Bubbles

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So I have to head to Lake Placid today (tough life!) but it's Videogum's last day and I wanted to post something before I went. Thank you to everyone who has made this site worth reading: Kelly, Gabe, Lindsay, all of us monsters, celebrities doing stupid things; thanks to the community we have developed here, and to the hope that this site can continue in some form in the future. It might sound silly or cliched but I felt there was enough intelligence, warmth, and happiness here to keep me going on a bad day, and to make me love a good day even more. Excelsior, everyone. And please, join us on Vgum.wordpress.com (you too, Kelly!), that Lady Rainicorn has so thoughtfully set up for us.
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February 7, 2014 on Teen Korner: OH SNAP MORE TWILIGHT, DAWGS!
We're saved! Sort of. Maybe we can work to make it as awesome as Vgum as been, little by little?
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February 6, 2014 on A Refuge For Homeless Monsters
Top Gun 2: 2 Baby 2 Furious
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February 6, 2014 on Who Should Play Maverick Jr. In Top Gun 2?
'Twas a different, wilder era. Only the strong, and crafty, monsters survived.
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February 6, 2014 on Double Dog: I Took A TV Bus Tour Alone In A “Just Jack” Tshirt
Post snow-day in Albany, NY, everything looks prettier than usual (or ever). I got new glasses today! I will, however, reiterate that I am already beginning to miss the presence of this website before it has disappeared. After 5 years of commenting, reading, and enjoying, having it be one of the websites I check regularly each morning... to have it evaporate is sad. It's wrong. I suppose we can't do much except enjoy the times we had and hope the site gets revived in the future. I hope we can all collectively say "So long, and thanks for all the fish" around 5PM on Friday. I'll love and miss you all.
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February 6, 2014 on How Is Everyone’s Day Today?
Awesome! Thank you Ladyrainicorn!
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February 6, 2014 on How Is Everyone’s Day Today?
Yes, but was it a ghost pirate or a pirate ghost?
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February 5, 2014 on Is Famke Janssen Haunted By A Book Ghost?!
I'd say watch Sir Anthony Hopkins in the spectacular "Remains Of The Day" and you'll never have to watch Downtown Abbey.
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February 4, 2014 on Downton Abbey S01E01: All’s Bates That Ends Bates
That show was so terrible. Gabe's recaps were probably the only reason to watch.
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February 4, 2014 on Lost S06E07: The “Banana Leaf”
Imagine a site with Lindsay and Kelly writing? Amazing!
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February 4, 2014 on Friday Fight: Are Vampires Stupid And Boring?
Fudgecicles for everyone!
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February 4, 2014 on A Fake Interview With Nicolas Cage
Social Services would know what to do to save Videogum! http://darcil.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/7270774142_3c3219f5b9_b.jpg
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February 4, 2014 on I Am Love: A Foreign Film for People with Working Crotches
I know I'm going to sob if Kelly posts some classic Gabe fanfiction. Sigh.
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February 4, 2014 on Double Dog: The Today Show Challenge
It was rainin' hard in Brooklyn I needed one more post to make my night A lady on the 'net waved to flag me down She IMed me that night Something about her was familiar I could swear I'd read her snark before but she said, "I'm sure you're mistaken," and she didn't post anything more It took awhile but she looked at her screen and she glanced at the icon for my name a smile seemed to come to her slowly It was a sad smile just the same. And she said, "How are you Gabey?" "I said how are you Kelly?" Through the too many posts and the too many jokes I still remember you. (Apologies to the late Harry Chapin. Is anyone else on this blog old enough to even know who Harry Chapin is?)
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February 4, 2014 on Double Dog: The Today Show Challenge
Kickstarter project to buy the domain rights? Who else is in?
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February 4, 2014 on Hey Guys, We Have To Talk To You About Something
Will do. Official Videogum twitter?
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February 4, 2014 on Hey Guys, We Have To Talk To You About Something
As someone who has been posting since 2009, I wonder if people remember the Videogum anniversary bday parties in NYC during the early years? Is anyone else up for a last party at a bar in NYC where Kelly, Lindsay, Gabe, Scott etc. are invited to help us remember the good times? A wake for Videogum, if you will?
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February 3, 2014 on Hey Guys, We Have To Talk To You About Something
An ex introduced me to WMOAT when I was doing some adjuncting in 2009; that relationship ended quickly but I always appreciated the sharp witted commentary from Gabe & Lindsay/Kelly. I've participated in the commenting since then, sometimes more or less involved, but I will miss this terribly.
