For many years, I have loved professional wrasslin’.  For slightly more years, I have loved comics and the stories that they deliver.  But for some reason, it’s hard for me to enjoy the two together, as I once again found out this week.  With rare exceptions like the bizarre 90s Chaos! Comics WWF titles, comic versions of wrestling just leave me cold, even though I will routinely watch squared-circle action and usually love it.  Maybe it’s the fact that wrestling is so often about voice, body language and performance, or maybe it’s just that the comics aren’t being done correctly to engage me, but either way, the end result is the same, leading to today’s Intercontinental Championship query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has a similar problem with many comics-to-movie adaptations, so it may just be a matter of changes in different media, asking: What bits of your favorite pop culture leave you cold, even while you usually love it?

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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. Comic adaptations of live action movies or TV shows have almost never managed to keep me interested. If its animation or otherwise cartoony, I’m fine, but with realistic live actors, nope.

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