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  • The Trouble With the “You Go Girl” Culture

    01/05/2017 2:30:30 PM PST · by iowamark · 72 replies
    Word on Fire ministries ^ | October 18, 2016 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Two recent films, Deepwater Horizon with Mark Wahlberg and Sully starring Tom Hanks, represent something of a breath of fresh air, for both movies feature men who are intelligent, virtuous, and quietly heroic. If this strikes you as a banal observation, that just means you haven’t been following much of the popular culture for the past twenty years. One of the distinctive marks of films and television programs the last couple of decades has been the Homer Simpsonization of men. Don’t get me wrong: I’m a big fan of the The Simpsons and laugh at Homer’s antics as much as...
  • Spain’s Socialist leader mistakenly votes for contentious anti-abortion law

    04/16/2015 12:52:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Wednesday 15 April 2015 11.10 EDT | Ashifa Kassam
    Spain’s Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez, has apologized after he accidentally voted for a law requiring girls under 18 to obtain parental consent for abortions. The law, introduced by the governing People’s Party and long opposed by the Socialists, was promised by the conservative PP last autumn after it abandoned its controversial attempt to reverse the country’s abortion laws. The legislation being proposed then would have turned Spain into one of the toughest places in Europe to obtain an abortion. […] On Wednesday, as social media poked fun at the opposition leader’s blunder, likening him to Homer Simpson at the control...
  • Madonna Compares Herself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Sparks Outrage on Instagram

    01/02/2015 5:35:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 1/02/15 | Sierra Marquina
    Bold move. Madonna’s been busy on Instagram promoting her upcoming 13th studio album Rebel Hearts by Photoshopping her cover art look onto famous heads like Marilyn Monroe and Homer Simpson. The iconic singer, however, upset fans when she took it a step further and began altering the famous faces of world leaders like civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. “This #rebelheart had a dream!” the “Like a Virgin” songstress captioned a Photoshopped image of MLK Jr. on Friday, Jan. 2, replicating her album cover, which features her face tied with black...
  • Not sure if this graphic about Homer Simpson being in congress is a joke or an explanation...

    02/24/2014 9:56:33 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-24-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Why didn't I think of this??? I vote a little bit of both, but leaning more toward "explanation."
  • 'Simpsons' Producer Corrects Vatican: 'Homer Simpson is Not Catholic'

    10/22/2010 7:33:25 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 18 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/22/2010
    D'oh! The producer for television show "The Simpsons" had a holy cow after learning that the Vatican considered Homer Simpson a Catholic. Executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly on Monday he was in "shock and awe" when he heard the assertion, saying, "I guess it makes up for me not going to church for 20 years." The headline in the semi-official Vatican newspaper, the Osservatore Romano, recently read: “Homer And Bart Are Catholic,” and backed it up by arguing the family prays before meals and that the show explores issues such as family, community, education and religion in a...
  • Homer Simpson 'is a true Catholic' (So says the Vatican's Official Newspaper)

    10/18/2010 6:57:23 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/18/2010 | Nick Squires in Rome
    The long-running cartoon series explores issues such as family, community, education and religion in a way that few other popular television programmes can match, according to L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's daily broadsheet. The newspaper acknowledged that Homer snores through the sermons of the Reverend Lovejoy and inflicts "never-ending humiliation" on his evangelical neighbour, Ned Flanders. But in an article headlined "Homer and Bart are Catholics", the newspaper said: "The Simpsons are among the few TV programmes for children in which Christian faith, religion, and questions about God are recurrent themes." The family "recites prayers before meals and, in their own...
  • 'The Simpsons' to Allege Republican Vote Stealing Two Days Before Election

    10/01/2008 4:30:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies · 1,600+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 1, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your humble correspondent realizes that a lot of celebrities are in the tank for Barack Obama but he is especially disappointed to learn that Homer Simpson appears to be numbered among them. The November 2 (just two days before the election) episode of the Simpsons will include this clip of Homer casting his vote for John McCain then changing his mind and attempting to vote for Barack Obama numerous times to no avail. Each Obama vote that Homer casts is registered as another vote for McCain. When Homer finally accuses the voting machine of being rigged...well, you'll have to see...
  • Exclusive: Nuclear Plant Guards Asleep On The Job

    09/25/2007 4:28:34 PM PDT · by Roberts · 11 replies · 215+ views ^ | 9/25/07 | Scott Weinberger
    CBS) PEACH BOTTOM TOWNSHIP, Pa. They're on duty and fast asleep, security guards that are supposed to be protecting a major terrorist target in the United States. CBS 2 HD's three-month investigation into the security gap at our nation's nuclear facilities yielded some shocking information and video, and now officials have told CBS 2 first that the contract with the major security firm that hired the guards will be terminated. The video shows the inside of the nation's largest nuclear facilities. There are images of security officers responsible for protecting the plant against a terrorist attack, an attack that could...
  • Stolen Homer Simpson statue found

    06/21/2007 7:45:09 AM PDT · by indcons · 10 replies · 352+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | SEAN YOONG, Associated Press Writer
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two college students believed to be over-exuberant fans of "The Simpsons" stole a life-sized figurine of Homer Simpson from a cinema, but police tracked them down and forced them to return it Thursday. "This case has been solved," Mazlan Mansor, police chief of Malaysia's central Petaling Jaya district, told The Associated Press. The fiberglass replica of Homer holding a TV remote control was part of a promotional display at a local cinema for the upcoming big-screen version of the U.S. TV cartoon series. The exhibit included the rest of the Simpson family — Marge, Bart, Lisa...
  • Ford launching reality show on designing concept vehicles

