Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
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Machine!!! i had a dream we were hanging at a polo tournament.... made me wish we had LA all over again. I hope all's well xx
i'll be in LA Just need drafted now and my weekend will be golden
"So this is how it ends"MACHINE
Im super stoked you're making it out Seattle, my Newly US Citizen Bro!
Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!
Please come to our wedding themed tournament in March.
Jeff Della Penna here, from Santa Fe. I'd like to speak with you about a little project I'm working on. What's the best way to reach you?
I'll be at Vegas Dec 1 & 2. If you're going, maybe we can find some time to talk.
It should be fun...RIGHT?
Yo dude, Marco here . I am looking for a team for Westside. Heard you might be looking for a third. Hit me up. Azpolo@gmail.com
You make the rules and I'll play the game.
Hey Machine! So glad I finally met up with you at worlds and london open :D if you ever come to Melbourne I have a spare bed waiting for you and a fridge stocked with delicious beer!
mossko / Rob M
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Get in touch with Colin ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) he is looking for a third for the wildcard...
Machine, thank you for all of your kind words. It looks like Chris is the only one considering going to Worlds, but I'm not aware of his team plans. I think he is hellochris on here, but let me know if you need help contacting him
Hey fucker this is probably too late but I put you on the list for the show at the Oakland metro tonight, enjoy yourself if your here and find me for a beer. Cheers friend
Latest version is up now - http://www.goalhole.com/polo-dictionary/
Thanks for all your suggestions :) Looking forward to catching up in Geneva
In from ny was wondering where/when you play?
Only here till sat night.
Can u email me.. Devin.email@example.com
Excellent news that you are coming to London! Woo!!!
Hey I hear rumors at the end of this month... Look on your page for my number the 858 one
gonna be in SF next week, email me at robec301 - at - gmail
i want to play and get weird
weird, i dunno how i missed that, done!
I know you want to play with the jagwolves, but you're gonna have to try to survive with the rest... and if you play us, pray for the best.
Hey buddy, thanks for thinking of me, I would feckin LOVE to be on a team with ya, but since they changed it AGAIN it looks like I wont be makin it to South Centrals. So bummed- Someday when I land a teaching job I'll be free on weekends for tourney (If Im not too old & decrepid by then)
Hi peeps , If any 2 in region players of any skill level at all would like to pick me up for a blast gimme a holla.........................if not I'll be coming with some Slayers as out region. I fecking luv polo ......in case you didn't know
Yeah, saw it, gonna get a group of 3 others and try to get a room. we'll be hot tubbing til 3 in the morning.
Haha! wait til you see me play again, it's been a minute and I learned some new tricks!
hear you are in sydney with my brethren.
have you moved there?
Thinking about moving here coz it is fantastic. Been swimming and snorkelling everyday , Kayaking and now off to polo . Happy as a pig in shite. Really just visiting my bro who does live here.Happy New Year .Are you going to the Ladies Army?
Timetable for polo in Sydney this week at Alexandria Park, Alexandria:
Wednesday - polo and bbq from 1pm
Thursday - polo from 7pm to 11pm
Sunday - polo from 2pm
Better see you down there. If you didn't end up bringing a bike, you can borrow one of ours
Depends if the registration is opened to out of regioners. I woudl love to be there.
"oh my god, trompleen!"
WHAT UP MR. MACHINE!! ITS YOUR BROTHER FROM THE SOUTH.
Who said money don't grow on trees. $$$
Machine! What ever happened to you getting a Facebook? I miss you a lot! East coast visit time soon??
Hey yo machine. Noticed you said your back was fecked..
My father is a chiropractor/ has a portable chiromapracting torture table.
He'd be willing to help a polo brotha out.
Come to the Vegas Tourney.
Hey are you bringing a team with you to Vegas? Or is it just you and the orange and blue showing?
Got a new guy who just moved to town from Minnesota and he's a solid slayer. I had a dream the three of us won.
Lemme know if you're interested!
Count it mate, Would love to slay with ya . I havent got a plane tik yet but that never stopped me b4
I'm going to Vegas. Trying to work up a team, but some of our Florida slayers are heading to All-Florida, so we'll see.
Can't wait though. And I could definitely tell you were having a good time with the commentary.
As I was watching over the days I noticed a couple things:
Watching a polo game with no announcer and a bad camera angle with less light than needed to really show the ball well, is like driving with one of your contacts popped out..
