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Posted by EpicSteve (6487 posts) -
Recording episode 2 of the Intern Podcast

I'm confident that I will hold the record for Whiskey Media’s shortest internship. Ryan found out I peed in his coffee. My first day was Friday, July 2. Due to the weekend being dedicated to America’s birthday, we had a four-day weekend. I feel like I worked hard for my internship. Unfortunately, Friday was probably the worst first day of work I have ever had. I got to the office around 8:45am. After getting my desk prepared for the day, I received a call to go on a mission in Afghanistan. I had to be home by July 13. I didn’t tell anyone immediately, plans in the Army change every hour. Next Wednesday came with no new information for me; it was time to tell the staff that this would be my last week.

The Whiskey Media staff couldn't be more supportive about my leave. At first, I feared they would down on me for leaving so soon. Tested’s Will Smith was helping me in finding out proper ways to care for my electronics in the harsh Afghanistan environment. Comic Vine’s Sara Lima was especially sweet, giving me heartwarming words of encouragement and imploring me that I’m welcomed back at the company whenever I can come back.

I want to deploy and do my part, it’s what I singed up for, but my mission came at the worst possible time. A sister Infantry Brigade Combat Team needed a few more Scouts to accomplish their mission. A year ago, I knew the internship was a possibility, and I wanted to go on this mission. I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I made a deal with my chain of command that I would do extra duty and volunteer for the deployment to get the leave time Whiskey Media would demand.

For general tips to aspiring interns here's what I have for you:

-Have English skills.

-Have a real reason for wanting the internship.

-Don't show up to your interview looking like shit.

Luchadeer is a lady's man.

-Be prepared to prove you know about stuff without looking like a creepy nerd. I was asked about the last movie I saw (I'm thinking Babylonian didn't get asked that). Jeff asked what my favorite game of 2011 was and why.

-Understand you won't be doing quicklooks, writing reviews, and most likely not appearing on any Whiskey Media podcast other than Internal Affairs.

-Don't be camera shy.

-Understand it's like any other job. You must be able to contribute to the office atmosphere positively while also being very productive and being another gear running the Whiskey Machine.

-Don't have anything else on your agenda like war.

Any specific questions, feel free to PM me. I wanted to specifically thanks Matt Kessler for his hospitality.For the last few days I was in San Francisco, I stay at FisherMan's Warf Hostel. Which wasn't nearly as terrible as it sounds. They provided enough hangout space for me to work on my Mac and the last day they had free Ice Cream. Hostel's tend to be a common ground of foreign travelers. I met a lot of nice European ladies. I now understand why Germany and Italy are popular choices for Army duty stations. For a week, I got to stay for only $150. Not too shabby.

Be sure to listen to Internal Affairs: Episode 2. My first and final episode. Also, email interns@whiskeymedia.com to tell them what your favorite Ginyu Force member is. If you get the chance, read the famous Ballz Deep article. I'll be back in 2013 in full force!

#1 Edited by EpicSteve (6487 posts) -
Recording episode 2 of the Intern Podcast

I'm confident that I will hold the record for Whiskey Media’s shortest internship. Ryan found out I peed in his coffee. My first day was Friday, July 2. Due to the weekend being dedicated to America’s birthday, we had a four-day weekend. I feel like I worked hard for my internship. Unfortunately, Friday was probably the worst first day of work I have ever had. I got to the office around 8:45am. After getting my desk prepared for the day, I received a call to go on a mission in Afghanistan. I had to be home by July 13. I didn’t tell anyone immediately, plans in the Army change every hour. Next Wednesday came with no new information for me; it was time to tell the staff that this would be my last week.

The Whiskey Media staff couldn't be more supportive about my leave. At first, I feared they would down on me for leaving so soon. Tested’s Will Smith was helping me in finding out proper ways to care for my electronics in the harsh Afghanistan environment. Comic Vine’s Sara Lima was especially sweet, giving me heartwarming words of encouragement and imploring me that I’m welcomed back at the company whenever I can come back.

I want to deploy and do my part, it’s what I singed up for, but my mission came at the worst possible time. A sister Infantry Brigade Combat Team needed a few more Scouts to accomplish their mission. A year ago, I knew the internship was a possibility, and I wanted to go on this mission. I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I made a deal with my chain of command that I would do extra duty and volunteer for the deployment to get the leave time Whiskey Media would demand.

