein shakes can spike blood sugar, so drinking them strategically and sparingly is important. Postworkout carbs are ideal because the workout primes the body to use nutrients for muscle repair. People without diabetes can consume a greater amount of carbs than can diabetics, but diabetics can make smart use of a more restricted amount of carbs. For example, I usually have about 30 to 60 grams of “clean” carbs from white rice after a workout. I don’t go nuts (300+ grams of carbs) like some lifters do. Another factor is whether you’re taking insulin or a drug such as Metformin. Metformin can actually hinder protein synthesis (and thus muscle building) because it inhibits the mTOR pathway. For me, it’s been a lot of trial and error to identify a diet that works with my lifting and insulin-injection regimen. I keep carbs to a minimum (fewer than 30 grams per day) on nonlifting days and consume fewer than 70 grams of carbs postworkout on lifting days. The combination of strategic carb/protein/fat intake and increasingly heavy (progressive overload) compound lifts (squat, bench press, and military press, for example) has worked pretty well for me.

          • tigeraid

            I’m on no insulin or drugs at this point, because my current A1C levels are actually normal. The blood work, that is. Even when I “eat bad” or cheat with a cookie or something I rarely see my meter go above 6.5-6.9 mmoL.

            Interesting point about when to eat the carbs tho… I have been approaching it the opposite way, in that if I know I’ve gone over on my carb count in a given meal, I immediately go out and jog/walk, which helps insulin absorption, and my blood looks fine afterward.

            Also, fwiw, my protein shake is literally just protein powder and 1 cup of skim milk. So I think in total it’s around 18g of net carbs.

            Maybe what I’ll do is experiment, when I get to the lifting portion of my plan here… I’ll try a couple of weeks of hitting protein after a workout, and then a couple of weeks with clean carbs instead, and see which one shows results of any kind.

          • Waynecro

            It sounds like you have your condition pretty well under control at this point, which is great. You shouldn’t make any drastic changes without talking to your doctor. My condition is a lot different from yours (I take two kinds of insulin), so I have to do things a lot differently. I lift, wait an hour, have a protein shake (low-carb proteins mixed with water), then eat a meal with six ounces of chicken, a cup of broccoli, and about a cup of rice. Protein is always good after lifting, so you don’t pick either carbs or protein. Usually, you eat them both. But, like I said, it sounds like you have your condition worked out well with your doctor, so don’t change anything drastically with consulting with the doctor.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        What is bulking exactly?

    • Dagon

      Celebrating Brazilian independency, huh? Good for you.

    • Waynecro

      Dude, I just started cutting. It also sucks. Good luck!

    • Scrimm

      Started lifting again, so glad.

    • Óðinn
  • Stanley
    • This one’s been on my radar, looking forward to it

  • Good? Ugly? Bad?

    I don’t care about anything. Jamming this mo’fo once again while finishing my job:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHwD-ndFAG4

  • HessianHunter

    Good – Not only did I see Andrew WK (the closest thing I have to a spiritual leader, my Party Pope) play a sick solo set at my favorite venue in town for fuckin’ free, but he did a meet and greet at the record store down the street from my house. He went out of his way to have an actual conversation with everyone who came to meet him. We talked about bicycles and my Cellular Chaos shirt (he’s a fan).

    Bad – Although I dig my new nosering, I apparently have Adamantium cartilage that was extremely tough to pierce, so the (very experienced) piercer at the shop had to spend like 10 minutes trying to get mine in.

    Ugly – I ugly-cried the entire time of the piercing. I had a very pretty lady with me during all these activities and was extraordinarily self-conscious about looking like a wuss. But, uh, yolo or some shit I guess and NOW I LOOK SOOPER TOUGH, RITE???

    • Baby Pumkins should not get noserings! Bad baby!

    • Next step is to get a chain that runs from your nose to your ear ring so you can be all like Skid Row n’ shit.

      • Dagon

        Nose to tip of the dick piercing chain or GTFO

        • That would be something, I don’t know what but something.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            An invitation to be ripped clean off. That’s what that is.

        • tigeraid

          Add in a hook to the wallet, while you’re at it.

          • Dagon

            I like your reasoning. Very practical.

      • Culinary Cunilengus
      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        No one in Skid Row has chains that runs from their nose rings to their earrings.

        • more beer

          They did in the 80`s.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I wouldn’t have known that. They’re coming to my area in November.

          • more beer

            Now you know.

          • Óðinn

            Yes. I’m pretty sure they did have nose-ring chains, in addition to being a shitty Glam Rock band.

