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I got about 3 1/2 hours of sleep last night. I actually jumped at the chance to do the middle of the night baby feeding, because I could guiltlessly check the news. What about you guys?
My husband is one of those people who has never seen a million movies (but he has seen most of the sci-if ones, and every episode of Star Trek TNG several times), and he gets shit for it all of the time, but it’s part of the reason I started dating him. There are a few movies from childhood that I especially hate, and it when I discovered that not only did he not love them like everyone else, but he hadn’t even seen them? It was a game-changer. Tabula rasa.
I didn’t say it had to be insincere. There was nothing more sincere than The Onion’s “Fuck Everything” response to Sandy Hook. They can be transcendent when they want to be. That being said, sigh to this whole thing.
I agree with 90% of what you are saying here, and the backlash to the backlash is just as bad, if not worse, than the original tweet, but I think what bothers me about The Onion apologizing is that they had to break the fourth wall to do it. Not saying they shouldn’t have apologized, but would it have killed them to keep it in character?
It’s funny, I was just talking about how I can’t believe it’s almost 2013 and Cher’s closet is not yet a basic appliance available in every modern home.
But to play the game, I’d have to say every meal they eat at Hogwarts. Or Hogwarts as a real place, in general.
Wait…what “apple juice instead of vodka w/dinner”?
Yes!!!! True Blood Recaps are back! The summer has officially started!
I’m sure this will get lost in the SEA OF A BILLION COMMENTS, but here goes:
- I, too, lost the thread of commenting in the redesign. It IS a pain to relogin every single time. And for a while I couldn’t change my password so I literally had the string of letters and numbers saved as a folder on my desktop so I could easily copy and paste it. I just ended up giving up. That being said…
- I still read Videogum everyday. It’s the first thing I do when I get home from work (site is blocked at work). And that’s part of the issue re: commenting. Now that commenting is a game for Chuck E Cheese tickets, there’s no point in commenting on a story posted hours earlier — no one will read it.
- I know this is going to be a VERY UNPOPULAR statement, and I’ll take my lickings. I miss Lindsey. There I said it. I don’t mind Kelly, but I resent the false justification for cutting Lindsey and now there’s a replacement? What, was Lindsey too tenured and you had to bring in fresh blood who would be lower on the pay scale? Sorry. That’s a low blow. But it’s more than just Lindsey…
- I miss the way Videogum was BEFORE Lindsey left. It was absurd and adult and little post-modern. Now, I feel like all of the older commenters have graduated and I’m still hanging around the high school. It’s like Saved by the Bell the New Class up in here.
- And my last point, and this is 100% true. Gabe, I think you are an extremely talented writer and an authentic voice for this generation. I think you sell yourself short by committing to this blog. Really, I expected you to have abandoned it for bigger and better things by now (and I kinda feel like you may have had opportunities you turned down). You are my go-to pop culture guru. You tear it up. You’re not afraid. You “get it”. You are on my list of “top 10 people to have dinner with” (No, Stalker.) I hope you blow this joint and make something of yourself!
Oh, Carrie, I so agree! Get out of our city! At least stop using it to seem cool. And then our local newspaper had to make her blog post the lead story like some navel-gazing celebrity obsessed gossip mag.
Yeah, further proof she’s the worst: I live in East Nashville, home to many of the places she cited (including Ugly Mugs, which she claims she went to “every morning”), and NOT ONE PERSON in this neighborhood ever saw her! Not one! There’s a very active neighborhood listserv here and we all confirm that there were no sightings. Liar!
Then I have lived.
Okay, well here’s some trivia for you: the school made them change “Hitler hairdo” to “hateful hairdo”. (Likewise, my brother couldn’t sing the Nirvana lyric “and I don’t have a gun…”). Stupid schools. It’s Woodland Middle School in Brentwood, TN, btw, which is where I was imprisoned the last two years of high school. Brentwood is the Orange County, CA of TN.
OMG… I was actually at that Middle School performance! My little brother was also performing (some misguided Nirvana cover, I believe). My family has been looking for our tape, so we can burn it. Seeing it on Videogum is like looking through the Lost lighthouse.
I think you mean POISON.
It would be nice if, in America, we didn’t put human rights up to a vote.
This gif will be staring in my dreams tonight.
I was also wondering where the “guido beach” tag was.
Your comment makes me . “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Thoreau
I thought that too in college (oh those many years ago before Kid A!!!). Don’t worry, you’ll find them in adulthood. Adulthood rocks!
As a fellow southerner, I completely agree. Some old friends who live in the north, while saying to me things like “Obama is who the terrorists wanted to win”, think that by virtue of living in the North, they’re not racist but entitled to say truly racist things. I know that’s not everyone but it’s frustrating to see the South get painted with one brush stroke when racism exists literally everywhere and at least in the South there is an awareness. Case in point: read Jonathan Kozol’s “The Shame of the Nation”. 98% of NYC public schools are either 99% white or 99% minority. That racial segregation exists so starkly in such a liberal place is startling, especially when here in Nashville, there’s been a huge lawsuit based on redistricting one school. Nashville is a blue city, but it’s not as blue as NYC, and it truly makes me wonder what the eff is going on. Now, I’ll end my rant so I have some left over for the TWMOAT.
The woman taking a picture on her cell phone threw me off. I was picturing this taking place around the time of Risky Business.
I think all four of these kids were on an episode of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” at some point
So if I give myself a fun nickname at work, I might one day be called upon to BE that person? Sweet.
Honestly, I’m loving all the armchairjusticegum of late. Thanks, Gabe, for making me less when I find out yet another filmmaker has signed the “we support child rapists” list.
They say never meet your heroes…
Great idea!* “…children would be smarter.” –except for the students who wouldn’t be allowed into any schools. They’ll just rob your house for you while you’re at work.