Watching the polo game with inadvertent commentary by bystanders, or Max saying 'Woah that was crazy!' in lieu of description of action is more like being in the mosh pit but not seeing the band
But watching with a snappy, timely and dulcet play-by-play stream making sense of the madness and focusing the mind's lens where it was once a murky view... well that was excellent.
Hey I caught your commentary this time!! Your lilt is faster than I remember in Santa Fe. You've got a gift, I'm sure you've heard your whole life.
My favorite interlude was your touching rendition of Loch Lomond, which I turned up loud.
Thanks for being there, man. Really enjoyed it.
You coming to Las Vegas in November?
Thanks again Duncan, I actually haven't done any of this til this year. It started off with me just hecklin . Commentating is a whole new ball game for me . I did for 2 days at the Chicago Bench Minor just for the people who couldn't make it. Didn't do it in Calgary but was asked to do it on the last day of the worlds so i thought i'd do it for the poloverse . Don't know if you could hear it in my voice but I was loving every minute. Gonna try for Vegas . Ya goin
thx a lot for the commentating, from south of france with love :)
Thans for plugging the heck outta our Hell's Belles tournament!!
All of London were glued to the stream and appreciated the commentary.
Come to Hell's Belles with Jinx and Maverick!
hey are you guys renting a car up there? Can you possibly get me from the airport thursday @ 6:30pm? im turning on my phone this week i will contact you there too
by "up there" i mean seattle
hey dude how ya going??
i will be heading back to the usa from melbourne next week i might come down to SF whats your plans for worlds when you heading up??
oh its william by the way!!
if you remember me.
give me a shout...
do you know jason and his GF from portland i wanted to get n contact with them as well!!
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level 1 / 23 Kerr street
making stuff since the dawn of time.
Lol sorry but i cant bail on another team thanks though
Hey Machine, Vegas wants to know if SF is having a tourney Halloween weekend, we want to buy airline tickets while they are cheap still.
Read 2 posts below k thanks
I guess i aint playing with ya thanks for the heads up
Count me in on dei ex machina for seattle
for some reason my comment was posted twice and I can't figure out how to delete one of them.
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
- John Cage
Hey Machine, great to meet you in Calgary. I'm in Oakland now but have a sprained ankle so won't be able to polo this trip. Next summer, I hope!
Hope you had a good trip home.
oi! sitting at work and thinking of our great times in victoria and such. don't forget me any time soon, have fun at NAs I couldn't get a team much less the time off so I have to sit around in seattle while the best in north america convene...without me! oh well, next year I will have a squad that will terrorize everyone at north americans.
see you at worlds. one love.
I am not going tobe able to afford to go to Calgary sorry brother!
thanks Machine! thanks for keeping the bike polo world at home updated and entertained. i'm sorry you had to interview julian after it all. It was probably far less entertaining than ours would've been. ;)
Ah, machine! I was wondering if I'd ever hear from you again. The scar healed up just fine. And don't worry about cheering against me. I would cheer for Jackie/Kayle/Cecily too :) See you soon!
it was so fun to play polo with you in victoria, you're a killer teammate, awesome alcohol drinker, and definitely machine polo-tics was all about you haha. I played my best polo that weekend and was bummed we didn't go further but it's ok I'll keep getting better and see you in Sacramento, NAs, Worlds, E.van crown...
You are slated to stay with Anthony, 1337 Vining St 778-440-3892.
Are you arriving on the clipper from seattle? or the Black Ball?
If so, when you exit the terminal, just turn left on belleville street and you will see the event location. Hang out and have fun, you will find us/ we will find you.
My cell # is 250-686-2775 feel free to call or text me when you get in and well meet up. The sprints will be going on from 6-9 (you can even race if you want!) and then we'll be bulding boards and playing pick up.
See you soon!
What's up mate? Were you handing out ignore alien order stickers in Savannah?
Winston Salem NC Bike Polo
victoria soon, half man, half machine...!
Sounds Great can't wait Still in Savannah Leaving Tommrorrw
you are one beautiful machine. keep the joints lubed up.
Hey Machine, i got your donation!
thanks a lot.
and I heard your great mc in ladies army 3 via ustream.
final game is amazing! ;)
Riki@Tokyo Hardcourt Bike Polo
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Heigh Pres., Team Gravy Pants is gonna BRING IT to Portland!
Get ready for some mayhem...
Oi, bring your shirt to Santa Fe!
