Posts Tagged ‘Trash of the Titans

30
Jan
20

Quote of the Day

“Oh, gosh, you know, I’m not much on speeches, but it’s so gratifying to leave you wallowing in the mess you’ve made. You’re screwed. Thank you, bye.” – Ray Patterson
“He’s right, he ain’t much on speeches.” – Moe

04
Sep
19

Makeup Quote of the Day

“My campaign is a disaster, Moe. I hate the public so much. . . If only they’d elect me . . . I’d make ’em pay!” – Homer Simpson

27
Apr
19

Makeup Quote of the Day

“Sorry I’m late, everyone. Somebody tampered with my brakes.” – Ray Patterson
“Well, then you should’ve been early.” – Homer Simpson

30
Dec
18

Quote of the Day

“Okay, people, we need to cook up a new holiday for the summer. Something with gifts, cards, assorted gougeables.” – Costington’s Boss
“How ’bout something religious? We had great penetration last spring with Christmas 2!” – Costington’s Executive

02
Aug
18

Makeup Quote of the Day

“Dad, is this another one of those situations that could be solved by a simple apology?” – Lisa Simpson
“I never apologize, Lisa. I’m sorry, but that’s just the way I am.” – Homer Simpson

26
Apr
18

Quote of the Day

“John Paul, how are the new uniforms? Do they match the suede boots? Beautiful! Did you get the new trucks? Are they amphibious? Well, there’s only one way to find out!” – Sanitation Commissioner Homer Simpson

Happy 20th Anniversary to Simpsons classic “Trash of the Titans”! Original airdate 26 April 1998.

19
Aug
17

Quote of the Day

“Don’t worry, folks. He’ll get the help he needs.” – Bono

26
Apr
17

Quote of the Day

“Listen, Homer, I hate to be a fussy Freddy and all, but Maude’s folks are here are they’re a tad touchy about odors.” – Ned Flanders
“Then you might want to close your windows before the sun hits Diaper Hill.” – Homer Simpson
“Look, Daddy, I’m the king of the mountain!” – Rod Flanders
“Rod get off of there!” – Ned Flanders

26
Apr
16

Quote of the Day

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“Hey, Ray, cleaning out the old office, eh?” – Homer Simpson
“If I hadn’t already packed my letter opener, I’d give you such a stabbing.” – Ray Patterson

06
Sep
15

Quote of the Day

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“Lenny, my man!” – Homer Simpson
“So, Homer, if we vote for you, what are you gonna do different?” – Lenny
“What am I, the answer man?  Just vote for me!” – Homer Simpson

26
Apr
15

Quote of the Day

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“Homer, that crazy lady who lives in our trash pile attacked me again.” – Marge Simpson
“That’s not the way she tells it.” – Homer Simpson

09
Feb
15

Behind Us Forever: Walking Big & Tall

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“Well, this man doesn’t crawl, he stands tall!  That rhymes, Marge, and you know it rhymes.  Admit it!” – Homer Simpson

Another week, another structurally messy, weirdly lifeless, exposition heavy, joke lite episode of Zombie Simpsons.  They open with a flashback to “30 years ago” when Hans Moleman was mayor and all the current adults were kids.  They sing a crappy song, have a montage, sing it some more, then Bart and Lisa are commissioned to write a new song.  After all that, Marge sends Homer to a support group for people to lose weight, but he ends up at a support group for people who don’t want to lose weight.  Wacky hijinks ensue, each one more fully explained to the audience than the last.  It ends with a montage of Homer gaining and losing weight.  If you haven’t watched it, you’re not alone.

– The couch gag was, uh, kinda weird.

– So the gag here in the past is that everyone had more hair?

– Also, this song is really bad.

– And now we’re in multi-city song montage because this was supposed to be funny.

– Got to our pointless, nonsensical self-voice celebrity early this week.  And they were nice enough to introduce him in their usually lazy manner: he appears from nowhere, then someone shouts his name to let us all know who he is.  This time it was Otto, “Pharell Williams!”.  Thanks, Otto.

