Reading Digest: Real Life Soul Donut Edition

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“Well, well, finishing something?” – The Devil

This week, someone not only made Simpsons donuts and posted the recipe, they made the Soul Donut!  Excellent.  In addition to that we’ve got fan art everywhere from crosstitch and felt to statues and house paint.  Plus there’s some excellent usage, more episode rundowns and reviews, and more.


Note: Still no news on contract renewal.  I continue to assume there will be a full Season 27.

Homer Simpson’s Donut Recipe – Just what it says, with easy to follow instructions and this:


Etsy: Marge Simpson Cross Stitch – Excellent and for sale.

Works in Progress – And coming soon from the same woman as the link above, Moe!

Simpson – Fan made Homer out of felt.  Excellent.

5 ‘Simpsons’ Episodes That Could Have Been The Series Finale – “Behind the Laughter” still gets my vote.

This website archives everything Bart Simpson has ever written on the blackboard – Metro.co.uk rediscovered that site that has all the chalkboard images on it, so it was making the rounds this week.

Brighton students wake up to massive Simpsons mural being painted on their home – Neat:

Renowned Brighton graffiti artist Aroe MSK was commissioned by the landlord to paint the striking artwork on the house in Hartington Road as a result of his Viaduct Road piece last month.

There’s a couple of good pictures at the link.

Weekend Gaming Goodness – Awesome:

The Simpsons trivia tournament was, as many predicted it would be, perfectly cromulent.
The questions were tough, the players were nerds. I went into that tournament all but certain we’d win; we placed fourth.

I am an early Simpsons nut and the questions were all from seasons three to ten. How could I fail? I’ll tell you how: questions like What is the name of the gun store from which Homer buys his gun?

Fourth. Shameful.

Really though, my friends and I had a blast. The host was dressed as Otto and the prize for winning was an inanimate carbon rod.

Our team name? Worker and Parasite.

PeteSnyder on Twitter – Apparently there’s now a “Bartman” sculpture in front of the FOX News headquarters:


Old Money – I love that wool shawls are in “Activewear”:

-“Grandma’s World” has to be real store somewhere.

Brush With Greatness – Ah, for when Homer’s screams were quick and meant something:

-My favorite part of the episode? Probably Homer’s reaction to seeing Burns in his house. He screams the most abrupt scream in the history of television.

Round 1, Battle 6 – (S.9 Ep. 16) Dumbbell Indemnity vs (S.2 Ep. 1) Bart Gets an “F” – That’s an easy one.

Round 1, Battle 7 – (S.8 Ep.14) The Twisted World of Marge Simpson vs. (S.7 Ep. 11) Scenes from a Class Struggle in Springfield – That’s close, but I gotta go with those stuck up rich snobs and their abalone sandwiches.

Round 1 – Battle 8 – (S.8 Ep.16) Brother From Another Series vs (S.8 Ep. 20) The Canine Mutiny – Yeah, gotta go with the Sideshow brothers there.

Round 1 Battle 9 – (S. 2 Ep. 22) Blood Feud vs (S. 3 Ep. 5) Homer Defined – Oof, that’s rough.

TV Pick of the Day – Heh:

Watch it for: Some dark Simpsons gags (think cops and brothels), a lesson in the dangers of the household rake.

You may remember me from such shows watched from the set of $ale….. – Heh.

Tao of Homer – Philly sports bar heh.

Hello Kitty x The Simpsons – One of the shirts in the wild on a real person.

This leaked Sony email helps explain why most Hollywood movies are garbage – Excellent usage:

Shore’s email (Subject: “Spidey thought”) reads like the pitch scene from the Poochie episode of The Simpsons (“He needs more attitude!“) It imagines an EDM blasting, Tough Mudder-running, Snapchat-obsessed douchebag Spider-Man.

Sony: The Studio That Makes FOX Look Competent.

Doctor Who and The Simpsons among the most important television articles on Wikipedia – Well, most referenced, anyway.

The Simpsons Transcend the Apocolypse in Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play – The Vegas version of the play has some seriously creepy Simpsons masks.  Bravo.

Ignore the news and watch The Simpsons – Good advice:

Thoughtful investors know their job is to restrain the reflexive response, which produces behaviour that is the very antithesis of intelligent investing.

I follow the maxim of a commentator who said: “The best thing to do at key turning points is to ignore the news completely and watch the Simpsons”.

I have found this to be good advice.

Minecraft PS4 Adds The Simpsons DLC This Week – That is all.

Cate Street deal shows danger of crony capitalism – Excellent reference:

Given all that, the idea that Maine might end up playing Springfield to Cate Street’s Lyle Lanley should come as no surprise. The only difference between the Cate Street scheme and Lyle Lanley selling Springfield a monorail in “The Simpsons” with the city’s nuclear fallout settlement money is that at least Springfield was lucky enough to have Marge Simpson as a lone voice of reason. Though she was completely ignored, she argued to use the settlement money on traditional infrastructure improvements, like repairing Main Street.
Under the dome in Augusta, there was no Marge Simpson: the New Market tax credit plan sailed through with bipartisan support.

