Sunday Sesh: The Post Chrimbus Open Swim

Look, I drove 11 hours through crappy weather today only to have to hide in a bathroom during a tornado watch. I’m worn out, so I’m placing the onus on you, my fastidious commenters, to spearhead the discussion here.

This post is your Open Swim. Here are possible discussion items:

  • If you’re a materialistic whore, share what you got.
  • If you’re a Grateful Greg, tell us how thankful you are for your family and friends.
  • If you’re a sadsack, air your grievances.
  • If you’re awesome, talk about Star Wars.
  • Post anything, but use your brain and do the right thang.

Consider the video below my contribution to the discussion.

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Published on: December 27, 2015

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  • Catastrophic Buttsekx

    – Spent my Xmas money (the only gift I’ve gotten) on a La Casa Al Mare shirt (which is on
    it’s way) and a Chicago White Sox shirt that never came/yet to get a refund on.
    – Thankful for friends, family, and you lovable goofballs.
    – Nothing much to be sad about, really. Pretty chill XMas, and slept through most of it.
    – I HATE Star Wars. Hate hate hate haaaaaaaaaaaaaate it!
    – Random post-Xmas Sunday pics:

    http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/wp-content/uploads/files/2011/July/GIF2.gif

    http://www.designboom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/ezgif-4234234318.gif

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gFeY136zuwM/VfK7T3kC8zI/AAAAAAAAmc8/mqBbk_-6cu4/w426-h314/Werner%2BHornung_Nice%2Bmeeting%2Byou_reverse.gif

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    The last leg of my journey by car today will be solo and take roughly one hour and forty five minutes. I’m gonna jam Bosse-de-Nage’s III & All Fours, and I should have time for just a few songs after.

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      Solid driving material

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        It was!

    • I recommend a few songs from II.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        I went with “How The Years Condemn” from Napalm Death and “Ocean of Wisdom” from Gorguts. I should have included “Tiny Dancer” at the very end. I did listen to the first two Bosse-de-Nage albums on the way to my destination at like 8:00 am Friday morning!

        • You’re becoming quite the Bosse-de-Nage fanboy. Excellent.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Being a fanboy >>>>>>>>>

  • Boss the Albatross Ross
    • more beer

      Glad to see you didn’t get sucked into one of those tornado’s in your neck of the woods.

      • Boss the Albatross Ross

        All is well.

        • more beer

          That is a good thing.

  • Got the 1st three Star Wars on blu ray and watched the first two. They are not as bad as I remember. Also got a pair of Chebacca boxer shorts that say “I did it all for the Wookie” on them. My kids got way too much stuff and my house is a mess.

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    My buddy gave me a copy of Blazblu Chronophantasm Extend and Divinity Original Sin, and i got a couple gift cards i already spent on more plates and whey protein. Now im just dreading going back to work tomorrow

  • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

    I got 50€ from one of my uncles, and some salami from the other. I’ve spent the entirety of Christmas playing GW2 with my totally not imaginary internet friends that live overseas, while my mother, brother, and sister went at my aunt’s house and got tortured by my little cousins. I love Christmas.

  • It was a tornado watch or a warning? Iirc watch means the conditions are ripe for tornadic activity and a warning means there is a confirmed tornado coming to get you.

    • Catastrophic Buttsekx

      I saw in a headline that there’s 8 dead so far, but not sure where the tornadoes hit.

      • more beer

        In Dallas.

        • Catastrophic Buttsekx

          Yikes! Dunno if that’s far from where W. is, but glad he’s safe.

          • more beer

            Boss the Ross lives around there.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            I’m guessing he’s safe, since he posted earlier.

          • more beer

            yea me too.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            I’m all good, i was down south this morning, had to drive through some hairy weather earlier. But all is well. Possibly snow tonight/early tomorrow morning

          • more beer

            I’m sure snow. Will pretty much shut Dallas down. How often do you even get snow there?

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            We got some earlier this year for about a week and a half and the same the year before. And yeah, basically shut most everything down. Kinda ridiculous.

      • Yea I heard it was bad. Bulls/Mavericks game got delayed because of it. You know shit is bad when the NBA delays a game.

        • more beer

          Yea and it wasn’t because of shots fired.

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      Thats one good thing about living where i do, tornados are very unlikely here

      • more beer

        It is some scary shit seeing one of those things go by you.

        • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

          They were not infrequent when i lived in the eastern part of the state so im not unfamiliar, we had to contend with tornado and hurricane there

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            LOTS TORNADO IN OHIO!!!!!!

          • Elizabeth Short

            Especially near Xenia. Gummo gives me a headache.

          • I think I’d still prefer a tornado to a hurricane.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Thankfully we avoided any around here this year, but it’s pretty common, especially since I’m just a few miles from the ocean.

          • Hurricanes spawn tornadoes on the edge of the system don’t they? Also drowning, fuck drowning.

          • more beer

            I think they spawn gale force winds. I believe tornado’s are caused by atmospheric pressure. I am seeing a friend who is scientist at the National Weather Service later. He will know the answer for sure.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            I always thought they were caused by a collision of cold winds and warm winds.

          • more beer

            That is thunder and lightening.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Doh!

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            No, thunder and lightning is caused by Manowar (and Amon Amarth on occasion).

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Its the difference between mostly local and widesprea devastation

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            With hurricanes, as long as you’re indoors and not near any windows that aren’t boarded up, you’re fine for the most part. Tornadoes, though? If you don’t have a basement, you’re gonna have a fucking hell of a time finding a safe spot. Plus with hurricanes, you have time to prepare. Tornadoes tend to pop up on a whim, with only a few minutes to hit the dirt.

          • more beer

            We get them here. I have had them go right by me at work.

        • Catastrophic Buttsekx

          There was one that near the military school I was at. Everyone got huddled in the basement, and you could hear the thing from several miles away.

    • Dubs

      There were actually multiple tornadoes on the ground through North Texas. 4 people died here in Garland.

      • more beer

        Texas is catching a beating this weekend. El Paso is supposed to get a bad snow storm.

        • Dubs

          We are with our in-laws, but Lubbock got hammered by a blizzard

          • more beer

            We got snow here, to be expected though.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Say hi to Buddy Holly’s corpse for me.

      • Man this weather is so fucked. Tornado season is long past and it was 50 degrees on Christmas in chitown.

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          I actually had to reinstall my room AC on Wednesday because it was getting too warm and humid in there.

          • more beer

            It isn’t going above freezing here this week.

  • Eliza

    I got Iron Maiden’s The Book Of Souls, a matching T-shirt, two books and a Star Wars The Force Awakens poster. That movie was awsome!

    • Vladimir Poutine

      What’d you think of Emo Ren?

        • Eliza

          XD

        • Vladimir Poutine

          This.

      • Eliza

        Not the worst villain ever. There is room for development in the following movies. Doesn’t have a thing on Vader though.

        • Not being half as cool as Vader is totally the point of Kylo Ren.

          • Capra Hircus Hubertus

            Exactly

          • Eliza

            I got that when I watched the movie and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m just saying that he’s not quite as memorable as Vader was.

          • Ah, yeah, there’s that, haha. Doubt anyone could be.

          • Eliza

            You’re right about that.

          • Vladimir Poutine

            James Earl Jones >>>>>

          • Max

            Have you ever watched footage of Episode IV on YouTube where they haven’t yet dubbed in Earl Jones’s voice and it’s just David Prowse saying the lines? Pretty funny.

          • Vladimir Poutine

            I have! Very funny. Have you seen Star Wars Minus Williams?

          • Max

            I have not. I take it that’s without the score? Perhaps the equivalent of Big Bang Theory without the canned laughter? (I should probably retract that; it’s a pretty damning comparison.)

          • Vladimir Poutine

            It’s the final scene in episode IV, but without the score and Foley’d sound effects, so it’s just whatever the room mics picked up and is hilariously awkward.

          • Max

            That I have to watch.

          • Max

            Update: Just watched it. Hilariously awkward indeed. It must’ve been hard for everybody not to crack up when Chewie speaks.

            The hell of it is – why’d they actually bother setting up the room mics? Couldn’t they have just filmed the scene silently if they knew there wasn’t gonna be any dialogue over the music?