For general tips to aspiring interns here's what I have for you:

-Have English skills.

-Have a real reason for wanting the internship.

-Don't show up to your interview looking like shit.

Luchadeer is a lady's man.

-Be prepared to prove you know about stuff without looking like a creepy nerd. I was asked about the last movie I saw (I'm thinking Babylonian didn't get asked that). Jeff asked what my favorite game of 2011 was and why.

-Understand you won't be doing quicklooks, writing reviews, and most likely not appearing on any Whiskey Media podcast other than Internal Affairs.

-Don't be camera shy.

-Understand it's like any other job. You must be able to contribute to the office atmosphere positively while also being very productive and being another gear running the Whiskey Machine.

-Don't have anything else on your agenda like war.

Any specific questions, feel free to PM me. I wanted to specifically thanks Matt Kessler for his hospitality.For the last few days I was in San Francisco, I stay at FisherMan's Warf Hostel. Which wasn't nearly as terrible as it sounds. They provided enough hangout space for me to work on my Mac and the last day they had free Ice Cream. Hostel's tend to be a common ground of foreign travelers. I met a lot of nice European ladies. I now understand why Germany and Italy are popular choices for Army duty stations. For a week, I got to stay for only $150. Not too shabby.

Be sure to listen to Internal Affairs: Episode 2. My first and final episode. Also, email interns@whiskeymedia.com to tell them what your favorite Ginyu Force member is. If you get the chance, read the famous Ballz Deep article. I'll be back in 2013 in full force!

#2 Edited by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

I was wondering why yer internship was so short.

Also, those are good tips for aspiring interns.

#3 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

gl with the army stuff. 

#4 Posted by MattyFTM (14383 posts) -

It sucks that your internship was cut short, but evidently you have more important things on your plate. Hope everything goes to plan in Afghanistan.

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#5 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

Thats unfortunate, I hope all go well and can't wait to see you in whiskey again.

#6 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

LATE DAWG.

#7 Posted by Tennmuerti (8099 posts) -

I'm here for the deer porn.

#8 Posted by Nux (2357 posts) -

Good luck out there man, also good tips.

#9 Posted by FLStyle (4693 posts) -

Hope to see you again on Whiskey Media, good luck out there.

#10 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -
#11 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -

Go forth and beast. Best of luck, shame your internship had to be cut short.

#12 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2382 posts) -

Good luck man. We really appreciated the hard work you did for the wikis and helping out.

#13 Posted by DeeGee (2124 posts) -

Freedom isn't free, it costs folk like you and me.

Except not me, just you.

Good luck man.

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#14 Posted by RelentlessKnight (963 posts) -

Understand it's like any other job. You must be able to contribute to the office atmosphere positively while also being very productive and being another gear running the Whiskey Machine.

This is great advice considering that people often think they don't do that much in the WM offices.  
 
Anyways best of luck to your Army duties!
#15 Posted by intoblivion (314 posts) -

Epic Steve, Oscar Mike. 
 
Good Luck

#16 Posted by EpicSteve (6487 posts) -

Whoever made this blog a promo and found the header image, is a genius.

#17 Posted by rmanthorp (3944 posts) -

Good luck out there man! I wish you all the best and I hope you get it all sorted in time and come crashing back into the offices ome day. You shall be missed as an intern.

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#18 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

@EpicSteve: You're welcome.

#19 Posted by JJOR64 (18989 posts) -

Sad to see you already, but duty calls at any moment.  Best of luck to you over there.

#20 Edited by DonutFever (3551 posts) -

YOUR INTERNSHIP WILL BE REMEMBERED. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE WHISKEY MEDIA SOCIETY.

#21 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

This blog reminded me that I don't think I've played a ton of games from 2011. Let me browse through this year, though:
 
Dragon Quest VI
Kingdom Hearts re:coded
 
That's seriously it. Not expecting a lot more this year, either; the only games I'm seriously interested in are Duke Nukem Forever (I don't give a shit about the bad press) and Solatorobo (mainly because I'm the only person who's played Tail Concerto and I'm the type of person who picks up incredibly obscure games like this).

#22 Posted by Marino (4696 posts) -

Stay safe out there. I hope to see the red bar under your name again soon.

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#23 Posted by ajamafalous (11992 posts) -

Best of luck Steve.

#24 Posted by Castiel (2615 posts) -

Damn sad to see you go so soon, but you'ill be back in full force before you know it.

