Posts Tagged ‘Deep Space Homer

24
Feb
20

Quote of the Day

“Mission Control, this is Corvair, launch sequence initiated. All systems go.” – Buzz Alrdrin
“Are we there yet, I’m thirsty?” – Homer Simpson
“Mission Control, request permission to sedate cargo ahead of schedule.” – Race Banyon
“Permission denied.” – Mission Control
“Ugh.” – Race Banyon

24
Feb
19

Quote of the Day

“On the other hand, when you don’t take advantage of an opportunity, you can end up regretting it for the rest of your life.” – Marge Simpson
“You’re right, Marge. Just like the time I could’ve met Mr. T at the mall. The entire day I kept saying, ‘I’ll go a little later. I’ll go a little later’. And then when I got there, they told me he just left. And when I asked the mall guy if he would ever come back again, he said he didn’t know. Well, I’m never gonna let something like that happen again! I’m going into space right now!” – Homer Simpson

19
Sep
18

Makeup Quote of the Day

“How ya doin’ fellas?” – James Taylor
“With all due respect, Mr. Taylor, this isn’t the best time for your unique brand of bittersweet folk-rock. We have a potentially critical situation here. I’m sure you’ll understand.” – Buzz Aldrin
“Listen, Aldrin, I’m not as laid back as people think. Now, here’s the deal: I’m gonna play, and you’re gonna float there and like it.” – James Taylor

08
Sep
18

Quote of the Day

“Where’d you get that thing, anyway?” – NASA Director
“Sent away.” – NASA Guy

25
Feb
18

Whoopsie Quote of the Day

“I wager four hundred quatloos on the newcomer.” – NASA Guy

24
Jul
17

Quote of the Day

“We need a fresh angle to get the public interested.” – NASA Administrator
“The public see our astronauts as clean cut, athletic go getters. They hate people like that.” – NASA Scientist

24
Feb
17

Quote of the Day

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“Inanimate, huh? I’ll show him inanimate!” – Homer Simpson

18
Sep
16

Quote of the Day

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“Ah, TV respects me. It laughs with me, not at me.” – Homer Simpson
“You stupid, ha ha ha…” – TV
“D’oh!” – Homer Simpson

Happy birthday David Mirkin!

24
Aug
16

Quote of the Day

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“Only one of you will be chosen to go into space, so the next few weeks will be a grueling series of tests to determine which one of you is most qualified.” – NASA Administrator
“Oh, and Mr. Gumble, for the duration of the training there’ll be no more beer.” – NASA Scientist
“What? Three whole weeks with only wine? I’ll go crazy!” – Barney Gumble

10
Jun
16

Reading Digest: Space Painting Edition

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“Oh my God! This is a disaster!” – NASA Administrator
“Gotta go!” – James Taylor 

Plenty of entertaining flotsam washed up on the shores of the internet this week. We’ve got weird YouTube, excellent usage, a voice actor map, and a Simpsons reference from the Stanley Cup finals.

Enjoy.

“Deep Space Homer” by Mark Englert – Dark Ink – It’s beautiful, it’s the most awe inspiring sight I have ever seen…

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Sadly, they are already sold out. But the same site has some pretty cool images in a similar vein from Futurama and the like.

Simpsonwave is the chill new aesthetic that everyone’s enjoying without you | The Daily Dot – The kids put such fun things on YouTube these days.

The actors behind the voices – fivesquid – This is a hell of a chart that contains several Simpsons voices. I always forget how much cartoon work Luke Skywalker has done.

The Simpsons: Kelsey Grammer reveals inspiration for Sideshow Bob’s voice | EW.com – Short YouTube video of Grammer talking about the first time he did the Sideshow Bob voice.

Barber ordered to remove Homer Simpson statue from outside his shop because it’s too FAT – Boo.

This One Episode Of “The Simpsons” Can Tear Friendships Apart – This is from Buzzfeed, so you’ll be unsurprised to learn that the headline is an exaggeration. The question is, when Scorpio throws his shoes away and asks Homer if he’s ever seen that before, and Homer says, “Yes, once”, was Homer referring to a different incident or what Scorpio just did? David Silvermen then chimed in on Twitter to say that it was improved between Brooks and Castellaneta, so I guess the debate can continue forever.

Via Jean and the NHL director of Corporate Communications:

Muhammad Ali…In 10 Words – I give you: Montgomery Burns: A Life.

And also via our old friend Galileo:

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9 of the worst Australian accents you’ll ever have the displeasure of hearing – Tobias!

The best obscure Simpsons characters from chimpan-A to chimpan-Z · A.V. To Z · The A.V. Club – Via Noah B comes this alphabetic list that tragically reaches for Zombie Simpsons for the letter X when Xtapolapocetl was sitting right there in front of them.

The Simpsons Rare Vintage Wall Clock – $150 seems steep for this, but that is definitely vintage.

