Flush It Friday: Who Wants My Cat

Ahhhhh, Friday. How we have longed for thine gentle caress upon the loins of our freedom. Join me, friends and lurkers alike, as we flush another week that was probably awful. But hey, at least we have metal.

If you don’t know the drill, here’s how we do it. You hype the good in your life, you give a big middle finger to the bad, and you laugh at the ugly and call it names in a desperate attempt to feel better about something.

The Good: Many of you know that my wife gave birth to a baby boy (as opposed to a full grown man, I guess) not too long ago. I’ll be perfectly honest with all of you: leading up to his birth, I was absolutely terrified. He’s our first, and I would have been more than fine with waiting another few years to start having kids. My thoughts in the months prior to his arrival were the typical “My life is over, I’m not ready, I don’t want to do this yet,” sort of panicking, and quite honestly, I had some dark days. Not to mention my own dad bailed on/wrecked my family less than five years ago, and my head was a whirlwind of negativity most of the time. It sounds very cliche, but once the baby got here it was really difficult to hold on to that negativity. So now I’m my regular bitter-old-man self about lots of stuff, but I’m all in when it comes to the little guy. My wife just sent me a video of him sneezing, and OMG it was so cute. Also good news: Dischordia is entering the studio a week from today for a new full-length.

The Bad: My stupid, fat-faced cat peed on my bed last night, and I was unaware until laying down in it after getting home at midnight from my soccer game and only wanting the sweet release of sleep before getting up in 5 1/2 hours. But no. I had to lay down in cat piss, then get up in a fit of rage and do laundry at midnight while my infant son refused to sleep. I had to hold my wife back from ripping my cat’s dumb, smug face off. So, free cat to a good decent whatever home.

The Ugly: My schedule. Between work, my soccer leagues, non-stop practicing for the studio, and, you know, an infant, I’m approaching poser levels of metal consumption. Luckily, I have been able to jam the new Oranssi Pazuzu, and holy handbaskets that album rules. It’s the best kind of ugly, so let’s celebrate that one (and a genuinely cool music video!) while we sound off in the comments below.

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Published on: March 4, 2016

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  • Good: Got lord of the rings extended blu ray trilogy, a raise, a podcast guest spot, and an easy week at work. Schoenberg/Mahler tomorrow, cannot wait

    Bad: I genuinely can’t think of anything

    Ugly: definitely my face

  • Max

    Well, just make the cat an outside cat; which is probably sensible now that you’ve got a baby.

    • Stockhausen

      Probably should. As infuriating as he can be, he’s mega cuddly and I’m a pushover.

      • Max

        It is hard. Don’t forget, though, that cats can withstand the vagaries of hot and cold weather much better than humans can. Their fur acts as an insulator.

        • Also, they want to murder all of the smaller animals outside.

          • Lacertilian

            THEY MURDER US COLD BLOODS IN COLD BLOOD!

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            Yeeeeeeeeep! Our two cats have the weird habit of leaving either dead mice or dead birds in front of the door outside. I’m guessing that’s their idea of a gift.

        • Dubs

          Outdoor cats are always super cool. If they can survive the outdoors, very little phases them.

      • Hubert

        Our cat is an outside cat. Very handy, doesn’t need a litter box anymore. It’s definitely risky though, ours was gone for two weeks once. No idea what happened to him, but he just showed up again one morning.

        • Dubs

          Did he have a chunk of his ear missing and a new affinity for birds?

          • Hubert

            No wounds at all, weirdly enough.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Good: Having a beer at some point tonight
    Bad: Humanity NOT dying fast enough
    Ugly: Existence

    • Lacertilian

      “a beer”
      (rfi)

  • Dubs

    Good: My new SSD finally arrived, so my desktop is back up and running.
    Bad: Apparently the back-up I thought was safely set up in case my hard drive crashed was not in fact operational, so I’ve been re-downloading software packages and fixing the metadata on my digital music library.
    Ugly: Lack of beer.

    • Boss the Ross
      • sweetooth0

        classic

        • Boss the Ross

          It seemed appropriate

    • Hubert

      SSD’s are pretty great.

      • Dubs

        The old one was 6-years-old, so I guess I should have expected it to crap out.

  • GOOD: Withering away to bone. This election may be the end of us all.

    BAD: I woke up this morning. Although, it was to the glorious “With Hearts Toward None III”

    UGLY: My uneventful, boring, everyday self-induced malnourished life without beer and fun.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Just have a beer, bro.

    • Stockhausen

      Possibly unpopular opinion:
      With Hearts Toward None > Exercises in Futility

      • I agree with your opinion.

        • YourLogicIsFlushed

          I do not, but hell, even liking the same band as Tyree is somewhat of an achievement for me.

        • Stockhausen

          Nice. EiF got a ton of hype (and rightfully so for an excellent album), and I didn’t hear much comparison talk amidst it all. Glad to know I wasn’t the only one.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Needs more spins, but I’m sure I’ll agree with that.

