DuffmanMedic

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from A Gutter in NZ? Distance, You Mock Me!

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    • Plan-y Plan-y Plans

      3 years ago

      DuffmanMedic

      Long haul international flights are still really damn expensive, no matter what the currency is doing. And y'all just so happen to choose the weekend BEFORE the flight sales period begins


      So, yea, gonna be hella busy the weekend of August 12th to 14th, what with Toronto now being a thing certified happening


      Be there, or be... uh... not, I guess? I swear I had a solid closer somewhere.

      So out of practice

    • *Cough, Cough*

      3 years ago

      DuffmanMedic

      *Blows onto profile* Jayzus, that's a lot of dust.


      I feel like there's something I'm forgetting, a reason I'm here... (Checks joined site date)

      Oh. Eh, same week, closer than I've been with anything else lately


      What's the happenings for me? Went to Chicago, had a lot of fun, came back to work, feel into that dark pit of never ending cycles, also feel into the other pit labeled depression and what not, less fun, struggled in there like I will forever, but doing better, getting faster internet Wednesday, woo, still trying to figure out Uncon, need to get there for the last one at least, missed too many already, organzing visas to live overseas continues to be a *String of obscenities unfit for mortal ears*


      Have to figure out a time for the Australians at some point, still have weeks of leave built up, may take 3 weeks off next year, got back into comics, getting really morose about the state of comics, fell behind on everything, proper sleep is a distant memory who's beck and call is like a relative I know not


      So many run on sentences


      Hope you're all doing well.

      As you were :)

    • Oh, Hey!

      3 years ago

      DuffmanMedic

      After getting locked out my account for over a month (long, silly story), I have access again! I'd missed you lot!


      *Goes to sit back down and resume regular schedule of forgetting to say shit*


      Oh, right, gonna be in Chicago for 17 days in March.


      So. That'll be fun

    • Treason

      3 years ago

      DuffmanMedic

      This journal post, really, its about me, as a NZ born citizen, about to commit the single closest thing to treason as exists in the modern lexicon in my country. As such, don't feel abliged to read or consume.


      Right then.

      The All Blacks need to lose the Rugby World Cup that's happening right now.

      Badly.

      Horrendously.

      We need to not make it out of the pool stage.

      It may not be news outside of here, but NZ is currently undergoing a massive change. We are starting to find ourselves on a world stage, what it means to be an independent nation. As with everything, this has taken steps in odd ways.

      If you follow John Oliver, you know about the flag change proposal; trying to strip away our colonial roots to embrace a newer future, yadda yadda yadda. A fine goal, given an appropriate symbol to rally behind, which....

      Yea, not happening. At best the new flag designs are corporate logos. "But what does that have to do with the rugby", you ask?

      Our intrinsic sense of self identity is so tied up in what we excel at, at what we are best in, that it has created the situation. We hide behind the silver fern for marketing, because the Rugby is successful. It may not be a true *rugby* symbol, but it is why it's there. The silver fern exists in the zeitgeist because it's on the jerseys, and in our netball team; as much as I want it to, it's not tied to use because of the achievements of our women. It features in 3 of 4 final cut designs because of it. We are so tied to an idea of sporting heroes, we don't recognise the other places we succeed. Our history, our potential. We were the first to give women a vote; the first in Asia to recognise the right of all to marriage. We split the atom, we climbed impossible peaks. In trying to create a flag for the now, we made a brand. A flag is a neutral point for *all* Kiwis to rally behind; not just those who accept nonsense symbols. As much as other countries talk about symbolism in flags, there is a simplicity to them; a culture children and old can rally behind. They create something to stand for, not something to already half-heartedly follow.

      So, we need to lose. We need to let the possible riots come. We need to grow past this idea of what our country *is*, and focus on what it could be. Not a brand, but a symbol. The rugby is a facet, but it cannot be what we are. To do so is to completely lose our sense of self. It should be simple, uncompromising, no symbols.

      Well, not my country, I'm trying to get out to see you lot and across the Pacific so I can see you lot on a more regular basis, so my words may ring hollow. But damnit, as it stands

      I am almost worried as to what the hell being a Kiwi means.


    • So.

