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Peanut Gallery: Our 10 Best Commenters Of 2013

Photo of Katie Walsh By Katie Walsh | The Playlist December 20, 2013 at 11:54AM

Without our audience, we’d be writing in a vacuum, and may as well keep our thoughts contained in our private, extensive, often downright silly, probably libelous email chains. But that just wouldn’t make us what we are, and it’s really you, the readers, that keep this thing spinning. That doesn’t mean that it’s all sunshine and roses, and we’ve often grappled with some of the more mean-spirited and attention-seeking commenters out there (we’re looking at you, unnamed commenter, and the 750+ comments you’ve left on this blog, and even though you say you hate us, we think you actually loooovveee us), but the Best Comments of the year isn’t about celebrating the most prolific or prickly of our commenters, it’s about celebrating the ones that made us laugh, made us say “huh?” or just generally stunned us with weirdness (the best way to be stunned, naturally).
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The 10 Best Comments Of 2013

Without our audience, we’d be writing in a vacuum, and may as well keep our thoughts contained in our private, extensive, often downright silly, probably libelous email chains. But that just wouldn’t make us what we are, and it’s really you, the readers, that keep this thing spinning. That doesn’t mean that it’s all sunshine and roses, and we’ve often grappled with some of the more mean-spirited and attention-seeking commenters out there (we’re looking at you, unnamed commenter, and the 750+ comments you’ve left on this blog, and even though you say you hate us, we think you actually loooovveee us), but the Best Comments of the year isn’t about celebrating the most prolific or prickly of our commenters, it’s about celebrating the ones that made us laugh, made us say “huh?” or just generally stunned us with weirdness (the best way to be stunned, naturally). 

There are the K-Stew-crazed, the trailer addicts, and our favorites, those who like to complain about our proofreading. (There’s a whole team of us out there, but sometimes we don’t get to things before you see them or we miss something. We're always on the lookout for new editors, though so if you have a passion for copy editing, and want to quit whining from the sidelines, let us know! You can start tomorrow!) It's become something of a tradition to share our favorite comments with you, so let’s get into the 3rd Annual Playlist Best Comments of the Year. We've ranked them (according to highly scientific criteria), so if you have any beef with that, or want to shout out your favorite comment or commenter, please do so in the ahem, comments. 

"Addict? You need to stop smoking all that crack yourself lol. You've got the wrong actress sweetie. Kristen is still a cutie and she is only addicted to her craft. Stay pressed!"

10. "TEAM EDWARDJACE" on "The Mortal Instruments." 
The comments sections of most (all) of our reviews of popular YA adaptation movies become what our editor Deb calls “a gathering place for crabby tweens sloppily typing on their ipads,” and “The Mortal Instruments” review was no different. This next one is long … but worth it.

guys to those who tihnks its tiwlights its not. i am a huge tmi fan and this is coming frome someone who has read both vooks and seen the movie today which was awesome and seen all the twiight movies. i loved it and i thinks lots of people may be converted at least for the movie , but may not read the books. this review i'm oaky with because it didn't aggrestively tear it apart. tmi is very plot and character drivenwith elemtns of everything. okay im 21 an icheered and awed and such during a[proate times . the fansgirls knew it wa time to be quier though i'm sure we all inwardly fangirling. eahc my friends who didn't read the books and is a guy enjoyed the film. young adults love it, teens love it, older peopled do . amle and feamles and some kids like d itwhich i don't havea problem with as longs as its not so kiddie. it got a really godo reception and was busy for a wed night so imagine the weekdd. also the cahnges were just awesome as the original way they were, the they chanced parts already there and extra bits they w added also were awesome. quotes from the books are in there including directs ones o r ones tht are simliars. also i would they stayed faithful wit the esscenc.e some parts were accelrated from the others books or kept but a bit shortened because nyou know it can't be 5 hours. i wish it was alittle longer and i loved it and it may have helped if the y had bit more an explanation, but i really don't have any majorc complaints or rather any in a way. though if you don't like ya, then or any roamnce really, (and the relationships are important part but not the only major think and the acting was great and it evoked postive emotinal postives and negatives ones but in a godo way. you feel for the charctes even my friend felt it for them at times and he didn't and he had his oh shit moments. by the way he can't stand twiligth. some of t tmi ahters i'm pissed at because they are so damn biased. it does help going with a fan so they explain things. also, it's a balnce of appeasing the fans and fans of the movie who didn't read the books and genral moviegoers. some changes made sense as awesome as the origna lw were of left in a way that you'll see it later in films and some of the orders of the scens got changed around but its npt a bad thing.

oh and the actors are really attractie but also great actors and people . and girls ,there's nothing wrong with enjoying a shirtless guy if its addds to thestory. i am sitten with the male and in way the female characters and the actors. also i think any similaires you may notice may beign to homage and utting a different twist or putting a twist you see in others things and in somes case real life.

If you can understand that, well, you should be happy about your mastery of semi-illiterate teenspeak, or worried you may have suffered a stroke.

9. "Love vs. Hate" on Kristen Stewart
Much like the inspired comments left by rabid RPatz fans (which continue to haunt our dreams, thanks), K-Stew also has her share of defenders. This short news post inspired 130 comments and counting, often disparaging the gal (she gets called a "mouth breather grumpy cat" and "Stoner dirty chick" LOL). But one of her defenders “Love vs. Hate” left a fantastic defense.

Addict? You need to stop smoking all that crack yourself lol. You've got the wrong actress sweetie. Kristen is still a cutie and she is only addicted to her craft. Stay pressed!

Stay pressed! You might one of the commenters we might actually want to hang with. Can we hang with you, “Love vs. Hate”? 

Foxcatcher Steve Carell

8. "Brick Tamlin" on the "Foxcatcher" Trailer
One of our new favorites is the guy who’s been posting full on shot-by-shot trailer descriptions of trailers that might get yanked. Not only is he (he? can it be a woman??) providing a CRUCIAL service, but he always posts under handles of "Breaking Bad" and "Anchorman" characters. Here’s one example from Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" teaser, but in case you missed the “Foxcatcher” trailer, here he is working his magic.

TRAILER description

a helicopter lands outside a huge white house

carell -

do you have any idea who i am

why i asked you to come here today

tatum - No

carell -

i want to speak with you about your future

whay do you wnat to achieve Mark

tatum - i wanna be the the best in the world

carell -

i am a patriot

i want to see this country soar again

carell -

a coach is a father

a coach is a mentor

a coach has great power on an athletes life

cue quick shots of..

carell slaps tatum across the face

mark ruffalo takes aim with a hunting rifle with a scope

tatum hugs ruffalo

carell stares from the crowd

same kinda stare josh hartnett gave when sheen hugs pfeiffer in 'O'


shooting range

5 people

3 cops in grey uniforms

then steve carell in gymn clothes shooting a revolver

then another cop in grey


narration again

carell - we're gonna do great things Mark

tatum - I'll give you everything i have

steve carell walks into the gymn

where people (maybe includine tatum) are seated

and he has the same revolver in his hand


cue TITLE

END OF TRAILER

“same kinda stare josh hartnett gave when sheen hugs pfeiffer in 'O'”= Amazing. No joke, we'd read an entire blog of these. 

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