Saturday, June 17, 2006

The Simpsons...

One of my kids favorite shows is the “Simpsons”. I’ve never been too fond of it, but maybe I’ll have to change that opinion. Turns out the Simpsons may be subliminally trying to teach our kids higher math!

I’ve remarked more than once that it appears that “marketing” and “technology” seem to have some touch points – based on a blog by Seth Godin. Well, apparently, Seth reads technology based blogs as well and sees some parallels. I liked that Joel on Software entry – neat read.

Anyway, off to Vegas for the next week starting tomorrow. As you know “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” – so it might be quiet… Then again, I like to take pictures and talk (write) so who knows…
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8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said....

nice story about Gates on Joel's article. Now we want to hear one about Ellison - the chief of the company that makes the better software, obviously ;)

Sun Jun 18, 10:16:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

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Mon Jun 19, 10:46:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

You are missing the boat a bit with not watching the Simpson's. I find many adults dismiss the Simpson's as a crass kid's show. But, the more you watch it, the more you start to see the detail, content and excellent writing in the show. The math content is only one component that is hidden within the show. It definitely isn't about Bart!

Mon Jun 19, 12:28:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Roderick said....

I'll agree with that last comment. I watched the first few seasons of the Simpsons on a faraway TV with no sound while waiting for my turn to bowl in bowling league and thought it was a dumb show because I wasn't paying close attention to it (i.e. what was so funny about Bart saying "Cowabunga!" anyway?).
I wish I could remember the joke that finally made me realize that there was much more going on below the layers. Actually, I may have gotten bored and started reading the alt.tv.simpsons newsgroup back in college to catch onto what I was missing.

Tue Jun 20, 05:28:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Moteuchi said....

I think you all must be referring to seasons one through 6 or 7 of the simpsons... :)... Sure I guess there's still some social commentary there but I don't feel like it's as witty as it used to be.

Fri Jun 23, 08:06:00 AM EDT  

Blogger timothythornton said....

I CAN'T WAIT UNILT THE MOIVE SIMPSONS COME OUT, BEAUSE WHEN I HEAR IT FROM MY FRIEND I HAD TO SEE IT IF WAS TRUE AND NOW THAT I KNOW I WANT TO SEE IT BAD AND YOU STORY IS OFF THE WALL KEEP REAL HOMES DON'T LIKE ME DOWN TIM.

Fri Jun 23, 07:41:00 PM EDT  

Blogger timothythornton said....

I CAN'T WAIT UNILT THE MOIVE SIMPSONS COME OUT, BEAUSE WHEN I HEAR IT FROM MY FRIEND I HAD TO SEE IT IF WAS TRUE AND NOW THAT I KNOW I WANT TO SEE IT BAD AND YOU STORY IS OFF THE WALL KEEP REAL HOMES DON'T LIKE ME DOWN TIM.

Fri Jun 23, 07:42:00 PM EDT  

Blogger timothythornton said....

I CAN'T WAIT UNILT THE MOIVE SIMPSONS COME OUT, BEAUSE WHEN I HEAR IT FROM MY FRIEND I HAD TO SEE IT IF WAS TRUE AND NOW THAT I KNOW I WANT TO SEE IT BAD AND YOU STORY IS OFF THE WALL KEEP REAL HOMES DON'T LIKE ME DOWN TIM. OUT THOUGH THE SEASONS I LIKE IS ALL OF HOMERS AND THE FAMILY

Fri Jun 23, 07:45:00 PM EDT  

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