Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Things In Your Blind Spot Edition


When I was in college,  working in college radio, I was always aware of, if not necessarily impressed by, the new, hip music.  The recent live-blogging of the Grammy awards by people interested (and people intent on making sure we knew they were *NOT* interested) underlined for me how much that is no longer true, with a parade of names and people of whom I’ve heard, but couldn’t pick out of a lineup to save my ‘Howard The Duck’ collection.  Based on the limited amount of information I have, I expect that I might enjoy Daft Punk, but have never combined the impetus to find their material with the money to purchase same, leaving me in an infinite loop of “Oh, yeah, that thing.”  It reminds me of the way my old roommate, Otter Disaster, refers to my love of ‘Legion Of Super-Heroes’, with a general sort of recognition but no real depth of field, which in turn begs today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) only this week realized that the Katy Perry and Sara Bareilles songs that sound so much alike are actually different pieces, asking: What title, genre or specific bit of pop culture do you wish you understood better?