Feelin' stressed out? Hopefully not, because it's the weekend and you deserve to relax. But sometimes you get roped into working more than you'd like and the stress overtakes you. We can only hope that this roundup of memes helps to make you feel a little more relaxed, even just for a brief moment.
Over its three decades, a good chunk of The Simpsons has been written by Harvard University alumni, but in the future, it might be written by Simpson University alumni? Ok. Maybe not.
But maybe, because a class on the philosophy of The Simpsons is coming to the Glasgow University.
According to The Daily Mail, “Glasgow University will examine the wisdom of Homer Simpson and his family alongside the words of great thinkers such as Aristotle, Socrates and Voltaire.”
The class, “D'oh! The Simpsons Introduce Philosophy,” has already been stirring up a lot of interest online.
“The Simpsons is a very sophisticated work of popular culture, with a broad scope and depth, and is full of philosophical themes, said the course's creator, John Donaldson. "Very pleasingly, the course has proved to be incredibly popular on social media. It has gone viral. We've never really had a response like this before.”
The class is £30, open to the public, and will be held on January 14.
Let’s take a look at what philosophical ideas we hope will be unpacked:
In the past few days, The Simpsons has been looked at as some sort of cartoon crystal ball, after successfully predicting Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential win in the year 2000.
Now that the prophecy has come to pass, many wanted to know why they even bothered to make that joke in the first place. Well, wonder no longer. For as it was written, The Hollywood Reporter interviewed the writer who made the joke.
"It was a warning to America," said writer Dan Greaney. “The important thing is that Lisa comes into the presidency when America is on the ropes, and that is the condition left by the Trump presidency. What we needed was for Lisa to have problems that were beyond her fixing, that everything went as bad as it possibly could, and that's why we had Trump be president before her.”
"I am tickled we are getting all this attention, but I don't think it's going to trigger this well-awaited re-evaluation of my episode that I was hoping for.”
So there you have it: It wasn’t a prediction, it was a warning that we failed to heed. Everything’s fine. Well, now that that’s settled, who wants to get some frosty chocolate milkshakes? Anyone? Anyone?
Finally, Waylon Smithers has announced what fans of 'The Simpsons' have known for years. The show had a 'coming out' episode about Mr. Burns' faithful assistant. And it only took about 26 years for them to get around to it. Homer even threw him a gay mixer to try to set him up with someone who isn't old, evil and oblivious to his affections.
This website makes it easy to find perfect image to match your favorite Simpson's quote. Frinkiac allows you to search "nearly 3 million" screencaps of Simpsons episodes. Once you find an image that looks right, you can actually go frame by frame to find the best moment before adding text to make a meme.
Redditor doobieschnauzer has seen the light.
After watching The Simpsons and taking the psychedelic drug LSD for two days, he has concluded that the animated series is "the greatest comedy show ever made."
Here are some of the highlights from his trip to sparkly, swirly, bulging Simpsons land.
We are all Bart.
We are all Lisa.
We are all Marge.
We are all Homer.
We are all Maggie.
Far out, dude.
Come on out, Mr. Smithers. We're all waiting for you.
The Simpsons new season, which just began Sept. 27, might have some lasting changes to the cast. Specifically, Mr. Smithers just might admit his sexuality to Mr. Burns.
It's long been known that Mr. Smithers is gay, for a while it was used as the only aspect of that character, but it's remained hidden from the dastardly Mr. Burns for the duration of the two's working relationship.
Speaking to TV Line, Executive Producer Al Jean revealed a little teaser about what's to come in the 27th season:
"In Springfield now, most people know he's gay, but obviously Burns doesn't," Jean notes. "We deal with that in two episodes. … We actually do a lot with Smithers this year; he gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options."
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
But don't worry Mr. Smithers. It gets better.
Some bands just gotta have a gimmick, whether it's Gwar's costumes or Kiss' make up. For Pheonix's Okilly Dokilly, they are doubling down on The Simpsons' very Christian, very polite neighbor Ned Flanders.
Head Ned, Red Ned, Thread Ned, Stead Ned and Bled Ned make up what they describe as "the world's only Nedal band" and boy are they all about the puns. Obviously 'Okilly Dokilly' is just a metal riff on the classic Flanders catch phrase 'Okily dokily'.
They're even committed to dressing the part as well, although it doesn't seem like all the members where willing to commit to the trademark mustache (or 'push broom' as he calls it).
According to their Facebook page, most of their songs are based off of Ned Flanders quotes.
They will play their first show Sept. 5 if you're in the Phoenix area. They certainly know how to hype it up.
We're playing our first show. It will be Nedal. You will experience Nedal. You will know Nedal. Nedal will know you.
More details to come. Hold your dang diddly horses.
You can listen to some of their surprisingly serious scream-o songs here: