Comments from nbluth

Also happy birthday! Also also: have you wondered your whole life (or asked your parents, if you have that kind of relationship with them) whether you were conceived on Valentine's Day? That's probably a creepy thing to ask, but my birthday is in a few days and I was born late and I always figured, you know...stuff happened on the V-Day. Basically, this was all a very strange way of proclaiming that my birthday is coming up. Let's party!
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November 15, 2012 on How Was Everyone’s Day Today?
Thanks, banana! I appreciate your thoughts a lot and think we're in sincere agreement. Sometimes I just feel the need to speak up because these jerks shout stupidity so loudly, they drown out those of us that find their opinions deplorable. I hate that they become "representatives" for a group that would gladly disown them if given the chance.
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October 25, 2012 on Rick Santorum Rests Richard Mourdock’s Rape Case
So, I didn't think I'd ever weigh in on any of these shenanigans, but take my tiny musings for what they are. Some context: I'm a feminist apolitical Christian currently in grad school beginning a study on perceptions of rape (basically, what matters in a situation for people to call it a rape?). My thoughts are entirely my own, and I am not claiming to be an expert on anything at all ever. I just want to make a distinction for both facetaco and bananab0at: the God that I believe in doesn't have one thing to say about gay people getting married, except that his followers should love people and shouldn't judge them for anything (especially not something like homosexuality). The God I follow is completely heartbroken when a woman (or man) is raped. That God is devastated when that woman has to make the impossible choice of letting a child conceived out of rape be born (having an everlasting reminder of that horrible event) or choosing to end that pregnancy and dealing with the emotions resulting from that, as well as the rape. That God DOESN'T TELL US WHAT TO DO in the Bible. It sucks. What sucks even more is people, especially men, especially certain misguided politicians who are so busy trying to suck up to the populace and their voters and appease everyone, seem to think that they have interpreted God's unknown, unfathomable heart and mind. And then saying what they think in their very public, very stupid ways. For what it's worth, I apologize for these men on behalf of other Christians. I also very respectfully and very strongly disagree with them on many points and would basically kindly ask them to stop talking for God. I don't think he likes it very much. And, though I don't know, I don't think he would agree with them. Already tl;dr, but side note: there is a significant movement of Christians who realize that the church's teachings on homosexuality have been woefully misguided and completely wrong. Those Christians are working, perhaps not quickly enough and perhaps not visibly enough, to start to correct the wrong and hopefully bring some healing. I want to be clear: we (being the Christians in this group) don't believe homosexuality is wrong. We believe that every instance of love on earth is a beautiful fragment of the immensity of love that God has for us and should be embraced and celebrated.
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October 25, 2012 on Rick Santorum Rests Richard Mourdock’s Rape Case
Molding the breasts of the Betty White wax figure. #jobsnoonewants
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June 5, 2012 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Betty White And Wax Sculpture Betty White
I have actually been to the exact geographical center of the United States (read: cool person) and I LITERALLY cannot imagine what some professor's bar in NYC has to offer that Lebanon, KS does not. In fact, I doubt this professor's bar even has one single plaque from the Corps of Engineers, an unbelievably tiny all-faiths church, or one sad picnic table, so...clearly less adequate. Le-ba-non! Le-ba-non!
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March 27, 2012 on Come Celebrate Videogum’s Fourth Birthday!
All I want to do is upvote Kelly's post title. That's it. That's all I need.
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March 27, 2012 on Downton Abbey S01E06: Matthew And Mary Sitting In A Tree, Dow-Ow-Own-Ton Ah-Ah-Bey
I don't really see what the whole "racism" issue is - clearly, the editors know that bent elbows and arched backs aren't nearly as appealing to the eye as ramrod straightness (no hetero).
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January 31, 2012 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: The Annual Vanity Fair “Hollywood” Cover
Kelly, are all these baby posts your way of trying to tell us something? Like, maybe you're pregnant with a robo-baby and you concerned about how to take care of it because if normal parents let their normal babies climb rock walls and high chairs and fall into the street, what craziness will your robo-baby who has superhuman strength and intelligence and mobility and no soft spot be able to do? KELLY?
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January 25, 2012 on BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR BABY Video Battle!
I only hope Hitler's mustache hair didn't get caught in Marky-Mark's man-bracelet. Like, that shit's hard to get out. And who knows what kind of Butterfly Effect THAT might cause.
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January 19, 2012 on You Can Make It Up: Mark Wahlberg Stops World War II
"Mike, dude, under what circumstances do you imagine the question writers at Jeopardy, a family-friendly trivia show coming up on its 50th anniversary, would create a question for which ‘Donkey Punch’ was the answer?" Gabe, obviously Alex would know that the writers at Jeopardy are "answer writers," and he would be questioning Mike's imagining the circumstances under which they would have written an answer for which "What is 'Donkey Punch'" was the question. And now my brain has exploded.
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January 17, 2012 on “Donkey Punch” Is OUR Generation’s “Self Potato”
I finally get the Andy Serkis Oscar Campaign business. Based on everything I have seen from this movie (i.e. this photo), Andy Serkis is the acting-est actor in it. Those eyes! That mouth! The green...dots...!
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January 10, 2012 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Andy Serkis “Acting”
J.R.R. Tolkien. Dude, I'm really sorry, but you managed to so excellently write "The Hobbit" and yet so poorly write "LOTR" that I could not only not finish it but also fell asleep 3 times watching the first movie it inspired, which is my maximum number of times to give a movie before throwing in the towel. And what a boring towel it was to throw in. As a giant self- and other-proclaimed nerd, this pains me to do, but I must and I did. Sorries.
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January 6, 2012 on Friday Giveaway: A Signed Copy Of Chris Gethard’s A Bad Idea I’m About To Do And A Personalized CALL OUT!
Where does novelty clothe? Certainly not in this alleyway, because that is no real man. Team Demi!
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January 4, 2012 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: New Year’s Resolutions
I've never done this before (TWSS), but here's a link for the Petting Zoo? I hope this is kosher (posting a link here, not the actual link, which is completely unclean-animal free)... Cat balancing on woman doing yoga. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Mc0liHubCf8
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December 14, 2011 on The Petting Zoo: The Week’s Top 10 Animal Videos
The Hunt The Hunt The Hunt The Hunt. Also, The Hunt. Also, many things that many others have said that are good, if not great, e.g. show recaps (possibly add Dexter?), less videos as work time = Videogum time (though, as others have said, commentary is usually good enough), other things. BUT this site has already achieved an incredible level of awesome, so if nothing changed then you'd still have at least one fan. Right. Here.
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December 12, 2011 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments