Posts Tagged ‘The Joy of Sect

08
Feb
20

Quote of the Day

“You two, stop talking and resume the lima bean harvest.” – Leadermobile

25
Nov
19

Quote of the Day

“We get to see the Leader pass by!” – Homer Simpson
“We toil in the fields and he rides around in a Rolls-Royce?” – Lisa Simpson
“Yes, it would but nice if he’d buy American, but what are you gonna do?” – Homer Simpson

05
Jul
19

Quote of the Day

“You’ve failed at everything you’ve ever tried.” – Principal Skinner
“Whoa, you’ve got my number on that one, buddy. This is a smart group.” – Homer Simpson
“And your stink brings tears to my eyes!” – Moe
“Now, wait a minute, Moe . . . oh, my mistake.” – Homer Simpson

09
Feb
19

Makeup Quote of the Day

“Wait, I’m confused about the movie. So the cops knew that internal affairs was setting them up?” – Homer Simpson
“What are you talking about? There’s nothing like that in there.” – Movementarian Guy
“Oh, you see when I get bored I make up my own movie. I have a very short attention span.” – Homer Simpson

02
Jun
18

Quote of the Day

“The Leader knows how miserable you, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie are.” – Movementarian
“Really? I’m surprised about Maggie.” – Homer Simpson

08
Feb
18

Quote of the Day

“Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Leader! Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Leader!” – Movementarian
“Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Leader! Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-Leader! Leader! Leader!” – Suckers
“Batman!” – Homer Simpson

Happy 20th Anniversary to “The Joy of Sect”! Original airdate: 8 February 1998

07
Jun
17

Quote of the Day

“When you surrender yourself to the Movementarians, you are guaranteed a perfect life of serenity, love, and loving serenity….Not a guarantee.” – Movementarian Video
“Loving serenity . . . it’s about damn time!” – Moe

08
Feb
17

Quote of the Day

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“But what if they try to talk us into something?” – Marge Simpson
“Marge, Marge, Marge, remember when those smooth talking guys tried to sell me a time share vacation condo?” – Homer Simpson
“You bought four of them. Thank God the check bounced.” – Marge Simpson
“So I beat the system.” – Homer Simpson

30
Jan
17

Quote of the Day

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“I’ve never heard of these Movementarians. Are they some kind of church?” – Marge Simpson
“Who cares what it is? The point is these are some decent, generous people that I can take advantage of.” – Homer Simpson

08
Jul
16

Quote of the Day

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“These lima beans are even better than the ones we had for breakfast and lunch. Ooh! A lima bean that looks just like the Leader! I’ll put it with the others.” – Homer Simpson

08
Feb
16

Quote of the Day

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“Hey, look, there’s a big crowd to welcome us back!  Even though we lost.” – Football Player
“Hey, I’ll give you something to cry about, you loser!  You can’t catch a football?  Let’s see if you can catch a rock!” – Moe

02
Apr
15

Quote of the Day

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“I guess it’s back to good, old fashioned voodoo.” – Moe
“Whoa, I need a drink!” – Barney
“Come with me.” – Moe

10
Mar
14

Quote of the Day

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“Watch yourself, Dad, you’re the highly suggestible type.” – Lisa Simpson
“Yes.  I am the highly suggestible type.” – Homer Simpson

25
Sep
13

Idiot to Damage Perfectly Good Liver For Your Amusement Again [Updated Thursday]

Liver Escape

“I just got a bunch of fruity Easter eggs.” – Kearney
“Eww, another liver transplant!” – Dolph
“Oh, no, not again! . . . You’re not getting away that easy, little fella.” – Barney Gumble

It’s been almost a year since the last time I sat down for an extended Simpsons-Beer marathon, and it’s about time I did so again.  Having already done every Season through 7, it’s time I got to the last two single digit Seasons: 8 and 9.  As we’ve done in the past, there is now a poll in the sidebar at right so you can vote on which season I get to watch.  Voting will be closed at 9pm Eastern (US) time on Friday.

As with previous marathons, I will watch the season from start to finish, drinking one beer per episode.  I’ll start at 8:00am Eastern time, and drunkenly finish up around 5:00pm.  (The episodes total about 8h:30m, plus pauses for typing and bathroom breaks.)  While I reserve the right to pause or reverse a little to get a screen grab or a quote, the fast forward button absolutely, positively will not be pressed.

