This morning, I got to watch a social media acquaintance explain that not only were dragons real, they were just another kind of dinosaur, and that neither creature was actually extinct but was in fact being suppressed by Secret Government Laboratories™.  She’s something of a crank, but the resurgence of the dragon in pop culture of recent years certainly brought on this latest ridiculous rant.  Along with unicorns, chupacabras and them there Bigfoots, we see the scaly beasts cycling in and out of favor, leading us to today’s draconic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) blames George RR Martin for this latest wave, asking: Dragons: Overexposed or Justifiably Ubiquitous?


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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. I am ready for a Dragon Era to take hold and hopefully bring an end to the current zombie era we have been in recently. I love zombies but they have jumped the shark and need to get put on the shelf for awhile. BRING ON THE DRAGONS! and DARGONS TOO!

  2. Justifiably Ubiquitous when used appropriately. My answer may be affected by appropriate use of Bruce Lee poster.

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