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Thirded. Except I’ve been crushing on Mans for awhile now.
Why am I strangely attracted to it? (Uncannily?) It’s so cute when it smiles. SMILE
Allow me to preface my comment by writing that I am a moron.
I haven’t been commenting here for very long, but I’ve been reading here for a long, long time. I’ve gotten a lot of great laughs from the posts, and many many more from the comments.
As on every Friday, there was a Monster’s Ball on May 7, 2010. In that week, something sad happened, something good happened, and a person in need was uplifted as a result of the Videogum community. Gabe wrote about it quite sensitively, as he has done about many meaningful VG moments in recent (or, in internet time, ancient) memory.
When I saw that week is the Gabe I choose to believe in–somebody who cares about the site and who invests in the posts he crafts, even though he protests, just now, that he doesn’t care at all. It’s hard for me to imagine a person who could create humor (the greatest and most difficult art) and community like this without caring.
Yes, Virginian. There is a Gabe.
When I was seven years old it was my lifelong dream to win a Young Authors prize from the newspaper in my hometown. I wrote and illustrated a book about a county fair. I glued REAL popcorn on the page about the snack stand.
I realized that dream.
And I won a plaque and a check for $15 that my parents refused to let me cash, so that I could remember achieving my dream when I got older.
Now that I’m eight, I think about that time a lot.
I enjoy “what Gwyneth Paltrow does is ridiculous.” I don’t enjoy “gawking at her ladypartspants.” Unless she shouted “TAKE THAT GABE” at the time the photograph was taken, this repost is beyond the pale.
At first I was deeply charmed by this idea. And then, as always, the murky waters of the internet parted to reveal the Kraken.
What would be really heartwarming is if someone finds this woman and gives her a gig as a voiceover artist or announcer. Her voice really is a gift from God.
I am in love with Zach Anner. YES! There’s so much we have in common. I can’t be cool. I can’t be laid back and it’s something that happened and I want to celebrate it.
Ironically, the disguise made Archduke Franz Ferdinand that much more vulnerable to assassination.
“Respectându-l pe el, mă respecti pe mine!”
Love, love, love Jamie Lee Curtis. But her hair here is not as good as her Activia hair.
I suppose her Activia hair is her regular hair.
Jodie Foster is making me question the value of loyalty, really.
Also, I saw you on the train in Boston this morning, Notsewfast–your mom was pushing you in a stroller and your headphones* were huge! You both got off at the Longwood stop and headed toward the food court.
*I wish they had been earmuffs, because that would have made sense. But they were truly enormous and amazing headphones. I wonder what you were listening to.
Hey! I’m a Kentuckian!
But I moved away.
I think there might be* some racists there.**
On the bright side, there are some beautiful hills and Shakers used to live there.
“There’s no more America! Remember when you were a kid, there’d by an America? You’d go see your Grandma, and go to her little town? There’s no more little towns – it’s all malls! And they’re all the same! The mall in St. Louis is the same mall in Detroit.. it’s got the same Gap, Banana Republic, Chess King, Sunglasses Hut, all the same crap! And every town’s got two malls! They’ve got the white mall, and the mall white people used to go to. ‘Cause they’re ain’t nothing in the black mall! Nothing but sneakers and baby clothes! ”
–Chris Rock, Saturday Night Live, Season 22, Episode 5
So much word. I am brand new to this too. I have been reading Videogum for a long, long time (I have a Monster in my family) and only started commenting last week.
For some reason I am more bashful on the internet than in real life. But to have a chance to be part of the conversation is a great joy that I don’t take for granted.
Anyways, thanks for saying this better than I ever could–I think that’s what commenting on VG is all about–reading somebody writing EXACTLY what you are thinking.
Meh. I think it was Photochopped.
He’s starting to look a LOT like Billy Crystal.
Here’s the related question. I haven’t seen many John Waters movies, and those that I have seen left me UPSET and CONFUSED. Because he is widely acknowledged as a genius, I now feel PEDESTRIAN too. So Justin Bieber and I are right there together.
Does anyone have advice or suggestions for a breakthrough in my appreciation of Waters’s films? Or should I just accept my slow-wittedness?
I liked this story too. I especially liked the bit about the hand, since my grandpa met Andre the Giant once at a mall and never wearied of telling the tale of his enormous hands.
It was a short but engaging tale.
At least she spelled arse right.
Sounds like that baby should unionize! LOCAL BABY WORKERS 406!
Oh, wait a–
A brilliant recovery of my fumble.
Don’t feel too bad. Apparently he is the “debut charter member” of the “All You Need Is Liverpool Music Hall of Fame.” So he’s got more upvotes than I’ll ever get.
And by the ghost of Pete Best I mean the alive of Pete Best?