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Gobberwart (n): A pumpkin-wearin', smooth-talkin', damned attractive, Aussie son of a bitch. Also the creator of this game.

Who is Gobberwart

Well, who isn't? I mean, aren't we *all* just a little bit Gobb? No, I don't know what I'm talking about either.

So, Spiff has asked me to put together a little bit of information about myself, and I'd love to tell you all about the amazing things I've done in my life. Unfortunately Spiff has asked me to stick to facts as opposed to made up stuff so this will be fairly brief. And somewhat dull.

I'm an Australian male, aged mid-30s (contrary to popular belief) and married to the delightful ElljaeT. I have a young son, and I drive a piece of crap green Hyundai which leaks and has mould growing on the backseat.

When I need money to pay the bills (which is most of the time) I work as an IT Infrastructure "Specialist" for a relatively large organisation. Basically that means I spend my day solving complex issues regarding the management of the organisation's fleet of around 7,500 Desktops, Laptops and Servers, and yes, that's every bit as fun as it sounds.

In my spare time I.. well, to be honest "spare time" is hard to come by, but when I can find an hour or two, I'm not averse to a bit of Guitar Hero III at the moment. I also enjoy Australian Rules football (Go Cats!) and just generally hanging out and having a good time.

I enjoy good food (steak and seafood yummm), a decent red wine, and/or a beer or seven. Preferably Guinness or a new locally-produced beer I've found recently called Blue Tongue Lager. It's tasty - I highly recommend you try some. Assuming you're old enough to drink. If not, then I find Milo is also quite pleasant. It's a sort of chocolatey, malty powder that you mix with milk, although eating it by the spoonful is kinda fun, and it tastes good on top of ice-cream too. Um, I think I just got sidetracked, so I'll call this done.

Origin of the Name

So where did the name 'Gobberwart' come from?

You know, less people ask me this question than I would ever have expected, but given some of the more ridiculous nicknames I've encountered out there (and you know who you are) I'm probably not surprised.

The word 'Gobberwart' is actually from the Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy, and is used by Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz in a 'poem' which he reads to Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect prior to having them ejected from his ship. Vogon poetry, of course, being the third worst in the universe.[1]


Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
Thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits
On a lurgid bee.
Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes
And hooptiously drangle me
With crinkly bindlewurdles,
Or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon,
See if I don't!

I hope this is now clear, and that it's fairly obvious that a 'gobberwart' is something a person may be 'rent' in. With a 'blurglecruncheon'.

What's with the pumpkin obsession?

Look, I'm not REALLY obsessed with pumpkins, it's just that for a Halloween photo contest in 2007, I submitted a photo of me wearing absolutely nothing, but with a strategically placed pumpkin covering my... well, you get the idea. This, of course, led to an incessant stream of jokes about my relationship with said orange gourd, and continues to come up on a regular basis.

For next year, I'm considering switching to something different. Possibly a stone-fruit or something in a tasteful shrub.

And no, I'm not posting the picture, or a link to it, here. Go google it if you REALLY want to see it - try "gobberwart halloween attention whore". Seriously.