Anyone who listens closely will know that I am a fan of the cartoons, dating back to the days when I would come home from school to Woody Woodpecker and Scooby-Doo’s Mystery Movies on Channel 41.  To this day, I still number Danger Mouse among my favorite television programs, but the more recent cartoons have things going for them as well.  I still can’t believe that the surrealism of Higglytown Heroes never had a brony-like stoner fanbase, while the genius of Phineas and Ferb is undeniable, starting all sorts of fascinating trains of thought about life, science, and the can-do spirit.

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as Ferb would, “…”) reveals that there’s a platypus controlling it, asking:
Would you rather be a Phineas (the frenetic, irrepressible idea man) or a Ferb (the reserved scientific guy who makes it all possible)?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Jack
    August 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm — Reply

    Considering I already fulfill the Phineas role, I’d love to be a Ferb guy. I’m trying to learn a new language (Python) to start doing that.

  2. August 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    In some ways, my partner and I are already in the roles (with me as Phineas and her as Ferb). We’ve even got our own versions of Baljeet, Buford and Candace within our group of friends.

    But I wouldn’t mind being the smart technical genius one for a change. I always sorta imagined my Mirror Universe goatee’d counterpart would probably be a lot like that.

  3. GeorgeDubya
    August 17, 2012 at 11:22 pm — Reply

    I would’ve thought that I was Phineas as I have a tendency to ramble. I was told tonight that I’m the smart one in my relationship, so according to my girlfriend I’m supposed to be the Ferb. I’ll have to learn to be less loquacious.

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