Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A Rose By Any Other Name

Flip has found a widget that offers Homer quotes.

"Ohh," I thought. "The Iliad and The Odyssey. How interesting!"

He read me one.

"Homer no function beer without well."

Ahh, the Simpson's Homer.

Well, that's different.

Never mind.


Judith said...

My favorite quote from the simpsons at the moment is from Wiggum to Diamond Joe Quimby and it goes: 'Dont write cheques your ass cant cash'
It can be applied to so many everyday incidences!

EsLocura said...

I was just about to email you for that widget then I read the rest of the post, never mind indeed.

Anonymous said...

Homer has a point there.

velvet girl said...

Wow, that widget went from high-brow to low-brow in 2.2 seconds. Impressive! ;)

Anonymous said...

A great quote is a great quote, regardless of its origins.

Molly said...


Joan said...

Sounds good to me...I think.

Lex said...

This got me on a crossword clue this weekend. The clue was Homer's wife. I had M _ R_ E. I guessed Marie. How was I supposed to know if Homer was even married, and why would I know his wife's name. When I said this out loud the room yelled, "MARGE!!!!"


Odat said...

ahahahaha...good one!

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Those are words to live by.




Me no function flowers damn without well.


I thought so.


You just coined one.


D'oh back at'cha.


Happy for you. Do you want his widgit?


That's about the limits of my Simpsons knowledge. My education was lacking.


Peace or beer? Oh, well. Never mind.

Christina_the_wench said...

Never got into the Simpsons. I think I am a minority.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


I didn't either. That's why I assumed Flip was talking about THE Homer.

MsLittlePea said...


heartinsanfrancisco said...

Sweet Pea,

Now I know what "d'oh" means. I am such a d'ork.

CS said...

Quotes from the Iliad might make you sound more intelligent, but quotes from the Simpsons will get you bigger laughs, so I think your husband is on the right track.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


He usually is.

Besides, who would recognize quotes from The Illiad?

Kevin said...

GAH! The Iliad!

I had to translate that from Latin to English my senior year in H.S. Keep. It. Away.

Christina, I never got into The Simpsons either. I'm pretty sure I've seen fewer than 10 episodes.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


That's 10 more than I've seen.

Josie said...

What is it with men and the Simpsons? One of the first things they learn to say when they're beginning to speak is "mmmm ...donuts".

heartinsanfrancisco said...


I had no idea. There is so much in our culture that I've overlooked.

thailandchani said...


Oh, THAT Homer! (laughing)



heartinsanfrancisco said...


Yeah, THAT Homer. Who knew?

Open Grove Claudia said...

"Mmm, floor pie."

Thats probably our favorite household Homer quote.

Did the Widget come with a donut??

heartinsanfrancisco said...


I'll have to ask the expert. I am a Simpsons Ignoramus.

thethinker said...

It's been such a long time since I watched an episode of the Simpsons. Do they even make new episodes of it anymore..?

heartinsanfrancisco said...


I don't know. They would all be new to me.

Cursed Tea said...

chortle!! that's a good one - duuh!

Best Wishes
Your Tea Lady :)

My heart runneth over... said...

That's hysterical! lol What's a widget anyway?


heartinsanfrancisco said...


You weren't here. I started without you. Chai latte, mmmmmmm.


Wikipedia says: " In computer programming, a widget (or control) is an interface element that a computer user interacts with, such as a window or a text box."

I think they mean it's a thingie.

meno said...

I was all ready for some classic quotes, and then.....that.

Homer just doesn't have the same class as Homer.

flutter said...


mmmmmmm forbidden donut *drool* sacrilicious....*drool*

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Gee, you think?


I finally had to ask my in-house Simpsons expert what it is about donuts.

I like them, too, but probably not as much as Homer.

Attila The Mom said...

Hehehehe. Love it!

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Thank you for coming over.

furiousBall said...

Grandpa: My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Contemplating the image of Homer Simpson as a porn star...

Obviously, I lack imagination.

urban-urchin said...

ummmm Pork Chops....

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Homer likes pork? There IS a kind of family resemblance, now that you mention it.