R2D2, Esq.

Comments from R2D2, Esq.

This last year has been unlike any other in my life. I've gotten divorced, tried (unsuccessfully) to change careers, and as of next week my mother is selling the house I grew up in. It's been an emotional roller coaster, and you guys have been a real source of stability and continuity all those times when my heart was in my throat. I'm so glad that back in October of 2010 I decided to start commenting here. I've made real life friends, and feel awfully attached to so many of you who I've never even met. Thanks for every funny comment, every smart comment, every gif, and every upvote*. Thanks to Kelly, Gabe, Lindsay, and every other contributor to this site for making it my favorite place to hang out on this enormous internet.** I’m gonna miss this a whole lot. *downvoters are just jealous haterrrzzz **my Twitter is @r2d2esq if you'd like to ENHANCE our connection
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February 7, 2014 on Heaven Just Got A Little More Videogum
Kate, you're like our close pal/den mother. I look forward to continuing to following your baking exploits on Twitter!
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February 7, 2014 on Life Is A Highway, You Guys
Yeah, dude. I thought that was the end for a second! (thanks for everything, scott)
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February 7, 2014 on Life Is A Highway, You Guys
Sorry, KCC. Still not sure if you're real or not. I mean, obviously you exist, but...you know.
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February 7, 2014 on Life Is A Highway, You Guys
It was the link that failed, goddamnit! I know how to post images!
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February 7, 2014 on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Series Finale Open Thread
Before Gabe's recaps, I would regularly watch this show because it was on HBO on Sunday night and it came on after whatever else I had watched that night. What was I gonna do? Change the channel? Read a book? Get a good night's sleep? It was something I consumed strictly because of inertia. After Gabe's recaps, this show became awesome.
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February 7, 2014 on Entourage S08E08: Series Finale
And now to retire to a life of formal events in Canada. http://www.imaginelifestyles.com/luxuryliving/wp-content/uploads/blog/files/u2/leno20.jpg
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February 7, 2014 on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Series Finale Open Thread
I have my favorite tie on, so pretty good? Also, as treacherous and icy as it is outside, this is way better than yesterday's oceans of slush. On the way to work yesterday I stepped in a puddle that was a good 6 inches deeper than I expected, so I spent most of the day sitting at my desk with one shoe on while I waited for my shoe and sock to finally dry. And I'm currently pretending that this isn't the penultimate day of Videogum.
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February 6, 2014 on How Is Everyone’s Day Today?
I'm just gonna say it - I enjoy the whole Clooney prank thing. These guys have money and time, and they basically get to play for a living. It sounds like they're all having a lot of fun!
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February 6, 2014 on The World Keeps On Turning, George Clooney Keeps On Pranking
I saw this movie in the theater in college, and at the time I thought he was fantastic. As we walked out of the movie I said I was sure he was going to win for Best Actor (he did). Now that I'm older I can see what you're saying, but I can also still see why the performance was considered great (though I no longer actually like the movie as a whole). As Gabe detailed in this post, his character is loathsome. But he managed to take that character and make audiences sympathize, which is fairly impressive.
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February 5, 2014 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: American Beauty
I'll forever be satisfied that after months of campaigning I managed to get Australia! in. One of my proudest accomplishments.
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February 5, 2014 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: American Beauty
I'd never seen this before! Excuse me now while I go through all of the Double Dog posts.
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February 5, 2014 on Double Dog: My First And Last Survivor Audition Tape
There was a time, many years ago, when I had an enormous crush on Gwyneth Paltrow. And then Gabe happened.* *not intended to indicate I have a crush on Gabe now
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February 4, 2014 on Holy Shit: Gwyneth Paltrow Gives “Helpful Advice” To Busy “Working Moms” Like Herself
I hate that Videogum is ending, but I love going back and reading the comments on old posts. This week is emotionally complex.
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February 4, 2014 on Downton Abbey S01E01: All’s Bates That Ends Bates
And to think that when this was written nobody understood exactly how shitty True Blood would turn out to be.
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February 4, 2014 on Friday Fight: Are Vampires Stupid And Boring?
"This thread is so old it remembers my Boku commercials." - Richard Lewis
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February 4, 2014 on Comment Thread Highlight: “Raw Video: Meet The World’s Longest Cat”
"This thread is so old that when it was posted the Dead Sea was only sick." - George Burns
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February 4, 2014 on Comment Thread Highlight: “Raw Video: Meet The World’s Longest Cat”
Totally papers over the dated Abu Ghraib reference.
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February 4, 2014 on Double Dog: The Today Show Challenge
Good explanation, but you lost points for not including a Deal With It gif.
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February 4, 2014 on Double Dog: The Today Show Challenge
Perfect post to start this morning, Kelly.
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February 4, 2014 on Hey, What’s Up With Topher Grace?
I assume this is some kind of Benjamin Button deal, because I can't imagine an actual child reacting this way to a song.
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February 3, 2014 on Child Needs To Be Left Alone With His Feelings, Dad
"After my brother was murdered, it was time for a change. Instead of wasting my life protecting the accused from government overreach, I now fight the good fight on behalf of those who may have slipped on a grape at the supermarket or suffered whiplash at the hands of a city bus driver."
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February 3, 2014 on This Lawyer’s Ad Was The Best Super Bowl Ad
I hope that by then they've developed the technology to incorporate the video into my tombstone.
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January 31, 2014 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Top Comments