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Homeronymus Bosch

“I’m Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?” – Bart Simpson
“Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m the Devil! And you’ve earned eternal damnation for your lifetime of evil deeds, Bart. Spitting off the escalator just clinched it.” – The Devil

Last week I got an email from a friendly guy named Morgan Criger in Toronto:

I did a really decent Simpsons Hieronymus Bosch painting in quarantine and I thought it would be right up your alley.

And he was right, check out this beauty:

You can see these and more at his site: (There’s also a black & white ink version of this same painting there.) For my money, the best part is Snake as the unrepentant thief and Dolph as the penitent thief (confessing to Monk Sergeant Skinner), but there’s a lot of great details if you look carefully. Oh, and here’s the Wikipedia article on the original if, like me, you are vaguely aware of Bosch but know basically nothing about him.

Here’s another one:

Burns is the obvious choice as Hell Shitter (with kleenex boxes on his feet!), and there lies Bobo, ignored like his vow to be good and kind to everyone. I also enjoy that there are three Republican presidents down in hell and James Woods appears to be getting his liver flayed.

Finally, and a little more earthbound, is his Soviet propaganda parody, “Insect Car is a Friend”:

I asked what it said, and he replied:

The text I believe is in Serbian and reads something something about workers (possibly “workers unite” or “crush capitalism”) and the second line should translate to “Insect Car is a Friend” – the name of the piece.

Put it in H!

There’s a lot more non-Simpsons art at his site, so check that out if you’re so inclined. As a bonus, we may be getting more:

I’m actually toying with the idea of doing a Bosch crucifixion where Jesus has the insect hood ornament for a face and Vaclav is weeping. It’s a rather stupid idea, but it could be fun.

Is that a stupid idea? Yes, but in the absolute best way, and I can’t wait to see it.

Also: if you’ve created (or run across) other excellent Simpsons fan art out there in the wilds of the internet, the email link is right over there.


Quote of the Day

“Homer, what’s happened to you? All this greediness and lying and shifty lawyers and phony doctors…” – Marge Simpson
“Phony doctors? Hello.” – C.M. Burns
“Do you know what I’d settle for if it was up to me? Bart’s medical bills and an apology.” – Marge Simpson
“And you won’t even get that. Sorry, offer’s expired. I guess we’ll just have to let the jury decide, twelve good men and true. Good day. Smithers, release the hounds.” – C.M. Burns


Makeup Quote of the Day

“Now, Bart, can you roll your eyes back in your head like this?” – Lionel Hutz
“Oh, you mean like I’m dead? Yeah, sure!” – Bart Simpson
“The kid’s a pro!” – Lionel Hutz


Quote of the Day

“Um, say, is there anything I can do to avoid coming back here?” – Bart Simpson
“Oh, sure, yeah. But, ah, you wouldn’t like it.” – The Devil
“Oh, okay. See you later, then!” – Bart Simpson
“Goodbye, Bart! Remember: lie, cheat, steal, and listen to heavy metal music!” – The Devil
“Yes, sir!” – Bart Simpson


Quote of the Day

“No! Take me! I’m old! . . . That’s what happened. . . . What are you looking at me like that for? You believed his cock and bull story!” – C.M. Burns


Quote of the Day

“Dad, may I please make an observation?” – Lisa Simpson
“Oh, what is it?” – Homer Simpson
“I think this is all a charade to make Bart look more injured than he really is.” – Lisa Simpson
“Maybe Lisa does have a point. I don’t mind you boys doing this in the living room, but in court doesn’t Bart have to tell the truth?” – Marge Simpson
“Yeah, but what is truth? If you follow me.” – Lionel Hutz


Quote of the Day


“Mr. Burns, I must warn you that if you continue to disrupt the court in this way, I will have to cite you for contempt.” – Judge Moulton
“You wouldn’t dare.” – C.M. Burns
“Well, no, I guess I wouldn’t.” – Judge Moulton


Quote of the Day

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“You’ll be getting more than just a lawyer, Mr. Simpson.  You’ll also be getting this exquisite, faux pearl necklace, a ninety-nine dollar value, as our gift to you.” – Lionel Hutz


Character, Story, and A One Syllable Punchline

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“Hello, Bart.  Now, you know the difference between telling the truth and telling a lie, don’t you, son?” – Judge Moulton
“Maybe.” – Bart Simpson

There’s a great exchange near the beginning of the trial in Season 2’s “Bart Gets Hit By a Car”.  Bart has just taken the witness stand, covered in fake bandages and sitting in an unnecessary wheelchair.  The judge asks if he knows the difference between telling the truth and telling a lie. He replies with a nervous “maybe”.

