The Simpsons has been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember. Even when we didn't really get the jokes as kids, we still laughed along anyway.
It's constantly on the TV, and provides us with easy-watching on the days when we just want to snuggle up on the couch and have a good giggle.
So, why not test your Simpson knowledge at a table quiz?
The Woolshed in Dublin is holding an event based on all thing Simpsons for charity, with the proceeds going towards Cool Earth, an organisation trying to combat the destruction of rainforests, natural resources and homes of indigenous people in Peru, Oceania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
On the night, you can expect ten rounds of questions, as well as three challenge rounds. All you need is a team of four (it's €10 per person) and you're set.
Prizes will be awarded on the night, but book early if you can, because we'd say the demand for this will be out the door.
The Simpsons table quiz will take place at The Woolshed, Parnell Street on February 23.
Even though it's a cartoon, it was always known that Smithers is gay.
The cartoon character has been trying to hide his unrequited love for Mr. Burns for far too long, and in a brand new episode, he finally opens up.
But rather than make it a huge deal, writer Rob LaZebnik told The New York Post that they wanted to keep it subtle and laid back:
"We didn't really want to have that big moment of 'I'm out'… Instead, just have it be a big embrace — like everyone knows it."
But it was for a very sweet reason Rob decided now was the right time for Smithers to come out. The writer added that the episode was made to show his son, who is gay, that he supports him.
“I am a Midwestern guy, so I don’t tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve, but I thought, ‘What better way to tell my son I love him than to write a cartoon about it?’ ”
Aw, we just love this too much.
Fans of The Simpsons can rejoice – two brand new series of the long-running animated hit have been commissioned.
Fox has confirmed that a 27th and 28th season are in the offing – meaning the show will boast a total of 625 episodes.
The Simpsons is now 26 years old, and has won multiple awards. A wide-range of merchandise is also attached to the brand, along with a feature-length film, numerous video games, and a Universal Studios theme-park ride.
The network’s announcement yesterday playfully stated that the show’s protagonist, Homer, had lasted so long because of his “costly 200-donut-a-day addiction".
Although some fans say The Simpsons, which was created by Oregan-native Matt Groening, is past its glory days, it still attracts solid viewing figures: Fox says 6.2m people are watching the current series.
Just because the weather is getting kind of dull, doesn’t mean your make-up has to! MAC’s September collection looks brilliant – we can’t wait to get our hands on some of these products.
The Simpsons Collection
The Simpsons are celebrating their 25th anniversary, and MAC have decided to celebrate along with them by bringing out their Simpsons inspired make-up! Don’t worry though – it isn’t yellow paint!
Their Lipglass (top right) comes in four colours:
- Nacho Cheese Explosion: a bright neon lime yellow
- Grand Pumpkin: bright creamy orange
- Red blazer: bright fuchsia
- Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy: electric blue violet
You could also try their eye shadows and blush which all have equally Simpson-esque names such as Beehive Blue (eye shadow) and Sideshow You (blush).
A Novel Romance
If you were never really a fan of The Simpsons anyway, you might find something from their A Novel Romance collection: "a colour collection teeming with luscious shades that will have you feeling overwhelmed with desire", apparently. And we have to agree, check out these fab nail polishes and eye shadow collection:
The thing we're most excited about though, has to be their Matchmaster concealer. It comes in 12 different shades and contains vitamin E which moisturises your skin while the concealer gets to work covering up blemishes and under eye circles. What more could you want?
To top it all off, they have their new Studio Sculpt products. The Defining Powder offers "sheer coverage with a barely-there finish, immediately correcting uneven tones, leaving skin smooth and sculpted without looking powdery or cakey" – sounds good to us! And their mascara, Superblack Lash now comes in a "deep, rich shade of carbon black". Impressed? So are we. We may just plan a little shopping trip come the 4th of September when all this is available!
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Today’s highlights include what X-Factor bosses really think of Louis, more on the upcoming Simpson’s death & find out which iconic singer might be hitting the big screen.
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