In a previous life, when I worked late nights in television, I would occasionally get creeped out by production company logos, especially around midnight, after an episode of Poltergeist or The Outer LimitsViacom and Paramount Productions logos were particular offenders, while Screen Gems’ logo still creeps my kid out after episodes of The Monkees.  My own production company, back when I made commercials and videos and such, was known as Big Red M Productions (“Where Quality Is One Of Many Words We Know!”), while OtterDisaster was briefly known as Blue Frog Productions.  Neither of our logos were terrifying, in deference to those Master Control engineers who might see our works in the dead of night, leading to today’s vanity card query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still sort of misses my days in TV, until I remember the late nights, early mornings and the legendary Sandwich of Ivan Jensen, a long story that you should ask me about on Twitter some time,, asking: What name would you give YOUR hypothetical production company?


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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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