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This is an understandably intimidating situation for a 10-year-old.

Sitting at the lawyer’s table are Homer and Lionel Hutz, and when the judge then asks Bart if he’d, “lie to the United States?”, Bart glances over and we see this:


They’re on screen for barely a second, but it’s plenty, because the episode has already shown us exactly how all of these characters got here.  Homer wasn’t initially planning to sue Burns over the accident, but once shyster extraordinaire Lionel Hutz mentioned a million dollar settlement, Homer’s greed took over and now the two of them are desperate for Bart to lie in court.  Marge and Lisa, who’ve been growing increasingly worried over Homer and Bart’s scheme to get rich by suing Homer’s boss, are sitting there in the background, looking none too pleased.

For his part, Bart isn’t nearly as blinded by greed as Homer and Hutz.  After the trial collapses, we see him casually wonder about how cool it would’ve been to get the money.  (He takes it much better than Homer.) But Bart is still on board with lying to get the money, he just needs a little guidance.  No sooner does he see Hutz and his father quietly telling him to lie to the judge, then he quickly and confidently replies, “No.”

For starters, Nancy Cartwright gives a great delivery of that lone syllable.  The apprehension that was in her voice for Bart’s earlier “maybe” is all gone as he eagerly goes along with the lie.

The writing also deserves credit because the rest of the story is so well put together that just a single two-letter denial can become a punchline.  We’ve seen Homer get greedy, we’ve seen him and Hutz coaching Bart in the living room, we’ve even seen them blow Marge off when she tries to object to them telling her son to perjure himself.

Bart is a clever kid, but he’s still just a kid.  He needs to know from his dad that he is indeed supposed to tell his cock and bull story on the witness stand, even after the judge presses him to only tell the truth.  Homer’s complete lack of scruples about putting his son in that position then becomes a set-up for Bart’s one syllable response that shows him happily going along with his father’s scheme.

None of this requires Homer to get hurt, or scream, or go wingsuiting or something.  This is Homer as understandable loser, who sees this as his big shot at getting rich and is willing to put his son on the line to do it. He’s certainly being a bad father, but he’s not being a jerkass.


Quote of the Day

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“Your honor, my client has instructed me to remind the court how rich and important he is; and that he is not like other men.” – Blue Haired Lawyer
“I should be able to run over as many kids as I want!” – C.M. Burns


Reading Digest: Hopeless Lawsuit Edition

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“I’m going to write a figure on this piece of paper.  It’s not quite as large as the last one, but I think you’ll find it fair.” – C.M. Burns
“I think we should take it.” – Lionel Hutz

There were two big Simpsons news stories this week.  First, the “Simpsons World” app/website finally launched.  I took a quick look, but it spent lots of time buffering and seemed to be struggling under launch-day loads, so I’ll come back to that next week.  (We do have quite a few links about it, however.)  The second was that an actor who played a minor character in Goodfellas is suing the show for [Dr. Evil pinky] two-hundred-and-fifty-million-dollars [/Dr. Evil pinky] because Legs looks like him.  It doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell, and even if they someone convince FOX to pay them (which would be very un-FOX like), it’ll be a teeny tiny fraction of that.  Yet for some reason this hopelessly longshot lawsuit got tons of press.  It was linked all over the place, with plenty of them just mindlessly repeating the big scary number.  We’ve got a link, but there’s basically nothing to it.

More importantly, Halloween is next week, and the annual crush of costumes (and tattoos!) has begun.  There are some really good ones in our first link, and there’s more where that came from.  And, of course, there’s lots of other random items as well: the Homer computer doll with infrared eyes, Harry Shearer just being himself, Jean dutifully slogging through another interview, a decidedly unlicensed music video, and much more.


Classic Simpsons Trivia Chicago Costume Contest 2014 – I put this up on Twitter, but it’s really worth a look.  I can see why the Clown Bed won, but Dr. Hillbilly and the Iron Yuppie should’ve at least gotten some kind of couples or group costume award.  Ashley Grant and the Luann in her jacuzzi suit are also pretty damned awesome.

Never miss an episode with smart Homer Simpson – This is awesome.  Someone took a Homer doll, slapped some electronics into it, and now it automatically turns on the doll’s eyes whenever the show is on.  Bravo, tech geeks.  Bravo.

