This week, a monster revolution was fomented on Twitter. Or something? I’m still not entirely clear. Some of you began posting messages of varying degrees of militancy and self-righteous fury, followed by “#VforVgum“. It all seemed to come to a head in the comment thread of the Four Lions trailer post for some reason. Now, I still do not completely understand what is going on here, but what little I have been able to make out, it appears that some of the Old Dogs are not happy with the way the comments threads are now, because when they were your avatar’s age they had to comment uphill both ways, or whatever. One thing that I will say to them is that you cannot stop progress, I don’t think, because it is always out marching, or something? That being said, I do love a revolution! So, in honor of the brave e-men and iWomen who gave their livejournals to this cause, we will honor their memory (starting next week) by ending the reign of the animated GIF in the Monsters’ Ball. People are free to post animated GIFs in the comments, and people are free to upvote those GIFS, because this is an American blog, and freedom. But after this week, those comments will no longer be recognized as the best that you have to offer. You can do better! VIVA LA BLEEP BLOP!
After the jump, the five Highest Rated Comments, as selected by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of this week’s Caption Contest, and the Editor’s Choice.
This Week’s Highest Rated Comments
Ed. note: I am not going to miss animated GIFs in the Monsters’ Ball because I am an adult, and this whole thing leaves me completely without emotion. I am a robot when it comes to this thing! But I think we can all be proud that we sent them off in style. Tom Foolery’s Smoke Monster driving the Zoolander jeep made me LOLOLOL, and I also enjoyed Notsewfast’s Graceian homage to the wonder that is Carly Fiorina’s broken mind. Goodnight, sweet GIFS. Ours was a love that burned too bright.
This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment
Ed. note: Yikes, Steve Winwood! I have a feeling that you were just trying to stir up trouble, in which case, fair enough, sir/ma’am. Consider your trouble well stirred! But this really is a terrible comment. Not because I disagree with you about Lost, although I do, but just because it is complete nonsense. Lost and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are two entirely different things. You are basically comparing apples and The Curious Case of Benajamin Button, and then insisting that it’s somehow wrong to like apples. Apples are great!
This Week’s Caption Contest Winner
Ed. note: Congratulations to Capu Flapu And The Spasmatic Pentagrams. You earned it!
This Week’s Editor’s Choice
Ed. note: This is exactly right.