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The Missing Links: T.Hanks A Lot

Trampoline Bridge! Oh. My. God. Trampoline Bridge. Tram. Po. Line. Bridge. That makes me feel like this. Speaking of The Simpsons… * Happy 55th Birthday, Dan Castellaneta Celebrate the birth of the voice of Homer Simpson by discovering four Simpsons controversies that didn’t end in lawsuits. * T.Hanks for the Great Costume Ideas This clip from The Colbert Report is [...]

The Missing Links: Russia’s Secret Diamond Stockpile

News From the Springfield Precincts The election is still several weeks away, but at least we know how Homer voted: * My Favorite Phrase of the Week: Diamond-Filled Asteroid Crater The Russians may have a secret diamond source that contains TRILLIONS of carats worth of dazzle. * The Nutritional Value of Last Meals Earlier this week, Matt Soniak served [...]

Pythagoras: World’s Nerdiest Cult Leader

Historically, cults and their leaders haven’t had much luck getting good publicity. Maybe it’s because of their intense religious fervor or their creepy recruiting methods, but most people do their best to avoid these cliques (not to mention the punch they serve). But hey, they aren’t all bad. Ancient mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras had his [...]

The Missing Links: Springfield’s Most Obscure Residents

Who Doesn’t Love Baron Von Kiss-A-Lot? There have been an astounding 508 episodes of The Simpsons. And nuzzled in among the more well-known characters like Homer, Bart and Flanders is an entire universe of really obscure, rarely seen oddballs. The writers of The Simpsons share their favorites. * Genetically Mutated Butterflies Take Flight It’s been about a year and [...]

Sacrilicious – The Simpsons Tin Tote

Sacrilicious Tin Tote | $14.95 Be the coolest kid in school with this tin tote/lunch box featuring a classic image from The Simpsons. Whatever Mom puts in your lunch box, you can dream of doughnuts just like Homer Simpson does! This large capacity tin tote has the graphic on both sides, a metal latch, and a [...]

Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work and Whether It Was Intentional

It was 1963, and 16-year-old Bruce McAllister was sick of symbol-hunting in English class. Rather than quarrel with his teacher, he went straight to the source: McAllister mailed a crude, four-question survey to 150 novelists, asking if they intentionally planted symbolism in their work. Seventy-five authors responded. Here’s what 12 of them had to [...]

The Simpson Couch Gag By Bill Plympton

(YouTube Link)  In case you missed the latest episode of The Simpsons, here is the only part of the show that really mattered-a strange yet rather touching couch gag by the king of sketchy animated sequences Billy Plympton! Watch as a bizarro version of Homer struggles with his feelings for both the couch and Marge, with frenetic [...]

Invasion of the Nintendoids

Totally rad! You can be a Nintendoid, too, with all this cool gear from Homer’s of Omaha! That is, if you were a young gamer in the early ’90s who bugged his parents until they bought such stuff. Clothing available in men’s and children’s sizes. Link

“Simpsons” Creator Matt Groening’s Dad Was Named Homer, and He Made Movies

Matt Groening created “The Simpsons,” and as we all know, Homer Simpson is the patriarch of the family. Well, Homer was the name of Matt’s dad too…but he wasn’t a doofus. The late Homer Groening was a documentary filmmaker, a WWII pilot, and a writer, among other things. Today I thought I’d [...]

Tastes Like TV

The following article is from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Tunes Into TV. When TV characters cook, the results are often disgusting. Drink: Flaming Homer Show: The Simpsons (1991) Origin: Homer is bored at home one night -forced to watch his in-law’s vacation slides- and he doesn’t have any beer, so he makes a cocktail from whatever he [...]