It wasn’t so very long ago that I discovered entirely by accident that my video-on-demand service contained the full run of the 1980s ‘Transformers’ cartoon.  Since my daughter and I had enjoyed the occasional episode on The Hub, we sat down and checked out the first episode of the seldom-aired Season Four.  When the child started asking about characters, I found myself unable to explain the concept of “Rodimus Prime: Headmaster” without considering a game of ‘Pop Culture or Porn Name?’ and snickering.  She quickly gave up because, as she put it, “That laugh means ‘I’ll tell you why this is funny when you’re older.”  Now that she’s sixteen, she just rolls her eyes, leading to today’s Rated T for Teen query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that most of the G.I. Joe team is also a little suspect, especially Cover Girl and Blowtorch, asking:  What other pop culture iconic names might make for a fun game of “Pop Culture or Porn Name?”

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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. Daniel Langsdale on

    Mister Fantastic
    The Ever-Lovin’ Thing
    The Human Torch, “Flame on!”

    No wonder Sue felt Invisible.

  2. Malone_hasco on

    Aside from obvious “Hot Rod”:
    – “Captain” pretty much anything, or any military rank to be honest
    – Daredevil, Gambit
    – Most old wrestlers

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