Category Archives: Cultural Impact

Simpsons in Mourning: Perry, Flint, Tork

It’s been a while since we donned our dark clothes and gathered with our Springfield brethren to recite the kaddish prayer. But now it is early in 2019, and grief has visited members of our community thrice . . . … Continue reading

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RIP Penny Marshall, Director, Actress, and The Babysitter Bandit

Today we learned that Penny Marshall has passed away at 75. Penny Marshall may be most well-known to older folks as Laverne from the sitcom “Laverne & Shirley.” Movie fans will also know her as the director of the Tom Hanks-starring … Continue reading

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Bongo Comics 25 Years Retrospecticus

As traditions go, New Comic Book Day may be pretty minor, but it’s a special day for folks who read them. Each Wednesday of the month, thousands of us make a pilgrimage to our LCS (Local Comic Shop) for a … Continue reading

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“Stole, made up, what’s the difference?” Bojack Horseman and The Simpsons, Part 3

It’s that time again! That time when J and I binge-watch the new season of Bojack Horseman and make note of the Simpsons references that we, as people who live and breathe Simpsons references, can’t help but catch. If you’re … Continue reading

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Simpsons Brackets: The Rock Bottom Interview

One of the biggest Social Media hits in the Simpsons fan community this past year has been the pair of “Best Episode” elimination competitions run by Simpsons Brackets. If you’ve ever heard of NCAA basketball’s March Madness, it’s like that … Continue reading

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Mike Reiss Interview: Jokes In Vast Quantities

  Mike Reiss’ new book, “Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons” is a biography and tell-all of sorts about his years working on “The Simpsons”, and much more. He’s honest, friendly, funny, and blunt when … Continue reading

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Simpsons in Mourning: Bell, Forman, Ermey (updated, Barbara Bush)

If you don’t have a hero in your life, you at least have someone distant that you look up to. We hope that our heroes never grow old, that they stay strong, vibrant and important forever–just as they are in … Continue reading

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