Reading Digest: Graffiti Edition

Homer's Odyssey4

“Our city is under siege by a graffiti vandal known as ‘El Barto’.  Police artists have a composite sketch of the culprit, if anyone has any information, please contact us immediately.” – Chief Wiggum
“Cool, man.” – Bart Simpson

We have two links to some awesome Homer graffiti this week.  One is just random, the other was apparently commissioned by the building owner, but has now been painted over.  Also, we have a 2-year-old Simpsons fan, legal advice from the show, vintage bootleg t-shirt images, illegal hallucinogens, and some excellent usage. 


Just What Are Diapers For? – Awesome 2-year-old picks up one of Bart’s favorite expressions. 

My 25 Favorite Bart Simpson Chalkboard Punishments (Jesse James) – Mostly good stuff here.

Are you saying Boo or Boo-urns? – A list of useful Simpsons quotes, like the link above, it’s mostly good. 

Best tool ever: Simpsons used to teach law – A non-profit group in Canada has created a paper that uses the show to explain legal concepts to high schoolers.  You can view it here.

Restore Stephen Baldwin by giving him your money – I’m 99% sure this isn’t a joke, but as soon as I saw it, all I could think was “Let’s Save Tony Orlando’s House!”.  The video really has to be seen to be, uh, believed. 

Black Bart Simpsons – Three bootleg images from 90s t-shirts.  I don’t think I’d ever seen the one on the right before.

Red Lantern Maggie Simpson – Cool fan made Maggie drawing. 

Interview with Character Designer Dan Haskett – Haskett did some of the character designs for the show, this is a long interview with him about modern animation in Hollywood.   

springfield’s finest… – Neat wood carving of Wiggum, Lou and Eddie.  Downside, they’re on a surfboard (which I think was from one of those abortions in Season 12.) 

Gary Oftedahl: Homer Simpson and me…Really! – Excellent usage (including a quote) expounding on the Homer Simpson instinct in all of us. 

Simply The Best Post #30 (Television Shows) – This is a list of the top five television shows, Simpsons is #3.  I don’t really care about that, but this baffles me:

I haven’t loved the last six or seven seasons of the show but I’ve only randomly watched episodes and really do feel as if it’s still better than most of the bullshit that’s on television these days. I really do hope that The Simpsons will go another 20 years.

That’s not something you do not see very often, someone who doesn’t watch Zombie Simpsons but still defends it. 

Square Hotel’s Homer Simpson Homage Coming Down – A cool looking graffiti Homer has been painted over.  You can see the original here.  He’s got the dead eyes!

It all adds up in the endForfty

Lego Homer – Exactly what it says it is. 

The Most Boring Event in American Sports – I’m a football fan and I don’t think I’ve ever made it past the first hour of watching the NFL Draft.  Once the first few picks are off the board, it gets very boring very quickly, though it is nice to check back in every hour or so to see how it’s going.  Regardless, this is excellent usage:

Announcer:”We now return you to exciting 15th round action at the Canadian Football League Draft.”
Analyst: “And so, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who scored only four rogues all last season…

The quote is dead-on and apt. 

“The map is not the territory”… – This is an interesting post on perceptions, reality and old books.  Near the bottom is something I did not know:

As we endeavor (but not too hard) to avoid the fallacy of misplaced concreteness, we might recall that it was on this date in 1987 (44 years to the day after “Bicycle Day,” the day that  Dr. Albert Hofmann, the discoverer of LSD, deliberately took the hallucinogen for the first time) that The Simpsons debuted, as a short within The Tracey Ullman Show.

Mmmm, LSD. 

Why My Mum Should Reconsider Telling My Dad Not To Drink Beer… – YouTube:

The Hulu crawl at the bottom is a little annoying though. 

Game-Day: A Beer brewed by 7-11…Would you buy/drink it? – Scroll down for a sweet Duff Beer poster, vintage 1997. 

Homer Simpson graffiti – Finally, thanks go to Flickr user duncan for snapping the image and putting it up with a Creative Commons license:

Homer Graffiti

1 Response to “Reading Digest: Graffiti Edition”

  1. 1 D.N.
    25 April 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I love that picture from “Homer’s Odyssey.” Lot of nostalgia attached to that episode for me, as I believe it’s the very first Simpsons episode I ever saw, when it premiered in Oz back in 1991. In retrospect I think it’s one of the least-best episodes of the first season, but back then I thought it was great.

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