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 +19Posted on Feb 22nd, 2010 | re: Birdemic Trailer Even More Birdemic-y (45 comments)

Did they really use a IMDB user comment as a review in this? I’m surprised they didn’t just go with youtube comments.

“Come watch my cat video.” – youtube user werttrew

 +13Posted on Feb 22nd, 2010 | re: Awesome Video For An Awesome Song (99 comments)

We should all be so lucky to find something that makes us happy, but we should also be so lucky that that thing does not sound like nails on a chalkboard.

Sorry guys! Keep rocking out for the lord…..away from me.

 +2Posted on Feb 20th, 2010 | re: Monsters' Ball: The Week's Best Comments (52 comments)

I should clarify. The nightmare comments was mostly in response to the fact that the majority of it was nightmare vision for the eyes. I definitely didn’t hate it, and I was certainly entertained, but I definitely had the same gripe with the unreliable narrator aspect, which I kinda suspected coming in and wasn’t that surprised when it did happen. I also think it tried to capture a lot of what David Lynch’s Lost Highway captured only Lynch did it better because he’s positively nuts.

That said, it was still a well-acted, well-shot film that for the most part flowed together well (though still a bit tedious at points). I feel like a nerd though because throughout pretty much the entire thing I thought about how it would make for a good video game. D:

 +1Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 | re: Monsters' Ball: The Week's Best Comments (52 comments)

Also, I just noticed that it says my post was on “Best New Party Game 16″ when it was definitely on the Reset Button post.


 +2Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 | re: Monsters' Ball: The Week's Best Comments (52 comments)


Ahem, sorry. Just got back from the tedious nightmare (both figurative and literal) that was Shutter Island, and now I see that I made Monster’s Ball for the first time despite having posted very sporadically of late! I’d like to dedicate this 3rd place to all the people who really make this site and community great, and I hope to remain a more frequent poster rather than lurker.

luv u guyz

 +3Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 | re: 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Open Thread (84 comments)

Is that what it was?! I was so confused by that. I thought for a minute she was singing really badly along with Miley Cyrus or whatever was blasting from the event speakers and we were going to have an impromptu Miley Cyrus dance party.

 +14Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 | re: 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Open Thread (84 comments)

Personally, I really enjoy the winter games, much more so than the summer ones. I’m a fan of winter sports in general, and it’s nice to actually feel unabashedly patriotic once in a while and root for murika. Also, so many of the events are just fun to watch because they are NUTS and the people who do them are nuts. Watching downhill skiing and being genuinely nervous for each skier that they actually make it down the course without killing themselves is nuts. Watching short-track speed skating is nuts.

I don’t really get to pay attention to these sports outside of these two weeks every four years, so it’s nice and the perfect amount of time to care about these kinds of things imo.

 +6Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 | re: Dude, Your Cat Is Tripping Ballllllllllz (48 comments)


y u do dis?

 +14Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 | re: Dude, Your Cat Is Tripping Ballllllllllz (48 comments)

Prawns be fighting all over for this shit.

 +1Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 | re: Space Chair! (11 comments)

Nice try, Richard Heene. Just doesn’t have the same effect when there isn’t the fear of a small child plummeting to the earth.

 +6Posted on Feb 19th, 2010 | re: EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Footage From Spider-Man 4 (47 comments)

Videogum: the place for trampoline accidents and weird sexual fetishes.

 +22Posted on Feb 17th, 2010 | re: EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: James Cameron's Avatar Novel (55 comments)

I cannot lots of love this post enough.

 +14Posted on Feb 17th, 2010 | re: Down The "After The Rapture Pet Care" Rabbit Hole We Go! (77 comments)

Fuck that. When the Rapture happens I’m stealing all of these people’s dogs and starting my own 4REAL Hotel for Dogs.


 +6Posted on Feb 16th, 2010 | re: The Reset Button (139 comments)

yes yes yes yes to this and stupidlisagarbageface’s comment directly below

I still browse SG every day and think that the actual posts and writing are high quality, but I haven’t bothered signing onto there in about a year now because there’s just no point in commenting at this point. There’s no real discussion going on, and it’s too often that you feel like you have to constantly defend any band you like because of the roves of “this band suks” comments or a snarkier equivalent. I am a musician (perform and write jazz/rock stuff), and I feel that I know my shit musically, and more importantly, that I LOVE listening and discussing interesting stuff. I’ve always felt inferior in there though because I’m afraid that somehow my tastes aren’t cool or hip enough because I don’t like Wavves or some random band I personally couldn’t care less about.

/music board angst rant

 +32Posted on Feb 15th, 2010 | re: The Reset Button (139 comments)

Forget it, Jake. It’s Shitty-hipster-town.

I gave up on that place once the great AC/GB feud started.

 +29Posted on Feb 15th, 2010 | re: The Reset Button (139 comments)

I’d be in full support of turning the ratio of dumping on things we hate to posting adorable panda gifs to 20/80.

 +90Posted on Feb 15th, 2010 | re: The Reset Button (139 comments)

I signed in JUST to say I respect your acknowledgment and self-awareness of a blog like this that strives to be so much and bring so much entertainment but can sometimes result in a race to the bottom in terms of tastefulness for the sake of laffs. That’s what separates this place from many other pop-culture blogs or the true garbage pits of the internet such as 4chan.

That said, this post is fat, gay, and retarded. <3

 +4Posted on Feb 9th, 2010 | re: Kirstie Alley Is Almost As Busy As She Is Fat, Says Kirstie Alley (59 comments)

I’m less appalled at Kirstie Alley’s hypocritical exploitation of her weight fluctuations while complaining about people’s judgment of said weight fluctuations than the fact that she named her son True.

Really? True?

 0Posted on Feb 9th, 2010 | re: Who Was Watching All That Super Bowl? (48 comments)

Can I just say how much I missed this pseudo-feature?

 +14Posted on Feb 9th, 2010 | re: A Videogum Poll: Who Is Secretly A Big Jerk? (162 comments)

I think any master photobomber has to have the potential for massive jerkiness inside of them.

Team Jerk Cera!

 +16Posted on Feb 8th, 2010 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Serendipity (129 comments)

More like Serend-I-pity all of you poor souls who actually had to sit through this movie at some point.

 +6Posted on Feb 5th, 2010 | re: Monsters' Ball: The Week's Best Comments (43 comments)

So lazygum. My post rate has plummeted of late. I’ve grown content with reading everyone else’s comments and lurking.

It doesn’t help that for some reason even when I tell it to stay signed in, I have to resign in every day if I want to post. :|

 +5Posted on Feb 5th, 2010 | re: This Is The Best Test Of A Camera To See If It Works Of All Time (46 comments)

Needed more “about to break dance.”

Joe needs to go there and show them how it’s really done.

 +5Posted on Feb 4th, 2010 | re: The Starting Line-Up For This Year's Puppy Bowl Are All Champs! (45 comments)

Damn it! I was just about to post puppies dressed as kittens, but then I got an error saying I had to sign in again even though I was already signed in.

The lawnmower man is working against me today.

 +11Posted on Feb 2nd, 2010 | re: 2010 Academy Award Nominees, Guys (203 comments)

I’m upvoting this forever in my mind.

Moon and Rockwell and Clint Mansell were all fucking robbed.