Sweet Christmas!: Whacking Day

 

Now even though we’re very Christmas oriented around here we at the Armada celebrate all Holidays, especially the awesome ones like Whacking Day. First celebrated on the Simpsons, Whacking Day has become a worldwide fictional phenomenon of whacking snakes no matter where they’re found: on planes, in building, and even on their home turf the jungle. Making those slimy vipers regret every bite, poisoning, and 3 week digestion we’ve suffered since the garden. Please note though only fatal snakes, garden snakes and the like get a pass because they’re snakes that know better. Now for your Whacking Day enjoyment a carol and Whacking Day highlights, enjoy!

 

 

 

 

This Just In (Or not): R.I.P. one Simpsons character

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I know it’s October (aka Halloween Time) & they just did their Tree House of Horror episode of the year so these factors don’t count in the statement that’s coming now: the show’s creators are planning to kill off a long time major Simpsons’ character. This hasn’t happen since Maude Flanders (I don’t count Fat Tony or Mona, Homer Simpsons’ Mom, because Mona wasn’t a major character and they just replace Fat Tony with another Fat Tony (same voice actor and everything)), and I’m a little conflicted about that. I mean don’t mind characters dying in fiction especially if they help the overall story (a la the Avengers) but once Maude Flanders bit the dust Ned was never the same. Ned at first was a perfect man with a perfect family, went to church, never swore, the whole nine yards. This severed the purpose of A) fueling Homer’s unjustifiable hate of a perfect neighbor which led to comedy most cases and B) having the audience relate to the Simpsons because we’ve all had our Ned Flanders in our time. Now he’s a judgmental, republican Christian stereo-type that is just a shell of his former self. Ah, but maybe I’m overreacting here, after all they have a lot of characters they could ‘retire’ without destroying what’s left of the Simpsons. Many people have their opinions but for me I think its Old Abe Simpson. He’s close enough to the main cast to have an impact, he’s been showing up in a lot of episodes lately, and the most obvious reason why: he’s old. Seriously he was old in the 1988 on the Tracey Ullman Show when he first appeared; I think it might be time. But hey, I’ve been wrong before so we’ll only know who bought the farm on the day of a very special episode of The Simpsons – til then stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

Play Jazzman in the sky, play.

The Great Votetonting – 2012 United States Elections

 

Yes ladies and gentlemen today is the day (at least in the states) where we elect the president for the next four years. Now, as we all know, this year’s been a little rough because of all the commercials, debates, and name calling. Even was effected too; from little girls to our own True Backlash who swore he would punch his computer if he saw one more Mitt Romney commercial on you tube. I talked him down and said after everyone votes for  Barack Obama today everything will get back to normal.

 

I kid, I kid: the electoral process a fundamental right of all American citizens, that gives power to the people and chance to decide how their government is ran. Who they want to vote (and essentially represent them) for in the process is up to them and no man can make them do otherwise (but seriously vote Obama).  However since we won’t be able to experience this kind of madness for at least four more years here’s some of my favorite you tube  findings I’ve, well, found. Consider it a rewarded for voting today. Enjoy!