Oh, hello Monsters.
So, the second week in our noble experiment in which your contribution to the Videogum community is judged and awarded by your peers has shown where some of the fault lines lie. For one thing, you guys REALLY do not like conservative/Republican commenters. Fair enough. You are a self-policing body now, and if you want to rule with a Totalitarian Nightmare Fist, that is your choice. Second of all, we had originally planned to only include REGISTERED commenters in our Top 5, to encourage the use of our SPACE AGE PRO-USER COMMENTER’S ACCOUNT REGISTRY TECHNOLOGY, but the truth is that we are way too lazy to do that. And some of our regular commenters that everyone knows and loves still have not actually registered their accounts. That’s lame. That is some Jeremy Piven lameness. Go register your accounts please, like little ladies and little gentlemen. But still, unregistered commenters, you are, for the time being, included, if your scores are high enough.
The other thing that became really clear this week is that despite the complaints (or perhaps prophesied by those complaints) that this feature was going to result in some kind of desperate black hole of on-line navel-gazing and reactionary one-upsmanship–and it still might result in that–you guys have been commenting more than ever. We received hundreds more comments this week than any other week in the history of the site. Which means that at least some of you are taking this seriously. And that is kind of neat. It makes it more fun. Right? Doesn’t it make it more fun? Just say that it makes it more fun.
So, after the jump, the Top 5 comments of the week, as upvoted by you, the lowest ranked comment as downvoted by you, and the Editors’ Choice comments, as selected by Gabe and Lindsay.
This Week’s Highest Rated Comments
This Week’s Lowest Rated Comments
The Daily Show should be canceled from Television for their views to be honest, and anyone who doesn’t agree with me has never worked a day in his or her life.
Posted by: pro_life_cutie in response to Newsbusted: Oh Look, It’s Another Attempt At A Conservative Daily Show
Score = -117
Ed. note: It is clear that Videogum commenters are quick to downvote people who suggest contrary opinions, especially when those contrary opinions are of a politically conservative bent. And that is too bad, because the comments are the most interesting when people discuss their differences, rather than some kind of ModernMANdroid-ian black hole of sycophancy and redundancy. And Videogum should be for everyone! Kind of!
That being said, the Daily Show shouldn’t be canceled from television for their views. That doesn’t even make any sense.
Editor’s Choice: Gabe
“A CROSS BETWEEN ‘FLIPPER’ AND THE ‘THE BOURNE IDENTITY’.”
Peter Travers needs to go fuck himself.
Posted by: Kenny Powers in response to If You See Only One Documentary About Terrible Dolphin Murder This Year…
Ed. note: On a nearly daily basis when writing a pop culture blog there are funny details that you want to talk about that either get lost in the shuffle or have to be edited out due to being a distraction from your otherwise super perfect and totally comprehensive angle the topic. So it’s always nice when a commenter does some of the work for you, filling in the gaps. Thx.
Editor’s Choice: Lindsay
Every once in a while, it’s nice to laugh at SOMETHING instead of SOMEONE.
Posted by: Josh Is Like Germany Ambitious And Misunderstood in response to The Jurassic Park Dinosaurs Say Hey
Ed. note: At first I was like “Thanks, Mom, we promise we’ll never gossip again because it makes Jesus cry.” but then I was like “This is absolutely true, especially on the internet, which is a mean old place sometimes.” Also, I like this commenter, who, according to his Twitter page, IMDB, and math, was only three years old when Jurassic Park came out in theaters!