Regular Spoilerites are probably already aware of your humble MS-QOTD’s brain’s tendency to randomly store useless information for later use in discussions of things barely related, but some may not realize the downside of that dubious skill.  For the last couple of days, I’ve had ‘Glad Girls’ by Guided By Voices stuck in my head, thanks to its use in a fantasy montage on a rerun of ‘How I Met Your Mother’, and woke up this morning literally humming the song.  It could be worse, though, as the song is catchy and perfectly suited to the moment in question, making for a seamless merging of music and images that deserves to stick in one’s head.  I am a sucker for a perfect useuof musicic, dating back to the musical theatre of my youth, such as ‘Heavy Metal’.  (Yes, it counts.  Shut up.)  That film’s use of popular music to enhance the stories being told was darn-near perfect to my mind, and begs today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is also a massive fan of “(You Need A) Montage” from ‘Team America: World Police’, asking: What’s the most utterly perfect use of music in your favorite pop culture?








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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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