Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

By Gabe Delahaye / February 17, 2012

Have you guys ever read Brett Easton Ellis? I like his books so much. I’m not even sure why, exactly. Well, that’s not entirely true. I think that American Psycho is an honest to goodness literary classic. That one will outlive us all. Less Than Zero is also great and he wrote it when he was what, 12? Good grief. Glamorama and The Informers are decent, although both are problematic. (It’s crazy how insightful these book reviews are, and I bet Brett Easton Ellis is just very PROUD to have a mind like this pouring over his life’s work. Congratulations to YOU, Brett Easton Ellis.) What I’m trying to say is that I started reading Imperial Bedrooms this week and I’m really enjoying it! Obviously, I’m not done, so maybe it all goes to shit, but it’s a pretty fast-paced fun book about the Nightmare that is Hollywood. (See also the books of Bruce Wagner, who is so good and who I always forget has books I still haven’t read yet, and so I’m going to read him next I think, and just you wait, Bruce Wagner, because you’re going to get a wonderful Gabe Delahaye Klassic Literary Theory Book Review soon that is going to be like “This book was good I think.”) So, if you need a book to read this weekend, try the one I just talked about! Goodbye!

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Martha Stewart Feeding Her Dog At The Plaza Hotel Caption Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5 topknot | Feb 10th Score:56

Pretty sure he fought in the War on Christmas.

Posted in: Rick Santorum Is An Incredible Asshole, Feb. 10 Edition
#3 Dr. Feelgood | Feb 13th Score:60

Gingrich or Die Tryin’

Posted in: Newt Gingrich Doesn’t Care About Broke People
#2 Max Beerbong | Feb 14th Score:61

Still a more hygienic restaurant scene than pasta with Courtney Stodden.

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Martha Stewart Feeding Her Dog At The Plaza Hotel
#1 tiredandwired | Feb 14th Score:66

Twin Peaks anyone?

Posted in: The Videogum TV Club Poll: What Do You Wanna Watch?!

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Well, even a #1 comment can't get you Twin Peaks, apparently. I'm sorry, tiredandwired. Maybe next time! Everything everybody else said is pretty much just correct. Good job, guys! You are all very right and you all deserve a big congratulations. So: CONGRATULATIONS! Have a good weekend! Have a drink to celebrate this win! On you!]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1

Noah Powell | Feb 14th Score:-21
“Chew-chow, eat this whilst mommy goes to the toilet. My panties, like your food, make its own gravy. ALEEEEEEXXXIA!!!”
Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Martha Stewart Feeding Her Dog At The Plaza Hotel

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Hahah, well, one thing's for sure and that is that you, Noah Powell, you did NOT win this week's caption contest. Sorry! Better luck next week!]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

Max Beerbong | Feb 14th Score:61

Still a more hygienic restaurant scene than pasta with Courtney Stodden.

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Martha Stewart Feeding Her Dog At The Plaza Hotel

[Ed. Note: Congratulations, Max Beerbong! You earned it.]

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

badideajeans | Feb 16th Score:8

Happy Birthday KellyElizabeth Olsen!

Posted in: When Books Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Be Babies Memorizing All The Poetry

[Assoc. Ed. Note: I think it's just really important to, once again, acknowledge Elizabeth Olsen's birthday and wish her a good one. Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Olsen! Have a fun weekend!]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

Kate | Feb 16th Score:7

Aaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!

Posted in: This Is Just A Pretty Standard Louis Armstrong Doll

[Ed. Note: Considering how long Videogum has been running, and the nature of what we talk about here, and how many smart and thoughtful people share their funny and insightful comments, it's both a surprise and an obvious oversight that never once has the comment "Aaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!" been recognized for its contribution to the debate. It says so much. It's almost beautiful in its economy. We should have honored it sooner. Oh well.]