When I did the Season 7 marathon, I didn’t include “Marge Be Not Proud” because these are supposed to be about relaxing and just enjoying the show, and I find “Marge Be Not Proud” to be far from enjoyable.  In that vein, I’ll also be skipping two episodes on Saturday, regardless of which season gets chosen.  If it’s Season 8, I’m going to pass over “The Homer They Fall” and “Burns, Baby Burns”; if it’s Season 9, I’ll excise “The Principal and the Pauper” (obviously) and “Lost Our Lisa”.

Season 25 is just four days away.  If one thing can fortify me for another year of forgettable mediocrity, it’ll be revisiting a year that was neither.

[Update 26 September 9:00pm EDT:  I’ve been taking some well justified flack in the comments for wussing out on not doing the entire season.  Having given it some thought, I can’t come up with a good counterargument, so, point taken.  Season 8’s well ahead at the moment, which means that Larry and Lucius are back on Saturday morning’s course.  I left them off because they are the only episodes in Season 8 that I rarely ever watch, but plenty of you seemed surprised by my choices, so maybe that’s just me.  Besides, I actually like both of them better than “Marge Be Not Proud”, so screw it.  And, yes, if Season 9 stages a comeback, I’ll do both Tamzarian and Risk Homer.] 

16
May
13

Quote of the Day

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“You see me as a god, right, Smithers?” – C.M. Burns 
“Absolutely, sir.” – Mr. Smithers
“You’d kneel before me.” – C.M. Burns
“Boy, would I.” – Mr. Smithers
“Yes.” – C.M. Burns

26
Apr
13

Quote of the Day

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“Will there be beer?” – Homer Simpson
“Beer is not allowed.” – Movementarian
“Homer no function beer well without.” – Homer Simpson

09
Dec
12

Quote of the Day

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“This so called ‘new religion’ is nothing but a pack of weird rituals and chants designed to take away the money of fools.  Let us say the Lord’s Prayer forty times, but first let’s pass the collection plate.” – Reverend Lovejoy

24
May
12

Quote of the Day

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“Do you have anything by Robert Ludlum?” – Hans Moleman
“Get out.” – Just Crichton and King Bookstore Employee

22
Feb
12

Quote of the Day

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“Smithers, why haven’t I heard of this ‘The Leader’?  He’s as rich and wicked as I, but he seems to enjoy tax exempt status.” – C.M. Burns
“Actually, sir, with our creative bookkeeping and corporate loopholes, we only pay three dollars a year.” – Mr. Smithers
“You’re right, we’re getting screwed!” – C.M. Burns

11
Feb
11

Reading Digest: WordPress Meta Edition

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“A new and better life awaits you on our distant home plant Blisstonia.” – Movementarian 

Speaking as someone with experience in setting up and maintaining websites, perhaps the greatest compliment I can give to WordPress is that I almost never notice it.  For a cost of precisely zero dollars, they provide professional grade web publishing tools that allow me, the crank with a few things on his mind, to spout my gibberish without worrying that the amateurishness of the presentation will detract from the amateurishness of the content.  It’s really a fantastic system, and the “rah-rah, yay! blogging” attitude of their official pronouncements never crosses the line from enthusiastic to cloying. 

Along those lines, at the dawn of 2011 they started a campaign to get people to blog more, part of which is based around the idea of posting once a day no matter what.  The result of that is several links this week to other WordPress blogs that ruminate on posting, writing and watching the Simpsons.  We’ve also got the usual assortment of excellent usage and random Simpsons stuff, including a new Lisa themed Tumblr site, plenty of YouTube, and board games. 

Enjoy. 

Intertextuality and the Study of Texts – Smooth Charlie’s Link of the Week is this academic discussion of one of the Tracey Ullman shorts. 

The 10 funniest fictional drugs from TV and movies – Flintstones Chewable Morphine is on here.

Brad Bird Claims To Be Much Happier Doing Live Action Movies – I love me some Brad Bird, but this seems like a stretch:

Brad Bird has already left a substantial mark on the film world (his departure from The Simpsons led to the show’s downfall, but that’s a whole other thing entirely).

