Sometimes, no matter how upbeat you try to be, the day crushes your spirit under a bulldozer blade of annoyance, taking your good mood and smashing it to the pavement to build a carpark.  Yesterday was one of those days, filled with minor irritations and a couple of Murtaugh-level “I’m-Too-Old-For-This-Stuff” fits of rage, leaving me feeling like Mick Foley after the original ‘Hell In A Cell’ match.  (Google it.  It’s brutal.)  Nonetheless, your humble MS-QOTD tries to stay as positive as possible, so today will be better no matter how many people insist on incessantly using the phrase “You People”, instead channeling the frustrations of yesterday into a query for today…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) offsets creeping rage by remembering that “All that wilts in worry, grows in sunshine” and also by occasionally rooting for the meteors, asking: If you could choose one fictional character to punch right in the face, who would it be and why?


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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. As much as I love Office Space, I really want to kind of punch Peter right in the face. Maybe it’s because I’m going into 11 months of underemployment, and he’s complaining about his job, and he gets a promotion for being a jack wagon. All this while his harder working buddies get the shaft.

  2. Does it have to be a fictional character? Because I’d really like to punch George R.R. Martin in the face because, in Game of Thrones, he keeps killing off my favorite characters while letting the rotters live on… and also because it takes him like seven freaking years to write each sequel and I am getting on in years! I’d sort of like to read the final two books in the series before I kick the bucket.

  3. Peggy Hill. I honestly cannot stand the character and her know-it-all-ness, but it is mostly because she reminds me so much of my older sister (including the “I speak flawless spanish” that comes out chopped, mispronounced and almost always wrong).

  4. Doctor Dinosaur on

    That top image reminds me of something. Matthew, do you know if the superfuturefriends, Adriana-lass and Kristen-girl are going to put up another podcast soon? It’s nearing the one year anniversary of the last one.

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