Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Top Comments

Earlier this week, Kelly asked me why it was so hard these days to find good subject matter for A Friendly Chat, and I pointed out that it is summer, and that running a website in summer is always difficult. (Boo hoo, our lives are the hardest out of all the lives, I am sure.) But it really is different during the summer. You would think that in a world full of idiots, those idiots would say and do idiotic stuff that you could squeeze a few paragraphs out of, but I guess all the idiots are too busy enjoying themselves. God bless, idiots! So it gets quiet. And you feel like you’re rubbing two stones together to make nothing. What I’m saying is, why are we letting all of the idiots have all the fun?! LET’S GET OUT THERE, DUMB DUMBS! LET’S GET OUT THERE AND DO IT UP! But first, let us celebrate our accomplishments this week.

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Better Kristen Stewart Car Pranks Caption Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choices.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#4 topknot | Jul 9th Score:28
More like Thrown Ups 2.
Posted in: Other Ingredients In Guy Fieri’s Grown Ups Chili
#1 steph | Jul 8th Score:34
“I died in labor and all I got was this GOOP T-shirt.”
Posted in: Duh Aficionado Magazine: Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn’t Believe Nature Can Hurt You

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Haaaaaaaaaaah. Ah. God. Remember that Gwyneth quote?! What a nutcase. Great job this week, guys! Great job with the caption contest! I laughed out loud SINCERELY at many of them! Great job! Love you, bye!]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1 truckasaurus | Jul 8th Score:-3
I agree completely, citizenchristy. This image – even if you don’t know the context at all – is such a strong one that it shouldn’t just be posted at the top of a site like this. (The image even showed up on my feedly reader.)
Posted in: Slaughterhouse 90210: Of Mice And The Men Who Knock

[Assoc. Ed. Note: While I am sorry that this scene was spoiled, it is, in fairness, a scene that aired a year ago. And, while it is a strong image, it’s not an image that is inherently “spoiler-y.” It’s not like we showed a picture of [spoiler] standing there with [spoiler] his [spoiler] [spoilered]. You know? We wouldn’t post a large spoiler without warning, but enough time has passed that I think it’s okay if we, a pop culture blog, show an image from a scene.]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

[Ed. Note: Congratulations, Frank Lloyd Wrong! You earned it.]

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

catweazle | 10:57am Score:12
I think celebrity gossip would be so much more entertaining if it were all written in the style of Gossip Girl blasts. “We all know that a well-stocked closet is a happy closet, but clothes are meant to be flaunted! Looks like W is hoarding her Hermès when she should be sharing her Chanel.”
Posted in: Creating Some More Winona Ryder Rumors

[Assoc. Ed. Note: This is perfect.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

Matthew O’Leary | Jul 11th Score:10
Ex-brony here.

Honestly, I believe it stems from a sort of social awkwardness, coupled with the bonding power of the Internet. The show itself is good, but nothing special, though it gives many bronies a chance to feel like they are transcending their supposed masculinity, which leads to them feeling special in a world in which they’ve genuinely felt pretty disconnected. Unfortunately, a lot of them seem to be genuinely bitter about it, which has led to the unfortunate intersection of bronies with “nice guys” and MRAs.

Also, they really like dubstep. Like A LOT. Every second of the show gets made into a dubstep mix.

Posted in: My Little Pony Convention 2013 Highlights

[Ed. Note: Thank you, Matthew O’Leary, for a very insightful look into the mind of the modern American Bronie in his natural habitat!]