Industrial Disease

Posted: October 31, 2012 in Fridge Note, Music nobody listens to

Sometime between last night and this morning, a lively cold just moved in and set up shop.  So a viddy is all you get, but it’s Green Day so it’s good an peppy.


Which I am not.  Huddled on the couch under a blanket watching crappy horror flicks.



I don’t even feel like trolling thunder, or arguing with mikey about the Walking Dead.

  1. Another Kiwi says:

    Sounds like you need some medicinal rum.

  2. Another Kiwi says:

    To cheer up Mr. Zombie What is that big ass guitar he is playing?

  3. mikey says:

    Pssshhhh. Happily trade my explosive diarrhea for your cold.

    Besides, you sure it’s a cold? ‘Cause you mighta got bit a little bit…

  4. mikey says:

    Huddled on the couch under a blanket watching crappy horror flicks.

    What, they don’t have war movies n sports events on teevee in Milwaukee?

    I’d recommend PTI and “Uncommon Valor”…

  5. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Oh, and get yourself a neti pot. You’ll thank me later.

  6. M. Bouffant says:

    My reclusive life-style means I haven’t had the flu in maybe 12 yrs., & maybe one cold in that time. Suckers!

    Heard some mostly sports radio ninny laughing at Billie Joe Armstrong cancelling GD’s entire well-into-next-yr. tour just ’cause he had a meltdown & needs to go to rehab. Back in the ’80s, he claimed, bands w/ this sort of problem would just book a second show in whichever town they melted. Whatever.

    Factoid: When Green Day was (were) still playing dumps in Berkeley in the early ’90s, Metal Mike of the Angry Samoans predicted they would be BIG.

    Obvious & banal statement: Hope you real up real quick.

    • Heard some mostly sports radio ninny laughing

      A sports jock mocking the way a rock star handles a substance problem? Really, absolutely no self-awareness, is there?

      BJA has a wife and kids. Not to mention his partners in the band. THEY are the ones he answers to for his treatment or behavioral issues. I have no problem with him seeking help, for any reasons he might feel are good enough for himself and them.

      Part of it, of course, is that now that they are so big, random and uncontrolled behavior that used to be laughed off now affects the bottom line of TicketBastard and such.

      Too bad about the fish though. Perhaps if he had a blog he could talk about it….

  7. fish says:

    I had tickets. 😦

  8. mikey says:

    I think it’s interesting how vulnerable the real geniuses can be to their own demons. Hendrix, Janis, Jim Morrison, Kurt, me. There’s a level of pain associated with seeing with that kind of clarity, and finding new ways to say important things that just never goes away…

  9. mikey says:

    I was working on a new blog post when this recruiter dood called me up to talk about some job thingie or something. It was all I could do to get him off my damn phone.

    Now I gotta go to Trader Joes before I run out of coffee and ½ n ½. Frankly, it’s inexplicable how I still have toilet paper in inventory at this point. It’s a tribute to my logistical skillz, I reckon. Plus, I gotta go to my drug dealer (Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy, in this case – I’ve got connections everyfuckinwhere) and pick up some righteous pillz. By then it’ll be lunch time, and after that my nap will be pretty important. So we’ll see how much actually gets accomplished…

    • Priorities….

      I am feeling better today, was just a 24 hour thing. Which is good, I have to get some color boards glued together today for a project meeting tomorrow. I don’t even get to use the GOOD glue that gets ya high….

    • M. Bouffant says:

      Jeez, I went to Joe’s for TP on Tuesday, but the smallest they offered was six rolls for US$3.29, so I went to Ralphs where it’s four for US$2.79. Milk’s the same either at either one, & those were the only purchases I could afford anyway. Half & half? Man. ++decadent!

  10. mikey says:

    OK, now look – I’m completely aware that I have too much time on my hands, but I’m broke and I have, well, too much time on my hands. So I have done some fairly extensive modeling around household budgeting, inventory and logistics. And Bouffant raises an important point – he paid eighty cents a roll for TP because he could spend less nominal money at that particular time. This is a shitty deal, because TP should be closer to forty cents a roll – I just bought 12 rolls on sale at the big soulless safeway for five bucks. Of course, you can’t operate this way and retain any sort of brand preference, but the goal needs to be to manage limited assets in order to reduce overall nominal spending over time. Bouffant is getting hosed over time because he’s spending 200% of optimal cost on TP.

    I will regularly pay a dollar a pound premium for asparagus tips because you don’t throw any of the weight away, and therefore actually end up with at least one extra helping of asparagus, resulting in a lower net cost per helping. The key is to build a spreadsheet listing household inventory items with their costs at various venues and a net cost per some fairly granular measure of use. I’ll spend six bucks on a hunk of good parmesan cheese because you get something on the order of twenty uses out of it, making it an insignificant expense over time. The ½ n ½ is only used in two cups of coffee a day (plus the rare mashed potato), so at three bucks a month it’s a perfectly reasonable “luxury” expense. Harder to justify is 9 bux for a hunk of St. Angel Brie, but hey, addiction is an ugly thing…

  11. oakdilettante says:

    I am also not feeling well

  12. I need mikey to manage my liquor inventory. I fear I am working sub-optimally.

  13. Silent Mike says:

    The 1/2 and 1/2 calculations missed Harry’s Brandy Alexanders and/or the Dude’s White Russians. And the TP should be procured at the dollar store. (Do all the calc’s you want, the dollar joint wins). Is there no connection to the half stuff and the Sailors? White rum? Grog? Still not on the rum. Glad you’re on the mend Zombie. You got a B Day on the horizon!

  14. Silent Mike says:

    And the 3rd of the 4 greatest lies applies! (Sorry, Snopek Reference!)

  15. mikey says:

    Hey, I actually remember when the original 16 bit Unicode encoding standards proposal was in RFC. I thought it was AWESOME…

  16. Brando says:

    I could pour you some Rumchata, but then you would also be blind.

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