Category Archives: The Simpsons

California Scheming

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – This was a quite ambitious movie for its time, bringing together many of the most famous comic actors of the time. Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Jonathan Winters, Mickey Rooney, Phil … Continue reading

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The Most Horrific Time of the Year

Here are some thoughts on the horror and horror-adjacent movies that Beth and I watched this month. Halloween in a Box – This documentary is about the cheap costumes that came in what looked like pie boxes, made by Ben … Continue reading

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Groening Goes Medieval

Disenchantment – I took a while in watching this still relatively new Netflix series created by Matt Groening, but I’m caught up as of last night. It’s an animated comic medieval fantasy, and as such the jokes focus largely on … Continue reading

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Kondo for Sale

Someone recently posted this article in response to a mention of Marie Kondo on Facebook, and I had a few thoughts regarding it. Especially with what’s going on the government these days, it’s probably never a good idea to outright … Continue reading

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So You’ve Ruined Your Life

I’ve written before about the floating timeline and the problem with recent flashback episodes for The Simpsons. Last night, we had another rather confusing flashback that contradicted just about everything that had been previously established. Okay, maybe it wasn’t THAT … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves a Clownfish

Finding Nemo – I saw this one in the theater when it was new, but haven’t watched it since then. The animation of animals under the sea is quite impressive. Pixar humans still looked weird at this point, but we … Continue reading

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When Humor and Anti-Humor Collide

I found this post by Amy to be interesting, as I think we have similar senses of humor in many respects, and I’m somewhat fascinated by the concept of anti-humor. I’ve never come across the “No soap, radio!” joke in … Continue reading

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Stand by Your Madman

I have to suspect that part of the reason Republicans have trouble distancing themselves from Donald Trump is that conservatism promotes loyalty to a leader as long as they’re officially on your side. There’s a reason monarchy and fascism are … Continue reading

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Simpcestry

There was a Simpsons tie-in book released in 1991 called The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album, credited to Matt Groening, although I don’t know how much of it he actually wrote. As with most of these tie-ins, the information is pretty … Continue reading

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Springfield, Springfield, It’s a Hell of a Town

YouTube recently recommended this series of Simpsons Mysteries videos, which are interesting to people like me who tend to over-analyze just about everything we enjoy. Obviously the show negates any real notion of continuity in time or place. Springfield can … Continue reading

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