For Nerds By Nerds is the column where we look back at some of our favorite nerdy obsessions — video games, comics, obscure b-movies, Magic cards, and so much more. Today we turn our attention back to The Simpsons, specifically paying homage to the man who set fathering back 50 years, Homer Simpson.
It's time to ask a very important question: Where would we be, as a society, if it were not for the accomplishments of Homer J. Simpson? Yes, it sounds silly to say aloud, but just think about it for a minute. Has any fictional father brought more joy and mirth to the world than this donut loving simpleton? The simple, and very correct, answer is no, they have not.
Homer may not be the smartest member of his family, or even close to it for that matter, but he is the one that sets everything in action. Whether it is hitting the picket lines to secure a dental plan for the workers at the power plant, creating a mind-numbing cocktail that ultimately brings Moe riches, or hitting the road with the Smashing Pumpkins, Homer is the center of all of the best episodes. He is the sun which the whole series revolves around, and it's time to shower him with some well deserved love.
Somewhere along the line the writers of The Simpsons got confused and forgot what made Homer so important in the first place. They started to focus on him being an idiot and having madcap antics, and completely neglected his good heart that kept it all in place over the years. Not surprisingly, it's around this time that the show went down hill.
But I don't want to be that bitter Simpsons fan, let's just enjoy some tattoos alongside some of the funnier things our man Homer has said over the years.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?
When will I learn? The answer to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle, they're on TV!
Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.
That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!
Hope you laughed half as hard as I did while putting this list together. Have Simpsons tattoo of your own? Upload it to the Tattoodo app with the tag #TheSimpsons and maybe you'll see it in a future post!