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Saving D'oh: How one blogger learned about "cheap, healthy eating" by watching The Simpsons. The readers' comments are fun too. Via.
posted by amyms (39 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Balderdash. Some of us have been eating Skittlebrau for years!
posted by dhammond at 8:27 PM on August 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


...puts Duff down..."whaaaa?"
posted by iamkimiam at 8:46 PM on August 10, 2008


I will have you most expensive food stuffed with your second most expensive food.

- Homer Simpson

I would add, wrapped in bacon and deep fried.
posted by Mr_Zero at 9:01 PM on August 10, 2008


So which Simpsons quote best expresses the notion of "stretching an already-thin concept far past the breaking point just to generate traffic on your blog"?
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:03 PM on August 10, 2008 [10 favorites]


I will have you most expensive food stuffed with your second most expensive food.
- Homer Simpson
posted by Mr_Zero at 10:01 PM on August 10 [+] [!]


Ah yes, lobster stuffed with tacos. An excellent choice sir!
posted by Octoparrot at 9:13 PM on August 10, 2008


"And the comments are as funny as the post."

Yeah, well, I certainly won't argue with that....
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:14 PM on August 10, 2008


"Silly Customer! You Cannot Hurt A Twinkie"
posted by mannequito at 9:14 PM on August 10, 2008


My heart hurts.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:17 PM on August 10, 2008


So which Simpsons quote best expresses the notion of "stretching an already-thin concept far past the breaking point just to generate traffic on your blog"?

Yeah, what's with the current explosion of blogs with ridiculous lists of stuff you've known since 8th grade? But people seem to click on this stuff and lap it up!
8) Eating at home as much as possible is a simple way to regulate nutritional intake and save money.
You don't fucking say?!
posted by Jimbob at 9:21 PM on August 10, 2008


I will have you most expensive food stuffed with your second most expensive food.

Homer Simpson -Moe Szyslak

FTFY
posted by nudar at 9:52 PM on August 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


We take eighteen ounces of sizzling ground beef, and soak it in rich,
creamery butter, then we top it off with bacon, ham, and a fried egg.
We call it the Good Morning Burger.
posted by oxford blue at 9:53 PM on August 10, 2008 [3 favorites]


This site is such a transparent play for Diggs.
posted by Damn That Television at 9:57 PM on August 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Silly Customer! You Cannot Hurt A Twinkie

"Thank you for coming! I'll see you in Hell!"
posted by bwg at 10:09 PM on August 10, 2008


So which Simpsons quote best expresses the notion of "stretching an already-thin concept far past the breaking point just to generate traffic on your blog"?

Your favorite style of having a sense of humor sucks.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:31 PM on August 10, 2008


So which Simpsons quote best expresses the notion of "stretching an already-thin concept far past the breaking point just to generate traffic on your blog"?

Hmm... I'm torn between one that involves past-it's-prime comedy but not blogs:

"woozle wazzle? That's what passes for comedy these days?"

Or one that involves desperate-for-traffic blogs but not comedy:

"Well, you can't post news if you don't have any."
"That's a great idea! I'll just make up some news!"

I suggest emailing the writers to discuss your notion with them. After 20 years, they're pretty desperate for new material.
posted by roystgnr at 11:02 PM on August 10, 2008


"That's a great idea! I'll just make up some news!"

Mr. X's web page.
posted by longsleeves at 11:57 PM on August 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


I suggest emailing the writers to discuss your notion with them.

Can't talk. Eating.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:57 PM on August 10, 2008


I suggest emailing the writers to discuss your notion with them.

Rest assured I was on the internet within minutes registering my disgust throughout the world.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 2:35 AM on August 11, 2008 [4 favorites]


Mmm... snouts.

Oh yeah, I did it. I quoted the Simpsons. I goddamn quoted the hell outa that show.
posted by Paragon at 3:31 AM on August 11, 2008


I suggest emailing the writers to discuss your notion with them.

I'm pretty sure they are subscribed to my newsletter.
posted by DU at 4:13 AM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I bent my wookie
posted by Debaser626 at 6:09 AM on August 11, 2008


What? No sawdust in the meatloaf?
posted by giraffe at 6:14 AM on August 11, 2008


I, for one, welcome our new Simpsons quoting, best expressing the notion of stretching an already-thin concept far past the breaking point just to generate traffic, blogging overlords.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:21 AM on August 11, 2008


Two words: chub night.
posted by picea at 6:22 AM on August 11, 2008


You are all weak quoters. KNEEL BEFORE ZOD AS HE COMBINES SIMPSONS AND PYTHON INTO THE UBERQUOTE.

Hitler: I ated the purple one.
Crowd: HOW DID IT TASTE?
Hitler: Like burning!
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:22 AM on August 11, 2008


I learned to eat healthy by overthinking a plate of beans on this post.
posted by notsnot at 7:42 AM on August 11, 2008


Whenever we're in a store, and we pass by the health bar/granola bar section, I say to my wife: "Hey, honey, Dung Chow Ping died!"

Well, she thinks I'm funny.
posted by thanotopsis at 7:45 AM on August 11, 2008


That cheaphealthygood blog is great. Thanks for the post!
posted by Kwine at 8:23 AM on August 11, 2008


More testicles mean more iron.

"Hey, honey, Dung Chow Ping died!"
Deng Xiaoping's ghost is not amused.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:38 AM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Stuff White People Like:

Blogs

The Simpsons

Blogs about The Simpsons
posted by fixedgear at 9:26 AM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Stuff White People Like:

Yeah, and?
posted by blucevalo at 9:43 AM on August 11, 2008


Stuff White People Like:

Blogs

The Simpsons

Blogs about The Simpsons
posted by fixedgear at 9:26 AM on August 11 [1 favorite +] [!]


Don't forget fixies!
posted by Atom Eyes at 10:22 AM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Boring, obvious and he lists zero examples of cheap food that's good for you.

Because besides the obvious things like vegetables and fruit, you really do have to spend more to have a well-balanced healthy diet nowadays (at least in the U.S. you do).

Add The Simpsons references and characters to this and it's a disaster.
posted by Zambrano at 10:30 AM on August 11, 2008


MMMMMMMMMMM GUMMY VENUS DE MILO
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 10:38 AM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey guys, if you have any more ideas for lists like this, send 'em to me at chunkylover53@aol.com, kthx
posted by tristeza at 11:12 AM on August 11, 2008


Boring, obvious and he lists zero examples of cheap food that's good for you.

That's what the blog, in general, is about. That's what many other posts in the blog are about. He admits right at the top of the post that it's a "detour" from his usual format.

You want to criticize the post for not being funny, fine. I don't think it's fair to criticize it for not listing cheap good food, since that's covered by other posts in the blog.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 1:06 PM on August 11, 2008


Krusty Brand Imitation Gruel.
posted by darkstar at 1:50 PM on August 11, 2008


You really don't win friends with salad. I've tried.
posted by liketitanic at 5:10 PM on August 11, 2008


We can't all have rooftop gardens.
posted by box at 5:47 PM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


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