Hi guys! It’s Kelly. How are you? I hope you all had a pretty good week! Was anyone nominated for any Academy Awards? Congrats if yes. Speaking of the Academy Awards, the results of the “Who Do U Wanna Hang Out W/ At Sundance?very smart poll ARE IN! Turns out an overwhelming percentage of you want to hang out with Kirsten Dunst almost kissing Lizzy Caplan? EVEN WHEN you were given the opportunity to choose to hang out with KERR SMITH? From Dawson’s Creek?! Whatever, you guys. A close (not close) second and third were “Glasses of Stella Artois” and “Late Night Lounge Just By Yourself,” which I totally understand. See you at next year’s Sundance (blog post)! Have a good weekend! XOXO!

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Mel Gibson Is Just A Regular Citizen On A Jury Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.


This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#5 Polythene Pam | Jan 23rd Score:46

If only there was a bear to teach us how marriage is a decision that could define the rest of our lives.

Oh well! Let’s get married so we can go bang!

Posted in: Purity Bear Reminds You That The Day Of Purity Is Coming Up
#4 lawblog | Jan 25th Score:49

Looks like he’ll have to sikh legal representation —Lay Jeno

Posted in: A Friendly Chat With Gabe And Kelly: Jay Leno Is Being Sued Over A Mitt Romney Joke
#3 Zayin_451 | Jan 25th Score:49

This man has the same problem I do. Never give interviews while you are hungry.

Posted in: East Haven Mayor Rests His Case About Mexicans Eating Tacos And Something About Spaghetti
#2 That One | Jan 24th Score:52

Possibilities for next year’s SOTU drinking game:

Drink every time:

- Rick Santorum tells pregnant rape victims to deal with it.

- Newt Gingrich rips up a food stamp in front of a pregnant rape victim.

- Mitt Romney malfunctions when asked about pregnant rape victims.

- Ron Paul haha jk he’ll never be President.

Posted in: The State Of The Union Drinking Game
#1 topknot | Jan 25th Score:59

Wait, if India can sue American TV shows, how has India not sued Outsourced yet?

Posted in: A Friendly Chat With Gabe And Kelly: Jay Leno Is Being Sued Over A Mitt Romney Joke

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Great job, everybody! VERY political this week. All about the issues. The top comments from Videogum's top issue-minds-commenters, and OTHER dumb things for me to say. You are all great! I hope your Friday is FULL of celebrating your top-rated comment, and your weekend is full of rest.]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1 facetaco | Jan 20th Score:-29
It doesn’t interfere with his ability to do anything. But it DOES make me see him as not taking his position as seriously as he should.

Also, maybe relaaaax, Chuck Kinbote.

Posted in: Four More Years Of Obama Singing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Gabe and everybody else have already had their say about this comment. So I think we can let it rest there? Right? Facetaco, you see that milk joke Obama made? Did that change your mind? #milkjoke2012]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

Dr. Feelgood | Jan 24th Score:37

Mel, it’s “yes, your honor,” not “sure thing, sugartits.”

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t You Caption It? Contest: Mel Gibson Is Just A Regular Citizen On A Jury

[Ed. Note: Congratulations, Dr. Feelgood! You earned it.]

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

Trina Werner | Jan 25th Score:-2
I already hung out with a mustached Micheal Cera, so this question doesn’t really apply to me. In fact I complimented him on it. “I didn’t recognize you at first with the new stache, I like it” He is the farthest thing from all of his awkward characters. Very laid back and amazingly cool.
Posted in: Who Do U Wanna Hang Out W/ At Sundance?

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Very laid back and AMAZINGLY COOL comment! Oh my goodness. I cannot tell you how many times I've gone back and read this comment this week when I needed a quick happiness boost. I think we should maybe shut Monsters' Ball down, yes? Once you have THE BEST COMMENT, why waste time celebrating anything less? Right? RIP Monsters' Ball. You're perfect, Trina. Never change. And please tell Michael Cera I say hello.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

djfreshie | Jan 23rd Score:33

“If I was on that 5 yard line with my team, it wouldn’t have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of stiff-paws in that rush and then me saying, ‘OK, we’re going to land in the end-zone safely, don’t worry.’” – Marky Bark

Posted in: Announcing The Starting Line-Up For Puppy Bowl VIII!

[Ed. Note: I'm not saying that a parodic variation on the now classic Mark Wahlberg quote is a shoe-in for Editor's Choice. This will probably be the last one. But it is a shoe-in for always making me LAFF. Also, the Puppy Bowl, you guys. Get psyched!]

Comments (37)
  1. Hey guys! Don’t forget to join us tonight for a lovely chat at 8 PM CST. Snacks and drinks will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. All Monsters are welcome!

    Chat will take place here: tinychat.com/videogum

    There will be a whole lot of this going on:


    SO BE READY!

  2. It’s Friday let’s dance

  3. I’m actually kind of surprised I got the #1 spot with an Outsourced joke. I guess I reopened old wounds!

  4. Guys, it is time for me to go to my birthday dinner! Yay!

  5. DRAT! Barely got edged out with my “Keep fucking that chicken taco, Mayor” comment. Congrats, guys! It was a crazy week of topics, and I enjoyed VGum a little more than I should have this week, being at work and all…

  6. It counts! I made it in!

  7. This has reminded me to ask the question I didn’t get round to asking in the Sundance poll thread: is Stella Artois considered a really classy fancy beer in in the USA? Because it’s usually referred to as Wifebeater here in Lorry-land.

  8. Speaking of Sundance, I just arrived in Park City and was thinking of taking in a movie. But then I saw that most of the transportation was by bus, and sorry, I’m originally from LA, and we don’t “do” busses. So instead I’m getting drunk with work friends at my boss’ house actually on a ski slope (which is ridiculous). Have a good weekend, suckers!

  9. I only hope “I’m going to go home and eat some ______(ethnic food)” is the Marky Mark quote of next week. This editor’s choice belongs to everyone!

    Also, @rickdagless – Stella is a big time “classy” choice in Toronto. Which is weird because the city is home a lot of excellent premium breweries.

    I think the issue is that 1) a lot of restaurants and bars charge less for Stella and 2) Stella pumps our airwaves with advertising implying Stella is classy.

    I have a few friends that work for beer/liquor companies’ international marketing departments. It’s serious business trying to determine (using market research and focus groups generally) which nations are susceptible to the notion that your product can be “classy.” I think it was an acquaintance that works for a rum company (Bacardi?) and he was telling me that they basically couldn’t ever market themselves as “the fun rum” because Captain Morgan had already cornered the market everywhere on being the fun rum. So they developed a ‘gold’ brand which is gold, and I think they advertise it has “special properties” (which it probably does) and they push it abroad as a more premium brand of rum. Which it probably isn’t.

    tl;dr – anyways that’s how come we think Stella is for rich people here.

  10. Oh, and this was far and away the “Singer® Sewing Company thread of the week.”

  11. Congrats monsterballers!

  12. Hm, this is the first comment section recently that has an acute case of facetacolessness, wonder why snark snark snark

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