September 2007

BikeBerrying

by Joey deVilla on September 26, 2007

[This was cross-posted to Global Nerdy.]

“Bicycle accident” clay figurine.

Say hello — and probably goodbye — to my friend, Globe and Mail writer Jeff Gray, with whom I worked at the Queen’s Journal (a.k.a. “The Urinal”), the official student paper of Crazy Go Nuts University. He BikeBerries — that is, uses his BlackBerry while bicycling:

As a columnist who has suggested that cyclists should wear helmets, and shouldn’t use iPods in downtown traffic, I can’t very well come out in favour of using cellphones and BlackBerrys on the roads. Of course you shouldn’t. And it seems that sensible people have figured this out.

Still, gliding on your bike on a little side street, with no one coming, typing “ok” and pressing send? No harm done.

Dude, it’s even easier to pull over when you’re on a bike. Just do it, or else I’m posting those photos from the Journal staff party. You know, the “tongue” ones.

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“Oh, Right. THAT.”

by Joey deVilla on September 26, 2007

Comic: “Oh, right. That.”

“Wooooo…I am the Holy Spirit! What you are doing is a SIN!”

“Nonsense — masturbation is healthy and natural.”

“No, I meant strangling hookers.”

“Oh, right. That.

[Image courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.]

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The “Horse’s Head” Scene in “The Godfather”…

by Joey deVilla on September 25, 2007

Update: Some quick notes…

  • I didn’t compile or make these images; I found ‘em, thought they were neat and posted them for everyone to see.
  • You can find more images like this at Actualidad Simpson.

…gets referenced in a couple of Simpsons episodes…

Simpsons stills referencing the “Horse’s head” scene in “The Godfather”

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Movie References in the Simpsons Episode “Kamp Krusty”

by Joey deVilla on September 25, 2007

Update: Some quick notes…

  • I didn’t compile or make these images; I found ‘em, thought they were neat and posted them for everyone to see.
  • You can find more images like this at Actualidad Simpson.

The stills I have from the Simpsons episode Kamp Krusty refer to Ben Hur, Lord of the Flies and The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

Stills from the Simpsons episode “Kamp Krusty”
Images courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.

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“Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington”

by Joey deVilla on September 25, 2007

Update: Some quick notes…

  • I didn’t compile or make these images; I found ‘em, thought they were neat and posted them for everyone to see.
  • You can find more images like this at Actualidad Simpson.

Here are some stills from the Simpsons episode Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington, which draws very heavily from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington:

Simpsons stills referencing “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”
Images courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.

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Update: Some quick notes…

  • I didn’t compile or make these images; I found ‘em, thought they were neat and posted them for everyone to see.
  • You can find more images like this at Actualidad Simpson.

The Simpsons episode with the soap box derby — Saturdays of Thunder — refers to a number of movies, starting with the title’s reference to Days of Thunder. In the stills I have, I recognize the Ben Hur references in the last two shots, but I don’t know what the other two films are. If you know, let me know in the comments!

Stills from the Simpsons episode “Saturdays of Thunder”
Images courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.

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Update: Some quick notes…

  • I didn’t compile or make these images; I found ‘em, thought they were neat and posted them for everyone to see.
  • You can find more images like this at Actualidad Simpson.

The Simpsons have paid homage to A Clockwork Orange in a couple of episodes, but here’s the most hilarious time — the “cupcakes” scene. I’ve seen Clockwork Orange so many times that when I first saw this Simpsons episode, I was laughing for a good ten minutes:

Simpsons stills referencing “Clockwork Orange” -- the censored version.
Click to see the uncensored version.
Images courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.

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