Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

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After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the The Ladies Of Glee Dressed As Bridesmaids Caption Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5 fondue cheddar | Feb 23rd Score:43

This reminds me of when Judy Garland dropped an aspirin on the red carpet of “The Wizard of Oz”

#4 whoa! | Feb 22nd Score:43
Posted in: Let’s (Continue To) Chat About Jesus
#3 Dr. Feelgood | Feb 23rd Score:44

Cain: Digiorno.

Bachmann: Ohhh, just one word? Very Very Qualified.

Posted in: Candidates Describe Themselves In One Word
#2 KajusX & Chainsaws | Feb 21st Score:46

Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids wasn’t a female asshole, was she? She was a wreck, but it wasn’t because she was a huge jerk to people and stuff. She was in a variety of situations that were terrible, and only some of them were of her own design.

AND she changes by the end of the movie. SPOILERS She moves in with her mom, she starts perking back up again, Megan McCarthy slaps the hell out of her and talks her up, Wiig puts aside her differences with Rose Byrne to locate Maya Rudolph, she apologizes to the cop guy, she ditches Jon Hamm, etc, etc. She finds hr self-worth again by the end of the film.

Posted in: Is Everyone In The World Terrible?
#1 Dr. Feelgood | Feb 23rd Score:51

Zac needs some lessons from me. I’ve safely kept the same condom in my wallet for YEARS.


[Ed. Note: Congratulations on your winning comments, everyone. But if I could just take a moment to respond to Kajus X: yes, Kristen Wiig was an asshole in that movie, she didn’t change at the end, she just sang along to Wilson Phillips. She was completely self-absorbed and selfish the entire time. She ruined her friend’s wedding every step of the way because of her own issues, even though the focus should have been on making her friend happy. She was a dick to the cop who cared about her constantly because she was too worried about her own bullshit. She was an asshole. And at the end of the movie, yes, Melissa McCarthy delivered a speech, but really all Kristen Wiig did was show up to the wedding after being BEGGED to go, and allowing the cop to forgive her. Let’s not confuse things: I liked the movie! I thought it was very funny! But it was particularly odd that the emotional response the movie asked you for was the traditional one of being delighted to see someone change and “win,” but the reality is that she didn’t and was just an asshole the whole time. If they had acknowledged that it would have been interesting and truthful to the movie, but instead they had the music swell and pretended that something happened that didn’t happen. That’s all I’m saying. But it’s different from what you’re saying.]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1 facetaco | Feb 22nd Score:-29
Not only do I not find it charming, but this is on PBS, which means it is sponsored in part by viewers like me. I feel so dirty.
Posted in: Four More Years Of Obama Singing “Sweet Home Chicago”

[Ed. Note: Haha, oh Face Taco! You mad! Honestly, this clip was pretty annoying. I like the Al Green one, but this one was a bit much. He’s hamming it up so hard! That being said, please do not start in with the PBS public funding chestnut. You are better than that. For one thing, you know that the federal support for PBS is, like, 0.0000000000000000001 percent of a nickel. It’s absolutely nothing. If the government were to completely cut funding to PBS and NPR, it would not save the tax payer enough money to provide an industrial roll of toilet paper in the congressional page outhouse. But even more importantly, we cannot, as a democracy, get into a cogent argument about what the government should and should not fund on a personal level. We all pay taxes that go to pay for things that huge numbers of us disagree with, and if enough of us can get the momentum going to pass a law to change that, then go for it. But to sit at home and bitch that “your” money is going to something that you don’t like, well, JOIN THE FUCKING CLUB. Our collective money always goes to pay for something that at least one of us doesn’t like. That is called living in a country of 311 million people.]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

KajusX & Chainsaws | Feb 21st Score:39

This is so awkward. I really want to win this caption contest, but I don’t know how to say it without sounding like a dick.

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: The Ladies Of Glee Dressed As Bridesmaids

[Ed. Note: Congratulations, KajusX & Chainsaws! You earned it.]

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

  radstronomical | Feb 23rd Score:41

Courage. I would describe myself as courage.

Posted in: Candidates Describe Themselves In One Word

[Assoc. Ed. Note: One thing I’m wondering is, do you think Rick Santorum was even embarrassed at all that he said a noun and everyone else said adjectives? LOL, Rick Santorum. You are the worst, even when it is meaningless!]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

straightman | Feb 22nd Score:22

I know this is a generalization, but every Bam I’ve ever met has been radical to the exxtreme.

Posted in: A Friendly Chat With Gabe And Kelly: The Girls Trailer/Bam Margera Got Arrested

[Ed. Note: This comment is just a great reminder of how fun and funny and often surprising the Videogum Comments can be, and how lucky we are to have such a warm and thoughtful community. But to be completely honest, the real Editor’s Choice this week goes to the bisexual dating website spam comment left on a post about Judy Blume. That’s where the real laffs are. No offense, straightman. (“None taken!”)]