Recently, I watched ‘The Voice’ during a slow night shift, and much to my surprise found myself enjoying it quite a bit.  The lack of a cynical Simon Cowell figure probably helped the show’s case, but I also found myself fascinated by the smooth stylings of Cee-Lo Green and his cockatiel.  When his big hit (the actual title of which cannot be reported on a family website like Major Spoilers) broke out a summer or two ago, I remember thinking how awesome it was that his delivery was so strong that the tune became popular despite being unairable, an impressive feat in itself.  Today, at work, a co-worker asked me what famous person I would most like to be, and I realize that the answer was, in fact, Cee-Lo himself.  (Plus, I’ve always wanted to dye a pet to match my outfit…)

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always “misquoted”) wishes you the best, although there’s pain in it’s chest, asking: If you could step into the life of any popular figure, who would it be and why?


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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.


  1. I would be Richard Branson because he can travel anywhere he wants, and he’s so rich that if he has a business idea he can go and do it, even if it involves building spaceships. That’s cool. Oh, and he owns an island.

  2. Real People: Pretty much any female Super Sentai actress. They get to be two things I’ll never be, actresses in one of my favorite series and cute asian girls (which I will never be no matter how hard I try). A number of them go on to have decent careers as well, sometimes as actors, sometimes as pop stars, sometimes doing animated voice work, etc.

    Fictional People: Jade (daughter of the original GL).

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