– And he’s gone, riding backwards out of town on a horse.  Well, at least that didn’t take too long.

– The weird reminiscence about “Stark Raving Dad” was kinda strange.

– Montage!

– But this montage got interrupted by Homer asking Bart what he was doing and Bart replying that he was writing a song.  Well done, Zombie Simpsons, usually you don’t have explicit exposition in the middle of a dialogue free montage.

– And they ended it with more needless explaining: “We did it, we wrote an awesome song!”

– The new song is also bad, and they had Bart and Lisa’s instruments disappear for no reason.

– So the song ends, and everyone stands up and claps.  Homer is stuck in his seat, tries to get out, and can’t.  Just in case, though, Exposition Marge says “Homer, it’s a standing ovation, get up.”  They really can’t help themselves.

– And now Homer is flinging a bench of seats around and tossing people across the room.  Also, there is screaming and exposition as Homer yells, “Stop fearing me!”.

– It just keeps going!  Homer: “Can’t you say something to help me feel better?”/Marge: “I’m sorry, but I can’t.”

– Marge just pulled a pamphlet from her hair.

– Homer is asking Comic Book Guy about the fat pride group.  Nice of them to explain things before we see them.  Otherwise we might be confused.

– “Now repeat after me”, there’s a phrase this episode could’ve done without.

– Guh, “I’ve always wanted to blindly follow somebody, and I think you just might be the guy”.

– Homer just got home and explained what we just heard him say.  Now they’re expositing the exposition.  If the universe collapses in on itself today, this may be why.

– Homer and Marge are “arguing” in the living room by restating what happened and telling us how they feel.

– Homer is listing fat insults at Moe’s.  It goes on for a quite some time, and while there are a couple that are okay, it’s mostly the kind of list that a show that hasn’t been phoning things in for over a decade would prune a bit, you know?  Here it’s just filler.

– Chief Wiggum is getting arrested and tased by Lou for some reason.

– Marge just bailed Homer out and restated the plot again.  It’d been almost a minute since that happened, so it was getting hard to remember.

– After the commercial break, Bart and Lisa asked Marge what’s wrong, and she recounted what we just saw.

– And then Bart replies that he and Lisa have learned that they can solve any problem through song.  They know that the script notes aren’t supposed to be recorded as dialogue, right?

– Bart and Lisa wrote a song again, so Marge introduced it by telling us about what we were about to see.

– And that got dropped like a rock, so Marge and Homer are now rehashing the story for the eleventh time or so.

– Homer’s giving a eulogy.  Sadly, it’s not for the series.

– And we end on Homer and Marge walking home and, you guessed it, talking about what just happened again.  Then there’s a montage of Homer’s body changing a bunch of times before we get to the future where Bart is Robocop.  No, I am not making that up.

Anyway, the numbers are in, and they are smoking crater level bad.  Last night, just 2.85 million people wondered whether Zombie Simpsons was trying to affirm or mock fat people.  That is the lowest number at 8:00pm ever, and second lowest all time behind only last year’s “Diggs”, which was broadcast at 7:30 and had 2.65 million viewers.

Granted, the Grammys were apparently on last night (I was kinda surprised they still bother to broadcast those), but that is a seriously bad number.  Just how bad is it?  Well, 60 Minutes, which exists primarily to frighten old people, did better among 18-49 year-olds than Zombie Simpsons.  That’s about as bad as it gets.

22
Mar
14

Quote of the Day

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“Ow, ow, stupid trash, rotten, stinky, hate world, revenge soon, take out on everyone.” – Homer Simpson

19
Apr
13

Quote of the Day

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“Homer’s a great nuclear safety inspector, but I don’t know if I trust him with my garbage.” – Carl

25
May
12

Reading Digest: Outsourcing Edition

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“Can’t someone else do it?” – Homer Simpson

This week we’ve got two links to reviews of “Lisa Goes Gaga” that use my favored technique of pointing out how crappy Zombie Simpsons is compared to The Simpsons.  If this keeps up, maybe I can just outsource all of the criticism next season.  In addition to that, we’ve got a great new Tumblr, a couple of longer reads about The Simpsons and other comedies, some fresh information about the Maggie short that’ll be in theaters this summer, an old video game review, two people who agree with us, and lots more about that post-apocalyptic Simpsons play that’s opening this weekend.

