We have a rule in our house: only one Simpsons reference per day per kid. Seriously, without it? I don’t even want to think about it.
Meantime, I have to admit that the boys have learned a lot of real things from the show and some funny (yet not so great) things. Read on for a sampling:
- Bananas are an excellent source of potassium.
- Mormons don’t drink caffeinated drinks.
- The plot of the movie Planet of the Apes.
- “The 5 Stages of Grief”
- The square of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the squares of the other two sides of a right triangle.
- Silicon Hollow is the birthplace of the atomic bomb.
- What president died after 30 days in office? William Henry Harrison.
- The name of the Olmec god of war was X’Tapalataketle.
- It takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen.
- The three little sentences that will get you through life. Number 1: Cover for me. Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss! Number 3: It was like that when I got here.
- According to Homer: The problem in the world today is communication. Too much communication.
- Even communism works. In theory.
- The Correct Spelling of Wiener is W-I-E-N-E-R.
- Obsequious… can’t spell it without I O U.
- Ray Jay Johnson – you can call him Ray or you can call him Jay.
- Water flushes in the opposite direction in the other hemisphere.
- Schadenfreude is delight in another person’s misfortune.
- Specious means: having a false look of truth or genuineness.
- Perspicacity is the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions.
- According to Lisa: romance is dead. It was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.
- You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head.
There’s more. Much, much more.
My boys are really getting a great education.