Read this quote today and it is so funny yet true..
“We started out like Romeo and Juliet, but we ended up in tragedy.”
If you don’t get it, then, well, you don’t get it. 🙂
So, on the way to Sauvie Island, we stopped at a 7-Eleven to get a parking permit for the day, and even though the whole store wasn’t branded a Kwik-E-Mart, everything inside was “Simpsonized”, I just had to pick up a sixer of Buzz Cola. Not sure if I am going to drink it yet or not though 🙂
One of my favorite things about Portland, is that the street names around where I live are named after Simpson’s characters! Matt Groening grew up in Portland, which is really cool to boot, but how cool is it to live on “Burnside” street, for Montgomery C. Burns 🙂
People probably think I am getting on the Simpsons Movie bandwagon here, since this is my 2nd Simpson’s related blog post in like a week, but I swear, I liked them before the movie 🙂 – Oh yeah, on a unrelated not, 7-11’s are turning into Kwik-E-Marts, but Portland isn’t one of the cities, WTF is up with that? Anyway’s – Here are the street names and corresponding Simpsons character.
and there might be more, that I just don’t know of. But it is really cool to say, yeah lets go meet on this bar, down on Flanders. Ahh, Flanders. I always think of the little ditty, “Hens love roosters/Geese love ganders/Everyone else loves Ned Flanders.” and Homer chimes in “Not Me!” and then they say “Everyone who matters loves Ned Flanders” – hilarious! 🙂
A while back (way back in April 2005 – wow they had blogs then?), I posted on how to create your own South Park character, and you know, looking at my referrer logs, this is one of the top queries to get to my site
Today I read on Jeff’s blog about the Simpson Character creator, well, you know I just had to try it. (BTW Jeff, I can’t link to individual posts on your site, you might want to turn on permalinks or whatever they are called on blogger.com)
Anyway’s, here is my character
You can create your own at http://www.simpsonsmovie.com/main.html
Played it tonight…pretty fun game…kind of easy, but still fun.
Yahoo news is reporting that Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury might be performing on “The Simpsons”. The Simpsons have always had big name stars on their show, including Tony Blair and Mick Jaggar. Williams gave an interview where he praised the Simpsons for being on the mark for how society is. The Simpsons are probably the most religious family on TV, so Williams starring in a show wouldn’t be that out of line. Even though Homer might drink beer and get on his kids’ for being screw ups, he still drags himself to church, even when he’d rather be watching football.
Pretty much every normal American is a fan of the Simpsons, because the Simpsons act like Americans do. One non-fan, President George W. Bush said: “We need a nation closer to ‘The Waltons’ than ‘The Simpsons.”‘ Maybe that is why our country is so screwed up right now. Even though the Homer Simpson is religious, he doesn’t wear it on his sleeve and use it to push his agenda, like Bush does. I’m sure Ma and Pa Walton would love what Bush is doing, I’m sure they were devout Christians. But you see, Lisa Simpson is a Buddhist, and Homer doesn’t mind, he is open to all religions, and if President Bush saw that, maybe he too would understand how the world works, instead of going to war for no reason.
Anyways, the Simpsons are always doing new and crazy things, and this is something new and cool. I can’t wait to see the episode.