Category Archives: The Simpsons

WHAT THE HELL YOU DOING WITH MY MONEY IN YOUR HOUSE?: It’s a Wonderful Life

Hi, this is Diana, the person who rarely writes these essays. I’m writing now because, despite being a jaded individual who hates schmaltz, I love It’s a Wonderful Life. I had never seen this movie until a few years ago. … 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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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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Love in the Time of Scurvy; As You Wish

Whenever a book is adapted into a movie, people always say, “The book was better.” At first glance, that’s exactly what happened to The Princess Bride. It bombed in ticket sales at the theaters. Continue reading

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New Recasting: Love in the Time of Scurvy

I know it’s been a really long time since we’ve done a recasting, the ostensible purpose of this blog. That’s because Diana works like a Japanese beaver and rarely has the time. But! In honor of our friend Johnny Grind, … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster Embiggens Our Lives with New Word

You never know what your lasting contribution to the world will be, if that thing you create will be your legacy. The Simpsons has gifted pop culture with many indelible moments: pink donuts, the monorail episode, the show’s years long “war’” … Continue reading

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