Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Top Comments

Before we leave for the weekend, I wanted to say thank you to everyone — all of the commenters, and everyone who maybe thought about it but then decided against sending me a hate email — for being so incredibly sweet this week. You really know how to make a gal feel like she isn’t a hideous step-mother whom nobody wants! You’re all the best, and I am sincerely very happy that we get to spend our days eTogether. NOW LET’S GET TO THIS WEEKEND SO WE CAN GOD DAMN WATCH BREAKING BAD ALREADY!

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Peter Capaldi And Craig Ferguson’s Band Caption Contest, and the Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5  briadru4 | Aug 2nd Score:66

Posted in: This Is Just A Goodbye Post
#4  Patrick M | Aug 2nd Score:68

I don’t know why it feels stupid to say this, but this dumb website has meant a lot to me (I know the site is not going away). I have met many people that I now consider my IRL friends through Videogum and its unofficial offshoots.
There have been times when the comment section for a post feels like a particuarly good writer’s room and those times are literally joyous to me; but “A writer’s room is only as good as its show runner” (Sophocles) and Gabe has been an outstanding one; I wish you all the luck in whatever it is you’re doing next: Have fun at dinner.

Posted in: This Is Just A Goodbye Post
#3  Scott Lapatine | Aug 2nd Score:74


Posted in: This Is Just A Goodbye Post
#2  An American Patriot | Aug 2nd Score:92

THIS IS long and I’LL read it in a minute, BUT I JUST wanted to let you know I made you SOMETHING:

I’LL miss you, GABE, AND I HOPE you fucking own fuckers WITH THE LOL’S and INTROSPECTION from here ON OUT.

HAVE a very SINCERE and fun AND BEAUTIFUL dinner everybody.

Posted in: This Is Just A Goodbye Post
#1  lolwut | Aug 2nd Score:96

Have fun at dinner, Gabe.

Posted in: This Is Just A Goodbye Post

[Ed. Note: It’s so sad that Gabe died, but I am so, so happy we have this picture to remember him by. R.I.P.]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1  stlolth | Aug 3rd Score:-15

Bye Gabe. We’ll always remember you for your glowing How I Met Your Mother recaps and your poignant critique on boundaries concerning The Onion calling Quvenzhané Wallis the C word juxtaposed against the time you did this:

Hope you get a chance to expand on your volunteer work as a nurse in Africa, leaving the callous opulence and privilege of the western world, which often infuriated you so, behind.

Posted in: This Is Just A Goodbye Post

[Ed. Note: Okay, bye!]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

  Archbishop McGee | Aug 6th Score:27

I’m pretty sure this proves that there’s only about 10 entertainers in the UK.

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t You Caption It?! Contest: Peter Capaldi And Craig Ferguson’s Band

[Ed. Note: Congratulations, Archbishop McGee! You earned it.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

  steph | Aug 8th Score:29

I have a remarkably relevant story.

One day, maybe five or six years ago*, I was out with my family when we saw Mark Wahlberg. I pointed him out and my dad asked if I wanted a picture with him. I said “sure,” and my dad straight up shouted, “HEY MIKE!” Mark Wahlberg either misheard or didn’t care, because he did take that picture with me. The end.

*Time stamped because I am no longer a person who asks celebrities for photos.

Posted in: Mark Wahlberg Lets A Friend Know His True Feelings About Being Mistaken For Matt Damon

[Ed. Note: This story is the best, and, yes, remarkably relevant. A dad shouting “HEY MIKE!” at Mark Wahlberg is absolutely the image I’d like us to enter into the weekend with.]