Flush It Friday: Weekend Dad 3 – The Dream Warrior

Joe is going to NOLA because he hates you, leaving me, your weekend dad, in charge of family activities for the foreseeable future. I hope you brought your toothbrush and jammies, because we’re staying in and telling ghost stories.

You know the deal. It’s Friday. We’re here to hail our highs and languish in our lows. Tell us your good, bad, ugly, yadda yadda yadda.

Because it’s October, I’m taking the tried and true formula of FiF and cramming it up Halloween’s poop-shoot because for one month I get a free pass to talk about spooky stuff. So here goes.

The Good

Sloven is a short horror film distributed by Glass Cabin Films and written by Marc Cartwright. Unlike the vast majority of short films you’ll find on the internet, it doesn’t take the boring and predictable route of hammering you with jump scares. Instead, it presents a rather innocuous position but slowly uses imagery in the uncanny valley to unnerve you before delivering a final spook at the climax. Is it a curse? Is it a killer? Does this dude’s roommate just suck? Watch and find out!

The Bad

The Child’s Play series. Seriously, I do not get the appeal. How do people not just grab this doll and swing him around like you do with an infant when you want to teach it manners? These films are only scary to bedwetting children who have yet to discover the horrors of paying taxes and buying health insurance. The paintball bullet gag in the third movie is a decent joke, though.

The Ugly

Spooky movies need spooky tunes, and there are few places better to look in the realm of metal than the French black metal scene. Mysticisme channel both orthodoxy and atmosphere with deeply unsettling occult leanings to leave you raw and vulnerable. Nasty stuff.

That’s it for me, boys and ghouls (nyuck nyuck nyuck). Now it’s your turn. Tell your weekend dad what spoops you.

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Published on: October 21, 2016

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  • Howard Dean

    Here’s a little black metal jumbo pack of hate for y’all. Good, bad, ugly, and everything in between with these chaps. Listen at maximum volume. Enjoy your weekend, playas!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yTZXoZDLQg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73-a8qdsk2Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE8b-7MtrtI

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm
      • Howard Dean

        >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Dude seeing that Katharsis makes me sad that the Black Fucking Cancer DLP has been ‘coming later’ since April on osmose

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    So, will you be changing my diaper, W.?

    • W.

      Imma let you stew in it and get diaper rash.

  • nbm02ss

    I have a bday shindig I said I’d attend tonight, but towards the end of the work day I realized I just want to go home and sleep. Mistakes.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    I’m going on a brewery tour this weekend. I hope I die.

    • nbm02ss

      Alcohol poisoning or you’re not making the most of a brewery tour.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        You damn right.

    • Howard Dean

      SPOTTED THE HIPSTER.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Which brewery are you going to?

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        I’ll never tell………………………………..

  • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

    Good: going bowling tomorrow

    Bad: my love life, my social life

    Ugly: Not the new Tygers of Pan Tang album. That shit rips!

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      When you make a GBU that doesn’t involve your love life I think it’s safe to say the world is finally going to end.

      • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

        I don’t even have a love life. That’s how bad it is.

        • Waynecro

          Honestly, you’re probably better off, dude. All that relationship shit ain’t nothin’ but trouble.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            Maybe I’m not meant to find love or maybe I screwed it up somehow.

          • Waynecro

            You’re too young to be worried about somehow missing your chance at love. Freak out about missing your shot if you’re still single when you’re closer to death.

          • more beer

            Who cares your alone when your dead anyhow.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife
          • more beer

            The truth can be like that.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            That is true. I just wanted to post this meme.

          • more beer

            Fuck finding love. You should just be banging as many chicks as possible at your age.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            I know a lot of women but none are interested in me sexually.

        • Elegant Gazing Globe

          buy a fleshlight

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            EGG plz! My parents would never let me buy one of those!

          • Howard Dean

            Aren’t you an adult?? If you want to buy a bunch of molded latex in a plastic container so that you can fuck it, then do it.

          • Waynecro

            Fine print from the Fleshlight box: Not for use by people who must ask their parents for permission to have sex with a synthetic sex organ.

