Comedienne Marcia Wallace, best known as Mrs. Krabappel from “The Simpsons,” has died at the age of 70.
“She passed at 9 p.m. last night due to complications from breast cancer of which she was a long and proud survivor and advocate for women and healing,” Wallace’s friend Cathryn Michon told Deadline. “Ironically it was during breast cancer awareness month during which she was always a funny ray of hope for so many. I’m devastated.” Read more on The Mary Sue…
Lisa Simpson is what can only be described as one of the greatest feminist characters in cartoon history. Every week my family would watch The Simpsons on Sunday as a ritual, so I can say that without a doubt that I wonder if I would be the person I am today without Lisa Simpson’s bookish, witty, misfit attitude. She always felt like an outsider but she never let that stop her from pursuing her interests which mostly consisted of reading books by female authors like Jane Austen and Sylvia Plath. Lisa’s rejection of the male patriarchy and acceptance of all, including the tiniest of animals when she became a vegetarian at eight years old, shaped and influenced my worldview growing up. It made me more empathetic toward others and wonder if it was OK to play with Barbie dolls. Read more at College Candy…
Sam Simon made a fortune as the co-creator of “The Simpsons” and has credits on “Anger Management” and “The Drew Carey Show.” Since “The Simpsons” is one of the most syndicated television shows ever, Simon has amassed a wildly large fortune — so large he doesn’t even know what his net worth actually is.
Earlier this year, Simon was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, and that led to him making some hard decisions. He’s not married and doesn’t have children, so after making sure that everyone in his family was taken care of, Simon decided to donate everything to charity. He’s already created the Sam Simon Foundation, which provides direct food aid to starving people and animals. And he regularly gives to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, PETA, and Save the Children.
And now in his final months, Simon has launched a very special personal project. Keep reading »
A “Breaking Bad” meets “The Simpsons” mashup? Sure, why not! I love that Jane, Jesse Pinkman’s druggie girlfriend from season two of “Breaking Bad,” is depicted as a frog dissection experiment gone wrong. [The Daily What]
Haven’t you always wanted to look like a Matt Groening character? We thought so. And so does Prada’s shoe designer, apparently, who has whipped up these terrifying, cartoonish, Marge Simpson-esque shoe boots for your shoe-obsessed pleasure. [Shoelust] Keep reading »
One time, I was dating this guy, and I said something smarty-pants, and he was like, “Susannah, for you, nothing is sacred.” And I was like, “Uh, yeah?” This porn spoof of “The Simpsons” brings the sentiment to mind. To see something like the Simpsons family turned into porno circus freaks has traumatized my brain, and I am not sure I will ever recover. I surmise the premise is Homer is making a porno, and every one makes an appearance. Everyone who is also yellow-green. I feel ill. Help me. [Boing Boing
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