GOOD ONE, TOM PRANKS!!
See you guys Monday?
More like “Unwatchable” AMIRITE
Um, I had therapy this morning. I was reflecting on this ancient Buddhist tweet: “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else, but you are the one who gets burned.” This was in the context of human relationships, but unbeknownst to my doctor, also related to the end of a certain pop culture blog with which you might be familiar.
This news was a lot more upsetting for me than I would care to admit. Sure I am not the most active person on here by any means, but I have enjoyed the community aspect throughout the years. And “videogum.com” was pretty much #2 or #3 on my list of sites that I have visited DAILY since the dawn of time. Like, right below “gmail.com” and right above “gwynethpaltrowsfeet.org”.
I guess I will always have my first and only appearance in the Ball to reflect upon. It was this moment that truly validated my existence, long before Facebook did it with their “Look Back” video. Thank you and good night.
This was – and still is – the best.
Upvotes forever in the sky.
I just followed all you good people. I kind of hate Twitter. But Margaret Cho follows me for some reason. So.
When consoling yourself over the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, take some comfort in knowing that he didn’t have to live through THIS.
FOR SERIOUS POST:
Anyone who works in online knows that it is very difficult to “port” a community to a new destination when a site folds. Questions I have are: 1. How much does it cost to host Videogum? B. Would the new owners be willing to turn the URL over? And: 3. It seems like there might be enough interest for the time being to use volunteer bloggers from the community until it is clear whether or not Videogum can continue under new management.
That last one was not a question. Anyway. I am going to bed. With three pillows. Because the first two will no doubt be soaked through. With my tears.
Artax : Swamp of Sadness :: Videogum : Rest of Internet
“There’s no need to cry, son. Just deflect your emotions with a pithy pop culture reference. It’s what me and your mother do.”
What a nice comment! (I say this thoughtfully, but not TOO thoughtfully.)
This is still funny.
Like many others here today, I discovered Videogum via a WMOAT post. I cannot remember which one it was specifically, but I have narrowed it down to four: Dreamcatcher (perhaps my favorite worst movie ever and totally watchable), Ultraviolet (saw that one in the theater; still recovering), Lady In The Water (second only to Dreamcatcher for pure terrible), and Blindness (so bad that I actually thought the filmmakers were trying to pull a fast one). I thought, “These people are like me.”
Then there were the Walking Dead recaps, which were words spun into gold.
I was intimidated by the VG comments at first and didn’t start posting anything until maybe 2 years ago. I’m not super prolific but I do think I have laserbeam-like accuracy.
Videogum is an oasis in the Internet desert. This shit is fucked.
SORRY WHAT KELLY CAN’T HEAR YOU
My favorite Videogum features were the Walking Dead recaps, movie title puns, and anything related to Brokencyde.*
*Reminder: Get Brokencyde to play @ K’s going away party
This article offers the full explanation if you’re really curious: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/01/atlanta-snow-storm-102839.html#.Uupvb_mIBcY
When a Stranger Conference Calls
98.6 Degrees of Separation
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