5-sentence review of ‘The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXV’ – Heh:

The appearance of the Simpsons characters as the originally appeared in animated shorts on “The Tracey Ullman Show” is proof that even “The Simpsons” is nostalgic for the pre-dull “The Simpsons.”

Good one.

The Simpsons in Retrospect – A thorough breakdown of the decline of the show that includes a chart of the ever declining popular opinion of the show.

How Harry Shearer Discovered the Soul of Richard Nixon – There’s a little bit of Simpsons stuff in here, Shearer calls Burns more purely evil than Nixon, but this is my favorite part:

MJ: Is there any other president you’d like to play?
HS: Well, I’ve, on my radio show I’ve played every one since—
MJ: How’s your Garfield?
HS: Poor. But who’s to know?

Ha!  Shearer is the best.

Counting Down To Halloween With The Simpsons #1 – These are a series of posts about just what makes the Treehouse of Horror episodes so great.

Counting Down To Halloween With The Simpsons #2 – This one’s about Marge’s warnings before the first ones.  It’s good to remember this:

What few people realize however is that in the very first Treehouse of Horror this warning was not a gag or gimmick as it became later but was meant to be taken seriously. In 2014 The Simpsons have pretty much become part of the furniture in western society so its easy to forget that when it first aired in 1989 it was a highly controversial show.

I’d say it’s still a gag, even if, yes, it was meant to actually deflect anger.  But that speaks to the brilliance of the show: they knew they were going to piss people off, so why not pre-ignore them as well?

Counting Down To Halloween With The Simpsons #3 – Amusing tombstones.

Counting Down To Halloween With The Simpsons #4 – Scary credits.

DisfiguredStick – Milhouse – That is a great Milhouse costume, and the backpack is a nice touch.

It’s Never Too Late to be Marge Simpson – Husband and wife go as Homer and Marge.  Great wig.

Essential Halloween Viewing – “Treehouse of Horror V” makes the list here, along with several other old cartoon specials.  I actually remember that episode of Ghostbusters.

Top 10 TV Halloween Specials – V and VI make this list.

Goodfellas Actor’s $250 Million Lawsuit Against The Simpsons – This looks like a hopeless attempt to squeeze some money from FOX.  The headline number is just there for press attention, which it got a ton of.  (Thanks to Rob K. for sending it in.)

Poochie? That you? – An ad for hot dogs with a serious Poochie look alike.  Nice find.

Do You Even Stretch Bro? Stretching and the gym. – Exercise advice for when you go to the all night gym.

Top Man Simpsons Prints – High fashion Simpsons stuff is no longer just for the ladies.

On this day in history… – Celebrating the anniversary of “Rosebud”.  Go to hell, you old bastard.

Things Get Violently “Simpsons”-Like In Girl Talk’s New Video – Indeed they do:

“Suicide (Remix)” is the latest video to come from the collaboration between mash-up artist-turned-beatmaker Girl Talk and journeyman rapper Freeway. In it, artist Lisa Ramsey unleashes a violent stream of animated mayhem that was clearly, ahem, inspired by The Simpsons. The colorful pastiche puts shotgun-toting Bart Simpson and Milhouse van Houten on skateboards–and the skateboards themselves are about as far as the faithfulness goes. By the time a fully grown and blessed out Lisa makes the scene, sway-dancing while puffing on a joint–it’s clear that we’re worlds away from Springfield. Still, it’s mandatory viewing for anyone who has ever wanted to see the sailboat painting from the Simpsons’ living room attain sentence and spit bars.

Don’t forget the daggers that come out of Krusty’s eyes.  Video at the link.

How Do I Get The Simpsons World FXX App? Everything You Need To Know. – I’d quibble with “Everything”, there, but the main outline seems solid.

Simpsons World: A Streaming Archive of American History – A hands on look at the site.

‘Simpsons’ go streaming: Al Jean talks new site – Jean doing a publicity interview.  No real news, but he was talking to CNN, so that goes almost without saying.

How ‘Simpsons World’ Went from Deal Point to Immersive App Via FX Networks – Apparently Brooks insisted that if they were going to sell streaming rights, the streaming had to be something special.  Of course, this is Variety and it uses phrases like this, “The app…allows lean-in users to customize their searches”, so take it with ten thousand grains of salt.  (I’m not sure what marketing dictionary “lean-in users” came from, but please put it to the torch immediately.  Thank you.)

