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Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

You guys, let’s be honest with each other. It’s a long holiday weekend. We’re all pretty much checked out at this point. Even sad news hardly registers. (No offense!) And if you aren’t pretty much checked out at this point, I’m not sure what exactly is up with you, but I would highly recommend CHECKING OUT. It’s supposed to be pretty nice outside most of the weekend where I am. I hope the same is true where you are. See you Tuesday!

After the jump, the Week’s Highest Rated Comment, the Lowest Rated Comment, the winner of this week’s ‘Gum Bowl Edition Caption Contest, and the Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5 Notsewfast | May 24th Score:76

Can I just comment a little bit about Walt? Early on, he was best friends with John Locke and his flashback lead us to believe he had superpowers, this was a really cool story line, you guys. The first couple of seasons really make you think Walt is going to be pivotal to the whole storyline.

Then, by some huge oversight, Walt’s real-life counterpart aged like a regular human being, but his character did not. How could the producers not have foreseen this problem when hiring a barely pre-pubescent young man? If your show is going to give us 90 days spread out over 3 years, your youngest actors are going to age over that time.

Then the finale comes. I get that you might not want to have your giant manchild actor pretending to be the little boy we all remember, but at least hire another little boy to stand in, we’d have all understood what was up… We were able to follow the LOST storyline for 6 years, we are all adults and understand how television works… But to exclude Walt & Michael from the finale entirely, when I had to spend 24 hours of the 2nd season watching this:

Is just disrespectful, stupid, and lazy writing.

That being said, the finale was pretty good.

Posted in: Lost S06E18: Series Finale. R.I.P.
#4 Patrick M | May 24th Score:81

Disaster strikes at the Friday night kegger:

Posted in: Teen Korner: Our Bodies Our Werewolves
#3 Notsewfast | May 26th Score:86

So they’ve invented jorts that you can poop in? Kevin Smith will be so excited!

Posted in: “The Coolest You’ll Look Pooping Your Pants”
#2 briadru4 | May 24th Score:94

Also, without Lapidus at the Church I’m going under the assumption that he never died, and is in fact the Highlander.

Posted in: Lost S06E18: Series Finale. R.I.P.
#1 DisagreeBert | May 24th Score:96

Ed. note:

Posted in: Lost S06E18: Series Finale. R.I.P.

Ed. note: Good work everyone. Like I said, I’m pretty much checked out. These are great, though! Right? Sure. Probably. The best!

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

Hit_Girl | May 25th Score:-22
Are you telling me no one on this web blog has ever plagiarized before? I think most are annoyed that a bratty elite ivy league student is a thief. Representing how there are many rich elite criminals in this country today. Criminals who act all smart and are really ripping the common man off and lying.

Right now, I believe the way we view stealing, plagiarism, and ivy league schools is all changing. I’m not sure I even believe stealing is wrong? I know I don’t think ivy league schools make you smart. And as for plagiarism, it’s been stretched to it’s limits as far as I’m concerned. What does plagiarism mean in a community where art is influenced by other art and everyone is blogging and re-quoting and re-twittering about things every second of every day ect ect ect.

But I’m glad that brat got caught!

Posted in: That’s Nick Madson’s Boyfriend: Brian Corman

Ed. note: This comment barely seems to even necessitate a response. First of all, Hit Girl, I don’t think that a single person in the entire world is bothered by this because of some misguided class issue. Who gives a crap that it’s a kid at Columbia? I mean, the fact that he is the Valedictorian at an Ivy League school definitely makes his theft seem all the more egregious because his school theoretically holds him to a higher standard, but it’s not insulting and obnoxious because of his socio-economic class. Second of all, plagiarism is theft, and it is wrong, period. More importantly, passing someone else’s work off as your own is morally reprehensible, in addition to being illegal, and anyone who has ever created anything in their lives would find your statements to be insensitive at best, and vile at worst. I’ll make an assumption of my own here, which could prove to be disastrous, and suggest that when you say you aren’t sure if theft is wrong, you are talking about, like, downloading music and movies without paying them? In which case for legal reasons as a professional blog writer I am obligated to tell you that you are mistaken and it is definitely wrong and no one should ever do it. But as a human being in 2010 I will agree with you that it feels, somehow, like a gray area even though we know that it is not a gray area, because it is literally not paying money for something that costs money, which is what theft is. But if you’re talking about anything beyond this weird new media loophole, then I have no idea what you are talking about, and you should really figure out the difference between right and wrong quickly before you go to jail, which might be where you belong?

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

Guided by Vodka | May 25th Score:95

No, old people! The TV is BEHIND you!

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t You Caption It? Contest: ‘Gum Bowl Edition

Ed. note: Congratulations, Guided By Vodka. You earned it!

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

Ed. note: This week I choose ALL THE COMMENTS! Lazy? Yes? Holiday weekend? DOUBLE YES! Honestly, don’t tell anyone, but sometimes the Editor’s Choice is COMPLETELY ARBITRARY, because the reality is that you guys post literally thousands of comments each week, many of them very clever and thoughtful and contributive, and I simply don’t have the time Friday afternoon to convene a colloquy of Fair Minded Judges to determine the exact best one according to a subjective set of rules and qualifiers. So for this beautiful long weekend, let’s give it a rest and all just ENJOY EACH OTHER’S COMPANY.