Talk up live action all you want, I bet his license plate reads A1134EV. 

A Tree in the Forest – A rather long post about writing and the nature of . . . well, here:

Most people would like something they made, either written, painted, filmed, et cetera, to be viewed, read, and have some sort of feedback or give someone some catharsis. Yet this is seldom happens… brings me back to the tree in the forest. I know it’s not cliché, it’s a zen parable that was on The Simpsons. If creating art is the tree, than when it falls, the creator has the pleasure/satisfaction/transcendence of the moment of creation, yet it exists in a vacuum. Only to one person is there a noise.

This is a little all over the place.

I am clapping with one hand. 

Should I be posting more often? – That’s up to you.  But you can’t go wrong with this:

I will probably open my evening with “Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?” because Emily Haines was who. I. wanted. to. be. freshman year of college. And proceed to watch several episodes of The Simpsons.

When it doubt, watch The Simpsons

I put on makeup today because I was so bored – See the previous link:

Hopefully it equals an hour or so because instead of reading yesterday or today, I did things like watch The Simpsons and eat chocolate-covered pretzels.

Kev’s Life For Sale – Framed Simpsons posters will always have resale value (scroll to the bottom for the picture).  Also, nice Lebowski reference. 

Lisa Simpson Gets Book Club on Tumblr – There’s some unavoidable Zombie Simpsons, but except for the fact that Lisa says “New Republic for Kids” not “The New Republic for Kids”, this is excellent usage:

Here is a particularly funny quote from the show: “Well, I think we should invest in a set of The Great Books Of Western Civilization. Look at this ad from The New Republic For Kids: Each month, a new classic will be delivered to our door. Paradise Regained, Martin Cheselwitt or Herman Melville’s twin-classics Omoo and Typee.”

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Sneak Peak:The Simpsons Meet Halle Berry – Zombie Simpsons sketched up Halle Berry for an Academy Award episode.  I submit this as further evidence of what I was talking about yesterday

Monorail! – YouTube of exactly what you think it is.  That song never gets old. 

Report Smokes Out Tobacco Use on TV Shows Popular Among Kids – This is beyond stupid, but it does give me a chance to link back to this, which remains applicable. 

Where half-assed knowledge is further diluted into nothingness… – Excellent image usage, and check out the first and third comments. 

Krustyland! – A neat bunch of photos from the Simpsons ride at Universal Studios.  That rack of Homer slippers is going to replace the whale in my nightmares. 

Don’t get bored, get BOARD games! – They made a Simpsons version of Clue?  Of course they did.  This post also contains two other fantastic things: cheap used stuff and Bill Nye. 

Day 56 – February 3rd, 2011 – I’ve never played that Simpsons game, but you can never get enough Ham Ahoy. 

Go Banana! (and Seahawks) – There was an ad during the Super Bowl where the NFL edited a bunch of clips from old and current teevee shows so that all our favorite characters were wearing officially license apparel.  This link has the video, as well as a still of the Simpsons part, and this excellent observation in the comments:

Maude Flanders loves the Bucs so much that she came back from the dead to cheer for them.

Gym class was never really my thing – An animated .gif (from our friends at Eye On Springfield) of Lisa’s very athletic ability to dribble a basketball with her face.

Homer’s Night Out – Animated .gif of Homer’s night out.  Also, nice WordPress theme. 

Ruthless aliens probe Shepherd’s Pie – An excellent use of Kang and Kodos dolls. 

New Promotional Image Released for Season 22 – Our friends over at Everything Simpsons have a promo image for Sunday’s upcoming clusterfuck.  I think the Kwik-E-Mart ran out of Blue Dye #52.

Snowmageddon was a bust – Shotgun full of snow YouTube. 

The Simpsons – Hand In Toaster – More YouTube?  More YouTube. 

Thomas Edison…In 10 words – Now let’s all visit Edison’s boyhood gift shop. 

Fischer’s Friday Five – And finally, I get to end the way I like to, with someone who agrees with us:

The Gay Steel Mill

Classic Simpsons episode where Homer worries that Bart is gay so he takes him to a steel mill to show him what real men are like.  Amazing how great The Simpsons used to be before Family Guy came around.  Watch the video and enjoy!

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