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 +9Posted on Aug 3rd, 2013 | re: This Is Just A Goodbye Post (241 comments)

I don’t know what to say other than that I feel a great sense of gratitude to Gabe, Linsday, Kelly, and the videogum community at large. This site is genuinely something special, and I think the fact that so many of us are struggling to put our thoughts cleanly onto blog-paper highlights the ineffable, positive effect the site has had on our lives. I know this isn’t the ‘end’ of videogum by any means, but its as worthy a time as any to show my appreciation, and I want Gabe, the videogum staff, and all the monsters in blogland to know that I think this place is super special and I’m truly thankful I happened to stumble across it when I did.

Gabe – thank you, sincerely. Never stop being the bitter, out-of-touch, werther’s originals-toting 80 year pop-culture critic you were born to be!

May the blogs ever be in your favor.

While “It’s impossible I’m a racist because [true fact you idiots didn't know about me]” is usually a pretty weak argument, I got to say that I’m swayed some by the biracial children aspect. Besides for the whole “willing to mate” with a member of the race in question, I can’t imagine someone could hold onto even the jokey-malice I associate with making ‘asian eyes’ given that its literally the faces of her children she would be openly mocking. That said, its a fair point that Kate Gosselin has definitely made some choices before that haven’t reflected all that well on the entire “very concerned for my kids emotional health and well-being” thing.

 +3Posted on Jun 7th, 2013 | re: Quote Of The Day: Olivia Munn Knows The Pythagorean Theorem (25 comments)

There’s apparently no way that I can embrace my intelligence, be on the cover of the Journal of Differential Geometry, and also be feminine and sexual, and know what a dress is.

- bizarro-universe Olivia Munn

 +11Posted on Apr 24th, 2013 | re: Vanilla Ice Goes Amish And Other Nonsense Phrases (15 comments)

“Vin Diesel: Lasagna Don”

Like Cake Boss, but with Vin Diesel and lasagna instead of cake.
Don’t pretend this wouldn’t be instantly watchable.

 +4Posted on Apr 22nd, 2013 | re: Big Butts Rule (25 comments)

This hasn’t occurred to me until just now, but why hasn’t anyone done a mashup of “I Like Big Butts” and Elliott Smith’s “The Biggest Lie”? Seems like a match made in heaven.

 +10Posted on Apr 18th, 2013 | re: "Bad Ass Bitch" (Featuring Snake) (17 comments)

Not saying this looks like the crowd I want to spend every night with, but that terrible daytime house-party look kinda fun to me.

 +10Posted on Apr 8th, 2013 | re: Best New Party Game: Non-Jurassic Park Quotes Into Jurassic Park Quotes (51 comments)

“A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what is cool? Dinosaurs.”

 +10Posted on Feb 26th, 2013 | re: That's Your Boyfriend: Self-Proclaimed Jedi Master Alain Bloch (24 comments)

No joke, a girl I dated in high school went on a date to one of these, and was super excited about how much fun it was going to be. She also met the last two guys she’s been in serious relationships with at renaissance fairs.
I guess what I’m saying is: this is actually my girlfriend.

 +5Posted on Nov 28th, 2012 | re: Does The Universe Have A Purpose? (18 comments)

“the pain of not being able to pin down why you can never get your French Press coffee to taste great”

I cannot express how much sympathy I have for you right now Kelly. Why didn’t I just swallow my pride and go for the drip!

Wait, what’s the story here? Who is that guy? And while closer inspection has revealed that these two are just sitting in some seats, why was my first impression that they were in a bumper car? Is bumper cars an acceptable Hollywood anyone date? Asking for a friend.

 +8Posted on Nov 12th, 2012 | re: Saturday Night Live: Anne Hathaway And Rihanna (30 comments)

McDonalds Firing was one of my favorite sketches of the season. The part about rehearsing it killed me.