Also, Chapters 9 & 10 of the book are now on-line for your Friday afternoon distraction.  And don’t forget to vote for tomorrow’s Simpsons-Beer Marathon.  Season 2 is ahead right now, but Season 7 is still very much in the running. 

Enjoy.

MOVIE SIMPSONS – Smooth Charlie’s Link of the Week is my new favorite Tumblr.  (via)

Sunset for the Animated Giants – A thoughtful (albeit somewhat soft on Zombie Simpsons) discourse on how old so many of the original generation of animated comedies have become.  Between Zombie Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy (and it’s various spinoffs), and South Park, pretty much every big animated series that’s still running was started a long time ago. 

SNEAK PREVIEW: Mr Burns Goes to Washington – Feature – May 23, 2012 – Lots more detail about the play that’s opening this weekend in Washington D.C.:

The second act of Mr. Burns, set seven years later, finds the same group of survivors readying themselves for a live reenactment of "Cape Feare," complete with staged commercials, and vying for audience members with rival troupes of sometimes violent fellow reenactors.

And in the third act, set 75 years in the future, the actors — now dressed in yellow face paint and four-fingered gloves to approximate the Simpson look — are now enmeshed within what Washburn calls "an institutionalized Simpsons theater that produces the Simpsons legend." In their play-within-a-play, Sideshow Bob has been replaced by a version of Mr. Burns, the proprietor of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, who serves, according to Washburn, as an "amalgam of a lot of figures…but has become the [personified] fear without a name or face."

See, Zombie Simpsons?  This isn’t that hard.  You make each act build upon the one before it.  If you’re in or around D.C., you can get tickets here.

‘The Simpsons’: Exclusive details on Maggie’s (short) big-screen adventure – Jean gave out a few tidbits about the animated short, most notably that it’s four minutes long, has no dialogue, and will feature a return to Ayn Rand School for Tots as well as the baby with the one eyebrow.  More on this next week. 

Worst Simpsons Episode Ever – The first of two epic takedowns of “Lisa Goes Gaga”.  This one explicitly compares it to several episodes (including “Stark Raving Dad”:

I went in thinking to myself that this was going to be a half hour advertisement for her and I even considered not watching, but you know what, I gave the episode the benefit of the doubt. I went ahead and sat down to watch, I chuckled at the couch gag thinking this might not be that bad. That chuckle was the only positive response I made towards the episode, the rest was just too unbearable to watch (at least that one Ke$ha opening sequence a few seasons back was relegated just to the credits). I honestly do not know whose idea it was to base an ENTIRE episode around Lady Gaga, but it was exactly what I thought it was going to be, just a half hour promotion for her. It seems as having  Lisa depressed that she was the most unpopular girl in school (which was already done to better effect in Season 8′s  “Summer of 4 Ft. 2″) was the best reason to work Lady Gaga into the “story”, what followed was stupid costume changes, dance and music sequences, and a kiss between Gaga and Marge (what the %*$# was that about!?) that only seemed to serve the purpose as to cater to Gaga fans.

There’s more at the link. 

Lady Gaga, Lisa Simpson, and Self Esteem – And this one basically is a Compare & Contrast, with “Lisa’s Substitute” as the good side of the Force:

All in all, “Lisa’s Substitute” achieves the same goals that “Lisa Goes Gaga” does, making Lisa feel better about herself. But it does so in a larger context, with more complexity, and in a sweeter and far more realistic way, highlighting how far this show has fallen.

So, I have a summer to decide if I really want to keep watching The Simpsons. I’m not a quitter, but there is only so much I can take before I start forgetting that the show had episodes like “Lisa’s Substitute”, and begin thinking that this is the show that brought us 22 minutes devoted to glorifying Gaga.