      4 years ago

      DuffmanMedic

      There's a possibility I won't get to Toronto next month. Other (rather annoying) stuff has kinda come up. I won't know fully either way for a little bit, but, well, yea.

      I hate to miss it, and all your faces. If it is the case, next one has to be a guarantee, whether Win or Uncon.

      Ha-roo :/

    • 4 years ago

      DuffmanMedic

      So...

      I got my ticket, so I should probably nut out details for Toronto, huh?

    • 4 years ago

      DuffmanMedic

      Arty friends;

      Is it bad form to hang properly bought prints from artists on the fridge? I'm kinda running out of wall room, but it feels a little bit too much like "Encourage the 5 year old's finger paintings"...

    • Going to Brisbane for the Weekend!

      4 years ago

      DuffmanMedic

      I, uh... The title really says everything I have to say about it...

      So...

      ...

      5 months, huh?

    • 5 years ago

      DuffmanMedic

      My 13 year old female cousin asked me today if I knew anything about a band called "Pink Floyd".

      I got to have a 'I've been training my whole life for this' moment.

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Oh yeah, also bought some plane tickets.

    • To: Uncon

      5 years ago

      DuffmanMedic

      ...

      Guess I should really go about getting some plans in motion for that, huh?

  • Comments (100)

    • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

      5 years ago

      You coming to RTX 2014 this year?

      • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

        5 years ago

        Dang.

      • DuffmanMedic

        5 years ago

        Right now, it's about a 50/50 shot

    • Vaxercon

      6 years ago

      I've been asked to organise something, but I haven't gone into planning just yet. You want me to come up with something for everyone?

      • Vaxercon

        6 years ago

        HORSE would be great to bring to the table! And we could just give like $50 bar tab to the winner or something simple, either that, or RVB merch.

      • DuffmanMedic

        6 years ago

        Playing the season is easy, just bring along an Xbox, thereby opening up other possibilities. That one is nice and simple.

        The competitions or whatever is solid, and it's just a matter of organizing what they want. I was thinking HORSE, given how that seems to be popular among the crowd. Really, all we need is something to break up chunks of time so it's not one long block, and so there is something different happening all the time.

        I gotcha. Thanks!

      • Vaxercon

        6 years ago

        Well, the place looks cool enough. What I think we need is a few things to make sure it isn't entirely just a night of drinking, maybe a competition of some kind. Also, when I was in Oz, I was bouncing ideas of Caiti, and one of the things we came up with is maybe we could get a DVD playing of season 9 of RVB, given 10 won't be released yet.

      • DuffmanMedic

        6 years ago

        Well, we have a base to work from if you want it... roosterteeth.com/groups/news/entry.php?id=6174...

        Any ideas?

    • DarkBowler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Photographer

      6 years ago

      Still need a roommate for RT Philly Hotel room?

      • DarkBowler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Photographer

        6 years ago

        Ok, see you around 1:30ish. If Vicki shows up before I do you can pass my number to her so we can all coordinate.

      • DuffmanMedic

        6 years ago

        There's myself, you, deathbyoi and Vicki. So just $150.

        Already landed; that's why I can answer. Might have to organise a cell for here first, so I'll just meet you in the hotel roughly about the time you'll be there.

      • DarkBowler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Photographer

        6 years ago

        BTW is there anyone else joining in or are we just splitting it down the middle?

      • DarkBowler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Photographer

        6 years ago

        PM me with your cell so we can coordinate when we get in to philly. What time do you land by the way?

      • DuffmanMedic

        6 years ago

        Occurs to me; having a rough time for you to get in might help me meet you somewhere, likely lobby, and actually get you into the room... :P

      • DuffmanMedic

        6 years ago

        ANNNND Confirmed.

      • DarkBowler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Photographer

        6 years ago

        excellent.

      • DuffmanMedic

        6 years ago

        Yep. I receive confirmation this afternoon.

      • DarkBowler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Photographer

        6 years ago

        Have you booked yet? (so I can send you money)

      • DarkBowler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Photographer

        6 years ago

        I'm in

      • DuffmanMedic

        6 years ago

        Holiday Inn Express, round the corner, About $150 for the weekend, Friday through Monday?

      • DuffmanMedic

        6 years ago

        If you have somewhere to recommend...

