Posts Tagged 'simpsons'

Fox news, new helicopter slogan?

A little while back I made a couple of comments (here) about Fox News and well, just how bad a news channel it is. I’m neither American or live in America but I spend a bit of time down there with work on one occasion I got stuck with nothing to do a very few working TV channels.

Anyways, I had a wry smile this morning when I saw that the Simpsons TV show writers have a somewhat similar view to me, and despite everyones favourite yellow family not being quite as clever as they once were with there take on the world around them, I thought this was great;

Simpsons, helicopter, racist

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Bankys, movies & the Simpsons

 

Billboards are a one-way lecture. Graffiti creates a two-way communication.

Jill Posner (1982)

 

I watched Banksy’s debut movie Exit through the gift shop the other week while on a flight, I was quite impressed that it had made it onto the planes in-flight movie entertainment selection as the norm is to have as many main stream movies as possible, something which this is definitely not.

The documentary itself is not so much about Banksy as it is about a French/American clothes shop/cameraman named Thierry who is without doubt a little eccentric. The majority of the footage is taken from his recordings but as with most documentaries it is separated by way of short interview segments with various individuals who are in the raw footage.

I’d like to say that I was blown away by the movies bold look into the world of street art, but really I think I just watched a documentary on the downfall of an art form.  The title itself “Exit through the gift shop” I think speaks volumes of the fact that although street art is accessible to all many don’t understand it but part with large sums of money to feel like they are part of the scene.

Since watching the documentary I was also made aware that Banksy had guest directed the opening credits to the Simpsons, I can’t really believe they let it air, maybe the powers that be at Fox think that it will somehow make the Simpsons seem a bit more cutting edge again. I’ll let you decide;

Fantastic 5 on Friday -Simpsons quotes

Another week has passed and on to another Fantastic 5 on Friday. 

Unfortunately I’m still on a dodgy internet connection so I have to continue with a bare and pictureless blog.  I’ll get the place looking a bit more colorful when I’m home. 

This week Simpsons quotesHomer

 5.

Homer:  Well, crying isn’t gonna bring him back…unless…your tears smell like dog food.  So you can either sit there crying and eating can after can of dog food until your tears smell enough like dog food to make your dog come back or you can go out there and find your dog.

Bart: Your right!

Homer: Rats, I almost had him eating dog food then

4.

 Bart: Dad, is this art or is it vandalism? 

 Homer: That’s for the courts to decide.

3.

Oh, meltdown. It’s one of those annoying buzzwords. We prefer to call it an unrequested fission surplus. – Mr Burns

2.

Hi, my name’s Moe. Or as the ladies like to refer to me, ‘hey you in the bushes’  – Moe

1.

There’s nary an animal alive that can outrun a greased Scotsman! – Groundskeeper Wullie

 

There are of course far too many to mention, and a show that has been running for so many years but there are a few gems that spring to mind.  Any others I should have in the mix?