A Windows 8.1 reinstall, made necessary by a combination of electrical, hardware and software issues, overwrote my boot loader.
All of my bootable USB sticks were old or odd. I could also not manage to get any USB liveUSB sticks made under Windows. fml, amirite?
I used to have a relatively updated Lubuntu. It was a rolling upgrade from some earlier version. I completely screwed up backup restoration and decided to overwrite the install with Lubuntu 14.04. I then noticed some odd issues.