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 +39Posted on Jan 20th, 2012 | re: Four More Years Of Obama Singing Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" (78 comments)

From August of last year.

“So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.

Among recent presidents, Bill Clinton took the least time off — 28 days.”

 +12Posted on Jan 18th, 2012 | re: Zooey Deschanel Jumps On The "I Was Bullied" Train (78 comments)

i hate that part about the college thing, but havening grown up in the same neighborhood in Los Angeles and gone to school with the same type of people (she’s a couple of years older than I am), i can say that they are the fucking worst people in the world.

people talk about new yorkers or east coasters being assholes or bullies or picking on people and get that “tough guy” reputation, but the little shits at private schools in west los angeles would make the toughest Joey from Bay Ridge cry if you put them in a room together.

what’s the lady’s name that wrote eat, pray, love?

 +3Posted on Dec 13th, 2011 | re: Welcome To Goop City! (23 comments)

in the 7 years I’ve lived here, which is still a relatively small sample size, i have noticed that most new yorkers are really nice to tourists/strangers, but fucking miserably rude to their friends, family, and colleagues.

 +2Posted on Nov 11th, 2011 | re: That's Your First Grade Teacher: Sasha Grey (42 comments)

here’s the thing: first graders pretty much know how google works. maybe some kids in rougher neighborhoods like compton don’t have access, but if they do, then it’s easy enough for them to google it and stumble upon something that they might not be old enough to see

 -5Posted on Oct 24th, 2011 | re: Can We Talk About How To Make It In America For A Second? (50 comments)

as an LA native who left for colder, more expensive, dirtier, smellier, cramped and miserable pastures out east about 7 years ago, I wouldn’t live in Philly if you paid me. what a boring fucking city. especially northern liberties or whatever that plastic williamsburg is called.

as long as i get more casey klein i’m going to be ok with it.

also – a full move about ron’s porn career would awesome. like a remake of boogie nights, but with the Party Down characters

 +6Posted on Sep 1st, 2011 | re: BREAKING NEWS: CAMERON DIAZ "CAN'T STAND" JENNIFER LOPEZ!!!!!!! (31 comments)

it’s Long Beach vs. NYC all over again.

 +4Posted on Aug 26th, 2011 | re: (Don't) Help Fund Millionaires' Debut Album! (36 comments)

 +17Posted on Aug 4th, 2011 | re: Who Would Play Cathy In A Live-Action Cathy Movie? (93 comments)

 +1Posted on Jul 25th, 2011 | re: Omar Is Coming To Greendale (15 comments)

This is super exciting. Just hope it doesn’t get too meta. You know, hopefully it isn’t all Wire jokes and he just plays a great character.

 +5Posted on Jul 18th, 2011 | re: Here Are Some Afternoon Links! (31 comments)

It always bothers me when people say, “I don’t believe in religion.” I can prove to you, pretty easily, that religion exists. If you don’t believe in god, that’s fine. If you don’t like religion, that’s fine, too. But I don’t know how you wouldn’t believe in it.

 +2Posted on Jul 12th, 2011 | re: The Zooey Deschanel Vs. The Los Angeles Times Feud Is The Worst Feud (94 comments)


 +4Posted on Jul 12th, 2011 | re: The Zooey Deschanel Vs. The Los Angeles Times Feud Is The Worst Feud (94 comments)

I went to high school in downtown LA, and it was a total shithole but Alvarado street was cool and there were old hotels that would let us use Fake IDs.

Also there is some really pretty architecture.

I always thought the reason you would move to LA (other than to be famous) was to be in a place where you could have all of the culture, food, night life (yeah, it exists there) without having to live in shitty apartment 10 flights up with a view of a brick wall.

 +1Posted on May 28th, 2011 | re: I Don’t Know How She Does It Trailer, You Guys (51 comments)

artistic license has nothing to do with talent. a totally untalented person can claim artistic license.

 0Posted on May 28th, 2011 | re: Well, This Lindsay Lohan "Short Film" Is Terrible (51 comments)

i’m not sure what a film starring an actress from new york made by an artist from new york has to do with los angeles, but i didn’t watch this.

 +5Posted on May 27th, 2011 | re: I Don’t Know How She Does It Trailer, You Guys (51 comments)

also, this movie looks awful.

 -16Posted on May 27th, 2011 | re: I Don’t Know How She Does It Trailer, You Guys (51 comments)

Gabe & Kelly,

I love your site. I really do. I have wasted a lot of time trying to create upvote worthy comments and watching trailers of movies that look really good but I never end up seeing. The one thing that sometimes bothers me about Videogum, however, is the times that you write in that quirky, not-really-a-sentence kind of a way. For example: “But any way, this movie.” That’s not a sentence. Maybe it is, but it’s not a great one.

It’s just annoying. I can’t help it. I’m not being a grammar nazi, and I’ll probably come back to the site 5 more times before I leave work today, but maybe you could stop just for a week or so?

Either way works…



 0Posted on May 25th, 2011 | re: Bin Laden Porno, Obviously (28 comments)

i don’t even have to ask how one angrily smokes a cigarette because i know exactly how he does that, though “douchily” would be just as fitting.

 +2Posted on May 25th, 2011 | re: Bin Laden Porno, Obviously (28 comments)

whatever dane cook.

 +2Posted on May 24th, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Summer Mix (117 comments)

I hate being “that guy” but Running With Scissors was such a fun read and the movie was just fucking awful.

Also Syndechoche, NY was horrible and any of you who like it are wrong about your opinion. What a snooze fest.

 +12Posted on May 11th, 2011 | re: Greatest Movie Sandwiches Is BEGGING For A BNPG (131 comments)

The Godfather
(actual sandwhich from Bay Cities Imports in Santa Monica, CA)

 +4Posted on Apr 11th, 2011 | re: Alec Baldwin Vs. John Krasinski (57 comments)

also most sox fans, especially the ones outside of new england, but also inside of new england, have only known about baseball since 2004 and are a bit confused as to how being a fan works.

 0Posted on Apr 11th, 2011 | re: Alec Baldwin Vs. John Krasinski (57 comments)

dying your beard black and saying really, really stupid things over and over again makes you neither funny in commercials nor in life. he is the dane cook of baseball.


 +5Posted on Mar 29th, 2011 | re: 25 Years Of Pixar (35 comments)


i saw finding nemo on mushrooms, but I took a pee first and then walked into the wrong theatre (my friends were in the one that started at 8pm and I went in the one that started at 715 pm and I just figured I couldn’t find them in the theatre because of how I was on drugs).

needless to say I watched the movie 45 minutes in and had no idea that I was late until the movie got out and couldn’t find my friends.