August 2007 Archives

The Future Mrs. Matt Groening?

Popular celebrity-stalking website TMZ has posted an article by Melissa-Mindy Trump Hilton, who bears strong resemblance to comedienne Amy Sedaris, in which she declares her intentions of becoming the Akbar to Matt Groening's Jeff:

People have been saying that I have "set my cap" on becoming "Mrs. Matt Groening." And they say that for the entire summer, I have been drunkenly throwing myself at Matt, in a way that appears almost desperate, making plans to cross his path during movie industry events and parties and receptions, always popping up at his side. And that one incident where I got kind of drunk at the Viper Room with Matt that caused my banning. Anyway: Matt Groening and I are "just friends," as they say. We do like to go to the beach together, we've been to a few local spas, we enjoy board games like Twatch and Scrabble. But we are just friends. Period. Oh, well, I have my hopes ... like any girl does. But for now those hopes are private and I know that TMZ won't betray my confidences.
[TMZ]

Could The Simpsons Movie Be A Rip-Off Of Neon Genesis: Evangelion?

Wikipedia user "a metal shard" has blown the doors off the biggest plagiarism scandal to rock the animation world since the Lion King/Kimba the White Lion fiasco of 1994:

Neon Genesis: Evangelion---theme?


While viewing the movie, I was reminded several times throughout of the old Anime: 1. The corporation EPA and their helicopters = NGE's EVA and their large scale assaults + heli's are almost identical 2. Dome = Angel's shields (were they called AT Fields?) 3. Homer's Epiphany = Shinji's numerous experiences, almost identical, with the clapping hands and such, 3.5 the boob-ladie's blowing into Homer's mouth remind me of the NGA's women cleavage and kissing scene (during Shinji's dream?). 4. Homer's pig = Masato's penguin

A naysayer attempts to shoot down his theories, forcing a metal shard to respond with these sage words of wisdom: "Maybe if you had seen the anime show, watched the movies, played the games, read the manga, or set foot in Japan, you wouldn't be so quick to claim that I was implying anything..." Don't let the bastards grind you down, a metal shard! Keep on fighting the good fight! [Wikipedia]

TV Squad Would Really Appreciate It If All Of You Internet Dudes Would Please Stop Insulting The Show

A TV Squad critic is infumed that some people think The Simpsons decreased in quality over the past decade or so, and that some of those people are using the internet to voice that opinion.


This is the CRITIC's equation: Everybody loves this show, and since most people are stupid, their love must mean that the show is stupid too... if I express my disdain for the show, I am distancing myself from the stupid masses and am therefore smarter than the average person. I can thus explain my lack of a date to the senior prom as not a commentary on my severely lacking personal hygiene but on the Philistine's inability to recognize genius in their midst. I will now go watch obscure BBC comedies and eat Fluff directly out of a jar.

[TV Squad]

Harry Shearer Dresses Up In A Fat Suit

Voice actor Harry Shearer (Burns, Flanders, others) endured 3.5 hours of makeup to sing a song as Dick Cheney. Now that's dedication. [Examiner]

Murdoch Buys Wall Street Journal

Rupert Murdoch purchased the Dow Jones today, and with it the Wall Street Journal. Among the changes made to the internationally renown financial paper includes scrapping the well-known hedcut style of portraiture accompanying articles in favor of Simpsonized portraits. [MySpace Finance]