Here’s an intriguing headline from Vox:
And here’s an excerpt from the actual story:
Of course it was not actually “predicting” today’s Russian economic downturn, but rather riffing off the earlier downturn, of which there have been several.
So, basically, the show didn’t predict it at all and your headline is a blatant lie. That’s some good reportin’ there, Lou.
Wait a minute… this was all a ploy to get us to learn about the Russian economy, wasn’t it?!
Learning? Russia? Let’s get out of here!
There’s a big change in store for next season of The Simpsons: nothing but Vladimir Putin jokes! Ukranian and Russian media outlets have obtained an EXCLUSIVE preview clip, and it looks like all future jokes will be replaced with zingers at the Russian president’s expense.
This simple online video has been picked up by a number of outlets in the region. One major Ukrainian television channel picked it up, though one of Ukraine’s largest Web sites noted that it hadn’t been able to confirm its authenticity yet. The Post reached out to Fox Television, which said that this clip had been doctored. No, Bart Simpson did not call Putin a “huylo,” and no, there is no Crimea billboard in Springfield.
Creator Matt Groening, who has Russian ancestry, is believed to be the mastermind behind the switch. No word yet on how Western audiences will react to the show’s newfound focus on Eastern European politics.
Check out the new Russian trailer for Homer in Pain: The Movie, featuring 2 hours of everybody’s favorite punching bag Homer Simpson getting himself hurt in wacky and zany ways! That’s not the correct way to hammer, you idiot!!!! [Simpsons Channel]