1. The Simpsons + Mondrian + Wine 

    "Wine, or maybe not? is a playful, minimalist wine bottle design project that will bring a smile to your face. Inspired by the style of famous Dutch painter Pieter Mondrian, the collaborative project was developed by Russian artist Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich in 1987, the same year The Simpsons first aired on The Tracey Ullman Show. And, the contents of the bottle have remained a mystery ever since.” 

    Here’s our recent Simpsons tribute

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  1. FXX is going to have a 12-day Simpsons marathon, playing all 552 episodes.  In appreciation of the series, we’ve compiled several of our Simpsons interviews into one show. 

Since The Simpsons began, Fresh Air’s Terry Gross has interviewed many people who have had a hand creating the show – from Matt Groening in 1989 and 2003 to  two of the writers Al Jean and Mike Reiss in 1992. Gross also talked with actors who do the voices, including Nancy Cartwright, who plays Bart, in 2007; Julie Kavner, the voice of Marge in 1994; Hank Azaria, the voice of Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum and others in 2004.

Here, Simpsons creator Matt Groening tells Terry about how they occasionally got in trouble with the Fox network: 

"At the beginning, virtually anything we did would get somebody upset and now it seems like the people who are eager to be offended — and this country is full of people who are eager to be offended. They’ve given up on our show. We got into trouble a few years ago for — Homer is watching an anti-drinking commercial and it said, "Warning! Beer causes rectal cancer." And Homer responds by saying, "Mmm beer." Fox didn’t want us to do that because beer advertisers are a big part of the Fox empire and it turns out the writer was able to track down the actual fact where some studies show that indeed it does — or did or has a tendency to [cause cancer] — so we were able to keep it in."


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    FXX is going to have a 12-day Simpsons marathon, playing all 552 episodes.  In appreciation of the series, we’ve compiled several of our Simpsons interviews into one show. 

    Since The Simpsons began, Fresh Air’s Terry Gross has interviewed many people who have had a hand creating the show – from Matt Groening in 1989 and 2003 to  two of the writers Al Jean and Mike Reiss in 1992. Gross also talked with actors who do the voices, including Nancy Cartwright, who plays Bart, in 2007; Julie Kavner, the voice of Marge in 1994; Hank Azaria, the voice of Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum and others in 2004.

    Here, Simpsons creator Matt Groening tells Terry about how they occasionally got in trouble with the Fox network: 

    "At the beginning, virtually anything we did would get somebody upset and now it seems like the people who are eager to be offended — and this country is full of people who are eager to be offended. They’ve given up on our show. We got into trouble a few years ago for — Homer is watching an anti-drinking commercial and it said, "Warning! Beer causes rectal cancer." And Homer responds by saying, "Mmm beer." Fox didn’t want us to do that because beer advertisers are a big part of the Fox empire and it turns out the writer was able to track down the actual fact where some studies show that indeed it does — or did or has a tendency to [cause cancer] — so we were able to keep it in."

    Photo: Courtesy of Fox 

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  1. Today we’re doing a Simpsons-themed show. We’ve got interviews with the actors who voice Bart and Marge Simpson, Moe/Apu, the head writers/producers and creator Matt Groening. 
Starting Thursday morning FXX is doing a 12-day marathon of all 552 episodes. So do a dance, Lisa style. 

    Today we’re doing a Simpsons-themed show. We’ve got interviews with the actors who voice Bart and Marge Simpson, Moe/Apu, the head writers/producers and creator Matt Groening

    Starting Thursday morning FXX is doing a 12-day marathon of all 552 episodes. So do a dance, Lisa style. 

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  1. Morning moves.  
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    Morning moves.  

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    morning moves

    Tuesday

  1. Marge is the ultimate fashion icon. 


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    Marge is the ultimate fashion icon.

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    fashion

  1. The characters of Downton Abbey Simpsonized by Belgian artist Adrien Noterdaem.

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    The characters of Downton Abbey Simpsonized by Belgian artist Adrien Noterdaem.

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  1. Shake off the week and have a great weekend.
Love,
Fresh Air

    Shake off the week and have a great weekend.

    Love,

    Fresh Air

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    Hey, Wednesday afternoon, we’re trying.

