Reading Digest: Sketches, Drawings and Art Edition

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“Sorry, I wasn’t paying attention.” – Homer Simpson

As the title indicates, there are quite a few different fan made pieces this week, ranging from quick and dirty to very elaborate.  We’ve also got some excellent and poor usage, a bizarre video game/music website, a sweet hockey mask, and video of adorable children not paying attention to Zombie Simpsons. 


Old process, new representation – Smooth Charlie’s click of the week is four awesome pieces of Simpsons art in a gallery in South Korea.  The Lisa one is especially fantastic.

Sitar Hero – Ten million internet points to whoever came up with this.  “Pour Some Curry On Me”, ha. 

Webwatch: Welcome to the internet, my friend! – A short write up of our old friends over at Eye on Springfield (via @dailysimpsons).

WEBSITE OF THE DAY – Isle of Tune – The background:

There are, without a doubt, quite a few things I lie awake at night wondering about. Some of them are quite mundane. Some of them are just a bit weird. A couple would probably make a psychiatrist start taking notes, but not one of them has ever been: "I wonder what the theme from The Simpsons looks like as a road layout"

Yes, that’s right, there is now a website that can finally answer the all-important question, that nobody in the history of human existence has ever, ever, wondered about.

And that’s why we love the Internet, isn’t it?

Yes, yes it is.  The website, and the top rated version of the Simpsons theme

My Simpsons Collection – Though I am generally opposed to Simpsons merchandise, that framed puzzle of Homer at the grill is really cool. 

‘The Simpsons’: Nancy Cartwright looks back at 22 seasons of Bart – Exactly what it says (via @SimpsonsArchive).

Simpsons S1E1 – This is a picture of a handwritten review/synopsis of “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”.  Makes for oddly fascinating reading. 

Bart Simpson Coin Purse by gozer on Etsy – That’s right, a purse. 

Video: Man Beats Bus on Big Wheel – Double fail here:

Homer Simpson once said “Public transportation is for suckers,” and after watching this video of a New Yorker beating a bus in a one-mile race from 10th avenue to Madison avenue by two minutes.

First of all, no he didn’t say that.  Marge once recounted that Homer thinks “public transportation is for losers”, but that’s it.  Second, that’s not a sentence.  Poor usage. 

Nothing related to the Simpsons; and The Fiver’s Little Helper – This is a very Simpsons-Zen approach to confusing topics:

Whenever the Fiver is ordered to conjure "funny" out of incredibly dull stories about takeovers, shares, leveraged buyouts and other unspeakably tedious fiscal matters, our thoughts invariably turn to Santa’s Little Helper, family dog of The Simpsons. Whenever somebody is giving out to him for some misdemeanour, we are invariably shown the putdown from the confused pooch’s point of view: everything is in black and white, an angry human is gesticulating furiously and all he can hear is "Blah blah blah! Blah, blah blah blah blah, blah blah blah! Blah!"

Maggie Simpson – Instructions for creating a pretty good version of Maggie as a Nintendo Mii. 

Sergei Bobrovsky Breaks Out New Gear For Playoffs – If Sideshow Bob is on the side of a goalie mask, it must be playoff time (via). 

Season 22 News Revealed – If you want to gaze into the boring beyond of upcoming episodes, our friends over at Everything Simpsons have you covered. 

Precious could go all the way, says 4J – Cavan is a county in Ireland.  Currently there’s a “Cavan’s Got Talent” music and dance competition going on there.  That lead to this:

Long live the king! Precious is back and this time he means business. The Nigerian St Pat’s student lit up CGT with an amazing take on I Feel Good a few weeks ago and after a couple of so-so weeks (or os-os, as Bart Simpson put it), he showed amazing bouncebackability with a fantastic cover to close the show last week.

Excellent Season 1 reference. 

Time Travelling Through The Eyes Of Harry Potter, Mr. Scott and Marty McFly – Three different franchises, three different takes on time travel.  McFly has the good sense to reference Homer’s toaster. 

The lovable archvillain – Short review of “Krusty Gets Busted”. 

Couldn’t Quite Put My Finger On It – Fan made sketch of four fingers meets five.  Nice. 

fear of loneliness – I don’t know if it’s been going on for a long time and I just now noticed it, but it seems like there are a lot more screen grabs posted with the subtitles these days.  This is one of those all time classic Krabappel lines, and Marcia Wallace nailed it. 

Those Amazing Humans, #287, Matt Groening – Short bio and nice little fan made sketch of Groening. 

Thought Cycle – Animated .gif of Homer at the ballet.