          • Lady Brett Ashleigh

            Long time ToH creeper, first time poster and font of knowledge on many things sound design-y.

            The S.O.P. for recording production sound even if it is going to be thrown away is primarily for syncing reasons. When the SFX editor and/or Foley artist go to place the sounds in the scene, it is immensely helpful to have that shitty production audio as a guide so you can sync the good sound of two lightsabers colliding to the exact spot where the live sound of their props occurs. Additionally, you can occasionally find some tiny gem from the production track to serve as dialogue fill/room tone/random SFX for later use.

            I shall now retreat into my cave.

          • Max

            Seems logical! Cheers for that.

          • Vladimir Poutine

            Good question. The only bits where it seems they needed any sort of mic on set was to capture the sounds of R2 rocking back and forth when he gets all excited.

          • Agreed, but Driver’s voice while wearing the mask is pretty ferkin insidious.

          • Vladimir Poutine

            True, but I can do a fairly scary voice with the help of a toilet paper tube.

      • Capra Hircus Hubertus

        I liked him. I appreciate that they didn’t try to redo Darth Vader.

        • Vladimir Poutine

          Good point. There were enough “look! Reference to the first three!” moments in the movie as is.

      • Spear

        Driver’s performance was great. He totally sold his character.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I hate Adam Driver so much for being on Girls. I hate him even more after Star Wars.

          • Spear

            Good for you.

        • Driver managed to do what Lucas tried to do with Anakin in the prequels.

          • EsusMoose

            I think it helped that the point at which we first view both characters are quite different, Anakin we had to watch for multiple movies be crappy, Ren was already along the path. Besides that the character was much better written

          • Yeah, Ren was much better written and better directed, both of which we can attribute to the lack of George Lucas, without whom I’m pretty sure Anakin Skywalker and Hayden Christensen could have shined.

          • Count_Breznak
      • EsusMoose

        I looked into the actor and dude is like 32, thought he was 18-23 or so.

      • COAL ROLL

        He doesn’t look anything like Han or leia

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I loved the new Star Wars.

      • Eliza

        Me too. 🙂 It perfectly captured the spirit of the original trilogy, while adding a few modern touches.

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          Either this week(if I have the time), or next week(when I definitely WILL have the time).

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          It still seemed too similar to Episode 4.

          • Eliza

            That didn’t bother me too much. I enjoyed the new characters.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            I can agree with you on that, and that’s probably my only complaint with it. I just really hope they don’t follow that pattern for 8 and 9.

    • Boss the Albatross Ross

      Nice haul.

      • Eliza

        Thanks! 🙂

  • Vladimir Poutine

    Got to go to Maine to visit my dad and take a few days off work, so there’s that. Being a Grateful Greg about family and stuff. Saw Star Wars three times and still think it’s flawed, but nevertheless damn enjoyable. Bought my friends a bunch of metal and some extra for myself (hello, Abhorrent and Immortal Bird). No one got too drunk and embarrassed themselves at Christmas, which says a lot given how strong the family eggnog recipe is. Hoping y’all bitches have had a good week.

    • more beer

      You gonna be there all week? Or are you coming back here? I am off all week If you’re around we should get a beer.

      • Vladimir Poutine

        I’m flying back in Tuesday night. Not sure what my work schedule looks like but I should have at least one evening next week free

        • more beer

          Hit me up let me know.

          • Vladimir Poutine

            Will do

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    I don’t celebrate christmas so I got nothing. I’m not going to watch the new Star Wars movies unless Jar Jar Binks will be a Sith Lord in them.

    • Catastrophic Buttsekx

      I won’t watch it unless Dark Helmet from ‘Spaceballs’ is the main villain. (PS, folks, Spaceballs 2 is officially in the works)

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        Spaceballs 2 is in the works? It’s either going to be ok or it’s gonna fucking suck!

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          I love Mel Brooks and I thought the 1st Spaceballs was just vaguely funny, haven’t watched it since the 80s. If I’m gonna watch Brooks, gimme The Producers, Young Frankenstein, or High Anxiety.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I really liked the first one.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            HISTORY OV WORLD PART 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            That’s a good one too.

