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Michelle Obama Visits Simpsons

First lady teaches the kids of Springfield a valuable lesson

(Newser) - Michelle Obama made her first visit to Springfield last night on The Simpsons—sort of. Though the first lady was voiced by Angela Bassett, the pep talk she delivered to Lisa, and the kids of Springfield Elementary, was all Michelle O: “I was a high achiever. I got As... More »

Meh, Add It to the Dictionary

Simpsons' fave word and signal of apathy makes it into next edition of Collins

(Newser) - The 30th-anniversary edition of the authoritative Collins English Dictionary will include a new entry suggested by readers: the interjection "meh." An expression of indifference or boredom, it’s believed to have originated in North America. Its spelling was codified on an episode of The Simpsons, the Telegraph reports,... More »

Cartman's Evil Is His Appeal

Foul-mouthed fat kid ranks 10th in all-time list of cartoon characters

(Newser) - Eric Cartman—the foul-mouthed fat kid in the "South Park" foursome of misfit boys—has ridden his ability to do the unthinkable to No. 10 on TV Guide's top 50 cartoon characters of all time. What's the appeal, exactly, of a malicious, mean, lying, selfish 8-year-old? "I'd say... More »

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