By Matt Groening
From AV Club:
"The controversy surrounding Bart Simpson while The Simpsons debuted as a series—won’t somebody defend the youngsters from the scourge of “Underachiever And happy with It” shirts?!—seems old fashioned twenty years later. however it is helping clarify Bart Simpson’s consultant To existence, a made from the early Simpsons age while many of the cognizance considering the 10-year-old rapscallion. within the publication, Bart deals suggestions on every little thing from meals to folks to intercourse and faith. even supposing many people wrote the booklet, Matt Groening is the single one credited, and its dense structure remembers Groening’s existence In Hell sequence. simply because characters have built and the show’s voice has replaced, Bart’s consultant To existence is understandably a section dated 17 years later (see the connection with Simpsons bootleg shirts), yet like most of the books in this record, it’s a keepsake from a unique pop-cultural age."
"Starved for the total fact, man?
Take a chunk out of this bitsy yet beefy package deal, brimming with morsels of wit, knowledge and worldly wisdom dropped at you by way of the single and simply Bartholomew J. Simpson. Get the hard–knocks proof of lifestyles from the fellow who's noticeable all of it, heard all of it, performed all of it and denies it all.
(The "J" stands for "Jo–Jo"...)"
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TANNER. This chap’s in love with her: that’s another complication. Well, she’ll either jilt him and say I didn’t approve of him, or marry him and say you ordered her to. I tell you, this is the most staggering blow that has ever fallen on a man of my age and temperament. RAMSDEN. Let me see that will, sir. [He goes to the writing table and picks it up]. I cannot believe that my old friend Whitefield would have shown such a want of confidence in me as to associate me with— [His countenance falls as he reads].
OCTAVIUS. [eagerly] About Ann! Oh, do tell me that, Mr. Ramsden. RAMSDEN. Well, he said he was glad, after all, you were not his son, because he thought that someday Annie and 50 MAN AND SUPERMAN you—[Octavius blushes vividly]. Well, perhaps I shouldn’t have told you. But he was in earnest. OCTAVIUS. Oh, if only I thought I had a chance! You know, Mr. Ramsden, I don’t care about money or about what people call position; and I can’t bring myself to take an interest in the business of struggling for them.
It’s not fair: it’s not right: it’s not kind. What are you going to do about it? OCTAVIUS. But Ann herself has told Jack that whatever his opinions are, he will always be welcome because he knew her dear father. RAMSDEN. [out of patience] That girl’s mad about her duty to her parents. [He starts off like a goaded ox in the direction of John Bright, in whose expression there is no sympathy for him. As he speaks, he fumes down to Herbert Spencer, who receives him still more ACT I 53 coldly] Excuse me, Octavius; but there are limits to social toleration.