            Dole Office Clerk: Occupation?
            Comicus: Stand-up philosopher.
            Dole Office Clerk: What?
            Comicus: Stand-up philosopher. I coalesce the vapors of human experience into a viable and meaningful comprehension.
            Dole Office Clerk: Oh, a *bullshit* artist!

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            HAVE U TRIED BULLSHITTING LAST WEEK?????

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            YES.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            It’s good to be the king!

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Still no Part 2. I wanna see Hitler on Ice!

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            What of JEWS IN SPACE?!!!

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            We’re Jews out in space We’re zooming along protecting the Hebrew race We’re Jews out in space If trouble appears we put it right back in its place When goyim attack us We give ’em a smack we’ll slap them right back in the face We’re Jews out in space We’re zooming along protecting the Hebrew race

          • more beer

            Could they even get away with making part 2 now? The SJW’s would shit their pants. Then go ballistic.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Ironic thing is, Mel Brooks is a bigtime left/liberal. Talk about barking up the wrong tree. Many of the SNL skits from the 70s wouldn’t make it on TV today either.

          • more beer

            Yes, but I don’t see Hollywood being willing to handle the shit storm. That would be associated with this movie.A large portion of the population has lost it’s sense of humor.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Or, at the very least, the ability to appreciate satire that pulls no punches.

          • more beer

            Those days are gone unfortunately. 2 of those cookies got me fucked up. i will get he out tomorrow.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Aw yes! Can’t wait.

          • more beer

            I was very pleased with the results.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Like when they cancelled that one show a couple years back (Work It) because transgender groups bitched about “oh, those guys are cross dressing, which makes us look bad!”. Bosom Buddies, anyone?

            Ever noticed the whole PC/SJW thing got sooooooooo much worse after George Carlin died? I think he was the one holding back the onslaught.

          • more beer

            It needs to be stopped. I am sick of people crying because they are offended. I say tough shit. Life is hard get used to it. Most of all though. They need to SHUT THE FUCK UP!

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx
          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            He could. Keep in mind Django Unchained and Tropic Thunder were released not long ago, and the backlash was sorta minimal. From what I can tell, Spike Lee’s new film (Chiraq, a term I and virtually every Chicagoan hates) is getting more backlash than History Of The World Part 2 would ever get.

          • more beer

            Spike Lee movies are racism. Digused as social justice.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Not really, at least as far as the ones I’ve seen. The new one is a comedy based on the real life murders of teens in Chicago, and his apparent answer to the gang problem is women cutting men off sexually. He’s really, really trying to crusade for something he knows absolutely nothing about, and comes off as another idiot trying to paint Chicago as one huge death trap. He, like much of the media that uses that idiotic term ‘Chiraq’, tends to overlook the fact that, just like any city, most of the crimes and murders happen in a small handful of areas.

          • more beer

            They are pure reverse racism. It is just most of the world is afraid to say that. Not to mention they are all filmed like they were made by a first year film student. There is a reason none of his films have gotten an academy award. No matter how critically acclaimed they have been.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            He got an Academy Honorary Award this year, actually. Which I’m guessing is kinda like a booby (snicker snort) prize or participation trophy for people who’ve never won the actual award (he did get nominated for Do The Right Thing and 4 Little Girls though).

          • more beer

            He got some sort of lifetime achievement award. It is not the same thing.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Exactly as I said. It’s like winning a gold metal, biting into it, and finding out it’s really just a leftover piece of Halloween candy.

          • more beer

            Exactly. It is not because his film making is good.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Just out of pure curiosity, is Southside Chicago really as wild as they say it is? Because the only thing you ever read about that place are GD’s shooting each other up.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Outside of Hyde Park, the southern end of Kenwood and a little bit of Bronzeville, yes it’s that bad. Only a small fraction of it can really be considered safe. And 65% of the murders in the city happen in one neighborhood (Englewood) on the South Side.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Yeah I’ve heard about the Englewood neighborhood. Isn’t Chief Keef from there?
            I’ve always found Chicago’s gangland just as “interesting” as LA’s one. But of course not as explorable and diverse as the one in NYC.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Yeah, CK’s from there, as is Jennifer Hudson.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            CK’s, from an objective point of view, quite terrible. But I’d lie if I’d say I didn’t have a blast playing “I Don’t Like” a few years back.
            Dunno if he even makes music anymore these days.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            He plays shows, but he’s more busy in and out of court for this, that and the other nowadays.