        • …And you lucky fuck! You have that shit on vinyl.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Haha. Yes, I do. SUCK MY FUCKING DICK!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            HAHAHAHAHA. HOLY SHIT YES!!!!!! I’M APPROACHING THE ZENITH….I’M ALMOST THERE…..AAAAAAAAHHHHHHRRRGRGGHGHRGHRGRH!!!!!

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler
          • I know it’s “Open Swim” and all but can you all TRY to be less disgusting?

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            Sure baby suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure. *puts on my good boy hat*

          • Dubs

            I saw a bunch of them doing this the last time I was at the zoo. Weird critters.

  • Hubert

    Cat

  • Brock Samson

    Good: Spring break next week means less stress and plenty of free time.

    Bad: Doctor’s appointment to make sure weird thing growing on my face isn’t cancer.

    Ugly: Probably my face after removal of said thing

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      I had a thing removed from my face once. Was not cancer, did not change face at all. 0/10 experience.

    • Lacertilian

      Well your corpse will be in good hands if you “cuhm 2 brasilll” as Dr Dagon does autopsies now.

      • Brock Samson

        Donates body to metal, not science

  • Good: stuff and things

    Bad: I just found out management is going to give the shift that I’ve told them I wanted multiple times to someone who used to work here even though I have way more seniority than them and am their best worker.

    Ugly: the state this place is gonna be in without me after I quit.

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    Good: Cheap growler refills.

    Bad: 1/8th of an inch of snow made my commute a living hell this morning for no reason.

    Ugly: Empty growlers.

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    Bad: my dad died this tuesday

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I’m so sorry.

    • Dubs

      I’m sorry to hear that.

    • Rob M

      Damn dude..sorry to hear that

    • more beer

      Sorry Tapir.

    • Boss the Ross

      I’m sorry to hear that man. Our deepest condolences and best vibes to you and your family.

    • I would pet you if I could : /

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Sorry to hear that, man. 🙁

    • EsusMoose

      Sorry for your loss Tapir

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      Damn man, I’m truly sorry to hear that. My condolences.

    • Brock Samson

      Condolences brother

    • Waynecro

      My condolences, Tapir.

    • Lacertilian

      🙁

    • Hubert

      Condolences dude.

    • oh no. sorry man! hit a brother up on Steam if you need to get out of your head

    • Sorry to hear that, Tapirbro. The toilet is here for you.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Holy shit, sorry to hear man.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Good: The Geoff Tate show is tonight, that adorable kitty kat, I get paid this week, I had two job interviews yesterday and today

    Bad: My current job

    Ugly: Geoff Tate’s hair. I may like him and his current band but jeez is his hair awful.

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      There’s a comedian with that same name, and I was super confused until I remembered the other, more popular one.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I knew there was a comedian with the same name. I hope the show is good.

  • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

    The good: Chill week, and finally almost sorta somewhat done figuring out my birthday plans. I’d normally ignore it like I do every year, but I guess 35’s a milestone birthday.

    The bad: Fucking weather bouncing up and down, and blood in my sinuses. Been congested as fuck for most of the week.

    The ugly: Blue waffle.

    • Dubs

      DON’T GOOGLE THAT AT WORK. OR AT ANY TIME, REALLY!

      • Waynecro

        Thanks for the warning!

        • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler
          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Damnit. I vomited the first time I saw it.

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            I got tricked into Googling it last week. Didn’t vomit since I have an iron stomach and a sky high tolerance for grossness, but GAAAAHHHH!!!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            It’s even worse than an Alabama Hot Pocket.

          • Waynecro

            How about a safe-for-work explanation of blue waffle for those of us unwilling to search Google and risk seeing things we can’t unsee?

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler
          • Waynecro

            Thank you. I’m glad I know what it is without having to see it.

          • Waynecro

            I am perfectly content to remain clueless about what a blue waffle is if I don’t have to see something awful.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Y u do dis? I don’t want to remember Blue Waffle ever.

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      Blue waffle definitely is disgusting; but I only saw it after I’d already seen 2 Girls One Cup, One Man One Jar, Tubgirl and Mexican cartel chainsaw beheadings. So it didn’t faze me as much as it should.

      • Dubs

        DON’T GOOGLE ANY OF THESE!

        • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

          Oh, it’s no worse than Pissgrave! 😉

      • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

        Damn, I remember seeing those beheading videos and turned it off after a few seconds. Even I have limits.

        • Waynecro

          I’d rather watch beheadings than poo and genital stuff. I guess I’m just a prude.

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          I could stomach the Mexican chainsaw beheading video, but I couldn’t stomach those older Al-Qaeda videos from back in the days. One of them fucked me up for days.
          There’s also one video I prefer not to name, but that one fucked me up for weeks. I was raging after seeing that one.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I saw the beheading videos. I’ll never watch them again. I wept after I watched them for an hour straight.

  • Boss the Ross

    Nice to hear the boy is doing well!

