Simpsons episode that everyone helped on. I IMDBed myself. Lent
THE SIMPSONS NEWS
OH NO! I’m so sorry everyone. I blew it. I didn’t know that the show everyone helped out on, came on last weekend.
Lucky for us, you can watch the show from the Fox site or on Hulu, in case you missed it. The part you guys will be looking for, starts about a minute into the show after the credits. It turned out really good. In the end, there were so many suggestions (from inside and outside the studio) that not all could be included. Hopefully you will get to see yours.
(EDIT: Do to the fact that some people aren’t able to watch the show from the above sources, I’m putting in this really shaky version of the show. It isn’t the greatest but it shows the clips. They start at 3:35.)
If you’re looking this show, it’s called: How the test was won.
I IMDBed myself earlier this week. I was listening to a podcast where they were conducting an interview with an actor and they asked him is he was on IMDB. This got me wondering is I was on IMDB; so I went to the site and typed out my name. There were a few Luis Escobar’s and, at first, I couldn’t find myself, but sure enough, there I was. It was really very odd. Someone somewhere has bothered to take note of what I’ve worked on and has put it in the database. That’s just so strange to me. The site says I’ve worked on only 13 shows during my 16 years on the show. That doesn’t seem right. Especially since I work on at least two shows a season and I help out on a show or two in between shows. A bit inaccurate I would say, but at least you can see some of the shows I’ve worked on.
Anyway, it was really odd to find myself on the site.
(Haven’t written about this subject in a while.)
It’s Lent. I’m hoping to have a “better” Lent than I had last year. Last year, I don’t remember what I did, but it sure didn’t feel like Lent and I don’t think I got anything out of it. A few Lents ago, I would get into this things where I would fast really hard during Lent. I would eat very little and it would really be painful. I wouldn’t even give up my fast on Sundays (though I would ease up on it a bit). I was often told by my family that I was being a bit too hard on myself. On the one hand, doing this really made you feel like it was Lent. It felt like was really going through something and I did a lot of praying to get through it; not only that, but when Easter came, it was the greatest thing ever and you really felt it. On the other hand, I was sooo angry and grouchy all the time because I was so hungry all the time. I would snap at people and I was generally in a lousy mood; which is, of course, not the point of the thing. Also, the last Lent I fasted this way, it felt really routine. I wasn’t getting much out of it but a slight discomfort. It didn’t really help me pray much and it was kinda, like I said, routine. The next year I didn’t do it and tried something else that failed miserably.
This year, I’m doing something a little more spiritually positive. For my alms giving this year, I’ll be giving some money to some charities as well as some to SQPN. Since I try to pray a Rosary everyday as well as use the Praystation Portable Podcast to pray the Liturgy of the Hours, I thought for my prayer time, I’d read a book. I thought I’d try to finish reading the book Christianity for Modern Pagans, by Peter Kreeft. It’s an annotated version of Blaise Pascal‘s Pensées which Kreeft edited, outlined and explains. Blaise Pascal is awesome and Kreeft commentary is just fantastic. It’s a fun, deep, meaningful read that leaves me thinking for hours. Usually after I’ve stop reading, I feel as if I’ve just come out of deep meditative prayer.
Last but not least, for my fasting/abstinence Lent thing, I’m going to abstain from playing any video games. I thought I should maybe abstain from playing board games but that would be like saying I would abstain from vacations during Lent. In the same way that I don’t go on vacations all the time and therefore It wouldn’t be that big a deal to abstain from vacations, I don’t play board games enough for it to be worth my time. On the other hand, I play my Gameboy DS everyday. It’s really the only way I get any board gaming in. I own three games on my DS that are digital board games: (1)Club House Games (which has 20 traditional board games playable on it), (2) a Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2008 card game video game (which I love and I will write about some other time) (3) Yu-Gi-Oh! DungeonDice Monsters video game (which is merely okay but interesting. It’s the video game version of a failed dice game Konami put out in 1994.) and I have two games that are not board game video games but play like board games: (1) Advance Wars and (2) Civilizations Revolution. I play these games a lot and I never go anywhere without a Gameboy in my pocket, ready to come out whenever I have a bit of free time to play for a few minutes, until now; and boy do I feel naked. Also, since I’ve given up video games, this means no PS2 or Xbox either, so I can’t play some of the board game-ish games that I own on them either (Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Culdcept…etc). I must say, it hurts quite a bit more than I thought it would. I didn’t really think it would effect me that way it has; which is exactly what I wanted. Now I’m really looking forward to Easter. I understand that, I really should be looking forward to Easter for the REAL reason Easter is important, namely, the resurrection, and the Salvation of the world, but the abstinence thing, really makes it a little more emotionally tangible and a little less abstract for me. I suppose that’s the whole point of this spiritual exercise.
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