So, the other night I was watching Jeopardy and came to the conclusion that I am truly pathetic! You might go, "well duh Jill, I've known this for quite some time, but why have you just discovered this observation?" Well, I was just relaxing and kicking back in my futon watching Jeopardy and answering several questions in a row and at first I didn't think anything of it, except for the fact that I was quite impressed at how awesome I was doing. And then it hit me! After the realization of how I knew all these answers, I just laughed and laughed and laughed at myself, out loud even! All these answers that kept escaping from my mouth were not proof of my wisdom at all, just proof that I have spent way too many useless hours watching the ever so amazing show known as The Simpsons! Honestly, so many parents have yelled at their children and even prohibited the watching of this show due to its inappropriate language and crude content. And I do not disagree with this view. Sure, The Simpsons are a little crude for young viewers and do not always display a moral value, but every episode sadly has taught me alot about life, in general. Watching this show has taught me not only historical facts, but also many many references to very classic movies and tv shows. Don't believe me? Go ahead and just watch some episodes yourself and watch the amazing knowledge you will receive unravel before your eyes.
Here are some fun, random, yet not so accurate lessons learned from The Simpsons:
1. If my nose starts bleeding it means I'm picking it too much.....or not enough
2. Springs can be flushed down toilets to save sinking boats full of old people.
3. Cafeteria milk comes from rats.
4. If the "check engine" light is blinking, it can easily be remedied by sticking a piece of electrical tape on top of it so that it goes away.
5. If it has a tooth pick in it, its free!
6. The best way to avoid jury duty is to say you're prejudiced against all races.
7. It's always the dog with the shifty eyes! Noone ever suspects the dog with the shifty eyes.
8. Money can be exchanged for goods and services!
9. If you try your best and you fail miserably. The lesson is 'never try'.
10. What don't you learn, don't trust mice, cats are made of glass....