“The Simpsons Already Did It,” South Park Episode 607, Has Butters Going Nuts and Cartman Worshipped by Sea-People

This episode has a lot of great religious ideas in it. The boys order some Sea-Men in order to see an amazing society (and mostly because Cartman wants to be taken away to their world). When it doesn’t work they dump them into the teacher’s coffee. She dies and when the autopsy reports that there was semen in her stomach, the boys think it means their Sea-Men. Thus, they sneak into the morgue and take the semen from Ms. Choksondick’s stomach and pour it into the tank as if nothing had happened. Apparently that was the trick, though: mixing Sea-Men with semen results in an incredible and rapidly advancing society.

Believing Cartman to be their maker, the Sea-People build a statue of him and start worshipping him. Cartman revels in this deification and allows them to worship him, telling Kyle not to be jealous. Later, however, other Sea-People build a statue of Tweak and begin worshipping him. As a result, the two societies start suicide bombing each other for believing in another god and eventually destroy each other entirely, ruining Cartman’s god-like status.

Why the title about the Simpsons? Because there was a Tree-house of Horrors Halloween episode of the Simpsons in which Lisa ended up with a similar miniature society that worshipped her, something we see as a second layer of meaning when Butters himself is trying to do something bad but can’t seem to come up with anything that wasn’t already done on the Simpsons. The Simpsons, we learn, has already done everything.

What did you think? What was your favorite part?

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Matt Damon and I at Universal Studies Hollywood, in Los Angeles

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“The City of Angels: I didn’t find it to be that exactly.” However, I did go with some friends to Universal Studios Hollywood. To be honest, it pretty much destroyed the magic for me. The moment I saw the behind the scenes stuff, it was done. I can hardly watch a movie anymore without going, “Fake!” or “Seen that scenery!” It’s frustrating because I love the majesty and wonder of movies and the moment you know – not how much – but what specifically is fabricated it makes it that much easier to spot it and no longer be impressed. And where’s the fun in that?

In any case, I saw Matt Damon – or at least a very life-like cardboard cut-out of him – and opted to grab this rare photo opportunity.

I will say that there are some neat rides at Universal Studios, including the Simpsons Ride and some bad-ass Roller Coaster that I forget the name of. I think it was for the Mummy.

Have you been to Universal Studios Hollywood? What did you think?

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Fancast Proves Great News for Avid Television Watchers – Read This, Then Check it Out for Yourself

If you’re like me there are more tevision shows out there than you have the ability to remember to watch. The other day I found myself crying, “What!?” when a friend turned me onto a new site called Fancast that pretty much solved this problem for me.

What There Was

We all know places online where we can watch television for free. A lot of these places are more trouble than they’re worth: the streaming takes forever or blips, the quality is crummy, they’re getting shut-down for some kind of copyright infringement. I stopped watching tv online in the hopes of something better one day coming along. It has.

What Came Along

Fancast is quickly becoming one of the largest spots on the internet for watching all of our favorite television shows hassle-free and in great quality. Now, as a blog about South Park, you’d think I’d have trouble giving props to a site whose South Park section is a bit shy of stellar. However, as most great South Park fans know, the official South Park Studios site provides every episode of South Park for free so that’s already no trouble to watch. But what about all the other great tv out there?

Shows I Want to Be Watching

I love a whole bunch of other shows, like Dexter, Heroes, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Tudors, Family Guy, the Simpsons, Burn Notice, Two and a Half Men and others. Frankly, I never thought there was so much tv that I wanted to watch, but there is. I hardly ever remember to watch it all and when my girlfriend wants to watch something else, I often have to yield my remote control (after all, I do get it 98.4% of the time).

How Fancast Has Awesomed Up My TV Watching

With Fancast I never really miss these shows anymore so whether the lady has taken the remote, the show is from a station I don’t get (Showtime or HBO) or I just forget it’s on, I can always go check out Fancast which keeps all of my personal favorites in a list and you know what else – it even sends me reminders when it gets new episodes of my favorite shows! Thus, even if I forget about the program, Fancast has me covered.

Fancast also makes it really easy to get into new shows that I’ve been dying to try out like Californication, because I can just start at the beginning and watch right through. Moreover, sometimes I can convince my wonderful woman to miss Gossip Girl and let me finish watching Monday Night Football because I can guarantee her the reliability of the new episode being on in good quality on Fancast the next day.

Summary – A Vote on Prop Fancast

I know I’m rambling but I love to share a good thing. Just say I’m spreading the gospel.

What are your favorite shows? Have you tried out Fancast? What did you think?

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