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Monster’s Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

What are you guys doing for Fashion Week this weekend just kiddddding?! Seriously, though, Fashion Week is silly and fashion is probably the most morally offensive of the aesthetic arts (although maybe also the most pure somehow? Or is that abstract painting?). BUT, speaking of fashion, if you don’t have anything going on this weekend, or even just a spare hour and a half at some point, can I recommend watching the documentary Paris Is Burning? It’s amazing. It’s about these drag queen fashion balls in New York in the late ’80s but it’s not just, like, who wears the fanciest dress, they also dress like business people, and students, and street thugs. Oh, and everyone is in a “house” which is like a gay street fashion gang, and each house has a “mother” and everyone else is a “child” of the “house” and they “throw shade” on children from the other houses. I know this documentary is kind of a classic, so forgive me if it’s old news to you, but if you haven’t seen it then get ready for a real treat. See you Monday, gurrrrrrl.

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Terry Richardson And Lindsay Lohan Caption Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5 bob_average | Feb 6th Score:52

BREAKING: Hoekstra campaign manager speaks!

Posted in: This Is Just A Very Racist Political Ad
#4 jawnofthedead | Feb 7th Score:63

I have a Google Alert for Terry Richardson, but it’s the kind that warns me when he’s within 500 feet of me.

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Terry Richardson And Lindsay Lohan
#3

Laura Witkowski | Feb 6th Score:73

Sure it can be said that buying Super Bowl ad time might not be the best example of Peter Hoekstra’s “Spend It Not” fiscal philosophy, but people need to give him credit for casting his Asian mistress rather than paying for professional talent.

Posted in: This Is Just A Very Racist Political Ad
#2 nicole | Feb 6th Score:99

i disagree – i love it long time

Posted in: This Is Just A Very Racist Political Ad
#1 Frank Lloyd Wrong | Feb 6th Score:102

This commercial is sucky sucky.

Posted in: This Is Just A Very Racist Political Ad

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Well, you’re all racists. I think that’s what we’ve learned here. Each and every last one of you JK I don’t think you’re racists. GOTCHA! Good job this week, mostly in the post about the racist political ad. I’m sure you all did a fine job elsewhere, but clearly not AS fine a job as you did in the post about the racist political ad. Congrats! You’re all winners today. All five of you who actually won.]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1

Chris Trash | Feb 5th Score:-25
Damn safety. Guys, please downvote these two comments seven times since we both lost.
Posted in: The 2012 Super Bowl Videogum Video Pizza Party!

[Assoc. Ed. Note: I don’t understand what any of that means, but it looks like you got what you wanted? Congratulations!]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

#4 jawnofthedead | Feb 7th Score:63

I have a Google Alert for Terry Richardson, but it’s the kind that warns me when he’s within 500 feet of me.

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Terry Richardson And Lindsay Lohan

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

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

Gabe: i imagine you
Gabe: going through most of your life
Gabe: doing things that appall other people
Gabe: and then just going
Gabe: “That’s what I learned on Gilmore Girls.”

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Hahahaha. My choice this week is very self-indulgent and it’s not even a comment and I do apologize for that, but it’s almost Valentine’s Day and then it’s my birthday kind of soon so I’m DESTROYING the rules, because that’s what you’re allowed to do when it’s kind of close to those days. I apologize again. But remember when Gabe said this to me in the Friendly Chat we had this week? It was the worst mirror I’ve ever looked into in my life. Also the best. #gilmoregirls PS: Isn’t it kind of like Gabe is Loreli and I’m Rory?]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

triangle | Feb 7th Score:-7
why is every single post in this blog written in a long, pointless rant form? you guys actually waste your time reading this? downvote away zombies…
Posted in: Thing You Didn’t Know Was Happening Isn’t Actually Happening Says Guy Who May Or May Not Know What Is Actually Happening

[Ed. Note: Holy moly, you are an idiot. Like, you almost would have had a point if you had just asked why “so many” posts were written in the form of pointless rants, but all? It’s not all. It’s not even close to all. It’s some. Also, the rants aren’t pointless but even if they were, just don’t read them. There is absolutely no one forcing you to read them. It’s called America. But to then go the extra step of not only blanket-criticizing everything on the entire site with a logically bankrupt argument, but to insult people simply for enjoying it? Fuck you! Who the fuck do you think you are? (Also people are zombies for liking something that is not even that popular, really? What are you even talking about? But then you also know about downvoting which suggests you might like this site more than you are letting on? So many questions.) I know you will probably never read this because you’re so dumb, but God is reading it, and he’s leaving you a bad Yelp review on the Heaven message board.]