Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

Whoa. You guys, it’s basically August. How did THAT happen? (I’m not afraid to ask the tough questions.) There must be a German word for when you suddenly realize that half of the summer is already over but you don’t feel like half the summer is over and as far as you were concerned summer has barely started although now that you think about it there has been a heat wave for, like, six weeks, and how long do you really expect summer to go on for anyways. Those guys have a word for everything LOLOL! (Jokes about crazy German words, 2011 and then jokes about it being 2011, 2011: T.G.I.F.!!!)

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Brad Pitt And George Clooney Wax Statue Pals Caption Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5 Steve Winwood | Jul 25th Score:55

“I hate America.” – Comrade Gabe Videogumsky

Posted in: The Videogum Movie Club: Captain America: The First Avenger
#3 werttrew | Jul 27th Score:57

Dialog we can anticipate:

“Captain, the tumor? It turns out it was B9.”

“I’m grateful you told me B4 I called my wife!”

“The aliens are using C4!”

“You’ve revealed the secret plans, Jenkins?? A2, Jenkins?!?”

“Don’t try 2B a hero, Smith. Just B1.”

Posted in: Which Of Today’s Two Terrible Movie Trailers Is More Terrible Than The Other One (Which Is Still Very Terrible)?
#2 Son of Gabe | Jul 27th Score:64

To be fair Gabe, you were a kid before fun was invented by Alfred T. Fun in 1634.

Posted in: An Open Letter To The Disease Of Nostalgia
#1 topknot | Jul 27th Score:96

I can’t wait until I will read this letter again 10 years from today and miss Videogum.

Posted in: An Open Letter To The Disease Of Nostalgia

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Hey, topknot! That’s the second week in a row, right? GREAT JOB! You’re really killing it. It’s totally dead and you’ve killed it, congratulations. And Godsauce, your post also won the Caption Contest! My goodness. What a bunch of greedy winners, am I right.]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1 KajusX & Chainsaws | Jul 26th Score:-26
Please downvote this. I’ve disappointed myself.
Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Brad Pitt And George Clooney Wax Statue Pals

[Assoc. Ed. Note: “You got it, dude.” – Michelle from Full House. Nostalgia. Get it? We talked about nostalgia this week.]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

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

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

Kate | Jul 25th Score:-4
Love this recap! I don’t even want to watch the show now. I think it would pale in comparison.
Posted in: Breaking Bad S04E02: DJ Roomba In The House

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Hahahah, this is my favorite because this is my mom. So she said a real mom thing? And then a bunch of people downvoted her. Hahah, awww. I am laughing IRL.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

Gabe | Jul 28th Score:19

My family knows what is in my heart.

Posted in: First Look At The Men Of The Hunger Games

[Ed. Note: That’s right, I gave MYSELF the Editor’s Choice this week. DEAL WITH IT DOT GOV. Look, you guys, about the Starving Children photo, I want you to know that while I genuinely don’t mean any (direct) offense and if someone’s human feelings are for real hurt by it, I am sorry that your feelings are hurt. But I also don’t find anyone’s arguments against posting that photo as a joke even remotely compelling. My Marxist theory is a bit rusty, but I’m not sure how it’s “exploitative,” which is what someone said it was. And all of the other complaints seem to have something to do with the degree to which using the photo is “tasteful” to which I would say almost all of you are probably right no matter what you are saying but I just don’t see how that matters. Clearly, in posting a photo like that with a gruesomely sarcastic photo caption, BEING TASTEFUL MAY NOT BE THE GOAL. To be completely honest, the most deafening criticism you could have offered would have been absolute silence (although I’ve ruined that option for you now because if you’re quiet about it the next time I do it I will just assume that you’re using my own trick against me and I have therefore disempowered it, oh well). The most important point I will make, though, is that I am a very stubborn idiot, and the more you guys tell me not to do something, THE MORE I AM LIKELY TO DO IT. If you thought that “joke” was tired before, oh brother, GET READY, BOYS!]