Girl Friday

Comments from Girl Friday

I've been AWOL from this site for a while, but I used to have a job that gave me not a lot to do and that's when a note about a new sibling site to Stereogum popped up in my Google Reader (also RIP). I found Videogum and it was glorious. You guys are the best community online. I'll miss checking in over here. Thanks for a great 6 years guys.
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February 7, 2014 on Heaven Just Got A Little More Videogum
Bruce Willis has done two movies where he goes back in time to fix stuff and two movies where he meets his past self. Bruce Willis is the industry-standard for time-travel hijinks.
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October 1, 2012 on The Videogum Movie Club: Looper
If that movie is on TV I will watch it straight through to the end every.single.time. It is hypnotic.
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September 20, 2012 on What Is A Movie That You Want To Rewatch That We Should All Rewatch?
Really? Besides Rocko and Ren and Stimpy, I seem to notice it a lot more of that now that we live in "internet culture." The stuff my younger cousins watched when my occupation was "babysitter" seemed much more aimed at them. Occasionally there was a joke that was over their heads, but usually not entire episodes.
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August 23, 2012 on Videogum Now Accepting Submissions And Other Notes On The Future Of Videogum
Has there been a larger piece written about how weird and awesome this show is? I came to it a little late but I have been amazed how it - and generally a lot of the stuff on regular Cartoon Network (not Adult Swim) - is kind of clearly made for adults with an attitude of "hey if kids like it and want to watch it then that's cool too."
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August 23, 2012 on Videogum Now Accepting Submissions And Other Notes On The Future Of Videogum
I love bizarre pop culture and I love that Videogum also seems to love bizarre pop culture. You guys introduced me to The Room, and for that I owe you a leisurely football toss, but it was those clips and the WMOAT that got me coming back and commenting a lot (when I had more time to do so!). I enjoy watching stuff and being amazed that someone followed through and made their (for better or worse) wackadoo vision reality and I love discussing that kind of stuff with smart people. I guess the one thing I would like to avoid is nonsense lists, I know they generate page-views (believe me, my bosses send me those articles weekly), but I feel like Videogum and its audience are generally above that and are able to talk about a subject without requiring an arbitrary countdown.
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August 23, 2012 on Videogum Now Accepting Submissions And Other Notes On The Future Of Videogum
There is a difference though, in that you know know where your money goes when you buy Chick-Fil-A. They take the money you buy a chicken sandwich with and use it to fund anti-gay causes. I would hope if you found out your friendly neighborhood pot dealer was down-chain from a violent Mexican cartel you'd stop buying from him too.
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August 2, 2012 on Oh, Actually, Boycott Chick-Fil-A
Your metaphor would work if because of what Dan Cathy/Chick-fil-a did, people were boycotting all chicken everywhere. That's not the case.
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August 2, 2012 on Oh, Actually, Boycott Chick-Fil-A
I guess living in the NW has its advantages then, medical and grow-ops abound! I do see your point more for hard drugs, your buddy's buddy's buddy probably doesn't harvest his own coca plants.
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August 2, 2012 on Oh, Actually, Boycott Chick-Fil-A
I think that probably depends on where/who you buy from, but could you explain what you mean?
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August 2, 2012 on Oh, Actually, Boycott Chick-Fil-A
I live on the train route as well (MT) and have friends and family who live and work literally 20-30 feet from the train tracks. When I see/hear extended family and others talk about how stupid it is that we aren't taking advantage of this coal yet, my blood boils.
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July 31, 2012 on Top 10 Reasons NOT To Vote For Barack Obama
It was ridiculous and I watched every second of it. It is prefect Videogum fodder, right up there with True Blood, the recaps could be a-a-a-a-a-mazing. We could make so many "Everyone is Ghosts!" jokes.
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July 31, 2012 on Adam Levine On The Set Of American “Horror” Story
Minor squabble, but did anyone else find the first 40 minutes or so kind of exhausting? They sped through so much exposition and smash cut between characters so much, I found it a little overwhelming. Would it be so terrible to increase the 2hr 45 minute runtime by a few minutes if in exchange you let more of your scenes have a beat to breathe?
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July 23, 2012 on The Videogum Movie Club: The Dark Knight Rises
It felt a LOT like Arkham City to me. While watching the sewer fight with Bane I kept thinking Batman would be okay if he just grappled up to some gargoyles and waited a few moments until Bane looked the other way.
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July 23, 2012 on The Videogum Movie Club: The Dark Knight Rises
I prefer Frisky Dingo, the engineers look A LOT like Killface. http://cdn.buzznet.com/assets/users16/killface85/default/killface-just-chilln--large-msg-120328405101.jpg
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June 11, 2012 on The Videogum Movie Club: Prometheus
I would like a recut of this where as soon as they take off their helmets they all contract space flu and die. There's no aliens and it is just a cautionary tale about how you shouldn't be an idiot in space.
