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Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

Gabe Delahaye | September 7, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Every couple of years around this time, some readers seem to get a little bit frustrated with the amount of political content on the site, and I can’t say that this year is going to be any different. The general argument seems to go that people (in particular the straw people who make this paraphrased complaint) come here to watch videos of trampoline accidents and laugh at Hugh Jackman’s pee-stained crotch, and if they wanted to hear or talk about politics they could go to any number of smarter, more informed websites. That is true! Sort of! But you also have to remember that Videogum is subject to the ebbs and flows of the Internet, and if the country is in the midst of an election, then that’s definitely going to seep through. Also who cares, man?! Take a chill pill! I would like to think, too, that another reason that people read Videogum is because this site is engaged with the world around us, and amidst the burps and farts and splats we actually DO at least TRY and take a second to think about what things mean to us and/or other people, and how our interests and/or values and/or goals interact with other interests and/or values and/or goals. I guess the point that I am trying to make is please register to vote, and this November, post your comments AT THE BALLOT BOX.

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Faked Death Public Marriage Proposal Caption Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5  summer estherson | Sep 4th Score:49

“And that’s why you always accept my marriage proposals.”

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t You Caption It? Contest: Faked Death Public Marriage Proposal
#4  lawblog | Sep 4th Score:50

I’m pooping.

Posted in: Breaking Bad S05E08: To Be Continued…!
#3  la la landon | Sep 4th Score:50

“why dont poor people just buy more money?” – mitt romney

Posted in: Victoria Jackson Is Still Pretty Victoria Jackson-y
#2  tiredandwired | Sep 4th Score:62

No one saying “Czech please!” during the cafe scene felt like a wasted opportunity.

Posted in: Breaking Bad S05E08: To Be Continued…!

[Assoc. Ed. Note: This was a short week, but you guys definitely weren’t SHORT on great comments! Hahahahaha! Congrats, tiredandwired! Congrats, other guys! Cherish this moment, life is short!!]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1  facetaco | Aug 31st Score:-19

Hey, wait a second! When we discussed this remake before, you guys all downvoted me because I suggested Tina Fey for the titular role! And I’ve been booed at LEAST several times for Rihanna-based content, too! I’m starting to think this is some sort of conspiracy against me!

Posted in: Should Rihanna Play Michelle Pfeiffer In The Scarface Remake?

[Ed. Note: Why would you think that?!]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

  summer estherson | Sep 4th Score:49

“And that’s why you always accept my marriage proposals.”

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t You Caption It? Contest: Faked Death Public Marriage Proposal

[Ed. Note: Congratulations, summer estherson! You earned it.]

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

  fondue cheddar | 12:08pm Score:21

WHO DO THE MILLIONAIRES THINK I ARE? I AM

Posted in: Lindsay Lohan Speaks Up For The Invisible

[Assoc. Ed. Note: I just love that Lindsay Lohan tweet so much.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

  imsteph | Sep 5th Score:12

This is a terrible idea.

Posted in: Think Toilets Are Gross? Put One In Your Pocket!

[Ed. Note: Sometimes in this world you just have to call them like you see them. No time to mess around.]