In these days of disappointment and disillusionment in our imaginary friends, it’s good to remember that we’ll always have Fred Rogers and Bob Ross.  Whether it’s the message that “you are special” or the mantra that there are “no mistakes, just happy accidents”, there’s something comforting in knowing that these men were just as wholesome and uplifting as they seemed.  It also provides a goal to shoot for, the hope that someday, somebody might remember me as being as uplifting, leading to today’s positive-vibes query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) almost wants to include George Carlin, whose kindness was as obvious as his foul mouth and love of language, but I find his later nihilism off-putting, asking: What pop culture figure has the most uplifiting aesthetic, like Bob Ross ‘No Mistakes’ rule?


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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. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    “One of the secrets and pleasures of cooking is to learn to correct something if it goes awry. And one of the lessons is to grin and bear it if it cannot be fixed.”
    –Julia Child

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