Just as a friendly reminder, we put up a post at the end of the day yesterday about how Videogum is now accepting (a better word would be considering) open submissions, and also asking you guys for your input into how to make the site bigger and better than ever. This could be new ideas for kool kontent, or it could be thoughts on the way the commenting community is structured or whatever! We just wanted to make sure you were aware of it, because obviously you are a very important part of the site, and one of Videogum’s great strengths is the intelligence, humor, and thoughtfulness of its commenters. So help us out! And thank you for being those things!

After the jump, the five Highest Rated comments, as voted on by you, the Lowest Rated comment, the winner of the Lost Themed Nursery Caption Contest, and the Editor’s and Associate Editor’s Choice.

This Week’s Highest Rated Comments

#6 wicway | Aug 20th Score:59

I realize that the female reproductive system might be mysterious to some, but you know, if you want to legislate my fucking ovaries, maybe you could, you know, read the fuck up on them.

Posted in: “Legitimate Rape” Is OUR Generation’s “Rape-Rape”

Chris Trash | Aug 23rd Score:62

How about The Search for The Worst Baby Video of All Time?

Posted in: Videogum Now Accepting Submissions And Other Notes On The Future Of Videogum
#4 shellbomber | Aug 23rd Score:63

More crabby Gabe think pieces on current events, plz. Seriously. I really love those.

Posted in: Videogum Now Accepting Submissions And Other Notes On The Future Of Videogum
#2 Slick shoes! | Aug 21st Score:68

It’s okay guys, I think I fixed his face. Or at least put it into proper context.

Posted in: Well, Al Roker’s Face Is Broken
#1 An American Patriot | Aug 20th Score:75

AS SOMEONE who’s had a FAMILY member to whom this is HAPPENED, I would like TO KNOW WHERE to write a kindly worded letter to MR. AKIN so he can KINDLY go FUCK HIMSELF right the FUCK over.

Posted in: “Legitimate Rape” Is OUR Generation’s “Rape-Rape”

[Assoc. Ed. Note: This was a rough week, and to be honest I think we should all be racing away from it and our computer screens as soon as the closing bell rings this afternoon. What? Oh, it's ringing? GREAT! You guys are great! See you next week! Everything will be amazing then, I'm sure!]

This Week’s Lowest Rated Comment

#1 topknot | Aug 23rd Score:-18
Eh, what the heck. I need a lowest rated for my EGOT. And, I kinda love this GIF:

Posted in: First Look At Chloë Moretz As “Carrie” In Carrie

[Assoc. Ed. Note: You guys.]

This Week’s Caption Contest Winner

Dr. Feelgood | Aug 21st Score:35

The question isn’t “Why don’t you caption it,” it’s “WHEN don’t you caption it.”

Posted in: The Videogum Why Don’t You Caption It? Contest: Lost Themed Nursery

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

This Week’s Associate Editor’s Choice

  Messica | Aug 21st Score:33

Well, to be fair, British actors do have a better understanding of period drama acting because the key to a good period drama, no matter what country or ancient civilization it’s set in, is that everyone sounds British.

Posted in: WHAT? ALERT: Julian Fellowes Says Americans Can’t Do Period Drama!

[Assoc. Ed. Note: Just a good comment from Messica.]

This Week’s Editor’s Choice

The Aura of the H-Man | Aug 23rd Score:38

I don’t want to get too far into the weeds with this, but I think the Videogum of the future should have more of the stuff that’s pretty good, and less of the stuff that isn’t quite as good. The rest is just details, really.

Posted in: Videogum Now Accepting Submissions And Other Notes On The Future Of Videogum

[Ed. Note: Please do read our post about open submissions and ideas for the future of Videogum. Thank you.]

Comments (42)
  1. Happy Friday everyone! Let’s party!

  2. let me do a shuffle for y’all.

  3. So I think this means I finally have an EGOT of some kind! I don’t remember the categories, but hey, I feel happy of myself!

  4. Good weeks? That’s a lie, this was a terrible week. But at least we still have gin. There’ll always be gin.

  5. Good week guise! Congrats ballers and yay I’m in fire island.

  6. I made the ball! I wanted my first time in the ball to be for something witty, but I suppose rage will have to do. Happy Friday Guys!

  7. Also next week I’m going to the cat video festival in Minneapolis. You all are so jealous I bet. The jealousest.

  8. Update on my friend from a couple of Mosters’ Balls ago who is leading on a poor schmuck while she needs a place to stay for those who care (nobody, probably). She asked me to help her move a day early, saying he thinks they’ll date when she’s made it very clear they won’t (she has done nothing of the sort) and that he became “clingy and passive aggressive” when she brought a guy back to his apartment. “He is just too much drama. You know how much I hate drama! Why do these things keep happening to me?” Ohhhhhh you. Don’t ever change, awful friend. Don’t you ever change.

  9. Has anyone seen the mind-blowing trailer for the film of the summer, ’2016′? Apparently it’s really taken the summer by storm. I’m sure you’ve all heard of it.

    It’s about how in 2016, what will the U.S. look like after Obama’s second term? Answer: WE’RE ALL SO FUCKED, YOU GUYS!!!


    I was sent an email from a family member with a link to this dumb movie (with the letter that said the movie is cool no matter which way you lean politically), and after I watched the 3-minute trailer and then the 14 minute speech from some college professor at a Conservative Activism conference about how Obama is shrouded in mystery with stuff like birth certificates, preferred religions, details of his book (“he said he dated a girl, but who was this girl? Why has she never come forward?”), and Obama’s sketchy relationships with radical people like Reverend Wright and Obama’s late father.

    The guy concludes that the Obama’s book ‘Dreams of My Father,’ is the ULTIMATE CLUE to Obama’s shady goals: Namely, that Obama’s father was an anti-colonialist, and that Obama’s picked up his father’s torch, nailed the presidency, and is trying to reduce the U.S.’s global power and devalue our country’s net worth or something like that. It was such a gross speech. And yeah, that’s what the movie’s about. 2016 predicts the future, showing us a hellish vision of Obama’s 2nd term of TERROR.

    In my response email I wrote, “Yeah, that was really racist, fear-mongering, conspiracy fluff, and it was pretty fucked up. But if you’re interested in your so-called ‘non-partisan, interesting-no-matter-your-political-leaning-stuff, here’s a link to Quick Change.”

    Bleh. I hate election seasons. There is so much nonsense that has been drummed up and whipped around into a tropical storm of dreck, getting in our eyes and ears like so much sand, grime and shit.

    Our national anthem right now would be more accurately represented by the dirgiest funeral dirge played through a spit-caked, dented trombone choked with moldy bread left over from communion.

  10. I still want to know about Gabe’s snackcation.

  11. Have a good weekend you guys. I’ll be out of town next week — don’t do anything without me!

  12. Woohoo! First ever Editor’s Choice! Though I can’t tell whether I’m being complimented.

  13. The one day I have a purpose and don’t see this! Aw, shux. Thanks Kelly!

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