I say go ahead and quit, it feels great.  There’s also YouTube of Ralph’s Lyme disease report, which never gets old. 

Fandemonium: Super Fans and Building Communities – Yet more stuff from the play, specifically about what fandom, now so associated with being on-line, would look like after the lights went out. 

Eulogy: Remembering the 2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes – Excellent reference:

But it all came to an end, as the Homer Simpson boxing approach to hockey finally ran out of luck when the Coyotes came up against the Drederick Tatum of the Western Conference in the Kings. The extra fluid padding the brain — known as Mike Smith — that let the rest of the Yotes pretty much get pummeled for large portions of the playoffs without a knockout finally succumbed.

Anonymous Works: Early Bart Simpson – That is kind of creepy looking. 

More Simpsons Cat Humor – A single image with all the signs outside Burns Manor from “Rosebud”.

Wiz Khalifa, ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ – A couple of people have determined that this video was at least partially inspired by “Homer’s Phobia”.  Can’t say I disagree.  Some women finally show up toward the end, but . . . yeah. 

Krusty’s Super Crap House – A video review of “Krusty’s Super Fun House” for Sega Genesis.  The game is not very good, though since it has basically nothing to do with the show or any of its characters, it is a perfect example of Simpsons merchandise.  (Thanks to reader Toad Titan for sending in the link.) 

How well do you know Mr. Burns? Find out at Simpsons trivia night – There are still quite a few upcoming D.C. area trivia nights if you want free tickets to the play. 

Girl on Girl on TV: Week of May 13-May 20 – I still like “Are you even left handed?”, but this would’ve been good:

The Simpsons: This week Edna walked in on Ned when he was in the middle of his LGBT meeting. “Left-gifted, bidextrous and trans-handed.” My first thought was that the acronym was an unbelievable stretch. Not a single part of that is something that people actually say. My second thought was that in the bickering that followed they missed out on an opportunity to have one of the left-handed people say that “ambidextrous” isn’t a real thing and those are just right-handed people who want attention.

Heh.

Remix: The Combining of Genres in The Simpsons – Student paper on exactly what the title says.

Homer Simpson, eat your heart out – Shh, do you want to get sued?

Jury Duty…In 10 Words – That’s right, I think words I would never say.

Chernobyl Diaries…In 10 Words – This reporter promises to be more trusting and less vigilant in the future. 

Woo-Hoo – Neck-to-shoulder body paint advertising the Simpsons game.  The rest of the site is in a similar vein, though you may want to wait until you get home to view some of them.  There are quite a few Homer face labias. 

Bud Selig and the Homer Simpson Approach – Criticizing baseball’s long time commissioner with excellent usage:

Nerd 2: What are you going to do, Mr. Simpson?

Homer: Actually, I’ve been working on a plan. During the exam, I’ll hide under some coats, and hope that somehow everything will work out.

The preceding quote is from one of my favorite episodes of The Simpsons entitled “Homer Goes To College.” Not only is it a classic Homer moment, it also perfectly sums up the way Bud Selig has handled the A’s stadium situation.

Well done.

An interview with David Mitchell – Refined British sophisticates agree with us:

And do you think it’s still as good?

No, I think probably it isn’t but I think, to be fair, it’s been going on so long that it’s had an up and down graph and I only have a vague sense of what’s more recent. I believe it’s had a better patch of late than it did a few years ago but it’ll probably never return to being as good as it was in the late 90s. But I love those characters so much that I’ll watch them even in the slightly less good episodes. And still, there’s got to be 150 amazing episodes which is a huge achievement.

It’s still mind blowing that there are so many that are so damned good.

A good show dies, and it turns out that’s sometimes alright – And finally, a spectacular agreement with us:

The reason I’m happy, then, is — well, how do I put this kindly? I don’t want to see 30 Rock turn into the Simpsons. Or as I like to call them anymore, the Zombies.

