Marge Simpson’s Letter To First Lady Barbara Bush

To whom it may concern

A letter is so overlooked these days with the convenience of emails but you have to remember a clearly thought out, well written letter goes a long way.

So much so that Marge Simpson back in 1990 during The Simpsons second season wrote a letter to the First Lady Barbara Bush when she called the show, “the dumbest thing [she] had ever seen,” in an interview with People magazine.

These women are married to the most powerful men in the world so I guess they feel they can express themselves. Read Marge’s polite response below.

The Science of Futurama is Actually Real in Our World Today

How Futurama gets science right (sort of)

The same world we see Fry stare of  could well and truly be our world of tomorrow.

Usually these articles are fun facts, mere quips for us to read and enjoy like the Futurama inventions we WISHED were real but to actually have a source like Discovery Channel tell us the science fiction isn’t exactly fiction is amazing. I’ve always wanted to go out for a drink with someone like Bender.

Talal Al-Khatib discovers the truth

The article over at Discovery Channel may not help the dream of  sharing a drink with Bender but it does share insights on the weird of insightful things from the world of tomorrow such as;

Diseases 

The first half of the first episode of the sixth season, titled “Rebirth,” begins with a simple conundrum: All of the characters are dead save Professor Farnsworth (and one other, though we won’t say who to avoid spoiling it for you).

To reanimate his very dead crew, the Professor has a simple answer: bathing the remains of the deceased in a stem-cell solution in what he calls a “birth machine.”

Reviving the dead, for now, remains an impossibility. But using stem cells to rebuild damaged tissue? That process is growing closer to reality as a number of institutions have explored the possibility of using stem cells to promote tissue regeneration of skin, muscles, blood vessels and more.

Human trials for these procedures are still years away, however.

Even Heads…in Jars !

In the world of “Futurama,” humans share their universe not only with aliens, robots and mutants, but also historical figures ranging from dead presidents (with a recurring role for Richard Nixon) to contemporary celebrities.

How are these long-dead people kept alive in the 31st century? It’s simple: Their severed heads are preserved in jars.

Keeping heads preserved in a jar may seem impossible and has yet to be proven, but the U.S. government has granted patents to applicants claiming they had developed systems for keeping severed heads alive. There’s even

Discover more Space News

If you think the heads in the jars thing was eerie peer over to the Discovery Channel Futurama page and see more of what we humans could be living like thanks to the imagination of Matt Groening…and science too- I guess.

 

Dick Figures Returns – Season 3 Trailer

Mondo Media – Dick Figures

Dick Figures Is Back!

The all conquering Dick Figures returns with Season 3 and it sure to be a smash hit. Dick Figures  is now official Youtubes most watched Animated Series racking up an impressive 10 million views in the month of August alone.

With season 3 just around the corner you can expect Dick Figures to continue onwards and upwards and become the biggest thing on the internet since Happy Tree Friends

Mondo Media have released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Season:

Prepare your face for melting! Dick Figures returns with the 1st of 10 all-new episodes on Thursday, September 22nd!

Interview with Dr. Krieger from FX Comedy “Archer”

Archer – Interview with Dr. Krieger (Lucky Yates)

Archer Season 3 has just started to air and although fans didn’t get to see Dr. Krieger he is sure to return to the fold soon enough. In the meantime find out what the man behind DR. Krieger, Lucky Yates, had to say:

I know you, along with the amazing Amber Nash (Archer’s Pam Poovey), are part of Atlanta’s “Dad’s Garage Theater Company” improv group. Can you tell us more about what goes on there?

Lucky: Dad’s Garage is the greatest place on the planet. We do improv comedy every weekend of the year (we never close) as well as a full season of originally scripted works generated by the ensemble and our talented friends. I have a degree in theatre (spelled the fancy way!) from Wayne State University in Detroit, and the fact that I spend every weekend on stage in front of an audience is pretty bitchin’. The gang at Dad’s is the funniest and most talented group of folks I’ve ever worked with. They make me laugh every time I’m with them, and I’ve been in this game a long long time.

How does voice acting compare to the live stage?

Lucky: When you’re doing voice over work, you get to dress like you just rolled out of bed (I usually have) and you have the script right in front of you so you don’t have to worry about learning lines. I do improv more than anything else, so I’m always just making up my lines anyway, but you still have to worry about stage pictures and looking good and presenting things for the audience. When I’m in the booth I’m either staring at a script, the microphone or Adam and Casey out in the control room to see if I’m making them happy. Voice over work kicks ass. I highly recommend it.

