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Saturday, December 25, 2010

I'd Hit That: Paul Rudd

This week, I have decided to go with a fella who is on my "Top 5." He goes by the name of Paul Rudd. Let's discuss...

One of the things that makes Paul Rudd so great is that he has the ultimate combo going for him--funny and sexy! The funniness just makes him even sexier! Crack a joke, Paul, and I get a lady boner. Yeah, I said it. Deal with it.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Videogum 2010 Song Contest: The MIxtape

The hottest most dinkin flicka' mixtape of the year is finally here. Download over at:

No Paparazzo-O: Déjà Suvari

Hey Kids!

There hasn't been much celeb-spotting as of late, as you may have noticed. My guess is that it's because they're all on holiday in St. Barthes or wherever it is they go to be photographed trotting along on beaches in their tiny bathing suits while sipping Appletinis and swimming with dolphins. They wouldn't be caught dead in stinky L.A. during Christmas. No way! Well I have three words for them: Worst. Beach. Bodies. I hope your cellulite winds up on the cover of Star magazine, jerks!

Anyway, I totally saw a celebrity today, gang! Except it was Mena Suvari, and I've already seen her, as you'll recall, at the Somewhere premiere earlier this month. She looked about the same as this:

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Johan Ludvig Runeberg Day VG Monster meetup

What are you doing for Runeberg Day? Join the monsters as they eat Runeberg's torte and likely get drunk while talking about the latest dancing animal!

RSVP here or on Facebook at:
Johan Ludvig Runeberg Day VG meetup

Gums Of Our Lives: Episode 5

Just Desserts pulled up in front of a dilapidated house on an otherwise barren road. He walked up the overgrown path and reached the front door. Above it read “1537.” He tried the bell, but heard no sound, so he knocked on the door. He heard shuffling and banging from deep within the house, then a series of large, imposing footsteps as they reached the door.
“What’s the password?” Growled a voice from behind.
“Kisses and Lyes,” replied Just Desserts.
A series of bolts were unlocked and the door swung open.
“Just Desserts,” the man behind the door stated.
“Paper Street Soap Company.”
Paper Street stepped out of the shadows and offered his hand. Just Desserts took it and smiled.
“It’s good to see you, you enormous blue-haired Kurt Vonnegut-looking motherfucker.”
“Yeah, yeah. Good to see you too. Come on in.”
They entered the foyer, if you could call it that. Paper Street turned to him.
“So what brings you to my humble abode?” He asked.
“I don’t know how it happened, but I’ve gotten mixed up in something crazy. I need to disappear for a while.”
“What’s her name?”
“How’d you know it was a girl?”
“With you, Just Desserts. It’s always a girl.”

Inside The Monsters Studio: Chris Trash

Hey look! It’s almost Christmas! Santa has brought you all a wonderful shiny new edition of Inside The Monsters Studio! This time I sat down with Chris Trash, event coordinator extraordinaire. Does he have anything worthwhile to say? Let’s find out!

Videogum name: Chris Trash
Videogum avatar: Man dancing with black cat, black cat with funny hat, huge cat shadow, etc
Real name (optional): Dave Trash
Location: Chicago
Favorite sitcom (excluding Arrested Development): all time full house, current community
Favorite wing flavor: buffalo, but I prefer tenders
Karaoke song of choice: Tender by Blur
Worst movie you’ve ever seen: A history of violenc

Q. Mr. Trash, you change profile pictures often, and now you have no picture at all? What’s up with that?

My Life Is Twilight: I'm Dreaming Of A Bite Christmas (Sorry)

I'm not Twi-Hard, I just play one on my blog.

I want to thank Kira for bringing my attention to the fact that the folks over at the Examiner have rounded up a disconcerting number of photos of Twilight-themed Christmas trees. It's important to remember that most of the people who have the ability to buy and decorate their own Christmas tree, that is to have full thematic control over said tree, are almost always adults who have jobs. You're probably at work right now. Look at the person to your left. Now to your right. One of them is going home to this fucking thing:

There but for the grace of God go AYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY, am I right? Notice down at the bottom that there's a yellow Porsche decoration. That's the car Alice steals in Italy at the end of New Moon. I knew that off the top of my head! Did you? What are we even DOING with our lives? Anyway, head over to the Examiner for the full gallery, or just imagine it because you'll pretty much come up with the same stuff.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monster Tumblrs and Blogs

updated 3/12/11

Latest draft of a tumblr/blog list. Please send me your tumblr/blog or suggestions for other monsters and contributers at or @werttrew me on Twitter.
Please be sure to give me 1) your name (or the suggested person's name) on Videogum, 2) the tumblr link, and 3) a one-to-five word description of the tumblr's content. Just "commentary" or "personal" is fine.

