Recently, during a heated Playstation 3 wrestling match, my daughter opined that it was “stupid confusing” that I had two separate wrestlers nicknamed ‘The King’.  I attempted to explain to her that there were only a limited number of call-signs available in the game, and that King Cobra and The Lizard King were two vastly different personalities when she dropped the real bombshell: The REAL King is the race-car voiced by Richard Petty from ‘Cars’.  She then changed her mind to say that Michael Jackson, The Late King Of Pop, was the real king, then waffled again to address King Arthur from ‘Merlin’, before telling me excitedly that I had tomorrow’s MS-QOTD.  Thus, by Imperial Widget decree, I give you today’s regal query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) doesn’t want you to let my Twitter handle (@MightyKingCobra) affect your thinking or anything, but I’m kind of a big deal, asking: Who, to your mind, is The REAL King™?

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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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  1. Xybec Katta
    June 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm — Reply

    I asked my family and both of my daughters answered the same, “The Lion King.”

  2. June 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm — Reply

    Bruce Campbell. Not his characters, the actor himself.

  3. June 14, 2014 at 6:48 pm — Reply

    I would say Muhammad Ali!

  4. Dino
    June 14, 2014 at 8:52 pm — Reply

    Elvis Presley without a doubt.

  5. Gehrigan
    June 14, 2014 at 10:11 pm — Reply

    King Arthur, Aquaman, ruler of the 7 seas.

    • rob
      June 15, 2014 at 12:09 am — Reply


  6. rob
    June 15, 2014 at 12:11 am — Reply

    The mighty Kong, 8th wonder of the world!

  7. Hirimno
    June 15, 2014 at 1:56 am — Reply

    Have to go with Godzilla, King of the Monsters.

  8. June 15, 2014 at 7:33 am — Reply

    Jack Kirby. ‘Nuff said.

  9. June 15, 2014 at 3:35 pm — Reply

    Larry King. It’s the suspenders, man.

  10. gary
    June 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm — Reply


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