  • EsusMoose

    Good: weekend, will be seeing the big short, hopefully it’ll be nice enough for me to attempt to run this weekend.
    bad: midterm time again and that means I need to study hard. Arm and legs hurt.
    ugly: my energy levels, I don’t want to do shit.

  • Max

    Good: First rehearsal with my new band was last Sunday; second is tomorrow.

    Bad: Lugging drums & recording gear around in hot weather and staircases.

    Ugly: Somebody stole my mother’s bike when the folks were staying in a hotel overnight while their floors were getting renovated.

  • Boss the Ross

    Good: METAL of all varieties; doom, thrash, death, black, you name it. BEER of all varieties as well; stouts, porters, IPAs, etc. MOVIES starring Kurt Russell. FRIENDS around the Toilet.
    Ugly: work this weekend.

    • Stockhausen

      Bone Tomahawk >>>

      • CyberneticOrganism

        God what a scene… you know the one.

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          Oh “THAT scene”.

        • Stockhausen

          Two come to mind, both intense.

    • CyberneticOrganism
      • you’re god damned right. then Hateful Eight on top of that, wowzers

        • Boss the Ross

          I almost died when he angrily fluffed his mustache.

      • Boss the Ross

        FACT.

      • Pentagram Sam

        Have you heard of the flick Bone Tomahawk? It came out late last year and went under the radar. Western, cannibals, and one of the dudes from Party of Five is in it. Solid flick, the description of “slow burner” is pretty spot on. Some intense violence that is all the more shocking cos of the gradual pace. But when it hits, it keeps on hitting and doesn’t let up.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          No worries, I loved that movie. Total slow-burn awesomeness

    • tigeraid
      • Boss the Ross

        Truth

  • Lacertilian

    Good: Made some mad pizza last night, washed down with several beers. Installed some chair rail for the wife.
    Bad: Malaise?
    Ugly: The post-pavlova shit I just released.

    • EsusMoose

      Is that why you read your pizza article from like 9 months ago?

      • Lacertilian

        I’m somewhat ashamed to say I forgot some of the measurements, it had been a while.

        • EsusMoose

          Well I got a upvote for an old af comment so I’ll take it.

          • Lacertilian

            Jimmy is renowned for exhuming like that.

    • Boss the Ross

      Mad pizza is the best pizza. And the best pizza is washed with beer.

      • Lacertilian

        She’s been choosing the movies, I’ve been choosing the food. Staying in on Fridays ain’t so bad.
        (RFI – hers is on the left, mine on the right)

        • Waynecro

          Staying in >>>>>>>>>>>

        • Boss the Ross

          Looking good man! Staying is always nice, it costs less and you get to do things yourself.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          I’ll be over in a day, save some pizza, bro.

    • Goddamn that sounds amazing. That would destroy my insides though.

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      I made my own crust for the first time last weekend, it was not nearly as circular as normal pizza, but friggin delicious besides that.

      • Lacertilian

        Circles are overrated.

  • Coprolytic

    Good: My wife also just had a baby and today I finally found a free moment to sneak out and buy a bottle of vodka.
    Bad: Baby is not old enough yet to wear his Slayer onesie.
    Ugly: At some point I’ll have to shamefully sneak away from the family to have some vodka.

    • Dubs

      Congrats!

    • COAL ROLL

      I got in deep shit for doing the drink sneak when my kid was born. Don’t do it

    • EsusMoose

      Congrats on the spawn! And on the vodka!

    • Boss the Ross

      Congratulations!
      SLEEP.

    • Rob M

      Congratulations

      …no sleep for you ever again

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Congrats!

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Vodkas and babies sounds like a fucking party.

    • welcome to the blog, new daddy!

    • Dagon

      Congratulations!

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I’d wear that onesie if it was in my size.

  • COAL ROLL

    Good: I got paid a monstrous commission check this week and get one again next week and the week after
    Bad: It’s a lot of fucking work to make this money
    Ugly: All this fucking work made me miserable and miss too much toilet time this week

  • Rob M

    GOOD: local liquor store still has these in stock
    http://www.stonesalesmaterials.com/files/2015/Xocoveza/2015-Stone-xocoveza-12oz_thumb.png

    BAD: Im going to miss Taake tonight

    UGLY: My face when I remember I have to work tomorrow

    • Another person here missing Taake. Shame shame shame.

      • sweetooth0

        I’d fucking kill to see those guys. Too bad they ain’t comin’ anywhere near my neck of the woods. Ah well, at least I got Massgrave and Archagathus in a couple weeks.

        • Fuck! Archagathus is awesome live!!!

          • sweetooth0

            Yeah, last time I saw em was in a rehearsal space that used to get used to put on little grind gigs called The Sweat Lodge. It was about the size of your average living room and could only fit maybe 20 or so people. It lived up to the name. The BYOB aspect ruled though.

          • MINCE!!!!

          • sweetooth0

            Yes, I’m always down to dance to the feel good rhythms of the prince of mince!

