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 +2Posted on Dec 10th, 2013 | re: Favorite Snow Day Movies And Television Episodes (47 comments)

The X-Files, for some reason.

Also, Rules of Attraction, anything by Wes Anderson, or something really epic that can take up a crapload of time ie: The Godfather, LOTR, Harry Potter, Band of Brothers. Donezo.

 0Posted on May 14th, 2013 | re: Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig And Vampire Weekend (17 comments)

Yes – I realized after posting that the phrasing was awkward. What I meant was that, for some reason, I find that sketch funny every time, but the others have seen diminishing laughs every go-round (which does not forgive the Lawrence Welk sketch for also being a lazy rehash, funny or not).

 +3Posted on May 13th, 2013 | re: Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig And Vampire Weekend (17 comments)

I guess I fall into the “former” category – I hated this episode. With the exception of Lawrence Welk, these all seemed like lazy rehashes of things that were mildly funny the first time around (15,000 times ago). I like Kristin Wiig and wish that she used this episode to explore new characters and be WACKY or whatever. But she didn’t and it was lazy and boring.

 +7Posted on Nov 6th, 2012 | re: Does This Make You Want To Vote More Or To Vote Less? (26 comments)

Jeez you people are cynical about this short, semi-charming video encouraging young people to vote. I really don’t see, at all, how this video “suggests that politics are simply a self-aggrandizing vanity project for the already rich and famous.” But that’s just me. Rock the vote! Or don’t. Whatever.

 +2Posted on Sep 24th, 2012 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: The Master (64 comments)

Goddammit, this was a response to to An American Patriot’s first post. F**cking internet.

 +8Posted on Sep 24th, 2012 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: The Master (64 comments)

I LOL’d many times during this movie. Does this make me a horrible person? No, me being a jerk makes me a horrible person. I think that PTA is much more into comedy than he gets credit for. I’d say dramedy, but I hate that word. This is a serious movie with serious themes and serious acting that happens to also have some very funny moments. Just accept that.

On another note – after reading a bunch of reviews and such, am I the only person who thought that the “America after WWII” theme was secondary to themes of gender roles, relationships and power? Clearly the real masters are women, right? I think that’s what PTA was trying to say? Look at the decisions that the men make (JP beating up the dissenter after hearing Amy Adams say they need to be ‘proactive’, PSH after the sink-handy, her eyes are black, PSH giving JP an ultimatum only after Amy Adams quietly dictates it), and the symbolism of the sand boobs, naked dance party, etc. I think PTA was actually sick of the man on man action of TWBB and subversively made this movie about how men like to act like they’re in control, and like to try to control each other, but are actually just slaves to the whims of their sexual fancies. Hence WOMEN.

 +1Posted on Aug 5th, 2012 | re: Breaking Bad S05E03: Don't Fly Too Close To The JERK! (54 comments)

This was actually from The Sopranos. In the second to last episode, Tony’s therapist drops him because she reads that sociopaths will manipulate people with “alligator tears” and false epiphanies and justify their actions, or claim themselves to be good people, with affections for babies and animals. Sorry to get all Dr. Sopranos on you.

 +2Posted on Apr 2nd, 2012 | re: Was Anyone Excited To Start Watching The Killing Again Last Night? (31 comments)

I was excited… I even had people over for pizza and wine and 2 hrs of The Killing. Does that make me a bad person? No. Me being a bad person makes me a bad person. On a related note, I turned my 6-month old nephew (sitting in his carseat) away from the TV so he could fall asleep IN PEACE. So there’s that.

 +10Posted on Oct 18th, 2010 | re: Mad Men S04E13: Season Finale (134 comments)

Fay DONE-AWAY! Amirite People?!!?
Seriously though I liked her… she was a good influence on Don and he got rid of her because, even though we’d like to believe he’s changed he really hasn’t, and when given the option of confronting his past or running away again he runs. TVoveranalysisgum.com

 0Posted on Oct 18th, 2010 | re: Being White Is Hard: Blue Valentine/Being White Is Hard: Restless (79 comments)

The titles for these should be “Being White and ATTRACTIVE is hard” because, really, when you’re white and you don’t look like these cool kids shit gets pretty hard. Now then, I’ll go back to doing work at my cushy job instead of doing what I want to do – wearing skinny jeans and making a sexy quirky indie girl fall in love with me, and then having it fall apart so I can listen to Elliott Smith as I wistfully stare at he New England fall out of a train window (and no, I’m not being sarcastic, that’s my dream).

 0Posted on Oct 14th, 2010 | re: Best New Party Game 34: Back To The Future Edition (245 comments)

Open the door and seize the (yester)day.

 0Posted on Oct 14th, 2010 | re: Best New Party Game 34: Back To The Future Edition (245 comments)

The Power of Love, and Other Drugs.
Get it? HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS FOREVER!!!

 +3Posted on Oct 1st, 2010 | re: Thursday Night TV Open Thread: I Want To Rub Purell On My Brain (163 comments)

Ummm the Janitor was the fiancee from ‘My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancee’? I think?

 -19Posted on Aug 30th, 2010 | re: Mad Men S04E06: I'm Worried About Don Draper, You Guys (89 comments)

Ughhh. The nerdtastic references to Buffy and Firefly and Felicity(?) are getting stifling.

 +23Posted on Aug 9th, 2010 | re: Mad Men S04E03: New Year's Eve You Get To Stay Up To Midnight (86 comments)

You know what they’re doing, right?… HAND JOBS.

 +3Posted on Aug 9th, 2010 | re: Mad Men S04E03: New Year's Eve You Get To Stay Up To Midnight (86 comments)

What an insightful analysis of last night’s episode. Don’t we all feel like pre-schoolers every once in a while? On a real note, I used to watch silk stalkings with my dad, but I never had to write anything about it.

 +4Posted on Aug 4th, 2010 | re: The Videogum Why Don't YOU Caption It? Contest: Shark Week! (198 comments)

Down here it’s Bear Week.

“So, just to be clear, this movie is gonna suck, right?”

 +2Posted on Jul 19th, 2010 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: Inception (305 comments)

Ughh. I’m sorry NSF, you’re funny sometimes, but comments like these largely contribute to the feeling that you and the other regulars are too-cool-for-baby-school or whatever and we’re just not on your level. I (kinda) liked Boondock Saints and I think The Town looks pretty damn good – sorry that I don’t always agree with Gabe and the VG superbrain. I get what Indie is saying and I also think Gabe is understating the ending, but it either way it was a well executed movie and very enjoyable.

“I call it ‘the raisen sandwich’.”

 0Posted on Mar 24th, 2010 | re: Best New Party Game: 19: #calmmovielines (419 comments)

Man, I’m just so sick of all these STAR WARS.

 +8Posted on Jan 18th, 2010 | re: The 2010 Golden Globes (56 comments)

P.S. catchphrase of the new decade = “If I hear violins I’m going to kill someone.”

 +2Posted on Jan 18th, 2010 | re: The 2010 Golden Globes (56 comments)

Was anybody else as mad as I was that “Little Dorrit” didn’t win for best mini-series?

I bet I could fit my entire arm in your vagina.

 +1Posted on Dec 11th, 2009 | re: A Very Special Christmas Thursday Night TV Open Thread (91 comments)

“Didn’t you read my horrible short story ‘The Two Paths of Victoria Apple’? Was that right? That wasn’t right.