Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just for the record...

I like the Simpsons.

Why? is it because they got a plug from L'Oss. R?


It's because they're funny.

You know, that thing that keeps us all from committing suicide every day.


Also, while we're on the subject of things Good Catholics (TM) are not supposed to like because they're not endless soft-focus programmes of the Rosary and Gregorian Chant sing-alongs...

the Life of Brian was the best movie the Pythons ever made.


Young fogey emeritus said...

I've not seen Brian but other than that spot-on.

I never watch EWTN. I acknowledge the good it does but, sorry if this sounds stuck-up, I don't need it and like you say, frankly much of it's not that good television.

I watch 'The Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' every week.

Odysseus said...

I haven't seen thE SImpsons since the mid-90's when I was in college.

Favorite line:

My name is Otto, and I love to get blotto!

Because alcoholism is funny! :-)

Odysseus said...

I liked Life of Brian ( but preferred the Holy Grail). Though there are a couple scenes where the irreverence in Brian makes me cringe.

Fr. T. Trottier said...

Malcolm Muggeridge liked it too---the Life of Brian, that is.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

..and his son's favourite movie was The Blues Brothers.

Pop culture is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Your tastes are queer, but you are not, which is encouraging. It is not an either / or deary when it comes to funny and piety, but Come on! The Simpsons, the Life of Brian? 3rd grade and the asylum respectively. Surely you have a defect if you think the Simpsons is funnier than a broken leg, and the Life of Brian is what we get when the stiff-upper-lippers try to be funny.

Now Woody Allen is funny. Faulty Towers is funny. Onslo is funny. Mrs. Slokum is funny. But the Simpsons and Brian?




Barf, despite 30 seconds of funny dispersed here and there for those prisoners who must watch.

And give that Vicar of Didley, thae cute elephant who is helping to midwife our Apocalypse from the wrong side, a kick in the butt for me? Don't worry you shan't miss.

BTW, er, where was the English Breakfast during the Irish famine when my folk were hungry? (That was from my ancestral ghosts. Justice, you see. Sorry)

However a homophobic, puppy-kicking, incandescent fireball live-blogging the Apocalypse can't be all bad. I just bumped into your blop (searching Orwell) and enjoyed it despite all that and so thought I'd tell you. Ta ta.