Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

The news today that President Hosni Mubarak has relinquished his hold over the Egyptian government and fled the country is a tremendous victory for the Egyptian people, an important development in the history of democracy, and an interesting new addition to the complicated and ever changing political landscape of the Middle East. But most importantly it means that the rest of us can finally ENJOY THE WEEKEND. Ugh, remember last weekend how none of us got any sleep or did anything fun or relaxed from the INCREDIBLE stress of our daily lives, because we were all just so worried about what was going on in Egypt? Thank God that’s all over and Egypt’s fine now and there’s absolutely nothing that still needs a tremendous amount of work and restructuring and peacekeeping and diplomacy and humanitarian oversight in Egypt. Back to normal! And you know what that means: BRUNCH! Enjoy it. We earned it. The true heroes.

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Jay Leno Hasty Pudding Award Caption Contest, and the Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5 Frank Lloyd Wrong | Feb 7th Score:85

So are we to infer at the end of this movie that Sarah Polley is going to have a Splice Splice Baby?

Posted in: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Splice
#4 lawblog | Feb 7th Score:91

Never experiment with splicing human DNA with mexican food…


Posted in: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Splice

[Ed. note: Nothing gave me as much genuine pleasure this week as the Splice Photoshop thread, so thank you for that.]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comments

facetaco | Feb 7th Score:-40
Oh, ugh. So sure, there is some sexism inherent in the system, I will concede that much. But it’s not going to go away by complaining about it. First of all, that just validates the belief that MEN (boo hiss) are the ones running things, and WOMEN (yay ovaries) are not in charge of the status quo, which just gives power to the thing you’re trying to be against. How about instead of complaining about women being treated poorly, or men being treated poorly, maybe we just complain when PEOPLE are treated poorly? The idea of “feminism” is a good one in theory, but it still puts the importance of one gender over another. There won’t be equality until people stop seeing things in terms of gender.
Posted in: Quote Of The Day: The Tina Fey Quote

[Ed. note: Whoa. I think that Facetaco actually makes some pretty important points about the ways in which fighting for equality can blur the actual issues, and how the more we focus on the divisive aspects of the problems the more divisive they become. That just seems true! And it’s something to consider! But I certainly don’t agree that “feminism” (why is it in quotes?) places the importance of one gender over another. It focuses on the plight of one gender in order to equalize that gender’s position in the world, but that’s different than placing a hierarchical value judgement on genders. I’m also pretty sure that not seeing things as being about gender is going to be tough to do when those things are definitely about gender? Like, I have some minor issues with the Tina Fey quote that kicked off that debate, but what she is talking about is the fundamental gender-based inequality in the entertainment industry, which is real, and which can’t simply be dismissed as the individual problems of good or bad people. Anyway…congratulations on getting a top 5 comment and a lowest rated comment in the same week, Facetaco. Do you have your EGOT yet?]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

lawblog | Feb 8th Score:80

Did you guys hear about this? This was in the news. Did you hear about this? Apparently Jay Leno won the hasty pudding award. Did you hear about this? Yeah. Apparently he tried to put the pudding into one of his cars!

Kevin Eubanks: Ahhahahahaha. His cars. Man. That’s great.

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Jay Leno Accepting His Hasty Pudding Award

[Ed. note: Congratulations, lawblog. You earned it!]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

[Ed. note: As previously mentioned, the Splice Photoshop thread was my favorite thing this week, so the Editor’s Choice actually goes to the entire thread, but many of the entries in that thread have already been recognized–and a few still deserve recognition, so go here and recognize–but this one is really good. They’re all really good. Good.]