Archive for June, 2009

30
Jun
09

Pointless Show Comparisons

When I was taking that quiz Dave put up yesterday I noticed that there were links to quizzes for Family Guy, South Park and Futurama as well.  Rather than add to internet’s already vast archive of arguments over the relative merits of these shows, I’m simply going to point out a telling numerical discrepancy.

In raw numbers The Simpsons quiz had 63 characters, the South Park and Family Guy quizzes had 42 each and the Futurama quiz had 30.  But the Simpsons quiz doesn’t have more characters because it’s been on longer.  In fact, all of the 63 characters were on the show by Season 9 (nary a Zombie Simpsons creation in the bunch).  But that doesn’t tell the whole tale because there are, by my count, only six characters in the quiz that weren’t already on the show by Season 3.  (Cletus didn’t show up until Season 5, Brandine, Disco Stu and Homer’s Mom appeared in Season 7, and Duffman and the Cat Lady showed up in Season 9.)  In other words, it took The Simpsons less than sixty episodes to have 57 characters memorable enough to be on an internet quiz.

Note: No Crazy Noises this week as Mad Jon is moving to Cypress Creek.

30
Jun
09

Quote of the Day

Lisa the Greek2

“Why isn’t Dad ever interested in anything I do?” – Lisa Simpson

“Well, uh, do you ever take an interest in anything he does?” – Marge Simpson

“No.  Well, we used to have burping contests, but I outgrew it.” – Lisa Simpson

“Hmmm.  Well, if you want to get closer to him then maybe you should bridge the gap.  I do it all the time.  I pretend I’m interested in looking at power tools, going to those silly car chase movies, and . . . some things I’ll tell you about when you’re older.” – Marge Simpson

29
Jun
09

Yet Another Simpsons Internet Quiz

sporclesimpsonsquiz

It’s Monday morning.  You’re at work, likely hungover.  Why focus on the task at hand when you can distract yourself with the magic of the Internet?

Today’s time-waster comes courtesy of Sporcle, a stupidly named website with a great Simpsons-related quiz.  Basically, you have ten minutes to name 63 characters you know and love.  I’m happy to say I got all of them right with five minutes to spare, which apparently that puts me in the top 7.7% of the nearly 520,000 folks who’ve participated.  Take the quiz and then leave a comment and let us know how you did.

29
Jun
09

Quote of the Day

Blood Feud1

“Smithers I’m back in the pink, full of pith and vinegar!” – C.M. Burns

“Just remarkable, sir.” – Mr. Smithers

“You know, it’s funny Smithers, I tried every tincture and poultice and tonic and patent medicine there is, and all I really needed was the blood of a young boy.” – C.M. Burns

28
Jun
09

Quote of the Day

Homer's Phobia1

“Bart, where’d you get that shirt.” – Homer Simpson

“I dunno, came out of the closet.” – Bart Simpson

“Ahh . . . huh.” – Homer Simpson

27
Jun
09

Quote of the Day

A Fish Called Selma1

“You’re asking me to live a lie, I don’t know if I can do that.” – Selma McClure

“It’s remarkably easy!” – Troy McClure

26
Jun
09

Homer the Street Sign

Homer Street Sign

Last Monday a blog post went up at OnMilwaukee.com (with the picture at right) about an official looking street sign some enterprising individual attached to the real street sign for Homer Street.  That is fucking cool, no matter how you slice it.  The city, naturally, saw things differently and had the sign pulled down

Now, in Milwaukee you can apparently apply for a license for street art of this nature, but in order to do so the original artist has to step forward and so far no one has.  This led to a second blog post at OnMilwaukee asking for help locating the artist.  The comments section (which seems needlessly complex) devolved quickly into bickering and pointless name calling.  So far, the Homer sign is still in the possession of the city, but if it gets put back it would be really neat.  Here’s hoping. 




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