Monthly Archives: August 2011


Greetings, friends. Just wanted to hit you all with a few miscellaneous notes before we resume the mystical journey. First, I wanted to plug this essay/list I composed for the good people over at Dead Homer Society a couple of … Continue reading

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So, you don’t like the old-time bikes, huh? — Some guy, “Homer Badman” Among the wackiest of the wacky old-timey transportation options, the penny-farthing bicycle (also known as the “high wheeler”, or “boneshaker”) made the Segway look like the penny-farthing. … Continue reading

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Tube Bar Prank Calls

Somebody check the men’s room for a Hugh Jass! — Moe, “Flaming Moe’s” Among the earliest recorded prank calls, the series of conversations between New Jersey’s Bum Bar Bastards and retired heavyweight boxer/Tube Bar proprietor Louis “Red” Deutsch served as … Continue reading

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Hot Shot Eastbound

That’s what you get for not hailing to the chimp! — Homer, “Dumbbell Indemnity” O. Winston Link (American, 1914-2001). Hot Shot Eastbound, August 2, 1956, Iaeger, West Virginia, 1956. Cool photo. Check out this New York Times infographic highlighting how … Continue reading

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Polo Grounds

Oh, don’t pooh-pooh a nickel, Lisa. A nickel will buy you a steak and kidney pie, a cup of coffee, a slice of cheesecake, and a newsreel…with enough change left over to ride the trolley from Battery Park to the … Continue reading

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Joseph Of Aramathea

Wow! Joseph of Aramathea! 26 conversions in A.D. 46! — Milhouse, “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” According to the New Testament, Joseph Gradowski of the land of Aramathea was the generous soul who gave up his family’s tomb to house the body … Continue reading

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Harvey Wallbanger

I’m sorry, Mrs. Simpson, but you can’t copyright a drink. This all goes back to the Frank Wallbanger case of ’78. How about that? I looked something up! These books behind me don’t just make the office look good…they’re filled … Continue reading

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