No Noose is Good Noose

Sorry. Just squandered a couple of hours watching The Simpsons Movie with my 14-year-old son while his mom and 11-year-old sister were watching Bratz.

Oh, the things we do for our children.

I agree with Homer in the opening moments of the film: “I think all you people are stupid for paying to see something in a movie that you could watch free on TV.”

I don’t watch The Simpsons on TV. Yup, that’s right. Never have. Not once.

But you can’t escape the promos for it if you watch the NFL on Fox, so I have a basic idea what I’m not missing.

So. Two hours of my life that I’ll never get back. And it only felt like four.

Spoiler alert: Homer escapes being lynched.

Hope I didn’t ruin the movie for you.

I haven’t blogged much recently because I’ve been out of state to take the family to see my mom, now 82. We didn’t get to last year. She’s gained two great-grandchildren in the meantime. Both of my sisters are grandma’s now. My older sister has two grandchildren, and another on the way. My younger sister has one, and her second daughter just got married, so there will probably be more.

I told my son that if he wanted to get married and have kids, that’d be great – but he needed to realize that they’ll be in diapers at the same time I am.

Spoiler alert: The bomb meant to destroy Springfield is lowered into the dome surrounding it on a rope that Homer climbs down in a pathetic attempt to save the town that hates him and tried to lynch him. He deserved it.

So I haven’t had much opportunity to blog this last week, or to keep up with my blog addiction. (Mom only has dial-up. I think I know what methadone therapy must be like now.)

But I had some time to think about some things I’d like to blog about while riding between Little Rock and Bloomington, IN and back. After I can find a way to erase The Simpsons Movie from my consciousness, I’ll try to post some.

Find your own rope. Tie a knot in the end. And hang in there.

As President Schwarzeneggar would say, “I’ll be back.”

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8 thoughts on “No Noose is Good Noose

  1. D’oh! You just spoiled it for me!!! Just kidding…come to think of it, I don’t believe I’ve ever watched an episode of the Simpsons, either! Ditto David’s comment. Yes, yes, I know; it’s not your job to keep us occupied (and dare I say, entertained?) with your insightful and inspirational thoughts. But it is certainly nice when you do. Glad to see that you are, indeed, alive and well and will be back to blogging again soon! I’ve got my rope…but please don’t leave me hangin’ too long! 😉

  2. Welcome back. I’m looking forward to seeing that movie sometime, but it’s not high on my list. I heard something vaguely spiritual about the Simpsons. The creators were asked why Marge doesn’t leave Homer, since he’s such a big dolt. The answer was that Homer, as stupid as he hes, never has done anything to deliberately hurt Marge and he never will. He loves her, he’s just not real bright. Marge would never consider it either because even though he is dumber than a box of rocks, selfish and inconsiderate, she loves him madly.I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my ‘Homer’ moments and I’m certainly glad I’ve got a ‘marge’ of my own. 🙂BTW – On my system (XP and IE 7 based Maxthon), your banner image seems a little shy. It’s hiding way down in the lower right corner.

  3. Thanks, salguod – Cascading Style Sheets behave differently in Microsoft’s browser. Instead of accepting the agreed-upon web standards and conventions, they create their own. I’m working on it, but it looks like now the banner has taken up residence to one side, rather than in the center, at the top.*SIGH*

  4. Like I said, I’ve got my rope, and I’m hangin in there…but hands are starting to slip…<>can’t…hold….on…..much……longer!!!!!<> Keith, where are you??? 😉

  5. Laymond – You can call me Doug. Douglas is for when Mom was mad at me. 🙂I actually have FireFox, but find it slower than IE, not faster. It has been a while since I’ve used it though, perhaps that’s changed.But I actually use the IE based Maxthon which I think provides a richer tabbed browsing experience than FF or IE.

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