Category Archives: politics

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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We The Purple: Recasting Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

We’re recasting our second Jimmy Stewart movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, just in time for the 2016 Federal election! ­ Stewart made a lot of films, across a handful of well-trod genres. Mr. Smith though is his most civic-minded, … Continue reading

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February Trivia Recap, and March Date!

February means one thing, and one thing only to us: Presidents Day! We salted The Classic Simpsons Trivia quiz with a slate of red, white, and blue questions about the Commander-in-Chief, and even dedicated our mid-trivia solo competition to one especially forgettable past … Continue reading

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It’s all just politics Homer (plus I got knocked out 40 times in a row).

There’s another election coming soon–I know what you’re all thinking “An election!? That’s one of those deals where they close the bars isn’t it?” The Republicans have fielded a minor league of also-rans so far (really, almost all of them have run … Continue reading

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Simpsons joke origins: Sideshow Bob’s campaign ad

Remember when Sideshow Bob ran for mayor? I’ll spare you the embarrassment of not knowing who Sideshow Bob is and show you his campaign ad. I wasn’t old enough to be paying attention in 1988, but I was paying attention 2 … Continue reading

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