Catching Up With The First Family Of TV – This is a nice writeup of how one guy came back to the show through the marathon.  It’s also yet another example of how gun shy people are about bringing up Zombie Simpsons.  Every example he cites is from early in the show, and there’s even this:

Every episode ever. Whatever you want to watch. Not sure if your in the mood for season 3 or 17? Hit random and maybe you’ll get something nice from season 6.

Season 17 is a wasteland, Seasons 3 and 6 are not, but to say so explicitly is to invite trouble when all you want to do is relax and laugh.  I get it.  I just wish it wasn’t so prevalent.

Embiggened: Here’s a Look at “Simpsons World” From A-Z (GQ) – An alphabetical list of stuff on the site, like the above link, mentions only stuff from non-Zombie Simpsons seasons.

Some Changes Need to be Made to Simpsons World – Seems like they’ve still got some kinks to iron out:

However, there is one change that needs to be made and it needs to be made immediately.
The placement of commercials is goofy. Last night while watching “A Star is Burns” I was awaiting my favorite quote from the episode when Hans Moleman says “I was saying boo-urns.” I love that quote and say it all the time.
What I got was Moleman saying “I was saying boo” cut to a commercial “oo-urns”.
Now while watching “You only move twice” I was greeted with a commercial, in the middle of the opening title sequence.
During “Lard of the Dance” I saw a commercial in the middle of a sceen.

Get your spook on: Hallowe’en flash sheets in Brighton and beyond – Some cool Simpsons Halloween themed tattoo designs.

Tattoo Artist Turns Bart Simpson Into Horror Icons! – These are from a different source, and they’re all Bart.  Candyman and Beetlejuice are pretty cool.  More at his website.

Stark Raving Dad Episode #036 – Ash starts in on Season 3.

The 10 Greatest Simpsons Horror Movie Parodies – There’s one from Zombie Simpsons at #10, almost out of pity.

When you get the last slice, you be all like… – Animated .gif of Bart laughing after Homer brings him pizza in “Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie”.

New trending GIF tagged tv the simpsons eating… – Homer snacking while watching football.

New trending GIF tagged horror cartoon simpsons marge… – Marge’s hair exploding into bats.

The Simpsons has now officially been bad for longer than it was ever good – And finally (via @dailysimpsons), I get to not only end with someone who agrees with us, but it’s even in a real publication:

The first segment took the Simpson family to Hell: a city, it seems, very much like Springfield. It was amusing to begin with, but soon pointlessly repeated itself. The last segment had the family confronted by doubles of themselves: a comment, I think, on the endless proliferation of Simpson images and on the repetition compulsion referenced above. The middle segment — well, I can’t tell you about the middle segment because I’ve forgotten it already. Honestly.


The Simpsons has now been bad for longer than it was good, but when it was good it was great. Television has never provided as many inspired jokes per minute, sometimes per second, as The Simpsons did; has never been as consistently, ruthlessly, creatively
irreverent as The Simpsons was. It taught a generation to revere wit and to distrust authority, two hugely important achievements. Now the irreverence has shrunk to mere random rudeness, and the jokes are flabby and far between. Everything’s gone slack.



Quote of the Day

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“I think the boy’s hurt.” – Mr. Smithers
“Oh, for crying out loud! Just give him a nickel and let’s get going.” – C.M. Burns


Quote of the Day

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“Howdy, stranger.” – The Devil
“I’m Bart Simpson, who the hell are you?” – Bart Simpson
“Ah, please allow me to introduce myself, I’m the Devil.” – The Devil


Quote of the Day

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"Is he well enough for me to start mothering him unbearably, doctor?" – Marge Simpson
"Better let him rest up a while first." – Dr. Hibbert


Quote of the Day

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“Hey, yeah, who are you?  I saw you chasing Bart’s ambulance.” – Homer Simpson
“Hutz is the name, Mr. Simpson, Lionel Hutz attorney at law.  Here’s my card, it turns into a sponge when you put it in water.” – Lionel Hutz
“Ooh, classy.” – Homer Simpson


Quote of the Day

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“Your son is a very sick boy, just look at the X-rays.  You see that dark spot there?  Whiplash.” – Dr. Nick Riviera
“Whiplash?  Oh, no!” – Homer Simpson
“And this smudge here that looks like my fingerprint?  No, that’s trauma.” – Dr. Nick Riviera