        • Rob M

          Saw them at MDF two years ago, so as much as it sucks, I can at least say Ive seen them

          • Same… So odd in the daylight.

          • Rob M

            Black metal is always weird at that time…They need to yank some of those damn stoner/sludge bands off the Thursday slot and give it to the black metal bands

          • sweetooth0

            Yeah, odd that they always put the black metal stuff early in the day too. I mean I get it, you want your headliners later on, but still.

          • Rob M

            Exactly…shuffle some of that around. Thursday does not have to be exclusively doom night

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Daytime is no time for black metal #justsayno #embracesatan

          • It was nice when they had Sonar (Even though the sound sucked).

          • Rob M

            Yeah..Rams Head has much better sound, but it blows they dont open until like 9:00 or something

      • Rob M

        You missing them too, or are you making it out?

        • KSOFM missed them last week.

          • Rob M

            Ah

    • Stanley

      That ale is a good ale.

  • sweetooth0

    GOOD: It’s Friday mutha fuckas, and this week went by pretty fast too. I finished that Autopsy book that came with the After the Cutting 4-CD set this morning and that was a solid read!
    BAD: I’m workin’ on the cover art for my buddy’s novel and I’m at the part of the image where I have to do the overly detailed boring as fuck background. So hard to stay motivated to keep working on it when you’re just outlining building after building after building…
    UGLY: My fucking needle broke off of my SHURE cartridge and to get a decent replacement (up to SHURE V15 Type III standards) is gonna probably be close to 150bucks which I don’t have right now, so no vinyl for me. ARGH!

    • I upvoted this because that shit sucks about your “No vinyl situation”.

      • sweetooth0

        brutally.

      • sweetooth0

        just got a couple WAKE records at the show last weekend too.

    • I share your frustration with broken needle troubles. Had to get a replacement cartridge and headshell because, as far as I can tell, the original on my turntable hasn’t been made since the 80s.

      • sweetooth0

        Luckily there’s a Japanese company that makes high quality replacement needles for that particular SHURE cartridge so at least I know where to get it from. The exchange rate is what will be the extra rapeage when I order it though.

        http://www.jico-stylus.com/product_info.php?products_id=1046

    • COAL ROLL

      I’m very pleased with my little $60 target turntable, maybe a relatively inexpensive substitute

      • sweetooth0

        I’ve heard some horror stories about what cheap turntables and needles do to your records so I’m a stickler for quality stuff, even if it rapes the wallet. I’ve got tons of CD’s and shit to listen to anyway, not the end of the world

        • COAL ROLL

          this thing has a diamond needle…is that bad?

          • sweetooth0

            nah, the shitty ones are the ceramic ones that typically come with turntables that are that low of price (simply because a good cartridge is usually more expensive than the entire 50-60 turntable). Interesting article here:

            http://www.metal-fi.com/the-jensen-jta-230-plastic-fantastic/

            Sounds like you just retrofitted your table, so as long as your tonearm is matched up pretty well with the cartridge, I’d say you could probably get some good sound out of er. But then I’m no expert.

          • COAL ROLL

            my little portable one has the diamond needle. My main turntable has the Acutex. It’s a Onkyo from the early 80’s. Not sure if it’s the OEM for that table, I can’t find a lot of lit online about the model I have

          • sweetooth0

            diamond is typically the standard. The nuance from needle to needle is how they cut the diamond. The really expensive needles have specific cuts to allow the needle to contact areas of the record groove some of the more standard cuts don’t reach. Or so I’ve read.

        • COAL ROLL

          my main turntable has an Acutex 320 III STR

  • I’ve ripped ass at my desk today probably 60 times. I’m not even mad.

    • Rob M

      Meanwhile your office mates are planning your demise as we speak

      • Goddamn, I’ve been waiting for that for 5 years now.

        • Rob M

          Initiating counter attack plans A-F

  • JWEG

    I don’t need another incontinent cat. I already have one. Here looking puzzled because that’s her default look lately.

    http://s17.postimg.org/mr88iuj1r/20160226_183226.jpg

    I suspect feline dementia, with a hint of cataracts. Pun only half intended (catataracts, get it?).

    Good: More thesis progress.

    Bad: Not as much as planned. My start date for system design was supposed to
    be last Monday. It’s now looking like this coming Monday instead, as I underestimated the amount of content needed in my Write-up to demonstrate appropriateness of my chosen data collection & analysis method(s).

    Ugly: http://www.toiletovhell.com/shirt-stains-at-war-with-tour-shirts/

    • Lacertilian

      Your cat has old man features.

      • JWEG

        Which is odd, because she’s an old lady (14).

        • Lacertilian

          I uhh… sorry ma’am.

          • JWEG

            To be fair, had it been a picture of THOR instead you’d have been right.

            And I guess she’s technically not ‘my’ cat anyway. I’m the only one still feeding and cleaning up after her, though, so I’ve more or less laid claim even though she’s really the ‘family pet’.

