Because of the holidays, my daughter has been listening to ALL THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC in the world, which has put us all in a holiday mood unmatched in recent years.  As such, I’ve been considering the various stories of the holidays, including the story of the three wise men.  (I’m not being sexist, I promise, we’ll get to wise women tomorrow.)  If I had to choose my own three wise men, it would be very difficult, given the number of smart folks in our favorite fictions.  Should I choose Reed Richards?  Judge Ooka?   Marshall Eriksen?  The mind boggles, leading us to today’s trifectal query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) will go with Brainiac 5, Professor Roy Hinkley and Tennessee Steinmetz, who makes a mean Irish coffee and knows that sometimes, VW Beetles come to life, asking: What three Wise Men would you choose for perfect counsel?


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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

    The Gallifreyan Doctor, for optimistic innovation
    G’Kar the Narn, for the hard-learned insight on people
    Nick Newell (a.k.a. The Kid with the 200 IQ), for the Gary Coleman of it all.

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