Some Changes Need to be Made to Simpsons World

After I was finally able to access Simpsons World yesterday, I realized it was awesome. My favorite feature is the fact that I can hit play on an episode and it will just keep playing episodes until I tell it to stop. This is handy for the lazy person that I am, sometimes pushing a button on a remote can be so bothersome.

However, there is one change that needs to be made and it needs to be made immediately.

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Simpsons World Back on Apple TV

After appearing and then disappearing from the FXNow app on Apple TV earlier today, the Simpsons World area has returned.

I am happy to say that it is streaming just fine. I am watching an episode called Gorgeous Grampa where it reveals that Abe Simpson was a Gorgeous George style professional wrestler. It seemed most appropriate given we deal with that subject on this site as well.

Productivity smash!

Trouble with Simpsons World?

I was doing a google search today and came across an article from the aVClub. It asks a simple question. Can Simpsons World Learn from WWE Network’s Mistakes?

I can't say for sure that they will or weren't learn from the WWE but it does appear that the two services have something in common.

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Simpsons World App and Website, Featuring Every Episode Ever, Launches Tomorrow

In her first post yesterday, Mia wrote that if The Simpsons came to Netflix it would completely destroy her productivity. Well, the Simpsons isn’t coming to NetFlix but her productivity is probably doomed as of tomorrow.

The long-awaited Simpsons World app and website will be launched on Tuesday.

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Today will be a Day Long Remembered

First thing’s first, everyone should welcome Mia to the site.

Mia’s agreement to blog here from time to time means that Ric Gillespie’s day as the female on the staff are over. However, there is still a chance that Ric is more feminine.

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and here we go …

So I am starting a blog. I haven’t blogged in nearly a decade ago, back before everyone was doing. A lot has changed since then. I’ve been figuring out how to navigate WordPress for a couple hours. I still don’t get it. Oh to be young and tech savvy again.

My blog will mainly be centered around movies and TV, which is actually how I met Casey (who informed me that I’ll be the first woman to post on this blog). We share a fondness for The Simpsons and met on Twitter during the FXX 10 day marathon. That marathon was the best thing to happen to TV in a long time. I will confess that before the marathon, I had stopped keeping up with The Simpsons. I watched Family Guy quite often, and often found myself saying, “Didn’t they already do this on The Simpsons?” That’s one of the many reasons I was thrilled about the crossover episode, MacFarlane openly acknowledges just how similar his show and heavily influenced it was by The Simpsons.

The marathon was a fantastic walk down memory lane. I found myself watching episodes from the early 90s and still being able to quote my favorite lines from the episodes, especially if they were spoken by Ralph Wiggum. “Me fail English? That’s unpossible.”

I’ve gotten back on track with my Simpsons viewing and I’m especially looking forward to the Treehouse of Horror marathon next week.

I really wish The Simpsons was on Netflix. I would get exactly ZERO work done. Seriously, that needs to happen!

That’s all I have for now.

HBO to Offer Stand Alone Streaming Service in 2015

In a bit of news that could have serious ramifications down the road, HBO has announced that it will begin offering a stand alone streaming service in 2015.

For the Ric Gillespie’s of the world who aren’t sure what this means, it means that a person could subscribe to HBO without having a cable subscription of any kind.

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More On WWE’s Relationship With Ten Sports has an interesting look at WWE’s recent reup with Ten Sports.

Two of the more-noteworthy reveals are that the five-year deal is worth roughly twenty-million-dollars-per, and that there are serious plans to open WWE stores in India, which should make Wandering Euan happy, because he’s from India … I think.

The World’s Most Famous Scotsman Gives His Views on Independence

No, not Euan, it would be a sad state of affairs if he were the world’s most famous Scotsman.

Of course I mean Groundskeeper Willie from ‘The Simpsons’. Here’s Willie to lay it all out for you prior to the big day on Sept. 18.

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09/11/2001, Never Forget

Yes, I remember where I was on September 11, 2001. It was early in the first semester of my third year of college.

I had two history classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, one of them was with Dr. Ric Dias and I want to say it was on the cold war. I took so many classes from Dr. Dias over the year that it is hard to recall for sure. The second class was Russian history. Oh, how I did not enjoy Russian history. It had everything to do with the subject matter and nothing to do with the professor who was very good.

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