The Shoutbox
Originally Posted by ynwtf
lol. I got everything in place start to finish. Few places need filling out a bit more though but will deal with that tonight. Trying to clean up now and decide if what and where any last bits need to go. =/

almost.
What a hero and inspiration you are!

You can poo it!
lol. I got everything in place start to finish. Few places need filling out a bit more though but will deal with that tonight. Trying to clean up now and decide if what and where any last bits need to go. =/

almost.
Originally Posted by ynwtf
Oh dear, I do hope this doesn't mean they turned out to be bum notes
Originally Posted by Chypmunk
C'mon Yin, squeeeeze them last notes out. You kin do it!
This aged well:
C'mon Yin, squeeeeze them last notes out. You kin do it!
I stumbled across a photo/camera/youtube/podcast where they addressed Peter Lik and how his works are not authentic.

Dont care. Still want one.
For all those people....

You could never make a post like that on Twitter.
..... and breathe

(Boy that was a long shout)
Looking back now, The Simpsons Movie arrived at a time when the TV series was long past its prime, and in spite of me giving it a four star rating last time I saw it, it always felt to me back then like another hollow Hollywood movie profiting off the fandom of its TV series (like "Recess: School's Out" or "The X-Files: Fight the Future", both of which pale in comparison to the quality of their TV counterparts). And this sentiment towards the film was all before I even started watching The Simpsons at all starting three months ago.

But again, looking back now, at what the TV series has become, and rewatching some of the clips from the movie, I think I have a much better appreciation now for what the movie represented, especially when I'm now in the midst of finishing season 4 of the series. In spite of some superfluous jokes that fall flat and some celebrity cameos that just didn't really work out, I realized that there were quite a few resolutions to character arcs, such as Homer's rocky relationship with his son (with Homer almost reaching an actual epiphany about the way he treated Bart being a reflection of how his own father treated him) or just Marge finally putting her foot down and just being plain exhausted by her marriage with Homer with (often) one-sided benefits. These plot-threads were tied up quite nicely in the film in such a way that the film could have pretty much serve as a series finale and it wouldn't be a shame, considering how much worse other series finales turned out (Dexter comes to mind).

In particular, I found myself tearing up rewatching the video tape Marge left for Homer after leaving him behind, taking the kids with her. Man, that was a great tearjerking scene that fits right in the world of The Simpsons with its focus on family values:


I think the way Marge said "I love you" on the tape at their wedding made it harder to watch because it showed the utter lack of appreciation Homer had for Marge over so many decades.