• Check out the progress on Detroit’s Kickstarter-funded Robocop statue. (Hint: It’s progressing!) -FilmDrunk
  • Matthew Perry attended an LA Kings hockey game recently and a reporter accidentally congratulated him on his “big news,” after Go On had been canceled. Haahaahaha. Could he have BEEN any more wrong about what he did?! -ONTD
  • Disney CEO Bob Iger dropped a hint to shareholders last week (this is a cool sentence I wish I could live inside of it forever) that Pixar has more than one sequel (meaning, more than Finding Dory) currently in development. But which could it be?! Wall-F?!?! -/Film
  • We haven’t talked about it here, but in case you caught the karaoke couple viral video that was shown on The Tonight Show, it’s F-F-FAAAAKE! Just in case you got any joy from it, I guess? I don’t know, I’m sorry! -SmokingGun
  • Adam Scott, Harris Wittels, and Chelsea Peretti were back in the Earwolf studios this week for “Farts and Procration 3.” Great! -ComedyBangBang
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  1. I had some very nice neighbors who would do little bits like this on Leno fairly often. They were able to pay their rent with them, which is great I guess. The Venn diagram of Internet editors and those who watch Leno enough to realize this is staged is probably just two circles far, far away… right?

  2. Well of COURSE it’s fake! It’s a video on the internet in the year of our lord 2013! I was actually taking bets with a friend on whether it would turn out to be fake, or if they’d dig into those people and find some sordid backstory to make everybody hate them.

    Swear to God, you guys, there was a time once when people watched mildly entertaining videos on the internet, and then you know what they did? MOVED ON WITH THEIR GODDAMN LIVES.

    • You’re just mad because I stopped caring about Revenge.

      • Of course! It was the only reason I had left to care about you!

        • Idea: Videogum reboot of Moonlighting* with facetaco and badideajeans. I know you’re all immediately thinking that I should play the Miss Dipesto role in a bit of gender-reversing stuntcasting, but I politely decline. I would like to redo the song in my best Al Jarreau.

          *Son of Gabe**, ask your parents.

          **Don’t think Son of Gabe is still actively commenting. Who is our youngest monster because I really like this joke?

          • I call dibs on playing Cybil Shephard’s character.

          • Does that mean I’m Bruce Willis and this will be my jump off to other mediums? First it will start with a Bartles & James series of banner ads… then YouTube movies, then I will sit back on a pile of money? I could do that.

            Otherwise, I want to play Booger.

          • Wait, is there an episode where one of them suggests that the other one should be a victim of human trafficking, thereby single-handedly setting back the womyns’ rights movement by 50 years or so? Because I will NOT be typecast like that, thank you very much!

  3. Carbs

  4. Oh man, the Robocop statue. I’ve got a lot of probably boring things to say about it but I won’t do that. Because they are boring. But that Filmdrunk post is infuriating. Here are my personal highlights:

    “Some in Detroit didn’t like the idea, but I’m assuming those people have all since been murdered or frozen to death in abandoned houses.”

    “So, just as soon as the team of vagrants steal enough copper wire and tin for the bronze, it should be ready to go.”

    Or this one from a commenter that Mancini apparently lolol’d over:
    “They could also wire the statue to give off heat. Bums could sleep around the base to keep warm, and it’d look like Robocop just slaughtered a pile of hobos.”

    So basically, poverty (and violence) is just fucking hilarious regardless of any semblance of a joke.

    LOL DETROIT HAS BEEN IN VARYING DEGREES OF DECAY FOR DECADES BUT WE’RE JUST PICKING UP ON IT IN THE LAST FEW YEARS ALSO WE’RE UNAWARE OF THE NUMEROUS RECENT POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CITY BUT LOLOLOL POVERTY AND VIOLENCE ARE HILARIOUS ALSO ROBOCOP DID YOU GUYS SEE ROBOCOP IT TOOK PLACE IN DETROIT AND DETROIT IS THE SHITTIEST PLACE ON EARTH AMIRITE?

    I love you, Videogum people. Thanks for not doing stuff like this.

    • It’s because I only live a few hours from Detroit, and I don’t want to get stabbed.

      • What? You’re not going to get stabbed. That’s super rare if you know where to go. Just know your neighborhoods. IIRC, you’re in either Traverse or Grand Rapids. Or, fuck if I know, somewhere in the UP – my memory sucks. When you come down, plan it out and don’t be afraid.

        Enjoy the area, metro or otherwise. There’s a lot there. The more we support businesses in the area, the more that crime rate will drop. In a way it’s gentrification, but this mentality has been prevalent for quite a while.

        • I was kidding. I’m much more afraid of being shot. Honestly, I’ve been to the Detroit area a few times, but never farther than the IKEA. Just haven’t had a reason. And I’m in Grand Rapids. Don’t really have a reason to be here, either, except that it’s where my stuff is.

          • the IKEA is in Canton – still quite a ways outside of Detroit proper. There’s plenty of reasons to visit Detroit (great restaurants, museums, concerts, sports venues, belle isle, etc) despite what the enlightened writers at filmdrunk have to say.

    • I’d like to hug you, That One.

      As a native of metro Detroit, I am against this statue because I am scared of robots and I don’t even trust a statue of a robot to not be corrupted by evil and eventually become sentient and kill me and my loved ones.

  5. Maybe the big news for Matthew Perry was that the Kings were about to spank the Blues again and move on the second round! Sorry to go all sportsgum there for a second, but most of my self worth is inexplicably tied into the success of the Los Angeles Kings.

  6. OT, but the MN Senate just passed the same-sex marriage bill! It just needs to be signed by Gov. Dayton (which he will do tomorrow) before it’s a shiny new law. Yaaaaaaaay! We’re #12! We’re #12!

  7. On the Pixar sequel stuff: barf. None of their movies really need a sequel. Maybe Incredibles? Honestly, I’m dying for an original story again. I know everyone claims Disney didn’t change Pixar when they bought them, but clearly they have.

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