Ginger Ball Z

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This recap lacked something. Oh, I know:

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February 4, 2014 on Lost S06E07: The “Banana Leaf”

It was an excellent indicator of how awesome Gabe’s True Blood recaps would turn out to be, though. Read every one, never watched an episode.

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February 4, 2014 on Friday Fight: Are Vampires Stupid And Boring?

“Very old. Very thread.” – Gabe

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February 4, 2014 on Comment Thread Highlight: “Raw Video: Meet The World’s Longest Cat”

This, back and forth, forever:

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February 4, 2014 on Hey Guys, We Have To Talk To You About Something

For real, you guys, this shit is barf.

I don’t remember which post first brought me to Videogum. At some point in 2008 I googled a meme or pop culture reference and ended up here. The writing was excellent, the writers were smart and accessible, the commenters were a force to be reckoned with, and I was hooked. Without Videogum I would never have seen The Room and would be blissfully unaware of Hugh Jackman’s propensity for peeing his pants. I am a sucker for a running joke.

I don’t have a point or insight to share other than this sucks. I am not the pithy writer that most of you are. I commented occasionally, but mainly got a lot of joy out of reading what you all wrote. I feel I know many of you very well. I did have the pleasure of attending one Monster Meet-up and would love to meet more of you if given the opportunity. It is truly wonderful how welcoming everyone is/was, even of the trolls. My avatar is stolen from an enigmatic and prolific troll from the early days. For the record, I was not Da Cake Eatur.

As of Friday, I will NOT have fun at dinner.

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February 4, 2014 on Hey Guys, We Have To Talk To You About Something

To be fair, do we have any proof that facetaco ISN’T a tostada?

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October 8, 2013 on Here Are Some Afternoon Links!

Werner Herzog approves this title change.

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August 7, 2013 on Is E!’s Upcoming Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills The One True Reality Series?

PS. I’m not, nor have I ever been, Da Cake Eatur. I Gingered up his avatar for Halloween and never changed back.

Where have you gone, Da Cake Eatur? Our pop-culture blog turns its lonely eyes to you.

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August 4, 2013 on This Is Just A Goodbye Post

I know I’m Donna Darko-ing everybody else by now. Gabe, thank you for everything. Thank you for your humor, thank you for your compassion, thank you for your perspective. Thank you for telling us (the monsters and the world) when we were being too ridiculous and when we were being just ridiculous enough. The only thing that keeps me from a horrible depression spiral at the thought of you leaving is that Kelly is here to keep the ship on the right course.

Good luck with your new endeavors. I will be clicking subscribe on everything you do.

Also, iz u relly prezidant of holliwod?

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August 4, 2013 on This Is Just A Goodbye Post
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July 30, 2013 on That’s Your Street Sign

Stay golden, Gabe.

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July 29, 2013 on The Videogum Movie Club: The Wolverine

Yes, please do this! And maybe invite the VG Monsters? #vgum_everywhere

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July 23, 2013 on Here Are Some Morning Links!

Excellent piece. Be sure to read on to the comments section (good practice for anything posted on Mr. Simon actively participates.

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July 15, 2013 on David Simon Reacts To The Trayvon Martin Verdict

She’ll keep an eye out for you. And for bears.

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July 12, 2013 on Bear Safety Video

Great caption, FLW, but I, as a baseball fan, must point out that mumble jack is and will always be singular in the traditional (super-racist, obvs) 7th inning stretch sing-along.

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July 3, 2013 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: CNN Asks The Tough Questions

My favorite Simpsons sight gag of ALL TIME.

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May 17, 2013 on A Brand New Trampoline Accident Compilation

Ooof. I did not realize this gif is seizure inducing. #sorrygum

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April 23, 2013 on Matthew McConaughey IS Mr. Cool Suit

“Hey AJ, it will all work out. Keep fucking that chicken.” – Ernie Anastos

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April 22, 2013 on First Words Out Of Now Fired News Anchor’s Mouth Are “Fucking Shit”