            I’m sure if she could speak she’d indicate the owner/subordinate relationship is actually exactly the reverse, all that considered.

  • Waynecro

    Psyched about new Dischordia, dude!

    Good: Lean ground turkey was 50 percent off at the market last night.
    Bad: The gopher is back with reinforcements, and they’re turning my backyard into a dirt pile.
    Ugly: Not gophers. I saw one peak out of its hole the other day, and it was fucking adorable. Now I can’t bring myself to machete murder the varmints.

    • Lacertilian

      You live inside the film Caddyshack?

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      ………………

    • Rob M

      Thats why i own a dog with a overdeveloped protective instinct…problem just takes care of itself

      • Waynecro

        My dog (a beagle-dachshund mix) has been sniffing around all the gopher holes lately, so I fully expect his varmint-hunting instincts to kick in any day now.

        • Rob M

          My pit mix loves people to death, but shes an absolute basketcase when it comes to any strange animals in are yard…She used to tear the shit out of my grass hunting for moles

          • Waynecro

            My dog chases lizards and stuff, but I think his intent is to sniff rather than to kill.

          • Dagon

            Maybe he wants to bang them

          • Waynecro

            My dog has no nuts and therefore no desire to bang anything.

          • making love is way more than just getting off, young Waynecro.

          • Waynecro

            That’s probably true (I can’t remember at this point), but I don’t think a dog banging a lizard is a good example of making love–unless the dog and lizard really got to know each other first.

          • incoming Lacertilian pic in…….3……….2…….

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            Getting off >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> making love

          • Scrimm

            My childhood dog was nutless but had a half inflated basketball that he humped constantly.

          • Waynecro

            He was just showing that half-inflated basketball who’s boss.

          • Scrimm

            I always felt sorry for that fucking ball

          • Waynecro

            It’s funny because it literally was a fucking ball.

          • Scrimm

            Exactly

          • Dagon

            Poor thing.

          • Rob M

            I wish…many a time Ive had to pitch a carcass into that no-mans land between fences because she got a hold of groundhog or something. Thankfully shes slowed down a lot in her old age

          • Waynecro

            I think I’d be really bummed out if my dog were killing cute little rodents–even though the fuckers are tearing up my yard. I’m looking into some natural gopher repellents.

          • Rob M

            Joking aside…Yeah, I was never keen on her doing shit like that. Its no fun having to deal with any part of it

          • Waynecro

            I’m a sucker for rodents. I had pet rats when I was a kid, and I still think most rodents are pretty adorable.

          • a capybara is a rodent. boom.

          • Waynecro

            Those guys are awesome. I’d hang out with them.

          • Rob M

            Wife and I are just big animal lovers in general, not keen on seeing anything get hurt

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            ..

          • Rob M

            Goddamn I miss that show

          • Xinen

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            Hell yeah, still fun to watch from time to time.

          • Lacertilian

            Gives me a workout, that’s for sure. I don’t want my cloaca sniffed.

          • Waynecro

            That threat would definitely encourage me to cardio harder.

          • Lacertilian

            I’m not up for cardio though, I just wanna chill. This shit is life and death!

          • Waynecro

            The ultimate motivation. Maybe if I put a big spike in the wall behind the treadmill I’d be able to run faster.

          • Scrimm

            Same here, except he becomes protective and wary of people at night

          • Rob M

            Honestly, Im glad shes like she is with people. All the bad press Pits get, she’d be in deep shit if she showed the slightest bit of aggression towards people

          • Scrimm

            It worries me because of apartments. He really is the sweetestdog I’ve ever seen, I’m glad he looks out for me just wish he’d be a little less obvious about it

          • Rob M

            They are great dogs, and I actually feel better knowing shes home with my wife when Im at work (all loving nature aside, shes very protective of my wife)

          • Scrimm

            Mine is mixed with a black lab. So lucky I got him.

          • Rob M

            Yeah, mines a mix as well, though we’re not sure what shes mixed with. I found her at work one summer with no collar and brought her home. No one ever responded to the flyers we put up at the local shelters and such, so we’ve had her ever since

          • Scrimm

            I adopted mine at the pound as a little puppy. Got so lucky I just happened to walk in when I did(they have an anex at a local shopping mall.) As I was holding him there was a lady who came in after me who was screaming that she wanted him and got furious when I took him. Lab mix was all his papers said at the time, and the pit wasn’t evident to me that young, though the chest markings should have given it away.

    • more beer

      Once again, you need to enlist the services of this guy.

      • Boss the Ross

        I smell varmint poontang

  • CyberneticOrganism

    GOOD: Bathroom rip-up is going well, though I wish I had a couple days off to finish it; evenings after work will have to do. I have a shit-ton of new strings to record new music, which I’m pumped about, but which has taken a backseat to that fucking bathroom.

    BAD: The fucking bathroom isn’t done.

