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 +37Posted on Feb 7th | re: Heaven Just Got A Little More Videogum (277 comments)

 +57Posted on Feb 7th | re: Heaven Just Got A Little More Videogum (277 comments)

I love you dumb dummies. Have a cool summer

 +19Posted on Feb 7th | re: Life Is A Highway, You Guys (144 comments)

..?

 +33Posted on Feb 7th | re: Life Is A Highway, You Guys (144 comments)

Wow, I REALLY thought it was going to end with an inadvertent FacebookConnect login

 +28Posted on Feb 7th | re: Life Is A Highway, You Guys (144 comments)

Me too. Pay it forward, you guys.

 +42Posted on Feb 7th | re: Life Is A Highway, You Guys (144 comments)

 +11Posted on Feb 7th | re: The One Where I Took The TMZ Tour Of Hollywood (32 comments)

“It’s probably not even everything.” – my tombstone

 +10Posted on Feb 7th | re: The One Where I Took The TMZ Tour Of Hollywood (32 comments)

Not ideal, and it’s probably not even everything, but the nice people at archive.org who archive things without anyone even asking them to will have some of this via the wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://videogum.com

 +23Posted on Feb 7th | re: The One Where I Took The TMZ Tour Of Hollywood (32 comments)

 +9Posted on Feb 7th | re: Benedict Cumberbatch Has Finally Gone Too Far (15 comments)

I was already in heaven because of this and now I’m in DOUBLE HEAVEN????

 +3Posted on Feb 7th | re: David Blaine: Electrified: One Million Questions Always What? (55 comments)

TRUE STORY: I got a new computer since I made the tattoo picture and when I opened it up on the new computer it said “COULD NOT FIND FONT DARK_CRYSTAL.TTF”

this made me laugh and laugh

 +10Posted on Feb 7th | re: The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Series Finale Open Thread (62 comments)

Wait, Jay Leno is going away too? ARE ALL THE HEROES DEAD?

 +13Posted on Feb 6th | re: David Blaine: Electrified: One Million Questions Always What? (55 comments)

This is like when Chris Eigeman gets on the train in Metropolitan

 +26Posted on Feb 6th | re: David Blaine: Electrified: One Million Questions Always What? (55 comments)

Oh wait I just realized that means that I can photoshop Bananashirt Kelly anywhere I want to, too.

 +17Posted on Feb 6th | re: David Blaine: Electrified: One Million Questions Always What? (55 comments)

wow, this joke

 +25Posted on Feb 6th | re: A Refuge For Homeless Monsters (34 comments)

If I may second that, it’s updated in fits and starts, but the MOBFD site has a lot of still-worth-reading Monster content including Bookgum, recaps and reviews, and the tantalizing “Uncategorized” category.

 +11Posted on Feb 5th | re: Is Famke Janssen Haunted By A Book Ghost?! (15 comments)

 +8Posted on Feb 5th | re: Is Famke Janssen Haunted By A Book Ghost?! (15 comments)

My friend Tracey told me one time she woke up in the middle of the night and she staggered into the bathroom and she flipped on the light switch and coming from the corner came a voice going PEEEEEK-A-BOOOOOOO.
(it turned out to be her kid’s Peek-a-boo Big Bird doll which has light sensitive eyes so you can play peek-a-boo with it but can you IMAGINE?)

 +15Posted on Feb 5th | re: Taking One For The Team: The Brokencyde Concert Challenge (31 comments)

This is better than the time I made a joke about R5D4 on Twitter on got retweeted buy R5D4

 +20Posted on Feb 5th | re: Taking One For The Team: The Brokencyde Concert Challenge (31 comments)

It sucks for Joe Mande too because that night was the 60 Minutes where Mike Wallace said, “And now here’s Hairy Reasoner” and cut to Koko the Gorilla and then was like, “Do you guys get this joke? They told me to say it but I don’t get it.”

 +25Posted on Feb 5th | re: Eventually The World Will Be Covered In Ash And Silence (16 comments)

I am on record as saying I will make out with any baby

 0Posted on Feb 5th | re: A Fake Interview With Nicolas Cage (9 comments)

 +37Posted on Feb 5th | re: Eventually The World Will Be Covered In Ash And Silence (16 comments)

This is my favorite post, because as a Thing on the Internet, it could have gone wrong any number of ways super easily, from the actual write-up to the comments, but Gabe’s setup to the video, about time passing and how some things are better than they were and some things are not, bounced off the video in an oblique way that destroyed me. And in the comments, the Monsters immediately seemed to get where he was going with it, which I can’t even imagine happening on more than a couple of other sites, and I think that speaks to the better angels of our nature or whatever as a, going to say it, “Community”.

At the time of the post, I had had my second kid and according to New York law had to leave the city, so endings were on my mind and I was feeling sorry for myself. And now with vgum going away, or at least changing, it’s hitting me again. I’m old enough now – I’ve had losses in my family this past year, I’ve come back to visit Brooklyn to find things I loved replaced by other things, plus since this post first went up, I’ve had 47 additional kids – to understand that just because there are things that are central to us does not mean that those things will stick around. That lesson will keep happening forever and I don’t think that it ever gets much easier. But also: through this dumb site, I met lots of people that I now consider my friends, plus it in general has been a strong force of good in my life. Hopefully everyone will remember that part of it the most.
If that doesn’t work, you’re fucked.

 +22Posted on Feb 5th | re: Eventually The World Will Be Covered In Ash And Silence (16 comments)

(this is my favorite post of all time)