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 +54Posted on Feb 7th | re: Heaven Just Got A Little More Videogum (268 comments)

You still got it.

 +63Posted on Feb 7th | re: Heaven Just Got A Little More Videogum (268 comments)

This last year has been unlike any other in my life. I’ve gotten divorced, tried (unsuccessfully) to change careers, and as of next week my mother is selling the house I grew up in. It’s been an emotional roller coaster, and you guys have been a real source of stability and continuity all those times when my heart was in my throat.

I’m so glad that back in October of 2010 I decided to start commenting here. I’ve made real life friends, and feel awfully attached to so many of you who I’ve never even met. Thanks for every funny comment, every smart comment, every gif, and every upvote*. Thanks to Kelly, Gabe, Lindsay, and every other contributor to this site for making it my favorite place to hang out on this enormous internet.** I’m gonna miss this a whole lot.

*downvoters are just jealous haterrrzzz
**my Twitter is @r2d2esq if you’d like to ENHANCE our connection

 +5Posted on Feb 7th | re: Life Is A Highway, You Guys (135 comments)

Nice recovery.

 +25Posted on Feb 7th | re: Life Is A Highway, You Guys (135 comments)

Kate, you’re like our close pal/den mother. I look forward to continuing to following your baking exploits on Twitter!

 +18Posted on Feb 7th | re: Life Is A Highway, You Guys (135 comments)

Yeah, dude. I thought that was the end for a second! (thanks for everything, scott)

 +25Posted on Feb 7th | re: Life Is A Highway, You Guys (135 comments)

Sorry, KCC. Still not sure if you’re real or not. I mean, obviously you exist, but…you know.

 +11Posted on Feb 7th | re: The One Where I Took The TMZ Tour Of Hollywood (30 comments)

THIS is my favorite post.

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

It was the link that failed, goddamnit! I know how to post images!

 +9Posted on Feb 7th | re: Entourage S08E08: Series Finale (8 comments)

Before Gabe’s recaps, I would regularly watch this show because it was on HBO on Sunday night and it came on after whatever else I had watched that night. What was I gonna do? Change the channel? Read a book? Get a good night’s sleep? It was something I consumed strictly because of inertia.

After Gabe’s recaps, this show became awesome.

 +20Posted on Feb 7th | re: The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Series Finale Open Thread (62 comments)

Ugh. On the last day?!?

 +8Posted on Feb 7th | re: The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Series Finale Open Thread (62 comments)

And now to retire to a life of formal events in Canada.

 +12Posted on Feb 6th | re: How Is Everyone's Day Today? (146 comments)

I have my favorite tie on, so pretty good?

Also, as treacherous and icy as it is outside, this is way better than yesterday’s oceans of slush. On the way to work yesterday I stepped in a puddle that was a good 6 inches deeper than I expected, so I spent most of the day sitting at my desk with one shoe on while I waited for my shoe and sock to finally dry.

And I’m currently pretending that this isn’t the penultimate day of Videogum.

 +11Posted on Feb 6th | re: The World Keeps On Turning, George Clooney Keeps On Pranking (49 comments)

I’m just gonna say it – I enjoy the whole Clooney prank thing. These guys have money and time, and they basically get to play for a living. It sounds like they’re all having a lot of fun!

 +8Posted on Feb 5th | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: American Beauty (43 comments)

I saw this movie in the theater in college, and at the time I thought he was fantastic. As we walked out of the movie I said I was sure he was going to win for Best Actor (he did).

Now that I’m older I can see what you’re saying, but I can also still see why the performance was considered great (though I no longer actually like the movie as a whole). As Gabe detailed in this post, his character is loathsome. But he managed to take that character and make audiences sympathize, which is fairly impressive.

 +14Posted on Feb 5th | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: American Beauty (43 comments)

I’ll forever be satisfied that after months of campaigning I managed to get Australia! in. One of my proudest accomplishments.

 +14Posted on Feb 5th | re: Double Dog: My First And Last Survivor Audition Tape (26 comments)

I’d never seen this before! Excuse me now while I go through all of the Double Dog posts.

 +14Posted on Feb 5th | re: Yes, We Are Going To Watch "MORE SAND!" At Least One More Time (21 comments)

I watched it twice for you.

Those arms, though…

There was a time, many years ago, when I had an enormous crush on Gwyneth Paltrow. And then Gabe happened.*

*not intended to indicate I have a crush on Gabe now

 +12Posted on Feb 4th | re: Downton Abbey S01E01: All's Bates That Ends Bates (19 comments)

I hate that Videogum is ending, but I love going back and reading the comments on old posts. This week is emotionally complex.

 +15Posted on Feb 4th | re: Friday Fight: Are Vampires Stupid And Boring? (15 comments)

And to think that when this was written nobody understood exactly how shitty True Blood would turn out to be.

“This thread is so old it remembers my Boku commercials.” – Richard Lewis

“This thread is so old that when it was posted the Dead Sea was only sick.” – George Burns

 +8Posted on Feb 4th | re: Double Dog: The Today Show Challenge (39 comments)

Totally papers over the dated Abu Ghraib reference.

 +8Posted on Feb 4th | re: Double Dog: The Today Show Challenge (39 comments)

Good explanation, but you lost points for not including a Deal With It gif.