“Egad, man! How are we supposed to pass the time?” – C.M. Burns
“Best bet is to stake yourself out a good spot at the starin’ window.” – Abe “Grampa” Simpson
It’s another short Reading Digest this week. As always we’ve got some good stuff, including an insane Lego video, the magical touch of Harry Shearer’s Twitter account, a sexually unusual farm animal, more clothing, and several great pieces of usage, but overall volume remains pretty low. Not sure why. Anyway . . .
Fast Food Formations: Homer Simpson Built From Junk Food – Some crazy geniuses constructed a life size Homer (waist up, anyway) out of things like marshmallows and licorice, and there’s a video of the construction. Excellent.
The Simpsons: 10 Deleted Scenes You Must See – This is one of those annoying pageview whoring things that makes you click for each entry, but they are all deleted scenes from the DVDs, so there’s some good ones. Sadly, no video, though (via @DailySimpsons).
▶ Itchy and Scratchy in STAR GORE – (Lego Simpsons Star Wars) – Lego Star Wars, meets Lego Itchy and Scratchy in this blood soaked YouTube video. I laughed when Scratchy got sucked into the engine on Luke’s speeder. Thanks to reader David for sending this in.
GIF Life Lessons: The Simpsons – Seven Deadly Sins – Pretty much what it says, and only one is from Zombie Simpsons. Personally, I’d have gone with Homer fantasizing about his body in “Duffless”, but that’s just me.
The Simpsons El Barto / Monorail / Pin Pals Badge Set 3 Original Pop Art Pinbacks 90s TV Pins | Picture Blog About Pinback Buttons – Three more. An “El Barto” tag on the monorail is a nice touch.
Homer V. Simpson gets honorary street sign in Madison – This may be the most Wisconsin story you’ll see all day:
Homer Simpson made his mark in Madison long before a character of the same name became a cultural icon on the small screen.
Legend has it that Homer V. Simpson, a prolific gambler, won half of Antler’s Tavern in a poker game and bought the owner out of the second half in 1943. He also bought land around the West Broadway bar, eventually donating some to the city. Simpson Street — which runs parallel to Broadway — was named in his honor.
Everything’s Coming Up Millhouse – Awesome Milhouse van in Sacramento, photographed by a woman wearing her Milhouse t-shirt. So . . . this is what’s it like . . . when doves cry.
On My Wish List: The Simpsons x Hello Kitty – The fashionable clothing has now had some crossovers of its own.
Ireland’s gay bull Benjy saved from slaughterhouse – National – Simon continues his good deeds:
He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon.
Ireland’s Animal Rights Action Network said Tuesday that Simon is paying for Benjy’s transportation to an animal sanctuary in England.
Every Sideshow Bob Episode Of ‘The Simpsons,’ Ranked – Unsurprisingly, the Zombie Simpsons episodes are all at the bottom. Of course, they’ve crammed him in as a cameo a couple of times now as well, but I don’t think those are on here.
B+ Blogging – Excellent reference:
Due to recent injury to my left pinky finger, typing correctly is currently tricky. If using proper home row typing form, which I insist upon doing to eschew greenhorn-ish hunting/pecking, multiple keys become impossible to type, including one biggie directly preceding “b.” I’ll try to blog without using these letters, much like how Lenny, the Simpsons’ self-described “good work guy,” once begged for continued employment without use of the letter “e.”
Think before you speak (but not too much) – Another excellent reference:
The whole thing reminds me of that episode of The Simpsons where Marge thinks a woman named Becky is trying to steal her family away from her. While driving to the store, Marge laments over the fact that she didn’t use her brilliant comeback of “Shut up, Becky!” when she got the chance. Of course, by the time she gets around to use it, it makes absolutely no sense but in typical Simpsons fashion, it’s still pretty hilarious.
Tee 469 – The Sgt. Pepper’s cast image.
How to Germans Adapt to Watching American Television? – Germans might not like Uter, so in Germany they made him Swiss. I learned something today.
Brush with Greatness: Harry Shearer and Me! – Nothing will improve your standing with your kids like getting a tweet from the voice of Otto and Burns.
“I am not steak. You can’t just order me.”* – A discussion of Mike Nichols movies ends with something that never hurts:
So what to recommend? How about “Lady Bouvier’s Lover” from season five of The Simpsons? Mrs. Bouvier!!
Hello, Grampa, my old friend . . .
New trending GIF tagged the simpsons snow winter… – Homer getting doused in snow in “Mountain of Madness”.
10 Categoric Reasons Why The Simpsons Is Better Than Family Guy – Reader Arvin sends in a pretty good list. “Quotability” alone is probably enough to win this.
This Day in Music History — November 21 – Know your history, kids:
1991 : An animated Aerosmith perform Walk This Way on the “Flaming Moe” episode of The Simpsons. The band is one of the first musical guests on the show.
And Mrs. Krabappel stole Joey’s drumsticks.