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I’m going to assume that rootmarm is actually the online moniker that President Obama uses for commenting on pop culture websites.

 0Posted on Jun 29th, 2011 | re: The Videogum “Louis C.K. Promise”: Jimmy Kimmel Interview (7 comments)

I’ve not seen many American talk-shows, so forgive me if I’m being naive but, is it usual over there for a guest to talk about both crapping out of one’s penis AND pissing out of one’s ass in any standard interview?

 +6Posted on Jun 10th, 2011 | re: MTV Has Cancelled Skins (18 comments)

While I don’t want to push too hard in defending what was almost certainly an awful, awful tv show, there’s just something ‘off’ about this sentence from the article:

“These are things that could be avoidable if companies like MTV didn’t insist on pushing the envelope and took the concerns of parents and families seriously before they began production on such a thing.”

While there’s definitely a limit to how much an envelope should be pushed at a time (if the words ‘breaches child pornography laws’ can be applied to your show, you’ve probably pushed too hard) and MTV especially ought to be wary of that limit given it’s market position and audience, it seems that everyone ought to be pushing envelopes at least a little from time to time? That’s how the medium (and culture itself) progresses.

I have no issue with a terrible, illegal(?) show being cancelled. I object when a group such as the Parents Television Council claims the cancellation as a victory for the limits of their particular set of values.

tl;dr: I haven’t seen Skins (US) or met anyone from the PTC; I don’t know what I’m talking about and am angry about it.

 +5Posted on Apr 12th, 2011 | re: Ashton Kutcher's New Anti-Child Slavery PSA Campaign Is Insane (86 comments)

They should get Silvio Berlusconi to make one of these. He’s pretty much the manliest guy there is! #currentaffairsgum

 +12Posted on Jan 27th, 2011 | re: Old Spice Guy Is Back, Too! Everyone Is Back! (41 comments)

In the UK Old Spice is known as ‘Old Lorries’.

 +20Posted on Dec 2nd, 2010 | re: The Adventures Of Our Garfield (90 comments)

“9.7/10″ – Pitchfork

No-one with teeth that white could ever be accused of having drunk coffee.

 +3Posted on Dec 1st, 2010 | re: David Arquette IS Dirt Squirrel (77 comments)

“Your move, Dan Deacon”
- David Arquette, 2005