          • more beer

            Yea I do remember seeing pictures of them back then with them. They were a shitty glam band is right. I really didn`t pay any attention to their music. There was much better music then them in those days.

    • Culinary Cunilengus

      Meet and greets seem to be rare nowadays. I met Neil Halsted (Slowdive) years back and got a CD signed by him, which I still have. Last one I was at was The Darkness, back in 2003, but sadly lost the signed CD. Really really nice guys.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Why did you do it if you didn’t want to look bad in front of your lady friend?

    • Mxxk Bxnxntxn™

      My friend got an Rob Flynn nose piercing.
      I didn’t like it.

  • CyberneticOrganism
  • J.R.™

    The Good: got my refund check back from the school. I do not use all of my scholarship so I get a rather sizeable check every semester. Bought a cool external battery thing that is super fancy and was super on sale, because my garbage old devices are failing to hold charges. I also have the house all to myself this ENTIRE LONG WEEKEND AND TODAY so if any of you wanna come over and stare awkwardly at each other…

    The Bad: Nothing yet. Just need to get some gas in my car. Cutting it close.

    The Ugly: Just sitting here bored with [computer game] open but lacking the will to dive in. Dont want to go get my laundry. reloading the same websites over and over. Pretty sad.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Why are you alone? Why don’t you invite a friend over or something?

      • J.R.™

        Parents are going to Grandparent’s cozy little cabin in Virginia for the break, while i elected to stay home to work on assignments. I invited the usual Friday Night Pathfinder Squad over, but we’re meeting at Other Guy’s place and they were unwilling to relocate to my dwelling, Which is sad because this house it better suited for such things. Oh well.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          You can always do something with Lady JR.

          • J.R.™

            well…

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            You sly dog.

        • Culinary Cunilengus

          Damn, I keep forgetting it’s Labor Day weekend. Aka, I get to hear about shootings galore back home (Chicago). Holiday weekends there, especially in the summer, ALWAYS have at least a couple dozen shootings.

          There’s probably lots of fun stuff happening around here in VA, though.

          • more beer

            You should check out certain holiday`s in New Mexico. They actually come on the news and explain the laws of physics. Because so many people just shoot their guns in the air. Mostly New Years and 4th of July. But every year they have to tell people what goes up must come down.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            My god, that sounds so ‘Murika it hurts.

          • more beer

            It is pretty crazy there. Most of the people are Hispanic in New Mexico so not bro type `Merica.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            Lots of coal rollin’, I’m guessing?

          • more beer

            No they are more into lowriders.

          • Napolean Bonerfart
          • more beer

            Yep. Flippin those switches!

          • Napolean Bonerfart
  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    GOOD: Steelfest lineup looks good so far.
    BAD: The usual headaches like unemployment and lack of money and all the stuff I bought that I couldn’t really afford.
    UGLY: I find myself, once again, biting my nails.

  • Vote for Jeb
    • You are a saint

      • Vote for Jeb

        Stannis the Mannis is more of a saint than I.

        • Wheel of Time >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GOT

  • I left out one thing from my good list.

    TurdCutter has begun writing our second album

  • Culinary Cunilengus

    The good: Got hired on the spot as a food prepper/cook on Monday, and got a bump in my pay since I’m going to be working on one of the tougher parts of the job. The place opens up on the 16th, and got a meet and greet next Friday, so I have nothing but free time on my hands for the next week. So fucking glad to be working again, especially as a cook (plus the menu is super easy. It’s an 11 item menu of basic Mexican food. Thing is EVERYTHING is made from scratch, which makes it tougher)!

    http://timeentertainment.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/bourdain.gif?w=753

    Bad: I learned the other day that the singer of Bestia Del Asalto (who I interviewed a couple months ago) died. RIP, Psycommander. 🙁

    The Ugly: Aisha Thalia. Hideous I tells ya!

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8nUO3NoqHZk/UzNtx5Ob18I/AAAAAAAAG9c/Esgpd-zK31c/s1600/Aisha-Thalia-Black-Mens-Magazine-41.jpg

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Coming soon: the final recordings of Mr. In Your House 4 ever. There will never be anything else released by them. Tracklist is below

    1. House Of The Rising Sun
    2. Behind Blue Eyes
    3. Apocalips (All My Former Flames)

    • KJM

      I’m gonna be watching SHINE Wrestling tonight on iPPV.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I hope you enjoy it. I have to start recording these songs and I have to renew my WWE Network subscription.

        • KJM

          They always put on a good show. I watch every month.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            That’s the one Havok is a part of right? I know her from her Impact career.

