Sometimes I envy the youth of today in their choice of entertainments.  Where they get to decide whether to watch ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Westworld’ and other such quality programs, I had the choice of ‘The Love Boat’ or a test pattern.  On special nights, you could watch three different episodes of ‘Hee Haw’ all at the same time.  Loving the goofiest bits of superhero and comic book culture as I do, I’m perfectly fine making an impassioned defense for the greatness of Irwin Schwab, The Ambush Bug, but it is a bit embarrassing to try and explain the merits of ‘Fantasy Island.’  (Unless we’re going into a discussion of the nature of Mister Roarke, who may be angel, devil or mattress-salesman from Ohio, but that’s another QOTD entirely.)  There are always those things that we love in private, be it ‘Twilight’, X-Files fan fiction, or anything Frank Miller has written in the 21st century, which leads to today’s faintly mortifying query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is generally not big on matter of shame, but doesn’t always admit to my deep, abiding love of ‘Gilligan’s Island’, asking: What book/movie/comic/show do you love, in spite of the fact that it’s a little bit embarrassing to admit?


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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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