          • Vladimir Poutine

            You speak truth. Much truthiness is to be found here.

          • more beer

            The Shake is very wise.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            And senile.

          • more beer

            I prefer. Set in my ways, to senile.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            That works. I’ll go with that.

          • more beer

            It keeps you from looking like the bat shit crazy old guy.

          • Vladimir Poutine

            “I haven’t paid taxes in six years. I’m not gettin’ busted by a sandwich.”

            – Master Shake

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            No love for Blazing Saddles?!?!

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            It’s good, but not as good as the others listed.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            True, but still the best comedy western ever made, by far.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Paint Your Wagon or GTFO

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Never seen it or heard of it.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Perhaps this informative video will help

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W_g7_KJP_o

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Cool, I’ll check it out in a bit. Been up for 26 hours and about to get my nap on. #TakingANapIt’sWhat’sHotOnTheStreets

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Blazing Saddles is seriously the far better film. Unfortunately movie humor doesn’t work when your audience doesn’t know the movie. NightyNight

        • Catastrophic Buttsekx

          Mel Brooks is directing it, and trying to get Rick Moranis on board, so it should be awesome (like all things Mel Brooks does).

      • ME GORAK B.C.™
  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Christmas, the one day in the tear you actually pretend to give a rat’s arse (about your family & the ones you never meet otherwise)

  • JWEG

    Whore: Money. Chocolate. Socks. Importance in roughly that order.

    Greg: Got to spend Christmas day with a large section of my extended family. It was good. Birthday was quiet, but at least I had my TovH Crew to ‘visit’ for one post.

    Grievance: Black mold in my shower. Again. Nothing I can do but fight it off now and expect it to return in a few weeks.

    Star Wars: I’m actually not interested yet. I know. Totally un-awesome of me…

    Open Swim Thoughts:

    1. Why does LinkedIn have a ‘relationship status’ category?

    Do they think that’s really relevant for job-seeking? If so how do they not know that job discrimination based on marital status is literally illegal in a lot of countries they serve (Canada included)?

    2. ICYMI the Vale of Pnath kickstarter was a success. I’m totally looking forward to that in the Spring.

    Torrefy’s KS still has weeks to go, though, so I’m gong to step up my promotion of that one: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1635467459/torrefys-new-full-length-album-the-infinity-comple

    3. This afternoon I start two nights of kitten-sitting. 🙂

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I got some CDs, some vinyl, a pair of shoes and a Rubiks Cube.

  • I watched Die Hard and overate. Yay Christmas.

  • COAL ROLL

    I’m ready to go back to work tomorrow.

  • I wanted that Fantastic Mr. Star Fox video to be funnier than it was.

  • EsusMoose

    Saw Star Wars was good, got candy, whiskey, gift cards, socks, boots, a puzzle, scratch off lottery cards. People are alright but they get in the way of playing Bloodbourne where I’m 3 bosses in, fun game.

    • Vladimir Poutine

      Bloodborne is love. Bloodborne is life. Fear the old blood.

      • Let us cleanse these foul streets.

      • EsusMoose

        Loved the game so far, stayed mostly spoiler free and after getting used to the controls have been burning through most of it. I only have raged once, and that was my first attempt at the triple shadows when I almost had killed the second and it just swallowed me in fire. I’m digging the demon soul like lack of story telling, though I’m scouring every inch of the game repeatedly.

        • Vladimir Poutine

          That sounds like a masterful way to play! Interested to see what you think when you get to Cainhurst.

          • EsusMoose

            Just got the red moon sky so post bergenwerth. I’ve liked it so far, the dungeons are an interesting mix, spent an hour or 2 running through 2 of them.

