Happy 2nd Birthday, Videogum

If you will allow me for a moment: there are lots of things that are much older than two years old, and the tininess of this accomplishment is not lost on anyone. We know our place! We are human beings in a complicated world with open eyes and a healthy respect for priorities and keeping things in perspective. That being said, Videogum did launch two years ago yesterday, and if nothing else, this is a good opportunity to take a moment and thank everyone for being a part of that. One of the strengths of this site, besides reliably delivering an incomparable wealth of Topher Grace information, is its ability to generate interesting discussion and debate on a daily basis between really smart, funny, thoughtful, and engaged people who all (probably) have their hearts in the right place, and are doing the work of trying to figure out what it all MEANS. Or at least make a joke about it. I’ve said something to this effect in the past, and I will continue to say it for the rest of my time at Videogum (4 MORE YEARS! 4 MORE YEARS!). It bears repeating! We really would not be much without our community, and so thank you for that. In a sense, this is all of our birthday. Not really, but you know what I mean.

Last night was really fun, for sure, and thank you to everyone who was able to make it out. It was a really nice event (thanks to Jessica Amaya for the photos!), and a great celebration of a fun thing that we spend what is most definitely way too much of our time doing. (These guys appreciate it, though, and that’s what counts.) But for those of you who could not be there, due to geographical limitations or diapers, please know that you are still appreciated, and that you can still celebrate with us right here and now. Again, not really, but you know what I mean. In the words of Michael Walsh, this is our time down here.

And so, let’s keep the party going with a special birthday song:

Once again, thank you to everyone who came last night, and to Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Kristen Schaal, Kurt Braunohler, Rich Sommer, Rob Huebel, Sasha Grey, Todd Barry, Nick Kroll, Fred Armisen, Zach Galifianakis, Jenny Slate, Paul Scheer, Andy Samberg, and Jon Daly, in that order. Thanks also to everyone at Stereogum: Scott Lapatine, Amrit Singh, Brandon Stosuy, and Jessica Suarez. Special thanks to Dean Fleischer Camp for helping to edit this video and Michael Mahon for designing the birthday party flyer. Thank you to our freelancers over the past year, including Gabe Liedman, Mary H.K. Choi, Julie Klausner, Alex Blagg, and Joe Mande. Thank you to Lindsay Robertson. And an extra special thank you, again, to ALL of you monsters. Without you, this site would be really really good. C’mon son. But it would be less good for sure. Lots Of Love.