When a toaster fell into his bath, Stewart Gilligan Griffin was transformed into THE MIGHTY TOASTER-MAN.  And not since Bruce Banner was trapped in a gamma-bomb explosion have I meant the phrase “Don’t try this at home” more.  Still, it does bring up an interesting question of superhero naming conventions, as Peter Parker was nearly killed by a dying arachnid, but still chose to honor it in his new identity.  Or Bruce Wayne, who had to pay an exorbitant amount to get a glazier to fix the massive bay window in Wayne Manor.  Or Clark Kent, who got his powers after being bitten by a radioactive building maintenance person, leading us to today’s relatively goofy query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) notes that the device you’re reading this on doesn’t count, or we’ll all end up being The Amazing Laptop-Woman, asking: The last electric-powered item you touched is now your superhero name, just like Toaster-Man.  What’s your new nom de guerre?


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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. I’m going to eliminate my iphone as well, so we aren’t all The Stupendous Smartphone Person

    So I’m going to put my new freezing powers to use as The Resplendent Re-Frigerator

  2. Oxygen Machine Man, with the amazing ability to help the elderly breathe slightly easier!!

    (I take care of my mom, so I’m checking her equipment, cleaning the filter regularly and changing the tube as needed)

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