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Interns’ Corner: Picks Of The Week

Remember our interns, Andrew, Joe, and Kelly? We introduced them to you last week. They’re two lovely young men and a lovely young woman. Andrew had a cow because Gabe slightly misspelled his last name. Is this ringing any bells? Ok, well, whatever. We thought you might want to hear a little more from them, because of how lovely they are, and what better way to get to know them than through them picking and talking about a video from the past week that we haven’t already talked about? Right? It’s Videogum, so yes, that is right. It’s exactly right.

Andrew’s Pick

In spite of the fact that this is Videogum DOT COM and therefore on the Internet, I like to entertain the idea that there are weird subcultures in the dark crevices of cyberspace (gross) of which you are unaware. For example, the massive contingency of nerd dudes who are obsessed with the new My Little Pony show. “We should all be so sucky to find something that makes us crappy.” — Nega-Gabe. Look, I’m not judging these people for liking “girl stuff” (no such thing), because I use women’s deodorant and shaving cream (it makes me erotically interesting). My issue is not with boys liking rainbow dream-ponies! It’s with childless grown-ass humans liking rainbow dream-ponies. – Andrew

Joseph’s Pick

There are several things wrong with this video. First of all, the whipped cream in the woods fiasco. I mean, I’m not trying to sound old here, but feeding your friends whipped cream in the woods is just not as safe as it used to be. Also, how about that dirty, dirty visual metaphor toward the end? Ick. Don’t get me wrong, I understand metaphors. We had to do a lot them at my community college. But I’ve been around the block a few times and have enough sense to tell you that whipped cream is only slightly similar to what I think it’s supposed to represent here. (Which, if you listen closely, is a BLOW-TAH?) But, blow-tahs aside, what do I know, right? Art is subjective. It can be anything you want it to be! It doesn’t always have to mean something. It’s all about balance. You have your Citizen Kane, and you have your “I’m Horny.” So let’s all be Ernie about this, let blow-tahs be blow-tahs, and learn to appreciate that we don’t all like the same things. But seriously, I don’t condone the smoking at the end. – Joseph

Kelly’s Pick

There’s nothing funny about suicide! The consequences of bullying are very real, and victims of other’s misguided, misplaced adolescent angst often carry with them a ton of guilt and confusion at what exactly they have done to deserve such vitriol. Bullies are the worst, you get it. But — Seriously, ABC Family’s Cyberbu//y? That’s the best way for you to depict the consequences of cuberbu//ying? A melodramatic race to the home of a suicidal, average American teenager who has trouble with child proof caps, and also door locks? Because if I were trying to overdose on Extra Strength Tylenol in my bathroom with the door wide open, and my brother only a few steps away, I’d probably lock the door/open the bottle first BEFORE alerting my BFF. Or maybe start trying to open the bottle in the 15 minutes that it took her to get there so I wouldn’t have to go “oh shit!” and start clawing at the top until my fingernails were bloody before spilling all of my pain reliever on the floor as the paramedics look on with steadfast, true boredom on their faces. But, boy am I glad she didn’t kill herself! It’s not worth it, Taylor! Just delete your Clicksters page! It gets better! – Kelly