December 2, 2000
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Homer Simpson is doing the Matt Drudge thing, exposing neighborhood scams and crimes. Is this a legitimate way of poking fun at Drudge's style or simply a commercial tie-in with the show?
posted by mathowie (9 comments total)

 
so does this mean even homer has a weblog?
posted by sugarfish at 12:27 AM on December 2, 2000


short bursts of text, teaser headlines to more info, sure! I suppose it's only lacking date and timestamps because the simpsons is a "timeless" show.

Of course, if we deem it a weblog, I know what the next post will be.

"worst weblog ever."
posted by mathowie at 12:36 AM on December 2, 2000


That's the worst weblog ever right there.

(Seems like the website and the show don't have the same writers ...)
posted by sylloge at 1:05 AM on December 2, 2000


Homer's take on the news kind of reminds me of Ed Anger's column for the Weekly World News.
But maybe that's just me.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 6:29 AM on December 2, 2000


next episode of simpsons homer gets the internet, maybe he made a website, in which case this is probably a tie-in.
posted by starduck at 7:33 AM on December 2, 2000


starduck: I doubt it. This site totally doesn't have the same feel as the tv show. I didn't laugh once.
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 7:48 AM on December 2, 2000


From tvguide.com

Simpsons: The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
Homer buys a computer and builds a Web site where he anonymously spreads local rumor and innuendo, and makes things up when his sources run dry. Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer.
posted by sudama at 8:25 AM on December 2, 2000


If it is a tie-in (which it seems to be, especially since it's on the official site) it's a very poor one. The articles on the site were most definetely not written in Homer's "voice".

There isn't even anyone who's a stinky-head!
posted by cCranium at 9:42 AM on December 2, 2000


It's surely a tie-in, there was one with a website they mentioned on the Simpsons a few episodes ago (whatweaselseat.com or something? whatskunkeseat.com maybe?) and the site seemed sort of not hilariously amazing, but you can't really expect them to put the real writers to work on minor little tie-ins.
posted by beefula at 10:03 PM on December 2, 2000


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