          • KJM

            Havok, Jade(Mia Yim), Brittany(Santana Garrett), Leva Bates(Blue Pants) and others will be there tonight.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I remember Brittany as well. She was involved with that Samuel Shaw character who was a good wrestler but had awful angles. Did I tell you that Kizarny followed me on Twitter?

          • KJM

            Nice. He worked on a Star Trek fan film recently called Renegades.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I wish his WWE career would have ended up more successful.

          • KJM

            Not everybody makes it even if they work hard.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I know that. Look at my favorite wrestler Ahmed Johnson. He’s the only wrestler besides Randy Savage who I am an extreme fan of and his career wasn’t good sadly, especially in WCW. I also love Brian Kendrick and his only singles title was the X Division title in TNA. His tag team run with Paul London was awesome though.

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

    Im super jelly you get to see dragonland, two rivers.

    Good: labor day weekend after a 5 day paid vacation

    Bad: work tomorrow. Dont really have the cash to go see Black Tusk tonight.

    Ugly: bank account

  • EsusMoose

    Good: Semester started, tried rugby, finally back to listening to new releases.
    Bad: Schedule too packed to keep doing rugby and my classes are gonna be tough again.
    Ugly: hot and humid as fuck out.

  • KJM

    GOOD: Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats tix; purchased.

  • Sir Tapir The Based :]

    Good: Saw Sammal live today. Gonna see Grave Pleasures live tomorrow. Mgla and Grave Pleasures’ new albums.
    Bad: nothing really bad
    Ugly: fucking weebs

    • Stanley

      I thought you said Mgla were shit yesterday?

      • Sir Tapir The Based :]

        I never said they were shit, dude. I said that they may be a bit overhyped, but they be good (or I might have misread Randall’s comment due to being tired). I’m liking it more and more each listen. Y u gotta be like this Stanley?

        • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

          Id say its better than good, its great

          https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bfluy10CEAArus6.jpg

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            Yeah, but you pop a boner every time you see Dawkins.

        • Stanley

          Keep listening, Tapir! I dunno why people say they are over hyped. Search the internet and see what you find. Virtually, nothing! Where is this hype that people speak of (myself excluded)?

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            Just hug me Stanley!

          • Stanley

            Yes please.

          • Napolean Bonerfart
          • RJA

            remember, they are very hyped around the toilet ov hell – which we forget sometimes is actually such a small percentage of metal fans.
            * this isn’t necessarily directed at you Stanley, but people who describe them as over hyped.

            edit: I just listened to the record for the first time this morning – was fantastic, as expected.

    • Napolean Bonerfart

      Get him, fellow weebs! Tonight we dine on tapir soup!

      http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6cp5kMnOk1qiq1olo1_500.gif

  • CT-12

    Good: Going to a all day Maiden listening party thang today at a friend’s house I haven’t seen in a while, should be fun! Also, seeing Faith no More on Sunday!
    Bad: Gotta work all this weekend, including Labor Day. Also, I need more time to practice for a recording I’m doing for a project on Tuesday, yet I can’t sync the scratch track I play to on my MP3. Driving me fucking insane.
    Ugly: ugly stuff

    • Enjoy FNM dude, saw them in May and they played a solid set. They do lots of variations to the recorded material which really makes for a live experience.

      • CT-12

        I saw them earlier this year too. They were fucking great, but the crowd surrounding me fucking sucked. Killed the entire vibe of the show. Hope this is a different situation!

  • Waynecro

    Good: Buying a new guitar.
    Bad: Getting a five-day furlough right after buying a new guitar and preparing to spend those five days updating my resume/portfolio instead of playing the new guitar.
    Ugly: Cutting. This shit is hard–especially because I’m on insulin.

    • Dagon

      Cutting on insulin sounds dangerous/exciting. You know this already, but I’m gonna say “keep some snacks around” as I have a strong maternal instinct.

      Also, that is a sweet, sweet SG!

      • Waynecro

        Thanks, man. I appreciate the concern. It’s a total pain in the ass. I’ve had some pretty close calls. Blood sugar is unpredictable–even when you eat the same thing at the same time every day. I usually keep a tub of dextrose around for emergencies. I prefer Pop-Tarts and cookies, but those are off limits on a cut. The guitar is super. It’s a limited-edition SG Robot, so it has that nifty automatic-tuning feature. Thanks, eBay!

        • Dagon

          How cool is the auto tuner? I think I’d enjoy them a lot, but I also see a lot of people bitching about them. Probably just old school purists.

          • Waynecro

            Definitely a lot of purists hate the automatic tuner. I get that, because a person ought to be able to tune his or her guitar the old-fashioned way. But it’s really nice not having to fuck with tuning when you’re in a hurry to figure out a riff that pops into your head. Plus, the system makes it easy to fuck around with alternative tunings. It’s pretty accurate, though far from perfect.

