People will tell you that having children changes your perspectives on the world, and I’m here to tell ya: That’s where they’re right.  Take, f’rinstance, ‘The Breakfast Club.’  As a teen I was impressed with Bender’s bravado, even though I knew I was more Brian than anything, and enjoyed it’s adolescent ruminations on reality.  Now, watching it with my kid, I’m more bothered by the sexism and absentee/abusive parenting and have to tune out some of the more juvenile sentiments, because I got old and my heart died.  Still, it’s a movie I enjoy a lot (though my daughter and I liked the ‘Victorious’ parody version better) leading to today’s neo-maxie zoom query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is probably 3/4 Hollywood nerd, with a thin veneer of Carl the Custodian these days, asking: Which Breakfast Club archetype are you more like to see yourself as: A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess or a criminal?

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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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