I have a theory about things that are good: Even when they’re not the best, they’re still pretty good.  Case in point: Pizza.  Even when my daughter insists on pepperoni and pineapple on a crunchy thin crust, which is not my favorite, I still get pizza.  Indeed, it’s easy to compare our pop culture obsessions to a decent pie: ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’ is… not as good as a nice deep dish, but still pretty good.  ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ is…  not as good a even a frozen Red Baron, but still pretty awful.  Season Nine of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ is roughly as good as a slightly burnt slice of Chicago-style, leading to today’s over-baked query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) know that the answer may be ‘Nothin’, especially if you like pizza the way I do, but I thought I’d ask anyway, asking: What in pop culture do you believe is better than pizza?


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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. Super Sentai. But to be fair, it is a lot like pizza. It is cheesy, there is a large variety of contents and, at least in my case, both somehow involve cute Asian ladies (the pizza delivery girl in town is adorable and a bit dorky).

  2. Hard for me to answer, since I’m a weirdo and find pizza to be “just ok”.

    I know, I know. But this is where I find myself.

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