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Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Gerard Butler Charity Soccer Match Butt Photo Caption Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5

Kelly Laughton | May 29th Score:60

Surprise! There’s a horribly degrading situation here to see you!

Posted in: Mad Men: This Is A Good Show
#4 topknot | May 29th Score:60

I thought Don kissing Peggy’s hand was a pretty amazing moment.

Posted in: Mad Men: This Is A Good Show
#3 facetaco | May 30th Score:63

5. Never made it as a wise man.
4. Couldn’t cut it as a poor man stealing.
3. Tried to pass off soup as a valid dinner option.
2. Didn’t join Twitter.
1. Beat women many times.

Posted in: A Friendly Chat With Gabe And Kelly: Dominic Monaghan Accuses Matthew Fox Of Beating Women On Twitter
#2 king curtis | May 29th Score:64
Posted in: Game Of Thrones Open Thread
#1 Bookworm | May 29th Score:71

“We need to talk about the bonuses.” – Lane’s headstone

Posted in: Mad Men: This Is A Good Show

[Assoc. Ed. Note: BOOKWORM! Great job. Good joke. Everybody else great job good joke, too, but especially Bookworm. And about the Don kissing Peggy’s hand moment — was that moment REALLY so great? People keep talking about how that moment was so great, and certainly the GIF of that moment is so great, but within the moment it seemed like an empty gesture from a shithead who was just being a huge jerk two seconds before. Maybe I just hate Don too much? I kind of hate Don. Maybe you have to not hate Don to really “get” Mad Men. I liked Peggy’s reaction to it, though. ANYWAY. Good jobs! Good weekends!]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1 eldave | May 30th Score:-15
Because that’s how v-gum rolls. Calling a child childish. Let’s review: This poster is a sixteen year old girl on YouTube. “Childish hate-monger” is a good description of 9 out of 10 sixteen year old girls. She’s just decided to move on from “hate mongering” toward her parents. Haters be hatin’. That what they do. And yes, this sixteen year old blond white girl from the suburbs is sooooo scary. What violence, what unrepentant hatred! Let’s all freak out! Or just insult her. Yeah, that’s better. Let’s insult how childish children are.
Posted in: Let’s Help This Sad Childish Hate-Monger Get The Word Out About Her Bigotry

[Ed. Note: I don’t know why this comment is the lowest rated comment, because it’s a pretty good comment! I mean, I do know why, but it actually does make some pretty fair points. It’s always a tricky subject when you get into teasing and/or calling out young people, and as a general rule it’s probably to be avoided. That being said, this wasn’t an instance of a young person being exploited. She chose to record herself and chose to post it on the Internet in the hopes of getting attention. So, we talked about it. And mostly it was an entry point to talk about the points she was raising. Was that fair? I honestly do not know. Part of me says yes, part of me agrees with El Dave. Although, the counter-argument that this isn’t worth discussing because all teenagers are just grouchy and whether it’s their parents they’re bitching about or an online public discussion of institutionalized, legalized bigotry is nonsense. Those are not the same thing. Just as it’s not an actual insult to call a child “childish,” even though that’s not actually what anyone was doing. It’s her terrible opinions that are childish. Goodnight!]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

catweazle | May 29th Score:46

Let’s just get the obvious out of the way: Gerard Buttler

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Gerard Butler Charity Soccer Match Butt Photo

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

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

Frank Lloyd Wrong | May 31st Score:50

They stole some money and then they stole Samoa.

Posted in: Just A Pretty Good Interview With Two Girls Who Robbed A Child

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Also all of the Girl Scout cookie jokes that followed this one, but this one especially for setting it all off.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

Steve Winwood | 11:42am Score:13

Green Lantern is also fake.

Posted in: Duh Aficionado Magazine: The Green Lantern Is Gay

[Ed. Note: THIS GUY!]