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 0Posted on May 24th, 2013 | re: School Bus Driver Pulls Warranted Prank On Kids (18 comments)

that’s just what young teenagers do. everything is a “look at me” contest. i’m sure that kid that said “i’m gonna die?” was one of the loudest screamers. “are you gonna cuss?” smartass was second loudest.

 +1Posted on Oct 16th, 2012 | re: Saturday Night Live: Christina Applegate And Passion Pit (34 comments)

Agreed. It was a good episode. Californians ran a little long, that’s true. .. but it always does. The non-singy parts of the monologue, the iPhone skit, the dance skit, weekend updates, Odysseus, the commercials.. all pretty solid. AND I liked Passion Pit.

 +2Posted on Aug 19th, 2011 | re: End Of The Day Urinal Slide (29 comments)

That’s not Wrigley – it’s the Foxfield Races in VA.

 +21Posted on Jun 21st, 2011 | re: More Twitter News: Roger Ebert Hurt Bam Margera's Feelings! (131 comments)

A couple of points-
1. Dunn’s passenger has been “unidentified” because s/he was literally unidentifiable. Dunn was so badly burned that they used his tattoos and hair to identify him. They may still be unknown.

2. Dunn was out having drinks before the accident, but he was also traveling at more than 100mph on a windy, dark road. The chance of a horrible thing happening were great even if he hadn’t been drinking. Of course, the drinks may have made him think that speeding was a great idea, and may have inhibited him when things started to go wrong. There are many, many people that drive drunk every night and get home safely, partly because they are not driving 100mph. This is not intended as a defense of drunk driving — it is more an indictment of dangerous speeding, especially after drinking.

3. Twitter has basically allowed one person who is removed from the situation to instantly affect another that is in it with the whole world able to watch. This is a new thing that our culture is not used to. Both things (commenting from afar, vulnerability from within) have been happening separately for quite some time, obviously, but Twitter has allowed the two to clash. Could Ebert have practiced some more humanity and remembered that people that loved Dunn are devastated? Yes. Could Margera have remembered that celebrity is a fucked up thing and comments regarding/because of it are usually worthless? Yes. In any case, the sympathy should lie with Margera (and those that knew Dunn), as he is the vulnerable one, and I think anyone in his position would appreciate the same consideration.

 +3Posted on Jun 13th, 2011 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: Super 8 (86 comments)

The thing with Spielberg-associated movies is that they turn everyone into Ebert. For some reason we just get really serious about them and how good of a “film” it is or isnt. I found myself doing this too, looking for symbolism and over-thinking camera angles and all of that annoying crap when I finally just decided to stop and enjoy the damn movie. Of course it doesn’t have the style of something like ET (it is so difficult to use direction like that and not have it come across as pompous), but it’s still a pretty fun movie.

And the kid with braces was an amazing little actor.

 +3Posted on May 27th, 2011 | re: Glee Season 2 Finale Open Thread (46 comments)

Er,… for when season 3 starts. Obvs.

 +3Posted on May 27th, 2011 | re: Glee Season 2 Finale Open Thread (46 comments)

So, now that we’re Soft Gabe-less, anyone know where to go for some recaps?

 +2Posted on Feb 7th, 2011 | re: Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey And Linkin Park (67 comments)

“At the very least it didn’t have any celebrity impersonations in it. ENOUGH WITH THE CELEBRITY IMPERSONATIONS ALL THE TIME, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!”

? There was a whole skit of celebrity impersonations (the celebrity teen crisis line), complete with Jay Pharoah flubbing a line.

 +8Posted on Oct 19th, 2010 | re: Your Boyfriend Gets Revenge On Your Girlfriend On C-Span (Awkwaaarrrrd!) (75 comments)

That woman is 25? Damn.