The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

Black Metal Week – January 7th, 2019

The reissue of Grand Declaration Of War ended up starting a black metal kick that I’ve been on all week. I ended up listening to every Mayhem album I have, which is all the major EPs and LPs from Deathcrush up to Chimera. I actually liked Chimera a lot more the second time around, I’ll need to see […]

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10 Years On Twitter

I didn’t plan it, but somehow I managed to start a Twitter account when The Rickety Old Shack was coming up on its 10-year anniversary. As such, this year marks the 10-year anniversary of my Twitter feed and the 20-year anniversary of my goofy-ass website. Where does all the time go?

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New Brews And Deck Mods

I got hit with a fit of inspiration, and have the skeletons of 2 new 5-colour Commander decks built. One is going to be a dragon-themed deck, which I was initially resistant to — everyone has a deck like that, with all the usual suspects in it. I am looking to make mine a bit […]

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Music Stuff

I noticed that Season Of Mist had posted the entirety of the 2018 remix / remaster of Mayhem‘s Grand Declaration Of War (YouTube) and really enjoyed listening to it. I’m plotting out my next round of music purchases, and I’m debating getting this one in a physical format. I listened to the album a bunch of times, and […]

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Infinity War

I finally put my Netflix subscription to use, and watched Infinity War. For what was, essentially, a 2.5 hour-long fight sequence, I thought it was pretty good. I don’t know when — or even if — I will get around to watching the other superhero movies which build-up to this film, but I had fun watching […]

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Hand Update

There are still 357 days left in the year, but it started off really well. The skin problem on my hands had not resolved itself, and I was stuck dealing with it throughout the holidays. I was able to see my doctor on the 30th, and got a prescription for a product called Enstilar. It’s […]

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Happy New Year

Well, here we are; 2018 is over and it feels way too soon for my liking. Every year seems to pass quicker and quicker, it’s more than a little unnerving but it’s not like anything can be done about it. I will try to take consolation in the fact that I’m not sitting around, counting […]

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UFC Closes Out 2018 With A Bang

Wow, UFC 232 was an impressive show! There were some dull moments on the undercard, but overall it was one of the best shows of the year. The fourth quarter of 2018 was packed with 3 incredible events, some great fights, and a whole lot of poorly paced television, but at least it ended right. I […]

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UFC 232

Despite all of the drama surrounding Jon Jones and his continuing saga with USDA, I am still stoked for the pay-per-view. MMA is a carnival sport, and this week did well to elucidate that fact. I wrote a bunch of stuff about how terrible the whole USADA situation looks (link) and I’ll be posting my […]

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Happy Holidays

I’ll be taking a few days off from updating the blog and the main Shack site. In the interim, feel free to hit me up on Twitter or just carry on enjoying yourself and staying away from the poisonous bog that is Online.

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