    UGLY: A fucking bathroom that isn’t done.

    http://57.media.tumblr.com/a8b5ac46ebcbc256135b76a052b0b83f/tumblr_o3j5btJoTb1rsdpaso1_500.gif

  • JWEG

    Side note: as much as it pains me to read Metal Injection, given the rip-off of Tech Death TuesdayThursday, I actually quite like their recommendations so far on “Funeral Doom Friday”.

    But at least I reserve my community participation to ToVH… and occasionally Angry Metal Guy. I’m only a two-timer. That’s not so bad, right?

    • Rob M

      Thats because Esoteric is awsome

    • I like Angry Metal Guy. Dubya is a regular reader of it too. That being said, Tech Death Thursday >>>>>>>>>>>>> Tech Death Tuesday.

      • Boss the Ross

        He just doesn’t post very often.

  • COAL ROLL

    ..

    • Stanley

      Did Gorak write this sign?

    • more beer

      The correct question to ask them is. Did you skin my cat and cook it in your wok?

  • Dagon

    GOOD: Residency started this week.
    BAD: Residency started this week!
    UGLY: Residency started this week!!!

    I was going to do an autopsy bound to last till 9 PM but it got canceled so now I’m gonna hit a bar.

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      You could always do the autopsy at the bar, after about 20 shots. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Good: Had Monday and Tuesday off, got interviewed by the creators of the template I used for our company’s new website rebranding because they were so impressed with what I did with it. I’m hoping I can leverage this web-design experience into a nice raise at work, since I’m not getting paid anywhere near web-designer salary even though that’s basically what I do half the time here.
    Bad: I’ve been paying for having those two days off by working incredibly hard and long days this week. All this work and stress gave me an absolutely hellish tendinitis in my left forearm yesterday, to the point where I could barely move it and was in such intense pain I had to go to the doc and get a steroid shot.
    Ugly: Having a barely usable left arm sucks butt.

    • Being given extra job duties (“you’re just so good at it!”) <<<<<<<<<<<<

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Protip: don’t be good at anything.

      • Yep. I don’t understand how it’s the job of the marketing team to set up tables, food, drinks, and chairs for the career fair we had yesterday, but somehow it ended up on our shoulders, forcing me to stay an hour late on Tuesday.

        • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

          Next on your list of duties they give you:

          http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/3851320/conan-wheel-of-pain-o.gif

          *dangles a bag of cheese puffs over your head and cracks the whip*

        • Vault Dweller

          Fuck man. I know I’m responding to this late as shit but I feel that big time.

          I work for the family insurance company as an accountant, but my other responsibilities in the past year include:
          Drive to other offices (3-4 hours round trip) to pick up computer equipment
          Rearrange coworkers’ furniture whenever they want to reorganize their office/cubicle (I’m the only male under the age of 50, so all grunt labor is mine)
          Set up/breakdown expensive and heavy custom displays we use at boat shows to drum up business (see: only young man, must carry all heavy shit)
          Babysit my grandfather when other family members are busy/can’t do it because he’s a fucking maniac.

          Sometimes it’s alright, but sometimes it’s just fucking frustrating that it becomes harder to do your job responsibilities when they have you wasting time with unrelated shit. Because it’s not like you get to not perform your regular duties just because they had you doing other shit too, you know?

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Awwwwwwwwwwwww, tendinitis, arthritis and having the joints of a 90 year old = my days as a chef. Never took anything for it though outside of resting up for a day or two.

    • Lacertilian

      Hellish>>>

    • Scrimm

      Almost lost my right arm years ago, ended up not being able to move it much for months. I know your pain.

  • Dagon

    Man, all y’all be having babies and shit.

    • Lacertilian

      Keeping you in business in perpetuity

  • Good: Biscuit looking regal AF (RFI)
    Good: Oranssi Pazuzu slays. Hypnotisoitu Viharukous is a standout.
    Bad: (does this mean we have to start paying attention to Tapir’s music picks?)

    • Rob M

      Dont worry…Im sure its just a fluke

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      He does have some really solid picks. Kesa and Mana Mana’s been in rotation on my MP3 player for a bit now.

      • Manes, Solstafir, Windhand, others i’m sure…

        • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

          Good picks! Juicing up my player for when I go out later. Lately, been listening to a ton of Thyrfing, King 810’s new stuff, Amina Sacre, Project Pitchfork, Happy Clinic and Moonsorrow while I’m out and about.

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          The fuck’s Windhand? Wovenhand?

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            Maybe he meant WackOffHand

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        I think he was the one who name-dropped Behexen on here. I checked it out, really solid slab of old school BM.

    • Scrimm

      No

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      Ya’ll don’t have to, but you should.

    • biscuit has a fart face huehuehue

  • Scrimm

    GOOD: Got some new gear/room modifications for our recording setup. After so much delay and trial and error it seems like we’re FINALLY getting close to finishing this peice of shit. Also on the musical side of things I seem to have found myself involved in another band….

    Bad: Work jerking me around about this promotion thing. Been going on for a couple months now and it’s getting old.

    Ugly: the list of events coming up that I can’t afford.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Being able to afford things is for bourgeois elitist pigs.

