I love you dumb dummies. Have a cool summer
Wow, I REALLY thought it was going to end with an inadvertent FacebookConnect login
“It’s probably not even everything.” – my tombstone
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
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”
Wait, Jay Leno is going away too? ARE ALL THE HEROES DEAD?
This is like when Chris Eigeman gets on the train in Metropolitan
Oh wait I just realized that means that I can photoshop Bananashirt Kelly anywhere I want to, too.
wow, this joke
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.
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?)
This is better than the time I made a joke about R5D4 on Twitter on got retweeted buy R5D4
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.”
I am on record as saying I will make out with any baby
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.
(this is my favorite post of all time)