I recently finished a book I think my fellow bloggers would enjoy. “Planet Simpson: How a cartoon Masterpiece defined a generation” by Chris Turner is an interesting look at how the Simpson’s have helped to shape pop culture as we generation X’ers know it. The book is written by a very liberal person whose bias does ring throughout but the overall book was enjoyable once you got past that. The book recalls many memorable Simpson moments bringing warm thoughts of the hilarity of homer, the antics of Bart, the morals of Marge or the brains of Lisa. It recounts the stereotypes the show propagates both within Springfield and when the Simpson’s go abroad (Especially to Australia and Japan). Memorable side characters from Sideshow Bob to all of Phil Hartman are best. Hank Scorpio is also given an honorable mention as Albert Brooks best. Without giving to many of the conclusions it draws to in the book the author does a pretty good job of tying all the parodies together and pointing out some that casual watchers would have missed. I also found a complete listing for the news headlines that scroll across the bottom in the episode where fox news is being watched. Those will be placed at the bottom of this post. I highly recommend this book for any Simpson fans and for those who wish to ponder the significance of the show and the satires it produces.
All of the following run across the bottom of the Fox News Screen on the Simpson’s
Do democrats cause cancer? Find out at Foxnews.com
Oil slicks found to keep seals young, supple
Brad Pitt+ Albert Einstein= Dick Cheney
Building burned down in NYC.. Hillary Clinton thought responsible.