Thanks to one of my friends introducing me to a competitive trivia game app for my phone, I’ve found validation of what I always knew: I have FAR too much knowledge of superhero fiction and comic books.  Still, given that this pool of knowledge has led to me getting a regular paycheck or two to augment my family income, I can’t say as I’m too busted up about it.  In fact, there are still portions of pop culture where I am nothing more than a tourist, including much of the world of manga.  A lot of the recent fictions aimed at the cool kids, such as ‘The Hunger Games‘ books, seem like the kind of thing one might wish you knew better as well, but I haven’t yet found the intersection of access, intention and time to read.  Still, they’re on a vague and massive ‘To-Do List’ somewhere in the back of my head, which leads to today’s rather pointed query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has long had a vague sense that I should find out more about Sailor Moon, but the various iterations are incredibly daunting, asking:  What specific title, film or property do you most wish you knew better?


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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. Daniel Langsdale on

    I’ve watched all of the Mission: Impossible films, but I couldn’t tell you more than two things about all of them put together. It seems like something I’d want to know better, but it Just. Doesn’t. Stick.

  2. Harry Potter. The books came out around high school, and it always seemed more “my friends’ younger siblings” books, and as a result I’ve ever seen any of the movies, nor read any of the books.

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