My kid’s appreciation of horror and suspense films has led me to rent a bunch of new horror flicks, including ‘Antrum: The Deadliest Movie Ever Made’ and Kevin Bacon’s tour de force, ‘You Should Have Left’, both of which where quite memorable.  They were nothing like the films I enjoyed when I was her age, most of which were a bit embarrassing.  My love of terrible slasher movies dates back to the days when my cousin Elwood and I would have to drive down to the creepy video store by the river to rent the likes of ‘Phantasm’ and ‘Return Of The Living Dead,’ but I generally avoid bringing up the subject in polite company.  There’s a part of me that worries that people will presume that I’m sort of future spree-killer, or worse, that I’ll have to debate with other folks who love the genre why ‘House Of 1000 Corpses’ was a yard too far for my comfort level.  Either way, it’s something I tend to keep mum about to avoid awkwardness, which leads us to today’s furtive query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) should also mention having seen every single episode of ‘Family Guy’, some of them multiple times, and I do enjoy much of it, asking: Which of your favorite bits of pop culture do you find just a bit embarrassing?


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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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