Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Always Cheers Me Up Edition


The great philosopher Veronica Sawyer once said, “If you were happy every day of your life, you wouldn’t be a human being. You’d be a game-show host.”  It’s a truism that I like to remember when I’m feeling run-down, brung-down, hung-down and all kinda mean nasty stuff, and it’s been especially helpful to me during my ever-so-slowly ebbing bout with post-con altitude sickness.  Fortunately, I keep a number of useful entertainments at hand (including ‘Heavy Metal’, season one of ‘Good Morning, Miami’ and the real big gun, Disney’s 1979 science fiction magnum opurt, ‘The Black Hole’) for just such an emergency, and if things get really ugly, I have a complete run of Kurt Busiek’s ‘Liberty Project’ in a short box in my office.  (Watch for the exploding police cars!)  Indeed, feeling bad is sometimes worth it, if only on a pop-culture junk-food level, which leads us to today’s emotionally loaded query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has occasionally been known to hole up with frozen pizza and watch cartoons all day if things get really dicey, but the really rough days generally involve video game violence, asking: What bits of pop culture are most effective at curing your bad moods?