Now that I have my movie channels back, I find myself more and more on the horns of what, for me, is an old dilemma: When a move that I *love* comes on, it always seems to be at an inconvenient time.  Last night, after Stephen and I signed off from our weekly Dueling Review podcast, I foolishly kicked on my television just in time for a relatively rare uncensored airing of ‘The Warriors’, a movie that ranks high on the list of “Things I Watch ALL Of Whenever They’re On”.  (That list also includes ‘The Rocketeer’, ‘Gilligan’s Island’, the last fifteen minutes of ‘8 Mile’ and any Victoria episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother.’)  Long story short (too late), I got to bed a few minutes before 1 a.m., and it was totally worth it to see Luther get his comeuppance at the hands of the Gramercy Riffs, as it always is.  Of course, his perfidy led to the death of at least one Warrior, the presumed imprisonment of two more, and of course one cold-blooded murder that kicked the whole mess off, a torrent of awfulness that begs today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds all you boppers to be lookin’ good, asking: What’s the most heinous act of betrayal in all the history of pop culture?


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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.


    • In a way I see the execution of Ned Stark as a bigger betrayal than what occurred at the Red Wedding, because of all the chaos that ensued from the lie that he would be spared. If he’d been spared and allowed to join the Night’s Watch, as was promised, the need for Rob’s war against the Lannisters and promise to marry a Frey, the War of 5 Kings and all the rest of the horrors might have been avoided, or at least minimized and managed.

  1. What Jack Harkness did to his daughter and grandson. I can’t help but see it is a sort of betrayal. Even though it was done for the greater good, to save the rest of the children of Earth, it doesn’t excuse it and just makes it even more heartbreaking.

  2. That would be what George Lucas did to his fans. Jar Jar Binks. Need I say more? The second most would also be by George Lucas, aided by Stephen Spielberg. Indy Jr.? Mutt? No no no no no no no no. Need I say more?

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