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Linking up the metal and miscellany from all over the web:

Avenged Sevenfold Look Like a Penis. I’m sorry guys, but it’s true.

I love a little metal-themed gourmet cooking, so I’m stoked to hear the gourmet hamburger food truck “Grill ‘em All” is competing in a Reality TV food Truck race. The absurdity of this is totally not lost on me, but what I love the most is that the article sparked a great discussion about awesome metal-themed business names. Here are some of my favorites:

Angels of Death – stripper/burlesque troupe
Shovel Headed Spill Machine – plumbers
Watershed – roofers
Far Beyond Driven – corporate jet rental service
harvesters of sorrow – farm foreclosure company
rust in piece – auto salvage
raining blood – slaughter house
among the living – retirement home
dethklok – hospice
3 inches of blood – super heavy duty maxi-pads
The Punishment Due – fetish shop
Electric Eye – home security service
Tunes to my Memory – used record store
Dragula – cross-dresser supply

and my one, lowly contribution:

The Vision Bleak – Optimitrist

punk-rock-cupcakes

Seriously epic punk cupcakes! (I am making corpsepaint cupcakes for Halloween hopefully, stay tuned for pictures and stories of culinary disaster)

I am a big fan of Henrik over at the Positivity Blog because he loves using quotes from ancient sources. I am constantly fascinated with the fact that wisdom from 2000 years ago can still be relevant today. Read How to Improve Your Patience: 7 Thoughts from the Last 500 Years. My favorites:

“We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.”
Helen Keller

“Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will be powerless to vex your mind.”
Leonardo Da Vinci

Boo. Editorial Ass closes her blog. Her heartfelt message shows how much she’s been through in the last couple of years. I just want to give her a hug.

Behemoth Fans Organize Bone-Marrow Drives to Raise Leukemia Awareness – More proof that metalheads are amazing people. Nergal, who’s undergone his first chemo treatment for Leukemia, had this to say about his chances:

“If you know the history of BEHEMOTH you know we achieved everything by hard work and a steely determination,” Nergal previously said in a statement. “The same goes for my private life. I happen to be a strong son of a bitch. I have no faith but rely on a 100 percent victory and I am sure I will get out of it stronger than ever. Sun Tzu in his ‘Art of War’said that if you know your enemy and yourself the result of a thousand battles will not surprise you … I enter the ring with this Nietzschean attitude and I will leave it as a winner, as usual. Just watch and see.”

Since You Asked. Best advice column on earth. I wish I were as wise as Gary. Seriously – before you email me, email him, because he truly knows how to immediately locate the real problem.

Art in Chains: Fine Art Sculptures go Heavy Metal.

That’s it from my end this week – what are you reading and watching online?


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