Quote of the Day

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“Mr. Simpson, the state bar forbids me from promising you a big cash settlement.  But just between you and me, I promise you a big cash settlement.” – Lionel Hutz


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“With all due respect, Mrs. Simpson, you’re not a doctor.  The boy’s not a doctor.  I’m not a doctor.  The only person in this room who even comes close is this man.” – Lionel Hutz
“Stop, you’re embarrassing me.” – Dr. Nick Riviera


Quote of the Day

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“Excuse me Mr. Hutz, are you a shyster?” – Lisa Simpson
“How does a nice little girl like you know a big word like that?” – Lionel Hutz

Happy 20th Anniversary to “Bart Gets Hit By a Car”!  Original airdate 10 January 1991.


Reading Digest: Even In Death You Can’t Escape The Simpsons Edition

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“There seems to be a mistake.  According to this you’re not due to arrive here until the next time the Yankees win the pennant, that’s nearly a century from now.” – The Devil

Longtime New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner keeled over this week.  You would not believe the number of times The Simpsons was mentioned in various articles and blog posts about him.  This was in spite of the fact that he never appeared on the show.  All by itself, Don Mattingly’s joke about still liking Burns better than Steinbrenner was enough to merit inclusion.  There’s also a link to a post about “Paint Your Wagon” that, unsurprisingly, mentions The Simpsons.  In other news, there’s a bunch of fan made stuff this week, lots of usage, a real person named Carl Carlson, and plenty of YouTube. 


Richmond shows how footy should be played – This is about an Australian rules football team:

To borrow a phrase from The Simpsons, things sure are coming up Milhouse for Tigers fans.

Excellent usage. 

The Simpsons Myers-Briggs Test – This looks to have been kicking around the internet for a couple of years, but I’d never seen it.  It’s mildly interesting in an “I’m really bored” kind of way (via). 

REALITY TV – ARE FICTIONAL LAWYERS ON THE SMALL SCREEN CLOSE TO THE REAL THING? – LEGALLYBETTER.COM SURVEY RESULTS – Some UK lawyer website ran a survey asking people about famous teevee lawyers, what they thought of them, and whether or not they would hire them.  Sensibly, nobody would hire Lionel Hutz. 

22 Funny Wall Decorations and Framed Portraits From TV Sitcoms – Pleated Jeans is back, this time with background gags from various shows.  The Simpsons stuff is mostly good, and I’ve always cracked up at the JFK style portrait over Zapp Brannigan’s bed.

Slip-on neles! – This is not in English, but the pictures of the shoes need no translation, especially the pair with pink frosting and sprinkles. 

The Simpsons Homer Backwards Movement Wall Clock – Krusty Brand Seal of Approval for a Homer clock that moves counter-clockwise.  I don’t think I’d want this particular clock, but it might be fun to have a clock that goes counter-clockwise, like one of those maps that has north at the bottom and south at the top. 

Nova Express – Cool, tricolor Homer.  I don’t know how else to describe it. 

Tips for a successful and swift shopping trip – This is excellent usage in an otherwise crappy article:

There is an episode of “The Simpsons” where tycoon C. Montgomery Burns loses his wealth. In the next scene, to show how he is now one of us, the writers scripted him to push a cart through a grocery store. He ends up alone in an aisle being unable to decide between ketchup and catsup. “Whoo, I’m way over my head here,” he concludes.

Burns doesn’t actually say “here” at the end, but that’s extremely minor, and since the quote is apt I’m still calling it excellent usage.  The rest of the article includes idiotically helpful shopping tips like “Make a list” and “Never run out of toilet paper”.  Uh, yeah, I’ll keep that in mind.

Angry parents accuse school of ‘dumbing down’ English by showing The Simpsons in class – This article is woefully incomplete.  If they’re showing these kids Zombie Simpsons, I am outraged.  If they’re showing them The Simpsons, I almost want to father someone just to send them there.  Quoth the crusading daddy:

‘I do think we should raise the level a little for our children. Children should be studying text of the highest quality and I don’t believe this fits the bill.’

I agree.  Simpsons of the highest quality is about as high as quality gets, Zombie Simpsons, less so.  (via Springfield Springfield’s Twitter)

Mélanie Laurent: the real star of Inglourious Basterds – The father of the actress who played Shosanna does the voice of Ned Flanders in France.  That is all. 