          • Vladimir Poutine

            Dungeons are fun but the lower level (harder) ones are a bitch. I got so frustrated with those

          • EsusMoose

            Reached there a night or so ago, ghost were annoying, only tried the boss once before going back to the other areas I wanted to explore

          • Vladimir Poutine

            The ghosts suck, yeah. And the boss is a bastard. But in general it’s a fun little add on to the plot, I thought

          • EsusMoose

            I beat the game last night, was a little disappointed by some of the last few bosses but world and story were great

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

      I usually gift scratch offs in stockings, its a decently fun gift

      • EsusMoose

        Yeah it was in the stocking like object. Got a few dollars, they’re more entertaining just trying to understand the stupid things than winning any money

  • Capra Hircus Hubertus

    I bought The Witcher 3 in the Steam Sale, been playing the fuck out of that on fancy new PC. Saw Star Wars the day it came in the Cinema in a smaller theater, amazing experience there. The room was half full, and everybody was quiet.

    • ME GORAK B.C.™

      U BUY GOAT SIMULATOR TOO???????

      • more beer

        Funny my friend sent me this picture of a goat simulator yesterday.

    • Lacertilian

      A quiet cinema is the best xmas gift you could ask for.
      Hail Krampus!

      • Dubs

        There were people clapping during the opening crawl at the theater I was in.

        • Lacertilian

          That sickens me.

        • Catastrophic Buttsekx

          I’m sure the theater screen was simply thrilled. Did it get goosebumps? #NowWondersTheSanityOfStarWarsFansMoreThanEver

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      I bought fallout 2 just after the huge clusterfuck that happened with steam on Christmas Day.

      • Catastrophic Buttsekx

        I read about that on Fark. Apparently someone hacked the site, put up random people’s credit card info and a wonky virus that translated the page itself into several different languages. Never even heard of Steam until that all happened. And still no idea what it is.

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          It wasn’t a hack, it was a problem with the way pages are cached. There was a bug that removed the security of the cached pages so people were sent to the account details of random people.

  • Sir Tapir The Based
  • My girlfriend’s parents bought me an ugly polo long-sleeve shirt which I initially mistook, in a haze of vodka, for a mere thermal undershirt. I said, “Cool, I can wear this under my work shirt on cold days.” Aghast, they said, “No, this is Polo.” I said, “Oh, ok, thanks.”

    My girlfriend implored me to wear the shirt as a show of gratitude when we visited her parents the next day; I declined.

    Moral of the story? Why doesn’t anyone ever do the sensible thing and just buy me more vodka?

    • more beer

      Because that is something you would like. Why would anyone do that?

      • In general, past the age of, say, 22, if you’re not gifting booze you should probably not gift anything at all.

        • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

          Or, people should never gift clothes (in general)

          • No shit. “Let’s see, what’s your boyfriend into? Music? Literature? Cinema? Booooooooze? And he lives in one of the hottest cities on earth? Hmmm. Let’s get him a long-sleeve shirt.”

            Face
            &
            Palm

          • more beer

            Nope. I have never gotten clothes from someone I was willing to wear.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            And never EVER give gift cards. Why do people even get people those things?!?! You never save money with them, it almost always is for an overpriced store that the recipient will never shop at, and countless other complaints.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I’ll always accept a good pair of pajama/sweat pants, especially if there’s something cool on them. It’s what I wear when I’m at home.

        • more beer

          Cash is always acceptable.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Gift cards are fine too (so long as they are to somewhere not stupid – ie itunes gift card)

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Nope, they are punishable by slow crushing, no matter the circumstance. Unless it’s a gift card for a brothel.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            I fully accept barnes and noble gift cards and walmart gift cards

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Walmart gift cards are a perfect way for you to tell someone you hate them. Their punishment waits for them the moment they step into that Florida-Meets-Thunderdome-Meets-Breaking Bad monstrosity:

            http://www.brostrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/people-of-walmart-pictures.png
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/367a48e676fea6f7ce904b0b4fd6d0554db1d80624f89ebaea317785eca13900.jpg

            http://justviral.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/people-of-walmart-6.jpg

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Walmarts the only place i can score both paper towels and some crystal in one spot

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            You could get both and run into less crazies at a truck stop. And you could get a hooker while you’re there! You know, the ones with the eye patches, chipped dentures, and hook hands.

