Why Women Don’t Like The Simpsons

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  1. wetherlyone (unregistered) on December 7th, 2005 @ 7:41 pm

    I wish I could disagree with you on this. My initial reaction was anger-no one likes to see their gender slammed. But you know what? I really don’t care for The Simpsons. It seems every time I actually make the effort to watch it, that damn Cape Fear episode is on. Not that I don’t find that funny. It totally is. I just never got the same enjoyment out of the show that my brother did. I’d be drinking my coffee, reading fashion mags, doing my nails, running a brush through my hair that last time to make it an even 300 strokes (you know, what girls do) in the kitchen and could hear my brother in the den laughing his ass off at The Simpsons. Then again, if you checked in on him an hour later he was laughing just as hard at Full House. Oh yeah, and he

  2. sean (unregistered) on December 8th, 2005 @ 9:18 am

    Michael, have you been dumped ?

  3. Michael Orell (unregistered) on December 8th, 2005 @ 9:50 am

    Not that I know of. Why? Cos I sound embittered towards women? Maybe i’m (insert whatever psych 101 term it is) cos I really want an intelligent girl and refuse to settle for less? Guess it came off a lil more derogatory than intended. Eh – such is life.

  4. wetherlyone (unregistered) on December 8th, 2005 @ 12:17 pm

    This actually brings up an interesting topic that I’ve heard being discussed more and more lately. I think that no matter what men say or do, deep down they feel that all women are inferior to them. I don’t even want to get into the whole women as executives in the workforce or female president thing. I’m just talking about your mom, sister, girlfriend, whatever. Take my dad – I consider him to be a pretty considerate gent. When I was growing up he said he was concerned about my brother slacking off in school. He told me that he was never worried about my sister and me because we could always get married. It still kind of stuns me that this is how I’m viewed by my own father. I’m someone’s future wife and mother and couldn’t possibly contribute anything more meaningful to society. And I think he was trying to be kind. Maybe it’s just that I’m in my late 20s and in the workforce or maybe it’s just that I’m sick of men, but I really do think it’s true.

  5. sean (unregistered) on December 8th, 2005 @ 12:19 pm

    It just sort of read that way. Right I’m off home.

  6. ~dana (unregistered) on December 8th, 2005 @ 7:33 pm

    very curious assessment indeed. I do definitely enjoy the Simpsons, but not as much as the Family Guy. And yes I did watch it years ago before it was cancelled, watched the reruns on Adult Swim and rejoiced when it came back. Last time I checked (about 2 minutes ago) I am a female. But, granted, and extraordinary one.

  7. Michael Orell (unregistered) on December 9th, 2005 @ 9:47 am

    Well, i can’t exactly come right out and say — the following post is to spark angry exchanges and serve as a catalyst for heated debate and I don’t really care about about being the whipping boy. Maybe I should have chosen a more controversial, bifurcated debate. But hey, you write what you know right?

  8. he has been dumped (unregistered) on December 9th, 2005 @ 12:36 pm

    Mike- some of us who really know you… well, let’s leave it at that.

  9. wetherlyone (unregistered) on December 9th, 2005 @ 12:42 pm

    Why don’t we discuss the president of Harvard saying that women lack natural ability in math and science? That seems to make people angry.

    Then we could move onto weightier material like this Ron Burgundy quote:
    “I’m a man who discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. That’s what kind of man I am. You’re just a woman with a small brain. With a brain a third the size of us. It’s science.”

    Maybe round out the whole discussion with a good ‘ol chicken v. egg and tree in the forest debate.

  10. Michael Orell (unregistered) on December 9th, 2005 @ 2:28 pm

    Yeah, HeHas… defnitely sounds like we’re really good friends. And when we hang out it’s really fun, instead of unecessarily awkward (like your comment).

  11. wetherlyone (unregistered) on December 9th, 2005 @ 2:49 pm

    Which one? Looking back, all of mine seem unnecessarily awkward. I’m sorry I took your post too seriously. I really enjoy your writing.

  12. FessUp (unregistered) on December 9th, 2005 @ 3:13 pm

    Mike, I just read some of your writing. I had no idea you were such a player now that you’re in NY. I can still name the two girls that were willing to have sex with you in college. When did you become so smug?

  13. Michael Orell (unregistered) on December 9th, 2005 @ 3:31 pm

    Wetherly – you i love and I have always welcomed your comments. I was referring to the comment by HeHas.

    Fessup/My BFF – Fucking christ have a sense of humor! I’m rarely serious (but, you know that dont you?). Even I don’t even me seriously and clearly nor should you. It’s a Friday cutie. Relax. Read your US Weekly, let the celebrity wash over you and take solace in the escape from your humorless, vindictive and bitter lil world. Aw, it’s almost cute really. Like a lame puppy.

