Reading Digest: The Homer Edition

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou9

“Dad?” – Bart Simpson
“What is it, boy?” – Homer Simpson
“I thought your car was really cool.” – Bart Simpson
“Thanks, boy.  I was waiting for someone to say that.” – Homer Simpson

I put Smooth Charlie’s Link of the Week up on Twitter yesterday because some things are too much fun to wait for Friday.  We’ve got three links to it, and if you’re anywhere near Buttonwillow, California tomorrow, you can see it in person.  In addition to that, we’ve got two links involving the old Simpsons arcade game, a molester-y Simpsons van, some excellent fan made stuff, and a couple of pieces of unconventional music.


FINALLY: Homer Simpson-Designed Car ‘The Homer’ Comes to Life – Smooth Charlie’s Link of the Week is this writeup of the Homer:

As you can see in the above video, the team at Porcubimmer Motors has taken the bold, bold steps of making The Homer a reality. What’s more, it’s a race car. The team will be racing The Homer at the 24 Hours of LeMons race on June 29 in Buttonwillow, California.

The Homer – a 24 Hours of LeMons race car – And this is their homepage.  Worth the click solely for the “PorcuBimmer”, “The BMW with the pricks on the outside!”.  Ha. 

The Homer – David Moore – Fancy photographs of the car that literally has “Powerful like a Gorilla” written on the engine. 

19 of the worst bootleg Bart Simpson T-shirts – Some of these are truly atrocious, but the Compton Bart with the thug life tattoo is very good. 

EXCLUSIVE EDSBS PREVIEW: NCAA 14 – College football’s home for the emotionally interesting takes a look at this year’s video game through avant-garde Simpsons expressionism. 

IT’S SIMPSONS TRIVIA TIME FOLKS! – I doubt many readers of this site will have trouble with this quiz wherein you must match the quote to the person who said it, but there’s no Zombie Simpsons at all, so it’s fun anyway. 

French Electro DJs Simpsonized! – Fan art of just what it says, though Daft Punk does kind of come pre-Simpsonized, what with the helmets and such.

The Simpsons’ Bacon Love – Bacon on the show.  There is some Zombie Simpsons here, but it’s okay:

I do love The Simpsons. Maybe not the last couple seasons as much as the ones before, but I it’s a lifetime love I just can’t give up on.

Man With a Yellow Octopus on His Head Resembles Homer Simpson – Fan art of a mollusk nature.

For $1,200, Choo-Choo-Choose The Simpsons Bus – A rather creepy looking custom Simpsons van. 

Bart Simpson breaks down Gus Poyet’s TV live sacking in super slo-mo – I don’t know the context or even who this guy is, but that is excellent video usage.

Review: World War Z – Excellent review usage:

Unfortunately, World War Z manages to dig this genre a deeper grave with this gutsy, but ultimately banal attempt, best summarised in the style of The Simpsons’ Troy McClure:

I hate every zombie film I see,
From World War A to World War Z

Josh joins the bridal party – And here’s excellent “Man of Honor” usage, in YouTube format:

I could write a whole thing about how happy I am for Steph and Mike, but it would be my wedding speech and then I’d have nothing to say in Scotland, except for this:

Well played, sir.  Well played. 

Movie Review: No 3. The Godfather: Part II – Nothing wrong with this:

I liked it, but in my state of delirium the practicalities of “liking” this film centred more around recognising more Simpsons references, brushing up on my Cuban history, and comparing it to ‘Arrested Development’.

I’ve watched a lot of movies I otherwise never would’ve seen without the show, and I’m not alone. 

Best. Episode. Ever. (Round 38) – Okay, but I’m only paid to drive.

Best. Episode. Ever. (Round 39) – The driver is essentially ballast. 

Do the Bartman Yoshi’s Island Combined Audio – Reader Chase sends in this 90s nostalgia speedball. 

Close up look at The Simpsons collection by Converse! – Someone bought the Bart Simpson Converse shoes and posted pictures so detailed you can see the stitching. 

50 Simpsons Quotes without Context – Just what it says.  “Can I come too? . . . oh.” 

The 20 best comedies in TV history – The show comes in at a mere #6 here.

The Simpsons Arcade Game! – Ports and emulations are nice, but you lose the hands on feel you only get with a heavily worn arcade machine. 

A Quick Look At The Simpsons Expansion At Universal Orlando – Just what it says, a quick YouTube look at the new area.

Richard Matheson R.I.P. – Now that’s a body of work!

Monsters University…In 10 Words – Nerds!

World War Z…In 10 Words – Homer, did you barricade the door? 

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers…In 10 Words – But will she put teenagers where they belong, behind bars?

Paula Deen…In 10 Words – Remember, son, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings. 

The NBA Draft…In 10 Words – They may not be Harvey Globetrotters, but they sure can play the basketball. 

2003 – The Simpsons: Hit and Run – Was it the best game of ten years ago?  Maybe.

Wait, What Was This Blog About Again? – Taking jogging inspiration from Homer’s great “look at that blubber fly!” quote, with YouTube.

Balmoral: Saturday 6/22 Analysis – By reading this grown-ups newspaper, I’ve determined that there is a horse called Krusty the Klown:

Race 5

(5) VAN DONK gelding makes his second career start off a huge effort and should offer a nice price.  (6) KRUSTY THE CLOWN Indiana bred would have been my top choice had he had a different pilot.  The 3-year-old is fast off the gate if he’s on it.  (7) TANGIBLE HOPE gelding makes his second start for the new connections.  Five-year-old dominated wire to wire but takes a hike up in class.

FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates For The 2013-2014 Season – Don’t mark your calendars everybody, new Zombie Simpsons returns to haunt us on September 29th.  The good news is that we still have three months to not care! 

Cartoonists quick on the draw – Some praise for Archer contains this obvious truth:

It has long been my belief that among the plethora of excellent animated comedies that have exploded onto screens in the past couple of decades or so, five stood above all as benchmarks of the genre: The Simpsons, the king of them all;


5 Responses to “Reading Digest: The Homer Edition”

  1. 1 FireFlower
    28 June 2013 at 7:21 pm

    If the next season is not the last one–and I have a bad feeling it will not be–I am going to finally give up on this show. It will keep going just to have more episodes than Gunsmoke.

  2. 2 FireFlower
    3 July 2013 at 9:52 am

    The Homer car came in fifth place! Woo Hoo!

  3. 3 Monty Python Forever
    4 July 2013 at 1:19 am

    I recognized every quote, and remembered the context except for 3, 14 and 23.

  4. 4 Monty Python Forever
    4 July 2013 at 1:24 am

    Also, I wonder if Dads can beat American Dad or The Cleveland Show for blatant plagiarism? I doubt it can beat Family Guy, of which I think the original was using Peter’s bastardization of the King and I as a metaphor for Hollywood’s bastardization of classic stories, but i am sure Macfarlane will make a good attempt.

  5. 5 Monty Python Forever
    4 July 2013 at 1:24 am

    I mean that was the only original idea.

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