Saturday, August 16, 2008

To spread the Underrated word, your humble Yankee Pot Roasters visit their old pals at Cracked and run down the most underrated characters on The Simpsons. And Y.P.R. knows of what it speaks, having previously computed lil’ Lisa Simpson’s Underrated Quotient.

The 5 Most Underrated Simpsons Characters,” over yonder at

Sylvester P. Smythe

More Groening (It's a Pun!) from the Y.P.R. Archives

Disquieting Modern Trends: Animation Edition, by Will Layman & Ed Fischer

In which our trusty Disquieting Modern Trendsters identify The Creepy Endlessness and Ultimate Enshrinement of The Simpsons, Fine and Brilliant as It Plainly Is; and also fret over The Preponderance of Psuedo-Simpsonian, Semi-Subversive Cartoons, Not Half as Clever as They Pretend to Be, by a Certain Ubiquitous Animator Whose Stuff Actually Stinks and Is Tiredly Predictable.

The Underrated Book and the State of Oregon Declare Mutual Appreciation. The Oregonian Underrated scored a brief mention in The Oregonian's Pop Talk feature, in which we are referred to as "waggish satirists." Um, hooray for the Hazelnut State!

Sacramento News & Review Also, an equally brief but equally positive note from The Sacramento News & Review, in which our calculations are called "complicated, Freakonomics-style." Well, SN&R is half-right, although it looks like the Freaky Steves used legitimate math. We just made up numbers. (Shh!)
I Am Glad My Childhood Dreams Did Not Come True I wanted to wear X-Ray Specs, use the Force, and be the Six-Million Dollar Man.
Met the Authors Richard Grayson reviews Y.P.R.'s Underrated book signing and discussion.

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