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 The Wire As 1970s Hanna Barbera Cartoon Caption Contest winner, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5 Abacus Finch | Jun 7th Score:64

I’ve kept a copy of the sketch as a warning to myself not to be stupid:

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#4 That One | Jun 3rd Score:72

I swear I’m not trying to be snarky, but I want to say that I think it is legitimately HILARIOUS that animated gifs are a divisive issue in any context whatsoever. Like, how is that not one of the funniest things ever to everyone?

Posted in: This Week In GIFs
#3 huckabeast | Jun 7th Score:78

CWND, n00b

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#2 Polythene Pam | Jun 6th Score:80

I can’t think of a White People Problem more appropriate than “too many movies about White People Problems in the Hunt”

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[Assoc. Ed Note: Oh wow, I have the same tattoo! Congratulations, Patrick M!]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1 hugh manatee | Jun 3rd Score:-34
I already posted this comment in the performance review but no one will ever see it because there’s a million comments, no joke. So I’m posting it here also, because it’s also relevant to this thread, and I hope I’m not penalized for spamming the site because I’m really not tryna. As I know some people have already said, it’s hard to comment effectively if you have a for serious full time job and are on the West Coast. Screw you east coast teenagers/unemployed/commenting celebs who need too much attention. 

I feel like I need to say something that’s missing from this debate, or maybe it’s not missing, I don’t know because there are 600 and something comments, but it seems like some of y’all are taking this wwwwaaaaayyyyyyy too seriously. I’m the editor of a web site/blog that sees very similar monthly uniques to videogum, and I’m totally jealous of the Monster community (most of my commenters are 13 year old girls/Chris Brown fans, so yeah, pretty lame), but on the flip side, I really don’t care about y’alls super witty offhand remarks that you actually spent 30 minutes coming up with in your cubicle/dorm/parent’s house. If I wanted to know what you thought, I’d go read your blog or follow you on Twitter. I find the fact that there are people who literally spend all day on Videogum commenting extremely obnoxious and it’s a major turnoff, so I mostly come here to the comments for the gifs. The fact that there’s an actual serious debate about that issue kind of proves my point. Some of you dudes need to seriously calm down.

Also, on an unrelated point, I went to a videogum meetup in Los Angeles and I’ve never seen so many chubby/fat girls in one place in Los Angeles before. Not saying I have a problem with curvy women or that any of them (you know who you are) should lose weight or feel bad, but it’s just something I laughed at inwardly and wanted to share.

In closing, calm down people it’s a pop culture blog. If you’re spending more than an hour on Videogum a day, then you’re doing it wrong (it being your life).

All my love,


Posted in: This Week In GIFs

[Ed Note: Hi Hugh. You should be jealous. The Videogum monster community is GREAT. On the flip side THERE IS NO FLIP SIDE. It’s great and your comment makes no sense. As an editor of a website yourself, you should know that you are under no obligation to visit Videogum at all, but if you do visit Videogum, you can always pick and choose which parts of the site to consume. You don’t have to read any of the comments ever, that is totally up to you! And if you think that it is sad that some people feel very strongly about how the comment section should operate, I can assure you that the only thing sadder is going out of your way to insult those people in a repeat comment because you were worried your first comment would get lost in the shuffle. YOU are the one who seriously needs to clam down.

Also, on an unrelated note, just kidding, it’s totally related: making disparaging ad hominem comments about the fucking actual HUMAN BODIES of people at an Internet meet-up that you CHOSE to go to on the site that you liked so much that you wanted to take part in that event is beyond the pale. What business or purpose does that garbage serve in your already specious comment? It’s simply hurtful. And that’s not how we do things around here.

In closing, you are banned.]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

#4 Patrick M | Jun 7th Score:74

Counterpoint: please just watch them in order like you’re supposed to.

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: The Wire As 1970s Hanna Barbera Cartoon

[Ed Note: Said in response to this. Congratulations again, Patrick M! You earned it.]

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice


Joseph Klein | Jun 7th Score:33

You don’t get to 152 friends without making a few dumb decisions regarding body art.

Posted in: Facebook Friend Tattoo And Tattoos In General

[Assoc. Ed Note: Even though the tattoo’s fake, the joke is real. Real GOOD! Good joke.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

R2D2, Esq. | 9:37am Score:19

And that little boy went on to live in a small studio apartment on West 25th Street.

You did it, little guy. You crossed that river.

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[Ed Note: The humor in this comment is very subtle. A++. Hugh would probably hate it.]