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Where’s the Birth Certificate, Joffrey

Mother Jones put together some attack ads. The fight for the Iron Throne attack ads.

this one is fucking blasphemy! Daenerys Targaryen/Arya Stark [whatever year it is in Westeros]

I made a prediction on twitter;

I stand by it, no matter what’s “in the books.” There is a reason the fairy tale book with the three ladies raining hell down on KL from three dragons is so prevalent. Either Arya or the Baratheon boy will be on the throne.


i see you, painting, all your pictures in gray, only to watch them fade
i see you making all your castles in clay, only to wash them away
all that is, and has ever been, all exist right now in this one moment, can’t we just, start again, here at the end. – [ partial “Reset” lyrics © Pinwheel ]

[tl;dr = alex is a dick, i miss my job, i’m pissed about it, anxiety blows, there’s a cool song at the end]

It has been about three months since I lost my job. At the time, now, and forever, I will continue to believe I lost that job unfairly. Three months is a just a blip, it’s also a long time, depending on state of mind at any given moment. At this given moment, my state of mind says it is both. My state of mind is a fickle asshole.

I worked at a WalMart property; D.C. 8866 Jewelry Repair & Assembly in Marlow, OK. I was one of 300 people, in only two facilities servicing the entirety of WalMart’s (& Sam’s Club) jewelry customer base. We repaired and re-sized rings, fixed other jewelry, etc.. I loved that job. I was fucking great at it too. Not humblebragging, I was fucking great at it. Eventually, my anxiety problems got the better of me, and despite loving the shit out of my job, I was just.. out of a job.

I blame Alex Castro. As I stated in the figure eight post, both floor managers, including my direct supervisor, stated I would be fine re; my attendance. Then, Alex arbitrarily changed the rules. Looking back at first, I thought Alex was a good guy, looking out for my best interests. He’d been a champion for me on previous occasions. At the long end of three months, looking back, I think Alex and Don (Asset Protection Mgr) were looking for a reason to let me go. Since I’d had attendance problems for a few years due to anxiety and blood pressure issues, I can’t totally blame them. I constantly pushed to the edge. But that’s what anxiety does to some. I’d always put myself in a position of go to work or lose your job. It forced me to proactively deal with my anxiety. So when my floor managers told me I’d be fine, I knew it. I knew the attendance policy like I know Stephen King’s “The Mist.” I’d read it backwards and forwards, many times, twisting out loopholes etc.. Thus, why Alex’s arbitrary changing of policy, without corporate say, shocked me.

It took me almost 6 years of different meds, therapists, doctors and a desire to rise above it, to get enough of a handle on my anxiety problems to keep my job. There were days where I thought it would be better just to veer into the first semi truck on the way to work, then I wouldn’t have to deal with the shaky, nauseous feeling I get every single day when I wake up. Of course, losing the job sent me back a ways re; anxiety issues. I know anxiety issues, and the constant struggle with them, can cause extreme frustration and can lead to one falling into a deep depression. I think I’ve managed to keep away from that, but I’m too depressed to care.

My job at D.C. 8866 was just another castle made of clay, now washed away. I would go back in a second, if Alex asked. Since that’s not likely, I have to start building another castle, painting another picture. They’ll certainly wash out/fade, but I have to keep trying.

As I process this more, I may post more self-indulgent whining. For now, though, I’m just molding clay.

tweet of the day – 03.27.14

I think Bob & Tom have a guy who gets paid just to find weird shit on the internet.

 if you’re so inclined, you can follow me on twitter. — [ see all totds ]

Covering Your Tracks – 45

RIP Gwar Singer Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus. Here’s Gwar covering Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son.”

Covering Your Tracks – 44

I’m an 80’s teen, and back then liking the movie The Breakfast Club was the law. Luckily, I didn’t need jack-booted Hollywood thugs busting down my door forcing me to like the movie. I love The Breakfast Club, it’ll always be at least in my top 3. I also loved the soundtrack, which of course is best known for Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” which plays over the beginning and end of the movie.

“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” is a great song, and I’d probably love it no matter who covered it (except Hank Jr). The following is no exception; a cover from the band Life of Agony’s 1995 release Ugly. Its a slow-burn with a goth/industrial feel to it. A bit heavier than the original, but captures the feeling of the song nicely.

[ Don’t You (Forget About Me) | 6:08 | 5.7mb | mp3 ]

And here’s the original;

it was also a crime to NOT do this at the end of the movie

it was also a crime to NOT do this at the end of the movie

Mustasch Metal

mustasch band Mustasch is a Swedish band formed in 1998. After forming, they recorded and released a smattering of songs through various record labels. In 2001 they hooked up with a bigger label and released their first official EP, “True Sound of the New West.” Since then they’ve been fairly prolific in creating new music, releasing 7 albums, 2 EPs and a live album. As to the name Mustasch, its a stoner metal/rock band, what else would you call it?

They chose the name Mustasch because many of their musical heroes had moustaches; such as Freddie Mercury from Queen and Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath. – Wikipedia


All of the albums contain a couple of duds. Every album also has at least one, and on a couple of albums two, absolutely brilliant songs that highlight the band’s range, and show they are more than simply a “Stoner Metal” band. The rest of the music on the albums is solid stoner rock/metal. The stuff you listen to when you’re staring at your hand, reading a book or whatever you people do when you’re high. I read a book. Well, I hold a book and drift off to… somewhere.

Of the brilliant tracks, ‘6:36’ from the album RatSafari is my favorite.

Not to be a (languagist? language nazi? pedantic asshole?), but the earlier albums suffered just a bit from heavy accents. I mean, I’m glad they chose to go with English vocals, but broken English and heavy accents can kinda take some people out of the song(s). With their latest release, Thank You for the Demon, while the accents are noticeable, they aren’t distracting, and the flow of lyrics is more cohesive.

Thank You for the Demon brings us a Mustasch that has matured– musically, lyrically and vocally. It is still “Stoner Metal,” but its a strain that makes you slightly hyper, contemplative, and ready to get shit done with a goddamn kick-ass soundtrack. What a good buzz should feel like.

Mustasch, Thank You for the Music. Rock the fuck on.

Here’s the title track from Thank You for the Demon:

mustasch_tyftd_cov01. Feared And Hated
02. Thank You For The Demon
03. From Euphoria To Dystopia
04. The Mauler
05. Borderline
06. All My Life
07. Lowlife Highlights
08. I Hate To Dance
09. Don’t Want To Be Who I Am