Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Simpson's and Philosophy

A good article in BBC Magazine about the parallels of The Simpson's and philosophy. My favorite quote:

The Simpsons, like Monty Python, is an Anglo-Saxon comedic take on the existentialism which in France takes on a more tragic hue. Albert Camus' absurd is defied not by will, but mocking laughter.
I find myself agreeing with this way of delineating a strain of Existentialism that sees life a a sort of tragic farce from a more "Anglo-Saxon" (modern?) way that sees life as, well, just a farce, and worthy of only laughter. I somehow like the latter way the best. The Three Stooges come to mind as a formative factor.

And more then you ever wanted to know about the Simpson's: The Simpson's Archive.

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