Having been on the internet since before there technically was an internet (I have fond memories of Usenet boards, and am still friends with people I met there, some of whom I’ve never actually physically met) and having a mind that attracts pop culture detritus like a ball of Silly Putty dragged through Legoland, I am occasionally caught unawares by a random meme.  This is doubly difficult when my daughter can’t hear the word “lobster” without singing about how they stick to magnets.  Thankfully, she doesn’t know anything about Honey Badger, Evil Bert or any of the other probably-inappropriate stuff that I’ve tried and failed to forget (as far as I know), leading to today’s YTMND query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds Faithful Spoilerites never to put a lobster on a plate, for he will use his magnet to escape,  asking: What your favorite inexplicably-still-in-your memory random meme?


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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. The one that has several variations that make a lot of rounds on Facebook with prequel era Obi-Wan Kenobi mistaken for Jesus. Part of why it sticks in my head and makes me laugh so much is because I’ve had to REPEATEDLY explain to my grandparents, my mom, my sister and a few other relatives that it isn’t who they think it is.

    I never thought I would ever have to utter the phrase “I don’t know what Bible you read, Grandma, but I’m fairly confident the son of God didn’t have a lightsaber” in my entire life.

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