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@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?


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#21 ultra magnus13

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 02:49 PM

At this point Im fine with it going on forever. I'm pretty sure we are past there lowest point. They saw a noticeable bump in quality post movie. It wasn't as good as the classic stuff, but some decent laughs.

I get wanting a show to quite while it's ahead, before it dips significantly in quality, but that horse is long out of the barn for Simpsons.

As for how to end the series, a dramatic status quo shift sounds like the worst possible way to do it.
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 03:15 PM

Yeah, but if they DON'T do something drastic, someone will just come back to the idea in a decade or so with some next generation shit. I've had enough of child milhouse, making that pathetic lump an adult won't endear me more to him.


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Posted 29 November 2019 - 03:41 PM

They should have ended it decades ago, rather than letting it get to the point they started writing episodes around whatever celebrity they could get on board. That Lady Gaga episode was the kind of indulgent crap they would have mocked back in the day.

 
Having pointless celebrity guests is exactly what they did "back in the day."  It's nothing new, although I would say the period they started doing that (late 90s) was when the show really fell in quality.  
They always had celebrities, but they never used celebrities to substitute for worthwhile writing. They never had Bart go live in a cool skate loft because they've gotten Tony Hawk to do a cameo, or had the entire universe except Lisa swoon over Lady Gaga for being so wonderful, kooky and caring and selfless and wonderful. I won't even start on all the episodes where a family member gets a celebrity voiced new best friend/rival who is just as smart/cool/funny as they are and is never mentioned again afterward.
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 04:58 PM

 

 

 

They should have ended it decades ago, rather than letting it get to the point they started writing episodes around whatever celebrity they could get on board. That Lady Gaga episode was the kind of indulgent crap they would have mocked back in the day.

 
Having pointless celebrity guests is exactly what they did "back in the day."  It's nothing new, although I would say the period they started doing that (late 90s) was when the show really fell in quality.  
They always had celebrities, but they never used celebrities to substitute for worthwhile writing. They never had Bart go live in a cool skate loft because they've gotten Tony Hawk to do a cameo, or had the entire universe except Lisa swoon over Lady Gaga for being so wonderful, kooky and caring and selfless and wonderful. I won't even start on all the episodes where a family member gets a celebrity voiced new best friend/rival who is just as smart/cool/funny as they are and is never mentioned again afterward.
"Wow, Michael Jackson?!"

 

 

Who wasn't actually Michael Jackson and didn't receive a 30 minute long largely joke free advert for how great Michael Jackson the person is. It wasn't great, but there was more to it than 'Here's a celebrity playing themselves being great and wonderful and cool, everyone.'


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Posted 29 November 2019 - 05:49 PM

Yeah, but if they DON'T do something drastic, someone will just come back to the idea in a decade or so with some next generation shit. I've had enough of child milhouse, making that pathetic lump an adult won't endear me more to him.


Last I knew we'd had several flash forward episodes, that don't synch with themselves, as well as Futurama also being there Future. They could literally end with the death of the Simpson's family, and complete destruction of Springfield, and would have no problem writing around it, retconning, or ignoring it to make a reboot, sequel, etc.
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 08:14 PM

end it the same way they ended little house on the prairie, by blowing the town up


Wait what
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Posted 30 November 2019 - 02:15 AM

 

end it the same way they ended little house on the prairie, by blowing the town up


Wait what

 

 

Final episode a land developer comes in and buys up all the land and the town blows all the property up in response to hug him. Supposedly the reason why they did it the producer was mad that the series was being canceled and destroyed the sets so the company couldn't use them for other stuff



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Posted 30 November 2019 - 05:21 AM

Or the final episode has Marge walk into Springfield Tyre Yard ending her life.

The family is devastated, they realise they have to grow up. Twenty years later Homer's a customer at an expanded Moes Tavern but at least with friends, Lisa and Nelson have two children. Bart is living with Jamie in an apartment, Maggie is a writer. 

 

Awful.


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:16 AM

end it the same way they ended little house on the prairie, by blowing the town up


Wait what

 
Final episode a land developer comes in and buys up all the land and the town blows all the property up in response to hug him. Supposedly the reason why they did it the producer was mad that the series was being canceled and destroyed the sets so the company couldn't use them for other stuff


According to this the actual reason they blew it up was because they didn't own the actual land the sets were on and needed to remove everything.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 02:18 PM

Or the final episode has Marge walk into Springfield Tyre Yard ending her life.

The family is devastated, they realise they have to grow up. Twenty years later Homer's a customer at an expanded Moes Tavern but at least with friends, Lisa and Nelson have two children. Bart is living with Jamie in an apartment, Maggie is a writer. 

 

Awful.

Who the hug is Jamie?


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:58 PM

this person i guess?

 

https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Jamie


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Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:46 PM

Actually it's the other one, Janey, Lisa's friend in the early eps before her flanderization.


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