Fuckin' A, You got mi numero now so call me if you need to be picked up cause i am like 75% sure i am going to be driving in. We will need 1 more though since lawnmower aint showing up.
If you're planning to fly into victoria, consider the cost of it vs flying to seattle and taking the ferry.
Gotta fight against evil, gotta set an example for the young people.
Gotta keep it showing, gotta take Jah light and keep it glowing.
Gotta keep on going, gotta keep seeking, gotta keep knowing.
Gotta keep on sowing, gotta reap fruit as the wind is blowing.
Gotta keep my peace of mind, gotta seek then I shall find.
Gotta let my spirit shine, gotta fight for what is mine.
Gotta keep myself in line, gotta look out for the signs.
Gotta do it all the time, gotta give thanks then I will be fine.
Gotta keep spreading my word, gotta make my voice be heard.
Gotta be free as a bird, gotta get what I deserve.
Gotta walk with blessed love, gotta reach those heights above.
Gotta hear some Reggae dub, gotta give thanks to the I in love.
Gotta give my heart, gotta give my soul, gotta give my life, gotta give my best.
Gotta meditate, gotta concentrate, gotta elevate, gotta pass the test.
Gotta use my brain, gotta, gotta, go through nuff pain.
Gotta do it all the same , gotta give praises to his name.
So, we're good to go! pete is down, his lady friend is going to be our equipment handler (aka beer handler).
Machine! We would be honored to give your ladyfriends muscle ointment as prizes!!! You gonna bring it with you it you wanna mail it off now and be done with it? Let me know and include any and all promotional literature on her company too. Here's the address!
408 w 55th st
Austin, tx 78751
Hey you been to Santa fe yet? Tourny the week before Pdx. I am driving there. Wherever you fly I will pick you up
I'm about 95% sure victoria is good for me, I'll be asking pete soon. it is promised to be a glorious weekend, unless the weather has suprises, but we survived little rock...right?
Back at ya, Machine!! I'm excited that you and other polo boys are making the trek down to ATX to support us ladies! Maybe we'll actually meet on the court this time at the co-ed. : )
Midwest is best!!
I AM BEEP BEEP COMING TO TAKE YOU AWAY AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
two asshole's don't make it right"
BUTT three asshole's make a good team"
fun hanging with you in little rock steve, best surprise pickup at the airport ever! hah it's a great article very informative. forrest framed it and has it in his bedroom on the wall =) see you soon bud
hahahahahahaa yes, straight to the seat post, I don't bullshit or anything, keep shit legit and honest. I'll contact pete for you, ask him if you me and him would be a fun enough team. he said he's not sure on funds, but I don't care, I can rob 10 crack whores and steal from the el salvadorans so that we can afford it.
drop me a line on my mail, or search me on facebook with this mail,
I'd be down, I'm also trying to get pete from como to get on a team it would be quite a mishmash of players.
I am really hoping to be in victoria in june for that VICF tournament. Haven't found a team yet, but I'm moving to seattle come May 14th.
bummer your gf is not stoked on your media performance. i thought it friggin rocked! again, thanks for the fox news shout out!
i am SOOOOOOOOOO stoked you are coming to austin for LA3!!!!!!!! Jasmine is equally as pumped! you can stay with us at the polo house, or somewhere close by. no worries at all. know that you will be taken care of and will certainly have a place to stay, no problemo. bring a sleep bag/pad with you if you can is all we ask. we are trying our best to organize a bike prom for the saturday night party so consider bringing a little something special to wear....and sunblock and swim trunks, of course.
yeah come to ATX!!
Yeah I'm the angry bird from Denver at tempe and littlerock and soon to be portland... you can't get me away, you might as well join forces with me.
TG is a Taurus. We'll need a hot team name... and costumes!
Hey got my ticket to Cascadia today, looks like I am going to have a day more of pregaming then you!
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Polo not on ponies- on bikes. Sunday, bike polo teams from as far away as Mexico competed in Little Rock for a spot in this summer's North American Championships.
But, we found out that although the competition is tough, the sport is also about the friends players make along the way.
**************"It's the only sport where you can have a couple of beers before it, during it and after it," says rider Machine.
Machine, who wishes to remain mysterious and not tell us his real name, enjoys travelling around the world playing bike polo for several reasons.
"You get to meet all these new people. Hang out in a new city. See beautiful women like that that just walked past. That was Mo. She's on team Milkshakes," says Machine.***********************
Sunday, Machine, playing with a rib injury (DIDN'T YOU GET THIS FROM THE HULA HOOP CHALLENGE????), rode as bike polo fans bundled up with their brews to check out the competition.