      • Scrimm

        This is true. Sometimes I miss it though

      • COAL ROLL

        I take back all those high fives bro

        • CyberneticOrganism

          AWW WHAT THE FUCK BRO

  • I don’t have these problems with cats until they get real old(16 and up).

  • Celtic Frosty

    Good: My wife also also had a baby, and he is everything.
    The Bad: My wisdom teeth hurt like a bitch and I have neither the time nor the money to get them taken out.
    The Ugly: My son’s breast milk poops have forever ruined grain mustard and yellow curry for me.

    • Rob M

      …and was your plan to ruin it for the rest of us…because well done

      • Celtic Frosty

        *rubs hands together menacingly, realizes there is poop on hands, or possibly mustard or curry*

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Breast milk poops? Now I’ve heard it all. *mind blown*

      • Celtic Frosty

        Unfortunately the breast milk is already digested. Otherwise that would be a really convenient time-saver.

        • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

          Could be worse. Could have lactose intolerance on top of all of that.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Alright I’m outta here

  • Maik Beninton™

    I know your pain Stocky, my older cat would often pee on furniture (beds and couches) whenever she was in heat, thankfully our newer cat doesn’t do that.

  • tigeraid

    The Good: I continue to not have a child. Sorry, just seems like I should say that, what with all the people HAVING a child.
    The Bad: I have to work tomorrow. There is no God.
    The Ugly: America’s presidential race. LOL WUT. Yes, you can all move up here into my basement when Drumpf wins in a landslide.

    • Reading through news on my phone at lunch today, came across a headline that said “Trump calls out Mitt Romney for speech, calling him a ‘spoiled brat'”
      Jesus Christ is that the pot calling the kettle black.

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        Hey, trump only started out with a small loan of a million dollars.

        • DVRKBEVRD

          which, if he had simply put it up and let grow interest, would be worth more than what it is now

      • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

        Not nearly as bad as Trump outright saying he has a huge dick during the debates.

        http://www.tmz.com/2016/03/03/donald-trump-penis-hands-debate/

    • He’s not going to win, especially if Clinton does the smart thing and offers Sanders the VP spot.

      • Rob M

        Is it though…Sanders supporters seem to be siding with him because he’s not Clinton. If he takes the VP offer, Im not sure how many of his supporters actually come with him

        • Sanders will do a good job of convincing his people to cross over, at least a good enough job. Many of those people would still rather see Clinton as President than Trump.

          • Rob M

            I’d be curious to see how that would play out, because there does seem to be a very “We want Bernie or no one mentality” with his followers

            …Trump supporters seem to be that way in the republican part

            ..and for what its worth, I tend to lean more conservative and dear sweet baby Jebus I have absolutely no desire to see Trump in the Presidency

          • Waynecro

            The recent “Against Trump” issue of National Review is outstanding.

          • Rob M

            I’ll have to check that out

          • It’ll work on the idea of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. Once people grasp that Clinton (ugh) is the only thing stopping Trump from becoming President, you’ll see a collective holding of noses.

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            It’s kinda like in comic books, where the good guys and bad guys come together to take down one really big evil (in this case, Trump).

          • Rob M

            Im sacrificing goats in hopes of some kind of viable third party candidate, because this is damned if you do, damned if you dont right now

          • As much as I hate saying it, a 3rd party run wouldn’t work. At best you’d split the conservative vote and still end up with Clinton anyway.

          • DVRKBEVRD

            or it splits both tickets (in trumps favor)

          • I don’t think enough Democrats would split off for it to matter.

          • DVRKBEVRD

            i know of a bunch of Dems voting trump in primaries

          • O_o

          • DVRKBEVRD

            their misguided idea was to help Trump get the gop nom to destroy the Rep race, basically ensuring a Dem win in the general. Still not as misguided as green party voters.

            i did a job the other day for a family with a ted cruz sticker on their car.

            horrifying

          • At least the mole strategy sorta makes sense. I would never vote 3rd party in a battleground state.

          • DVRKBEVRD

            well, this race shows how much the delegate game matters. every one helps. NC is becoming a bit more contested. should be a battle ground state for primaries (but we get shafted by how late it is)

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler
          • This is the brilliance of what Trump is doing. He either becomes their front-runner or he splits and destroys absolutely any chance of a Republican winning the general election. Diabolical. You reap what you sow.

          • Rob M

            Yeah, he basically did that from the very beginning. Thats why they took him into the republican party. He may not get to be President without the party behind him, but he’ll damn well make sure the Republicans cant win..its pretty fucking devious

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            I would NOT be amazed if the Democrats put him in there to wreck the GOP for good. If that’s the case, that’s something straight out of Art Of War, and brilliantly done.

          • I’ve read a few conspiracy theories dealing with the money he’s contributed to Clinton and his close ties with liberal media networks and personalities. Really weird stuff.

