It's perhaps the most pointed testament of all to just how long The Simpsons has been around that a compilation of all the Itchy & Scratchy "episodes" that have aired throughout the years is over 48 minutes in length.
Slo-Mo Thing of the Day: Some kind Canuck did us all a big favor and slowed down the extended title sequence of the Simpsons' 500th episode, which features a flipbook-style look at all the couch gags in the show's storied history.
Music: "Feel It All Around" by Washed Out (AKA the Portlandia theme song).
Follow Up of the Day: Our long national nightmare is over: FOX announced this evening that it has renewed The Simpsons for two more seasons after reaching a salary reduction agreement with the show's voice actors.
"Woo Hoo! I outlasted Andy Rooney!," Homer Simpson was quoted by the network as saying.
Letter Of Note of the Day: Less than a year after its debut as a half-hour show, The Simpsons was already stoking the ire of some of the country's most prominent people. In a 1990 interview, Barbara Bush was quoted as saying The Simpsons was "the dumbest thing I had ever seen."
Not one to take that sort of slight lying down, Simpson family matriarch Marge penned a le