Tuesday, July 3, 2007

From the/Town of Springfield

... it's a face right out of... um... OK, that's a hard one to finish without just ripping off the song lyrics. "The song," in this case, is of course Homer Simpson's rendition of the Flintstones theme song. And the theme song to the Simpsons, meanwhile, was written by Danny Elfman. (a tune that, it should be noted, we totally played in 7th grade stage band--holla!)

One can assume the second one, at least, will be featured prominently in the upcoming Simpsons movie, now being pimped on an Internet and 7-11 near you.

It's a fun world that the Simpsons inhabit. Sure, you only have four fingers and no one knows what state you live in. But you also can suffer gruesome injuries and walk away. Plus no one ages and NASA sends ordinary people on Space Shuttle rides.

And now, thanks to the magic of marketing machinery, you too can join this cel-shaded reality. If you go here and click "Create Avatar," you can import yourself into Springfield, and import the result back onto your hard drive. It's so easy, even a Doyle can do it:

Yeah, yeah--they didn't have the right kind of hair. But I think they nailed the beer shirt.