In my day-to-day life as Official Widget Homework Checker, your humble MS-QOTD has come to two conclusions: First, sixth grade classes were a LONG time ago. Fortunately, I have a long memory, but it’s worth noting that most of what I do remember is due to ‘Schoolhouse Rock.’ Mr. Morton gets me though diagramming sentences, Naughty Number 9 through upper-level multiplication, and Verb…

Well, Verb is just plain awesome. The songs and lessons from Saturday mornings past have stuck with me far longer than the instruction of Mrs. Copp, leading us to today’s matriculative query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) XXXXX asks: still thinks that a large portion of the backlash against Pluto having been reclassified is because of the ‘Interplanetary Janet’ song, asking: Which of your favorite pop culture moments was the best learning experience?


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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. Schoolhouse Rock was fine and all, but for sheer volume, it’s gotta be Sesame Street!! If you ever doubt that, I challenge you right now to finish the following sentence:

    “A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and,,..”

  2. After all these years, I remember, ‘Conjunction junction, what’s your function’ and ‘Lolly, Lolly, Lolly get your adverbs here’
    Schoolhouse Rock gets my vote.

  3. Before Bill Nye, there was Mr. Wizard’s World and I grew up on that. I learned so much awesome science as a kid that I still remember today.

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