          • more beer

            Liquor store gift cards are also good.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Huh, i donno if the liquor stores in NC sell them

          • more beer

            I know a couple of the larger ones here do. But the laws are different everywhere.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            And fleshlights. Especially for family members.

            “Well, uncle Dave, I know the divorce has been hard for you, especially around Christmas. But, I thought of you………..”
            “Oh, Blackbeard, you shouldn’t have! I’m gonna sit out on the front porch and relax with this a bit. Wait’ll I show the mailman!”

    • Lacertilian

      Douse the shirt in some high % vodka.
      Wrap it around a stick of some description.
      Apply flame.
      Use torch to fend off vile family members and light your way down the tunnel of slow, eventual death.

      • You forgot >Hail Satan

        • Lacertilian

          Hail fire.

          • more beer

            I thought Satan and fire kind of came together as a package deal.

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          What about Heil Hitler?

          • more beer

            Did you just get back from your, Finnish Resistance Movement meeting?

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Indeed I did. Next up I’m gonna go read some Pekka Siitoin and then I’m gonna go cry about the oh so real white genocide on my blog called “88trvearyan88”

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            And rallying against Finns breeding with other races and giving us another Vanessa Williams?

            http://3219a2.medialib.glogster.com/media/fb/fbe27dee856b933b9bfe27ee709daf49fe2af7eff9382c8f39c2c2412a597049/vanessa-williams-2-png.png

            Hideous I tells ya!

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            GORAK LIKE!!!!!!!!!

          • more beer

            Don’t forget to leave some time. To practice your goose stepping.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Lol, there’s another SOD article on Blabbermouth. You know what that means! Billy Milano going on another racist, sexist, anti-Semitic tirade on there any minute now. *passes the popcorn*

          • more beer

            I have always found him humorous.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            I find him humorous in the same way I find a village idiot amusing. I find great hilarity in his brave fight against windmills and clouds.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Aaaaaaaaaand, to no one’s surprise, his “shut up Jew” tirade’s already begun.

            http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/scott-ian-on-stormtroopers-of-death-i-just-felt-like-we-did-too-much/

            I looked to make sure that’s his actual account, and……….. wow, just wow. The far right wing derp rages with this one!

            http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1213724/freddy-is-bewildered-o.gif

          • more beer

            I just looked at that. If people weren’t talking shit saying they were waiting for that shit. Since they are the only ones who got a response from him. It seems more like he was being a dick to those individuals. He didn’t just go off on Scott Ian.

          • Catastrophic Buttsekx

            Ohhhhhhhhhhh, the thread is still young, my friend! He’ll most likely get around to that. The fruit is too low hanging for him to resist.

          • more beer

            Personally I don’t really care what anyone has to say. It is their choice and right to say whatever they want. If the person isn’t a politician a teacher or in some other type of authority. What does it matter? Especially coming from someone. Who made a career of writing and singing songs that many find offensive.

  • Max

    I’ve yet to see the new Star Wars, but word-of-mouth has been uniformly positive. (Although interestingly, my 7 year-old nephew claims to prefer Episodes IV and V out of all of them – and he’s seen way more of the animated/spin-off stuff than anybody.)

    For the hell of it, here’s my gripe about the prequels, specifically Revenge of the Sith:

    Do you remember when, in Episode IV, they’re on their way to Alderaan, and Han is ridiculing Obi Wan about “the Force” while Luke practices his lightsaber against that little flying globe? Well, wouldn’t Chewbacca have piped up at that point and mentioned something about having met Yoda, the Jedi Master (as depicted in Episode III)? I mean, just since they were talking Jedi stuff and Han was being skeptical?

    Aside from all their other faults, there were too many instances like that in the prequels of coincidental plot points. I really don’t see why it’s necessary for Anakin Skywalker to have owned the same pair of droids as what Luke Skywalker owned. Plus, although C-3PO got his memory wiped in time for Episode IV, unless I’m mistaken there’s no reference to R2-D2 getting the same treatment. So as with Chewbecca, you’d think he could’ve filled Luke in on the whole He Is Your Father thing.

