Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Since the last Shut Up, Dude, team Stereogum saw Jeff Mangum perform twice at ATP NJ and once again on our laptops when the Neutral Milk man surprised Wall Street with a Minutemen cover. On Saturday I even got to meet Jeff randomly outside the first Portishead show at Asbury Hall’s convention hall (JEALOUS?). I gave him a Stereogum matchbook. He drew a cool doodle on it for me, insisted on keeping it, and then took my home address so he could mail me a better one. What a weirdo. (Just kidding, Jeff. I have been waiting by the mailbox. Keep doing your thing — one day people will learn how to spell your name.) After the jump, your highest and lowest comments of the past 7 days, Mangum-related and otherwise.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 djfreshie | Oct 5th Score:10

duchessofthomeyorke? How many accounts do you have?

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#9 plb102 | Oct 5th Score:10

Good call, lets never take a stand on anything out of fear of people thinking we are douche bags.

There is actually important shit going on in this country, I’m sure some people involved in occupy wall street really know and care about the issues and some are just they to boost their ego/ be seen or whatever, but they all are doing more than anyone just sitting on their ass making snarky message board comments.

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#8

Tom Sproat | Oct 1st Score:10

he OPENED with oh comely? wow.

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#7

Anthony Ong | Oct 1st Score:10

Just notice the “Jeff Magnum” on the ticket.

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#6 djfreshie | Oct 5th Score:11

Congrats, great submission for lowest rated of the week.

Also, zzzzzzzzzzzzz your opinion of someone’s music playlist is boring and now I’m asleep. You know that you don’t actually have to have an opinion on someone you don’t like’s playlist, right?

“Can I just say that Muammar Gaddafi’s choice of hats drives me BANANAS??!! Fuzzy Toque, that shitty purple thing, and now a TRILBY?! JUST STOP. Nobody is trying as hard as this guy to have an ironic “Different” hat taste. Maybe that’s why Libya is such a goddamn snooze. everyone that downvotes this (and it will be downvoted,) make sure you pick up a copy of his hats at H&M get a $6 keffaya scarf while yr at it, it’s the scarf equivalent of this dude’s hats

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#5 Michael_ | Oct 5th Score:12

Even in the news of the Zune’s demise, Apple finds a way to outdo Microsoft at death.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

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#4 djfreshie | Oct 6th Score:13

You don’t have to just write about Bonnie Raitt, but it would be awesome if you could maybe refer to new music more often as either “Raitt-esque” or “This is not as Raitt-esque as I would like” or even “On a scale of 1 to Raitt…” or to that extent maybe implement a Pitchfork style Rating system, but it’s like, a “Raitting” system and instead of being out of 100, you just say “That’s So Raittin’!” or “That is Not So Raittin’!”

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#3

Curtis Beckman | Oct 2nd Score:13

She’s heard it all. ALL OF THE SOUNDS.

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#2 Michael_ | Oct 1st Score:16

That’s his porn star name. How else do you think he was paying the bills these past years?

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#1 godsdog | Sep 30th Score:17

Well, where shall we start ? Maybe you have low-self esteem stemming from the emotional neglect of your father, which leaves you wanting validation from complete strangers. This coupled with being mollycoddled by your mother gives you a narcissistic tendency to think everybody wants to hear your opinion.

Oh no, wait a minute, that’s me.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 ddogdunit | Oct 5th Score:-7

yep, back off. that’s what i would do at this point too.

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#4

Andrew Scotti | Oct 5th Score:-7

no aminal collective? lame.

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#3

Kable Segriff | Oct 5th Score:-8

or R.i.P hahaha

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#2 woo hoo | Oct 5th Score:-12

a bunch of douches sitting around wall street, trying to validate their existence by attempting to convince each other that what they are doing is valuable… i dont see how this is any different than wall street 3 weeks ago… 5 months ago… 30 years ago. go home john lennon hipster wannabes. collect your trust fund checks and cash them at urban outfitters… some pre-warn red wing boots would go so well with that pair of bracelets you asked the police officer to put on you. #pedestrianstreetcred. “thats the bank that took my parents goldfish!!!!”

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#1 ddogdunit | Oct 5th Score:-13

can i just say that his music “taste” REALLY pisses me off? “beth/rest,” covering bonnie raitt, that shitty don williams song, and now donna lewis? JUST STOP. nobody is trying as hard as this guy to have an ironic “different” music taste. maybe that’s why his LP2 was such a goddamn snooze. everyone that downvotes this (and it will be downvoted), make sure you pick up a copy of his new album at starbucks. get a $6 latte while yr at it, it’s the drink equivalent of this dude’s music.

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EDITOR’S CHOICE (SCOTT)

Tucker Cotter | Oct 6th Score:1

Yeah, leave Bonnie out of this! Her voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus!

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EDITOR’S CHOICE (AMRIT)

corban | 12:26pm Score:0

Also, seriously watch that zoetrope. It’s a mindblower.

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[EDITOR’S NOTE: He’s talking about this, and it’s important advice.]