New trending GIF tagged tv cartoon the simpsons… – Burns and his favorite word.

New trending GIF tagged tv cartoon the simpsons… – Nerd!

New trending GIF tagged the simpsons woody allen… – That’s noted taxpayer Willie Nelson, not Woody Allen.

16 Responses to “Reading Digest: Real Life Soul Donut Edition”

  1. 1 May 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks for including my cross stitches!!! <3 I've also got some Simpsons buttons in my shop foxonanisland.etsy.com

  2. 1 May 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Hmm, I wonder if the statue was erected in honor of the late Andrew Brietbartman?

  3. 4 Noah P
    1 May 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks for the links! (Also, I can’t be the only person who finds the fact that the poster behind Bartman calls Bill O’Reilly “the most powerful name in news” hilarious.)

    • 5 Vivian Wallace
      2 May 2015 at 3:38 pm

      No, I caught it too.

      [QUOTE]Note: Still no news on contract renewal. I continue to assume there will be a full Season 27.[/QUOTE]

      So why does Wikipedia list the leftover episodes for season 26 that will air as season 27 episodes (unless the upcoming season 27 episodes haven’t been released yet)? And why does this season only have 15 episodes instead of the usual 20 to 22? I feel like FOX is slowly trying to kill off the show (short of moving the show to a different timeslot) and Al Jean is in denial that the show will reach season 30. Plus, in the fall, FOX is scheduled to air that show “Bordertown” and they’re bringing back “The Last Man on Earth,” so they have to make room somehow (unless they’re going to get rid of Family Guy and either Bob’s Burgers or Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

      This whole thing feels sketchy, or is it just business as usual in the TV biz?

      • 6 Bleeding Gums Murphy
        2 May 2015 at 5:56 pm

        I’m not sure if I’m understanding what you have said, but the 7-8 of the first episodes of a modern season are leftovers from the previous season, so for the Season 26 broadcast run they only air around 14 episodes of the Season 26 production run. That there will be a Season 27 is guaranteed (Season 26 having 28-29 episodes? That would be weird), what we don’t know yet is whether there will be a full Season 27, and if there is, how many episodes has Fox requested. If they only request 14-15, then there would be leftovers for a Season 28, and that would be a sign of the incoming end of the show, but if they order another 21-22 episodes, then don’t forget we’re here forever.

        Wikipedia says Season 26 will have 22 episodes, with the last one having the TABF16 production code, and another 8 episodes (TABF14/15/17/18/19/20/21/22) are listed under the “no scheduled air date” category. Those episodes will be broadcasted in the following season.

        • 7 Bleeding Gums Murphy
          2 May 2015 at 5:59 pm

          *If the only request 15-16, then there WOULDN’T be leftovers for a partial Season 28,

        • 8 Anonymous
          3 May 2015 at 2:28 am

          Here’s what I’m trying to say in simple terms: the number of episodes this season are low. I feel that FOX is cutting down on episodes due to either budget constraints or the show ‘s contract about to expire. Al Jean is not being straightforward with fans about the show’s future, even in the face of some employees fearing being laid off, plummeting ratings, and a possible new animated show set to air in the fall.

          • 9 Bleeding Gums Murphy
            3 May 2015 at 8:37 am

            How is the number of episodes low this season? Season 26 will have 22 episodes. Even Wikipedia’s article for Season 26 says the opposite of what you are saying.

            • 10 Anonymous
              3 May 2015 at 11:05 am

              Then I must have misread it, but still, the deleted Twitter account of that one worker and everything else feels like FOX is trying to end the show, but rather than give the show a grand finale, they’re going to sweep it under the rug…or over to FXX.

  4. 1 May 2015 at 5:36 pm

    At least it’s better than that Lucille Ball statue.

    That “Brush With Greatness” link reminds me of how much I miss the fantastic running gag of Homer shrieking in terror every time he’d see Burns outside of work.

  5. 12 Boo-urns
    2 May 2015 at 10:59 am

    Who’s that goat-legged fellow? I look the cut of his jib.

    • 13 Waylon Smithers
      2 May 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Uh, that’s the Prince of Darkness, sir. He’s your 11:00.

      • 14 Boo-urn
        3 May 2015 at 9:24 am


        **also noticed I typed “look” instead of “like”…..that’s..that’s the first time anything’s ever gone wrong. :-\

  6. 3 May 2015 at 9:56 am

    Why is “Bartman” not wearing a mask?

    • 16 Joe H
      4 May 2015 at 4:48 am

      I was wondering the same thing. Also a weird choice since Bartman was very rarely in the actual show–more of a Bongo Comics creation.

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