With a dearth of new television and a lot of time spent in the house, I’ve found great comfort in reruns of ‘How I Met Your Mother’, the TV equivalent of sitting quietly in a car with an old friend.  The show’s fascination with dialogue, language and call backs is perfectly in my wheelhouse, to the point where certain single episodes have their own catchphrase iconography.  Barney alone is a cornucopia of clever things to say (that no reasonable person would ever be willing to try as your catchprhase, by the way), which leads us to today’s legen…

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DARY query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) enjoys ‘Hade ni ikuze!’, but it doesn’t always play in Peoria, asking: If you could steal adopt anyone’s catchphrase as YOUR catchphrase, which would you gank and why?


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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. Malone_hasco on

    I don’t think that i could pull it off, feels too cheesy. Maybe, just maybe Fonzie’s “Eyyyy”.

  2. Darth Bashir on

    I’ve been known to possibly overuse “As you wish.” As for what I’d steal… “I love it when a plan comes together.” would be great. Why would I like to steal that one? Cause none of my plans ever come together =( Tactical genius I am not…

  3. Gee, Brain, what are we going to do tonight…
    The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the world.

  4. “I do not think that word means what you think it means.”

    I guess a quote more than a catchphrase, but I actually use this one all the time.

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