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The Menace of the Military Mind

The suggestion of the U.S. intelligence director, a retired general, that some reporters are Edward Snowden’s “accomplices” points up the military’s antipathy to a free press.

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 READ MORE


Palin in Homer

Angry Alaskan Confronts ‘Celebrity’ Palin

Here we have one Kathleen Gustafson, miffed resident of Homer, Alaska, making her displeasure with former Gov. Sarah Palin clear by invoking the Bible, calling Palin a “celebrity”—no, that’s not a compliment—and hoisting ... (continued)

Posted on Aug 9, 2010 READ MORE


Simpsons

Homer and Marge’s Shortsighted Prediction

“Simpsons” creator Matt Groening can take some creative license with his characters’ back stories, as in this clip, which shows Marge and Homer Simpson—still in college as they anticipate the end of the ‘90s—predicting that Bill Clinton will certainly be seen as the worst president in U.S. history for “lying in a deposition in a civil lawsuit.”  Well ... maybe not.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008 READ MORE


Colbert on Simpsons

Colbert Does a Turn on ‘Simpsons’

In a satirical match made in heaven, Stephen Colbert appears in cartoon form on “The Simpsons” season premiere.  Meanwhile, “Family Guy” takes a jab at the Bushies (and Limbaughs) of the world on its own season debut—featuring a “Star Wars” send-up, just to add that much more comical catnip to the mix for the show’s loyal target demographic.

Posted on Sep 24, 2007 READ MORE


Simpsons as Philosophy
From the BBC

‘The Simpsons’ as Philosophy

The BBC takes a look at the philosophy of the show: “It’s not that the Simpsons is atheist propaganda; its main target is not belief in God or the supernatural, but the arrogance of particular organised religions that they, amazingly, know the will of the creator.”

Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


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