A couple of years ago, Zack Snyder made a movie called ‘Sucker Punch,’ which was a subject of controversy among my circle of friends.  Some called it perfect and visionary, others said it was objectifying and nonsensical, with little middle ground.  For my part, I filed it under “Things I Might Want To See By Creators I Just Do NOT Trust”, a portion of my pop-culture awareness that I sometimes delve into when I’m bored.  Today, I caught just a few moments of the film on cable before moving on to watch Chevy Chase chew scenery in ‘Fletch Lives’, a decision that I’m still not sure was wrong.  I’ve been meaning to get to that movie, and will probably eventually sit down to wrassle with Snyder’s visionaryism and/or objectification to make my own determination, which leads us to today’s procrastinating query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) long had this problem with the book ‘Ready Player One’ as well, asking: Which pop-culture experiences have you been meaning to get to, but still haven’t made time for?

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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. October 2, 2016 at 12:12 pm — Reply

    Game of Thrones, for starters. I don’t have HBO, and when it first came around, I figured I’d just wait for the DVDs or something and watch it then. Several years down the road, I just still haven’t gotten around to it. Doesn’t help that nobody I know owns the DVDs and I don’t have a lot of spare cash to blow on fun stuff after bills, particularly something I’m not sure if I’ll like. I WILL get to it eventually, though!

    Of more recent items, I have yet to see Jessica Jones, let alone the recently released Luke Cage. I did see Daredevil Season 1, but haven’t seen a lick of Season 2 (minus a couple of screenshots on sites). I really have no real excuse, I’ve just been procrastinating on them.

    I also haven’t played “South Park: The Stick of Truth”. I’ve owned it for many months, I just keep getting distracted by other games as well as events in online or multiplayer games I have. I honestly forget I have it sometimes, too.

    • October 2, 2016 at 12:15 pm — Reply

      And just as I hit post I remembered “Transformers: Robots in Disguise” (the current series, not the one from around 2001 of the same name). I saw the very first episode and then just haven’t caught it when it is on.

      Seriously, there are plenty of other things I could list ranging from movies, comics, games and TV shows, but those are the ones I consider top priority in terms of getting around to them.

  2. October 2, 2016 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    Couple of things that first come to mind are Daredevil season 2 and I need to get some trades and catch up with DC Rebirth.

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