Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

What a week. Lindsay Lohan died, again. A character on television got married to another character on television. Tim Allen taught us all a thing or none about Quantum Physics. A known sex offender taught us how to make chili cheese nachos. And, of course, Mary Miller joined the Videogum team. Remember? That was great. Welcome to the team once again, Mary. Anyway, it is officially the holiday season now, and you know what that means: EGG NOG PARTY. Enjoy your egg nog party this weekend, as we will all enjoy our egg nog parties this weekend. See you on Monday, fatsos. #eggnog

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Scott Disick’s Stupid Eye Patch Caption Contest, and the Editor’s choice and Associate Editors’ choices.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5  Dr. Feelgood | Nov 27th Score:39

We were all preoccupied trying to keep our kids off the internet that we completely neglected our parents.

Posted in: How To Make Chili Cheese Nachos
#4  topknot | Nov 27th Score:40

Oh facetaco, you’re someone I just can’t get mad at.

Posted in: This Is The Internet’s Favorite New GIF
#3  Chris Trash | Nov 26th Score:40

For future reference, what’s the time frame in which it is acceptable to photoshop Mary into stuff?

Posted in: Please Help Us Welcome Mary Miller To The Videogum Family
#2  truckasaurus | Nov 26th Score:42

Welcome! As a gift, I have written this haiku:

At Videogum,
Trampoline accidents and
Hating on Gwyneth

Posted in: Please Help Us Welcome Mary Miller To The Videogum Family
#1  That One | Nov 26th Score:45

Welcome, Mary! iz u rely 6?

Posted in: Please Help Us Welcome Mary Miller To The Videogum Family

[Assoc. Ed. Note: MARY MILLLLLLLLLLER! Who can award favorites in a celebratory week like this? (JK.) (We can!) (Congratulations, That One!) -Kelly]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment


Jason Brown | Nov 26th Score:-18

Gabe seems to miss the point of it all — he watched it, he wrote about it, Video Gum posts an article about it.
Whether he likes it or not, or gets to feel superior to the stars or not, it’s sort of beside the point.

Posted in: There Is Nothing To Say About Liz & Dick

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Well, not really. The whole thing was an obvious, most likely intentional, spectacle — the post addressed the odd, yucky problem with that spectacle, it didn’t try to deny the spectacle its spectacle. Also: What? I don’t really know how to respond to you because what are you saying? -Kelly]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

  lawblog | Nov 27th Score:40

“When you sustain a corneal abrasion due to a rousing game of polo, you simply must wear this velour monogrammed eyepatch by Langdon Donovan.” —Gwyneth

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Scott Disick’s Stupid Eye Patch

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

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice (Mary)

  Commentatrix | 1:32am Score:1

You guys, what follows is a true story, but take it with a grain of salt because my memory is pretty shoddy:

Once when I was 18 and being driven home from college by my dad, we stopped for gas in northern California and I saw Rider “Shawn Hunter” Strong AT THE NEXT GAS PUMP putting gas in a Toyota Corolla! Except I’m not sure it was a Corolla, and I’m not sure how old I really was (but some kind of teenager because upon spotting him I instantly attempted to make myself look as cute and aloof as possible, should he happen to look my way), and I’m also not sure where, geographically, the alleged (ha!) gas station was. But the important part of the story is all true!

Side note: My freshman year of college I took General Psychology and scoffed at the notion that the test subjects in memory experiments scored so poorly but now I get it. I get it. #old

Posted in: Here Are Some Afternoon Links!

[Assoc. Ed. Note: I picked this comment because personal anecdotes are the best and I want to hear more of them! Also: hahahah, don’t you hate when you see a famous person (and yes, you try to look sooooo cool and unassuming) and the whole thing ends up turning out not to be everything you imagined it would? ACK! -Mary]

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice (Kelly)

  summer estherson | Nov 26th Score:5

Krispy’s mom seems like she has a good head on her shoulders. Knows how to set boundaries. Good on her.

Posted in: Krispy Kreme Brings Us Into The Holiday Season

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Plz remember Krispy Kreme’s “Christmas” for when you’re drinking eggnog this weekend. -Kelly]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

  topknot | Nov 28th Score:12

I’ve been working on being more grateful in life lately. It’s not easy! I recognize my life is pretty great, I have a loving family, a great fiance, the best dog, etc. It’s great! I just feel so conditioned by my 30 years of life to become so easily frustrated with little things that really don’t matter. It has been something of a go-to response for me for a long time, so chipping away at it takes effort.

I also think we’re taught to feel kind of guilty about being happy with our lives. I know plenty of people who really do suffer in different ways, and it’s a hard thing to balance being happy and grateful but still be compassionate for others. Someone told me recently that we are actually best able to help others when we ourselves are in a good place, and that made good sense to me.

Anyway, thank you Gabe for this little mid-week reminder to be grateful.

Posted in: Let’s Think About Children In Afghanistan For, Like, Two Seconds

[Ed. Note: You’re welcome, man! We should all try and do that! By the way, that whole comment thread on that post is pretty interesting. People really get into it over the whole “white people problems” thing, which personally seems like a distracting focus on semantics rather than the essence of the issue. I guess I sort of see how “third world country” is mildly offensive, but also there are lots of things about the current geo-political and economic framework that we exist in that seem more offensive. But yeah! Check it out!]