Bart Simpson 68 inch life size Stand-up and Comic – $60 seems like a reach here as well, but that is pretty big.

shopgoodwill.com – #30306850 – Homer Simpson Metal Statue Desk Mate – 6/7/2016 5:15:00 PM – $10 here seems about right, however. The inscription “Ever time I learn something new it pushes some old stuff out of my brain” works well with “Nuclear Safety for Dummies”.

25 Years Later: Was ‘Herman’s Head’ Any Good? – Splitsider – I don’t have the least bit of an opinion on Herman’s Head, but this is a solid reference:

Before 1989 there were three big television networks and none of them were Fox. Then came The Simpsons and by gum, that put them on the map.

18
Sep
15

Quote of the Day

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“Well, Homer, I guess you’re the winner by default.” – NASA Guy
“De fault?  Woo-hoo!  The two sweetest words in the English language!  De fault  De fault!” – Homer Simpson

08
Jun
15

Quote of the Day

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“I, uh, don’t think this contest is over yet, Buzz, if that is your real name.  I believe there is still a little something called the swimsuit competition.” – Homer Simpson
“There’s no swimsuit competition, Homer.” – NASA Guy
“You mean I shaved my bikini zone for nothing?” – Homer Simpson

24
Feb
15

Quote of the Day

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“Clean.  Clean.  Pistol.  Uzi.  Two kids posing as an adult.  Oh, hey Homer.” – SNPP Guard

30
Jan
15

Reading Digest: Suggested Search Edition

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“I suggest a lengthy, inefficient search, at the taxpayers’ expense, of course.” – NASA Scientist
“I wish there was an easier way.” – NASA Director

It’s a very short Reading Digest this week.  The WordPress “Simpsons” tag wasn’t working, those Auschwitz images I linked last week went kinda big, plus all the chatter about Elon Musk meant the signal to noise ratio went to hell again.  We’ve got some usage, some more play reviews, a couple of cool fan doodles, and the first few instances of Bacon Day cards, so it’s not like it’s completely barren.  Things should smooth out by next week.  But first, in the silly fun category, reader Feodor sent in this search suggestion:

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Heh.  Thanks, Feodor!

Enjoy.

Definitive proof that The Simpsons is getting worse – This is just the IMDb ratings put into a nice graphic.  It’s been done before (here and elsewhere), but it’s nice to see people paying attention to how clearly different The Simpsons and Zombie Simpsons are.

Simpsons Star Wars Doodles… – The one of Homer in the famous Episode I poster is great.

The Avocado is the Hipster of Vegetables! – Scroll down for a printable Choo-Choo-Choose You image.

New Valentine’s Day Cards! – And here’s a fan made Etsy version for all your Bacon Day needs.

The I, Omnibus Top Ten (US) Cartoons of the 1990’s – A short history of why cartoons became much better in the 90s:

There were three major factors that brought US animation out of its “Ghetto Age” that lasted throughout the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s, and into its “Golden Age” of the 90’s. One was the Disney Renaissance – its rebirth of motion picture animation, which funnelled over to the television side. The second was the success of The Simpsons, which brought animation back to “Prime Time.” And the third was the success Ren and Stimpy, which reminded network executives that cartoons were once catered towards adults, and could be once again.

Reviews: Theater for thought and laughter – The play in Chicago gets some more critical love.

THEATER REVIEW Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play – Oh, hell, one more.

The Minimalists – Excellent usage:

The rigidity of minimalism’s reductionism has been parodied in mass entertainment, from Absolutely Fabulous (which taught us that if you make your home a white cube, there’s nowhere to stash the booze) to The Simpsons – think of the early 1990s episode in which a Yoko Ono-esque character sits at Moe’s bar and orders “A single plum, floating in perfume, served in a man’s hat”.

New trending GIF tagged happy the simpsons excited… – Here’s an appealing fellow.  They’re a-peeling him off the pavement.

The Full McBain – YouTube of all those McBain clips stitched together.

A kid-filled day – Adorable 4-year-old discovers Simpsons arcade game at a roller rink.  Aww, the kids love it too.

Boo-Urns Night. – Heh:

Nonetheless, Burns Nicht is celebrated all over Scotland (and indeed in many other places worldwide) and the celebration typically features more outlandishly Scottish stereotypes than a heroin-fueled Caber-Toss between Groundskeeper Willie and Ewan McGregor.

Excellent reference.

Rod McKuen, Prolific Poet and Lyricist, Dies at 81 – And finally, this is Critic rather than Simpsons, but this scene always cracks me up:

18
Sep
14

Quote of the Day

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“Sir, the TV ratings for the launch are the highest in ten years!” – NASA Guy
“Yay!” – NASA Geeks
“And how’s the spacecraft doing?” – NASA Director
“I don’t know.  All this equipment is just used to measure TV ratings.” – NASA Guy

Happy birthday David Mirkin!

