I admit it: As a child, I was traumatized by Twinkie The KId.  The idea of a creature of living spongecake is more than a little terrifying, especially given that his JOB was to get people to purchase and eat others like him.  Fruit Pie the Magician could use his sorcery to escape a Donner Party situation and King Ding-Dong…  Well, he kinda deserved to be eaten, but Twinkie was just a cowboy, with simple cowboy needs.  Heck, he might not even realize what was going on with the TV cameras, making for an unexpectedly frightening commercial and leading us to today’s in-honor-of-Halloween query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) was also a little freaked out by Timer, who may or may not have been made of living cheese, asking: What commercial did and/or do you find most unexpectedly frightening?

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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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