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#1 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -

This is a superfluous post, but as a fan of the bombcast I just wanted to ask something that popped into my head.
 
It seemed like Ryan used to talk about being married often enough and then just stopped. Now on the main page there is a picture of him where he definitely doesn't seem to be sporting a ring.
 
This isn't judgemental and I honestly don't care, but it's just weird when you listen to someone talk every week and then something big like that happens and they don't directly address it. (like Molly Wood on Buzz Out Loud) There's a weird change in the flow and you can't put your finger on it.
 
Was he ever married or am I just confused? Did he get divorced? Anyone know?

#2 Posted by supermonkey122 (835 posts) -

I don't think he was ever married

#3 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Are you married? I don't actually care, I just creepily noticed x, y, and z then asked a very personal question.

#4 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -

He's married to Vinny. The reason you don't see the ring is because it's on his toe.

#5 Posted by JustKamToo (701 posts) -

Ryan only believes in foursomes and as long as he and the other boy’s keep it up I’m happy.

#6 Posted by Red12b (9084 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
Are you married? I don't actually care, I just creepily noticed x, y, and z then asked a very personal question.
haha
#7 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Rappelsiini said:
He's married to Vinny. The reason you don't see the ring is because it's on his toe.
please make this person go away 
 
PLEASE
#8 Posted by ChickenPants (934 posts) -

I'm pretty sure he just broke-up with a longterm gf, never married. Not that it's any of my business.

#9 Posted by Creamypies (4076 posts) -

I'm pretty sure that he has a girlfriend, but they've never been married.

#10 Posted by Khadyn (228 posts) -

No clue and I personally don't need to know about his personal life outside Giantbomb.

#11 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
Are you married? I don't actually care, I just creepily noticed x, y, and z then asked a very personal question.
There's no way to ask it and NOT sound creepy.
 
But, when you listen to a guy talk about whatever he feels like for 2 hours every tuesday for years, there's nothing NOT creepy about the relationship.
#12 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
@Rappelsiini said:
He's married to Vinny. The reason you don't see the ring is because it's on his toe.
please make this person go away  PLEASE
Shhhhh, It's okay now, i took care of him...he can't hurt you anymore, he can't hurt anyone anymore. 
#13 Posted by James_ex_machina (905 posts) -

LMAO. I never would have asked this question... but now I'm curious because I thought he was married too. I'm not going to look for rings in photos but I might check this thread for the answer again.

#14 Edited by Three0neFive (2297 posts) -

Man, you guys are invasive. "zomg im woried jeff might have diabeetus", "is ryan married omg", etc.
 
I'm sure they don't mind people talking about them - especially their fans - but there comes a point where this shit is just disrespectful.

#15 Posted by Daveyo520 (6862 posts) -

I think he just lived with his GF/ex.

#16 Posted by DeeGee (2141 posts) -

@ChickenPants said:

I'm pretty sure he just broke-up with a longterm gf, never married. Not that it's any of my business.

This. He specifically said he didn't like Scott Pilgrim because he broke up with his girlfriend before it came out. I remember because I thought that movie was great and it explained why he had beef with it.

#17 Posted by JayDee (440 posts) -

this thread is creepy

#18 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -
@Three0neFive said:
Man, you guys are invasive. "zomg im woried jeff might have diabeetus", "is ryan married omg", etc.  I'm sure they don't mind people talking about them - especially their fans - but there comes a point where this shit is just disrespectful.
engh.
 
When you make a website that focuses on creating "personalities" out of it's employees and features media content like "what you been playing" and "what did you do this weekend?", you've turned yourself into a character. It's not invasive to ask questions, it's just keeping up with the bloody storyline.
#19 Posted by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -

@Khadyn said:

No clue and I personally don't need to know about his personal life outside Giantbomb.

#20 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

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#21 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2695 posts) -

He touched her shoulder.

#22 Posted by CptBedlam (4453 posts) -

@JazGalaxy said:

@Three0neFive said:
Man, you guys are invasive. "zomg im woried jeff might have diabeetus", "is ryan married omg", etc. I'm sure they don't mind people talking about them - especially their fans - but there comes a point where this shit is just disrespectful.
engh. When you make a website that focuses on creating "personalities" out of it's employees and features media content like "what you been playing" and "what did you do this weekend?", you've turned yourself into a character. It's not invasive to ask questions, it's just keeping up with the bloody storyline.

Stuff like "what have you been playing" or "what did you do this weekend" is different. We should respect the really private stuff.

#23 Posted by Three0neFive (2297 posts) -
@JazGalaxy said:
@Three0neFive said:
Man, you guys are invasive. "zomg im woried jeff might have diabeetus", "is ryan married omg", etc.  I'm sure they don't mind people talking about them - especially their fans - but there comes a point where this shit is just disrespectful.
engh.  When you make a website that focuses on creating "personalities" out of it's employees and features media content like "what you been playing" and "what did you do this weekend?", you've turned yourself into a character. It's not invasive to ask questions, it's just keeping up with the bloody storyline.
That's certainly true to a point, but I feel like when you start asking unsolicited questions about their love lives and criticizing their health you've crossed a pretty personal line. Notice how none of the crew have ever really responded to (or acknowleged in any meaningful way) these kinds of threads - I'm sure if they wanted to talk about it, they would.
 
I dunno, maybe I'm just overly sensitive. :/
#24 Posted by Gangsterlax (113 posts) -
#25 Posted by XenoNick (1451 posts) -

Is it any of our business either way?

#26 Posted by rmanthorp (4009 posts) -

LOL AT THESE THREADS

Moderator
#27 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

Are you married? I don't actually care, I just creepily noticed x, y, and z then asked a very personal question.

hahahhaahahhahaha

#28 Posted by rjayb89 (7726 posts) -

No, he loves Monday.