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            Well, also look at his stances up until he started running. He was liberal as all hell not long ago, and suddenly went an extreme 180 when he started his campaign. And he said recently that much of what he says, especially with the Mexican wall, is just to rile up his fan base.

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            And here’s the article I was talking about, where Trump admits that his whole talk of a Mexican wall is just something to wake up people during rallies.

            http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/trump-admits-his-talk-of-a-great-wall-along-the-mexican-border-is-a-trick-to-rile-up-a-sleepy-crowd/

          • Lacertilian

            Brilliance?
            Trump??
            Choose but(t) one.

          • Rob M

            Probably right, but for my own sanity I have to believe theres someone normal, none crazy people from both sides can agree on.

      • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

        Oooooooooooooh, didn’t think about that possibility, but I could certainly live with that. I’d much rather the reverse of that happening, though.

      • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

        Rubio just sunk his whole campaign after saying you can’t trust people with small hands.

        • Well, Carson just now dropped out so that could change this up a tad depending on where his 5-10% end up.

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            While he sits at the bottom of the stairs thinking it’s an escalator, and talking to Jesus about dinosaurs hauling oats. Or whatever that Soma-popping lunatic does in his off time.

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Eh, Trump’s not going to win. He won’t lose by a zillion points, but he won’t win either. Definitely not thrilled with the idea of Clinton winning, but I guess that’s the best pick since Bernie’s campaign is pretty much over with. Le sigh……………

      • Clinton by 2%

      • Bernie’s campaign isn’t quite over. The reason Clinton’s campaign seems so far ahead is because she’s a little ahead in the popular vote which means the “superdelegates” that get thrown behind whoever is ahead in the popular vote get lumped in her with numbers, thereby artificially inflating them, and those are what get passed through media outlets.

        • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

          Oh.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Bad: more nerve damage, yay
    Bad: got a cold, yay
    Good: it snowed so at least it was cold and white rather than cold and grey. Then it rained anyway,

  • DVRKBEVRD

    the cat is most likely doing that (if it didnt beforehand) because of all the extreme changes in its environment (ie baby).

    good: managed to order Cosmic Church Vigilia, their split with Blood Red Fog, Grand Belials Key’s Kosherat, and Antlers’ A Gaze into the Abyss on vinyl. my Oranssi Pazuzu album is almost here. i got a half ounce of some mids, and my buddy is bringing that white bitch over. should be a fun weekend.

    bad: asshole tax refund still hasnt shown in my bank accnt

    ugly: its getting warmer. tapir.

    • Stanley

      I ordered Vigilia too. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Good: Oranssi Pazuzu live tonight. Was good.

    • DVRKBEVRD

      awesome!

    • Stanley

      Currently getting shots for rabies, hepatitis B and Meningococcal. I like your currently a lot more.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Good stuff: Belly reunion tour! Seeing them in July. Also, long weekends! I’ve let my annual leave days pile up but had to burn 8 this month, so my Fridays and Mondays and sometimes Thursdays are free till April. I plan to get a bunch more sleep, but also use it for reading time.

    Bad times: Shinya Tsukamoto at last disappointed me, with Kotoko. Intense, disturbing and sad portrayal of severe mental illness with a strong central performance (and some nice singing as the leading lady is a pop star), but it doesn’t seem to have anything to say beyond the obvious and so ends up a wearying and kinda unpleasant experience. I feel imaginative works should at least enlighten, if not entertain exactly, and I was already pretty well aware of how sad and nightmarish mental illness can be.

    • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

      Wow, haven’t heard Belly in ages. I’d rather Throwing Muses would get back together, but Belly’s probably the closest to that happening.

      • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

        I thought Throwing Muses were still together, as they released a new album a year or two ago? Or do you mean Tanya returning to them?

        • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

          Haven’t heard anything about them still being together, but I’ve been out of the loop with them and Belly for quite a while.

  • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude, I want one of these phone chargers for my birthday!!!!

    http://img1.joyreactor.com/pics/post/gif-charger-japanese-weird-shit-739315.gif

    • kill it! reminds of THAT scene in King Kong

      • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

        The newer one? Haven’t seen that one.

        • warning: NSFA (though is PG-13 so not technically contraband)
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTWYQhTT388

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            Cool, shall check this out in a few. Waiting up on a list of EBM/industrial to get done downloading and slamming my morning coffee.

          • get back to me. this terrorized me for years.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Knowing you, it’s the shitty pop industrial like NiN

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            Not quite, unless you consider Suicide Commando pop.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            It’s pretty easy listening industrial.

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            Well, if you’re looking for the old industrial like Throbbing Gristle and Portion Control, it’s not that. What’s your idea of hard industrial?

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Basically harsh noise.

          • Flyin Choo Choo Booger Muffler

            Oh, I gotcha! This might be up your alley. A mix of neo folk and harsh noise (on some of their albums), kinda like most of the other bands that were on Cold Meat Industries. Mother Destruction has some stuff along those lines as well.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0kLmCJJ8UA

          • hey now, NiN does some thing really gud. srs.