        Other than that, will sort out costs,

      • DarkBowler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Photographer

        6 years ago

        Let me know if you need any help.

      • DuffmanMedic

        6 years ago

        I need to organise a room first, but yea, we can sort something out.

    • Brittewater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Every person that walks in our nursery immediately comments about how cute the kiwi is. I love it. Thank you!

    • GardenSnake

      6 years ago

      Hey, adding you WAY too late after RVBTO, sorry about that. Hope to see you at RTO next year! You looked very stylish in all those suit jackets by the way. James Bond aint got SHIT on you. smiley13.gif

    • devilmaycrye

      7 years ago

      I just realized a fatal error in the plan for you staying with Strutter, Me and the Others.

      Do you have any of our contact numbers?

    • Matthew

      7 years ago

      Saw you in the IB stream last night, great to see other kiwi IB fans!

    • heroman391

      7 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg-_HeVNYOk

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        Forever shall she live in our hearts!

        Long live Jan 21st, 2012.

    • Nat

      7 years ago

      I've noticed that all the trivia on RS starts at midnight.. I'm not awake then, especially on a worknight. smiley2.gif It's alright, I'll get on there eventually.

    • Brittewater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Hey Scott, how are things going? Still at that apartment? How are you liking it?

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        Yea, pretty good on the whole. New Year coming up really made me look forward to it for the first time in years. Yep, still at that apartment. It's not too bad, especially since it means the only mess made is my own. After years of cleaning up after a kid brother, it's really nice to only have my own stuff to clean up.

    • Schraver Party Hard

      7 years ago

      Lol scott.
      How was your new years man? smiley9.gif

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        Pretty bloody good. I was ashamed I didn't get drunk enough compared to other years, but I was tired and had some stuff to do for an interview tomorrow. Also, stupid pub closed early because there weren't enough people there, so there's that.

        If I get something tomorrow, PAX is a definite though, so really pushing for it.

    • Linh

      7 years ago

      adam's image doesnt look like yug.

      Adam's hot!

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        And you too lassie.

      • Linh

        7 years ago

        will try,you have a good night smiley1.gif

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        Lass, you gotta learn, it takes more than that to offend me even the slightest.

        Don't worry about it, just have a good time while you can and enjoy yourself.

      • Linh

        7 years ago

        oh noes... i didnt offend you did i? i was only saying that in jest.

        I apologise if i've offend you. Not my intention smiley2.gif

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        Well, jeez, some peoples reactions...

        You know what, leave it, enjoy the time you can get over here, have fun, drink yourself silly (Or not), and just have a good time, That is what the internet is for lass. smiley0.gif

        Post edited 12/10/11 3:15AM

      • Linh

        7 years ago

        i know and you're not in the way you needn't worry that you are :)

        chillax :P

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        Fair enough. I understand, as good a reason as any. Hell, the reason I was happy to get here was so I could see the internet more. You do what you want lass, don't let me get in the way.

      • Linh

        7 years ago

        i understand but i've wanted to go to America since i was like 16. Plus theres two other states and some other friends that i want to go see so thats why i'm choosing America over RvBTO

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        Well lass, you word it like that, that's how I'll read it.

        Agreed, RTX will be good, but on a personal note, RvBTo would be better. Just saying, both are great, but in terms of community, TO is above TX. Personally, given the choice of attending most event's I've seen, I'd go for RvBTo any-day. Your choice darling, just my opinion.

      • Linh

        7 years ago

        no no no... ewww i meant adam lol stop changing my words.... and yeah i'm going to try to make it to RTX 2012 i cant make it to RvBTO cant afford it yes i know its the last TO one

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        Yug? Truly, you have been in Aussie too long lass. Come to RvBTo, you at least deserve that much if Yug is cute to you.

      • Linh

        7 years ago

        well i think he's hot so i may be biased myself :P

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        Fair enough lass. Maybe I'm basing it on physicality alone, but I do see some level of cross-promotion there. I'm probably totally off-base, but I see it and that's how I will associate it from now on. smiley8.gif

      • Linh

        7 years ago

        debatable cuz your a guy. But no i see no similaries at all.

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        Debatable lass, but I see a direct correlation between Yug of Australiangamer.com and Adam from from Sweden. Just saying, as a Kiwi, there is a lot of similarities!

    • SuburbanFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Modeling

      7 years ago

      I saw that Fleetwood Mac add, good man. I've only recently really gotten into their stuff and I'm loving it. I've got about 50 years of musical catch-up, but I'm making progress.

      Also how have you been? It's been a while

      • SuburbanFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Modeling

        7 years ago

        Without a doubt, it will be a 4-day event to remember. We'll sing of her for years to come

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        If there's a bar left unseen, or a drink left un-sculled, we will have failed our duty as the internet. Some really funny ideas being thrown around too, of which if half of them are done will mean we won't stop laughing for weeks afterwards. Yes, we shall send the old girl out with the bang she deserves. And the company makes it the best of all.

      • SuburbanFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Modeling

        7 years ago

        Oh we're gonna rock Toronto to the ground hopefully, with all the people hopefully going this year, and whatnot. Should be a really good time all around

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        And I you. Tis always a pain that we are spread so far and wide and only get to see the group at events most of the time. Real shame, but makes the get-together so much better. Hopefully everyone can make it this year, we'll send wherever we are into a frenzy.

      • SuburbanFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Modeling

        7 years ago

        So it seems, time goes by so fast nowadays. I'm really looking forward to this year, should be a good one though. Looking forward to seeing you again this summer

      • DuffmanMedic

        7 years ago

        If you've only just caught up with the Mac, you've got a long way to go yet lad...

        Not overly bad. Just trying to sort things out more than anything, figuring out how I can afford to hit all the events of next year. She's gonna be an expensive year.

        Thinking back, it has been a while, yet seems like only yesterday. Time is my bitch lately.

        Hows about you?

        Post edited 12/01/11 1:07AM

    • evilcrash9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold BigBoss

      7 years ago

      We're all idiots in the chat. smiley1.gif

    • ccroson

      7 years ago

      Hey,

      Just stopping by to say thanks for supporting me in my dreams and now they are comming true. I will be living in Canada on December 30th 2011. Thanks for being a friend dude. smiley0.gif

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      7 years ago

      I don't know whether you're aware, but on TSN2 they're doing the National Anthems before the rugby finals right now.

    • Leo

      7 years ago

      You're one of my favorite Kiwis now.

    • Kschenke

      7 years ago

      Which post got that thumbs up, may I ask?

    • MildGrooveOn

      7 years ago

      I posted twice accidentally.

      Enjoy. smiley13.gif

      Post edited 9/07/11 6:54PM

    • Fireball DRUNK

      7 years ago

      Hey sugarplum, smiley12.gif .

      Just thought you might need that.

    • Lammy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Two things.

      One. Holy craps you only just turned 20?! I call shenanigans, good sir!

      Two. Happy belated birthday!! smiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

    • spectreoffice

      7 years ago

      thank you for providing that bloody weird marshall bit.

    • Kschenke

      7 years ago

      How I made my Pony

      You're welcome.

    • Vaxercon

      7 years ago

      So far, we're thinking a NZ off-branch of Roo-Teeth, maybe some form of inter country activity later on. I'd imagine we may have to contribute material like the Youtube videos later on, but that hasn't been decided yet. In the mean time, I'll see about chatting and we'll get something started in the meantime. You have anything that may want to be brought up?

    • Vaxercon

      7 years ago

      Hey, I've been conversing with Coolcaiti of Roo Teeth and RTOZ, and we've been talking about a possible alliance between Australia and NZ RT fans using the RVBNZ group as a base for our NZ fanbase. Think it'll be possible?

    • rupertjeff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Patience

      7 years ago

      That's just 'cause you're fucking awesome, sir. And totally psychic.

      Did you get to hear any songs? I don't remember when Toronto got mentioned.

    • Schraver Party Hard

      7 years ago

      What in the world do you do for work? o.0 smiley9.gif

    • Schraver Party Hard

      7 years ago

      hows things man? smiley9.gif

    • Schraver Party Hard

      7 years ago

      SCOTT! smiley9.gif

    • James Volume III

      7 years ago

      Hey, if you can message BaghdadBean with your food of choice for RvBOR, we'd greatly appreciate it. Food options are visible in the group.

