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PLANET SIMPSON by Chris Turner

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:27 pm
by Pops Freshenmeyer
Maybe I should've posted in the what are you reading thread but this book deserves its own messageboard, least of all it's own thread. It's that good, although I'm only 100 pages in. My only gripe is that the author infuses his own politics into the material but it's rare and not really that bad.

The book's gotten me to revisit many episodes via my Tivo.

http://tinyurl.com/c9fjm

I am not Chris Turner.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:31 pm
by jgraphix
Wow, Just checked your link out and went to the bottom for user reviews and It does not fair well with the critical crowd.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:55 pm
by Pops Freshenmeyer
jgraphix wrote:Wow, Just checked your link out and went to the bottom for user reviews and It does not fair well with the critical crowd.


Weird. That's a shame. Either that or I'm ALF. No, it's really a good read, especially if you're a fan of the show. I'll check out those reviews, but am thinking they shouldn't stop anyone from reading it.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:57 pm
by jgraphix
Yeah...it sounds interesting and I would probably break out the box sets and start re watching them.

Would involve time I don't have.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:15 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Don't forget The D'Oh of Homer.

Does Nietzsche justify Bart's bad behavior? Is hypocrisy always unethical? What is Lisa's conception of the Good?...In exploring the thought of key philosophers including Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, Heidegger, and Kant through episode plots and the characters' antics, the contributors tackle issues like irony and the meaning of life, American anti-intellectualism, and existential rebellion.


Haven't had the time to read it yet, just wondering if anyone has...

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:01 am
by MonkeyM666
I hear that is was quite good. I wonder if it'll make a resurgence now that the series is ending and the movie is coming out?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:06 am
by Theta
MonkeyM666 wrote:...now that the series is ending...


Vas? This is new. When did they announce that?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:07 am
by MonkeyM666
I thought that the series ended this year, the same time that the new Futurama starts. Is that wrong?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:08 am
by LaDracul
Theta wrote:
MonkeyM666 wrote:...now that the series is ending...


Vas? This is new. When did they announce that?


No, it's not. It's still on the schedule. I think "King of the Hill" is FINALLY ending, though.

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 11:15 am
by MonkeyM666
hummmm....

Matt Groening Sees No End In Sight
POSTED Monday, September 11, 2006

As The Simpsons began its eighteenth season last night, fans will be glad to know that creator Matt Groening sees no end in sight for the show. "My attitude at this point is, as long as the people who work on the show are having a good time, let's keep doing it," he said. "We've always tried to entertain ourselves and figured that the outside world would be entertained if we were making ourselves laugh."

The key is to keep surprising the audience, which he acknowledged has become tougher because the show has "covered a lot of territory" through the years. "But there's a really good-natured spirit of competitiveness among the youngest writers on the staff who basically grew up watching the show and have a great memory for everything that's gone before."


I guess I was wrong.

I was sure that I heard that somewhere about 6 months ago.


I'm going to check further....

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 1:38 pm
by Dee E. Goppstober
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:Don't forget The D'Oh of Homer.

Does Nietzsche justify Bart's bad behavior? Is hypocrisy always unethical? What is Lisa's conception of the Good?...In exploring the thought of key philosophers including Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, Heidegger, and Kant through episode plots and the characters' antics, the contributors tackle issues like irony and the meaning of life, American anti-intellectualism, and existential rebellion.


Haven't had the time to read it yet, just wondering if anyone has...


It's a while ago -but I bought it quite a while ago, because it sounded great - philosophy and Simpsons humor combined.

I was really disappointed though - because it seemed to me that a lot of the book was trying to explain why the Simpsons is funny - and there's nothing less funny than that.

Wasn't too impressed with the philosophical foundation either.

I sold it on a jumble sale and never finished reading it.

Re: PLANET SIMPSON by Chris Turner

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:11 pm
by Ribbons
There were several different threads I could have put this in, but who else is watching The Simpsons marathon!? It's glorious. I know it will start sucking about halfway through, but for now I'm reveling in classic Simpsons goodness.

Re: PLANET SIMPSON by Chris Turner

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:55 am
by so sorry
Ribbons wrote:There were several different threads I could have put this in, but who else is watching The Simpsons marathon!? It's glorious. I know it will start sucking about halfway through, but for now I'm reveling in classic Simpsons goodness.



Ive caught a few early episodes. It's pretty exciting and overwhelming.

Re: PLANET SIMPSON by Chris Turner

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:11 pm
by Al Shut
I guess it all depends on how saturated with Simpsons reruns one already is.