7 Replies to “Separate Vocations”

  1. I laughed entirely too hard at the Mr. Glasscock joke. I reminded me of an incident I heard a cousin went through.

    I have a cousin. Her best friend lived across the street. They rode the same school bus, of course. It was normal procedure for the school bus driver to get a kid’s name and contact information on an index card in case of accident or emergency. This bus driver tried to have them barred from the bus because she couldn’t believe these 13-year-old girls’ last names were Glascox and Seaman.

  2. Speaking from my own school experience, I didn’t have hall monitors in any of my schools, least wise not made up of the student body, we just had assistant principals, constables and other general staff enforcing order. I feel it might have been a thing when the writers of the show were in school.

    Funnily enough Lisa would get an episode where she takes up smoking, I daren’t watch it but I know it exists.

    My favorite thing bursting into flames lately was the nun in Brother from the Same Planet.

    I’ve lately been watching episode through my phone with headphones and, much like the near constant bustling background noise in certain scenes of Deadwood, the headphones allow me to notice the prominent bongos in the opening theme that never seem to register when I watch it on the TV.

    I still need to see Knives Out, I keep putting it off for some reason.

      1. Finally watched Knives Out, enjoyed myself heartily. I feel it’s one of those mystery films you can even go into knowing the twists because it’s more about the craft than the strength of the reveals, which are still great, by the way. I feel it’s a lot like The Nice Guys in that regard.

  3. If you’re still taking questions, I’d be curious as to your thoughts on how the Simpsons handled different nationalities, in particular the Irish jokes throughout the earlier seasons, or the Aussie episode.

    Myself and my mates always get a laugh out of the ramped up Stereotypes in the Golden Age but I found myself baffled at the supposed attempt at a ‘Representative’ portrayal of Ireland in the Zombie Age with In the Name of the Grandfather.

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