Tag Archives: The Simpsons

GBBP 84: Bill Morrison

GBBP 84: Bill Morrison

This week, we welcome Bill Morrison to the show. Bill is perhaps best known as one of the co-founders–with ‘The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening–of Bongo Comics, which has been the one and only home of ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Futurama’ comics for almost 25 years. Read More

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The Simpsons: Tapped Out Halloween Update is Out

The Simpsons: Tapped Out Halloween Update is Out

Mobile, casual game-playing, freemium-loving zombies already know that EA’s The Simpsons: Tapped Out is one of the most addictive games out there. I may not be heavily into the genre, but I do love The Simpsons and this game has been on my iPad since it first came out. Besides getting rid of most of the bugs and technical issues that plagued the game last year (— cough— busy servers, lengthy load times and occasional terrifying moments where your Springfield was lost and it appeared you had to start from scratch — cough —), EA has also removed the platform divide and offers The Simpsons: Tapped Out for Android users now too. Just like last year, a new release brings Halloween spirit to the virtual Springfield, including ghosts, gremlins, GOO, trick or treating and content tied in to the TV show’s “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” episode. Read More

Proving a Pair of Merrell Hikers — On a Glacier

Proving a Pair of Merrell Hikers — On a Glacier

My wife just returned from a trip to Iceland with her family. I was home with the kids, spending some quality time as we ramped up for summer vacation when — as a SAHD/WFH dad — I have a lot more quality time coming over the coming weeks. While I enjoyed adventures in electrical installations, trying to keep up with laundry and dealing with some very disconcerted dogs, she spent 10 days in Reykjavik and touring the island. One of the highlights of her trip was hiking on Falljokull glacier (at the foot of the Vatnajokull ice cap) at Skaftafell National Park. This wasn’t a casual walk, so she’d arrived in Iceland prepared with a pair of Moab hiking boots from Merrell. Read More

Towel Day: 42 Occurrences of The Number 42 in Pop Culture

Towel Day: 42 Occurrences of The Number 42 in Pop Culture

Any good geek knows that the answer to the great question of life, the universe and everything is 42, but were you aware just how often that number has crept up in pop culture? From apartment numbers to Hurley numbers, dates to car registrations, the number 42 is everywhere when you start looking hard enough. Here are 42 examples of the number turning up in pop culture. Read More

Happy Birthday, Mandy Patinkin!

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Mandy Patinkin was born “Mandel Bruce Patinkin” in Chicago on this day in 1952. In my opinion, he is best known as “Inigo Montoya” from The Princess … Read More

Geeky Dummy Text for Designers

Geeky Dummy Text for Designers

If you’ve done any graphic or web design (or hired someone to do design for you) you’re probably familiar with the Latin dummy text that is used as a place holder during the planning stage. According to lipsum.com, “Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer… Read More