Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

By Gabe Delahaye / November 11, 2011

Earlier this week, we tried out a new feature that was intended to introduce new commenters to the community called New Commenters’ New Corner, which was admittedly a bit on the nose, but the point is that while I’m not entirely sure that it actually worked, since the thread seems to be primarily filled with comments from regular commenters, it still seems like it was pretty fun. Some of the comments even made it into this week’s Monsters’ Ball, which is as much as you can really ask of a comment. And if you ARE a new commenter, regardless of whether or not you participated in that particular thread, and regardless of whether or not you will EVER make it into the ball (Doubt it. Just kidding! I’m trying to motivate you to COMMENT HARDER) I would still like to reiterate the message: Welcome. And now that you’re here, go away. For the weekend. See you Monday!

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Terry Richardson And Elle Fanning Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5 fondue cheddar | Nov 10th Score:64

These meth PSAs are getting ridiculous

Posted in: NSFW: “Me And My Mom Dancing To My Neck My Back”
#4 alanj | Nov 9th Score:67

Apparently the perfume is a hit in South Dakota.

Posted in: A Friendly Chat With Gabe And Kelly: Dakota Fanning’s Marc Jacobs Perfume Ad
#3 That One | Nov 8th Score:75

Shut the face up, fucktaco.

Posted in: New Commenters’ New Corner: Brett Ratner, Your Boyfriend, Stinks!
#2 wermhat | Nov 8th Score:91

I am somehow MORE intimidated and nervous in this new environment. This is like when you transfer to a new school, and the teacher makes you stand up in front of the whole class, and you have to mumble a few sentences about what it’s like being from the South, and the teacher tells you to speak up…

Wait, what were we talking about? Oh, yeah, Brett Ratner. Yeah, he’s the worst.

Posted in: New Commenters’ New Corner: Brett Ratner, Your Boyfriend, Stinks!
#1 The Aura of the H-Man | Nov 8th Score:100

**the Videogum Commenting Community, while obviously wonderful, can be intimidating and off-putting to new commenters**

This is only partly true, Gabe. It leaves out the fact that the Videogum Commenting Community is also intimidating and off-putting to long time commenters as well.

Posted in: New Commenters’ New Corner: Brett Ratner, Your Boyfriend, Stinks!

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Yay, new commenters! Yay, old commenters! Great job to all of you! Alanj, I have to admit that I didn't get your comment right away. Because you said it and then a few people responded that it was so great and I was like, "Why's it so great?" I got it in about four seconds but I do have to come clean that there was a period of time during which I had no idea why anyone liked your comment so much. Great job, though! Also to the rest of you. Please keep commenting. All of you. Every single one.]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1 djfreshie | Nov 7th Score:-9
I prefer Cheddar to Brie
Posted in: The Walking Dead S02E04: This SHOW Is A Discrete Feminine Product (What?)

[Assoc. Ed. Note: This was said after Mr. Plainview commented "I love that you got downvoted for such an innocuous statement," which was in response to deeky saying "last season was good. this season isn’t" about the Walking Dead and getting downvoted for it JEEZE! Very roundabout. Anyway, good one, djfreshie. And "good one" to all of us for having such an upvote-y week.]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

Mr. Hausfrau | Nov 8th Score:53

Guess who has two thumbs and isn’t wearing pants!

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Terry Richardson And Elle Fanning

[Ed. Note: Congratulations, Mr. Hausfrau! You earned it.]

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

twilly | Nov 10th Score:7

WHY IS IT SO LONG? FOUR MINUTES?

Posted in: NSFW: “Me And My Mom Dancing To My Neck My Back”

[Assoc. Ed. Note: CORRECT QUESTION, TWILLY! TBH, there were a million good comments this week and I liked so many of them and you're all the Associate Editor's Choice, but this comment was just super the right question to ask. Also it is what she said.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

Abacus Finch | Nov 10th Score:10

There, but for the grace of God, goes your mom

Posted in: NSFW: “Me And My Mom Dancing To My Neck My Back”

[Ed. Note: Haha. YES! This is one of those rare comments that is both entirely appropriate for the post where it was made and also highly transportable to other posts and also real life conversations. Please use freely and often. I know I will be! ]