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Did they really use a IMDB user comment as a review in this? I'm surprised they didn't just go with youtube comments. "Come watch my cat video." - youtube user werttrew
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February 22, 2010 on Birdemic Trailer Even More Birdemic-y
We should all be so lucky to find something that makes us happy, but we should also be so lucky that that thing does not sound like nails on a chalkboard. Sorry guys! Keep rocking out for the lord.....away from me.
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February 22, 2010 on Awesome Video For An Awesome Song
I should clarify. The nightmare comments was mostly in response to the fact that the majority of it was nightmare vision for the eyes. I definitely didn't hate it, and I was certainly entertained, but I definitely had the same gripe with the unreliable narrator aspect, which I kinda suspected coming in and wasn't that surprised when it did happen. I also think it tried to capture a lot of what David Lynch's Lost Highway captured only Lynch did it better because he's positively nuts. That said, it was still a well-acted, well-shot film that for the most part flowed together well (though still a bit tedious at points). I feel like a nerd though because throughout pretty much the entire thing I thought about how it would make for a good video game. D:
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February 20, 2010 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments
Also, I just noticed that it says my post was on "Best New Party Game 16" when it was definitely on the Reset Button post. Weird.
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February 19, 2010 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO U-S-A! U-S-A! Ahem, sorry. Just got back from the tedious nightmare (both figurative and literal) that was Shutter Island, and now I see that I made Monster's Ball for the first time despite having posted very sporadically of late! I'd like to dedicate this 3rd place to all the people who really make this site and community great, and I hope to remain a more frequent poster rather than lurker. luv u guyz
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February 19, 2010 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments
Is that what it was?! I was so confused by that. I thought for a minute she was singing really badly along with Miley Cyrus or whatever was blasting from the event speakers and we were going to have an impromptu Miley Cyrus dance party.
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February 19, 2010 on 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Open Thread
Personally, I really enjoy the winter games, much more so than the summer ones. I'm a fan of winter sports in general, and it's nice to actually feel unabashedly patriotic once in a while and root for murika. Also, so many of the events are just fun to watch because they are NUTS and the people who do them are nuts. Watching downhill skiing and being genuinely nervous for each skier that they actually make it down the course without killing themselves is nuts. Watching short-track speed skating is nuts. I don't really get to pay attention to these sports outside of these two weeks every four years, so it's nice and the perfect amount of time to care about these kinds of things imo.
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February 19, 2010 on 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Open Thread
Prawns be fighting all over for this shit.
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February 19, 2010 on Dude, Your Cat Is Tripping Ballllllllllz
Nice try, Richard Heene. Just doesn't have the same effect when there isn't the fear of a small child plummeting to the earth.
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February 19, 2010 on Space Chair!
Videogum: the place for trampoline accidents and weird sexual fetishes.
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February 19, 2010 on EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Footage From Spider-Man 4
I cannot lots of love this post enough.
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February 17, 2010 on EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: James Cameron’s Avatar Novel
Fuck that. When the Rapture happens I'm stealing all of these people's dogs and starting my own 4REAL Hotel for Dogs. DOWN WILL BE UP. DOGS WILL BE PEOPLE. RAPTURE!
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February 17, 2010 on Down The “After The Rapture Pet Care” Rabbit Hole We Go!
yes yes yes yes to this and stupidlisagarbageface's comment directly below I still browse SG every day and think that the actual posts and writing are high quality, but I haven't bothered signing onto there in about a year now because there's just no point in commenting at this point. There's no real discussion going on, and it's too often that you feel like you have to constantly defend any band you like because of the roves of "this band suks" comments or a snarkier equivalent. I am a musician (perform and write jazz/rock stuff), and I feel that I know my shit musically, and more importantly, that I LOVE listening and discussing interesting stuff. I've always felt inferior in there though because I'm afraid that somehow my tastes aren't cool or hip enough because I don't like Wavves or some random band I personally couldn't care less about. /music board angst rant
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February 16, 2010 on The Reset Button
Forget it, Jake. It's Shitty-hipster-town. I gave up on that place once the great AC/GB feud started.
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February 15, 2010 on The Reset Button
I'd be in full support of turning the ratio of dumping on things we hate to posting adorable panda gifs to 20/80.
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February 15, 2010 on The Reset Button
I signed in JUST to say I respect your acknowledgment and self-awareness of a blog like this that strives to be so much and bring so much entertainment but can sometimes result in a race to the bottom in terms of tastefulness for the sake of laffs. That's what separates this place from many other pop-culture blogs or the true garbage pits of the internet such as 4chan. That said, this post is fat, gay, and retarded. <3
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February 15, 2010 on The Reset Button
I'm less appalled at Kirstie Alley's hypocritical exploitation of her weight fluctuations while complaining about people's judgment of said weight fluctuations than the fact that she named her son True. Really? True?
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February 9, 2010 on Kirstie Alley Is Almost As Busy As She Is Fat, Says Kirstie Alley
Can I just say how much I missed this pseudo-feature?
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February 9, 2010 on Who Was Watching All That Super Bowl?
I think any master photobomber has to have the potential for massive jerkiness inside of them. Team Jerk Cera!
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February 9, 2010 on A Videogum Poll: Who Is Secretly A Big Jerk?
More like Serend-I-pity all of you poor souls who actually had to sit through this movie at some point.
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February 8, 2010 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Serendipity
So lazygum. My post rate has plummeted of late. I've grown content with reading everyone else's comments and lurking. It doesn't help that for some reason even when I tell it to stay signed in, I have to resign in every day if I want to post. :|
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February 5, 2010 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments
Needed more "about to break dance." Joe needs to go there and show them how it's really done.
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February 5, 2010 on This Is The Best Test Of A Camera To See If It Works Of All Time
Damn it! I was just about to post puppies dressed as kittens, but then I got an error saying I had to sign in again even though I was already signed in. The lawnmower man is working against me today.
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February 4, 2010 on The Starting Line-Up For This Year’s Puppy Bowl Are All Champs!
I'm upvoting this forever in my mind. Moon and Rockwell and Clint Mansell were all fucking robbed.
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February 2, 2010 on 2010 Academy Award Nominees, Guys
Yeah, we're done here. Blue pills for everyone!
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January 28, 2010 on No.
Isn't the point of an e-reader like Kindle supposed to be that it's smaller and more convenient than an actual book? That thing looks just as big and unwieldy as a book and much more fragile. SELL!
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January 27, 2010 on Apple iPad Open Thread
I'm really glad that I finally understand where bus reviews comes from now. I felt so outside of the videogum inside jokes loop for a while.
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January 27, 2010 on Everything You Need To Know About Lost In 100 Seconds
You know, it's not even the terrible beats or rhymes he uses that makes it so unbearable (though those are very very bad as well). It's the fact that he has no sense of rhythm WHATSOEVER. It's like trying to listen to the hiphop version of The Shags.
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January 27, 2010 on This Is Your Music Video: Leather Face’s “Born In The DMZ”
Sounds like a bunch of you were introduced to the more sinister side of the internet recently. Apparently those few hours I was off the computer were very timely. Also HI LAUREN. We promise to be super nice and loving to you as long as you help occasionally keep the worst of us monsters at bay.
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January 15, 2010 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments