— Due to illness, today’s MS-QOTD (you know how it’s pronounced) re-presents a Classic query
from the distant summer of 2012. It’s cool, though, ’cause no one responded the first time.
Next up: my review of the new issue of ‘The Adventures Of Jerry Lewis.’ —
The (no-longer-so-very) recent return of Metalocalypse has re-instilled my great admiration for Charles Foster Ofdensen, manager of the world’s most successful band, Dethklok. Possessed of clarity of wit, iron-clad sense of purpose and excessive levels of badass (One word: “Renovationklok.” And, yes, I am aware that’s not an actual word.) Ofdensen remains unflappable, even in the face of his charges complete lack of restraint, empathy or basic cognitive function. In the great comic tradition, Charles serves as the perfect combination of majordomo and deadpan snarker, while always serving his client’s best interests, whether they understand it or not, and is a perfect example of the classic ‘only sane man’ archetype (kind of like Rodrigo on most of our podcasts, now that I think of it.) This, in turn, begs a query…
The MS-QOTD (pronounced “Squiz-Garr”) comes in his honor: Who is the greatest comedic “straight man” of all time?