The say that the creation of Robin was to give children someone that they could see themselves in and pretend to be during the reading of Batman comics, but I’ll tell you the truth: I always wanted to be Batman.  And more than Batman, I wanted to be Underdog, and more than Underdog, I kinda wanted to be Bo Duke.  Heck, part of my choice of radio as a career was due to idolozing Dr. Johnny Fever, a choice which I now realize was a terrible idea, since Johnny was broke and mostly miserable.  Even so, I stand by the decision, as it accidentally got me both of my current jobs, thirty years later, leading to today’s aspirational query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) preferred to be Han Solo over Luke Skywalker, but somehow still wanted to be Mark from G-Force rather than the rebellious Jason, asking: What fictional character was the one you most wanted to be in your youth?


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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. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    Dr. Johnny Fever was broke but not so miserable. He played what he wanted while Travis cajoled him to play the hit list.

    In one ep, Venus says no kid ever grew up wanting to be a black DJ. Johnny says, “I did.” The only time he ever chased money, he was miserable. Then again, Travis had that magnificent hair…

  2. Daniel Langsdale on

    Jupiter Jones, First Investigator. Mostly for his ability to figure out mysteries, but also for the Secret Headquarters, free access to a “gold plated” limousine, and the ability to have Alfred Hitchcock be interested in his adventures.

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