Thanks to the recent unpleasantness, I’ve been forced to wear a mask for eight hours a day.  One of my newest ones is a banana print fabric, and it brings me joy to wear it, if only to sing “BANANA MASK! doot dooo de doo doo” all day long.  Finding a simple thing that brings you joy is essential, in my opinion, whether it be cartoon Matter-Eater Lad, the episode of ‘Gilligan’s Island’ with The Mosquitos or re-reading the short stories of Stephen King.  In short, which is to say not for long, it brings us around to today’s ineffable query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is also weirdly soothed by watching ‘Tom & Jerry’ cartoons on Boomerang, asking: What bit of pop culture inexplicably brings you joy for no reason you can really explain?


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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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  1. Jarmo Seppänen on

    Video game called Akiba’s Trip. Its a simple action rpg with a funny premise of underground organization turning people sort of synthetic vampires to overtake Akihabara, Tokyo. Its full of funny, but obviously lovingly written humor about the whole geek paradise its set into, touching almost every sub culture that’s found in it. On top of that, you fight those vampires by stripping their clothes and exposing them to sunlight, so yeah, it’s not to be taken seriously.

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