Alright Econo Save, you just made the List.” – Homer Simpson
We’ve got a couple of people with best episodes lists this week, plus a list of cartoon deaths, and a list of random thoughts and other lists as well. Lists for everyone, hooray! There’s also some strange art, one piece of excellent beer related usage, some love for The Critic and some trivia about Simpsons’ middle names.
Milhouse of The Simpsons Gay? – I don’t know whether or not Milhouse is gay. I don’t think it has anything to do with how Matt Groening refers to himself (see the comments at that link). I do know that he has many flamboyantly homosexual tendencies.
Lisa Simpson & Grooveshark? – Lisa carved into a sidewalk, possibly in Gainesville, Florida. Continue with your day.
‘Simpsons’ character contest winner is the Bomba – Zombie Simpsons outsourced its creative process and came up with . . . a Latino dude. This is me not caring.
Miller Heavy – Discussing the awesomeness of beer he quotes Reverend Lovejoy. Excellent usage.
Gone Too Soon: The Critic – That show was ahead of its time. Oh well, we’ll always have “Rubik’s Cube: The Movie”.
My Top Ten Simpsons Episodes – This is an outstanding list. The youngest episode on here is “You Only Move Twice”. Even at the end, when he runs through all the episodes he didn’t pick, it’s all old ones (with one Fierstein hated exception).
My Top 5 Episodes Of The Simpsons – I wouldn’t put “Hurricane Neddy” anywhere near this high up, but other than that I have no complaints.
Light the Candles! – Blog birthday celebration with several video clips, including the always sweet “Lisa It’s Your Birthday”.
I Have Created Art – I don’t get this, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t oddly compelling.
Dan Radcliffe to do Simpsons Twilight Spoof – We mentioned this briefly on the Twitter feed, but for posterity’s sake I guess it should go here too. The dude who plays Harry Potter is guest voicing in next year’s Zombie Simpsons Halloween special. Yawn.
Harry Shearer Speaks at the Byrd – Shearer will be at the Byrd Theater in Richmond, Virginia this Sunday.
Happy 50th Birthday, Rocky & Bullwinkle! Moose and Squirrel Through the Years – I didn’t know this:
"I think it’s actually more popular today than it was when it was originally on the air the first five years," says Ward, Jay Ward’s middle child and only daughter, who now serves as the president of Ward Productions. "It had its followers but it wasn’t a huge hit."
"Matt [Groening] grew up saying he wanted to do his own version of ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle,’ he was such a fan," says Ward. "So he created the Simpsons and gave [Homer, Bart and Grandpa Simpson] each an initial J in their names as an homage to my dad Jay Ward. I think the show would have been a primetime hit [today]. In 1959, it was just ahead of its time."
More skate spot pics – Skate park graffiti includes a well done, and very pissed off looking, Homer. Click for image.
Day old antiques…I’m confused… – Weird signage combined with a link to the old man that sells cursed frogurt is highly cromulent usage.
Top 5 Fridays – Moustaches – Flanders is #3.
Lame…I Know! – It’s the lyrics to “See My Vest” complete with audio via YouTube. What on earth is lame about that?
The Simpsons Nail Design – A remarkably detailed nail polish application that has all five family members. Bravo.
My Minnesota Home: The top 10 reasons it rules to be from the land o’ lakes – Points out that it was the University of Minnesota that made Flanders what he is today.
Just a Thought . . . Part 2 – And finally, a list of random thoughts and observations including, gloriously, this one:
-A headline I wished I had read 10 years ago: “The creator of ‘The Simpsons’ announces: ‘We’re going to quit while we’re ahead.’”