the time of penning this review, I’m one of the sad
few (who claim that they are fans) left who had not caught
The Simpsons Movie. And it doesn’t help that the local
free-to-air television channel keeps replacing the addictive
series with movies and other variety shows.
(Other than my frustration, I just had to write that because
it looks like something that will be shown in a comic speech
is why I had to make do with this wonderful book filled with
10 comic tales. Other than the fact that the pictures in this
book are not moving images, it is as fun as the series. Read
about how Springfield was divided by a wall in “Wall
Or Nothing”, how Bart faced some problems in saving
the world in “The 1001 Costumes of Bartman” and
how Lisa’s fetish for words became a nightmare in “Lisa’s
Adventure in Wordland”.
the comics, the yellow family’s creator Matt Groening
has included several writeups about things you’d never
know about America’s favourite animated family unless
you are a hardcore fan who surfs the Internet every night
to do research, own all the DVD box sets and have a whole
bookshelf devoted to publications featuring The Simpsons.
know that Groening’s inspiration for the series came
from “Dennis the Menace” (though not in a good
way)? Did you know that Bart’s middle name is Jo-Jo?
Did you know that Homer’s favourite movie is not “Look
Who’s Oinking”, but “Look Who’s Oinking
but fun facts these are, but they sure made my day.
Everything I know about life: Time is money, unfortunately.
Life is too short to watch reruns (except for The Simpsons,
of course). Playing solitaire is its own punishment. Just
because they add wacky sound effects on America’s Funniest
Home Videos doesn’t mean that people in those videos
don’t get injured.
can almost see the series playing in your mind just by reading
the comics in this book. It’ll make you chuckle, it’ll
make you reflect about life, and it’ll make you a happy
person. And don’t you want to find out why Bart’s
hair is so spiky?
by John Li