The Simpsons zinger is back. Last week, I was ROTFLOLing about this line:
Martin: Individually we are weak, like a single twig. But as a bundle, we form a mighty faggot.This week, I thought the funniest exchange was this:
VFX: fag•got (fag´• et) n. a bundle of sticks for fuel. [Fr. fagot, a bundle of sticks]
Homer: Why did you let that loser [Gil] into our home?Ha ha haha ha ;-)
Marge: I'll tell you why: Christian charity.
Homer: Christian Charity?!? What does a porn star have to do with this?!?
Also, the new Nike + iPod ad appropriately made the inside joke of using a treadmill while playing "Here It Goes Again" by OK Go.
Hmm, I'm sure I had something else to say. Maybe I'll remember it later.
[Edit, moments later:] Oh yeah. Did you know that songs like "Amazing Grace" and the theme from Gilligan's Island are written in a style known as "ballad meter"? This means that you can take the words from one of them and put them to the tune of the other. Ah, the things you learn from watching Mental Engineering—Sam Simon (of Simpsons fame, coincidentally), demonstrated this on Saturday's show.Posted by mike at December 18, 2006 02:44 PM | TV