Remembering Boz a Year Later

A year ago we lost a great friend of the community. Some called him James, some called him Boz, or Bozlinger. We all miss him.

James was a proud Aussie. His friend and fellow Aussie Ted Nu-Djent wanted to share some words on this occasion:

Admittedly, I first joined the RHRC (The Facebook group that was formed before Papa Joe became a papa to this wonderful toilet) out of curiosity to see who were the people behind the pseudonyms. Was Stockhausen a dead composer in real life? Did George Bush really comment on metal blogs? Did Joe really thrash and kill and was Negrodamus black or just racist? Once I joined, it was cool to meet all these new people from all over the world but it was even cooler to find out that there was a fellow Aussie amongst them. And this was how he introduced himself.

Little did I know that 1 year and 1 day later I would be shocked and saddened to lose someone who I could honestly call a genuine friend. The fact that the death of someone I never met in real life had such an effect on me is a testament to the type of guy he was.Apart from that wild beard, I’ll always remember with a smile our message chats about life, what pissed us off and your hilarious observations whenever a heated debate emerged in the Facebook group. Your Microsoft paint birthday greetings that no one was safe from and game day when the Dees would be playing. Every post always started with “Go Dees” and generally ended with “Fuck this game” (except for that one time when they actually won). I’ve never known a more gentler soul than you and I doubt that I will for a long time to come. I miss you mate and I hope that you are resting peacefully. Today I’ll have a few beers and crank some Dead Kelly in honor of your memory.

James was as OG Toileteer as it gets. I miss making fun of each other’s accents on Google Hangouts. I miss shamelessly white knighting Taylor Swift with him. I miss his absurd sense of humor in odd-hours Facebook chats. Rest in peace, Boz.


James Bozlinger

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Published on: July 10, 2016

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  • Lacertilian

    Well said Ted & Joe.

    Originally planned to add to this but as I’m terrible at this sort of thing and you have summed up what I know for a fact to be the widely held sentiment among our group I’ll keep it short.

    Looking back, it seems I should have not been such a curmudgeon early on when Joe was trying to convince me to join the TovH FB group, as not too long after I joined I got to know the dude known as “Hotel”. Turns out I was missing out on getting to know a great guy and a real funny bastard. While we never had the chance to meet in person, staying up stupid late drinking and taking the piss out of all the non-Australians on the google video hangouts were some of the most fun I’ve had on the TovH. Seemed wherever he was, everyone was having fun. He knew how to have a laugh and make other people do the same. A genuine champion dude.

    Going to pour up the whisky tonight. Hail Boz!

    • Dagon

      Boz was the man.

    • Super Nintendo Chalmers

      The fact he changed his last name in FB to Hotel in order to troll an actual hotel chain called James Hotel on their FB page still makes me laugh heartily.

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    I wanted to share this with Boz, but I was too late with getting it to him. I figured he would have liked the melodramatic hokiness of it. Draw four, you prick.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    I didn’t have as much chat with Boz as many, but we were friends on FB and he was always an excellent gent. Rest in peace dude.

    • Eating Frisbees In Pyongyang

      I only got to talk to him on FB a couple of times, and he was hilarious as hell.

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers


  • Eating Frisbees In Pyongyang

    RIP, and godsend, good sir, you’re definitely missed.

  • Dubbbz

    Draw Four

  • tertius_decimus

    A man is alive until the last one remembers.

    This post shows how heartily ToH community is. It’s a relief to see people don’t forget their friends and pay homage to all the good things they shared together.

    • Rachel Amoroso

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  • Eating Frisbees In Pyongyang
  • IronLawnmower

    Fuck RIP. I can’t say I knew him anywhere near as well as a lot of you did but I do have memories of chatting to him on a google hangout shortly before he passed and he seemed to get my weird ways at life.

  • Stockhausen


  • Abradolf Lincler

    i cant say i knew or had spoken to boz but its apparent he was a good dudr, sry for everyones loss

  • CyberneticOrganism

    RIP Boz, let’s hope this is the only toileteer we lose.

  • Scrimm

    Good job Joe

    • Scrimm

      And Ted

  • Simon PhoenixKing Rising

    I’ll always remember the Boz.

    Draw four.

  • Óðinn

    Thanks Joe. Much respect..

  • tigeraid

    I was a bit late to the scene to have the pleasure, but nonetheless, HAIL.

  • …Ellipsis…

    Well said Ted and Joe.

    R.I.P. Boz

  • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff


  • RIP, Boz.

  • Thanks for sharing a piece of your life with us, Boz. You are always remembered <3

  • :'(