Every gig has its downside.  You dont stiff Luke Cage his fee, you don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t tell Les Nessman he doesn’t need walls.  In my day job, there are a few triggers that always set me off (the phrase “You people” is a biggie) but the top-notch, number one berzerk button for me on a professional level is anyone who attempts to micromanage my word usage.  As a person who talks for a living, and has done so since the Clinton administration, I will chafe greatly at having my choice of wording challenged (one schmuck manager commanded me to stop using the word “punitive,” f’rinstance) leading to today’s expressive query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) should note this doesn’t apply to profanity or business standards, but still resents being forced to mispronounce ” realtor” in a voice-over, asking: What about your favorite pop culture sets off your personal Berzerk Button?


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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.

1 Comment

  1. Malone_hasco on

    Batman has contingency plan for everything, while dozens other genius level characters who didn’t train to be martial arts masters, crime scene investigators and dads had no idea or time to do anything like that.

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