Grampa Simpson s Guide to Aging

Author: Matt Groening
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781608874521
Format: PDF
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They say, Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it! Then again, those who have forgotten the past are most likely living in the Springfield Retirement Castle, repeating themselves over and over again. Get to gabbin' with the grand pooh-bah of the Greatest Generation as he relives the glory days, and if you take time to listen, he may very well pass along some words of wisdom. So plug in your recliner and sit way, way back...as Grampa Simpson explaines and explains and explains it all to you!

Homer Simpson s Little Book of Laziness

Author: Matt Groening
Publisher: Bantam Press
ISBN: 9780593073001
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Few men have the extraordinary ability to get absolutely nothing done like Homer Simpson, the true American Idle. Now you too can develop a flair for the laissez-faire from Springfield's very own Sultan of Sloth. Get the lowdown on the slow down and discover a knack for the slack. Including: The Lazy Hall of Fame Homer's Lazy look at Fashion The Lazy Man's Tool Kit and The Adventures of Sloth Man The perfect Christmas gift for the slob in your life....

Lisa Simpson s Guide to Geek Chic

Author: Matt Groening
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781608873210
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Extra items include 4 stickers, 1 poster, and 1 game card, in pocket affixed to page 2 of cover, and 2 perforated sheets of game cards, in pocket affixed to page 3 of cover. Various pull-outs, flaps, and other items are within book.

Bart Simpson s Manual of Mischief

Author: Matt Groening
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780593073018
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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PART OF THE VAULT OF SIMPSONOLOGY SERIES - ESSENTIAL READING FOR ALL SIMPSONS FANS. Bart Simpson is truly the unrivaled master of mischief. Amateur pranksters around the world take their tips and learn their tricks from Bart, the sneakiest of sneaks. The nightmare of every sister and the destroyer of calm composure for every grown-up, this clever kid knows how to push everyone's buttons and get away with it all. Now Bart shares his mischievous secrets with the world, from the contents of the perfect spy kit to the ideal methods of agonizing annoyance. Packed to the brim with inserts and special features, including removable 'Sneaky Hall of Fame' cards and a booklet on the complete art of the prank phone call, Bart Simpson's Manual of Mischief includes everything readers need to become a true technician of trouble. This is the second instalment in the Vault of Simpsonology series and a follow-up to the wildly popular Homer Simpson's Little Book of Laziness.

Simpsonology

Author: Tim Delaney
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615921346
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Like The Simpons itself, Simpsonology is a timeless work - a treasure trove of useful information on popular culture, customs, and holiday traditions such as the origins of Halloween and April Fools Day, as well as a fun-filled history of America's favorite family. This book has Zazz!-TIM MADIGAN, Division Chair for Philosophy and Popular Culture, Popular Culture Association of AmericaIn this amusing and informative appreciation of The Simpsons, sociologist Tim Delaney looks at the many ways America's longest-running sitcom and animated TV program reflects American culture. For more than fifteen years, the Simpsons have touched upon nearly every aspect of the American social scene-from family dynamics and social mores to local customs and national institutions. With over four hundred episodes aired so far, Delaney finds a goldmine of insights couched in parody on any number of perennial topics:?On television's influence on American culture, Krusty the Clown says, Would it really be worth living in a world without television? I think the survivors would envy the dead.'On New Age religion, Homer says, To think, I turned to a cult for mindless happiness when I had beer all along.'On the thorny issue of gun ownership and home security, Homer purchases a pistol at Bloodbath and Beyond and then tells Marge, I don't have to be careful, I got a gun.'On the theme of community spirit, Bart thoughtlessly signs up with a local Boy Scout troop while on a sugar rush from eating a Super-Squishee. The next day he realizes what he has done: Oh, no. I joined the Junior Campers! To which his sister, Lisa, responds: The few, the proud, the geeky.Delaney finds many more episodes relevant to major sociological issues such as environmentalism, feminism, romance and marriage, politics, education, health, aging, and more. Students of popular culture and laypersons alike will learn basic sociological concepts and theories in a refreshing, jargon-free work that offers plenty of entertainment.Tim Delaney is assistant professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Oswego.

Bartman The Hero s Handbook

Author: Matt Groening
Publisher: Insight Editions
ISBN: 9781608874538
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the sixth volume of the Vault of SimpsonologyTM series, Bart Simpson—as his alter-ego Bartman—gives advice on how to be the ultimate superhero. An expert of stealth and cunning–especially when it comes to getting out of school–Bartman, the revered superhero and alter-ego of the one and only Bart Simpson, is a master of his craft. Lucky for us, he’s also a bit of a braggart, always willing to share his secrets and tricks . . . for the right price. Chock-full of humor, daring advice, and interactive collectibles, Bartman: The Hero’s Handbook grants readers the tools needed to take down the evils of society and save the day. Told from the point-of-view of the colossus of costumed calamity himself, this is the ultimate guide for superheroes-in-training eager to take their skills to the next level—and avoid detention.

The Psychology of the Simpsons

Author: Alan S. Brown
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781935251392
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Psychologists turn their attention to “The Simpsons,” one of America’s most popular and beloved shows, in these essays that explore the function and dysfunctions of the show’s characters. Designed to appeal to both fans of the show and students of psychology, this unique blend of science and pop culture consists of essays by professional psychologists drawn from schools and clinical practices across the country. Each essay is designed to be accessible, thoughtful and entertaining, while providing the reader with insights into both “The Simpsons” and the latest in psychological thought. Every major area of psychology is covered, from clinical psychology and cognition to abnormal and evolutionary psychology, while fresh views on eclectic show topics such as gambling addiction, Pavlovian conditioning, family therapy and lobotomies are explored.

Dead Vengeance

Author: Bill Morrison
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 163008395X
Format: PDF, Docs
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It's 1940 and a phony body on exhibit in a carnival sideshow suddenly springs to life and shambles away. Not so phony after all, he is John Doe, radio commentator and archenemy of Detroit's notorious Purple Gang. But why did he disappear in 1930, and why did the mayor, the mob, and the cops all want him dead?

The Simpsons

Author: John Ortved
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780865479883
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Simpsons is one of the most successful shows to ever run on television. From its first moment on air, the series's rich characters, subversive themes, and layered humor resounded deeply with audiences both young and old who wanted more from their entertainment than what was being meted out at the time by the likes of Full House, Growing Pains, and Family Matters. Spawned as an animated short on The Tracy Ullman Show—mere filler on the way to commercial breaks—the series grew from a controversial cult favorite to a mainstream powerhouse, and after nineteen years the residents of Springfield no longer simply hold up a mirror to our way of life: they have ingrained themselves into it. John Ortved's oral history will be the first-ever look behind the scenes at the creation and day-to-day running of The Simpsons, as told by many of the people who made it: among them writers, animators, producers, and network executives. It’s an intriguing yet hilarious tale, full of betrayal, ambition, and love. Like the family it depicts, the show's creative forces have been riven by dysfunction from the get-go—outsize egos clashing with studio executives and one another over credit for and control of a pop-culture institution. Contrary to popular belief, The Simpsons did not spring out of one man's brain, fully formed, like a hilarious Athena. Its inception was a process, with many parents, and this book tells the story.