Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Top Comments

What a week! I mean, this literally was one of the biggest weeks of the year for America. Between DOMA and Wendy Davis and the immigration bill and Paula Deen, we were really out there, doing it. Admittedly, from the circumscribed perspective of Videogum’s editorial mandate not much was really going on. I think there was a new Pacific Rim trailer? I know that Mandy Kaling was seen leaving a friend’s house, which is exciting, but somehow it pales in comparison to landmark civil rights legislation. Somehow. Not sure how yet. I have all weekend to think about it. Speaking of the weekend: bye!

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Kate Gosselin’s Racist Photo Caption Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5  truckasaurus | Jun 26th Score:28

This whole story is amazing in both good and bad ways (did you see the thing about where they tried to delete 3 minutes from existence??) but this is pretty awesome too (stolen from uproxx):

Posted in: Wendy Davis’s 13-Hour Filibuster
#4  topknot | Jun 26th Score:29

Defense of Math Act

Posted in: America Finally Ready To Accept The Truth About Never Been Kissed
#3  lilbobbytables | Jun 24th Score:29

You break it, you bad it.

Posted in: Best New Party Game: Even Worse Breaking Bad Taglines
#2  KajusX & Chainsaws | Jun 24th Score:29




Posted in: Best New Party Game: Even Worse Breaking Bad Taglines
#1  Frank Lloyd Wrong | Jun 26th Score:34

I have a fun party trick where I tell people I can recite Pi to the 300th number and say 3.14 and then 298 random numbers.

Sorry ladies, I’m married.

Posted in: America Finally Ready To Accept The Truth About Never Been Kissed

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Frank Lloyd Wrong, if anyone challenges you on that boring fact they deserve whatever they get. Congratulations! And great job this week and congratulations to the rest of you. Have a wonderful weekend.]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1  facetaco | Jun 26th Score:-4

I can’t really say I’m happy about that filibuster. Not based on the content of the bill, mind you, but just the whole act of filibustering seems very shady and undemocratic. I mean, forcing a bill to die because you talked for a really long time just sort of seems childish, and not at all reflective of the voice of the people.

Posted in: How Was Everyone’s Day Today?

[Ed. Note: I hear you, FaceTaco, in terms of the general unease generated by the contemporary approach towards filibustering, which was originally intended for the most unusual of circumstances and therefore was rarely exercised. But also you’re joking, right? THIS is the filibuster that finally woke you up to the idea that filibusters were problematic? Give me a break, troll.]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

  pickpocket | Jun 25th Score:2

“Take my client—please!”

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Kate Gosselin’s Racist Photo

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

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

  topknot | Jun 27th Score:11

I never really watched Friends or House, but Kelly seems to really like Friends.

Posted in: Slow News Day Or Slowest News Day?

[Assoc. Ed. Note: If only one person on Earth associates Friends with the fact that I seem to like it a lot, that would be enough. Thank you, topknot.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

  solid | Jun 25th Score:16

I would try to fall in love with someone outside the dome in case it is love is that destroys the dome.

Posted in: What Would You Do If You Were Under The Dome?!

[Ed. Note: Smart.]