This recap lacked something. Oh, I know:
It was an excellent indicator of how awesome Gabe’s True Blood recaps would turn out to be, though. Read every one, never watched an episode.
“Very old. Very thread.” – Gabe
This, back and forth, forever:
For real, you guys, this shit is barf.
I don’t remember which post first brought me to Videogum. At some point in 2008 I googled a meme or pop culture reference and ended up here. The writing was excellent, the writers were smart and accessible, the commenters were a force to be reckoned with, and I was hooked. Without Videogum I would never have seen The Room and would be blissfully unaware of Hugh Jackman’s propensity for peeing his pants. I am a sucker for a running joke.
I don’t have a point or insight to share other than this sucks. I am not the pithy writer that most of you are. I commented occasionally, but mainly got a lot of joy out of reading what you all wrote. I feel I know many of you very well. I did have the pleasure of attending one Monster Meet-up and would love to meet more of you if given the opportunity. It is truly wonderful how welcoming everyone is/was, even of the trolls. My avatar is stolen from an enigmatic and prolific troll from the early days. For the record, I was not Da Cake Eatur.
As of Friday, I will NOT have fun at dinner.
To be fair, do we have any proof that facetaco ISN’T a tostada?
Werner Herzog approves this title change.
PS. I’m not, nor have I ever been, Da Cake Eatur. I Gingered up his avatar for Halloween and never changed back.
Where have you gone, Da Cake Eatur? Our pop-culture blog turns its lonely eyes to you.
I know I’m Donna Darko-ing everybody else by now. Gabe, thank you for everything. Thank you for your humor, thank you for your compassion, thank you for your perspective. Thank you for telling us (the monsters and the world) when we were being too ridiculous and when we were being just ridiculous enough. The only thing that keeps me from a horrible depression spiral at the thought of you leaving is that Kelly is here to keep the ship on the right course.
Good luck with your new endeavors. I will be clicking subscribe on everything you do.
Also, iz u relly prezidant of holliwod?
Stay golden, Gabe.
Yes, please do this! And maybe invite the VG Monsters? #vgum_everywhere
Excellent piece. Be sure to read on to the comments section (good practice for anything posted on davidsimon.com). Mr. Simon actively participates.
Great caption, FLW, but I, as a baseball fan, must point out that mumble jack is and will always be singular in the traditional (super-racist, obvs) 7th inning stretch sing-along.
My favorite Simpsons sight gag of ALL TIME.
Shish kabobs. Really.
Ooof. I did not realize this gif is seizure inducing. #sorrygum
“Hey AJ, it will all work out. Keep fucking that chicken.” – Ernie Anastos
Police administered a roadside sobriety test, in which she blew a Toth.0.
Mind holding the door for me Five Flasks?
From what I’ve seen, this is just another day in the life of a Russian dashboard cam.
I bet this is what happens when Katherine Chloe Cahoon breaks bad.
Me too!! Early show or late? VGum meetup at the Fox?