I’ve already added a brief description of the content of each tumblr I've added so far—please send me a note of a better description of your tumblr if you wish, but no more than five words long, please. I’m essentially using “Commentary” as the default, adding “Personal” if it seems like the person talks about their own life a bit.

***Next to recent additions

Abacus Finch Personal/commentary
An American Patriot Advice
Aniktwo Commentary
Backstagebethy Commentary
bingo gas station (with powlsy and underweareyes) Album cover reviews
boddah 'things/music/pictures I like'
***bradofarrell pokemon, gay stuff, commentary
briadru4 Personal/commentary
Brrrrrian Commentary
Capu Flapu and the Spasmatic Pentagrams "Less Wordy Elitist Musical Gubbins"
Caringiscool Commentary
Carrie Personal/Commentary
Chris Trash Personal/Advice
***clockworkrobots "absurdity, miscellany, and gifs"
Creamofthecrop "commentary/personal/humor/awe/nonsense" Cupisacup Personal/Commentary
dafs personal/commentary
The Dependent Clause (formerly the Defeatery) personal/commentary
Dr girlfriend “cheap austin events”
Ds3m Personal/Commentary
Duncan “A whole load of personal crap.”
Dylanmorgan Commentary
Electric Koala "Music/Banter Blog"
Electro Lemon "Panini reviews and/or nonsense."
Etwb Personal/Commentary
Facetaco Commentary on Boy Meets World
faviator --- personal/educational
fozzie: "Things I think are cool or funny."
Funkles Humor/Commentary
Gabe Humor
Godsauce Humor/Commentary
Huckabeast "it's mostly personal stuff"
Imsoexcited & Thisismynightmare "bad status updates"
Ignition remix “It is just dumb jokes.”
itta_yonina “Commentary on bad movies.”
incredimarc Personal/commentary
JasonRyanfilms Personal/commentary
Joefry Commentary
Josh is like Germany ambitious and misunderstood. Personal/Commentary
KajusX & Chainsaws Personal/artblog
K-Hud "Nerdy Cincy girl lives life."
Langford “I post whatever.”
Lengli Commentary
Lindsay Robertson Humor
Liz Commentary
Lizzing Dating humor
Mans Observations and various thoughts.
Meaverly Mostly “terrible personal blathering.”
melsanie “Hot British men.”
melsanie "Commentary and general awesomeness."
***merrywanderer "image panoply"
Niamh Commentary
nudelman “Music, laffs, photos”
Patrick M. “fictionish”
Pizza “Verne Troyer on scooter, mostly”
poolboypip “A nerdy pop culture shmorgasboard!”
powlsy (with bingo gas station and underweareyes) Album cover reviews
Professor Pushups Commentary
Raymond’s Mother Commentary/Personal
Rb Personal/Commentary
shanks for nothin Commentary
shellbomber "Doofus tries to GOOP"
Slothdrop Photography, and the occasional story.
super! Commentary
the wurst “Band stuff/local events.”
underweareyes (with bingo gas station and powlsy) Album cover reviews
Thisismynightmare & Imsoexcited "bad status updates"
Werttrew Videogum archives
Zachary Little “My animated show/ Twilight blog”
Hey everyone! I'm a graphic designer by trade, but I like to do a lot of stuff on the side just to keep busy and keep my skills up. A great way to do this (and save money in the process) is to make gifts for people around birthdays and Christmas. I thought I'd share with you all my work.

This is a poster I did for my brother and his new fiance. It's from an engagement photo, but the day was kind of crappy, so I decided to dress it up and and keep it simple. I hope they like it!

Black Swan Movie Club Discussion

So I am a little late with the Black Swan Movie Club Summary. Sorry about that but, hopefully, it gave everyone a little more time to see the movie. I'm not really great at writing but one thing I am good at is scouring the internet for gifs. So after the break, my review of Black Swan told through Black Swan gifs.

There may be spoilers in the gifs so don't click through unless you have already seen the movie or don't care about spoilers.

Announcing the first Annual Pinkgum Destination Meetup

During the second weekend in June the women of Videogum Commentation will descent upon Las Vegas. Are you a fellow monster or lurker? Join us! More details to come soon.

