For a while in college, I was very enamored with Jason Dean, the jerkface teenage villain of ‘Heathers’, a film which all the cool kids were totally into in 1990.  For the twenty-something version of your humble MS-QOTD, though, he was a snarky anti-hero and quasi-role model whose trench coat and Jack Nicholson sneer were the epitome of cool.  For the forty-something version, however, he’s truly embarrassing, like high school poetry and my collection of Hawaiian shirts, leading to today’s once upon a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is also not proud of how much twelve-year-old me gushed over that cool Wolverine, but that’s a different kind of embarrassment, asking: Which fictional character is the hero you regret idolizing the most?


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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 Comment

  1. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    Anything Star Wars. My disappointment at RotJ has only dwindled into actual dislike as the relentless movies and comics and TV shows have propagated. Ick.

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