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June 11, 2012 on The Videogum Movie Club: Prometheus
I spent a lot of time thinking about this movie too (still am!) and I agree. They could have drawn some really interesting parallels with Liz Shaw and David about how they both were not able to create life (broken lady parts / robot parts) and yet were very interested in how life is created. Then somehow this ends up with them becoming the weird causal parents of proto-aliens. It could have been really interesting... instead they have David deciding to spike someone's drink with goop because why not, eternal life maybe?
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June 11, 2012 on The Videogum Movie Club: Prometheus
I hate it when any film acts like it should get big pats on the back for asking "big questions." I hate it even more when a film raises those bigger questions and does absolutely nothing with them. Also, that is not how DNA works, Damon Lindelof, did you learn nothing from Alien: Resurrection?
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June 11, 2012 on The Videogum Movie Club: Prometheus
This should happen, if only to force more people to acknowledge how silly it is. Wolverine would win it this year, deservedly.
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April 25, 2012 on Let’s Make Up Some Equally Stupid New MTV Movie Awards Categories
I did too! That line made me feel bad for my own mom and how much money she has given to her own adult children (totally willingly and without opium-tea-induced begging) that she and my dad could be spending on themselves. Actually that is mostly what I got out of Girls last night, a lot of "I should just offer to pay my own cell phone bill already, bleah."
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April 16, 2012 on Talking About Girls, Finally
They all used cheat codes, obvs.
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March 19, 2012 on The Walking Dead S02E13: Season Finale
ugh that was a reply to abr above, I am convinced this magic mouse hates me.
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March 19, 2012 on The Walking Dead S02E13: Season Finale
SPOILER ALERT I think she keeps them around, armless and jawless, so she is seen (smelled?) by other zombies as "one-of-us-gooble-gobble" and not "delicious food." They kept this in the show because the show likes to play fast and loose with it's own internal logic, zombies can't smell you if you're covered in guts or around other zombies, unless they can and then RUNNNNNNNNN.
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March 19, 2012 on The Walking Dead S02E13: Season Finale
Especially since they had all those dead, non-zombie bodies on the highway way back at the start of this stupid season of this crap show. "The unbitten become zombies . . . except when we need dead body set pieces . . . why wouldn't all those corpses be zombies . . . uh . .. oh hey look Carl wandered into another scene, haha that's our Carl" - Walking Dead Showrunner
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March 12, 2012 on The Walking Dead S02E12: Two Shanes Enter, One Shane BRAINS!
"Even though when he was literally dying in front of us, nobody bothered to tell him so and the last words he heard we're 'Sorry Brother' . . . god we're the fucking worst aren't we?"
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March 12, 2012 on The Walking Dead S02E12: Two Shanes Enter, One Shane BRAINS!
So, Dale's stomach was made out of bread dough? Ok. Just checking.
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March 5, 2012 on The Walking Dead S02E11: 12 Angry Zombies
I've been wondering about the zombie rules of this show (ha) too. In the beginning of this season, they were on the highway full of abandoned cars and there were non-zombie dead bodies sitting in them, so by that logic the zombie virus isn't some airborne, everyone-that-dies-becomes-a-zombie thing (I guess). Maybe the non-bitten can just turn into zombies by some other means, like lasers or wishing really hard.
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February 27, 2012 on The Walking Dead S02E10: Two Tickets To The Knife Show
So the theme of this year's Oscars is "Movies." I am glad they are as creative as my high school's homecoming committee.
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February 26, 2012 on The 2012 Academy Awards Videogum Video Pizza Party
Last Minute Entry! Best Picture – The Artist Best Director - Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Best Actor – Jean Dujardin, The Artist Best Actress – Viola Davis, The Help Best Supporting Actor – Christopher Plummer, Beginners Best Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer, The Help Best Original Screenplay – Midnight In Paris Best Adapted Screenplay – Moneyball Best Foreign Film – A Separation Best Animated Film – Rango Art Direction – Hugo Cinematography – The Tree of Life Costume Design – The Artist Documentary (Feature) – Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Documentary (Short Subject) – The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom Film Editing – Hugo Makeup – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part Two Music (Original Score) – The Artist Music (Original Song) – “Man or Muppet” Short Film (Animated) – “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” Short Film (Live Action) – “The Shore” Sound Editing – Hugo Sound Mixing – Hugo Visual Effects – Rise of the Planet of the Apes
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February 26, 2012 on Enter The Videogum Oscar Pool!
I know it just ended and won't be back for months, but consider this an early vote for Videogum to spend some quality ghost time with American Horror Story. It may be the only worthy contender to True Blood for the title of "Most Fun to Hate-Watch."'
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February 14, 2012 on The Videogum TV Club Poll: What Do You Wanna Watch?!