    • Dubs

      What bothered me most about Episode II (aside from Hayden Creepersen) was the lack of “star” in the wars. There’s only one starship dogfight, and it’s just a chase through an asteroid belt with some sonic mines.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Basically, fuck star wars. Star trek 4 lyfeee

    • Boss the Albatross Ross

      Try not to pick them apart too hard, all 6 and now 7 have holes within holes. Lucas says he “fixed” things with his shitty edits. That did not happen, he just created more confusion and ruined the original trilogy.
      I enjoy the Star Wars Saga quite a lot and thought 7 to be fantastic, but there will always be problems. You just have to look past it and enjoy them.

      • Max

        Sound advice.

      • KJM, Shake Zula

        Lucas originally meant for these to be popcorn movies like the Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers serials before he started to believe his own hype and convinced himself they were high concept drama.

        • Boss the Albatross Ross

          Precisely.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Even in THX 1138(easily more of a high concept film) there’s a scene from Buck Rogers at the beginning.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            You can pick his movies apart and divide them into Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon/Dune/Japanese Samurai Movie categories and a few more if you really try.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Ever see American Graffiti?
            Lucas is a huge Akira Kurosawa fan, as am I.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Still haven’t seen it! I want to, just haven’t got around to it yet.

            I am, however, a huge Kurosawa fan as well.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I would be curious to see how you applied that Lucas theory to it. It’s probably his best movie.

            Throne Of Blood is an all-time favorite, best version of Macbeth.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Hmm… you may have got me there. Perhaps i should have specified his Sci Fi movies. Also you can add Edgar Rice Burroughs to the influence list.
            And I am in no way saying it is a bad thing. It may seem like i am dogging on him a bit, but if I was in the movie business I’d be the same way. As a director I would be flagged as a Kubrick/Raimi/Milius rip off and would completely agree with it all.

            Have you seen anything about the new Macbeth with Michael Fassbender? Though it will not likely receive classic status like Throne of Blood, it does look promising.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            I’ll see that Macbeth when it comes out on DVD/Netflix.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            Ditto.

          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            A new album for the day. I just recently discovered these gentlmen.
            https://theseduction.bandcamp.com/album/you-catch-fire

          • KJM, Shake Zula
          • Boss the Albatross Ross

            That is the jams.

      • Dubs

        Hey man, I got your emails. Thank you very, very much. I’m a Grateful Greg for you.

        • Boss the Albatross Ross

          No problem man!

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    LARPers spotted at the park! (Rfi)

    • Shoot at them with a crossbow. They love that shit.

  • Catastrophic Buttsekx
  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    I was quite surprised that when kylo ren aka ‘Darth daddy issues’ took his helmet off he didn’t have an emo fringe down to his knees.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    I got metal and alcohol. Kill yourself.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I just picked up a few older PC games off of Good Old Games with a gift card I got from a family member. I bought the 3 Quake games that exist at 75 percent off and the Master Of Orion series.

    • KJM, Shake Zula

      There’s actually 4 Quake games. I know cos I still have Quake IV

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I hated Quake 4 so I don’t really count it as a true Quake game. It’s Quake in name only.

        • KJM, Shake Zula

          You like Quake:Arena better? Meh.

          • Lacertilian

            Quake 2 for me.
            Q3 was still good but Q2 was the pinnacle.

          • KJM, Shake Zula

            Agreed

          • Count_Breznak

            Q3 CPMA all the way. And Defrag. Q2 had a nice single player campain, but the multiplayer was lacking.

          • Lacertilian

            Lacking? Explain…

          • Count_Breznak

            Mostly balance/performance/physics stuff. No instant weapon switch, weapon balance (heavy focus on the railgun thanks to pretty much useless RL), performace issues with the Hyperlagger, since every single bullet was considered a 3D object and light source, slowing down weaker machines and even causing network issues in extreme cases. The double jump in place and the edge jump thingies. General lower game speed….
            When you played a lot of Quake (World), it just felt off in general.
            We still played the shit out of it in local casual LANs, ofc.

        • ME GORAK B.C.™

          MASTER OV ORION 3?????? LOTS WORSE THAN QUAKE 4!!!!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            There’s patches for it that make it playable.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            ME JUST HOPE NEW ONE GONNA BE BETTER!!!!!!!

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