Yet again, don’t misunderstand and murder me. I think The Simpsons was a great show in its prime, a show that was easily the best animated sitcom for years, and arguably the best show on air altogether. But the problem is, The Simpsons hasn’t been in its prime for over a decade.

He basically called it Zombie Simpsons!  Awesome. 

19
Jan
12

Quote of the Day

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“I want to register to run for sanitation commissioner, and tell the fat cats upstairs: things are gonna change in this town.” – Homer Simpson
“Okay, but this is where you register as a sex offender.” – Clerk
“Aw, jeez, there’s always a line.” – Moe

11
Jan
11

Quote of the Day

Check Writing Machine

Image shamelessly stolen from worthpoint.com.

“How could you spend 4.6 million dollars in a month?” – Marge Simpson
“They let me sign checks with a stamp, Marge!  A stamp!” – Homer Simpson

14
Sep
10

Crazy Noises: Trash of the Titans

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“Gentlemen, I’m pleased to report strong holiday sales from the Christmas-Hanu-Kwanza spend phase, and things look good for the Mom-Dad-Grad gift corridor.  Uh, then we’ll have the usual summer lull but, hey, we’re making enough money, right?” – Doomed Executive

There’s no new Zombie Simpsons until, gulp, the end of the month, so we’re going to spend what’s left of the summer overthinking Season 9.  Why Season 9?  Because we did Season 8 last summer, and Season 9 was when the show started becoming more Zombie than Simpsons.  Since we’re too lazy to do audio and too ugly to do video, we’ve booked a “chatroom” (ours is right between the one with the sexy seventh graders and the one with the bored federal agents pretending to be sexy seventh graders).  So log on to your dial-up AOL and join us.  This text has been edited for clarity and spelling (especially on, well, “especially”).

Today’s episode is 922 “Trash of the Titans”.  Tomorrow’s will be 923 “King of the Hill”.

Charlie Sweatpants: Trash first? Or mountain climbing?

Dave: Trash.

  I’ve been talking about it all day.

Mad Jon: To whom?

Dave: To fellow classmates, we spent the morning discussing a case involving incinerating waste at high temperatures with molten metal

Mad Jon: So is the university developing a plan to move towns 5 miles down the road?

Dave: You never know.

Charlie Sweatpants: It’s a bit of a cop out ending, but I do like the gravity of Quimby invoking Plan B at the end. Especially when he says that the time for panic has come.

Mad Jon: I like how the plan is ‘all purpose’

Charlie Sweatpants: Yeah. This is another one of those Season 9 episodes where the jokes are better than what’s going on around them.

Dave: It’s an elegant solution.

Charlie Sweatpants: Patterson’s farewell speech comes to mind as well.

Mad Jon: Most of Patterson’s dialogue is pretty entertaining

Dave: As is the music accompanying his departure off stage

Mad Jon: that was a parody of something was it not?

Charlie Sweatpants: It’s the theme from Sanford and Son.

God bless Redd Foxx and his smutty soul.

Steve Martin gets a few good lines. His “Friendship? You told people I lured children into my gingerbread house” always cracks me up.

Mad Jon: I am not too upset with Homer overall in this episode. The plot is a little crazy, but it’s pretty good for season 9

I could do without the garbage water walk, but I do like when Homer comes in and announces the garbage men are cutting off their service

Charlie Sweatpants: There’s some very Jerkass Homer behavior, which I dislike.

  The fact that they just alluded to his ass kicking at the hands of the garbage men is a good touch.

Mad Jon: Well, it’s more of a jerkass attitude, especially on the campaign trail.

Charlie Sweatpants: But there are too many instances of him falling into pointless rage for him to be really entertaining.

Dave: Yeah, fool me once and all that.

Charlie Sweatpants: He threatens Bart to kiss the pumpkin, and his bizarre stance against apologizing in general just makes no sense.

It’s clearly to the point where he knows he can get away with shit, and I don’t like that.

Mad Jon: But the line about secretly being disappointed at his kids for apologizing make me chuckle.

