"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Thursday, November 05, 2009


Geoff Meeker weighs in on the wisdom of employing the personal touch you only get with hired goons.



At 12:51 PM, November 05, 2009 , Blogger Winston Smith said...

For the benefit of readers unfamiliar with the reference, here is the etymology of "hired goons."
Homer: Who is it?
Male Voice: Goons.
Homer: Who?
Male Voice: Hired goons.
Homer: [opening door] Hired Goons?
[the goons grab Homer roughly and take him away. One steps back into the doorway and shakes his tie. They take him to Burns' Mansion]
Mr. Burns: Ah, Homer. I hope "Crusher" and "Low Blow" didn't hurt you.
Homer: Y'know, you could have just called me.
Mr. Burns: Oh yes, but the telephone is so impersonal. I prefer the hands-on touch you only get with hired goons.

Though it's from a different episode, this extract from Monty Burns' election campaign is always edifying. As Monty says at the end, visual aids always help.

At 1:05 PM, November 05, 2009 , Blogger WJM said...

All three of my readers are familiar with the Canon of Classic Simpsons.


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