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February 3, 2014 on Hey Guys, We Have To Talk To You About Something
Yea, the community here has kept me going in some pretty bleak periods. I've been hibernating for awhile but would love to see it continue in some form, even if it were a fan-run site.
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February 3, 2014 on Hey Guys, We Have To Talk To You About Something
Ugh. The level of narcissism contained within public wedding proposal videos is staggering; while I'm grateful to Videogum for consistently point this out (and I do enjoy Aaron Paul as an actor) I am just sick of seeing them. No one wants to watch your proposal, as sweet as it might be. Do it in private, and if you do it in public, don't hire someone to film it. Have restraint. Have class. Realize that if you get divorced (50% of American marriages end up in divorce) you'll have this as a weird public record of you failed love. Sigh.
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December 17, 2013 on The Most Personally Conflicting Public Marriage Proposal Of All Time
Room 237 is where the exam will be held
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December 10, 2013 on Best New Party Game: Finals Week Movies
2001: A Space Odyssey of horrible papers I have to grade all weekend
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December 10, 2013 on Best New Party Game: Finals Week Movies
The Shining example of the one student in the class who actually did the readings
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December 10, 2013 on Best New Party Game: Finals Week Movies
Maybe they dipped into an old classic like "Booty and the Beast" or "Up Against the Wall-E"?
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December 3, 2013 on The Porno Switcheroo Archives: Frozen Movie Theater Porno Blunder
It being so un-Doctorlike was why it was interesting. He was a man of peace forced to make a horrible decision to stop an even worse one from happening. The little minisode with the 8th Doctor (Paul McGann) released last week highlighted this perfectly: he wanted to save someone caught in the crossfire and she chose to die instead because she hated the Time Lords as much as the Daleks. After he was revived, the Doctor realized he couldn't stay neutral any longer. Moffatt chose to give him a way out - which weakens the choice. He gets to have his cake and eat it too, he just "forgets" about it as the 9th, 10th, and part of 11th Doctors (though if we include The War Doctor we bump the regenerations up). Rose is awesome. I can't understand the hatred against her (she's far better than Martha Jones, that's for sure).
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November 25, 2013 on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Open Thread
Boo to all you Rose-haters. She's always been my favorite rebooted Doctor companion, and I felt like teasing us with a "It's Rose-but-not-really" way to shoehorn her into the 50th was not cool. That being said, it was a pretty good episode, but I was not entirely happy with what Moffat has now done to the tone of the series. In typical Moffat fashion, he has ret-conned the entire rebooted Doctor Who because he clearly didn't like the tone Russell T. Davies had created. The Doctor committed genocide because he had to in order to stop a war between his own people and the Daleks: a man who chose to stay out of a conflict that was destroying whole races ended up being forced to destroy his own and becoming the "last" Time Lord (besides The Master). The Doctor was punctuated by sadness, loss, regret and a desire to not let it happen again. Davies had also conveniently removed the Time Lord problem (a whole planet of Super-people) the way DC did with their "Crisis on Infinite Earths" - instead of a planet of gods we had the last god (The Doctor). The Doctor became an infinitely more complex individual because of this. Now we find out The Doctor merely disappeared his planet of genocidal Time Lord brothers and sisters while still allowing the Daleks to be destroyed. Sure, it's trapped in a parallel universe, but this is a big mulligan and means The Doctor is far less ethically ambiguous (and interesting) as a character. Why would he want to find his home planet, locked in the last day of the Time War? To confront Rassilon again, who was willing to sacrifice the universe to save himself? Or the other, still power-hungry and genocidal Time Lords? I'd leave them trapped in that parallel dimension forever if I were The Doctor. I'm excited about Capaldi taking over but less so for the new direction/tone of the series.
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November 25, 2013 on Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Open Thread
If Sherry Piper were smart she'd option that story immediately. BOOM. Coming Summer 2015: Piper's Peril: The Untold Story.
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November 11, 2013 on Ryan Reynolds CLAIMS He Did Not Actually Get Barfed On
I prefer the idea of a sequel, but preferably as far removed from Albuquerque as possible. So Nebraska or wherever Saul ends up sounds fine to me.
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November 6, 2013 on Better Call Saul Might Actually Be A Sequel
But you're right, though - Rushmore, Bottle Rocket and Royal Tenenbaums are still his best, though Moonrise Kingdom is pretty damn good as well.
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October 18, 2013 on This Week In Movie Trailers, You Guys