 +11Posted on Nov 8th, 2012 | re: Vincent Kartheiser Sure Gets Punched In The Face A Lot! (50 comments)

In high school I was the captain of my school’s Mathletes and I got into a fist fight with the captain of the Mathletes at our rival school. I guess what I’m saying is, competitive math tournaments can get pretty heated!

Never fails to slay me

I do wonder if they is any good logic for why Mike wouldn’t leave some guy of his to watch Walt for that hour he’s gone. As it stands, its just seems like the most amateur move imaginable from a guy who has been established as “least amateur guy in the biz”.

Right now I can think a few reasons:

1) All Mike’s “guys” are in lockup/being tailed like him by the DEA
I don’t buy this one, Mike has to know lots of random young dudes with guns he can trust

2) Mike knew Walt would try to pay them off for an absurd amount
Mike hires ppl who don’t take bribes because they don’t want Mike to shoot em. so Unless he really has no one, this is out of the question too.

3)Mike is a dum dum
The only option I see atm.


 +5Posted on Aug 20th, 2012 | re: Jason Alexander IS Nickelback (23 comments)

I really appreciate the “show-not-tell” exposition they did here.
“Whoa, Jason Alexander sure is cool and confident when it comes to making coffee drinks!
Wait, whose this girl?

 +1Posted on Jul 20th, 2012 | re: Friday Giveaway: Breaking Bad Season 4 On Blu-Ray And A Poster! (35 comments)

This is classic season 1 Jesse. Love it!

 +4Posted on Jul 20th, 2012 | re: Here Are Some Afternoon Links! (5 comments)

Wait, my issue is Dish + AMC which is apparently a separate issue. :(

 +1Posted on Jul 20th, 2012 | re: Here Are Some Afternoon Links! (5 comments)

Th DirectTV + Viacom thing is actually not such boring news, as that is what is keeping me from watching Breaking Bad live for the next few weeks. I hope this means the AMC stuff will be back very immediately though, or I’m screwed for Sunday.

 +2Posted on Jul 20th, 2012 | re: Friday Giveaway: Breaking Bad Season 4 On Blu-Ray And A Poster! (35 comments)

Jesse: Yo, its got like these like, sick blue rays all over the place
Badger: Sweet man… you got any crystal?

“And, when the couple — who has been together for three years — attended a friend’s wedding on June 23, they seemed more interested in what comes after marriage: the baby carriage.”

Do they have a specific Pulitzer for Journalism and Poetry, or will we just have to award this guy the two separately?

 +3Posted on Jul 5th, 2012 | re: Is Tom Hiddleston People's Sexiest Man Alive??? (24 comments)

This reads like ad copy for a person.

 +21Posted on Jun 12th, 2012 | re: The Videogum Why Don't YOU Caption It? Contest: 100 Years Of Paramount (118 comments)

Dear Paramount Pictures,

A little birdy came and told me it was your birthday.
DUDE! Happy Friggin’ Birthday!

(with) Mad Love,
Charlize Theron

 +5Posted on Apr 18th, 2012 | re: Pat Robertson Rests His Case About Global Warming (67 comments)

“However, those of us that are skeptical about climate change, are not so much skeptical of the fact that the climate is changing.”

About this – while your point may be about how not-ah-so-good you think the left’s approach to climate change solutions are, I’d say that a great number, likely even the majority, of “anti-climate-changers” are of the opinion that the basic facts are a hoax perpetrated by liberal scientists purely as a tool to promote an otherwise useless green-agenda. That’s the kind of claim Pat Robertson is supporting here and its dangerous for the very reason that it isn’t about policy and approach but a blatant rejection of reality.

 +4Posted on Mar 23rd, 2012 | re: That's Your Boyfriend: Geraldo Rivera (72 comments)

I just did a search down this page and upvoted every mention of Crisp. Good job guys! #MakingItInAmerica #hoodies #providedyouarenotLatinoorBlack,duh

 +5Posted on Mar 5th, 2012 | re: Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan And Jack White (60 comments)

Am i the only one who really enjoyed Rude Buddha? I really liked it!