09
Sep
14

Quote of the Day

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“Payload checklist: IRS surveillance satellite.” – Race Banyon
“Check.” – Buzz Aldrin
“Any farm.” – Race Banyon
“Check.” – Buzz Aldrin
“Children’s letters to God.” – Race Banyon
“Check.” – Buzz Alrdin

24
Feb
14

Quote of the Day

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“Uh, question for the barbecue chef: don’t you think there is an inherent danger in sending underqualified civilians into space?” – Reporter
“I’ll field this one.  The only danger is if they send us to that terrible planet of the apes . . . wait a minute, Statue of Liberty, that was our planet!  You maniacs!  You blew it up!  Damn you!  Damn you all to hell!” – Homer Simpson

13
Apr
13

Quote of the Day

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“You fool!  Now we may never know if ants can be trained to sort tiny screws in space.” – Buzz Aldrin

25
Sep
12

Compare & Contrast: Barney Drunk and Sober

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“Well, here I am, right on time.  I don’t see Barney “Let’s crash the rocket into the White House and kill the president” Gumble.” – Homer Simpson
“Actually, he’s been here since sunrise.” – NASA Guy
“Hi, Homer.  Since they made me stop drinking, I’ve regained my balance and diction.  Observe: I am the very model of a modern major general, I’ve information vegetable animal and mineral.” – Barney Gumble

[Programming Note: I’m way behind on Season 11 Compare & Contrasts, and this post is the first of me digging out to finish them off before Season 24 starts on Sunday.]

Easily the most aggravating aspect of “Days of Wine and D’Ohses” is the way it takes the most central trait of Barney and permanently altered it for no reason other than providing part of a story to one very poorly done episode.  This being Season 11, that is only the tip of the iceberg though.  To add salt to the wound, not only did they make Barney sober because, well, they could, but they also made him anathema to the Barney we knew before. 

In “Days of Wine and D’Ohses”, dry Barney is nothing like Barney in general.  He’s prickly and whiney, petulant and self pitying, and he falls to pieces at the slightest difficulty.  In short, he’s no fun, either to watch or to be around. 

On its own that’s pretty bad, but what makes it even worse is the fact that we’ve seen Barney pull himself out of the bottle before, and not only was he nothing like that fragile wuss, he was awesome!  Consider Barney in “Mr. Plow”, who, while not going stone sober or anything, does get himself together to be the best Barney he can be by taking Homer’s business and destroying it with superior service and well aimed gunfire.  Or Barney in “A Star Is Burns”, who is acutely aware of his own drunkenness, but is still capable enough to put together a sensitive and wildly popular movie that wins the film festival.  And, of course, there’s Barney in “Deep Space Homer”, where we get to see what the normally happy-go-lucky drunk would be like with a 0.0 BAC: still happy-go-lucky, only now he’s fit, attentive and has amazing balance and diction.  On The Simpsons, Barney was always Barney, even on the rare occasions when he was doing something other that spending his life at Moe’s. 

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A talented, if besotted, man.

By contrast, the sober Barney in “Days of Wine and D’Ohses” is nothing like any kind of Barney we’ve seen before.  He has no self confidence, gets nervous and filled with doubt at even the tiniest of problems and can’t even go to an AA meeting by himself.  He spends most of his time in the episode either freaking out about beer, childishly arguing with Homer, and/or despairing of ever being a decent person.  Drunk or sober, those aren’t things we’ve ever seen Barney do. 

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Barney screaming or losing it, this episode has far more of that than I can fit into an image collage.

The Barney who was Harvard bound before Homer introduced him to Duff as a teenager isn’t like this, nor is the Barney who was kicking ass in the NASA competition, the Barney who fails miserably at monorail construction, or even the Barney who went on the mother of all benders and may have given a guest lecture at Villanova. 

What makes the sober Barney of “Days of Wine and D’Ohses” so awful isn’t that he’s sober, it’s that the show seems to have forgotten that while Barney was a drunk, he wasn’t the one-dimensional drunk they made him out to be.  Barney was a smart and talented guy with a lot of potential to do more than sit on a barstool and belch.  He just didn’t care enough to get off the stool so long as he had a drink in his hand.  (Writ larger, Barney is a years long demonstration of the show’s cynical double-take on alcohol: that it really is both the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.)  On The Simpsons, he didn’t need to be drinking to be entertaining, though he certainly could be.  In “Days of Wine and D’Ohses”, he not only doesn’t drink, but he becomes this entirely new person who can’t handle his friends and doesn’t seem like he’d be much fun to hang out with anyway.  It’s not just that they messed with a great character for no reason, they messed with a great character they clearly didn’t understand in the least. 

03
Sep
12

Quote of the Day

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“I hate these worker of the week award ceremonies.” – Carl
“Who even cares anymore?  Everyone that works here has already got one.” – Lenny
“Except for . . .” – Carl
“Hello!  Well, today’s the day for Homer J.  I know I’m gonna win this time.” – Homer Simpson
“Yeah, how come?” – Lenny
“Union rule twenty-six: every employee must win worker of the week at least once, regardless of gross incompetence, obesity or rank odor.” – Homer Simpson




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