Tuesday, July 17, 2007

What if Yours Truly Was on The Simpsons?

My long-standing love of THE SIMPSONS is no secret around these parts and I'll gladly proclaim it as perhaps the best show ever created for American television. Meaning it's the best show ever created for television. Period.

With THE SIMPSONS MOVIE making its way to theaters in a week or so the tie-ins and promotions are piling up. If all goes well, tomorrow we'll be trekking to one of the eleven 7-11 stores that have been transformed into Kwik-E-Mart locations stocked with such Simpsons-centric goodies as Frosted Krusty-O's, Radioactive Man comics and Buzz Cola. (Sadly, no Duff Beer since this is a family-friendly flick.)

One question I've always had is what would it be like if yours truly guested on the show, perhaps to help Bart start a zine or Homer get over his fear of Italian zombie cinema. Well, I stepped on over to SimpsonizeMe.com and found out. And yes, that's a fairly decent rendering of yours truly.

The site takes a photo you provide and creates a Simpsons likeness based on the image and your answers to some questions. You can further customize your likeness with hair color, clothing styles and more. Be forewarned, though. The site is a bit flaky and I wasn't able to save my likeness on my account though I had downloaded it. Various attempts to create a Simpsons babe based on my wife kept running into pitfalls and when I did get one created I could neither download nor save it.

2 comments:

Bryan said...

Sweet link, Dan. I need to check this out when I get home and can provide a better photo than the one on our company intranet.

I heard about the 7-11 conversions today on NPR and I immediately made it my mission to drop in and buy whatever ridiculous simpsons merch is on sale. My eyes are on the prize and I will come home with a rack of Duff, god willing. The only problem is that I live in the sticks and despite there being a nearby 7-11, I have my doubts that they were included in the promotion.

Dan said...

Just got back from the one down in MD outside DC. Very fun and cool. We bought Frosted Krusty-O's, a six pack of Buzz Cola, some Squishee Cups and a Squishee. Unfortunately, they did not make Duff because of it being a PG-13 film.

When we got up to the counter, a woman who works for an independent company and stocks the magazine racks was asking the guy behind the counter when the name changed.

After he rang up our purchases I turned to head out the door and he said "Oh... wait... thank you, come again!" I asked him how sick he was of saying it and he said, "Oh, very."

Took lots of pix inside and out. I'll post 'em as soon as I get a chance.