#29 Posted by CosmicQueso (570 posts) -

Creepiest. Thread. Ever. Stop it.

#30 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -
@Rappelsiini said:
He's married to Vinny. The reason you don't see the ring is because it's on his toe.
Nice avatar!
#31 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1233 posts) -

I'd marry him. This is all I know.

#32 Posted by Three0neFive (2297 posts) -
@Gangsterlax said:
@JazGalaxyhttp://myfacewhen.com/368/
On another note, why does this exist? This isn't a goddamned imageboard, reaction images are unnecessary and tacky. Next you assholes are going to start greentexting in forums.
#33 Posted by JazGalaxy (1576 posts) -
@Three0neFive said:
@JazGalaxy said:
@Three0neFive said:
Man, you guys are invasive. "zomg im woried jeff might have diabeetus", "is ryan married omg", etc.  I'm sure they don't mind people talking about them - especially their fans - but there comes a point where this shit is just disrespectful.
engh.  When you make a website that focuses on creating "personalities" out of it's employees and features media content like "what you been playing" and "what did you do this weekend?", you've turned yourself into a character. It's not invasive to ask questions, it's just keeping up with the bloody storyline.
That's certainly true to a point, but I feel like when you start asking unsolicited questions about their love lives and criticizing their health you've crossed a pretty personal line. Notice how none of the crew have ever really responded to (or acknowleged in any meaningful way) these kinds of threads - I'm sure if they wanted to talk about it, they would.  I dunno, maybe I'm just overly sensitive. :/
I agree it's awkward. But, again, it's not like we were stalking his personal life and found out he had a wife. Or I guess, as people are clarifying, a girlfriend. He introduced her into the conversation and talked about her fairly often and then suddenly stopped. It's natural for anyone in a conversation, even one as one-sided as a podcast, to wonder what happened.
 
But, anyways, I got the answer I was looking for so I'm done with it.
#34 Posted by AlisterCat (5635 posts) -

He may have drunkenly proposed to Vinny after the Big Live Live Show Live. Actually, I'm pretty sure that's what happened. Matt Rorie is an ordained minister, isn't he? That's how I remember it.

Also, creepy, invasive, potentially hurtful thread titles/subjects? Not on this forum, please.

#35 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

It's really too bad Brad is leaving, but I hear he's going to drop by for podcasts once in a while, so at least he won't be completely out of our lives.

#36 Edited by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -

Can someone lock this tread? This is creepy and absurd.

#37 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

@Example1013 said:

It's really too bad Brad is leaving, but I hear he's going to drop by for podcasts once in a while, so at least he won't be completely out of our lives.

Wh...what?

#38 Posted by supermonkey122 (835 posts) -
@Example1013 said:

It's really too bad Brad is leaving, but I hear he's going to drop by for podcasts once in a while, so at least he won't be completely out of our lives.

Wait what?
#39 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4851 posts) -

People find this creepy? Why? 
 
Giant Bomb is about the personalities, because anything you find here can be found on a thousand sites just like it. This site is specifically designed to achieve the maximum effect possible for building a cult of personality around the bomb squad. They invite their listeners/viewers/fans to step into their lives every week. They produce hours of content for these people every single week. At some point "fans" feel like they've got a personal relationship with the characters the bomb squad presents, and these kinds of questions are a natural extension/side effect of that. 
  
P.S. people were worried about Ryan in particular because the man is obese and he looked like his heart was going to explode trying to keep up with all of the Kinect stuff. That's not "invasive", and that's not "too personal". The man looked like he was about to die, so that's a pretty alarming reason to be concerned about his health issues. 
 
P.P.S. after playing about eight hours of Kinect, he threw his back out. Playing Kinect. That kind of defeats the whole "too invasive!" talk right there. There is cause to be concerned for Ryan's  health, and if people want to plug their ears and pretend there isn't, that's fine. It's just bullshit to mock people for caring about a personality they admire/appreciate/respect.

#40 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

@ChickenPants said:

I'm pretty sure he just broke-up with a longterm gf, never married. Not that it's any of my business.
#41 Posted by Klaptos (182 posts) -

@Example1013 said:

It's really too bad Brad is leaving, but I hear he's going to drop by for podcasts once in a while, so at least he won't be completely out of our lives.

Ahahah, classic.

#42 Posted by chw (101 posts) -

Yeah, I think when you're paying a monthly subscription and spending hours of your time with personalities on the Internet, it's not so unusual to start feeling like you have kind of a connection with them (albeit a one-sided one).

Also, Brad's leaving? What?

#43 Posted by AjayRaz (12441 posts) -
@Br3adfan said:
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#44 Posted by DerekDanahy (877 posts) -

Fuck this entire thread.

#45 Posted by alternate (2717 posts) -

This just outdid any other post for creepy internet stalker of the month.

#46 Edited by Jasta (2217 posts) -

@Example1013

It never gets old, I count 3.

#47 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5308 posts) -
@JazGalaxy said:
@Three0neFive said:
Man, you guys are invasive. "zomg im woried jeff might have diabeetus", "is ryan married omg", etc.  I'm sure they don't mind people talking about them - especially their fans - but there comes a point where this shit is just disrespectful.
engh.  When you make a website that focuses on creating "personalities" out of it's employees and features media content like "what you been playing" and "what did you do this weekend?", you've turned yourself into a character. It's not invasive to ask questions, it's just keeping up with the bloody storyline.
Now that sounds creepy.
#48 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

Who cares

#49 Posted by Akeldama (4253 posts) -

I have only ever heard of girlfriends...where are you hearing all of this supposed marriage talk?

#50 Posted by ThePickle (4186 posts) -

He was never married. He used to talk about a girlfriend awhile ago but perhaps they went there separate ways?