          • Dagon

            I don’t think anyone would be much better by ear, tbh. The thing about multiple guitars (I read your comment above) is that you can keep them in the different tunings you use so that’s sweet.

          • Waynecro

            Exactly. I mean, I can tell when a string is off, but I couldn’t tune solely by ear. My dad still uses a tuning fork, though. Shit’s crazy.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I’ve got this on my board, can’t believe I went so long without it.

            http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91UP2v1cSlL._SL1500_.jpg

          • Waynecro

            Nice. I use something similar, and the software I run my guitar through has a decent tuner. I’ll take all the help I can get.

          • Dagon

            Damn. I’ve only used a similar fork with patients to test hearing. It’s not the same frequency though.

          • Waynecro

            I wouldn’t suggest trying to tune your patients, either. I’m sure you’d get a very unpleasant reaction if you had to tell a female patient she was a little flat.

          • Dagon

            Hahhaa. You should look at patient history then. Abdominal exams usually are:
            “Flaccid abdomen, not tense, (…)”
            Not sure if American doctors use the term flaccid but we use it all the time here.

          • Waynecro

            I’m sure doctors here use the term to refer to things other than wieners, though wieners are a prime candidate for flaccidity. Medicine is a fascinating field. I once read that in olden times, doctors identified diabetes by tasting patient urine to see if it was sweet. You guys have come a long way!

          • Dagon

            Glad that’s not the MO anymore.

          • Waynecro

            Especially considering how many people have diabetes these days. That’s a lot of piss to taste.

          • I heard* that Native Americans could figure it out by checking to see if ants were attracted to a person’s urine.

            *could be halfway remembering this and/or completely wrong.

          • Waynecro

            That makes sense. I wonder how they treated it, though.

          • Found it! This is mad interesting. And it was ancient Egyptians, not Native Americans. My b.
            http://spectrum.diabetesjournals.org/content/15/1/56.long

          • Waynecro

            That’s so awesome! Thanks!

          • Waynecro

            I read that some researchers are investigating the use of a type of ringworm to identify cancer. The little critters react to urine from cancer patients in a very specific way, and a diagnostic tool that makes use of the phenomenon could enable incredibly inexpensive cancer screening. Bugs, man.

          • Cooooooooooool!

          • Óðinn
          • Napolean Bonerfart

            There was something a while back where they found that dogs also have the ability to detect cancer in humans.

          • Waynecro

            I’ve read about that. I guess if I had cancer, I’d like a cute dog to break the news.

          • KJM

            huhuhuhuhuhuh, wiener, huhuhuhuhuhuh…

          • Waynecro

            Truer words have never been spoken.

          • KJM

            Even many teachers just tell you to buy a Qwik Tune.

          • Waynecro

            When it comes to tuning, I have absolutely nothing against simplicity and utility.

          • KJM

            I agree.

          • Waynecro

            Computers just have a better ear than I do most of the time. I’m OK with this.

        • CyberneticOrganism
    • KJM

      Beautiful Silverburst SG.

      • Waynecro

        Thanks! I’m a sucker for Gibsons. I have a pretty sweet Explorer, too. The automatic-tuning feature of this SG is awesome. When a riff pops into my head (usually in the middle of the night), I want to be able to play it right away without trying to tune in the dark.

    • CyberneticOrganism
      • Waynecro

        I’m fucking trying, but it’s hard. I’m eating nothing but chicken breast, broccoli, cottage cheese, raw cabbage, and white rice (only after lifting). But the insulin I’m taking makes it so fucking hard to slim down. If I even look at a cookie, I put on weight.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          I have a hard time keeping weight on; not saying this as a bragging douche, just that if I do gain anything after working out a bit harder it tends to float away after a day or two.

          • Waynecro

            That’s an equally frustrating problem, man. I’ve heard of people doing some pretty insane shit to gain–like drinking a gallon of milk per day and getting up in the middle of the night to drink protein shakes.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            Same here. I think my hypoglycemia makes my metabolism more rapid than normal. That and I eat a high fiber diet, so whole lotta poo poo action going on.

            #PooPooActionHeroes

        • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

          Im on a permabulk

          • Waynecro

            Then have a few cookies for me, would ya?

          • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

            Pppppft, i hardly eat sweets.

            I say that and then am reminded my old lady made a big cookie tonight

          • Waynecro

            Man, sweets your girlfriend makes for you are the best kind!

          • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

            Bitch better have my cookies

          • Waynecro

            Any bitch who gives me cookies is a fine and thoughtful bitch indeed.

