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Posted by ThePickle (4369 posts) -
(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.
 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
 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
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
 Exhibit C


This is incontrovertible evidence people. JJ, or should I say Rich, come clean bro. Stop living this lie.     
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#1 Posted by ThePickle (4369 posts) -
(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.
 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
 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
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
 Exhibit C


This is incontrovertible evidence people. JJ, or should I say Rich, come clean bro. Stop living this lie.     
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#2 Posted by ViciousReiven (977 posts) -

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

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#3 Posted by blueduck (965 posts) -

No, I'm Rich Gallup.

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#4 Edited by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

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

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#5 Posted by KarlPilkington (2810 posts) -

I'm Karl Pilkington.

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#6 Posted by JazGalaxy (1638 posts) -

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

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#7 Posted by buzz_clik (7482 posts) -

I am Spartacus.

Moderator
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#8 Posted by Guyzea (801 posts) -

Richie-G is the real Rich.

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#9 Posted by Dalai (7869 posts) -

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

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#10 Posted by ProfessorEss (7960 posts) -

You're Batman!

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#11 Posted by JJWeatherman (14933 posts) -
@Dalai said:
" JJWeatherman is actually Bruce Wayne and that proves my theory that Rich Gallup is Batman. "
  
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#12 Posted by zityz (2366 posts) -

I thought JJWeatherman was the real Slim Shady.

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#13 Edited by Aegon (7241 posts) -

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:

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#14 Posted by jim_dandy (885 posts) -

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

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#15 Posted by ajamafalous (13529 posts) -

True on Screened, still true here.

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#16 Posted by BigLemon (1080 posts) -
@jim_dandy said:
" JJWeatherman is all of us, and we are all him. "
He is the Buddha!
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#17 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

Weird, innit.

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#18 Posted by jakob187 (22938 posts) -

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

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#19 Edited by Kyreo (4682 posts) -

Oh... uh... yeah.  Never mind.

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#20 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

Well I'm convinced.

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#21 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -
@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?
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#22 Posted by Enigma777 (6285 posts) -

You know too much. You must be eliminated.

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#23 Edited by I_smell (4219 posts) -
@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!?
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#24 Posted by BlastProcessing (966 posts) -

I'm Steve WIlkos

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#25 Posted by EndlessObsidian (522 posts) -

I'm Chakan, The Forever Man. 

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#26 Posted by Darko (141 posts) -

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

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#27 Posted by Aegon (7241 posts) -

Noctis blah blah blah

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#28 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3928 posts) -
@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:
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"
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.
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#29 Posted by JJWeatherman (14933 posts) -

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

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#30 Posted by vaiz (3065 posts) -

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

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#31 Posted by ImperiousRix (3095 posts) -

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

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#32 Edited by Daveyo520 (7753 posts) -
@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.
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#33 Posted by benpicko (2016 posts) -
@Chabbs0 said:
" I'm Karl Pilkington. "
You are the greatest person to ever live then.
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#34 Posted by GreggD (4595 posts) -
@BlastProcessing said:
" I'm Steve WIlkos "
I believe this truth to be self-evident.
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#35 Posted by Daveyo520 (7753 posts) -

His name was Robert Palmer. 

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#36 Posted by hockeymask27 (3696 posts) -

:O

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#37 Posted by DonutFever (4038 posts) -

He's Batman.

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#38 Posted by Glak (580 posts) -

Give up Rich Gallup and I will spare Giantbomb from destruction

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#39 Posted by Weltal (2304 posts) -
@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?
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#40 Posted by Fripplebubby (1057 posts) -

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

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#41 Posted by Red12b (9360 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
" I am Spartacus. "
I am Spartacus
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#42 Edited by Landon (4137 posts) -
@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!
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#43 Posted by jakob187 (22938 posts) -
@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.
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#44 Posted by Red12b (9360 posts) -
@Fripplebubby said:
" Oh please, this whole thread is ridiculous.  They were separated at birth, OK? Simple.  "
Or were they...
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#45 Posted by Example1013 (4854 posts) -

They call me tater salad.

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#46 Posted by Undeadpool (6008 posts) -
@blueduck said:
" No, I'm Rich Gallup. "
I am Rich Gallup!
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#47 Posted by ninjakiller (3427 posts) -

How deep does this conspiracy go?    
 

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#48 Posted by jorbear (2570 posts) -

There are those who call me... 
Tim.

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#49 Posted by lord_canti (1686 posts) -

im will smith and i approve this message! 

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#50 Posted by Sin4profit (3426 posts) -

I'm Rick James bitch!