TheObesrvatory

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I am breaking my now LEGENDARY¹ silence. I've been reading Videogum for a really long time², and I have never really commented on anything. I created an account on here a few days before Gabe made a post about sharing our Twitter handles³, and I got into the community that way. I'm @nopurpleshelves FIND ME. This is going to sound really stupid, but I think this Videogum community⁴ is way bigger than a comments section. I've made a lot of friends because of this weird thing thing, and those friendships have become more than wondering what they will say in response to a blog post. I don't even check Videogum all that often anymore. Twice a week or so, I will get on and go through the back pages and whatever jumps out at me, but lately it all feels somewhat forced.⁵ It just feels like sometimes no one has their heart in it, no one (writer or otherwise) is as invested in it. Maybe the reason why I feel that was is that my discovery of Vgum happened at a time I really needed it. My wheels were spinning, and I really wasn't doing much of anything. Now that that has changed, maybe my borderline obsession with the site has becalmed because I don't need it as much.⁶ I will always love Videogum. It has given me literally the greatest thing to ever happen to me. I met, became friends, fell madly in love, and am now moving in with a girl who came to Videogum in much the same way and the same time I did (Hi, @KiriMack!). So. I owe this website everything. IOU, website. I'm constantly weirded out by how tight knit this community⁷ is. I've never encountered anything else like it on the internet, and I mean to tell you I have seen some things on the internet!⁸ Let's all just hug it out, maybe cool it with all the GIFs, and have some coffee. Let's wake it UP, y'all! ¹ Nope. ² Two and one half years is a long time. ³ Twandles ⁴ I really hate using this word. For a brief moment I considered using "quasi-gathering of predominantly like-minded (for the most part) jaded-about-nothing-specific twentysomethings", but then it got TOO REAL. ⁵ Both my reading of the site, and — many times — the writing. ⁶ LOLOLOLOLO I SOUND SO DUMB ⁷ Again, ugh. ⁸ Mostly cute animal videos, but I've managed to avoid 2 Girls 1 Cup and the Chris Crocker kid.
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June 2, 2011 on The Videogum 6-Month Performance Review
I am breaking my now LEGENDARY¹ silence. I've been reading Videogum for a really long time², and I have never really commented on anything. I created an account on here a few days before Gabe made a post about sharing our Twitter handles³, and I got into the community that way. I'm @nopurpleshelves FIND ME. This is going to sound really stupid, but I think this Videogum "community"⁴ is way bigger than a comments section. I've made a lot of friends because of this weird thing thing, and those friendships have become more than wondering what they will say in response to a blog post. I don't even check Videogum all that often anymore. Twice a week or so, I will get on and go through the back pages and whatever jumps out at me, but lately it all feels somewhat forced.⁵ It just feels like sometimes no one has their heart in it, no one (writer or otherwise) is as invested in it. Maybe the reason why I feel that was is that my discovery of Vgum happened at a time I really needed it. My wheels were spinning, and I really wasn't doing much of anything. Now that that has changed, maybe my borderline obsession with the site has becalmed because I don't need it as much.⁶ I will always love Videogum. It has given me literally the greatest thing to ever happen to me. I met, became friends, fell madly in love, and am now moving in with a girl who came to Videogum in much the same way and the same time I did (Hi, @KiriMack!). So. I owe this website everything. IOU, website. I'm constantly weirded out by how tight knit this "community⁷" is. I've never encountered anything else like it on the internet, and I mean to tell you I have seen some things on the internet! ¹ Nope. ² Two and one half years is a long time. ³ Twandles ⁴ I really hate using this word. For a brief moment I considered using "quasi-gathering of predominantly like-minded (for the most part) jaded-about-nothing-specific twentysomethings", but then it got TOO REAL. ⁵ Both my reading of the site, and — many times — the writing. ⁶ LOLOLOLOLO I SOUND SO DUMB ⁷ Again, ugh.
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June 2, 2011 on The Videogum 6-Month Performance Review
Now, I'm an actor, and I have done my fair share of musicals. But this kills it. I'm done.
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February 23, 2010 on My Little Ponies Perform Showtunes And/Or Two Tickets To Nightmare Town
No joke! Today is going to be so good.
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February 23, 2010 on Welcome To The New Videogum
This video had been removed from Youtube, thus saving my morning/ entire week.
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February 22, 2010 on This Is The Real NSFW
The second rule of standup comedy is YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT STANDUP COMEDY.
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January 22, 2010 on We Should All Be So Lucky As To Find Something In This World That Makes Us Happy, Part Six
I'll see you guys at the hospital! Can't wait!
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January 22, 2010 on The Final Episode Of The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien Drinking Game
But there are Topical's to be zing'd all around us! Never fear, that joke always works! Unlike Conan O'Brien until September 1st!
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January 22, 2010 on A Round Up Of Positive Reviews Of Tooth Fairy
Only when you take that STUPID ARROW OFF YOUR FOREHEAD
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January 19, 2010 on The World’s Worst Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Video
This isn't politics, it's an internet website on the ww.internet. Relaxgum, dawg. Jerry Sienfeld is very good at not being very good.
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January 11, 2010 on Shut Up, Jerry Seinfeld
Supersize MY SHORTS, MAN.
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January 11, 2010 on The Simpsons Is A Thousand Years Old
BAM. You got sent to Shut Up School.
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January 11, 2010 on Shut Up, Jerry Seinfeld
Such amazing syncopation! Give this girl all the Oscars AND all the Tony's!
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November 5, 2009 on Kids Make Amazing Videos Starring Their Dolls Singing About Burritos The Darndest Things
Psh, I have been drinking Vitamin Water for two years and have never ONCE turned into a werewolf. False advertising, dudes & dudettes.
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October 28, 2009 on Videogum’s Teen Korner: Cool Vampires And Werewolves Only Drink Vitamin Water
Unless he happens to be a big George Lopez fan, because then it's win-win.
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October 27, 2009 on George Lopez Is A Pee-Pee Head
TBS no longer very funny. Was it ever, though?
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October 27, 2009 on George Lopez Is A Pee-Pee Head
The children! How could people resist these adorable children, who are probably not digging through the garbage for a new shirt right now! Probably! http://cdn.videogum.com/img/thumbnails/photos/starving_children.jpg
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October 27, 2009 on You Be The Blog: Wes Anderson Edition
Watson your stocking? This movie, hopefully!
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October 26, 2009 on Can We Even Come Up With A Worse Tagline For Sherlock Holmes?
Honestly, I could handle these videos. Until, that is, he started talking in that fucking Betty Boop video. That's it, my boyfriend and I need to have a talk.
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October 13, 2009 on Oh Hell No, There Are More?!?
The Teen Korner is TOTES 1 of my fav things, you guys. Honest to Blog. Knee pads!
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October 6, 2009 on Videogum’s Teen Korner: Larry David Guest Stars On Hannah Montana OMFGLOLRIP
We're going for boring, not FUCKING HORRIBLE.
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September 15, 2009 on Can We Think Of A More Boring Show Than This Show?
I really had a number of problems with this movie, and almost all of them are screenplay/plot-based. I did think Anne Hathaway did a really great job, considering what she had to work with, though. There are a lot of similarities between this and every other "rich white people problem" movies, but the thing that annoys me the most is that it pretends it is a very smart, deep indie film. But? these monsters need to calm down.
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September 14, 2009 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Rachel Getting Married
The kid in the jersey who straight kisses the marshmallow grows up to have some weird fetishes, I bet.
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September 14, 2009 on Kids Participate In Meaningful Psychological Studies The Darndest Things