          • Elegant Gazing Globe

            do your parents shake your pee pee when you tinkle too?
            buy it online.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            They’re very overprotective. They won’t let me have a credit or debit card.

          • Howard Dean

            Sounds like it’s time to peace out of mom and dad’s house, homie. If they won’t let you have a debit card (to spend your own money that you made, I presume), then you need to bounce.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            I wish I could. I don’t make enough to live alone.

          • more beer

            Join the Marines or something. You’re 21 you should be having the time of your life.

          • Howard Dean

            I’m honestly not trying to downplay how tough it is to get out on your own. But it’ll probably be difficult for a little while (no matter the circumstances), so you’ve just got to jump into it. My advice to you is to find as many friends, siblings, acquaintances, etc–whoever you can find, and move in together and share rent. It’ll get you out on your own, and a bunch of you can share the bills. It works.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Fuck it, Dude. Let’s go bowling.

      • Howard Dean
      • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

        I’m going bowling tomorrow with some friends from college. If you want to come to Poughkeepsie to bowl you’re more than welcome.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          That would be a lot of fun, actually

          • more beer

            You have never been to Poughkeepsie. There is nothing fun about that place.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Bowling with JJD sounds fun though

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            It is. I’m a really good bowler.

        • Óðinn

          Never been there. Is it anything like Poughgivebacksie?

          • more beer

            No it is more like someone telling you to, Poughgivemeyourfuckingmoney at gun point.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            This bowling alley is in the town of Poughkeepsie which is much safer than the city of Poughkeepsie. I’m amazed I’ve never been robbed at gunpoint when I’m leaving shows at The Chance.

          • more beer

            There are usually a lot of people leaving the chance at the same time. Stick up kids look for victims who are alone.

          • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

            That makes sense.

          • more beer

            I’m very street wise.

  • mother☆shabubu

    GOOD: I got me new Meshuggah shirt. My cold may finally be vanquished thanks to eating Airborne like it was candy. Have a lot of good new ideas for writing more shit I’ll never finish.

    BAD: My body is stiff and achy from sitting on my ass a lot lately due to said cold. Today’s “Russian” DDOS attacks are no bueno, and fishy as fuck. The hoops people go through to justify voting for one side or the other because they really don’t want one side or the other to get in as president. Feels more like a catch 22 than election.

    UGLY: The state of the people in our country right now.

    • JWEG

      The DDOS attacks have targeted a few of the “attack map” sites because they’re obviously not sophisticated enough to realize that attack tracking happens whether or not there’s a web interface showing normal internet users where they’re coming from.

      I found one that was still running and watched for a few minutes. In that time I saw attacks from:

      – the Not-Russia part of the former Soviet Union (especially Poland and Ukraine)
      – China
      – The United States
      – Peru
      – Brazil
      – Non-continental parts of the United States

      Almost all were targeted at the U.S. (except the ones from the U.S. into Russia, TBF) but some seemed to be going from the Middle East to Russia and vice versa.

      • I hope Brazillians hackers left a trail of destruction and shitposting behind them <3

        https://i.ytimg.com/vi/eogFsf6147M/maxresdefault.jpg

        • Maik Beninton™

          That’s something that they would do.

        • tigeraid

          Cum To Brasil.

      • mother☆shabubu

        Detective JWEG is on the case!

        • JWEG

          I wish I could figure out what it all means, other than that the inevitable “State Sponsored” scapegoats are less likely given that it had many other sources (though I guess they could be some Russian variety of expats living abroad, that seems like too much of a Cold War Conspiracy to entertain further).

  • Joaquin Stick

    Good: DESTRAGE! Very good album, can’t wait to listen again.
    Bad: I don’t really enjoy spoopy things. Sorry dubs.
    Ugly: My old university has a student run creative writing magazine thing that I used to participate in. Randomly saw they had a due date yesterday so I whipped up a 2 page piece of fiction. Just the first thing that came to mind. It actually turned out pretty well. The ugly part is it’ll probably get rejected because derpy people.

    • Joaquin Stick

      That Sloven thing sounds kinda cool though. I’ll check that out.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Good:
    *I know I’m a bit late to join the party, but the interview with Yob was top notch. I’m a huge fan of the band, Mike Scheidt and as an aside, I also like cats. Well done, chaps.
    *My copy of Empyrium’s “Songs of Moors and Misty Fields” arrived in the mail today.
    *Weekend
    *Gonna start playing futsal again next week

    Bad:
    *Work sucked, as per usual
    *Got a cold and an annoying sore throat, which I hope won’t ruin my weekend
    *Thanks to that same cold my workouts in the gym sucked this week
    *That new The Devil Wears Prada album…I gave into the hype thinking I might actually like an album made by that band, but…nope
    *Friends of mine listening to modern poppy R&B…and I fucking hate modern poppy R&B
    *Me wanting to make a move on some super hot chick at work that only speaks French; and I can’t speak French for shit

    Ugly:
    *Randy Blythe’s clean vox on that atrocious new LoG track…fucking hell…

  • RustyShackleford

    GOOD: Got to work a lot at my new job this week so WOO $$$ and WOO the job is pretty aight.

    BAD: Applying to Grad school be mad complicated and I don’t understand anything so fuck me.

    UGLY: Been raining for a couple days and not to complain cause you know I didn’t get hit by a hurricane or anything but shit be UGLYYYYYY.

    yep.

    • W.

      Yooo, if you need help with grad school stuff, hmu irl.

      • RustyShackleford

        Thanks dubs! I’m only applying to a few schools but just keeping track of how to submit transcripts and trying to get my recommendations is headache inducing haha

    • Óðinn

      What ru studying, Rusty?

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Conspiracies

      • RustyShackleford

        English/media studies (so I mostly study film/tv/digital media but from the English/humanities theoretical perspective). Goal is to be a professor eventually!!

        • Óðinn

          Cool. My studies are in film theory, broadcast communication, art history, communications theory as well, among other things. I work in film too. I’m currently working on a crowd-sourced film/digital media project. I’m hoping to get a Master of Digital Media in the next couple of years.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Good: overtime at work is coming back, wooo. I’m gonna drink beer tonight, eat tacos, listen to lots of music and watch a horror movie. Then I’m working bright and early tomorrow. TOTAL DEATH!

    METAL: https://youtu.be/mgYnPiCKaAE

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      And it is inching closer to hoodie weather

      • more beer

        It’s been hoodie weather here for a few weeks.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          ,

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          It was 94 yesterday, cold front finally came through

          • more beer

            It’s supposed to be 85 tomorrow. But it will be chilly at night.

        • Howard Dean

          For real. It was in the 20’s at night around me like all of last week. Winter is at the threshold.

          • more beer

            Yea we dropped to freezing the other night. But it is supposed to be a fairly mild winter here.

  • Waynecro

    Good: I’m seeing Gorguts tonight.
    Bad: The company just dropped a massive amount of extra work on me. It’s already my busiest time of the year. I may have to skip my annual end-of-the-year vacation.
    Ugly: Cyberattack bullshit that prevents Disqus from working for the better part of the day.

  • Stanley

    BAD: Today is the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster. Aberfan was a small coal-mining community not far from where I are up. For anyone with a remote interest in history, this well presented article is worth your time. It’s quite emotional.

    One of my favorite quotes: “The past is a foreign country: they do things different there”.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-150d11df-c541-44a9-9332-560a19828c47

    • W.

      Thanks for the history lesson.

      • Stanley

        There’s no way that you read that in 7 minutes.

        • W.

          I did not. I meant thanks for sharing the link. Will read!

    • RJA

      Great article man! – writing and design – thanks

      • Stanley

        I didn’t know websites could do that shit. Web 6.6.6.

    • tigeraid

      Big history buff, will read for sure.

  • If any of you are in New Orleans, get at me this weekend

    • Óðinn
    • Stanley

      Itinerary: Go to Pat O’Briens. Drink 6 hurricanes. Wake up in the gutter. Repeat.

      • Óðinn

        It’s important to repeat.

        • Stanley

          It is. You probably only need 5 hurricanes the second time through. It’s law of diminishing marginal utility.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Have fun!

  • Ayreonaut

    Good:another vacation soon
    Bad:work
    Ugly: what isnt

  • JWEG

    So, yeah. the DDOS stuff is definitely BAD. Paypal and VISA are targets so don’t go on any Bandcamp sprees until you can be sure it won’t fail to charge (or worse overcharge). Disqus was apparently hit, but it has so far only affected the web-app plugin interface, as I found I could still post this comment from the Disqus site’s link to the Flush article. Twitter is down completely. A bunch of sites offering in-app transaction services were compromised – I’m sitting in a Starbucks now unable to actually pay for anything, for instance. At least their WIFI is on…

    It could escalate to UGLY though. We’ll see.

    If my University gets DDOS’ed I’ll just have to quit early for the day. That might be the only real GOOD to come out of all of this…

    METAL: https://whereloversrot.bandcamp.com/album/autumn-tears-e-p

    BONUS METAL-related GOOD, BAD and UGLY:

    GOOD: this t-shirt: https://strangebroue.bandcamp.com/merch/pre-order-children-of-sabbath-shirt

    BAD: Its largest size is XL. I haven’t fit an XL shirt in 20 years.

    UGLY: Me trying to fit into a shirt two sizes too small.

  • sweetooth0

    GOOD: It’s FRIDAY! goin’ out for some eats with my lady friend then we’re gonna hit up some of the haunt houses around town that have opened up. Finally, we’re hittin up a midnight showing of The Greasy Strangler. Should be killer to see such a disgusting and weird movie with an audience! 1 week until the metal show I’m hosting (Black Rat, Goathammer, Mechanical Seperation, Hexensabbat and Grimace), lots to do, but getting very excited and it’s looking like it’ll be a good turnout!

    Also, I won the “chip lotto” at lunch today when the vending machine gave me two bags of chips for the price of one!

    BAD: Girlfriend’s havin’ a rough time trying to land a new job. She keeps going to interviews, having the people tell her they think she’s awesome and has a great resume, only to then disappoint her later with the ol’ “we chose another candidate”. Trying hard to keep things positive, but you can only do that so many times.

    UGLY: hmm, I have an annoying under the skin pimple on my left temple that I am going to say is due to the larger the normal amount of fast food consumption I have been partaking in over the last little while.

  • Brock Samson

    Good: Got to see The Body/Full of Hell, North, Via Vengeance, Generation of Vipers last night.

    Bad: Going to bed early for staying up past my bedtime last night.

    Ugly: A big ol’ pimple on the back of my neck that kills

  • GOOD: Been getting pretty fit lately, doing a boot camp thing with coworkers every Tuesday over lunch and running Wednesdays and Thursdays over lunch with the same people. Going to see The Dillinger Escape Plan 2nite in my old college town.

    BAD: Girlfriend will not stop complaining about her fucking job. Not just like a comment here or there, like it’s the only thing she will talk to me about and I can only take so much complaining about the same old shit over and over and over.

    UGLY: My yard. Fucking leaves, man. I spent two hours cleaning leaves up on Monday and it looks like I didn’t even do anything now.

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      sounds like you’re starting to catch a case of affluenza

      • Óðinn

        As long as it’s not Nü-monia.

    • tigeraid

      Bruh. I feel you. My wife’s manager has been a cunt ever since my wife came back from her concussion recovery. To the point where I have NO IDEA why she hasn’t quit yet. But I have to hear about it. Every. Fucking. Night.

    • Please put leaves in trash bag and mail to Arizona.
      Thonks.