The kids are alright – Apt and proper deployment of Helen Lovejoy’s favorite slogan:

"Won’t somebody please think of the children?" is the wonderful catchcry of Helen Lovejoy. In The Simpsons, her hysterical pleas mock a fear-mongering, overzealous approach to parenting which has infiltrated policy debates in Australia. Somehow the kind of politics that any sane person would consider conservative are being passed off as feminist. Wrongly, but hey, let’s not let accuracy interfere with rhetoric!

Smack.  Brought.  Excellent usage.  

Tim’s Ignatieff bar – More unquestionably excellent usage:

To paraphrase the Simpsons, Tim is looking for a "realistic down-to-earth message from Ignatieff that’s completely off the wall and swarming with magic robots."

He swapped out the nouns and left the rest intact.  Bravo. 

Paint Your Wagon…In 10 Words – That crappy Season 9 clip show is, nevertheless, so prevalent in the culture that you can’t even mention “Paint Your Wagon” without mentioning the Simpsons.  Also, there’s YouTube here of Lee Marvin singing. 

Happy Birthday to Me! – Decent quality YouTube of the Ramones singing to Burns as a self applied birthday wish. 

Nikejerk’s Killer ‘Barta-Fett’ Custom – Someone made a Boba Fett outfit for a Bart doll.  Kinda neat. 

Coffee stains and the Simpsons in your LaTeX document – I know nothing about typesetting, but it’s nice to know that if I ever learn about it, I can put Simpsons heads into things. 

Cromulent – Lexicological fun with one of the world’s favorite Simpsons words. 

Big Physics News: The Proton is Small(er)! – This is cool, protons may be smaller than previously thought, and one of the guys working on it is named Carl Carlson. 

‘Top Chef’ recap: Love is in the air – Moderate usage from Entertainment Weekly:

I really don’t need to see my meat or seafood in its original form, and seeing the chefs chop the little suckers in half and the crabs still wiggling made me think of the amazing episode of The Simpsons in which Lisa becomes a vegetarian. The lamb she’s about to eat and worm she’s about to experiment on squeal, “Please Lisa, what did I ever do to youuuu?”

That’s close.  The lamb says, “Please Lisa, I thought you loved me, loved me.”, and the worm says, “Lisa, what did I ever do to you?”  Combine the two and you’re there. 

Eastern Europe’s favorite cat and mouse team, Worker and Parasite! – YouTube of Worker and Parasite. 

Tremendous breakthroughs in fatherhood research – From the same site as the one above, this time it’s just a screen grab, but that doesn’t make it any less funny.  I’ve always like the olde tyme diving suit the father wears. 

It All Comes Back to Frogurt – One woman’s love for the world’s most famous potassium benzoate joke. 

Bart, Burns, Frink, and Godzilla – I didn’t know that Cartwright and Shearer had cameos in that awful Godzilla movie.  Of course, I’ve never seen it. 

BEST OF THE SIMPSONS – This is why we’re not big on lists around here.  Top 10 Simpsons episodes?  You could do a Top 50, and probably a Top 100, and leave out famous classics.  It’s just link bait.  (Which I took.) 

Is There A Gaffe The TTC Isn’t Prone To? – Complaints about the Toronto Transit Commission lead to moderate usage:

To watch TTC chair Giambrone stand up at last night’s public consultation gathering at Danforth Collegiate and try to calm the restive crowd with talk of a process now in motion to review how the commission engages with the public on matter like these only begs the question a reporter on The Simpsons asked when Krusty the Clown announced his retirement: Why now, Krusty? Why not 20 years ago?

That’s close, the actual quote is, “But Krusty, why now?  Why not twenty years ago?” 

in case you didn’t know – This graph with all the voice actors and the characters they play made the rounds this week.  It’s pretty neat. 

Señor Burns: The Loveable Villain from The Simpsons – Click through for a sweet fan made drawing of Mr. Burns. 

Homer Simpson sports ‘ganja hands’ – Note the “Puff” tattoo on Homer’s thigh. 

Edible Icing Image for Cake – Bart Simpson – Planning on making a birthday cake in New Zealand in the near future?  Consider making it a Bart Simpson birthday cake.

FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates – Ugh, Season 22 gets its premier date.  Mark your calendars folks, the blissful summer respite from new Zombie Simpsons comes to a crashing halt on Sunday, September 26th.  That’s ten weeks from this Sunday. 

The Big Stein is eating a calzone in heaven. – And finally, the only look back on the life of George Steinbrenner that includes this excellent YouTube of Burns and Don Mattingly:


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