I was twelve years old when I first heard the work of George Carlin on a late-night illicit HBO binge, and I was immediately transformed by his humor and use of language.  Even today, his perspective forms the foundation of most of what I find funny (Stephen estimates that 25% of my jokes are Carlin riffs, but that seems high and also mean.)  Still, knowing George’s voice and material the way I do, I always get angry when someone forwards me some homespun “Aw, shucks, can’t we do better than this” glurge and credits it to George.  There are at least half a dozen different stupid internet essays that I’ve seen improperly attributed, and EVERY SINGLE TIME, I get angry and disgusted with the universe and it’s population (which seems like a very Carlin-esque response to foolishness) which leads us to today’s contentious query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) also hates when vulgar, inferior song parodies are inevitiably credited to Weird Al Yankovic, asking: Do you have a pop culture berzerk button, something that makes you angry EVERY TIME you hear 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. Malone_hasco on

    Not really, getting angry would require I actually care enough about what stupid people say, but I’m constantly mildly annoyed by several things. #1 right now is probably “Superman is boring”. No, YOU are boring and lack imagination.

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