    • Stanley

      Just cut the tree down. Problem solved. You need to address the root (lol) cause and not the symptoms.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Good: I got that Dokken dream warriors record. I’m gonna jam the shit outta it when I get home.

    see ya next week homies

  • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    GOOD NEW CIV GAME!!!!!! &: MAYBE WEEKEND DAD LET GORAK SMOKE CIGARS & STAY UP LATE???
    BAD: MUST WAIT 7 MOAR DAYS FOR NEW TESTAMENT CD!!!!!!!!!!!!
    METAL:https://youtu.be/h7NzWD300vY

    • Nice choice! I still think that’s one of the more underrated songs in their discography.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Also, it was a long time since I last listened to this album, but I gave it a spin again yesterday and I think I almost got misty. This album is just so fucking sad, man.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN5VtKcJ1Uo

  • GL

    Dream Warriors Mother Flushers.

    Have a great weekend!

    That is all!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDveKxl7Ohs

  • JWEG

    Also GOOD, for UVIC and the UVIC Heavy Metal Club (and community):

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154577009239720&set=pcb.10154577010449720&type=3&theater

    If I had time I’d totally (co)author something for submission.

    • W.

      Joe and I were talking about this. I actually have an idea I could do, but I doubt there’s any way i could make it there to present.

      • JWEG

        Even if I had learned of the ISMMS way before I did, I never would have been able to make it to either of the previous two conferences, either, to be fair.

        It just works out brilliantly for me that Shamma (and Casey no doubt) managed to get it to turn up here next…

      • Óðinn

        Please submit a title and an abstract of 200- 250 words (if anaccompanying reference list is included, it does not go towards the word count) to boundariesandtiescon@uvic.ca by December 15, 2016. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by February 1st, 2017.

      • Óðinn

        Jesus fuck! It’s like $1,000 to fly from Lubbock, TX to Victoria, BC! Maybe because there’s no direct connection.

        priceline.com

        • Coincidence: I’ve been saying “Jesus Fuck” a lot lately, especially at work. No idea where it came from.

          • Óðinn

            Subliminally, my profanity-laced posts (rants) have infiltrated your mind, thus changing your vocabulary.

    • Óðinn
    • Count_Breznak

      As satire of the “everything is science as long as there are papers”-trend it’s nice, but it reads like it takes itself way too seriously.

      People with similar interests + alcohol = good time.

  • Abradolf Lincler

    Good: lots of records on the way (Satanic Warmaster, Turia, and hopefully Uada, Antaeus, and Panphage soon), battlejacket nearing completion, finally got some decent hours and routes at work this week, and my tricep is healing well despite still working out. Oh, our highest peaks got snow here today

    Bad: meh

    Ugly: tapir

    Metal: https://youtu.be/wSJ7-yN6aUY

    • Sir Crawfish The Based

      Good thing I’m a beautiful crawfish.

      • Abradolf Lincler

        youll always be an anus to me

  • atchdav
  • Óðinn
    • Sir Crawfish The Based

      Where is that disgusting man?

  • Elegant Gazing Globe
  • tigeraid

    The Good: Finally got DOOM. Expect to lose myself this weekend killing demons. Also WALKING DEAD.
    The Bad: I was sick all week, but not cough-cough-sniffle sick, just this weird pre-flu symptom where I’m dizzy and nauseous and wobbly-legged.
    The Ugly: Because of this, plus eating like shit and not working out, I gained 5 lbs. Who the fuck gains weight when they’re deathly ill? God dammit.

  • tigeraid

    Oh and bonus The Good: I paid off my fucking car! I have actual money to spend on goods and services again.

  • Today was a good day and that’s all I got to say my people

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      That’s awesome.

  • Óðinn
  • Good: Being back here. Got gifted the new Mithras album by a certain denizen of the Toilet. Got a boozy brunch date in the morning. Got a few hours of nothing but beer and metal with a friend to follow. The new Wormrot. Meshuggah this coming Monday. Lots of things.

    Bad: Aside from this weekend and a couple others, been too much work and too little rest for a number of months now to get the bills paid, and I hope it doesn’t have to last. We’ll see.

    Ugly: Not much, really, aside from the scuzzy crowd on the bus to work each morning.

  • James

    The promise of heaven.It feels like forever.