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Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« on: January 07, 2010, 02:33:02 PM »
I thought one of the best cartoons of all time deserved its own thread here.  If your a person who loves  the simpsons just post what ya want.
I will start this thread on a heady note.
http://www.youtube.com/v/ySSyikG42xA&hl=en_US&fs=1&
and something else since i know keller and some would be wise guys with this thread :wink:
It's like BJ Galore over here!


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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 03:01:25 PM »

and something else since i know keller and some would be wise guys with this thread :wink:


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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 03:12:33 PM »
Great idea for a thread, JJ!
Here's the pic we all know is coming:



and a link to a site that I like to frequent occasionally

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 #3 on: January 07, 2010, 03:25:30 PM »

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.


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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 03:45:13 PM »
"It's refreshingly addictive!"
Quote from: Trey Anastasio
But, I don't think our fans do happily lap it up, I think they go online and talk about how it was a bad show.

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 04:35:32 PM »
prinskipper skipple and super nintendo chalmers rule the school.

whats that in your kitchen?
aurora borealis.
really? the aurora borealis is contained in your kitchen?
yes.
can i see it?
no.


(off the top of my head, maybe not 100%)

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010, 06:45:34 PM »
Me flunk English? That's unpossible.
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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2010, 06:57:46 PM »
Is this the end of zombie Shakespeare?
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But, I don't think our fans do happily lap it up, I think they go online and talk about how it was a bad show.

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2010, 07:07:24 PM »
Marge: Homer, he prefers the company of other men.

Homer: Who doesn't?!?!
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 #9 on: January 07, 2010, 07:32:17 PM »
Shuddayamouth!

Shut your mouth.

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2010, 08:17:56 PM »
Marge: Homer, he prefers the company of other men.

Homer: Who doesn't?!?!

"I like my beer cold, my music loud and my homosexuals FLAMING!"
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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2010, 07:47:03 AM »
This is Ned Flanders...my friend!!!!

What'd he say?

I don't know.  Something about being gay.

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 08:22:36 AM »
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How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?

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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2010, 08:25:21 AM »
This is Ned Flanders...my friend!!!!

What'd he say?

I don't know.  Something about being gay.
ah homers got one of those robot cars.  (crash) one of those american robot cars
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Re: Anything cromulent that embiggens you! anything Simpsons thread
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2010, 08:48:07 AM »
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How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?

/end thread.  :beers:
That's because you were drunk!

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