Friday, September 14

Smiling In Springfield

Today has been full of Simpsons references. I wrote about cromulent and embiggens this morning. I wrote and taped a Business Report script that quotes Ralph Wiggum. And Homer gets a brief mention in my next Get Ahead column, running Monday in the Tribune.

Why do I love the Simpsons so much? I don't know. I wouldn't even know where to begin. I just know that when I hear exchanges like the ones below, I can't help but smile:

Homer: You know, when I was a boy, I really wanted a catcher's mitt, but my dad wouldn't get it for me. So I held my breath until I passed out and banged my head on the coffee table. The doctor thought I might have brain damage.

Bart: Dad, what's the point of this story?

Homer: I like stories.

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