Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

By Gabe Delahaye / April 29, 2011

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the Michelle Obama Watches Al Roker And Kelly Ripa Share A Crepe Caption Contest winner, and the Guest Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5 Polythene Pam | Apr 27th Score:66

I think the difference is that bullying is something that follows kids home now. With all the new forms of communication kids are using there are now so many new ways to make someone feel like the world is actually conspiring against them, and I don’t think there’s a problem with putting out the message (through many of the same mediums bullies are using) that no, actually, it’s not.

Posted in: The Bully Project Trailer, You Guys
#4 Notsewfast | Apr 26th Score:67

Well I hope everyone is happy with the sex they’ve had, because this guy will be having all the sex from now on.

Posted in: Brad Is An Actor And A Model
#1 topknot | Apr 26th Score:111

“It’s days like this when my job feels like ‘Worst Lady.’” -Michelle Obama

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Michelle Obama Watches Al Roker And Kelly Ripa Eat A Crepe

[Ed. note: For the second week in a row, Caption Contest winners take the top two spots. I'm not sure if this means that people are bored by the other comment threads, or if it means that you guys have just been bringing the fire when it most mattered. Either way, congratulations, Topknot and The Hammer Is My Penis. You earned it! Maybe as a treat for yourself for winning you will change your name, The Hammer Is My Penis!]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

facetaco | Apr 27th Score:-45
At the risk of saying this to a whole bunch of nerds (AKA you guys), is bullying really that big of a problem? I mean, bullies have been around pretty much forever. It is like the world’s second oldest profession. And sure, it’s mean to knock someone down and fart on their head or whatever just because they’re smaller than you. But it also kind of gets you ready for life, you know? The world is always going to be there to knock you down and fart on your head, and that’s a lesson that needs to be learned from an early age. It is bad to be a bully, but when bullies get older, most of them STOP being bullies and start being productive members of society. And those who continue being bullies, they usually end up in jail, because bullying as an adult becomes an actual crime that is prosecuted. But overall, I don’t think the whole issue is one to get worked up over compared to, say, genocide or something.
Posted in: The Bully Project Trailer, You Guys

[Ed. note: I soooort of see your point, FaceTaco, I do. There is a certain "character building" quality to dealing with adversity as a child that I am sure makes those who get through it all the stronger. But, with the spate of actual national-news-calliber DEATHS from people being bullied in the past few months, I'm not sure it's entirely fair to say that bullying just isn't a problem. Moreover, just from an emotional empathy standpoint, the deep feelings of isolation and social-discomfort that the kids in that movie trailer expressed seem worthy of, at the very LEAST, a certain level of compassion. Even if the bullies are going to become productive members of society--which is kind of your weirdest argument, because I'm not sure anyone is that worried about how the bullies turn out--from the vantage point of childhood, it is hard to understand that things change and that you can survive certain things even if to adults it seems totally clear and obvious. That pain and fear is real! So, again, even if I even agree with you that there might be some utility to mild forms of coping with bullies, the argument that this is inherently and always some kind of beneficial Social Darwinian rite of passage that everyone needs to go through isn't entirely convincing.]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

[Ed. note: See above.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

Apartment Tiger | Apr 25th Score:29

Although I haven’t seen this latest season of FNL, I’m going to guess that Ned Stark is better at shaping young men as long as the shape you are looking for is “headless”.

Posted in: Coach Taylor Vs. Ned Stark: Who Molds Young Men Better?!

[Ed. note: Clear eyes, full heart, no head.]