Tag Archives: The Simpsons

Simpsons Couch Gag Contest Sounds Kind of Awesome

This is a picture of The Nerdery’s Springfield conference room.

It’s also the main reason for pointing out The Simpsons Couch Gag contest. That’s right, if you can explain an awesome couch gag in a 100 words or less, you could find your idea animated and featured on The Simpsons. No need to expand on that awesomeness of that prospect, right? I didn’t think so.

Also, for a little refresher. There’s this.

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The Origin of D’oh

Or, as the writers of The Simpsons call it “annoyed grunt.”

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Friday Links: A celebration of The Simspons’ 500th episode

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Friday Links: Whiskey advertisers knew the future?

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Friday Links: More nerd revenge, amazing coincidences, and that Simpsons’ opening

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Friday Links: Chess, Legos, action figures, what more could you want?

Also, as a follow-up to Conan Cubed, I present Conan 2.0 weighing at 169 Rubix cubes.
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Friday Links: Communication Arts’ best interactive (and some other stuff)

Before we get to the links, we just have to mention that Communication Arts has released its list of the best interactive projects of the year. We’re pretty happy to see two projects we got to work on made the list. Fallon’s Skimmer and Colle + McVoy’s Take Me Fishing. Pretty rad way to end the week, isn’t it?

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Friday Links: All about the scrollbars

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Profiles in Nerdery: Mike Woods, seriously.

  • Astrological Sign: Cancer: shy, assertive, and loyal.
  • Time at the Nerdery: ~1 year.
  • Area of expertise: Getting it done.
  • When people ask you what you do, how do you respond: I shrug.
  • Favorite kinds of projects to work on: All of them.
  • What one thing about The Nerdery surprises people the most when you tell them about it: That we have this annoying blogger who bugs me to do things that I really don’t want to do.
  • Seven dream Jeopardy Categories: 1.) Twitter(@woods); 2.) Bug or Feature; 3.) Conversations you should never have over IM; 4.) Things that won’t work in IE6; 5.) @wiley_the_dog twitter status; 6.) Seriously you want to work on my team. Seriously.; and 7.) Apple.
  • Favorite Fictional Nerd: Lisa Simpson.
  • According to the Wikipedia entry on Nerd, some nerds show a pronounced interest in subjects which others tend to find dull or complex and difficult to comprehend, or overly mature for their age, especially topics related to science, disambiguation, mathematics and technology. Do you know what disambiguation is: Of course I do.

Profiles in Nerdery: Dan Shugarts, doesn’t work in an ivory tower (or a cage, really)

  • Astrological Sign: That is a ridiculous question.
  • Time at the Nerdery: Almost eight months.
  • Area of expertise: NSFW.
  • When people ask you what you do, how do you respond: I’m training to become a cage fighter.
  • Favorite kinds of projects to work on: What’s the client’s budget.
  • What one thing about The Nerdery surprises people the most when you tell them about it: Our building really isn’t an ivory tower.
  • Seven dream Jeopardy Categories: 1) Americans in the NHL; 2) Name that Shakespeare; 3) Boy Bands of the late 90s; 4) The GOP: Coincidence. . .or Voldemort?; 5) Qualities of a Hipster; 6) My Stylish Wardrobe; 7) The Charlestown Chiefs.
  • Favorite Fictional Nerd: The Comic Book Guy.
  • According to the Wikipedia entry on Nerd, some nerds show a pronounced interest in subjects which others tend to find dull or complex and difficult to comprehend, or overly mature for their age, especially topics related to science, disambiguation, mathematics and technology. Do you know what disambiguation is: Of course I do.