  14. tea (unregistered) on December 10th, 2005 @ 7:54 pm

    I’m a girl and I just can’t stand family guy. love the simpsons though. go figure.

  15. Settemod (unregistered) on December 11th, 2005 @ 3:52 pm

    Sorry. I like the Simpsons, I love ’em. Ok, I come from the outer space (not from NY), but I’m a woman, and I do love all that stuff. The more bad are the characters, the more I like the work behind them.

  16. ~dana (unregistered) on December 12th, 2005 @ 9:29 pm

    wow sounds like michael has some stalkers. i guess he is pretty stalk-able. keep it coming, it makes for very entertaining reading…

  17. True Love (unregistered) on December 13th, 2005 @ 1:57 pm

    Mike Orell, I LOVE YOU!!!

  18. Gina (unregistered) on December 13th, 2005 @ 3:58 pm

    Do metbloggers only comment on each other’s posts? Or do people other than metbloggers from other cities actually read this crap?

  19. 7mod (unregistered) on December 13th, 2005 @ 4:42 pm

    Not other cities, and not metbloggers or what. We just come from other countries. Tourists, if you don’t mind – “oh, how do you say “Simpsons”? We say “Simpsons” too, wow”. It’s funny, on Mars.

  20. Michael Orell (unregistered) on December 13th, 2005 @ 4:42 pm

    Strangely enough, I believe you answered your own question.

    And yes us Metrobloggers make the effort to support one another not just around the country, but around the world. Just fucking abhorrent right? Really pisses me off. Assholes, the lot of us.

  21. defensive? (unregistered) on December 13th, 2005 @ 5:02 pm

    Mike, why so defensive?

  22. defensive? (unregistered) on December 13th, 2005 @ 5:16 pm

    Mike, why so defensive?

  23. Heather (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 4:07 pm

    Michael, I am a huge fan. Why don’t you post more often?

  24. Michael Orell (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 4:58 pm

    Thank you Heather. Much appreciated.

    I don’t post as much mainly because I don’t own a home computer. I pawned my old computer to buy a new computer and then I pawned that one for a gun in order to steal an even better computer, but that didn’t really pan out. So what posts I write I write at work and I rarely have a moment to.

    But I will be getting a new computer in two weeks (just in time to ghost write Art Lowe’s latest roman a clef). Once I get that puppy you’ll be sorry you ever asked.

  25. SantaMonicaHS/ (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 6:51 pm

    We, your friends in Los Angeles, would like you to move back. Or you could visit us more often. Do you think you will ever live here again? PLEASE SAY YES!

  26. Kristen (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 7:43 pm

    Michael, why are you so selective about which comments you will respond to?

  27. Settemod (unregistered) on December 14th, 2005 @ 9:25 pm

    Kristen, don’t ask, it could be dangerous: he is a man with a gun…

  28. Art (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 2:46 am

    You’re going to ghostwrite my roman a clef?

  29. Art (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 2:47 am

    You’re going to ghostwrite my roman a clef?

  30. Art (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 11:17 am

    Whoa there. I definitely didn’t mean to post that comment more than once. My bad.

  31. Michael Orell (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 3:57 pm

    Kristen – I wish I could reply to every one, but alas…

    SamoHigh – My New York experiment will culminate with me finding the love of my life and inviting her to live with me in L.A. She’ll tell me there’s no way she’s doing that and she will break up with me. Then I shall return to L.A. handsome and downtrodden with a trite coming-of-age screenplay nestled in my arms, looking for a place to sleep.

  32. place to sleep (unregistered) on December 15th, 2005 @ 5:18 pm

    Mike, you can always sleep at my place. Will you be in LA for New Years?

  33. huh (unregistered) on December 21st, 2005 @ 6:11 pm


    2005-12-08 – 2:33 p.m.

  34. Michael Orell (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2005 @ 12:19 am

    Huh – like your blog and post. well-written. You (among many others) clearly fall outside the sphere of my stereotypes. Not to be chauvinistic or
    dismissive, but I think you’re really cute when your mad.

    Is that why I don’t meet any intelligent women? Are they all relegated to the blogosphere?

  35. 7mod (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2005 @ 11:14 am

    Is blogoshpere not real? And, about real women, maybe you meet a lot of i.w., in your life, but you don’t even see them. Maybe they are not pretty/cute/nice/beautiful the way you think they would be. Maybe the right question is “Why I don’t meet intelligent models?”. Ok, I’m kidding.
    Sorry for my english, ciao. And Merry Christmas.

  36. Tara Dharma (unregistered) on January 1st, 2006 @ 10:13 pm

    Okay, so like, what about South Park, smarty pants?

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