Hey! Do you live in the Chicago area? If so, you might be interested to know that there is an Unofficial Videogum Monster Meet-Up THIS Saturday. Wowowowow. You should go if you want. It might be fun? I have no idea. The fine print reads that we are in no way responsible for anything that happens at this event, so if you are murdered or fall in love that is on you, but it’s an even 50/50 split between the two that is still pretty good odds! MAYBE YOU WILL GET MARRIED! Or maybe you will FIND OUT IF THERE REALLY IS A HEAVEN! Fun. Be smart. Stay safe. Use the buddy system.

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Baldhead Jake Gyllenhaal!!!! Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5 Frank Lloyd Wrong | Aug 4th Score:56

Thank God, Janet Jackson circa “Poetic Justice” was on the scene to walk us through one of our nation’s darkest moments.

Posted in: 9-11: You Know, For Kids
#4 my ironic mustache | Aug 4th Score:56

It was a tragic day for our entire Rhythm Nation.

Posted in: 9-11: You Know, For Kids
#3 Polythene Pam | Aug 4th Score:61

This is pretty much the most obvious choice Hollywood has ever had to make.

Posted in: Who Would Play Cathy In A Live-Action Cathy Movie?

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Whoa, more like Frank Lloyd RIGHT. Right? Yes. Good job, FLW. Great image. Solid 5th place. Great job everyone else. Terrible job to everyone who didn't make it in the top five this week. Boooooooooooooooooo you guys! No, no, I kid. You're all great. Everyone is great at commenting on this blog. You're all #1, unofficially. FLW is #1 officially.]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1 facetaco | Aug 3rd Score:-20
An open letter to people who continue discussing The Wire on a semi-regular basis:



Everyone who has never seen The Wire

Posted in: What Did Stringer Bell Do Wrong?

[Assoc. Ed. Note: I haven't seen The Wire either. It seems like a lot of work. But you have to understand that that is a well-loved show that aired roughly 45 years ago, duh. You don't see anyone going around saying, "No one talk about Friends, I haven't seen every episode yet." Isn't that just because everyone has already seen every episode of Friends, you might be thinking? Yes.]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

Frank Lloyd Wrong | Aug 2nd Score:45

You know that there is one really disappointed Secretary fan that is disappointed that his search for “Gyllenhaal AND shaved” led him to this post.

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Baldhead Jake Gyllenhaal!!!!

[Ed. Note: Congratulations, Frank Lloyd Wrong! You earned it.]

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

facetaco | Aug 2nd Score:32

Can’t wait for PETA to kick off their new campaign, “I’d rather go naked than wear clothes.”

Posted in: Save Money, Wear Homemade Milk Clothes

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Unfortunately, this week has to go to facetaco for me. I don't feel good about it! I certainly don't. He doesn't need this. But this was a good comment and we've had a bit of fun at PETA's expense this week, so it seems appropriate. Great job, facetaco. Annoying job always, PETA.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

[Ed. Note: This is just a very good comment. Hahaha. ACK! ACK! Haha. Ack! is the new First!]

Comments (47)
  1. One step closer to my EGOT. Thanks for the assist, FLW!

  2. We still doing that whole dancing thing?

  3. It’s Friday!

  4. Hey everyone! JD here. As Gabe politely mentioned there IS in fact a meetup on Saturday in the lovely city of Chicago. But don’t forget, you Southern Monster get a meetup next week too!!!

    Yes, the Atlanta Meetup is next week (also totes unofficial, fear for your lives). If you want info on that, check the Videogum facebook group or the Upcoming Meetups page on

    Also a bit of news for your Sportsgum monsters!!! We are totes back for year 2 of Videogum Monster Fantasy Football!!!! Details on that are also found at So you can come and sports-nerd out with us there, but spots are limited. 20 I believe, so join and join quick!!

    Thanks friends,

  5. Dear Facetaco and FLW,

    Does it make you feel good win Monster’s Balls (hehe) on the reg? Do you enjoy demeaning the rest of us by showing off your superior commenting skills? Does it inflate your sense of self worth? I bet you think you’re the bee’s knees, don’t you? DON’T YOU?….. What was I talking about? Oh yeah; STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM MY WIFE!


    A Friend

    • Well clearly the genetic experiment that fused a taco with a human gave Facetaco exemplary commenting abilities, I don’t know about FLW though

  6. I just got The Wire Season 2 on DVD from my friend!

    Me too guys! Right? Guys? Hey! Wait up!

  7. Be careful out there, guys.

  8. Also I should point out that the Monsters who were SCANDALOUSLY omitted from last week’s ball (i.e., Huckabeast, thisismynightmare) were again QUITE SCANDALOUSLY omitted from this week’s. Can somebody say… SCANDAL? (I already have three times).

  9. Have a good weekend, everybody! While you’re out ~dancin~, I’ll be stuck working on some unnamed high-profile superhero movie about a man who dresses like bats or something. No braggo.

  10. Apropos of nothing:

  11. I’m pretty sure this is the third year in a row I’m posting this:


  13. kirstie alley is telling an ashtray to sit down, and thanking it for doing so. she is OTVII i believe. its pretty sad

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