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The Funniest Internet Commenter of the Week For Friday, July 13th

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by Matt Singer
July 13, 2012 9:29 AM
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"Act of Valor."
"Act of Valor."
As part of its ongoing effort to catalog the rapid debasement of the English language, Criticwire created the Funniest Internet Commenter of the Week Award, bestowed upon one remarkable web denizen for their outstanding achievement in the field of crazy. As always, the Funniest Internet Commenter of the Week has not been edited in any way. Someone actually wrote this. No, seriously.

The Funniest Internet Commenter of the Week for Friday, July 13:

"Cray"
Commenting at Hypable on Jeremy Baril's list of "The Ten Best (and Worst) Films of 2012 (So Far)"

The title is a bit misleading as it is a personal opinion (which I think should've have been kept at the author's blog, if there is any).

Congratulations, Cray! For chastising a critic who dared to make a top ten list based on opinion, and for thinking there's any other kind of top ten list but the kind based on opinion, and for having so little self-awareness about voicing your own opinion in response, and for illogically thinking that opinions belong on blogs and not websites as if there is any difference between the two whatsoever, you are the Funniest Internet Commenter of the Week. That's just my personal opinion, though. It might be better served on the author's blog, if there is any.

To nominate someone for the Funniest Internet Commenter of the Week Award, email a link to matt@indiewire.com. To read past winners go to our Funniest Internet Commenter Archive.

5 Comments

  • MDL | July 13, 2012 9:09 PMReply

    Actually the comment by Craig Thomson is funnier [and dumber]. He writes:

    > "I don't think it's possible to take this 'film critic' seriously, I have seen about 80% of these films and they are all wrong. I mean, you put the film that broke the records for making the biggest loss ever in your top 10 films of the year. Seriously?!?"<

    Clearly, critics are supposed to only put films in their top ten that make lots of money. And if the movie loses money then it is ineligble....

  • Jeremy Sollie | July 13, 2012 10:21 AMReply

    Um... why is this called the "funniest Internet comment of the week", when humor is subjective? Other people might not think this was the funniest. The title is a bit misleading. Just saying...

  • pinkston | July 13, 2012 10:18 AMReply

    Your thoughts are well publicized on "favorite" vs. "best." Personally, I understand what the commenter was going for, even if it was poorly worded.

    Also, strange that the comment thing here doesn't accept "commenter" as a word.

  • pinkston | July 13, 2012 10:58 AM

    I didn't say that - just acknowledging that I don't find the spirit of his comment overly objectionable. Personally, when I do my end-of-the-year lists I try to talk about "my favorites," because it's all subjective, right?

  • Matt Singer | July 13, 2012 10:46 AM

    So critics should not call their top ten lists "The Best Films of the Year" because to do so is misleading?

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