    • Brittewater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I tried to text you but it didn't work. I think i have your number wrong in my phone, send it to me again!

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      8 years ago

      Also, I chose the dox design, so I get more storage (for equipment) and better gas mileage since I commute a little more than 40Km each way for work. (see I even converted it for you :P)

      Post edited 6/16/11 8:22PM

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      8 years ago

      Jenga and I are planning on carpooling with caleb and travie. But I need to calculate gas/toll/parking, hotel, and food/drink

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      8 years ago

      how can you tell I'm not a car guy

    • AgentHunter

      8 years ago

      Its DUFFMAN!! OH YEAH!


      duff-man.jpg

    • lttlecaboose

      8 years ago

      *Hugs!* looking forward to meeting you at RvBOR! you are super awesome for coming :)

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      *Highfive from Oregon* Hopefully I can give you a real one here in a couple months! smiley0.gif

    • James Volume III

      8 years ago

      Well we would most certainly love to have you there! Like I said yesterday, any information you want can be found on the RvBOR site, or in the Oregon RT user group.

    • James Volume III

      8 years ago

      You expressed an interest in RvBOR, yes?

    • Brittewater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hey, so I just now heard about this earthquake that happened in NZ (I don't have cable so I rarely read the news beyond CNN and they didn't cover it until now). I tried calling you right away to make sure everything is OK (I couldn't remember where exactly you lived) but my phone wouldn't connect you so of course I assumed that meant that you were buried under a pile of rubble and I panicked.

      But I see that you have updated and that you aren't near the action. Thank god.

      DON'T WORRY ME LIKE THAT AGAIN OR I WILL GROUND YOU!

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      8 years ago

      Thank You smiley12.gif

    • wasser_bug

      8 years ago

      Strangely I find when I have a bottle of Beam and a bottle of Coke, it does go very quickly, especially if I'm just hanging with people. I particularly like it when we're by the lake or near a fire outside. And I definitely hide the bottle and make people get their own.

      I quite love the state as well; the part of the state where all the good stuff is made is especially gorgeous (I grew up about four hours west where all the coal is instead of the good limestone spring water for making beautiful bourbon). I'd offer to take you for a tour some time, but I'm sadly not down there anymore. :(

    • wasser_bug

      8 years ago

      Having found a picture of this "box of bourbon and coke" in your image gallery, I am slightly agog, and more than a little concerned.

      You know you can make them really strong good by mixing your own, right? When one is from Kentucky, buying pre-mixed is a sin. Or something. smiley0.gif

      Or can you not find straight bourbon in New Zealand? Because, that would make me cry.

    • nikz07 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Kiwi

      8 years ago

      Hey have you booked the room(s) at Ciprica?

    • Brittewater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Scott! i'm sorry we haven't talked in a while. Life has been crazy since you left. How are you doing? I hear your brother moved, how's that working out for you?

    • Brittewater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hey! Give me a call today ok? Any time works for me. As for the CN Tower, tomorrow is a definite go. Turns out we won't be able to get a discount but we can still go if you want. I would still like to go. I was thinking meet up at like 11:30 or noonish. What do you think? Give me a call and we'll figure out details.

    • Brittewater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hey Scott! I tried caling you back and my phone was having non of it. I don't understand why it wouldn't let me call you then it let me call you and then it wouldn't let me call you.

      I couldn't get a hold of John yet about the CN Tower. I suspect that perhaps Sunday will end up being the best day because tomorrow I have a Jays game to go to that I forgot about, then Saturday is Ryan's little brother's birthday, so maybe Sunday we can go. I'll let you know for sure tomorrow!

      :-( Sorry again. What have you been up to?

    • rupertjeff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Patience

      8 years ago

      I'm of the same mindset. You'd book your flight right now, and I'd put in for time off right now, except that my "start of year" at work won't be coming around until January.

      Glad you enjoyed it! As long as people are enjoying what I'm doing with the music, I'm always willing to do it.

    • Brittewater FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Scoootttt! I tried calling you but I can't figure out how to call your international number. :-( It confuses my phone.

    • rupertjeff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Patience

      8 years ago

      Hey man, it was awesome meeting you this weekend, however briefly! Kudos to you for coming that far to the event, and hopefully I'll see you next year? smiley0.gif

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