Posts Tagged ‘Dog of Death

30
Mar
14

Quote of the Day

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“Let me pet him again.” – Homer Simpson
“You already petted him for ten minutes!” – Lisa Simpson
“I know.  I want to pet him again.” – Homer Simpson
“You can pet the cat.” – Marge Simpson
“The cat?  What’s the point?” – Homer Simpson

04
Mar
13

Quote of the Day

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“Hey, how come he gets meat and we don’t?” – Homer Simpson
“You wouldn’t want what he’s eating.  It’s mostly just snouts and entrails.” – Marge Simpson
“Mmmm, snouts.” – Homer Simpson

14
Feb
13

Zombie Simpsons on Wikipedia

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“Lisa, I’m afraid we’ll have to stop getting you those volumes of Encyclopedia Generica from the grocery store.” – Marge Simpson
“But, Mom, next week is Volume IV, Copernicus through Elephantiasis.” – Lisa Simpson

Wikipedia has a simple test for whether or not something merits its own article: notability.  Like the rest of Wikipedia, it doesn’t work in theory, only in practice, and the current guidelines list five criteria:

  • "Significant coverage" means that sources address the subject directly in detail, so no original research is needed to extract the content.
  • "Reliable" means sources need editorial integrity to allow verifiable evaluation of notability
  • "Sources", for notability purposes, should be secondary sources, as those provide the most objective evidence of notability.
  • "Independent of the subject" excludes works produced by those affiliated with the subject or its creator.
  • "Presumed" means that significant coverage in reliable sources establishes a presumption, not a guarantee, that a subject is suitable for inclusion.

Basically, “notability” means that someone besides the subject or its author is discussing something and that there are multiple citable sources of such discussion.  In that vein, Wikipedia has now brought us:

Quality issue of The Simpsons

The missed capitalization and odd phrasing of the title are in the original, but don’t let that throw you, the article is a remarkable piece of work.  (And I’m not just saying that because it cites us several times.)  There are two primary authors, Coin945 and Martarius, and while I have no idea who they are, they have pulled together a staggering number of sources and references from articles discussing the decline and fall of the show.

From a readability standpoint the article is way too long (someone on the Talk page pegs it at 17,000 words).  But they have amassed 173 individual sources documenting criticisms, and a few defenses, of the quality of the show.  As someone who has a little experience researching and writing about the show and its descent, I am awed by that.  Just organizing all of those had to be an enormous amount of work, and good on them for doing it.  The sheer scale may make it tough to read all the way through, and I’m sure it’ll get pared down eventually, but they’ve got an outline of the opinions around the show that looks fairly accurate, and that’s a valuable thing to have.  Three cheers for notability and diligent Wiki/Simpsons geeks!  Well done. 

29
Nov
12

Quote of the Day

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“Strap on your bullet proof vest, Sanjay, it’s time for another bank run.” – Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
“Alright, but if I don’t make it, promise you won’t sleep with my wife.” – Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon
“I promise nothing.” – Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

01
Aug
12

Quote of the Day

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“I’m looking for something in an attack dog, one who likes the sweet, gamey tang of human flesh.” – C.M. Burns

12
Mar
12

Quote of the Day

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“I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life.  I am going to win this lottery.” – Homer Simpson
“Homer, the odds are three-hundred-and-eighty million to one.” – Marge Simpson
“Correction, three-hundred-and-eighty million to fifty!” – Homer Simpson

Happy 20th Anniversary to #Simpsons classic “Dog of Death”!  Original airdate 12 March 1992.

30
Jan
12

Quote of the Day

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“Good news Mr. Danielson, we saved your gamecock.  But I’m afraid he’ll never fight again.” – Veterinary Nurse
“That’s what you think!  He’ll fight and he’ll win!” – Mr. Danielson




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