Pinkgum is open to us, women only, to minimize chance of creepy commentator encounters. There might be a related, shorter, Las Vegas Meetup open to everyone if enough local monsters show interests.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monster X-Mas: The Song

Okay y'all, so I made a Christmas song for all you monsters out there. It's not the best recording ever, but you know what? I'm not lawblog! Garageband might as well be Korean Trigonometry to me! So get off my case already, yeesh.

Anywhooooo, find the link below. Hope you all enjoy!

Also, here are the lyrics:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Announcing the People's Gummies & Mans' Best Books he's read in 2010

Do you like best of lists? Liar! Everyone likes best of lists. Let me tell you about... fine fine I'll hurry it up. OK, so much like the People's Choice is the people's equivalent to the Oscars, The People's Gummies will be the Nick Kid's Choice to the Gummies. We are asking you, yes YOU, the monsters to vote on your 5 favorite movies, albums & books you've read in 2010* You don't have to list all 5 in all 3 categories for your vote to be counted, but why not? Really?

How it works: Post your lists right here in the comments & we'll add them up and announce the winners at a latter date. Number them 1-5, a six entry will not be counted. Awesome right? Well get voting, you don't want this list comprised solely of my choices.

*The five movies & albums have to be from 2010, the books need only to be read by you in 2010 to qualify. Not sure how this would work?
Voting ends on Dec. 26.

Still hungry for lists? check out Mans's list of the 10 best books he's read in 2010:

Monsters are creative and such

Good afternoon my peeps, check this out:

O.G. Commentator Becca wrote a piece about depression and comedy titled The Deppresive's Guide to Comedy The piece is very well written and it covers a lot of range with content from some of your favorite comedians along with some you will be glad to discover. It's a tough but beautiful piece that, I'm sure, a lot of us can relate to.

You know another thing we can relate to? Topic changes. Which is why monster The Wurst wants to share with you his fully licensed cover of Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas is YOU!!!!??? (sorry about the exclamation points, I'm new to blogging). There you can also download his band's EP if you enter your email address. (I received an assurance of no spammo)

Speaking of winter songs, check out some winter jams from a music collective which features our own Faviator. they are also playing a few shows in the Chicago area during the next few weeks, so be sure to check that out.

Now THAT is funny.

In the fantasy football draft of the human experience I am drafting “funny” first overall and whoever is drafting second can draft “love” or “family” and make me look like a total asshole. I am absolutely comfortable being an asshole.
The other day I tweeted our friend Fozzy that I wanted a zombie-joke to be etched on my tombstone. He tweeted back promising to sing November Raaaiiiiinnn at my funeral. There are no words to describe how happy this made me. We were, of course, joking but actually NO, I do want those things! I want Fozzy to sing a zombie song at my funeral! I want Gabe to come and say “Kel died. Get it? You get. Ding dong! Go to bed, Kel’s corpse. The grieving family needs to RELAX.” I want Werttrew to post an animated gif on my coffin whilst carrying Notsewfast in a baby bjorn. I want Teacherman to rhyme “carcass” with “ruckus” in a #ripkelrap. I want CakeorDeath to say “’Could Kel BE any more dead?’ – Badandler Ching.” I want Baby Friday to say something that is so adorably funny that I have to re-die all over again. Make this shit happen! If you don’t, I am going to haunt the fuck out of all of you from the afterlife.
The point being: humor is the center of my life on this barfy planet and in this segment I am going to be posting things that I find to be wildly funny and I hope you will enjoy them even a little bit as much as I do.
This week’s theme: Star Wars!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

MonsterGum DropBox

Hey Guys -
DS3M, your swashbuckler here, with a friendly reminder about downloading and piracy:
You Shouldn't Do It.  Buy Your Music. Be Legit. Thank You.

I'd Hit That: Ryan Reynolds

This week we have a special edition of "I'd Hit That" featuring Ryan Reynolds. We will call it:

"I'm Single Now...LADIES"

This week it was reported that Ryan has split from his wife Scarlett Johansson. However, in the past few days it has also been reported that the couple have been seen out and about together. We aren't going to worry about that though...

Monsters are creative and such

Check out some music from Faviator
She, along with other monsters, will be playing a show at Subterranean in Chicago this Tuesday.

Note: We will eventually have more elaborate posts on these, I just did a rushed one since the show is this Tuesday. Anyways, send me your links if you have stuff you want me to promote.