Once again I need to thank The Bloggess for inspiration. One of her recent posts was titled “We go together like teenagers and low self-esteem.” When I first saw it, I was sure my resulting post would be about how much happier I am the older I get. Then again, I’ve already touched on that idea. I love the fact that that is true.
As I sat down to write this post, I realized that her quote sounded a lot like one of my (many) favorite Simpsons quotations: Making teenagers depressed is like shooting fish in a barrel.
The Simpsons started when I was in high school. I actively disliked the show then. It seemed too full of catch phrases and not particularly funny. It was many years later when I started watching, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
In England, where The Simpsons airs all the time, I found a fellow Simpsons fan. Over time we discovered that the football riot episode never aired there. What strange censorship!
Only once in my life have I ever gone to a midnight showing of a new movie release, and that was for The Simpsons Movie.
It was so much fun! Okay, I might have dozed a little towards the end, but that is what happens when a morning person tries to do late night activities … and it was dark.
There was a time in my life when I had a Simpsons quotation to suit any and every occasion. I still often think of them, but I’m less prone to sharing them. I’ve already quoted Lisa’s need for external validation. My two other all time favorites are, “Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems” and ” I didn’t think it was physically possible, but this both sucks and blows.”
Do I have any fellow Simpsons fans out there? or What (if any) movie have you seen at the opening midnight showing?