Question of the Day

What are your favorite and least favorite uses of your name in pop culture? Books, films, television shows, songs, comics, anything…

My name isn't really used enough to have much of an answer for this one. Probably the most well-known pop culture reference using my name is the Allman Brothers' "Melissa," which isn't even really about a girl named Melissa as much as it is about a rambling dude who fancies a girl named Melissa. Wev. I like Erykah Badu's version, though.

Porno Graffiti also have a song called [CN: strobe effect at link] "Melissa," which someone put on a mix CD for me once. I like the song, even though I have no idea what it's about since I don't speak/read Japanese.

Other than that, it's pretty slim pickings. Melanie Mayron's character in Thirtysomething was named Melissa, which is the only recurring television character I can recall, and I can't think of a major movie character named Melissa at all. (In fact, the only one I can think of is Jami Gertz's character in Twister, which is pretty pathetic, lol.)

So I don't really have a favorite. I can tell you my least favorite use of my name of all time has been as the name of a computer virus that made national headlines. That was a fun few weeks. Meh.

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