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!

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16 Comments

  1. January 21, 2013 at 11:55 am — Reply

    Captain Marvelous, Optimus Prime or Tommy Oliver.

  2. January 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    Colonel Hunter Gathers

  3. AllenBT
    January 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm — Reply

    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.

  4. B.V.K.
    January 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    Tony Stark, maybe someone who can finally fix the financial issues here. Plus, he privatized national defense.

  5. Dan Hunter
    January 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm — Reply

    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.

    • January 21, 2013 at 1:29 pm — Reply

      I’m now stuck with the mental image of a job offering full insurance coverage for medical, dental and Decepticon attacks.

  6. Hannah Jones
    January 21, 2013 at 1:24 pm — Reply

    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.

  7. Chris
    January 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm — Reply

    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?

  8. Mark
    January 21, 2013 at 2:33 pm — Reply

    3 The Emperor of Mankind from 40K
    2 Optimus Prime
    1 Benjamin Lafayette Sisko,

  9. January 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm — Reply

    President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, I’d be the brains behind the scenes.

    • B.V.K.
      January 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm — Reply

      but Brawndo has what plants need…

  10. Vorpal
    January 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm — Reply

    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.

  11. Fabio
    January 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm — Reply

    Tommy Oliver? I dunno about that. I don’t think he’s that great fo a chef.

  12. January 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    Cobra Commander all the way!

  13. aerohalen1
    January 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm — Reply

    Optimus Prime

  14. Ricco
    January 21, 2013 at 6:18 pm — Reply

    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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