August 4th, 2004
AccordionGuy attended a conference where the following is alleged to have been uttered: "Building social capital...that's what blogging and public journalism are all about." The last bit reminded me of when the family were in Japan, and to pay their way back to Springfield got jobs at a fish gutting factory:
Marge: [cheerful:] Every truckload of fish we gut brings us 31 cents closer to those tickets home.
Bart: And I think I've finally found what I was put on this earth to do -- knife goes in, guts come out, knife goes in, guts come out... [pulls out a talking fish]
Fish: Spare my life and I will grant you three --
Bart: [guts the talking fish] Knife goes in, guts come out.
Lisa: Yippee! Time for the company loyalty song!
[a squid sings on a television high above the workers]
Squid: Knife-a goes in, a-guts come out [guts itself] that's what Osaka Seafood Concern is all about.