17
Jul
09

Friday Link Dump – Emmy Apathy Edition

Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes2

This award is the biggest farce I ever saw.” – Lisa Simpson
“What about the Emmys?” – Bart Simpson
“I stand corrected.” – Lisa Simpson

Emmy nominations were announced this week and Zombie Simpsons didn’t get nominated for Best Comedy, but Family Guy did.  As a result, cartoon wars raged across the plains of the internet.  But I don’t care in the slighest; I have two reasons for this: 1) We’re talking about Zombie Simpsons not The Simpsons.  And 2)  It’s the fucking Emmys!  Who gives a shit?  Anyway, there’s some good usage plus an excellent idea for a Ramones themed restaurant.

D’oh! The Simpsons Celebrate 20 Years at the 2009 Fremont Oktoberfest – Live in or near Seattle?  This year’s Fremont Oktoberfest will have a bunch of Simpsons 20th anniversary stuff at it, including a Santa’s Little Helper look alike contest.

The Haunting in Connecticut (Unrated Cut) – I didn’t see this movie, but apparently it sucks:

No one’s quite sure exactly where America’s favorite family actually lives, but my money is on Springfield, Connecticut. Hear me out:
Demonic voice: “Get out!”
Marge: “What on earth was that?!”
Homer: “Probably just the house settling.”
I wonder if the Snedeker family–and the filmmakers behind The Haunting in Connecticut–are fans of The Simpsons. In the fall of 1990, the TV show aired the first of its brilliant “Treehouse of Horror” episodes, which included a haunted house parody (“Bad Dream House”) that still stands as one of my favorite moments of the series. It aired just a few years after the Snedekers moved out of their supposedly haunted house, and would have made great research material for people needing to come up with a good story.
I can forgive the family, but the filmmakers? Not so much. When a parody made nearly 20 years ago perfectly points out the flaws in your film, something is seriously wrong.

No one’s quite sure exactly where America’s favorite family actually lives, but my money is on Springfield, Connecticut. Hear me out:

Demonic voice: “Get out!”

Marge: “What on earth was that?!”

Homer: “Probably just the house settling.”

I wonder if the Snedeker family–and the filmmakers behind The Haunting in Connecticut–are fans of The Simpsons. In the fall of 1990, the TV show aired the first of its brilliant “Treehouse of Horror” episodes, which included a haunted house parody (“Bad Dream House”) that still stands as one of my favorite moments of the series. It aired just a few years after the Snedekers moved out of their supposedly haunted house, and would have made great research material for people needing to come up with a good story.

I can forgive the family, but the filmmakers? Not so much. When a parody made nearly 20 years ago perfectly points out the flaws in your film, something is seriously wrong.

This is a long ass review.

Speed Holes – It’s a Chevy with large speed holes.  Really.

Menu For The Ramones-Themed Restaurant I Plan To Open One Day – I would eat here, especially if it was my birthday.

The Daily Dig – ‘Human Powered Monorail’ Edition – A sly Simpsons reference at the end of this post leads to Simpsons related comments.  (Note: I tested this link before I posted this and it looks like the whole site is down or temporarily taken over by a generic hosting page, but I’m assuming it’ll come back at some point so I’m leaving the link.)

Childhood fave Tater Tots live on in hip bars and on comfort food menus – Discussing Tater Tots and quoting Skinner.  The quote itself is slightly off, but it’s close enough that it still merits a gold usage star.

Maggie Simpson – Cartoons – There’s a website called ratemydrawings.com.  This guy drew an awesome Maggie Simpson on it (with Bobo!).  I gave it a 5/5, plus you get to watch it be drawn.

Tony Hawks visits The Chocolate Line in Bruges – It’s about a visit to a chocolate store (the factory is boring) and it cromulently cites Simpsons.

Village Pizzeria in Rosemont – It’s a Chicago pizza review.  Here’s the excellently done Simpsons part:

I’m probably in the minority because I like salty Little Caesar’s pizza, but I am the Homer Simpson of rating pizzas. I don’t care if I find it under a couch, I’ll give it a good rating as long as it does not taste un-delicious.

But did she find a Hot Wheel on anything?

First Is The Worst – This woman uses The Simpsons to get her kids out of the bath on time.  Is there anything this show can’t do?

Albert Brooks – Finally, a tribute to Albert Brooks, including his many excellent Simpsons voices.  There are pictures of Brad Goodman, Jacques, and Russ Cargill.  I understand overlooking Cowboy Bob (the awesome RV dealer in “Call of the Simpsons”), but how do you not have Hank Scorpio?  Well, we’re going to complete this:

He'd rather make a friend than a profit.

He'd rather make a friend than a profit.

Wealthy man's fashion plate.

A wealthy man's fashion plate.



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