Monday, July 30, 2007
Well, The Simpson's movie finally opened and we all had to see it. There were many funny parts including an hilarious sequence with a naked Bart skateboarding through town and another always funny Itchy and Scratchy. The laughs didn't come quite as often as they often do on the TV show. I wish they'd done a few musical numbers and showcased more favorite characters like Apu and Mrs. Crabapple.
That's my own Simpson's avatar up there visiting the Simpson's house. Not surprisingly, their messy home resembles my own, although it is more likely to be me with napping with yummy doughnuts than my husband.
Make your own Simpson's avatar at the movie's homepage.
Can you believe that there are still some people who think The Simpsons is a bad influence? It's the best social satire around.
Some great quotes I found in a google search:
Mr. Burns: I'll keep it short and sweet -- Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Homer: You don't like your job, you don't strike. You go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
Bart: I smell a museum.
Homer: Yeah, good things don't end with 'eum,' they end with 'mania' or 'teria.'
Ralph: The doctor said I wouldn't have so many nose bleeds if I kept my finger outta there.
Homer: You know, my kids think you're the greatest. And thanks to your gloomy music, they've finally stopped dreaming of a future I can't possibly provide.
Lisa: Do we have any food that wasn't brutally slaughtered?
Homer: Well, I think the veal died of loneliness.
Troy McClure: HI. I'm Troy McClure. You may remember me from such self help tapes as 'Smoke yourself thin' and 'Get some confidence, Stupid!
Troy McClure: Hi. I'm Troy McClure, you might remember me from such driver's ed films as "Alice's Adventures through the Windshield Glass" and "The Decapitation of Larry Leadfoot."
Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.
Ed Begley Jr.: I prefer a vehicle that doesn’t hurt Mother Earth. It’s a go-cart, powered by my own sense of self-satisfaction.
Leonard Nimoy: Hello. I'm Leonard Nimoy. The following tale of alien encounters is true. And by true, I mean false. It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies. And in the end, isn't that the real truth? The answer is: No.
I do regularly miss the new Simpson's shows when they are broadcast, but we all are addicted to the reruns. My kids always run out of their media time (90 minutes/day) and then sneak onto the stairway when I watch the episode that's broadcast while I cook supper. I catch my son when he can't keep from laughing out loud.
Back to crafting tomorrow....