Yesterday, there was a perfectly good and functional MS-QOTD that didn’t make it onto Major Spoilers due to a lack of signal for my cell phone.  While I’m sure that lost question will make its way to the site in coming days (Watch the skies!) the lack of cell signal got me to thinking about the things we take for granted in life.  Anyone who listens will know how much I love the movie ‘Real Genius’, what with 12% of my vocabulary originating in that film, to the point where I can’t imagine what I might talk like without having been exposed to Chris Knight.  Or, for that matter, what a hero might be to me without the examples of Snake-Eyes or Jay Garrick, which begs one of those “Aliens come down to Earth and force you to do something because it makes for interesting considerations” kind of queries…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is torn between the first season of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4, asking: If you were forced to choose of your favorite pop culture things to never again enjoy, which one could you never give up?

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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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8 Comments

  1. November 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    Major Spoilers or Star Wars, decisions decisions.

  2. November 10, 2013 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    I would say my copy of the Hobbit. You could force me to abandon everything, but that paperback would have a place in my backpack forever.

  3. Kirby
    November 10, 2013 at 4:13 pm — Reply

    One thing? National Lampoon’s Animal House, no matter how many times I watch this, still love it.

  4. Hannah Jones
    November 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm — Reply

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, easily one of the most important pop-culture moments in my life. I don’t really know what I’d be like without it, but I’m sure it’d be boring.

  5. November 10, 2013 at 8:56 pm — Reply

    I’m not entirely sure how the question is being asked.

    If it means I have to give up everything else to keep only one thing of pop culture, then I’d pick Star Wars since it encompasses quite a bit. Movies, comics, novels, games, parodies in song (Weird Al’s “Yoda” and “The Saga Begins”) and TV (The Family Guy and Robot Chicken Star Wars specials) and so on.

    If it means is there something I would rather die than give it up, then I’m torn between Star Wars, Doctor Who and Super Sentai. They make up the majority of my entertainment, they saturate my conversations (I’ve made at least a dozen Star Wars references through the day talking to my goddaughter and my girlfriend about normal stuff) and they all fuel my love of cute alien girls.

  6. comicfan1974
    November 10, 2013 at 9:24 pm — Reply

    MST3K

  7. TJM
    November 11, 2013 at 6:42 am — Reply

    I’m gonna go broad and say video games. If i had to pick one in particular, probably Fallout 3.

  8. Jared Agan
    November 11, 2013 at 11:39 pm — Reply

    I almost quickly spit out Star Wars due to how much is included in this, with the movies, comics, and books, but Major Spoilers also has a lot that it encompasses. so its a tricky one, but I think I will have to go with …………….

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