I have been re-arranging my office bookshelves and discovered I had two copies of this entertaining book from Mark Pinsky. I enjoyed reading this book because it takes the satire found in the Simpsons seriously. Rather than dismiss the show as blasphemous, he demonstrates that the show takes on religious issue with an honesty rarely found in the media. Pinsky has covered religion for the Orlando Sentinel and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Simpsons. I recommend the book, and have stolen ideas, er, “used it for research” frequently.
I will send this copy to a random person who responds in the comments with a Simpsons quote. I will announce the winner on 8/18 at 4PM.
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“Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true!” ~Homer Simpson~
From one of my favorite episodes…
Homer: Lord, you got a first-class destination resort here, really top notch, but I can’t enjoy myself knowing my family is suffering.
God: Oh don’t you talk about family suffering with me! My son went to Earth once. I don’t know what you people did to him, but he hasn’t been the same ever since. [shows Jesus sitting on a swing looking down and spinning slowly]
Homer: He’ll be fine.
Haha. Cracks me up every time!!!
“Lisa, you just need to squeeze your rage into a little ball and release it at the appropriate time…like when daddy hit the referee with a whiskey bottle. Rememeber that, when daddy hit the referee?”
From The One, The Only, – – – Reverend Timothy Lovejoy – – –
“Once something has been approved by the Government, It’s no longer immoral.”
Homer: “Dear Lord, the gods have been good to me. As an offering, I present these milk and cookies. If you wish me to eat them instead, please give me no sign whatsoever… thy bidding will be done” (munch munch munch)
“No, no, no, Lisa. If adults don’t like their jobs, they don’t go on strike. They just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That’s the American way…” Homer I think…
What do we need a psychiatrist for? We know our kid is nuts.
Bart Simpson (while playing Billy Graham’s Bible Blaster): Ha Ha! Got ’em.
Rod Flanders: No, you just winged him; now he’s a unitarian.
“I bent my Wookie.” Ralph Wiggum.
Ralph: “Me fail English? That’s unpossible!”
“There’s a swingin’ town I know called… Capital City.
People stop and scream hello in… Capital City.
It’s the kind of place that makes a bum feel like a king.
And it makes a king feel like some nutty, cuckoo, super-king.”
Uh, Homer Sexual? Aw, come on, come on, one of you guys has gotta be Homer Sexual!
Homer says “Don’t look at me!”
You rotten little punk!
*as Homer is strangling Bart* Bart: “hey your hands are soft!” Homer: “why thank you I’ve been applying hand lotion on them”
It’s “Doh!” but I’ll give you credit for trying.
Mr. Burns : Simpson! Where are my messages?!?!?
Homer : uh here are your messages Mr. Burns. You have 30 minutes to move your car. You have 10 minutes. Your car has been impounded. Your car has been crushed into a cube. You have 30 minutes to move your cube.