Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

I study people, technology, and the worlds they make

I miss The Simpsons

Somehow I got out of the habit of watching “The Simpsons.” (Oh wait, I remember. I have kids. And Heather hates it, almost as much as “The Three Stooges.” God, they were great.) So I missed this reference to blogging in a recent episode:

Homer: See Lisa, instead of one big-shot controlling all the media, now there’s a thousand freaks xeroxing their worthless opinions.
Lisa: I couldn’t be prouder.

Cut to Mr. Burns and Smiths standing at the window overlooking Springfield.

Mr. Burns: (stares into “camera”) Well, I suppose it isn’t possible to control all the media… unless, of course, you are Rupert Murdoch. [beat] He is one beautiful man.
Smithers: (stares into “camera”) I couldn’t agree more.

[via Destiny-land]

[To the tune of Louis Armstrong, “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In,” from the album Tiger Rag.]


  1. I think the first part is about blogs; the second probably has more to do with moving NewsCorp stateside. Recently, the show also made strong reference to its own manufacture, probably hinting at the actors’ action to earn more for their work this season.

    And by the way–if you TiVoed the Simpsons, you’d need only 22 minutes while Heather was doing something else… 🙂

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