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    Homer

  1. For your weekend reading, a piece from the LA Review of Books by Alex Harvey that is ostensibly a review of Barney Hoskins’ 2010 biography of Tom Waits, Lowside of the Road. To call it just a book review, however, seems limiting because it’s about fathers and sons, femme fatales, lust, music, addiction, influence, Los Angeles, film noir, biography, autobiography, Tom Waits, “Tom Waits”, and finding one’s voice. And it is pretty fascinating.:







When he and Jones split up, he moved out of the Tropicana and into a more laidback East Hollywood neighborhood, close to his father. By day he worked in the old RCA building on Sunset and Ivar, pushing his images and verbal fragments into a new kind of coherence. Gone was Chandler’s white knight in the form of Marlowe, or the melancholy search for the urban epiphany. In its place is the voice of a semi-psychotic street predator, snarling over savage guitar and bass.







Incidentally, Tom Waits is going to be on The Simpsons on January 6.
And here is the Fresh Air interview with Mr. Waits.
-Nell
image by Anthony Corbijn (2004) via  lifecomesfromwithin

    For your weekend reading, a piece from the LA Review of Books by Alex Harvey that is ostensibly a review of Barney Hoskins’ 2010 biography of Tom Waits, Lowside of the Road. To call it just a book review, however, seems limiting because it’s about fathers and sons, femme fatales, lust, music, addiction, influence, Los Angeles, film noir, biography, autobiography, Tom Waits, “Tom Waits”, and finding one’s voice. And it is pretty fascinating.:

    When he and Jones split up, he moved out of the Tropicana and into a more laidback East Hollywood neighborhood, close to his father. By day he worked in the old RCA building on Sunset and Ivar, pushing his images and verbal fragments into a new kind of coherence. Gone was Chandler’s white knight in the form of Marlowe, or the melancholy search for the urban epiphany. In its place is the voice of a semi-psychotic street predator, snarling over savage guitar and bass.

    Incidentally, Tom Waits is going to be on The Simpsons on January 6.

    And here is the Fresh Air interview with Mr. Waits.

    -Nell

    image by Anthony Corbijn (2004) via  lifecomesfromwithin

  2. Weekend Reading

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    The Simpsons

    LA Review of Books

    Fresh Air

    Interviews

  1. The quiz will be on Wednesday.
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The Simpsons’ Mr. Burns Explains the Fiscal Cliff





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    The quiz will be on Wednesday.

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    The Fiscal Cliff

    It all makes sense now

  1. Homer: “Marge, there’s an empty spot I’ve always had inside me. I tried to fill it with family, religion, community service, but those were dead ends! I think this chair is the answer.”
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Chairs Designed to Look Like The Simpsons







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    Homer: “Marge, there’s an empty spot I’ve always had inside me. I tried to fill it with family, religion, community service, but those were dead ends! I think this chair is the answer.”

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    Take a seat

  1. Today: we remember mobster-turned-informant Henry Hill, who died earlier this week. Hill was portrayed by Ray Liotta inGoodfellas. We’re going to talk toNick Pileggiwho wrote the book about Hill’s life which became the basis forGoodfellas.

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    Stephen Hawking turns 70 this Sunday. Today’s show: Stephen Hawking’s life and scientific discoveries

Above: Stephen Hawking on The Simpsons. View in High-Res

    Stephen Hawking turns 70 this Sunday. Today’s show: Stephen Hawking’s life and scientific discoveries

    Above: Stephen Hawking on The Simpsons.

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  1. On today’s Fresh Air, Seth MacFarlane, on creating Family Guy: “Here comes The Simpsons, who said, ‘Hey, you can also do this.  We’re rewriting the rule book with regard for what you can do on  television.’ And I was laughing. This was something that actually was  for me. It wasn’t for a family audience. It was for me as a single guy  with an edgier sense of humor and what I was looking for.”

    On today’s Fresh Air, Seth MacFarlane, on creating Family Guy: “Here comes The Simpsons, who said, ‘Hey, you can also do this. We’re rewriting the rule book with regard for what you can do on television.’ And I was laughing. This was something that actually was for me. It wasn’t for a family audience. It was for me as a single guy with an edgier sense of humor and what I was looking for.”

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  1. Tomorrow: Who Is Ken Jennings and what is talking about maps? 
Also: Who is Dr. Groopman and Dr. Harzband on medical decision-making?

    Tomorrow: Who Is Ken Jennings and what is talking about maps?

    Also: Who is Dr. Groopman and Dr. Harzband on medical decision-making?

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