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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2010, 10:39:26 AM »
JJ, I think we must have had a telephathic conversation recently.  I has this cross my mind as a great thread too!  +K

As for my contribution, I love the Max Power episode.

Homer: From now on, there are three ways to do things: the right way, the wrong way, and the Max Power way.
Bart: Isn't that just the wrong way?
Homer: Yeah, but faster!

http://www.youtube.com/v/4w3zdkmw2E4&hl=en_US&fs=1

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2010, 10:52:33 AM »

I like the dig @ Family Guy right at the end.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/6872418/Simpsons-stories-the-tomacco-man.html

Simpsons stories: the tomacco man

Rob Baur is generally a straightforward, sensible man. A senior operations analyst at an Oregon sewage treatment utility company, he’s responsible for research and development in the wastewater field, something he’s been doing for 33 years. ‘I’ve had one wife, one employer’, he says, ‘try to keep it simple.’ He’s a liberal sort of fellow who loves The Simpsons.

It’s the latter point that has given Rob Baur 15 minutes of fame that have lasted seven years. In 2003, inspired by an episode of The Simpsons, he grafted together a tobacco root and a tomato stem to make ‘tomacco’.

In ‘E-I E-I D’oh’ (episode 231, first aired November 1999) Homer invents giant tomacco plants that taste disgusting but are completely addictive (‘That’s horrible!’ says Bart as he spits one onto the floor: ‘I want another one!’).

Baur’s tomacco, on the other hand, has made him something of a Simpsons legend and given him a story to dine out on to this day (at wastewater conferences, he says, he often gets introduced as ‘Mr Tomacco’). After the plant produced its first fruit, he sent a press release about what he’d done to a local television station, thinking they might find it reasonably funny.

Before long, people at The Simpsons heard about what Baur had done and invited him and his family to their offices. Baur had thought that one of the writing staff had probably read an article – as he had – in a mid-Seventies edition of Scientific American, in which a researcher grafted tobacco and tomato together. The idea was to show that you could grow tobacco leaves with no nicotine (which comes from the plant’s roots).

The writer of the tomacco episode was Ian Maxtone-Graham, who’d come up with the storyline as a satire on big tobacco. Baur gave Maxtone-Graham a tomacco he managed to grow, and Maxtone-Graham ate it.

Part of Baur’s intention in growing his tomacco was to poke fun at the tobacco industry. When he first read the article in Scientific American, he was moved: ‘I thought, wow, you could grow tobacco with no nicotine and prove the lie that people smoke for the flavour. They’re smoking for this insecticide, nicotine.’

His parents were both smokers: his mother died of lung cancer and his father had a lung removed when he got the disease as well. Watching the episode of The Simpsons reminded him of all of that – not the sort of epiphany you can imagine getting from an episode of, say, Family Guy.

That's awesome- I know Rob Baur, he's one of my clients!  I had no idea he grew  tomacco!  I've got to give him a call today!  That rules!

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2010, 10:54:13 AM »
JJ, I think we must have had a telephathic conversation recently.  I has this cross my mind as a great thread too!  +K

As for my contribution, I love the Max Power episode.

Homer: From now on, there are three ways to do things: the right way, the wrong way, and the Max Power way.
Bart: Isn't that just the wrong way?
Homer: Yeah, but faster!

http://www.youtube.com/v/4w3zdkmw2E4&hl=en_US&fs=1

I just got season 10 on dvd for xmas... Watched it while home sick the past two days...
Loved that one.

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2010, 11:07:05 AM »
This one always cracks me up, and I sing it often. Actually, whenever someone serves me salad. Unfortunately, this is the best clip I could find.

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/0W5x5kugnbs
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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2010, 11:15:07 AM »
I've been coming to where I am from the get go
Find that I can groove with the beat when I let go
So put your worries on hold
Get up and groove with the rhythm in your soul

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2010, 11:22:41 AM »
I don't get mad, I get stabby.
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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2010, 06:48:57 PM »
That's almost as catchy as...
dental plan is the first appearance of the famous "yoink"  its one of my most used words. 

but heres another good one
http://www.youtube.com/v/2pqcESS0gRc&hl=en_US&fs=1&
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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2010, 07:01:54 PM »
Bart: Dad! You killed the zombie Flanders!

Homer: He was a zombie?

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2010, 07:03:56 PM »


stupid sexy flanders

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2010, 07:21:19 PM »
A woman is like a beer. They look good, they smell good, and you’d step over your own mother just to get one!
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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2010, 08:42:48 PM »

http://springfieldpunx.blogspot.com/

This guy draws various people and characters as Simpsons. He's pretty good too.



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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2010, 09:11:17 PM »


stupid sexy flanders

Did that guy make the jump from furthurnet?  I think I have one of their shows in my archive


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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2010, 11:41:17 PM »
It's like BJ Galore over here!


I use records for that and don't have to justify it to my friends.

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2010, 11:49:32 PM »
You don't make friends with salad!