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Julian Assange a Part of ‘Simpsons’ Milestone

“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.

Posted on Feb 19, 2012 READ MORE


Is Fox Censoring ‘The Simpsons’?

For the second straight week, “The Simpsons” mocked Fox News, but the gag is mysteriously absent from the show’s online versions. After all these years has Rupert Murdoch finally had enough, or is this just a case of the randoms?

Posted on Nov 29, 2010 READ MORE



Graffiti Artist Redraws ‘Simpsons’ Intro (Video)

Although it has now been not funny longer than it was the best show on television (or ever?), “The Simpsons” is still finding ways to stay innovative. This guest title sequence, overseen by brilliant street artist Banksy, self-reflexively addresses accusations of slave labor against the show.

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‘To Health’?

A study published in The Lancet medical journal concludes that the effects of alcohol should be viewed in the same light as the effects of smoking. Alcohol consumption is linked to one in every 25 deaths worldwide, the study said.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009 READ MORE


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And the Ayatollah Says ...

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, said Friday there was no fraud in last week’s presidential election and demanded an end to massive street protests. He warned that political leaders supporting such protests—words aimed directly at losing candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi—would be responsible for any violence.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 READ MORE


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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


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Keith Olbermann Visits the Simpsons

The “Countdown” host stopped by the Simpson household this week to convince Marge to stop skipping commercials with her TiVo.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007 READ MORE


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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.

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‘Simpsons’ Sticks It to Fox

“The Simpsons” has never shied away from biting the hand that feeds it, but in its 400th episode—heavily promoted by the network—the show went for a two-fer, mocking both the low-brow Fox and the propagandistic Fox News.

Posted on May 21, 2007 READ MORE


Weekly Video Roundup

Our collection of favorite videos this week includes Sen. Chuck Schumer nailing the Bush administration on the firing of U.S. attorneys, the Discovery Channel drooling over a weapon that kills Americans, and “The Simpsons” dressing down Fox News.

Posted on Mar 16, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Simpsons’ Nails Fox News

“The Simpsons” has never shied away from biting the hand that feeds it. In this classic clip, the show eviscerates Fox News in what may be the greatest ever indictment of the network. It’s worth watching multiple times just to take in the “crawl.”

Posted on Mar 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week, our collection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes GOP senators grilling Condi on Bush’s troop escalation plan; a brutally ironic film reminding us that Saddam Hussein was a 40-year CIA asset; and “The Simpsons” on global warming.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007 READ MORE


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‘Inconvenient’ Simpsons

As usual, “The Simpsons” cuts to the quick of the global warming “debate.”

Posted on Jan 8, 2007 READ MORE


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week, our favorite assemblage of videos includes: HBO’s revelatory documentary “Hacking Democracy”; a shocking video of a UCLA student being repeatedly Tasered by campus police; and Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer sounding off on Joe Lieberman, Bernie Sanders and O.J. Simpson.

Posted on Nov 17, 2006 READ MORE


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‘Simpsons’ Satirizes Army Recruiters

“The Simpsons” takes a shot at the unsavory tactics of Army recruiters, always on the lookout for new blood to fight in “America’s next unresolvable conflict.”

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE


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‘The Simpsons’ Satirizes the Iraq War

In this clip from the most recent “Simpsons” Halloween special, two outer-space aliens spar over the wisdom of destroying Earth over the dubious claim that its inhabitants were developing weapons of “mass disintegration.” Good stuff. Watch it.

Posted on Nov 9, 2006 READ MORE


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‘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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‘Simpsons’ Trump First Amendment

OK, OK, we know that it’s a waste of breath of get exercised over the ignorance educational quirks of the American populace, but get this: Only one in four people can name more than one First Amendment freedom, while half of people in a poll can name at least two “Simpsons” family members.

Posted on Mar 1, 2006 READ MORE


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