"It's really close quarters. You're going really fast and you're getting right up against someone else, and your bars and brake levers and mallets get tangled. Pedals get tangled, and you have some epic falls," says Mo Grady.
Teams usually play for bike parts like wheels and frames or mallets.
"Nobody's out here getting rich, but we're actually starting to see more companies getting involved in sponsoring players and teams," says rider Alexis Mills.
Players traditionally stay at homes of other players during tournaments and sell T-shirts to make money for their teams.
THAT PICTURE LOOKS LIKE WERE ON WISKEY WHEN YOU DID IT
IT LOOKS LIKE ALL THE DICKS OF THE WEEK
Yeah, we are still planning on whether or not we are both going but i know i will for sure.
Yeah man, I cant wait either gonna have my new bike in time to! passport situation is good!
Yeah man of course we threw a good tourney and of course us phx ppl are trying to go to la and canada...cuz i heard there waz gunna be alot of teams from france and stuff like that...and i wunna show them wussup haha
PHEONIX ARIZONA BABY
I will be getting it i should say.
Yessir i will be this weekend
You were NAILS in Tempe. I hope you heal up soon. Come down and play with us in Chula Vista some time. Oh yeah, in your wheel light, I think you spelled "Machine" wrong... Sac UP!
oh yeah Ive been meaning to ask you if you have a spot to crash. i reserved a spot for you and me like 3 weeks ago in Davey's yard. Let me know if your lodging plans are different cause we have some fools in SD who didn't jump on it quickly enough
I almost forgot to mention, i have been participating in yoga for core strength and good center of balance, as well as strength and aerobic training!
Been going up to LA a couple times now as well as training with my roommate/teammate out in the culdesac everyday working on goal tending to lessen the burden on us all, new defense techniques, built my new mallet today as well and getting used to it in time for the tourney. we will definitely have some team time, Call my cell if i have it back by then (619) 201-0486 or maverick's (619) 417-3741 we are leaving either Thursday night or Friday morning. we are not traveling together as of right now because i have to look after all the peeps we are bringing in the polo-van, and Mav is taking the beemer. We will be in touch.
There better be snakebites in Tempe with my name on it bitch!
yo, i sent you an email about your post on my wall. if you wanna team up, confirm with me ASAP, if not imma hit up some other fools who got at me... i wanna play with you, though.. GET AT ME.
yeah, i got you.
That's majorly fuckin awesome dude. Mike from phoenix just emailed me the dead lines and sweat beaded on my brow coz i thought i might miss reg. now that it's a qualifier there's gonna be a lot more horse's needin stabling. I see that a few of the guys from SF who definitely were Not gonna make it Definitely are now.Don't worry I already mentally crossed them off my Just Did It list(with respect) Cant Wait
yup Canada is feasible for us. But I may not be allowed in canada. I had a violent offense not to long ago. I am going to start looking into it and the SCC is in little rock? i may be able to pull that one off though I dont know about mav
Sweet, look forward to the pregame shit talking with you, bbw2 was hilarious haha
Hey i don't know if you read back on my profile but that sounds good. still trying to figure out if we are going out right now (car issues) but expect to play with us!
Hey man it was great shooting the shit with you in Victoria! We will do it again at the next tourney!! Make sure you come to Calgary for the NA's!
I need a sugar momma so I can work less and play polo more!!
Hey Machine, ended up finding a team for NA's, hope you are managing to do the same. See you there!
the j is for jesse
Troy, NY: 2008 - 2010
Seattle, WA: 2010 - 2013
Austin, TX? polo!???
I think we're trying to form an all Missouri team right now, but I don't know how that's going to go. Let me know at the end of this next week if you still don't have a team. How many SFers are coming to MAD? I haven't met any of you guys.
Bike Polo Ronin
Whats up Machine, I'm still trying to talk to some Seattle folks for NA's but haven't heard back from them yet. I'm 0 for 2 for tourneys as well, but it's been a year since my last one...about ready to dominate! Let's make it happen man. I'll figure my shit out soon and keep you posted.
bump'n some west side connection with the 818ers.. dip'n down the freeway..
"We don't need no education"
i think i played against you at the last lil tourney in oakland... you have the crazy accent right? see ya again soon
Machine you better go down to your local funfur district and stock up on funfur and snakebites 'cause I'm coming to SF before spring 2010 goes down...