Turtles and Lizards and Snakes, Oh My!

Willy Wonka, the acquaintance I mentioned previously with the wonderful Super-God quote, gives another example of the turtles-all-the-way-down fallacy. Cat in the Hat, take note.

Skinner: Well, I was wrong. The lizards are a godsend.

Lisa: But isn’t that a bit short-sighted? What happens when we’re overrun by lizards?

Skinner: No problem. We simply release wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes. They’ll wipe out the lizards.

Lisa: But aren’t the snakes even worse?

Skinner: Yes, but we’re prepared for that. We’ve lined up a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat.

Lisa: But then we’re stuck with gorillas!

Skinner: No, that’s the beautiful part. When wintertime rolls around, the gorillas simply freeze to death.

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Remember when The Simpsons

Remember when The Simpsons were good?

remember? hell, I gots me 5

remember? hell, I gots me 5 seasons on DVD. 4 of those seasons are deliciously wonderful. The next 3, perhaps, will be great as well. After that, it began to disintegrate. Now, Marge says "what da dillyo", and Homer is fuckin "hip" and shit. In other words, they got just a little too self-aware, and began competing with themselves, rather than just doing excellent (timeless) social and cultural commentary. Today, the family's gotta deal with all the headlines and be in the moment. Sad...but then, that's why DVD's are so sweet.