These days, the young folk refer to a specific expression as “RBF” (which I’m not going to define, but you’ll probably figure it out), but where I come from it’s referred to as a “Hate Face”, after the legendary hero of the 30th Century, or a Death Glare.  There are a number of masters of the form, including Scott Pilgrim’s friend/ex/drummer Kim, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and the resident goth of Hollywood Arts High School, Miss Jade West.  (My teenage kid is really into the high school antics of ‘Victorious’ right now.  Go figure.)  If Jennifer Garner’s Elektra can pull off the kind of look she gave Bullseye in ‘Daredevil’ (one of the only good things about that movie was Elektra’s eyebrows), then we can at least honor the work she put in, leading to today’s arched eyebrow query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would vote for my wife, but she is not fictional, and also would give me that very look, which is scary, asking: Which fictional character has the most withering Death Glare of 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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