Random Thoughts: Misogyny, Simpsons, and Partying

Posted on August 25, 2014 9:17 am

Richard Dawkins doesn’t want children to grow up to lead sad, miserable lives, but how would you know if a child would grow up to be him?

There’s a lot of racism you can get away with if you make it clear you’re for higher taxes and more government.

To help end misogyny, have women tried being nicer?

See, the joke itself makes a misogynistic assumption. If I have to explain the joke, that means it’s very intellectual and thus good.

Can’t believe I had to mansplain my misogyny joke.

All of America’s enemies getting together for a golf tournament would be a great end to the President Obama movie.

The Obama presidency is stupid, but I like to think of it as a uniquely American kind of stupid I can still take pride in.

One of these days I need to sit you all down and have a long chat on how awesome I am because I still think you don’t quite understand.

We all hate millennials, but we still have to work on making them productive so they can eventually pay for our entitlements.

I should be subjecting my children to the Simpsons marathon, but I don’t have cable.

So it’s a 12-day Simpsons marathon — that’s how many good days?

Really, the first ten or so season of The Simpsons have to be the single biggest influence on my sense of humor.

I remember having long conversations with friends that was nothing but quoting lines from The Simpsons.

One of these days I should do my top 100 Simpsons lines/moments, though it would be hard to cut down to that few.

The Simpsons gave me ten good seasons, and I continued to watch them for about ten seasons more.

Last late episode I remember really liking was the book heist one that had Neil Gaiman as a guest voice. Great end joke.

I remember the last season I watched being pretty decent, but it was like “Classic Itchy & Scratchy! … What else is on?”

Understanding ISIS is best left to anthropologists who dig up their bones a thousand years from now.

I hope they finally have Mr. T do a cameo on Doctor Who. “I pity the Who!”

The new game from the Flappy Bird creator is about a hundred times harder.

Swing Copters would be insanely hard without the swinging hammers. With them, it’s just ridiculous.

You can basically name any episode from the first ten seasons of The Simpsons and I can come up with a few funny lines from it.

Did they change the actor for who plays the main character in Doctor Who? Do they think they can do that and we won’t notice?

I remember when we had presidents who respected us enough to pretend to care.

Okay, I’ll finally ask: How does one “party”? Do you dance to loud music? What are the mechanics of it?

I haven’t followed music in a while. Who is the popular new band now? Beck?

Autotune was made to help ease us into all music being computer generated.

If you actually remember when MTV mainly just played music videos, then you’re way too old to be watching MTV.

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11 Responses to “Random Thoughts: Misogyny, Simpsons, and Partying”

  1. Burt says:

    I believe the only prerequisite for a party is the Red Solo Cup. http://youtu.be/BKZqGJONH68

  2. Harvey says:

    A reasonable argument that it’s not that the Simpsons got worse, it’s that you got older:

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5140-The-Simpsons-Is-Still-Funny-Pt-1

  3. Rihar says:

    I once counted 30 jokes per segment between commercial interruptions on a Simpsons episode. Most of which were funny. I watched an episode recently involving Lisa and a film festival. I don’t know how old it was since I haven’t watched in quite a few years. It was mildly funny but I didn’t laugh out loud. I don’t deny that my tastes have probably changed but I thought I was still lowbrow enough to appreciate it. Maybe I’ll watch some old Simpsons DVDs soon to check. I just don’t like that I have to navigate five menus to watch an episode.

  4. DamnCat says:

    A couple of my all-time favorite Simpson’s gags:

    HOMER: “Sometimes I think we’re the worst family in town.”
    MARGE: “Maybe we should think about moving to a larger community.”

    MR BURNS: [in his office, in a bubble bath, glass of champagne in hand - wistfully] “Ah, Smithers, will 5 o’clock never come?”

  5. DamnCat says:

    Understanding ISIS is best left to anthropologists who dig up their bones a thousand years from now.

    Or even better – 3 weeks from now.

  6. zzyzx says:

    One of my favorite lines from the Simpson’s was when loyal toady Smithers asked Mr. Burns where his (Smithers) radiation suit was and Mr. Burns (wearing a radiation suit because the nuclear plant was in danger of melting down) answered him…”How the hell should I know.”

  7. zzyzx says:

    Also I always liked…”Smithers release the hounds.”

  8. viburnum says:

    “Understanding ISIS is best left to anthropologists who dig up their bones a thousand years from now.”

    Way too soon. The half life of plutonium is 24,000 years

  9. heresolong says:

    I think Viburnum may be my genetically identical twin. I clicked on “Comments” to make this exact point. Well said.

  10. Steve H says:

    Why hasn’t Dr. Who appeared in a Dr. Seuss book?

  11. Hunter says:

    “Who is the popular new band now?” Be prepared to be afraid…

    The answer, astonishingly enough, is “Babymetal“.

    There’s more than just these videos of course, but in case you’re completely unfamiliar with this emerging phenomenon, here’s some high points:

    “Gimme Chocolate!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKqgE4BwAY
    “Megitsune” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3NMZAUKGw
    “Catch Me if You Can” and “Headbangerrrr!!” live at the Inazuma rock festival 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VJUjF8yioI
    “Onedari Daisakusen” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzA37E15mnk
    “Ijime, Dame, Zettai” Live at Loud Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvl3ef7D5rg

    I wish they would drop the whole “Fox God” nonsense, but still – they’re incredible.

    Enjoy!

    (Beck – Sheesh! Well maybe Beck’s living head in a glass jar-WAIT… that’s “Futurama” not “The Simpsons”, sorry, nevermind… carry on)

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