Literally minutes ago, my eight-year-old piped up with “Daddy… Did you forget the Question Of The Day?” I realized two things at that moment: First, yes, I had forgotten the MS-QOTD. And second, the child is WAAAY too smart, and her teenage years are going to be murder. She then told me that she had a question of the day, telling me about her friend who isn’t allowed to watch Power Rangers, and how she can’t figure out why his mother doesn’t allow it. “It’s just fake, and I don’t even think that the Samurais KNOW any real karate anyway. Not like Tommy did…” (Yes, I am proud of her, why do you ask?)
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) gives you a sense of pride, asking: Does the violence inherent in superhero stories make them inappropriate for young minds?