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Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

You know what’s cool and also the best? When something that was written a long time ago still holds up and feels totally relevant and even modern. It’s like magic! I put off seeing The Graduate for years because it seemed like some dumb old movie that my stepdad liked to reference at the dinner table, and then I actually saw it and it’s easily one of my favorite three movies of all time. It’s great! And you can see its fingerprints all over so many other movies that you love. Similarly, a friend recently recommended Nathaniel West’s novel, The Day of the Locust, and OK I have not finished reading it, so maybe the second half of the book is just so outdated and arcane and you throw the book in the fireplace because you’re like NICE TRY, GRANDPA, WHO’S YOUR ROBOT JEWEL THIEF FRIEND? But so far it’s great and actually has a very modern, proto-Brett Easton Ellis feel. Like, in one of the earliest scenes of the book an entire dinner party leaves the host’s house to go to a brothel and watch old pornos. The book was written in 1939! So those are two recommendations for you of old things that don’t feel so old.

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Uggie’s Hollywood Paw Prints Caption Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5 An American Patriot | Jun 27th Score:42

And BALANCED!

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Posted in: No More Twitter Eulogies, Please
#4 lilbobbytables | Jun 27th Score:47

Between this, the gay oreo kerfuffle on facebook, and the group protesting General Mills for supporting same-sex marriage, this has been a banner week for eye rolling. I’m not saying that it is definitely a ploy by optometrists to create need for their services after an eye sprain epidemic, but that is definitely what is happening.

Also, in your face Chuck Norris. The only person I knew who was active in the scouts and became an eagle scout is gay*. THE GAYS ARE CALLING FROM INSIDE THE BOY SCOUTS.

*Hi if you are reading this and know I am me and you are you!

Posted in: A Friendly Chat With Gabe And Kelly: Chuck Norris Wants To Keep Gays Out Of Boy Scouts
#3 Krasdale | Jun 27th Score:54

It seems like a lot of Twitter eulogizing is just an attempt to “first” everyone else in revealing the bad news.

Posted in: No More Twitter Eulogies, Please
#2 An American Patriot | Jun 27th Score:59

I DON’T disagree with YOU GABE OL’ buddy, but THERE SURE IS something odd about USING THE death of someone as A PLATFORM to write about HOW THE INTERNET is the worst thing FOR EULOGIZING on your own BLOG.

Posted in: No More Twitter Eulogies, Please
#1 That One | Jun 25th Score:78

The critic’s agree: Moonrise Kingdom is “Hilarious and moving!”

“Bill Murray has never been better…”

Videogum raves, “I already said it was good, OK?”

Posted in: The Curse Of Being Very Good

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Hahah. Very good. Very good, That One. Very good, Every One. An American Patriot, it’s nice to see you on here twice! And I will mention that Gabe’s response that goes between those two An American Patriot comments was #10 this week. In case you wanted the WHOLE story. Ok, goodbye! Good jobs! Good weekends!]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1 Duke Nukem | Jun 27th Score:-8
While were at it, can every please stop referencing The Wire constantly?
Posted in: No More Twitter Eulogies, Please

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Apparently the answer is, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!” “No.” – Omar, from The Wire. Sorry, Duke Nukem. Sometimes you ask questions and sometimes you get answers.]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

explainer guy tries again!! | Jun 26th Score:26

Uggie, making Fetch happen….6-25-12.

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Uggie’s Hollywood Paw Prints

[Ed. Note: Congratulations, explainer guy tries again!! You earned it.]

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

Van Oben | Jun 28th Score:41

Lost In Space (about a man named James Lost).

Posted in: Let’s All Name Tyler Perry’s Sci-Fi Movie!

[Assoc. Ed. Note: This was a very good answer.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

  badideajeans | Jun 26th Score:4

“Keep your day dad!” — baby hecklers

Posted in: Nobody Likes Comedy

[Ed. Note: Perfect.]