Some years ago, in my wandering of the intarwebz, I fell upon what would become one of my favorite online comics, ‘Breakfast of The Gods,’ an epic tale of sugary goodness and deceit.  (Picture Cap’n Crunch and Tony The Tiger leading a defensive against an evil Count Chocula.  It’s really fun.)  While browsing that site, I stumbled upon another of the author’s works, a harrowing back and forth first-person narrative called “A Tale Of A Fateful Trip.”  It’s a shockingly frank and brutal (and vaguely NSFW) tale detailing the real story of the tragic events that followed the 1964 sinking of the S.S. Minnow, and it set my brain churning on an age-old quandary, the battle between following the dictates of logic and simply going with your gut, leading to today’s three-hour query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is sad to say that both of these works seem to be lost to the mists of innernets history, as if they never existed, asking: If your very desert island survival depended on it, who would be YOUR island leader: Captain Jonas “Skipper” Grumby or Professor Roy Hinkley?

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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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