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Reading Digest: Prince Non-Prince Edition

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“And tonight, the following celebrities have been arrested.” – Kent Brockman

If you’re binging on Prince-internet right now, there is one link for you below and that’s it. Other than that we’ve got sexy Simpsons quotes, a neat animation that I think was for FXX, and the central hub of Simpsons merchandise in China.

Enjoy.

Remembering The Prince-Themed ‘Simpsons’ Episode That Never Was ♫ theMusic.com.au – It probably would’ve been hilarious. Then again, the odds against “Stark Raving Dad” actually working once were pretty astronomical, to get that a second time…

The Simpsons ‘Stretch’ by Laundry – I don’t get FXX, so I’m not 100% sure if this is something they use or if someone just made this weird, blurry Milhouse thing. But it’s neat.

Sex With The Simpsons – Pretty as a Peanut – Reader Sarah M. sends in this theoretical conversation made entirely of Simpson quotes. There’s some Zombie Simpsons, but mostly just sexy results.

Claire Danes puts private equity on center stage – Hank Azaria is in a new play:

“Dry Powder” is a comedy-drama that focuses on a private equity firm struggling with a public relations nightmare. The same week the firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, the company’s head Rick (Azaria) threw himself an extravagant engagement party, complete with an elephant.

Big John’s Breakfast Log | Eats Like A Duck – I would eat the hell out of this:

This was actually a lot of fun to make. Molding the sausage patties was like creating a gooey, fatty, delicious masterpiece of log proportions.

A Winnipegger is using Simpsons images to poke fun at the provincial election – Forward to Winnipeg!

How The Simpsons mastered the art of neutral political satire – Our old friend Johnny Sugar notes that the political satire is among the many things the show used to be better at.

The Simpsons’ Disney Homage Couch Gag From Eric Goldberg Is Too Good – The only creative thing about Zombie Simpsons remains the part they farm out to other people.

Rewatching The First ‘Simpsons’ Short ‘Good Night’ – Of course it’s weird. It was the olden days.

‘Simpsons’ Director Teams With Social Media Stars for Animated Stoner Comedy ‘Superslackers’ – David Silverman is a good choice for this:

“Superslackers” follows a group of friends who get a bag of pot that has been switched with a drug being used in a government experiment that gives them superpowers. When a Professor Xavier-type shows up to train them, they have no interest in saving the world. They agree to move into a rent-free government compound, but all they want to do is watch TV and play video games.

China’s First Simpsons Merchandise Store Now Open in Beijing’s Taikoo Li – I wonder if FOX is getting a cut? I don’t care. But I do wonder.


8 Responses to “Reading Digest: Prince Non-Prince Edition”


  1. 1 orgirlinberkeley
    22 April 2016 at 4:55 pm

    http://heavytable.com/whats-in-princes-fridge/
    Thanks Charlie! My friends and I are planning a What’s in Prince’s Fridge memorial dance party complete with Dunkaroos.

  2. 2 Stan
    22 April 2016 at 11:35 pm

    It’s not that I hate Prince or anything, I don’t, but can the internet please fucking stop discussing every shit going on in the world? It’s like you feel embarrassed for stupid Tweets and Periscope updates of everyone just blabbering on their mobile device about I don’t know, everything? Goddamn it, I used to hate Facebook in 2007 (!), never thought that it could actually get worse…

  3. 23 April 2016 at 10:51 pm

    How The Simpsons mastered the art of neutral political satire is a great perspective on how great and relevant the show once was, and no longer is.

  4. 7 RK
    24 April 2016 at 2:33 am

    Goodnight sweet prince ❤

  5. 8 Frank
    25 April 2016 at 10:31 am

    just read the bits of script from “The Prince” episode, and honestly I laughed.
    It would have been a great episode indeed.


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