This weekend’s Star Trek marathon was a multiple-hour decades-spanning game of “Hey, it’s THAT guy!”, culminating in the realization that, under a particularly heinous rubber forehead, the President of the Federation was none other than Red Foreman himself. (I kept hoping he’d threaten to break his foot off in General Krang’s hindquarters, but alas, it wasn’t to be.) Of course, I’d rather have Red in charge than Chancellor Palpatine or Lex Luthor…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is the ramrod ’round these parts, and you best start giving me a ‘Yes, MS-QOTD’, asking: What fictional leader would you be most willing to throw your support behind?


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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. Captain America, because he’s such a great tactician. Plus, no one ever stay dead in the Marvel Universe, so if he screws the pooch and gets you killed, you know you’ll be back for the next summer cross-over event, probably witha feature cover.

  2. Optimus Prime. Every time I go to a job interview, I compare my boss-to be to Prime, how they compare affects whether I want the job or not.

  3. Jean-Luc Picard, a man who can negotiate with just about anyone, even if they only speak in metaphors! And, on the off chance they can’t be reasoned with, he’s a very sound strategist who can usually measure the ramifications of his actions accordingly.

    The world needs more Jean-Luc Picard.

  4. Megatron or Cobra Commander. Sideing with the villains couldn’t put us in any worse of a position than what we’re already in. Could it?

  5. The girlfriend says Red Foreman. (Funnily enough, before she read the part about the Star Trek marathon.)

    I think I would have to say Tyrion Lannister, from A Song of Ice and Fire. He’s not only a smart man, and a good leader, but so witty that he would basically keep me in stitches all day every day.

  6. Victor Von Doom, seriously I think he would make for a superb leader once he gets rid of all those who oppose him.

    Say what U want the guys cares about his country.

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