January 7th, 2005

I'm Aware of the Irony of Appearing On TV In Order To Decry It

Jason Kottke links to an article arguing that the World Wide Web (HTML and HTTP) should go away, which of course, appears on the World Wide Web.

After Sideshow Bob escapes from minimum security prison, he appears on the jumbo TV at the Springfield airshow.  Bart and the family are in the crowd.

Bart: [gasps] Sideshow Bob!
[everyone gasps and screams]
Sideshow Bob: [on TV] Hello, Springfield.  Sorry to divert your attention from all the big noises and shiny things.  But something's been troubling me lately: television!  Wouldn't our lives be so much richer if television were done away with?
Moe: What?!
Hibbert: [scoffs] Surely he's not talking about VH-1.
Sideshow Bob: Why, we could revive the lost arts of conversation...and scrimshaw.  Thus I submit to you we abolish television, permanently!
Homer: Go back to Massachusetts, pinko!
Sideshow Bob: Oh, and one more thing.  I've...stolen a nuclear weapon.  If you do not rid this city of television within two hours, I will detonate it.  Farewell.

The TV turns off.  The crowd begins to panic.  The TV clicks back on

Sideshow Bob: By the way, I'm aware of the irony of appearing on TV in order to decry it.  So don't bother pointing that out.

Submitted by spike (not verified) on Sun, 2005-03-20 11:52.

best use of a scorpions song in that episode as well

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