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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Monster Roundup

February 8th, 2011
In this Column we will try to bring you the weekly monster happenings going on around the web.

Around the web.
Recently our reluctant cult leader, Gabe Delahaye, has started his own website. There you can find links to his pre-gum blog and other stuff Gabe-related. Basically, he's making it really easy for us to stalk him (please don't hurt him, we need him to blog). If you are worried about this site's relation to Videogum, consult his FAQ. Also, he has a Facebook fan-page started by DS3M. Speaking of Facebook, Grace6697 has started a very noble cause for the advancement of humanity and the preservation of mother earth, please join.

If you live in NY, you might want to head over to Brooklyn and check out these honorary monsters every Wednesday.

For those monsters who miss Lindsay be sure to check out her Tumblr, also check her out on the twitter.
Check out Pat M's review of Yo La Tengo's set last Saturday.
Steve Winwood is the foremost art critic that I know, check out his writings on The Sunbreak. 
Jake Fogelnest hosts a chat every Friday at 6PM ct. Internet commentator discretion is advised.

MOBFD Happenings

The chat is open at all times, but it is more likely full on Friday afternoons, Tuesdays (9pm ct)  & Sundays. sometimes it gets full at weird unpredictable times.  The monsters are very welcoming, don't be afraid to say hi.  During the daytime monsters are most likely present but not necessarily chatting.

Zac Little brings a taste of his blog to MOBFD and more.
The Monster Movie Club meets on Wednesdays. This weeks movies is are Tell No One AND Steal this Film. After this week, we will focus on Oscar nominated films, not covered by Videogum. Vote for your choices on the poll.
Topknot will periodically bring us Legends of Note, an in-depth look at some rad bands, this edition brings us Sonic Youth. 
Last month thisismynightmare started a Monster Fit Club. Check for it on Mondays with youroldhighschoolcoach bringing some motivation
Mntsbeyondmnts brings you the official monster advice column, Dear Mountie.
Frank Lloyd Wrong keeps it gangsta with Freak Out and more.
Nightmare also writes a column called I'd hit that and more
Lawblog is bringing the Drama in Gums of Our Lives and more.
LBT's Generic Book Corner is a freaking joy to read. A freaking joy to read!
Cakeordeath is bringing you her experiences of living in the LA and running into celebrities & more.
Lizzing takes care of all unanswered videogum tips in Just the Tip. Email her if you have some stuff you think she can use.
Concert Addict brings you her concert reviews and more.
Doctor Girlfriend brings you Nerd Alert! 
Teacherman brings you the poems and more.
Godsauce brings street justice to the blog. 
BabyFriday brings her Safari Planet & more.
Superglue examines characters she hates in films she loves & more.
Also we have an online game list, this is for Playstation Network, Xbox Live, Word With Friends for Istuff and the android version of Scrabble, Wordfeud that Skotchka mentioned. We also added a Steam group that Ben (waiting for the perfect gif) created.
The monster marketplace is empty due to the fact that I'm an idiot and I lost all the links, if you have an Ebay, Etsy or real store let me know and I'll add it. I finally recovered some of the content I had before, if you have something you want to add please email me and such.
If you have no idea what's going on be sure to check out Werttrew's Inside joke list.
Don't forget to check the Monsters' Ball stats as well as the complete WMOAT list.

General Community stuff.

We started a Kiva team! Like I said before, you don't have to give right now to join, you decide when and who to give to. 

If you are a monster and have stuff going on outside of Videogum send me an email & I'll try to post a link to it. If you have a personal Blog send a link to Werttrew or me and we'll happily ad you to the Blog/tumblr list. 
If you want to attend a meetup, check out the upcoming meetup schedule.  

If you want to be added to Werrtrew's videogum twitter list, send him a message.

If you have any submissions for Monster Roundup or MOBFD, be sure to send them to me. A delicious corpse style column is coming up where I want a lot of monsters to participate, let me know if you are interested. Also, be sure to check out our other casual contributors such as Just Desserts, Dafs, Josh_is_Wrong, Anchor Management, Ghostdad, Jeff, Dirty Space News, Facetaco, Xave, Philplusbert, Paperstreetsoap, Underwear Eyes, Pizza, Hipsterdad, DS3M etc. Sorry if I forgot you, I'm an idiot.


  1. Did anyone else feel PERSONALLY BETRAYED when the Videogum link to the Yo La Tengo thing went to a Stereogum post instead of my post that no one knew about?
    Would you call what you felt PERSONAL BETRAYAL?
    Asking for a friend.

  2. I was pretty Bogified, and I almost commented, but the comments were closed? Also yeah, Stereogum ripped you off, no questions.

  3. Not technically part of this week, but here's my write-up for our latest glimpse of the Goddess, Natalie Portman:

  4. LA Meetup Reminder:
    Saturday, Feb 19 8pm
    4459 Eagle Rock Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90041

  5. DS3, Vgum always closes the comments when it links to Stereogum. I think they want us to post over there instead? But almost nobody does because it's, well, the stereogum comment section.

  6. DS: FWIW, I'm pretty sure the Stereogum post was up before the Splitsider post was up, based on the timestamp
    (Honestly, if I had seen it there, I wouldn't have bothered writing to Splitsider) (but I never read Stereogum, so).