Monday, July 14, 2008

maggie simpson: totally rad

how cool is maggie as a teenager? the above screenshot is from the episode entitled "lisa's wedding," in which a fortune teller at a renaissance fair predicts lisa's future: she becomes involved with a loathsome (albeit devilishly handsome) cur named hugh to whom she becomes engaged. however, she calls off the wedding because of hugh's failure to accept her family. (it's seriously one of the most heartbreaking episodes.) at one point, we get a glimpse of maggie at age sixteen, who apparently can't stop talking on the phone. but of course, we never hear her speak. maggie has always been my favorite simpson. i know lisa gets all the credit for being a feminist icon, but maggie has that cool stoicism that we all wish we had.


Friday, July 4, 2008

happy fourth

i still don't really know what i'm going to do to celebrate. our building is opening up the roof so that we can drink and watch the fireworks and whatnot, which sounds nice, but i don't want to be forced to chit-chat with the neighbors, who tend to be very park slope-y and generation x-ish and generally not very cool. it feels really weird to be in new york for the fourth of july. last year i was in humboldt county and all the years before that i've either been in virginia or new mexico. i like new york okay, but i admit that it would be nice to be someplace else right now.