Also good luck in Afghanistan.

#25 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Good luck Steve and thanks for serving.

#26 Posted by mracoon (4971 posts) -

Good luck in the 'Stan and I'm looking forward to your internship return in the future.

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#27 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

Good luck, duder.

#28 Posted by jozzy (2042 posts) -

One thing I don't understand, this deal with your officer that you could do the internship was revoked or something?

#29 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Good luck mate

#30 Edited by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I never even saw you once.
 
  

#31 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

Watch yourself out there.

#32 Edited by Yummylee (21622 posts) -

2013?? For real? Hawt dayummy. Well good luck with everything! I just wish I'd have the opportunity to apply for an internship; for the work experience alone, I'd love to sign up. Alas, even working under the Whiskey Media roof isn't worth travelling a few thousand miles...

#33 Posted by laserbolts (5321 posts) -
@EpicSteve sorry that your internship didn't last longer dude. Good luck in Afghanistan.
#34 Posted by TooWalrus (13197 posts) -

Didn't I just read we were pulling people OUT of... Ah whatever, be careful over there, looking foreward to your triumphant return.

#35 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

Good Luck Duder, Giantbomb will await your return.

#36 Posted by nail1080 (1975 posts) -

The army? LMAO, you should have told them to go fuck themselves, what an epic fail leaving GB for sand and boredom and a questionable cause....I say try and get out if you can, do you really want to spend the next 2 years risking your life?

#37 Posted by wumbo3000 (969 posts) -

I'm sorry that your internship had to be cut short but I'm sure you'll be back!  Good luck and stay safe!

#38 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

@nail1080 said:

The army? LMAO, you should have told them to go fuck themselves, what an epic fail leaving GB for sand and boredom and a questionable cause....I say try and get out if you can, do you really want to spend the next 2 years risking your life?

FREEDOM, DAWG

#39 Posted by nickb64 (214 posts) -
@nail1080
The army? LMAO, you should have told them to go fuck themselves, what an epic fail leaving GB for sand and boredom and a questionable cause....I say try and get out if you can, do you really want to spend the next 2 years risking your life?
Dude, really... Freedom is pretty damned important.

Steve, good luck, thanks for serving, and never let the haters get to you.
#40 Posted by Sweep (8858 posts) -

Rock on, Steve! See you when you get back :D

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#41 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5424 posts) -

Man, I thought you leaving early was a joke.

It's fucked up how you made that deal only to have it cut short. Sounds like you had a good time, though, and I'm glad you didn't get tortured at the hostel.

Good luck over in Afghanistan!

#42 Posted by Red12b (9084 posts) -
@EpicSteve said:

Whoever made this blog a promo and found the header image, is a genius.

JAAAAASE! 

 
 
 
Mate best of luck, your DBZ article was really good,  
Hope everything goes well, if you run into any New Zealanders in Afghanistan, they're good people.
#43 Posted by Damian (1538 posts) -

"Don't be camera shy"... well, I'm fired already. 
 
Good luck Steve! I hope they get you back home sooner than expected, and back here at Whiskey would be even better.

#44 Posted by me3639 (1756 posts) -

Witness all to a Real American Hero. Good luck ES on your mission and best of luck on a healthy, safe and quick return.

#45 Posted by MightyDuck (1522 posts) -

Good Luck out there Steve.  Get back to the site soon!

#46 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Good luck and can't wait to see you back.

#47 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

well good luck with the army. 
 
sorry to hear that your internship was short.

#48 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

Wait, you peed in Ryan's coffee? 
 
Also good luck man, I hope you are safe.

#49 Posted by PenguinDust (12514 posts) -

Aw, no more DBZ rants on AV?  Aw well, best of luck overseas and come home safely.

#50 Posted by nail1080 (1975 posts) -
@nickb64 said:
@nail1080
The army? LMAO, you should have told them to go fuck themselves, what an epic fail leaving GB for sand and boredom and a questionable cause....I say try and get out if you can, do you really want to spend the next 2 years risking your life?
Dude, really... Freedom is pretty damned important. Steve, good luck, thanks for serving, and never let the haters get to you.
Freedom? You know many people (me included) think the entire US occupation/invasion of another country is actually a disgrace,mainly because their crude warfare leads to the deaths of 1000s of innocent civilians in these countries.... but yeah sure 'freedom' or whatever nonsense your government says to you, you just keep saying that to yourself and I'm sure it will become true