Recently, I stumbled upon a showing of ‘Wayne’s World’ on cable and was stunned to think that, somehow, I almost completely forgot about it.  Wayne and Garth were everywhere in ’92, and people ending sentences with “NOT!” was actually acceptable…  sort of.  For my part, I loved the bit for the meta parts of it, like two guys in their thirties pretending to be 17, using landmarks of their childhood like ‘Frampton Comes Alive’.  But there was, for a time, a deep love of all things Party Time/Excellent, leading to today’s SCHWING! query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) imagines growing up during the era of ‘Avatar’ would create similar issues, asking: What your favorite example of pop culture that was EVERYWHERE but then everyone forgot about 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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