Charlie Sweatpants: While I’m mentioning the pumpkin, putting the lips on the pumpkin as a way to get rid of excess Halloween inventory for “Love Day” was an enjoyably subtle gag.

Mad Jon: Until he praises Bart for not apologizing

Charlie Sweatpants: Homer turning his head away from the bear he doesn’t want is in the same mold.

Mad Jon: Cute and quiet

Charlie Sweatpants: Yeah. At some point we’re going to have to discuss the U2 thing, which was both good and bad.

Mad Jon: Is now that point?

Dave: I’m going to go on a limb and say the U2 wasn’t all that terrible.

Charlie Sweatpants: Good in that they handled it well, it was nice to see Bono making fun of himself before he became the world’s foremost do-gooder, and I love the potato joke, but how Homer just assumed he could walk into the concert kinda ruins things.

Mad Jon: Yeah, the potato joke was great. I laugh when I think about it.

Dave: Homer’s behavior has little to do with U2, no?

Charlie Sweatpants: Like I said, the jokes in this episode mostly work, but the structure is terrible.

  Well, the waste management thing kinda does.

Mad Jon: Also, as much as I hate Bono, I am pleased to see he has a good sense of humor

Charlie Sweatpants: But it crashes and burns when Homer tries to do his dance.

Mad Jon: Agreed

Charlie Sweatpants: Though him getting beaten is kinda funny, as is the other U2 guys wanting to escape for a pint.

Mad Jon: Especially when they tell the other guy he can’t come

Charlie Sweatpants: The problem is that he walked on-stage at a U2 concert. Real Homer never would’ve done that, only Jerkass Homer does that.

Dave: That I’ll give you.

Charlie Sweatpants: Are we agreed that the high point of the episode is the Garbage Man song?

Mad Jon: It’s a catchy song.

Charlie Sweatpants: I may just love it because I’ve listened to both versions from that one Simpsons CD, but it always cracks me up.

Mad Jon: I guess the high point is difficult for me to pinpoint, as most of this episode, while relatively entertaining, just sort of moves along.

Charlie Sweatpants: But it does move along.

  I can think of a lot of Season 9 that lingers like a stale fart.

Mad Jon: Agreed. I didn’t say I don’t like this episode.

Dave: I don’t think any of us has said that.

Mad Jon: I do like it, I would watch this one before half of season 8.

Charlie Sweatpants: I wouldn’t go that far, but this is way above the worst of 8.

Mad Jon: Wow, this got out of hand on my part. Sorry, sorry everyone.

Charlie Sweatpants: You have been drinking.

Mad Jon: That is correct.

Charlie Sweatpants: I also cut this episode a lot of slack because despite its celebrities-as-themselves and Jerkass Homer parts, it has a ton of quotable lines.

There’s “Animals are crapping in our houses and we’re picking it up. Did we lose a war?”, “Can’t someone else do it?” is a marvelous campaign slogan, and there’s “They let me sign checks with a stamp, Marge! A stamp!”

Mad Jon: That’s definitely a good one.

  And I probably drop the “did we lose a war” line several times a week at work.

Dave: “That’s not America, that’s not even Mexico.”

  Love that line.

Mad Jon: Another good one.

Charlie Sweatpants: And there’s just some great little moments. The “Love Day” conference at the beginning is great (especially when the one guy gets hauled off for suggesting such heresy as the concept of “enough” money).

Dave: That’s basically my day-to-day.

Mad Jon: I do really like the business meeting.

Charlie Sweatpants: But perhaps the best part is that this is one of the last episodes where Moe is still Moe, an angry, bitter sex offender who is willing to shoot Homer over an unpaid bar tab.

  That’s the Moe I know and love.

Mad Jon: Very true, its not long before he starts trying to improve his life and cries a lot.

  Many, many times.

Charlie Sweatpants: That is much less fun.

Mad Jon: Agreed.

Charlie Sweatpants: Well, I’m kinda done on this one. There’s just one last thing I’d like to bring up.

Mad Jon: Go for it.

