Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Homer, There's Someone Here Who Can Help You...

Since I'm on a Simpson's kick, here's my favorite exchange from my favorite episode, ever.


batman's a scientist. from ruben on Vimeo.

There is, of course, a story to go with this clip. Many years ago, when I was a young man, I enjoyed going camping. And when I say "going camping," I of course mean "sleeping in a tent and drinking beer and eating meat all day long." Well, right after I graduated from college, we arranged what would come to be known as "The greatest camping trip in the history of western civilization" - an entire week at a remote campground with nothing to do but drink beer, hike trails, drink beer, swim in the river, drink beer, cook meals over the campfire, drink beer, and enjoy nature.

Oh, and drink beer.

Well, naturally, the woods can't truly be enjoyed unless there's a couple dozen 20-somethings all drinking beer and sleeping in tents. SCI-FI and I set up camp and proceeded to bounce Simpson's quotes off each other pretty much the entire week. At one point, a camera was passed around, and one of the guys was caught, axe in hand, about to cut some firewood. When we got the pictures back (this was before the days of digital cameras, kids), we took one look at the picture and knew the caption immediately.

"If I hear 'Batman's a scientist' one more time I'm gonna hurt someone"...

That is all.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I guess one person can make a difference, but most of the time, they probably shouldn't." --Marge

Old NFO said...

LOL, fond memories sounds like...

Matthew said...

"Aw honey, just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand."

Anonymous said...

Batman is no scientist.

He's an engineer.

Scientists study stuff.

Engineers build stuff based on science.

All hail the Supereme Archnerd

Joseph in IL