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Mapplethorpe

It’s a pornography store. I was buying pornography. — Homer, “Mr. Plow” Greetings, friends. How I have missed you. In compensation for my prolonged absence, today’s post will be virtually devoid of educational content and devoted instead to the human … Continue reading

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Freedom From Want

Ah, Mr. Simpson, you’re forgetting the first two Noble Truths Of The Buddha. — Sideshow Bob I am not. — Homer, “Black Widower” Continuing with our exploration of the works of Norman Rockwell, please consider the above piece, “Freedom From … Continue reading

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The Garden Of Earthly Delights

Goodbye, Bart! Remember: Lie, cheat, steal, and listen to heavy metal music! — Satan, “Bart Gets Hit By A Car” The scenery accompanying Bart’s post-collision arrival in Hell wraps up many elements from Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden Of Earthly Delights” … Continue reading

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The Falling Solider

The memory of a million drop stitches flows in your veins. — Marge, “Bart’s Dog Gets An F” Robert Capa, Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, 1936. Despite a string of allegations that the photographer faked this impressively-timed photograph … Continue reading

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Devo And The Energy Domes

Neerrrrrrrrrrrrd! — Homer, “Homer Goes To College” New Wave rockers Devo whipped out the energy domes in the early ’80s, and have been wearing them since. According to fans of the Deev, the pyramid-shaped toppers supposedly confer sexual powers upon … 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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Girl at Mirror

Ladies pinch. Whores use rouge. – Jacqueline Bouvier, “The Way We Was” Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978). Girl at Mirror, 1954. Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1954. Oil on canvas. 31 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (80 … Continue reading

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