          • Napolean Bonerfart
          • Waynecro

            I usually get all my food-related philosophical musings from Steven Seagal. You just know that guy loves sandwiches.

          • Napolean Bonerfart
          • Waynecro

            Heh.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            Even better than when grandma gives you your first Werther’s Original?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sUaD2r11oE

          • Waynecro

            Yes, much better. My girlfriend makes a mean red-velvet cupcake.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            Anyone who can do pastry is a keeper! The one area of chef work I utterly failed at.

          • Waynecro

            Indeed. I’m not even picky about pastry. I’m perfectly fine with box mixes–especially funfetti. My girlfriend has made some pretty killer blondies from scratch, though. And her homemade cream-cheese icing destroys premade.

          • more beer

            I`m going with my friend to sell edibles to hippy` s tomorrow. You would eat the cookies she makes. This last batch was 12 ozs. of weed to 8 lbs of butter. They will fuck you up. I ate one last week I was pretty fucked up.

          • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

            Make em with fudge, im in

          • more beer

            I only eat them I don`t make them. I will make the suggestion though. They are potent you would be in without fudge.

          • KJM

            Sounds awesome.

          • more beer

            They are very good. The hippy`s I can do without. But it should be fun. I will get very high so it will be okay.

          • KJM

            I like 60s-70s “hippie” music just fine and I enjoyed Phish during the 90s.

          • more beer

            Hahaha! It`s at a Phish show.

          • KJM

            Seen ’em 5 times. Maybe I’ll see them again some time but it’s not a priority.

          • more beer

            I never liked them. My brother saw them a ton fuck of times. I`m going to this because it`s a cash business and my friend who is female wanted someone with her. Because you know shady people.

          • KJM

            Always best to play it safe.

          • more beer

            Yea especially since she made like 3500 bucks at this last year. It`s too much cash to leave her by herself there.

          • KJM

            Too many Feds of various types at those kind of shows as well.

          • more beer

            Yea but look where I am. she actually rents booth space. So that`s not an issue.

          • KJM

            The countdown begins here in Massachusetts. T minus 14 months and counting until legalization.

          • more beer

            it’s about time.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            Yep. They play in Hampton (which is right next door) quite often, and I swear, at least half of Hampton’s whole police force are at those shows, with state troopers and feds in tow.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            I’ve only had pot brownies once, when my friend brought over some peppermint and chocolate flavored ones for Christmas.

          • more beer

            They are everywhere in Colorado. Very potent. There are cookies, candy, drinks. All sorts of things.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            How did you know my workout routine? I eat everything I can find for a while and then I eat very little for a while.

          • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

            I eat all i can find all the time: permabulk

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            That’s a quick way to get diabetes (constant weigh shift). That’s how my dad got type 2.

          • Napolean Bonerfart
      • Napolean Bonerfart
    • Óðinn

      Nice SG.

      • Waynecro

        Thanks! I fuckin’ dig it.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    GOOD: Three day weekends.

    BAD: Not sure.

    UGLY: Uh… your ass.

    http://38.media.tumblr.com/3eed1ca1dd5eee0ea37297b9b075b038/tumblr_nu3z48cBmB1rj6lpxo1_400.gif

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Not the highest concept.

    • Great art doesn’t necessarily need an original concept

  • Napolean Bonerfart

    Oh, and this demo came out today, for those who want some delightfully filthy doom metal.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9AkQpco_20&feature=em-subs_digest

    • CT-12

      sounds way more deathcore to me than doom. Not necessarily bad, just not what I would expect

  • RJA

    Forever Plagued Records has a 20% off sale through tomorrow I believe.
    Moribund Records has a deal (don’t know until when) where if you buy 2 you get one free (checkout coupon is 3for2 ) good day.

  • tigeraid

    Good – Only four more working days until we get the keys to our dream Ranch out in the country–and a 2 week vacation. AND NEW MAIDEN!!!

    Bad – The weather has been all over the place in SWO, and I hope the monsoon rains hold the fuck off while we do it.

    The Ugly – while my weight loss continues nicely, I am banged the fuck up. I think I just tore my shoulder.

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS
    • Napolean Bonerfart

      He has three legs?!?!?!

  • JamesGrimm

    Good-Omnium Gatherum made me a fan, and Hells headbangers sold me a plywood coffin with demos from a band i’ve never heard of. I guess i’m “kvlt” now or whatever.
    Bad- got a beer/headbang headache.
    ugly- Insomnium was missing half of its members and played to alot of back tracks.

    • Napolean Bonerfart

      I looooooooooooooves me some Omnium Gatherum!