Charlie Sweatpants: At the beginning, when Homer’s stuffing all the Love Day refuse into the garbage can, he stomps on the bear about three times. It’s funny, but I get the feeling that if that had been a season earlier it would’ve ended a beat or two sooner, and if it had been a season later it would’ve gone on much, much longer.

Mad Jon: Probably, I actually don’t have a problem with that scene. But you are probably right. Good thing it went just the right amount of time for season 9.

Charlie Sweatpants: It works, it’s just the kind of thing that might’ve worked a little better with less, and would’ve been run into the ground had it happened much later.

But that’s it, shall we climb the mountain?

Dave: I think it’s time.

27
Aug
10

Quote of the Day

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“Whoa, whoa, whoa, can I help you?” – U2 Concert Security
“Potato man.” – Homer Simpson
“Where the hell have you been?” – Paul McGuinness

08
Jan
10

Reading Digest: Overwhelmed by Sycophancy Edition

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“Now, uh, you were saying how great I was?” – Homer Simpson

On account of Christmas and New Year’s there hasn’t been a Reading Digest in a couple of weeks.  (I should’ve made note of that in advance, but I deluded myself into thinking I’d get at least something up.  Sorry.)  And now in its return week it’s overwhelmed as the world takes note of FOX celebrating 450 episodes and twenty years.  Of course, only about a third of those episodes are actually Simpsons caliber and the real anniversary was three weeks ago, but we’re talking about FOX and Zombie Simpsons here, they’ve never been the most detail oriented of outfits. 

I’ve only linked a few of the many things I came across this week that slobbered undeserved praise all over the rotting corpse that is Zombie Simpsons, to link them all would be pointless.  No matter how many times people write “still great after 20 years!” it isn’t going to make Zombie Simpsons any less dumb.  But we’ve also got some excellent usage, a strange trivia quiz, lots of interviews and two people who think the show sucks now.  One of them seems normal, the other is either insane, a craigslist prankster, or both.  Enjoy.

Matt Groening interview – This is long and kinda dry, but it’s mildly interesting (via Twitter). 

Morgan Spurlock Celebrates ‘The Simpsons’ – This is just Spurlock talking Simpsons.  Also, Parade magazine has one of the goofiest and most chaotic corporate websites I’ve ever seen. 

Why are "The Simpson’s" still on the air? – Crazy people sometimes say things that makes sense, even if you have to wade through a whole lot of bigoty bullshit to get to their point.  This should give you the proper flavor:

This show has runned it’s course.

The rest of it isn’t any more coherent (though I did flag it for “best of craigslist”) and it calls Smithers “Wayland”.  See what you’ve done Ortved? 

DVD Giveaway: The Simpsons Season 20 – Want to surrender a bunch of contact information for a small chance at getting a free copy of one of the most craptacular Zombie Simpsons seasons ever?  I don’t, but I’m not you. 

And on the other hand, there’s a fist. – This is a defense of drinking and it has excellent usage.  This is easily my favorite link of the week. 

The Simpsons and Musical Parody – They didn’t title their website “Overthinking It” for nothing. 

What ‘The Simpsons’ can teach us about life – This is sort of cute, though I think they miss the point of a few things. 

Simpsons Trivia – now with answers – Someone put up 25 Simpsons trivia questions and the commenters nailed them pretty quick.  No Zombie Simpsons either. 

What sign does Marge Simpson seem to be? – Yahoo Answers is always good for a chuckle and that’s double true when it combines Simpsons with astrology.  This was chosen as the best answer:

she strikes me as a virgo or a cancer or an aquarius lolz maybe a gemini. that was random lol

There are twelve astrological signs, but they’ve got it narrowed down to only 1/3 of them.  Man do I love hating astrology. 

Will I get arrested for calling? – Oh Yahoo Answers, you’re at it again. 

Remember When The Simpsons Used To Be Good? – And finally, this is the entire post:

It used to be funny because it was true.
Mayor Quimby: "Are these morons getting dumber, or just louder?"

Bravo. 




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