So, how did you land the role of Dr. Krieger.

Lucky: The lovely and talented Amber Nash is responsible for me getting to come in and read for Krieger. The legend goes that when Adam was finally going to give Krieger some lines (he’s silent in the first 3 episodes) he didn’t know who to cast. He asked Amber if she would recommend anyone and she brought my name up. I had worked with Adam and Matt on Frisky Dingo, so we were already fans of each other. They brought me in, had me record the script for Killing Utne and then we had to wait for approval from the good folks at FX. They gave their blessings and kablam! I was Krieger. Man, I love playing that guy.

Is it something you’d want to get more involved in? Maybe be in a slew of animated shows like Jon Benjamin?

Lucky: If I could make a consistent living voicing characters on animated shows, I would be the happiest person on the planet. Seriously. The. Happiest.

Are there any similarities between Lucky and Krieger?

Lucky: Other than my voice and our love of vans, not so much. I WISH I was a super scientist, but alas, I’m just some ding dong actor from Detroit.

As we saw in the finale of season two, Krieger is clearly a big Rush fan. Are you a fan of Geddy and the boys yourself?

Lucky: When I was a kid, I was more into television and movies than I was music. When all of my pals were starting to get into Van Halen and whoever, I was still into watching Saturday morning cartoons and Monty Python. But in order to fit in, I figured I’d better wear some kind of band button on my jean jacket or I was in for an ass kicking. The band I chose to wear… Rush. True story. Plus Geddy Lee did “Take Off” with the Mckenzie Brothers and that was a comedy album I listened to quite a bit.

Krieger has come up with quite a few crazy inventions. What would be your favorite so far?

Lucky: Awww Pigley.

And lastly, what is your favorite Krieger moment/scene so far in the series?

Lucky: Getting the last line in Season 2 was a pretty huge honor for me. And building Fort Kickass will forever remain a favorite. But honestly, everything Krieger does makes me laugh and is a pleasure to be a part of. Adam Reed is a comedy genius and one of the nicest guys I know. Getting to play the lunatic scientist on the funniest and coolest show on television is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. Seriously.

Information Via: Babarshouse.com

Ay-Caramba! TV Channel dedicated to The Simpsons

Fox Look to Give The Simpsons its own TV Channel

TV Channel

Legendary TV show The Simpsons will quiet possibly be getting its very own TV channel.

News Corp.’s Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey had this to say about the idea:

Carey said there have been a “number of meetings” to determine how to capitalize on its library of episodes of The Simpsons and he mentioned a digital channel featuring nothing but Homer and the gang as being a possibility. Carey said it is incumbent on the company to take advantage of a show that is “unique in television with a volume, too, that is unprecedented.”

No Rush

The deal may be in the works but don’t expect the Simpsons Channel on your sky box while new episodes are still being pumped out.

If the Simpsons where to air every episode from start to finish (episode 500) it would take 10.5 whole days to get through them!

 

FX Network Comedy “Unsupervised”

FX Network New Animated Comedy “Unsupervised”

Release dates

During the last 2 years “FX” has aired only one animated show, the outstanding Archer. But now Archer will be accompanied by the newly commissioned “Unsupervised”.

“FX” has ordered 13 episodes with the show due to air in January 2012.

Cast

Unsupervised boasts an impressive cast with Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Romany Malco, Fred Armisen, Kaitlin Olson and Alexa Vega all on board to provide vocals for the show.

Unsupervised Summary

The series follows two best friends, Gary and Joel as they optimistically face the rigors of teenage life without any parents around to tell them what to do.

The show comes courtesy of Rob Rosell, Scott Marder and David Hornsby; all of whom write and produce FX’s signature comedy series “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.”

Artwork

No artwork or previews have been released to date but with the show airing in 4 months some you can expect some soon.

 

Futurama Cleans up at the Emmys

Futurama Wins 2 Emmys

Emmy Awards

Futurama has defeated the competition to win 2 Emmys.Futurama won awards for Outstanding Animated Program“The Late Philip J. Fry” and Outstanding Voice-Over Performance – “Maurice LaMarche as Lrrr & Orson Welles”.

Following Futurama being cancelled by the Fox Network winning two Emmys proves that Comedy Central made an excellent choice to bring back the series.

 

 

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