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Julian Assange a Part of ‘Simpsons’ Milestone

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Posted on Feb 19, 2012
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“The Simpsons” hasn’t been funny since Bill Clinton was president, but in its prime nothing was better. Now in season 23, the show just aired its 500th episode. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange guested, taping his lines from England.

In case you were wondering, no scripted TV show in history lasted longer than “The Simpsons,” which, despite airing on Fox, has managed throughout its long life to be subversive and political.

The BBC explains that in episode 500, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are exiled from Springfield and end up moving in next to Assange:

They find a welcome in “the Outlands”, where Assange is their neighbour.

Bart asks: “How ya doin’, Mr. Assange?”

Assange replies: “That’s my personal information, and you have no right to know about it.”

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By vector56, February 21, 2012 at 7:21 am Link to this comment

“Bart asks: “How ya doin’, Mr. Assange?”

Assange replies: “That’s my personal information, and you have no right to know about it.””

Taking a shot at Assange and Wikileaks from the “right” and disguising it has humor does not make it any less disgusting.

““The Simpsons,” which, despite airing on Fox, has managed throughout its long life to be subversive and political”.

No,because if the did they would not be on FOX!

When Crazy Horse 18 gunned down 15 people in cold blood (Collateral Murderer); all the cables that sparked the “Arab Spring” and all of the wrong that was exposed by the banks should have been assigned to “personal information the should have been protected as the quote implies? 

““That’s my personal information, and you have no right to know about it.””

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By gerard, February 20, 2012 at 10:26 am Link to this comment

The best things in life are contradictory!

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