This winter (seasonal designation not valid in all areas) has been a rough one at Stately Spoilers Manor East, leading to several days of bored housebound fourth grader.  We were able to deflect her with quick crafts, WiiU and Monopoly, but the most useful distraction was her ‘Tales Of The Beanworld’ collections.  For my part, sick days ideally involve either Netflix or old-school TPBs like Jim Shooter’s Korvac Saga or ‘Crisis On Into the Earths’, which begs today’s snowbound query.

(If you come from a region where you don’t get snow, feel free to substitute appropiate local weather, or use rainy season, sandstorm and/or plague of frogs as appropriate.)

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would also accept settling in with some chili and the complete ‘Bloom County’, asking:   What favorite pop culture “comfort food” would you want to keep you company while snowed in by a theoretical blizzard?


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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.


  1. If I still had electricity, I love playing video games. Lately my games of choice have been Fallout, bioshock, dragon age, and borderlands. These worlds are just awesome. Without electricity that’s another story. Whenever I’m at a bookstore if there’s a really good sale on paperbacks, I end up buying some and have a couple boxes of unread books in a plethora of genres.

    • Hannah Jones on

      I also enjoy sitting down for a good long gaming session when I have the time. Dragon Age, Borderlands, Brutal Legend, and Portal are usually my games of choice. Although lately I’ve been playing Ico, which is fun, if a little frustrating.

  2. The same things I like every year when we’re snowed in.

    DVD marathons, video games and lots and lots of reading. If the power goes out, I still have video games thanks to my handheld consoles and a car adapter, and books only need a bit of light from a lamp or flashlight to keep reading. I also have a small battery operated TV (that surprisingly has captions) that I keep ready just in case. Can’t watch DVDs with it but at least I can watch whatever is on the local channels.

  3. Hannah Jones on

    Books, mainly fantasy or scifi. Many times comic trades. Of late, it’s all the sonja and Chew that I’ve managed to collect so far. Rereading American Gods or The Htichhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a particularly nice use of free time when I have it.

  4. Lord of the Rings marathon if there is electricity. If not, I pick a comic series from the pile and read it from #1 to latest issue.

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