THE UNRECOGNIZED GENIUS --
Last year i needed to clear some space from our computer. I noticed a American serial " The Simpsons" , occupied a lot of MB space, and decided to delete it.
Suddenly i realised that my elder son , would not save a TV serial unless it was worth it.
At random i selected a video clip and put it on play , in the middle of the episode.
What i saw made me have the heartiest laugh of the decade.
To save the town from pollution someone was covering up the town with a huge glass bubble. Suddenly the drunks in a tavern and rabid "praise the lord party" in a church felt that apocalypse is comin' -- that the sky is about to fall and they would die.
Suddenly two groups started running out-- one from the church and the other from the tavern. The hilarious part is the entire drunken party ran to the church to pray fervently , and the entire pious party ran to the bar to get drunk--passing each other on the way , ignoring each other !
This got me interested , and i am glad i saw the series.
The creator Matt Groening is a genius. Whether any Yank agrees with me or not, i would say he is one of the greatest living geniuses .
The serial is a satirical parody of the quintessential all American family. It lampoons the dysfunctional family along with yank culture and society in a tongue in cheek way, which keeps you in splits.
Most of the time you have to read between the lines. So a moron or a duffer may ask " what is the big deal? " . Let them have their own super buffoon Mr.Bean.
The Simpsons full length movie is one of the highest grossers.
The Brits who love this longest running American serial of 20 years , has put a catch exclamation " DOH! " ( means you are pissed off ) in their dictionary.
I wish they would include:--
"magumba" ( large breasts ) too , which makes jogging a spectator sport.
other pearls: --
"pull a homer "-- ( to succeed despite being an idiot )
"spiritual de-pantsing " --( Karmic fall from grace )
"texas penny" ---( hundred dollar bill )
Homer, the obese dad, works as a safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, a position at odds with his careless, buffoonish personality. He is married to Marge Simpson, a stereotypical American housewife and mother. They have three children: Bart, a ten-year-old troublemaker; Lisa, a precocious eight-year-old activist; and Maggie, the baby of the family who rarely speaks, but communicates by sucking on a pacifier. The family owns a dog, Santa's Little Helper, and a cat, Snowball .
Matt has won 10 prime time Emmy awards for this serial.
Nike uses Simpsons for branding!
MATT GROENING FOR PRESIDENT!
Capt Ajit Vadakayil