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What about the “unique” swim coach?? I thought that sketch was awesome.
And Bedilia–God, she’s cute. The first one was better, though.
You’re so right, and this hadn’t occurred to me before. Just watch the goofy, smitten grins of the dudes on stage behind Betty White during her SNL monologue. For whatever variety of reasons, people genuinely adore her. And that is completely the opposite of how we treat most 88 and a half year old people–like we wish they would just go the fuck away and stop being sick and hard of hearing and making us feel sad.
I think it is unfair to hold a very popular website entirely devoted to commenting on videos posted on the internet and/or recapping TV shows to either a mountain or molehill standard. It is neither, and both, and there is no spoon.
Yeah, I’m rather surprised there are two PEOPLE IN THE WORLD whose favorite recipes are “anything with peas” much less two chefs on the same season of Top Chef.
What home computer?
LOL, Gabe is soooooooo mad that his “Getting Topher Grace to Host the NAACP Image Awards” group only has 3 members.
It’s posts like these that remind me why I fell in love with VGum in the first place…
Me too! I know the internet loving Betty White thing is weird and all, but I am all for legitimately lovable people being loved more because of Facebook or whatever. My love of her is long-standing and also unironic.
What IS ironic is that the father of the internet’s burgeoning Topher Grace interest (and on the real, I think we can agree that TG is no Betty White) is having so much trouble with this!
I’m having trouble understanding why this is pissing everyone off so much. At the very least, it’s 95% more interesting than most celebrities’ attention-whoring strategies. (Heidi Montag: Ugh, my triple F boobs are so SMALL. I need bigger ones!!!)
Yeah, the grandma episode was good because of the hand slamming.
I sent my husband a video of the Victoria Jackson crazy fest on Hannity, and his favorite part was the promise of a “Larry the Cable Guy” appearance after the commercial break. So, yeah, a whole blog post about how lefties are losing the culture war is pretty much hilarious. Hang your “NOBAMA” hats on something else, guys!
LOL, this happens to me all the time regarding SNL.
Why are you bringing race into it? Can’t we just disagree about who was better (and more to the point, whose sketches were better)? I liked January Jones episode more than Gabe and some of you did, but this one killed it, whether Gabourey was occasionally off her game or not.
Stefon? “Buzz Buzz…you got a boner about nothin’”…Genius grandma yelling to the boys on the stoop?…weekend update killed overall…CHERRY BATTLE? It was a good episode, IMO. No affirmative action required.
Yeah, if we are going to exclude fat people from show biz because they also need medical help, we are going to have to exclude alcoholics, sex addicts, painkiller addicts, anorexics, bulimics, etc. All of these conditions are unhealthy and might kill you. Or, we could not use personal health as a reason to include or exclude entertainers from entertaining us. We aren’t their doctors.
Oh, that post is so wonderful!
“…but the truth is that from a values standpoint she is much closer to the Black Eyed Peas than she is Alan Jackson. ”
Are these really our only choices, morally speaking?
Gabe, just take two Forget Me Nows and call me in the morning. You’ll be fine.
I watched this show for awhile and liked it well enough, even though it’s definitely not “my thing”, with all the singing and the dancing and the teenagers. But then it just started to gross me out in this really indescribable way? It’s not moral/political/aesthetic that I can put my finger on. I really don’t understand my reaction to it at all, but now these recaps are all I can stand of it. And even they make me feel a bit queeze.
Ahh yes, that venerable old rag, “The Times”. Or as I like to call it, the “Fourth Baldwin”.
UMMMMMM, did you actually just reference The Box?? I love you. It was the first and only place I ever saw the video for “Put ‘Em on the Glass” by Sir Mix-a-lot.
If you find any spare slack, I could use some. One thread of over-dissent and apparently I am out in the cold. Bah.
x 10 for you
*fistbump*, btw, KajusX. I wasn’t allowed to comment on the thread above, due to my lame prior over-replying. But thanks for the nice words. It’s rare that I let myself get worked up about silly stuff like this, but for whatever reason this subject made it possible. You think anything about the above is embarrassing? Try explaining to my husband what I was working on with so much concentration last night. Argggggh, humiliating. “See, I got in this fight on Videogum today?” x 10 for me.
I’m flattered by the long reply from Gabe (whose wit is 98% of the reason I read this site, as nice as I think the Monsters are, truly) and as such, I wish I would save a reply for tomorrow when I’m *ahem* clearer headed. But I’m typing verrrrry slowly and proofing as I go. All I want to say to finish this argument of mine (that I started) is this:
1. I held the comments on this thread to a difficult standard, as I was reading them through the matrix of ALL of the discussion of this movie from people/sources with whom I normally feel comfortable and agree, politically and morally; that is, the constant debating over the moral question of whether the Tuoeys decision to adopt and support Michael Oher was somehow a big PR stunt of some kind just because it happened to be made into a semi-cheesy movie. And because I have known about Michael Oher since he was a senior in high school because of where I grew up and and sports team that I follow, I have accepted the story, and thought it was gross how many people seemed happy to impugn the family’s motives with no evidence to the contrary. But those people, despite possible overlap, are not you, VG peeps.
And while I will state formally again, and for the record,that it is really a much better movie than I thought it would be, and that Sandra Bullock does in fact act her ass off in it (and really, I am so not a chick flick person so I had/have NO reason to love the woman)…I admit that the conversation I seemed to be having about whether or not people commenting here liked the movie was not actually the conversation I was having with you in my head. I realize that now, and I apologize for seeming obsessed with whether or not damn Sandra Bullock deserved an Oscar. (GABE….how do you watch every awards show? I know it’s for us, but HOW DO YOU DO IT? They make me want to cry. Anyway…thanks for TOFTY)
2. If I implied that I think VG is ONLY for snarking (YES A WORD PLZ) I apologize. I think maybe it’s more sarcasm than you realize, but that’s not the same thing as mean-spiritness, or I doubt I would have kept reading and commenting for so long (for example, I had a brief D-listed affair…but the hatefulness on those comments, yikes)
All of you who called me out on all my BS…you’re right…and I bet I’m right about you guys on a lot of things, too. Obviously we all are a little heavy in the more creativity and intelligence than we can use department, probably due to our boring jobs. Let’s all write the great American novel this year, could we–as a family?
Somehow making several people annoyed with me at the same time has made me feel like a part of the community–maybe for the first time. HUGZ.
Very pithy, very cool, That One. Consider me summed up and written off!
IRL as well as on VG, I am frustrated and confused by haters.
I don’t know–I guess it’s fun most of the time. But doesn’t it occur to anyone else that such devotion to irony is a little unhealthy? Plus I think my real life tendencies are cynical and bitchy enough to not want to hone my skills via pop culture blog comments.
And I know–it’s hopelessly uncool to comment so many times, and so earnestly, on Videogum. There are COOL RULES after all.