Videogum

Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments

Well, really only one thing happened this week, and that thing’s name is Roman Polanski drugged and sodomized a 13-year-old girl (not necessarily in that order) in 1977, and was recently arrested on decades old warrants stemming from those criminal charges. It was a powerful reminder that there are Actual Real Monsters in this world, right, little-m-monsters? What else is there even to talk about? This guy? Well, that guy is pretty amazing, but he was not recently arrested for drugging and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl, and so he will have to WAIT HIS TURN. And so, it should come as no surprise that this week’s ball is mostly centered on this International Scandal. Which makes sense. You guys know what’s up.

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, the Lowest Rated comment, and the Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5

Some of my favorite directors apparently think child rape is fine if done by a colleague. I never realized how much Hollywood was like Congress.

Posted by: DZ-015 in response to Roman Polanski Open Kitten Thread
Score = 60

#2

And then Polanski was all, “But I survived the Holocaust!” And the vibrant, thriving community of Jews in Europe was all, “What’s the Holocaust?” And Polanski was all, “D’oh!”

Posted by: Lord Growing in response to You Can Make It Up: Roman Polanski Builds A Time Machine
Score = 65

#3

Kitten Polanski

Posted by: drewmo in response to Roman Polanski Open Kitten Thread
Score = 67

#2


                         yum!

Posted by: kiss the pan in response to The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Gran Torino
Score = 69

#1

Ugh, I hate how all of the news outlets are saying he was arrested for having sex with a thirteen year old. No, he was arrested for RAPING a thirteen year old. Not statutory rape. The kind of rape where he drugged her with quaaludes and alcohol, she said no, and he had sex with her anyway. It doesn’t matter if he’s an “artist” or won an academy award. He should be in jail. Because he’s a scumbag.

Posted by: Cap’n Jack in response to They Should Rename The “Free Roman Polanski” Petition The “I’m Officially A Creep” Petition
Score = 82

[Ed. note: Hey guys, sorry about last week. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings by criticizing the Top Rated comments. MY BAD. I was simply saying that those comments in particular seemed lackluster compared to some other great comments made that week, many by the very same commenters who were being honored, and that your upvotes were what surprised me, when sometimes you can be very stingy about upvoting things that might be more deserving. Whoops! I am probably making things worse by trying to explain what happened. NEVERMIND. Great work everyone! You are the best bye.]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

Perhaps this movie needed more snark. That’s it. Snark. Then it would be the bestest ever, you guys.

AND I KNOW SOME SNL CAST MEMBER SCRUB BY NAME WHO SAID A BAD WORD SO PEOPLE WOULD KNOW HER NAME YOU GUYS SO I’M LIKE A LEGIT COMEDIAN GUY, YOU GUYS. WHY ARE THEY LAUGHING? WHY ARE THEY LAUGHING? STOP IT, YOU GUYS!

FUCK REPUBLICANS!

oh, phewwww, for a second there i thought i was losing you guys, you guys.

Posted by: Ryback’s Cook in response to The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Gran Torino
Score = -52

[Ed. note: Ugh, whatever. Ryback’s Cook may have taken the worst cake, but there were lots of people being weird and angry about this this week for some reason. I’m really sorry that I wrote about a Very Popular Internet News Story Of Total Relevance To This Website that just happened in a very weird and confusing coincidence to involve a good friend of mine, and that I decided to be open and honest with you about it because to do otherwise would have been weird for everyone. Just kidding. I’m not sorry. She’s my friend. She’s on TV. She was in the news. Fuck you.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

well THANK GOD m. night shyamalan hasn’t signed it.

Posted by: bthny in response to Fantastic Mr. Fox Continues To Look (Wait For It) Fantastic

[Ed. note: Man oh man. That “Free Roman Polanski” petition is ridiculous. IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY. The man drugged and sodomized a 13-year-old girl (not necessarily in that order) and has been running from the law ever since. Maybe you should worry about your own problems, WOODY ALLEN. I wouldn’t have really been mad if he had kept running from the law and never been arrested because the world seemed to have come to some kind of agreement, and it is true that a lot of time has passed and there are people doing terrible things right this second who also deserve to be in jail. But the fact of the matter is that he was arrested, and he is in jail now, and that certainly doesn’t make me sad. The opposite! Oh, Hollywood. What a bunch of self-obsessed idiots with broken moral compasses. And of course this comment made me LOL.]