I caught a Johnny the Homicidal Maniac reference on tonight’s Simpsons episode!
When the Rapture came, and Homer went to heaven, the angel guide told Homer that he could have wish for anything, and it would happen.
Homer thinks for a moment, and the angel’s head explodes!
That’s exactly what Nny did when he became the Suicidal Maniac, shot his head off, and went to heaven. He made heads explode, because in heaven, everyone has head explody powers!
Consensus is that the similarity is too great to be a coincidence, and someone down at FOX is a Jhonen Vasquez fan.
And then there was a You Can’t Do That On Television reference on Family Guy, which leads me to believe there might be Canadians down there in Culver City, chained to the walls, writing for the show on ill-gotten visas.
Here are some examples of JtHM comics (under Comics/Manga), on a fan’s page. That should sort of explain it. As much as I can.
I spent a good chunk of today on the beach, gossiping with D and working on re-coloring my legs. First beach Saturday of the season. If I get that damn San Francisco job – and I might yet – I will be upset to miss summer, to miss weekend after weekend on the beach with my girls.
Other than that, I did absolutely nothing today. I’d planned to go to Olvera Street for Cinco de Mayo festivities, a sort of cultural education thing, but was just too tired. I traipsed around Santa Monica yesterday for three hours in heels, after all, on a suspiciously fun first date, and then danced for two hours at Moby last night.
(And when I have dates that go as well as yesterday’s did, the guy in question almost always disappears.)
So that’s it. Reading, some napping, and a lot of slack off time. Recharging. Never a bad idea.
I laughed my ass off at that “You Can’t Do That On Television” reference… man, I’m glad Family Guy is back!
you must also be a Coupland fan to be using the Microserfs logo
That I am… and a recovering Microserf, myself.
Ha. I contracted there (at Redmond campus) in 1998 or so, and spent far too much time down at that Safeway stocking up on caffeine & pre-made sushi.
Heh… I spent time at the Pro Club, but… well… let’s just say I’m pretty far from “Todd-esque”.
I did build myself a little Lego replica of the logo, though, that I’m pretty proud of. I have a picture of him somewhere sitting in a pile of M&Ms from when I hit my five year anniversary, which I think was my most microserf-y moment. I wasn’t about to drag my Ship-It behind my car.
You actually GOT a Ship-It? What was it you did there?
I was a full time tester / SDET. A lot of getting a Ship-It was about what you were working on. I worked on Exchange for three and a half years, and then a Longhorn component for another year and a half, and I only ended up getting One little plaque thingy for Exchange 2000. I knew guys who were working on MSN Search for two or three years who had six or seven little plaque thingies because they shipped something every few months. I was quite jealous.