JJWeatherman and Rich Gallup are the same person.

(Note, this blog was originally posted on Screened, but I thought I'd share it with the Bombadeers here on GB to spread the truth)  

Most Whiskey Media users are probably familiar with the user JJWeatherman. He's a pretty prolific poster on all sites, but most of his work gets done over at Giant Bomb.  

 The man in question.
Note that avatar. This is none other than Rich Gallup, former Hostmaster of GameSpot and current producer of whatever the fuck Curt Schilling is doing. JJ is a self described Rich Gallup fan: 

 Exhibit A
While listening to the This Year Hotspot collection, I got the idea of creating a list of the films Rich has described as "trash." Listening to the collection and seeing him at the Giant Bomb Pax 2011 panel has put Rich in my mind.  
 
I got to thinking, does Rich have a Giant Bomb account? Johnny V, Greg Kasavin and Adam Boyes all do, and I suspect all former GameSpotters do. Why not right? When thinking about this, I immediately though of Mr. Weatherman (if that is your real name!). I noticed a striking similarity between Rich and JJ. 

Exhibit B

This leads me to my theory: Rich Gallup and Justin J Weatherman are the same person.  
 
Don't go and cry BS people. The proof is in the pudding:   

  • JJ claims he wasn't able to make it to PAX East 2011, where Rich made a celebrity appearance. A tad too convenient I suppose.
  • Rich works for 38 Studios, a game development studio that is currently working on nothing except a nameless MMO, that is most likely a large scale Ultimate Frisbee simulator. With all that time on his hands, it makes perfect sense why Rich would be a top poster on Giant Bomb. 
  • JJ likes Zoolander, which seems like a movie Rich would totally be into. 
  • Rich's website, doofycrap.com, was ended in 2008. JJ's first post on GB was two years ago. The dates don't exactly sync up, but they are close enough. Basically, Rich ended his blog when GB started, and JJ was at GB from the beginning-ish.
  • Both have been pictured in from/on top of large animal statues, wearing shorts and t-shirts.

 Exhibit C


This is incontrovertible evidence people. JJ, or should I say Rich, come clean bro. Stop living this lie.     
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Posted by ThePickle
(Note, this blog was originally posted on Screened, but I thought I'd share it with the Bombadeers here on GB to spread the truth)  

Most Whiskey Media users are probably familiar with the user JJWeatherman. He's a pretty prolific poster on all sites, but most of his work gets done over at Giant Bomb.  

 The man in question.
Note that avatar. This is none other than Rich Gallup, former Hostmaster of GameSpot and current producer of whatever the fuck Curt Schilling is doing. JJ is a self described Rich Gallup fan: 

 Exhibit A
While listening to the This Year Hotspot collection, I got the idea of creating a list of the films Rich has described as "trash." Listening to the collection and seeing him at the Giant Bomb Pax 2011 panel has put Rich in my mind.  
 
I got to thinking, does Rich have a Giant Bomb account? Johnny V, Greg Kasavin and Adam Boyes all do, and I suspect all former GameSpotters do. Why not right? When thinking about this, I immediately though of Mr. Weatherman (if that is your real name!). I noticed a striking similarity between Rich and JJ. 

Exhibit B

This leads me to my theory: Rich Gallup and Justin J Weatherman are the same person.  
 
Don't go and cry BS people. The proof is in the pudding:   

  • JJ claims he wasn't able to make it to PAX East 2011, where Rich made a celebrity appearance. A tad too convenient I suppose.
  • Rich works for 38 Studios, a game development studio that is currently working on nothing except a nameless MMO, that is most likely a large scale Ultimate Frisbee simulator. With all that time on his hands, it makes perfect sense why Rich would be a top poster on Giant Bomb. 
  • JJ likes Zoolander, which seems like a movie Rich would totally be into. 
  • Rich's website, doofycrap.com, was ended in 2008. JJ's first post on GB was two years ago. The dates don't exactly sync up, but they are close enough. Basically, Rich ended his blog when GB started, and JJ was at GB from the beginning-ish.
  • Both have been pictured in from/on top of large animal statues, wearing shorts and t-shirts.

 Exhibit C


This is incontrovertible evidence people. JJ, or should I say Rich, come clean bro. Stop living this lie.     
Posted by ViciousReiven

I'd find it hilarious if one of them showed and and posted a pic that has both of them in it.

Posted by blueduck

No, I'm Rich Gallup.

Edited by AhmadMetallic

edit: i misinterpreted the thread, i had something else in mind, nvm

Posted by KarlPilkington

I'm Karl Pilkington.

Posted by JazGalaxy

the life of a z level internet celebrity is creepy beyond belief.

Posted by buzz_clik

I am Spartacus.

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Posted by Guyzea

Richie-G is the real Rich.

Posted by Dalai

JJWeatherman is actually Bruce Wayne and that proves my theory that Rich Gallup is Batman.

Posted by ProfessorEss

You're Batman!

