Real Life Imitates The Simpsons

The 2013 Python Challenge is pretty much what you think it is. The state of Florida has bounties out on pythons in the Everglades. I heard about it tonight on Colbert. And when real life imitates The Simpsons, I’m thinking that things have crossed over from “difficult” to “ridiculous.” 

Note that this is the second time in as many weeks that the argument “The Simpsons tried that fifteen years ago and it wasn’t a good idea then either” has been used to address a public policy proposal which purportedly serious people were apparently serious about.

Future suggestions for posts chronicling real life imitating The Simpsons are welcome.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.


  1. “The 2013 Python Challenge is pretty much what you think it is. ”

    Since it does not appear to be related in any way to John Cleese, this is clearly not the case.

    • Nor does it appear to be about programming in undaunted scripting languages.

    • In the second set of links in the OP already, Mo.

      Or is that “Moe”? Did you ever tend bar?

  2. I’m convinced every real-life scenario can be connected to an episode of “The Simpsons” and/or “Seinfeld”. Zazzy hasn’t consumed these shows nearly as much as I, meaning most of my references are lost on her.

    “Should I whack fast? Or slow?” Deaf ears. Every time.

    • The Better Half has learned, after lo these many years, to say “that was a ‘Simpsons’ reference, wasn’t it?” whenever I spout some strange non sequitur in casual conversation.

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