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Yep! After the live shows, YouTube converts them into on-demand videos.
Well, then let’s just say I PREFER to go to places where I don’t get physically assaulted by crazy people.
Also, the West Village sucks. #sorry
I once stayed Downtown, at the Millenium Biltmore, while on business in LA. One morning I walked down to the coffee shop on the corner and a schizophrenic homeless woman literally ELBOWED ME IN THE FACE, screaming “DON’T YOU DARE START TRACKING ME!!!” True story.
I’ve lived in New York for 12 years, but I’ve never been attacked by a homeless person before.
That night, my business partner and I got back to the hotel around 9 pm. We hadn’t eaten dinner and were starving. But, all the restaurants were closed? We ate at Subway, which was the only thing open.
Later, we went to the Edison to meet a friend for a drink. We waited in line for 30 mins to get in. We got in, it was Douchebag Central, so we left.
Sorry to disagree, Fozzy. Parts of LA are great. But Downtown sucks.
Wait, Zooey Deschanel’s website is called Hello Giggles?
Yes, Zooey Deschanel’s website is called Hello Giggles.
I always wondered about that one episode where Handy Smurf said, “The Holocaust never smurfed.”
It all makes sense now.
Like a lot of monsters, I also spend (slightly) less time here at Videogum. For me, this comes down to one thing…
When I first started reading Videogum, I was AMAZED at the quality of the writing. The LAFF-quotient was off the charts. EVERY post was hysterically funny, because every post felt unique to me.
Of course, Videogum is still very, very funny. But, I find that each post is less mind-blowingly fresh. Because a lot of the posts are recurring features. They’re like SNL sketches that have been done a bit too much. (Bill Hader’s Stefon on SNL is hilarious! But it was more hilarious the first few times.)
I used to RELISH every feature (Teen Korner, That’s Your Boyfriend, Duh Aficionado, etc) but now they’re just not as funny to me. Not because the writing is any less sharp (because it’s still very sharp), but because I’ve seen it a lot.
I was sad when “What’s Up With Topher Grace?” went away. But at the same time, I felt like the joke had run its course. So, maybe it was a good thing that the segment had been retired before it got old.
I’d like to see some brand new features. Brand new premises. Brand new points-of-view.
But look, I’m realistic. I know that coming up with new features on a regular basis isn’t easy, ESPECIALLY when you have to craft 8 posts a day, 5 days a week. TV writers get a long hiatus every year to refresh creatively. Gabe doesn’t get that luxury. Which is a shame, I think. I, for one, wouldn’t mind if Gabe could take a few long breaks every so often, so he could come back with brand new comedy GOLD.
All that being said, no matter what happens here. I LOVE Videogum. And I love you, monsters. This is the best place on the internet. I hope it stays that way for a very, very long time.
Like most people, I also REALLY enjoyed the recaps. But when I started reading all the comments here, the first thing I thought was exactly what Max said: Aren’t recaps a time-consuming pain in the ass? Are all these requests realistic?
So maybe… there could be some mini-recaps? Like, something simpler than full episode recaps, but more substantial than the Thursday Night Open Threads? I’d like that! For me, the Open Threads are too all-over-the-place. A mini-recap would give the post more focus, but also be simple enough to let the monsters run wild. And we’d still get a nice dose of that wonderful Gabe Delahaye wit. Just a suggestion!
I agree with most people here that having to sign in over and over again is a drag. But sometimes, it’s worth the effort. Like now, when I went out of my way to sign in, just so I could downvote this. Thanks for the motivation, hugh!
That does make sense. But then, if I’m a Comcast exec, and I just bought NBC Universal, I would only care about what happens on my more-valuable USA Network. And would consider shutting NBC down, in order to focus on creating another USA-type network.
That’s slightly worrying, yes?
The article is here:
This is slightly off-topic. But with all this talk about how cable networks want to be broadcast networks, I thought it was interesting enough to bring up.
Last month the Wall Street Journal wrote an article about the USA Network, saying that Comcast loves it because it has an “asset value” of about $13.4 Billion. NBC is only worth $1.4 Billion.
So USA is worth 9 times what NBC is worth? Can anyone explain that to me?
Jon Stewart clearly won that argument. And that’s a tough thing to do with Bill O’Reilly when you’re not the home team.
OK, I agree in part. I generally prefer overreaching over empty. But I’d much rather watch Final Destination over Crash. But then I’d also rather watch Requiem for a Dream over Wild Hogs. So, it’s hard to generalize.
Maybe I just associate “pretentious” with the “smug assholes” I went to school with, who spoke about this film like it was King Lear.
Regardless, I’d love to read Gabe’s review of it.
Seconded! I was in film school when that pretentious movie came out, and I felt like I was the only person there who hated it. So many fellow classmates kept using it as a point of reference in their film proposals. Like it was something to aspire to! Like Citizen Kane, or something. GAWD I hated that movie.
Wait a minute. I thought Glenn Beck was in favor of extending the Bush tax cuts? If we keep cutting taxes, how are we supposed to pay down the debt? The Republicans have only been able to find roughly $50 billion to cut from the budget. But we have a deficit of over a trillion dollars. And our current debt is over $13 trillion (and rising). How do we pay for this without raising taxes? THIS MAKES NO SENSE.
The whole talking-baby-son-75-years-from-the-future thing? OK, I can believe that.
Now that picture is just ridiculous.
Not to kick up controversy, but I think the best gangster show on TV right now is Sons of Anarchy. It’s been widely overlooked, but I just watched the first 2 seasons on Netflix and was blown away. I challenge anyone to watch the first two episodes and not be hooked.
That said, Boardwalk Empire looks great, as well. We’ll see if the rest of the season lives up to the hype.
My favorite one of these I got from the novel, “Then We Came to the End.” Which is a very enjoyable book about advertising “creatives.”
“Creative creatives creating creative creative.”
All in the ‘gum yo, all in the ‘gum.
Ira Glass pronounced it “DELL-a-hay” when he was on This American Life. Which, btw, was a funny segment of This American Life.
That’s because over there the word for love is lorries.
Isn’t this a bad move (by the movie people)? OK, yes, this scene is taken (ridiculously) out of context, turning a serious moment into a punchline. But this internet meme really raised the public’s awareness about this (very small) movie. I’m sure people have sought it out on Netflix after seeing these YouTube videos. So this Cease and Desist really does no one any good.
Thanks! I like your avatar. That’s one of my favorite music videos.
Haha, awesome! Thanks!