Good morning. Just to let you know, I went to see the Simpsons Movie at midnight. Considering the build-up, I’m happy to report that I liked it. I laughed a lot, and even got a little misty at one point. (Which happens to me a lot these days, but hey… ) Considering that they had to go up against the Greatest Highlight Reel of All Time, they did a remarkable job. Lots of really funny stuff in the movie. I’d happily watch it again.

One of the bigger challenges seems to have been how to scale up the line weight of the characters for the big screen. For my taste, the lines could have been a bit beefier, but it might have become too dense over 88 minutes.

Overall, I was entirely satisfied. My one complaint: I wish there had been more Apu. I’m still waiting for somebody to bring to the big screen Apu’s story of an idealistic young Hindu, pushed too far by convenience store bandits “Take Your Hands Off My Jerky, Turkey!” Until that red carpet premiere you can always click on the following link to my all-time favorite Apu episode and know that 344 LOVES YOU


Incidentally, the Simpsons Movie website has a nifty feature that lets you Simpsonize yourself. Look for the “Create Avatar” tab on the top left.


  • 27 July 2007 6:16 am

    agh! you really aren’t bald? i feel completely misled! the perfectly adorable chrome dome having his head licked in your sidebar, then…that’s not you?

  • 27 July 2007 6:36 am

    Never have I seen such abuse of the take-a-penny-leave-a-penny tray.

  • 27 July 2007 11:01 am

    Hi Yi Shun, Bald-ING, bald-ING… it’s a crucial difference. That is me in the sidebar. No chrome dome here, I’m afraid, but a chrome patio leading into an otherwise nicely tended garden. (This is very unusual… I usually have to defend myself the other way around. :^)
    And Sam… I am not interested in buying your house, but I would like to use your rest room, flip through your magazines, rearrange your carefully shelved items and handle your food products in an unsanitary manner. Ha! Now you know how it feels!

  • 27 July 2007 12:48 pm

    Your new name is, Stefan de Beaumarchais.

  • 27 July 2007 2:41 pm

    Hi Stefan,
    “Back then I was known as the fifth Beatle.”
    Nice shirt! Now is it Lennon’s or Sagmeister’s?

  • 28 July 2007 7:28 pm

    Ha! It’s a little of both, Emily, but the Sagmeister shirt I have has long sleeves. :^)
    And Sam, if I could travel anywhere in time, the roof of Apple’s offices on Saville Row on 30 January 1969 would definitely be on my list. Until then, I’ll very happy as Stefan de Beaumarchais.

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