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Homer Simpson (Almost) Discovered The Elusive ‘God Particle’ Fourteen Years Before Science Did

Thanks to some sly mathematical in-joking, The Simpsons nearly predicted a major scientific breakthrough

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That, at its height, The Simpsons was one the funniest, smartest, most influential shows in the history of television, is a fairly uncontroversial assessment at this point. Even after its pivot away from focusing on Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie’s family dynamic, and toward increasingly unrealistic plot lines (sometime after around season 8 or 9) The Simpsons was–and continues to be–a reliable source of laughs. But while the show’s primary function has always been to entertain, that doesn’t mean its writers weren’t slipping in some serious business while we weren’t looking.

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New Banksy Piece Features a Keith Haring Dog

A new Banksy piece takes cues from the street art legend Keith Haring.


Not much to say about this other than: Awesome. The latest Banksy, in London, has a masked, sneakered hipster walking a Keith Haring-inspired dog, who appears to be barking at that person with the canes. Very playful.

And if you didn't catch the dark and moody Banksy-directed Simpsons sequence, you can see it here.

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I Must Not Write All Over the Walls: Banksy Directs The Simpsons

Graffiti artist Banksy storyboarded and directed the opening sequence of The Simpsons last night (aka the "couch gag"). See it here.

According to street art advocates Wooster Collective, recent authors of the book Trespass, graffiti artist Banksy storyboarded and directed the opening sequence of The Simpsons last night (aka the "couch gag"). Overall, it's a pretty devastating take on commercialism, merchandising, and 20th Century Fox. It's definitely the most disturbing and stylized opening the show has seen. For comparison, here is every couch gag up until this year.

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