“Come in. Come in! Mayday! I’m losing your transmission!” – Abe “Grandpa” Simpson
Comic-con was last week and as a result there was lots of news about the next season of Zombie Simpsons. Judging by the content of my inbox and search engines, two things are apparent: Coldplay is very popular (they are going to guest voice on Zombie Simpsons) and Canadians like curling (there is going to be a curling episode to coincide with the Vancouver Olympics). Adding to the confusion is a third story, the one about Obama having a beer with the cop and the professor, and anytime beer comes up in public a lot of lazy writers are going to invoke Homer Simpson. It’s like an iron law of nature. (This works for donuts as well.) Between those three things, Coldplay on the Simpsons, curling on the Simpsons, and beer in the White House, the background noise of “Simpsons” on the internet was pretty loud this week, hence a short link dump. There are several links with weird images on them, some excellent usage and two links about the Los Angeles Dodgers, one a completely stupid YouTube video. Enjoy.
Krusty the Klown Fireworks Ad – It’s pretty much what it says and it’s just flat out bizarre.
Che Guevara as Homer Simpson – Or is it Homer Simpson as Che Guevara? Click for a great picture.
Get Your Own Ill-Gotten Gains At PropertyRoom.com – Consumerist had a piece on a website where you can buy seized crap and quoted Homer and Marge at the police auction. Excellent usage, though one does weep for what’s left of the Fourth Amendment.
‘SIMPSONS’ NEWS FROM COMIC-CON – Click for creepy Zombie Simpsons picture. That’s not quite what I see when I watch Zombie Simpsons, but it’s in the ballpark.
Pricey bridge isn’t worth it – Calgary released plans for a “Peace Bridge”. Why Calgary, a city in the middle of one of the largest countries on earth, would need such a thing is the question on many a Canadian’s mind because it isn’t going to be cheap. That lead Dave Breakenridge of the Calgary Sun to break out his Simpsons:
There’s an episode of The Simpsons where Bart Simpson steals Homer’s wallet and uses pop’s credit card to blow $350 on what he believes will be an intricate hand-drawn animation cel from his favourite cartoon Itchy and Scratchy.
When it arrives in the mail, the cel contains nothing more than a barely recognizable arm.
Homer’s credit card is dinged for $350 and Bart is stuck with something that is nothing more than a great disappointment.
For some reason, that came to mind yesterday when the city finally unveiled the plans for the Santiago Calatrava-designed Peace Bridge.
The unveiling is the definition of anti-climactic, or, to carry on the Simpsons’ analogies, the definition of “meh.”
There’s no quote there, but quotes aren’t required for excellent usage. Bravo. (There are four conceptual images here, if you want to see what it might look like.)
SoSG Advice Column Takes on Hollywood – This is a blog written by Dodger fans that’s giving advice on how to get work in Hollywood. Whatever. They quote Bart from “Radioactive Man” and they do it right. Excellent usage.
Five Funniest Fictional Attorneys – Lionel Hutz is not #1. For shame.
Celebrity First Pitch – Homer Simpson – Someone in a Homer suit threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game as a promotional stunt for the Simpsons ride. Here’s the video, if you care:
I think could actually hear the air being torn.