Thursday, July 20, 2006
Simpsons quotes for everyday use
The Onion A.V. has a great feature on Simpsons quotes for every day uses. For example:
Quote: "To start, press any key. Where's the ANY key?"
Episode: "King-Size Homer" (11/5/95)
Context: After gaining weight to get on financial disability, Homer finally achieves his dream of working at home, but he's immediately stymied by a computer prompt.
Real-life uses: Whenever you're betrayed by technology, especially over something so simple that even a 4-year-old child could figure it out. This could lead right into another classic quote, courtesy of Groucho Marx in Duck Soup: "Run out and find me a 4-year-old child. I can't make head or tail of it."
Quote: "Then get me his non-union, Mexican equivalent!"
Episode: "A Star Is Burns" (3/5/95)
Context: When Steven Spielberg isn't available to direct the self-aggrandizing opus "A Burns For All Seasons," Mr. Burns demands the next best thing. Enter Steven Spielbergo.
Real-life uses: Any time you have to settle for second best. For example, virtually everyone turned down the male lead in Basic Instinct 2. Thus David Morrissey becomes Michael Douglas' non-union, Mexican equivalent.
Check out the article here.