While your humble MS-QOTD ain’t one for resolutions, preferring to “be the change you want to see in the world”, as espoused by either Gandhi or Dick Van Patten, I forget which, it is that time of year for Year-In-Review features and lists of all the things we had wished were different about the preceding three-sixty-five.  While there is a case to be made about whether a resolution is actually useful in the long run, I will not fault those who want to use the calendar’s restart as a way point for betterment.  It’s our nature, after all, to find patterns that may or may not exist, and the date 1/1 (or, as they mark it in Europe, “1/1”) has the same inexplicable cache as a fresh new pad of paper, or the moment where your paycheck reaches the bank before your bills do.  It’s the fresh, new snow just waiting to be turned into a snowman and covered with your bootprints, which in turn begs an only-somewhat-less-floridly-composed query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wonders if every year Han Solo wakes up in Bea Arthur’s bedroom with a screaming hangover after Life Day, and promises never to do THAT again, asking: Choose your favorite fictional character: What should THEIR New Year’s Resolution be?


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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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  1. Every evil force using character in Star Wars: “Next time I come up with something else as my master plan than yet another planet exploding laser.”

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