    04/28/2006 5:46:25 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 12 replies · 274+ views
    WIS TV ^ | 28 April 2006 | Chantelle Janelle
    Ford is taking the task of designing cars to the public. The Detroit News says the nation's number-two automaker is planning its own television reality program. The show participants will develop concept cars with Ford designers. The paper says Ford showed a promotional video about the program at a dealer's meeting Thursday. An Automotive Marketing Consultants analyst says, "It's a very cool idea."
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 03-27-2006

    03/27/2006 5:44:02 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 2 replies · 185+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 03-27-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. There is a spa over in Czech that will be worth making the trek From all that I hear it revolves around BEER Finally, men have a spa, too, by HECK!
  • [Pennsylvania] Senate approves Sunday beer sales [Go get muh beer alert]

    07/04/2005 9:25:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies · 356+ views
    PHILLY.COM ^ | 07/04/2005 | AP
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvanians legally would be able to buy a case of beer on Sunday in their own state under legislation approved by the Senate on Monday and sent to the desk of Gov. Ed Rendell. The bill would change current law, which limits purchases to two six-packs from a restaurant or tavern. Instead, the state's 1,300 beer distributors would have the option of paying $100 for an annual license and opening between noon and 5 p.m. on Sundays to sell cases. Rendell's spokeswoman said he is expected to sign the bill. The bill's sponsor, Sen. Sean Logan, D-Allegheny,...
  • The Sound of Beer

    03/17/2005 10:50:31 AM PST · by phoenix0468 · 18 replies · 762+ views
    EXPS Portals Forum ^ | unknown | unknown
    I really almost had a hernia over this one.

    03/22/2003 7:04:44 PM PST · by restornu · 195 replies · 2,394+ views
    Hi I Am SmokeyWelcome to my establishment!
  • Your Attention, Please [Regarding Keywords]

    01/30/2003 1:01:30 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 298 replies · 2,229+ views
    <p>Is this thing on? Plug in that cord over there. Yes that one. NO NOT INTO THAT PLUG yes that one. Thanks. Testing 1 2 3.</p> <p>Hi everyone. Your friendly neighborhood AM here.</p> <p>Keywords. You've seen them. You love them. Maybe you have even abused them.</p> <p>Please don't abuse keywords. There are children in China doing without keywords.</p> <p>1) Having who added what keyword be revealed at the whim of sadistic moderators, such as myself.</p>
  • Thanksgiving menu stuffed with healthy choices

    11/12/2002 3:10:12 PM PST · by Leisler · 3 replies · 975+ views
    EurekaAlert ^ | 11 Nov '02 | Contact: Beverly Hassell
    There's more than just a bountiful feast to be thankful for at Thanksgiving. From the main course to dessert, the traditional Thanksgiving meal is stuffed with healthy food choices, particularly those rich in disease-fighting antioxidants. Here is a sampling of recent research findings about the health benefits of some favorite foods featured on many Thanksgiving menus. The highlights are gathered from recent research publications and conferences of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Bon appetit! Honey-baked meats may help fight heart disease — That honey in your honey-baked ham and turkey does more than offer sweet taste:...
  • Homer, Conservative Hero

    11/12/2002 9:04:40 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 119 replies · 1,001+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/8/02 | Deroy Murdock
    America's long, national nightmare is nearly over. After a painful, 169-day hiatus, new episodes of The Simpsons finally return to Fox TV Sundays at 8:00 P.M. Eastern. The characters who debuted in animated shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show in April 1987 launch their 14th season on November 10. The Simpsons now ties The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as history's longest-running comedy series. How has it flourished so long? The Simpsons's knack for making viewers laugh out loud is obvious. However, among its secret ingredients, intellectual rigor is key. The uninitiated still assume The Simpsons is a children's cartoon...
  • A Freeper has a new granchild

    09/23/2002 11:06:37 AM PDT · by 2timothy3.16 · 39 replies · 237+ views
    Just read this and thought other freepers might like to know.The Freeper is FRmag from NM. Let me share an email I just got from Frmag. "I'm a grandpa again. Howard and Kirsten's daughter Crystal-Lynn Maguire was born at 0745 MDT today. She weighs 7 pounds 10 ounces and is 20" long and has red hair and blue eyes.Mother and daughter doing fine. Howard has the camera and I should have first pics this afternoon. " To e-mail the proud grampa, mom and dad, click here. Praise GOD!!!
  • Flori-duh [the DNC side of Florida] Can't Be Trusted With Play-Dough

    09/15/2002 6:05:14 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 12 replies · 443+ views
    Twilight Zone
    Jeb Bush thought he had the Florida voting booths licked. Idiot proof. Nitwit proof. Lunatic proof. He has yet to comprehend the depths of their black hole brains, the Last Fronteer, a place no sane person has gone before. If Captain Kirk tried to explore that endless void, he would cry, Scottie! Beam me up!Here is what I suggest to Jeb Bush: The people running the voting booths in various parts of Flori-duh need to be led by the hand like children. "This is the enter button. It is spelled, E,N,T,E,R. You take your finger, yes, that's a finger, and...
  • Since I haven't contributed

    09/11/2002 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2timothy3.16 · 627 replies · 3,315+ views
    9-11-2002 | self
    Since I am approaching my one year anniversary of being a "freeper" and since I have never contributed a dime to FR, jim or the republican party, I am going to beat the powers to be at FR and voluntarily leave, rather than have them come up with one of the cock and bull stories to ban me. Been fun,Bye