I know Patrick is going though some tough stuff right now, and I want him to take as much time as he needs, but I just miss him.
I hope you doing well Patrick. I can't wait to hear you back on the podcast.
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I mean no disrespect to the Kelptok by saying this, but I've kind of enjoyed the change of pace. I wish him the best of luck with his current endeavors out of the office, and I like Patrick, I just always feel like he's yelling at me, and can sometimes overpower the conversation. It will be good to have him back when he's ready though, so we can get more quick looks of bizarre games that no one else would cover.
It's weird. Patrick shares a very similar mindset to me, I really, really love him on the Bombcast because he manages to say - generally - what I'm thinking. Maybe it's because we're from the same area, maybe it's our obsession with dinosaurs, or the fact that we both love fucking with douche bags in bars. I miss him though.
Yeah, there's a patrick shaped hole in the podcast, for sure. I've come to really depend on his and Ben Kucheras PA coverage for more thoughtful aggregation of news coverage, and so I've enjoyed the news section of the cast more in the last year than I ever did before.
I thought the first few bombcasts with Patrick were a bit too overpowering, loud and noisy. Perhaps even incomprehensible at times, but this was down to just having more bodies in the room to talk. Now he's not there it seems really quiet. I do miss him from video features and the bombcast, and I'm glad he'll be phoning in for at least a little bit this week. (or so he said on twitter)
having the original 4 will be a nice change, but i still like having patrick around. oddly, i like it when Ryan is gone and Jeff has to host. it's always fun when Jeff is host and they end up talking about the weirdest things, as well as him still trying to figure out how everything works. you know Jeff edited the podcast when there's the original bombcast theme in a 2012 podcast
I feel like GB has been perfect the last two weeks or so. Bombcast has been great, QL's have been perfect and Patrick has put up some decent news and continues to put together an interesting Friday article. Honestly, nothing personal against Patrick, but I do feel his best work is written and not spoken.
I hope Patrick doesn't read this particular thread. This would be incredibly disheartening to me...
Yeah. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, but I was hoping the heartfelt original post would simply have similar sentiments instead of backhanded compliments.
"Don't get me wrong, I like Patrick, but the podcast has been really great these past few weeks so maybe he should fuck off more often."
I don't really miss him too much. I find the conversations are way funnier and more ridiculous without him there, and I think the whole thing is just more entertaining. He just isn't as funny as the others, and that's really my only criticism of the guy. I honestly really like what he does with news, and I love that he is way into finding indie stuff, but I really think the original four guys are the best when together. I actually think he is still filling his role just as well, if not better, while being absent from the office. When he comes back I would like to see him in the occasional QL and live stream, but there was a bit of a Patrick overload there for a while.
In fact, I'm not even trying to blame it on him, it just seemed like he was willing to pick up slack and the guys kinda got used to shoveling stuff to him that they didn't want. I think him leaving for a little has kind of made the rest of the crew have to step up and do the things they would usually shovel off to Patrick. I guess what I'm trying to say is it's been a nice change of pace without Patrick here, but I mean that in the nicest way possible towards the guy.
Wait... What happened to Patrick? This might sound bad, but I didn't even realize he was missing from the Bombcast.
His dad died of a heart attack a few weeks ago.
Patrick has been staying in Chicago since then I believe. He said on twitter he's going to stay there until after his wedding.
I just feel so bad for the guy, it's hard enough to lose your dad, it's even worse to lose him right before your wedding.
Less cooks in the kitchen has been a fantastic change of pace. I like Patrick fine and I enjoy the bombcast plenty enough with him on it, but I'll admit, I get annoyed when both him and Ryan are going at the same time. They're both just so...loud...
Still <3 Patrick though
i miss Patrick too, was really looking forward to him talking about more Eternal Darkness on the Bombcast, wish him all the best with his wedding and stuff though, and everyone worrying his feelings being hurt, i wouldn't worry too much, i imagine you need pretty tough skin to do what it is these guys do, and its probably just a case of vocal minority anyways
@DeeGee: I don't know about you but people saying that they're glad he's gone when he's off grieving his father seems like a dickish thing to do. I realize that the internet has effectively made all manners and tact completely obsolete when you can pretty just say whatever dickhead remark pops in your head but this seems a bit in poor taste, even by internet standards.
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