“I don’t know! I don’t know why I did it, I don’t know why I enjoyed it, and I don’t know why I’ll do it again!” -Bart Simpson – There’s nothing at this link (except for a nice WordPress theme), but the quote is spot on so that makes it excellent usage. 

Nicki Minaj Talks Rocking A Marge Simpson Wig – Awesome:

"Never did I think I would be rocking the Marge Simpson," Minaj said in an interview. "But you know what, now that I am [wearing] them I realize that she was cutting edge and before her time. So shout out to Marge.

Enrique Iglesias Totally Looks Like Pepe from “The Simpsons” – Enh.  Kinda. 

"The Simpsons" Reviewed by infoMania’s Kids Kouch – They showed some clips from a recent Zombie Simpsons episode to some kids.  I was going to write something snarky about this, but the YouTube commenters beat me to it:

the new simpsons episodes suck. why would you make them watch those? you horrible horrible man.

rainy1sun 4 days ago


@rainy1sun agreed…seasons 3-8 are the best while seasons 1-2 and 9-10 are pretty good too

joecabot34599 4 days ago

Good to see someone thought of the children.

11 Responses to “Reading Digest: Sketches, Drawings and Art Edition”

  1. 15 April 2011 at 1:06 pm

    There’s actually plenty to look at at this site, although that particular link is just a fabulous quote. Check out the Freakoutville homepage and see what you see…

  2. 15 April 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I’m glad you enjoyed the sketch. I can only hope people enjoy it as much as I enjoy this blog.

  3. 15 April 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Sitar Hero was one of several parody posters produced by The Simpsons Game – http://www.1up.com/news/simpsons-game-parodies-ruffle-feathers

  4. 4 Charlie Sweatpants
    15 April 2011 at 8:38 pm

    @freakoutville I looked at the front page quite a bit after I found the Bart quote. Sorry, I should’ve taken a little more time to write a better description. Do you create or modify those images yourself? They’re fantastic. I particularly liked this one:


    That has to be one of the most “indie band” images ever.

    @brianwdavis Thanks. If you ever draw any other Simpsons related stuff, let me know.

    @rubbercat Ha. I didn’t know that.

    • 15 April 2011 at 9:36 pm

      Hey Charlie Sweatpants! ha!!! Thanks so much for looking around on my page. I do all the digital art, and thanks for the compliment. Lately I’ve been focusing on bands playing Coachella in AZ, which is how The Strokes ended up getting the Freakoutville digitized treatment. I’ve used Simpson quotes often on my blog and on my FB page, as they the most reasonable people on TV and my idols.
      One of my all time favs:

      “I’m not normally a religious man, but if you’re up there, save me, Superman!” -Homer Simpson

      C’mon over to Freakoutville on Facebook sometime, there’s much more there, and please feel free to comment up a storm if you like what you see. ‘Cuz everyone is so…shy!
      Thanks a pantload Charlie!

  5. 6 Anonymous
    16 April 2011 at 2:49 am

    There’s also a ZS episode where Homer says “Public transportation is for jerks and lesbians.” Still no suckers, though.

  6. 7 P. Piggly Hogswine
    17 April 2011 at 12:41 am

    It’s always irked in in some way that Nancy Cartwright talks about ‘Bart the Mother’ being one of her favourite episodes. I can’t stand it and it’s definitely in my shortlist of most hated episodes, even with all the tripe we’ve been served in recent years. But each to their own.

  7. 8 Mr. Incognito
    20 April 2011 at 10:09 pm

    “It’s always irked in in some way that Nancy Cartwright talks about ‘Bart the Mother’ being one of her favourite episodes. I can’t stand it and it’s definitely in my shortlist of most hated episodes, even with all the tripe we’ve been served in recent years. But each to their own.”

    Well, if this summer’s like the last two, then we’ll have Crazy Noises covering Season 10, which “Bart the Mother” is a part of. Maybe the guys can handle that question.

  8. 9 Pappa Large
    27 May 2011 at 6:52 pm


    Does anyone know what episode/season bart says os-os? Thanks

    • 10 Charlie Sweatpants
      27 May 2011 at 8:20 pm

      It’s from Season 1, “Bart the Genius”, right after he gets home from his first day of smart kid school.

  9. 10 June 2011 at 4:42 am

    Dude as a huge Simpsons fan, I must say awesome blog.

    I was going to type the episode review but I was a bit lazy and just took a picture. The original plan was to review every episode ever made in order. Sadly that daunting task is just that, too daunting. Yet I still want to try it again.

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