Quote of the Day

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“And so, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case.” – Lionel Hutz
“Mr. Hutz, do you know you’re not wearing any pants?” – Judge Snyder
“What?  Ahh!” – Lionel Hutz

20 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. 2 FireFlower
    6 May 2015 at 9:45 am

    He isn’t wearing any underwear either.

  2. 3 Dick Steele
    6 May 2015 at 11:08 am

    Ah it’s so beautiful to see hand drawn characters, all with their own distinct looks and expressions.

  3. 6 Extra Fancy Potato Chips
    6 May 2015 at 11:40 am

    You rest your case?

  4. 8 Stan
    6 May 2015 at 11:47 am

    How did he manage to pull all of his speech through with no pants on, without being mocked mid-sentence? Or was his penis his “case”?

    • 9 Waylon Smithers
      6 May 2015 at 10:54 pm

      It’s called a twist. You think he’s arguing Marge’s case against her accidentally shoplifting from the Kwik-E-Mart and doing a good job of it until the judge says something.

      And I like the scene after it where Hutz calls a “mistrial” a “bad, court-thingy.”

      • 10 Stan
        7 May 2015 at 1:36 am

        Well, as a “twist” it is pretty cheap. I mean, jokes have to at least try being realistic. Especially when they can.

  5. 15 Stan
    6 May 2015 at 11:49 am

    Also, guys, if anyone could help me? I’m trying to explain some things to a non-English speaker, and they were wondering why article headlines in English often use the “Noun ‘to’ verb” format? Like, wouldn’t proper English be “Noun ‘will’ verb” instead? Thanks.

    • 16 Anonymous
      6 May 2015 at 4:51 pm

      2 reasons
      “Will” connotes something definitely will happen. Using “To” hedges the outcome since the outcome, being in the future, is unknown. For example, a governor might say he will seek legislation on some subject, but definitively reporters can’t say he will do that, only that he said he will (or would), so it is instead written as “Gov. To Seek Legislation” to be less definite without having to have drawn-out qualifiers in the headline (compare to “Gov Says He Will Seek…”)

      I suspect “To” being shorter also contributes for headline writing purposes

    • 18 Joe H
      6 May 2015 at 6:33 pm

      Headlines are not suppose to be about grammar. They’re suppose to be direct and to the point.

      Outside of immediacy, they were typically done to conserve type. Lastly, a direct, concise headline increased chances someone would read it at a quick glance on the newsstand or website.

  6. 20 D.N.
    6 May 2015 at 5:51 pm

    All the times I’ve seen that episode, and I never noticed one of the jurors is Jack Marley from “Marge Gets a Job.”

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