Still in an October Halloween vibe (thanks to Zach On Film), I’ve been thinking about the archetypes of the holiday.  There’s the scary ghost, the skeleton, even the Dracula, but for some reason for which is one of my favorites.  But which witch?  Zatanna Zatara?  Wanda Maximoff?  The one who wanted to eat Bugs Bunny?  So many choices, so little time, but a perfect lead-in to today’s eldritch query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has to go with the classic mystic mother-in-law, Endora from ‘Bewitched’, if only for Agnes Moorehead’s eye makeup, asking: Which witch is the best witch of ’em all?

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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.

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  1. I guess for me it is much like Dr. Who where your first Doctor is always the best doctor, so my first witch is the best witch. Winner and reigning champion is the witch from Hansel & Gretel – a pre-school play which I participated in at the ripe age of 4 years old.

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