For Nerds By Nerds is the column where we look back at some of our favorite nerdy obsessions — comics, Magic cards, video games, b-movies, and so much more. Today we turn our attention back to The Simpsons, specifically paying homage to Chief Wiggum's special little boy, Ralphie.
While he is not a smart boy — and let's be clear, he is not — Ralphie's spirit is unbreakable. He faces adversity and pain with pluck, a goofy smile, and a will to just keep going. Even when his heart is obliterated by Lisa, on national TV no less, it is just a small blip on the radar for Clancy's resilient son. That's noble and worth admiration. If you are looking for a favorite character on The Simpsons and you choo-choo-choose Ralphie, we certainly wouldn't blame you.
So, there you have it, our tribute to the secretly brilliant Ralphie Wiggum. Here's some free advice for those of you getting a Ralph Wiggum tattoo of your own — if it starts bleeding it means that you're picking it too much. Or not enough.