Shirt Stains: Wait And Frisbee Golf

(frolf)

If a band can put their name, logo, or likeness on something and make a profit, they’ll probably do it. Just ask KISS and The Misfits. Of course, they’re not the only band to do that. It seems like every other day, there is a new band putting out their own beer or hot sauce or ice cream. That sort of branding and merchandising appeals to a relatively wide audience. It’s when merch springs from a band or band member’s specific hobby where things can get, well, interesting.

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Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson (this guy) is an avid fan of disc golf. You may also know disc golf as frisbee golf, frolf, or “sorry, I was too busy not being a nerd in college.” [Editor’s Note: Frisbee Golf is a game invented by and intended for marijuana addicts] The game boils down to throwing a frisbee into a basket with some golf rules thrown in for good measure. Somewhat impressively, the Professional Disc Golf Association is a real thing that really exists. In the music world, and especially heavy metal, this may be one of the tamest and safest hobbies to have and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Good for Thomson to avoid the trappings of the rock and roll lifestyle and focus on something fun and outdoorsy. It is far better than getting into a knife fight with your brother.

Thomson’s love of the game goes so deep that he has gotten his own set of Slipknot-branded discs. As of right now, these aren’t for sale, but as someone who remembers people shelling out over $100 (in early 2000s money) for a Slipknot coverall, I have no doubt that their rabid fanbase would definitely buy these. Sure, they may just use the discs as makeshift plates to hold their Hot Pockets and off-brand jalapeno poppers, but they would cherish them nonetheless. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see a bunch of Maggots running around your local park, playing frisbee golf and Pokemon Go at the same time. If you listen closely, you can hear the jingle jangle of all the chains and zippers on their Tripp pants.

These custom discs have plenty of other uses anyway. You can place them under an uneven table or couch. You can use them to smash all the To My Surprise cds that still haunt FYE’s Used CD sections across the country. You can finally replace that missing hubcap on your back passenger side tire. Patch holes in your double-wide. Scoop pork rinds out of the bag with out getting your fingers greasy. Cut two eye holes in them, tie them around your face and become a new superhero named Angst Lad, Smasher Of Parents Who Just Don’t Understand You. The sky is the limit.

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Published on: October 21, 2016

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  • W.

    I play disc golf, but I don’t think I’m addicted to the marijuana.

    • Joaquin Stick

      Samesies. I played almost every other day for like 4 years in my HS/early college days. One of my friends is becoming something of a bid deal in the sport. He gets free discs and swag to review on youtube all the time. It’s a good time for people who don’t like to pay for things.

      • W.

        Relatively cheap unless you play at a course with water hazards…

        • Joaquin Stick

          At my courses in IL it was more of a “fuck searching in that scary tall grass infested with mosquitoes for 6 hours” hazards. Water would suck as well. I always had a backup crap disc that I wouldn’t mind losing.

          • W.

            One of the nice things about living in a relatively dry climate is that the bugs usually aren’t that big of a deal.

            I bought my wife some discs before we got married, and she really enjoys playing.

        • more beer

          Or you can swim.

          • Joaquin Stick

            No one wants to swim in dirty park pond water. I’ll go in to mid-shin with a giant tree branch for extra reach. Beyond that is helpless.

    • nbm02ss

      It’s fun. I mostly hit trees, though.

      • W.

        It happens

    • Eliza

      I had no idea disc golf was a thing before this post.

    • The course next to campus has seen more burned nugs than a Chik Fil A

      • Óðinn

        …but considerably less homophobia.

        • OH!

        • Howard Dean

          I don’t know about you, but I think the homophobia makes the chicken taste better. I haven’t eaten at a KFC since the Colonel passed. I just can’t stomach a KFC Famous Chicken Bowl® anymore. Doesn’t taste right without a dash of the Colonel’s secret recipe hate.

    • Óðinn
    • The first step is acceptance, you filthy reefer eater.

    • Sooo, you weren’t “too busy not being a nerd in college”, either?

  • Eliza

    A rather unique choice for merchandise. All of the disc golf Slipknot fans are going to lose their mind over this.

  • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

    Does Slipknot hire someone to wash their masks for them?
    Do they have several of them? Or do they where the same smelly ones over and over for every concert?

    PS: Do you like candy?

    -Gretchen asked, 7 Years Ago

    • Eliza

      These are the questions.

    • Joaquin Stick

      I love candy, thanks for asking.

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      What if their masks are their faces and our faces are our masks?
      #deepthorts

      • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

        If you get crunk in the forest? and no one is there to see it, do you really get crunk?

        -grungebobplaidshirt, 3 weeks ago

      • B R O

      • Eliza

        4deep2me

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      You never me sent pics of your twat. What gives?

  • Frolf is seriously one of the worst words in the English language.

  • Óðinn

    What about ultimate frisbee? Anybody ever try that?

    http://www.nataliedee.com/051807/everyone-loves-ultimate-frisbee-though.jpg

    • more beer

      Yea way back in the day.

      • W.

        Hey, responding to your comment I forgot to respond to, sounds good. I’ll see y’all on the 4th.

        • more beer

          Hell yea looking forward to it.

        • more beer

          Also what hospital is Mrs. W looking at to intern in? My housemate runs the lab at CU on Colfax in Aurora. If it is there she is a good person to know.

          • W.

            It actually is the CU hospital in Aurora.

          • more beer

            Then she will definitely get to know my housemate if she chooses that place to intern. Most of the interns have to do things with lab there. Which means you guys will probably get invited to a few parties at our house.

    • W.

      Used to play it as much as I did disc golf.

  • Ja, disc golf iz good

    • Howard Dean

      ACHTUNG, SPORTLER! Disc ist krieg!

  • Ohh, boy, the “jingle jangle of all the chains and zippers” reminded me of dark times in my college…

  • Randall’s Sweaty Space Pants

    This is like a sport for people who can’t play sports.

    So, nerds.

    • Joaquin Stick

      False. 1v1 me bro.