Posted by JJWeatherman
@Dalai said:
" JJWeatherman is actually Bruce Wayne and that proves my theory that Rich Gallup is Batman. "
  
Posted by zityz

I thought JJWeatherman was the real Slim Shady.

Edited by Aegon

Wait, this got me thinking. One Batman is so efficient...what if there was an army of Batmen? Think of the possibilities!
 
Edit: NVM, it would probably turn out like this:

Posted by jim_dandy

JJWeatherman is all of us, and we are all him.

Posted by ajamafalous

True on Screened, still true here.

Posted by BigLemon
@jim_dandy said:
" JJWeatherman is all of us, and we are all him. "
He is the Buddha!
Posted by Scooper

Weird, innit.

Posted by jakob187

JJWeatherman has actually @replied my comments before.  Rich Gallup would never do that, as Rich Gallup thinks I'm a tool...probably.

Edited by Kyreo

Oh... uh... yeah.  Never mind.

Posted by Jimbo

Well I'm convinced.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@zityz said:
" I thought JJWeatherman was the real Slim Shady. "
But he has to sit while using a computer. How could he tell us that he's the real Slim Shady and prove it?
Posted by Enigma777

You know too much. You must be eliminated.

Edited by I_smell
@HandsomeDevil said:
  • JJ likes  Zoolander, which seems like a movie Rich would totally be into. 

Dear sweet christ IT'S TRUE!! HOW COULD I HAVE BEEN SO BLIND!?
Posted by BlastProcessing

I'm Steve WIlkos

Posted by EndlessObsidian

I'm Chakan, The Forever Man. 

Posted by Darko

I'm... Spartacus?
 
Yea, i got nothing.

Posted by Aegon

Noctis blah blah blah

Posted by Wrighteous86
@H2Oyea said:
" Wait, this got me thinking. One Batman is so efficient...what if there was an army of Batmen? Think of the possibilities!
 
Edit: NVM, it would probably turn out like this:
"
I don't follow comics, but I've heard that an army of Batmen in different cities is exactly what's going on in the series right now.  He's training his own vigilante force of Batmen.
Posted by JJWeatherman

I can't believe this thread already has more views than my blog that I posted this morning.  :( 
 
(shameless plug!)

Posted by punkxblaze

Your lies and deceits poison the minds of our brethren. Be gone with your slander and false accusations!
 
Also I, too, am Batman.

Posted by ImperiousRix

Buh buh buh... Rich DOES have a GB profile! 
It's right HERE!

Edited by Daveyo520
@ViciousReiven said:

" I'd find it hilarious if one of them showed and and posted a pic that has both of them in it. "

Dude if JJ ever actually meet Rich he would have died of happiness (and sexual explosion). Also the restraining order gets in the way.
Posted by benpicko
@Chabbs0 said:
" I'm Karl Pilkington. "
You are the greatest person to ever live then.
Posted by GreggD
@BlastProcessing said:
" I'm Steve WIlkos "
I believe this truth to be self-evident.
Posted by Daveyo520

His name was Robert Palmer. 

Posted by Hockeymask27

:O

Posted by DonutFever

He's Batman.

Posted by Glak

Give up Rich Gallup and I will spare Giantbomb from destruction

Posted by Weltal
@JJWeatherman said:

" I can't believe this thread already has more views than my blog that I posted this morning.  :(  (shameless plug!) "

Your blog lacks the investigative journalism that HandsomeDevil has show here today. 
The people want the TRUTH sir. Do you deny shorts and, or, large statues of animals?
Posted by Fripplebubby

Oh please, this whole thread is ridiculous. 
 
They were separated at birth, OK? Simple. 

Posted by Red12b
@buzz_clik said:
" I am Spartacus. "
I am Spartacus
Edited by Landon
@JJWeatherman said:

" I can't believe this thread already has more views than my blog that I posted this morning.  :(  (shameless plug!) "

EXHIBIT D
 
The REAL Rich Gallup would totally want to plug his blog had he been found out on another website. I have you Mr. Gallup, your wall of secrets are crumbling before you. Now tell us that effing game your producing!
Posted by jakob187
@Wrighteous86 said:
" @H2Oyea said:   
   I don't follow comics, but I've heard that an army of Batmen in different cities is exactly what's going on in the series right now.  He's training his own vigilante force of Batmen. "
Different COUNTRIES.  Batman Incorporated is worldwide.
Posted by Red12b
@Fripplebubby said:
" Oh please, this whole thread is ridiculous.  They were separated at birth, OK? Simple.  "
Or were they...
Posted by Example1013

They call me tater salad.

Posted by Undeadpool
@blueduck said:
" No, I'm Rich Gallup. "
I am Rich Gallup!
Posted by ninjakiller

How deep does this conspiracy go?    
 

Posted by jorbear

There are those who call me... 
Tim.

Posted by lord_canti

im will smith and i approve this message! 

Posted by Sin4profit

I'm Rick James bitch!

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